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Iceland: A Gourmet Taste of Iceland with Northern Lights

Iceland Northern Light Holiday featuring gourmet cuisine and escorted tours of Iceland's top attractions

6 Days From £1969

Iceland Northern Light Holiday featuring gourmet cuisine and escorted tours of Iceland's top attractions

What Makes Me Mighty Fine

  • A six day, small group, Northern Lights escorted tour, travelling around the southern coast of Iceland, visiting the Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon and Glacier Lagoon and enjoying gourmet cuisine
  • Hunt for the Northern Lights as part of an intimate group of no more than 14
  • Enjoy authentic Icelandic culinary experiences including dinners in gourmet Icelandic restaurants and opportunities to sample unique traditional Icelandic food
  • Visit famous landmarks such as the Golden Circle, Skaftafell National Park and the legendary Blue Lagoon

Would you love to experience the Northern Lights, take in the sights of Iceland’s south coast and sample traditional Icelandic cuisine, home cooked by a gourmet chef all in one trip? Then this short Iceland Northern Lights holiday is for you!

Throughout this Iceland Northern Lights holiday, you be accompanied by an expert guide who will take you to see the foremost attractions on the south coast of Iceland. Visit landmarks such as Skaftafell and þingvellir national parks where you can view the natural amphitheatre which housed the Alþing (Allthing) parliament 900 years ago. Cast your eyes on astonishing waterfalls such as Gullfoss, Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss. Be amazed as you view a hot spring eruptions at Geysir. Gaze in awe at the natural basalt formations, Reynisdranger. Visit the Reykjanes peninsula and see it’s many geological wonders including a stop off at the world famous Blue Lagoon to take a dip in this amazing, geothermal spa.

Keep your eyes peeled as you hunt for the Northern Lights. Your guide will take you to the best areas for spotting the Aurora.

During the Iceland Northern Lights holidayyou’ll be treated to some outstanding local meals. Spending three evenings in the Grimsborgir Hotel where you will be served delicious, traditional Icelandic cuisine. Immerse yourself in some of the more ‘earthy’ aspects of Icelandic culture as you visit a local, family run farm where the friendly owners will allow you to explore the land, taste the local produce and enjoy a delightful lunch made with home-grown ingredients. You also have the opportunity to extend your stay to spend an extra two days in Reykjavik.

For those wanting to catch sight of the astonishing Northern Lights whilst enjoying the beautiful landmarks and traditional food of this sensational country, this Iceland Northern Lights holiday is not-to-be-missed!

Want to stay longer? Take a look at our eight day Iceland Northern Lights Exploration.

Still in need of guidance? Check out our Icelandic Holiday Ideas or call our helpful travel team on 0333 800 2033 to find your perfect break in Iceland.

  • Day 1 - Arrival

    Iceland Northern Light Holiday featuring gourmet cuisine and escorted tours of Iceland's top attractions - Arrival

    Arrive at Reykjavik airport and take the Flybus to the Hotel Marina in the heart of the city. Once you’ve settled into your accommodation, you’ll have the whole evening to spend at leisure. If you’re feeling hungry, seek out a local restaurant serving traditional Icelandic cuisine. Then head back to the hotel to rest for tomorrow when your exciting Iceland Northern Lights holiday begins.

  • Day 2 - Reykjavik, Skyr, þingvellir and Fontana

    Reykjavik, Skyr, þingvellir and Fontana

    This morning, your friendly tour guide will collect you to embark on your exciting Iceland Northern Lights holiday. Start with a cosmopolitan city tour of Reykjavik including a visit to the Hallsgrimskirja Cathedral, boasting some of the best views of the city. Learn later about Skyr, when you visit an Icelandic dairy farm. Icelandic people believe this unique superfood is one of their best kept secrets! Then it's a lovely lunch at the dairy, before moving onto þingvellir National Park.

    At þingvellir, you will have the chance to view the natural amphitheatre that housed the Alþing parliament. The Icelandic people are justifiably proud of this institution, one of the world's first parliaments, setup in this location in the 11th century and housed there for nearly 900 years, only moving relatively recently!

    Next stop is the intimate geothermal spa at Fontana. Also based in the UNESCO World Heritage site of þingvellir National Park, this geothermal hotspot is one of Iceland's many. Fontana, like it's more famous sister, the Blue Lagoon, relies on Iceland's volcanic power to give you the opportunity to relax and pamper yourself.

    Afterwards, head to your hotel, where your hosts will have a cocktail waiting for you. With an enviable reputation for gourmet dining, luxury accommodation and aurora viewing from outdoor hot tubs, the Grimsborgir is the ideal base over the next three nights for a Gourmet Taste of Iceland! After a gourmet dinner, your guide will give you a presentation on Iceland’s ephemeral phenomena, the Northern Lights, including tips and tricks on how to capture the best pictures. Armed with your new found knowledge, why not go aurora hunting yourself, from the comfort of one of the hotels outdoor hot tubs!

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3 - Completing the Golden Circle

    Completing the Golden Circle

    This morning, after visiting þingvellir yesterday, you set off to complete the Golden Circle, visiting Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir’s geothermal fields. Geysir is most famous for its eponymous geysers; the most active geyser is Strokkur, noticeably simmering before impressively erupting, roughly every ten minutes! While in the region you will also visit Kerið. This striking caldera, when not frozen over, is an opaque milky aquamarine because of the high concentration of mineral deposits. Resembling an ancient amphitheatre, in contrast to Geysir, this volcanic scar on Iceland’s landscape offers a more serene but no less striking example of Iceland’s geothermal heritage.

    You later get the opportunity later to meet a local guide who will give you the human perspective of life in their seismically active “backyard”. Then onto taste the “food of the volcano”, when you get a chance to boil an egg in a hot spring and eat bread baked in a natural volcanic steam oven. This incredible insight into Icelandic culture and cuisine continues as you travel through colourful traditional coastal villages, stopping to visit a local folk museum and historic church. Brace yourself here for one of Iceland’s more extreme culinary experiences, with the chance to taste shark meat, dried fish and Brennivin snaps (translated into English as “The Black Death”). These traditional Icelandic delicacies were developed as a tonic to the harsh Icelandic winters and are testament to humanity’s resourceful ability to survive in all manner of environments.

    Seafood is an essential part of Icelandic culture and cuisine and so next stop is a nearby coastal restaurant, to enjoy a spectacular seafood dinner; Langoustines are a particular speciality! Afterwards, embark on a hunt for the Northern Lights, en route back to your hotel for the night.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Eyjafjallajökull and the South Coast

    Eyjafjallajökull and the South Coast

    Eyjafjallajökull brought Iceland to the world’s attention, halting European air traffic and this morning you will stop at the visitors information centre where you will get a unique insight into life sandwiched between a glacier and a volcano. During this early part of the day we will also take in the stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls. Skogafoss, a largely unheralded “gem”, falls over 60 metres through the air and is one of Iceland’s most impressive waterfalls. You then have a choice between the black beaches of Reynisfjara and Solheimasandur, where you’ll discover an old navy airplane wreck, or a walk on one of Iceland’s glaciers. The glacier walk has been designed with beginners in mind and offers a further incredible opportunity to experience the “Land of Fire and Ice”!

    In the late afternoon return to the hotel for your final delicious dinner, courtesy of the Grimsborgir’s gourmet chef. After dinner there is a further presentation on the Northern Lights. Aftewards, keep your eyes peeled as the Grimsborgir is the perfect location to spot this natural wonder.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Highlights of Reykjanes; Vikings and the Blue Lagoon

    Highlights of Reykjanes; Vikings and the Blue Lagoon

    The South Westerly tip of Iceland is an otherworldly experience, with its hot springs, sulphurous fissures and moon like landscape. Combined with the opportunity to see the important fishing villages and solitary lighthouses, your visit here offers the perfect start to your final day with your guide on this guided tour. Your guide will take you to an informative Viking museum, established to explain the Viking expansion across the ocean and into the Americas, including an incredible Viking long ship exhibit.

    Lunch is another chance to sample Iceland’s outstanding seafood, including local delicacies like crab before heading to the famous Blue Lagoon. Iceland’s most famous geothermal pool is considered one of the modern day wonders of the world. Included in the price are your towel and bathrobe, a complimentary drink and one of its famous spa treatments. But don’t get too hung up on its well documented health benefits, the Blue Lagoon is also great fun! Afterwards we transfer a short distance up the road to the Northern Lights Inn. Enjoy a delicious farewell dinner here before, maybe, scouring the skies for a final glimpse of the Northern Lights and then heading to bed.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Return Home

    Return Home

    Today you return home. If you fancy staying longer and taking in some of Reykjavik, please ask for more details. Alternatively, if you have time before you need to catch your shuttle bus for the short journey back to the airport why ask us about booking you in for one final relaxing visit to the Blue Lagoon before heading home.

    Meals included:Breakfast

Included...

  • Return international flights from London Heathrow (details of regional departures on request)
  • Unescorted airport transfers
  • Four night's accommodation in first class hotels
  • Tour as per the itinerary
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Services of a professional guide for 4 days (days 2, 3, 4 and 5)

Not Included...

  • Travel Insurance (this can, however, be arranged for you. Simply speak to our travel team for a competitive quote for comprehensive cover)
DatesA Close up Taste of Iceland - Prices From
FromToAdult
09/10/201607/04/2017£1,969
Notes
  • Prices are per person, based on two adults sharing
  • Flight prices quoted are based on London Heathrow departures
  • Other departures may be available and a supplement may apply
Prices for single travellers:
DatesA Close up Taste of Iceland - Prices From
FromToAdult
09/10/201607/04/2017£2,211
Notes
  • Prices are per person
  • Flight prices quoted are based on London Heathrow departures
  • Other departures may be available and a supplement may apply

Please note: although every step is taken to see the Northern Lights in Iceland, no guarantee can be made.

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