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8-Days Northern Lights Exploration - GJ Travel

8-Days Northern Lights Exploration

8 days
4.6
(29)
Start and end in Reykjavik
Tour Operator:
GJ Travel
Max group size:
35
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 In-depth Cultural tour 8-Days Northern Lights Exploration, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Reykjavik, Iceland and 19 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 & LAVA CAVE (300 km/186 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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    Excellent
    4.6
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.9
  • Food
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    3.9
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  • 8-Days Northern Lights Exploration reviewer 1
    · April 20th, 2022
    A wonderful experience from beginning to end visiting majestic Iceland booked with TourRadar! Our guide, Martina was awesome.....so knowledgeable, professional who made our tour so memorable. She ensured that we all had an extraordinary time. We were... Show more
    GJ Travel commented on this review
    Thank you for this great review! We are very happy to know you had a good time. Hopefully we'll be able to welcome you back sometime on another great adventure! All the best from Iceland, Team GJ Travel.
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    Trip date: April 2022
  • SH
    · April 2nd, 2022
    Our guide was excellent and brought Iceland to life. His knowledge and enthusiasm were infectious and he certainly was the main reason we learnt so much about Iceland. The main problem was lack of room on the coach. We travelled for several hours... Show more
    GJ Travel commented on this review
    Thank you Sue for this wonderful review. We are very happy to know you had a great time. We have noted down your remarks regarding the transportation and passed them on to the relevant department. We take feedback very seriously as it helps us to... Show more
    Trip date: March 2022
  • VP
    · March 31st, 2022
    Fabulous trip across southern Iceland. The weather did not cooperate with our viewing of Northern Lights but our guide, Martina was fabulous. I highly recommend this trip if you want to see the best of Iceland.
    GJ Travel commented on this review
    Thank you so much for your review. We're sorry that the weather didn't cooperate with you this time but it seems that our goal of making the trip memorable nonetheless was successful. We hope to be able to welcome you again sometime and hopefully the... Show more
    Trip date: February 2022
  • AC
    · March 27th, 2022
    This trip was one of my best vacations! Although we did not get to see the Northern Lights ( weather didn’t cooperate), Iceland is an awesome country & our tour guide Andri Ragnarsson was superb—his deep knowledge on the history & geography of Iceland... Show more
    GJ Travel commented on this review
    Thank you for your lovely review. Hopefully they will find your bag! All the best from Iceland, Team GJ Travel.
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    Trip date: March 2022
  • 8-Days Northern Lights Exploration reviewer 5
    · March 24th, 2022
    The trip was very good, very comfortable hotels, a very qualified guide. the trip is not so focused on seeing the northern lights, since you have to sleep to continue the experiences of the next day.
    GJ Travel commented on this review
    Thank you for your review and we're glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour! Our itineraries are based on full day programs so you both get to enjoy Iceland's nature and scenery as well as (hopefully) the northern lights. This is especially important in... Show more
    Trip date: March 2022
  • 8-Days Northern Lights Exploration reviewer 6
    · March 13th, 2022
    Would highly recommend the Northern Lights Exploration tour. So much to see and do and our guide, Simone de Greef was EXCELLENT!
    GJ Travel commented on this review
    Glad you enjoyed it and thank you for the review! All the best from Iceland, Team GJ Travel.
    Trip date: March 2022
  • GP
    · March 7th, 2022
    Tour started out great - guide (Antoine) was super / extremely knowledgeable and an amazing storyteller. He went out of his way to make sure we did and saw everything we wanted to. On day 4 Antoine tested positive for Covid - GJ Travel did only the... Show more
    GJ Travel commented on this review
    Thank you for your review. It was very unfortunate for the guide to catch the covid virus but I have to compliment our team for being able to find a replacement at such a short notice, it was easier said than done. We do however appreciate your comments... Show more
    Trip date: February 2022
  • D
    · February 16th, 2022
    I thought everything was well organized. My guide Antoine was wonderful and made sure we got everything done on our itinerary even when we had delays due to weather. He also gave options for people who wanted to do things that were more physically... Show more
    GJ Travel commented on this review
    Thank you for your review and great to hear that you enjoyed the tour. We will pass on your praise to Antoine who is certainly one of our best. All the best from Iceland, Team GJ Travel.
    Trip date: February 2022
  • 8-Days Northern Lights Exploration reviewer 9
    · February 13th, 2022
    Best guide (Antoine) and loved being in a small group. Two of the hotels I did not care for and the staff were not very kind.
    GJ Travel commented on this review
    Thank you for your review. If you could provide us with more detailed information about the hotels you did not care for it would be appreciated so we can look for ways to improve. We will pass on your praise to Antoine. All the best from Iceland, Team... Show more
    Trip date: February 2022
  • AE
    · February 13th, 2022
    This tour surpassed my expactation! Everything was perfect from the beginning till the end. Our guide Antoine was the best we could have wished for - knowledgeable, patient, reliable, fun, kind and able to drive in all weather conditions even in heavy... Show more
    GJ Travel commented on this review
    Thank you so much for your detailed review and fantastic to hear that the tour exceeded your expectations! We will hopefully be able to welcome you back to Iceland one day. All the best, Team GJ Travel.
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    Trip date: February 2022

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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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