Aurora Nights Fly Drive

from £434
excluding flights *
3 nights Nov-Apr, Oct

Overview

This 3-night break has fast become one of our most popular winter self-drives. It has been designed with the overriding aim of maximising your chances of an aurora sighting by basing you at the optimally located and exceptional Hotel Ranga or Hotel Grimsborgir. In both locations, in the heart of South West Iceland, you're in prime position to explore the wealth of natural wonders that abound in the surrounding countryside, with the help of our exclusive digital guide iDiscover.

Highlights

  • Soak in an outdoor hot tub whilst, with luck, watching the aurora overhead
  • Opt for an aurora wake up call if the lights appear during the night
  • Enjoy amazing night sky viewing in Hotel Ranga's observatory
  • Use of exclusive digital travel guide, iDiscover

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Car rental throughout
  • Unlimited mileage
  • No charge for additional driver
  • Exclusive use of iDiscover app

Full description

On this fantastic short break you'll have the freedom to explore as you please, spending the days discovering the natural wonders that dominate Iceland's southern countryside and the nights relaxing in comfort as you anticipate a display of the northern lights.

Hotel Ranga is a luxury 4-star ranch-style hotel around a two hour drive from Reykjavik, sitting under vast open skies in Iceland's rural south with uninterrupted 360° views. The hotel exudes sophistication and has a reputation for excellent service, yet retains an intimate and friendly atmosphere. It offers an extensive wine list and acclaimed gourmet menu. Ranga also has it's own observatory with a retractable roof and two high-powered telescopes.

Hotel Grimsborgir is located next to the beautiful Sog, Iceland’s largest freshwater river, with spectacular countryside views. Boasting superior rooms as well as luxury apartments with an outdoor hot tub, the elegant Grimsborgir Restaurant serves traditional Icelandic meals as well as other gourmet food.

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Prices & Dates *

Offers

Airfares start from around £70 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

From prices per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom, including car hire

Departure Duration Car category Twin price (pp)
October 2018 - April 2019 Hotel Ranga 3 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £434
October 2018 - April 2019 Hotel Ranga 3 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £459
October 2018 - April 2019 Hotel Grimsborgir 3 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £626
October 2018 - April 2019 Hotel Grimsborgir 3 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £651

 Note Other variations such as single rooms, rooms without facilities, three or four people sharing a vehicle, will be quoted on request.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Car rental throughout
  • Unlimited mileage
  • No charge for additional driver
  • Exclusive use of iDiscover App
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: arrive Iceland

On arrival at Keflavik international airport collect your rental vehicle and enjoy a scenic drive to Hotel Ranga or Hotel Grimsborgir. This is your home for the next 3 nights, in a spectacular location under big skies ideal for sightings of the aurora. If you're staying at Hotel Ranga, the perfect place to bring the night sky to life is the roll-off roof observatory which houses two high quality telescopes, with special camera attachments to take photographs of the sky. At Hotel Grimsborgir enjoy luxurious accommodation and beautiful views across the countryside.

Day 2: at leisure

Discover the beautiful south; explore the iconic waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss, which cascades over a former sea cliff, and the wide thundering curtain of Skogafoss; visit the little town of Vik with its hilltop church, walk along dramatic black sand beaches and past basalt cliffs and distinctive sea stacks.

Day 3: at leisure

Drive the Golden Circle route taking in Iceland's three most famous natural wonders: the rainbow misted double falls of Gullfoss, the geothermal hotspot of Geysir with its well-known geyser Strokkur which reguarly erupts to around 30m, and the scenic national park Thingvellir where Iceland's ancient parliament met.

Day 4: Hotel Ranga/Grimsborgir - Keflavik

Head back to Keflavik, perhaps stopping at the Blue Lagoon en route, the perfect place for a relaxing dip in the warm therapeutic waters before your flight home. Return your rental car and check in for your flight.

Hotel Ranga, near Hella

Iceland

Grade: Deluxe

Type: Hotel

Around an hour's drive from Reykjavik, this cosy riverside lodge offers four-star comfort and fine dining in the volcanic heart of rural Iceland.

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Hotel Grimsborgir Luxury Apartments, nr Selfoss

Iceland

Grade: Deluxe

Type: Hotel

Just a 45-minute drive from Reykjavik and a 90-minute drive from Keflavik international airport, the hotel is conveniently located for exploring the Golden Circle.

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Hotel Ranga, near Hella

Around an hour's drive from Reykjavik, this cosy riverside lodge offers four-star comfort and fine dining in the volcanic heart of rural Iceland.

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Excursions

Other Information

Choice of Vehicles

We offer a wide range of rental vehicles for this holiday provided by the local Europcar franchise. Our long-standing relationship with them means that our clients enjoy many exclusive benefits including priority on the newest and best-appointed vehicles available on the day.

Alternatively, consider renting a motorhome and use this itinerary as a route outline. You'll have complete flexibility on where you overnight.

iDiscover digital app

If you book any self drive in Iceland with us you will also get free use of our exclusive digital travel app, iDiscover, pre-loaded with your personalised itinerary. With 4G connectivity, the app allows you access to a vast travel directory featuring scenic wonders, 'must-visit' sites as well as hidden gems and activities.

 

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