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Golden Circle and Northern Lights

From $819 - See Iceland's striking natural wonders and search for the wondrous aurora borealis.

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This magical Iceland trip combines a day of exploring famous natural wonders with an evening search for the elusive northern lights.

There's no better trip that exemplifies what it means to be "refreshingly Icelandic" than this! You'll visit the magnificent Golden Circle region, with sites including the majestic waterfall Gullfoss, the Geyser geothermal area, and Iceland’s historical national park, Thingvellir. You’ll also spend an evening with fellow travelers in a search of the Northern Lights throughout the Icelandic countryside. Booking this package also provides free time in Iceland to explore Reykjavík and its surroundings, from enjoying the cosy cafes and lively nightlife, to the cool Nordic culture of Iceland’s capital city. Check out the full itinerary below for further details.

If you choose to book additional nights (up to seven allowed with this package), you'll be able to explore even further with other unforgettable day tours that bring you to popular destinations like the Blue Lagoonwhale watching, and much more!

Included

  • Round-trip flights on Icelandair
  • All taxes, fees and fuel surcharges
  • Checked bag 23kg (50 lbs) and hand luggage 10kg (22 lbs)
  • Three nights (minimum) standard room accommodation at your chosen hotel
  • Breakfast included at selected hotels. Breakfast at Icelandair Hotels and Hilton Reykjavík Nordica available to purchase locally.
  • Northern Lights Hunt evening tour (Day 3), including transfers from your hotel or designated pick up point 30 minutes prior to the departure times of 10pm from September 1 - October 15 and March 15 - April 15; and 9pm from October 16 - March 14. Coaches are equipped with free WiFi!  
  • Golden Circle full day excursion (Day 4). Pick-up from your hotel or designated pick-up point at 8:30am
  • Complimentary entry to the Aurora Reykjavik Northern Lights Centre

Conditions

  • Golden Circle and Northern Lights departures on sale August 25, 2018 through April 13, 2019, dependent on availability
    • Online offer only; advertised lead price per person is based on lowest available airfare and two persons sharing a standard guest room at Hotel Cabin for three night’s duration. Lead price travel period September - December 2018 with limited availability on selected dates. Price and departure day can vary depending on your Icelandair gateway.
    • Minimum stay in Iceland is three nights, with a maximum stay of seven nights
    • The first night is the overnight flight to Iceland on all vacation packages departing the United States and Canada
    • Not included with this holiday package: meals and services not mentioned in itinerary; Flybus airport transfers between Keflavík International Airport and Reykjavík
    • Tour operators will not pick up or drop off passengers at hotels outside Reykjavík
    • The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed.
    • All general inquiries, including change or cancellation requests, can be submitted online
    • Additional baggage and optional service fees may apply
    • Terms and conditions, including changes and cancellations to your holiday, vary depending on your country of departure. Please refer to the applicable Icelandair Holidays terms and conditions.

    Insurance

    Personal travel insurance is not included and is highly recommended. It can be arranged through Allianz Global Assistance for passengers originating in the United States and Canada.

    itinerary

    Day1

    Are you excited to visit Iceland? Time to board your Icelandair flight for the overnight to our hub at Keflavík International Airport! Keep your eyes peeled in the winter as you just may see the northern lights dancing beside you!

    Day2

    Welcome to Iceland! Check in at your hotel in Reykjavík and get comfortable for your stay in Iceland. Take a stroll and explore the charm and allure of Old Town Reykjavík and enjoy the Nordic vibe of the world’s northernmost capital. There's plenty of lovely restaurants to choose from for a bite to eat. Check out one of the many tours available for booking, including whale watching and horse riding. 

    Day3

    During the day, use your complimentary entry to the Aurora Reykjavík Northern Lights Centre to discover the auroras through science, stories, and legends from around the world. Then prepare to search for them yourself with the Northern Lights Hunt which takes you to that evening’s best viewing location, as decided by Mother Nature. The Auroras might appear just outside of Reykjavík or perhaps from the middle of a lava field an hour's drive into the countryside. Every tour is unique, which is part of the adventure and your guide will use the most up-to-date weather and solar activity reports to plan your route. Coaches are equipped with free Wi-Fi. Departures range from 9 to 10pm, depending on the time of year, with hotel pick-ups beginning at 30 minutes prior. The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and their appearance cannot be guaranteed.

    Please Note: On the day of your tour, please check with your hotel reception/tour desk if the tour is operating. If the weather conditions are not favorable and the tour is cancelled, or there are no sightings during the tour, you will be given the option of joining the tour the following night for free (subject to availability). No refunds will be offered for the complimentary Northern Lights Hunt tour included in the package.

    Day4

    Today you venture out on the Golden Circle tour, including a visit to the world-famous Geysir geothermal area, a field where hot springs are in abundance, geysers explode and pools of mud bubble. It also takes you to see Gullfoss, the queen of Iceland's waterfalls. Finally, but no less spectacular is a visit to the Thingvellir National Park, the original site of the oldest existing parliament in the world. The Great Atlantic rift is clearly visible in the park, a rift that is slowly pulling Iceland apart along tectonic plates. Hotel pick up at 08:30 hours.

    Day5

    Bid farewell to Iceland (for now!) before heading to Keflavik for your return flight home on Icelandair!

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