Iceland's Magical Northern Lights

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. 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 Folk 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.

Details

Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2018
Duration
6 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1ReykjavikOvernight 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 2ReykjavikReykjavik, 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 Reykjavik's oldest building, now home to the Kraum Icelandic design center. 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 aurora borealis - or 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 3ReykjavikReykjavik - Golden Circle - 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. Continue southeast to Vik, the southernmost village in Iceland, surrounded by beautiful valleys, beaches, cliffs and mountains. After dinner amidst the peace and stillness of rural Iceland, search for the aurora borealis - the elusive northern lights.*
Day 4VikVik - 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 Folk 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 largest 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. After dinner, gaze at the sky in search of the northern lights,* a truly spectacular sight.
Day 5VikJokulsarlon 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 6VikVik - Lava Exhibition Center - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik: Drive along the south shore towards the Reykjanes Peninsula, stopping at the Lava Exhibition Center to learn about Iceland's historic eruptions and current lava flows that make the island a showcase of volcanism. 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 7ReykjavikReykjavik - Tour Ends: Depart for home with many incredible memories.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
October 15, 2019$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
October 19, 2019$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
October 22, 2019$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
November 02, 2019$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
November 16, 2019$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
November 19, 2019$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
November 26, 2019$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
November 30, 2019$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
January 30, 2020$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
February 04, 2020$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
February 15, 2020$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Hotel Katla Hofdabrekku Vik, Iceland
Centerhotel Plaza Reykjavik, Iceland
CenterHotel Arnarhvoll Reykjavik, Iceland
Hotel Dyrholaey Vik, Iceland
Centerhotel Midgardur Reykjavik, Iceland
Disclaimer
* 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.

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