package

Northern Lights in Style - 8 Days

Location

Iceland

Duration

8 days

Shared

This trip is shared with other travelers from SC (or its partners); included tour guides and transportation are for the entire group.
Departure time is fixed and prices are calculated based on max capacity, so they are fixed and per person.
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Brief

Join this exclusive escorted bus tour and stay at some of the finest first-class hotels and travel comfortably with a small group of travellers! You experience unspoiled nature, geological wonders, cultural and culinary treats and a variety of soft adventures and activities during the day. At night, you'll search for the famous Icelandic Northern Lights: a mysterious, multicoloured curtain of light swirling through the sky with a wondrous glow. So don't miss out on the chance to explore one of the most beautiful countries in the world!

Day 1

Reykjavík

Welcome to Iceland! Upon arrival at Keflavík International Airport where you spend the night at a first-class hotel. Reykjavík has a variety of touristic places and activirs which you'll have time to explore on your own. We'll also provide you with ideas on how to explore Iceland's capital on your own and some nice places to eat!

Overnight in Reykjavík.

Day 2

Reykjavík - South Iceland

At 09:00 you'll meet the tour guide and start the exclusive program with a two-hour Reykjavík city tour. Visit the exceptional observation tower of the Hallgrímskirkja church offering incredible panoramic views across the city. Learn about Icelandic cheese and the unique dairy product skyr, while having a lovely lunch in a cheese school buttery. You'll then depart for Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and stop for a wellness retreat at the Fontana thermal baths and an experience of a geothermal bakery. You'll stay three nights in a luxury country hotel in South Iceland. After a gourmet dinner, our expert tour guide provides you with a seminar about the Northern Lights and teaches you how to take photos of this natural phenomenon. Step into the darkness, soak in the hotel's outdoor hot tubs and check if the Northern Lights are visible. These spectacular skylight shows are also known as the Aurora Borealis and are sometimes seen in Iceland from September through April on clear and crisp nights. 

Overnight in South Iceland (Breakfast, Lunch).

Day 3

South Iceland 

Today you'll visit Gullfoss waterfall and the nearby Geysir geothermal fields with a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The explosion crater called Kerið is filled with water and resembles an ancient amphitheatre. Meet a local who tells you all about living in an earthquake active place with its geothermal powers and challenges. You get the opportunity to boil an egg in a hot spring and taste bread baked with hot steam. Travel to seashore villages with many old and colourful houses. During a private tour around a local folk museum and a historic wooden church, you'll taste shark meat, dried fish and Brennivín snaps. After an excellent langoustine dinner at a nearby seashore restaurant, you'll go outside to watch out for the magical Northern Lights before returning to the hotel.

Overight in South Iceland (Breakfast, Dinner).

Day 4

South Iceland 

Today we take you out along the South coast! You'll travel to Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges over the mountain, and stop at the Eyjafjallajökull Information Center where we learn about living next to a glacier and an active volcano. Nearby is Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. You can choose between a guided walk that is specially organised for beginners on a nearby glacier (total walking time is about 3 hours), or continue the bus tour to explore a black lava beach with bird cliffs. After a gourmet dinner at your hotel, you'll watch a video presentation about Northern Lights as a part of the Northern Lights educational program and look out if the auroras are across the sky.

Overnight in South Iceland (Breakfast, Dinner).

Day 5

South Iceland - Reykjavík

Explore the Reykjanes Peninsula and see the region's many unusual geological features, hot springs, moon-like landscapes, bird cliffs, lighthouses and fishing villages. Visit a Viking ship and history museum that tells the story about the Viking expansion across the North Atlantic. After a unique seafood & crab feast, you'll visit the famous Blue Lagoon for a soak in its warm geothermal water. The comfort experience package includes the use of a towel and a bathrobe, a drink of your choice and a volcano scrub or algae mask. Enjoy a delicious lamb dinner at your hotel, where the 6-day program ends with an overnight and breakfast.The group members for the 8-day tour return to Reykjavík for a 3-night stay.

Overnight in Reykjavík (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 6

Reykjavík

After a hearty breakfast, you'll spend the day at leisure and explore Iceland's capital, visit museums, go shopping, spa treatments or an optional whale watching tour. Included is a 2-3 hour Northern Lights hunt by boat to escape from the city lights.

Overnight in Reykjavík (Breakfast).

Day 7

Reykjavík

Explore West Iceland on a full day super-jeep tour of the highland track, glaciers, lava caves, waterfalls, cultural site, hot springs, and fjord. This trip is a real adventure with spectacular landscapes. After a fun day of adventure, you'll return to your hotel to get some rest. 

Overnight in Reykjavík (Breakfast).

Day 8

Reykjavík

After one last breakfast in Iceland, you'll finish up your check-out formalities in time for your transfer to Keflavík International Airport for your outbound flight.

(Breakfast).

package code: IS230219
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