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Hidden Powers & Northern Lights Hunt 6 Days / 5 Nights

Discover Iceland in winter. Get to know its raw, magnificent nature spotted with volcanoes, bubbling hot spring and floating icebergs. Explore the Icelandic South Shore including the glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón. Discover South Iceland's raw nature Icebergs, hot springs and volcanoes reign over Iceland's beautiful landscapes.

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.

Itinerary details

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, with volcanoes, glaciers and waterfalls

Walk along the banks of the awe-inspiring iceberg Glacial Lagoon

Uncover the impact and power of recent volcanic eruptions near Eyjafjallajokull

Hunting for northern lights in optimal rural locations

Visit the world-renowned Blue Lagoon

All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 2 participants except for German with minimum 4 participants.

 

Maximum group size: 36 participants.

 

 

 

PRICE PER PERSON

 

EUR                                         Double            Single

October 2016 – April 2017       679                  824

 

Optional:

 

3 course dinner at countryside hotels.

Price for 3 dinners: 132 EUR per person if booked in advance.

 

Children rate

 

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.

 

 

DEPARTURES and LANGUAGES 2016 - 2017

 

 

06 October 2016          English                         Sold out

13 October 2016          English                         Sold out

20 October 2016          English                         Sold out

20 October 2016          German                       Sold out

27 October 2016          English                         Sold out

03 November 2016      English                         Sold out

03 November 2016      French                         Sold out

03 November 2016      Dutch                          Sold out

10 November 2016      English                         Sold out

10 November 2016      French                         Sold out

13 November 2016      Spanish                       Sold out

17 November 2016      English                         Sold out

17 November 2016      German                                 

24 November 2016      English                         Sold out

01 December 2016      English

08 December 2016      English                         Sold out

12 January 2017          English

12 January 2017          French

19 January 2017          English

26 January 2017          English

26 January 2017          French

26 January 2017          Italian 

02 February 2017         English

02 February 2017         French

09 February 2017         English

09 February 2017         French

09 February 2017         German          

09 February 2017         Spanish          

16 February 2017         English

16 February 2017         French

23 February 2017         English                         Sold out

23 February 2017         French                         Sold out

23 February 2017         Dutch                          Sold out

23 February 2017         Italian 

02 March 2017             English                         Sold out

02 March 2017             French                         Sold out

05 March 2017             English                         Sold out

09 March 2017             English

09 March 2017             French

09 March 2017             Spanish          

10 March 2017             English

16 March 2017             English                         Sold out

16 March 2017             French                        

16 March 2017             Dutch 

19 March 2017             English                         Sold out

23 March 2017             French                         Sold out

23 March 2017             English                         Sold out

23 March 2017             Italian 

30 March 2017             English

30 March 2017             German          

06 April 2017                English

 

 

 

 

Itinerary:

 

DAY 1: Arrival in Iceland

 

Day free at leisure. Airport transfers & optional tours available upon request.

 

Overnight in Reykjavík.

 

 

 

DAY 2: Þingvellir - Geysir - Gullfoss

 

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) where the world’s oldest parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland's largest lake. We then drive to Laugarvatn Fontana where we experience a geothermal bakery first hand and dig up bread that has been cooked underground. After the tour, we sample the delicious bread, served hot from the ground with some butter.

Continue through farmland areas to the geothermal fields of Geysir with bubbling mud pools and 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.

 

Included:

  • Entrance fee to the newly opened Northern Lights Center in Reykjavik
  • Geothermal bakery experience at Laugarvatn Fontana

 

Overnight in Fludir area.

 

 

DAY 3: South Shore - Eyjafjallajokull Volcano

 

Drive along the south shore, an area of Iceland that is quite 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.  Stop at the spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss.  Head onwards, passing by Myrdalsjokull Glacier, to visit Reynisfjara beach.  Take a walk on the black sands, admiring the extraordinary rock formations and thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Evening Northern Lights hunt.

 

Overnight in Kirkjubӕjarklaustur area. 

 

DAY 4: Skaftafell National Park - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon

 

Today enter the area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe'slargest glacier.  This national park is also the largest one in Europe.  The park's Skaftafell region is a site of outstanding natural beauty, dominated by Vatnajokull glacier. Continue to Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon where you can enjoy a breathtaking sight of icebergs floating in the fantastic 180m (591 ft) deep glacial lagoon.

 

Overnight in Kirkjubӕjarklaustur area.

 

DAY 5: Volcanoes - Hveragerði - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik

 

Explore the region near the towering strato-volcano Eyjafjallajokull, which is probably the most famous volcano in the world today. At the Volcano Visitor Centre at Thorvaldseyri Farm, located beneath Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, you will see, both in pictures and film, the 2010 eruption and its impact on the countryside, the country itself and the whole world.

Head towards the village of Hveragerdi, which is one of the few sites in the world located directly on top of a geothermal area. Hveragerdi is often called "the flower village" because of its many greenhouses heated by hot water from nearby springs. The tour then continues to Strandarkirkja, a church that is widelly believed to have a special power to aid success or provide good luck. Follow along the coastline with its breathtaking sea 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.

 

Included:

  • Entrance fee to the Volcano Visitor Centre at the foot of Eyjafjallajokull
  • Bathing fee to the Blue Lagoon

 

Overnight in Reykjavik.

 

DAY 6: Departure

 

Transfer to Keflavik International Airport not included

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
  •  Entrance fee to the Northern Lights Center in Reykjavik
  •  Geothermal bakery experience at Laugarvatn Fontana
  •  Entrance fee to Volcano Visitor Center at the base of Eyjafjallajokull volcano
  •  A visit from a local storyteller and Viewing of "Eldmessa" - a shortfilm about the Laki eruption in 1783-1784
  •  Northern Lights “wake up call” option during the night (available at countryside hotels
  •  Northern Lights hunt kit on Day 3 or 4 (flashlight, blanket & thermos of hot cocoa) and guided hunt on foot one selected evening
  •  Blue lagoon bathing fee for departures in fall 2016 and onwards.

Excluded

  •  Arrival & departure airport transfer to/from Keflavík Airport
  •  Food and drink other than stated in tour description
  •  Optional tours / activities
  •  Any service not specifically listed under "included"

Tour highlights:

  • Geysir
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Blue lagoon
  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Skaftafell

Comments

Bagrowski 5 stars

8/15/2016 12:52:06 PM

It was really great!!!

Sellars 5 stars

8/15/2016 12:52:31 PM

Everything happened just as it should have. The nice clean bus arrived early, the driver was friendly and very helpful with luggage. The drive to the airport was professional and felt very safe. then we arrived early. Perfect!


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