Northern Lights tour to Hveravellir Geothermal area
See the wonders of the highlands of Iceland - three day tour
In this three day tour we head to Hveravellir in the central highlands of Iceland, away from any kind of man made light pollution - offering the possibility of seeing the northern lights as bright and clear as possible. On the way we see Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir hot spring's area and the Golden Waterfall, Gullfoss - dressed in winter clothes, which is quite different from what we see in the summer photos!
81,000 ISK per person
Scheduled no minimum passengers:
April 11th - 13th
Available upon request: Oct - Mar for a minimum of 4 persons
Pickup: Hotel pick up at 9:30 and drop off the last day at 21:00-01:00, depending on conditions for northern lights
Included: Three day tour in a mountain truck, driver- guide, fuel, hotel pickup and drop off, accommodation in made up beds in the mountain hut at Hveravellir for two nights, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners . Winter overalls are included in price.
Not included: Lunch at Gullfoss restaurant on day 1, dinner at a restaurant on day 3
Note: The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and dependent upon weather and solar activity - so sightings are never guaranteed
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We drive from Reykjavik through Thingvellir (Þingvellir) national park where we have a short stop, then drive on through the village Laugarvatn and have a short break at Geysir geothermal field. We stop at The Golden waterfall (Gullfoss), where we have a lunch break at the restaurant and even get to see this amazing waterfall - one of the most beautiful in Iceland.
Then we drive up to the highland through Kjolur road to Hveravellir - this unique nature reserve situated between the glaciers Langjokull and Hofsjokull. When darkness comes (at around 20:00 in October and 16:30 in December) we may enjoy the moonlight and the uncountable number of shimmering stars. And later in the evening you have the opportunity to see the endless waves of the Northern Lights, whether you are standing on a glacier plain, on top of a icy summit or laying in a natural hot pool. Wherever the Northern Lights will amaze you with their spectacular brilliance of colors and light in the deep darkness of winter.
When you are there take a walk and enjoy Hveravellir. In wintertime, the drive from Reykjavik to Hveravellir can take 5-10 hours even though we use our best Super jeeps (monster-trucks) for the tour. Hveravellir is one of the most beautiful geothermal areas in the world with smoking fumaroles, beautifully shaped with sky blue, boiling water. It is a very special experience to have a look around and stroll along all the miscellaneous hot springs.
You can also relax in the natural hot pool or in the cozy mountain cabin while the guide is preparing a delicious dinner for you. The geothermal pool at Hveravellir is unique. Both hot and cold water flows to the pool, which makes it easy to regulate the temperature of the water. The water flows quickly, which means that the water is clean at all times. Over 20 people can comfortably bathe in the pool at the same time. The pool and its entire surroundings are magnificent, offering a beautiful view of the geothermal area, Kjalhraun lava field and Langjokull glacier. There are only a few things that can compare to a dip into the pool after a walk and seeing the northern lights dance all around.
Hveravellir has two houses for accommodation. One has room for 33 people in sleeping bags, the other accommodates twenty people and is split into 3 separate rooms.
According to your interest you spend the day with some light hiking and take a look at the amazing hot spring area or go for a short drive with the guide. In the afternoon you relax in the natural geothermal hot pool. You enjoy a delicious dinner in the evening, prepared by your guide. And you watch out for the northern lights, which if they show up, can be very bright and colorful - as up there in Hveravellir in the middle of nowhere - there is no light pollution.
After breakfast we drive south from Hveravellir and a beautiful view to the glaciers Hofsjokull and Langjokull and the mountains around can be seen on a clear day. We drive through Kjalhraun which is an enormous lava field (10–12 cubic kilometers) and covers a total of 180 square kilometers. Kjalhraun was formed in a gigantic eruption around 8000 years ago.
We leave the Kjolur mountain road and get to Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring area. Then we drive south to the crater Kerid where we have a short break. According to weather conditions we hunt for the northern lights and choose the place for dinner with that in mind. We check the weather forecast, the northern lights' forecast and use our own insight to get to a likely place where those hardly predictable phenomena could show up ....
Finally we get to Reykjavik and drop you off at your accommodation place.