From October 2012 to March 2013 100% of our customers saw the Northern Lights on this tour, thanks to the expert knowledge of our astronomer Andrew Green, hand picked locations ideal for viewing the Northern Lights and carefully planned dates of travel.
2012 Standard Itinerary
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2 nights Standard Guest House
1 night Standard Hotel
Approx 10 -
Explore Representative plus driver(s) and Astronomer Andrew Green
Northern Lights Adventure Tour
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Accompanied by expert astronomer Andrew Green, we travel to Iceland in search of the spectacular Northern Lights. We explore the famous ‘Golden Circle’, including Pingvellir National Park and Strokkur geyser. We also visit lava fields and unwind in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon.
Understand the Aurora Borealis - With Astronomer Andrew Green
Natural Wonders - Walk up to thundering falls and spouting geysers
Accommodation - Stay in hand picked locations ideal for Northern Lights viewing
What we say
Staff Member Hannah Methven travelled on this tour in 2013.
"This is the ideal tour for those hoping to see the incredible Northern Lights but with limited time. Whilst the evenings are focussed on looking for the aurora the days are jam packed giving you chance to experience Iceland’s incredible volcanic scenery. Having an expert astronomer on hand to explain the phenomena was fantastic and Andy’s tips on how to get the best photographs were appreciated by all."
Meet at Keflavik airport. We start our tour directly from the airport by driving to the famous Blue Lagoon where we soak up the scenic beauty and enjoy breathing the clean, fresh air while relaxing in the warm geothermal seawater. After a refreshing bath we drive via Selvogur to the cosy little village of Stokkseyri where we will visit a local folklore museum which has an interesting video on the Northern Lights. We will be staying for the next two nights at a guesthouse especially chosen for its location so that we can maximise our chances of seeing the Northern Lights. This evening Astronomer Andy will give a presentation and explain the Aurora Borealis.
Overnight Standard Guest House
Today we have an opportunity to stand behind the plummeting Seljalandsfoss waterfall, walk up to the Skógafoss waterfall and gaze at the formations. We travel along the South coast of Iceland as far as Vík í Mýrdal a small charming village surrounded by beautiful high bird cliffs. Highlights of the day are stunning views of glaciers, black lava sand coast lines and impressive rock formations.
Overnight Standard Guest HouseIncluded meals: Breakfast
Gullfoss – Geysir – Þingvellir - Reykjavik
Today we go to the famous Golden Circle. First to Þingvellir National Park, home of Iceland’s ancient Viking parliament and listed as a UNESCO’s World Heritage site. There we take a walk to experience firsthand the geological wonder of the mid-Atlantic ridge. From Þingvellir, our golden circle tour continues as we head east over Lyngdalsheiði following a mountain-road with great views of the rugged lava fields. Passing Laugarvatn lake, we arrive to Haukadalur, home of the great Geyser and the reliable Strokkur geyser that erupts with 3 to 7 minutes intervals, spouting boiling water to a height of 25 to 35 meters. We then head up to the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall cascading down in the white colored Hvítá river originating in the Langjökull glacier. We travel to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland and make a short tour of the city before going to our accommodation which is located in the outskirts but offers the best view of the Northern Lights.
Overnight Standard HotelIncluded meals: Breakfast
Tour ends Reykjavik
Included meals: Breakfast
Please note that from time to time our itineraries may be amended, either for operational reasons or in response to feedback from customers. Please ensure you have read the latest Tour Notes before booking or travelling on your tour.
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