Explore the wonder of the Aurora Boriallis/Northern Lights by the south coast of Iceland
Day 1. Arrival to the Keflavik international airport. Transfer to Reykjavik
Accommodation in Reykjavík.
Day 2. The Golden Circle and Eyjafjallajökull
Today we are heding to the UNESCO´s world heritage site and national park Thingvellir where the oldest still existing parliament in the world was founded in 930 AD. The riftzone between the Euroasian and the North American tectonic plates lies through the national park. We will also visit the Geysir area with it´s many hot springs and the Golden Waterfall. Accommodation near the world famous Eyjafjallajökull which was spouting an ash cloud over the northern hemisphere in 2010.
As we are staying in a rural area far away from the light pollution are there great chanches of seeing the northern lights.
Accommodation in south Iceland
Day 3. Glaciers and waterfalls
We will drive past the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers, see the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls and the spectacular basalt columns at the black sandbeach near Vík. We proceed to the biggest ice cap of Europe Vatnajökull. The highlight of the day is the stunning view to the icebergs of the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
Accommodation near Vatnajökull glacier in a rural area with little light pollution.
Day 4. South Coast and Skaftafell National Park
After a visit to the Skaftafell national park will we return along the south coast to Reykjavik. We will enjoy the view to the glaciers and stop at the southern post point of Iceland cape Dyrhólaey.
Accommodation in Reykjavik.
Day 5. Transfer to the airport and return flight.
Remarks: It is possible to extend the stay in Reykjavik which gives the option to visit the Blue Lagoon or participate in a whale watching tour i.e.
Price p.p. in dbl room min 6
Single supplement 170,--EUR
- 4 nights accommodation middle class hotels
- breakfast buffet at the hotels
- 3 x course dinner at the hotels
- Bus and driverguide as per program
- Arrival and departure airport transfer
- ,,Taste of Iceland“ varieties of icelandic delicacies
- Entrance to Eyjafjallajökull visitor center
Aurora Hunting On Your Own.
A self drive winter adventure with a base in a town in South Iceland , far away from the light pullution of the capital.
Day 1. Arrival.
Most arrivals from European destinations to Iceland are in the afternoon.The rental car will be delivered at the Keflavik International Airport. It will take you an hour and a half to reach Selfoss which is a town with about 7000 inhabitants, located close to the capital Reykjavik but far enough from the city lights so the chanches of seeing the northern lights are quit big.
Check in to the 4 star hotel Selfoss where you will be staying the next 3 nights.
Day 2. The Golden Circle.
The most famous attractions of Iceland the Geysir area with the active geyser Strokkur and Gullfoss (the Golden Waterfall) are close to Selfoss. Another highlight of the day is the UNESCO world heritage site Thingvellir, the national park where you can see the riftzone between the Euroasian and the North American earthplates . In Thingvellir is also the Law Rock, the meeting place of the oldest still existing parliament the Althing.
It takes only few minutes to drive into the total darkness where the northern lights can be seen, weather permitting o fcourse.
Optional: A visit to the Fontana geothermal spa in Laugarvatn or the Fákasel Horse Theater which is only a few minutes drive from Selfoss.
Day 3. The South Coast –Glaciers and Waterfalls
You will follow the highway number one along the south coast to the village of Vík. The highlights of the day include the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss and the black sandbeach near cape Dyrhólaey where unique basalt formations are to be seen. You will get very close to Sólheimajökull glacier front which is a part of Iceland´s fourth biggest ice cap Mýrdalsjökull. Another highlight of the day is the Eyjafjallajökull volcano which you will get very close to on your way. A visit to the Eyjafjallajökull visitor centre is recommended.
Aurora hunt in the evening (wheather permitting).
Optional: A hike with a glacier guide on the Sólheimajökull glacier. All necessary equipment will be provided.
Day 4. Lunar Landscape and the Blue Lagoon
The moonlike landscape of the Reykjanes peninsula is hardly to be described. The fumaraloes (mudpots) of Seltún and Gunnuhver as well as the birdcliffs at the tip of the peninsula at Reykjanestá are really worth seeing. The highlight of the day is however a visit to the Blue Lagoon in which you can relax before you continue to Reykjavik, the worlds most northern capital city where you will stay the last night in a middle class hotel.
Day 5. Return to the Keflavik airport where the car will be delivered.
PRICE PER PERSON 589,-- EUR
- Double room for 3 nights in the 4 star Hotel Selfoss with breakfast
- 1 night in a middle class hotel in Reykjavik
- Rental Car Skoda Octavia 4 x 4
- Detailed tour description and recommendations for restaurants.
GPS equipment can be hired upon request.