Exclusive aurora holidays in Iceland

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Discover the Land of Ice and Fire under the glow of the northern lights. Visit thermal springs, thundering waterfalls and towering, volcanic peaks. Then, retreat to a cosy cabin out in the Icelandic wilderness. Or enjoy Icelandic hospitality at its finest, in elegant boutique hotels.

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion — or simply want to experience the very best Iceland has to offer — a tailor-made Aurora Nights trip promises to exceed your expectations.

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Explore our Iceland luxury holidays

3 Nights
Sep - Apr
Luxury Blue Lagoon Northern Lights Spa Retreat
The ultimate luxury spa break in the stunning volcanic surroundings of newly built The Blue Lagoon Retreat, combined with a great chance of seeing the Northern Lights staying in a wonderful boutique hotel surrounded by Icelandic farmland.
Price per person (excl. flights)
from £2,000
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Day Three Reynisfjara Credit Business Iceland
Credit Business Iceland
4 Nights
Sep - Mar
Northern Lights Paradise
This short break in the Icelandic wilderness includes exploring a secret ice cave and an exciting guided superjeep tour whilst staying at Hotel Ranga - famed for its northern lights sightings.
Price per person (excl. flights)
from £2,300
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Credit Tom Allen
5 Nights
Sep - Mar
The Iceland Northern Lights Call Out
This special 5-night trip combines three popular properties that each increase your chances of spotting the aurora.
Price per person (excl. flights)
from £1,750
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Credit Ice Hotel
7 Nights
Dec - Mar
The Ultimate Iceland and Icehotel Aurora Adventure
If you have seen the James Bond Film “Die Another Day” you would, like many, be fooled into believing the ICEHOTEL was in Iceland, when in fact it is in Swedish Lapland!!
Price per person (excl. flights)
from £3,350
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Iceland luxury holidays: FAQs

What makes your exclusive aurora holidays so special?

All our Iceland luxury holidays are tailor-made. We design every day and every activity around you and your interests.

Want to don crampons and discover secret glacial caves? Or eat at the best fish restaurants in Reykjavik? Or take a helicopter ride to see Iceland’s raw and rugged landscapes from a new perspective? It’s all possible on an Iceland northern lights tour.

These holidays combine luxurious hotel and cabin stays, a private guide and the most thrilling Icelandic activities.

What can I see and do on Iceland luxury holidays?

Here’s a selection of the sights and activities you can enjoy on a luxury trip to Iceland:

  • Take a helicopter tour to see Iceland’s spectacular scenery before landing on top of the majestic Eyjafjallajökull Volcano.
  • Go on exciting northern lights excursions with an expert guide. Seek out dark, cloudless skies where the aurora borealis is most likely to appear.
  • Hike across the Land of Ice and Fire on a private guided tour. Explore glaciers, volcanoes, moss-covered lava fields and the iceberg lagoon.
  • Learn about astronomy in Hotel Ranga’s own observatory. Or go on a geography field trip like no other at the interactive LAVA Centre.
  • See the sights of the Golden Circle on a private super jeep or self-drive tour. Experience the dramatic beauty of Thingvellir National Park, the Kerid Crater and Gullfoss Waterfall.
  • Relax at the Blue Lagoon with exclusive spa treatments. Or venture off the beaten track to discover geothermal springs few tourists get to see.
  • Go horseback riding through the Icelandic wilderness. Then, up the adrenaline on a buggy safari across black sand beaches and icy tundra.
  • Sail the Atlantic Ocean on a whale-watching tour. Or take a northern lights night cruise from Reykjavik, to see twinkling city lights and the aurora borealis dancing above.

Tell us which of these activities you’d like to experience on your Iceland holiday — along with any others — and we’ll work them into your itinerary.

What accommodation options are there?

On an Iceland luxury holiday, you can stay in exclusive hand-picked hotels. Places like Hotel Ranga, with its night sky observatory and resident astronomer. Or the family-run Skálakot Manor Hotel, with 14 rooms and suites, an on-site spa and horse-riding stables.

We also have a selection of wilderness cabins for you to choose from. Some are architectural and contemporary, with huge windows through which to view the northern lights. Some are built in a traditional, log cabin style, with roaring fires and hot tubs under the stars.

When is the best time to book a luxury holiday to Iceland?

That all depends on what you want to do while you’re there.

In September and October, you get to see Iceland in a blaze of autumn colour. You can also go on a self-drive tour around the north of Iceland before winter conditions make this more difficult.

From December, you’re more likely to experience snowy landscapes and frozen waterfalls. Longer nights also increase your chances of seeing the northern lights.

Other activities — like whale-watching, snowmobiling and ice-caving — are also dependent on the season. So talk to us about your preferred activities and we’ll recommend the best time of year to visit.

Will I definitely see the northern lights on my luxury holiday to Iceland?

Unfortunately, we can’t make guarantees. As a natural phenomenon, the northern lights are unpredictable. However, we do everything we can to maximise your chances of seeing the aurora borealis during your stay in Iceland.

We book you into exclusive accommodation in the Icelandic wilderness where there’s very little light pollution. We arrange aurora wake-up calls so you don’t sleep through the light show.

You can also embark on northern lights excursions with an expert aurora guide. Your guide will seek out beautiful scenery and cloudless skies to ensure an unforgettable northern lights experience.

What do your luxury northern lights holidays to Iceland include?

Our Iceland luxury holidays include:

  • Accommodation
  • Private airport transfers
  • Your choice of private tours and activities
  • Breakfast, half-board or full-board dining (depending on your preference)
  • 4×4 car hire for self-drive tours

Please note that our tours don’t include flights. But if you’d like advice on the best airlines and airports to use when visiting Iceland, just ask. We’ll be happy to help.

Can I customise my luxury trip to Iceland?

Absolutely. We can tailor our exclusive aurora holidays to meet your requirements. We can also extend your Iceland northern lights holiday to include other Nordic destinations:

Why should I book my Iceland luxury holiday with Aurora Nights?

Book your Iceland northern lights holiday with Aurora Nights and you can count on:

  • Insider knowledge — we’ve been planning Icelandic holidays for over 15 years, so we have the connections and insider knowledge to show you a lesser-seen side of the island
  • Tailor-made trips — the Aurora Nights team will create a bespoke holiday, worthy of a special occasion and perfectly tailored to you
  • Exceptional experiences — with private tours, exclusive accommodation and bucket-list adventures, our tours include the very best Iceland has to offer
  • Expert guides — our experienced local guides know Iceland’s geography, history and culture inside out — they’re also great at tracking down the northern lights

Whether you book an exclusive aurora break, a self-drive trip, an escorted tour or a classic short break in Iceland, we promise to make it an experience you’ll remember forever.

How do I book my trip?

Select one of the tours above and make an enquiry. We’ll use this tour as the starting point for your tailor-made trip. Alternatively, get in touch with the Aurora Nights team to build a bespoke Icelandic adventure from scratch


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