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6 days - Winter tour of Iceland with Northern Lights focus and private tours
Explore your way with a private tour of Iceland. This winter escape to the land of ice and fire in the middle of the North Atlantic includes private day tours with a guide. We will take you out to see the most famous sights around the Golden Circle and, fingers crossed, explore under the spectacle of the Northern Lights. As a finale you will have a day and night at the Blue Lagoon for a soak in the warm healing waters.
Each day of this 6-day journey offers unique insights into the culture and fascinating diversity of Iceland's landscapes. Based in Reykjavik, an experienced local guide will take you to Iceland’s most talked about attractions, all within easy day tours!
- Day 1
- Private transfer into Reykjavík and guided city walk
- Day 2
- Golden Circle Private Tour – Waterfalls and Geysers
- Day 3
- Explore Reykjavík and Northern Lights tour in the evening
- Day 4
- Visit South Iceland, Vík and the black beach
- Day 5
- Blue Lagoon Pamper at the Retreat
- Day 6
- Departure Day with private transfer to the airport
- Start Place
- Reykjavik, Iceland tours
- End Place
- Blue Lagoon, Iceland , Iceland tours
- Country Visited
- Iceland tours
- 6 Days
- Easy independent holiday suitable for singles & couples
Day tours in small minivan.
- Private transfer to hotel
- Private city guided tour
- 4 nights at centrally located 4 star hotel in Reykjavik
- 1 night in the Lava View Junior Suite at the Retreat, Blue Lagoon
- Daily breakfast
- Golden Circle private day tour
- South Coast private day tour
- Northern Lights private evening tour
- Entrance to Blue Lagoon with Retreat inclusions
- Private transfers to the Blue Lagoon
- 24-hour emergency service
- Taxes and service fees
- Meals not specified in the itinerary
- Gratitudes and items of personal nature
- Travel insurance
- International or domestic flights
Day 1 - Private transfer into Reykjavík and guided city walk
On arrival at Keflavik International Airport, you will be welcomed and driven to your accommodation in Reykjavík. After settling in, start exploring this lovely capital with your private guide. Be sure to check out the design stores and cool cafes in central Reykjavik, afterwards.
In the evening you can enjoy a gourmet dinner at one of Reykjavik's many fine restaurants - taste the fresh Atlantic seafood or free-range lamb that Iceland is famous for.
AccommodationKvosin Downtown Hotel's biggest room
Day 2 - Golden Circle Private Tour – Waterfalls and Geysers
Today, sit back and enjoy a 320km round trip out of Reykjavik, visiting the famous Golden Circle route of Iceland. Starting with the Þingvellir National Park, continuing to the Geysir Geothermal Area and the last stop at the Gullfoss waterfall before returning home mid-afternoon. Highlights include walking the grounds of Þingvellir and learning about this UNESCO designated world heritage site where Iceland’s parliament, Althingi, was founded in 930 AD. It is also where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates slowly drift apart.
With your guide, visit the all-powerful Gullfoss waterfall on the Hvíta River. Once there, you can get up close and personal with the two-tiered waterfall by walking along the many paths around the cascading water.
Ready for some action? Next is a stop to the home of the namesake of all geysers “The Great Geysir” hot spring. This area is dotted with bubbling puddles, whistling steam vents, and colourful algae deposits. Although Great Geysir is currently dormant, nearby Strokkur geyser puts on quite the show every few minutes blasting boiling water high up into the air.
It always depends on the weather, but even in the summertime, be aware that the weather can change in 5 minutes. That's why it is always best to have waterproof clothes, warm clothes, and comfortable hiking shoes.
Day 3 - Explore Reykjavík and Northern Lights tour in the evening
Take a journey away from the bright city lights of Reykjavik into the darkness of the countryside in hopes of seeing the magical dance of the Northern Lights on a private tour. Your private guide will have consulted the weather charts and have planned the best options within a short distance of the city for the Aurora shows this evening.
Your guide and driver know the best spots to see the aurora borealis when they are visible takes knowledge of Iceland, which our expert guides have acquired over time. Additionally, tours like our Northern Lights Mystery tour, allows you to focus on capturing the best photo of the northern lights. At the same time, we do all of the driving and share the science behind the mysterious lights that appear in the sky.
You need to have a clear dark night to see the aurora borealis, and so, it’s not guaranteed you will see them every night. With years of experience and knowledge, your expert guides will move the tour according to the best spot of see and photograph the lights. As for how long they last, when they appear in the night sky can vary significantly from just a few minutes up to hours at a time. During those few minutes to hours, the lights can also vary in intensity. A decision is taken daily at 5 pm, whether the tour will take place or not, depending on the Northern Lights forecast.
Day 4 - Visit South Iceland, Vík and the black beach
This full day private tour is a journey down to the southern coast of Iceland through the country’s lush farmlands, majestic mountains, glaciers and volcanoes, with the interior on one side and vast Atlantic Ocean views on the other. Once you have departed the city centre with your private guide, the landscape quickly changes and soon you arrive at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. With your guide, walk around and behind the falls along the paths. The staircase and paths around Skógafoss waterfall allow you to climb alongside the cascading falls (i.e., bring a jacket).
Next stop is just outside of the beach village of Vík, with the opportunity to admire the mighty ocean waves crashing onto the black sand beach and the tall sea stacks of Reynisdrangar piercing out of the sea or climb the Reynisdrangar basalt rock formation. You will have time to explore Vik and meet the locals.
Day 5 - Blue Lagoon Pamper at the Retreat
After a quiet morning exploring Reykjavík, private transfer to the Retreat at the Blue Lagoon.
PREMIUM PACKAGE INCLUDED IN YOUR BLUE LAGOON VISIT:
- Entrance to the Blue Lagoon
- Access to Blue Lagoon Ritual
- Group yoga sessions (daily)
- Access to the Retreat Spa
- Guided group hikes (daily)
- Silica mud mask
- Concierge service
- Blue Lagoon skin care amenities
AccommodationLava View Junior Suite at the Retreat
Day 6 - Departure Day with private transfer to the airport
After breakfast, private transfer at the airport and travel home.
All prices listed are per person. Please note, during Christmas and New Years a supplement may apply.
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Lunch can be purchased along the way during the day trips or bring your own. Boots can also be hired if necessary.
The program is flexible and can be tailored to your preferences.
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Travel insurance is compulsory for all tours with 50 Degrees North. Please ensure that you have this organised as we will need to see proof of this upon issuing your tour documentation. Please contact us for a quote or visit http://www.suresave.net.au/