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Iceland's Magical Northern Lights - 2018

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. 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. Gaze at the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall one of the world's most incredible cascades. At the Lava Exhibition Center, learn about Iceland's volcanic history and its impact on daily life. Explore Sk gar Museum and see traditional turf-built homes. Walk on a black volcanic sand beach. See J kuls rl n glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs. Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water of the natural geothermal pool, the Blue Lagoon. Spend your evenings gazing at the night sky in search of the elusive and dazzling northern lights.

Inclusions

5 breakfasts
5 dinners
Explore Sk gar Museum, covering all aspects of Icelandic life.
Experience the energy at the geothermal fields of Geysir and Strokkur.
Learn about the volcanic nature of the island of Iceland during a visit to the Lava Exhibition Center.
Tour Provider Collette
Number of Days
7
Price From
AUD $3,849
Start Location
Reykjavik, Iceland
End Location
Reykjavik, Iceland
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
1 to 44
Tour Style
Luxury
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
11 Oct 201918 Oct 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,849
18 Oct 201925 Oct 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,849
25 Oct 201901 Nov 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,849
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Reykjav k, Iceland - Tour Begins
Welcome 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 see the aurora borealis one of nature's most dazzling light displays, also known as the northern lights.*
Reykjav k
Get acquainted with old town Reykjav k on a walking tour featuring Hallgrimskirkja church, city hall, the harbor, and Reykjav k's oldest building, now home to the Kraum Icelandic design center. Tonight, gather with your fellow travelers at a popular restaurant for dinner featuring Icelandic cuisine. Then, take an exhilarating northern lights cruise.** Leave behind the bright city lights and sail into the darkness of Faxafl i Bay in search of the aurora borealis or northern lights one of nature's wonders. When revealed, you'll be dazzled by the flickering light display of bursting colour that unfolds before your eyes.*
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Reykjavik - Golden Circle - Lava Exhibition Center - Vik
Travel the incredible Golden Circle, a route that encompasses many of Iceland's most renowned natural wonders. Journey to Thingvellir National Park, the nation's most historic area, where Icelanders gathered in A.D. 930 and established what is considered one of the world's first parliaments. Find yourself standing upon one of the globe's most geologically significant landscapes, Thingvellir's rugged rift valley. This UNESCO World Heritage site marks the point where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Experience the eruptive energy of the Icelandic landscape with a stop at the geothermal fields of Geysir and Strokkur. Then, marvel at the beauty of the Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, a stunning 100-foot double cascade. Continue southeast, stopping at the Lava Exhibition Center to learn about Iceland's historic eruptions and current lava flows that make the island a showcase of volcanism. Later arrive in Vik, the southernmost village in Iceland, surrounded by beautiful valleys, beaches, cliffs and mountains. After dinner amidst the peace and stillness of rural Iceland, search for the elusive northern lights.*
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Vik - Seljalandsfoss - Sk gar Museum - Vik
Journey to the mesmerizing Seljalandsfoss, one of Iceland's most famous and picturesque waterfalls with a walkway behind it. Visit Sk gar Museum with its turf-built homes and outstanding collection of artifacts covering all aspects of Icelandic life. Nearby, view the impressive Sk gafoss waterfall, one of the largest in Iceland. Later, see Reynisfjara, a black volcanic sand beach surrounded by basalt formations, cliffs scattered with caves, and rich bird life including the Fulmar, Black Guillemot, Razorbill, Gannet and various types of seagulls. See the unique natural rock formations at Dyrh laey. After dinner, gaze at the sky in search of the northern lights,* a truly spectacular sight.
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J kuls rl n Glacial Lagoon - Skaftafell National Park - Vik
Travel to J kuls rl n glacial lagoon, filled with floating icebergs. Explore this extraordinary landscape and perhaps see seals swimming in Arctic waters. Travel to Skaftafell, gateway to Vatnaj kull National Park, the largest national park in Europe. Vatnaj kull is known for having Iceland's highest mountains, an Alpine environment, and the Vatnaj kull glacier, Europe's largest. After dinner, continue searching for the shimmering northern lights dancing across the night sky.*
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Vik - Blue Lagoon - Reykjav k
Drive along the south shore towards the Reykjanes Peninsula. Known for its rugged landscape, lava fields, and numerous hot springs, the peninsula is home of the Blue Lagoon. Take a dip in the pleasantly warm, mineral-rich waters of the geothermal pool, located in the middle of a dramatic lava field. Return to Reykjav k for your farewell dinner and overnight stay.
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Reykjav k - Tour Ends
Depart for home with many incredible memories.
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