Northern Lights, Volcanoes and Glacier Lagoon - 2020 - 2021

Northern Lights, Volcanoes and Glacier Lagoon - 2020 - 2021


Why not explore the land of fire and ice with guided visits to volcanoes, lava fields, hot springs and magnificent glaciers? Visit Reykjavík, the Black lava beach, the Golden Circle, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfall, the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and see the Northern Lights. You see cascading waterfalls, smoking geysers, colourful volcano craters, a spectacular ice lagoon with floating icebergs and black lava beaches, all set against a backdrop of glittering glaciers and restless geology. Optional Northern Lights cruise by boat from Reykjavík and an optional ice-cave visit from mid-Nov to mid-March.

Highlights & Experiences:
• Visit Vatnajökull Glacier
• Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach
• Explore hot springs, lava fields, waterfalls and a volcano crater
• Golden Circle
• Icelandic Lava Show
• Optional: Northern Lights fjord cruise
• Optional: Ice Cave tour


Special Offer 10% on the tour with departures August 2020 through April 2021, if booking is received until 01.10.2020. Please contact us to check availability.

GG19 Map

GG19 Map

AVAILABLE:
September 27 to April 4

DURATION:
5 days, 4 nights

TOUR ID:
GG19

Included

    Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS (no guide)
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    Fully escorted 3-day bus tour with an English-speaking guide/driver-guide
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    4-nights accommodation in simple tourist-class hotels including breakfast
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    Entrance to Kerið volcano crater
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    Entrance to the Icelandic Lava Show
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    Northern Lights program during 2 evenings
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Not Included

    Any private expenses
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    Any meals not listed under included
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    Any additional services
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    Single supplement (mandatory when in single room)
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Itinerary

Day 1, WELCOME TO ICELAND

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik. You may explore Iceland’s capital city on your own if time allows.

Dinner is on your own.
(50 km/31 mls)

Day 2, THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

At 09:00 meet your tour guide and start the escorted tour program with a short city tour around Reykjavík. We explore the Golden Circle route. The first stop is at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. Next, we visit the hot springs at Geysir and travel to the double waterfall, Gullfoss. We continue to Kerið, a caldera with a crater lake on the bottom and which resembles an ancient amphitheater. In the evening, you hear about the Northern Lights from your tour guide. Naturally, once darkness falls, you are out in the garden waiting for the Northern Lights. We will stay for one night in South Iceland.

Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own.
(270km / 168mls)

Day 3, VATNAJÖKULL NATIONAL PARK, GLACIER LAGOON, DIAMOND BEACH & OPTIONAL ICE CAVE TOUR

A long drive brings us to a world of glaciers, ice, and icebergs. We travel to Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest national park and glacier and to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon which is filled with floating icebergs. You can walk on the black sandy beach, the so-called Diamond Beach, where large icebergs get stranded. Tonight you can enjoy a movie presentation about Northern Lights as a part of the Northern Lights educational program. Be careful not to go to bed too soon in this remote and quiet location, or you may just miss out one more chance of seeing the Northern Lights shimmering and dancing across the night sky.

From mid-November to mid-March an optional ice-cave visit at Vatnajökull glacier is offered; which can only be booked with the tour guide on day 2 of the tour. Payment is onsite (ISK 23.000). Includes return transfer to the hotel.

Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own.
(325km / 202mls)

Day 4, SOUTH COAST & ICELANDIC LAVA SHOW

Today, we head across the Laki lava field to the village of Vík where we attend the stunning Icelandic Lava Show; the only exhibition in the world where you can experience actual flowing lava! By melting lava and pouring it on ice in a room full of people, you’ll be able to see the lava flowing, hear it sizzling, and feel the heat that radiates from it. In the afternoon we take a stroll on the black lava beach and along the bird cliffs at Reynisfjara beach in South Iceland. We pass the glacier Mýrdalsjökull and the infamous volcano Eyjafjallajökull. We continue to Skógafoss waterfall and stop at the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall. In the evening you return to Reykjavik for one last night. An optional Northern Lights bus tour or fjord cruise can be booked on the spot if the weather conditions are ideal.

Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own.
(357km / 222mls).

Day 5, DEPARTURE HOME

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle from your accommodation in Reykjavik to Keflavik airport.

Breakfast included.
(50km / 31mls)

Tour Dates

January 10, 2021 English
January 24, 2021 English
February 07, 2021 English
February 21, 2021 English
March 07, 2021 English
March 21, 2021 English
April 04, 2021 English

Price Information

September 27, 2020 - December 13, 2020:
Per person in twin, double or triple room 141152 ISK (875 EUR)
Per person in single room 182857 ISK (1133 EUR)
Per person in twin, double or triple room with upgrade in Reykjavík 153984 ISK (954 EUR)
Per person in single room with upgrade in Reykjavík 202103 ISK (1252 EUR)
January 03, 2021 - April 04, 2021:
Per person in twin, double or triple room 141152 ISK (875 EUR)
Per person in single room 182857 ISK (1133 EUR)
Per person in twin, double or triple room with upgrade in Reykjavík 153984 ISK (954 EUR)
Per person in single room with upgrade in Reykjavík 202103 ISK (1252 EUR)

Optional

 

EMPTY-SEAT supplement
Price: 16040 ISK (99 EUR)

Payments & Terms

20% Deposit
Cancellation:
A cancellation fee of 20% of the tour price and accommodation will be retained by us for cancellations made from 4 to 8 weeks before departure. From 28 days until 8 days before departure, the fee is 50%. No refund is possible for cancellations less than 8 days before departure, or for no shows, and a tour begun but not completed. The exchange of one arrangement for another must be agreed by us beforehand.
Updated cancellation policy for bookings 01.07.2020-30.04.2021: No cancellation fees if a booking is cancelled latest 15 days prior tour start. A cancellation fee of 100% will be charged for bookings cancelled within 14 days prior tour start.

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

DURATION: 5 days / 4 nights

LANGUAGES: English only

MEALS: 4x breakfast

GROUP SIZE: Maximum group size is 30 persons

Min Age: 8+

Complementaries:
Entrance fees
Free Wi-Fi on the bus
Use of ice grippers spikes for shoes
Use of flashlight

EMPTY-SEAT: Is an optional supplement for passengers that require social distancing on the bus and more space. Passengers get two seats per person, meaning an empty seat next to them on our multi-day coach
tours.

Additional services:
Extra pre/post nights in Reykjavik (same hotel, subject to availability)
Optional Northern Lights fjord cruise
Optional Ice Cave tour (ISK 23.000, paid onsite)

ACCOMMODATION:

Comfort tourist-class hotels. The groups will stay at the following accommodations (subject to change):

Reykjavík: Hotel Cabin or Hotel Klettur (upgrade version) for the first and last night

South Iceland: Hotel Eyjafjallajökull.

Southeast Iceland: Hof1 Adventure Hotel.

Note that the hotel list is subject to change.
Note that most double rooms in Iceland are actually twin bedded rooms

Please note: that triple rooms are on request

NOTE:
Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

CHILDREN DISCOUNT:
20% discount for children 8-11 years of age if sharing room with parents. Tour is not recommended for children younger than eight years of age. Triple rooms are double rooms with an extra bed and ideal for two adults and one child.

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.

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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