About Northern Lights short break
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
* as this is a natural phenomenon sightings are never guaranteed*
We can also arrange flights if you have not already booked your own.
Transfer from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik with Flybus (included). Depending on your arrival time you can add a special transfer to head straight away to the Blue Lagoon, Iceland's famous geothermal spa.
Here you can let the water's natural mineral salts, silica and blue green algae help you relax. Outdoor massages and spa treatments are also available here (extra cost, need to be prebooked). After your visit you will be driven to your hotel in Reykjavik (40 minutes away).
The Golden Circle needs little introduction: it includes some Iceland’s most stunning sights. You'll see the hot spring Strokkur shoot a column of water up to 30 meters (98 ft.) into the air every 4-8 minutes! You'll also visit the magnificent Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, created where the river Hvítá tumbles and plunges into a crevice some 32 m (105 ft.) deep. The tour also includes the historical and geological wonder that is Þingvellir National Park, where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimetres per year.
In addition to this you will visit the Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation centre, where you'll learn the secret behind growing delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes and cucumbers with the aid of the geothermal heat which Iceland has in abundance.
In the evening see if you can track down the elusive Northern Lights. These can appear any time from autumn to spring and sightings are never guaranteed. If it is a clear night you may be fortunate to witness their wild and carefree dance across the sky in dramatic shapes, colours, patterns and sizes.
Day at leisure or you have the choice of two optional excursions:
Highlights of the day are stunning views of glaciers, black lava sand coast lines and impressive rock formations.
Use this day to explore the capital of Iceland with its museums, shops, restaurants and cafés. Perhaps you would prefer a day of relaxation at one of the great pools & spas.
If you haven't visited the Blue Lagoon yet, today would be the perfect day.
Here guests can relax in its warm geothermal water surrounded by black lava fields. The Blue Lagoon’s warm water and natural active ingredients; mineral salts, silica and blue green algae help you escape the stress and strain of daily life. Bathing in this surreal environment is a unique experience not to be missed....
Time at leisure, depending on your flight time. Transfer to Keflavik Airport with Flybus for your return flight (included).