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Northern Lights, Winter Delight

From $2444* Per Person

Semi Escorted 6 Days/5 nights
Daily Departures: September 15, 2017 - April 19, 2018

Escape this winter to Reykjavik and enjoy a adventure winter package with a focus on the Northern Lights. Iceland is the ultimate winter paradise, and the most incredible place to hunt for nature´s jewels of the night, the magical Northern Lights. Pre and post nights in Reykjavik included along with a visit to Iceland's Secret Lagoon.

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Dates:  Daily, September 15, 2017 - April 19, 2018.

Day 1: Arrival Reykjavik

Independent arrival to Keflavik airport. Transfer to downtown Reykjavik by airport bus. Check into your hotel. Rest of the day free to explore the city.
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Day 2:  Reykjavik - Super Jeep Northern Lights Exploration 

Pick up is this evening from your accommodation or a nearby location in Reykjavik. 

Custom-built Super Jeeps  take you to the rugged places where regular buses dare not venture.  Are you up for the excitement of a true northern lights safari?

Our specialist northern lights guides will make sure you get the best chance to see the aurora, taking you far away from the city lights. The various ways in which they can show up is all part of the excitement! Will they be transparent green tones, rippling softly, or really intense jewel colors scintillating in powerful ripples across the sky? Red northern lights are more common in Iceland than anywhere else in the world, although greens and yellows appear most often.

Northern lights tours are, in a way, always mystery tours. The cloud and aurora forecasts will determine the direction we will take as we head away from the city lights. In the velvety darkness of the countryside, the colors of the aurora show more clearly, and the stars will shine brighter. This tour is also a treat for astronomy enthusiasts!

We offer nice warming chocolate, the braver ones can add a touch of Brennavín, the famous Icelandic liquor.

You cannot wear too many clothes on a northern lights tour – when things chill down just remember really cold frosty weather, those frost particles give the aurora a greater effervescence!

Please note: The northern lights can never be guaranteed to show even when the forecast is good. We cancel tours when the conditions are unsuitable.
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Day 3: Golden Circle and Snowmobile Adventure 

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your accommodation. 

Thingvellir National Park is your first amazing stop, the site of Iceland´s first parliament, Albingi, which was founded in 930 AD. This incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site is not only the place where the Albingi was founded, it is also a great geological wonder of the world. The rugged cliff, created by the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates slowly moving apart, runs right through Thingvellir. Next, on the agenda is the Geysir geothermal area, to witness Strokkur erupting torrents of boiling water skywards every 5 to 10 minutes. Last, we take you to see Gullfoss waterfall (the Golden Falls), on the Hvita(the White River), which flows all the way from Langjokull glacier. Feel the extraordinary power as the water pours through the canyon, dropping 32 m in two stages, pivoting dramatically as it does so. You will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch at Gullfoss Cafe (not included).

Now for the glacier! Our all terrain vehicle will deliver you to our remote but warm and welcoming Langjokull snowmobiling base. Langjokull is the second largest glacier in Iceland, covering a vast area of 953 m2. It rises to 14,500 m above sea level and is surrounded by high mountain peaks, in every direction the scenery is stunning. Your specialist snowmobile guide will give you your gear, a few, brief snowmobile driving instructions and you are ready, setting off for an hour on the ice. A rip-roaring ride which will really get the adrenaline racing through your veins! As you skim across Langjokull you will feel as though you are sailing across a magical high plateau, a real-life magic-carpet ride on a stupendous great glacier! Why settle for the ordinary when you can experience something as extraordinary as this? The tour usually returns to Reykjavik, early evening.

Note: warm layers and weatherproof top layer, head wear, gloves, scarves and good hiking shoes. A valid Driving License is required for all snowmobile drivers. Two people share a snowmobile. If you are on your own, or you wish to ride solo, there is an additional fee. If interested, please inquire when booking.
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Day 4: Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing on Solheimajokull

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your accommodation. Please note: the pick up process can take up to 30 minutes but you do need to be ready and waiting at 08:30.

Here is your chance to hike and climb on an immeasurably majestic Glacier! This tour will take you onto the amazing frozen world of Solheimajokull glacier, a rugged, raw, and constantly evolving outlet glacier of Vatnajokull, the largest glacier in Europe. With a professional glacier guide, who will provide you with all of the necessary glacier equipment, you will explore Solheimajokull. Your guide will explain how the extraordinary ice formations of this crevasse riddled outlet glacier were formed, you will see great sink holes and jagged toothed ice ridges. The glacier can be very peaceful but it is never static, always there is movement. If you stand quietly you will hear the cracks and groans as the ice adjusts and moves.

Those who want to can then test our ice climbing skills on the glacier using ice axes, crampons and safety lines. This glacier experience of a lifetime will leave you with unforgettable memories.

On the way back to Reykjavik we even make a stop at Skogafoss, a sensational 60 m high tumbling waterfall, falling from the former sea cliff! There are 527 steps leading up to the top of the cliff, connecting with a pathway which threads its way through the high pass at Fimmvorduhals, near the first 2010 eruption.
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Day 5: Reykjavik and the Blue Lagoon

Pick up: There are several tour departures to the Blue Lagoon each day. You can select your departure time when booking this package.

The Blue Lagoon is now listed as one of the great spas of the world. Bathing in the milky, silky smooth and skin soothing waters surrounded by the lunar lava landscapes is so relaxing. Facilities include a shop, cafeteria, the Lava Restaurant and a bar offering an impressive cocktail menu.

Optional: In Lagoon Massages available at additional fee. If interested, please inquire.
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Day 6: Reykjavik - Secret Lagoon and the Northern Lights - Reykjavik

Spend the day exploring Reykjavik on your own. explore Reykjavik on their own, before or after they go to the Blue Lagoon. All of the delights of the city await you, everything from great museums and galleries to the quaint coffee houses and fabulous restaurants and Harpa, the iconic glass concert hall. Reykjavik´s famous shopping street, Laugavegur, has great souvenir and artisan shops, as does Skolavordustigur, with the tall white church, Hallgrimskirkja at the top, the views from the tower are wonderful on a clear day.

This evening, you will be picked up for your last excursion of the trip.

The Secret Lagoon is a natural hot spring and pool located near the village of Fludir in South Iceland, just off the Golden Circle route. Fed by mineral-rich geothermal water from nearby hot springs at a steady temperature of 38° to 40°, the Secret Lagoon’s pool of water is perfect for bathing and relaxation. 

Over the years, the Secret Lagoon, or Gamla Laugin as it was referred to by locals, has been part of the local culture that is keeping alive the unique and authentic Icelandic open-air geothermal bathing experience. The Secret Lagoon offers neat and clean locker rooms, showers and changing facilities, as well as a small bar and eating area. Boardwalks and footpaths surround the concrete encased pool enabling guests to explore small hot springs and geothermal features in the immediate area. 

After bathing in the Secret Lagoon, the tour continues to Restaurant Grund for a delicious light buffet where you can enjoy sampling variety of Icelandic cuisine.

Heading back to Reykjavik, the exciting hunt for the elusive Northern lights begins. Your guide and driver will scout and select viewing spots to give you the best chances of experiencing the amazing display of auroras. 

This is a truly enjoyable tour, combining some of the best experiences Iceland has to offer; the awe-inspiring Northern lights and a warm, relaxing open air bath.

Please Note

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Day 7: Depart Iceland

Today, transfer by bus to the Keflavik airport. 

Or inquire to extend your vacation.

Your Trip Includes the Following:

Price per person is based on 2 persons in double/twin room.

Single Supplement applies: From $788

This package is priced LAND ONLY. If you need assistance 

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