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6 Day Affordable Iceland with Northern Lights Pursuit - Wednesday Departure

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Iceland

Cities Visited

Hella , Reykjavik

This is an active itinerary which includes several walking tours on often uneven, icy terrain.

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Iceland
Depart for Iceland

DAY 2, Thursday - Reykjavik City Tour, Village of Hella, Search for the Northern Lights
Arrive in Iceland, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to Reykjavik. Your flights should arrive between 6 AM and 8 AM. Your tour begins with a refreshing breakfast at Bryggjan Brugghus*. Afterward, visit the Aurora Reykjavik: The Northern Lights Center. Gain insight into the Northern Lights during a guided tour through the interactive exhibits and learn how to capture them on camera. Then, take a panoramic drive past the Old Town Center, Parliament, the Cathedral, the bustling harbor area, Hofdi House, and Hallgrímskirkja Church, with its striking steeple. Stop at the Pearl vantage point for great views of the capital area and beyond. Continue to the peaceful village of Hella and check into your hotel, which is situated far from city lights, making it an ideal place to view the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) when the skies are clear. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager, followed by dinner. Later, if conditions are right, meet your Tour Manager and walk outside the hotel to search the skies for the Northern Lights***Guests that are arriving prior to day 2, or are making their own way from the Reykjavik Airport should meet the group directly at Bryggjan Brugghus, Grandagarður 8, 101 Reykjavík, by 8:30 AM.
Overnight: Hella
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3, Friday - South Shore Adventure
Today as you travel along the South Shore, enjoy the gorgeous mountain views including snow shrouded Hekla, the country's most active volcano, as well as the famous Eyjafjallajökull Volcano. Continue through the region where one of the best known of the Icelandic classical sagas, Njál's Saga, is set. Stop at the spectacular Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, tumbling over high rock escarpments. Savor lunch at a local restaurant before passing through Vik, Iceland's most southerly village. Make a stop at Dyrhólaey, a magnificent rocky headland with dramatic sheer cliffs with views of south Iceland's black sand coastline. On the return trip to Hella, visit the Lava Centre in Hvolsvollur with its interactive exhibits and astonishing imagery. Dinner tonight is at your hotel
Overnight: Hella
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Saturday - Gullfoss, Geysir, Þingvellir, Search for the Northern Lights
Explore today some of Iceland's most renowned natural wonders. Begin at Gullfoss (The Golden Waterfall), one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe with thousands of tons of icy water tumbling majestically into a deep gorge. Then, on to the Geysir area with its numerous hot springs, fumaroles and geysers, including the world-famous Strokkur Geysir - watch it erupt every few minutes spewing hot water high into the air. At the remarkable geological and historical area of Þingvellir, visit the site of the world's oldest democratic parliament founded in 930 AD, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the stunning canyon that runs through the park, stand on the dividing fault line between two of the earth's tectonic plates. Lunch follows at the family-run Friðheimar Greenhouse, a unique cultivation center. You'll be astounded by the magic behind growing delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes and cucumbers with the aid of geothermal heat. A short and informative talk is followed by a tomato tasting. Return to Reykjavik with time to relax before this evening's private drive to continue your quest for the Northern Lights**
Overnight: Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Sunday - The Blue Lagoon
A truly unique experience awaits you today at the spectacular Blue Lagoon, a unique natural pool of mineral rich geothermal water located in the middle of a lava field. The high levels of silica and minerals give the lagoon its vibrant rich blue color. Enjoy a bath or swim in the pleasantly warm water reputed for its healing properties. The facilities include modern changing rooms and showers, an indoor geothermal pool, an on-site restaurant featuring local favorites and boutiques with seawater products to take back home. Return to Reykjavik in the afternoon. Tonight, join your Tour Manager for a reception at your hotel
Overnight: Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Monday - Depart Iceland
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

**Northern Lights tours are subject to correct weather conditions and solar activity. Sightings cannot be guaranteed. If the tour is canceled locally, we will attempt to offer another Northern Lights tour on an alternate evening, conditions permitting. The Reykjavik Northern Lights tour departs at approximately 8:30 PM from Oct 1 - Mar 14, and 9:30 PM from Sep 1 - Sep 30 & Mar 15 - Apr 15. The tour may not return until after midnight.

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Inclusions

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Keflavik, Keflavik-New York
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  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 4 nights First Class accommodations
  • 2 nights Hella
  • 2 nights Reykjavik
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • Arrival transfer
  • 9 meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking guide throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Special Features

  • Tour the Aurora Reykjavik: The Northern Lights Center and gain insight into the Northern Lights
  • On the South Coast, view stunning scenery including volcanoes and spectacular waterfalls
  • Visit Gullfoss Waterfall and the Geysir Geothermal Area, home of the Strokkur Geysir
  • At the remarkable historic area of Þingvellir, visit the site of the world's oldest parliament
  • Enjoy the warm soothing waters of the world-famous geothermal Blue Lagoon
  • Search the skies for the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), among the most spectacular phenomena on earth
  • Please note: Northern Lights tours are subject to correct weather conditions and solar activity. Sightings cannot be guaranteed. If the tour is canceled locally, we will attempt to offer another Northern Lights tour on an alternate evening, conditions permitting. The Northern Lights tour departs in the late evening and may not return until after midnight

    Not Included:
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    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include departure transfer, but does include the group arrival transfer that departs between 7 and 8:30 AM from Keflavik Airport on day 2. Please contact a service agent to make arrangements to meet the group if your arrival flight does not arrive on day 2 of the tour.

    Passengers arriving to Reykjavik on day 2 should select flights that arrive between 6 AM & 8 AM. The group transfer will depart approximately between 7:00 - 8:30 AM.

    If booking a prenight stay, you should book a hotel in Reykjavik instead of Hella or Fludir in order to avoid expensive transfers and missing scheduled activities on day 2 of the tour.

    Northern Lights tours are subject to correct weather conditions and solar activity. Sightings cannot be guaranteed. If the tour is canceled locally, we will attempt to offer another Northern Lights tour on an alternate evening, conditions permitting. The Reykjavik Northern Lights tour departs at approximately 8:30 PM from Oct 1 - Mar 14, and 9:30 PM from Sep 1 - Sep 30 & Mar 15 - Apr 15. The tour may not return until well after midnight.

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    Accommodations

    Landhotel
    This first class hotel is located about fourteen miles from Hella.

    Fosshotel Reykjavik
    This first class hotel is situated in the business district of Reykjavik.

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    Customer Reviews

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    Accommodations
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    Itinerary
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    Professional Staff
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    Value for Money
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