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5 Day - Snaefellsnes, South Coast and Northern Lights - Arctic Adventures
5 days

5 Day - Snaefellsnes, South Coast and Northern Lights

From Reykjavik to Reykjavik
Tour Operator:
Arctic Adventures
Max group size:
18
Physical rating:
Easy
Age range:
8 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
93945
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Highlights

  • Capture the incredible Northern Lights on camera
  • Stop at Deildartunguhver, a hot spring in Reykholtsdalur
  • Explore the famous Golden Circle in Southern Iceland
  • Hike one of the largest glaciers in Europe, the Vatnajokull

Itinerary

Start and end in Reykjavik! With the in-depth cultural tour 5 Day - Snaefellsnes, South Coast and Northern Lights, you have a 5 day tour package taking you through Reykjavik, Iceland and 15 other destinations in Iceland. 5 Day - Snaefellsnes, South Coast and Northern Lights includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Day 1: Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Arnarstapi, Kirkjufell, Djupalonssandur
  2. Day 2: West Iceland - Deildartunguhver, Reykholt, Hraunfossar
  3. Day 3: The Golden Circle & South Coast - Geysir, Gullfoss, Thingvellir, Skogafoss, Reynisfjara
  4. Day 4: Ice Caving and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon - Vatnajokull, Skaftafell
  5. Day 5: Glacier Walk and the South Shore - Fjadrargljufur
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  • Insurance
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    Excellent
    4.4
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Food
    Good
    3.9
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  • EM
    · April 15, 2020
    My girlfriend and I had a tour booked with Arctic Adventures from 3/30/20-4/3/20. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the US and Iceland borders were closed making it impossible for us to travel to Iceland and go on the tour. Our flight was canceled and fully... Show more
    Arctic Adventures commented on this review
    Dear Evan, Thank you for taking time to share your impressions. We would like to begin by saying that we completely understand your frustration. This is truly a difficult time for everyone. Allow us to point out that apart from a message with an... Show more
    Trip date: March 2020
  • WW
    · February 24, 2020
    A well-planned tour with a great guide! An excellent experience overall!
    Arctic Adventures commented on this review
    Dear Wiola Wrobel, Thank you for your feedback! Looking forward to meeting you again on one of our tours:) Best wishes, Kamile.
    Trip date: February 2020
  • SJ
    · February 07, 2020
    Amazing tour. The company checked every details before the tour and they tried to give us the best experiences despite the bad weather. For some windy spots, they even gave us the upgraded car for the safety. Accommodations were clean and cozy and... Show more
    Arctic Adventures commented on this review
    Dear Saeranj, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. You're very much welcome to join us on some more adventures! :) We are happy to know you've enjoyed the tour despite the weather. Best regards, Laura S.
    Trip date: February 2020
  • 5 Day - Snaefellsnes, South Coast and Northern Lights reviewer 4
    · January 20, 2020
    The guide was great. It was a good trip overall. There can be 2 improvements in future. The Fjadrargljufur Canyon in the itinerary was omitted possibly because of insufficient time in winter. One of the hotels had only buffet dinner which was of low... Show more
    Arctic Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Yuk Moon, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and it helps us to improve in the future. If you make your way back to Iceland we would love to have you with us on more adventures! -... Show more
    Trip date: December 2019
  • 5 Day - Snaefellsnes, South Coast and Northern Lights reviewer 5
    · January 19, 2020
    Hodei was an excellent guide for this tour. He is knowledgeable, entertaining, and personable. He is also an excellent driver and navigated the icy/snowy roadways spectacularly. The tour hit all the major attractions we wanted to see in Iceland. Highly... Show more
    Arctic Adventures commented on this review
    Dear Erin, Thank you for booking your adventure with us, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed it! it's gear to hear you were happy with your guide, Hodei is a true professional. We hope to see you back in Iceland in the future. - Barte, Arctic Adventures
    Trip date: January 2020
  • RG
    · January 10, 2020
    Great guide great information. Even with bad weather it was amazing and I would do it again.
    Arctic Adventures commented on this review
    Dear Renee, Thank you so much for taking some time to write this review! We are happy that at this time with such unpredictable weather our team was able to meet your expectations at least a little. We hope to see you on other adventures in the... Show more
    Trip date: January 2020
  • D
    · January 01, 2020
    This was our 2nd time going to Iceland and we had booked many small tours with the Artic Adventures. Out of all the ones we did, our experience with Hodei was very exhilarating since he was with us to guide and ensure our safety He joined us at every... Show more
    Arctic Adventures commented on this review
    Dear Desai Bela, Thank you for your beautiful words. We are more than glad that our guide made your Icelandic experience such a memorable one. Looking forward to meeting you one day back to this amazing country!:) Best wishes, Kamile.
    Trip date: December 2019
  • PD
    · January 01, 2020
    We (2 couples 50+), had an excellent tour with Arctic Adventures. The weather cooperated most of our trip, which was nice. Our guide Hodei was really funny, had great stories on the way and was very knowledgeable about Iceland and its history. He was... Show more
    Arctic Adventures commented on this review
    Dear Pranav, It's lovely to hear you've had a great time. And you're lucky you got good weather :) Usually the weather out here is very unpredictable. We'll make sure to let Hodei know about what a great job he did on your tour. The whole team really... Show more
    Trip date: December 2019
  • J
    · December 31, 2019
    I would like to say that Hodie provided an excellent guide during our 5-day tour in Iceland last week. He gave us very clear information everyday about what we were going to see, how long to get to each sight and what we needed to focus on, etc. He... Show more
    Arctic Adventures commented on this review
    Dear Jin Chen, Thank you for your detailed description of how tour went for 5 days together with us. It makes us more than happy that you felt taken care of during your trip. Also, that you felt the trip being very well organized, providing everything... Show more
    Trip date: December 2019
  • M
    · December 30, 2019
    Hodei is a great tour guide! He gives us detailed explanation of every tourist spots. He takes care of our meals and all sorts of things we need during the tour!
    Arctic Adventures commented on this review
    Dear Mandy, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time while on the tour with one of our guides. We will pass on these beautiful words. Looking forward to seeing you in Iceland! Happy New Years, Kamile.
    Trip date: December 2019

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5 Day - Snaefellsnes, South Coast and Northern Lights
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FAQs

    • 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 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. Every endeavour will be made to ensure that travellers stand the best chance of a Northern Lights viewing.

      That being said, Arctic Adventures have ensured that this tour is packed with plenty of other once in a lifetime experiences. You will have the opportunity to visit the Deildartunguhver hot spring, explore the Golden Circle, see the mighty Seljalandsfoss waterfall and take on a glacier hike.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      All accommodations used on this tour will be 3-star hotels with private bathrooms. We are unable to provide a set hotel list for this tour as all accommodations are subject to change.

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

      If you would prefer a private room on the tour, there is a single supplement available for an additional cost which you can select on the booking page after you have chosen the departure you are interested in.
      However, if you do not mind sharing, you will share a room with another traveller of the same gender for no additional cost.

    • When and where does the tour end?

      On the last day of the tour after doing the Glacier Hike, you will return to Reykjavík between 20:00 and 23:00 depending on weather conditions where the tour will end.

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      • For any tour departing before 5 August 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 5 August 2020, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Arctic Adventures. 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 30 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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