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Hidden Powers & Northern Lights of Iceland

6 days
5 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

PER PERSON IN USD:

October 2017
$ 1,400.00 (double occupancy)
$ 1,875.00 (single occupancy)
November 2017 - April 2018
$ 1,440.00 (double occupancy)
$ 1,730.00 (single occupancy)

Children 6-11 years sharing a room and/or traveling with a guardian will receive 25% discount from the listed price.

It is not recommended that children 0-5 years old travel on scheduled tours.

 

Dates:

-  2017
Oct 05, 2017 - Oct 10, 2017 
Oct 10, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017 
Oct 12, 2017 - Oct 17, 2017 
Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 24, 2017 
Oct 24, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 
Oct 26, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 
Nov 02, 2017 - Nov 07, 2017 
Nov 07, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017 
Nov 09, 2017 - Nov 14, 2017 
Nov 14, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017 
Nov 16, 2017 - Nov 21, 2017 
Nov 21, 2017 - Nov 26, 2017 
Nov 23, 2017 - Nov 28, 2017 
Nov 30, 2017 - Dec 05, 2017 
Dec 07, 2017 - Dec 12, 2017 
Dec 12, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017 
-  2018
Jan 09, 2018 - Jan 14, 2018 
Jan 11, 2018 - Jan 16, 2018 
Jan 18, 2018 - Jan 23, 2018 
Jan 25, 2018 - Jan 30, 2018 
Feb 01, 2018 - Feb 06, 2018 
Feb 13, 2018 - Feb 18, 2018 
Feb 15, 2018 - Feb 20, 2018 
Feb 22, 2018 - Feb 27, 2018 
Mar 01, 2018 - Mar 06, 2018 
Mar 08, 2018 - Mar 13, 2018 
Mar 13, 2018 - Mar 18, 2018 
Mar 22, 2018 - Mar 27, 2018 
Mar 29, 2018 - Apr 03, 2018 
Apr 03, 2018 - Apr 08, 2018 
Apr 05, 2018 - Apr 10, 2018 

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.
3 x One-course dinners with coffee/tea (days 2, 3, 4).
Entrance fee to the Northern Lights Center in Reykjavik.
Geothermal bakery experience at Laugarvatn Fontana.
Visit to the new Lava Centre.
Viewing of "Eldmessa" - a short film about the Laki eruption in 1783-1784.
Northern Lights hunt kit on day 3 or 4 (flashlight, blanket & thermos of hot drink).
Northern Light guided hunt on foot one selected evening.
Northern Lights “wake up call” option during the night (available at countryside hotels).
Blue Lagoon bathing fee + towel.

Not Included:

Breakfast on arrival day.
International airfare.
Personal travel insurance (highly recommended).
Round-trip transfers between airports and hotels.
Swimsuit at the Blue Lagoon (can be rented on site).
Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary.
Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland is 14:00 (2:00pm).
Guaranteed late check-out.
Any service not specifically listed under "included".

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 South Iceland's raw natural wonders

Icebergs, hot springs and volcanoes dominate Iceland's beautiful yet rugged landscape. On a guided coach tour, experience the hidden powers of the island including dramatic vistas of the notorious Eyjafjallajökull volcano and the breathtaking Glacial Lagoon.  With several overnights in stunning rural locations, you’ll be perfectly situated to hunt for the magical Northern Lights. Iceland is one of the best places in the world to experience this majestic phenomenon.

Day 1  : Arrival

Overnight stay in Reykjavik (airport transfer not included).

Day 2  : Thingvellir - Geysir - Gullfoss

Northern Lights Centre - 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.

Continue through farmland areas to the geothermal fields of Geysir with bubbling mud pools and the high-spouting Strokkur hot spring. Last but not least, visit the dramatic two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, a spectacular sight in winter when frozen mid-cascade.

Stop at Skalholt, Iceland’s capital during the Middle-Ages and now a culture center with a beautiful church. 

Overnight in the south coast area.

Day 3  : South Shore - Eyjafjallajokull Volcano

Waterfalls - Glacial Views - Black-Sand Beaches - Lava Centre 

Drive along the south shore, an area of Iceland that is 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 in the fields.

This part of Iceland is home to the new Lava Centre, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. 

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, and admire the extraordinary rock formations and thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Dinner and overnight stay in Kirkjubaejarklaustur area.

Day 4  : Skaftafell National Park - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon

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

Today enter the area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe's largest 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.

View Svinafellsjökull, one of the most beautiful of the glacial outlets emerging from Vatnajökull.   

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

Greenhouse Village - Thundering Waves - Geothermal Lagoon

Explore the region near the towering strato-volcano Eyjafjallajokull, which is probably the most famous volcano in the world today. 

Head towards 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 greenhouses heated by hot water from nearby springs. The tour then continues to Strandarkirkja, a church that is widely believed to have special power to aid success or provide good luck. Follow along the coastline with its breathtaking waves and through a deserted community that once was a flourishing centre 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. Dinner is on your own.

Day 6  : Departure

Transfer to the international airport (not included).

Notes:

All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 2 participants except for German with minimum 4 participants.

Maximum group size: 36 participants.

*Please note that northern lights are dependent on weather conditions.  Sightings cannot be guaranteed.