7 Days ● 10 Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
Reykjavík, Northern Lights Cruise, Search for the Northern Lights, Golden Circle, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, Lava Exhibition Centre, Vik, Seljalandsfoss, Skógar Museum, Skógafoss, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Skaftafell, Vatnajökull Glacier, Blue Lagoon
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Day 2 Centerhotels, Reykjavik
Days 3 – 5 Hotel Katla by Kea, Vik
Day 6 Centerhotels, Reykjavik
On some dates alternate hotels may be used.
Day 1: Monday, October 11, 2021 Overnight 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 search for the aurora borealis — one of nature’s most dazzling light displays, also known as the northern lights.*
Day 2: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Reykjavík, Iceland - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital city. Get acquainted with old town Reykjavík on a walking tour featuring Hallgrimskirkja church, city hall, the harbour, and the Parliament building. Gather with your fellow travellers at a popular restaurant for dinner featuring Icelandic cuisine. This evening, take an exhilarating northern lights cruise** and sail into the darkness of Faxaflói Bay in search of the aurora borealis.* (D)
Day 3: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Reykjavík - Golden Circle - Lava Exhibition Centre - Vík
Travel the Golden Circle to experience renowned natural wonders, including the explosive Geysir thermal area, the double-cascade Gullfoss waterfall, and the famous Thingvellir National Park, where you’ll stand upon the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Stop at the Lava Exhibition Centre and delve into Iceland’s past and present volcanic eruptions. Continue to Vík. Drive out into the stillness of rural Iceland in search of the northern lights or venture out on foot. Enjoy three nights of searching to increase your likelihood of spotting the lights.* (B, D)
Day 4: Thursday, October 14, 2021 Vik - Seljalandsfoss - Skógar Museum - Vík
Journey to Seljalandsfoss, one of Iceland’s most famous and unique waterfalls. Visit Skógar Museum and discover its turf-built homes and artifacts. Stand in awe before the impressive Skógafoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s tallest. Your journey continues to Reynisfjara, a volcanic sand beach surrounded by basalt formations and rich bird life. Look out over the natural rock formations at Dyrhólaey, a volcanic peninsula towering over the ocean. Get a sense of the local culture as you challenge your taste buds and sample traditional delicacies – hákarl (cured shark) and brennivín (schnapps). After dinner, gaze at the sky in search of the northern lights.* (B, D)
Day 5: Friday, October 15, 2021 Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon - Skaftafell - Vík
Travel to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, filled with floating icebergs. Explore this extraordinary landscape and search for seals swimming in cold waters. Travel to Skaftafell, gateway to Vatnajökull National Park, the largest national park in Europe. Vatnajökull is known for having Iceland’s highest mountains and Europe's largest glacier. After dinner, continue searching for the northern lights dancing across the night sky.* (B, D)
Day 6: Saturday, October 16, 2021 Vík - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavík
Drive along the south shore towards the Reykjanes Peninsula. Known for its rugged landscape, lava fields, and numerous hot springs, the peninsula is home to the Blue Lagoon. Take a dip in the warm, mineral-rich waters of the geothermal pool, located in the heart of a dramatic lava field. Return to Reykjavík for your farewell dinner and overnight stay. (B, D)
Day 7: Sunday, October 17, 2021 Reykjavík - Tour Ends
Depart for home with many incredible memories. (B)
*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 weath
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