LET NATURE DAZZLE YOU!
This exciting winter getaway includes an active 5-day guided northern lights program in Iceland’s remote West Fjords region, an ideal place for aurora spotting with its dark skies far from city lights. You’ll also enjoy various day tours during the adventure, along with some free time in Reykjavik, a tour of the famous Golden Circle and a relaxing trip to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.
The Blue Lagoon is probably Iceland’s most famous attraction and has become considered a must-see for all visitors to the country. It is located in the Svartsengi lava field of Grindavík, between the Keflavík International Airport and Reykjavík.
The lagoon was first formed in 1976 as a wastewater pool from the neighbouring geothermal power plant, and a couple years later people began bathing in it upon hearing rumours that the mineralrich waters that are the byproduct of geothermal energy are soothing for a range of skin conditions. It was not long before the Blue Lagoon was formally established, and today it offers showers and changing facilities, a spa, exclusive lounge, and café for guests.
The pool’s milky blue colour is incredible to see against the stark black lava landscape, and a soak in the waters will leave you utterly relaxed and the silica-rich waters will leave your skin silky smooth.
Advance reservations are required to visit the Blue Lagoon, so please contact your Travel Consultant if you are interested in experiencing the pool for yourself.
BUS TRANSFER TO BLUE LAGOON AND KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON DEPARTURE
For your convenience, we will provide you with a voucher for coach bus transfer to Keflavik International Airport. The bus service offers frequent departures, and pick-ups are available from many hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik.
Included along with your airport transfer is a stop at the Blue Lagoon to sooth your muscles in the warm waters before heading on to Keflavik International Airport. Board your flight relaxed after an incredible time in Iceland.
GUIDED BUS TOUR OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
A guided bus tour of the famed Golden Circle are of Iceland will be an unforgettable experience. This full-day tour will take you to see geysers, the incredible Gullfoss waterfall, and Þingvellir National Park, where the Eurasian and North American continental plates are slowly moving apart.
GUIDED NORTHERN LIGHTS PROGRAM IN THE WESTFJORDS
Take a mysterious guided trip throughout the Westfjords region of the country to witness one of nature’s greatest phenomena – the northern lights. From the onset of autumn, through to early spring, lucky travelers will be able to spot the brilliant dance of gem-toned light swirling through the night sky, a spectacle that takes place when the conditions are just right; crisp and clear.
GUIDED TOUR OF ÍSAFJÖRÐUR & SURROUNDINGS
Guided tour in Ísafjörður, the “Capital of the West Fjords”, with stops at the church, library and the historical old town followed by photo breaks at scenic viewpoints such as the seal colony at Hvítanes. Also includes visits to the Osvör Museum, the Fox Museum in Suðavík and Litli Bær for waffles with the locals.
GUIDED HIKE TO DRANGAJÖKULL GLACIER OR SNOWSHOE EXCURSION IN HEYDALUR
The activities undertaken on this day are dependent on the time of year, weather and interest of the travellers. Enjoy either a full-day of exploring the Drangajökull glacier in the stunningly rugged West Fjords region of the country, or embark on a snowshoe hike around the pristine Heydalur valley. Either way, you can’t go wrong.
GUIDED ICEFISHING TOUR (WINTER) OR HORSEBACK RIDING OR KAYAKING (AUTUMN) IN THE WESTFJORDS
Depending on the weather you will embark on either a guided ice fishing tour (winter) or horse riding or kayaking (autumn) excursion. Either experience is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the stunning West Fjords region of the country.