Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights
Your Tour at a Glance
Stay: 7 days, 6 nights
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 Skógar Museum and see traditional turf-built homes. Walk on a black volcanic sand beach. See Jökulsárlón 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.
Reykjavík, Iceland – Tour Begins
Reykjavík – Golden Circle
Skógar Museum – Vik
Skaftafell National Park – Vik
Blue Lagoon – Reykjavík
Depart for home with many incredible memories.
Know Before You Go
Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces, should be expected. The days and order of sightseeing may change to best utilize your time on tour. Hotel check-in on your day of arrival is 3:00 p.m. Rooms may not be available prior to that time. Museum visits and shopping may be affected by observance of religious or local holidays. To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times. Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline’s terms and conditions. Coaches which may not be lavatory equipped may be used on this program. In this case, stops are made during travel periods. *The northern lights are in the Northern Hemisphere from September through April and are only visible when the sky is clear and free of clouds. As this tour is weather dependent, sightings of the northern lights are not guaranteed. **The northern lights cruise is weather dependent and may be cancelled in the event of serious weather. Because the northern lights are a winter event, you will be walking and waiting outdoors while looking for them. It is recommended that you wear sturdy non-slip snow footwear and warm clothing including thermals, hat, scarf and gloves. Due to flight schedules, a post night may be required in some Icelandair gateway cities (at an additional cost). Please inquire at time of reservation. Due to tour scheduling, flights should arrive prior to 10:00 a.m. Included activities are subject to change due to inclement weather. Icelandic breakfasts are continental; included dinners are of a simpler nature due to the remote locations of the restaurants.
Budget: $2699 – $3449