Hidden Powers of the South and Northern Lights - 6 days - WINTER 2018 - 2019

Hidden Powers of the South and Northern Lights - 6 days - WINTER 2018 - 2019

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:

-Walk along continental rift at Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO)
-Visit a unique early 20th-century farmhouse built into a cave
-Discover the diverse nature along the South Coast of Iceland, with volcanoes, glaciers and waterfalls
-Walk along the banks of the awe-inspiring iceberg Glacial Lagoon
-Uncover the impact and power of recent volcanic eruptions near Eyjafjallajokull
-Hunting for the Northern Lights in optimal rural locations
-Visit the world-renowned Blue Lagoon

IT17 Map

IT17 Map

AVAILABLE:
October 4 to April 4

DURATION:
6 days / 5 nights

TOUR ID:
IT17

Included

    2 nights at a hotel in Reykjavik, including breakfast (except arrival day)
    3 nights at countryside hotels, including breakfast
    Guided coach tour from day 2 to day 5
    3 * One-course dinners with coffee/tea (days 2, 3, 4)
    Entrance fee to the Northern Lights Centre in Reykjavik
    Entrance to Laugarvatnshellir, The Cave People
    Entrance to the new Lava Centre and volcano film at the Lava Centre’s Cinema (day 3)
    Northern Lights hunt kit on day 3 or 4 (use of flashlight, blanket & hot drink)
    Northern Light guided hunt on foot one selected evening
    Blue Lagoon admission, including towel rental, silica mud mask and one drink (day 5)

Not Included

    International airfare
    Baggage porterage at airport/hotel
    Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)
    Round-trip transfers between airports and hotels
    Swimsuit at the Blue Lagoon (can be rented on site)
    Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary
    Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland is 14:00 (2:00pm)
    Guaranteed late check-out
    Any service not specifically listed under "included"

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival - Pre night


Transfer from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik not included. Overnight stay in Reykjavik.

Day 2. Northern Lights Centre - National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) – Exploding Geysers – The Famous Golden Falls


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.

Dinner and overnight in the south coast area.

Day 3. Waterfalls – South Shore - Waterfalls and Eyjafjallajökull Volcano - Black Sand Beaches


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.

Dinner and overnight stay in Kirkjubaejarklaustur area

Day 4. Europe's largest National Park – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs – Europe’s Largest Glacier


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.

Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 5. Greenhouse village - Thundering Waves – Geothermal Lagoon


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.

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

Day 6. Departure


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

December 11, 2018 English Guaranteed Sold out COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
December 13, 2018 English Guaranteed ECONOMY ACCOMMODATION
January 08, 2019 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
January 10, 2019 English Guaranteed Sold out COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
January 22, 2019 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
January 24, 2019 English Sold out COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
January 31, 2019 Dutch Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
January 31, 2019 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
February 05, 2019 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
February 07, 2019 English Guaranteed ECONOMY ACCOMMODATION
February 12, 2019 English Guaranteed Sold out COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
February 14, 2019 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
February 19, 2019 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
February 21, 2019 English, Dutch COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
February 21, 2019 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
February 28, 2019 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
March 05, 2019 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
March 07, 2019 Dutch Sold out COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
March 07, 2019 English Guaranteed ECONOMY ACCOMMODATION
March 12, 2019 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
March 14, 2019 English Guaranteed ECONOMY ACCOMMODATION
March 19, 2019 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
March 21, 2019 English Guaranteed Sold out COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
March 28, 2019 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION
April 04, 2019 English Guaranteed COMFORT ACCOMMODATION

Price Information

October 04, 2018 - October 31, 2018:
COMFORT ACCOMMODATION - OCTOBER - Price per person in Double/Twin room 166880 ISK (1192 EUR)
COMFORT ACCOMMODATION - OCTOBER - Price per person in Single room 216022 ISK (1543 EUR)
November 01, 2018 - April 04, 2019:
COMFORT ACCOMMODATION - Price per person in Double/Twin room 160579 ISK (1147 EUR)
COMFORT ACCOMMODATION - Price per person in Single room 207059 ISK (1479 EUR)
November 01, 2018 - March 14, 2019:
ECONOMY ACCOMMODATION - Price per person in Double/Twin room 147280 ISK (1052 EUR)
ECONOMY ACCOMMODATION - Price per person in Single room 190399 ISK (1360 EUR)

Optional

 

2 course dinner in the countryside per person
Price: 4200 ISK (30 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

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.

Optional: Supplement for 2 course dinner in the countryside. Included in supplement is 3 desserts. However in some departures the supplement will be 2 desserts and dinner buffet. It is necessary to book meal supplements in advance.

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 sharing a room and/or traveling with a guardian will receive 25% discount from the listed price.

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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