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Hidden Powers and Northern Lights Hunt - Guided Winter Tour

Explore the Icelandic South Shore; waterfalls, volcanoes, glacial lagoon and black sand beaches. 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.

Duration: 5 nights, Winter

Price: From $1,285 per person

Highlights

  • 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
  • Walk along the banks of the awe-inspiring iceberg Glacial Lagoon
  • Hunting for northern lights
  • Visit the world-renowned Blue Lagoon

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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 Center
Northern Lights hunt kit on day 3 or 4 (flashlight & blanket)
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"

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

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Day 1: Arrival

Overnight stay in Reykjavik (airport transfer not included).

Optional: Airport transfer with Flybus Plus

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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 Center 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.

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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 Center, 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 onward, 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.

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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 Western 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.

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Day 5: Volcanic Areas - Hveragerdi - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik

Greenhouse Village - Thundering Waves - Geothermal Lagoon

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. Follow along the coastline with its breathtaking waves and through a deserted community that once was a flourishing center 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.

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Day 6: Departure

Transfer to the international airport (not included).

All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 2 participants (English speaking Guide).
Maximum group size: 36 participants.

Departures 2018
January 9,11,18, 25
February 1,15,22
March 1,8,22,29
April 3 Sold Out, April 5

Price is $1,285 per person sharing a double room.  Single Room is $1,571 per person.

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.

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Views from Hidden Powers and Northern Lights Hunt - Guided Winter Tour

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Highlights

  • 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
  • Walk along the banks of the awe-inspiring iceberg Glacial Lagoon
  • Hunting for northern lights
  • Visit the world-renowned Blue Lagoon

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