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5 Day Iceland's Northern Lights
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Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart.
DAY 1, - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Iceland. Your international flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment.
DAY 2 - Arrive in Iceland
Arrive in Iceland, "Land of the Midnight Sun" and transfer to your hotel. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge. Spend the balance of the day at leisure to explore Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, surrounded by incredible landscapes and countless natural wonders. Or perhaps take an optional tour to the world-famous Blue Lagoon, a unique geo-thermal spa situated in the youngest lava field in west Iceland.
Optional: Blue Lagoon Experience (AM)
DAY 3 - Northern Lights Evening Tour
Today, enjoy the day at leisure in Reykjavík, the world's most northerly capital and where more than one third of Iceland's population resides. Later tonight, we search the skies for the Northern Lights, (Aurora Borealis) among the most spectacular phenomena on earth. The Northern Lights originate from the sun, where large explosions and electronic storms throw flares and solar particles deep into space. These clouds and solar particles are caught by the Earth’s magnetic field on the south and north poles. These solar particles collide with the atmospheric gases and create this wonderful light effect. This evening, we hope to see these lights swirling and dancing across the sky, endlessly changing color, shape and size.*
Optional: Reykjavik City Tour (AM)
DAY 4 - Day at Leisure
Full day to explore Reykjavik at your leisure or choose the optional sightseeing to see the world-famous Geyser area, Gulfoss waterfall and visit to the Thingvellir National Park.
Optional: Full Day Golden Circle Tour (AM)
DAY 5 - Return to the USA
Transfer independently to Keflavik Airport for your departing flight
*Please note, Northern Lights tour is subject to correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed. If the tour is cancelled locally, another tour will be offered on the evening of Day 4.
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|Blue Lagoon Experience 11:00 AM||Day #2||01 Oct 2014 - 24 Dec 2014
26 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
02 Jan 2015 - 03 Apr 2015
Enjoy a peaceful time at the Blue Lagoon, a unique natural pool of mineral rich geothermal water located in the middle of a lava field in the pure, beautiful Icelandic wilderness. Geothermal seawater is led directly to the Blue Lagoon forming wells as deep as 6000 feet and the water stays warm at 100-110°F throughout the entire year. An indoor Blue Lagoon and geothermal sauna are also on site. The Blue Lagoon's warm water and natural ingredients of mineral salts, silica and blue green algae help you relax and escape the stress and strain of daily life.
Entrance fee and towel rental is included in the price.
Pick-up from the hotel is at 10:30 AM. Please inform the bus driver on your way to the Blue Lagoon which departure you would like to take after the visit, back to Reykjavik (3:00 pm, 5:15 pm, 7:00 pm or 9:00 pm)
|Reykjavik City Tour 9:00 AM||Day #3||01 Oct 2014 - 24 Dec 2014
26 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
02 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
Enjoy this detailed and comprehensive introduction to Reykjavik's past and present. Reykjavik's renowned charm and bustling life is brought to light while viewing the city's main attractions by bus. Visit landmarks, such as the Pearl, Hallgrimskirkja church and the National Museum of Iceland. Gain invaluable insight into the Icelandic society and how Reykjavik has developed from a small fishing village into a modern capital.
Tour departs approximately at 9:00 am. Please be in the hotel lobby at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.
|Full Day Golden Circle Tour 8:30 AM||Day #4||01 Oct 2014 - 24 Dec 2014
26 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
02 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
The first stop of this cross-section of Iceland's natural wonders is at the world-famous Geyser area. A geothermal field where hot springs are in abundance, geysers explode and pools of mud bubble. Spend some time walking around and visit the Geyser museum. There is an informative multimedia exhibition that vividly shows how the forces of nature shaped the country and the people. Then, on to the Gullfoss waterfall, the queen of Iceland's waterfalls, tumbling down a deep gorge. Finally, but no less spectacular is a visit to the Thingvellir National Park, the very place where the first settlers held their annual parliamentary assembly and where the earth is ever so slowly pulling Iceland apart along tectonic plates.
Tour departs approximately at 8:30 am. Please be in the hotel lobby at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.
Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.
|Björk Hotel - details||★★★||Reykjavik|
|Best Western Hotel Reykjavik - details||★★★||Reykjavik|
The following hotels are what is available to book for each departure date, subject to availability at the time of booking.
|6-Oct-14||Best Western or Björk||$899|
|13-Oct-14||Best Western Hotel Reykjavik||$799|
|15-Oct-14||Best Western Hotel Reykjavik||$899|
|20-Oct-14||Best Western or Björk||$799|
|22-Oct-14||Best Western Hotel Reykjavik||$899|
|3-Nov-14||Best Western or Björk||$999|
|5-Nov-14||Best Western or Björk||$899|
|10-Nov-14||Best Western or Björk||$799|
|12-Nov-14||Best Western or Björk||$799|
|17-Nov-14||Best Western or Björk||$799|
|19-Nov-14||Best Western or Björk||$799|
|24-Nov-14||Best Western or Björk||$799|
|26-Nov-14||Best Western or Björk||$799|
|1-Dec-14||Best Western or Björk||$799|
|3-Dec-14||Best Western or Björk||$799|
|8-Dec-14||Best Western or Björk||$799|
|10-Dec-14||Best Western or Björk||$799|
|15-Dec-14||Best Western or Björk||$799|
|5-Jan-15||Best Western or Björk||$899|
|7-Jan-15||Best Western or Björk||$799|
|12-Jan-15||Best Western or Björk||$899|
|14-Jan-15||Best Western or Björk||$899|
|19-Jan-15||Best Western or Björk||$899|
|21-Jan-15||Best Western or Björk||$899|
|26-Jan-15||Best Western or Björk||$899|
|28-Jan-15||Best Western or Björk||$899|
|2-Feb-15||Best Western or Björk||$999|
|4-Feb-15||Best Western or Björk||$999|
|9-Feb-15||Best Western or Björk||$999|
|11-Feb-15||Best Western or Björk||$999|
|16-Feb-15||Best Western or Björk||$999|
|18-Feb-15||Best Western or Björk||$999|
|23-Feb-15||Best Western or Björk||$999|
|25-Feb-15||Best Western or Björk||$999|
|2-Mar-15||Best Western or Björk||$999|
|4-Mar-15||Best Western or Björk||$999|
|9-Mar-15||Best Western or Björk||$999|
|11-Mar-15||Best Western or Björk||$999|
|16-Mar-15||Best Western or Björk||$999|
|18-Mar-15||Best Western or Björk||$999|
|23-Mar-15||Best Western or Björk||$999|
|25-Mar-15||Best Western or Björk||$999|
|30-Mar-15||Best Western or Björk||$999|
Transfers, optional tours, and gratuities.
Passengers booked on the Blue Lagoon Experience 11:00 AM Optional Tour on Day 2 should select flights that arrive no later than 7:00 AM.
Please note, Northern Lights tour is subject to correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed. If the tour is cancelled locally, another tour will be offered on the evening of Day 4.
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