- Transfers: return scheduled Flybus airport shuttle transfers and all activity transfers
- Meals: 3 breakfasts and 2 dinners (1 at Bryggjan Brygghus and 1 during hot spring and Northern Lights hunt activity)
- Accommodation: 3 nights standard double/twin room at Hotel Frón (or similar) (upgrades available subject to availability; supplements may apply)
- The following activities and equipment are included: Blue Lagoon entrance (inc. towel and cocktail), hot spring visit and Northern Lights hunt, visit the Sky Lagoon (including entry and towel) (order subject to change)
- Emergency contact during your time in Iceland
- A note on flights: flights are not included in the holiday price so that the best possible fares and schedule can be found at the time of booking. There are low cost and scheduled flights operating this route and our travel experts will happily provide a quotation and arrange the flights as part of the package
Iceland is quite unlike anywhere else in the world. With a population of just 350,000 people (which is slightly smaller than the city of Bristol in the UK!) but more landmass than Portugal, it is one of the most sparsely populated countries on Earth. It is also statistically one of the most eco-friendly countries as 99% of electricity in Iceland is produced using renewable energy sources.
The scenery in Iceland is absolutely stunning regardless of which season you visit. It is defined by its dramatic landscapes laden with volcanoes, hot springs, geysers, lava fields and waterfalls. Around 11% of Iceland is covered in glaciers. Visiting Iceland is like stepping into a living geography textbook and it is impossible to spend any time there and not become fascinated by its unique landscape.
The Icelandic people are innovative in developing iconic outdoor experiences which incorporate the incredible landscape. During this holiday, you will visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon, bathe in natural hot springs whilst watching out for the Northern Lights and also visit the brand new Sky Lagoon - a thermal spa inspired by nature and culture.
This short break will allow you to relax and unwind whilst getting back to nature. We have a range of tours you can add to the standard programme, you can personalise your time in Iceland with a food tour of the city of Reykjavik or a day trip exploring the famous Golden Circle. Please see the 'Personalise' tab for more information.
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Arrival, Blue Lagoon and Welcome Dinner
Upon arrival at Keflavik Airport, you will make your way to the meeting point for the scheduled Flybus shuttle bus. The bus will make a stop at the world-famous Blue Lagoon where you will disembark the bus with your luggage and check in to one of the most famous spas in the world.
Your luggage will be stored in lockers while you change into your swimming costume and slip into ‘holiday mode’ almost immediately! Within an hour of landing in Iceland, you will be relaxing in a natural hot spring, cocktail in hand, taking in your stunning surroundings.
After your time enjoying the Blue Lagoon, you will be picked up by the shuttle bus outside and taken to your hotel in Reykjavik. Once you have checked into your room, we recommend you head to the FlyOver Iceland experience located in the harbour area of the city. The ride commences every 15 to 20 minutes and the whole experience is a great introduction to this remarkable country. It takes around 35 minutes in total, you can see the price and more information in the 'Personalise' section of our website. Finally, this evening, we have included a welcome dish at one of our favourite local restaurants in the harbour area (around a 25-minute walk from your hotel or reception can arrange a taxi if you prefer). Bryggjan Brygghus is famous amongst the locals of Reykjavik for two things - the Barion special burger and its range of local beers brewed in-house. You’ll be tasting the burger tonight as your included dish (vegan option available, drinks not included).Included Meals: Dinner
Free Day to Explore Reykjavik; Natural Hot Springs and Northern Lights Tour
We have left today free for you to tailor your time in Reykjavik. It has so many fantastic attractions and tours that there is something to suit everyone. We do have some suggestions based on our Travel Expert's visits to Iceland. Please see the 'Personalise' section for more information.
This evening you will be picked up from the hotel at around 6pm. You will transfer to the UNESCO site of Þingvellir National Park towards Laugarvatn, a local lake with areas of hot springs. Upon arrival, the group will enjoy a buffet made of local delicacies sourced from the local region. After dinner and some time to relax you will have free use of the natural spa facilities. These include three steam rooms built over natural hot springs, a traditional sauna and three separate hot springs which normally sit at different temperatures. You can relax and unwind with a panoramic view of the countryside around the Laugarvatn area. As you are away from the artificial light created by the city, then it is also possible to see the Northern Lights right from the hot spring!
Once you have finished at the spa the group will travel by bus back to Reykjavik. You will stop at one or two locations where it is common to see the Aurora Borealis should the conditions be right. Hopefully, you will be lucky enough to enjoy a display to round off this wonderful evening. You will be taken back to the hotel at around 00.30 before you turn in before another day of adventure tomorrow.Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
For your final day in Iceland, you can choose to explore at your own pace today or choose from our selection of activities. For lunch, we recommend a visit to one of the three food markets within walking distance of the hotel. Reykjavik is fast becoming a culinary capital, but with the twist of the informal atmosphere favoured by the Icelandic’s, it tends to be these food markets or street food vans that are amongst the most popular places for locals to go for some delicious food.
At 15.00 you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the brand-new Sky Lagoon which opened in 2021 just a few kilometres from downtown Reykjavik. Sky Lagoon has been designed to draw inspiration from the local nature and heritage but with a modern, luxurious twist.
The awesome new spa experience has a huge (264ft long!) natural geothermal infinity pool overlooking the dramatic North Atlantic Ocean. It is home to a great sauna which, thanks to the largest window in Iceland, boasts some epic views of the wild landscape outside.
Once you have checked in, you will be invited to start on the 7-step spa experience which is based on Icelandic traditions designed as a “rejuvenating journey that awakens your senses and leaves your skin healthy and glowing. It combines warm and cold waters, warm steam, dry heat and fresh air.”
After you are fully refreshed and glowing from your time in the spa, you will be transferred back to Reykjavik for a final evening in this stunning city.Included Meals: Breakfast
After breakfast this morning, it is time to check out and catch the Flybus back to the airport. Depending on flight times on day 1 and day 4 it is also possible to visit the Blue Lagoon on your final day before proceeding straight to the airport. Our Travel Experts will discuss the best options with you at the time of booking.Included Meals: Breakfast
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Northern Lights Boat Tour
If you really wish to maximise your chances of viewing the Northern Lights whilst in Iceland you have the option to add in one of our favourite tours. The best way to get away from all the artificial light of the city is to head out to sea. This voyage takes between 1.5 – 2.5 hours and you will travel far away from the bright lights of Reykjavik to, hopefully, catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights whilst out at sea. Even if you are not successful in your quest this is a great adventure to share with your travelling companions.
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Walking tour of Reykjavik
There are many different walking tours of Reykjavik covering a whole range of specialist interest tours. Everything from street art, gastronomy to archaeology and Viking history and legends. We have chosen this 3-hour walking tour as a great introduction to gain a perfect overview of this vibrant city.
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Around the world, Iceland is known for its incredible landscapes and dramatic views. Due to the remote location of some of these incredible settings, the FlyOver Iceland experience has opened in the harbour area of Reykjavik. Using state of the art technology, from your seat suspended before a 20-metre spherical screen, you will feel as if you are literally ‘flying over Iceland’ as you explore the vast glaciers, majestic fjords, dramatic ravines and many other attractions.
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Golden Circle Tour
The golden circle combines some of Iceland’s most popular natural attractions. By bus, you will travel to the southern highlands visiting Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall.
Þingvellir National Park was Iceland’s first National Park and a UNESCO world heritage site. It was the first area of Iceland to be inhabited and later became the sight of the world’s first parliament. Geology enthusiasts may already be familiar with this area as it is the meeting point of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, which creates some stunning geological sights.
The Geysir geothermal area is located in the Haukadalur Valley and at this site, you will find two remarkable Geysirs which have been active for around 10,000 years. Great Geysir only erupts every few months at most so you will need to be exceptionally lucky to catch that one but nearby Strokkur Geysir erupts every 6-10 minutes and can shoot hot water as high as 40 metres into the air.
Finally, on your tour, you will visit Gullfoss Waterfall. This is one of Iceland’s most iconic, and most photographed attractions. The waterfall has two drops which together total 32 metres. The power of the water is mesmerising and on sunny days it is possible to view rainbows shooting from the spray.
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Holiday group size (approximate)
Minimum 2 persons; maximum 25 (approximately)
We always try to provide an approximation of the group size you can expect to be with for the duration of each of our holidays. It may be that you are joined by others for parts of your holiday (such as transfers and particular activities) but the above number reflects those you can normally expect to be with from beginning to end. If group size is something which is particularly important to you, please speak to our Travel Experts and they can suggest the best holidays for you.
Tailor-made holiday group sizes will vary for all activities as will the group size for any additional activities you book.
Minimum numbers required for a holiday to operate
Some of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate (as listed in the ‘Group Size’ section). If your holiday departure has not yet reached the minimum number, you will be told at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date is not guaranteed by nine weeks before your scheduled departure date, we will contact you to discuss the available options as per our booking conditions.
Minimum and maximum age
If a specific minimum age applies to this holiday, it can be found in the Key Facts box on the holiday Overview page.
Unless otherwise stated in the Key Facts box on the holiday Overview page, the minimum age for participation in an Aurora Zone holiday is typically 12 years old (there may be younger children in some destinations who have booked with other companies). If an adult-only environment is important to you, then please contact our Travel Experts and they will advise on the best dates and destinations for you. If you are looking for a holiday designed specifically for families then please see our sister company www.activitiesabroad.com.
The order of activities listed in this agenda is provided for guidance only, your final and detailed itinerary will be provided either with your final travel documents (which are uploaded into your online account around a week prior to departure) or upon arrival.
Medical History and Advice
We want our holidays to be accessible as they can be and will do our best to accommodate any special requests and requirements where possible. We have a wide range of holidays and destinations and so our travel experts will help find the best holiday for you.
In order to give us the best possible chance to do this, we ask that if you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements, that you tell us at the time of enquiry or booking. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. You may need to provide a doctor’s note and proof of insurance in some cases as the health and safety of our clients is absolutely paramount.
In providing this information you are allowing us to work with our expert local partners to ensure that your whole party can enjoy the holiday. By letting us know in advance we can discreetly work with you to adapt any part of the holiday which may potentially be challenging. Being able to prepare for this in advance makes an incredible difference to what we can offer and minimises any impact on your party and the rest of the group.
Unfortunately, if you choose not to share this information with us in advance then it may limit some or all of the itinerary you have booked, and we cannot be held accountable for any additional costs or missed activities resulting from this.
Insurance is not included in your holiday, but it is a pre-requisite to travelling with us. You will need to ensure that you have cover for all the activities that you will be participating in during your holiday.
It is extremely important that you take out a suitable travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Plans do sometimes change, and you will need this policy should you need to cancel your holiday.
If you are struggling to find a suitable policy then details of our preferred provider, who will cover you for all the activities we offer, can be found on our website by clicking here. Please note that this policy is available to EU residents under the age of 75 only.
Booking Activities Locally
Additional activities can be booked locally in almost all our destinations. However, as per our booking conditions, we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss incurred through participation in activities which are booked at your destination outside of our holiday itinerary (see our ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details).
When arranging any such activity please always ensure that safety is your primary concern.
In some of our destinations, you can borrow or hire equipment for use in your free time. You do so entirely at your own risk. You must ensure that you are properly prepared, have the necessary equipment and knowledge (maps, etc) and ensure that where applicable, you follow marked routes. We recommend discussing your plans with the local teams who will be able to advise on the most suitable options for you.
Always let the reception/guide know where you are planning to go and take a torch and mobile phone (with the hotel/guide’s phone number stored). It is also a good idea to leave your contact number and the time you expect to return to the hotel should the hotel need to contact you.
The UK Foreign Office Advice
Our clients’ safety is at the centre of everything we do, and our operations team continually assesses and monitors the destinations we feature. We carry out thorough risk assessments and work closely with all of our suppliers to continually follow best practice. For up to date travel advice the UK government offers its Travel Aware website as well as the advice detailed below.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Advice
We receive all updates from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with regards to travel advice and we always ensure that we follow this advice in our operations. The FCO issues travel advisories for countries based on a very wide range of factors. They may provide notification about things as simple as a football match and crowds, or they may go so far as to advise against all travel to a region. We ask all our clients to refer to the relevant Travel Advice by Country for the destinations they are visiting in order to make an informed decision on the safety of the destination based on the details provided. It also provides vital information regarding entry requirements, embassy information, local laws and customs as well as specific safety and health. Guests should take responsibility for keeping themselves up to date with this advice. Please also ensure that, if you are transiting through another country, you have read the advice and meet the entry requirements for that destination too.
The FCO travel advice is applicable to British Passport Holders. Most governments will issue their own travel advice for a region and, if you are not a UK resident then you can find some helpful links below:
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade https://www.mfat.govt.nz/
Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau http://voyage.gc.ca/
The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel.html
If the FCO deems that there is an unacceptable level of risk for UK citizens then, together with the government, they may issue an advisory against all travel to a region or country. If such an advisory is published, then we will act accordingly, and this may require the cancellation, curtailment or amendment of a holiday itinerary. These decisions are made on the basis of ensuring our clients’ safety and will affect all clients on the holiday, regardless of their nationality.
If one of our local experts suggests an amendment due to a situation which develops locally then we may also take the decision to amend an itinerary appropriately.
If we have to cancel your holiday prior to departure you will be offered the option of an alternative trip (where any price difference will either be refunded to or covered by you) or a full refund of the monies paid.
If we have to curtail a holiday, then you will be refunded for any costs for the elements we have been unable to deliver, where we have been able to secure a refund from our suppliers. If we must reroute a holiday, then any basis for refund is determined on a case by case basis and dependent on whether the central holiday experience was provided or not.
Brexit information for British Passport holders
For the most up to date information on how the UK’s departure from the EU may affect your holiday please click here to view our Brexit information for British Passport holders.
Flight schedule changes and connecting transportation
On your documentation, we will confirm your flight schedule. Sometimes the flight number, routing and timings might change prior to your departure. If the change is classed as a significant change then we will contact you to discuss this. Please see our booking conditions for details.
Flight schedule changes can impact on your pre and post-holiday travel arrangements if these have been booked separately to your holiday. We strongly recommend that you do not book transport (such as trains or transfers), car parking or non-connecting flights to the departure point for your holiday until you have received your final confirmed travel times when your final travel documents are issued. We are not responsible for the effect of any schedule change on your pre or post travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-flexible or non-refundable tickets to avoid cancellation and penalty charges.
Booking your own flights - cancellation disclaimer
If you have chosen to book your own flights, then you will need to wait until we confirm to you that the holiday departure has met the minimum numbers required to run (if applicable to your chosen holiday). Once the holiday is guaranteed to run, you will be informed and you can then make your arrangements.
If transfers are included in your holiday, please ensure that any potential flights will be met by our standard transfers (speak to one of our Travel Experts for advice) otherwise private transfer supplements may be applicable. Once your flights are booked, please send us a copy of your detailed flight itinerary.
Please be aware that most tickets are non-refundable in the case of cancellation. For this reason, we strongly advise you check the rules of the ticket and check the limitations of your cancellation insurance before booking. We cannot be held liable, in the unlikely eventuality that we should be forced to cancel or amend your trip, for losses incurred relating to any flight booking you have made.
Terms and Conditions
Our full booking terms and conditions can be found on our website: https://www.theaurorazone.com/booking-conditions