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Iceland - The Northern Lights Tour

 

Joe Tully is just back from a 3 day trip to Iceland and here is a fact file and highlights of his trip.

  • WOW fly daily from Dublin with fares from €49.99 each way
  • Icelandair will commence services from Dublin May 2018 and they allow stopovers en-route to USA, which is something to consider for the future
  • Easyjet and Icelandair fly from Belfast
  • Time zone same as Ireland
  • Flight time 2Hrs – 2.30 Hrs
  • Transfer time from airport to Reykjavik 45 minutes
  • Central Reykjavik is now a coach free zone, so you will be dropped off at a bus stop and will have to walk to your accommodation
  • Iceland is expensive so buying duty free alcohol on arrival is worth a thought.  There is a duty free shop at the airport on arrival
  • Currency is Iclandic Kroner but they accept Euro cash, credit and debit cards

 

Click here for more information on visiting Reykjavik

 

BLUE LAGOON

A must visit and visit it when you arrive, it is close to the airport and will save you further transfer costs.  You also must book it in advance and packages start from €100

 

Premium Package

Towel, 2 Masks, 1 Free Drink

Comfort Package

Towel, Robe, Slippers, 2 Masks

Dinner Reservation in restaurant (This does not include the meal, it is a reservation only)

 

ACCOMMODATION

We stayed in apartments called The Swan House which are right in the centre of Reykjavik.  Walk to the bus stop is only 2-3 minutes and about 10 mins walk from the harbour.  Apartments are nicely furnished and will accommodation 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 kids.  Prices start from €250 per apartment per night.  Breakfast is included and is delivered to your apartment.  It comprises of tea, coffee, water, fresh orange juice, bagels rolls, selection of cold meats and cheeses, muesli and yoghurt and some pastries.

CUISINE

Biggest surprise of the trip, the cuisine is outstanding

NORTHERN LIGHTS

Most people who travel to Iceland want to see the Northern Lights and it is weather dependent.  Best time of the year for this is Sep – Mar.  There are three ways to see the Northern Lights, by Super Jeep, Coach or Cruise.  We did the super-jeep the night we arrived but didn’t get to see the lights.  It is best for everyone to book to try and see the lights the night they arrive, so they have other chances if they do not appear.  The jeeps are a great experience and great fun.  We did the cruise from Reykjavik harbour and saw a spectacular display of the Northern Lights on our last night.

GOLDEN CIRCLE TOUR & SNOWMOBILE – DAY TRIP 8 – 10 HOURS

This tour includes the Pingvellir National Park, Geysir, the erupting Strokker Geysir, Gullfoss Waterfall and a trip to the Glacier where you can experience driving a snow mobile in the wilderness.  It is a full day trip and takes 8 – 10 hours, cost is €250 or €50 excluding the glacier visit and snow mobile ride.

SOUTH COAST TOUR – DAY TRIP – 8 – 10 HOURS

This tour includes visits to the Seljalandsfoss and Skogar waterfalls, the base of the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, and the basalt columns and lava beach at Reynisfjara.  Cost is €50

PLEASE NOTE A LOT OF EXCURSION ARE WEATHER DEPENDENT AND THEY MAY BE RE-ARRANGED OR CANCELLED.  Our whale watching trip (Cost €100) was cancelled due to bad weather and our northern lights cruise was changed by a day because there was a better possibility of seeing the lights the following day.  You need to make your customers aware of this, and they may also not see the Northern Lights

# Iceland Tourist Board

#northern lights

# blue lagoon

#in search of the northern lights

#golden circle tour

#south coast tour

#skogar waterfalls

#gullfoss waterfall

#glacier

#pingvellir national park

#stokker geysir

#Reykjavik

#The Swan House

 

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