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The Enchanting West, The Golden Circle and Northern Lights

The Lonely Planet chosen the West of Iceland as one of the greatest hits of 2016. We are offering you a short break from USA to Iceland to enjoy this amazing area during the winter months. Use your weekend efficiently. After a short flight from the US (5-7 hours) to Iceland, you will arrive early morning. You will see amazing nature in the famous Golden Circle, hunt for the Northern Lights, and take a 2 day trip to the mystical Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

Duration: 3 Nights, Winter

Price: From $1.776 per person

Highlights

  • Iceland’s Most Famous places on The Golden Circle
  • The Snæfellnes Peninsula and The Vatnshellir Cave
  • The Hraunfossar Lava Waterfalls
  • Reykjavik Night Life and Northern Lights (depending on conditions and season)

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Included- Private transfer from airport to hotel and return
- 2 nights in a 4 star hotel in central Reykjavík, and 1 night in the countryside guesthouse
- An afternoon Golden Circle Tour
- Evening Northern Lights Tour (winter season)
- The Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Vatnshellir Cave Day tour
- Transfer to Blue Lagoon on way to Airport, and Entrance fee (Comfort Package)

Not Included
- Flights to/from the US
- Travel insurance
- Optional tours
- Any service not specifically listed under ‘Included’

You will stay 3 nights and almost 4 days in Iceland.  You can leave the USA on a Wednesday evening and be back Sunday afternoon. Only needing to take two days off from work.

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Day 1

Reykjavík City, Golden Circle and Northern Lights

Arrival from the US in Keflavik Airport in the morning. Our private driver waits for you at the airport and takes you to your hotel. Accommodation at a 4 star hotel, located in central Reykjavik, double/twin room with private facilities including a breakfast.
At a supplement you can chose an early check in.
Take an afternoon tour and visit the Golden Circle, which is famous for the geothermal Geyser area, The Gullfoss waterfalls and Þingvellir National Park, where the American and the Eurasian Tectonic Plates meet.  The Golden Circle is a fascinating experience. You can walk around the world-famous Geysir geothermal area, a geothermal field where hot springs are in abundance. You can choose to do the Golden Circle tour in a Super Jeep and add on a snowmobile trip. You also stop by the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall and visit Þingvellir National Park, the original site of the oldest existing parliament in the world, and where the Mid-Atlantic rift is clearly visible; a rift that is slowly pulling Iceland apart along tectonic plates. In Thingvellir, you can stand on a bluff and see the Mid-Atlantic ridge as it carves its way north and east into the island’s interior.


In the Evening you go on a tour to hunt for the Northern Lights.

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Day 2

The Enchanting West

Embark on a small group tour (max 20 passengers), and visit the enchanting and unspoiled west. This area has been the playground of Ben Stiller´s Walter Mitty tour and the Games or Thrones have also visited for their adventure.
The highlights of this tour is the Hot spring Deildartunguhver, Reykholt a historic place where Snorri Sturluson author of the Sagas resided. Hraunfossar falls is a very special series of waterfalls pouring out of the lava. To crown the day you will be passing the magnificent crater Eldborg.

At the end of the day we stay at a locally situated guesthouse in the west. We can enjoy magnificient views to the mighty glacier of Snæfellsnes where the well known tale, Journey to the Center of the Earth takes place.

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Day 3

Snæfellsnes Peninsula

The Kirkjufell area is the first stop of the day. Then continue to the small villages of the area. Visit the black beaches at Djúpalónssandur and if you are up to it, there is a 30 minutes hike along the coachline.
One of the highlights of the tour is the Vatnshellir Cave. It is a beautiful cave that was only recently discovered. 
You will continue your exploration of the area with views to the powerful Snæfellsjökull, which was the setting for Jules Verne´s Journey to the Centre of the Earth.
As Lonely Planet has chosen this destination to be one of the hottest for 2016, make sure you will be there before the crowds arrive. The best time is now.
You will arrive at Reykjavik late at night, and if you are still energetic after your powerful experience, hit the local bars and enjoy the night.

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Day 4

Reykjavík and Departure

Your private driver will pick you up in the morning for your Blue Lagoon experience. What is better than relaxing in the unique spa before your return flight.  The driver takes you to the airport after the Blue Lagoon experience.

Price: from $1,776 per person (Double Room Occupancy).  $2,408 per person (Single Room Occupancy)

Departure can be any day in the period from November 1, 2016 to April 10, 2017, except during the holidays from December 15, 2017 to January 3, 2017.

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Views from The Enchanting West, The Golden Circle and Northern Lights

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Highlights

  • Iceland’s Most Famous places on The Golden Circle
  • The Snæfellnes Peninsula and The Vatnshellir Cave
  • The Hraunfossar Lava Waterfalls
  • Reykjavik Night Life and Northern Lights (depending on conditions and season)

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