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Your Adventure

An escorted journey along Iceland’s south shoreline to one of the island’s most remote parts for Northern Lights Hunts on each night of your country side stay. Along the way taking in the notorious volcano Eyjafjallajökull, the dramatic plunge waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, the black sand beaches at the southernmost tip of the island and the famous Jökulsarlon glacier Lagoon. Your Adventure is bookended with stays at one of Reykjavik’s newest and classiest hotels and escorted by one of our local guides who brings to life the mysticism behind the geological magic. And of course searches out the Northern Lights with the insight of a local.

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.

Double room in Hotel Katla
Beautiful sunset in Iceland
Dinner is served, enjoy!
Amazing Northern Lights

Hotel Katla

the hotel just east of Vik is a colony of buildings with the main one housing reception, a bar, buffet restaurant and lounge. Rooms have tiled floors, tongue & groove pine faced walls and all have private WC/shower, hairdryer, TV with some English language channels and WI-FI.

1st Day UK – Iceland

Fly from your selected UK airport to Keflavik International Airport, transfer to and check in at Hotel Plaza. Eat out simply at Saegreifinn, Fish& Chips (sic) or luxier at Marr. Before you travel we're happy to give you a view on restaurant choices and/or book you a table.

2nd Day The Golden Circle & Northern Lights

After breakfast set off with our local guide through the Thingvellir Valley where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are gradually separating at a rate of a few centimetres per year. En-route you'll pass the Alþingi where the early Icelandic settlers gave up rape ands pillage in favour of parliamentary democracy before arriving at Geysir where Strokkur, the great geyser shoots a column of water up to 30 metres (98 ft.) into the air every 5- 10 minutes. Continue to Gullfoss (Golden Falls) flowing from the Hvítá river and plunging into a crevice some 32 m (105 ft.) deep and whipping itself into a white foam maelstrom as it does. Then you'll stop at Friðheimar a uniquly Icelandic combination of tomato greenhouse farm and horse stable run by agronomist Knútur Rafn Ármann & his wife horticulturalist Helena Hermundardóttir helped ou by their five children, Dóróthea, Karítas, Matthías Jens, Arnaldur and Tómas Ingi. Continue down to Iceland's south shore past Vik to the Hotel Katla. After supper you’ll hunt for the Northern Lights in the area's remote surrounds.

3rd Day Glacial Lagoon

Today’s star attraction will be the Jökulsarlon glacier lagoon on the edge of Vatnajökull and where weathered bergs gradually ( anything up to 5 years) shape themselves before drifting out to sea. Such drama does Jökulsarlon provide that Hollywood Producers can’t stay away: ‘A View to a Kill’, Die another Day’ and Lara Croft:Tomb Raider were all part filmed there. During the drive the land of ice and fire will be before you creating a beautifully dramatic environment and giving you the opportunity to view the numerous glacier outlets displayed by Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull. After lunch drive to the roots of Fláajökull, a glacier tongue of Vatnajökull where you can walk and get up close and personal with the glacier. If you’ve never been on a glacier the experience will blow you away; it’s as if you can feel its energy and raw power and Vatnajökul is the largest in Europe. After returning to your hotel for supper you’ll hunt for the Northern Lights again most especially if you missed them the night before.

4th Day Volcanoes & Waterfalls

Over breakfast you can imagine the day ahead of you; one of huge thundering waterfalls, endless rolling valleys, volcanic black sand beaches, glistening glaciers and tiny church spire marked villages interspersed with dramatic ice age sculpted landscapes. You’ll drive back along route 1 (there’s no route 2!) to the infamous Eyjafjallajökull whose eruption in 2010 halted all European air travel. En-route you’ll explore two of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world: Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss and on a clear day, have the opportunity to see the two surrounding glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull and Myrdalsjökull. Continuing on you’ll stop at Vik close to which is Reynisfjara, a black sand beach, with basalt column formations and the famous Reynisdrangar sea stacks rising from the ocean before heading east to Kirkjubaejarklauster across vast lava fields flecked with moss against a backdrop of imperious mountains. Check in at the Hotel Geirland for supper (payable locally) after which set off on the evening’s Northern Lights Hunt.

5th Day Iceland – UK

Breakfast in your hotel before transferring to Keflavik International Airport for your return flight to the UK

What’s included in your ScanAdventure:

Scheduled return flights from UK to Keflavik 
All passengers service charges  & taxes
Carriage of luggage (1pc Cabin & 1pc checked)
Return airport/hotel transfers in Reykjavik
4 nights's accommodation as per itinerary
Lodgings in twin rooms with private WC/Shower
4 Scandi Style buffet breakfasts
Services of our local tour guide from Day 2 (am) to Day 4 (pm)
Highlight visits to Joukulsarlon, Eyjafjallajokull, Gullfoss & Geyser
Bathe in the Blue Lagoon
Northern Lights Hunts outside of Reykjavik 
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Departure Dates & Prices:

Thursdays Oct 25th - Dec 13th 2018/ Jan10th - Mar 21st 2019 (ICE07)
Guide £1199 pp 
*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 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

Geyser | Holidays to Iceland | ScanAdventures

  • Flights from 6 UK airports
  • Locally Escorted
  • Hunts for the Northern Lghts 
  • Breakfasts throughout 
  • PRICES FROM £1199pp