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Iceland Northern Lights - Exodus Travels
Iceland Northern Lights - Exodus Travels
Excellent
13 reviews
Starts
Reykjavik
+11 Destinations
Iceland South Coast
Ends
Reykjavik
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Highlights

  • Visit the Harpa Concert Hall
  • See the Selijalandsfoss waterfall
  • Hike along impress glaciers
  • Bathe in natural hot springs
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
16
Physical Rating
Easy
Travel style
Adventure, Hiking & Trekking
Start and end in Reykjavik! With the adventure tour Iceland Northern Lights, you have a 5 day tour package taking you through Reykjavik, Iceland and 11 other destinations in Iceland. Iceland Northern Lights is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • BA
    Written on December 7, 2016
    3.0 - Average

    I enjoyed my trip.

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  • BA
    Written on November 22, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    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... Read more

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  • Iceland Northern Lights reviewer 3
    Written on April 26, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 views of... Read more

  • Iceland Northern Lights reviewer 4
    Written on April 9, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 waterfall.... Read more

  • Iceland Northern Lights reviewer 5
    Written on April 9, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 Northern... Read more

  • Iceland Northern Lights reviewer 6
    Written on April 9, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 still... Read more

  • Iceland Northern Lights reviewer 7
    Written on March 12, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    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 and... Read more

  • Iceland Northern Lights reviewer 8
    Written on January 29, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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... Read more

  • Iceland Northern Lights reviewer 9
    Written on December 26, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    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 come... Read more

  • Iceland Northern Lights reviewer 10
    Written on November 23, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 nights.... Read more

Itinerary

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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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  • Transport

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  • Exodus People - Kristjan's Story
  • Iceland: The Ultimate Travel Guide
  • Western Europe Travel Guide
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • 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.

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    Start and end in Reykjavik.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Exodus Travels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 9 February 2019 the full payment of $2,232 is necessary.
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    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2232 for Iceland Northern Lights, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 808 km.
    • Reykjavik (Iceland)
    • 110 km
    • Seljalandsfoss (Iceland)
    • 26 km
    • Skogafoss (Iceland)
    • 26 km
    • Reynisfjara (Iceland)
    • 67 km
    • Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Iceland)
    • 61 km
    • Skaftafell (Iceland)
    • 37 km
    • Jokulsarlon (Iceland)
    • 234 km
    • Selfoss (Iceland)
    • 37 km
    • Thingvellir (Iceland)
    • 37 km
    • Geysir (Iceland)
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