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Amazing Northern Lights

5 days
4 nights

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PER PERSON:

$ 3,950.00 (2 people in a group)
$ 2,750.00 (3 people in a group)
$ 2,150.00 (4 people in a group)

Dates:

Daily during the following periods:
Oct 01 - Mar 30 

Hotels:

1 night at Hótel Rangá, breakfast included
3 nights at 101 Hotel in Reykjavik, double standard, breakfast included

Included:

Private guided transfers throughout your stay*
Activities as mentioned above
Glacier hike
Comfort package at the blue lagoon:
- Visitor Pass
- Entrance to Blue Lagoon
- Use of Towel
- 1st Drink of your choice
- Skin Care Trial Pack
- Algae Mask
3 course dinner at a local restaurant in Laugarvatn
3 course lobster fiest in a restaurant in the south shore (drinks not included)
Entrance and towel at Fontana spa
*Glacier Hike tour takes place with a small group. Tour can be run private up on request

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Transfer - City Tour - Northern Lights Hunt

On arrival at Keflavik International Airport, you will be picked up by our guide/drive. He will be waiting for you inside the arrivals hall with a sign marked with your names. He will take you to your accommodations in Reykjavík, approx. 45 min. drive. After breakfast your driver will walk or drive with you (depending on the weather) in the Reykjavik City Center on a two-hour tour and show you around the local area, where you can find e.g. good restaurants, shops and café.

- Northern Light Tour -

In the evening after dinner you will be picked up from the hotel by your driver-guide and he will take you on a private Northern Light hunt. The Northern Lights are not easy to predict but it is likely that the drive will take you towards North and West, near a small town called Akranes, located in a 40-min. distance from Reykjavík. Your guide is a local resident of this area and has much experience and knows where to drive if there is a chance of Northern Lights. It all depends on the weather and the NL activity that night. If the NL forecast is not favorable, your guide will take you on an alternative expedition. The tour will take 2 – 3 hours and you will get back to the hotel in Reykjavík approx. at 11 PM.

The Northern Lights are caused by interaction of particles from the sun with upper atmosphere near the North Pole. That creates the wonderful phenomenon but sightings, therefore, cannot be guaranteed. Please dress warmly, in weather-appropriate clothes and take water and snacks with you if needed. 

Overnight in Reykjavik

Day 2  : Golden Circle

- Thingvellir National Park - Geysir area - - Gullfoss waterfall

Your driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel in the early morning a 9 AM. In less than one hour you will be at Thingvellir National Park where you can clearly see the geothermal activity at work as the tectonic plates rip the earth apart. Iceland grows bigger by 2 centimeters each year and the earth is torn and cracked with lava fields all over the area. There is also a great history attached to Thingvellir as it is the place where the oldest Parliament in the World was first established, by the Vikings in late 8th century. You will visit the beautiful Öxará waterfall and the view around Lake Thingvellir is spectacular. 

After the National Park the road leads to Geysir, with a quick stop at Laugarvatn for coffee and refreshments. At Geysir you will experience the area where all the other natural hot springs in the world get their name from. The Old Geysir is dormant now but he has a very efficient helper, Strokkur, situated close by, that erupts regularly every 5-10 minutes.

Gullfoss waterfall is our nex stop. The power of this waterfall is immense, and it is one of Iceland´s most loved places. Situated at the edge of the highland wilderness it can be difficult to reach in bad weather, that can often occur quite suddenly in winter, but hopefully you will be able to see this unique nature landmark.

On the way back home to Reykjavik you will drive through typical Icelandic farmland, presumably covered in snow. A quick stop in Hveragerði where you can see a good example of the tectonic movements in Iceland in a super market. It was built over a huge crack in the earth and instead of building the super market somewhere else they decided to put a glass floor over the crack and make it an attraction.

After a long and exiting day you will arrive at the hotel at approx. 7 – 8 PM.

Overnight in Reykjavik

Day 3  : Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Snowmobiles

Arnarstapi - Hellnar - Snowmobile on Snæfellsnes Glacier- Ólafsví

Today you will meet up with Summit Guides at the Snæfellsnes Glacier in the Snæfellsnes National Park. In 2008 the communities of Snæfellsnes Peninsula were the first in Europe to receive certification from the Green Globe, an international benchmarking system for sustainable travel and tourism. Summit Guides offer specialized tours in the area and will take you for a approx. one-hour snowmobile tour on the glacier. Each snowmobile takes 2 passengers. All guides with the company have a valid first responder qualification, and the owners are also specially trained Search-and-Rescue partners.

Your drive-guide  will pick you up at the hotel in Reykjavík at 9 AM and drive you to the meeting point with Summit Guides. It is approx. a 3-hour drive to the Peninsula but on the way, you may be able to visit the tiny village of Arnarstapi and the beautiful cliffs of Hellnar beach. It depends on the weather and road conditions.

After the snowmobile tour you will be driving on the north part of the peninsula where there are small fishing villages such as Ólafsvík and you will hopefully be able to take the mountain road over the peninsula on your way back to Reykjavík. It will be a long drive back to the hotel but there are several options to stop for dinner on the way home if you like. It is likely that you will be arriving back at hotel around 8-9 PM.

Overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 4  : South Coast, Waterfalls and Volcano Beach

Seljalandsfoss-Skógafoss-South Coast Beach-Vik-Eyjafjallajökull-Reynisfjara

Your driver-guide will pick you up at 9 AM at the hotel and drive you to the South Coast of Iceland. The drive will take you towards the remarkable black beaches and glaciers. Eyjafjallajökull became (in)famous when the volcano erupted in 2010 and grounded most of Europa´s air fleet. There are beautiful waterfalls on the way with Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss and you will experience the true vastness of Iceland. We will drive down to the black volcano sand beach of the South coast where you can see the ocean in all it´s might. All the way to Vík we will go and visit Reynisfjara where you must watch out for the waves because the ocean is so powerful there. For the South Coast, you must have plenty of time because the drive is long and there are many places to visit. The days are short, and you must plan the day well to get all the way to Reynisfjara and be able to enjoy a walk on the volcano beach while there is still sunlight. For lunch you will find several places on the road where you can stop if you like. This will be a long day and you will presumably be back at hotel around 8 PM. Overnight in Reykjavik

Day 5  : Blue Lagoon and Departure

On this last day of your stay in Iceland your private driver will pick you up as usual from the hotel at 9 AM. He will drive you to the Blue Lagoon where you will enjoy the beautiful surroundings of this famous natural health spa. After a relaxing stay in the lagoon you will drive you to the Keflavík International Airport in time for your departure flight. Please be advised that you must be at the airport at least 2  hours before flight departure.