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Northern Lights Luxury Self-Drive

This package combines northern lights hunting with great accommodation and the flexibility of having your own car for the whole stay.

Type of tour:Self-Drive Tours
Season:01 October - 15 April
Duration:4 Days/3 Nights
Departure:All days
Language:English
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Contradictory to what many might think, an expert guide is not necessary in order to see the Northern Lights.

Don’t misunderstand us, having an expert guide is always an extra bonus (otherwise we would not be able to offer all of our guided Northern Light tours!), but what you need in order to see the auroras in Iceland isn’t so complicated. It needs to be dark, cold and the sky needs to be as clear as possible (no clouds, please).

Now, the first two points are usually not a problem during winter in Iceland. It’s cold and dark most of the time. But the sky is very unpredictable. One minute, clouds will cover the stars and the auroras. But the next minute, there might be a hole in the clouds where the auroras will shine through.

 

What's in it for you?

  • Detailed itinerary created specially for your travel route where you'll find information on must-visit sights along the way, interesting detours and other important tidbits that will help to make your travels easier and more enjoyable.
  • Pick up your car directly on arrival at the International airport in Keflavik.
  • Electronic version of Iceland Travel Booklet. Prior to your arrival we will send you an electronic version of our Iceland Travel Booklet. You can start preparing yourself for your upcoming Iceland trip and be all ready for you Iceland adventure!

Highlights

  • You will be staying at an amazing hotel in the middle of the Golden Circle area, away from all city lights, and have a car available that you can use to get to the best available viewing point.
  • 4 star hotel in Reykjavik city center with a complimentary northern light cocktail and free admission to Mecca Spa Radisson Blu Hotel Saga.
  • Opportunity to explore the amazing attractions surrounding the Golden Circle area, such as Geysir Hot Spring, Gullfoss waterfall, Thingvellir National Park and many more.
  • A visit to the famous Blue Lagoon.
  • Safety first! Free sim card worth ISK 2000 to phone us in case of any travel hiccups and in case of emergency. It also gives you the opportunity to phone your friends and family at home and share your Iceland experience through social media.

 

If you like the day-to-day itinerary for our Northern Lights Luxury self-drive tour but are looking for a more budget friendly option we recommend that you take a look at our Winter Gems self-drive.

 

Important:

Must be 21 years of age to rent a car, 23 years of age to rent car cat. 5.0 or higher. 

Included

  • 2 nights at Radisson Blu Saga Hotel, including breakfast*
  • 1 night at Grimsborgir Hotel, including breakfast*
  • Rental car for 3 days, unlimited mileage, CDW, VAT and airport service fee
  • Car pick-up and drop-off at Keflavik airport.**
  • GPS system with car and additional authorized driver
  • Road map (1:500.000)
  • Detailed itinerary
  • Iceland Travel Booklet - electronic version
  • Experience Comfort package at the Blue Lagoon - including visitor pass, entrance, use of towel, 1st drink of your choice, and a skin care trial pack***
  • Northern lights cocktail at Radisson Blu Saga Hotel
  • Free admission to Mecca Spa at Radisson Blu Saga Hotel 
  • An emergency phone line, available all day and every day of the year
  • SIM card worth ISK 2000: 50 minutes of local calls + 300 MB of data. StandardMicro and Nano cards available. Please check with your service provider to make sure that your phone is unlocked before arrival in Iceland.

 

*In case of no availability at Radisson Blu Saga Hotel or Grimsborgir we reserve the right to book a equivalent hotel.

**Please note that the package price is based on 3 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 4 an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 3 day rental is up and use our flybus departure transfer.

***The Blue Lagoon will be closed from April 23 to 27, 2017. The Blue Lagoon entrance will be replaced by an entrance to the Secret Lagoon in Fludir.

Also included on these days

Experience Comfort package at the Blue Lagoon - including visitor pass, entrance, use of towel, one drink of your choice, and a skin care trial pack.


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Day tour included

 
 

Day 1: Arrival

Approximate distance: ca64km / 28miles

Arrival in Keflavik Airport, pick up your car and find your way to the elegant Radisson Blu Saga Hotel in Reykjavik city centre.

Spend the afternoon exploring the city center of Reykjavik. Before having dinner, be sure to stop at the hotel bar to enjoy a welcome Northern lights cocktail.

Overnight at Radisson Blu Saga Hotel.

 

Day 2: Reykjanes Peninsula and the Blue Lagoon

Approximate distance: ca158km / 98miles

Head to the Reykjanes peninsula, where geothermal heat and lava fields dominate the nature. Stop at the world famous Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa, where you can enjoy a relaxing swim in its naturally heated waters.

From the Blue Lagoon you can continue your drive towards the Golden Circle area crossing the small village of Hveragerdi, famous for its green-house cultivations.

At the end of the day, you will reach Grimsborgir luxury apartments, where you'll stay overnight. We highly recommend dinner at the Grimsborgir renowned a la carte restaurant.

Enjoy a walk in the area in the evening. Expect a starry sky and you are even likely to see the Northern Lights since you are in a remote area - far away from any city lights.

Overnight at Grimsborgir apartments.

Included:

Experience Comfort package at the Blue Lagoon - including visitor pass, entrance, use of towel, one drink of your choice, and a skin care trial pack.

 

Highlights:

The Blue Lagoon  |Reykjanes  |Hveragerdi
 

Day 3: The Golden Circle

Approximate distance: ca200km / 124miles

After breakfast at Grimsborgir, you can explore the famous Golden Circle route, before heading back to Reykjavik in the afternoon. For a Classic Golden Circle tour you should visit Thingvellir National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Gullfoss waterfall and the famous Geysir Geothermal area where hot springs and geysers are in abundance.

The Icelandic parliament was established at Thingvellir in the year 930, making it the site where the oldest existing parliament in the world was formed. As well as being a historic place in Iceland, it is also a natural wonder because of its location directly on top of a tectonic rift. Here you can see clearly how the continental plates of America and Europe have drifted apart. Huge canyons are the most clear manifestation of that, one of which ("Peningagjá canyon") is believed to be a wishing well.

From Thingvellir continue to the geothermal area around the Geysir hot spring and Gullfoss waterfall (Golden Falls). These attractions are two of the most popular in Iceland - and for a reason! Everybody is blown away by the natural power that is evident in the spouting geysers and huge waterfalls.

After this day of classic sightseeing you will drive back to Reykjavik to check in at your hotel.

 

Highlights:

Gullfoss  |Þingvellir  |Geysir  |Geysir Center
 

Day 4: Departure

Depending on your departure time, how you use your last day in Iceland is entirely up to you. If you liked the Blue Lagoon, it's very convenient to stop by again on the way to the airport, as it's only a 15 minute drive away* 

Extra nights: If you are interested in extending your stay in Iceland, we would be glad to assist you in booking additional nights and/or activities, just contact us.

 

*Please note that the package price is based on 3 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 4 an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 3 day rental is up and use our flybus departure transfer.

 
 

Prices per person valid 1 Oct 2016 - 30 April 2017

Prices per person in EUR:

Car cat. Indicative type of car 1 adult in car 2 adults in car 3 adults in car 4 adults in car 5 adults in car
4.1 Skoda Octavia Station Wagon Automatic 4WD or similar 1031 639 789 548 741
4.3 Suzuki Jimmy 4WD or similar 1240 743 859 600 783
5.0 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4WD or similar 1102 674 813 566 755
5.1 Hyundai iX35 4WD Automatic or similar 1123 685 820 571 759
7.1 Toyota Landcruiser 4WD Automatic or similar 1208 727 848 592 776

 

 

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 78 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!

Children rate

Valid when one child shares a double room with 2 adults:

  • Children 2-11 years old: EUR 54/ GBP 41/ USD 62/ CAD 83 per night. Add the total to the rate for 2 adults in car.
  • Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults.
  • Children's accommodation consists of an extra bed/mattress on the floor.

 

Child Seat 0-13 kg approx. EUR 27 / GBP 22 / USD 33 / CAD 41 per rental. Child Booster 9-25 kg approx. EUR 11 / GBP 9 / USD 14 / CAD 17 per rental. Payable on spot.

 


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.

 

Rooms

  • 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.

Accommodation

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.

 
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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.br /> 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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