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GJ8: Northern Light Exploration / 8 days

Come experience a real Northern Light adventure. During this 8-day programme you will be hunting Northern Light around the South and West coast of Iceland. Presentations and lectures about this mysterious phenomenon will be given along the way. We will stay in the countryside on the south coast and on the Snæfellsness peninsula, where the chances for good views are even better than in the city.


Reykjavik is a true blend of the past and the modern world. You will find all facilities of a metropolis as well as the warm friendliness of a small town. Spend your first night here before discovering the Best of Iceland. 


- Climb a volcano crater and walk between the tectonic plates in Thingvellir National Park
- Enjoy waterfalls, geysirs, hot springs, glaciers, icebergs, black lava fields and relax in the Blue Lagoon
- Visit local horse breeders, shark farmers, greenhouses and try a hot spring tasting
- Learn more about the world famous volcano Eyjafjellajôkull
- Enjoy northern light lectures and not least the northern light hunting.

Day 1

Arrival to Keflavik International Airport. Transfer to your accommodation in Reykjavik with FLYBUS.

Accommodation: Fosshotel Lind or similar*

Day 2

Breakfast at your hotel.
City tour of Reykjavik before you head west. Try to climb a volcano crater, and step into one of the warmest hot springs in Iceland, before arriving at your hotel in Reykholt.

Visit to nearby waterfalls and evening lecture about northern lights and northern light hunting.

Included meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: Fosshotel Reykholt or similar*

Day 3

Breakfast at your hotel. Visit to Stykkisholmur on Snæfellsness and fjord cruise in Breidafjordur. Shark tasting in Bjarnafjordur and return to the hotel for another evening hunting the northern lights.

Included meals: Breakfast and light lunch
Accommodation: Fosshotel Reykholt or similar*

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we visit the Golden Circle with its sprouting geysirs and the Gullsfoss waterfall and Thingvellir National Park. On our way to Selfoss we visit a local horse stable and the nearby greenhouses. Another evening in the country side with good chances of northern lights.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Hekla or similar*

Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel. On our way to Eyjafjallajôkull we visit the waterfall Seljalandsfoss. After a visit to the Volcano Center we continue east and will spend the night in the Vatnajôkull National Park.

Visit to Skógafoss waterfall and the open air museum. Evening tour to the Glacial Lagoon looking out for northern lights on the way.

Included meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: Fosshotel Skaftafell or similar*

Day 6

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit to the National Park, the glacial lagoon and enjoy the view of Iceland's highest mountains and biggest glacier. Evening video presentation and hopefully the northern light will be dancing just outside the hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast included.

Accommodation: Fosshotel Skaftafell or similar*

Day 7

Breakfast at the hotel.

Driving along the south coast and through small villages back to Reykjavik. Check in at hotel. In the early evening we go to the Blue Lagoon for a refreshing bath, followed by a late dinner at Hotel Northern Light Inn. Enjoy your last chance for northern lights as we drive back to Reykjavik.

Included meals: Breakfast and farewell dinner
Accommodation: Fosshotel Lind or similar*

Day 8

Breakfast at the hotel.

Individual transfer by FLYBUS to Keflavik International Airport for your return flight.

Included meals: Breakfast 

*Actual hotels will be named when the booking is confirmed.

Route map


  • Guaranteed departures every Sunday, Tuesday and Friday from 01 October to end April


  • Flybus
  • Accommodation with private facilities and breakfast
  • Fully escorted 6-day coach tour with English or German speaking guide
  • Fjord cruise in Breidafjordur incl. lunch, visit to traditional shark curing farm
  • Hot spring tasting
  • Visit to Icelandic horse stable and greenhouses
  • Visit to Eyjafjallajôkull Volcano Center
  • Entrance to Skogar Folk Museum
  • Entrance to the Blue Lagoon
  • 1 dinner at the Northern Light Inn
  • 6 evening lectures and search for Northern Lights incl. refreshments.

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance

Trip sheet

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