The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, has become an attraction on 80% of adults bucket lists. Iceland is superbly located for viewing the Northern Lights as well as many other wonderful sights.
For thousands of years, humans have looked up at the night sky and wondered at what they saw. This wonder helped to define our sense of who we are, our myths and legends, our religious beliefs and a sense of our place in a wider cosmos.
The hotel is perfectly situated in a rural area just two hours from Keflavík international airport being so isolated there is little to no light pollution in the winter months, which makes it an ideal location for Star gazing (A talk by an expert on astronomy is included in the cost of the trip).
After the days activities are over you can have a luxurious evening, eating the finest foods and sampling the finest Icelandic vodka (Brennivín) or simply relaxing looking at the evening sky (Lets hope for the northern lights) or you could just relax in the outdoor hot tubs.
Activities during the trip (Included in the cost)
Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).
There are mainly three variables that affect the chances of seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland: solar winds, local weather and the moon. The moon has an inhibitive effect in regard to weaker Auroras. There are, however, some stunning Northern Lights under a full moon — especially during a very active solar wind. The main factor that influences the appearance of the Aurora is the sun/sunspots/CME activity and the local weather (i.e. clouds), which entirely determines its visibility
Star Gazing experience
An expert in Astronomy will spend an evening talking us through the Gajillion stars that we will see every evening warm clothes and blankets are provided.
Eyjafjallajökull ( Half Day)
Eyjafjallajökull is one of the smaller ice caps of Iceland, north of Skógar and west of Mýrdalsjökull. The ice cap covers the caldera of a volcano with a summit elevation of 1,651 metres. The volcano has erupted relatively frequently since the last glacial period, most recently in 2010.
Blue Lagoon (Half Day)
The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa in southwestern Iceland. The spa is in a lava field near Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula, in a location favourable for geothermal power, and is supplied by water used in the nearby Svartsengi geothermal power station.
Snow activities (Full Day)
Feel the power, excitement, and energy of the amazing sled dogs as they are harnessed to go, during the ride your MUSHER guide will drive the team and share their expert knowledge and passion, Half way through the tour we have a photo break for cuddles with the huskies and a mandatory belly-rub.
Snowmobiling experience the thrill of driving a snowmobile through snowy forests, over frozen lakes and rivers (Driving licence required but full training is given), if you dont have a driving licence, just sit back and let someone else drive.
Reykjavik (Full day)
Being a bucket list location, at least one day just looking around and relaxing is a must.
It's home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history. The striking concrete Hallgrimskirkja church and rotating Perlan glass dome offer sweeping views of the sea and nearby hills
An approximate Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive Iceland and transfer to the Hotel (Overnight stay and prepare for the next day). Use of all facilities (Wednesday)
Day 2: Travel to Eyjafjallajökull in the Morning and Afternoon Premium Blue Lagoon. (Thursday)
Day 3: Snow day, Huskies, Snowshoe walk and Snowmobiling. (Friday)
Day 4: Spend a Day in Reykjavik, the country's capital and largest city. (Saturday)
Day 5: Transfer to Airport and onward travel (Sunday)
The total cost of the trip is £ 1850.00 (Including all the booking fee's), the initial payment is a deposit of £200 (Plus the booking fee) to secure a place.
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