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Land of Northern Lights - GJ Travel
5 days

Land of Northern Lights

Start and end in Reykjavik
Tour Operator:
GJ Travel
Max group size:
40
Age range:
8 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
98112
From
US $881
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Highlights

  • Explore Reykjavik and unwind in the Blue Lagoon
  • Opt to take glacier walk through an icy kingdom
  • Marvel at the crashing Skógafoss waterfall
  • Learn about the hardy Icelandic horses
  • Keep watch for the Aurora Borealis

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You can request to book this tour, travelling only with people you know.

Itinerary

Start and end in Reykjavik! With the Discovery tour Land of Northern Lights, you have a 5 days tour package taking you through Reykjavik, Iceland and 7 other destinations in Iceland. Land of Northern Lights includes accommodationin a accommodationand Accommodation 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, THE BLUE LAGOON & REYKJANES PENINSULA (220 km/137 mls)
  3. Day 3, SOUTH ICELAND WITH OPTIONAL GLACIER HIKE (200 km/124 mls)
  4. Day 4, HORSES & GOLDEN CIRCLE (210 km/130 mls)
  5. Day 5, DEPARTURE HOME (50 km/31 mls)
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
4 nights

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    Excellent
    4.2
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.7
  • Food
    Good
    3.7
  • 4.1
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  • Land of Northern Lights reviewer 1
    · March 16th, 2020
    Our guide Peter was fantastic and the tour was even better than I thought it was going to be. My only criticism is that it would have been nice to know how many copies of the vouchers you need. I did not realize the bus and hotel would want to keep a... Show more
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    Trip date: March 2020
  • ID
    · March 15th, 2020
    Really nice tour with amazing things to see and experience . Tour guide Peter was excellent and managed to keep us safe despite the snowing and challenges along the way
    Trip date: March 2020
  • Land of Northern Lights reviewer 3
    · February 28th, 2020
    Well organized. Our tour guide was very patient and he is also so knowledgeable.
    GJ Travel commented on this review
    Dear Jessica Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear that you liked our tour and our guide. We try our best to give you amazing experience. If you are coming to Iceland again we are more than happy to welcome you back to one of our tours.... Show more
    Trip date: February 2020
  • FV
    · February 25th, 2020
    I love it and we like to go back again
    GJ Travel commented on this review
    Dear Fatima Thank you for your lovely feedback! We are more than happy to welcome you back to one of our tours. Best regards Gj travel
    Trip date: February 2020
  • Land of Northern Lights reviewer 5
    · February 6th, 2020
    First of all, we were so blessed with beautiful weather which definitely helps! Simone was an energetic and informative guide, and Iceland truly is so different from any landscapes I've ever visited. I think the pace of the trip was good--busy, but... Show more
    GJ Travel commented on this review
    Yes weather is one thing we cannot - yet - control ;) Thanks a lot for your review of our Land of Northern Lights. I really appreciate it and will share it with my team at GJ Travel. Best wishes on behalf of our Team! Grégory - Sales & Business Manager
    Trip date: January 2020
  • EE
    · January 23rd, 2020
    Overall a good tour, some sites were missed due to the weather conditions, which is understandable. tour guide could be a little more informative, at times it felt he was disinterested, and was more of a driver getting to and from destinations rather... Show more
    GJ Travel commented on this review
    Dear Eduard Thank you for your feedback. That is unfortunate about the weather, I am glad to hear that the tour was good. we are very disappointed to hear your experience regarding the tour guide. if you are visiting Iceland again we are more than... Show more
    Trip date: December 2019
  • LH
    · January 13th, 2020
    Our tour Guide was amazing and informative. Would definitely come back!!!
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    Trip date: January 2020
  • Land of Northern Lights reviewer 8
    · December 8th, 2019
    I had memorable and incredible trip at Iceland. GJ Travel Agency arraigned everything more than perfect - transfers, transport, hotel accommodation, entire trips. Great and very professional Guide Pétur. We received on time full and very interesting... Show more
    GJ Travel commented on this review
    Hi Milena Thank you for your amazing fee dback! We are happy to hear that everything went great on the tour. if you are visiting Iceland again we are more than happy to welcome you back to on of our tours! Thank you for the picture. Best regards Gj... Show more
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    Trip date: December 2019
  • T(
    · November 27th, 2019
    Accomodation at Ảhus Cabins in Hella
    Trip date: November 2019
  • LO
    · November 12th, 2019
    Wonderful trip and the knowledge and information shared by the guide Holmfridut made the trip extra special.
    GJ Travel commented on this review
    Hi Louann Thank you for your lovely feedback! We are glad to hear that you liked our guide. Hope to see you again ;) Best regards Gj travel
    Trip date: November 2019

Dates & Availability

5 days
Land of Northern Lights
From Reykjavik to Reykjavik
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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!

    • 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, therefore it is important to understand that the tour operator won’t be able to guarantee perfect weather conditions while on tour.

      GJ travel will do everything they can to increase your chance of spotting the fabled lights, however, a sighting cannot be guaranteed. That being said, this tour is packed with plenty of other amazing and unforgettable experiences, from bathing in the Blue Lagoon spa to travelling the famous Golden Circle and taking on an optional glacier hike.

    • What are the inclusions?

      The inclusions of this tour are as follows:

      Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS Plus shuttle (no guide)
      Fully escorted 3-day bus tour with an English-speaking guide
      4-nights budget accommodation, in rooms with private shower/wc (see information below) or hotel upgrade option
      Daily breakfast
      Entrance with towel at Blue Lagoon
      Entrance fee to Skógar folk museum and turf houses
      Visit to Icelandic horse stables & geothermal greenhouse
      Northern Lights program during 2 evenings with a combination of lectures, presentations, film and guided searches for the Northern Lights and midnight refreshments

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    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before October 19th, 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after October 19th, 2020, 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.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and GJ Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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