Iceland & Northern Lights

Iceland & Northern Lights city breaks

Embrace the elements on a whimsically wonderful Iceland holiday, where you can embark on the experience of a lifetime. With one of our special trips, you can reveal the magic of the Northern Lights tour, which is included in your city break, then relax in the Blue Lagoon, and uncover the culture of cosmopolitan Reykjavík. It’s going to be amazing.
Mother Nature

Mother Nature

Feel at one with nature with a geothermal seawater spa day at the Blue Lagoon, and you’ll leave feeling rejuvenated and ready for more sightseeing. If you’re looking to pack in plenty of top attractions, think the Golden Circle tour, which includes Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, Geysir and Skalholt.

Independent explorers

Independent explorers

Whether you’re out in the countryside or roaming around the remarkably compact capital on your Reykjavík city break, there’s so much to see and do. Don your woollens and see where waterfalls cascade and icy mountains meet. Hit the shops, feast on the finest foods, and discover gorgeous churches and intriguing, historic museums.

Dig deep into the culture

Dig deep into the culture

In the city of Reykjavík, you’ll stumble across various key landmarks and treasures. Hallgrímskirkja is the Lutheran church with the iconic, imposing height, dominating the skyline. Among a few museums, there’s the Sun Voyager monument, and Perlan. The latter doubles as one of the main must-visits and a critically-acclaimed fine dining restaurant.

What's included?
So you can really make the most of your magical trip to Iceland, these one-off trips are even better than our normal city breaks. That’s because we’re including handy extras like shuttle transfers to and from the airport in Reykjavík, and a three-hour guided tour of the Northern Lights.

AIRPORT

2020/21 DATES

NIGHTS

BELFAST
22 Apr 21
4
BIRMINGHAM
01 Oct - 22 Oct 20
26 Oct - 23 Nov 20
11 Feb - 25 Mar 21
29 Mar - 26 Apr 21
Any duration
Any duration
Any duration
Any duration
EAST MIDLANDS
8 Mar 21
11 Mar 21
29 Mar 21
3
4
3
EDINBURGH
19 Mar 21
3
GLASGOW
8 Feb 21
1 Mar 21
15 Apr 21
3
3
4
LEEDS BRADFORD
18 Feb 21
22 Feb 21
18 Mar 21
08 Apr 21
12 Apr 21
4
3
4
4
3
LONDON STANSTED
04 Mar 21
22 Mar 21
23 Mar 21
4
3
4
MANCHESTER
01 Oct - 22 Oct 20
26 Oct - 23 Nov 20
11 Feb - 25 Mar 21
29 Mar - 26 Apr 21
Any duration
Any duration
Any duration
Any duration
NEWCASTLE
11 Feb 21
15 Feb 21
25 Feb 21
15 Mar 21
01 Apr 21
05 Apr 21
4
3
4
3
4
3

*for Winter 2021 flights from Birmingham and Manchester will run twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays from 1st October - 23rd November 2020 and 11th February - 26th April 2021. Flexible durations of 3, 4 and 7 nights are available.

Northern Lights tour
Come and witness the breathtaking natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights with a three-hour guided tour that’s included in every one of the trips we’re running. This will be the main event on your Reykjavík city break, and the Aurora Borealis is a bucket-list must. This kaleidoscopic occurrence is caused by particles from the sun interacting with the upper atmosphere above the North Pole. For your best chance to see this rare phenomenon, the expert guides will decide when and where to start the tour, depending on the weather. The need for clear skies also means the tour will start at 9pm.
Golden Circle Tour
Fancy sorting even more sightseeing on your trip? No problem! Just add this top tour when you book your break:
Explore three of Iceland’s most popular attractions: Gullfoss waterfall, the spouting hot springs of Geysir and the national park of Thingvellir, the site of the Viking parliament. This 8-9-hour tour will take you to Fridheimar tomato farm too!
Blue Lagoon Tour
Explore more by adding this bucket-list heavyweight to your booking too:
Journey to the Reykjanes Peninsula, where you’ll visit Iceland’s Blue Lagoon. You’ll have entrance to the lagoon included, with 2.5 hours of time to spend there. Book now to avoid any disappointment – it’s hugely popular!
Eimverk Distillery

Eimverk Distillery

Iceland & Northern Lights

A visit to Iceland’s first and only whisky distillery is a great day out for both avid fans and those new to the tipple. Book yourself onto a tour and you’ll learn about the complex processes...
Go whale watching

Go whale watching

Iceland & Northern Lights

The cold and deep waters of the northern Atlantic Ocean that encircles Iceland are the perfect conditions for many species of whale. Go on a whale watching trip from Faxafloi Bay and you'll have a good chance...
Hallgrímskirkja Church

Hallgrímskirkja Church

Iceland & Northern Lights

This striking church catches your gaze as you study Reykjavik’s skyline. The white stepped façade of Hallgrímskirkja evokes the forms of the island and reaches 73m. It’s free to roam...

Language

Icelandic

Currency

The Króna

Time difference

-1hr

Average flight time

3hrs

Cost of a beer

£6.30

Three course meal

£94

Must-see sights
The mystifying Northern Lights will enchant you, so get set for a tour to remember. But that’s not it – why not relax in Blue Lagoon’s geothermal spa? With wow-worthy geysers, snow-topped landscapes and pretty villages with the rural fjords, adventure is a go before you even discover the striking capital on your Reykjavík holiday.
Food and drink
Cool cafés, traditional eateries and highly-rated restaurants combine around Reykjavík. Lamb stews and fermented shark are two main course favourites, while yogurt-like cheese product Skyr and waffles both are fab for sweet tooths. Enjoy rye bread on the go, and try local tipple brennivín, made from caraway seeds, while checking out the nightlife.
Shopping
We’re not just talking knitted sweaters and kitsch souvenirs – Reykjavík is a shopper’s haven, with boutiques and stores selling clothes and the usual suspects. For a more authentic experience, there’s Kolaportið flea market, where you can haggle, try local delicacies and buy antiques, magazines, books, toys and more.
Getting around
Catching the bus around Iceland’s top spots is your best bet for public transport, where walking isn’t possible. But it’s worth remembering that, when the weather’s heavily snowy, services can take a little longer. There are several bus companies, and you can get your hands on single fares and day passes too.
Alda Hotel Reykjavik
Jet2CityBreaks
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£492pp
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  • Manchester, Mon 05 Oct 2020
  • 3 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Alda Hotel Reykjavik

Reykjavik, Iceland & Northern Lights

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Our rating

Based on 2025 reviews

  • Northern Lights tour included
  • Complimentary use of smartphone with calls, Wi-Fi and maps
  • Central location
  • 400m from Laugavegur shopping street
  • 1km from the Reykjavik Art Museum
Exeter Hotel by Keahotels
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£455pp
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  • Manchester, Mon 05 Oct 2020
  • 3 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Exeter Hotel by Keahotels

Reykjavik, Iceland & Northern Lights

Our rating

Based on 326 reviews

  • Northern Lights tour included
  • Great for culture lovers
  • 150m from Reykjavik Old Harbour
  • 450m from Reykjavik City Hall
  • 800m from the National Gallery of Iceland
Hotel Fron
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£317pp
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  • Manchester, Mon 05 Oct 2020
  • 3 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Hotel Fron

Reykjavik, Iceland & Northern Lights

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Based on 2796 reviews

  • Northern Lights tour included
  • Located on Laugavegur shopping street
  • 900m from Reykjavik City Hall
  • Great for exploring
  • Comfortable rooms
Fosshotel Baron
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£387pp
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  • Birmingham, Mon 29 Mar 2021
  • 3 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Fosshotel Baron

Reykjavik, Iceland & Northern Lights

Our rating

Based on 2323 reviews

  • Northern Lights tour included
  • Great for exploring
  • 450m from Laugavegur shopping street
  • 1km from the Reykjavik Art Museum
  • Central location
Hotel Klettur
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£384pp
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  • Birmingham, Mon 16 Nov 2020
  • 3 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Hotel Klettur

Reykjavik, Iceland & Northern Lights

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Based on 2076 reviews

  • Northern Lights tour included
  • Close to shops & restaurants
  • 1km from the Hallgrimskirkja Church
  • 1.6km from the Harpa Concert Hall
  • Simple yet comfortable
Fosshotel Reykjavik
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£456pp
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  • Birmingham, Mon 29 Mar 2021
  • 3 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Fosshotel Reykjavik

Reykjavik, Iceland & Northern Lights

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Our rating

Based on 2451 reviews

  • Northern Lights tour included
  • 350m from Laugavegur shopping street
  • 2km from Reykjavik City Hall
  • Modern and stylish design
  • Great for couples
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