ICELAND NORTHERN LIGHTS TOUR
Price / Person: £ 1673 pp
Standard £ 1673 pp
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- Duration : ( 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS )
- Country : Europe
- Places Covered :
REYKJAVIK | Kirkjubæjarklaustur | HOFN | EGILSSTADIR | AKUREYRI | LAUGARBAKKI
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GOLDEN CIRCLE MYVATN
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Day 01 : FREE DAY IN REYKJAVIK - NORTHERN LIGHTS BOAT TOUR, HOTEL . OVERNIGHT : REYKJAVIK
Your journey begins in the lively capital of Reykjavík. Your hotel is centrally located, providing easy access to the best museums, galleries, shopping areas, restaurants, and historic landmarks.
Walk along the offbeat Laugavegur shopping street, one of the oldest streets in Reykjavik. Satisfy your culture craving at one of the city’s excellent museums, such as the National Museum, the Reyjavík Museum of Photography, or the Culture House. For a more eccentric cultural experience, check out the Phallological Museum, which began as one collector’s strange hobby and evolved into the world’s only museum on the subject.
Catch a birds-eye view of Reykjavík from the iconic Hallgrímskirkja church, inspired by Svartifoss Waterfall at Skaftafell. When the sun goes down, dive into the vibrant nightlife of the capital.
But before that, be sure to hunt for the magical Northern Lights Iceland on a boat tour! Set course for pitch-black skies, the perfect setting for the emerald light show. An expert aurora guide tells you everything you could wish to know about the lights.
You’ll spend the night at Reykjavík Lights Hotel.
Day 02 : GOLDEN CIRCLE & SOUTH COAST.OVERNIGHT :Kirkjubæjarklaustur (B)
On day 2, we’ll pick you up from your hotel and head straight for Iceland’s most iconic attractions.
We start at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park and absorb its geological, historical and cultural impact. This is the site where the historic Icelandic Parliament, Alþing, was founded in 930 CE. This governmental body is the oldest existing democratic parliament in the world. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge runs right through Þingvellir, the spot where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet.
The adventure gains steam as we head to Geysir Geothermal Area. This is the home of the famous Great Geysir, the hot spring that gave us the English word “geyser.” Witness the spectacle of Strokkur, the area’s most active geyser. Scorching water bursts from Strokkur every 5 to 10 minutes.
The final stop on the Golden Circle is Gullfoss Waterfall, or “the golden falls.”’ Observe the golden mists that surrounds the waterfall and the chaotic Hvítá river that crashes below.
On the way to your hotel in the area near Kirkjubæjarklaustur, we’ll stop at two other stunning waterfalls: Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Both falls stand 196 ft (60 m) high but possess their own distinct features. Skógafoss cascades peacefully from former sea cliffs. Seljalandsfoss hides a secret pathway that leads behind the falls, offering adventurers a rare view of nature.
You’ll spend the night at Hótel Geirland
Day 03 : VIK - SKAFTAFELL - GLACIER LAGOON – HOFN, OVERNIGHT : HOFN ( B)
We continue along the South Coast route to the famous Reynisfjara black sand beach. Just offshore, catch a peek of the majestic Reynisdrangar peaks that shoot out of the sea.
We then leave the beach behind and head for icy glaciers. Embark on a three-hour hike glacier hike at Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park. Discover Europe’s biggest glacier, Vatnajökull, which covers 8% of Iceland’s landmass.
Along the way, witness the jaw-dropping Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, home to the infamous Katla Volcano. Mt. Katla isn’t the only fire spitfire in the region. You also will see her neighbor, the notorious Eyjafjalljökull.
We depart from fire and return to ice at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, the most famous ice lagoon in the world. Behold crystalline blue ice-floes as they meander through the lagoon. Then we’ll walk over to Diamond Beach. Another coastline with coal-black sands, this beach is dotted with glittering blue and white icebergs washed ashore by the tide.
Your accommodation for the evening will be in Höfn, a quaint town known as the lobster capital of Iceland.
You’ll spend the night at Hofin Hotel.
Day 04 : EAST FJORDS - DJUPIVOGUR – EGILSSTADIR, OVERNIGHT : EGILSSTADIR ( B)
Today’s journey takes us to the picturesque East Fjords. As we drive through the eastern countryside, we’ll pass the diverse scenery of Lón, the Þvottárskriður landslides, and Álftafjarðar Fjord.
Our first stop is the charming fishing town of Djúpivogur. This traditional community has earned a reputation for its eco-conscious efforts and welcoming attitudes. Djúpivogur may be quaint, but it also has fascinating culture spots.
Explore museums, parks, and sculptures. Make sure to check out the famous Eggin í Gleðivík (The Eggs of Merry Bay), a 34-piece outdoor sculpture dedicated to the area’s birdlife.
Then put on your hiking shoes for a three-hour trek to Hengifoss, the second-highest waterfall in Iceland (128 m). On the trail we’ll pass Litlanesfoss Waterfall, a hidden gem tucked between basalt columns. We’ll also come across a vibrant gorge. Ash layers from an ancient volcanic eruption are still visible, making these rock formations even more unique.
Our last experience of the day is a tour of the Iceland Wilderness Center, or Óbyggðasetrið. Opened by Icelandic movie set designer Denni and historian Arna, this immersive exhibit is a portal to the past. We’ll tour the center’s fascinating basement exhibit, hailed the “best museum in the whole world” by Cosmopolitan Magazine. Spanning a 3 kilometer (1.86 mile) long trail, discover the ways of the previous inhabitants. To top off our visit, enjoy a snack of coffee/tea and waffles.
Finally we make our way to Egilsstaðir, where you’ll spend the night in a country hotel.
You’ll spend the night at Hotel Valaskjalf or similar
Day 05 : DETTIFOSS - MYVATN - GODAFOSS – AKUREYRI,OVERNIGHT:AKUREYRI
From Egilsstaðir we forge through the wilderness to reach Möðrudalur, the highest inhabited farm in Iceland at 469 meters (1,539 ft) above sea level. The farm is also home to the highest coffee house in the country!
Our first nature stop is Dettifoss Waterfall, the most powerful waterfall in Europe. You’ll be in awe of the intense roaring waters, another example of Iceland’s ferocious beauty.
Next we head to mystical Lake Mývatn. We’ll wander just outside the lake to Námaskarð, a wonderland of steaming oases and bubbling craters. For more fiery views we take you to Hverfjall Crater and the Dimmuborgir lava formations, also known as the Dark Castles.
Then we’ll blow off some steam at the Mývatn Nature Baths, or Jarðböðin in Icelandic. The mineral-rich blue waters shoot right out of the earth. Soak in the hot alkaline water (36 – 40 C) for a moment of true tranquility.
Bathing in the Nature Baths is an optional activity that you can add when booking your tour.
Our last stop before we continue to Eyjafjörður is Goðafoss, a historic waterfall. You’ll spend the night at a country hotel in Akureyri.
You’ll spend the night at Icelandair Hotel Akureyri
Day 06 : WHALE WATCHING IN DALVIK-SIGLUFJORDUR-TROLLASKAGI-LAUGARBAKKI,OVERNIGHT:LAUGARBAKKI
Day 6 takes you to the traditional fishing village of Dalvík. The town has a bustling harbor and stunning views over Eyjafjörður and Hrísey Island.
Your adventure highlight is an optional three-hour whale watching tour from Dalvík harbor. Marvel at majestic humpback whales, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and, on occasion, blue whales. Dalvik whale watching tours have a 98% success rate!
As you sail around Eyjafjörður, the longest fjord in Iceland, you will get the opportunity to try your hand at sea angling. When we come back ashore, we’ll cook up your catch of the day and taste quality fresh fish.
For a small extra fee, you can upgrade your whale watching tour from a regular boat to a speedboat or RHIB boat (between April and October), which allows you to travel faster and get even more closer to the whales!
Next, we drive to Siglufjörður, a quaint fishing village with a rich history. In the early 20th century, life in the town exploded when the small, isolated community became known as the herring fishing capital of the Atlantic.
Riding along Tröllaskagi (the Troll Peninsula), you’ll pass incredible ocean panoramas and mountains. Get an inside look at daily life in tight-knit, isolated Icelandic villages when you visit Siglufjörður.
Your accommodation for the night will be in Laugarbakki.
You’ll spend the night at Hotel Laugarbakki
Day 07 : BORGARFJORDUR-REYKHOLY-HRAUNFOSSAR-HVALFJORDUR-REYKJAVIK-MAGICAL AURORAS,OVERNIGHT:REYKJAVIK
The final day before we return to Reykjavik features the phenomenal sites of West Iceland. Lonely Planet voted this region one of their best destinations in 2016 and it remains a traveler favorite.
Your first stop is at Grábrók, an ancient volcanic crater formed by a fissure eruption and enveloped in lava. Your guide leads you on a hike to a birds-eye view of the crater and surrounding area.
You’ll also see the fascinating Hraunfossar cascade, a wide curtain of water made up of tiny rivulets that careen out of a lava field. Then we’ll stop at Barnafoss waterfall, or “the children’s falls,” named for a tragic folktale. The next point of interest is Deildartunguhver Hot Spring, the most powerful hot spring in Europe.
History, literature, and nature meet in Reykholt, home of Snorri Sturluson, a famous Icelandic saga writer and poet. Gaze into the natural pool of Snorralaug, where Snorri is said to have bathed.
Our ride back to Reykjavík take us through the scenic Hvalfjörður (“whale fjord”). We arrive back in the city at approximately 5 – 6 pm. Drop off is at Reykjavik Lights Hotel.
Once you’re back in the city, leave the bright lights behind on a hunt for the Northern Lights. Our minibus tour takes you deep into the wilderness for the best views of the aurora. Our expert guides check the aurora forecast to find the best place to marvel at this spectacular light phenomenon.
You’ll spend the night at Reykjavik Lights Hotel or similar
Day 08 : FINAL DAY IN REYKJAVIK
We return to Reykjavík for one last chance to explore the vibrant capital. Wander down new paths on foot or by bike. Haven’t had your fill of Iceland’s natural scenery? Seltjarnarnes and Mosfellsbær are both mountain-view peninsulas easily reached by bus from Reykjavik.
Visit the Reykjavík Botanical Gardens for a snapshot of Iceland’s biodiversity. Discover the hot spring pools where women in Reykjavík used to do their laundry. These impressive gardens grow next to Laugardalslaug, Iceland’s largest swimming pool.
Whether you want to take in more nature, shop, relax in coffee shops or restaurants, check out another museum, or embark on one final day trip – it’s up to you!
End Of Your Tour
✓ Hotel room with private bathroom (7 nights)
✓ Breakfast each morning at hotel
✓ Guided minibus tour
✓ Free Wi-Fi onboard the bus
✓ Whale Watching in Dalvík
✓ Visit to UNESCO World Heritage Site, Þingvellir National Park
✓ Glacier Hike on Vatnajökull
✓ Free photos with the Northern Lights
WHAT TO BRING
✓ Warm outdoor clothing
✓ A waterproof jacket and pants
✓ Good hiking boots are recommended
(Note :- Lunch & Dinner is Not Included )
(Note :- International Flights are not included in package cost )
REYKJAVIK – Reykjavik Lights Hotel or similar
Kirkjubæjarklaustur – Hótel Geirland
HOFN – Hofn Hotel
EGILSSTADIR – Hotel Valaskjalf or similar
AKUREYRI – Icelandair Hotel Akureyri or similar
LAUGARBAKKI – Hotel Laugarbakki