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Auroras, Volcanoes & Lagoons

Hunt for the Northern Lights and experience true Icelandic nature

Visit many of the wonderful features of Iceland and search for Northern Lights. You see cascading waterfalls, smoking geysers, colorful volcanic craters, a spectacular ice lagoon with floating icebergs and black lava beaches, all set against a backdrop of glittering glaciers and restless geology. An informative introduction to the beautiful sights of Iceland and the mystical Aurora Borealis.

Duration: 4 nights, Winter

Price: from $1,170 per person

Highlights

  • Breathtaking glacial landscapes
  • Northern Lights search 2 nights
  • Beautiful Golden Circle and South Coast

Included

4 nights' accommodation in tourist and comfort class hotels
3 days escorted bus tour (English guide)
Airport transfers (no guide)
4x breakfast
Entrance to Kerið volcanic crater
Entrance to Icelandic Lava Show
2 evenings Northern Lights program

Not Included

Meals other than breakfast
Flights to and from Iceland
Travel insurance

Optional extras

Northern Lights cruise
Ice cave tour

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Day 1 - Arrival

Welcome to Iceland! A Flybus shuttle will take you from the Keflavík Airport to your hotel in Reykjavík. We will give you suggestions on how to spend your free day in Iceland's capital city.

Accommodation: Hótel Klettur

Driving distance: 50 km / 31 miles


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Day 2 - Golden Circle

The tour program starts at 8:45, when you meet with your guide for a short city tour of Reykjavík. Next, the famous Golden Circle, starting off with Þingvellir National Park, the site of the first Viking parliament, and the mid-Atlantic ridge. Þingvellir (or Thingvellir) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a wonderful nature reserve, and an interesting geological site. Geysir, your next stop on the Golden Circle, is covered in hot springs, the most famous being 'Strokkur', the smaller but just as mighty brother of the dormant Geysir. The double waterfall, Gullfoss, completes the Golden Circle, with thundering, cascading glacial water crashing down in the Hvítá river. The final stop before heading to your accommodation is Kerið, meaning 'the Crater', an ancient volcano with a beautiful crater lake inside its amphitheater shaped bowl.

In the evening you are welcomed outside to look out for the Northern Lights.

Accommodation: Hotel Eyjafjallajökull. Breakfast included.

Driving distance: 270 km / 168 miles


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Day 3 - Glacial Wonderland

The long drive to Vatnajökull National Park is worth it for the spectacular views for this day. One of the lagoons created from the Vatnajökull Glacier (Europe's largest glacier) is Jökulsárlón, popular for its floating icebergs in the icy blue water. Diamond Beach, the nearby black sand beach, is often glittering with stranded icebergs.
There is an optional Ice Cave tour available on this day, from mid-November to mid-March, but it can only be booked once on the tour.
An evening movie presentation about the Northern Lights prepares you for the night ahead, as the remote country hotel is one of the best settings to spot the Northern Lights, if they are active. Make sure not to go to bed too early, you don't want to miss the dancing lights in the sky!

Accommodation: Hof1 Adventure Hotel. Breakfast included.

Driving distance: 325 km / 202 miles


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Day 4 - South Coast

Across the Laki lava field, halfway back to Reykjavík, you will stop in the village of Vík to see the stunning Icelandic Lava Show. We don't want to spoil the breathtaking surprise, but it involves real flowing lava! In keeping with the theme of lava, you will then take a stroll along the black sand beach of Reynisfjara, with the unique columnar Reynisdrangar cliffs, and watch the seabirds. Passing by the Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull glaciers, the next stop is Skógafoss, one of the most astonishing waterfalls of the South, and Seljalandsfoss, a unique waterfall that has a path behind it, which you can walk along if you're feeling waterproof enough.

In the evening you return for a final night in Reykjavík, where you may book an optional Northern Lights tour, if the weather is favorable.

Accommodation: Hótel Klettur. Breakfast included.

Driving distance: 357 km / 222 miles


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Day 5 - Departure

Time to say goodbye to this wonderful landscape! The Flybus shuttle will take you from your hotel to Keflavík Airport.

Breakfast included.

Driving distance: 50 km / 31 miles


Departures Winter 2020/21

Tour starts most weeks September 2020 - April 2021 with arrival in Iceland on Sundays

Prices

$1,170 per person sharing double/twin/triple room
$1,870 per person in single room

Dates 2020

September 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December 6, 13

Dates 2021

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4

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Highlights

  • Breathtaking glacial landscapes
  • Northern Lights search 2 nights
  • Beautiful Golden Circle and South Coast

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