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8-Day Iceland Northern Lights (Small Group Tour)

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8-Day Iceland Northern Lights (Small Group Tour)
from $2795 USD

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Iceland's nature shows its adventurous side in winter. The way to make the most of this is to explore Iceland with a local experienced tour guide, who knows the country and the circumstances like the back of his hand. Traveling in a modified 4WD off-road vehicle, you will discover the best of Iceland, including hot springs, waterfalls, national parks, beaches, and extraordinary glaciers experiences. The main highlights during this special tour are: hunting for dancing Northern Lights, the Glacier Lagoon at Vatnajökull National Park, and extraordinary tour into deep blue ice caves, where bizarre natural sculptures are constantly changing their appearance. You will be captivated by fire and ice on this exclusive adventure tour. Small group tour with a minimum of 6, maximum of 12 people.

Departure Dates Winter 2021-2022:

  • Oct 10-17, 2021
  • Nov 14-21, 2021
  • Jan 23-30, 2021
  • Feb 13-20-2022
  • Feb 27-Mar 6, 2022
  • Mar 13-20-2022
  • Mar 20-27, 2022
  • Oct 9-16, 2022
  • Nov 13-20, 2022

This amazing adventure tour can be booked as a private tour, please ask for a special quote.

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Day 1: Arrive Reykjavik

Upon arrival at Keflavik International Airport in Iceland, you take the Flybus* to your hotel in Reykjavik where you stay for the first night. *Upgrade to private transfer available.

Meals included: n/a

Day 2: Reykjavik to South Coast and Ice Cave Volcano Katla (BD)

Morning departure from Reykjavik. You are heading along the South Shore, where plenty of exciting activities await you. You are going to visit a number of fascinating waterfalls, amongst the impressive Urriðafoss. The next highlight is the Black Sand Beach with its powerful waves and impressive basalt rock columns. Underneath the Mýrdalsjökull glacier is Volcano Katla, here you are about to visit the first ice cave on this tour. The black-blue ice cave is ever-changing as nature is in charge. Overnight in the area. In the evening you have to lookout for the Northern Lights!

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Eldhraun Lava Field + Vatnajokull National Park + Glacier Lagoon (BD)

The day begins by passing over the impressive Eldhraun Lava Field onward to Vatnajökull National Park where we enjoy an easy hike. The adventure continues with visiting another ice cave. The stunning blue ice cave in Breiðamerkurjökull glacier is simply breathtaking. Every year nature forms a new shape, the clarity of this cave is incredible. There are more fascinating natural ice sculptures awaiting you, when visiting the Glacier Lagoon. The massive icebergs floating in the lagoon are always wonderful to watch. The Black Sand Beach near the lagoon is often called the "Diamond Beach," due to the look of the icebergs that lie upon the beach. Overnight stay for the next 2 nights in the region. The presentation on the Northern Lights will be one of the evenings, but surely every night you will be looking out for them.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Vatnajokull Glacier (BD)

Today the whole day is dedicated to Europe's largest glacier and its region. The day will be planned according to weather and ice conditions. In the evening, it's time again to lookout for the Northern Lights.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: South Shore to Skogar (BD)

On the way back south, your guide continues showing you fascinating work of nature created by Icelandic glaciers, when taking you on a walk by fascinating glacier moraine. At the charming Skógar, we enjoy the impressive Skógafoss waterfall and visit the Skógar museum, an incredible interesting cultural heritage with one of the nation's greatest collection of artifacts and a few historical buildings. Overnight stay and hunting for the Northern Lights from the hotel on the South Coast.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Volcanic Museum + Waterfalls + Hot Springs + Thingvellir NP (B)

Iceland has a lot of waterfalls, but they are all very different from one another, today you enjoy a few more. You will also enjoy and relax in one of Iceland's geothermal baths. You visit the incredible Lava Center. This fantastic exhibit gives you a great understanding of Iceland's inner forces. The journey continues to the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, the impressive Geysir hot spring area, with its many bubbling hot springs and the famous spouting Strokkur. The final wonder of the day is the UNESCO World Heritage site, Thingvellir National Park, where the Eurasian- and North American tectonic plates meet. Thingvellir is also where Iceland's parliament was formed in 930. Overnight stay for the next 2 nights in Reykjavik, the northernmost capital in the world.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7: Free Day in Reykjavik (B)

Enjoy and explore Reykjavik at your own leisure. You can take optional tours, for example, you can visit the Blue Lagoon, go on a whale watching tour, a horseback riding tour, visit museums and much more.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8: Depart Reykjavik (B)

Transfer with Flybus* from Reykjavik to Keflavik International Airport for your homeward journey. *Upgrade to private transfer available.

Meals included: Breakfast

Pricing

8-Day Iceland Northern Lights (Small Group Tour)

Prices are Per Person and Valid for Trips through December 31, 2021

# People in Group: 2+
8-Day Iceland Northern Lights (Small Group Tour): $2795
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NOTE: Prices are per person in U.S. dollars based on double/triple occupancy. All quotations are based on the current rates of park fees, VAT, other government taxes, and current exchange rates. Should any of these be increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added on even if your trip has already been paid for.

INCLUDES:
  • All accommodations per itinerary
  • All meals per itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All tours and entrance fees per itinerary (unless listed as excluded)
  • All transportation and transfers per itinerary
EXCLUDES:
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not listed
  • Beverages and alcohol
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel staff
  • Optional tours
  • Single room supplement
  • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)

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