Iceland – Reykjavík & The Northern Lights
- Duration: 5 days
- Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW18648
- Travel Type: Air
4 nights. November 2023 - March 2025. From £732.00.
Experience Reykjavík, one of Europe's most surprising, welcoming and happening cities and the capital of the 'Land of Fire and Ice', on this unforgettable break. Discover the startling Icelandic landscape - of smouldering volcanoes, geysers, glaciers and bubbling thermal pools - and have the chance to witness the enchanting Aurora Borealis.
What's IncludedFour nights’ carefully chosen bed and breakfast accommodation at the Hotel Cabin, Reykjavik (Hotel Klettur available for a supplement)
A tour in search of the Northern Lights
A guided tour of Reykjavík
Return flights from your chosen airport to Keflavík
Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager
Holiday HighlightsExplore Reykjavík on a guided tour
Enjoy an optional visit to the steamy and salubrious Blue Lagoon
Set off on an included tour in search of the Northern Lights
Join the Southern Shore Adventure optional excursion
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Fly into Iceland's Keflavik Airport, where our tour manager will meet you and a coach will be waiting to carry you to Reykjavík and your first hotel.
Day 2An included, guided city tour introduces fascinating Reykjavík and its surroundings this morning. See landmarks such as the Presidential Residence and the towering Hallgrim's Church.This afternoon, an optional excursion offers the chance to take a dip in the mineral-laden waters of the Blue Lagoon. These warm waters have become one of Iceland's most recognisable attractions, but began life as a by-product of the nearby geothermal power plant where superheated water rising from the ground near a lava flow is used to drive turbines that generate electricity for the region, and heat the local water supply.
Day 3On this morning's optional Golden Circle tour you'll see Þingvellir - the green expanse where Iceland's ancient parliament (the Alþingi) used to meet. Stop beside the (near-extinct) original Geysir and time the gap between the eruptions from the nearby, and far more frequent, Strokkur waterspout, before rounding off your day with a visit to the vast cascade of the Gullfoss waterfall.The highlight of the tour comes this evening, when you'll head out of the city to search for the Aurora Borealis - the enchanting Northern Lights - flickering in the Icelandic night sky. Should you be lucky enough to see it, the phenomenon is a sight to behold.
Day 4Explore Reykjavík under your own steam, today, or join our Southern Shore Adventure optional excursion. This journey into wild, rugged Iceland takes us across the lava plateau, down onto the southern coastal lowlands and across the mighty river Ölfusá. Discover Eyrarbakki, a coastal village with many old wooden houses, and marvel at Eyjafjallajökull - the volcano that famously closed down European airspace in 2010.We'll also visit Skógafoss waterfall, the icy wall of Sólheimajökull and Vík í Mýrdal - the southernmost village in Iceland. After lunch (payable locally) we stop on the black sandy beach at Reynisfjara - famous for its birdlife.Afterwards, enjoy a last evening in the Icelandic capital.
Day 5Transfer back to Keflavík Airport to board your flight home. Back to top
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes.
Combining hotel transfersWe sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
Viewing the Northern LightsPlease note that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and therefore we cannot guarantee that you will be able to view them during your visit. The order of the itinerary may change in order to give you the best chance of experiencing them.
Disabled accessThe majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Passports and visasYou will need a full 10-year British Passport (valid for a further 6 months on return to the UK) for this holiday. Children require their own passport. Holders of non-British Passports may need a visa. If you are in any doubt, please contact both the Iceland Embassy on 020 7259 3999 and the airline prior to departure, as information can change. We cannot except liability if you are refused entry because of invalid documents.
Foreign Office Travel AdviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
Special requirementsIf you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Itinerary changesOccasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Travelling to EuropeRules may have changed since you last travelled to European Union countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. You do require government issued passport to travel. Names - It is very important that all passenger names are exactly as per your passport although we do not require middle names. Passport - Your passport must meet two requirements to travel to an EU country and to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. It must be: Less than 10 years old on the day you return home (please check the "date of issue") and valid for at least 3 months after the day you return home (please check the "expiry date"). Visa - You do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period. European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS) - Commencing in late 2023 or 2024, all citizens of the United Kingdom will require a ETIAS electronic form completed prior to their arrival into the EU and Schengen member countries. The cost for this travel authorisation will be €7.00 per person with exceptions for under 18’s and over 70’s. The latest information and further details can be found at www.etias.com.
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