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Northern Lights Exploration - 8 Days

Get up close to Iceland's sheer natural beauty and prowess, as you walk behind waterfalls, watch geysers erupt, see the Northern Lights shimmer and more.
Explore a land of raw, natural supercharged splendour, studded with angry volcanoes, enormous glaciers and temperamental geysers, in the company of an adventurous group of travellers. 

Together, you’ll experience the thrill of hunting for the Northern Lights, exploring otherworldly landscapes, hidden waterfalls and grandiose mountains that stretch across the horizon.
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Duration
8 Days

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Starting From
₹144,663
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Travel Operator
GJ Travel

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The only word for the Northern Lights is ‘epic’

Very few are lucky enough to see the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis in person but you could be one of them.

Why take this trip with us

Experiences

Our experiences and activities are expertly curated with inputs from trusted locals.

Accomodation

Best in class hotels that are conveniently located in city centres.

Safety

Our trips are organized with your safety in mind. We collaborate with local tourism authorities extensively.

Guide

Our trips always have a knowledgeable, friendly and expert guide to show you around.

Transport

Our tranport and transfers are always exclusive, private and in small buses.

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Itinerary

Welcome to Iceland

Private airport transfer by coach & guide from Keflavík International airport to Reykjavík where you spend the night.

Reykjavik City Tour & Borgarfjordur Saga Valley

Meet your tour guide who shows the group the highlights of Iceland’s exciting capital. Then we head west. Borgarfjörður 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 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 followed by a hot cup of chocolate or tea.

Snæfellsnes Peninsula & Fjord Cruise

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula, “the peninsula of the snowy mountain“, juts 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 for a cruise in the Breiðafjörður fjord. After a light lunch a uniquely Icelandic “treat“ awaits us at 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 on 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.

Golden Circle, Geothermal Taste & Icelandic Horse

Today we travel along the Hvalfjörður fjord. The first stop is at an Icelandic wool outlet store, 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, see steam rising from the Geysir geothermal fields. The chef of the Restaurant Geysir invites you to taste freshly baked hot spring bread served with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring. On we travel to double waterfall of Gullfoss. In the afternoon, you learn about the Icelandic horse, its unique qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse, 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.

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 in the Vatnajökull National Park region, located in complete darkness and ideal for Northern Lights search.

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 visit the tiny turf church at Hof and 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.

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 awe-inspiring. Further west we reach the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges from the mountain. 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. After an Icelandic farewell dinner at a local restaurant, we go on one last nocturnal tour to seek more Northern Lights. Around midnight we reach Reykjavík for one last night.

Departure Home

Private transfer by bus (no guide) from your accommodation in Reykjavík to Keflavík airport.

Inclusions

 7 nights accommodation at comfort tourist-class hotels

 6 days escorted bus tour with English-speaking guide/driver-guide

 Arrival & departure airport transfer by Flybus shuttle (no guide)

 Fjords cruise on Breiðafjörður fjord including light lunch (day 3)

 Visit traditional shark curing farm

 Hot spring Tasting with geothermal cooked bread & eggs

 Visit Icelandic horse stable & geothermal greenhouse

 Visit Lava Exhibition Center

 Skógar folk museum & turf houses

 Entrance with towel to Blue Lagoon

 Traditional Icelandic dinner at a local restaurant (day 7)

Not Included

 Any private expenses

 Any additional services

 All meals not listed under “included”

 Single supplement (mandatory when in a single room)

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08 Dec 2019 - 15 Dec 2019

8 Days / 7 Nights

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03 Jan 2020 - 10 Jan 2020

8 Days / 7 Nights

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05 Jan 2020 - 12 Jan 2020

8 Days / 7 Nights

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09 Feb 2020 - 16 Feb 2020

8 Days / 7 Nights

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₹166,362

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14 Feb 2020 - 21 Feb 2020

8 Days / 7 Nights

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15 Mar 2020 - 22 Mar 2020

8 Days / 7 Nights

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₹166,362

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03 Apr 2020 - 10 Apr 2020

8 Days / 7 Nights

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05 Apr 2020 - 12 Apr 2020

8 Days / 7 Nights

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₹166,362

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This Trip Is Operated By GJ Travel

GJ Travel stands for Guðmundur Jónasson Travel. Our company was formed in 1929 when our founder Guðmundur Jónasson obtained his first driving license. Fascinated by the seldom explored interior, he ventured out to the highlands and even onto the glaciers, opening a whole new world to the 20th-century traveler. For more than 85 years, our company has hosted travelers from all corners of the world. Through GJ Travel, many have returned time and time again together with their families and friends, to experience Iceland’s unique, beautiful nature and historical traditions. Our dedicated team never loose sight of the ‘personal touch,’ and work hard to ensure that the varied and interesting itineraries offered by GJ Travel provide plenty for the needs of today’s travelers.

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