From £449

Hunt for the Northern Lights on your own admiring the beautiful Icelandic countryside on this holiday including rental car and 3 nights hotel accommodation.

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Iceland is the ideal holiday destination for viewing the Northern Lights. If you are an independent traveller, this package is a great way to search for them on your own while taking in sites like waterfalls, glaciers, geothermal areas and black sand beaches. The roads in Iceland are high standard and easy to navigate. And once you leave Reykjavik, there is little residual light, making for perfect viewing on clear nights. 

The car provided comes with a GPS device pre-programmed with all sites of interest.  In addition, you will be provided with a folder that gives interesting historical and geological information.

We hope your visit to Iceland will be pleasant and nature is kind enough to show you dancing skies of the Northern Lights. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee sightings as Northern Lights is a natural phenomenon.

  • Choose the "Northern Lights Self Drive" from the drop down menu under 'Northern Lights Holidays' category
  • Travel period October 2016 - April 2017 (excluding festive season)
Prices per person for 3 nights from... Dbl/Twin
Car group A - Toyota Yaris or similar £449
Car group N - Toyota Avensis or similar £473
Car group G - Hyundai IX35 4x4 or similar £505
   
Prices per person for 4 nights from... Dbl/Twin
Car group A - Toyota Yaris or similar  £519
Car group N - Toyota Avensis or similar  £582
Car group G - Hyundai IX35 4x4 or similar £631
   
Prices per person for 5 nights from...  Dbl/Twin 
Car group A - Toyota Yaris or similar  £637
Car group N - Toyota Avensis or similar  £678
Car group G - Hyundai IX35 4x4 or similar £731
   
We strongly recommend a 4x4 over the winter period. As winter in Iceland can be very unpredictable, changes in driving itineraries might be necessary.  

 

Please note: Upon booking completion you will receive a confirmation of the package and e-tickets for your flights to and from UK and Reykjavik (KEF). Please allow 7 working days for ground arrangements to be confirmed (including accommodation) and emailed to you from Procar based in Reykjavik. Please read carefully and bring all confirmations along with you when travelling.

 

Please note: Advertised lead in price based on Car group A for 3 nights duration with limited availability on selected dates during travel period Nov 2015 - Mar 2016 (excluding the festive season). Supplement for flights from London Heathrow may apply. Very limited availability during school holidays and festive season. This tour is based on two persons travelling and sharing twin/double room.

3 Night /4 Day and 4 Night / 5 Day Options

DAY 1 - Arrival day.

Upon arrival you will be met by Procar representative with a sign with your name on it at the airport and shuttled to the Procar location (3 minute drive). After receiving your car and travel itinerary you drive to Reykjavik where you can enjoy the evening. Check out our plentyful excellent restaurants in the city. Overnight stay at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura (or similar). There is a swimming pool and spa at the hotel (entry fees may apply) and various walking trails around the hotel. You can start your trip by visiting the new Aurora Northern Lights Centre in Reykjavik, entrance included in the package. (Please note 4 night/5 day option includes 2 consecutive nights at Hotel Reykjavik Natura or similar ) 

DAY 2

You drive the Golden Lagoon Circle Route where some of the highlights for the first day are Gljúfrasteinn, Þingvellir, Geysir, Gullfoss and Flúðir. The Golden Circle part focuses on many of Iceland’s most spectacular nature landmarks. It will take you past spouting geysers, the majestic waterfall Gullfoss as well as Þingvellir positioned on the rift between the tectonic plates of Europe and America and home of the world’s first parliament, Alþingi.

If you love steam baths, try Fontana Spa at Laugarvatn, situated directly on top of natural hot springs. There is also a small Gallery just before you head out of Laugarvatn worth visiting.

This night you will stay at Icelandair Hotel Flúðir (or similar). Icelandair Hótel Flúðir is an excellent place for viewing northern lights with two Jacuzzis and a beautiful garden surrounded by rock boulders. The staff will guide you to the best sightings of Northern Lights and even prepare a picnic basket if ordered (for an additional fee). They are known for their delicious dishes made with regional organic ingredients.

DAY 3

Take time to explore the desolate beauty of Reykjanes peninsula marked by volcanic activity and large lava fields with numerous sulphur springs. You will also find Leif the Lucky Bridge over the Eurasian and North American continental tectonic plates. The peninsula is very picturesque and has many interesting hiking trails for those who like some exercise.

The Blue Lagoon is a true attraction for travellers in Iceland and has been voted by readers of “Conde Nast Traveller” as the best medical spa in the world, as well as one of 10 most exotic wellness retreats in the world by CNN. The Blue Lagoon offers guests to soak up in a scenic beauty and relaxation in the warm geothermal seawater, the water temperature in the Blue Lagoon is 37-39°C / 98-102°F. After the Blue Lagoon you head to Park Inn Hotel in Keflavík. Do not continue to follow the Golden Lagoon route to Reykjavik after the Blue Lagoon!

DAY 4 - Departure day

Cars are left at the departure parking space in front of Keflavik Air Terminal at Keflavik airport. Leave the keys in the glove department. You will be briefed about this on arrival. We hope your visit to Iceland will be pleasant and nature is kind enough to show you dancing skies of the northern lights. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee sightings as Northern Lights is a natural phenomenon .

 

 

5 Night / 6 Day Option

Arrival Day and DAY 2 

Upon arrival you will be met by Procar representative with a sign with your name on it at the airport and shuttled to the Procar location (3 minute drive). After receiving your car and travel itinerary you drive to Reykjavik where you can enjoy the evening. Check out our plentyful excellent restaurants in the city. Overnight stay at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura (or similar). There is a swimming pool and spa at the hotel (entry fees may apply) and various walking trails around the hotel. You can start your trip by visiting the new Aurora Northern Lights Centre in Reykjavik, entrance included in the package.

DAY 3 

You drive the Golden Lagoon Circle Route where some of the highlights for the first day are Gljúfrasteinn, Þingvellir, Geysir, Gullfoss and Flúðir. The Golden Circle part focuses on many of Iceland’s most spectacular nature landmarks. It will take you past spouting geysers, the majestic waterfall Gullfoss as well as Þingvellir positioned on the rift between the tectonic plates of Europe and America and home of the world’s first parliament, Alþingi.

If you love steam baths, try Fontana Spa at Laugarvatn, situated directly on top of natural hot springs. There is also a small Gallery just before you head out of Laugarvatn worth visiting.

This night you will stay at Icelandair Hotel Flúðir (or similar). Icelandair Hótel Flúðir is an excellent place for viewing northern lights with two Jacuzzis and a beautiful garden surrounded by rock boulders. The staff will guide you to the best sightings of Northern Lights and even prepare a picnic basket if ordered (for an additional fee). They are known for their delicious dishes made with regional organic ingredients.

DAY 4

You drive all the way from your hotel to the famous Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon in the Southeast of Iceland. This beautiful lagoon is filled with icebergs from Vatnajokull glacier and it is one of the greatest wonders of nature in Iceland. On your way to Jokulsarlon you will see magnificent waterfalls like Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss. Overnight accommodation at Icelandair Hotel Vik (or similar).  

DAY 5 

Take time to explore the desolate beauty of Reykjanes peninsula marked by volcanic activity and large lava fields with numerous sulphur springs. You will also find Leif the Lucky Bridge over the Eurasian and North American continental tectonic plates. The peninsula is very picturesque and has many interesting hiking trails for those who like some exercise.

The Blue Lagoon is a true attraction for travellers in Iceland and has been voted by readers of “Conde Nast Traveller” as the best medical spa in the world, as well as one of 10 most exotic wellness retreats in the world by CNN. The Blue Lagoon offers guests to soak up in a scenic beauty and relaxation in the warm geothermal seawater, the water temperature in the Blue Lagoon is 37-39°C / 98-102°F. After the Blue Lagoon you head to Park Inn Hotel in Keflavík. Do not continue to follow the Golden Lagoon route to Reykjavik after the Blue Lagoon!

DAY 6 - Departure day 

Cars are left at the departure parking space in front of Keflavik Air Terminal at Keflavik airport. Leave the keys in the glove department. You will be briefed about this on arrival. We hope your visit to Iceland will be pleasant and nature is kind enough to show you dancing skies of the northern lights. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee sightings as Northern Lights is a natural phenomenon .

 

Please note confirmation for the land arrangements including accommodation will be emailed to you by the local tour operator Procar within 7 working days.

Please note it is very important to book the Blue Lagoon entrance and timing in advance to avoid disappointment as it can be sold out during peak hours.  

  • Return Economy Class flights between UK and Iceland
  • Package duration for 3, 4 or 5 nights based on standard room accommodation (gateway dependent)
  • Rental car for the whole duration (incl airport service fee, unlimited mileage, third party liability, CDW basic insurance and theft protection)
  • Automatic cars with winter tires and spikes and with an inlet for ipods and a cd player.
  • Preprogrammed GPS system
  • Self Drive information folder
  • 1 OR 2 nights at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura or similar *
  • 1 night at Icelandair Hotel Fludir or similar **
  • 1 night at Icelandair Hotel Vik or Icelandair Hotel Klaustur (5 night package only)
  • 1 night at Park Inn Hotel in Keflavik
  • Complimentary entry to Aurora Northern Lights Centre in Reykjavik

* 3 night package option includes 1 night and both 4 and 5 night package options include 2 nights at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura or similar   

** Accommodation subject to availability at Icelandair Hotel Fludir, Hotel Hekla or Hotel Sellfoss. 

 

Please note: You will be met upon arrival at Keflavik airport with a sign with your name by Procar representative. You will receive the car with pre programmed GPS and detailed itinerary with hotel information. Due to hotel availability, it may be necessary for the itinerary to be booked in reverse order. Accommodation based on two persons sharing double/twin room.   

  • Breakfast is not included but can be booked directly at the hotels
  • Additional insurance cover available upon car collection

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Advertised lead in price based on Car group A for 3 nights duration with limited availability on selected dates during travel period Nov 2016 - Mar 2017. No availability between 20.Dec 2016 - 03.Jan 2017. Supplement for flights from London Heathrow may apply. Very limited availability during school holidays.

Minimum for this tour: 2 passengers. Drivers need to have reached 20 years to be able to rent a passenger car and 23 years for 4WD. Valid drivers license held for minimum of one year at the time of rental has to be presented.

This is an online offer only. Advertised prices are per person and are based on 2 people sharing a standard room subject to availability, terms and conditions. Please notice that package prices “from” are based on lowest available airfare. When the lowest airfare is sold out, package price changes according to next available airfare. The booking engine can only process one room type per booking. Please note that travel insurance is not included, we recommend cover.

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