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Escorted Tours

Iceland's Northern Lights including
Reykjavik Extension

  • Route:
  • London
  • Reykjavik
  • London
2 NIGHTS from £349pp
Extension from £349pp
Tour + Extension from £1044pp

To book call us on 0800 781 4893

Reykjavik Extension

Extend your trip with a 2 night stay within the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik to revisit tour highlights and discover gems within the city and beyond.

Ascend the 244ft Hallgrimskirkja church to survey the city and it's far-off mountainous surrounding, immerse yourself in contemporary pieces within Reykjavik Art Museum and sample an Icelandic delicacy of fermented sheep's head, alternatively fresh seafood and delicious lamb dishes are also particular specialities of the country.

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

    Reykjavik Extension - Extension Starts

    Day 6: Reykjavik

    Today is at leisure to discover gems within the city. Ascend the 244ft Hallgrimskirkja church to survey the city and it's far-off mountainous surrounding, immerse yourself in contemporary pieces within Reykjavik Art Museum and sample an Icelandic delicacy of fermented sheep's head, alternatively fresh seafood and delicious lamb dishes are also particular specialities of the country.

    • Breakfast

    Day 7: Langjokull Glacier

    Following breakfast, travel via the charming village of Borgarfjordur and through a breath taking landscape framed by the spectacular Dyrfjoll mountain range. Stop en route to witness geological wonders including Hraunfossar, a series of cascading waterfalls emerging from lava fields into bright turquoise waters. Reach the glacier's edge on a unique 8-wheeled vehicle and tour the 300m tunnels that sit 1200m above sea level. Carved into the ice, this otherworldly network is illuminated by strategically placed lighting to create a vibrant and mesmerising visual spectacle - particularly in the cave's frozen chapel. Return to Reykjavik for the remainder of your day at leisure.

    • Breakfast

    Day 8: Reykjavik to the UK

    Transfer back to the airport for your return flight.

    • 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


    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.


    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.


    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;,,, 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 UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal PriceBook Now
    Radisson BLU Saga
    16 Oct 201722 Oct 2017£459pp£695pp£1154ppBook
    30 Oct 201705 Nov 2017£459pp£695pp£1154ppPlease call for availability
    13 Nov 201719 Nov 2017£459pp£795pp£1254ppPlease call for availability
    27 Nov 201703 Dec 2017£459pp£795pp£1254ppPlease call for availability
    11 Dec 201717 Dec 2017£459pp£795pp£1254ppPlease call for availability
    Centerhotel Arnarhvoll
    16 Oct 201722 Oct 2017£399pp£695pp£1094ppBook
    30 Oct 201705 Nov 2017£399pp£695pp£1094ppPlease call for availability
    13 Nov 201719 Nov 2017£399pp£795pp£1194ppPlease call for availability
    27 Nov 201703 Dec 2017£399pp£795pp£1194ppPlease call for availability
    11 Dec 201717 Dec 2017£399pp£795pp£1194ppPlease call for availability
    Fosshotel Baron
    16 Oct 201722 Oct 2017£349pp£695pp£1044ppBook
    30 Oct 201705 Nov 2017£349pp£695pp£1044ppPlease call for availability
    13 Nov 201719 Nov 2017£349pp£795pp£1144ppPlease call for availability
    27 Nov 201703 Dec 2017£349pp£795pp£1144ppPlease call for availability
    11 Dec 201717 Dec 2017£349pp£795pp£1144ppPlease 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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    Fosshotel Baron

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