Iceland : Aurora Retreat Self Drive

Departures: November - March Duration: 4 nights Price: from £549

Enjoy a relaxing self-drive winter getaway on Iceland's picturesque Snaefellsnes Peninsula staying at the charming Hotel Budir. Located in view of the stunning Snaefellsjokull glacier and with amazing sea views, this is the perfect place to unwind and explore this beautiful area of the country during the day and hopefully view the northern lights at night. Note: departs on Sundays and Mondays only.



Who for? Independent travellers who like a touch of luxury whilst searching for the aurora


  • search for the awe-inspiring northern lights
  • visit the charming villages of Olafsvik and Grundafjordur
  • journey further afield by 4WD to Hraunsfossar waterfalls
  • at Arnastapi marvel at the rock arches and basalt columns

Just 230 km from Keflavik airport, and a few hours drive from Reykjavik, you will find charming and cosy Hotel Budir, situated on the southern side of the stunning Snaefellsnes Peninsula. The remote location, next to sweeping lava fields and with uninterrupted views out to the ocean, make the hotel a perfect base for exploring this rugged peninsula whilst enjoying the comforts of a beautiful hotel.

On this western limb of Iceland, there's no denying the intriguing scenery of Snaefellsnes. The snow-capped volcano, Snaefellsjokull, looms above the region, the coastline is riddled with columns, arches and caves, while waterfalls spill from under old lava flows. There's history and charm too, with plenty of picturesque villages to explore.

The winter months (when conditions allow) are the best time to see the magical aurora borealis. After dinner in the hotel's gourmet restaurant (two-course evening meals are included - starter and main course, or main course and dessert) keep watch for the northern lights or cosy-up next to one of the warming open fires dotted around the hotel.

On this self-drive trip your 4WD will ensure you can explore this stunning area comfortably even in wintry weather.

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