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Northern Lights Winter Wonders

A 5 Day tour in Iceland's winter wonderland, where in addition to experiencing Iceland most famous places we will hunt for the magnificent Northern Lights. A truly wonderful tour including the famous Geysir hot spring area, the Glacier lagoon and so much more. This tour is designed to maximize your chances of witnessing the amazing Northern Lights.

Duration: 4 Nights, Winter

Price: From $1,287 per person

Highlights

  • Iceland's most famous places and scenery
  • The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)
  • The unique Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

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Included:
       - Fully escorted 3 day tour with English speaking local guide
       - 2 nights accommodation in Centerhotel Plaza Superior rooms with breakfast
       - 2 nights accommodation in Hotel Katla by Vik breakfast
       - Visit to Icelandic farm with horse stables and geothermal greenhouse
       - Evening lecture and hunt for the Northern Light while staying in Vik (weather dependent)
       - Entrance to Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Center     

Not included
       - Flights
       - Travel insurance
       - Optional Excursions
       - Any services not specifically listed under “Included”

Optional Add-ons:
       - Private airport transfer each way $153 (1-4 persons), shared shuttle transport $31 per person, each way.
       - Entrance to bathing in the Blue Lagoon flexible pricing, from $80 per person.
       - Extend your stay in Reykjavik extra night from $270 per room

        

 

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Day 1 Welcome to Iceland

Reykjavík

Arrival and optional shared or private transfer from Keflavik airport to Centerhotel Plaza  located in the heart of the old city center of Reykjavik. Despite its location and the city lights, Northern Lights can often been seen there. The hotel offers wake-up service if the Northern Lights appear.

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Day 2 The Golden Circle

Golden Circle

We tour the renowned Golden Circle including a visit to Thingvellir NP where the forces of the Great Atlantic Rift are clearly visible. This is where the North American and European tectonic plates drift apart at a rate of 2-6 cm per year. Thingvellir is also the place where the ancient Icelandic parliament was established in 930. Then we head for the famous Geysir hot spring area, where Strokkur erupts every 5-10 minutes. We also visit the Gullfoss (Golden) waterfall. After visiting these world famous sights and a visit to local horse stable and a greenhouse, we drive through the landscapes of South Iceland we will visit the Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Center at the foot of the volcano. A short film (20 min) portrays the spectacular natural event, and the hectic times and incredible challenges met by the family farm of Thorvaldseyri. We then drive to our accommodation near the town of Vik, where we will stay for 2 nights at Hotel Katla. If weather permits we head for a Northern Lights hunt, the guide chooses the night with better prospects.

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Day 3 Glacier lagoon

Jökulsárlón – The Glacier Lagoon

We head east, along the southern shore to the unique Jökulsarlón Glacier lagoon. The lagoon developed around 60 years ago with continuing process of calving and falling of icebergs from the glacier tongue Breidamerkurjökull. These icebergs are seen in two shades, one type in milky white, while the other type is in bright blue colour, which is interplay of light and ice crystals. The lagoon is filled with fishes that drift in from the sea along with the tides. Seals gather in large numbers at the mouth of the lagoon to catch the fish during the winter, which is a sight to watch. On the way back to Vik we also visit Skaftafell national park that is part of Vatnajökull national park and contains some of the most prized natural sights of the country.

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Day 4 Volcanoes and Waterfalls

Volcanoes and Waterfalls

Driving along the southern coast we encounter highlights such as the waterfalls Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss as well as the glaciers and volcanos of Myrdalsjökull/Katla and Eyjafjallajökull. The final highlight before getting back to Reykjavik is the spectacular Blue Lagoon. You have a choice of viewing the lagoon or enjoy soaking in the mineral rich water with its fine silica mud (bathing admission not included). In the late afternoon we arrive in Reykjavik, where we will stay at Centerhotel Plaza.

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Day 5: Departure

Goodbye Iceland

Transfer from hotel in Reykjavik to Keflavik airport. If you have chosen shared shuttle transfer it may take up to 90 minutes. A private transfer normally takes 45 minutes. You can enjoy Reykjavik in the morning of your departure, as your flight most likely will leave in the afternoon.

When an opportunity arises to witness the wonders of the Northern Lights we may adjust the itinerary. However with the Northern lights being a natural phenomenon and very hard to predict, sightings is no guarantee.


Travel dates Thursday - Monday.
Price $1,287 per person based on 2 people sharing double/twin room (excluding flight). Single supplement is $446.

Iceland nature is a luxury to be enjoyed. You will have the best of both, stay in the countryside for 2  nights and in Reykjavik for 2 nights. Enjoy the scenery. It is so much to see and you will be able to visit Iceland’ s natural wonders.

Optional Services:

  • Blue Lagoon admission including towel = from $80
  • A shared airport transfer one way = from $31
  • A private airport transfer one way (1 - 4 persons) = from $153
  • A Night in Reykjavík before or after the tour, price per dbl/sgl room per night = from $270

DEPARTURES 2017: 

  • November: 16, 23, 30
  • December: 7, 14

Departures 2018:

  • January: 11, 18, 25
  • February: 1, 8, 15, 22
  • March: 1, 8, 15, 22

 

 

 

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Views from Northern Lights Winter Wonders

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Highlights

  • Iceland's most famous places and scenery
  • The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)
  • The unique Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

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