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Northern Lights Winter Wonders

A 5 Day tour in Iceland's winter wonderland, where in addition to experiencing Iceland most famous places we will hunt for the magnificent Northern Lights. A truly wonderful tour including the famous Geysir hot spring area, the Glacier lagoon and so much more. This tour is designed to maximize your chances of witnessing the amazing Northern Lights.

Duration: 4 Nights, Winter

Price: From $1,287 per person

Highlights

  • Iceland's most famous places and scenery
  • The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)
  • The unique Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

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Included:
       - Fully escorted 3 day tour with English speaking local guide
       - 2 nights accommodation in hotel in Reykjavik with breakfast
       - 2 nights accommodation in Hotel Katla near Vik standard room with breakfast
       - Visit to Icelandic farm with horse stables and geothermal greenhouse
       - Entrance to the Lava Center
       - Evening hunt for the Northern Light one of the nights while staying in Vik (weather dependent)
   

Not included
       - Flights
       - Travel insurance
       - Optional Excursions
       - Any services not specifically listed under “Included”

 

Despite our long experience in leading groups, please note that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon
that is very hard to predict, hence sightings cannot be guaranteed.

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Day 1 Welcome to Iceland

Reykjavík

Arrival and optional shared or private transfer from Keflavik airport to your hotel in Reykjavik. Despite its location and the city lights, Northern Lights can often been seen there.

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Day 2 The Golden Circle

Golden Circle

We tour the renowned Golden Circle including a visit to Thingvellir National Park where the forces of the Great Atlantic Rift are clearly visible. This is where the North American and European tectonic plates drift apart at a rate of 2-6 cm per year. Thingvellir is also the place where the ancient Icelandic parliament was established in 930. Then we head for the famous Geysir hot spring area, where Strokkur erupts every 5-10 minutes. We also visit Gullfoss (Golden) waterfall. After visiting these world famous sights and a visit to local horse stable and a greenhouse, we drive through the landscapes of South Iceland to our accommodation near the town of Vik, where we will stay for 2 nights at Hotel Katla. If weather permits, we head for a Northern Lights hunt, the guide chooses the night with better prospects.

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Day 3 Glacier lagoon

Jökulsárlón – The Glacier Lagoon

We head east, along the southern shore to the unique Jökulsarlon Glacier lagoon. The lagoon developed around 60 years ago with continuous process of calving and falling of icebergs from the glacier tongue Breidamerkurjökull. These icebergs are seen in two shades, one type in milky white, while the other type is in bright blue color, which is an interplay of light and ice crystals. The lagoon is filled with fishes that drift in from the sea along with the tides. Seals gather in large numbers at the mouth of the lagoon to catch the fish during winter, which is a sight to watch. On the way back to Vik, we also visit Skaftafell national park whitch is part of Vatnajökull national park and contains some of the most prized natural sights of the country.

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Day 4 Volcanoes and Waterfalls

Volcanoes and Waterfalls

Driving along the southern coast we encounter highlights such as the waterfalls Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, as well as the glaciers and volcanoes of Myrdalsjökull/Katla and Eyjafjallajökull. We will visit the new and exciting Lava Centre which is an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcano activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. The final highlight before getting back to Reykjavik is the spectacular Blue Lagoon. You have a choice of viewing the lagoon or enjoy soaking in the mineral rich water with its fine silica mud (bathing admission not included). In the late afternoon we arrive in Reykjavik, where we will stay the last night.

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Day 5: Departure

Goodbye Iceland

Transfer from the hotel in Reykjavik to Keflavik airport (optional) or prolong your stay to enjoy the northernmost capital of the world.

When an opportunity arises to witness the wonders of the Northern Lights we may adjust the itinerary. However with the Northern lights being a natural phenomenon and very hard to predict, sightings is no guarantee.


Travel dates Thursday - Monday.
Price $1.287

per person based on 2 people sharing double/twin room (excluding flight). Single supplement is $473.

Iceland nature is a luxury to be enjoyed. You will have the best of both, stay in the countryside for 2  nights and in Reykjavik for 2 nights. Enjoy the scenery. It is so much to see and you will be able to visit Iceland’ s natural wonders.

Optional Services:

  • Blue Lagoon admission including towel = from $90
  • A shared airport transfer one way = from $34
  • A private airport transfer one way (1 - 4 persons) = from $159
  • A private airport transfer return (1 - 4 persons) = from $286

Departures 2018:

  • December 6, 13

Departures 2019:

  • January: 10, 17, 24 (on request), 31
  • February: 7, 14, 21, 28
  • March: 7, 14, 21

Please note that booking is not guaranteed until confirmed by us. Availability is not guaranteed until confirmed by Nordika Travel

 

 

 

 

 

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Views from Northern Lights Winter Wonders

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  • OxaraRiver.jpg
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  • Gullfoss.jpg
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  • TheRoadtoSkaftafell.jpg
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Highlights

  • Iceland's most famous places and scenery
  • The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)
  • The unique Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

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