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Iceland Northern Lights - Exodus Travels
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5 days

Iceland Northern Lights

Start and end in Reykjavik
Tour Operator:
Exodus Travels
Max group size:
16
Physical rating:
Easy
Age range:
16 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
35712
Private available:
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Highlights

  • Visit the Harpa Concert Hall
  • See the Selijalandsfoss waterfall
  • Hike along impress glaciers
  • Bathe in natural hot springs

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  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

  • Travel more exclusively

    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

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    Celebrate an important event by only travelling with your friends or family

Itinerary

Start and end in Reykjavik! With the Adventure tour Iceland Northern Lights, you have a 5 days tour package taking you through Reykjavik, Iceland and 11 other destinations in Iceland. Iceland Northern Lights includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Reyjavik.
  2. Day 2: Drive along the south coast stopping at Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls and Reynisfjara volcanic beach.
  3. Day 3: Drive across Skeidararsandur floodplains to Skaftafell for stop and visit; on to Svinafellsjokull outlet glacier for easy glacier walk. Drive to Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon.
  4. Day 4: Drive along the south coast passing Eyjafjallajokull Volcano; visit Gullfoss Waterfall, spouts at Geysir and explore the rift valley at Thingvellir N.P.; on to Reykjavik.
  5. Day 5: End Reykjavik.
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
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  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
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  • BA
    · December 7th, 2016
    I enjoyed my trip.
    Trip date: December 2016
  • BA
    · November 22nd, 2016
    The experience was fantastic. It was a great way to get acquainted with Iceland. Our guide Petur is an expert on the country, its history and all of the sites that you are seeing. He genuinely enjoyed sharing his country with our tour group. The... Show more
    Trip date: November 2016
  • A
    · April 26th, 2013
    This was probably one of the best holidays that i have been on and a great taster for seeing what Iceland has to offer.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Where do i begin? There were so many. Iceland is a fantastic place - stunning... Show more
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  • A
    · April 9th, 2013
    Iceland is an amazing country with some very dramatic scenery.  Although a short trip, we packed a lot into the time available.  Seeing the Northern Lights (as we did) is undoubtedly a bonus - but even if you don't get an Aurora sighting, the trip is... Show more
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  • A
    · April 9th, 2013
    Wow, what can I say, it was brilliant!!! My first group holiday and I definately chose well.  Glacier trekking was awesome, we were lucky to have fantastic weather on this day, we also saw the iceberg lagoon and yes, later that evening we saw the... Show more
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  • A
    · April 9th, 2013
    A fairly intense itinerary that enables you to see stunning scenery and magnificent waterfalls and if you are lucky, some fantastic northern lights.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Seeing the immense and beautiful Skogarfoss... Show more
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  • A
    · March 12th, 2013
    An excellent short trip to Iceland, made unforgettable by being fortunate enough to see the Northern Lights only a few hours after arrival.  But sorry not to have had a few hours available to explore the heart of Reykjavik which looked both interesting... Show more
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  • A
    · January 29th, 2013
    This was an amazing trip - Iceland proved to be a very interesting and beautiful country.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Walking on the glacier definitely, closely followed by the lava cave and seeing the Northern Lights.What did you... Show more
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  • A
    · December 26th, 2012
    Overall a fabulous trip - expect alot of time travelling (hazard of the desire to go further afield than just the usual 'Golden Circle' combined with ever changing weather conditions), but then you get to see some incredibly beautiful sights.When you... Show more
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  • A
    · November 23rd, 2012
    One of the best ever short holidays! With every type of weather imaginable to contend with our guides Paul and Christian found us some of the best photographic opportunities on this wonderful island including the northern lights on two of the four... Show more
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Iceland Northern Lights
From Reykjavik to Reykjavik
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • When is the best time of year to take this tour?

      This tour only runs at optimal times during the year to ensure that the skies are dark enough to see the lights to their full effect. The sighting is heavily dependent on the cloud cover and the activity of the Aurora. This is often down to chance, and any time of the year that this tour runs offers an equal chance of a sighting.

      September and October are the months we would recommend to anybody who prefers to avoid the extreme cold of an Arctic winter. November and December are very much a time of change in the Arctic and heralds the arrival of the first major snows of the winter. The snow does bring quite a bit of cloud cover but the shorter days also bring darker skies which increases the amount of time during which the Aurora might be visible. January to March are probably the three most popular months for Aurora hunting because they bring long dark nights and plenty of snow to play in during the daylight hours while you wait for darkness to fall!

    • Am I guaranteed to see the Northern Lights?

      Northern Lights (called the Aurora Borealis) is a naturally occurring phenomenon. The appearance of the Northern Lights is notoriously difficult to predict any further in advance than about two hours before it happens. Therefore, it is important to understand that the tour operator won’t be able to guarantee the perfect weather conditions while on the tour.

      Exodus Travels will do everything they can to increase your chance of spotting the fabled lights, however, a sighting cannot be guaranteed. That being said, this tour is packed with plenty of other amazing and unforgettable experiences. You will have the opportunity to visit the mighty Skogafoss waterfall, the beautiful Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, take on a glacier trek and explore stunning coastal Reykjavik.

    • What's the weather like in Iceland?

      The country has a notoriously fickle climate, and on any day of the winter you may experience periods of sunshine alternating with short or long showers of snow, sleet or even rain.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Free arrival and departure transfers (Flybus) are offered between the airport the joining hotels for any flight.

    • Does this tour cater for Vegetarians?

      We can accommodate vegetarians on this trip as long as you advise us at time of booking.

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      There is no mandatory single supplement on this tour, as travellers can be roomed with a fellow traveller of the same sex for no additional cost. If you would prefer a little more privacy you can opt for the single supplement option, the cost of which can be viewed on the booking page.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      This tour will usually stay at the Hotel Klettur, which offers comfortable rooms with private facilities, and is approximately 20 minutes' walk from the centre of the city and a short walk from the downtown and harbour areas.

      Please note that Exodus will occasionally use the Hotel Cabin when availability requires. The Hotel Cabin is approximately 800m further from the city centre and is of the same standard.

      We then transfer to the family-run Hotel Laki, a great location to see Iceland's rugged landscape, with pseudo craters dotting the view on the edge of the hotel's land.

    • Which meals are included on this tour?

      All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners

    • Are the flights included?

      Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price and you need to arrange these separately by yourself once your tour is guaranteed. As we specialise in organising the best tours around the world for you, we are unable to advise on flight prices or book flights on your behalf. If you have not already booked your flights we recommend checking out the following link which is powered by Skyscanner - https://flights.tourradar.com

    • When and where does the tour end?

      The tour ends with your free Flybus transfer back to Keflavik Airport in accordance with your flight times. If you have some free time today then why not explore Reykjavik further, and tick off some of the suggested optional excursions. Alternately you may wish to extend your stay in this beautiful country. Our Travel Experts will be happy to assist with your post-tour accommodation arrangements.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      kr
      Iceland Krona
      Iceland
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F.

      Type C
      Iceland
      Type E
      Iceland
      Type F
      Iceland
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before June 28th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 28th, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Exodus Travels. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 75 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Exodus Travels will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Exodus Travels" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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