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Sit back and spend your Iceland holiday discovering the island’s legendary geological icons and your nights under a canopy of stars spotting the Aurora. Take in the Geyser that gave the world the name; Gullfoss the Golden Fall; Jokulsarlon, the iceberg lagoon and the unpronounceable Eyjafjallajokull, which erupted with such spectacular consequences in 2010. Then each and every night max out your chances of seeing the legendary Aurora.

Your Aurora Chances

Being roughly the same size as England with barely 140,000 people living outside of Reykjavik, you can imagine that urban light pollution is not a big problem. The old Icelandic adage ‘if you don’t like the weather just wait a bit’ is also important, the prevailing westerlies clearing cloud quickly to give you a better than even chances of seeing Lady B dancing every night of your stay.

Bespoke Options & OUR PLUS

Upgrade your hotel room in Reykjavik for a luxier time; stay over and fly up to Akuyeri for a winter’s day like no other by Lake Myvatn and Namafjell’s fumaroles, or take a trip out to Grundarfjordur on the Snaefellsness Peninsula where Orcas frequent the bay.

Reception at Centre Hotel Plaza off Ingolfstorg Reykjavik's main square
Exterior view of Centre Hotel Plaza ideally located for Reykjavik's restaurants
ScanAdventures's allocation of twin rooms at Center Hotel Plaza Reykjavik
Northern Lights over the Jokulsarlon Lagoon visted on ScanAdventures tour

CentreHotel Plaza

As the name implies the the Center Plaza is bang in the centre of town facing ‘Ingólfstorg’ the main square; ideal for weekend stays with a trip out to the countryside. The 180 rooms come in varying styles (standard, classic, superior and junior suites), furnishings and fabrics. Those on the top floor have views over the city and all have private WC/Shower, Telephone, Hairdryer, Mini Bar & Safe. Latest update: the breakfast room was renovated in early 2016.

Bright double room in Hotel Edda
It's sunny outside Hotel Edda
Buffet breakfast
Welcoming staff in Hotel Edda Akureyri

Hotel Edda Akureyri

Overlooking Vik with the ocean and its signature rock arch to the front and the glacial drama of Myrdalsjokull behind the Eddda has 70 rooms all with private WC/shower, TV and WI-FI.

1st Day UK – Reykjavik

Fly to Keflavik International Airport from UK. Transfer to the Centerhotel Plaza. Spend the evening as you will with supper options at restaurats MAR or Kopar.

2nd Day Reykjavik – Vik

After breakfast meet your guide and set off for the Geyser area with Strokkur spouting 40m high every 5 to 10 minutes, steaming fumaroles, hot springs and mud pools. Continue to Gullfoss, the ‘golden falls’, where the glacial river Hvítá plummets 32 metres before torrenting down a large gorge between the Mid Atlantic Ridge’s tectonic plates. Continue to Vik with the ocean on one side of you and Iceland’s mountainous interior on the other, stopping off at Fridheimer stables to see Knutur & Helena’s beautiful 5 gaited Icelandic horses put through their paces. Overnight at Hotel Edda. Dinner, Aurora presentation and search.

3rd Day Vik – Jokulsarlon – Vik

After breakfast drive along the southeast coast across bridges fording dramatic outwash plains interspersed with black sand beaches and lava fields arriving at the Jokulsarlon Lagoon. The Lagoon’s luminous blue icebergs tinted with black volcanic dust float in the Lagoon for several years gradually self sculpting themselves into different shapes before finally working their way out to sea. Return to Vik via Skaftafell with its dwarf birch and mountain ash sheltering beneath Oraeftafell. Dinner and Aurora search.

4th Day Vik – Reykjavik

Breakfast and then along the coast to see two of Iceland’s plunge falls: Seljalandsfoss spills straight off the cliffs of the former coastline side dropping straight down into a shallow pool at your feet whilst Skógafoss produces so much spray it’s invariably arched with a rainbow. Then to Eyjafjallajokull, still seething from its eruption in 2010 and where a short film demonstrates the fortitude of local farmers in coping with it. Last call of the day will be the Blue Lagoon for a bathe in its enveloping turquoise waters. Overnight at Centerhotel Plaza.

5th Day Reykjavik – UK

Leave relatively early for Keflavik International Airport for your return flight or of course extend your stay.

What’s included in your ScanAdventure:

Return scheduled flights from the UK to Keflavik International Airport.
All airport passenger service charges & departure taxes.
Carriage of luggage (1pc Cabin & 1pc Checked)
Airport/destination return transfers in Iceland.
Lodgings as specified in itinerary.
Accommodation in twin room with private WC/shower.
4 Buffet Breakfasts and 2 x 2 course suppers.
Guided sightseeing from Day 2 until your return to Reykjavik.
Northern Lights presentation on 2nd Day.
2 Northern Lights searches on the 2nd & 3rd days.
Northern Lights alerts whilst at Hotel Plaza.

Departure Dates & Prices:

Thursdays Oct 12th - Dec 14th & Jan 11th – March 23rd.
Guide Price £1199pp*
*Guide prices are in part based on our mid-level contract air fares which are variable in real time unlike our ground supplier contract costs which are generally fixed. We don’t do fancy lead in prices and at the time you confirm your booking always use the lowest air fare available. This may mean the confirmed price of your holiday being slightly less or more than the guide price in which case a proportionate reduction-supplement will apply. Carpe Diem = the earlier you book the better, especially for public & school holidays.

Safaris included or available on request

Northern Lights over Vik in Iceland | ScanAdventures

  • Scheduled flights from 5 UK Airports with Thursday departures between October 2017 & March 2018
  • Guided by qualified English speaking guide (a native Icelander) in small groups
  • Gullfoss, Geyser, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon & Eyjafjallajokull