Aurora Adventure - Hofn Mini Self-Drive

Experience an unforgettable winter "mini- self drive" adventure in the region surrounding Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest glacier.

Type of tour:Road-Trips
Season:01 October - 12 April
Duration:3 Days/2 Nights
Departure:All days

Aurora Adventure - Hofn Mini Self-Drive

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

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.

What's in it for you?

  • Worry-free travelling
  • Digital itinerary with the Iceland Travel Companion app
  • Electronic version of the Iceland Travel Guide. Prior to your arrival we will send you an electronic version of our Iceland Travel Guide booklet. You can start preparing yourself for your upcoming Iceland trip and be prepared for your Iceland adventure!
  • Flexibility. With comprehensive maps and your own vehicle, drive at your own pace. Choose your preferred stops during the day and hunt for northern lights in the evening.


  • Experience the ambience of Hofn, a friendly fishing town beneath Vatnajokull
  • 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 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  No departures from  21 December  2018 – 4 January 2019
  • Please note: The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings can not be guaranteed.
  • You must be 21 years of age to rent a car, 23 years of age to rent car cat. 5.0 or higher


  • 2 nights at a hotel or guesthouse in the Höfn area, including breakfast
  • Rental car for2 days with unlimited mileage, CDW, theft protection and VAT**, with pick-up and drop-off at Hofn’s airport
  • GPS system with car and additional authorised driver.
  • Access to our emergency phone line, open 24 hours.
  • Service fee and taxes.
  • Tablet with a new travel app called Iceland Travel Companion. The app includes:
    • Thousands of points of nature sites, historic places, and road side services
    • Safety guidelines and the apps of the Icelandic Meteorological Office and The Icelandic Road Administration
    • Detailed description of the customer´s journey, including hotel itinerary and GPS road guide to each hotel
    • A map view of the Iceland road trip 
    • Detailed pdf travel book about Iceland in English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and French 

** Please contact Iceland Travel for additional information on car rental insurances and rental conditions



Day 1: : Hornafjordur and Europe’s Largest Glacier

Distance is variable

When you arrive in Hofn, pick up your car from the airport car rental and drive to Hofn  village. Once you have checked in to your hotel, 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.  It‘s also possible book locally-guided walking tours that show you the wildlife and culture in the town or even to arrange  meeting a local family and having a home-cooked dinner at their home.

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

Overnight in Hofn.



Hofn   |Vatnajokull

Day 2: Glacier Experience

Distance is variable

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 Thorbergur Cultural Centre near the Glacial Lagoon, honouring a favourite Icelandic author.  The Thorbergur Centre is also known for its excellent restaurant specialising in regional cuisine (reservations are necessary)

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

Overnight in Hofn.


Day 4: Farewell to Hornafjörður

Breakfast at your hotel.  Enjoy some time in Höfn before dropping off your car at the Hofn airport.

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.



  • 1 Person = 1 single room
  • 2 Persons = 1 double/twin room
  • 3 Persons = 1 double/twin + 1 single room
  • 4 Persons = 2 double/twin rooms
  • 5 Persons = 2 double/twin + 1 single room

Car Rental

Our selfdrive packages include basic insurance (CDW), unlimited mileage, VAT, a GPS system and two authorized drivers.


Quality is an important factor for Iceland Travel. When organizing our tours we choose accommodation with regards to quality, value for money, location and service provided.


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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