6-Day Iceland Treasures and Northern Lights Tour
Product Code: 3418-126127
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Hunt for the Northern Lights in optimal rural locations
  • • Visit the world-renowned Blue Lagoon
  • • Join a sailing tour on Breidafjordur Bay
  • • Walk along the continental rift at Thingvellir National Park
  • • Visit Snaefellsjokull National Park
Tour Code
3418-126127
Duration
6 days
Departure City
Reykjavik
End City
Reykjavik
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: UNESCO

Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Itinerary
Day 01
Reykjavik

Reykjavik

Welcome to Iceland! No activities are scheduled for the first night. Kick back and relax, or maybe see what's happening after dark in Reykjavik.

Tips:
You will be informed of the hotel information once your reservation is confirmed.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Borgarnes

Reykjavik - Arkranes - Reykholt - Borgarnes

Discover first-hand the colorful capital of Reykjavik with a sightseeing tour. See the visually stunning Harpa Concert Hall and Parliament on bustling Austurvollur Square; enjoy panoramic views from the city’s main landmark, Hallgrimskirkja church.

Departing Reykjavik, we'll travel northwest via an undersea tunnel through Hvalfjordur (Whale Bay). Then we'll head to the friendly town of Akranes to visit the Museum Centre, boasting a comprehensive array of geological and maritime exhibits. Afterwards, we'll climb to the top of a lighthouse to enjoy spectacular views of the wild coastline.

Then it's on to the bubbling waters of Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring, which provides heating for most of the homes and businesses in the area. Nourish your thirst for culture at Reykholt, home of renowned Icelandic Saga writer and medieval scholar Snorri Sturluson.

Our day ends with a scenic visit to a duo of exceptionally beautiful and unique waterfalls: Hraunfoss and Barnafoss, each with its own mysterious secret to reveal.

Day 03
Borgarnes

Stykkisholmur - Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Borgarnes

After breakfast, we'll make our way to the delightful town of Stykkisholmur. Here you'll embark on an adventurous sail on Breidafjordur Bay (UNESCO) among thousands of tiny islands, and taste Viking Sushi: a sampling of sea scallops, urchin, and crab drawn onto the boat straight from the pristine Icelandic waters.

Along the rugged coastline of Snaefellsnes Peninsula we'll encounter secluded fishing villages like Grundarfjordur, with its landmark Kirkjufell Mountain and surrounding fjord teeming with herring and orca whales, and Hellnar with a year-round population of less than ten residents. The picturesque harbor village of Arnarstapi offers the opportunity to walk among c columnar basalt rock formations and cliffs, swarming with colonies of seabirds.

Savor the remote tranquility of Snaefellsnes National Park, exhibiting an astonishing variety of natural landscapes from moss-blanketed lava fields and pebbled beaches, to imposing cliffs and the palpable force of the Snaefellsjokull glacier-volcano.

If weather conditions are favorable, we'll hunt for the elusive Aurora Borealis. Ideal meteorological conditions include a clear sky with icy temperatures and, preferably, no moon.

Day 04
Golden Circle

Golden Circle - Hveragerdi

Iceland’s Golden Circle showcases a trio of celebrated natural attractions, including the dramatic Gullfoss waterfall and the geothermal fields of Geysir, alive with boiling mud pits, steam vents, and exploding geysers.

The centerpiece is UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, where Viking settlers established an annual assembly in AD 930, now the world’s oldest continuous parliament. Thingvellir is also a geological masterpiece, marks the place where North American and Eurasian continental plates meet.

Following the road through fertile countryside, we'll stop to enjoy some local flavors at Efstidalur dairy farm specializing in homemade skyr, an organic Greek-style yogurt enjoyed as a breakfast staple and dessert in Iceland since the time of the Vikings.

Our journey continues to Hveragerdi, the gateway town to South Iceland situated in a highly active geothermal area where pillars of steam rise up from the ground year round. Hveragerdi has the largest concentration of greenhouses in Iceland; residents provide the country with much of its home-grown produce, including papayas and bananas. In the evenings, the lighted greenhouses give the town of Hveragerdi a distinctive glow.

We'll end the day with a visit to Fakasel Icelandic Horse Park to enjoy Legends of Sleipnir, a unique multi-media production showcasing the influential role Icelandic horses have had on the country's history and culture. Afterwards you can go onto the stage to meet the equine actors.

Day 05
Reykjavik

Reykjanes - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik

Traveling along the breathtaking seacoast of Reykjanes Peninsula, we'll visit Strandarkirkja, a small wooden church widely believed to radiate special powers. Although the church is typical of rural Iceland, it is built right into the coast with amazing views of the turbulent ocean waves crashing against volcanic rock and black sand.

Then we'll drive to Lake Kleifarvatn, set in fascinating, stark, moon-like surroundings. Near the lake's southern end lies Krysuvík, where powerful jets of steam escape from deep below the earth's crust. You will see numerous small hot springs, mud pots, boiling pools and other types of geothermal activity.

We'll continue under low mountains along the shoreline, stop in by craggy cliffs rising sheer from the sea. Then we'll make our way to the town of Grindavik with its sizeable fishing fleet.

After a lunch stop in Grindavik (own expense), we'll visit to the world-famous Blue Lagoon. Set in a black lava field, this geothermal spa is filled with warm mineral-rich seawater.

Visiting Attractions

Day 06

Reykjavik

Today we'll say farewell and depart Reykjavik.

Please self-transfer to the airport.

Tips:
Airport drop off is not included.
Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 2-night hotel accommodations in Reykjavík
  • 3-night countryside hotel accommodations
  • 5 breakfasts
  • Guided coach tour from day 2 to day 5
  • Northern Lights guided hunt on foot on selected evening
  • Northern Lights hunt kit on Day 2 or 3: blanket, hot cocoa/tea
  • Boat tour with Viking-sushi tasting
  • Visit to an Icelandic farm with homemade ice cream tasting
  • Visit to Friðheimar greenhouse and horse stable
  • Akranes Museum Center entrance fee
  • Blue Lagoon bathing fee

Package Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Airport pick-up, drop-off
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Swimsuit at the Blue Lagoon (rentals available)
  • Own-expense activities
  • Optional tips
Special Notes
  • Itinerary and activities are dependent on road and weather conditions.
  • Northern lights are weather-dependent and sightings are not guaranteed.
  • What to bring:
    - Layered clothing such as thermals, a top, jumper and a waterproof and windproof coat.
    - A hat
    - Sturdy, waterproof shoes
    - Sunblock
  • Cancellation Policy
    - 30 or more days prior to tour departure date: 10% of booking price is charged
    - 22-29 days prior to tour departure date: 25% of booking price is charged
    - 21-8 days prior to tour departure date: 50% of booking price is charged
    - 7 days prior to tour departure date: non-refundable
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Adult: 12 and older
* Child: 6-11 years of age, sharing a double room with 2 adults
* This tour is not suitable for children below the age of 6.
* Prices for Single Occupancy apply when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
* Prices for Double Occupancy apply when two people stay in one standard hotel room
* It requires minimum 2 passengers to book the tour.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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