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Hidden Powers & Northern Lights Coach Tour Iceland

Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,516

Explore the natural wonders of Iceland on this coach tour beginning and ending in Reykjavik. During your journey across the island nation, you’ll gaze upon the Golden Waterfall of Gullfoss, explore the base of Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, and venture to the face of Vatnajokull Glacier, all beneath the living northern sky.


This 6-day Icelandic tour takes you to volcanoes, waterfalls, glaciers, and geysers, beginning and ending in Reykjavik. It features first-class accommodations, shared tours, and is an ideal first trip to Iceland.

Begin your journey with an overnight stay in Reykjavik, the Icelandic capital and one of the most eclectic capital cities in the world. After your evening introduction, visit the Northern Lights Centre the following morning to learn about the ethereal Aurora Borealis, which lights up the Icelandic sky at regular intervals. Hopefully you’ll be lucky enough to see it during your visit. Leave Reykjavik behind and head into Thingvellir National Park, where you’ll see the original site of the Icelandic Parliament. Continue to Geysir, home to the bubbling mud pools and spouting geysers that birthed the name. Cap off your day at Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall that’s one of the mightiest in Europe.

Head to the base of Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano that shut down international air traffic when it erupted in 2010. After learning about its eruption and the impact on the surrounding landscape, pass the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss on route to the Atlantic Ocean. Spend your final full day in Skaftafell National Park, the largest national park in Europe, before heading up to the face of Vatnajokull Glacier, the largest icecap in Europe.

On your final morning, stop by the Blue Lagoon to warm and refresh yourself in the natural hot springs before returning to Reykjavik to connect back home.

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Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,516

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Day 1

Arrive in Reykjavik

Overnight stay in Reykjavik (airport transfer not included).

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Fosshotel Reykjavik

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    Fosshotel Reykjavik



    Fosshotel Reykjavik, Iceland's largest hotel stands prominently in Reykjavik's business district, only a short walk from the main shopping area. Here, from the heart of the city, you can easily explore Reykjavik's magnificent architecture, captivating history, vibrant markets and rich culture -- ideal starting point ...

    Fosshotel Reykjavik, Iceland's largest hotel stands prominently in Reykjavik's business district, only a short walk from the main shopping area. Here, from the heart of the city, you can easily explore Reykjavik's magnificent architecture, captivating history, vibrant markets and rich culture -- ideal starting point for experience the best of everything the city has to offer.

    Facilities

    • Beer Garden
    • Gym
    • Meeting Facilities
    • Restaurant
    • Tour Desk
    • WiFi

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Day 2

Thingvellir to Gullfoss

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

Then head 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. 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 centre with a beautiful church. During the day you will also visit Laugarvatn Fontana where you experience a geothermal bakery first hand and dig up bread that has been cooked underground. After the tour, you sample the delicious bread, served hot from the ground with some butter.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
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.

Dinner and overnight stay in Kirkjubaejarklaustur area

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Icelandair Hotel Klaustur

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    Icelandair 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 southern area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe's largest glacier. This national park is also the largest one in Western Europe. Drive through vast sand plains created by glacial outwashes as you head east en route to the Vanajokull area. Visit Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon where you can enjoy a breath-taking sight of icebergs floating in the fantastic 180m (591 ft.) deep glacial lagoon. Then view Svinafellsjokull, one of the most beautiful of the glacial outlets emerging from Vatnajokull. Visit the national park’s famous Skaftafell area, a site of outstanding natural beauty dominated by Vatnajokull glacier.

Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 5

Hveragerdi to Reykjavik

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

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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:

Winter:

2019: Oct 22, 31; Nov 12,, 14, 21, 28; Dec 5
2020: Jan 9, 16,23,23, 30; Feb 4, 11, 13, 18, 20; Mar 3, 5, 10, 17, 19; Apr 2

Departures marked in red are sold out.

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  

 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.

Children 6-11 years old travelling with 2 adults and sharing 1 double room: 25% discount (valid only per 1 child); Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults. It is not recommended that children 0-5 years old travel on group tours.

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