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Iceland & the Northern Lights

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Limited Offer! Use promo code VP-ICE50 to save €50pp* if you book between 14th November and 17th November.

Discover the unique character and natural wonders of Iceland on this unforgettable holiday. Known as the 'Land of Fire and Ice,' there aren't many places in the world which have such contrasting dramatic landscapes as Iceland. This truly amazing destination is home to the fantastic city of Reykjavík, as well as numerous natural wonders and stunning scenery.

From the Blue Lagoon to spouting geysers, glaciers and fjords, Iceland is an enchanting country just waiting to be explored. It is one of few places in the world where it is possible to see the amazing Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights, a natural light phenomenon.The unusual and versatile landscape, with its black volcanic beaches, waterfalls, bird cliffs, volcanoes, glaciers, hot springs and more, will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

For 2019 departures, a sight seeing tour of Reykjavík is included. 

You might also enjoy our 4 night Iceland & the Northern Lights holiday which takes in Reykjavík, The Blue Lagoon, an excursion to view The Northern Lights and an extra day at your leisure.

Please note that sightings of the Northern Lights are subject to weather and atmospheric conditions and cannot be guaranteed.  The excursion may be cancelled or rescheduled locally due to unsuitable weather conditions. 

*T&Cs Of Iceland Offer: Valid for all new bookings made between 14th November and 17th November 2019. Offer is €50pp off Iceland holidays using code VP-ICE50. Offers are non-transferable, subject to availability, cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and have no cash value. All deposits are non-refundable.

 

 

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
The Icelandic Krona (ISK)
Local Time
GMT 
Passport
If you are an EU citizen, you must either present a passport or an ID card valid for the duration of your stay in order to enter Iceland for tourist visits of up to three months.
Airport
Keflavik
Climate

Despite its proximity to the Arctic, Iceland’s coasts remain ice-free throughout the winter. There are some variations in the climate between different parts of the island. Generally speaking, the South Coast is warmer than the North.

Food & Drink
Smoked lamb, sweet rye bread, fresh fish and waterfowl are just some of the most popular types of Icelandic cuisines.
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: 445.82kr
  • Beer: 850.00kr
  • Glass of wine: 1000.00kr
  • Meal: 1,585.84kr
  • Soft Drink: 225.00kr
  • Bottled Water: 298.00kr

(€1 = 150kr approx)

Rates of exchange can vary. 

Packing List
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A small backpack
  • Warm coat
  • Comfortable, sturdy shoes
  • Camera

Useful Contacts:

  • Irish Embassy: Tel: +35-4554-2355 / Website: www.embassyofireland.dk
  • British Embassy: Tel: +354 550 5100

Useful Websites:

  • www.visiticeland.com
  • www.visitreykjavik.is
Recommended Reading

101 Reykjavík by Hallgrímur Helgason

Jar City by Arnaldur Indriðason

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Holiday highlights

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon, a man-made geothermal spa, is located in a lava field on the Reykjanes Peninsula. The geothermal water originates 2,000 metres below the surface, where freshwater and seawater combine at extreme temperatures. It is then harnessed via drilling holes at a nearby geothermal power plant, to create electricity and hot water. On its way to the surface, the water picks up silica and minerals, before emerging at a soothing 38°C, perfect for a relaxing and re-energising bathe.

Thingvellir National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site

Þingvellir National Park is Iceland’s most important historical site, where the Vikings established the world’s first democratic parliament in AD 930.    The spectacularly beautiful National Park, in a vast rift valley with waterfalls, rivers and lakes, is situated at the point where the North American and Eurasian continental plates meet.

Haukadalur Valley

This geothermal park sits on top of a vast boiling cauldron, belching sulphurous mud, hissing steam vents and hot and cold springs. It is home to two of Iceland’s top attractions, Geysir and Strokkur.  Geysir, which gave its name to hot springs worldwide, is not so active these days, but Strokkur erupts every 10 minutes or so, and its white column of boiling water can reach as high as 30 metres. 

Reykjavík 

The world’s northernmost capital, with a population of 120,000, is home to sites such as The Pearl visitor centre with its Saga Museum, Hallgrímskirkja Church, Reykjavík Harbour, Reykjavík 101 Centre and Solfar Viking Ship Sculpture.  Known as the ‘Little city with the big heart’, Reykjavík can be easily explored in foot. There’s a lively café-culture and thriving art and music scenes, while in the various city museums, Iceland’s culture and history is preserved and displayed. 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
The Icelandic Krona (ISK)
Local Time
GMT 
Passport
If you are an EU citizen, you must either present a passport or an ID card valid for the duration of your stay in order to enter Iceland for tourist visits of up to three months.
Airport
Keflavik
Climate

Despite its proximity to the Arctic, Iceland’s coasts remain ice-free throughout the winter. There are some variations in the climate between different parts of the island. Generally speaking, the South Coast is warmer than the North.

Food & Drink
Smoked lamb, sweet rye bread, fresh fish and waterfowl are just some of the most popular types of Icelandic cuisines.
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: 445.82kr
  • Beer: 850.00kr
  • Glass of wine: 1000.00kr
  • Meal: 1,585.84kr
  • Soft Drink: 225.00kr
  • Bottled Water: 298.00kr

(€1 = 150kr approx)

Rates of exchange can vary. 

Packing List
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A small backpack
  • Warm coat
  • Comfortable, sturdy shoes
  • Camera

Useful Contacts:

  • Irish Embassy: Tel: +35-4554-2355 / Website: www.embassyofireland.dk
  • British Embassy: Tel: +354 550 5100

Useful Websites:

  • www.visiticeland.com
  • www.visitreykjavik.is
Recommended Reading

101 Reykjavík by Hallgrímur Helgason

Jar City by Arnaldur Indriðason

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 - Travel to Iceland

Full day

Travel to Iceland & Blue Lagoon

On your way to Reykjavik and your hotel, enjoy a visit to the world famous Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland's most popular attractions. A natural geothermic spa, the warm seawaters are rich in minerals and silica which gives the water its mesmerising bright blue appearance.

Day 2 - The Golden Circle

Full Day

The Golden Circle

Embark on a full day tour of the Golden Circle, a route that is home to some of Iceland’s most wonderful natural attractions. Visit the UNESCO listed Þingvellir National Park, the site of a magnificent rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid Atlantic Ridge, and the home of the largest natural lake in Iceland. Next you will see the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall, before finally viewing the spouting geysers in the geothermal active valley of Haukadalur.

Day 3 - Northern Lights

Morning

At leisure

Today you have free time to explore Reykjavik at your own pace. You could see the Hallgrímskirkja church, the beautiful presidential residence on the outskirts of the city, The Pearl observatory, or do some shopping.

Evening

Excursion to View the Northern Lights

After dark, you will travel north, away from the city lights, to hunt for the incredible Aurora Borealis. A stunning natural light display, seeing the Northern Lights is a truly unique experience. Please note that sightings of the Northern Lights are subject to weather and atmospheric conditions and cannot be guaranteed.

Day 4 - Return Home

Morning

Return Home

Today, you will transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flight home, with guide assistance.

* Please note that the order of your excursions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

Customer reviews

Hotel & accommodation available for this trip

Reykjavik Lights Hotel 3

Situated on the edge of the vibrant city centre, this hotel is in an ideal location for exploring Reykjavik. Its new and modern design will assure that guests will have all the amenities and comfort needed for a pleasant stay. Each room is specifically connected to a specific day... read more read more read more

Situated on the edge of the vibrant city centre, this hotel is in an ideal location for exploring Reykjavik. Its new and modern design will assure that guests will have all the amenities and comfort needed for a pleasant stay. Each room is specifically connected to a specific day on the Icelandic calendar, thus promising an unique stay for every guest. 

Hotel address
Reykjavik Lights Hotel
Sudurlandsbraut 12, 108 Reykjavík


Reykjavík
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Grand Hotel Reykjavik 4

Grand Hotel Reykjavik boasts an impressive atrium-style lobby, overlooked by a stained glass feature depicting the Icelandic Sagas. In this area, guests can avail of bar and snack service as well as an ATM. The hotel's modern Nordic style extends also to the guest rooms, which ar... read more read more read more

Grand Hotel Reykjavik boasts an impressive atrium-style lobby, overlooked by a stained glass feature depicting the Icelandic Sagas. In this area, guests can avail of bar and snack service as well as an ATM. The hotel's modern Nordic style extends also to the guest rooms, which are comfortable and well-equipped. Grand Hotel Reykjavik is beside the Laugardalur recreational park and approximately a 25 minute walk to the city centre.

Hotel address
Grand Hotel Reykjavik
Sigtún 38, 105 Reykjavík


Reykjavík
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Centerhotel Laugavegur 3

The Centerhotel Laugavegur is located on Laugavegur the main shopping street in Reykjavik, near to shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and main city center attractions. This hotel features a restaurant, bar & Bistro and a café. Its 102 rooms are modern decorated, and facilities a... read more read more read more

The Centerhotel Laugavegur is located on Laugavegur the main shopping street in Reykjavik, near to shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and main city center attractions. This hotel features a restaurant, bar & Bistro and a café. Its 102 rooms are modern decorated, and facilities are to provide a pleasant and comfortable stay.

Hotel address
Centerhotel Laugavegur
Laugavegi 95-99, 101 Reykjavik


Reykjavik
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Fosshotel Lind 3

Fosshotel Lind is centrally located in Reykjavík, near Laugavegur, the city’s main shopping street. The neighbourhood has numerous restaurants, cafés, shops and interesting museums, and art galleries can be found just around the corner.... read more read more read more

Fosshotel Lind is centrally located in Reykjavík, near Laugavegur, the city’s main shopping street. The neighbourhood has numerous restaurants, cafés, shops and interesting museums, and art galleries can be found just around the corner.

Hotel address
Fosshotel Lind
Raudararstigur 18, 101 Reykjavík


Reykjavík
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Radisson Blu Saga Hotel 4

Radisson Blu Saga Hotel offers traditional hospitality in a pleasant residential area of Reykjavik, just 20 minutes on foot from the heart of the city. The hotel's cosy bar provides a welcoming haven after a busy sightseeing day, while the top floor restaurant offers unforgettabl... read more read more read more

Radisson Blu Saga Hotel offers traditional hospitality in a pleasant residential area of Reykjavik, just 20 minutes on foot from the heart of the city. The hotel's cosy bar provides a welcoming haven after a busy sightseeing day, while the top floor restaurant offers unforgettable panoramic views over the city, mountains and sea. 

Hotel address
Radisson Blu Saga Hotel
Hagatorg


Reykjavik
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Fosshotel Raudara 3

Fosshotel Raudara is located in close proximity to Reykjavik's main shopping street, restaurants, cafés and museums, with convenient access to many more popular venues. This hotel is the ideal base to explore all the exciting sights and attractions the world’s northernmost capita... read more read more read more

Fosshotel Raudara is located in close proximity to Reykjavik's main shopping street, restaurants, cafés and museums, with convenient access to many more popular venues. This hotel is the ideal base to explore all the exciting sights and attractions the world’s northernmost capital city has to offer.

Hotel address
Fosshotel Raudara
Rauðarárstígur 37


Reykjavík
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22 Hill Hotel 3

Situated in the city center of Reykjavik, this hotel is close to Kjarvalsstadir, Hallgrimskirkja, and Laugavegur. Also nearby are Perlan and Reykjavik City Hall.... read more read more read more

Situated in the city center of Reykjavik, this hotel is close to Kjarvalsstadir, Hallgrimskirkja, and Laugavegur. Also nearby are Perlan and Reykjavik City Hall.

Hotel address
22 Hill Hotel
Brautarholt 22-24, 105 Reykjavík


Reykjavík
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Fosshotel Baron 3

Located mere steps away from shopping and seaside walks, Fosshotel Baron offers you the comforts of home during your holiday stay in Reykjavik. The friendly staff can offer suggestions of things to see and do during your free time in this exhilarating and culturally rich capital.... read more read more read more

Located mere steps away from shopping and seaside walks, Fosshotel Baron offers you the comforts of home during your holiday stay in Reykjavik. The friendly staff can offer suggestions of things to see and do during your free time in this exhilarating and culturally rich capital. Enjoy the eclectic restaurants and shopping on the main street, and return to a relaxing evening in the hotel bar and restaurant to rest up before the next day of exploring.

Hotel address
Fosshotel Baron
Baronsstígur 2-4,


Reykjavík
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City Center Hotel 3

City Center Hotel is in the heart of Reykjavik in one of the oldest streets, close to restaurants and shops. This 3star hotel features a cafe, bar and gym. Its 30 rooms are modern decorated and equipped with all facilities required to provide a comfortable stay.... read more read more read more

City Center Hotel is in the heart of Reykjavik in one of the oldest streets, close to restaurants and shops. This 3star hotel features a cafe, bar and gym. Its 30 rooms are modern decorated and equipped with all facilities required to provide a comfortable stay.

Hotel address
City Center Hotel
Austurstraeti 6, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland


Reykjavik
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Skuggi Hotel 3

Close to the port, the shopping street Laugevegur and numerous bars, restaurants and cafes, Skuggi Hotel is in the heart of Reykjavik. It has a unique and pleasing design based on Icelandic themes and offers comfortable rooms, well equipped rooms.... read more read more read more

Close to the port, the shopping street Laugevegur and numerous bars, restaurants and cafes, Skuggi Hotel is in the heart of Reykjavik. It has a unique and pleasing design based on Icelandic themes and offers comfortable rooms, well equipped rooms.

Hotel address
Skuggi Hotel
Hverfisgata 103
101 Reykjavík
Iceland
Reykjavik
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Hotel Klettur 3

Hotel Klettur is just a few minutes on foot from the main shopping street, Laugavegur, and within a short stroll of many more of Reykjavik's attractions including numerous bars and restaurants. The guest rooms are simply decorated yet comfortable and well equipped.... read more read more read more

Hotel Klettur is just a few minutes on foot from the main shopping street, Laugavegur, and within a short stroll of many more of Reykjavik's attractions including numerous bars and restaurants. The guest rooms are simply decorated yet comfortable and well equipped.

Hotel address
Hotel Klettur
Mjölnisholti 12 - 14


Reykjavik
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