From £759

Experience West Iceland's rich history and mystical landscape and create memories of mystical nature, local delicacies, ancient Sagas and Northern Lights!

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During this unforgettable guided tour you will be introduced to the best-known natural treasures that are tucked along the rugged coastline of Snaefellsnes Peninsula, famous for its mystical glacier and ties to the ancient Sagas.

Each day brings unique encounters with local traditions, from tasting fermented shark, to meeting our Viking horses, and enjoying homemade skyr, a type of thick yogurt at a dairy farm. We sample freshly caught seafood out at sea, walk among geological wonders of the Golden Circle and take in the magnificence of the world-renowned Blue Lagoon. At day's end, relax in the Icelandic countryside for optimal viewing of some Northern Lights.           

Guaranteed departures for the 6 days/5 nights tour from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow on the following dates, subject to availability.

October 26; November 02, 16, 23, 30; December 07; January 25; February 01, 08, 15, 22; March 08, 15, 22, 29; April 05 

All tours guided in English.

Please choose 'Nature's Treasures and Northern Lights' from the drop down menu under 'Iceland Escorted Tours'.       

Disclaimer: Bookings subject to confirmation by local tour operator Iceland Travel.


Price per person from... Double/Twin Single
October - April £759 £882


Disclaimer: Bookings subject to confirmation by local tour operator Iceland Travel. 

Please note: Advertised leading price is based on the lowest airfare with limited availability on selected dates and gateways. Supplement for flights from London Heathrow may apply. Very imited availability during school holidays. Escorted package bookable for the set duration stated as per itinerary only.

The local tour operator has the right to change routes without prior notice due to road conditions.

Day 1                                                                                                                             
Overnight stay in Reykjavik. (Airport transfer not included)

Day 2  Reykjavik  - Reykholt - Borgarnes

Discover first-hand the colourful capital of Reykjavik with a sightseeing tour. Catch the city's energetic vibe through top visitor attractions like the visually stunning Harpa Concert Hall and Parliament on bustling Austurvollur Square while enjoying panoramic views from the city's main landmark, Hallgrimskirkja church. Uncover a wonderful mix of old and new exploring the Scandinavian charms preserved in colourful buildings of the old town centre, and the modernity of the trendy downtown harbor district.

Depart Reykjavik and travel northwest via an undersea tunnel through Hvalfjordur (Whale Bay). Head to the friendly town of Akranes to visit the local museum centre which preserves a comprehensive collection of geology and maritime exhibits. Afterwards, clime to the top of a lighthouse to enjoy spectacular views of the wild coastline.   

Head onwards to the bubbling water of Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring, providing heating for houses and businesses in the area. Nourish your thirst for culture at Reykholt, the home of renowned Icelandic Saga writer and medieval scholar Snorri Sturluson. The day ends with a visit to a duo of exceptionally beautiful and unique waterfalls at Hraunfoss and Barnafoss. Overnight in Borgarnes area.

Evening Northern Lights Hunt: Due to the location in West Iceland away from light pollution, you're in a prime position to hunt for the luminescent green light show that Vikings believed were Valkyries riding across the sky.          

Day 3  Stykkisholmur - Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Borgarnes 

After breakfast, head to the delightful town of Stykkisholmur. Here you'll embark on an adventurous sail in Breidafjordur Bay (UNESCO) to encounter thousands of tiny islands and experience 'Viking Sushi' a sampling of sea scallops, urchin and crab drawn onto the boat straight from the pristine Icelandic waters.

Along the rugged coastline of Snaefellsness Peninsula encounter secluded fishing villages like Grundarfjordur, with its landmark Kirkjufell Mountain and surrounding fjord teeming with herring and orca whales and Hellnar with a year-round population of less than ten residents. The picturesque harbor village of Arnarstapi offers the opportunity to walk among columnar basalt rock formations and cliffs, swarming with colonies of seabirds. Throughout the day, savor the remote tranquility of Snaefellsnes National Park, which exhibits an astonishing variety of natural landscapes from moss blanketed lava fields and pebbled beaches to imposing cliffs and the palpable force of Snaefellsjokull glacier-volcano (last eruption 250AD). Overnight in Borgarnes area.        

Evening Northern Lights Hunt: If weather conditions the night before were unfavorable, there is another hunt for the elusive Aurora Borealis. Ideal meteorological conditions include a clear sky with icy temperatures and preferable no moon.       

Day 4 Thingvellir National Park - Gullfoss – Geysir

Iceland's Golden Circle showcases a trio of celebrated natural attractions, including the dramatic Gullfoss waterfall and the geothermal fields of Geysir Hot Spring Area, alive with boiling mud pits, steam vents and exploding geysirs. 

Its centerpiece is Thingvellir National park (UNESCO World Heritage Site), where Viking settlers established an annual assembly AD930 which has become the world's oldest ongoing parliament. Thingvellir is also a geological masterpiece, as it marks the visible site of the mid-Atlantic Ridge where the North American and Eurasian continental plates meet.

Following the road through the fertile countryside, stop to enjoy some local flavors at Efstidalur dairy farm specialising in homemade skyr, an organic Greek-style yoghurt that has been enjoyed as a breakfast staple and dfessert treat in Iceland since Viking times.   

The journey continues to Hveragerdi, the charming gateway town to South Iceland set in a highly active geothermal area where pillars of steam rise up from the ground year round. Hveragerdi has the largest concentration of greenhouses in Iceland, providing the country of much of it's home-grown produce, including exotic papayas and bananas. In the evening, the lighted greenhouses give the town of Hveragerdi a distinctive glow. End your day by visiting Fakasel Icelandic Horse Park to enjoy Legends of Sleipnir, a unique multi-media production showcasing the role Icelandic horses have influenced the country's history and culture. Afterwards you can go to the stage to meet the actors.

Overnight in Hveragerdi or similar.            

Day 5 Reykjanes  - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik

Travelling along the breathtaking seacoast of Reykjanes Peninsula, visit Strandarkirkja, a small wooden church widely believed to radiate special powers for increased luck and success. Although the church is typical of rural Iceland, it is built right into the coast with amazing views of the turbulent ocean waves meeting volcanic rocks and black sands. Look for a quaint set of painted elf houses nestled in the church grounds. Drive to Lake Kleifarvatn, set in fascinating stark moon-like surroundings. Near the lake's southern end lies Krysuvik, where powerful sets of steam escape from deep below the earth's crust and sulphurous steam rises from numerous geothermal vents. You can see numerous small hot springs, mud pots, boiling pools and other types of geothermal activity. Continue under low mountains along the shoreline to stop by craggy cliffs rising sheer from the sea. Proceed to the town of Grindavik with its sizeable fishing fleet. After a lunch stop in Grindavik (lunch is on your own), head for the nearby Blue Lagoon.

End today's sightseeing with a visit to the world-renowned Blue Lagoon. Set in black lava field, this geothermal spa is a lagoon filled with wamr mineral-rich seawater that provides the ultimate interaction and relaxation with Iceland's raw nature.

Bathe in the lagoon and enjoy sauna with lagoon views, a cozy steam bath carved into a lava cave, and an energising geothermal massage waterfall. Rub some famous silica mud onto your skin to soften it, an essential part of the Blue Lagoon experience.                

Day 6
Return flight from Keflavik to UK (airport transfer not included).

Please note: Upon booking completion you will receive a confirmation of the package and e-tickets for your flights between UK and Iceland. Please allow three to four working days for ground arrangements to be confirmed and sent to you by email from Iceland Travel. More detailed itinerary will be received upon arrival at the hotel in Reykjavik. Please read carefully and bring all confirmations along with you when traveling.

Disclaimer: Bookings subject to confirmation by local tour operator Iceland Travel.

  • Return Icelandair Economy class flights to Iceland from London Heathrow, London Gatwick,  Manchester and Glasgow
  • Checked 23kg and hand luggage 10kg
  • 4 day guided tour as per itinerary from/to Reykjavik (days 2-5)
  • 2 nights accommodation in Reykjavik (first and last nights)
  • 3 nights accommodation in the countryside 
  • Accommodation is a combination of hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses based on a standard room with private facilities including daily breakfast
  • Northern Lights video/DVD shown during stay in the countryside
  • Northern Lights guided hunt on foot one selected evening
  • Northern Lights hunt kit on day 2 or 3 (flashlight, blanket & thermos of hot chocolate)
  • Northern Lights 'wake-up call' option during option at night (available at countryside hotels)
  • Boat tour with Viking-sushi tasting
  • Visit to an Icelandic farm and taste of homemade skyr yogurt, ice cream and meat
  • Visit to Fakasel horse riding centre for a 'horse theatre' performance, an amazing 45-minute show in a unique environment
  • Entrance fee to Museum Centre in Akranes
  • Visit to the Troll Trail
  • Blue Lagoon bathing fee



  • Airport transfers between Keflavik airport and hotel in Reykjavik (available to add via booking engine)
  • Lunches, dinners and beverages
  • Travel insurance (recommended)

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Advertised leading price is based on the lowest airfare with limited availability on selected dates and gateways. Supplement for flights from London Heathrow may apply. Very limited availability during school holidays. Escorted package bookable for the set duration stated as per itinerary only.

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