Northern Lights & the best of winter in Iceland
- 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 nights
- total price from £ 758.00 ]
- price based on: 2 adults
A captivating Iceland escape to see the Northern Lights, majestic whales and enchanting landscapes - includes all travel and optional breakfast
Winter in Iceland is like nothing else - filled with ice and snow, dramatic volcanic terrains, steamy geysers, and of course, the dancing Northern Lights, filling the dark winter night sky. On this thrilling Iceland escape, enjoy a relaxing stay in the stylish city of Reykjavik; with a great selection of Classic and Premium hotels to choose from, you'll get to carve out the perfect break tailored to your needs.
You'll be perfectly placed to make the most of all that this fascinating country has to offer. Even those who've visited before will always find something new, as landscapes change and volcanoes erupt. Just recently, Fagradalsfjall has transformed the surrounding landscape into something new and thrilling and it spills out towards the sea - what else would you expect from the land of volcanoes?
Travel to the iconic Golden Circle route, look out for majestic whales out at sea, and keep an eye towards the sky for a glimpse of the magical Aurora Borealis, or take a dip in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon - Iceland is a place of dreams.
Three, four, five, or seven nights in Reykjavik
Optional buffet breakfast included
Northern Lights & Stargazing Tour (optional upgrade to Northern Lights Cruise available)
Optional Blue Lagoon entry with return transfers
Depending on your hotel, you'll also enjoy a range of extra benefits during your stay
Daily access to the spa (for stays at Hotel Borg by Keahotels, and for Superior room bookings only at Hotel Island)
Return flight from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, Manchester, London Stansted to Keflavik
Shared return transfer airport - hotel
Discover Iceland's wonders
Make your Iceland stay an experience to remember with excursions designed to show you the best of the country, including its incredible natural sights, beautiful landscapes, and unforgettable landmarks.
• Northern Lights & Stargazing Tour •
Included with all packages, this tour will take you on a search for the beautiful Northern Lights, as well as the sparkling stars and constellations across the dark winter skies of Iceland. You’ll be accompanied by an experienced guide who can help you identify what you see, and get a closer look with an astronomical telescope. You’ll even be given tips on how to capture the Northern Lights on camera, with optional tripods available. Make sure that you dress appropriately with warm layers and winter boots.
Optional upgrade: You can also choose to upgrade to a Northern Lights Cruise in the booking process. You’ll travel beyond the city lights to see the darkest skies from the water on this unforgettable cruise, to hunt the captivating aurora above the waves.
• Blue Lagoon entry with transfers •
The utterly unique Blue Lagoon is a must-see destination for those visiting Iceland. Rest and recharge in the soothing geothermal waters, surrounded by a truly breathtaking volcanic landscape. The waters here stay between 38 and 40 Celcius all year round, the optimum temperature to relax your body. The tour departs at 5pm, which means you can enjoy the Blue Lagoon as afternoon turns into evening. The price of admission also includes a soothing silica mud mask, a towel and a refreshing drink.
• Golden Circle Tour •
See some of Iceland’s most iconic sights, with a trip to the stunning Golden Circle. You’ll take a scenic tour of three of Iceland’s natural wonders. Walk in the footsteps of the Vikings at the UNESCO listed site, Þingvellir National Park, listen to the roaring Gullfoss waterfall, and see the thrilling Geysir erupt with steam into the sky.
Enjoy the tour in comfort with a relaxing bus tour, equipped with Wi-Fi computer tablets and an in-bus audio guide, as well as an informative host to answer any questions you have. Make sure you dress appropriately for cold weather, including a waterproof jacket and trousers.
• Golden Circle & Snowmobiling or Secret Lagoon Tours •
Along with the magificent Golden Circle, you can also choose between taking a snowmobile ride across one of the world's biggest glaciers, or end your tour with a soothing and relaxing visit to the Secret Lagoon, where you can enjoy a mineral-rich soak in the geothermal hot springs.
• Whale & Dolphin Watching Cruise •
Take an enthralling journey into Faxaflói Bay for a glimpse of Iceland’s oceanic inhabitants - the majestic humpback whale, minke whales, dolphins, porpoises and other species. The surrounding land and air is also packed with a variety of native birds, including puffins, guillemots and others, making this special tour a must for any animal lovers. Alongside the tour, you can also visit a floating wildlife exhibition, to learn more about the creatures you’ll get to see.
• South Coast Tour •
Explore the beautiful southern coastline of Iceland, where you'll get to see the magnificent waterfalls, stunning black beaches, glaciers and volcanic landscape with a guided tour. You'll get to see the dramatic sands and some of the most powerful waterfalls in the area, including the Skógafoss Waterfall and the 60-metre high Seljalandsfoss Waterfall.
We work with our trusted partners in the region to offer you the best possible stay.
When you plan your trip, after you've selected a date, we will show you all the information about the hotel you will be staying at.
Benefits of all the hotels
- 24 hours front desk
- Free Wifi
Things to know:
• For the Northern Lights and Golden Circle tours, pick-up and drop-off is included either from your hotel or a designated bus stop nearby.
• For Northern Lights and Whale watching cruises, please be aware that guests must make their own way to Reykjavik's Old Harbour.
• The Northern Lights are of course a naturally occurring phenomenon, so while you will have a good chance of seeing them (and we'll cross our fingers for you), we cannot guarantee they will oblige!
• Please note that the whale and dolphin watching cruise is a wildlife tour, and despite the crew's expertise, sightings of any kind can never be predicted or guaranteed.
• Your Blue Lagoon trip will depart at 5pm for a 6pm arrival. Upon arrival, you'll receive a drink and a towel, as well as a silica mud mask as you enjoy the thermal waters.
• Please note that the Northern Lights & Stargazing Tour and the Northern Lights cruise do not operate on Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve; these activities will be booked on another date for you.
If you book this deal before 35 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.
Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Limited for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.
Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.
|Passport, visa and health requirements||
The passport, visa and health requirements (including those related to COVID-19) at the time of booking can be viewed on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website. It is your responsibility to ensure that you and all members of your party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents, and in compliance with any other immigration/entry requirements, before you travel.
Occupancy may vary according to different hotels.
The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.
On the basis of two full-paying adults, a discount for children may be offered dependent on the chosen travel dates and length of stay. You will see the applicable discount in the final booking process.
|Third person discount||
The third-person discount is based on the departure date and duration of the trip. You will see the final price in the booking process.
Unfortunately, this trip is not wheelchair accessible.
Unfortunately, cots are not available throughout this trip.
Pets are not permitted on this trip.
You will receive your travel documents 5 days before departure. Vouchers, documents and further travel information will be given to you upon arrival.
In Iceland, the national currency is the Icelandic Krona.
Please note that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon that are difficult to predict and depend on natural conditions, hence sightings cannot be guaranteed.
|Whale and dolphin-watching cruise||
Please note that the whale and dolphin watching cruise is a wildlife tour, and despite the crew's expertise, sightings of any kind can never be predicted or guaranteed.
|COVID-19 Travel update||
From 18 March, all travellers who can provide proof of a certified vaccination will be allowed to enter Iceland without being subject to PCR testing and quarantine. Visitors who can provide valid evidence of prior infection are also exempt from border measures. This exemption will apply to citizens outside the Schengen area, including the UK.
|Airport and excursion transfers||
Please note that transfers from Keflavík Airport to the Reykjavík Terminal take approximately 45 minutes. The pick-up and drop-off points for transfers and excursions will be either directly at the hotel, or at a nearby designated bus stop.
For Hotel Holt, the nearest bus stop is an eight- to 10-minute walk from the hotel, and on a slight slope.
Hotel Saga is a new hotel and the facilities are still being constructed. Hotel Saga expects the spa, gym, bar, and restaurant to open in late November 2022.
Please also be aware that at Hotel Island, some light refurbishment work may be taking place at the hotel between October and May. The hotel will endeavour to keep disruption and inconvenience to a minimum, so please contact the hotel directly to find out more about any potential delays or issues that may arise.
|Hotel Holt restaurant closure||
Please note, the restaurant at Hotel Holt is temporarily closed until further notice. Additionally, the bar is currently only opened from 4.30pm until 10pm, Wednesdays to Saturdays.