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NORTHERN LIGHTS EXPLORATION

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Valid Till: Sep 30 2017

9 Nights / 8 Days SAGA VALLEY | FJORD CRUISE | ICELANDIC HORSES


Starting from

84900

Per person on twin sharing


 

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Overview

Best seller tour in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Experience the best of Iceland's winter! Our Northern Lights Exploration series are designed to include the highlights of Iceland and aim to maximize the chances of seeing the elusive Northern Lights. Head to the countryside: from the regions of Snowfellsnes Peninsula in the west to the Vatnajokull glacier in the southeast. Profit to search for the Aurora Borealis away from the big city lights.

Travel on Iceland's Ring Road - New tour with weekly departures all year round - bookable with or without accommodation

For the first time we offer weekly escorted tours around Iceland all year round. Explore the island of fire and ice and travel with an international group on Iceland's ring road. Discover stunning scenery and dramatic landscapes. A local expert guide helps you explore the unspoiled Icelandic countryside with volcanoes, lava fields, hot springs, mountains, fjords, glaciers and waterfalls.

This escorted tour takes you both to classic nature hotspots and lesser-known sights. The tour includes several soft adventures and cultural visits. Some outdoor activities might differ between seasons depending on weather and road conditions.

Exclusively, this tour is available with pre-booked comfort hotels during the whole trip while the more independent traveler can take care of the own overnight arrangements, even camping. For additional flexibility and individual preferences, the tour is offered with or without prepaid dinners.

Highlights and Experiences:

Escorted coach tour around Iceland's ring road
Bookable with or without accommodation
Bookable with or without dinner
Visit two national parks
Included are visits to small local museums, cultural experiences and soft adventures
Weekly departures all year round




Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS Plus shuttle (no guide)
Fully escorted 6-day bus tour with an English or German-speaking guide
7-nights accommodation in comfort tourist-class hotels including breakfast
Fjord Cruise on Breioafjordur fjord including light lunch
Visit to traditional shark curing farm
Hot spring Tasting with geothermally cooked bread and eggs
Visit to Icelandic horse stables & geothermal greenhouse
Visit to multimedia presentation at Eyjafjallajokull Volcano Information Center
Entrance fee to Skogar folk museum and turf houses
Entrance with towel at Blue Lagoon
Traditional Icelandic dinner at Northern Light Inn Hotel
Northern Lights Academy program during 6 evenings with a combination of lectures, presentations, film, guided Northern Lights searches and midnight refreshments
Use of winter & Northern Lights explorer equipment: simple non-slip snow & ice grippers spikes for shoes and a flash light that is helpful when walking in the dark and operating your photo camera at night
Air fare/train fare.
Guide & Monuments Entrance fees during sightseeing
Camera Charges / Jeep Safari / Camel Safari / Elephant Ride Charges
Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor, Insurance etc.
Any other item not specified in the Package Inclusions
Any increase in Government taxes
Supplement will be applicable for Single occupancy
9 % Government Service Tax
Refund Policy:
15 Days before 100% refund.
7 Days before 75% refund.
48 hours before 25% refund.
After 48 hours or no show no refund.
Booking must be done before 48 hrs. of arr
A cancellation fee of 10% of the tour price and accommodation will be retained by us for cancellations made from 4 to 8 weeks before departure. From 28 days until 8 days before departure, the fee is 50%. No refund is possible for cancellations less than 8 days before departure, or for no shows, and a tour begun but not completed. The exchange of one arrangement for another must be agreed by us beforehand.
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Either via our international tour operator network - see here or directly by email and we process your booking by personal email communication. We will send you a confirmation and invoice. Payment is due latest 4 weeks prior arrival. We accept international bank transfer, visa or mastercard. Once paid, we will send the vouchers and travel documents. Unfortunately we do not offer an online-booking engine and online-payment system for this tour.

Day

1

WELCOME To ICELAND (50 Km/31 Mls)

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik Airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik where you spend the night. We provide you with ideas how to explore Iceland's capital on your own.


Day

2

REYKJAVIK CITY TOUR

At 09:00 meet your tour guide who shows the group the highlights of Iceland's exciting capital. Then we head west. Borgarfjoraur is known as the Saga valley because of its many important historical events. We get a chance to climb the Grabrok volcano crater and get warmed at Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring which produces 180 liters per second of water that is nearly boiling - 97 degree Celsius. Hraunfossar is a series of waterfalls pouring from beneath a wide lava field. Barnafoss - the Children's falls, is nearby with its own tragic tale. We spend two nights in Borgarnes, West Iceland. The afternoon includes a lecture about Northern Lights. After dinner, we step into the hotel garden in search of the Northern Lights followed by a hot cup of chocolate or tea.


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3

SNAFELLSNES PENINSULA

The Snafellsnes Peninsula "the peninsula of the snowy mountain" juts out from Iceland's west coast, like a long arm with a clenched fist at its tip, and is in many ways a microcosm of the whole island. A rugged mountain chain runs its length. We travel to the charming fishing town of Stykkisholmur for a cruise in the Breioafjordur fjord. After a light lunch a uniquely Icelandic "treat" awaits us at Bjarnarhofn, where they make Hakarl - the fermented shark. Depending on road and weather condtions, we visit the fishing village of Grundarfjorour, a place with an impressive coastline and mountains, lakes and waterfalls behind the village. Jutting out into the bay rises one of the most photographed mountain in Iceland, Mt. Kirkjufell. On the way back to Borgarnes the guide gives you some practical tips of how to photograph the Auroras as part of the Northern Lights Academy program. Naturally, once darkness falls, we are out in the hotel garden to chase the Northern Lights and to soak in the hotel's outdoor hot tubs.


Day

4

GOLDEN CIRCLE, GEOTHERMAL TASTE

Today we travel along the Hvalfjoraur fjord. The first stop is at an Icelandic wool outlet store, just to see what they do with all those sheep! We continue inland to Pingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We travel the Golden Circle route and see steam rising from the Geysir geothermal fields as we arrive. There is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur "the Churn" which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals. The chef of the Restaurant Geysir invites you to taste freshly baked hot spring bread served with Icelandic butter, geothermally boiled eggs and herring. It is best served with a small glass of Geysir Schnapps, very cold - nearly freezing. On we travel to Gullfoss, a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvita river and attracts tourists and travellers in summer and winter. In the afternoon, you learn about the Icelandic horse, its special qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse, before we reach the accommodation in South Iceland. Tonight, step into the darkness and search for the elusive Northern Lights, while best enjoyed from a comfortable hot tub in the garden of the hotel, amidst the peace and stillness of rural Iceland.


Day

5

NATURAL WONDERS OF SOUTH ICELAND

Today we travel along the South coast. At the Eyjafjallajokull Information Center we learn about living next to a glacier and an active volcano. Further east we visit one of Iceland's finest folk museums. This museum contains an outstanding collection of farm and domestic artifacts from Iceland's past and several turf-built houses. Nearby is Skogafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. In the afternoon we take a stroll on the black lava beach and along bird cliffs at Reynisfjara in South Iceland. We spend 2 nights near Kirkjubajarklaustur in the Vatnajokull National Park region, located in complete darkness and ideal for Northern Lights search.


Day

6

SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK

Today's program is all about glaciers, ice and icebergs. We travel to Jokulsarlon, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs, and we explore the extraordinary site and might see seals swimming in arctic waters. You can walk on the black sandy beach where large icebergs get stranded. In the afternoon we visit the tiny turf church at Hof and spend time at Europe's largest national park, which has Iceland's highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe's largest glacier. In the evening enjoy a film presentation about the Northern Lights as part of the Northern Lights Academy program. Be careful not to go to bed too soon in this remote and quiet location or you may just miss out one more chance of seeing the Northern Lights shimmering and dancing across the night sky.


Day

7

SOUTH SHORE, REYKJAVIK

From Kirkjubajarklaustur we head across the Eldhraun lava field to the village of Vik, where we make a photo stop. The black lava beach with high bird cliffs and pounding waves is very impressive. Further west we reach the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges from the mountain. There is a trail that goes behind the falling water and offers interesting views, if you are prepared to get wet! In the afternoon we return to Reykjavik and have about 2 hour leisure time to explore Iceland's capital on our own, visit museums, do some shopping or simply rest after all this touring. In the evening we get to soak in the famous Blue Lagoon, followed by an Icelandic dinner at the Northern Light Inn Hotel and followed by one last nocturnal tour to seek more Northern Lights. Around midnight we reach Reykjavik for one last night.


Day

8

DEPARTURE HOME (50 Km/31 Mls)

Individual transfer by Flybus airport shuttle from your accommodation in Reykjavik to Keflavik Airport.


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