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Northern Lights & Icebergs Wilderness Adventure

Break Available: 17th Feb - 27th March
Friday Only Departure
7 Night Break

Price per person: From £3,975

For those looking for real adventure and the REAL Arctic in some of the most isolated and beautiful places in the world this trip will surely tick your boxes.

The landscape that you will see in both Iceland and Greenland will astound you. The scale of the Icebergs and dramatic scenery is breathtaking, and unforgettable.

This adventure combines a 3 night stay in a wilderness boutique cabin in Iceland in an area renowned for both its Northern Lights and thrilling off-roading SuperJeep Tours, with 3 nights in the most northern 4 star hotel in Greenland with husky sledding and seeing Icebergs.

To round off there is a stay in the bustling capital of Reykjavik, with time for a visit to the geothermal Blue Lagoon where you can swim and relax in the warmth.

This is an Experience with a capital E!

Highlights

  • Stay in private boutique Wilderness Cabin for 3 nights in area famed for Northern Lights, with stunning views of Eyjafjallajökull Volcano
  • Husky Dog Sledding in Greenland with Innuit hunter
  • Super Jeep Adventure Tour exploring Volcanic Landscapes
  • 4 WD Golden Circle Highlights tour
  • 1 night in Central Reykjavik
  • Blue Lagoon Visit
  • 1 private dinner cooked by the guide for you at the cabin
  • Guided Northern Lights Snow Shoe Walk
  • Visit the Incredible Icebergs of Sermermiut
  • Ilulissat tour in Greenland
  • Stay in 4 star Arctic Hotel in Greenland with magnificent views of the IceFjord
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DAY 1: Friday
Fly to Iceland

DAY 1: Friday
Fly to Iceland

Fly to Reykjavik and on arrival have a fly-bus transfer you to your hotel to start your special weekend away.

Rest of the day is free, perhaps to enjoy one of the best seafood restaurants you will find anywhere in the world. Overnight in Reykjavik.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Northern Lights by Boat
  • Northern Lights Hunt - From Reykjavik
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Northern Lights by Boat

Hunting the northern lights from the ocean is an amazing experience. Sail away from the coastline of Reykjavik and see the Aurora Borealis out on the North Atlantic ocean with beautiful mountains and the city lights in the background.

This 2-3 hour Northern Lights cruise includes warm overalls to wear, heated seating areas inside, expert guide on board to explain the Northern Lights.

Price per person: From £80

Northern Lights seen from the Boat tour in Iceland
Stunning aurora seen from the Northern Lights Boat tour in Iceland
Swirling Northern Lights as seen from the Boat tour in Iceland

Northern Lights Hunt - From Reykjavik

This evening you will be taken out from Reykjavik in a Super-jeep into the wilderness for a final search of the Northern Lights. Given cloudless skies sightings can occur from autumn to early spring. The elders say that the colder the nights the more vibrant & intense the colors will be. Swirling and swaying overhead, displays are usually greenish yellow but white, red and pink lights also frequently appear.

Please note the maximum number of passengers in the SuperJeep is 6 in order to give you a very personal and individual tour. This is in sharp contrast to the coach tours that are available through other companies, or the very large SuperJeep Tours with 12 people in.

Price Per Person: From: £155

Northern Lights seen on the SuperJeep hunt in Iceland
Northern Lights SuperJeep hunt in Iceland
Amazing swirling green and purple Northern Lights In Iceland

DAY 2: Saturday
Fly to Greenland, Visit Ilulissat, Northern Lights Snow Shoe Adventure

DAY 2: Saturday
Fly to Greenland, Visit Ilulissat, Northern Lights Snow Shoe Adventure

Fly to Greenland. On arrival in Ilulissat a guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the Arctic hotel to start your West Greenland Tour.

Ilulissat City Walk to visit the old part of town and learn its history. You will see the original Danish trading station, the busy fishing harbour, the old church and the museum.

Tonight is your chance to experience the Northern Lights whilst on a Snow Shoe Walk! You will be provided with headlights and showshoes and your guide will take you into the wilderness to try and see the spectacular Northern Lights away from any artificial lights. A level of fitness is required and it should last about one and a half hours.

Welcome Dinner and Overnight in Ilulissat.

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DAY 3: Sunday
Dog Sledge Adventure

DAY 3: Sunday
Dog Sledge Adventure

Enter an Arctic Wonderland – You will feel as if you are travelling back in time into the world of old Polar Explorers through ice covered fjords where icebergs rise like sculptures. All you will hear is the sounds of the sledge moving over the ice.

The route you take depends on actual snow and ice conditions but the route varies from the mountains and fjords near to Ilulissat to also the possibility to sledge across the frozen sea

This really is a special experience. There are two guests per sled, as well as the Local Musher who is in charge of the Huskies. At times you may need to jump off and help with the sled up any hills so a level of fitness is required.

Dinner and Overnight in Ilulissat.

The trip includes the provision of fur clothes and boots to keep you warm. Whilst you will have a Musher with you at all times please note that a level of fitness is required as sometimes you will have to get off and help push the sled. Dinner and Overnight in Ilulissat.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Longer Dog Sledding Journey
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Longer Dog Sledding Journey

Some people would prefer a long dog sled journey and it is possible to do a 5 hr Dog Sled Journey. Whilst the route varies according to conditions one of the options is that you sled out to the tiny hunting settlement of Rodebay with its 40 inhabitants.

This also includes a stop for lunch. Please note due to the longer pulling distance for the dogs it is only 1 person per dog sled plus the Musher.

From: £150 per person

Husky dog sledding safari in Greenland - © Mads Phil and Visit Greenland
Blue-eyed husky
Uphill husky sledding in East Greenland - © Mads Phil and Visit Greenland

DAY 4: Monday
Sermermiut Icebergs.

DAY 4: Monday
Sermermiut Icebergs.

With your guide you will go as far as the road goes, and then take a beautiful walk along to the UNESCO designated Ilulissat Ice Fjord to Sermermiut where traces from the 3 old Eskimo cultures still can be seen, as well of course as the fantastic icebergs.

Goodbye dinner and overnight in Ilulissat.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Snowmobile Adventure in Greenland
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Snowmobile Adventure in Greenland

Be an arctic adventurer and ride the old trail mail track on your  snowmobile. On the way we cross lakes, frozen fjords and hills with breathtaking views. If possible we will cross the frozen sea to reach Oqaatsut for a refreshment break before we ride back to Ilulissat taking a different route to explore the back country. No previous experience is required and this will last 3 hours with 2 per snowmobile. Of course both people can take turns to drive as long as both people have a valid driving license.

Price per person: From £195

Snowmobiling in Greenland - © Mads Phil and Visit Greenland
Snowmobiling duo in Greenland - © Mads Phil and Visit Greenland

DAY 5: Tuesday
Fly to Iceland and transfer to your Wilderness Cabin, Private Dinner cooked for you at your cabin by your guide

DAY 5: Tuesday
Fly to Iceland and transfer to your Wilderness Cabin, Private Dinner cooked for you at your cabin by your guide

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Iceland. On arrival in Reykjavik your guide will be waiting to transfer you to your cabin in South Iceland.

The new Eyjafjallajokull wilderness cabin is situated in a secluded rural area providing excellent opportunities to view the Northern Lights without any light interference at night. There are also wonderful views of the famous Eyjafjallajokull Volcano during the day. The luxury cabin is yours exclusively providing the perfect setting for a very special trip.

Tonight your guide will come and cook for you on the bbq or serve you a 3 course meal. We have had wonderful feedback on his meals with the bbq lamb from his family farm being particularly liked. Afterwards he will retire and leave you to enjoy hopefully your first evening of Northern Lights.

The guide provides a wake up service via mobile if the Northern Lights should appear whilst you are asleep.

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DAY 6: Wednesday
4 WD Golden Circle Highlights Tour

DAY 6: Wednesday
4 WD Golden Circle Highlights Tour

After breakfast in the cabin your guide will take you on the Golden Circle Highlights 4WD Tour a magnificent introduction to first timers in Iceland.

Experience the famed Strokur Geyser which erupts every 5 mins, the magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall which can totally freeze in the winter as well as the beautiful area of Pjorsardalur behind Mount Helka. This area is full of waterfalls, including Háifoss, Iceland’s tallest.

The maximum number of people will be 8, (though it is often 4), which is in sharp contrast to the bus companies that offer a similar trip. The guide will also time it so as to beat the bus trips so you can enjoy the sights in all their beauty and “at one” with nature.

Tonight you will cook for yourself. You will pre-choose your meal before you go so that your ingredients and recipe are waiting for you at the cabin.

Afterwards relax and wait to see if the Northern Lights show.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Northern Lights Hunt with Bonfire
  • Northern Lights on top of the Glacier
  • Upgrade to a 3 Course Menu at Hotel Ranga
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Northern Lights Hunt with Bonfire

Tonight you will be picked up for a 3 hour adventure to hunt out the Northern Lights with one of the local mountain guides.

In a specially adapted 4WD super jeep you will be taken inland off-road to the back of the famed Mount Helka to try and see if you can find the Northern Lights. This volcanic area is near Tindfjallajökul Glacier whose cooling effect creates clear skies critical for spotting the Northern Lights. This area also has very few artificial lights to spoil your viewing as many of the farms in the area were abandoned due to a previous volcanic eruption.

The beauty of this tour is that the guide will take you to the best area based on the forecast to see the Northern Lights and so give you the best chance of seeing them.

Assuming you have not diverted to a different area to see the Aurora you will stop for a warm up by a bonfire and a hot drink in a cave whilst your guide tells you about both the Northern Lights Phenomenon and some of the folklore that surrounds them and local superstitions! Sometimes you are taken to the Black Volcanic Beaches where the Atlantic Crashes onto the Black Sands. The guide will take you to the best location for you to see the Northern Lights depending on the forecast.

Price per person: From £115

SuperJeep Northern Lights Hunt in Iceland with Aurora overhead
Northern Lights seen from the coast during a SuperJeep tour in Iceland
Lone horse under the Aurora spotted on a SuperJeep Northern Lights tour in Iceland

Northern Lights on top of the Glacier

We are very excited with this new offer which we have worked up with our “local man” on the ground near Hotel Ranga. Tonight he will take you up to 1600 M on top of the glacier on top of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in a SuperJeep to hunt the Northern Lights. The glacier cools the air creating clear skies which is what you need for the Northern Lights giving you an excellent chance of seeing them !

Even if they don’t show you will have an incredible evening gazing at thousands of stars above you – crystal clear in the darkness. The snow reflects the moonlight and the tiny lights of the villages can be seen well below you.

This is a 4 hour trip as it will take you 90 mins each way as you climb in your superjeep up the steep slope – an adventure in itself.

Price per person: £190 per person

Amazing sky filled Aurora in Iceland
Aurora and stars as seen on the Northern Lights SuperJeep hunt in Iceland
Stunning swirling Northern Lights in Iceland

Upgrade to a 3 Course Menu at Hotel Ranga

For those of you would prefer not to cook there is the option to upgrade to a 3 course set menu at the famed Hotel Ranga. Hotel Ranga’s restaurant has an excellent reputation as one of the top gourmet restaurants in Iceland and many locals come down from Reykjavik just for dinner.

Upgrade Price per person: From £70 

DAY 7: Thursday
Choice of Guided Super Jeep Tours; Eyjafjallajökull's volcano or Þórsmörk and Waterfalls Tour,

DAY 7: Thursday
Choice of Guided Super Jeep Tours; Eyjafjallajökull's volcano or Þórsmörk and Waterfalls Tour,

After breakfast adventure out into the unique landscapes of South Iceland – probably the most dramatic Geography field trip you will ever experience!

We work only with local guides who are both passionate about their country and want to share their insights with you but who are also trained as part of the mountain rescue team.

They will have fascinating stories to share about the volcanic eruption that occurred in 2010.

We continually receive fabulous feedback on this day from satisfied clients who enjoy this personalised, relaxed guided day experience from enthusiastic local guides who are keen you have an extra special experience.

Super Jeeps take up to 8 people but the norm is for 4 people. Note this is in sharp contrast to the coach tours that are available through other companies, and which also cannot access most of the area that we take you to. This is serious off-roading!

Choose between the following adventures:

EITHER
Eyjafjallajökull’s volcano Tour

This tour will take you as close as is possible to the new large crater in Eyjafjallajökull volcano from the 2010 eruption and to places where no hir

This tour will take you as close as is possible to the new large crater in Eyjafjallajökull volcano from the 2010 eruption and to places where no hire car can go. We drive up the slopes of the glacier in a highly equipped Super-Jeep and on our way take in the astonishing view over the whole South coast of Iceland with it’s glaciers, and back across the Atlantic including the Westman-Islands. This tour gives you the perfect glacier experience; an exciting Super Jeep drive in the snow, walk on the glacier and the magnificent view over the south. This is real adventure.

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Porsmork valley Tour

Your guide will take you up between the three glaciers; Myrdalsjokull, Eyjafjallojokull and Tindfjallojokull. In your specially adapted SuperJeeps you will have the thrilling drive of fjording glacial rivers and driving across the flood plain to see the lasting effects and landscape changes following Eyjafjallajökull’s 2010 eruption.

You will be surrounded by an imposing mountain ridge and see spectacular landscapes. Stop at the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall , which you can walk behind and be mesmerised looking back through the falling water. If you wanted to see the “Raw Iceland” this is hard to beat!

Tonight you will cook for yourself and hopefully enjoy a final evening of Northern Lights. You will pre-choose your meal before you go so that your ingredients and recipe are waiting for you at the cabin.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Upgrade to a 3 course meal at Hotel Anna
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Upgrade to a 3 course meal at Hotel Anna

For those who would prefer to not cook and go out instead there is the option to upgrade to taking a 3 course meal at Hotel Anna. This local country retreat has a wonderful friendly atmosphere and serves superb home cooked country food. The menu is based on regional traditions and seasonal ingredients are sourced from local farmers and fishermen.

Upgraded Price per person : From £60

DAY 8: Friday
Blue Lagoon visit, transfer to airport for flight home after your Iceland and Greenland short break.

DAY 8: Friday
Blue Lagoon visit, transfer to airport for flight home after your Iceland and Greenland short break.

After helping yourself to Breakfast transfer to Iceland’s most famous attraction – the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy bathing and relaxing in the sensual geothermal seawater, known for its positive effects on the skin.

In addition to bathing there is a sauna with a view of the lagoon, a steam bath with white walls that resemble silica mud and a cosy steam bath carved into a lava cave. The milky waters and silica are famous for their health benefits. (Entrance fee not included)

Finally you will be dropped off at the airport for your flight home after your special break.

NOTE: This break is limited by both Greenland flight availability, and Cabin availability so an early booking is essential.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Riding in Icelandic Countryside
  • Snowmobiling on the Mýrdalsjökull glacier
  • Glacial Hiking on glacial tongue Seimajökull
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Riding in Icelandic Countryside

A purebreed descendant of its Viking ancestors from the 9th century, the Icelandic horse is a product of isolation and a thousand years of breeding for good riding qualities, resulting in a gentle, friendly disposition and calm manner that make them a delight for anyone to ride. Whilst small in size they are hardy animals that have an unusual gait called a tolt. As fast as a trot it is much smoother- Indeed there are competitions where people hold full glasses of unspoilt beer as they ride the tolt!

You have a choice of a 1hr or 2 hr ride by Irafoss Waterfall, or a 3hr ride which takes you up steep tracks towards the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano. Here you will be able to enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the glacier behind you and in front of you the Atlantic Ocean in all its glory.

Finally there is the option to take a 2 hour ride through farmland , followed by a choice of a Jacuzzi or Sauna and a light lunch.

Price Per Person: From £75 to £245 (Dependent on tour taken)

Riding Icelandic horses through the snow in Iceland
Icelandic horses crossing the river in Iceland
Icelandic horses grazing at the foot of a volcano in Iceland

Snowmobiling on the Mýrdalsjökull glacier

Head up in your hire car to the Snowmobile Meeting Point.

Here you will transfer to a SuperJeep to go on rough tracks up to the Snowline of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier to take an exhilarating hours snowmobile ride to a vantage point with superb views back down to the Atlantic Coast . This Glacier is on the top of Katla Volcano with dramatic views across to Eyjafjallajokull.

Whilst Katla is the next Volcano due to erupt it is extremely closely monitored and you will not be taken there at any hint of danger – but what a great story to tell when it does erupt that you actually snowmobiled on it!

Price Per Person: From £180

Amazing view whilst snowmobiling
Snowmobiling in the pristine snow
Snowmobile action shot

Glacial Hiking on glacial tongue Seimajökull

Transfer to join the small group visiting the magnificent frozen glacial tongue Seimajokull and hike on the glacier. Explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier with its amazing ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges.

You will be on the ice 1 ½ hrs-2 hrs and the pace is leisurely with plenty of stops to talk about the formation of Glaciers and Global warming etc. The Glacier is a 20 min walk from the starting point.

We will provide all the tools you need: crampons and safety lines but you must wear Hiking Boots for the Crampons to fit onto.

Price Per Person: From £85

Glacier hiking in Iceland
Glacier hiking in Iceland
Hiking on the glacier in Iceland
Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

Hotel Arctic

Hotel Arctic, Ilulissat, Greenland - © Mads Phil and Visit Greenland
Hotel Arctic, Ilulissat, Greenland - © Mads Phil and Visit Greenland
Hotel Arctic, Ilulissat, Greenland - © Mads Phil and Visit Greenland
Hotel Arctic, Ilulissat, Greenland - © Mads Phil and Visit Greenland

Hotel Arctic

The Arctic Hotel is the world’s most northerly 4 star hotel, located right on the edge of the Ilulissat Ice Fjord. There are 87 rooms, with the superior rooms having views across the sea and drifting icebergs.

Alternatively the unique two-person igloo cabins made of aluminium provide a front row view of the Ice Fjord. The igloos are located just a short walk from the hotel but in many ways they are in a totally different universe. The harsh nature comes right up to the door, and yet inside the igloos are modern and comfortable with electric heating, radio, TV, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities and a small bathroom with a shower. Please note the igloos are only available in the summer.

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Eyjafjallajokull Wilderness Cabin

Northern Lights over the Wilderness Cabin in Iceland
Interior of Wilderness Cabin, Iceland
Dining area of Wilderness Cabin, Iceland
Snow covered Wilderness Cabin in Iceland

Eyjafjallajokull Wilderness Cabin

This new boutique cabin is available for your exclusive use and is set alone on the prairie with a clear view to Eyjafjallajökull and Vestmannaeyjar. The area is known for pristine Northern Lights viewing.

What makes this place unique is the outdoor scenery and the open view in all directions. The house is designed to capture this, with big windows, minimalistic architecture and a lot of daylight. The isolation and lack of external lighting makes it a great place for Northern Lights viewing, and our clients have named it "Little House on the Prairie". Your hosts are nearby to cook dinner for you.

There are 4 bedrooms, 3 doubles and 1 single. There is wifi and mobile connection.

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Saeli Icelandic Cabin

Summer at the Saeli Icelandic Cabin, Iceland
saeli-icelandic-cabin-bedroom, Iceland
Living room of Saeli Cabin, Iceland
Snowy exterior of the Saeli Icelandic cabin, Iceland

Saeli Icelandic Cabin

This small cosy log cabin is well located with mountain views to the north, and the famed Eyjafjallajökull Volcano that erupted in 2010, and is in a great place to see the Northern lights.

It is perfect for a family or two couples with a separate living/eating area and two main bedrooms and an attic bedroom which kids will love. There are two separate bathrooms, one with a shower and one with a bath.

This has been refurbished very recently and is a wonderful place to relax and look out for the Northern Lights after the excitement of the day adventure Superjeep tours. A brand new hot tub has just been added outside which comfortably fits 6 people.

There is wifi and mobile signal, TV with very limited channels (probably in Icelandic). The beds are set up as a double in one room, a double with a combined single bunk bed above and then the attic has a mattress on the floor. We would therefore suggest it is perfect for 4 adults and 2 children.

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Hotel Reykjavik Centrum

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum Hotel, Iceland
Double standard room at Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, Iceland
Dining at Hotel Reykjavik Centrum , Iceland
Dining at Hotel Reykjavik Centrum , Iceland

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum

The hotel is in the heart of Reykjavik and located in one of its oldest streets. The hotel renovated in 2005 dates to 1764, though it also spreads into new buildings constructed in the style of 1900 buildings.

During its construction, the remains of a Viking longhouse from the Settlement Period were found - now on display. Among the finds excavated at the site were Iceland’s oldest human remains, dating from approximately 870 AD.

The hotel has 89 rooms, each fitted with modern amenities and all rooms have an ensuite bathroom.

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Optional Extras
Northern Lights by Boat
Northern Lights seen from the Boat tour in Iceland

Hunting the northern lights from the ocean is an amazing experience. Sail away from the coastline of Reykjavik and see the Aurora Borealis out on the North Atlantic ocean with beautiful mountains and the city lights in the background.

This 2-3 hour Northern Lights cruise includes warm overalls to wear, heated seating areas inside, expert guide on board to explain the Northern Lights.

Price per person: From £80

Northern Lights Hunt - From Reykjavik
Northern Lights seen on the SuperJeep hunt in Iceland

This evening you will be taken out from Reykjavik in a Super-jeep into the wilderness for a final search of the Northern Lights. Given cloudless skies sightings can occur from autumn to early spring. The elders say that the colder the nights the more vibrant & intense the colors will be. Swirling and swaying overhead, displays are usually greenish yellow but white, red and pink lights also frequently appear.

Please note the maximum number of passengers in the SuperJeep is 6 in order to give you a very personal and individual tour. This is in sharp contrast to the coach tours that are available through other companies, or the very large SuperJeep Tours with 12 people in.

Price Per Person: From: £155

Longer Dog Sledding Journey
Husky dog sledding safari in Greenland - © Mads Phil and Visit Greenland

Some people would prefer a long dog sled journey and it is possible to do a 5 hr Dog Sled Journey. Whilst the route varies according to conditions one of the options is that you sled out to the tiny hunting settlement of Rodebay with its 40 inhabitants.

This also includes a stop for lunch. Please note due to the longer pulling distance for the dogs it is only 1 person per dog sled plus the Musher.

From: £150 per person

Snowmobile Adventure in Greenland
Snowmobiling in Greenland - © Mads Phil and Visit Greenland

Be an arctic adventurer and ride the old trail mail track on your  snowmobile. On the way we cross lakes, frozen fjords and hills with breathtaking views. If possible we will cross the frozen sea to reach Oqaatsut for a refreshment break before we ride back to Ilulissat taking a different route to explore the back country. No previous experience is required and this will last 3 hours with 2 per snowmobile. Of course both people can take turns to drive as long as both people have a valid driving license.

Price per person: From £195

Northern Lights Hunt with Bonfire
SuperJeep Northern Lights Hunt in Iceland with Aurora overhead

Tonight you will be picked up for a 3 hour adventure to hunt out the Northern Lights with one of the local mountain guides.

In a specially adapted 4WD super jeep you will be taken inland off-road to the back of the famed Mount Helka to try and see if you can find the Northern Lights. This volcanic area is near Tindfjallajökul Glacier whose cooling effect creates clear skies critical for spotting the Northern Lights. This area also has very few artificial lights to spoil your viewing as many of the farms in the area were abandoned due to a previous volcanic eruption.

The beauty of this tour is that the guide will take you to the best area based on the forecast to see the Northern Lights and so give you the best chance of seeing them.

Assuming you have not diverted to a different area to see the Aurora you will stop for a warm up by a bonfire and a hot drink in a cave whilst your guide tells you about both the Northern Lights Phenomenon and some of the folklore that surrounds them and local superstitions! Sometimes you are taken to the Black Volcanic Beaches where the Atlantic Crashes onto the Black Sands. The guide will take you to the best location for you to see the Northern Lights depending on the forecast.

Price per person: From £115

Northern Lights on top of the Glacier
Amazing sky filled Aurora in Iceland

We are very excited with this new offer which we have worked up with our “local man” on the ground near Hotel Ranga. Tonight he will take you up to 1600 M on top of the glacier on top of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in a SuperJeep to hunt the Northern Lights. The glacier cools the air creating clear skies which is what you need for the Northern Lights giving you an excellent chance of seeing them !

Even if they don’t show you will have an incredible evening gazing at thousands of stars above you – crystal clear in the darkness. The snow reflects the moonlight and the tiny lights of the villages can be seen well below you.

This is a 4 hour trip as it will take you 90 mins each way as you climb in your superjeep up the steep slope – an adventure in itself.

Price per person: £190 per person

Upgrade to a 3 Course Menu at Hotel Ranga

For those of you would prefer not to cook there is the option to upgrade to a 3 course set menu at the famed Hotel Ranga. Hotel Ranga’s restaurant has an excellent reputation as one of the top gourmet restaurants in Iceland and many locals come down from Reykjavik just for dinner.

Upgrade Price per person: From £70 

Upgrade to a 3 course meal at Hotel Anna

For those who would prefer to not cook and go out instead there is the option to upgrade to taking a 3 course meal at Hotel Anna. This local country retreat has a wonderful friendly atmosphere and serves superb home cooked country food. The menu is based on regional traditions and seasonal ingredients are sourced from local farmers and fishermen.

Upgraded Price per person : From £60

Riding in Icelandic Countryside
Riding Icelandic horses through the snow in Iceland

A purebreed descendant of its Viking ancestors from the 9th century, the Icelandic horse is a product of isolation and a thousand years of breeding for good riding qualities, resulting in a gentle, friendly disposition and calm manner that make them a delight for anyone to ride. Whilst small in size they are hardy animals that have an unusual gait called a tolt. As fast as a trot it is much smoother- Indeed there are competitions where people hold full glasses of unspoilt beer as they ride the tolt!

You have a choice of a 1hr or 2 hr ride by Irafoss Waterfall, or a 3hr ride which takes you up steep tracks towards the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano. Here you will be able to enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the glacier behind you and in front of you the Atlantic Ocean in all its glory.

Finally there is the option to take a 2 hour ride through farmland , followed by a choice of a Jacuzzi or Sauna and a light lunch.

Price Per Person: From £75 to £245 (Dependent on tour taken)

Snowmobiling on the Mýrdalsjökull glacier
Amazing view whilst snowmobiling

Head up in your hire car to the Snowmobile Meeting Point.

Here you will transfer to a SuperJeep to go on rough tracks up to the Snowline of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier to take an exhilarating hours snowmobile ride to a vantage point with superb views back down to the Atlantic Coast . This Glacier is on the top of Katla Volcano with dramatic views across to Eyjafjallajokull.

Whilst Katla is the next Volcano due to erupt it is extremely closely monitored and you will not be taken there at any hint of danger – but what a great story to tell when it does erupt that you actually snowmobiled on it!

Price Per Person: From £180

Glacial Hiking on glacial tongue Seimajökull
Glacier hiking in Iceland

Transfer to join the small group visiting the magnificent frozen glacial tongue Seimajokull and hike on the glacier. Explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier with its amazing ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges.

You will be on the ice 1 ½ hrs-2 hrs and the pace is leisurely with plenty of stops to talk about the formation of Glaciers and Global warming etc. The Glacier is a 20 min walk from the starting point.

We will provide all the tools you need: crampons and safety lines but you must wear Hiking Boots for the Crampons to fit onto.

Price Per Person: From £85

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Testimonials

“We had a lovely time in Iceland and Greenland. Ilulissat is an amazing place and when we got there we had blue skies and 24 hour sun. The guides were very good and the hotel room comfortable with amazing views”

"Views from the cabin were amazing, we didn't want to leave! The whole holiday was fantastic and the guides were brilliant. They couldn't do more to help you. The superjeep trip was out of this world and the weather was also brilliant. We even saw the aurora on our last night in the cabin which made it extra special."

Layla

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Price per person: From £3,975
What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • Flights from the UK with one hold bag per person
  • 7 nights Accommodation with breakfast (Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, Hotel Arctic, Wilderness Cabin)
  • Husky Sled Safari
  • SuperJeep Adventure Tour
  • Golden Circle 4 WD
  • Sermermiut Icebergs Visit
  • Guided Snow Shoe Walk
  • Ilulissat City Orientation Walk
  • Transfers where indicated
  • 6 dinners (2 self cooked)
  • Arctic Thermal Overalls in Greenland (Not Iceland as not required)

Departure Airport

  • Gatwick
  • Heathrow
  • Manchester
  • Glasgow
  • Dublin

Only available 17th Feb – 27 March due to flight scheduling with a Friday departure.

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