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Northern Lights Exclusive in Iceland

The northern lights are one of the great natural wonders of the world, illuminating the night sky with continually changing patterns of iridescent color and producing a natural laser show. Our Northern Lights Exclusive tour in Iceland will take you to Western Iceland where you will get to explore beautiful landscapes, stay in a country lodge, and hunt for the spellbinding northern lights. Visiting Snæfellsnes, Hraunfossar, Borgarfjordur.

Duration: 4 Nights, Winter

Price: From $2,251 per person

Highlights

  • Learn about Iceland's rich history during tours around the Golden Circle and through one of the earliest settlement regions
  • Venture to western Iceland on a small group tour
  • Stykkisholmur and Snaefellsnes with a cave tour in Vatnshellir.

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Included
    - Private transfer to and from Keflavík International Airport
    - 2 nights' accommodation in a centrally located, 3-star hotel in Reykjavik; includes breakfast
    - 2 nights' accommodation in a lodge in western Iceland; includes breakfast
    - 3-day, small group tour to western Iceland including Stykkishólmur in Snæfellsnes and the famous Kirkjufell.
    - Two  dinners
    - Golden Circle Afternoon Coach Tour
    - All transport, unless otherwise noted
    - Entrance Fee to the Blue Lagoon


Not Included
    - Flights to/from the US
    - Travel insurance
    - Any service not specifically listed under 'Included'

Due to weather conditions we may need to change the itinerary and scheduled day activity.  We will do our best to find alternative activities or sights.  No refund is made in case of cancelled activities.

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Day 1

Golden Circle

A driver will greet you at Keflavík International Airport and take you to your hotel in Reykjavík. In the afternoon, you will take a tour of the Golden Circle and see Þingvellir National Park, the geysers in the Haukadalur geothermal area, and the waterfall Gullfoss.

In the evening, you may take an optional northern lights coach tour (price not included in tour package).

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Day 2

Land of the Sagas

Today we will drive to western Iceland and stop along the way to see sights in historically significant Dalir and beautiful Breiðafjörður.

Pick up from hotel 10am and drive to Hvalfjordur a 20 mile long fjord, surrounded by volcanic mountains. Remains from the American naval base built during World War II can be seen. Hvalfjordur is one of the most scenic areas in Iceland.

Next we will visit Hraunfossar waterfalls, beautiful and uniquel waterfalls, where water streams through the lava field of Hallmundarhraun.

Glanni is our next stop, a waterfall on the Norðurá River, one of Iceland´s best salmon fishing rivers. It is said to be a dwelling place of elves and trolls.

Grábrók is one of the few craters in Iceland that is easily accessible.  Hiking to the craters rim takes only half an hour.  We will stop there and give everyone a chance to explore.

Driving through the historic Dalir, we will stop at Erpsstaðir dairy farm, where you will have the opportunity to buy farm-made icecream.

Eiriksstadir is our last stop before we arrive at the hotel. Which is home of Eirik the Red, the first European to establish a viking settlement in Greenland.  Eiriksstadir features an informative living presentation of viking culture. A replica of Eirík’s farmhouse has been built around 100 yards from the ruins of the original farm.

After this very interesting day we will arrive at the country lodge, where you can relax in the hot tub and keep a lookout for the northern lights.

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Day 3

Vogur

We will spend the day in Vogur, admiring the beautiful scenery by day and the northern lights by night.**

Activities during the day depend on weather and road condition. They may include:

Visit to the old church Skard. The church is privately owned by a local family that has lived in this remote area for over 30 generations.  There has been a church in this location since 12th century and some of the religious items on display originate from before Iceland was settled in 874.

Another option may be to visit an eider down farm and a horse farm. Geirmundarstaðir is a working farm where handicraft is available for viewing and purchasing. A very interesting small art studio.

Weather permitting a visit to Hólmavík witchcraft center and Drangsnes hot tubs is an interesting excursion. The hot tubs in Drangsnes are located at the beach, offering a view of the local seal population playing and interacting.

**While we will make every effort to increase your chances of witnessing the northern lights, these natural phenomena can be elusive at times, so sightings cannot be guaranteed.

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Day 4

Snæfellsnes and back to Reykjavik

We will now drive along the north shore of Snæfellsnes to Stykkishólmur, a picturesque town where the Hollywood movie Secret Life of Walter Mitty was filmed. You will see Kirkjufell, one of Iceland’s most beautiful mountains, surrounded by beaches and a lovely walking trail.

Stykkishólmur is a gateway to the innumerable islands of Breidafjordur Bay.  The town offers numerous locations with spectacular views over the bay. A visit to the Shark museum at Bjarnarhðfn can be arranged.

We will then cross the peninsula across Kerlingarskarð

The pass is (311meters/1020 ft.) over sea-level and cuts across the Snæfellsnes mountain range. A folktale tells of a giantess troll, who was on her way home with her catch after good nights fishing in a nearby lake, when she was caught by a ray of the morning sun and turned to stone. She can still be seen with her line of trout over her shoulder, on a ridge of the mountain Kerlingarfjall, opposite the mountain Hafrafell, at the north end of the pass.  4000 years old lava from a small row of craters below Kerlingarskard passes, the largest crater being Raudakula. The others are Graakula, Smahraunakula and Kothraunskula. Then we will travel along the South shore of the peninsula towards Borgarnes town and from there to Reykjavik.

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Day 5

Bláa Lónið

 

A private driver will transport you from Reykjavík to Keflavík International Airport. En-route, you will stop at Bláa Lónið (popularly referred to by its English name “the Blue Lagoon”) to get rejuvenated before you head to the airport to catch your flight home.

Your driver will wait for you while you visit the lagoon.

Additional options can be arranged and booked, such as towel and robe rental, in-water massage, table reservations at LAVA Restaurant or access to the Exclusive Lounge. 

After your relaxing time in the Blue Lagoon, you will continue on to Keflavik International Airport to catch your flight back home.

We hope you had a wonderful time in Iceland and hope we can assist you on your next Iceland adventure!

 

 

Travel dates, October 1 - December 15, 2017 and January 5 to March 31, 2018.

Starting from $2,251* per person, based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a double/twin room with in-suite facilities and breakfast.

Christmas packages December 15 to January 5: Price per person $2,549 based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a double/twin room with in-suite facilities and breakfast.

* Price is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed until booking is confirmed with Nordika Travel.

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Highlights

  • Learn about Iceland's rich history during tours around the Golden Circle and through one of the earliest settlement regions
  • Venture to western Iceland on a small group tour
  • Stykkisholmur and Snaefellsnes with a cave tour in Vatnshellir.

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