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Discover Iceland in winter and get to know its raw, magnificent nature spotted with volcanoes, bubbling hot springs and floating icebergs.

On this vacation package’s four-day escorted coach tour you’ll experience the hidden powers of the island including dramatic vistas of the notorious Eyjafjallajökull volcano, and with several overnights in stunning rural locations you'll be perfectly situated to hunt for the magical Northern Lights. If you happen to be in slumber when the aurora borealis makes an appearance, most hotels have the option of a wake-up call, greatly increasing your chances of seeing the beautiful display throughout the night!

You may have heard of Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, and with this all-encompassing vacation offer you’ll enjoy the soothing, calming blue waters of this popular attraction. If you like your color blue to glow a bit more, you’ll also spend time at the magnificent glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón on your journey across Iceland’s South Shore. See below for this holiday’s full itinerary.

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Included

  • Round-trip flights in Icelandair Economy Class
  • All taxes, fees and fuel surcharges
  • Checked baggage 23kg (50 lbs) and hand luggage 10kg (22 lbs)
  • Two nights at a hotel in Reykjavík in a standard room (first and last nights)
  • Four-day guided coach tour from/to Reykjavík (days 3-6) including three nights hotel in the countryside
  • Daily buffet breakfast (except arrival and departure day)
  • Three one-course dinners with coffee and tea (days 3-5)
  • Entrance fee to the Northern Lights Centre in Reykjavík
  • Entrance to Laugarvatnshellir, The Cave People
  • Entrance to the new Lava Centre and volcano film at the Lava Centre Cinema (day 4)
  • Northern Lights guided evening hunt on foot on day 4 or 5
  • Northern Lights Hunt kit (flash light, blanket and hot drink)
  • Blue Lagoon admission including towel, silica mud mask and a drink (day 6)
  • Special Northern Lights 'wake-up call' during the night (an option at most countryside hotels) 

Conditions

  • Online offer only
  • Advertised lead price per person is based on lowest available airfare and two persons sharing a standard guest room, subject to availability. Lead price travel period November 2018 - April 2019 with limited availability on selected dates. Price and departure day can vary depending on your Icelandair gateway.
  • Minimum/maximum stay: Set duration 6 nights only
  • The first night is the overnight flight to Iceland on all vacation packages departing the United States and Canada
  • Travel period: Set departures in October 2018 – April 2019
  • Not included with this holiday package: Meals and services not mentioned in itinerary. Transfers to/from airport and hotel in Reykjavík. Swimsuit at the Blue Lagoon. Porterage at airport/hotel. Any service not specifically listed under "included."
  • The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and their appearance cannot be guaranteed. No refunds will be offered for the tour portion of the package.
  • The tour operator has the right to substitute hotels in package based on availability and if conditions require it. Substitute hotels are of similar quality.
  • All general inquiries, including change or cancellation requests, can be submitted online.
  • Additional baggage and optional service fees may apply
  • The booking engine can only process one room type per booking.
  • Please note: Upon booking completion you will receive a confirmation of the package and e-tickets for your flights between the USA and Reykjavík (KEF). Please allow 3-4 working days for ground arrangements to be confirmed and emailed to you from Iceland Travel based in Reykjavík. Please read carefully and bring all confirmations along with you when traveling.
  • Click here for full 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! Transfer on your own to Reykjavík and check in to your hotel. We recommend Flybus airport transfers, which are available to purchase with the package during the booking process. The day and evening are yours to rest and enjoy at your leisure.

Day3

Today you’ll visit the fascinating Northern Lights Centre in Reykjavík for an exciting and informative presentation on the Northern Lights, then head to Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO) where the world's oldest parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland's largest lake. You’ll also visit the geothermal fields of Geysir with bubbling mud pools, the high-spouting Strokkur hot spring, the dramatic two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, a spectacular sight in winter when frozen mid-cascade, and Skálholt, Iceland's capital during the Middle-Ages and now a culture centre with a beautiful church. During the day you will also visit Laugarvatnshellir cave where two Icelandic families built a cozy homestead and farm during the early 20th century. Dinner and overnight in the south coast area.

Day4

You’ll start the day with a drive along the south shore, passing by local farms that are often populated with the legendary Icelandic horses. Your first stop will be at the new Lava Centre, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. Up next are visits to the spectacular waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, then passing by Mýrdalsjökull Glacier on the way to Reynisfjara beach to enjoy a walk on the black sands and extraordinary rock formations of Vík. Dinner and overnight stay in Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.    

Day5

Today your tour group will drive through vast sand plains created by glacial outwashes as you head east to the southern area of Vatnajökull National Park, the largest in Western Europe and named after Europe's largest glacier. Then you’ll journey to Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon for a breath-taking sight of icebergs floating in the deep glacial lagoon. Next, view Svínafellsjökull, one of the most beautiful of the glacial outlets emerging from Vatnajökull, and Skaftafell, a site of outstanding natural beauty dominated by Vatnajökull glacier. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day6

Head towards the village of Hveragerði, one of the few sites in the world located directly in the middle of a geothermal area and often called 'The Flower Village' because of its many greenhouses heated by nearby hot springs. Follow along the coastline and its breath-taking waves to the Reykjanes peninsula where you can enjoy a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon, a unique wonder of nature with pleasantly warm mineral rich geothermal water in the middle of a black lava field. Return to Reykjavík where the evening is at your own leisure.

Day7

Transfer to Keflavík Airport for your flight home on Icelandair. Flybus airport transfers are available to book with the package during the booking process. 

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