Iceland Northern Lights9th Feb 2025
Seeing the Northern Lights* is a bucket-list item for many of us, but Aurora Borealis aside, Iceland offers a host of attractions, quite unlike anywhere else in the world. From geothermal dips to moonlit trips, this tour is a Who’s Who of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. It may be the focus of our tour, but the Aurora Borealis is only one of the many natural wonders present in Iceland. It’s unlikely you’ll find another country with such extensive otherworldly appeal: lunar lava-formed landscapes, thunderous waterfalls, moody geysers and glistening glaciers — and those are just the geological bits!
On our tour of Reykjavík, the world’s most northerly capital, it becomes clear that even Iceland’s man-made efforts have that same air to them — the cavernous and craggy Lutheran church of Hallgrímskirkja, seemingly more suited to a spot in Middle Earth than the North Atlantic; and the parliamentary buildings of Alþingi, thought to be the oldest parliament in the world. Bucket list at the ready...
*The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and therefore unpredictable. The order of the itinerary may be changed to accommodate the best viewing conditions but no guarantees of seeing the phenomenon can be given. The itinerary may also have to be amended in case of volcanic activity.
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What to Expect
- Explore the inner workings of a volcanic eruption
- Discover Iceland’s ancient culture
- Stand on the geological border between Europe and North America
- Marvel at the biggest geothermic mud pool in Iceland
- View the Northern Lights (naturally)
** Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure. **
Day by Day Itinerary
We fly from London to Reykjavik. Upon arrival we visit the Raufarholsellir Lava Tunnel, a unique experience exploring the inner workings of a volcanic eruption before heading to Eyrarbakki Village then onto the Urriðafoss Waterfall with its impressive volume of cascade in the whole of Iceland.
We then continue to Hella and our accommodation at the Stracta Hotel. Hella is situated in the south and is a particularly good area to see the Northern Lights, as there is little artificial light. You don’t have to go far this evening other than stepping outside of the hotel to see the Northern Lights if they are visible.