14 Day Northern Lights Package | Complete Guided Circle of Iceland with Snaefellsnes and Reykjavik

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Duration
14 days
Difficulty
Medium
Language
English
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Reykjavík

Travel the complete circle of Iceland including the stunning Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and get to know the vibrant city of Reykjavík with this 14-day winter package. Those wanting to...

Travel the complete circle of Iceland including the stunning Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and get to know the vibrant city of Reykjavík with this 14-day winter package. Those wanting to immerse themselves in both the Icelandic nature and culture during the Northern Lights season, should not let this fantastic opportunity pass them by.

Included are all accommodations, airport transfer, and a highly rated winter tour that will take you around the Ring Road where you’ll visit some of the country’s most iconic locations such as the ones on the Golden Circle and the South Coast, as well as Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the remote Eastfjords, Lake Mývatn and, of course, Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

Furthermore, you will have plenty of time to explore the world’s northernmost capital, Reykjavík, and if you wish...

Included

Airport transfer on arrival/departure for Keflavík International Airport
8 day small group guided minibus tour of the ring road of Iceland and Snæfellsnes Peninsula
6 nights of accommodation in Reykjavik (different levels available; breakfast not included for Super Budget or Budget levels; breakfast included for Comfort and Quality levels; more detailed info below)
7 night of accommodation in various country hotels (breakfast included, private bathroom depending on availability)
Northern lights spotting
Detailed Itinerary with fun and practical information on the nature, history and culture of Iceland
Hands on travel agent to oversee your itinerary
Taxes

Activities

Glacier Hiking
Snorkelling
Caving
Snowmobile
Super Jeep
Horse Riding
Whale Watching
Sightseeing
Boat Trip
Northern lights hunting

Attractions

Golden Circle
North Iceland
Highlands
Reykjavík
Akureyri
Jökulsárlón
Vatnajökull
Mývatn
Dimmuborgir
Landmannalaugar

Daily itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Iceland

You’ll land at Keflavík International Airport, located in the middle of a lava field on the Reykjanes Peninsula in south-west Iceland. After collecting your bags, you’ll board a bus that will take you through this barren lava field to Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavík.

If you are not too tired after your, you can take a short walk around the city after settli...

Day 2

Unwind at the Blue Lagoon

Today, you’ll get to relax in the azure waters of the Blue Lagoon, completely getting rid of any remaining jet-lag and preparing yourself for the days ahead.

During the booking process, you will have a choice of a morning or an afternoon departure to the lagoon. Visiting the Blue Lagoon is one of the most popular activities in Iceland, so there can be no guar...

Day 3

Exploring the Golden Circle

Now your adventure on the road begins. You will be picked up in the morning and driven out of the city to Iceland’s most popular sightseeing route, the Golden Circle.

The first stop today is at Þingvellir National Park, the birthplace of Iceland’s parliament. Over a thousand years ago, Viking settlers would gather at the plains of Þingvellir to decide on legi...

Day 4

South Coast & Optional Glacier Hike

After breakfast it is time to hit the road again. Today, you’ll get to explore few of the wonders of Iceland’s South Coast with the added option of partaking in an icy adventure.

Your first stop today is at the waterfall Seljalandsfoss. This is a tall, narrow, and beautiful cascade that in the winter day’s darkness is lit up by powerful spotlights, making it...

Day 5

Vatnajokull National Park

Today you will travel across the black sand desert of Skeiðarársandur until you are greeted by the dramatic mountain ridges and white glaciers of Skaftafell Nature Reserve, found within Vatnajökull National Park.

The area is a hiker’s paradise as there are multiple trails and track leading to stunning locations such as waterfalls, glacier tongues and mountain...

Day 6

The Remote Eastfjords

You’ll be surrounded by nothing but beautiful nature today as you leave Höfn behind and enter the Eastfjords. To your west are jagged mountain ranges with the mighty Vatnajökull glacier watching over, and to your east are the eastern fjords with their black sand beaches and pounding waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Aside from their spectacular beauty, the Eastfjo...

Day 7

Volcanic Wonders of Lake Myvatn

As you continue further north, the rugged mountain ranges will give way to shallow valleys and open plains. Your destination today is Akureyri via the area around Lake Mývatn, known for its diverse geothermal and volcanic scenery.

You will stop at Námaskarð pass with its scenery reminiscent of a post-apocalyptic film. The vast, barren land is filled with hiss...

Day 8

Akureyri, Hauganes and Hvitserkur

Today you'll start your journey from Akureyri, also known as the 'Capital of the North', as this is the largest urban area outside of the Capital Region and a bustling town filled with a robust cultural scene.

Your first stop of the day will be at the picturesque village of Hauganes, home to approximately 140 people. While here, you have the chance to opt-in...

Day 9

West Iceland

Now it is time to explore all the wonderful sights in West Iceland. The region is steeped in both history and folklore. Today you will first be visiting the waterfalls, Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, both considered jewels in the west Iceland landscape. You'll be amazed by the trickling rivulets that stream from an ancient lava field, as well as by the aquamarin...

Day 10

The Stunning Snaefellsnes Peninsula

On your last day on the road, you will explore the diverse sites on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This 90 km stretch of land is filled with black pebble beaches, dramatic cliffs, silvery waterfalls, charming villages, and, at the edge, a majestic glacier.

You will stop at the stunning pyramid-shaped mountain Kirkjufell, by the town of Grundarfjörður. The nearby...

Day 11

Relaxation in the City or Adventures in Nature

Spend the day discovering Reykjavík city. You can walk around the place, visiting iconic landmarks such as Hallgrímskirkja church, Harpa Concert Hall or the Parliament building.

If you are tired after your adventures on the road, then a visit to one of the city’s many geothermal swimming pools is highly recommended. And no, you don’t have to do any swimming....

Day 12

Explore and Discover

Start your second day in the city like a local and visit one of Reykjavík’s many bakeries and try Iceland’s speciality, snúður, a cinnamon filled roll slathered in chocolate, caramel or sugar glaze.

You could spend the day, for example, by immersing yourself in Icelandic history with a visit to some of Reykjavík's history museums such as the Árbær Open Air Mu...

Day 13

Reykjavik City

Have an adventure in the city today. You can start the day like a local and head to the swimming pools, before exploring memorial sites and museums, utilising the city buses. The city buses allow you to not only explore Reykjavík itself but the greater capital area as well.

If you wish to learn more about Iceland’s geology and zoology (including the many aqua...

Day 14

See You Soon

This is the last day in the land of fire and ice. If your flight leaves late, you could explore the city a little more, perhaps visit a shop or two for some fantastic souvenirs to bring back home. An excellent gift to bring to friends back home is Icelandic music which you can buy at record shops such as Lucky Records, 12 Tónar or Smekkleysa, all found in th...

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What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothing
Your camera
Winter hiking shoes
Swimsuit & towel

Good to know

Some optional activities might be subject to a minimum age requirement or require a valid driver's license or additional information.

Please note that Iceland is a country of oppositions. The weather might be fickle and change rapidly and can get quite cold even in summer. Wearing proper shoes and overcoats will certainly make your travels more enjoyable.

Accommodation in Reykjavik

See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners under each day in the daily itinerary. Super budget level accommodations will be arranged in hostel dorm beds. For budget and comfort levels, bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double or triple room(s). For quality level, odd number groups will always be allocated a single room. If you are travelling in a group, but prefer a single room, please make separate bookings. Teenagers and children will be arranged in the same room with parents. If additional room(s) is needed, additional costs will incur. For multi-day guided tours, accommodation cannot be upgraded and the levels below do not apply. Guide to Iceland will provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level. We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.

Super Budget

Dormitory beds with shared bathrooms in guesthouses or hostels, such as HI Hostels. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.

Budget

Private rooms with shared bathroom in guesthouses or hostels such as Capital Inn Guesthouse. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.

Comfort

Rooms with a private bathroom at three-star hotels such as Hótel Klettur, or quality guesthouses. Located in the city center or in close vicinity. Breakfast is included.

Quality

Rooms at four-star design hotels in the city center with a private bathroom at the absolute best locations downtown such as Hotel Alda. Breakfast is included.

Meals

You can now add meals to your booking. Select to include dinner on every night as an optional extra, and we will provide you with vouchers as part of your booking confirmation. We will choose from top-rated restaurants that fit with your vacation itinerary and make your reservations for you. At the restaurant, you will be offered a set menu, from which you can choose from meat, fish or vegetarian options. If you would prefer something else, the voucher will act as a credit that you can redeem at the restaurant against menu items that are not part of the set menu. Please notify the restaurant on arrival about any dietary requirements. Vouchers are non-refundable.

Private Transfer

The transfer takes around 45 minutes between the airport and your drop-off location in Reykjavik. An agent will pick you up at the airport arrival hall with a sign to welcome you. There is no additional waiting time. You will board your private transfer and head to either the city or the Blue Lagoon immediately. If you choose to go to the Blue Lagoon and it is fit into the arrival day, your driver will take you there first. The drive takes 15 to 20 minutes. You will have 2 hours at the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing soak. The driver will be waiting in the lobby to collect you and drive you straight to your accommodation in Reykjavik afterwards, which takes around 30 to 35 minutes. For your return journey, your private transfer driver will pick you up from outside your accommodation and drop you off at the airport directly. The total time would be around 45 minutes. Please note that if your Blue Lagoon cannot be fit into your arrival/departure day, you will take the shuttle between the Blue Lagoon and the city.

Cancellation Insurance

This insurance guarantees that you can cancel the booking of this package and receive a full refund, minus the insurance cost of 5,000 ISK per person. The cancellation must be made within a minimum of 48-hours before the listed starting time. To cancel your booking and claim your refund, simply contact our service desk by writing to info@guidetoiceland.is no later than 48-hours before departure and declare the cancellation. Please note that this insurance only covers the full cancellation of this entire package. It does not cover cancellations of individual activities and services within the package. The cost of the Cancellation Insurance is neither refundable nor transferable.