November 8-15, 2016
7 Days ● 10 Meals: 5 Breakfasts ● 5 Dinners
Per Person Rates:
Includes: air out of Boston
- Experience one of nature’s most dazzling displays on an exhilarating Northern Lights cruise.
- Journey to the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall – one of the world’s most incredible cascades.
- Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water of the Blue Lagoon, a natural geothermal pool set in a large, dramatic lava field.
- Travel to the Golden Circle, which encompasses many of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders.
- See Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, filled with floating icebergs.
Itinerary at a Glance:
Day 1: Overnight Flight
Day 2: Centerhotel Plaza
Day 3-5: Hotel Katla, Hofdabrekka
Day 6: Centerhotel Plaza
Experience It! – The Northern Lights
Each year – during the winter months – travelers journey to Iceland and venture out into the dark to see the magical but elusive northern lights (aurora borealis). This natural phenomenon is the product of collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere. And, the results are spectacular! Streaks of colorful light appear across the sky.
The colors can vary from white to pink or purple and, most commonly, green. It is known that the best time to witness the lights in Iceland is from late September to mid-April, when the nights are the longest. This light show is truly dazzling and worth the pursuit.
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Discover Iceland, a land and culture forged by fire and ice. 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.
Reykjavik, Iceland – Tour Begins
Your tour opens in Reykjavik. Get acquainted with old town Reykjavik on a walking tour featuring Hallgrimskirkja church, City Hall, the harbor and Reykjavik’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 out into the darkness of Faxaflói Bay in search of the aurora borealis – or northern lights – one of nature’s wonders. When revealed, you will be dazzled by the flickering display of light bursting with color that unfolds before your eyes. Today dinner will be included.
Reykjavik – Golden Circle -Seljalandsfoss Waterfall – Vik
Travel the incredible Golden Circle, a route that encompasses many of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders.
Thingvellir National Park
Journey to Thingvellir National Park, the nation’s most historic area. Icelanders gathered here 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, a UNESCO World Heritage site that marks the point where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet.
Experience the energy of Icelandic culture with a stop at the geothermal fields of Geysir and Strokkur that erupt every few minutes. Then, marvel at the beauty of the Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, a stunning 100-foot double cascade. Next, see the beautiful Seljalandsfoss, one of Iceland’s most famous and picturesque waterfalls with a walkway behind it.
Continue southeast to 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 aurora borealis – the elusive northern lights. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Visitor Centre – Skogar Museum – Vik
Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Visitor Centre
Drive along the scenic south shore to the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Visitor Centre. Learn about a family’s struggle to live with the lava during and following the dramatic 2010 explosion of the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano that brought European flights to a halt.
Visit Skogar Folk Museum, which contains an outstanding collection covering all aspects of Icelandic life including farm and domestic artifacts, as well as turf-built houses.
Skógafoss Waterfall – Reynisfjara – Dyrhólaey
Nearby is the impressive Skógafoss waterfall, one of the largest in Iceland. Later, view Reynisfjara, a black volcanic sand beach surrounded by basalt columns and 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 Dyrhólaey. After dinner, gaze at the sky in search of the northern lights, a truly spectacular sight. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon – Skaftafell National Park – Vik
Travel to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, filled with floating icebergs. Explore this extraordinary landscape and perhaps see some seals swimming in Arctic waters.
Skaftafell National Park
Travel to Skaftafell, gateway to Vatnajökull National Park. The largest national park in Europe, Vatnajökull is known for having Iceland’s highest mountains; an Alpine environment; and the Vatnajökull glacier, Europe’s largest glacier. After dinner, continue searching for the shimmering northern lights dancing across the night sky. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Vik – Blue Lagoon – Reykjavik
Drive to the Reykjanes Peninsula, known for its rugged landscape, lava fields, numerous hot springs, and 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 Reykjavik for your farewell dinner and overnight stay. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Reykjavik – Tour Ends
Depart for home with many incredible memories. Today breakfast will be included.
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