Have you always wanted to see the Northern Lights? Searching for the Northern Lights is an adventure that makes a perfect city break, romantic getaway or family holiday. And the ideal place to take a Northern Lights holiday is Iceland, which is a short flight from the UK, affordable and provides some of the best Northern Lights viewing conditions in the world from late August through April. Astronomers are predicting that the Northern Lights will be some of the brightest in decades over the next few years due to a peak in the solar cycle, so now is the time to visit.
The package includes flights, three nights hotel (extra nights available) and an evening coach trip with Reykjavik Excursions to the best Northern Lights viewing location on that evening. You might see them just outside of Reykjavik or perhaps from the middle of a lava field an hour's drive into the countryside. Every tour is unique, which is part of the adventure and your guide will use the most up-to-date weather and solar activity reports to plan your route.
It's not just the Northern Lights that make Iceland the best winter holiday destination. During your visit, spend time snowmobiling on glaciers, visit the steaming geysers or relax in the geothermal Blue Lagoon. You can customise your trip with add-ons from the popular Golden Circle tour to snorkelling a fissure between two tectonic plates. Plus you will have plenty of time to enjoy the cosy cafes, lively nightlife and the cool Nordic culture of Reykjavik. To get a taste for this package, view the video below.
TIP: Remember to bring warm clothes for the tour, as it can get very cold in the evenings.
Please Note: The Northern Lights are a natural phenomena and therefore their appearance cannot be predicted. The Northern Lights tour is scheduled to take place on the evening after arrival (day 2). On the day of your tour, please check with the tour desk at your hotel to check if the tour is operating. If the weather conditions on the evening of your tour are not favourable for searching for the Northern Lights, the tour will be cancelled and you will be given the option of going on the tour the following night for free. Please note that no refunds will be offered for the complimentary tour portion of the package.
Northern Lights City Break to Reykjavik from GBP299 per person, based on two persons sharing a twin/double room at Hotel Cabin for 3 nights duration.
Flights to Reykjavik from London Heathrow are twice daily
Flights to Reykjavik from London Gatwick on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays
Flights to Reykjavik from Manchester on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please note that all Manchester dates at the lead price are sold out.
Flights to Reykjavik from Glasgow on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays (April only)
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Travel period: Until December 2014
Please note: Advertised lead in price based on travel period Oct-Dec 2014 with limited availability on selected dates, departing from London Gatwick, Glasgow and Manchester. Supplement for London Heathrow departures apply. Very limited availability, especially during school half term period and festive season.
|Hotels on offer...|
|4* Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina: Opened in spring 2012, Marina is a fun and quirky hotel in a great location next to the harbour (Hotel Reykjavik Marina website)(map)|
|4* Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura: Recently refurbished warm and friendly legacy hotel. Its focus is on the Icelandic atmosphere with local art, events and food. Swimming pool, sauna and spa located at the hotel (entry fee may apply). (Hotel Reykjavik Natura website)(map)|
|4* Hilton Reykjavik Nordica: Classy and elegant hotel mixing local tradition and global trends. Among facilities is a spa, gym and award winning restaurant VOX (Hilton Reykjavik Nordica website)(map)|
|3* Fosshotel Baron: Friendly hotel a few minutes walk from the main shopping street in the city centre but away from the noise of the nightlife. (Hotel Baron website)(map)|
|3* Hotel Klettur: Modern Scandinavian style hotel opened in 2011 and received a Tripadvisor certificate of excellence for 2012 (Hotel Klettur website)(map) To further enhance Reykjavik city area, construction is currently taking place near the hotel. Please note these works can be visible from some rooms and may be audible during office hours.|
|3* Hotel Leifur: A small and friendly family run hotel in a great location just across the Hallgrimskirkja church (Hotel Leifur website)(map)|
|2* Hotel Cabin; Basic and modern hotel located between the city centre and Laugardalur valley with great views over the Faxafloi bay (Hotel Cabin website)(map)|
- Return flights between UK and Iceland
- Accommodation for 3 nights in a standard room at chosen hotel
- Breakfast included at Hotel Cabin, Hotel Leifur, Hotel Klettur and Fosshotel Baron
- Northern Lights tour booked on the evening after arrival (day 2)
28th Aug - 15th Oct at 22:00 (pick up from hotels at 21:30)
16th Oct -14th March Departure at 21:00 (pick up from hotels at 20:30)
15th March - 15th April Departure at 22:00 (pick up from hotels at 21:30)
- 24-hour Reykjavik Welcome Card offering free admission to leading museums and galleries, geothermal swimming pools and the excellent bus network, plus discounts at many shops. Please note the Welcome Card is only included in bookings made between 15th-31st Jan 2014 for travel period until 15th April 2014 and included in the package confirmation.
Please collect the Welcome Card by presenting the package confirmation at Visit Reykjavik,
Adalstraeti 2, 101 Reykjavik and note the card is valid for 24 hours from the time of collection.
- Airport transfers between Keflavik airport and hotel in Reykjavik (available to add via booking engine).
- Check out the add-ons like airport transfers, nature tours and adventure activities that are bookable with the package. Iceland tours and activities.
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Advertised lead in price based at travel period Nov - Dec 2014 with limited availability on selected dates departing from London Gatwick, Glasgow and Manchester.
Supplement for flights from London Heathrow may apply. Very limited availability during school half term period and festive season.
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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