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Northern Lights Adventure in the Highlands

(5 days / 4 nights)

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BE TRANSPORTED TO ANOTHER WORLD THIS WINTER WITH ICELAND'S NORTHERN LIGHTS

Experience the wintery highlands and stay overnight at a mountain hut, surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the Þórsmörk Nature Reserve. Þórsmörk and its remote location offers exciting 4x4 adventures, amazing landscapes of volcanoes and glaciers and forested valleys with raging glacial rivers. Þórsmörk is an excellent location for stargazing and viewing the northern lights. This is the perfect combination of city life and rugged wilderness and the holiday also includes the star of Iceland – the Golden Circle.

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5 days / 4 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 176640 ISK

The amount will be charged in ISK

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Tour Highlights

  • Search for the majestic northern lights
  • Explore the famous Golden Circle route
  • Observe the vast wilderness of the Highlands
  • Travel by super jeep throughout Þórsmörk
  • Enjoy guided hikes in the Highlands
  • Explore glaciersvolcanoes and the rugged terrain of the interior
  • Walk the quaint streets of Reykjavík

Travel style

Multi-Day Tours i

Interest

4x4 Highland Route i, Active i, City Break i, Northern Lights i, Off the Beaten Path i

Season

Sep - Mar

Departure

Daily

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • Day 1: Welcome to Reykjavik, the Capital

    On arrival to Keflavík Airport you are met by your private driver and transferred to your accommodation in central Reykjavik. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city as you wish, perhaps with a visit to one of the many museums or a stroll down the always lively shopping street, Laugavegur. Downtown Reykjavík also offers a wide variety of restaurants, cafés and coffee houses as well as plenty of bars and clubs if you wish to experience the renowned Reykjavík nightlife.

    Spend the night in Reykjavik.

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  • Day 2: Journey to the Highlands & Wilderness Evening

    After your morning breakfast, you´ll start by joining a bus transfer from Reykjavik and head east through the farmlands of the south coast. Close to Seljalandsfoss waterfall you will meet your local guide and switch to the 4x4 Super Jeeps. We will turn off the main highway to follow a limited-access mountain road in the vicinity of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. This drive takes us through extremely rugged terrain, like the Gígjökull glacier tongue — an area that changed dramatically after the eruption in 2010. We’ll also cross un-bridged glacial rivers — a true test of our mighty jeep!

    On arrival to the mountain huts at Húsadalur, we´ll start with a warm soup for lunch before going on a 1,5 – 2 hour hike, followed by some sauna relaxation and a traditional Icelandic dinner. Afterwards, we’ll spend the evening sharing stories and with some luck we might see the northern lights dancing in the sky.

    Spend the night in budget accommodation at the Volcano Montain Hut.

    Note: The accommodation at the Mountain Hut is basic and our guests stay in small private rooms with shared bathrooms & showers. The private rooms have made up bunk beds (double lower bunk and single upper bunk).

    Please note that in Iceland, the weather is part of the adventure. With that in mind, please note that the itinerary for Þórsmörk may need be adjusted by the guide according to weather or road conditions.

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  • Day 3: Þórsmörk Exploration

    Spend the morning relaxing in Þórsmörk and enjoy the breathtaking landscape where you can visit one of the many hiking trails in the area. Next, we will start our scenic journey out of Þórsmörk with a 4x4 super jeep. Along the way, we´ll see the foothills of the Eyjafjalljokull volcano, before reaching the picture-perfect Seljalandsfoss waterfall. From there we will switch back to a standard bus back to Reykjavik, where you can enjoy the city centre on your own.

    For growling stomachs, we recommend dining this evening at one of the many gourmet restaurants in downtown Reykjavík.  Try Iceland’s famous fresh seafood or grilled lamb with a local microbrew—a great reward after your wilderness adventure.

    Spend the night in Reykjavik.

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  • Day 4: Natural Wonders of the Golden Circle

    Today you will visit some of Iceland’s most famous attractions with a guided personal small group tour of the classic “Golden Circle” route in South Iceland. One of the many highlights on this journey is Þingvellir National Park, a place of great historical and geological significance that is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Þingvellir is the site of the country’s first parliament and is located along the edge of the great rift created by the drifting of the Eurasian and American tectonic plates. Other attractions include the beautiful two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall and the spouting hot springs of Geysir. While Geysir lies dormant, its neighbour Strokkur erupts every few minutes, gushing steam and water from the bowels of the earth. A taste of Icelandic food and drink is included during the tour. On return to Reykjavik, you will see the beautiful waterfall Faxi.

    Spend the night in Reykjavik

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  • Day 5: Departure from Reykjavík

    Depart to Keflavik International Airport via a semi-private transfer. If your flight is in the afternoon, you will have time to visit some of Reykjavik´s boutiques or museums. You may also opt to take an exciting optional activity (not included) like whale watching or relaxing at the Blue Lagoon.

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Map

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Reviews

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The best trip ever!

I couldn't have been happier with my trip to Iceland. Everything was easy and taken care of. No hassle getting picked up late. All of my guides were friendly and informative. I can't wait to book another trip through Nordic Visitor. 

They were awesome

They helped plan and book my entire trip. everything was perfect. all the pick ups, all the activities, i would use them again in a second. Thanks Helga.....

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My father and I used Nordic Visitor to book our February father/daughter trip to Iceland. These guys were great! They let us customize our own package, allowed to to make scheduling changes at the last minute and were concerned with customer service every step of the way.
 
Larus helped us with our rather complicated arrangements just three weeks before we left and I was nervous. However, all was well as they allowed us to take a package and shave off part of the guided tours and rent a car to drive further south, instead. They booked for us nice hotel rooms along the way and for the most part were reachable whenever we needed them
 
Out trip to Iceland was great and I have Nordic Visitor to thank for the hassle-free vacation.

Accommodation

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Approx 176640 ISK

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Tour Information

We recommend that all of our travellers read through the following information. You will learn what the tour includes, what to pack for your holiday and useful information about the activities included on the tour. 

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR MULTI-DAY TOURS
All accommodation and planned activities (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor. This is a multi-day tour package with no dedicated tour guide for the duration of your stay. For each planned activity, you can expect a different tour operator and guide, and you will have free time in-between activities. Nordic Visitor works with a small group of trusted operators that the company has strong professional relationships with.

ADD-ON & OPTIONAL UPGRADES
Travellers can choose to add-on selected optional activities when booking online. Customers can also choose to upgrade bus tours to super jeep tours. It is also possible to add-on extra nights to packages along with customising the tours. Please contact us for prices and availability for 1 person on this tour.

THE HIGHLAND MOUNTAIN HUTS
The accommodation at the mountain hut is basic and our guests stay in private rooms with shared bathrooms & showers. The private rooms are small in size with bunk beds (double lower bunk and single upper bunk). 

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS, DAYLIGHT HOURS & WEATHER CONDITIONS 
The best months to experience the northern lights are October through April, with peak visibility from December through February. Please note that as the northern lights are a natural phenomenon, we cannot guarantee sightings even if the tour is operated.

Please be advised that daylight is limited in Iceland during the winter months, with 4-5 hours of daylight from December to January. However, fresh snowfall often gives the appearance of more light, and it is common that houses, streets and businesses are lit up with Christmas lights, so don't fear that you will be travelling in complete darkness.

Although the winter climate in Iceland is generally mild compared to other northern European countries, the temperature can drop below freezing at times. Please bring windproof and waterproof outerwear and plenty of warm layers. Please note that the programme is dependent upon weather and road conditions, and may be altered if conditions are not favourable. For information on weather conditions and daylight hours we recommend visiting our extensive Online Travel Guide

CURRENCY RATE
All bookings are charged in Icelandic Króna (ISK), the official currency of Iceland. Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate as issued by the Central bank of Iceland. Therefore, conversions from ISK to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.

AFTER BOOKING WITH NORDIC VISITOR
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two business days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your trip.

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