Iceland's Magical Northern Lights

Reykjavík, Reykjavíkk, Golden Circle, Vik, Vikk, Skaftafell, Vatnajökull National Park, Reykjavikk

The "land of fire and ice" is a place of many wonders, including the rare opportunity to see the spectacular aurora borealis – or northern lights. This tour will bring you on a search for that once-in-a-lifetime moment. Take an exhilarating evening northern lights cruise. On three evenings in Vik - on foot, or with the assistance of your motor coach and driver - you will venture out away from the light pollution to where the views of the sky are ideal (the northern lights can be viewed only in clear skies). Travel to the "Golden Circle," home to many of Iceland's most renowned natural wonders. Spend time at Thingvellir National Park, the nation's most historic area. Spend your evenings gazing at the night sky in search of the elusive and dazzling northern lights.

Our prices start from

$ 2,299 LAND ONLY

7 Days • GUIDED • 10 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 5 breakfasts, 5 dinners

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Day 1 - Overnight Flight

You're on your way to Iceland, a land and culture forged by fire and ice. Where steaming lava fields and massive glaciers sculpt mountains and valleys, leaving thundering waterfalls and plunging fjords. In this land of many natural wonders, enjoy the rare opportunity to search for the aurora borealis — one of nature's most dazzling light displays, also known as the northern lights.*

Day 2 - Reykjavík, Iceland - Tour Begins

Savor gourmet Icelandic cuisine at a popular local restaurant.

Centerhotel Plaza, Centerhotel Midgardur, Centerhotel Laugavegur, Reykjavik or Centerhotel Grandi, R

Dinner Included

Your tour opens in Reykjavík, Iceland's capital city. Get acquainted with old town Reykjavík on a walking tour featuring Hallgrimskirkja church, city hall, the harbor, and the Parliament building. Gather with your fellow travelers at a popular restaurant for dinner featuring Icelandic cuisine. This evening, take an exhilarating northern lights cruise** and sail into the darkness of Faxaflói Bay in search of the aurora borealis.* Today dinner will be included.

*The northern lights are in the Northern Hemisphere from September through April and are only visible when the sky is clear and free of clouds. As this tour is weather dependent, sightings of the northern lights are not guaranteed.

Day 3 - Reykjavík - Golden Circle - Lava Exhibition Center - Vík

Venture out into the countryside outside of Vík for three nights in search of more aurora borealis sightings.

Hotel Katla by Kea, Vik or Hotel Dyrhólaey, Vik

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Travel the Golden Circle to experience renowned natural wonders, including the explosive Geysir thermal area, the double-cascade Gullfoss waterfall, and the famous Thingvellir National Park, where you'll stand upon the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Stop at the Lava Exhibition Center and delve into Iceland's past and present volcanic eruptions. Continue to Vík. Drive out into the stillness of rural Iceland in search of the northern lights or venture out on foot. Enjoy three nights of searching to increase your likelihood of spotting the lights.* Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4 - Vik - Seljalandsfoss - Skógar Museum - Vík

Challenge your taste buds and sample traditional hákarl (shark) and brennivín (Icelandic schnapps.)

Hotel Katla by Kea, Vik or Hotel Dyrhólaey, Vik

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Journey to Seljalandsfoss, one of Iceland's most famous and unique waterfalls. Visit Skógar Museum and discover its turf-built homes and artifacts. Stand in awe before the impressive Skógafoss waterfall, one of Iceland's tallest. Your journey continues to Reynisfjara, a volcanic sand beach surrounded by basalt formations and rich bird life. Look out over the natural rock formations at Dyrhólaey, a volcanic peninsula towering over the ocean. Get a sense of the local culture as you challenge your taste buds and sample traditional delicacies – hákarl (cured shark) and brennivín (schnapps). After dinner, gaze at the sky in search of the northern lights.* Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5 - Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon - Skaftafell - Vík

See Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, filled with floating icebergs.

Hotel Katla by Kea, Vik or Hotel Dyrhólaey, Vik

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Travel to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, filled with floating icebergs. Explore this extraordinary landscape and search for seals swimming in cold waters. Travel to Skaftafell, gateway to Vatnajökull National Park, the largest national park in Europe. Vatnajökull is known for having Iceland's highest mountains and Europe's largest glacier. After dinner, continue searching for the northern lights dancing across the night sky.* Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6 - Vík - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavík

Centerhotel Plaza, Centerhotel Midgardur, Centerhotel Laugavegur, Reykjavik or Centerhotel Grandi, R

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Drive along the south shore towards the Reykjanes Peninsula. Known for its rugged landscape, lava fields, and numerous hot springs, the peninsula is home to the Blue Lagoon. Take a dip in the warm, mineral-rich waters of the geothermal pool, located in the heart of a dramatic lava field. Return to Reykjavík for your farewell dinner and overnight stay. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7 - Reykjavík - Tour Ends

Breakfast Included

Depart for home with many incredible memories. Today breakfast will be included.

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on October 3, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $500.

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