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Hidden Powers & Northern Lights Coach Tour Iceland

Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,337

Goway's Hidden Powers and Northern Lights Coach tour staying in 4 star accommodations visits Thingvellir National Park, and Eyjafjallajokull Volcano


Start with an overnight stay in Reykjavik. The next morning visit the Northern Lights Centre in Reykjavik to have an informative presentation about the ethereal Northern Lights. Then head to Thingvellir National Park with its ancient site of the original Icelandic Parliament (930 to 1798 AD) and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will see the amazing sights of geysers and hot springs gushing upwards to a height of 30 metres/100 feet into the air. Then continue to Laugarvatn Fontana, a spa and wellness centre. Here you will have an unusual experience with a visit to a geothermal bakery where bread is baked underground. Sample some of the delicious bread. Then travel through farmlands to Geysir with its bubbling mud pools and spouting hot springs. Finally reach the impressive Gullfoss (the Golden Waterfall), a spectacular sight when frozen. Spend overnight in the Fludir area.

The next day is dedicated to a tour of  Eyjafjallajokull, a volcano completely covered by an ice cap and which erupted as recently as 2010. Then continue to the Visitor Centre to see pictures and a movie about the eruption and its impact. Also visit typical Icelandic farms after which arrive at the spectacular waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Eventually reach the Atlantic Coast to experience the extraordinary rock formations and thundering waves. Overnight in Fludir. 

The next day is a visit to Skaftafell National Park, Europe’s largest with its stark contrasts and outstanding natural beauty. The park is dominated by towering majestic mountains. Then continue to the Vatnajukull glacier, Europe’s largest ice cap. Later drive to the breathtaking deep glacial lagoon of Jokulsarlon with its floating icebergs. Overnight in Klaustar.

The following morning, head to the village of Hveragerdi located on top of a geothermal area. Then continue along the coast with its breathtaking waves. Arrive at the famous Blue Lagoon where you can enjoy a dip in the warm mineral rich waters, Arrive eventually in Reykjavik for overnight.

 

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Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,337

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Day 1

Arrive in Reykjavik

Overnight stay in Reykjavik (airport transfer not included).

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Icelandairhotel Reykjavik Natura

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    Icelandairhotel Reykjavik Natura


    Located in one of the greenest areas of Reykjavik, this first class hotel enjoys easy access to expansive stretches of biking, running and walking trails and pathways. The hotel is home to the Icelandic Modern Art Exhibition. It is also close to the city centre, ...

    Located in one of the greenest areas of Reykjavik, this first class hotel enjoys easy access to expansive stretches of biking, running and walking trails and pathways. The hotel is home to the Icelandic Modern Art Exhibition. It is also close to the city centre, Oskjuhlid Hill's quiet woods and the Nautholsvik geothermal beach.

    The 220 guest rooms and 2 suites feature Iceland-inspired themes.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Hairdryers
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Reception
    • Spa
    • TV

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Day 2

Thingvellir to Gullfoss

Start the day by visiting the recently opened and fascinating Northern Lights Centre in Reykjavik for an exciting and informative presentation on the Northern Lights.

Onwards to Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO World Heritage site) where the world's oldest parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland's largest lake. Drive to Laugarvatn Fontana where your group experiences a geothermal bakery first-hand and digs up bread that has been cooked underground. Sample the delicious bread, served hot from the ground and slathered with fresh Icelandic butter.

Continue through farmland areas to the geothermal fields of Geysir with bubbling mud pools and the high-spouting Strokkur hot spring. Last but not least, visit the dramatic two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, a spectacular sight in winter when frozen mid-cascade.

Stop at Skalholt, Iceland’s capital during the Middle-Ages and now a culture center with a beautiful church.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Icelandair Hotel Fludir

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    Icelandair Hotel Fludir


    Icelandair Hotel Fludir is a popular south Iceland hotel, located in the charming village of Fludir with its rolling hills, streams, geothermal springs, greenhouses and mild weather. Only hour's drive from Reykjavik, it's the ideal stop-off point to explore the Golden Circle, or to simply ...

    Icelandair Hotel Fludir is a popular south Iceland hotel, located in the charming village of Fludir with its rolling hills, streams, geothermal springs, greenhouses and mild weather. Only hour's drive from Reykjavik, it's the ideal stop-off point to explore the Golden Circle, or to simply enjoy this area's beauty.Icelandair Hotel Fludir's restaurant serves traditional Icelandic food made from organic produce. It also offers views of Midfell Mountain.

    Facilities

    • Hairdryers
    • Lounge Bar
    • Reception
    • Restaurant
    • TV

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Day 3

South Shore to Eyjafjallajokull Volcano

Drive along the south shore, an area of Iceland that is beautiful to view in the winter. This is one of the main farm regions of the country, and the road will pass by typical Icelandic farms, often with Icelandic horses in the fields.

This part of Iceland is home to the new Lava Centre, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years.

Stop at the spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Head onwards, passing by Myrdalsjokull Glacier, to visit Reynisfjara beach. Take a walk on the black sands, and admire the extraordinary rock formations and thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Klaustur

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    Hotel Klaustur


    This modern hotel is peacefully situated in the southern Icelandic village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur, a 1-hour drive from Skaftafell National Park and the Vatnajokull glacier. Icelandair Hotel Klaustur offers comfortable, modern accommodations in beautiful Southeast Iceland. Designated an Official European Beauty spot, enjoy expansive views, outdoor ...

    This modern hotel is peacefully situated in the southern Icelandic village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur, a 1-hour drive from Skaftafell National Park and the Vatnajokull glacier. Icelandair Hotel Klaustur offers comfortable, modern accommodations in beautiful Southeast Iceland. Designated an Official European Beauty spot, enjoy expansive views, outdoor activities and easy access to Skaftafell National Park and Vatnajokull glacier.

    Facilities

    • Check-In Time
    • Check-Out Time
    • Hairdryers
    • Lobby
    • Reception
    • Restaurant
    • TV

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Day 4

Skaftafell National Park to Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon

Today enter the area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe's largest glacier. This national park is also the largest one in Europe. The park's Skaftafell region is a site of outstanding natural beauty, dominated by Vatnajokull glacier.

View Svinafellsjokull, one of the most beautiful of the glacial outlets emerging from Vatnajokull.

Continue to Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon where you can enjoy a breathtaking sight of icebergs floating in the fantastic 180m (591 ft) deep glacial lagoon.

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Day 5

Hveragerdi to Reykjavik

Explore the region near the towering strato-volcano Eyjafjallajokull, which is probably the most famous volcano in the world today. At the Volcano Visitor Centre at Thorvaldseyri Farm, located beneath Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, you will see, both in photos and film, the 2010 eruption and its impact on the countryside, the country itself and the whole world.

Head towards the village of Hveragerdi, which is one of the few sites in the world located directly in the middle of a geothermal area. Hveragerdi is often called "The Flower Village" because of its many greenhouses heated by hot water from nearby springs. The tour then continues to Strandarkirkja, a church that is widely believed to have special power to aid success or provide good luck. Follow along the coastline with its breathtaking waves and through a deserted community that once was a flourishing centre for the region.

On to the Reykjanes peninsula, where you can enjoy a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon, a unique wonder of nature with pleasantly warm, mineral-rich water in the middle of a black lava field.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Icelandairhotel Reykjavik Natura

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    Icelandairhotel Reykjavik Natura


    Located in one of the greenest areas of Reykjavik, this first class hotel enjoys easy access to expansive stretches of biking, running and walking trails and pathways. The hotel is home to the Icelandic Modern Art Exhibition. It is also close to the city centre, ...

    Located in one of the greenest areas of Reykjavik, this first class hotel enjoys easy access to expansive stretches of biking, running and walking trails and pathways. The hotel is home to the Icelandic Modern Art Exhibition. It is also close to the city centre, Oskjuhlid Hill's quiet woods and the Nautholsvik geothermal beach.

    The 220 guest rooms and 2 suites feature Iceland-inspired themes.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Hairdryers
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Reception
    • Spa
    • TV

    More Details

Day 6

Departure

If your flight is in the afternoon you can spend the day at your leisure or experience Iceland further by going on a day tour.

You can also add extra days to your stay and we will help you make arrangements.

Transfer to the airport (not included).

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

2017: Oct 5, 12, 19, 24, 26; Nov 2, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 30; Dec 7, 12

2018: Jan 9, 11, 18, 25; Feb 1, 13, 15, 22; Mar 1, 8, 13, 22, 29; Apr 3, 5

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura, including breakfast
  • 1 admission to Sóley Natura Spa at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura
  • 3 nights at countryside hotels, Icelandair Hotel Fludir and Icelandair Hotel Klaustur, including breakfast 
  • Guided coach tour from day 2 to day 5
  • Entrance fee to the Northern Lights Center in Reykjavik
  • Geothermal bakery experience at Laugarvatn Fontana
  • Entrance fee to Volcano Visitor Center at the base of Eyjafjallajokull volcano
  • Visit to an Icelandic farm at base of Eyjafjallajokull volcano
  • A visit from a local storyteller
  • Northern Lights hunt kit on Day 3 or 4 (flashlight, blanket & thermos of hot cocoa)
  • Northern Light guided hunt on foot one selected evening
  • Northern Lights “wake up call” option during the night (available at countryside hotels)
  • All meals as indicated by the itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Arrival/departure Keflavík International Airport transfers
  • Blue Lagoon entrance/bathing fee and towel not included from Oct 2014
  • Beverages
  • Meals, except breakfast
  • Optional tours / activities
  • Any service not specifically listed under "included"
  • Travel insurance, visa fees and items of a personal nature

OTHER INFORMATION:

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings can never be guaranteed. In the unlikely case of you not seeing any Northern Lights during your Iceland stay, you will at least hopefully have enjoyed some amazing nature, the vibrant city of Reykjavik and the attractions all around the Golden Circle area.

OPTIONAL TOURS

  • 3 course dinner at Icelandair Hotel Klaustur and Flúðir. Price per dinner if confirmed at time of reservation: 51 USD | 58 CAD.
Price per dinner if confirmed at in country: 57 USD | 65 CAD 
  • 2 course dinner at Icelandair Hotel Klaustur and Flúðir. . Price per dinner if confirmed at time of reservation: 42 USD |47 CAD Price per dinner if confirmed at in country: 47 USD |54 CAD  
  • Children 6-11 years sharing a room and/or traveling with a guardian will receive 50% discount from the listed price.

 If weather and ice conditions permit then it will be possible to go on a boat tour on the glacial lagoon (not included). Please note that the general operating period is from the end of April to the end of November but it varies each season.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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