5-Days Land of Northern Lights

By GJ Travel

  • Explore Southwest Iceland famous for the natural wonders and cultural sights
  • Get insights into Iceland´s nature and cultural life
  • Search for the Northern Lights at the most ideal spots

A short winter trip to Reykjavik and the Icelandic countryside with an optional glacier hike - 5 days / 4 nights, this budget holiday offers great value for money during the day we explore Southwest Iceland.

What to expect?

During the day we explore Southwest Iceland, known for its natural wonders and cultural sights. See glittering glaciers, snow-clad mountains, giant lava fields, steaming hot springs and beautiful waterfalls.

Bathe in the mineral-rich geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, walk on a black lava beach, visit Icelandic horses on their farm, photograph idyllic turf houses and travel close to the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano.

This short getaway to Iceland offers insight into Iceland´s nature and cultural life, with two nights in Iceland´s capital and two nights in South Iceland, an ideal location for the search for the Northern Lights. Also called Aurora Borealis, they are visible in the northern sky from September through April when the sky is clear and free of clouds. During this tour, it is possible to book an optional glacier hike.

Highlights and Experiences:
• Budget holiday offering excellent value for money
• Must-see nature: the Golden Circle, the South Coast and the Blue Lagoon
• Visit to Skógar folk museum with turf houses
• 2-night stay in South Iceland, ideal for Northern Lights hunting
• 2 evenings with a combination of lectures, presentations, film and guided searches for Aurora Borealis
• Optional Northern Lights fjord cruise (day 1 and 4)
• Optional glacier hike (day 3)
• Option for hotel upgrade

This program includes during two evenings a combination of presentations, lectures, film and guided Northern Lights searches in the garden of Árhús Cabins in Hella, South Iceland, about 10-minute walk from Stracta Hotel. Árhús Cabins and Stracta Hotel in South Iceland offer a Northern Lights wake-up call for guests that register for that particular service at the reception.

The tour is dependent on weather, and therefore sightings are not guaranteed. The Northern Lights are in the northern hemisphere from September through April but are only visible when the sky is clear and free of clouds. Like many of natural wonders, the Northern Lights are ephemeral – they may be visible, they may appear for a bit and then be gone (it is not a TV show that you can just turn on and off). But it is worth the patience which is much required. Because they are a winter event, you need to be prepared to wait outside while looking for them. It is best to dress very warmly, in layers, with good footwear, gloves, hats and whatever else will make you comfortable while you await patiently this truly outstanding event. For the best photos, we recommend using a tripod.Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded, but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.
Cancellation policy

Cancellation fee of 20% of the tour price before 4-8 weeks before departure
Cancellation fee of 50% will be charged for bookings cancelled 8-28 days prior to tour start
No refund is possible for cancellations less than 8 days before departure

Meeting point

Keflavíkurflugvöllur, 235 Keflavík, Iceland

From € 650
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  • Meals No
  • Suitable for kids? Yes
  • Level of difficulty Medium
  • Duration 5d