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Northern Lights, Thingvellir National Park

Romantic Iceland & the Northern Lights

5-day itinerary from £1,370 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Embrace the romance of Iceland’s natural wonders with this winter break

Highlights

  • Watch the Northern Lights as you soak in a hot tub
  • Take in the geothermal wonders of the Golden Circle, from spurting geysers to bubbling mud pools
  • Stay in Scandi luxe alongside private terraces and spectacular vistas
  • Drive ultra-scenic roads, passing rippling waterfalls and lava fields
  • End in buzzing Reykjavik with the option to stop at the dazzling Blue Lagoon

In Brief

  • 3 Nights Hotel Grimsborgir
  • 1 Night Reykjavík

About

Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Honeymoon | Natural world | Northern Lights | Self-drive | Short break | Spa | Winter

Head to the wild beauty of Iceland's Golden Circle on this tour, walking among glaciers, giant mountains and quiet fishing villages alongside a stay in a Scandi-luxe hotel complete with private decks and hot tubs perfect for aurora watching. Your hire car offers extra opportunities for taking in the geysers, waterfalls and national-park beauty of Iceland’s Golden Circle, ending with a night among Reykjavik’s historic charm and optional Blue Lagoon soaks. 

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Keflavik

Begin in style with complimentary airport lounge access before your flight out to Keflavik, picking up your 4WD on arrival and taking in roaring waterfalls, lava fields and colossal peaks before arriving at Hotel Grimsborgir, all Scandi-luxe style. Enjoy the likes of mountain lamb and Icelandic cod among the dining room's cosy fireplaces before you head to your private deck and spot – with luck – the dazzling shimmer of the aurora. 

Stay: Hotel Grimsborgir

Day 2
The Golden Circle

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel’s gourmet restaurant, overlooking one of Iceland’s finest salmon rivers. We recommend a full day to explore the iconic Golden Circle. Discover hot springs, magnificent waterfalls and remote fishing villages, from Strokkur's bursting geysers to the bubbling mud pools of the Great Geysir. Finish the day at the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall and UNESCO World Heritage Site Thingvellir National Park, a mystical landscape of rippling, ice-slicked islets.

Stay: Hotel Grimsborgir

Meals: B

Day 3
South Coast

Today, after another hearty breakfast, we suggest setting off along the blustery South Coast, stopping at the 60-metre-high drop of Skógafoss, a waterfall swelled by two glaciers, as well as witnessing the roar of Seljalandsfoss’s rippling falls. Finish with a stroll on the black sand beaches of Vik before heading back to the hotel for a soak in one of the hotel’s hot tubs, which make for excellent vantage points for the accompaniment of – luck depending – the raking lines of the aurora.

Stay: Hotel Grimsborgir

Meals: B

Day 4
Reykjavik

Head to Reykjavik and the hip Hotel Reykjavik Centrum. Perhaps climb the tower at Hallgrimskirkja for panoramic views, get a sense of the city’s past at the National Museum or venture out from the harbour on a whale-watching tour. Why not enjoy a thrilling final search for that dazzling aurora tonight; we thoroughly recommend a Northern Lights by SuperJeep excursion to maximise your chances of seeing the spectacular lightshow (ask us for more details). 

Stay: Hotel Reykjavik Centrum (Superior)

Day 5
Depart for UK

After breakfast, head to the airport for your flight home. Why not stop at the famous Blue Lagoon, where you can enjoy a soak in its bright blue mineral-rich waters, naturally heated to a consistently balmy 37-39°C (supplement applies and pre-booking is essentials – contact us for more information). Then, transfer to continue to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

5-day itinerary from £1,370 incl. flights

Standard

Return flights from London to Keflavik International airport

4 days (4x24 hrs) intermediate group car hire (Toyaota RAV 4WD or similar) inclusive of airport tax, CDW, theft protection, unlimited mileage

3 nights at the Hotel Grimsborgir in a superior double/twin on a B&B basis

1 night at the Hotel Centrum, Rekjavik in a standard double/twin room on a B&B basis

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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