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The Iceland Northern Lights Call Out

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This special 5-night trip combines three popular properties that each increase your chances of seeing the aurora.

Sometimes, you might never know whether the lights came out or not if you end up going to bed early – but with these well-located hotels and aurora call outs in place, you’ll maximise your chances.

You will stay in a combination of Hotel Ranga, Hotel Husafell, and the Northern Light Inn, which is a perfect spot to begin or finish your trip due to its close proximity to the airport and the Blue Lagoon.

Location Iceland
Duration 5 Nights
Available dates Sep - Mar
Price per person (excl. flights)
from £1,750

Overview

Highlights

What’s included

  • 2 nights at Hotel Husafell in a Deluxe Room with breakfast
  • 2 nights at Hotel Ranga in a Deluxe Room with breakfast
  • 1 night at the Northern Light Inn in a Delxue Room with breakfast
  • Car hire for the duration of your stay for two drivers
  • Thorsmork Superjeep Adventure
  • Entrance to the Blue Lagoon

A note on flights

While flights are not included in the holiday price, our team will happily provide a quote and arrange them for you. Simply ask one of our Travel Experts for details of the available options.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1

Upon arrival into Keflavik airport you will collect your car hire before then heading out to your first property – Hotel Husafell – which is roughly a 2.5 hour drive with plenty of opportunities to stop along the way. Once you have arrived at the property you can settle in for the evening with a delicious dinner and stay on alert to see if the aurora might give you a welcome show.

Day 2

Today you have the opportunity to explore an assortment of locations from your property. Depending on the time of year that you are travelling (and the weather) you might like to spend the day making the journey to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula to explore the places that inspried Jules Verne to write Journey to the Centre of the Earth.

You might not fancy the long drive and decide to explore closer to Husafell where you can head out on some walks to see some of the local waterfalls. There is also the Krauma Spa which is close by if you fancy a more relaxing afternoon.

Day 3

You will make your way from Hotel Husafell down to Hotel Ranga. You will have the opportunity to stop in Reykjavik to break up the journey or you might like to head to the Golden Circle before finally making your way to Hotel Ranga.

Your journey might depend on the weather and time of year, so our experts will give you guidance with this. Once at your hotel you can check into your deluxe room and enjoy a relaxing evening with the hope of the aurora making an appearance.

Day 4

Today you are going to have a break from the driving and head out on a Superjeep adventure to get to see the places that are inaccessible to the regular tourist. Your guide will take you up between the three glaciers; Myrdalsjokull, Eyjafjallojokull and Tindfjallojokull. In your specially adapted SuperJeep you will have the thrilling drive of fjording glacial rivers and driving across the floodplain 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. We describe it as like being in a production set from Lord of the Rings when they go to Mordor, with its dramatic towering black volcanic cliffs.

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! You will then return back to Hotel Ranga in the afternoon to have a relaxing evening.

Day 5

After breakfast you will make your way to the famous Golden Circle which you can explore at your own pace using your own 4WD vehicle. The location is packed full of surprising landscapes and Geological marvels.

You will walk in a dramatic mini rift valley created by Tectonic plate movement, gaze at the thundering Gullfoss waterfall which can totally freeze in winter, and marvel at the Strokkur Geyser which erupts every 5 minutes.

We would also recommend you visit the spot where the first democratic parliament was established in 930 AD overlooking the stunning plains of Pingvellir. Then from here you will make your way to the Northern Light Inn and enjoy a late afternoon/early evening dip at the famous Blue Lagoon to complete your Iceland experience. Back at the Northern Light Inn you have one more night of opportunity to potentially see the aurora – will you be fifth time lucky?

Day 6

Time to head home as you make your way back to Keflavik Airport. Your journey doesn’t have to end here though, as there are plenty of other places to explore. Let our specialists know if you wish to expand your stay in Iceland and they will help put something together tailored to your request.

Where You'll Stay

Northern Light Inn

Situated near Iceland’s famed Blue Lagoon, Northern Light Inn is a family-run hotel featuring a wellness spa, fitness center, and Max’s Restaurant offering local delicacies and select wines.

Conveniently located 20 minutes from KEF International Airport and 45 minutes from Reykjavik, the hotel offers a 24/7 honesty bar, fast WiFi, and complimentary shuttles to the Blue Lagoon. For further convenience, an Exclusive Airport Taxi service is available at an additional charge for transportation to Keflavík International Airport, located 22 km away.

The hotel has 42 charming rooms adorned with modern décor, down comforters, and wooden furnishings. Each room is equipped with a Smart TV, electric kettle, and free WiFi. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide captivating views of the moss-covered lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula.

In addition to the panoramic lounge with a fireplace, the hotel offers spa facilities, saunas, a solarium, and unique experiences like aurora floating. Max’s Restaurant showcases Icelandic cuisine, including fresh fish, free-range lamb, and homemade specialties. Guests can enjoy the Northern Lights spectacle from September to April, taking advantage of the hotel’s ideal location in the Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark.

Northern Light Inn not only provides a stylish retreat but also serves as the gateway to extraordinary adventures, including horseback riding tours and bicycle rentals. Embrace the cool hotspot of Iceland, where space weather conditions create a captivating dance of the Northern Lights in the night sky.

Hotel Husafell

Hotel Husafell is located in West Iceland, about 90 minutes drive from Reykjavik. Offering 48 stylish and cosy rooms, complete with comfortable beds, en suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities, hairdryers, and artwork from Husafell’s acclaimed artist Pall Gudmundsson. Opt for a Deluxe room and you’ll get all the standard facilities, plus additional space, deep bathtubs, double basins, bathrobes, and access to a terrace.

Hotel Husafell provides a retreat after a day of exploring in all directions – from valleys and lava formations to waterfalls, glacier tours in a super jeep, and indulging in relaxation in geothermal pools.

After all of that activity, you can enjoy a traditional Nordic menu in the hotel’s restaurants, accompanied by perfectly matched wines. From light soups and salads, to steak sandwiches and chicken for lunch. Dinner can be five courses, all using local and seasonal ingredients, such as wild game, a range of meats and cheeses, and ‘surf and turf’ beef tenderloin and langoustine, served with pearl onion and Jerusalem artichoke puree. If you have room for dessert, enjoy a white chocolate ganache with ice cream and roasted chocolate.

With a commitment to sustainability, the hotel’s design harmonises with the surrounding environment, creating an eco-friendly and tranquil atmosphere. Húsafell is also one of Iceland’s best spots for watching the Aurora Borealis. The high, snowy domes of nearby Langjökull glacier ensure crisp, cloudless skies which are the perfect weather conditions for the the Northern Lights – and they provide a wake up call so you don’t miss them.

Hotel Ranga

Hotel Ranga offers luxury and relaxation in Iceland’s countryside. There are 51 luxurious and cosy rooms in this serene setting without external lighting interference to spoil the Northern Lights. It is Iceland’s only member of the “Special Hotels of the World”, and is also a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Its gourmet restaurant has an excellent reputation offering typical Icelandic dishes, as well as a few unusual surprises. We would highly recommend you take a drink and sit in the outdoor hot tubs and watch the skies for the Northern Lights. A splendid way to pass the time.

Although there is never any guarantee, this is one of the best places in Iceland to see the Aurora Borealis. They have also recently built an observatory so you can view the stars and Northern Lights up close. An expert is in there to guide you through the use of the computerised telescope on clear nights.

Hotel Ranga also has the most incredible range of themed suites. Take your choice from 2 levels with the themes being Africa, Asia, North America, South America, Australia, Antarctica, Royal Suite.

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