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Itinerary

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Iceland. Your international flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment.

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Iceland
Arrive in Iceland, "Land of the Midnight Sun." Transfer independently to cosmopolitan Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, surrounded by incredible landscapes and countless natural wonders. Time to settle in before the afternoon tour of the world-famous Blue Lagoon, a unique geo-thermal spa situated in the youngest lava field in west Iceland. Here, there are endless recreational options! Walk in the spectacular surroundings of the Blue Lagoon. Bathe in the milky blue-green water. Relax in a geo-thermal steam bath. Or, release the stress from your shoulders under a Blue Lagoon waterfall. For a unique experience, indulge yourself with an optional outdoor massage or one of the many spa treatments available. Enjoy a selection of tasty local favorites at the on-site restaurant, or, shop for seawater cosmetic products before returning to Reykjavik.
Departure pick up from hotel lobby: 3:45 PM
Overnight: Reykjavik

DAY 3, Friday - Reykjavík
We begin our discovery of the area at the Presidential residence at Bessastadir, just south of Reykjavik, dating back to the early 19th century. On to Hafnarfjorour, the town nestled in the lava, famous for Iceland's large settlement of elves, dwarfs and other mystical beings, called the "hidden people." The town is also the site of an annual Viking festival, and now considered to be the rock n' roll capital of Iceland. In Reykjavik, see the panoramic views of the city from the platform at Perlan before traveling on to Hofdi House, considered one of the most beautiful and historically significant buildings in the area, best known as the location for the 1986 summit meeting between President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbahev that marked the end of the Cold War. In the old section of the city, see the Hallgrimskirkja church, the town hall and the home of the Icelandic Parliament, known as the Althing. After a stop at the sports and recreation area in Laugardalur with its geo-thermal heated outdoor swimming pool and Sveinsson sculptures, return to the hotel. Tonight is at leisure in Reykjavik to explore this energetic city on your own. Dine in one of the world-class restaurants on traditional Icelandic fish, or visit a lively pub, stylish club or cozy cafe. It is a city that never sleeps.
Departure pick up from hotel lobby: 8:30 AM
Duration: 2.5 hours
Overnight: Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - The "Golden Circle" and Northern Lights
Today, we travel to the "Golden Circle," a route which encompasses many of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders. Begin at Thingvellir National Park, the nation's most historic area, where the world's oldest existing parliament met in 930 A.D. designated a World Heritage Site. Stand upon one of the globe's most geologically significant landscapes on the volcanic rift before arriving at the Strokkur geyser - watch it erupt every few minutes spewing hot water high into the air. Marvel at the magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall (Golden Falls) with its 100 foot double cascade flowing into the Hvita River. After enjoying these jewels of Icelandic nature, experience Iceland's geo-thermal power at the Laugarvatn Fontana Spa with its natural steam baths and open air hot pools. Free time to enjoy all of the delights of this natural spa area. Afterwards, a delicious dinner at a restaurant known for its wonderful cuisine and famous chocolate mousse dessert. Then, search the skies for the Northern Lights, (Aurora Borealis) among the most spectacular phenomena on earth and Iceland is the perfect place to see them. *Be sure to bring warm clothing, rain gear, good shoes, swim suit and a snack. Drinks are not included.
Departure pick-up from hotel lobby: 11:00 AM
Duration: 10.5 hours
Overnight: Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Sunday - Depart for the USA
Transfer independently to Keflavik Airport for your departing flight.
Meals: Breakfast

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.


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Additional Information:
Golden Circle & Northern Lights Tour minimum age is 8 years.

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.