Aurora Adventure Northern Lights

7 days from $2,615pp*
  • Watch the Northern Lights dance in the sky in Hofn.
  • Soak in warm mineral-rich waters at the Blue Lagoon.
  • Explore Iceland's lava fields, waterfalls, and hot springs.
  • Private guided city tour of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) are one of the most spectacular and beautiful of nature's phenomena. What could be better than viewing these impressive natural wonders in the realm of Europe's largest glaciers?

Experience an unforgettable winter adventure in the region surrounding Vatnajokull, Europe’s mightiest glacier. Nestling below the glacier is the charming fishing town of Hofn, an ideal base for exploring this mesmerizing region. View the dancing Northern Lights in full force, and be captivated by the changing hues dancing in the sky. The Aurora Borealis range can in color from white, green, pink and purple. Witness huge icebergs floating in the deep water and seals playing by the shore. Sample fresh langoustine (lobster) caught from the surrounding North Atlantic Ocean, a specialty in the local restaurants. This tour runs October 2016 - March 2017.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Reykjavik
    Reykjavik
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver/Assistant(3)
    • Iceland - Welcome Package(2)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour with Sculpture Museum, Hallgrímskirkja Church and National Museum (2-3hrs) - Vehicle/Guide(4)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Reykjavik
    Reykjavik
    • Tour - Shared - Essential Iceland (9-11 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 3 Reykjavik to Hofn
    Reykjavik to Hofn
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (International) - Vehicle/Driver(4)
    • Air - Flight to Hofn (1 hr)
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Afternoon at leisure
    • Tour - Shared - Walking Tour in Search of Northern Lights (1-2 hrs)
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Hofn
    Hofn
    • Self-Guided - Glacier Lagoon
    • Tour - Shared - Walking Tour in Search of Northern Lights (1-2 hrs)
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Hofn to Reykjavik
    Hofn to Reykjavik
    • Morning at leisure
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Flight to Reykjavik (1 hr)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (International) - Vehicle/Driver(4)
  • Day 6 Reykjavik
    Reykjavik
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Blue Lagoon (3-4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver(4)
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Reykjavik
    Reykjavik
    • Transfer - Shared - Airport (departure) - Coach/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Reykjavik

For your added comfort, we will have an English speaking assistant waiting for you outside of customs with a sign with your name on it. Your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation. 

A welcome package with a city map, and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Enjoy a half day tour visiting the most important sights of the City. You will see the old town centre, the Parliament, the Cathedral, the harbour, the Pearl and Höfði house, the summit site of 1986. During the tour you will drive through Laugardalur sport and recreational area with its open air geothermal swimming pool. At Sigtun in Laugardalur you will find the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture museum and park, dedicated to the work of the sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson. The tour continues to the Pearl a glass dome constructed atop huge tanks in which natural hot water is stored for heating the city, The Pearl offers the visitor great views of the capital area and beyond. The next landmark is Hallgrimskirkja Church the largest in Iceland at 74, 5 meters high it’s one of the city’s best known landmarks In front of the church is a stature of Leif Eriksson which was a gift from the United States commemorating the 1000th anniversary of Iceland’s parliament at Thingvellir in 930 AD. From Hallgrimskirkja you continue on to the National museum. The museum displays objects that provide insight into Icelandic cultural history. The last hour of the tour you will spend in the old city center and at Reykjavik’s spectacular coastline and harbor area. This part of the tour will give you a chance to see the colorful old wooden houses and narrow streets as well as the contrast in the new Harpa Concert Hall and the Hofdi house - venue of THE landmark “end of the cold war” meeting in 1986 between President Reagan and General Secretary Gorbachev. Tour include: private driver-guide for the tour and entrance fees to the Sculpture Museum, Hallgrímskirkja Church and National Museum.

Accommodation: Frón (3*)

Hotel Frón is a modern and friendly hotel situated in the heart of Reykjavik on the main shopping street, Laugavegur. The hotel is simple in design yet elegant and structured to suit everyone's needs. Only a few steps away are the center’s bustling cafés, restaurants, shopping, galleries and theatres. The hotel encompasses beautifully designed guest rooms on four floors, offering a wide range of accommodation from single and double rooms to studio apartments as well as larger apartments. You are assured of a warm welcome at Hotel Frón in a friendly and a modern hotel right in the heart of Reykjavik’s city center. The hotel servers a hearty breakfast every morning and in the evening enjoy traditional Scandinavian dishes and drinks in the restaurant and bar.

Reykjavik
Reykjavik
Hotel Frón
Hotel Frón

Day 2: Reykjavik

Start the day by driving to Þingvellir National Park, site of the ancient Viking parliament. Then proceed through the barren mountain pass of Kaldidalur (the Cold Valley) to the glacier Langjökull, where they deflate their monster size tires and take their super jeeps for a ride on the glacier. From Langjökull continue to Hallmundarhraun, a lava area where one of Iceland’s largest, longest and most spectacular lava cave can be found. After caving, you will continue down the Borgarfjörður valley and visit the waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, and pass the historic site of Reykholt and Europe’s largest hot spring, Deildartunguhver, before returning to Reykjavik. 

Accommodation: Center Hotel Plaza (3*)

Center Hotel Plaza is situated in the main square in the heart of Reykjavik making it part of the city's rich cultural heritage. The hotel provides the comfort and the location to enjoy all that Reykjavik's city center has to offer, and it's location creates the perfect setting for your stay with a wide variety of restaurants, cafés, shopping and nightlife at your doorstep. The well-appointed bedrooms boast bright modern décor, with contemporary oak furnishings. After a day of sightseeing the Plaza Bar is an ideal place to relax with a cocktail or a glass of wine.

Langjökul Glacier
Langjökul Glacier
Plaza Center
Plaza Center

Day 3: Reykjavik - Hofn

Relax on your airport transfer in Reykjavik with a private vehicle and driver. 

In the early morning, make your way to the domestic airport in Reykjavik and take the first morning flight to Hofn on the South East coast of Iceland, the duration of the flight is approx. 1 hour (depending on flight schedule and availability).

You will be met at the airport in Hofn by a local driver for a short transfer to the hotel.

Take a scenic walk through the village and down to the harbour, where you might watch the fishermen land their catch of the day.

This evening, join a 1-2 hour guided walking tour to hunt for the magical Northern Lights.

Please note: The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings, therefore, cannot be guaranteed.

Accommodation: Hotel Höfn (3*)

Hotel Höfn is situated in south-eastern Iceland, in the coastal town of Höfn. Located in the center of town Hotel Höfn the hotel has a breathtaking view over the magnificent glaciers, the circle of mountains and the fjord. All of Hotel Höfn’s guestrooms are modern, and most feature glacier and sea views. Höfn Hotel’s restaurant servers’ specialties from the surrounding area and during nice weather guests can dine on the furnished terrace. The hotel is within 10 minutes’ walk of Höfn Harbour and Silfurnes Golf Club; while the Jökulsarlón glacier lagoon is less than 1 hours’ drive away.

Hofn
Hofn
Hotel Höfn
Hotel Höfn

Day 4: Hofn

Consider taking an optional tour to Jokulsarlon, the Glacier Lagoon, where you might see seals swimming between the huge floating icebergs. Please speak to your Sales advisor if you would like to add this to your itinerary.

This evening, join another 1-2 hour guided walking tour to hunt for the magical Northern Lights.

Please note: The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings, therefore, cannot be guaranteed. 

Please note that the tour can be cancelled due to poor viewing conditions of northern lights.
Often there is no possibility to know what the conditions will be exactly until an hour or two before the departure of the tour, so cancellation might come in quite late in the day.
Please ask your hotel reception or call your contact in Iceland for more information (see your travel documents).

Accommodation: Hotel Höfn (3*)
Glacier Lagoon
Glacier Lagoon
Northern Lights
Northern Lights

Day 5: Hofn - Reykjavik

Spend the morning at leisure, perhaps availing of one of the various optional activities.

Enjoy an airport transfer with private driver and vehicle.

In the afternoon enjoy your flight back to Reykjavik (about 1 hr).

Relax on your airport transfer in Reykjavik with a private vehicle and driver. 

Accommodation: Center Hotel Plaza (3*)
Hofn
Hofn

Day 6: Reykjavik

Your journey leads through rugged lava fields to the Blue Lagoon, a unique natural pool of mineral rich geothermal water located in the middle of a lava field in the pure, beautiful Icelandic wilderness. The Blue Lagoon is known for its special properties and its beneficial effect on the skin and attracts visitors from all over the world in search of health, and relaxation. Stop for a refreshing bath or swim in the pleasantly warm mineral-rich water, reputed for its healing properties. At the end of your tour you will be brought to your hotel. Includes entrance fee to the Blue Lagoon and towel rental.  

Accommodation: Frón (3*)
Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon

Day 7: Reykjavik

Enjoy a shared transfer from your hotel to Keflavik Airport. The pickup time should be scheduled with your hotel front desk the evening before departure.  Buses depart frequently, consult your Sales Advisor for more info.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Frón (3*): Reykjavik

Hotel Frón is a modern and friendly hotel situated in the heart of Reykjavik on the main shopping street, Laugavegur. The hotel is simple in design yet elegant and structured to suit everyone's needs. Only a few steps away are the center’s bustling cafés, restaurants, shopping, galleries and theatres. The hotel encompasses beautifully designed guest rooms on four floors, offering a wide range of accommodation from single and double rooms to studio apartments as well as larger apartments. You are assured of a warm welcome at Hotel Frón in a friendly and a modern hotel right in the heart of Reykjavik’s city center. The hotel servers a hearty breakfast every morning and in the evening enjoy traditional Scandinavian dishes and drinks in the restaurant and bar.

Hotel Frón
Hotel Frón

Center Hotel Plaza (3*): Reykjavik

Center Hotel Plaza is situated in the main square in the heart of Reykjavik making it part of the city's rich cultural heritage. The hotel provides the comfort and the location to enjoy all that Reykjavik's city center has to offer, and it's location creates the perfect setting for your stay with a wide variety of restaurants, cafés, shopping and nightlife at your doorstep. The well-appointed bedrooms boast bright modern décor, with contemporary oak furnishings. After a day of sightseeing the Plaza Bar is an ideal place to relax with a cocktail or a glass of wine.

Plaza Center
Plaza Center

Hotel Höfn (3*): Hofn

Hotel Höfn is situated in south-eastern Iceland, in the coastal town of Höfn. Located in the center of town Hotel Höfn the hotel has a breathtaking view over the magnificent glaciers, the circle of mountains and the fjord. All of Hotel Höfn’s guestrooms are modern, and most feature glacier and sea views. Höfn Hotel’s restaurant servers’ specialties from the surrounding area and during nice weather guests can dine on the furnished terrace. The hotel is within 10 minutes’ walk of Höfn Harbour and Silfurnes Golf Club; while the Jökulsarlón glacier lagoon is less than 1 hours’ drive away.

Hotel Höfn
Hotel Höfn
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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