Northern Lights Escape

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 6 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Ends Reykjavik, Iceland
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip brochure
  • On this trip we are travelling in our own private minibus as this allows us to reach some more off the beaten path destinations and gives us flexibility which would not be possible by public transport. And on top of that all our vehicles in Iceland have complimentary WiFi.
  • There's a lot more to Iceland than ice and vikings. Follow the scenic 'Golden Circle', visiting geothermal springs and geysers, the mighty waterfall of Gullfoss and the site of the nation's first parliament at Thingvellir
  • Drive along the island’s spectacular South Shore past the Reynisdrangar Rocks and volcanic black sand beaches
  • Head to Skaftafell National Park and get adventurous with a hike to Vatnajokull, Europe's largest glacier
The Northern Lights Escape trip starts and ends in Reykjavik. It is a northern lights trip that takes 6 days taking you through Hvolsvollur, Reykjavik and Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon in Iceland. Northern Lights Escape is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Gurgling hot springs, majestic waterfalls, volcanoes alive and extinct, Europe’s biggest glacier – Iceland, where adventures a la naturale await. Discover the raw natural beauty of this spectacular Nordic wonderland on a 6-day trip that will have you stalking close to epic glacial sheaths, feeling the icy spray of the Gullfoss waterfall and becoming acquainted with the culture and cuisine of an Arctic island outpost unlike any other.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
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Based on 100 reviews
CHAU's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • CHAU
  • From UK
  • On Sep 25 2018
“We are a small group of 8 people. Everyone has a window seat.Tour leader Warra is a very nice guy, care for everyone health, especially in dealing with food preparation, gloves are required to put on. A bottle of sterilize fluid is always in the truck. Many snacks provided and excellent cooking

Highlight is Karijini NP. Warra is our guide, driver and also as
cook for us, thanks a lot for your hard work. Lucky to meet you.”
Rita's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Rita
  • From Australia
  • On Apr 03 2018
“Excellent”
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From Canada
  • On Jan 16 2020
“Excellent itinerary, friendly and knowledgeable tour leader. Highly recommended!”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Reykjavik
  • Day 2: Reykjavik / Golden Circle / Hvolsvollur Area
  • Day 3: South Coast / Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Day 4: Skaftafell National Park / Vik
  • Day 5: Reykjavik
  • Day 6: Reykjavik
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse (3 nights), Hotel (2 nights)
Meals
  • 5 Breakfast
Transport
  • Private minibus with free Wi-Fi
Included Activities
  • Golden Circle - Thingvellir National Park
  • Golden Circle - Strokkur Geysir
  • Golden Circle - Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Jokulsarlon - Glacier Lagoon
  • Skogafoss - Waterfall Visit
  • South Coast - Dyrholaey & Reynisfjara Rocks
  • Vatnajokull - Glacier Walk
  • Reykjavik - Walking Tour
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Reykjavik are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Northern Lights Escape tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Northern Lights Escape tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 23 days before departure. For any departures within 27 August 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Northern Lights Escape tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Northern Lights Escape tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • The Northern Lights (also known as the Aurora Borealis) are a natural display of coloured lights in the night sky of the northern hemisphere. While Northern Light displays can never be guaranteed, as they are a natural phenomenon, you have a higher chance of seeing them in locations at high latitudes, such as Iceland. Please note that weather conditions and overall activity can affect visibility. Keep your fingers crossed for clear skies during your visit. There are a number of apps you can download that show current and forecast activity of the aurora around the world. Some of these apps have a function that allow you to be alerted at night when the aurora becomes visible in your current location.
  • Iceland can be an expensive destination in many ways, from museum entrance fees to visiting a cafe, but especially in terms of eating out. To provide you with an example, a main meal outside of Reykjavik can be around the ISK 4,000 mark. Your leader will be able to advise on how to save money. In remote areas the only option for dinner will be at the guesthouse we are staying at. Please stock up on food at a supermarket prior to arrival if you would like to opt out eating at the guesthouses' restaurants.
  • Iceland can be extremely cold at this time of year. Please bring appropriate clothing for adverse weather conditions. There may be the rare occasion where your leader has to alter the itinerary and activities due to the weather. In this case an alternative will be offered.
  • Due to the remote locations we visit, there are a few long drives on this trip. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the scenery and spend some time getting to know the other members of your group.
  • As accommodation on this trip is twin-share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same gender. If you’d prefer not to share, a single room supplement can be requested at an additional charge. Also, hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together/apart. Please also be aware that most guesthouses in Iceland offer shared bathrooms rather than en-suite facilities. Rooms in Iceland can be small, and at times you may be accommodated a short walk away from the main building. This applies to sharing travellers as well as travellers who have booked a single supplement.
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