Hidden Powers of the South and Northern Lights - 6 days - WINTER 2019 - 2020

Hidden Powers of the South and Northern Lights - 6 days - WINTER 2019 - 2020

Icebergs, hot springs and volcanoes dominate Iceland´s beautiful, yet rugged landscape. On a guided coach tour, experience the hidden powers of the island including views of the notorious Eyjafjallajokull volcano and the breath taking glacial lagoon. With several nights spent in stunning rural locations, you’ll be perfectly situated to hunt the magical Northern lights.

Accommodation with private facilities.

Highlights:

• Make great use of your time with this introductory tour of Iceland and its unique wonders
• View first-hand many of the classic natural wonders, including the Golden Circle area, the Glacier Lagoon and Reynisfjara Beach
• Walk between two continents at Thingvellir National Park
• Experience the amazing variety in Iceland’s landscape, with volcanoes, glaciers, and waterfalls
• Discover the powers of earth, water and fire and how they created Iceland—and our planet
• Walk along the banks of the amazing, iceberg-filled Glacier Lagoon
• Take stunning photographs at the dramatic Diamond Beach
• Relax in the brilliant azure waters of the Blue Lagoon
• Learn how Icelanders use geothermal power, including for baking
• See famous Icelandic volcanoes and their impacts on the area around them
• Relax each evening in specially-selected, quality hotels with private facilities
• Discover and learn about Iceland from our hand-picked local guides, who are passionate and knowledgeable about Iceland
• Take advantage of great value with included meals and activities

Special New Year’s Eve Version on 27 December. Includes a New Year’s Eve celebration. Contact us for price and information.

This tour is available with Foodie Focus on 24 October 2019, 27 February 2020 and 31 March 2020. Contact us for price and information.


Early Bird Discount 10%
Booking period: July 12th to September 15th 2019
Traveling period: October 1st 2019 to April 30th 2020
Please contact us to check availability.

IT17 Map

IT17 Map

AVAILABLE:
October 3 to April 2

DURATION:
6 days / 5 nights

TOUR ID:
IT17

Included

    Guided Coach Tour from day 2 to day 5
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    Expert local English-speaking guide from day 2 to day 5
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    Accommodation 2 nights in a standard room with facilities in Reykjavik
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    Accommodation 3 nights in a standard room with facilities in the countryside
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    Icelandic breakfast (except arrival day)
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    3 One-course local-cuisine dinners in the countryside with coffee/tea* (Day 2, 3, 4)
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    Entrance fee to the Aurora Reykjavik Northern Lights Centre (day 2)
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    Instructions and assistance with setting up your camera for photographing the northern lights (day 2)
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    Visit to outdoor geothermal bakery and taste of steam-baked rye bread (day 2)
    Entrance fee to the LAVA Centre and volcano film at the LAVA Centre Cinema (day 3)
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    Blue Lagoon admission, including towel rental, silica mud mask and one drink (day 5)
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    Use of crampons/cleats (if needed) for walking on snow/ice covered surfaces
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    Great photo stops
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    Free Wi-Fi on board motor coach
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    Seat rotation during the tour
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    Northern Lights guided hunt on foot one selected evening
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    Northern Lights hunting kit (use of flashlight, blanket and a hot drink)
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    Customer care service during office hours
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    24-hour emergency line assistance while you are in Iceland
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Not Included

    Breakfast on arrival day
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    International airfare
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    Baggage porterage at airport/hotel
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    Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)
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    Swimsuit at the Blue Lagoon (rentals available)
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    Round-trip transfers between airports and hotels
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    Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary
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    Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland starts between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm)
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    Guaranteed late check-out
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    Any service not specifically listed under “included”
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Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival


Transfer from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik not included.

Highlights: Reykjavik Hallgrimskirkja Tjornin National Gallery The Sun Voyager Perlan Parliament House

Overnight stay in Reykjavik.
Please note that check-in at most hotels starts at 14:00 (2:00pm).

Day 2. Þingvellir National Park - Geysir - Gullfoss waterfall


Start the day by visiting the fascinating Northern Lights Centre in Reykjavik for an exciting and informative presentation on the Northern Lights.

Then head onwards to Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO World Heritage site) where the world’s oldest parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake.

Continue through farmland areas to the geothermal fields of Geysir with bubbling mud pools and the high-spouting Strokkur hot spring. Last but not least, visit the dramatic two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, a spectacular sight in winter when frozen mid-cascade. Stop at Skalholt, Iceland’s capital during the Middle Ages and now a culture centre with a beautiful church. During the day you will also visit Laugarvatnshellir cave where two Icelandic families built a cozy homestead and farm during the early 20th century. The furnishings and buildings in the cave has been restored to show how the residents once lived.

Highlights: Gullfoss Geysir Thingvellir National Park

Approximate distance: ca150km / 93miles

Dinner and overnight in the south coast area.

Day 3. South Shore - Eyjafjallajökull Volcano


Drive along the south shore, an area of Iceland that is beautiful to view in the winter. This is one of the main farm regions of the country, and the road will pass by typical Icelandic farms, often with Icelandic horses in the fields.

This part of Iceland is home to the new Lava Centre, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. Enjoy both the exhibit and viewing an interesting film about Icelandic volcanoes at the center's cinema.

Stop at the spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Head onwards, passing by Myrdalsjokull Glacier, to visit Reynisfjara beach. Take a walk on the black sands, and admire the extraordinary rock formations and thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Highlights: Eyjafjallajokull Seljalandsfoss Skogafoss Vík Reynisdrangar Cliffs

Approximate distance: ca229km / 143miles

Dinner and overnight stay in Kirkjubaejarklaustur area

Day 4. Skaftafell National Park - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon


Today enter the southern area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe’s largest glacier. This national park is also the largest one in Western Europe. Drive through vast sand plains created by glacial outwashes as you head east en route to the Vanajokull area. Visit Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon where you can enjoy a breath-taking sight of icebergs floating in the fantastic 180m (591 ft.) deep glacial lagoon. Then view Svinafellsjokull, one of the most beautiful of the glacial outlets emerging from Vatnajokull. Visit the national park’s famous Skaftafell area, a site of outstanding natural beauty dominated by Vatnajokull glacier.

Highlights: Skaftafell National Park Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon Vatnajokull National Park

Approximate distance: ca255km / 158miles

Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 5. Volcanic Areas - Hveragerdi - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik


Head towards the village of Hveragerdi, which is one of the few sites in the world located directly in the middle of a geothermal area. Hveragerdi is often called "The Flower Village" because of its many greenhouses heated by hot water from nearby springs. Follow along the coastline with its breathtaking waves and through a deserted community that once was a flourishing centre for the region.

On to the Reykjanes peninsula, where you can enjoy a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon, a unique wonder of nature with pleasantly warm, mineral-rich water in the middle of a black lava field.

Highlights: Hveragerdi The Blue Lagoon

Approximate distance: ca348km / 217miles

Return to Reykjavik, where the evening is at your own leisure. Dinner is on your own.

Day 6. Departure


Breakfast at your hotel. Please note that this might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning departure flight. Transfer to the international airport for your departure flight. Airport transfer is not included, but we are happy to help you arrange shared or private transfers. We recommend you depart your hotel no later than three hours before your departure flight.

Tour Dates

October 03, 2019 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
October 17, 2019 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
October 22, 2019 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
October 31, 2019 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
November 07, 2019 English Guaranteed ECONOMY ACCOMMODATION
November 12, 2019 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
November 14, 2019 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
November 21, 2019 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
November 28, 2019 English Guaranteed Sold out COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
December 05, 2019 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
December 12, 2019 English Guaranteed ECONOMY ACCOMMODATION
January 09, 2020 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
January 16, 2020 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
January 23, 2020 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
January 30, 2020 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
February 04, 2020 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
February 06, 2020 English Guaranteed ECONOMY ACCOMMODATION
February 11, 2020 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
February 13, 2020 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
February 18, 2020 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
February 20, 2020 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
March 03, 2020 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
March 05, 2020 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
March 10, 2020 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
March 17, 2020 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
March 19, 2020 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
March 26, 2020 English Guaranteed ECONOMY ACCOMMODATION
April 02, 2020 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION

Price Information

October 03, 2019 - October 31, 2019:
COMFORT ACCOMMODATION - OCTOBER - Price per person in Double/Twin room 161840 ISK (1175 EUR)
COMFORT ACCOMMODATION - OCTOBER - Price per person in Single room 215319 ISK (1564 EUR)
November 01, 2019 - April 02, 2020:
COMFORT ACCOMMODATION - Price per person in Double/Twin room 155260 ISK (1128 EUR)
COMFORT ACCOMMODATION - Price per person in Single room 203280 ISK (1476 EUR)
November 07, 2019 - November 12, 2019:
ECONOMY ACCOMMODATION - Price per person in Double/Twin room 137199 ISK (996 EUR)
ECONOMY ACCOMMODATION - Price per person in Single room 179200 ISK (1301 EUR)
December 12, 2019 - December 17, 2019:
ECONOMY ACCOMMODATION - Price per person in Double/Twin room 143640 ISK (1043 EUR)
ECONOMY ACCOMMODATION - Price per person in Single room 187179 ISK (1359 EUR)
February 06, 2020 - March 31, 2020:
ECONOMY ACCOMMODATION - Price per person in Double/Twin room 137199 ISK (996 EUR)
ECONOMY ACCOMMODATION - Price per person in Single room 179200 ISK (1301 EUR)

Payments & Terms

PLEASE NOTE: Please check carefully which accommodation category is offered for the departure date you would like to book and book the tour with the appropriate price accordingly.
20% Deposit
Cancellation Policy
Time of cancellation for individual traveller(s):
More than 3 weeks (22+ days) prior to arrival: deposit (20%) charged
3 weeks (21 days) and more than 1 week (8 days): 50% charged
1 week (7 days) and more than 72 hours: 75% charged
72 hours' notice and less: 100% charged

Useful Information: Here you will find other information for this tour.

Max group size: 36 passengers

Minimum size: Guaranteed with 2 participants.

Added Value:
Northern Lights “wake-up call” option during the night on days 2-4 (please note: available at most countryside hotels)

*Northern Lights tours are subject to the correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Accommodation is available in Economy or Comfort categories, depending on departures.

Comfort category: These are quality hotels, guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation, all with private facilities and breakfast included.
In Reykjavik: 4-star hotel. In the Countryside: The most comfortable accommodation available in each area.

Economy category: These are pleasant and economical standard hotels, guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation, all with private facilities and breakfast included. Generally, 3 star or equivalent both in Reykjavik and countryside.

PLEASE NOTE: Please check carefully which accommodation category is offered for the departure date you would like to book and book the tour with the appropriate price accordingly.

PAYMENT:

A non refundable deposit of 20%, of the total package price should reach TOURIS within 3 days of confirmation of booking and full payment not later than 6 weeks prior to tour departure. In case of delay on payments, TOURIS will reserve the right to treat this as a cancellation and withdraw its confirmation of the services.

Every detail regarding the booking must be included, in order for TOURIS to ensure efficiency, including the passengers name, flight information, all accommodation, tours and other services.

Children 6-11 years old travelling with 2 adults and sharing 1 DBL room: 25% discount (valid only per 1 child)
Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults.
It is not recommended that children 0-5 years old travel on scheduled tours.

Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.

Insurance:
To avoid dispute in case of cancellation, we strongly recommend that our clients purchase a comprehensive travel insurance in their home country, that covers your cost should you have to cancel your tour. This kind of travel insurance is usually not expensive and it frequently covers other risks too.

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