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Gems of Iceland with Northern Lights

USD 2,249per person

Description:

Feast your eyes on the awe-inspiring and astonishing wonders of nature in Iceland. Undeniably, its glaciers, active volcanoes, black-sand beaches, and a visit to its fascinating rivers and falls, and mesmerizing lakes are already enough to charm every traveler. However, what makes this 6-day travel more extraordinary is seeing the world-renowned Northern Lights and setting foot on the rift valley in Thingvellir, separating the world’s two major tectonic plates.

  • Hotel accommodations
  • Full buffet breakfast daily
  • 5 three-course dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Reykjavik
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Land transportation via motorcoach with free Wi-Fi
  • Local guides
  • Individual headsets
  • Optional excursions

Itinerary:

Day 1: ARRIVE IN REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

Welcome to Reykjavik! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2: REYKJAVIK

This morning’s optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon needs to be pre-purchased via our website and is not available locally. This evening, an excursion by coach to see the Northern Lights (weather permitting). (B, D)

Day 3: REYKJAVIK–THINGVELLIR–GEYSIR–GULLFOSS–KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR

After a drive through cosmopolitan Reykjavik, continue to Thingvellir, a geological paradise. Here, walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates. Next, stop at the hot springs at Geysir for a real treat: meet the chef of the Geysir restaurant in the geothermal areas. Taste freshly baked bread, which is cooked using the heat from the hot springs, with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring, and a glass of geysir schnapps, served at freezing point. Marvel at the mighty Gullfoss waterfall. (B, D)

Day 4: KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR. EXCURSION TO SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK & LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN

Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and stop at Lake Jökulsárlón, where some of the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie Die Another Day were filmed. Watch how the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, flows into the lake, forming icebergs. (B, D)

Day 5: KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR–SKOGAFOSS–SELJALANDSFOSS–HELLISHEIÐARVIRKJUN–REYKJAVIK

Enjoy a spectacular drive along Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and see the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010. Arrive in Hellisheiðarvirkjun, where you will visit the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION. Return to Reykjavik and tonight, a farewell dinner has been prepared at one of the city’s fine restaurants to celebrate the success of your Icelandic journey. (B, D)

Day 6: REYKJAVIK

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

-End of tour-

  • Rate is per person based on double occupancy, may change without prior notice, and does not include airfare yet.
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