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Escorted Tours

Iceland's Northern Lights

  • Route:
  • London
  • Reykjavik
  • London
5 DAYS from £795pp

Tour Highlights

  • Have a chance to witness Iceland's Northern Lights
  • City tour of Reykjavik
  • Unwind within the Blue Lagoon
  • Tour Iceland's Golden Circle
  • Visit Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

To book call us on 0800 781 4893

Iceland's Northern Lights

With it's astonishing cosmic displays of the Northern Lights, bursts of geothermic water from prehistoric geysers and cinematic landscapes dominated by snow-topped mountain ranges, the vast volcanic laboratory of Iceland exhibits unforgettable natural treasures.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Reykjavik

Depart London on your scheduled flight direct to Iceland. Here you will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel in the capital, Reykjavik. This evening, journey to a secluded vantage point for a chance to witness the Northern Lights, a celestial kaleidoscope of turquoise bands rolling across the still night sky, illuminating shimmering ice sheets and volcanic summits - a truly awe-inspiring spectacle to behold.

    Day 2: Reykjavik

    Enjoy a morning tour of the world's northernmost capital, home to eye-popping architecture, hospitable locals and a panoramic backdrop of majestic snow-capped peaks. Spot the quaint 19th century annex of Reykjavik's parliament; wander through the Asmundur Sveinsson sculpture garden for a taste of eccentric Icelandic art and marvel at the iconic Hallgrimskirkja church, a dramatic landmark whose immense grandeur dominates the skyline. This afternoon, travel through a black-lava field to bathe in the Blue Lagoon, home to milky-teal geothermal waters packed with rejuvenating mineral salts, leaving you with luxuriously soft skin.

    • Breakfast

    Day 3: Reykjavik

    Following breakfast, embark on a full day tour around the Golden Circle, a route famed for natural and historical Icelandic wonders. Witness the spectacular double cascade of Gullfoss waterfall before observing the enormous plumes of Strokkur geyser. Discover how tomatoes, cucumbers and even bananas grow within this harsh tundra at the Frioheimar Cultivation Centre and head to the UNESCO recognised Thingvellir National Park, location of the world's first democratic parliament in 930AD and a colossal fissured valley rift - formed by a clash of the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates.

    • Breakfast

    Day 4: Reykjavik

    Spend your last day within Iceland's cosmopolitan capital at leisure. Before heading out from the old harbour to spot breaching humpbacks (at an additional fee), visit delicious eateries including Baejarins bestu, home to the 'world's best hotdog' once sampled by US president, Bill Clinton. Wrap up warm in a hand-knitted lopapeysa as you stroll through the bustling shopping district of Laugavegur, alternatively strip off in Laugardalur park and bathe within inviting natural springs. This evening, soak up Reykjaviks vibrant nightlife or journey into the snow-covered countryside for one last chance to view the sensational aurora borealis.

    • Breakfast

    Day 5: Reykjavik to UK

    Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

    • Breakfast
    Your Meals
    • Included Breakfast will always be served at your accommodation each morning during the tour.
    • Included Lunch and Dinner, where included, will be served in local restaurants or at your accommodation.
    • Included Breakfast each day will be served in the restaurant at the hotel. Any dietary requirements and dislikes should be made known to our reservations staff at the time of booking.

    Included in the Price

    • Included Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
    • Included Scheduled Flights from the UK.
    • Included All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
    • Included Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
    • Included All airport taxes and security charges.

    Important Information

    Visas

    A visa is not required for your trip to Iceland. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.

    Insurance

    You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Holidays is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:

    Age in YearsUp to 6465 - 7475 - 85
    Up to 10 days cover£21£42£62


    For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24 hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

    Payment

    If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

    Flight Information

    Your flight to Reykjavik is with Iceland Air (FI), departing from London Gatwick, North Terminal. Each passenger is entitled to 23kg of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage not exceeding in 10kg. Weight restrictions will be finalized on E-ticket receipt and any further information can be found on the airlines website. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-in should be at least 3 hours before departure. Please note that all flight times are subject to change. Final flight details will be confirmed on your e-ticket and final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure.

    Health and Vaccinations

    It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

    Physical Accessibility

    This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves moderate days of walking and getting on and off coaches. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

    Group Size

    The minimum number of passengers on your tour will be 10, and the maximum number of passengers will be 35. If in the unlikely event your tour does not reach the minimum passenger numbers then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

    Tour Guide

    This is an escorted tour, meaning that you will have the services of an English speaking guide throughout your excursions ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

    Currency Information

    The currency in Iceland is the Icelandic Krona (ISK). You can change your currency before you travel in the UK, however the exchange rate does fluctuate. We would recommend you to bring GBP with you to Iceland to exchange locally and cash machines are also available in all the major cities to withdraw money in the local currency.

    Personal Expenses

    You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any lunches and dinners where these are not mentioned on your itinerary and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £100-£200 per person should be sufficient for the duration of your tour.

    Tour Dates & Prices

    Depart UKArrive UKPriceBook Now
    2017 Dates
    02 Oct 201706 Oct 2017£995ppPlease call for availability
    09 Oct 201713 Oct 2017£995ppPlease call for availability
    16 Oct 201720 Oct 2017£795ppBook
    30 Oct 201703 Nov 2017£795ppBook
    06 Nov 201710 Nov 2017£895ppPlease call for availability
    13 Nov 201717 Nov 2017£895ppBook
    20 Nov 201724 Nov 2017£895ppPlease call for availability
    27 Nov 201701 Dec 2017£895ppBook
    04 Dec 201708 Dec 2017£895ppPlease call for availability
    11 Dec 201715 Dec 2017£895ppBook
    2018 Dates
    08 Jan 201812 Jan 2018£795ppPlease call for availability
    22 Jan 201826 Jan 2018£895ppPlease call for availability
    29 Jan 201802 Feb 2018£895ppPlease call for availability
    05 Feb 201809 Feb 2018£895ppPlease call for availability
    19 Feb 201823 Feb 2018£895ppPlease call for availability
    26 Feb 201802 Mar 2018£895ppPlease call for availability
    05 Mar 201809 Mar 2018£895ppPlease call for availability
    19 Mar 201823 Mar 2018£895ppPlease call for availability
    09 Apr 201813 Apr 2018£895ppPlease call for availability

    Private Tours:

    Private tours are available, however the exact itinerary is subject to change. Please contact our reservations team for a quotation.

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    Fact File

    • Currency: Icelandic krona (ISK)
    • Average Flying time: 3 hours
    • Minimum temperature: -1°C
    • Maximum temperature: 11°C
    • Spoken Language(s): Icelandic

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