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8-Days Northern Lights Exploration - GJ Travel
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8-Days Northern Lights Exploration

Start and end in Reykjavik
Tour Operator:
GJ Travel
Max group size:
45
Age range:
8 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
98110
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Highlights

  • Go sightseeing in Reykjavík, Iceland’s exciting capital
  • Explore the famous Golden Circle sites of Iceland
  • Cruise the Breiðafjörður fjord and savour local Hákarl
  • Experience a spectacular crystal ice cave in Vatnajökull
  • See the amazing Barnafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls
  • Step into the darkness and search for the Northern Lights

Itinerary

Start and end in Reykjavik! With the Adventure tour 8-Days Northern Lights Exploration, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Reykjavik, Iceland and 21 other destinations in Iceland. 8-Days Northern Lights Exploration includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: WELCOME TO ICELAND (50 km/31 mls)
  2. Day 2: REYKJAVIK CITY TOUR & BORGARFJÖRÐUR SAGA VALLEY (245 km/152 mls)
  3. Day 3: SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA & FJORD CRUISE (250 km/155 mls)
  4. Day 4: GOLDEN CIRCLE, GEOTHERMAL TASTE & ICELANDIC HORSES (220 km/136 mls)
  5. Day 5: NATURAL WONDERS OF SOUTH ICELAND & EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL VOLCANO (220 km/136 mls)
  6. Day 6: SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK & VATNAJÖKULL GLACIER (280 km/174 mls)
  7. Day 7: SOUTH SHORE, REYKJAVÍK & BLUE LAGOON (370 km/230 mls)
  8. Day 8: Departure Home (50 km/31 mls)
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  • Guide
  • Meals
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  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.5
  • Food
    Good
    3.6
  • 4.2
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  • LP
    · March 16th, 2020
    I didn’t care for the choice of hotels & really didn’t like the extremely limited menus at exorbitant prices. But the tour was fun even though we saw little of the lights.
    Trip date: March 2020
  • RS
    · March 1st, 2020
    Good tour of south and south western Iceland. Our guide, Gunnar Hrafnsson, did a great job of taking care of us and explaining Iceland's history. Recommend adding the Optional Ice Cave tour to the trip.
    GJ Travel commented on this review
    Dear Ray Thank you for your lovely feedback. It’s great to hear that you were happy with Gunnar our guide. Our guide are very professional and we always try to ensure the best experience for our travelers. If you are visiting Iceland again we are more... Show more
    Trip date: February 2020
  • KH
    · January 16th, 2020
    We had a memorable experience with GJ Travel. Gunnar was an awesome guide who always made sure we were safe, even if some stops had to be cancelled due to storms. We had an amazing experience and would definitely recommend this company for a tour of... Show more
    GJ Travel commented on this review
    Hi Kayla Thank you for an amazing feedback! We are very glad that you had a good experience with our tour guide and the tour itself. If you are ever coming back to Iceland we are more than happy to welcome you back to one of our tours, maybe summer... Show more
    Trip date: January 2020
  • WT
    · December 17th, 2019
    1. few itineraries not able to visit due to bad weather, but the guide should have worked out an alternative route to the place of interest instead, of keep waiting at the hotel until check out at 1pm ..... 2. Guide only talk about northern lights on... Show more
    Trip date: November 2019
  • SB
    · April 2nd, 2019
    It was awesome to have Erik as a guide. He was super nice and informative. The only downside to the tour was that we felt some of the stops where a bit too long and others a bit short. And the expense of the hotel dinners though it was announced... Show more
    Trip date: March 2019
  • JP
    · March 12th, 2019
    Iceland is wonderful even with the cold and wind
    Trip date: February 2019
  • LM
    · March 12th, 2019
    It was just about everything that was promised.
    Trip date: March 2019
  • LG
    · March 11th, 2019
    Great trip. Bus rides broken up by lots of stops. Loved all the various landscapes and impact from balconies and glaciers. Guide very knowledgeable.
    Trip date: March 2019
  • K
    · March 1st, 2019
    The tour was excellent, we saw all of the highlights. The pace was very good, we saw a lot but it was not overwhelming and not boring. Our guide was outstanding. He kept us informed and shared information about the history, geography, and folk... Show more
    Trip date: February 2019
  • NM
    · February 19th, 2019
    Amazing tour—having a local guide provide authentic experience full of icelandic stories and legends made all the difference. Also, we had a storm and road closures...the local guide was able to reschedule our stays and stops so that we were able to... Show more
    Trip date: February 2019

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8-Days Northern Lights Exploration
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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 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!

  • 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 the perfect weather conditions while on the tour. GJ travel will do everything they can to increase your chance of spotting the fabled lights, and the length of this tour means there will be numerous opportunities to see the Northern Lights, making a sighting likely!

    This tour is packed with plenty of other amazing and unforgettable experiences which make it a once in a lifetime trip. You will visit the crystal ice cave in Vatnajökull, cruise the Breiðafjörður fjord, see the Geysir geothermal fields and learn all about the elusive Northern Lights.

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    • 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.
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    • For any tour departing before August 17th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after August 17th, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with GJ 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 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.
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