On almost everyone’s bucket list is a trip to see the Northern Lights. Often a trip to Iceland is also on the travel wish list. Well this trip checks off both!. An exclusive 7 Nt trip to Iceland to see the Northern Lights. While the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon so you can’t guarantee it will appear at any time or place, our trip will put you in a place where there is a high chance you will see them, not once but several times on this trip! So join your fellow interliners on our exclusive trip to Iceland.
Included in your price:
- Accommodation for 7 nights incl. breakfast
- 2 nights in Reykjavík
- 5 night outside of Reykjavík
- Prices include 300 ISK lodging tax per room per night and 11% VAT
- Reykjavík City tour with guide (3 hours)
- Entrance to Perlan viewing platform
- 7x 3-course dinner menu including coffee/tea
- 1x in Reykjavík within walking distance from hotel or at hotel
- 6x outside of Reykjavík
- 5x 2-course lunch including coffee/tea en-route
- Coach and driver for 6 days as per program outside of Reykjavík
- Maximum 1.700 km in total
- Maximum 9 hours per day between 08:00-19:00
- Accommodation for the driver in single room incl. breakfast, lunch and dinner outside of Reykjavík
- Parking fee at Þingvellir national park, Seljalandsfoss and Skaftafell national park
- English speaking guide for 6 days as per program
- Maximum 11 hours per day
- Accommodation for the guide in single room incl. breakfast, lunch and dinner outside of Reykjavík
- Northern Lights Academy program during 6 evenings with a combination of lectures, presentations, film and guided Northern Lights searches on foot and 2x by coach
- Use of winter & Northern Lights explorer equipment: simple non-slip snow & ice grippers spikes for shoes and a flash light that is helpful when walking in the dark and operating your camera at night
- Into the glacier tour (3-4 hours)
- Visit to Bjarnarhöfn shar curing farm
- Geysir geothermal taste
- Entrance to friðheimar geothermal greenhouse and horse stables
- Tomato soup lunch with bread and desert
- Entrance to Skógar folk museum
- Comfort entrance at Blue Lagoon (stop for 1,5-2 hours) according to availability*
- Silica Mud Mask
- Use of towel
- First drink of your choice
- All GJ Travel busses include:
- Free WIFI
- Simple non-slip snow & ice grippers spikes for shoes during winter departures
- The Blue Lagoon visit is subject to availability due to high demand and restricted access. The Blue Lagoon has limited the amount of groups per hour to ensure the quality of the experience of its guests
- Trip Cancellation and Travel Insurance including Cancel for Any Reason coverage*. Click here for more details.
Not included in our price are:
- Drinks during meals
- Other not mentioned meals or refreshments
- Other not mentioned tours, activities or extras
- Dinner transfer
- Arrival and departure transfer
- Extra fee due to early breakfast or grab & go
- Other unexpected costs for nature sights
We will be staying in the following hotels:
- Fosshotel Reykjavík
- Icelandair hotel Hamar
- Stracta hotel Hella
- Fosshótel núpar (superior rooms
Our amazing Iceland Northern Lights itinerary is:
- Nov. 1, 2020 – Welcome to Reykjavík, Iceland – Make your way to the hotel In the afternoon and enjoy a city tour around the capitol of Iceland, Reykjavík. We see Harpa concert hall, the parliament, the old harbor, enjoy the panoramic view from Perlan and more.
- Welcome dinner this evening and overnight at the hotel, Fosshotel Reykjavik.
- Nov. 2, 2020 – SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA – We head for the Snæfellsnes Peninsula “the peninsula of the snowy mountain“, just out from Iceland’s west coast, like a long arm with a clenched fist at its tip, and is in many ways a microcosm of the whole island. A rugged mountain chain runs its length. We travel to the charming fishing town of Stykkishólmur. Next we head to Bjarnarhöfn, where they make Hákarl – the fermented shark. Depending on road and weather conditions, we visit the fishing village of Grundarfjörður, a place with an impressive coastline and mountains, lakes and waterfalls behind the village. Jutting out into the bay rises one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland, Mt. Kirkjufell. On the way back to Borgarnes the guide gives you some practical tips of how to photograph the Auroras as part of the Northern Lights Academy program. Naturally, once darkness falls, we are out in the hotel garden to chase the Northern Lights and to soak in the hotel’s outdoor hot tubs.
- Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Hama. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included today.
- Nov. 3, 2020 – BORGARFJÖRÐUR SAGA VALLEY AND INTO THE GLACIER – We head west to Borgarfjörður which is known as the Saga valley because of its many important historical events. We get a chance to climb the Grábrók volcano crater and get warmed at Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring which produces 180 liters per second of water that is nearly boiling – 97° Celsius. Hraunfossar is a series of waterfalls pouring from beneath a wide lava field. Barnafoss – the Children’s falls, is nearby with its own tragic tale. We also join a monster truck and head for Langjökull glacier where we enter the glacier trough a man made tunnel. We spend two nights in Borgarnes, West Iceland. The afternoon includes a lecture about Northern Lights. After dinner, we step into the hotel garden in search of the Northern Lights.
- Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Hamar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included today.
- Nov. 4, 2020 – GOLDEN CIRCLE, GEOTHERMAL TASTE & FRIÐHEIMAR – The first stop is at an Icelandic wool outlet store, just to see what they do with all those sheep! We continue inland to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We travel the Golden Circle route and see steam rising from the Geysir geothermal fields as we arrive. There is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur “the Churn” which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals. The chef of the Restaurant Geysir invites you to taste freshly baked hot spring bread served with Icelandic butter, geothermally boiled eggs and herring. It is best served with a small glass of Geysir Schnapps, very cold – nearly freezing. On we travel to Gullfoss, a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvítá River and attracts tourists and travelers in summer and winter. In the afternoon, we visit Friðheimar horse stables and geothermal greenhouses before we reach the accommodation in South Iceland. Tonight, step into the darkness and search for the elusive Northern Lights, while best enjoyed from a comfortable hot tub in the garden of the hotel, amidst the peace and stillness of rural Iceland.
- Overnight Stracta hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included today.
- Nov. 5, 2020 – NATURAL WONDERS OF SOUTH ICELAND – Today we travel along the South coast. We will visit one of Iceland’s finest folk museums. This museum contains an outstanding collection of farm and domestic artifacts from Iceland’s past and several turf-built houses. Nearby is Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. In the afternoon we take a stroll on the black lava beach and along bird cliffs at Reynisfjara in South Iceland. We spend 2 nights near Kirkjubæjarklaustur.
- Overnight Fosshótel Núpar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included today.
- Nov. 6, 2020 – SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK & VATNAJÖKULL GLACIER – Today’s program is all about glaciers, ice and icebergs. We travel to Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs, and we explore the extraordinary site and might see seals swimming in arctic waters. You can walk on the black sandy beach where large icebergs get stranded. In the afternoon we spend time at Europe’s largest national park, which has Iceland’s highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe’s largest glacier. In the evening enjoy a film presentation about the Northern Lights as part of the Northern Lights Academy program. Be careful not to go to bed too soon in this remote and quiet location or you may just miss out one more chance of seeing the Northern Lights shimmering and dancing across the night sky.
- Overnight Fosshótel Núpar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included today.
- Nov. 7, 2020 – SOUTH SHORE, REYKJAVÍK & BLUE LAGOON – From Kirkjubæjarklaustur we head across the Eldhraun lava field to the village of Vík, where we make a photo stop. The black lava beach with high bird cliffs and pounding waves is very impressive. Further west we reach the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges from the mountain. There is a trail that goes behind the falling water and offers interesting views, if you are prepared to get wet! In the afternoon we return to Reykjavik and have about 2-hour leisure time to explore Iceland’s capital on our own, visit museums, do some shopping or simply rest after all this touring. In the evening we get to soak in the famous Blue Lagoon, followed by an Icelandic dinner at a local restaurant and one last nocturnal tour to seek more Northern Lights. Around midnight we reach Reykjavík for one last night.
- Overnight Fosshotel Reykjavik. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included today.
- Nov. 8, 2020 – DEPARTURE HOME. After breakfast, check out of the hotel and head for the airport with your Icelandic memories and a ton of pictures and video you took of the Northern Lights and Iceland.
Cost – This will vary based on how many people sign up. But here is the breakdown. Rates are per person based on double occupancy, INCLUDING Travel Insurance with Cancel For Any Reason Coverage!
- 20 to 24 guests – $3,631pp
- 25 to 29 guests – $3,413pp
- 30 to 34 guests – $3,233pp
- 35 to 39 guests – $3,125pp
- 40 to 44 guests – $3,047pp
- Single supplement – add $799pp – Single rooms are limited so if interested book early and if they are sold out, we can waitlist you.
We have a 20 person minimum to make the tour go. If you sign up at the higher price and we get more people, you will end up paying what the final price for the tour ends up. For example, you sign up when we only have 20 people signed up, the cost is $3,631pp. But if we end up with over 40 going the price drops to $3,047pp and that would be the final price you would pay, not the $3,631pp.
Yes you can bring friends with your and yes active employees can join. We want to fill the group to 40+ to get the rate down. If we get an overwhelming response we will go to our operator and see about adding a 2nd bus if needed.
Deposit is $250pp
Final Payment is due on July 15, 2020
No cancellation fee if you cancel before final payment.
50% Penalty if cancelled between Jul 15 and Aug. 15, 2020.
Full Penalty if cancelled after Aug. 15, 2020.
To book, contact InterlineTravel.com at 800 766-2911 and any agent can take your info and payment. We need your full legal name to book and your billing address for your credit card. The charge will come from Dynamic Travel on your credit card bill.