The 'land of fire and ice' is a place of many wonders, including the rare opportunity to see the spectacular aurora borealis - or northern lights. This tour will bring you on a search for that once-in-a-lifetime moment. Take an exhilarating evening northern lights cruise. On three evenings in Vik - on foot, or with the assistance of our motor coach and driver - you will venture out away from the light pollution to where the views of the sky are ideal (the northern lights can be viewed only in clear skies). Travel to the 'Golden Circle,' home to many of Iceland's most renowned natural wonders. Spend time at Thingvellir National Park, the nation's most historic area. Gaze at the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall - one of the world's most incredible cascades. At the Lava Exhibition Center, learn about Iceland's volcanic history and its impact on daily life. Explore Skogar Museum and see traditional turf-built homes. Walk on a black volcanic sand beach. See Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs. Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water of the natural geothermal pool, the Blue Lagoon. Spend your evenings gazing at the night sky in search of the elusive and dazzling northern lights.
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- Offer valid through 6/30/2020
- 6 Days
|Day 1||Reykjavik||Overnight Flight: You're on your way to Iceland, a land and culture forged by fire and ice. Where steaming lava fields and massive glaciers sculpt mountains and valleys, leaving thundering waterfalls and plunging fjords. In this land of many natural wonders, enjoy the rare opportunity to see the aurora borealis - one of nature's most dazzling light displays, also known as the northern lights.*|
|Day 2||Reykjavik||Reykjavik, Iceland - Tour Begins: Your tour opens in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital city. Get acquainted with old town Reykjavik on a walking tour featuring Hallgrimskirkja church, city hall, the harbor, and the Parliament building. Tonight, gather with your fellow travelers at a popular restaurant for dinner featuring Icelandic cuisine. Then, take an exhilarating northern lights cruise.** Leave behind the bright city lights and sail into the darkness of Faxafloi Bay in search of the northern lights - one of nature's wonders. When revealed, you'll be dazzled by the flickering light display of bursting color that unfolds before your eyes.*|
|Day 3||Reykjavik||Reykjavik - Golden Circle - Lava Exhibition Center - Vik: Travel the incredible Golden Circle, a route that encompasses many of Iceland's most renowned natural wonders. Journey to Thingvellir National Park, the nation's most historic area, where Icelanders gathered in A.D. 930 and established what is considered one of the world's first parliaments. Find yourself standing upon one of the globe's most geologically significant landscapes, Thingvellir's rugged rift valley. This UNESCO World Heritage site marks the point where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Experience the eruptive energy of the Icelandic landscape with a stop at the geothermal fields of Geysir and Strokkur. Then, marvel at the beauty of the Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, a stunning 100-foot double cascade. Next, stop at the Lava Exhibition Center to learn about Iceland's historic eruptions and current lava flows that make the island a showcase of volcanism. Continue southeast to Vik, the southernmost village in Iceland, surrounded by beautiful valleys, beaches, cliffs and mountains. For each of your three nights in Vik, weather permitting, you'll set out into the peace and stillness of rural Iceland in search of the elusive northern lights.* On foot, or with the assistance of our motor coach and driver, you will venture out away from the light pollution to where the views of the sky are ideal. Three nights of searching means three times the likelihood that you'll find this incredible natural light show.*|
|Day 4||Vik||Vik - Seljalandsfoss - Skogar Museum - Vik: Journey to the mesmerizing Seljalandsfoss, one of Iceland's most famous and picturesque waterfalls with a walkway behind it. Visit Skogar Museum with its turf-built homes and outstanding collection of artifacts covering all aspects of Icelandic life. Nearby, view the impressive Skogafoss waterfall, one of the tallest in Iceland. Later, see Reynisfjara, a black volcanic sand beach surrounded by basalt formations, cliffs scattered with caves, and rich bird life including the Fulmar, Black Guillemot, Razorbill, Gannet and various types of seagulls. See the unique natural rock formations at Dyrholaey. Later this afternoon, challenge your taste buds when you try samples of the traditional Icelandic delicacies Hakarl and Brennivin (Icelandic schnapps). After dinner, gaze at the sky in search of the northern lights,* a truly spectacular sight.|
|Day 5||Vik||Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon - Skaftafell National Park - Vik: Travel to Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, filled with floating icebergs. Explore this extraordinary landscape and perhaps see seals swimming in Arctic waters. Travel to Skaftafell, gateway to Vatnajokull National Park, the largest national park in Europe. Vatnajokull is known for having Iceland's highest mountains, an Alpine environment, and the Vatnajokull glacier, Europe's largest. After dinner, continue searching for the shimmering northern lights dancing across the night sky.*|
|Day 6||Vik||Vik - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik: Drive along the south shore towards the Reykjanes Peninsula. Known for its rugged landscape, lava fields, and numerous hot springs, the peninsula is home of the Blue Lagoon. Take a dip in the pleasantly warm, mineral-rich waters of the geothermal pool, located in the middle of a dramatic lava field. Return to Reykjavik for your farewell dinner and overnight stay.|
|Day 7||Reykjavik||Reykjavik - Tour Ends: Depart for home with many incredible memories.|
- Hotel Katla by Kea Vik, Iceland
- Centerhotel Plaza Reykjavik, Iceland
- Hotel Dyrholaey Vik, Iceland
- Centerhotel Midgardur Reykjavik, Iceland
- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.