Aurora Adventure in Hofn - Northern Lights

An impressive Northern Lights experience in the realm of Vatnajokull, Europe's largest glacier

Type of tour:Short breaks
Season:01 October - 31 March
Duration:5 Days/4 Nights
Departure:All days

Aurora Adventure in Hofn - Northern Lights

Experience an unforgettable winter adventure in the region surrounding Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest glacier. Nestled below the mighty glacier is the charming fishing village of Hofn, an ideal base for exploring this incredible region. You can request wake-up alerts from the hotel and view dancing northern lights in the middle of the night, one of the most spectacular and beautiful natural phenomena. Don’t forget to sample fresh langoustine (lobster) caught from the surrounding North Atlantic Ocean, a speciality in the local restaurants.

Highlights of Aurora Adventure in Hofn - Northern Lights

• Experience the ambience of Reykjavik city and Hofn, a fishing town beneath Vatnajokull glacier
• Receive wake-up alerts from the hotel should the northern lights appear in the middle of the night
• Easy access to the stunning Glacial Lagoon, where you might see playful seals among the blue tinted icebergs
• Choose from numerous optional tours, including a visit to Skaftafell National Park (for hiking or ice climbing), quad biking (ATV), or horseback riding


Departures on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. No departures from 21 December  2016 – 4 January 2017 & from 21 December  2017 – 4 January 2018.

Please note: The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings can not be guaranteed.


  • 2 nights at a hotel in Reykjavik with private facilities, including breakfast (except arrival day)
  • 2 nights at Hotel Hofn, including breakfast
  • Round-trip flight between Reykjavik and Hofn (excluding airport tax)
  • 2 days car rental of your choice, with pick-up and drop-off at Hofn’s airport

Day 1: Arrival

Once you have landed at Keflavik Airport in Iceland, please pick up your luggage and head through customs. Transfer on own to Reykjavik and check-in at your hotel in Reykjavik city.  Transfers are not included in your package, but we would be happy to arrange an arrival transfer for you, perhaps even with a stop at the popular Blue Lagoon.  

Please note that early check-in is not included.  Most hotels start check-in around 14:00 (2:00pm)

Overnight in Reykjavik.


Day 2: Northern Lights Magic

Reykjavik - Hofn

In the early morning, transfer on your own to Reykjavik Domestic Airport (cabs are plentiful) and take the flight to Hofn on the Southeast coast of Iceland (flight times vary, depending on flight season and availability). The flight duration is approximately one hour.

You will be met at the airport in Hofn by a local driver for a short transfer to the hotel (only included in packages from Jan-April 2017). From fall 2017 and onwards, you will pick up your car and drive on your own to Hofn village. Once you have checked in, you can take a scenic walk on your own through the village and down to the harbor, where you might see fishermen land their catch of the day.

You might also consider booking optional guided tours for northern lights hunting.

Overnight in Hofn.




Day 3: Glacier Experience

Explore Hofn and surroundings

Hofn‘s proximity to Vatnajokull Glacier provides great opportunity to experience glacial wonders in the region. We recommend taking an optional tour to Jokulsarlon, the Glacier Lagoon, where you might see seals swimming between the huge floating icebergs. Other opportunities might include glacier walking in Skaftafell, a glacier-ringed nature preserve in Vatnajokull National Park. and visiting the new Thorbergur Cultural Centre near the Glacial Lagoon, honoring a favorite Icelandic author.

In the evening check out optional guided tours hunting the northern lights.

Overnight in Hofn.


Day 4: Free Time and Return to Reykjavik

Day at your leisure

Spend the morning enjoying optional leisure activities in the area or simply enjoying the small town atmosphere. In the afternoon, fly back to Reykjavik. Transfer on your own to hotel in Reykjavik. Evening at your leisure to enjoy the city‘s restaurants, swimming pools and culture.

Overnight in Reykjavik.




Day 5: Departure

If your departure flight is in the afternoon, you might want to visit one of the numerous museums or art galleries scattered around the city. Perhaps you´ll stroll along the seaside paths, breathing in the pristine North Atlantic air. We recommend departing your hotel no later than three hours before your light.

On your own, transfer to Keflavik airport for international flight. Transfer not included, but we would be happy to arrange it for you. We can also assist you with extending your trip with hotel nights and tour add-ons.

Please note: The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings, therefore, cannot be guaranteed.


Prices per person winter 2017/2018

Accommodation Period   Duration 5d / 4n    
      Departures Daily *    
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura and Hotel Höfn 1 - 31.Oct 2017          
  Car group Grp 4.0 Grp 4.1 Grp 5.0 Grp 5.1 Grp 7.1
  Double 684 688 715 724 756
  Single 927 935 989 1.006 1.071
  Triple 612 615 633 639 660
  1.Nov - 29.Dec 2017          
  Car group Grp 4.0 Grp 4.1 Grp 5.0 Grp 5.1 Grp 7.1
  Double 643 647 674 683 715
  Single 866 874 928 945 1.010
  Triple 582 584 602 608 630
  2.Jan - 31.Mar 2018          
  Car group Grp 4.0 Grp 4.1 Grp 5.0 Grp 5.1 Grp 7.1
  Double 667 671 698 707 739
  Single 893 901 955 972 1.037
  Triple 601 604 622 627 649

Children rate

  • Infants 0-1 year are free of charge
  • Children 2-11 years sharing a double room with 2 adults will receive 25% discount from the listed price
  • Discount does not apply to airport taxes



Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.


Budget self-drive holiday

By selecting a budget self-drive holiday you'll lower your costs considerably as you'll be staying in accommodation with shared facilities.
These are a combination of basic hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. All rooms have made-up beds and some rooms have washbasins. Showers and WC are shared facilities. The first night in all budget self-drives with Iceland Travel include a accommodation with private facilities in the town of Hveragerdi.

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Economy self-drive holiday

Our economy self-drives offer you the chance to travel around Iceland in a worry free spirit, staying in accommodation with private facilities without stretching your budget. Throughout your stay you'll be residing in a combination of standard hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. Your final night will be in a 3 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Comfort self-drive holiday

Our comfort self-drive holidays allow you to spend your days exploring rural Iceland, knowing your nights will be spent in the most comfortable accommodation each area has to offer. Throughout the tour you'll stay in quality hotels and guesthouses where all rooms have private facilities. Your final night will be in a 4 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Superior self-drive holiday

Upgrade your comfort car rental holiday to the best possible accommodation with premium amenities, either for the full duration of your stay or only selected nights. The upgrade can either be to a superior room in a comfort hotel, or a standard room in an upscale hotel.
The cost for a superior upgrade is 84 EUR per room per night (on prices in comfort category).
This upgrade is only available upon request. Let us know during the booking process just how superior you want your holiday to be, and we'll customize your trip!

Late Arrival Supplement

Late Arrival Supplement for passengers arriving late evening/night. Stay at Airport Hotel Smari at Keflavik International Airport for your pre night instead of Hveragerdi Area. Supplement per room per night is 48 EUR in Category Comfort and 63 EUR on prices in Economy and Budget.


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