A 6 day lightly escorted UnTour Holiday starting in Reykjavik, the Capital of Cool,with some guided sightseeing tour of the city and harbour before travelling out along the coastline of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.You'll see glistening glaciers, the 5 gaited Viking horse,the sheer strength of incredible Geysers and fjords teeming with herring and Orca whales. Day by day your tour unfolds into an array of spectacular experiences including the Blue Lagoon, seething hot springs and the country's only horse theatre. And each night in the countryside search for the extraordinary fenomene* that's the Northern Lights aka Aurora Borealis. * yes we do know how to spell we just like this mis-spelling.
Completely re-modelled and re-designed the Natura is a ‘town & country’ place, close to both Nautholsvik geothermal beach with its Arctic showers, steam baths and hot tub and the Perlan topped Oskjuhlid Hill, whilst also being just 10 minutes from the very centre of the city with its restaurants and bars. The reception that doesn’t feel or look like one has a bar, lounge area and restaurant with a contemporary twist on trad Icelandic food served up both as a buffet or a la carte dining. Standard rrooms are stylish furnished in muted natural colours with striped bed throws and water, geothermal, moss, lava and glacier themed artwork. All are a generous 21 m² (226 ft²) with a double bed or twin bed, TV, telephone, Free WI-FI, trouser press, mini-refrigerator, coffee and tea making facilities, shower, hairdryer, cosmetics and organic toiletries by iconic Icelandic actress Sóley Elíasdóttir. To get a feel for what the hotel is like and a view of your room take a look at the You Tube Natura Clip here.
Naturally beautiful surroundings and tranquillity with comfort and relaxation is what Hotel Hamar is all about. Magnificent views of the Borgarfjordur fjord, relaxing moments in the hotel garden’s hot tub and enjoying delicious locally-sourced meals will make your stay! The rooms are decorated with high-standards and modern colours. Room facilities include double or twin bed, shower/WC, Wi-Fi, TV, Telephone and a Hairdryer.
The country hotel located in “the Hot Springs Capital of the World” ( Hveragerdi) welcomes its guests for a cosy stay and to make the it even more enjoyable there is a possibility to visit the outdoor swimming pool (that features a water slide!), hot tub or geothermal sauna. The spacious and nicely furnished room feature a private bathroom with a shower and a bathtub, refrigerator, telephone, free WI-FI and television.
Depart London Heathrow Airport and travel to Keflavik International Airport Transfer to and overnight at Hotel Natura.
After breakfast, the adventure begins with a guided tour of the city, taking in the Harpa Concert Hall, Austurvollur Church, the old town and the trendy harbour district. Travelling north to take in the incredible views from a lighthouse on the coast, there is a stop in Akranes for a visit to the museum specialising in geology and maritime exhibits. After a hike along the Troll Trail in Fossatun Troll Gardens, the tour continues onto the hot springs at Deildartunguhvr before concluding at the two waterfalls of Hraunfoss and Barnafoss. Due to the location and lack of light pollution, there is a real opportunity to spot the Northern Lights Hotel Hamar for two nights.
After leaving the hotel, the first stop is to the UNESCO protected Breidafjordur Bay and take a boat trip to sample Viking sushi straight from the water. Further along the rugged coastline is the hidden fishing village of Grundarfjordur at the foothill of Kirkjufell Mountain. The surrounding fjord is infamous for the high numbers of herring and Orca whales. The rest of the day is spent absorbing the beauty and tranquillity of Snaefellsnes National Park and the diversity of the landscape from lava fields, pebbled beaches, cliffs to the snaefellsjokull glacier-volcano. Another opportunity in the evening to spot the Northern Lights.
Iceland's Golden Circle comprises Gullfoss Waterfall and geothermal fields which house boiling mud pits, steaming vents and exploding geysers. Thingvellir National Park is another UNESCO protected treasure and home to the oldest parliament in the world, set up by Viking settlers in AD930. Travelling through the countryside, there is a planned stop to a diary farm to taste skyr, a traditional homemade yoghurt. Continuing to Hveragerdi, another geothermal site, the day finishes with an incredible performance at the Fakasel Horse Theatre. Overnight at the hotel Ork in Hvergerdi.
Another packed day, firstly visiting a coastal church with special good luck powers situated on the Raykjanes Peninsular between volcanic rock and black sand and then stopping at Lake Kleifarvatn which is built in moon-like surroundings. This is a great opportunity for a variety of geothermal activity viewing. After lunch at the sea side town of Grindavik, the tour ends with an enjoyable afternoon in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. Silica mud and hot mineral rich sea-water aids total relaxation and a warm waterfall massage compliments the experience. Overnight at the hotel Natura in Reyjavik
After breakfast, transfer back to Reykjavik Airport for your flight home to London Heathrow.
Return scheduled flight(s) from the UK to Iceland (Keflavik International Airport)
Pay on board cabin service
All passenger service charges and airport departure taxes
Carriage of luggage (1pc Cabin & 1pc Checked)
Airport/Reykjavik hotel transfers
Internal transport by modern coach with reclining seats
Services of local guide from AM on Day 2 to PM on Day 5
5 nights accommodation at Hotels Reykjavik Natura, Hamar & Ork
Lodgings in twin room(s) with private WC/shower & room amenities
Board:4 Buffet breakfasts
Northern Lights video presentaion on Day 2
Guided Northern Lights hunt on day 3/4
Personal Northern Lights hunt kit on Days 2 & 3 (flashlight, blanket & thermos of hot cocoa)
Breidafjordur boat trip with fresh Viking sushi.
Home made Skyr tasting at Efstidalur farm Fakasel horse riding centre & introduction to the 5 gaited Icelandic horse Admission fees to Akranes Museum & Blue Lagoon inc towel rental
Wednesdays February 3rd,10th. March 2nd, 9th & 16th. April 6th.
Guide prices are in part based on our mid-level contract air fares which are veriable in real time unlike our ground supplier contract costs which are generally fixed. We don’t do fancy lead in prices and 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.