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Northern Lights Exploration - 8 days - On The Go Tours
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Northern Lights Exploration - 8 days

Start and end in Reykjavik
Tour Operator:
On The Go Tours
Max group size:
24
Age range:
18 to 70
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
71606
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Highlights

  • Discover the Golden Circle, climb a volcano and meet the local Icelandic horses
  • Take a dip and relax in the Blue Lagoon. cruise along fjords and taste fermented shark
  • Venture to the countryside and stay up for a night showing of the Northern Lights

Itinerary

Start and end in Reykjavik! With the In-depth Cultural tour Northern Lights Exploration - 8 days, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Reykjavik, Iceland and 7 other destinations in Iceland. Northern Lights Exploration - 8 days 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: Borgarnes
  3. Day 3: Borgarnes
  4. Day 4: Selfoss
  5. Day 5: Hella
  6. Day 6: Seljalandsfoss
  7. Day 7: The Blue Lagoon
  8. Day 8: Reykjavik
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Customer Reviews

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    Excellent
    4.1
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Good
    3.8
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Food
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    3.8
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  • RM
    · January 12th, 2020
    Beautiful country, fantastic itinerary and wonderful guide!
    Trip date: December 2019
  • Northern Lights Exploration - 8 days reviewer 2
    · October 20th, 2018
    Villi was superb. Loves his country and enjoys showing it off. The itinerary was very well paced and put together. I've traveled a lot but the glacier beach was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. The accomodation was generally great, though... Show more
    Trip date: October 2018
  • LW
    · December 4th, 2017
    It was just wonderful from the moment we met our guide and visited the magical land of Iceland, each day bought new and exciting adventures. The weather was cold but we were prepared. Crampons were a necessity and the tour provided them for our boots.... Show more
    Trip date: November 2017
  • AM
    · March 31st, 2017
    Amazing! Fast-paced and definitely not as much time to really get to experience everything we saw, but you get to see so much stuff, and do things you wouldn't get to do on your own. We saw much more than we would have on our own, and didn't even have... Show more
    On The Go Tours commented on this review
    Dear Alicia, Thank you for taking the time to write about your tour in Iceland. We are glad to hear it was an experience of a lifetime. The great thing about this tour is that'll definitely see more than you could've done on your own so we are really... Show more
    Trip date: March 2017
  • MP
    · January 24th, 2017
    I wish that I could gush about this experience, but there were too many parts of it that were not to my liking. First of all, the travel agency was a mish mash of numerous people, none of whom knew what information the other had already obtained.... Show more
    Trip date: January 2017
  • MS
    · November 15th, 2016
    I loved the tour but was disappointed it wasn't all I expected. It was a northern lights exploration tour and I thought and( so did everyone else on the tour) that we would go out at night to where we could see the lights not from the hotel. We didn't... Show more
    On The Go Tours commented on this review
    Dear Ms Stewart, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that elements of your tour of Iceland did not live up to your expectations and On the Go Tours would like to assure you that we take all feedback seriously. As such your comments have been... Show more
    Trip date: October 2016

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Northern Lights Exploration - 8 days
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • When is the best time of the 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 all of the tour dates offer 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!

    • What hotels do you use for the "Northern Lights Exploration" Tour?

      The hotels listed below are ones which On The Go frequently use on this tour. Please note that On The Go reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

      - Centrehotel Plaza, Reykjavik
      - Icelandair Hotel Hamar, Borgarnes
      - Fosshotel Hekla, Selfoss
      - Fosshotel Nupar, Kirkjubajarklaustur

    • Are the Northern Lights guaranteed on this trip?

      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 perfect weather conditions while on the tour. That being said, the length of this tour means there will be numerous opportunities to see the Northern Lights and a sighting is likely!

      Aside from the Northern Lights, this tour includes many other unforgettable once in a lifetime experiences. You will have the chance to explore Icelandic capital Reykjavik, stand by the mighty Skogafoss waterfall, bathe in the famous geothermal Blue Lagoon and drive through the beautiful scenery of Iceland’s South Shore. It's sure to be an amazing trip!

    • Should we arrive a day prior to the start of the tour?

      The first day is just an arrival day so you can arrive anytime. There is no rush for you and there is generally a meeting at approximately at 6pm when you will meet the rest of the travellers on the tour and your tour guide. If your flight arrives after the meeting you can just meet everyone at breakfast the next day.

    • Is it possible to extend the stay for a night or two once the tour ends?

      You can extend your stay in Reykjavik. Once you have made a booking, we can request additional accommodation through On The Go to find out the costs for you.

    • What are the accommodation set up from On the Go and G adventures, for solo travellers?

      On the Go Northern Lights Exploration - 8 days tour where a single supplement is mandatory and the G Adventures National Geographic Journeys tour where you can be paired with another solo same gender traveller.

    • Is there a single supplement available on this tour?

      Yes. Please take note that there will be an extra charge for a single supplement room. Please contact us to arrange this.

    • Where can I find more detailed information about this tour?

      You will receive a trip note, which contains essential information about your trip - the daily itinerary, where to meet on the first day, what time the trip starts, how to get to the joining point hotel, included activities, visa information, etc. Please contact us for this.

    • Do I need to have a travel insurance for this tour?

      We highly recommend obtaining comprehensive travel insurance. By having a comprehensive coverage you do not need to worry about emergencies that can happen any time, any where, before or during your travels. Including the cost of your airfare, as well as your tour, ensures that you do not have to worry about any unforeseen situations such as having to rush home to a family member or having a tour changed or cancelled because of a natural disaster.

    • Is the single supplement fee included in the tour price?

      The cost of the single room is included in the price. Please contact us to arrange this.

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    • Currency
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      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
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      Type E
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      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 August 19th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after August 19th, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with On The Go Tours. 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 65 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 On The Go Tours will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "On The Go Tours" 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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