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6 days / 5 nights

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival in Reykjavik and transfer to your hotel. Check in at your hotel in Reykjavik and get yourself comfortable for your day in the city. Overnight stay in Reykjavik.

Day 2: Thingvellir - Geysir - Gullfoss
Northern Lights Center - National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) - Exploding Geysers - The Famous Golden Falls Start the day by visiting the recently opened and fascinating Northern Lights Centre 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. Overnight in the Fludir area.

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 Centre, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. Enjoy both the exhibit and viewing an interesting film about Icelandic volcanoes at the center's cinema.

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, and admire the extraordinary rock formations and thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Dinner and overnight stay in Kirkjubaejarklaustur area.

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'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. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Volcanic Areas - Hveragerdi - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik
Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Visitor Centre - Greenhouse Village - Geothermal Lagoon 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.

Day 6: Departure
Transfer to the international airport.

All departures are guaranteed with 2 participants.
Maximum group size: 36 participants.
" Please note that northern lights are dependent on weather conditions. Sightings cannot be guaranteed."

Untitled Spreadsheet
  Oct 2017 - April 2018      
  Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ  
  Oct 05, 10, 12, 19, 24, 26, 2017 $1,860 $2,360  
  Nov 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 30, 2017 $1,765 $2,165  
  Dec 7, 12, 2017 $1,765 $2,165  
  Jan 9, 11, 18, 25, 2018 $1,765 $2,165  
  Feb 1, 13, 15, 22, 2018 $1,765 $2,165  
  Mar 1, 8, 13, 22, 22, 29, 2018 $1,765 $2,165  
  Apr 03, 05, 2018 $1,765 $2,165  
  Icelandair hotel Reykjavík Natura      
  Stracta Hotel Hella      
  Icelandair hotel Klaustur      
  • 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) (from Fall 2017)
  • Entrance fee to the Northern Lights Center in Reykjavik
  • Geothermal bakery experience at Laugarvatn Fontana
  • Visit to the new Lava Centre (from Fall 2017)
  • Entrance fee to Volcano Visitor Center at the base of Eyjafjallajokull volcano (until Spring 2017)
  • A visit from a local storyteller (until Spring 2017)
  • Viewing of "Eldmessa" - a short film about the Laki eruption in 1783-1784
  • Northern Lights hunt kit on day 3 or 4 (flashlight, blanket & thermos of hot drink)
  • 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 included from Fall 2017)
  • Round-trip Shared transfers between airports and hotels
Not Included:
  • Breakfast on arrival day
  • International airfare
  • Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • 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"
  • 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.
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