Northern Lights Experience

TIS105: 9 Days Private Tour of Reykjavik - Golden Circle - Vik - Vatnajokull - Hofn - East Fjords - Lake Myvatn Area - Akureyri - Siglufjordur - Borgarnes - Thingvellir - Reykjavik
Tour Type: Private Tour, any part of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking driver guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Vehicle: Air-conditioned car, spacious and comfortable
Accommodation: Well handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Reykjavik Arrival
After you landing on Keflavik International Airport, please go to the hotel for check in by yourself. If you arrive early, you may hang out in the old district, or enjoy a deep relax in the geothermal hot spring after check-in. It is suggested to contact our travel consultant to give you some professional advice.

Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura
Day 2 Golden Circle - Vik
After breakfast, our driver guide will pick you up at around 8:45 am to start today's Iceland Northern Lights Trip. We will first visit Hveragerdi, the center of Iceland's greenhouse industry, and then head to Gullfoss Waterfall. The waterfall glows in the sun's reflection, so it is also known as the Golden Waterfall. Not far from it is the famous Geysir Hot Spring, which erupts every a few minutes with astonishing jets of water. Finally we will visit Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, two of the most beautiful waterfalls on the south coast of Iceland. If you are going to walk to the back of the fall, be sure to wear waterproof clothing and non-slip hiking boots.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Vik
 Friendly Tips

If the weather is good, your driver guide will accompany you to walk a little further away from the hotel to see the northern lights aurora, or when you live in the countryside in the rest of the journey.
Day 3 Vatnajokull - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon - Hofn
Skaftafell Park, Svinafellsjokull, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach. (B+D)
Today's Iceland Northern Lights Trip will start at the Skaftafell Area in Vatnajokull National Park. We will hike on the glacier all the way to Svinafellsjokull, the foremost edge of the glacier, known as "tongues" of glacial. Next we will visit Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, which has been the setting of many popular films. Then we will go to visit the nearby Diamond Beach. At the end of the day, check in the hotel in Hofn. 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Hofn
Day 4 Hofn - East Fjords - Egilsstadir
Drove to East Fjords and arrive at Egilsstadir. (B+D)
In the morning we will drive from Hofn, pass through the Almannaskard Pass and finally arrive at East Fjords. Along the way you can enjoy the spectacular coastline. The East Fjord region boasts a long coastline, historic fishing villages, magnificent natural scenery, and majestic waterfalls. Today's sightseeing will end at a small town Egilsstadir, near Iceland's largest forest.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Herad
Day 5 Lake Myvatn Area
Lake Myvatn Area, Dettifoss, Namaskard Pass, the pseudo crater of Skutustadir and Laxa Salmon River. (B+D)
Today, we will visit Lake Myvatn Area. The rugged mountains on the horizon give Lake Myvatn Area its pristine beauty of isolation. Caribou can be seen from time to time on the vast Modrudalsoraefi plateau. Next we're going to visit the biggest waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss, which can be found from a distance by following the sound of loud water. Next stop will be Namaskard Pass for the amazing geothermal wonders. After that, the driver guide will lead you to explore the pseudo crater of Skutustadir and Laxa Salmon River.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Sel-Hotel Myvatn
Day 6 Lake Myvatn Area - Akureyri - Siglufjordur
Lava maze of Dimmuborgir, Godafoss, old turf farm Laufas. Next stops are Akureyri and Troll Peninsula. (B+D)
The new day will begin in the strange lava maze of Dimmuborgir. A massive volcanic eruption more than 2,000 years ago gives the area its unique look: molten lava flowed for more than 12 kilometers and cooled along the way to form the lava rocks of today's different shapes. After that we will visit Godafoss and the old turf farm Laufas. Next stop is Akureyri, a central city in northern Iceland, where you can admire the stunning architecture and beauty of Eyjafjordur Fjord. After arriving at the Troll Peninsula, you can appreciate the breathtaking views along the steep mountain ranges of the Arctic Ocean and the black sand coastline, and eventually this road will take us to today's destination Siglufjordur.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Siglo
Day 7 Skagafjordur - Borgarnes
Herring-Era Maritime Museum, driver to western Iceland. (B+D)
After breakfast we'll go to visit the Herring-Era Maritime Museum. Then drive past Skagafjordur, which is famous for Icelandic horses, and Blondos Village located on the banks of the Blanda River, and cross the Holtavorduheidi Plateau to reach western Iceland.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Hamar
Day 8 West Iceland - Thingvellir
Deildartunguhver Hot Spring, Barnafoss Waterfall, explore Thingvellir National Park, return to Reykjavik. (B)
After having breakfast, your driver guide will accompany you to tour around western Iceland, starting with a visit to the hot spring, Deildartunguhver. When stopping by Waterfalls in Hraunfossar, you can clearly see that underground glacial water spills over lava and makes a beautiful stream. There is also Barnafoss Waterfall nearby we will visit. In the afternoon we will explore Thingvellir National Park, a famous UNESCO heritage site with many geothermal springs, craters and other geological wonders. Finally, we'll go back to Reykjavik by car. Our Iceland Northern lights trip will be over.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura
Day 9 Reykjavik Departure
Please go to the airport and catch the flight by yourself. (B)
Please go to the airport by yourself. If you need a driver to drop you off at the airport, please contact our travel consultant and we will be glad to serve you.

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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