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Northern Lights Escape - Intrepid Travel
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6 days

Northern Lights Escape

Start and end in Reykjavik
Tour Operator:
Intrepid Travel
Max group size:
12
Age range:
15 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
70596
Hygiene Measures:
Included
Private available:
From
US $1,620
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Highlights

  • Spend the night on a traditional Icelandic farm
  • Spot the beautiful rainbow spray of Skógafoss Waterfall
  • Admire the spectacular dancing green Northern Lights
  • Visit the enchanting black sands of Jokulsarlon Lagoon
  • Be spellbound by the beauty of the Strokkur geyser

Travel, Your Way

Good reasons for travelling privately:

  • 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

  • Travel for a special occasion

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

Itinerary

Start and end in Reykjavik! With the Adventure tour Northern Lights Escape, you have a 6 days tour package taking you through Reykjavik, Iceland and 11 other destinations in Iceland. Northern Lights Escape includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Reykjavik
  2. Day 2: Golden Circle / Hvolsvollur Area
  3. Day 3: South Coast / Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  4. Day 4: Vatnajokull Glacier / Vik
  5. Day 5: Reykjavik
  6. Day 6: Reykjavik
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Hygiene Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
2 nights
Guesthouse
3 nights

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Food
    Good
    3.9
  • 4.6
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  • Northern Lights Escape reviewer 1
    · February 24th, 2020
    This was the first time I travelled with a group. Usually I do private tours, but due to the weather conditions in Iceland
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    We're glad you enjoyed Iceland with the group Saskia
    Northern Lights Escape customer review photo 1
    Trip date: February 2020
  • Northern Lights Escape reviewer 2
    · December 12th, 2019
    Incredible tour, fantastic guide!
    Trip date: November 2019
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Accommodations and sites met expectation.
    Trip date: January 2019
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Larus was a very welcoming and informed guide. His knowledge of the geography, history and mythology of Iceland is exceptional. He was very inclusive and encouraging leader. We covered an enormous amount of territory both in Reykjavik and around Iceland... Show more
    Trip date: January 2019
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  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Well organised, friendly guide, great spots to visit.
    Trip date: January 2019
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Larus was an amazing guide, so informative and the love he had for his job and country showed. He spoke many a times about Icelandic traditions, folk tales and general way of life of Icelandic people. Every place we went to we enjoyed and he knew more... Show more
    Trip date: January 2019
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Was a good well rounded trip and we saw everything we wanted and more
    Trip date: January 2019
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Over all is was a excellent trip
    Trip date: January 2019
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    The tour itself was good, but the tour guide was continually late for morning meetings, was late for the orientation meeting by 2 hours and did not provide sufficient background around history about sights we saw on the trip.
    Trip date: January 2019
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    This type of touring is not for everyone. I would recommend intrepid for those wishing to experience a small group holiday.
    Trip date: January 2019
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel

Dates & Availability

6 days
Northern Lights Escape
From Reykjavik to Reykjavik
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Are the Northern Lights guaranteed on this trip?

      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.

      That being said, this tour is packed with plenty of other amazing and unforgettable experiences! You will have the opportunity to bathe in the geothermal Blue Lagoon, see the mighty Seljalandsfoss waterfall and take on a glacier hike.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Is an airport transfer included on the tour price?

      An airport transfer is not included in the tour cost but can be easily arranged and added to the booking.

    • What is the minimum age allowed for this tour?

      The minimum age for Intrepid trips is usually 15.

    • When is the best time of the year to do 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!

    • Is the Northern Lights Escape tour for double occupancy?

      Yes the price is based on twin share; solo travellers can also book this tour. All solo travellers will be paired with another traveller on tour of similar age and gender.

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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 May 9th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after May 9th, 2021, a minimum payment of $400 is required to confirm your booking with Intrepid Travel. 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 26 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 Intrepid Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Intrepid Travel" 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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