Northern Lights Special

from £900
excluding flights *
3 nights Nov-Mar, Oct


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.


  • Stay in one of Iceland’s finest countryside properties for your first two nights
  • Optional aurora wake-up call should the northern lights appear
  • Night sky viewing from Hotel Ranga’s state-of-the-art observatory
  • Experience Hotel Ranga’s superb dining
  • Explore the natural wonders of the Golden Circle
  • Visit Reykjavik’s old town and the Blue Lagoon

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Excursions as per itinerary
  • Entrance to Blue Lagoon
  • Use of hot tubs
  • Aurora Wake-up Service

Full description

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.

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I don't normally do this, but felt I wanted to say thank you for the excellent service both here and while we were travelling in Iceland. The hotels, our driver and our guide were full of knowledge and couldn't have been more helpful...What a fantastic place Iceland is!
Kathy White, Northern Lights Special

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.

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

Start End Twin Price (pp) Single Price Availability
Thu 25 Oct 2018 (deluxe room at Hotel Ranga) Sun 28th Oct 2018 £968 £1,276 Available
Thu 1 Nov 2018 Sun 4th Nov 2018 £900 £1,139 Available
Thu 22 Nov 2018 Sun 25th Nov 2018 £900 £1,139 Available
Sat 29 Dec 2018 (4 night New Year Special) Wed 2 Jan 2019 £1,669 £2,179 Available
Thu 24 Jan 2019 (deluxe room at Hotel Ranga) Sun 27th Jan 2019 £968 £1,276 Available
Thu 7 Mar 2019 Sun 10th Mar 2019 £900 £1,139 Available

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
  • Use of hot tubs
  • 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

Important note this tour operates on minimum numbers. Please refer to our booking conditions for more details.

Maximum group size – 29 people

Find out more about our Northern Lights New Year Special departure.

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

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.

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.

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.

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).

Reykjanes Peninsula excursion (optional)

Price: £95 per person

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 Krýsuvík, and will visit the fishing village of Grindavík. Continue further west to the Reykjanesviti lighthouse, see migratory birding cliffs, and walk across a bridge between two continents: at Sandvík, 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 Keflavík airport unless otherwise agreed.

Hotel Ranga, near Hella


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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Northern Light Inn


Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

A delightful, well-appointed hotel in a great location.

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