Iceland Aurora self drive vacation
Eight days immersing yourself in iceland. A tailor made trip taking in the golden circle, glaciers and volcanic greatness. The Aurora is the icing on the cake.
Reykjavik Golden Circle Viewings for Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis Gullfoss waterfall Strokkur Geysir Thingvellir National Park Secret Lagoon and Little Geysir Thorsmork (Þórsmörk ) Nature Reserve Reynisfjara beach Vík Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Reykjanes peninsula Blue Lagoon
£995including UK flights
Return International Flights from the UK to Iceland, airport taxes, car hire (VW Polo or similar), 7 nights accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis.
Description of Iceland Aurora self drive vacation
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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8 Reviews of Iceland Aurora self drive vacation
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 23 Mar 2019 by Justin NixonThis is by far one of the most spectacular country on the planet. Such a unique ecosystem that can only be found there. A truly special place. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Jun 2019 by Diane BeavisThere was so much that was memorable but we particularly liked the Skogafoss waterfall and the Strokkur geyser. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Feb 2019 by Monica TapiaBlue lagoon Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Nov 2018 by Alvin WanBlue Lagoon Iceland was the most memorable part of the vacation Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Oct 2017 by Lynda WhitcombeThe landscape and sea life was memorable. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Sep 2017 by Ariella SchaererWow this is really hard to answer because honestly (and I do not tend to exagerate) this was the most amazing vacation we ever had. We were blown away every single day by the beauty of Iceland, the raw nature, constant changing scenery and wildlife. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Sep 2017 by Wendy MeadeThe outstanding scenery and unique landscapes which greet you at every turn. Whale watching was possibly the most exciting especially as it was on the last but one day of their season. The Humpbacks, Minkes and white nosed dolphins put on quite an active display for us. Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Jun 2017 by David AdamsThe Snaefellsnes Peninsula was particularly lovely as was the prolific bird life generally. Food, though expensive, was almost universally superb, especially fish. Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe encourage our clients to be responsible tourists and take the ‘Icelandic pledge’ promoted by Inspired by Iceland on www.visiticeland.com/pledge: 1. I pledge to be a responsible tourist; 2. When I explore new places, I will leave them as I found them; 3. I will take photos to die for, without dying for them; 4. I will follow the road into the unknown, nut never venture off road; 5. I will only park where I am supposed to; 6. When I sleep out under the stars, I’ll stay within a campsite; 7. When nature calls, I won’t answer the call on nature; 8. I will be prepared for all weathers, all possibilities and all adventures. All hotels/guesthouses seek to recycle any waste products – plastics, metals, paper and water. Due to the climate water is plentiful in Iceland, with tap-water not needing to be treated. However waste water is recycled for agriculture. All energy used is renewable – principally geothermally heated water and wind and water-generated electricity. All hot water is drawn from geothermally heated reserves for both bathrooms as well as any hot tubs. Farms use the geothermal heat for greenhouses to grow vegetables rather than gas/electricity.
PeopleWherever possible locally-owned and family-run hotels/guesthouses are used and visitors are encouraged to visit locally-owned and run attractions, such as the Skogar Folk Museum or the Herring Museum in Siglufjordur. Visitors are encouraged to go on trips where the sustainability of the environment is emphasised, such as whale watching trips where the emphasis is to “meet” and not “eat” the animals. We do not recommend restaurants where eating whale is advertised and encourage clients to respect and preserve the environment. We pay our office staff a fair wage and encourage clients to stay in locally-owned and run accommodation supporting the local economy. Our trip notes include details of many locally-owned and run craft shops and museums and encourage clients to visit them. We emphasise the natural beauty and purity of the Icelandic countryside, stressing the importance of treating both the countryside and the locals with respect. Clients are told not to drive off-road which would damage the countryside and only to walk along marked trails.
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