If this winter’s bright aurora forecast has you itching to see the northern lights, this last-minute flight and hotel deal from Icelandair might well be your ticket.
The Natura November Offer (available from November 1 through December 11) includes a roundtrip flight from cities including New York, Washington D.C., Seattle, and Boston, as well as accommodation at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura, with guaranteed early check-in from 10 a. m., and a daily Scandinavian buffet breakfast.
The package requires a four-night minimum and eight-night maximum stay, and must be booked through the Icelandair website, where you can also reserve additional excursions and airport transfers.
For a four-night trip (one night is spent in the air; three at the Natura hotel) we found the following prices per person (based on double occupancy):
There are tours that you can take outside of Reykjavik to see waterfalls, glaciers, northern lights, a traditional village, etc. You can, of course, rent a car and do your own tour. You should also go out to the Blue Lagoon which is close to the Keflavik airport. It is an amazing experience to submerge yourself in soothing warm water which will remove any callous on your body while the air surrounding your face may be below freezing. Depending on the time of year when you visit, you may also do whale watching or objservie the puffin colonies.
Just came back from Iceland and have to say it was one of our best trips ever! Stay in Reykjavik..we stayed at the Reykjavik Lights…take the Golden Circle Tour of Waterfalls and geysirs, see the Northern Lights and Blue Lagoon ( also a geo- thermal pool across the street from hotel)..we did not have enough time to see the glaciers, but that should be on your list, as well. Take a day to walk around the city…beautiful art and wonderful, warm people….you will not regret this trip. Do it.