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Stephen "Iceland is a beautiful country in its own right. I saw and photographed multiple parts of it never ending landscape. It just seemed to keep going, whilst occasionally offering you glimpses of untamed Icelandic horses or Raindeer. Glaciers, vast icy regions and amazing coastal regions all form part of this awesome landscape. I didn't see the Northern lights in the end, but did I care, not really. O..."
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7 reviews
Starts
Reykjavik
+3 Destinations
Iceland South Coast
Ends
Reykjavik
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Highlights

Start and end in Reykjavik! With the in-depth cultural tour Northern Lights Escape, you have a 6 day tour package taking you through Reykjavik, Iceland and 3 other destinations in Iceland. Northern Lights Escape is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
12
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Mini-coach

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  • S
    Written on March 20, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Missed the northern lights, but it didn’t matter. There was so much more to this trip. Waterfalls, guisers, glaciers, black sand beaches. Such amazing, dramatic landscape. To an Australian, it’s so different - like visiting another planet. In December it was very icy. If I went again I would bring light rubber crampons. It would have been nice if there was a bit more of a food focus on this trip. Maybe give people the option to try Brennivin or fermented shark. Overall great trip, and met some cool, like minded people.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Simone, Thanks for sharing your experience with us, we’re delighted to hear that you had a great time in Iceland. And thanks very much for your recommendations – we’ll definitely pass them along to the team. Hope to see you on another trip with us soon! Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • RG
    Written on January 13, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Great guide, saw lots of wonderful sights which made up for missing the Northern Lights
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  • LW
    Written on March 27, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Our guide made our trip, period. His knowledge of the area and sense of humor were perfect. While passing through or stopping somewhere, he would tell us the Saga for that area so I wasn't just seeing it as it is today, I could imagine what it was like back then.
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  • Northern Lights Escape reviewer 4
    Written on March 16, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    I opted for the private transport from the airport for 90 USD. I was told I would be met in Arrivals and the maximum wait time was an hour after my plane landed. Seventy minutes after landing, I decided to see if I could find someone to help me call. As soon as I left Arrivals, I found my driver waiting. It would have been nice to be told to wait just OUTSIDE of Arrivals. This was a colossal waste of my time and the driver's time. Also we got the alternative hotel, Hotel Cabin. It was pretty far from town and crawling with noisy teenagers. One night we had a large argument outside our door. I wonder what Hotel Klettur was like? The staff at this hotel was consistently curt, bordering on rude. I did not find them very helpful or friendly. We bought tickets in the hotel shop for transport to the Silica Hotel after our tour. We only got a paper receipt with the date on it, no time indicated. We were told to wait outside at 11:30 for a Flybus to take us to the bus station. When we showed the driver our receipt, he said we were not on his list and was not going to take us, except we were VERY insistent. However, Our tour guide was amazing and we all hired him to take us around on the fourth, free day. Speaking of days, I really do not consider this a six day tour. It's more like three days and a free day. I came in the day before my tour started. The actual first day of the tour was a half hour meeting at six PM, so I had two days to explore the city center. The last day is just to go home. I would consider this a 3-4 day tour, certainly NOT a six day tour.
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  • MB
    Written on March 4, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    We had a fantastic trip and saw all Iceland had to offer in terms of weather conditions in winter. Our guide, Havar, was tested on the first day as we were storm bound in Reykjavic until late afternoon. Nevertheless he rose to the occasion with an extended tour of the city! Despite losing the first day's itinerary Havar worked hard to ensure that we fitted in everything that we had missed during the following two days. He was a star! Accommodation was basic but clean and comfortable, all we needed. The transport in the minibus was fine and again, Havar put considerable effort into driving us safely despite the wind and snow and quite long shifts at the wheel. The winter scenery was stunning in many places. The weather could change very quickly and we enjoyed two full days of sunshine as well as the storms, and a clear sky on our last night with Havar gave us a great chance to see (and attempt to photograph) the Northern Lights, he managed to find us good vantage points away from the crowds. Thanks Intrepid, and especially thanks Havar.
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  • Northern Lights Escape reviewer 6
    Written on February 25, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Great trip, all went to plan transport and accommodations had a great bunch of poeple to share my experience in Iceland.
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  • Northern Lights Escape reviewer 7
    Written on March 2, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Iceland is a beautiful country in its own right. I saw and photographed multiple parts of it never ending landscape. It just seemed to keep going, whilst occasionally offering you glimpses of untamed Icelandic horses or Raindeer. Glaciers, vast icy regions and amazing coastal regions all form part of this awesome landscape. I didn't see the Northern lights in the end, but did I care, not really. On a separate note I would happily revisit for the blue lagoon alone. I think if I lived there I would be there I would be there everyday. The only negative was some chicken served to me in a restaurant near Hofn. This did not however effect what I thought of the overall trip which was excellent.
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  1. Day 1: Reykjavik
  2. Day 2: Reykjavik / Golden Circle / Hvolsvollur Area
  3. Day 3: South Coast / Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  4. Day 4: Skaftafell National Park / Vik
  5. Day 5: Reykjavik
  6. Day 6: Reykjavik

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

    • October 5, 2016

      Are the Northern Lights guaranteed on this trip?

      The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis as they are also referred to are one of the many natural wonders of the world and are a natural phenomenon

      As 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. So much is dependent on solar activity, we can accurately predict neither when they will occur nor how frequently.

      Every endeavour will be made on this trip to see the Northern Lights however this is not guaranteed.

    • August 1, 2016

      Do you have any customised Iceland tours?

      Unfortunately we do not have any customised trips available in this region. The trips available are set itineraries and group tours.

    • May 1, 2016

      Is it possible to have an extra night accommodation?

      We can arrange an extra night in a single room per person, per night with taxes included. Please contact us to arrange this.

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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 512 km.
    • Reykjavik (Iceland)
    • 92 km
    • Hvolsvollur (Iceland)
    • 43 km
    • Skogafoss (Iceland)
    • 138 km
    • Skaftafell (Iceland)
    • 239 km
    • Reykjavik (Iceland)

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