Emanuela
Trip offered by Emanuela Travel expert in Iceland

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Description

Away from city lights and light pollution, the Icelandic countryside is an ideal place to view the Northern Lights. Pamper your mind and body, relax and rejuvenate; all while enjoying the beauty of Iceland's winter landscape and the mystical northern lights.

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Away from city lights and light pollution, the Icelandic countryside is an ideal place to view the Northern Lights. Pamper your mind and body, relax and rejuvenate; all while enjoying the beauty of Iceland's winter landscape and the mystical northern lights.

This holiday is ideal for travellers who want to experience the beauty of south and west Iceland at a relaxed pace, stay at luxury hotels in the Icelandic countryside, and indulge in naturally heated geothermal springs with fantastic opportunities to see the northern lights in picturesque locations.

A customised road trip is a personal experience and our goal is to design an itinerary that matches your dream trip. Here is a 6 day / 5 night sample itinerary to give you a general idea of our Winter Wellness & Auroras trip starting from Keflavik.

Starting from: Reykjavik or Keflavik
Season: 1st Sep-10th Apr
Duration: 6+ days
Driving distance: 1000-1200 kms

Highlights: Borgarfjordur - Golden Circle - South Coast - Reykjavik - Reykjanes - Blue Lagoon - Laugarvatn Fontana - Secret Lagoon

Available as a self drive or private guided tour.

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Arrival & Borgarfjordur
    Day 1
    Arrival & Borgarfjordur

    Arrival at KEF airport where you pick up your rental car. Start your trip by visiting the beautiful Borgarfjordur region: Grabrok crater, Deildartunguhver hot spring, Hraunfossar lava field waterfalls, and the picturesque Husafell area.

    Optional add-ons:
    Into The Glacier tour (by monster snow truck or snowmobiling)
    Lava caving

    Visited places:
  • 2
    Golden Circle
    Day 2
    Golden Circle

    Explore the famous Thingvellir national park, the Geysir geothermal area & Strokkur geyser, and the Gullfoss waterfall. Spend the afternoon relaxing at the Laugarvatn Fontana geothermal baths.
    Overnight for two nights in the South.

    Optional add-ons:
    Snorkelling in Silfra

    Visited places:
  • 3
    South Coast
    Day 3
    South Coast

    Travel in the region of the infamous volcanoes of Hekla, Eyjafjallajokull & Katla and visit the Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss waterfalls, Reynisfjara black sand beach, and Dyrholaey arch.

    Optional add-ons:
    Glacier walk / Ice climbing
    Black sand ATV biking

    Visited places:
  • 4
    Secret Lagoon & Reykjavik
    Day 4
    Secret Lagoon & Reykjavik

    Take a dip in the Secret Lagoon and visit Hveragerdi geothermal village on your way back to Reykjavik. Spend the afternoon exploring the city center with our personalised recommendations.
    Overnight at a spa hotel.

    Visited places:
  • 5
    Reykjanes & Blue Lagoon
    Day 5
    Reykjanes & Blue Lagoon

    Enjoy the Kleifarvatn lake, the Krysuvik geothermal area, Reykjanesviti lighthouse and Gunnuhver hot spring before settling for the day at the Blue Lagoon hotel.
    Spend the rest of the afternoon and evening indulging in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.

    Optional add-ons:
    In-water massage at the Blue Lagoon
    ATV tour
    Snorkelling in Kleifarvatn

    Visited places:
  • 6
    Departure
    Day 6
    Departure

    Take one of our offbeat detours on the way to KEF airport or spend time in Reykjavik with our personalised recommendations before dropping off your rental car in time for departure.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • 5-day 4x4 SUV car rental (including CDW insurance, GPS, airport pick up and drop off, unlimited kilometres and emergency service)
    • Digital map for each day
    • 5-night four-star hotel accommodation (double or twin room with private bath and breakfast)
    • Detailed day wise sightseeing itinerary
    • Contact person in Iceland

    Price for private guided tour: Contact us with details of group size, language and requirements.

    Price does not include

    • Optional tour and activities of your choice
    • Additional meals: Lunch and dinner
    • Additional insurance: SCDW, Gravel, Sand & Ash
    • WiFi device
    • Baby car seats
    • Flights
    • Tips
    • Everything not stated in the "Inclusions" section

    Notes:

    For self-drive, since the northern lights are only visible during late summer and winter, we highly recommend a 4X4.
    For private tours, we offer a variety of comfortable vehicles for different group sizes with a local guide.

    We offer a wide variety of handpicked quality accommodations from star category hotels to guesthouses and apartments, all well rated and located so as to balance your daily driving time.

    Preparation:​ Additional information for your Iceland trip will be sent to you along with the detailed itinerary. This will include details about driving in Iceland, weather and clothing, currencies and payments, electricity system, food and water, safety, contact info, and other useful tips.

     

    Self-drive: The minimum driver age for is 20 years for smaller cars and 25 years for jeeps. Drivers must bring an international driving licence or a local driving licence written in a Roman script. Winter driving experience is strongly recommended.