Northern Lights at Glymur

from £320
excluding flights *
3 nights Nov-Apr, Oct

Overview

This winter self-drive is based at Hotel Glymur in West Iceland, just a 45-minute drive from Reykjavik. The hotel occupies an incredibly picturesque spot overlooking Hvalfjordur (Whale Fjord), close to a waterfall from which it takes its name. One of the country's few boutique properties, it is a great place from which to view the aurora borealis due to its countryside location away from light pollution. As with all our self drives in Iceland, you will have use of our digital travel guide, iDiscover, for the duration of your trip.

Highlights

  • Sweeping views and open skies are ideal for viewing the northern lights
  • Relax in outdoor hot tubs - you may be lucky and see the aurora overhead!
  • Optional aurora wake up service should the lights appear
  • Ideal location for exploring natural wonders by day
  • Use of exclusive digital travel guide, iDiscover, throughout

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

Iceland is situated in the middle of the 'auroral oval' - far enough north (but not too far) to make witnessing a show of the northern lights a real possibility. Although the aurora cannot be guaranteed, by staying in the countryside away from light pollution, a winter-time stay at Hotel Glymur offers very good chances should skies be clear. And if the lights make an appearance late during the night, you can request a wake up call to ensure you don’t miss out!

 

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Prices & Dates *

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 Accomodation Twin Price (pp)
Oct 2018 - Apr 2019 3 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) Standard Room £320
Oct 2018 - Apr 2019 3 nights F - Suzuki Vitara Standard Room £352
Oct 2018 - Apr 2019 3 nights H - Kia Sorrento Standard Room £390
Oct 2018 - Apr 2019 3 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) Small Villa £480
Oct 2018 - Apr 2019 3 nights F - Suzuki Vitara Small Villa £512
Oct 2018 - Apr 2019 3 nights H - Kia Sorrento Small Villa £550

 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 - Hotel Glymur

Arrive in Keflavik and collect rental vehicle from the airport. It is an easy 90 minute drive (approx.) on well-maintained tarmac roads to Hotel Glymur in West Iceland, home for your next 3 nights (breakfast basis).

Day 2: Explore West Iceland and Snaefellsnes

Explore along the waterside at Hvalfjordur, the waterfalls of Hraunfossar which spill out 1 km wide from beneath the lava, and the Barnafoss rapids, which may be part-frozen in winter time. West of Hraunfossar is historic Reykholt, and Iceland's most powerful and largest hot springs at Deildartunuhver (where there is sometimes a market with local produce). Perhaps venture north to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, with its glacier-topped volcano and pretty fishing villages. Spend this evening keeping watch for the northern lights.

Day 3: Explore Golden Circle

Drive the famed Golden Circle route taking in Iceland's three most famous natural wonders: thundering Gullfoss, the geothermal area at Geysir and Thingvellir National Park, where you can walk the rocky rift between the earth's tectonic plates.

Day 4: Hotel Glymur - Keflavik

Check out and head back to the airport, perhaps stopping at the Blue Lagoon en route (pre booking essential), or driving the scenic route along the south coast and through acres of dramatic lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula.

Hotel Glymur

Iceland

Grade: Superior

Type: Hotel

In a countryside location overlooking stunning Hvalfjordur, Glymur is a great base for a short break exploring the south west.

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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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