Iceland Northern Lights Experience 4D/3N

Start: Reykjavik, Iceland Finish: Reykjavík, Iceland

Visiting: Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Reykjavík, Skaftafell


Duration: 3 Nights

Physical rating: Easy

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Please contact Bamba Travel with any specific dietary requirements

Tour Operator: Bamba Travel

Group size: 1 - 16

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $1250

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Tour Overview

Discover Iceland on a four-day adventure that takes you from West Iceland to the South Coast. You will tour through hot springs, waterfalls, beaches, volcanoes, glaciers and icebergs while taking in the scenic views of Iceland. Remember to keep your eyes peeled for if the conditions are right you might get a glimpse of the magical northern lights!

Highlights

  • iconTour the Jokulsárlón glacier lagoon & ice caves
  • iconVisit the Seljandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls
  • iconWitness the scenic Snæfellsnes peninsula
  • iconGet the chance to see the unforgettable Northern Lights

Places You'll See

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icon Day 1: Reykjavik - Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

Location: Snæfellsnes Peninsula

West Coast Highlights
Pick up is at 9:00 am from the Reykjavík meeting point you have chosen. Please note: picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes but you do have to be ready and waiting at 9:00 am. We will drive along the scenic west coast and explore West Iceland (Vesturland in Icelandic). The first stop of the day is at Deildartunguhver hot spring, this is the most powerful hot spring in Europe. It pumps out 180 l/sec of 100°C hot water, and the Icelanders certainly make good use of this vast quantity of hot water, using it to heat the homes and buildings in many neighboring towns. Our next stop will be at the historic site of Reykholt, here you will find a hot spring pool dating back to the medieval period, Snorralaug. This is the pool where the very famous Icelandic Saga writer, historian, and Law Speaker is reputed to have bathed, you can see this pool and even feel the temperature of the water.
Our third stop of the day will be at the waterfalls, Hraunfossar (the Lava Falls) and Barnafoss (Children´s Falls). These waterfalls each offer something very different. You will learn why the tumbling Barnafoss waterfall is so named! At Hraunfossar you will see how the water flows out through thousands of little springs in the coal black lava. These falls form a magnificent wide crescent of tumbling cascades, the pure glacial water has flowed through lava for many years.
We then leave Borgarfjörður behind and set our course towards Snæfellsnes peninsula. We will stop to view the unique Gerðuberg basalt columns before we arrive at our hotel for the night.
If the northern lights and cloud forecasts are favorable an evening northern lights hunt will be on!
*Please note that due to weather we might have to change the itinerary and start with the South Coast instead of Snæfellsnes.

icon Day 2: Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Reykjavík, Iceland

Location: Reykjavík

Snæfellsnes Peninsula (B)
After breakfast at our hotel we will drive to the western part of Snæfellsnes which will take us through some absolutely stunning coastal and mountain scenery. Our first stop of the day is at the small and charming fishing village of Arnarstapi, here we take a short walk to explore the surrounding area. You then have the option to explore beneath the ground at the Vatnshellir Cave, which is located inside Snæfellsnes National Park. This cave is a lava tube tunnel which is around 8000 years old, your specialist caving guide will explain its formation and fascinating features. If you wish to go caving you need to book this as an extra when you arrange your tour.
Your next stop will be at Hellnar, a really picturesque village where we stop for lunch. We then continue to the beautiful black pebble beach at Djúpalónssandur. Here we enjoy a short hike, as the shimmering silver-tipped Atlantic waves roll over the glossy black pebbles of this beach, which is framed by incredibly shaped cliffs. You will see the remains of the British trawler, Epine, which met its end here. At the head of the beach, you will also find the famous ‘lifting stones’. Maybe you would like to test your strength like the Icelandic fishermen did in the olden days?
From Djúpalónssandur, we continue our journey around Snæfellsnes peninsula and our next stop will be at the famous and much photographed, Mount Kirkjufell, a favorite spot for many photographers. On our way back to the Reykjavík area, where you will be spending the night, if the forecast is suitable we will be looking out for the northern lights.

icon Day 3: Reykjavík - Skaftafell, Iceland

Location: Skaftafell

The Grand South Coast (B)
You enjoy breakfast at your hotel in the Reykjavík area then we pick you up and whisk you away for two days of amazing adventure sightseeing. On a dark winter morning we drive towards the slowly rising sun on the way to our first stop, Seljalandsfoss, a very unusual waterfall because you can walk behind the gracefully falling cascade. It is well worth getting a little damp for such an exciting experience!
Our next highlight is another waterfall, Skógafoss, located at the foot of a very famous volcano, Eyjafjallajökull. On a clear day, you will also get a great view of another volcano mountain glacier, Mýrdalsjokull. As we continue on, we come to Reynisfjara, a black beach where some fantastic sights, such as the picturesque basalt column formations and the famous Reynisdrangar peaks, will greet us. We will drive through the charming small town of Vík on our way to our accommodation. Throughout the entire day, you can expect to see breathtaking landscapes consisting of vast lava fields, waterfalls, black sands and glacier tongues. We will enjoy a relaxing evening, if the conditions are right we will hunt for those northern lights! The countryside close to Vatnajökull glacier, away from the city lights, is perfect for spotting this natural phenomenon. Your hotel will be in the Skaftafell area.

What's Included

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    Experiences

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    Accommodation

    3 Nights shared accommodation in budget hotels

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    Meals

    3 Breakfast(s),

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    Transport

    Van & Bus transportation

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    Extras

    All necessary caving equipment

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    Guides

    English-speaking guide

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    Activities

    Sightseeing as per itinerary

What's Not Included

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    Travel insurance

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    Other meals/drinks

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    Optional activities

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    Accommodation drop-off

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    Tips

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    Personal expenses

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    Bamba Travel requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 30 days before departure..

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    Free Date Changes

    Bamba Travel allows you to make 2 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

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    Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Bamba Travel allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform Bamba Travel, 60 days before departure.

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    Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your tour, here is a summary of Bamba Travel charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit
    At 30 days before tour sarts: 50% of tour cost
    At 15 days before tour sarts: 100% of tour cost
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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


Travel, Your Way

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    Personalise your trip

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    Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

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    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

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Dates & Availability

Saturday Apr 24, 2021

Nights

3

Available

6

$1250.37

Sunday Apr 25, 2021

Nights

3

Available

6

$1250.37

Monday Apr 26, 2021

Nights

3

Available

6

$1250.37

Tuesday Apr 27, 2021

Nights

3

Available

19

$1250.37

Wednesday Apr 28, 2021

Nights

3

Available

19

$1250.37

Thursday Apr 29, 2021

Nights

3

Available

23

$1250.37