Aurora Nights & Iceland's Natural Wonders

Search For The Northern Lights

Search For The Northern Lights

Striking Displays Of The Aurora Borealis

Skogafoss

Skogafoss

Skógafoss produces so much spray it’s often arched with a rainbow

Strokkur

Strokkur

Strokkur spouts impressively every 5 to 10 minutes

Jokulsarlon Lagoon

Jokulsarlon Lagoon

Jokulsarlon Lagoon's luminous blue icebergs

Gullfoss

Gullfoss

Gullfoss the Golden waterfall

Aurora Nights & Iceland's Natural Wonders

Sit back on this exciting guided tour and spend days discovering Iceland’s legendary natural wonders and nights under a canopy of stars in search of the Aurora Borealis. Take in the geyser that gave the world the name; Gullfoss, the golden waterfall; Jökulsárlón, the iceberg lagoon and Eyjafjallajökull, which erupted with such spectacular consequences in 2010.
DAY 1 UK – Reykjavik
Fly direct to Keflavik from a choice of regional airports. Transfer on arrival and check-in to the CenterHotel Plaza. Acquaint yourself with the historic city centre and enjoy dinner in any number of local restaurants. Don’t forget to sign up for the Northern Lights wake-up alert before retiring.
 
DAY 2 Golden Circle
After breakfast you will meet your qualified, local guide and like-minded travellers, before heading to see the trio of sites known as the Golden Circle. Thingvellir National Park was the location for Iceland’s first parliament and where you can see the dramatic rift valley caused the movement of the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Stop at the Geysir area where, amongst the bubbling fumaroles and hot springs, Strokkur spouts impressively every 5-10 minutes. Onwards to Gullfoss, the waterfall that plummets 32m before twisting and tumbling on down a steep canyon.
Along the way you will stop at a stud farm breeding the easy-going 5-gaited Icelandic horse. Alongside is a tomato farm which utilises the ample supply of geothermal water to produce tomatoes year-round, before arriving at your country accommodation, the Hotel Katla, your base for the next 2 nights.
After dinner (pay locally) you will enjoy an aurora presentation and head out into the local surrounds in search of the Northern Lights (subject to suitable weather conditions).
 
DAY 3 Glacier Lagoon
Today is a full day tour to the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, passing many iconic sights along the way. After breakfast you will drive further along the southeast coast across bridges fording dramatic outwash plains, interspersed with black sand beaches and lava fields, before arriving at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. The luminous blue icebergs float in the lagoon for several years, gradually sculpting themselves into varying shapes before finally working their way out to sea.
Return to Vik via Skaftafell National Park on the southern edge of the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier.
Dinner (pay locally) and take time to look out for the northern lights from the geothermal hot tubs on hand.
 
DAY 4 Volcanos and Waterfalls
Today you will return along the south coast, stopping at two of Iceland’s plunge waterfalls. Seljalandsfoss, which spills straight off the cliffs of the former coastline and Skógafoss, which often welcomes you with a rainbow. Pausing at Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Centre, you can view a short 20-minute movie demonstrating the fortitude of local farmers in the aftermath of the 2010 eruption.
The last call of the day is the Blue Lagoon and a bathe in the soothing milky blue waters before bidding farewell to your travel companions. Overnight at the Centerhotel Plaza.
 
DAY 5 UK
Time to browse Reykjavik and do some last minute shopping before taking the airport shuttle transfer in time for your flight home.
Centerhotel Plaza
Centerhotel Plaza
This modern hotel is in a great location just minutes’ walk from all the major attractions and close to the National Gallery. Representing excellent value, the 180 rooms are furnished with simple contemporary oak furnishings and all have private WC/shower. Relax in the Plaza Bar with floor to ceiling windows. Buffet breakfast is served on site and there are a myriad of restaurants, bars & cafés within walking distance for dining later.
• City Centre • Lobby Bar • Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Katla
Hotel Katla

The Hotel Katla is situated around 2½ hrs drive from Reykjavik and located just outside Vik, on South Iceland’s picturesque coast. This warm and cosy motel style property offers 72 simply decorated yet spacious rooms with private WC/shower, free Wi-Fi and TV. The restaurant serves buffet breakfast and a choice of traditional local specialities for dinner. Enjoy both the bar and complimentary access to an outdoor geothermal hot tub.

▪ Located away from any light pollution, ideal for spotting the Northern Lights ▪ Great views