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Hidden Powers & Northern Lights of Iceland

6 days
5 nights

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Dates

Rates:

Per person in USD:

$ 890.00 (double occupancy)
$ 1,035.00 (single occupancy)

 

Dates:

Apr 06, 2017 - Apr 11, 2017 

Hotels:

Day 1 - Icelandair Htl Natura or similar
Day 2 - Icelandair Hótel Flúðir or similar
Day 3 - Icelandair Hótel Klaustur or similar
Day 4 - Icelandair Hótel Klaustur
Day 5 - Icelandair Htl Natura or similar

We reserve the rights to change the hotels, without prior notice should the necessity arise, the alternative hotel will then be of the same standard.

 

Included:

2 nights at a hotel in Reykjavík, including breakfast (except on arrival day)
3 nights at countryside hotels, including breakfast
Guided coach tour from day 2 to day 5
Entrance fee to the Northern Lights Center in Reykjavik
Geothermal bakery experience at Laugarvatn Fontana
Entrance fee to Volcano Visitor Center at the base of Eyjafjallajokull volcano
A visit from a local storyteller
Viewing of "Eldmessa" - a shortfilm about the Laki eruption in 1783-1784
Northern Lights hunt kit on Day 3 or 4 (flashlight, blanket & thermos of hot cocoa)
Northern Light guided hunt on foot one selected evening
Northern Lights “wake up call” option during the night (available at countryside hotels
Blue Lagoon visitors fee and bathing fee
Entrance fee to the Northern Lights Centre in Reykjavik
Geothermal bakery experience at Laugarvatn Fontana
Entrance fee to the Volcano Visitor Centre at the foot of Eyjafjallajokull

 

Highlights & Experience:

Walk along the continental rift at Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO site)
Enjoy freshly baked “hot spring bread”
Discover the diverse nature along the South Coast of Iceland, with volcanoes, glaciers and waterfalls
Walk along the banks of the awe-inspiring iceberg Glacial Lagoon
Uncover the impact and power of recent volcanic eruptions near Eyjafjallajokull
Hunting for northern lights in optimal rural locations
Visit the world-renowned Blue Lagoon

Itinerary:

Discover hidden powers and northern lights of South Iceland as you explore icebergs, hot springs and volcanoes dominating the rugged landscape. Experience the views of the notorious Eyjafjallajokull volcano and the breathtaking glacial lagoon. With several nights in stunning rural locations, you’ll be perfectly situated to hunt for the elusive northern lights

Day 1  : Arrival

Overnight stay in Reykjavik (airport transfer not included).

Day 2  : Thingvellir - Geysir - Gullfoss (99 miles / 160km)

Northern Lights Center - National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) - Exploding Geysers - The Famous Golden Falls
Start the day by visiting the recently opened and fascinating Northern Lights Centre in Reykjavik for an exciting and informative presentation on the Northern Lights. Onwards to Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO World Heritage site) where the world's oldest parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland's largest lake. Drive to Laugarvatn Fontana where your group experiences a geothermal bakery first-hand and digs up bread that has been cooked underground. Sample the delicious bread, served hot from the ground and slathered with fresh Icelandic butter.

Day 3  : South Shore - Eyjafjallajokull Volcano (149 miles / 240km)

Waterfalls - Glacial Views - Black Sand Beaches
Drive along the south shore, an area of Iceland that is quite beautiful to view in the winter. This is one of the main farm regions of the country, and the road will pass by typical Icealandic farms, often with Icelandic horses in the fields. Stop at the spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Head onwards, passing by Myrdalsjokull Glacier, to visit Reynisfjara beach. Take a walk on the black sands, admiring the extraordinary rock formations and thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Overnight stay and Northern light hunt in Kirkjubaejarklaustur area.

Day 4  : Skaftafell National Park - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon (192 miles / 310km)

Europe's Largest National Park - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe's Largest Glacier
Today enter the area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe'slargest glacier. This national park is also the largest one in Europe. The park's Skaftafell region is a site of outstanding natural beauty, dominated by Vatnajokull glacier. Continue to Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon where you can enjoy a breathtaking sight of icebergs floating in the fantastic 180m (591 ft) deep glacial lagoon. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 5  : Volcanic Areas - Hveragerdi - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik (189 miles /305 km)

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Visitor Centre - Greenhouse Village - Geothermal Lagoon
Explore the region near the towering strato-volcano Eyjafjallajokull, which is probably the most famous volcano in the world today. At the Volcano Visitor Centre at Thorvaldseyri Farm, located beneath Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, you will see, both in pictures and film, the 2010 eruption and its impact on the countryside, the country itself and the whole world.
Head towards the village of Hveragerdi, which is one of the few sites in the world located directly on top of a geothermal area. Hveragerdi is often called "the flower village" because of its many greenhouses heated by hot water from nearby springs. The tour then continues to Strandarkirkja, a church that is widelly believed to have a special power to aid success or provide good luck. Follow along the coastline with its breathtaking sea waves and through a deserted community that once was a flourishing center for the region.
On to the Reykjanes peninsula, where you can enjoy a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon, a unique wonder of nature with pleasantly warm, mineral-rich water in the middle of a black lava field. 
Return to Reykjavik, where the evening is at your own leisure.

Day 6  : Departure

Transfer to the international airport (not included).

Notes:

All departures are guaranteed
Maximum group size: 36 people

included activities:

Entrance fee to the Northern Lights Center in Reykjavík
Geothermal bakery experience at Laugarvatn Fontana
Northern Light guided hunt on foot one selected evening
Northern Lights „wake up call“ option during the night (available at countryside hotels)
Northern Lights hunt kit (flashlight, blanket and thermos of hot cocoa)
A visit from a local storyteller
Entrance fee to Volcano Visitor Center at the base of Eyjafjallajökull volcano
Blue Lagoon bathing fee