Iceland Northern Lights short break

“Departing each Thursday in the aurora season, this trip is a long weekend whirlwind of glacier climbs, lagoons, Northern Lights and lava caves - a wonderful winter break.”

Highlights

Northern Lights | Glacier hiking | Lava caving | Golden Circle tour | Gullfoss | Geysir | Ţingvellir National Park | Sólheimajökull glacier | Skógafoss waterfall | Optional: Blue lagoon trip, snorkelling tour (both require an extra night)

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01273 823 700

Check dates

For departure dates contact us on 01273 823 700
Our top tip:
If you lack gear or just prefer travelling light, hiking shoes, waterproof jacket/trousers and waterproof camera can all be rented from the company.
Trip type:
Small group, up to 8 people per guide (20 per bus). No min. age, but must be shoe size 35 (UK: 2) or above for crampons.
Activity level:
Moderate/active.
Accomm:
3* hotel.
Included:
Accommodation, transfer from Reykjavik, listed activities, tour guide.
Meals:
Breakfasts included.
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Iceland Northern Lights short break

Environment

On our multi adventure tours through the magnificent Icelandic nature we place a heavy emphasis on our leave no trace policy:

- Kill nothing but time
- Take nothing but photographs
- Leave nothing but footprints
- Make nothing but memories

At the start of every trip we will provide participants with information on how best to pass through with out leaving their mark, so future generations can visit these special places in their natural state. Each trip has a different approach for example, a cave trip and raft trip have different focus points.

When we need transport between places or transfer of luggage or supplies we offset the carbon emission through the Icelandic Carbon fund. We take part in the Icelandic Nature Conservation organization and through them take an active part in supervision over constructions in the highlands of Iceland. The organization is public forum that issues statements and gives their opinion on all matters concerning construction in the Icelandic nature.

We recycle as much of our waste as possible. Both at our office, at our base camps, in our restaurant and on tours we take all waste with us and dispose of it after the trip. We only use local guides, Icelanders that are passionate about their environment and its conservation. We run our own guide school here in Iceland. There we train all our own guides.

Environmental matters are kind of imprinted in all Icelanders. We are the only nation that depends solely on renewable energies for heating our houses and creating electricity (no fossil fuels except for cars). The conservation of electricity here in Iceland is therefore not the same big issue as else where in Europe. We also have an abundant supply of water since we have very much rain- and snowfall. In addition to that the Icelandic nature is so unspoiled that all running water in Iceland is fit for drinking, right out of the rivers and streams. Hence bottled water is not an environmental concern, it is not used on any of our trips.

Community

On our tours and in our restaurant at Drumbó we use all the Icelandic ingredients we possibly can e.g. we only use Icelandic lamb meat, fish and vegetables.

Every single trip we operate is genuinly Icelandic, packed lunches are made with Icelandic ingredients. If we dine in restaurants we eat for example at Rauđa Húsiđ or Hafiđ Bláa, that are Icelandic seafood restaurants in the small towns of Eyrarbakki and Stokkseyri on the North Atlantic coast. All our services are performed in the countryside or highlands and we are fiercely local, using only hostels, guesthouses or hotels where we have a personal relationship with its owners and staff.

At the start of every trip we will provide participants with information on how best to pass through without leaving their mark, so future generations can visit these special places in their natural state. Each trip has a different approach, f.ex. a cave trip and raft trip have different focus points. We run our own guide school here in Iceland where we train all our own guides. They are all passionate about their environment and its conservation.

Reviews of Iceland Northern Lights short break

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 06 Apr 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Climbing the ice wall during our trip to the Sólheimajökull glacier and seeing
the geological wonders of Iceland - geysers, waterfalls, Thingvellir and of
course, The Northern Lights!!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Book it now before Iceland becomes overrun with tourists...

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes our tour guides from Artic Adventures explained these aspects very well.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Brilliant and Awesome!!

Reviewed on 22 Dec 2013 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The amazing day trips which we booked through the company for a great price and included breakfasts made the day easy

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Book as much as you can!!!! This is a fantastic company with excellent service and great advice

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Absolutely

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


9/10

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