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Northern lights searching at a country hotel

Search for the northern lights and explore the spectacular attractions of South Iceland on this 3-day tour at a charming country hotel with Icelandic Farm Holidays

This tour is ideal for those looking for a short break which combines city life, a stay at a beautiful country hotel and a northern lights hunt. The tour is based at Country Hotel Anna, a small and charming family-run hotel located near many of Iceland‘s most stunning sites. The tour includes a rental car for 3 days, accommodation in Reykjavik and at Country Hotel Anna in South Iceland, two dinners and an escorted evening northern lights tour. View more information about Country Hotel Anna including photos and video here.

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Day 1: Iceland arrival, staying in Reykjavik

Arrive at Keflavik airport and take the Flybus to your hotel/guesthouse in Reykjavik. In Reykjavik you will find many excellent restaurants, downtown design shops, great nightlife and a vibrant cultural scene.

Day 2: Drive to the South Coast

You will pick-up your rental car in the morning. Drive south and visit the precious natural attractions of the “Golden Circle“, such as Thingvellir national park, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area in addition to the beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall. In the evening you will enjoy staying at the charming and romantic Country Hotel Anna. The hotel is located in the beautiful area of Skogar, where you will be staying for the next two nights. In the evening you will hopefully see the northern lights dance in the sky.

Day 3: The South East and northern lights tour

Today you should head for the amazing Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, view the birdlife at Dyrholaey, explore Skogarfoss waterfall, Skaftafell National Park and Kirkjubæjarklaustur. When you are back at the hotel a delicious evening dinner will be waiting for you – just before you head out on a 3-hours guided evening tour with northern lights searching and exploration of the area.



On this tour you can combine a city experience in Reykjavik with a stay in the beautiful countryside of South Iceland, in only 3 days. By staying in the countryside you increase your chances of viewing the mystical northern lights. You also get to explore some of Iceland‘s most precious attractions in a landscape of black sands, glacier lagoons, waterfalls, hot springs and volcanoes - including the world famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano! economy cars

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Thrifty has rental cars at four rental locations: Reykjavik, Keflavik airport, Akureyri Down Town and Akureyri airport. Thrifty rates are all inclusive with no hidden charges. Thrifty rates include CDW insurance with self-risk, unlimited mileage, vehicle theft protection and all taxes. It is ISO 9001 certified, offers free shuttle bus service and we do everything we can help you easily change or cancel your booking whenever you need - with no questions asked.

car rental iceland - compact car rental in Iceland

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Eent a car from Thrifty at four rental locations: Reykjavik, Keflavik airport, Akureyri Down Town and Akureyri airport. Rates at Thrifty are all inclusive with no hidden charges at all. The rates include CDW insurance with self-risk, unlimited mileage, vehicle theft protection and all taxes. Thrifty is certified by ISO 9001 and offers free bus service and we do everything we can help you easily change or even cancel your booking when you need to do so - with no questions asked.

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ATV & black sand beach

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ATV & black sand beach

Great ATV & black sand beach tour to South Iceland with Arctic Adventures

On this beautiful winter hike tour with Arctic Adventures This tour starts in Reykjavik where you will be picked up on a super jeep early in the morning. We will start by driving to Hellisheiði Mountain where we will gear up for adventures quad biking in the lava fields around the mountain. We use powerful Yahama Grizzly bike on extra large tires. It is a great adventure and almost like biking on the moon. Next stop is Seljalandsfoss Waterfall where we will walk behind the water. Further we drive through the infamous "Volcano Alley", into the black sand beach. On the way back we visit Skogarfoss Waterfall. We are back to Reykjavik around 18:00.

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What is great with this tour?

Just imagine driving through the "volcano valley" with Eyjafjalla mountains with the world well known Eyjafjallajökul volcano on your left, then on the right side you have the volcanic Westman Islands and the powerful Katla volcano straight in front of us. This will be your view sitting in the jeep on your in the volcanic valley. What a amazing view and you can not find any other place in the world that has similar powerful views.

Seljalandsfoss, Skogarfoss & Glacier

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Seljalandsfoss, Skogarfoss & Glacier

Great tour to Seljalandsfoss, Skogarfoss and a glacier in South Iceland with Arctic Adventures

On this beautiful winter hike tour with Arctic Adventures you will be picked up in Reykjavik on one of our modified super jeeps. We will then drive Hellisheidi Mountain and go for the 1000 rivers moutain road where we will cross the river many times before going down to the low lands on Iceland´s south coast. In the south we begin by stopping at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, one of Iceland´s most beautiful waterfalls, which we can walk behind the veil of water. After this we will visit Solheimajokull Glacier.

At the glacier we will put on spikes for the soles of our shoes and other needed gear. With a expert glacier guide we will hike around on foot. Close by is the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano.

After the hike we will eat a packed lunch out in the nature. Then we will follow a river down to the black and beaches. On our super jeep we will drive on the sand with the relentless surf of the North Atlantic Ocean on our left side. We will then enter the road again close to the famous Skógarfoss waterfall. We will then drive back to Reykjavik and be there around 18:00

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What is great with this tour?

The southern part of Iceland is one of the most amazing part of Iceland. You will be able to combine seeing some of its greatest diamonds like Seljalandsfoss and black sand beaches, with being out in its harsh nature - a glacier hiking. This means you are not only sitting in a car all the time and watching you get in a better touch with the Icelandic nature than the normal tourist tours.

Elves in Iceland

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Elves in Iceland

What is it all about?

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Artist and Seer Ragnhildur Jonsdottir has communicated whith the Elves in Iceland since her early age. Ragnhildur will tell you about the huldufolk, elves and other magical beings in Iceland, their dwellings and their desire to live peacefully with the human beings. The 45-55 minute walk through the amazing Hellisgerði Lava Park in the friendly harbor town of Hafnarfjordur, 17 minutes away from central Reykjavik, will help us understanding the invisible world of "huldufolk". You can ask her about all the things you have ever wondered about the Elves. When the walk is done you can visit the small Elfgarden cafe to continue the talk, enjoy the art inspired by the "huldufolk" and get some coffee or tea.!

This mini-tour is suitable for everyone!

Price is ISK 4000 per person (includes coffee and the book „How you can see an elf“)

Coffee on the Arctic Circle

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Coffee on the Arctic Circle

What is it about?

Arctic CircleIn Iceland coffee is an institution. With around 8.7 kilos of beans every year, this small island in the north drinks more coffee per capita than France and the UK combined. Why?

I will take you for a tour around the small cafes in Reykjavik where we will try out and see the art of Icelandic coffee brewing. A great way to spend your time while you wait for the northern lights to show up. Competition is very harsh and many high quality venues to discover, the only question is, how many cups of coffee can you take?

This activity is suitable for everyone, including beginners having no coffee drinking experience at all!

The cost is ISK 6000.