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Land of Northern Lights

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    What to Expect
    During the day we explore Southwest Iceland, known for its natural wonders and cultural sights. See glittering glaciers, snow-clad mountains, giant lava fields, steaming hot springs and beautiful waterfalls. Bathe in the mineral-rich geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, walk on a black lava beach, visit Icelandic horses on their farm, photograph idyllic turf houses and travel close to the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. This short getaway to Iceland offers insight into Iceland's nature and cultural life, with two nights in Iceland's capital and two nights in South Iceland, an ideal location for the search for the Northern Lights. Also called Aurora Borealis, they are visible in the northern sky from September through April when the sky is clear and free of clouds. During this tour, it is possible to book an optional glacier hike.

    Highlights and Experiences:
    • Budget holiday offering excellent value for money
    • Must-see nature: the Golden Circle, the South Coast and the Blue Lagoon
    • Visit to Skógar folk museum with turf houses
    • 2-night stay in South Iceland, ideal for Northern Lights hunting
    • 2 evenings with a combination of lectures, presentations, film and guided searches for Aurora Borealis
    • Optional Northern Lights fjord cruise (day 1 and 4)
    • Optional glacier hike (day 3)
    • Option for hotel upgrade
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    Reviewed April 9, 2019

    I had a really great time on this tour and we even saw the Northern lights! Pros: Small group size. Nice transportation with free wi-fi on board. Knowledgeable guide that gave a TON of information. We did even more than what is given in the...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Jennifer F
    GregoryC1924, Manager at GJ Travel, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2019

    Dear Jennifer Thanks a lot for the good feedback. Well noted for your comment on accommodation and bathroom mostly. I am forwarding it to the right services. Thanks again on behalf of GJ Travel

    Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

    An amazing full tour over 4 days and nights. Our tour guide Stefan was informative and warm and friendly. A wealth of knowledge. We were in a group of about 12, so not too big a group. We picked the tour so we didnt have...More

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    GregoryC1924, Manager at GJ Travel, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2019

    Dear Sonja, Thanks a lot for the nice feedback regarding our tour. We always appreciate receiving such reviews. The Seat in Coach option is indeed safer, mostly like week when we had storm in the South Coast along with icy roads. In our bus, you...More

    Reviewed February 19, 2019

    My wife and I have wanted to visit Iceland for some time and finally were able to book a six day visit. The Land of Northern Lights tour fit our schedule perfectly and covered all the sights in southern Iceland. Our guide Freyja was not...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank Nemo20684
    GregoryC1924, Manager at GJ Travel, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2019

    Dear Nemo, Thanks for this lovely review of our short winter bestseller: the Land of Northern Lights! Our team of driver and guide have been paired up quite often this winter and it has always been a success! I will make sure to pass on...More

    Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

    Enjoyed our first visit to Iceland very much and were looked after very well by GJTravel while we were there. Helga our driver and Freyja our guide were superb. They are a credit to Iceland and it is no wonder that the Icelandic tourist industry...More

    Thank RobertCDublin
    GregoryC1924, Manager at GJ Travel, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2019

    Dear Robert, Thanks a lot for this wonderful review. We are very pleased to read constructive comments about our tour. If you were to come back, try it during the long summer nights. The landscape is totally different. Best wishes on behalf of GJ Travel

    Reviewed November 22, 2018

    My bucket list contained "seeing and photographing" the Northern Lights in Iceland. Now I did my homework for both timing and photography AND there is NEVER a guarantee to see the lights BUT... that's where our tour guide, Rocky Rock and bus driver, Helga turned...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank TravlinBocci
    GregoryC1924, Manager at GJ Travel, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

    Dear TravlinBocci, Thanks a lot for this very thorough review and heartfelt feedback! I particularly appreciate the interest you showed beforehand towards Iceland by researching Northern Lights activity. I will pass on the comments to our guide Rocky and our driver Helga. I am very...More

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