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Northern Lights of Iceland including the Blue Lagoon (Winter Season)

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Northern Lights
Tour Style: First Class
7 Days from $2,233 per person

Journey to a land of ethereal landscapes - towering waterfalls, volcanoes and even mischievous elves, Iceland's intensely beautiful landscapes are a miracle of nature, from the vivid Blue Lagoon to the mystical Aurora Borealis dancing across the crystal-clear Icelandic sky.

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  1. Board your overnight flight to Europe (please ask about our great deals).

  2. Welcome to Reykjavik. The capital of Iceland is yours to start exploring after you check-in to your hotel. Tonight meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and canapés.

    meal(s):Welcome Reception
    hotel:Grand Reykjavik
  3. Explore Reykjavik on a sightseeing tour this morning. See the city‘s major attractions including Parliament House, the Old Harbor, the National Museum, Laugardalur swimming pool and the city‘s main landmark, the Hallgrímskirkja church standing on top of a hill in the city center. There will be the chance this afternoon for you to get acquainted with the unique Icelandic horses during an Optional Experience horseback riding tour. This evening will be an opportunity for you and your fellow travelers to venture out on a Northern Lights drive (weather permitting).

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
  4. Your first stop this morning is at the historically significant Thingvellir National Park. Here you will see how the continental drift between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates has altered the landscape by creating massive cracks or faults in the Earth's surface. Enjoy great photo opportunities at the world-famous hot spring area of Geysir. Wait a few minutes for Strokkur geyser to erupt, sending a spectacular column of water and steam high into the air. Close by is the majestic Gullfoss, the 'Golden Waterfall'. In the afternoon visit the Fridheimar Greenhouse for an insight into Icelandic horticulture as well as a taste of the tomatoes grown there. Dine tonight at your hotel. If conditions permit take a walk with your Travel Director in search of the Northern Lights.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel:Stracta
  5. Take a journey through Iceland's stunning south coast, a region of breathtaking scenery and legendary stories. Encounter a wonderful variety of natural landscapes, including the spectacular waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. See the ice cap Eyjafjallajökull, which covers a volcano. Visit the Skogar Folk Museum where you will gain a Cultural Insight into Icelandic heritage. View the black sand beach at Vik before arriving at your hotel where you will dine tonight.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
  6. This morning gain a Cultural Insight into the way Iceland harnesses geothermal energy with an included visit to the state-of-the-art Hellisheidi Geothermal Exhibition, located on an active volcanic ridge. Then experience another Cultural Insight when you visit and bathe in the world famous Blue Lagoon complete with a delicious cocktail. (Please remember to pack your swimwear). Learn about the history and lifestyle of the North Atlantic's Vikings during a visit to Viking World. This evening join your traveling companions for a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel:Park Inn by Radisson Keflavík
  7. Say goodbye to your companions and Travel Director after an unforgettable trip.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
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  • Festive Celebrations: Christmas and/or New Year Celebrations have been arranged for these departures.

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights: The December 22nd 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Hella.

Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room.

Single Room Supplement: from $420 p.p.

Triple Room share is not available on this trip.

Post Trip Accommodation is not available on this trip.

Airport Transfers: On arrival at Keflavik Airport transfers will operate at 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. On the final day, the Park Inn hotel operates a complimentary airport shuttle service between the hours of 4:30 am and 8:00 am, and at 12 noon.

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  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Most Meals Most Meals
  • Personal Flight Options Personal Flight Options
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels

Meal Summary

5 nights' accommodations, 5 hot buffet breakfasts & 4 dinners, and On-trip transport.

Included Highlights

Hidden Treasure

  • Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Cultural Insight

  • See how the Icelanders once lived while visiting the Skógar Folk Museum's cultural heritage collection and restored farm houses. Visit the Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant and see how Iceland has become a showcase for sustainable geothermal energy worldwide. Bathe in the warm waters of the geothermal Blue Lagoon, cocktail in hand.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Reykjavik
  • Visit the Hallgrímskirkja church in Reykjavik, the Fridheimar Greenhouse, the Folk Museum in Skogar, the Hellisheidi Geothermal Exhibition, the world famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa and Viking World in Reykjanesbær
  • View the black sand beach at Vik, Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls and the Strokkur geyser
  • See the Eyjafjallajökull volcano

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  • U.S. citizens traveling to Iceland must have a current passport valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens entering Iceland.

  • The currency in Iceland is the Krona.  While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive in Iceland, you can use your debit or credit card to pay in most places and you’ll likely find a better exchange rate in your destination.  The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks in Iceland. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling.  It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.

  • Icelandic cuisine offers an abundance of fresh seafood.  Enjoy dishes prepared with fresh herring, salmon, and trout as well as a variety of Icelandic specialties, and lamb.

  • We suggest packing a variety of clothing layers for Iceland’s cold oceanic climate. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • Tipping at restaurants is appreciated but never expected. If you would like to reward good service it’s appropriate to round up your bill or leave up to 10 percent for excellent service.

    At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend the equivalent of $4-5 per person/per day for your driver and $6-7 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is the equivalent of 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions. 

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