• Northern Lights above Brekkulækur

Seals at Illugastaðir
Northern lights
Snow and sunshine

Reservation and consultation

Arinbjörn Jóhannsson
Brekkulækur
531 Hvammstangi
ICELAND
Phone +354-451 2938
Fax +354-451 2998
e-mail: info@abbi-island.is
  • Northern Lights, Ice and the Silence of Winter

    6 DAYS – DISCOVER ICELAND AND ITS BEAUTY DURING THE WINTER SEASON

    Discover the Northern Lights in Iceland! In wintertime nature offers an extraordinary light phenomenon: Aurora Borealis, also called polar lights or northern lights, moves across the icelandic night sky like coloured shimmering curtains. Enjoy the warm familiar atmosphere of our house, taste a variety of Icelandic culinary delicacies and get to know our neighbours, who will give you an insight into their lives and work – a real privilege! During easy walks, we will discover many amazing natural sights: The beautiful Borgarfjörður region with the extraordinary waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, located in a nature reserve, as well as Europe’s most abundant and impressive hot thermal spring Deildartunguhver. And there is more natural beauty to be admired on our hikes: the beautiful peninsula of Vatnsnes with its seal colony, black beach and impressive cliff formations. In the little town of Borgarnes you can visit the „Landnámssetur“, a museum about the early settlement of Iceland. Finally, at the end of this varied winter journey, we stop at the famous Blue Lagoon and visit a hot thermal area with the geothermal spring Gunnuhver, where temperatures up to 300 degrees have been measured. These mud pools, the so-called fumaroles, leak steam into the unique and wonderfully coloured landscape.

    Pictures of the tour

    Hvítserkur
  • Program „Northern Lights, Ice and the Silence of Winter“

    Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6
    Thu.: Arrival – Airport Keflavík – Borgarfjörður
    Pick up at the airport between 15:00 and 16:30 or 17:30 in Reykjavík. Transfer to the region Borgarfjörður, where we will stay at the cosy Hotel Á at Kirkjuból. Tonight, we are looking the first time for northern lights.
    Fri.: Borgarfjörður – Borgarnes – Brekkulækur
    After breakfast, we will drive to the northwest of Iceland to our farm and guesthouse Brekkulækur. On the way, we stop to look at some beautiful sights of nature such as the unusual waterfall Hraunfossar, Barnafoss and the hot thermal spring Deildartunguhver. We will also visit Borgarnes and the Settlement Centre, an interesting museum about the early days of Iceland and the Sagas (Exhibition Entrance facultative). After dinner, we are of course watching out for northern lights. (B, D)
    Sat.: Brekkulækur – Hvammstangi – Hot Pot
    We will start the day with a visit to the naturally warm outdoor swimming pool in Hvammstangi, a unique spa experience. Afterwards, we enjoy a delicious brunch. In the afternoon, we take a guided walk around the farm to look at our 80 horses, who live on large winter pastures nearby, and visit interesting characters in the neighbourhood: occupation farmer with a passion for the arts. (B, L, D)
    Sun.: Excursion – Peninsula Vatnsnes – Seals
    It’s excursion day and we drive to the beautiful peninsula Vatnsnes, enjoy the fresh sea breeze, watch out for seals and walk along a black beach to the unique basalt formation Hvítserkur. We will have dinner at the farm and look out for the fascinating light phenomenon at night again. (B, P, D)
    Mon.: Brekkulækur – Blue Lagoon – Hot thermal area Gunnuhver
    Today, we leave the farm Brekkulækur and travel to the south of the island. On the way, we visit Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. We will also stop at the Blue Lagoon and visit the hot thermal area with the geothermal spring Gunnuhver. We spend the night in a Hotel in Keflavík, close to the beach. This evening, we will look out again for northern lights. Dinner downtown in Keflavík (facultative). (B)
    Tue.: End of program/departure
    Transfer to the airport, farewell to Iceland and flight home.
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Info:


21.02. – 26.02.2019
28.02. – 05.03.2019
10.10. – 15.10.2019
31.10. – 05.11.2019

Price

1.350.- EUR per person only tour without flight, single accommodation on request

Included:

  • Program as described: 6 days, 5 nights, in DBL-rooms (SGL-room on request and at extra charge 300.-EUR). DBL-rooms with en suite bathroom, SGL-rooms with shared facilities.
  • Meals as described (B=breakfast, P=picnic, L=lunch, D=dinner), English speaking native guide.
  • During this journey the accommodation sites are chosen so that you have a clear view of the night sky without light pollution from cities or villages (apart from Reykjavík).
  • We reserve the right to alter the schedule and content of the programme e.g. due to extreme variations in arctic weather!
  • However, there is no guarantee for the natural phenomenon!

Not included: Insurance, short transfers in Reykjavík.

Participants

Minimum number of participants: 8
Max. number of participants: 18