Hidden Powers & Northern Lights Hunt
Hidden Powers & Northern Lights Hunt– Iceland –6 days / 5 nights, Reykjavik - Thingvellir - Geysir - Gullfoss - Eyjafjallajökull Volcano - Skaftafell - Glacial Lagoon - Blue Lagoon - ReykjavikDiscover South Iceland's raw nature on this guided coach tour. Icebergs, hot springs and volcanoes dominate the islands beautiful, yet rugged landscape. Experience the hidden powers of Iceland, including views of the notorious Eyjafjallajokull volcano and the breath taking Glacial Lagoon. With several nights spent in stunning rural locations, you'll be perfectly situated to go in search of the magical Northern Lights dancing over the clear Arctic sky.
|Operation||October 6, 2016 - April 6, 2017|
|Departure||English departures 2016
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17, 24
December 1, 8
January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 5, 9, 10, 16, 19, 23, 30
English / French guided departures:
October 31, 2013 / January 16, 2014
February 13, 2014 / March 13, 2014
|Price||from $875 per person in double room
from $1,055 single room
|Included||2 nights Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura
1 admission to Soley Natura Spa at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura
3 nights at countryside hotels, Icelandair Hotel Fludir & Icelandair Hotel Klaustur
Breakfast buffet daily
Guided coach tour from day 2 to day 5
Entrance fee to the Northern Lights Centre in Reykjavik
Geothermal bakery experience at Laugarvatn Fontana
Entrance to Volcano Visitor Center at Eyjafjallajökull
A visit from a local storyteller
Viewing of "Eldmessa" - a shortfilm about the Laki eruption in 1783-1784
Northern Lights hunt kit on Day 3 or 4 (flashlight, blanket & thermos of hot cocoa)
Northern Lights guided hunt on foot, one selected evening
Northern Lights wake up call (available at countryside hotels)
Blue Lagoon bathing fee for departures in fall 2016 and onwards
|Not Included||International flights & Airport taxes
Arrival & departure airport transfer to/from Keflavik Airport
Meals (other then breakfast)
Optional tours / activities
Any service not specifically listed under "included"
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||All departures guaranteed with minimum of 2 persons.
Max 35 persons per tour
Please inquire about our special air fares on Icelandair, offering direct flight from Seattle!
|Tour Options||Airport transfers with Flybus
Additional nights in Reykjavik
Blue Lagoon entrance
Optional dinner package of 3 x 3-course dinners in the countryside, $165 p.p. if booked in advance
|More Information||Hidden Powers & Northern Lights map|
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Day 1 ARRIVAL REYKJAVIK Individual arrival in Reykjavik (airport transfer not included). Overnight stay at Reykjavik Natura Icelandair Hotel.
Day 2 THINGVELLIR - GEYSIR - GULLFOSS (B) Northern Lights Centre - National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) - Exploding Geysers - The Famous Golden Falls
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. Overnight in Fludir area.
Included: Entrance fee to the newly opened Northern Lights Centre in Reykjavik
Geothermal bakery experience at Laugarvatn Fontana
Highlights: Gullfoss | Geysir | Thingvellir
Day 3 SOUTH SHORE - EYJA FJALLAJÖKULL VOLCANO (B) Waterfalls - Glacial Views - Black Sand Beaches
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 Icealandic 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. Overnight stay and Northern light hunt in Kirkjubaejarklaustur area.
Highlights: Eyjafjallajökull | Seljalandsfoss | Skogafoss | Vik
Day 4 SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK - JÖKULSARLON GLACIAL LAGOON (B) Europe's Largest National Park - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe's Largest Glacier
Today enter the area of Vatnajökull National Park, the largest in Europe, named after Europe's largest glacier. The park's Skaftafell region is a site of outstanding natural beauty, dominated by Vatnajokull glacier. Continue to Jökulsarlon 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.
Highlights: Skaftafell National Park | Jökulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
Day 5 HVERAGERDI - BLUE LAGOON - REYKJAVIK (B) Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Visitor Centre - Greenhouse Village - Thundering waves - Geothermal Lagoon
Explore the region near the towering strato-volcano Eyjafjallajökull, which is probably the most famous volcano in the world today. At the Volcano Visitor Centre at Thorvaldseyri Farm, located beneath Eyjafjallajökull 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, 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
Bathing fee to the Blue Lagoon
Highlights: Hveragerdi | The Blue Lagoon | Reykjanes
Day 6 DEPARTURE REYKJAVIK (B) After breakfast check-out and departure. Transfer to the international airport (not included).