Hidden Powers & Northern Lights – Vacation Package | Icelandair
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To Reykjavík, IcelandEconomy Standard
1 checked in bag (50 lbs) per person
1 carry-on bag (22 lbs) per person
Advance seat assignment selection
Hotel accommodationStandard double or twin room
Two nights in a standard room in Reykjavik (first and last nights)
Three nights in a standard room in the countryside
Buffet breakfast included (except arrival day)
Taxes & fees
All taxes, fees and fuel surcharges

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Earn 4,800 Saga Points on round-trip flights included in all Icelandair Holidays vacation packages
Prices fromPer person, based on 2 adults
USD 2,173

Experience the powers of Iceland’s world-famous southern coast

Discover the very best of Iceland in winter and get to know its raw, magnificent nature spotted with volcanoes, bubbling hot springs and floating icebergs.

This extraordinary journey allows you to witness Iceland’s amazing natural forces first-hand and experience the powers of Iceland’s world-famous southern coast. We’ll show you beloved places such as Geysir, Gullfoss waterfall, the Glacial Lagoon/Diamond Beach, Eyjafjallajokull volcano, and the Blue Lagoon. Several overnights are in excellent locations for northern lights hunting.


On this vacation package’s four-day escorted coach tour you’ll experience the hidden powers of Iceland's world-famous southern coast including dramatic vistas of the notorious Eyjafjallajökull volcano, and with several overnights in stunning rural locations you'll be perfectly situated to hunt for the magical Northern Lights. If you happen to be in slumber when the aurora borealis makes an appearance, most hotels have the option of a wake-up call, greatly increasing your chances of seeing the beautiful display throughout the night!

You may have heard of Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, and with this all-encompassing vacation offer you’ll enjoy the soothing, calming blue waters of this popular attraction. If you like your color blue to glow a bit more, you’ll also spend time at the magnificent glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón on your journey across Iceland’s South Shore. See below for this holiday’s full itinerary.

Be sure to check out this the FAQ section from Iceland Travel for practical information from on traveling in Iceland, from renting a car to what to pack!

Tour Components

  • Four-day guided coach tour from/to Reykjavík (days 2-5) including three nights hotel in the countryside
  • 2 nights accommodation in a standard room with facilities in Reykjavik
  • 3 nights accommodation in a standard room with facilities in the countryside
  • Daily buffet breakfast (except arrival day)
  • Three two-course local cuisine dinners (main course and dessert) with coffee and tea (days 2-4)
  • Entrance fee to the Aurora Reykjavik Northern Lights Centre (day 2)
  • Geothermal Bakery Experience at Laugarvatn Fontana (day 2)
  • Entrance to the Lava Centre and volcano film at the Lava Centre Cinema (day 3)
  • Visit to a local horse farm to meet Icelandic horses, including traditional Icelandic refreshments (day 5)
  • Blue Lagoon admission including towel, silica mud mask and a drink (day 5)
  • Northern Lights guided evening hunt on foot one selected evening, including use of crampons and headlight
  • Northern Lights Hunt kit (flash light, blanket and hot drink)
  • Special Northern Lights 'wake-up call' during the night (an option at most countryside hotels)

Day 1Are you excited to visit Iceland?

Time to board your Icelandair flight for the overnight to our hub at Keflavík International Airport! Keep your eyes peeled in the winter as you just may see the northern lights dancing beside you!

Day 2Welcome to Iceland!

Transfer on your own to Reykjavík and check in to your hotel. We recommend Flybus airport transfers, which are available to purchase with the package during the booking process. Check-in times range between 2 - 3pm, however hotels generally can store your bags while you take a stroll and explore the charm and allure of Iceland's capital.

Dinner this evening is at your leisure. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants, making dinner a wonderful way to get better acquainted with Iceland's capital.

Day 3The Golden Circle & Aurora Borealis

Today you’ll visit the fascinating Aurora Northern Lights Centre in Reykjavík for an exciting and informative presentation on the Northern Lights, then head to Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO) where the world's oldest parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland's largest lake. You will visit the geothermal fields of Geysir with bubbling mud pools, the high-spouting Strokkur hot spring, the dramatic two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, a spectacular sight in winter when frozen mid-cascade, and Skálholt, Iceland's capital during the Middle-Ages and now a culture centre with a beautiful church. During the day you will also visit the town of Laugarvatn. The town is built around three hot springs, and the residents have cleverly harnessed the hot springs for heating, greenhouses and even cooking. You’ll experience a unique outdoor geothermal bakery at the Laugarvatn Fontana spa where Icelandic rye bread is baked in the hot sands. Try some of the freshly baked bread, hot from the ground. It’s especially delicious eaten with Icelandic butter and smoked trout.

Weather conditions permitting, your guide will take you on a northern lights hunt on foot in the area outside your hotel in the evening, or on the evening of Day 3 or 4.

Dinner and overnight in South Iceland.

Day 4A day for black sand beaches and crystal clear waterfalls

You’ll start the day with a drive along the south shore, passing by local farms that are often populated with the legendary Icelandic horses. This area of Iceland is especially beautiful to view in the winter. Your first stop will be at the wonderful Lava Centre, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. Up next are visits to the spectacular waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, then passing by Mýrdalsjökull Glacier on the way to Reynisfjara beach to enjoy a walk on the black sands admiring the extraordinary rock formations of Vík and thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Dinner and overnight stay in Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.    

Day 5Glaciers, glacial lagoons and diamond beaches

Today your tour group will drive through vast sand plains created by glacial outwashes as you head east to the southern area of Vatnajökull National Park, the largest in Western Europe and named after Europe's largest glacier. Then you’ll visit Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon for a breath-taking sight of icebergs floating in the deep glacial lagoon. Nearby is the dramatic beauty of the Diamond Beach, where shrinking icebergs settle on the black sands before drifting out to sea. Next, view Svínafellsjökull, one of the most beautiful of the glacial outlets emerging from Vatnajökull, and Skaftafell, a site of outstanding natural beauty dominated by Vatnajökull glacier. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 (note: you can extend your trip!)Last but not least: The Blue Lagoon

Head towards the village of Hveragerði, one of the few sites in the world located directly in the middle of a geothermal area and often called 'The Flower Village' because of its many greenhouses heated by nearby hot springs. Follow along the coastline and its breath-taking waves to the Reykjanes peninsula where you can enjoy a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon, a unique wonder of nature with pleasantly warm mineral rich geothermal water in the middle of a black lava field. Return to Reykjavík where the evening is at your own leisure.

Your final dayParting is such sweet sorrow

Transfer to Keflavík Airport for your flight home on Icelandair. Flybus airport transfers are available to book with the package during the booking process. 


Hidden Powers and Northern Lights
fromUSD 2,173 Per person, based on 2 adults
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