Exciting 8-Hour Northern Lights, Secret Lagoon, and Icelandic Cuisine Luxury Jeep Tour
Experience some of geothermal bathing and northern lights hunting in Iceland with some of the country’s finest dishes on this private luxury jeep tour. This eight-hour adventure takes you from Reykjavik to a historic geothermal pool a South Iceland, then to a restaurant serving traditional Icelandic cuisines, before chasing the northern lights to cap the evening.
The adventure begins when a private driver-guide picks you up from your hotel in Reykjavik. For a smooth and comfortable trip, you’ll ride a 4x4 luxury jeep with warm seats.
The first stop is the Secret Lagoon, Iceland’s oldest swimming pool. It is a family-owned man-made pool near the village of Fludir, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) from Reykjavik. Locally called “Gamla Laugin,” the lagoon was built in 1891 and is fed by natural hot springs in the geothermal area.
Upon reaching the area, you’ll be mesmerized by rugged lava fields, vibrant moss-covered rocks, and bubbling hot springs. The picturesque setting also gives you a sense of calm and awe.
The highlight of the Secret Lagoon is its therapeutic waters. The pool’s temperature remains consistent at 38-40° Celsius (100° Fahrenheit) throughout the year. Aside from relaxing the muscles and easing your body’s tension, the hot springs will also improve your blood circulation, soften your skin, and boost your immune system.
Moreover, the lagoon's remote location adds an element of exclusivity, allowing you to unwind in harmony with the untouched Icelandic nature.
After relaxing your mind and body in the geothermal pool, the guide will take you to a countryside restaurant for dinner. They’ll serve tasty local Icelandic dishes prepared by expert chefs.
Considering how cold evenings can be in the country, the restaurant will serve Kjotsupa or Icelandic lamb soup. The dish features local lamb and root vegetables. You’ll notice the soup’s distinct flavorful stock coming from the lamb meat complemented by the texture and hint of sweetness of the root vegetables.
Of course, vegetarian options are available.
After the hearty meal, the guide will take you to an excellent spot for northern lights hunting. The driver will find a site away from the city lights pollution for the best aurora borealis viewing.
There’s no guarantee of seeing the northern lights, but Iceland is one of the best countries for seeing them. Different factors like solar activity, cloud coverage, and general weather conditions can affect their appearance, and you'll only head out if there is a good chance of seeing them.
When the northern lights appear, you’ll witness a breathtaking showcase of colorful dancing lights in the night sky. You’ll see green, pink, blue, and purple hues swirling above you. You can also bring your camera and a sturdy tripod to capture images of this beautiful visual treat.
After the excursion, the driver will take you back to your Akureyri accommodation. Feel free to relax in the luxury jeep while reviewing the pictures you’ve taken throughout the trip.
Grab this opportunity to go northern lights hunting, hot spring bathing, and experience the best food Iceland has to offer on this private tour. Check availability now by choosing a date.
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Good to know
Pick-up and drop-off are possible from Keflavik Airport or outside Reykjavik metropolitan area, with an additional charge.
Since this is a private tour, you can experience the attractions at a slower pace.