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Hidden Powers And Northern Lights Small Group

6 days
5 nights

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Dates

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PER PERSON:

Oct 13, Feb 23, Mar 30
$ 1,670.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 2,035.00 (single occupancy)
$ 1,700.00 (triple occupancy)
Nov 17, Jan 24
$ 1,640.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 2,010.00 (single occupancy)
$ 1,685.00 (triple occupancy)

  • Children 6-11 years old travelling with 2 adults and sharing 1 DBL room: 25% discount (valid only per 1 child).
  • Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults.
  • It is not recommended that children 0-5 years old travel on scheduled tours.

*Please note hotel rooms in Iceland are often smaller in size when compared to hotel rooms in countries such as the USA or Canada, and triple rooms will often be a double room with an extra bed with limited space in the room

Quality category: These are quality hotels, guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation, all with private facilities and breakfast included.
In Reykjavik: 4-star hotel. In the Countryside: The most comfortable accommodation available in each area.

Dates:

Oct 13, 2022 - Oct 18, 2022 
Nov 17, 2022 - Nov 22, 2022 
Jan 24, 2023 - Jan 29, 2023 
Feb 23, 2023 - Feb 28, 2023 
Mar 30, 2023 - Apr 04, 2023 

Hotels:

Day 1 - Fosshotel Reykjavik
Day 2 - Hotel Selfoss / Icelandair Hotel Fludir
Day 3 - Hotel Klaustur
Day 4 - Hotel Klaustur
Day 5 - Fosshotel Reykjavik

This tour stays in Quality-level hotels with private bathrooms, generally a mix of four- and three-star hotels.  Most of the groups stay at the following hotels.  Please note this is an advised hotel list and subject to change.

Included:

  • Information Meeting on arrival day and Welcome Drink (Day 1)
  • Guided Coach Tour from day 2 to day 5
  • Expert local English-speaking guide from day 2 to day 5
  • Free Wi-Fi on board motor coach
  • Accommodation 2 nights in a standard room with facilities in Reykjavik
  • Accommodation 3 nights in a standard room with facilities in the countryside
  • Icelandic breakfast (except arrival day)***
  • 3 Three-course local-cuisine dinners in the countryside with coffee/tea (Day 2, 3, 4)
  • Entrance fee to the Aurora Reykjavik Northern Lights Centre (day 2)
  • Instructions and assistance with setting up your camera for photographing the northern lights (day 2)
  • “Farm To Table” Presentation and Lunch at Efstidalur Dairy Farm (Day 2)
  • Visit to outdoor geothermal bakery and taste of steam-baked rye bread (day 2)
  • Entrance fee to the LAVA Centre and volcano film at the LAVA Centre Cinema (day 3)
  • Traditional Icelandic homestyle lunch at Hotel Anna (Day 3)
  • Surprise tasting in the Vatnajokull National Park area (Day 4)
  • Icelandic lobster tail lunch at Fjorubordid Restaurant (Day 5)
  • Blue Lagoon admission, including towel rental, silica mud mask and one drink (day 5)
  • Use of crampons/cleats (if needed) for walking on snow/ice covered surfaces
  • Great photo stops
  • Seat rotation during the tour
  • Northern Lights guided hunt on foot one selected evening
  • Northern Lights hunting kit (use of flashlight, blanket and a hot drink)
  • Customer care service during office hours
  • 24-hour Iceland Travel emergency line assistance while you are in Iceland

*** Please note that this might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning departure flight

Also (Added Value):

Northern Lights “wake-up call” option during the night on days 2-4 (please note: available at most countryside hotels)

Not Included:

  • Breakfast on arrival day
  • International airfare
  • Baggage porterage at airport/hotel
  • Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Swimsuit at the Blue Lagoon (rentals available)
  • Round-trip transfers between airports and hotels
  • Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary
  • Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland starts between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm)
  • Guaranteed late check-out
  • Any service not specifically listed under "included"

Highlights & Experience:

  • Make great use of your time with this introductory tour of Iceland and its unique wonders
  • Discover Iceland’s culinary heritage, one built upon ancient traditions and pure local ingredients
  • Visit a family dairy farm and learn how Iceland’s high quality dairy products are made
  • Taste Icelandic rye bread baked using a natural geothermal method
  • Try langoustines in a charming village on the edge of the sea
  • Savour a homestyle family favorite lunch at a farmhouse hotel
  • View first-hand many of the classic natural wonders, including the Golden Circle area, the Glacier Lagoon and Reynisfjara Beach
  • Walk between two continents at Thingvellir National Park
  • Experience the amazing variety in Iceland’s landscape, with volcanoes, glaciers, and waterfalls
  • Discover the powers of earth, water and fire and how they created Iceland—and our planet
  • Walk along the banks of the amazing, iceberg-filled Glacier Lagoon
  • Take stunning photographs at the dramatic Diamond Beach
  • Relax in the brilliant azure waters of the Blue Lagoon
  • Learn how Icelanders use geothermal power, including for baking
  • See famous Icelandic volcanoes and their impacts on the area around them
  • Relax each evening in specially-selected, quality hotels with private facilities
  • Discover and learn about Iceland and its culinary landscape from our hand-picked local guides, who are passionate and knowledgeable about Iceland
  • Hunt for northern lights (weather permitting)

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Arrival in Iceland and Evening Meeting

Arrival at Keflavik International airport. Transfers to Reykjavik are not included in the tour. We would be happy to arrange shared or private transfers for you, so let us know at booking time.

If you arrive earlier in the day, you might consider adding a day tour. We’d be happy to make suggestions based on your interests. One of our favorite activities after a long flight is to visit one of the neighborhood geothermal pools. It is so refreshing to relax in the warm water, breathing in the fresh Icelandic air. It’s a wonderful way to get to see Icelandic daily life and maybe meet a few locals. It’s also nice to take a stroll in the old city center, perhaps visiting one of the museums or relaxing with a cup of coffee in a cozy café.

Dinner this evening is at your leisure. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a wonderful way to get better acquainted with Iceland’s capital.

Please note that hotels in Iceland start check-in around 14:00 (2:00pm), and early check-in is not guaranteed. Most hotels will be happy to store your luggage if you are not able to check in early.

Day 2  : Thingvellir - Geysir – Gullfoss- South Iceland (185 mi)

Northern Lights Centre – National Park with Geological Wonders – Lively Geysers – The Famous Golden Falls

Breakfast at your hotel. Your guide will meet you in the lobby of the hotel. Start your adventure by visiting the fascinating Aurora Reykjavik Northern Lights Centre. You’ll get a great introduction to northern lights, how they are formed and the folklore surrounding them. You’ll also get tips about how to capture northern lights on film. You can also get assistance from the staff in adjusting your camera’s settings for northern lights photos.

Depart Reykjavik and head 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. This place makes us Icelanders enormously proud of our heritage, and your guide will show you some of the amazing sites here. You might even have a rare chance to walk between two continents!

Continue to the geothermal fields of Geysir with bubbling mud pools and the high-spouting Strokkur hot spring. Last but not least, you’ll visit the dramatic two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, a spectacular sight in winter when frozen mid-cascade. Stop at Skalholt, Iceland’s capital “city” during the Middle Ages and now a culture center with a beautiful church.

During the day, you will also visit the town of Laugarvatn. The town is built around three hot springs, and the residents have cleverly harnessed the hot springs for heating, greenhouses and even cooking. You’ll visit a unique outdoor geothermal bakery where sweet Icelandic rye bread is baked in hot sands. You’ll have the chance to taste some of the freshly baked bread, hot from the ground. It’s especially delicious slathered in sweet Icelandic butter.

If weather conditions are right, your guide will take you on a northern lights hunt on foot in the area outside your hotel tonight, or on the evening of Day 3 or 4.

Dinner and overnight in South Iceland.

Day 3  : Iceland’s South Shore – Eyjafjallajokull Volcano- Southeast Iceland (124 mi)

Waterfalls – Lava Centre - Glacial Views - Black Sand Beaches

Breakfast at your hotel. Drive along the South Shore, an area of Iceland that is especially beautiful to view in the winter. This is one of the main farm regions of the country, and the road will pass by typical Icelandic farms, often with Icelandic horses roaming in the fields. This part of Iceland is home to the wonderful LAVA Centre, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes, and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. Enjoy both the exhibit and viewing an interesting film about Icelandic volcanoes at the Centre’s cinema. Continue onwards. If the skies are clear, you might see the area’s two most famous volcanoes in the distance: Mount Hekla (last eruption 2000) and Eyjafjallajokull (last eruption 2010). You might also possibly catch a glimpse of the Westman Islands archipelago off the coast of Iceland.

Stop at the spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. If trail conditions are right, you might be able to walk behind the ribbon-like Seljalandsfoss falls. Skogafoss is a beautifully shaped waterfall that makes a perfect backdrop for a selfie. It has an interesting history geologically, and it might also be hiding some buried treasure from the Middle Ages.

Head onwards, passing Myrdalsjokull Glacier, to visit Reynisfjara beach. Take a walk on the black sand, admiring the extraordinary rock formations and thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Cross Eldhraun, a vast lava field created from a very destructive 18th-century eruption as you head into Southeast Iceland. The snows of winter make this landscape into something very mysterious.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Kirkjubaejarklaustur area.

Day 4  : Skaftafell National Park - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon (162 mi)

Western Europe's Largest National Park - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe's Largest Glacier

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will be in a world of glaciers! You’ll be visiting the southern area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe’s largest glacier. The total park area covers almost 14% of Iceland, making it the largest national park in Western Europe! Drive through vast sand plains created by glacial outwashes as you head east. Visit Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon where you can enjoy the breath-taking sight of icebergs floating in the fantastic 180m (591 ft.) deep glacial lagoon (make sure that camera is loaded and ready!) Nearby is the dramatic beauty of the Diamond Beach, where shrinking icebergs settle on the black sands before they drift out to sea.

Next, you’ll view Svinafellsjokull, one of the most beautiful glacial “tongues” that are slowly creeping down from Vatnajokull. Visit the national park’s famous Skaftafell area, a site of outstanding natural beauty dominated by several magnificent glaciers.

After your amazing day, your group will return to your hotel.

Dinner and overnight in the Kirkjubaejarklaustur area.

Day 5  : Hveragerdi - Blue Lagoon – Reykjavik (227 mi)

Greenhouse Village – Thundering Waves - Geothermal Lagoon

Breakfast at your hotel. Head back along the beautiful South Coast, enjoying a different view of the winter landscapes. Visit the village of Hveragerdi, which is one of the few sites in the world located directly in the middle of a geothermal area. Hveragerdi is often called “The Flower Village” because of its many flower greenhouses heated by hot water from nearby springs.

Today you’ll visit a horse farm to meet some locals: Icelandic horses. Known as the Icelanders’ most faithful friend and servant, this Viking horse breed played a pivotal role in Icelandic history. Enjoy petting these friendly horses and snapping a few selfies with them. You’ll also taste some sweet refreshments that are traditionally served on Icelandic farms.

Turn onto a southern coastal road and follow alongside the shoreline with its breathtaking sea waves, passing through a deserted community that once was a flourishing center for the region.

The trip then takes you through the surreal landscapes of 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 your guide bids you farewell at the hotel. The evening is open for you to enjoy your own activities. Dinner is on your own.

Overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 6  : Departure

Breakfast at your hotel. Please note that this might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning departure flight. Transfer on your own to the international airport for your departure flight. The airport transfer is not included, but we are happy to help you arrange shared or private transfers.

We recommend you depart from your hotel no later than three hours before your departure flight. We wish you a pleasant trip back to your homeland and hope to see you in Iceland again!

Notes:

Please advise us at booking time if you have food allergies or dietary preferences. Vegetarian and gluten-free diet alternatives are usually possible. We will do our best to accommodate all requests but cannot guarantee alternatives will be available

Northern lights are dependent on weather conditions and sightings are not guaranteed

Note: We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice, due to road conditions

Language: English
Maximum size: 36 participants
Minimum size: Guaranteed with 2 participants