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Northern Lights, Volcanoes and Glacier Lagoon

5 days
4 nights

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PER PERSON :

$ 1,040.00 (Double/Triple occupancy)
$ 1,350.00 (Single occupancy)
Extra night in Reykjavík per room per night
$ 110.00 (single occupancy)
$ 130.00 (double occupancy)
$ 205.00 (triple occupancy)
comfort in Reykjavík
$ 1,135.00 (Double/Triple occupancy)
$ 1,490.00 (Single occupancy)
Extra night in Reykjavík per room per night
$ 145.00 (single occupancy)
$ 180.00 (double occupancy)
$ 250.00 (triple occupancy)


Dates:

Sep 27, 2020 - Oct 01, 2020 
Nov 01, 2020 - Nov 05, 2020 
Nov 15, 2020 - Nov 19, 2020 
Nov 22, 2020 - Nov 26, 2020 
Nov 29, 2020 - Dec 03, 2020 
Dec 06, 2020 - Dec 10, 2020 
Jan 10, 2021 - Jan 14, 2021 
Jan 24, 2021 - Jan 28, 2021 
Feb 07, 2021 - Feb 11, 2021 
Feb 21, 2021 - Feb 25, 2021 
Mar 07, 2021 - Mar 11, 2021 
Mar 21, 2021 - Mar 25, 2021 
Apr 04, 2021 - Apr 08, 2021 

Hotels:

  • Reykjavík: Hotel Cabin
  • South Iceland, winter 2019-2020: Hotel Eyjafjallajökull
  • Southeast Iceland, winter 2019-2020: Hotel Höfn

If changes become necessary for any reason, substitute hotels will be similar to those listed.

Included:

• 4 nights accommodation in simple tourist-class hotels
• 3 days escorted bus tour with English-speaking guide/driver-guide
• Arrival & departure airport transfer by Flybus shuttle (no guide)
• Daily breakfast
• Entrance to Kerið volcano crater
• Entrance to the Icelandic Lava Show
• Northern Lights program during 2 evenings

Highlights & Experience:

  • Visit Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach
  • Explore hot springs, lava fields, waterfalls and a volcano crater
  • Golden Circle
  • Visit the Volcano House (excluded in 2019/2020)
  • Optional: Northern Lights fjord cruise
  • Optional: Ice Cave tour (2019/2020 only)
  • Icelandic Lava Show (2019/2020 only)

Aurora Statistics:

Winter 17 - 18  
October 100%
November 100%
Desember 75%
January 33%
February 50%
March 25%
Winter avg.

64%

Itinerary:

Northern Lights Tour in Winter is full of adventure, icy landscapes and the chance to see the elusive Northern Lights.

This unique island in the North Atlantic is one of the world's most sparsely populated countries and has extensive volcanic and geothermal activity. Geologically speaking, Iceland is one of the youngest countries in the world  since it only began to rise from the North Atlantic seabed about 25 million years ago. It is the product of volcanic eruptions that are still ongoing. On average, a volcano in Iceland erupts every five years, fortunately rarely where anyone lives.

Why not explore the land of fire and ice with guided visits to volcanoes, lava fields, hot springs and magnificent glaciers? During this tour you visit Iceland's most popular sites such as the Golden Circle route, the South coast and Vatnajökull national park. On route you see cascading waterfalls, smoking geysers, colourful volcano craters, a spectacular ice lagoon with floating icebergs and black lava beaches, all set against a backdrop of glistering glaciers and restless geology. Besides, there is always a thrilling potential for the night sky to be decorated with the jewels of the amazing aurora borealis. Imagine the excitement to search for the most spectacular - and natural - light show on earth. Cross your fingers for clear skies, wrap up warm, and don't forget your camera with a tripod when you try to catch sight of the Northern Lights in Iceland.

Day 1  : Welcome To Iceland (31 mi)

Welcome, your enticing tour of Iceland starts today! The Flybus shuttle brings you from Keflavík International Airport to the accommodation in Reykjavík where you spend the night. We provide you with ideas how to explore Iceland's capital on your own, dinner suggestions too! Food lovers will be pleased and perhaps even impressed by the number of diverse restaurants in Reykjavík. Many award winning chefs create delicious Icelandic cuisine that is characterized by an imaginative use of local ingredients such as fresh seafood, organic lamb and wild game; but be sure to try the fabulous Icelandic hotdog and pizza too! 

Options: Hotel Cabin, Reykjavík. Dinner is on your own.
Day 2  : The Golden Circle Route (168 mi)

At 08:45 meet your tour guide and start the escorted tour program with a short city tour around Reykjavík. We explore the Golden Circle route. The first stop is at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. Next, we visit the hot springs at Geysir and travel to the double waterfall, Gullfoss. We continue to Kerið, a caldera with a crater lake on the bottom and which resembles an ancient amphitheater. In the evening, you hear about the Northern Lights from your tour guide. Naturally, once darkness falls, you are out in the garden waiting for the Northern Lights. We will stay for one night in South Iceland.

Options: Hotel Eyjafjallajökull, Hvolsvöllur. Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own.
Day 3  : Vatnajökull National Park & Glacier Lagoon (202 mi)

A long drive brings us to a world of glaciers, ice, and icebergs. We travel to Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest national park and glacier and to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon which is filled with floating icebergs. You can walk on the black sandy beach, the so-called Diamond Beach, where large icebergs get stranded. Tonight you can enjoy a movie presentation about Northern Lights as a part of the Northern Lights educational program. Be careful not to go to bed too soon in this remote and quiet location, or you may just miss out one more chance of seeing the Northern Lights shimmering and dancing across the night sky.

From mid-November to mid-March an optional ice-cave visit at Vatnajökull glacier is offered; which can only be booked with the tour guide on day 2 of the tour. Payment is onsite (ISK 23.000). Includes return transfer to the hotel.

Options: Hof1 Adventure Hotel near Skaftafell. Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own.
Day 4  : South Coast (222 mi)

Today, we head across the Laki lava field to the village of Vík where we attend the stunning Icelandic Lava Show; the only exhibition in the world where you can experience actual flowing lava! By melting lava and pouring it on ice in a room full of people, you’ll be able to see the lava flowing, hear it sizzling, and feel the heat that radiates from it. In the afternoon we take a stroll on the black lava beach and along the bird cliffs at Reynisfjara beach in South Iceland. We pass the glacier Mýrdalsjökull and the infamous volcano Eyjafjallajökull. We continue to Skógafoss waterfall and stop at the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall. In the evening you return to Reykjavik for one last night. An optional Northern Lights bus tour or fjord cruise can be booked on the spot if the weather conditions are ideal.

Options: Hotel Cabin, Reykjavík. Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own.
Day 5  : Departure Home (31 mi)

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle from your accommodation in Reykjavik to Keflavik airport.

Options: Breakfast included.

Notes:

LANGUAGES: English only
GROUP SIZE:   Maximum group size is 30 persons

INFORMATION REGARDING DINNERS & LUNCHES:
In Reykjavik, the dinner is on your own. There are many restaurants for both fast food and a fine a la carte dining in Iceland's capital. In the countryside, a 2-course dinner is included. If you have any special diet requests or allergies, please let us know at the moment of your booking. Lunch stops are made at small country restaurants or petrol station diners.