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▲ Breakfast available for an additional cost on Day 2, approximately US $18 - $25 per person

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Itinerary

DAY 1 - Depart for Iceland
Depart for Iceland.

DAY 2 - Arrive in Iceland, Northern Lights Evening Tour*
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. Later this morning at approximately 9:30, enjoy a city tour of Reykjavík. During the tour, view the old town center, the Parliament, the harbor, the Hofoi house, and the Hallgrímskirkja Church, whose steeple is a Reykjavík landmark. Our drive continues with a view of Reykjavik's largest outdoor swimming pool in Laugardalur, which is heated with water from natural hot springs under the city. Then, visit the Pearl vantage point, a remarkable building unique to Iceland. Built in 1988, the Pearl is a glass dome constructed atop huge tanks in which natural hot water is stored for heating the city. It offers great views of the capital area and beyond. Next, visit the Northern Lights Center, and then our last stop of the tour is to view the new Harpa Concert and Conference Hall. After the city tour, we suggest you take time to rest this afternoon as the evening's Northern Lights search can be a late night. Later tonight, enjoy a welcome reception with your tour guide. Then 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, hope to see these lights swirling and dancing across the sky, endlessly changing color, shape and size*
Overnight: Reykjavik

DAY 3 - Day at Leisure
Spend the day at leisure to explore Reykjavik, surrounded by incredible landscapes and countless natural wonders. Or perhaps take an optional tour to the world-famous 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 6,000 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. Depart the Blue Lagoon at approximately 1:30 pm
Optional: Blue Lagoon Experience 9:30 AM**
Overnight: Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4 - Day at Leisure
Full day to explore Reykjavik at your leisure or choose to take the optional tour of the Golden Circle, which showcases some of Iceland's most popular tourist attractions including the country's best known natural, cultural, and historic sites. From Reykjavik, visit Hellisheiði Power Plant at the foot of Mt. Hengill Volcano where the earth's most brutal forces are harnessed and converted to clean energy for space heating. We then visit Kerið Crater, a 3,000 year old volcanic crater lake. Its caldera is composed of red, rather than black volcanic rock. Next stop is the Geysir geothermal area, home of the famous Geysir and Strokkur hot springs. The Strokkur hot spring erupts every 5 minutes or so, making it one of the most active geysers in the world. Then, on to the Gullfoss waterfall, the queen of Iceland's waterfalls, tumbling down a deep gorge. Our final stop of the day is Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the tectonic plates of Europe and North America meet and one of the world's oldest parliaments was founded in 930 AD
Optional: Full Day Golden Circle Tour 8:30 AM
Overnight: Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5 - Depart Iceland
Transfer to Keflavik Airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*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 3 or Day 4. The Northern lights tour departs in the late evening and may not return until after midnight.

**Please note: The Blue Lagoon will be closed 5 – 21 January 2016. The optional tour to the Natural Hot Spring Steam Baths & Pools will be offered on these dates.

Gate 1 itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.


Optional Tours

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Blue Lagoon Experience 9:30 AM

Day #3 01 Sep 2015 - 04 Jan 2016
22 Jan 2016 - 30 Apr 2016
$99
$99

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.

Children under 2 are not permitted in the Blue Lagoon.

Tour departs approximately at 9:30 am. Please be in the hotel lobby at least 15 minutes prior to departure. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours. Drop off to be advised locally.

Natural Hot Spring Steam Baths & Pools 9:30 AM

Day #3 05 Jan 2016 - 21 Jan 2016 $99

Depart this morning to visit Laugarvatn Fontana, composed of a series of interconnected baths and steam rooms which form a healthy, natural and unique spa experience. Three steam rooms, collectively called GUFAN, have been built over the natural hot springs used since 1929, which allows you to hear and smell the boiling hot springs underneath. You could also relax in YLUR, a Finnish-style sauna with beautiful views of the lake of Laugarvatn. Take a dip in LAUGA, SÆLA, and VISKA, the interconnected outdoor mineral baths. Some are suitable for relaxation, while others offer space for play. Admire the stone artwork made by the Icelandic artist, Erla Thórarinsdóttir. Completing the ensemble are VATNIÐ and STRÖNDIN - the lake and the beach with its warm black sand. The Fontana steam baths in Laugarvatn village are also known for Volcanic Cooking. Experience the geothermal bakery and watch as the bread is dug out of the earth. If you wish, you may taste the bread served hot from the ground with some butter. This is something you don’t want to miss out on!

Entrance fee and towel included.

Tour departs approximately at 9:30 am. Please be in the hotel lobby at least 15 minutes prior to departure. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours. Drop off to be advised locally.

Full Day Golden Circle Tour 8:30 AM

Day #4 01 Sep 2015 - 30 Apr 2016 $99

The Golden Circle tour showcases some of Iceland's most popular tourist attractions including the country's best known natural, cultural, and historic sites. From Reykjavik, visit Hellisheiði Power Plant at the foot of Mt. Hengill Volcano where the earth's most brutal forces are harnessed and converted to clean energy for space heating. We then visit Kerið Crater, a 3,000 year old volcanic crater lake. Its caldera is composed of red, rather than black volcanic rock. Next stop is the Geysir geothermal area, home of the famous Geysir and Strokkur hot springs. The Strokkur hot spring erupts every 5 minutes or so, making it one of the most active geysers in the world. Then, on to the Gullfoss waterfall, the queen of Iceland's waterfalls, tumbling down a deep gorge. Our final stop of the day is Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the tectonic plates of Europe and North America meet and one of the world's oldest parliaments was founded in 930 AD.

Tour departs approximately at 8:30 am. Please be in the hotel lobby at least 15 minutes prior to departure. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours. Drop off to be advised locally.

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South Shore Adventure 8:00 AM

Day #5 01 Sep 2015 - 30 Apr 2016 $129

The South Shore Adventure tour visits the amazing southern coast of Iceland, famous for its black sand coastline and stunning scenery. The first stop of the day is at the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Next, we continue on to visit the majestic and much-photographed Skógafoss waterfall. The thundering falls plummet nearly 200 feet over a cliff to the valley floor. Then, on to the Þorvaldseyri Volcano Visitor Centre, located at the foot of Þorvaldseyri Volcano. Here, with the enormous volcano towering just a short distance away, you will have the chance to learn through vibrant displays about the dramatic history of frequent volcanism in Iceland - from the arrival of the Vikings to modern times. Huge, stunning color posters portray fascinating aspects of the eruption in text and imagery. Today’s tour continues on as far as Vik, a charming village at the southern tip of Iceland surrounded by beautiful high cliffs. Other highlights of today’s tour include views of Mýrdalsjökull glacier and the impressive Reynisdrangar rock formations.

Tour departs approximately at 8:00 am. Please be in the hotel lobby at least 15 minutes prior to departure. Approximate tour duration is 10 hours. Drop off to be advised locally.


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Departure City Hotel 2015 Travel Dates Groupon Price
D.C. Hotel Arnarhvoll Sep 23 $1099*
D.C. Reykjavik Lights Hotel Sep 26 $1099*
D.C. Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Oct 3 $1299*
D.C. Grand Hotel Reykjavik Oct 7 $1099*
D.C. Hotel Klettur Oct 17 $1049*
D.C. Reykjavik Natura Oct 19 $1049*
D.C. Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Oct 21 $1049*
D.C. Hotel Klettur Oct 23 $899*
D.C. Grand Hotel Reykjavik Oct 25 $999*
D.C. Reykjavik Natura Oct 28 $949*
D.C. Reykjavik Lights Hotel Nov 1 $949*
D.C. Grand Hotel Reykjavik Nov 3 $1099*
D.C. Reykjavik Natura Nov 15 $899*
D.C. Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Nov 17 $999*
D.C. Reykjavik Natura Nov 24 $949*
D.C. Skuggi Hotel Dec 2 $899*
D.C. Reykjavik Natura Dec 3 $999*
D.C. Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Dec 5 $999*
D.C. Reykjavik Natura Dec 12 $899*
D.C. Fosshotel Lind Dec 15 $999*
D.C. Reykjavik Lights Hotel Dec 16 $1049*
MCO Hotel Plaza Dec 19 $1049*
Departure City Hotel 2016 Travel Dates Groupon Price
MCO Hotel Klettur Jan 22 $899*
D.C. Grand Hotel Reykjavik Jan 23 $999*
D.C. Hotel Plaza Jan 24 $899*
D.C. Reykjavik Natura Jan 26 $899*
D.C. Hotel Arnarhvoll Jan 27 $899*
MCO Fosshotel Lind Jan 29 $899*
D.C. Reykjavik Lights Hotel Jan 30 $899*
D.C. Hotel Arnarhvoll Jan 31 $999*

*Not Included:
Breakfast on Day 2, optional tours and gratuities.

Additional Information:
Passengers should select flights that arrive no later than 8 am on Day 2.

Please note: Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you until early afternoon. To guarantee your room will be ready upon check in, you must book a pre-night.

Please note, Northern Lights tour is subject to correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed. If the tour is cancelled locally, another Northern Lights tour will be offered on the evening of Day 3 or Day 4. The Northern Lights tour departs in the late evening and may not return until after midnight.

Please note: The Blue Lagoon will be closed 5 – 21 January 2016. The optional tour to the Natural Hot Spring Steam Baths & Pools will be offered on these dates.

Accommodation Details:
Triple rooms are not available for this package.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.

Is This Trip Right for You?
This moderately active program is intended to offer an introduction to Iceland and give you the opportunity to search for and perhaps view the Northern Lights. The included Northern Lights tour often extends late into the evening and exact schedules depend on local weather conditions. Sightings cannot be guaranteed. You can expect to walk over rough, uneven terrain in dark conditions, and therefore proper winter clothing and footwear as well as a flashlight are essential for your safety and comfort. A guided orientation tour of Reykjavik is included. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday.