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Land of Northern Lights

Land of Northern Lights - GJ Travel
Land of Northern Lights - GJ Travel
Lawrence "The itinerary was perfct for a short trip and the bus and guide were excellent. Bus was comfortable and guide was interactive and congenial with vast knowledge of Iceland. We did not see the Northern Lights due to cloud cover every night but we accepted that possibility before we departed for the trip. The Klettur Hotel in Reykjavik was great and in a super location close to shopping and sight se..."
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19 reviews
Starts
Reykjavik
+7 Destinations
South Iceland
Ends
Reykjavik
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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
Age range
8 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
40
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Northern Lights
Operator
GJ Travel
Start and end in Reykjavik! With the discovery tour Land of Northern Lights, you have a 5 day tour package taking you through Reykjavik, Iceland and 7 other destinations in Iceland. Land of Northern Lights includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1, TUE or THU: WELCOME TO ICELAND (50 km/31 mls)
  2. Day 2, WED or FRI: REYKJAVIK CITY TOUR, THE BLUE LAGOON & REYKJANES PENINSULA (220 km/137 mls)
  3. Day 3, THU or SAT: SOUTH ICELAND WITH OPTIONAL GLACIER HIKE (200 km/124 mls)
  4. Day 4, FRI or SUN: HORSES & GOLDEN CIRCLE (210 km/130 mls)
  5. Day 5, SAT or MON: DEPARTURE HOME (50 km/31 mls)

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What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

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19 Reviews

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Good
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Average
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  • Land of Northern Lights reviewer 1
    Written on April 9, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had a really great time on this tour and we even saw the Northern lights! Pros: Small group size. Nice transportation with free wi-fi on board. Knowledgeable guide that gave a TON of information. We did even more than what is given in the itinerary and... Read more

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  • Land of Northern Lights reviewer 2
    Written on April 6, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    We loved the country so much we are planning on coming back. Peaceful, beautiful and proud people.

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  • RA
    Written on April 3, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    I’ve been recommending this awesome tour. An amazing way to explor Iceland. GJ travel and Erynn our tourr guide were fantastic

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  • Land of Northern Lights reviewer 4
    Written on March 3, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    We had an amazing time on our Land of Northern Lights tour from GJ Travel with our guide Freyja and bus driver Helga. Both were really informative, helpful and friendly and ensured we had a great holiday. Our accommodation was simple but that was as we... Read more

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  • JO
    Written on February 12, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Great trip! Our guide was very knowledgeable and made several extra stops. We loved every minute of it and were treated to a fantastic light show!

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  • PD
    Written on January 18, 2019
    3.0 - Average

    Guide could have been more helpful and friendly and regarding Northern lights you'll should take us to place near glacier where it can be seen clearly

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  • PL
    Written on December 19, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    The tour was overall nice. We were able to go to the main spots of the south of Iceland within our 3 day tour. Although I understand this is a budget tour, accommodation could have been better. It would also be great if there was a tour guide who can give... Read more

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  • RA
    Written on November 28, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    We had a wonderful time in Iceland! The tour was well organised and covered the beautiful and interesting places in Iceland. Over the 3 days tour we felt that we had gone to so many places. Our guide, Simone de Greef, was simply superb. Very informative... Read more

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  • CT
    Written on November 21, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The guide was very friendly and informative throughout the tour. The group size was under 20 people and was well organised, a very fun trip!

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  • LG
    Written on November 7, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    The itinerary was perfct for a short trip and the bus and guide were excellent. Bus was comfortable and guide was interactive and congenial with vast knowledge of Iceland. We did not see the Northern Lights due to cloud cover every night but we accepted... Read more

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • 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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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 393 km.
    • Reykjavik (Iceland)
    • 39 km
    • Blue Lagoon (Iceland)
    • 124 km
    • Seljalandsfoss (Iceland)
    • 26 km
    • Skogafoss (Iceland)
    • 8 km
    • Solheimajokull (Iceland)
    • 95 km
    • Geysir (Iceland)
    • 13 km
    • Gullfoss Waterfall (Iceland)
    • 49 km
    • Thingvellir (Iceland)
    • 40 km
    • Reykjavik (Iceland)

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