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This short getaway offers insight into Iceland’s nature and cultural life, with two nights in Iceland’s capital and two nights in South Iceland, an ideal location for the search for the Northern Lights. Visit Reykjavík, the Blue Lagoon, the Black lava beach, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfall, the Golden Circle, meet Icelandic horses on a farm and see the Northern Lights. Optional Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull and optional Northern Lights cruise by boat from Reykjavík. Excellent value for money and a short winter trip to the Icelandic countryside.

Detailed Itinerary

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik. You may explore Iceland’s capital city on your own if time allows.

Overnight location: Hotel Cabin (Budget version, standard room is 10m²) / Hótel Klettur (Comfort version), or similar in Reykjavík. Dinner is on your own. (50km / 31mi)

Meal: No Meals

At 09:00, meet your tour guide, who will show the group the highlights of Iceland’s exciting capital. Then we head out to the Reykjanes Peninsula with its hot springs, mountains, moon-like landscape, bird cliffs, lighthouses and fishing villages. In the afternoon, we bathe in the Blue Lagoon.

Drive along the south coast to arrive in the village of Hella, where we stay for two nights in simple cottages. There is an option to upgrade to studio rooms at the Stracta Hotel in Hella.

We hear about the Northern Lights from our tour guide in the evening. So, naturally, you are out in the garden waiting for the Northern Lights once darkness falls.

Overnight location: Hotel Stracta or similar in Hella. Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own. (220km / 137mi)

Meal: Breakfast

Today we travel along the south coast and reach the area beneath the Eyjafjallajökull volcano and glacier. Our first stop is at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, and we visit the Skógar folk museum of early Modern Iceland with its turf houses. At noon, we see the Skógarfoss waterfall.

You can book and pay for an optional glacier walk on the Sólheimajökull glacier tongue for a special GJ Travel discount in the afternoon (subject to availability).

Suppose you book a trip without the glacier hike. In that case, the tour continues further south, where you walk on the famous Black Lava Beach at Reynisfjara and observe the Cap of Dyrhólaey and the Reynisdrangar Sea Cliffs before visiting the charming village of Vík.
In the evening there is another presentation about the Northern Lights. If the night is clear, you might see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the heavens in dramatic shapes, colors, patterns and sizes.

Overnight location: Hotel Stracta or similar in Hella. Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own. (200km / 124mi)

Meal: Breakfast

We learn about the Icelandic horse, its unique qualities and history, and visit a geothermal greenhouse in the morning. Then we travel the Golden Circle route, see steam rising from the Geysir geothermal fields and admire the double waterfall of Gullfoss. Finally, we end the afternoon at Þingvellir National Park, the location of the ancient Viking Parliament and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

An optional Northern Lights evening cruise can be booked for this day if the weather conditions are right.

Overnight location: Hotel Cabin (Budget version, standard room is 10m²) / Hótel Klettur (Comfort version), or similar in Reykjavík. Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own. (210km / 130mi)

Meal: Breakfast

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from your accommodation in Reykjavik to Keflavik International Airport.

Breakfast included. (50km / 31mi)

Meal: Breakfast


. 4 nights accommodation, in rooms with shower/wc
• 3 days escorted bus tour with English-speaking guide/driver-guide
• Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS shuttle (no guide)
• 4x breakfast
• Blue Lagoon, including use of towel
• Skógar Folk Museum on early Modern Iceland with its turf houses
• Visit Icelandic horse stables & a geothermal greenhouse
• Northern Lights program during two evenings.

• Free Wi-Fi on the bus
• Entrance fees
• Use of flashlight
• Use of crampons for shoes


Any private expenses
All meals not listed under “included”
Any additional services
Single supplement (mandatory when in single room)
International airfares
Optional activities
Other meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Any items not mentioned as included


Availability : October - April

Max People : 40

Additional services
• Extra night in Reykjavik before/after the tour – on request
• Optional glacier hike on day 3 (subject to availability)
• Optional Northern Lights cruise

NOTE: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions, and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded. Still, the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

NOTE: Accommodations are subject to change.

Children discount: 20% discount for children 8-11 years of age if sharing a room with 2 adults. Tour is not recommended for children younger than eight years of age. Triple rooms are double rooms with an extra bed and are ideal for two adults and one child.

Start & End Location: Keflavik International Airport (with Flybus shuttle)

Departure Time: 09:00 on day 2 from Hotel Cabin (subject to change)

Optional glacier hike
Duration of this activity is approximately 3 hours in total, about 90 minutes on the ice and about 30-40 min walk (one-way) from the car park to the glacier edge itself. Minimum age for the glacier hike is 10 years. You need to bring warm clothing, rain gear and hiking boots. The glacier hike can only be booked with the guide on day 2. You will have to fill in and sign an order form, once done a cancellation is not possible. Glacier hike bookings have to be finalized with the guide by noon on day 2 of the tour. Bookings afterwards cannot be accommodated as we need to order the glacier guides 24 hours prior to the tour. The special price for the Land of Northern Lights group members is available on request. Payment is on the spot.

Highlights & Experiences

Budget holiday offering excellent value for money

Must-see nature: the Golden Circle, the South Coast and the Blue Lagoon

Visit to Skógar folk museum with turf houses

2-night stay in South Iceland, ideal for Northern Lights hunting

2 evenings with a combination of lectures, presentations, film and guided searches for Aurora Borealis

Optional Northern Lights cruise (day 1 and 4)

Optional hotel upgrade

Optional glacier hike (day 3)**subject to availability

Program Touring / Guide

Escorted Experience

Trip Highlights

Reykjavik City Tour - Blue Lagoon - Reykjanes Peninsula - South Iceland with Optional Glacier Hike - Golden Circle - Visit Icelandic Horses

Departure Period
01 Oct, 2023 to 30 Apr, 2024

Hotel Klettur & Stracta Hotel
AUD 2,076 P P twin share
AUD 2,864 P P single

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