This Northern lights Luxury tour combines northern lights hunting with some amazing Iceland attractions and the flexibility of having your own car.

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?

  • Digital itinerary with the Iceland Travel Companion.
  • 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.

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
  • 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: unlimited minutes of local calls + 1GB 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.
  • Tablet with a new travel app called Iceland Travel Companion (picked up at Keflavik airport with your car rental). The app includes:o Thousands of points of nature sites, historic places, and road side services Safety guidelines and links to the Icelandic Meteorological Office and The Icelandic Road Administration
    o A detailed description of your journey, including hotel itinerary and a GPS road guide to each hotel
    o A map view of your Iceland road trip
    o Detailed pdf travel book about Iceland in English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and French

*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.

Important

Due to high demand, accommodation in Reykjavik for New Year’s Eve cannot be guaranteed. 

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

Our road trip packages are designed by our team of travel experts. They are created for people like you who want to experience the very best of what Iceland has to offer. To get the best value Iceland Travel has to offer, book our road trips online. Please note that changes to the packages will incur a service fee.

With our exclusive road trip app you don´t have to worry about missing out and you will always find your way to your hotel after a full day of traveling. It is easy to book day tours and activities in the app when you are on the road.

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Day 1: Arrival

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.

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Day 2: Reykjanes Peninsula and the Blue Lagoon

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.

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Day 3: The Golden Circle

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.

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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.

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