Please note: If you have added extra nights in Reykjavík before your tour, the guide will
meet your group for the start of the tour on Day 2 according to the standard “Hidden
Powers and Northern Lights” itinerary.
Overnight stay in Reykjavik. Airport transfer is not included, but we are happy to help you
arrange shared or private transfers.
Please note check-in for most hotels starts at 14:00 (02:00 pm).
Reykjavik - Reykholt - Borgarnes
(Approximate distance: ca194km / 121miles)
Northern Lights Centre - Lighthouse Views - Amazing hot spring baths - Unique Waterfall Duo
Discover first-hand the colourful capital of Reykjavik with a short sightseeing tour. Catch the
city's energetic vibe when you glimpse stunning Harpa Concert Hall and enjoy the fascinating
architectural desgin of Hallgrimskirkja church. You'll also visit the fascinating Aurora Northern
Lights Centre for an exciting and informative presentation on the Northern Lights.
Depart Reykjavik and travel northwest via an undersea tunnel through Hvalfjordur (Whale Bay).
Head to the friendly town of Akranes to visit the local Museum Centre, which preserves a
comprehensive collection of geological and maritime exhibits. Afterwards, climb to the top of a
lighthouse to enjoy spectacular views of the wild coastline.
Head onwards to Borgarfjordur, an area rich in natural wonders and Viking history. Discover some
this history at Reykholt, which holds an important role as the home of renowned medieval
chieftain and Icelandic Saga writer, Snorri Sturluson. View the powerfully churning waters of
Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring, which provides heating for most of the
homes and businesses in the area. Visit Krauma, a new natural geothermal bath resort. Relax in
soothing "fire and ice" baths blended from Deildartunguhver's pure hot springs and pristine glacier
The day ends with a scenic visit to a duo of exceptionally beautiful and unique waterfalls at
Hraunfoss and Barnafoss. Each waterfall has a mysterious secret to reveal.
Dinner and overnight in the Borgarfjordur area.
Evening Northern Lights Hunt: Due to the location in West Iceland away from light pollution,
your group is in a prime position to hunt for the luminescent green light show that Vikings
believed were Valkyries riding across the sky.
Overnight: Borgarfjordur area
Stykkisholmur - Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Borgarnes
(Approximate distance: ca312km / 194miles)
"Viking Sushi" Sailing - Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier
After breakfast, head to the delightful town of Stykkisholmur. Here you'll embark on an
adventurous sail in Breidafjordur Bay (UNESCO nominee) to encounter thousands of tiny islands
and experience "Viking Sushi", a sampling of sea scallops, urchin, and crab drawn onto the boat
straight from the pristine Icelandic waters.
Head along the rugged coastline of Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Known as "Iceland in a Nutshell" this
area will show you an astonishing variety of natural landscapes from moss blanketed lava fields
and pebbled beaches to imposing cliffs and the palpable force of Snaefellsjokull glacier-volcano
(last eruption: 250 AD).
You’ll see secluded fishing villages like Grundarfjordur, with its landmark Kirkjufell Mountain and
surrounding fjord teeming with herring and orca whales, and Hellnar with a year-round population
of less than ten residents. The picturesque harbour village of Arnarstapi offers the opportunity
to walk among columnar basalt rock formations and cliffs, swarming with colonies of seabirds.
Throughout the day, savour the remote tranquility of Snaefelljokull National Park.
Dinner and overnight again in Borgarfjordur area.
Evening Northern Lights Hunt: If weather conditions the night before were unfavourable, there
is another hunt for the elusive Aurora Borealis. Ideal meteorological conditions include a clear
sky with icy temperatures and, preferably, no moon.
Overnight: Borgarfjordur area
Thingvellir National Park - Gullfoss - Geysir - Reykjavik
(Approximate distance: ca370km / 168miles)
National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) - Exploding Geysers - The Golden Falls
Iceland's Golden Circle showcases a trio of celebrated natural attractions, including the dramatic
Gullfoss waterfall and the geothermal fields of Geysir Hot Spring Area, alive with boiling mud pits,
steam vents, and exploding geysers.
Its centerpiece is Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site), where Viking settlers
established an annual assembly in AD 930 which has become the world’s oldest ongoing
parliament. Thingvellir is also a geological masterpiece, as it marks the visible site of the
mid-Atlantic Ridge where the North American and Eurasian continental plates meet.
During the day, visit Fridheimar greenhouse and horse breeding farm, for an educational and
interesting inter-action with the Icelandic horses and viewing how Icelandic farmers use the
geothermal water for producing vegetables, even in winter time.
After an amazing journey, the road takes you to Reykjavik, where the evening is at your own
leisure. Dinner is on your own.
Overnight in Reykjavik
Transfer on your own to the international airport for your departure flight. Airport transfer is
not included, but we are happy to help you but we are happy to help you arrange shared or
private transfers. We recommend you depart your hotel no later than three hours before your