Hidden Powers and Northern Lights Tour 2024 - 2025


This Iceland adventure is the perfect way to explore the beautiful, rugged winter landscape, dotted with icebergs, volcanoes and hot springs. A guided bus tour provides the opportunity to experience the very best of South Iceland, including places such as Geysir, Gullfoss waterfall, the Glacial Lagoon/Diamond Beach, Eyjafjallajokull Volcano and the Blue Lagoon. Several overnights are in excellent locations for northern lights hunting.
We Support Iceland’s Nature and Local Communities! During the trip you’ll receive a special souvenir: an Iceland Search and Rescue Association (ICE SAR) key ring. Your guide will tell you about this trained team of volunteers dedicated to rescue work and accident prevention in Iceland. Additionally, all our escorted tours include carbon offsetting through Kolvidur, the Iceland Carbon Fund (ICF)

Group size: maximum 16 or 36

Highlights:
• Let us provide you with a great introduction to Iceland and its unique wonders
• We’ll take you to many of the classic natural wonders, including the Golden Circle area, the Glacier Lagoon and Reynisfjara Beach
• Enjoy a glimpse into Icelandic life with activities like meeting Icelandic horses and a visit to a geothermal bakery

Overview

Map for Hidden Powers and Northern Lights Tour 2024 - 2025 tour
  • Duration:6 days, 5 nights
  • Season:October 3 to April 3
  • Tour ID:LB06

Included

  • Guided Coach Tour from day 2 to day 5
  • Expert professional English-speaking guide from day 2 to day 5
  • Accommodation 2 nights in a standard room with facilities in Reykjavik
  • Accommodation 3 nights in a standard room with facilities in the countryside
  • Icelandic breakfast (except arrival day)
  • 3 Two-course local-cuisine dinners in the countryside (main course and dessert, with coffee/tea Day 2, 3, 4)
  • Souvenir Icelandic Search and Rescue keyring
  • Entrance fee to the Aurora Reykjavik Northern Lights Centre (day 2)
  • Visit to outdoor geothermal bakery and taste of steam-baked rye bread (day 2)
  • Entrance fee to the LAVA Centre and LAVA Centre Cinema (day 3)
  • Visit to a local horse farm to meet Icelandic horses, plus Icelandic refreshments
  • Blue Lagoon admission, including towel rental, silica mud mask and one drink (day 5)
  • Use of crampons/cleats (if needed) for walking on snow/ice covered surfaces
  • Great photo stops
  • Free Wi-Fi on board motor coach
  • Seat rotation during the tour
  • Northern lights guided hunt on foot one selected evening, including use of crampons and headlight
  • Customer care service during office hours
  • 24-hour emergency line assistance while you are in Iceland
  • Northern lights “wake-up call” option during the night on days 2 – 4 (please note: available at most countryside hotels)

Not Included

  • Breakfast on arrival day
  • International airfare
  • Baggage porterage at airport/hotel
  • Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Swimsuit at the Blue Lagoon (rentals available)
  • Round-trip transfers between airports and hotels
  • Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary
  • Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland starts between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm)
  • Guaranteed late check-out
  • Any service not specifically listed under “included”

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival



Airport transfer is not included, but we are happy to help you arrange shared or private transfers.

Please note that check-in at most hotels starts at 14:00 (2:00pm).


Overnight stay in Reykjavík.
Dinner is on your own.


Day 2. Ţingvellir National Park - Geysir - Gullfoss waterfall



Your guide will meet you in the lobby of the hotel. Your winter tour starts with three of Iceland's most iconic sites, known as the classic 'Golden Circle':

• Your first stop is the Northern Lights Centre in Reykjavík – a information centre where you can learn all about the amazing natural phenomenon that is the Northern Lights, and get excited about the forthcoming hunt for them
• Next you head to Ţingvellir National Park – a site of incredible geological, cultural and historical interest, both as the site of the world's first parliament and as the meeting point of two tectonic plates
• The next stop is Geysir – an otherworldly geothermal landscape of boiling pools, hot springs, and the geyser Strokkur, which erupts into the air every few minutes
• Then it's on to Gullfoss – one of the most magnificent waterfalls in Iceland
• You will visit the town of Laugarvatn - which is built around three hot springs. You will also visit a unique outdoor geothermal bakery

Dinner and overnight stay in the South Iceland
Approximate Driving Distance: 185 km (115 miles)


Day 3. The South Shore of Iceland



Along the way you'll enjoy the lovely south coast, with its varied scenery and fantastic views. The highlights include:

• The Lava Centre, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. Enjoy both the exhibit and viewing an interesting film about Icelandic volcanoes at the center's cinema.
Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss – two impressive waterfalls set in beautiful surroundings
Reynisfjara Beach – with its dramatic rock formations
Eldhraun, a vast lava field created from a very destructive 18th-century eruption

Dinner and overnight stay in Kirkjubćjaklaustur area
Approximate Driving Distance: 200 km (124 miles)


Day 4. Vatnajökull National Park - Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon



The focus today is on two jewels of Icelandic nature, where you can experience the stunning and varied character of the Icelandic landscape:

Vatnajökull National Park - which covers almost 14% of Iceland
Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon – where sublime icebergs float in the freezing blue waters and seals are known to visit
• The Diamond Beach - where shrinking icebergs settle on the black sands before they drift out to sea
Skaftafell National Park – one of the most breath-taking areas of Iceland, overlooked by the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull

Dinner and overnight stay in Kirkjubćjarklaustur area
Approximate Driving Distance: 260 km (162 miles)


Day 5. Hveragerđi - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavík



Time to drive back the South Coast and end the tour at the world famous Blue Lagoon.

• Your journey leads you through the geothermal village of Hveragerđi – famous for its surprising geothermal activity and the many greenhouses that are heated by local hot springs. Hveragerdi is often called “The Flower Village” because of its many flower greenhouses heated by hot water from nearby springs.
• You will visit a horse farm to meet some locals: Icelandic horses.
• Then it's on to the Reykjanes Peninsula, home to the world-famous Blue Lagoon – set in a lava landscape where the miraculous, mineral-rich waters offer the chance to relax and re-energise after your incredible journey through the Icelandic landscape
• The day ends with the journey back to Reykjavík where the city's many attractions await.

Overnight stay in Reykjavík. Dinner is on your own.
Approximate Driving Distance: 365 km (227 miles)


Day 6. Departure


Today you will depart back home. Airport transfer is not included, but we are happy to help you arrange shared or private transfers.

Please note that the breakfast might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning departure flight.


Tour Dates

October 03, 2024 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group
October 10, 2024 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Smaller Group
October 15, 2024 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group
October 17, 2024 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group
October 31, 2024 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group
November 07, 2024 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group
November 12, 2024 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group
November 14, 2024 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group
November 21, 2024 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Smaller Group
November 28, 2024 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group
December 05, 2024 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group
January 16, 2025 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group
January 28, 2025 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Smaller Group
January 30, 2025 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group
February 13, 2025 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group
February 18, 2025 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group
February 20, 2025 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group
February 27, 2025 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Smaller Group
March 06, 2025 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group
March 11, 2025 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group
March 13, 2025 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group
March 18, 2025 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group
March 25, 2025 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group
March 27, 2025 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Smaller Group
April 03, 2025 English QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Smaller Group

Price Information

October 03, 2024 - October 31, 2024:
QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group - Price per person in Double/Twin room 267902 ISK (1962 USD)
QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group - Price per person in Single room 359089 ISK (2630 USD)
October 10, 2024 - October 10, 2024:
QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Smaller Group - Price per person in Double/Twin room 346127 ISK (2535 USD)
QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Smaller Group - Price per person in Single room 438804 ISK (3214 USD)
November 07, 2024 - January 30, 2025:
QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group - Price per person in Double/Twin room 257920 ISK (1889 USD)
QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group - Price per person in Single room 336292 ISK (2463 USD)
November 21, 2024 - January 28, 2025:
QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Smaller Group - Price per person in Double/Twin room 327205 ISK (2396 USD)
QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Smaller Group - Price per person in Single room 405577 ISK (2970 USD)
February 06, 2025 - March 25, 2025:
QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group - Price per person in Double/Twin room 262985 ISK (1926 USD)
QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Larger Group - Price per person in Single room 346127 ISK (2535 USD)
February 27, 2025 - March 27, 2025:
QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Smaller Group - Price per person in Double/Twin room 337783 ISK (2474 USD)
QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Smaller Group - Price per person in Single room 421073 ISK (3084 USD)
April 03, 2025 - April 03, 2025:
QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Smaller Group - Price per person in Double/Twin room 327205 ISK (2396 USD)
QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Smaller Group - Price per person in Single room 405577 ISK (2970 USD)

Payments & Terms

  • PLEASE NOTE: Please check carefully which accommodation category is offered for the departure date you would like to book and book the tour with the appropriate price accordingly.
  • 10% Deposit
  • Cancellation Policy
  • Time of cancellation for individual traveller(s):
  • 8 weeks (56 days) and more than 11 days prior to arrival: deposit (10%) charged
  • 10 days and more than 72 hours: 75% charged
  • 72 hours' notice and less: 100% charged

Other Information

Max group size: 16 or 36 passengers
Minimum size: Guaranteed with 3 participants.
Activity Level: Very easy
Languages: English
Minimum age: 8 years
Duration: 6 days/5 nights

Important Information:
• Northern lights are dependent on weather conditions and sightings are not guaranteed
• We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice, due to road conditions
• Please advise us at booking time if you have food allergies or dietary preferences
• A minimum of 3 passengers is required to guarantee each departure

Good to Know: Generally, on Day 2 – 5 there will be no more than 45 minutes to one-hour driving between each tour stop. You’ll arrive at each night’s accommodation in the late afternoon.

Accommodation:
Quality category: These are quality hotels, guesthouses, and farmhouse accommodation, all with private facilities and breakfast included. In Reykjavik: 4-star hotel. In the Countryside: The most comfortable accommodation available in each area. Most of the groups stay at the following hotels. Please note this is an advised hotel list and subject to change.

Winter 2023-2024:
Day 1 – Center Hotel Laugavegur
Day 2 – Stracta Hotel
Day 3 – Fosshotel Nupar/Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon/Hotel Klaustur
Day 4 – Fosshotel Nupar/Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon/Hotel Klaustur
Day 5 – Center Hotel Laugavegur

Winter 2024-2025:
Day 1 – Fosshótel Reykjavík
Day 2 – Stracta Hotel
Day 3 – Hótel Klaustur/Fosshótel Núpar
Day 4 – Hótel Klaustur/Fosshótel Núpar
Day 5 – Fosshótel Reykjavík

Comfort category (Winter 2023-2024 departures): These are pleasant and economical standard hotels, guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation, all with private facilities and breakfast included. Generally, 3 star or equivalent both in Reykjavik and countryside. Most of the groups stay at the following hotels. Please note this is an advised hotel list and subject to change.

Day 1 – Hotel Klettur
Day 2 – Hotel Ork
Day 3 – Fosshotel Nupar/Geirland
Day 4 – Fosshotel Nupar/Geirland
Day 5 – Hotel Klettur

PAYMENT:

A non refundable deposit of 10%, of the total package price should reach Iceland Road Trip within 3 days of confirmation of booking and full payment not later than 8 weeks prior to tour departure. In case of delay on payments, Iceland Road Trip will reserve the right to treat this as a cancellation and withdraw its confirmation of the services.

Every detail regarding the booking must be included, in order for Iceland Road Trip to ensure efficiency, including the passengers name, flight information, all accommodation, tours and other services.

Children 8-11 years old travelling with 2 adults and sharing 1 DBL room: 25% discount (valid only per 1 child)
Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults.
It is not recommended that children 0-7 years old travel on scheduled tours.

*Solo travel option on the following dates, 15% discount on single room price: Nov 16, Feb 8, Mar 26. Please contact us for booking the tour with this solo travel option.

Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.

Insurance:
To avoid dispute in case of cancellation, we strongly recommend that our clients purchase a comprehensive travel insurance in their home country, that covers your cost should you have to cancel your tour. This kind of travel insurance is usually not expensive and it frequently covers other risks too.

Highlights of the tour

Ţingvellir National Park
Geysir Geothermal Area
Gullfoss Waterfall
Eyjafjallajökull Glacier
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
Reynisfjara Beach
Kirkjubćjarklaustur Town
Skaftafell
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Hveragerđi Town
The Blue Lagoon

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Photos

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