Northern Lights Special

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  • 3 nights
  • Jan-Mar, Oct-Dec
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6 Northern lights viewings

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Northern Lights Special

from £987 excluding flights

  • 3 nights
  • Jan-Mar, Oct-Dec

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Highlights

In pictures
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See the natural treasures of Iceland’s iconic Golden Circle route

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Stay in prime aurora viewing location with optional wake up call

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Take a dip in the naturally-heated waters of the Blue Lagoon

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Enjoy Reykjavik with its blend of Nordic and modern style

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Enjoy amazing night sky viewing in Hotel Ranga's observatory

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Relax in outdoor hot tubs

Why this trip...

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Nordic Heritage

With over 37 years of experience in creating trips to Nordics we know this region inside out

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Expertly guided

In-depth knowledge and expertise will enrich your experience on this trip

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Overview

Spending two nights at idyllic Hotel Ranga deep in the spectacular countryside of Southwest Iceland, this escorted short break provides excellent opportunities for seeing the aurora borealis. An expert-guided tour of the Golden Circle’s natural wonders is included, along with a visit to Reykjavik’s old town and the legendary Blue Lagoon.

Northern lights watching at Hotel Ranga

Around an hour's drive from Reykjavik, the friendly, ranch-style Hotel Ranga is in prime aurora country: clear horizons, big skies and no artificial light pollution. An aurora wake-up service ensures you never miss a sighting, while the hotel’s superb observatory has computerised telescopes for incredible night sky viewing. You can also gaze at the cosmos from outdoor hot tubs – or keep an eye on the northern lights through the picture windows of the restaurant while enjoying gourmet meals prepared using fresh local produce.

The Golden Circle

On this exciting short break, you’ll spend a full day exploring the famous Golden Circle with its iconic trio of natural wonders: the twin-tiered waterfall of Gullfoss thundering into an ice-encrusted gorge, Geysir’s seething mud pits and Strokkur fountain geyser and Thingvellir’s fascinating history and plate tectonics.

Reykjavik and the Blue Lagoon

On your third day, a visit to Reykjavik takes in the old town, with its cafés, greens and brightly painted wooden houses. A relaxing dip in the therapeutic, naturally heated waters of the Blue Lagoon is also included, followed by a night at the Northern Light Inn.

Itinerary

Day 1 arrive Iceland

Arrive in Keflavik in the late afternoon. The group will then be transferred with their guide to Hotel Ranga for a two night stay on a half board basis (dinner will be a 3 course set menu). Please note that arrangements are usually made for participants to dine as a group.

Arrive in Keflavik in the late afternoon. The group will then be transferred with their guide to Hotel Ranga for a two night stay on a half board basis (dinner will be a 3 course set menu). Please note that arrangements are usually made for participants to dine as a group.

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Hotel Ranga, near Hella

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Day 2 exploring the Golden Circle

Spend the day exploring the famed Golden Circle route including Thingvellir National Park, where you can walk the rift in between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, the spectacular two-tiered waterfall Gullfoss and the spouting geysers of Geysir.

Spend the day exploring the famed Golden Circle route including Thingvellir National Park, where you can walk the rift in between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, the spectacular two-tiered waterfall Gullfoss and the spouting geysers of Geysir.

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Day 3 Reykjavik - Blue Lagoon

Head into Reykjavik and visit the old town and Perlan - a distinctive hilltop building with a viewing platform and revolving restaurant under a glass dome. Continue to the world famous Blue Lagoon for a dip in the warm waters then transfer to the Northern Light Inn for an overnight stay. The guide will leave the group upon arrival at the hotel. The dining options for this evening vary but your guide and the reception staff will be able to make a recommendation should you wish. All dining options for this evening are payable locally.

Head into Reykjavik and visit the old town and Perlan - a distinctive hilltop building with a viewing platform and revolving restaurant under a glass dome. Continue to the world famous Blue Lagoon for a dip in the warm waters then transfer to the Northern Light Inn for an overnight stay. The guide will leave the group upon arrival at the hotel. The dining options for this evening vary but your guide and the reception staff will be able to make a recommendation should you wish. All dining options for this evening are payable locally.

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Northern Light Inn

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Day 4 depart Iceland

Transfer to Keflavik for the flight back to the UK. If your flight is in the afternoon you may want to book an optional excursion to the volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula (subject to minimum numbers).

Transfer to Keflavik for the flight back to the UK. If your flight is in the afternoon you may want to book an optional excursion to the volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula (subject to minimum numbers).

Optional excursion

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Reykjanes Peninsula excursion

The scenery on the Reykjanes peninsula is spectacular and dramatic. On this tour you will cross dramatic lava flows and witness steaming vents and bubbling mud pools at Krysuvik, and will visit the fishing village of Grindavik. Continue further west to the Reykjanesviti lighthouse, see migratory birding cliffs, and walk across a bridge between two continents: at Sandvik, a small footbridge crosses a major fissure between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. Please note that this excursion is subject to minimum numbers (6 participants). At the end of the excursion, you will be dropped off at Keflavik airport unless otherwise agreed.

More information and prices are available at the time of booking.

Prices and Departures

Price from £987 excluding flights

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price and start from around £250 per person with Icelandair (with higher fares during peak times). When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 2 nights at Hotel Ranga on half board basis, 1 night at Northern Light Inn on breakfast basis
  • All breakfasts, 2 dinners at Hotel Ranga (3 course set menu)
  • Entrance to Blue Lagoon as per itinerary
  • Aurora Wake-up Service
  • Airport transfers
  • Excursions as per itinerary
  • Services of driver/guide
  • 24-hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

£ per person

These are starting prices based on two sharing standard rooms with private facilities, unless otherwise stated.

Departure Duration Twin Price Single Price Status of Tour
Thu 05 Nov 20 3 nights £987 £1,219 Guaranteed
Thu 21 Jan 21 3 nights £998 £1,235 Available
Thu 11 Feb 21 3 nights £998 £1,235 Available
Thu 18 Feb 21 3 nights £998 £1,235 Available
Thu 25 Feb 21 3 nights £998 £1,235 Available
Thu 04 Mar 21 3 nights £998 £1,235 Available

Group Size

This escorted group requires a minimum of 20 participants in order to operate, and will have a maximum of 29. Note: on occasion tours may operate with less than the minimum number of participants specified above (or exceed the maximum number indicated) – please refer to our booking conditions for more details

Private departures

Please contact us for a private departure on any date suitable for you. This itinerary can be tailor made to fit your requirements and group size.

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6 Northern lights viewings

40 Countries visited

3 Scandinavian trolls kissed

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