Whales, Auroras & Hot Springs

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  • Accommodation on twin sharing (2 persons sharing room) at the Arctic Comfort Hotel or similar on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Flights from London Airports (*Tour is available from other UK Regional Airports)
  • Arrival/departure transfer 
  • Tour Transfers
  • Whale-watching
  • Northern Lights Tour 
  • Laugarvatn Fontana Spa

Not Included:

Above mentioned costs do not include Visa fee, unspecified meals, drinks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees, grauity tips, insurance and any other expenses of personal nature, Single room supplements and any optional additional tours or activities during free time and not mentioned above.

Day 01: Reykjavik

Arrive in Reykjavik (Keflavik Airport) and transfer to hotel (check-in 14:00hrs), rest of the day is at leisure so you can explore the city. Overnight in Reykjavik (Meals: No Meals)

Day 02: Reykjavik – Whale Watching

Your whale watching Reykjavik adventure begins at the old harbour, just minutes away from the city centre. A classic whale watching tour on our big and sturdy boat Andrea, offered all year round from Reykjavik. Experience some of Iceland’s rich and thriving bird life, as well as visit our large variety of sea-life, including minke whales, humpback whales, harbour porpoises and white-beaked dolphins among other whale species.

Enjoy sailing out in one of the largest whale-watching boats Andrea, which provides extra comfort, fantastic interior and seating areas, large outside viewing decks, a safe family friendly environment as well as café & souvenir shop on-board. Expert guides and friendly crew will welcome us on aboard, share interesting information about different kinds of whales and seabirds we might encounter on your tour and will explain how to spot whales out in the bay. With an on-board display of whale teeth, bones, baleen, plankton nets and a microscope, this tour truly is a hands-on floating Whale Watching classroom with educational & interactive focus! Overnight Reykjavik (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 3: Reykjavik – Laugarvatn Fontana Spa – Northern Lights

We set off (18:00) via the UNESCO site Þingvellir National Park towards Laugarvatn Fontana Spa and we start the evening with “local style buffet dinner”, followed by geothermal bathing and enjoying a cosy evening. Fontana Spa has three steam rooms built over a natural hot spring and a traditional sauna along with three different hot pools. It is perfect to relax and socialise and enjoy the panoramic views over the countryside around Laugarvatn. So, all you need is your swimsuit and towels, and if you forget these, do no stress you can always hire them at the Fontana Wellness!

We then make our way back to Reykjavík, as we head off for our Northern Lights hunt, nothing says compares to “Icelandic Winter” like the idea of hunting for the Aurora Borealis. Created by solar storms originating from the sun, the Northern Lights need clear winter skies to be seen, and since they are a natural phenomenon, sightings are not guaranteed. But our expert operational team has decades of experience analysing weather patterns and will not venture out unless the team feel confident that we have good chance of encountering these dancing lights. Overnight Reykjavik (Meals: Breakfast) Overnight Reykjavik (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 4: Reykjavik – Departure 

We bid goodbye to Iceland and transfer to the airport for onward journey.

Note: Combination of all tours could be done in a single day (Day 2: Whale Watching, Laugarvatn Fontana Spa & Northern Lights) so Day 3 could be free to explore Reykjavik!

Important Note:

This is a suggested itinernary and daily details might change depending the on the best time to catch the Aurora Borealis. Any changes will be advised to you locally.

Reykjavik, Arctic Comfort Hotel • 3 Star – Arctic Comfort hotel consists of two buildings, next to each other and each building has 2 floors, there are no lifts. The ground floor accommodates the breakfast area, lounge and bar.

The hotel offers large single, double and triple rooms, as well as studio rooms. All rooms are equipped with twin beds, refrigerator, telephone, TV and private bathrooms with shower and hairdryer. You will also find a kettle along with complimentary tea and coffee. All rooms have wireless internet connections.

Reykjavik, Centerhotel Klopp • 3 Star – Situated right in the heart of the city and within a stone’s throw of all the lively bars, excellent restaurants, shops and museums Centerhotel Klopp is a perfect choice to explore and enjoy Reykjavik’s attractions.

Reykjavik, City Park Hotel • 3 Star – The City Park Hotel is situated near Laugardalur Park and the Reykjavik Botanical Gardens and the city’s largest swimming pool and whirlpool tub complex. There are a few restaurants in the vicinity and a regular buses service, departing from close by to downtown Reykjavik city centre with its numerous shops, bars, restaurants and vibrant nightlife.

Reykjavik, 22 Hill Hotel • 3 Star – 22 Hill Hotel enjoys a fantastic location just 100 yards away from the attractions of downtown Reykjavik with its wide range of shops, bars and restaurants. Many major landmarks are within walking distance and a walk along the waterfront offers some beautiful views of the glacier and mountains across from the harbour. And for those who wish to explore the island’s interior, Hlemmur Bus Station is only 500 km away.

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    At a Glance

    Whales, Auroras & Baths

    4 Days / 3 Nights from £429

    Based on London Flight Departures

    Prices are based on 2 sharing and London departures; other regional airports serving Iceland are also available. We can offer this tour with any hotel of your choice or with an upgrade to a higher star rating hotel. 

    • Starts: Reykjavik       Ends: Reykjavik         
    • Departs: Any day
    • Hotel Rating:  3 star 
    • Meals: Daily Breakfast
    • Visiting: Reykjavik, Northern Lights & Fontana Wellness
    • Countries: Iceland

    Highlights

    Hunting for the Aurora Borealis is a regular feature of the “Icelandic Winter”! Created by solar storms originating from the sun, these dancing lights are a mesmerising experience.

    Sailing out in search of wonderous whales and experience some of Iceland’s rich and thriving bird life and large variety of sea-life, including minke whales, humpback whales, harbour porpoises and white-beaked dolphins among other whale species.

    Laugarvatn Fontana Spa enjoying the natural hot spring and “local style buffet dinner”.

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    Contact us

    Call our sales team on 020 3951 0995 or email us on sales@elyseaholidays.com