Create memories of mystical nature, local delicacies, ancient Sagas, and Northern Lights!
Duration: 6 days/5 nights
Explore the Icelandic South Shore; Waterfalls, volcanoes, glacial lagoon and black sand beaches
Icebergs, hot springs and volcanoes dominate Iceland´s beautiful yet rugged landscape. On a guided coach tour, experience the hidden powers of the island including dramatic vistas of the notorious Eyjafjallajökull volcano and the breathtaking Glacial Lagoon. With several overnights in stunning rural locations, you’ll be perfectly situated to hunt for the magical Northern Lights.
All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 2 participants except for German with minimum 4 participants.
Maximum group size: 36 participants.
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Day 1: Arrival
Overnight stay in Reykjavik (airport transfer not included).
Day 2: Thingvellir - Geysir - Gullfoss
Start the day by visiting the recently opened and fascinating Northern Lights Centre in Reykjavik for an exciting and informative presentation on the Northern Lights.
Onwards to Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO World Heritage site) where the world's oldest parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland's largest lake. Drive to Laugarvatn Fontana where your group experiences a geothermal bakery first-hand and digs up bread that has been cooked underground. Sample the delicious bread, served hot from the ground and slathered with fresh Icelandic butter.
Continue through farmland areas to the geothermal fields of Geysir with bubbling mud pools and the high-spouting Strokkur hot spring. Last but not least, visit the dramatic two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, a spectacular sight in winter when frozen mid-cascade.
Overnight in the Fludir area.
Day 3: South Shore - Eyjafjallajokull Volcano
Drive along the south shore, an area of Iceland that is beautiful to view in the winter. This is one of the main farm regions of the country, and the road will pass by typical Icelandic farms, often with Icelandic horses in the fields. Stop at the spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Head onwards, passing by Myrdalsjokull Glacier, to visit Reynisfjara beach. Take a walk on the black sands, and admire the extraordinary rock formations and thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
Overnight stay and Northern Lights hunt in Kirkjubaejarklaustur area.
Day 4: Skaftafell National Park - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
Today enter the area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe's largest glacier. This national park is also the largest one in Europe. The park's Skaftafell region is a site of outstanding natural beauty, dominated by Vatnajokull glacier. Continue to Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon where you can enjoy a breathtaking sight of icebergs floating in the fantastic 180m (591 ft) deep glacial lagoon.
Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Volcanic Areas - Hveragerdi - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik
Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Visitor Centre - Greenhouse Village - Geothermal Lagoon
Explore the region near the towering strato-volcano Eyjafjallajokull, which is probably the most famous volcano in the world today. At the Volcano Visitor Centre at Thorvaldseyri Farm, located beneath Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, you will see, both in photos and film, the 2010 eruption and its impact on the countryside, the country itself and the whole world.
Head towards the village of Hveragerdi, which is one of the few sites in the world located directly in the middle of a geothermal area. Hveragerdi is often called "The Flower Village" because of its many greenhouses heated by hot water from nearby springs. The tour then continues to Strandarkirkja, a church that is widely believed to have special power to aid success or provide good luck. Follow along the coastline with its breathtaking sea waves and through a deserted community that once was a flourishing center for the region.
On to the Reykjanes peninsula, where you can enjoy a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon, a unique wonder of nature with pleasantly warm, mineral-rich water in the middle of a black lava field.
Return to Reykjavik, where the evening is at your own leisure.
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3 course dinner at countryside hotels. Price for 3 dinners: 132 EUR per person if booked in advance.
Children 6-11 years sharing a room and/or traveling with a guardian will receive 25% discount from the listed price.
It is not recommended that children 0-5 years old travel on scheduled tours.
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.
After a 22 hours flight back home, I have to admit that I have had the time of my life in Iceland thanks to this tour (Hidden Powers & Northern Lights).
At first, I was a bit worried to travel alone so far & probably end up touring solo; but I was proven that strangers are just friends you haven't met yet. Everyone was so humble, nice and kind especially our tour guides (Mr. Snorri, Ms. Kristin & our very own Jason Statham driver Mr. Christian).
The tour took us to the most amazing and fascinating spots I have ever witnessed. The landscapes of Iceland were just mind-blowing! Places like Gullfoss, The Great Geyser, Laufskalavarda, The Black Sand Beach, Jokulsarlon Floating Icebergs & Skogafoss were marvelous - their scenery will be carved in my memory forever. Unfortunately though, we have got to see the Northern Lights for only one night due to the cloudy weather; and of course, it was a sight to behold.
Just a note that if anyone would like to try to capture the Lights on camera, please make sure you have a good quality steady camera (cell phone cameras will not work).
All in all, it was a beautiful experience and definitely returning back soon - hopefully very soon
Fantastic holiday, all arrangements perfect right from the start and all dealings with the staff of Iceland Travel excellent, especially Margret who always answered queries promptly. The use of Saga Travel in Akureyri excellent choice all the staff and guides of Saga excellent and cannot recommend them highly enough. Wonderful experience especially topped off by seeing the Northern Lights. Hope to come back do it all again. Definitely will recommend to my friends.
Just returned home from an amazing tour with Iceland Travel (Hidden Powers and Northern Lights). Our guide Yrsa and driver Ragnar were absolutely amazing, making everyone feel comfortable and ensuring that a great time was had by all (not to mention the amazing knowledge and contagious enthusiasm). The trip was everything I wanted it to be and more. The only disappointment was that we did not see the Aurora (which obviously has nothing to do with Iceland Travel or the tour itself). I will definitely be back to Iceland and Iceland Travel is the way to go!
Had a fantastic time during your hidden powers and northern lights tour..we did not manage to see the lights as the weather was not favorable but the rest of the trip was amazing! The guide Benedict was excellent and gave us a lot of information about the places we visited and about Iceland...the politics,the culture and industry in a interesting and informative way. We had a fantastic time and if we ever head back to Iceland we will definitely be booking with Iceland travel again! Many thanks to Herman who drove us all around Iceland safely and skillfully!!driving is tough in Iceland with icy roads,fog covered...
Me and my wife have been in the "HIDDEN POWERS & NORTHERN LIGHTS HUNT" Tour between 20th and 26th of Mars 2014.
It was a fascinating experience combined with the privilege of discovering new places and people. Beside the magnificent landscapes and breathtaking locations I want to thank the "Iceland Travel" team, especially to our guide, Hildur, for the well managed time spent. And the driver was very nice too :)
It's an experience I would definitely repeat and recommend to others.
Just came back from a tour of Southern Iceland with Iceland Travel. Everything was A+. We had a knowledgeable, informative and very nice tourguide and a great driver. I've toured many countries in Europe and been on many organized tours and this was by far the best food I've had on any tours (I recommend meal plan). Tour was organized, never too rushed and took in a lot of sites. Accommodations were very clean. Iceland is a great country with beautiful scenery, clean air, interesting sites, wonderful food and the friendliest people.
Thank you for a wonderful 6 day Hidden Powers & Northern Lights Tour 12 - 17 March 2015. We did and saw so much and our guide Snorrie Ingerson was just wonderful. We would recommend this tour to anyone.