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In Search of the Northern Lights - Iceland - 5 Days

In Search of the Northern Lights - Iceland - 5 Days

Reykjavík, Iceland

From: R 16,110.00
Per Person Sharing
  • Prices

    From: R 16,110.00 Per Person Sharing
  • Trip Reference

    #4276
  • Flights

    No Flights Included
  • Duration

    5 Days
  • Valid From

    2nd of January 2019 (Wednesday)
  • Valid To

    31st of January 2019 (Thursday)
  • Expires

    30th of November 2018 (Friday)
  • Need Visa's

    South Africa: Yes
    British: No
    European Union: No
    American: No
Quick Holiday Overview

BOOK THIS 10% DISCOUNTED TOUR TO SEE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS for set departures in January 2019! WAS R17900 NOW R16110 per person sharing. Please note: Single supplement for Solo traveller is R2 900

Discover the natural beauty of Iceland and the incredible Northern Lights.
Spend 5 days exploring the land of fire and ice in search of the famous Northern Lights! Explore waterfalls and explosive geysers, meet Icelandic horses, marvel at the stunning scenery and bathe in the amazing Blue Lagoon!

Tour Highlights
- Reykjavik: Capital of Iceland.
- Blue Lagoon: Relaxing in a natural geothermal spa surrounded by a lava field.
- Eyjafjallajökull Glacier: Home to the famous eruption of April 2010 that halted international air travel for a week.
- Golden Circle: Geysir geothermal fields, Gulfoss Waterfall, Strokkur geyser, Thingvellir National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Reykjanes Peninsula: Hot springs, mountains, bird cliffs, light houses and fishing villages.
- Hella: Icelandic countryside for Northern Lights hunting.
Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss Waterfalls

About the Holiday

Itinerary
Day 1: Reykjavik
Reykjavik. Welcome to Iceland and the start of your Northern Lights adventure! Your transfer to your accommodation is by Flybus shuttle. The remainder of the day is at leisure and there is a free shuttle bus from the guesthouse to downtown Reykjavik at 19:00 which returns at 22:00. Overnight - Reykjavik

Day 2: Blue Lagoon
Reykjavik - Rekjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon - Hella. This morning you meet your tour guide who shows the group some of the highlights of Iceland's capital. Then we head out to the Reykjanes peninsula famous for hot springs, picturesque mountains, bird cliffs, light houses and quaint fishing villages. Later on we get to relax in the warm blue waters of the famous Blue Lagoon.

This evening, we hear all about the Northern Lights and once darkness falls we head out in the garden and wait for this beautiful natural phenomena to appear.Overnight - Hella (B)
Land of the Northern Lights - 5 days Go Guide : :Check out the go guide for details of the tour, info on visas, climate, money, what to bring and more!

Day 3: Glaciers & Waterfalls
Hella - Eyjafjallajokull - Black Lava Beach - Skogafoss - Hella. Today we travel along the South coast and visit the active volcano that is beneath the Eyjafjallaj�kull glacier. We stop at the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which plunges over the mountain. Those wishing to get a bit closer can take a trail that goes behind the falling water but be prepared to get wet! Continuing on we stroll along black lava beach to see the amazing bird cliffs at Reynisfjara near Vik. This afternoon we visit Skogafoss a 60 meter high waterfall and one of the most impressive in Iceland. Nearby is one of Iceland's finest folk museums, containing an outstanding collection of farm and domestic artefacts typical of Iceland's past, as well as turf-built houses.

This evening we have another presentation about the Northern Lights and if the night is clear, we might be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the sky in dramatic shapes, colours, patterns and sizes. The grounds of Arhus cottages are very large and dark offering you a great location for Northern Lights searching if the weather conditions are right. It requires patience, warm clothing and the excitement of "maybe there is Northern Lights". Overnight -Hella (B)

Day 4: Golden Circle
Hella - Golden Circle - Reykjavik. This morning we learn about the indigenous Icelandic horse and its history and special qualities. We also visit a geothermal greenhouse seeing steam from the Geysir geothermal fields as you arrive. There is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur "the Churn" which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals. Continuing on to Gullfoss "the golden falls", a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvita river. Next we travel inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site before returning to Reykjavik for one night. An optional Northern Lights evening cruise can be booked on the spot, if the weather conditions are ideal. Overnight - Reykjavik (B)

Day 5: Reykjavik
Today our Northern Lights Icelandic experience comes to an end with included FlyBus transfer to Keflavik Airport. (B)

Starts and ends Reykjavik
Departs on Tuesdays and Thursdays

This last minute 10% discounted tour is for set departures on 03, 10, 15, 17, 24, 29 and 31 January 2019

Includes & Excludes
Includes
  • 4 nights simple hotel and Cottage Accommodation
  • 4 breakfasts
  • Arrival and Departure Transfer with FlyBus from Keflavik Airport
  • Transportation in heated coaches with free Wi-Fi on board
  • Entrance into Skogar folk museum and turf houses
  • Northern Lights programme during 2 evenings with a combination of lectures, presentations, film and guided searches for the Northern Lights and midnight refreshments
  • Services of an English Speaking Icelandic Guide
  • Entrance with towel into the Blue Lagoon
  • Visit to Icelandic horse stables & geothermal greenhouse
  • Use of winter and Northern lights explorer equipment simple non-slip snow and ice grippers spikes for shoes and a flash light that is helpful when walking in the dark and operating a photo camera at night
Excludes
  • Return International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Costs
  • Gratuity for your tour guide. (Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture.)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not specified
Package Conditions:

This 10% discounted tour is for set departures in January 2019. LImited Availability.

The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations and increased airfares. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports. Fares, where indicated, are based on low season rates.

Reykjavík

Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland, and the world's most northern national capital.

The first permanent settlement in Iceland by Nordic people is believed to have been established in Reykjavík by Ingólfur Arnarson around AD 870. Reykjavík is not mentioned in any medieval sources except as a regular farm land but the 18th century was the beginning of urban concentration there. The Danish rulers of Iceland backed ideas of a domestic industry in Iceland that would help generate some much-needed progress on the island. Nationalist sentiment gained influence in the 19th century and ideas about Icelandic independence became widespread. Reykjavík, as Iceland's only city, was the melting pot of such ideas in the country. In the 1920s and 1930s, most of the growing Icelandic fishing trawler fleet sailed from Reykjavík and salt-cod production was the main industry but the Great Depression hit Reykjavík hard with unemployment and labour union struggles that sometimes became violent.

Reykjavík is located in southwest Iceland. The Reykjavík area coastline is characterized by peninsulas, coves, straits, and islands. Despite its extreme north Atlantic location, Reykjavík is much warmer than most locations at similar latitudes. The average mid-winter temperatures are no lower than those in New York City. The climate is subpolar oceanic. The city's coastal location does make it prone to wind, however, and gales are common in winter. Summers are very cool, while spring tends to be the sunniest season. Winters are long and bleak, with just four hours of daylight on some days, although the chance to view the spectacular Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights makes up for this. Summer, by contrast, brings the famed midnight sun with the city's inhabitants at their most colourful and the streets taking on a much lighter atmosphere at night.

Reykjavik has two landmarks that offer views over the city to aid orientation: Perlan (the Pearl), on �skjuhl�d Hill, and the 75m-high (230ft) Hallgrímskirkja church in the centre of town. A visit to the top of either of these is the best way for visitors to become acquainted with the city's layout. The very heart of Reykjavik lies between the Atlantic Ocean and the pleasant Tjörnin Lake to the north. In-between lies the centre of the city with flat, wide streets housing bars, cafés, hotels, museums and art galleries. The modern Icelandic National Gallery lies right on the edge of the lake, while the National Museum lies just to the south. Just north of Tjörnin is Austurvollur, an attractive square popular with sun worshippers in the warmer months.

Over the last decade, Reykjavikís nightlife has been hyped up by the enthusiastic tourist board and a stream of travel writers. Reykjavik, however, is a small city and those arriving expecting to find a large-scale (Ibiza of the North) may be a little disappointed as most of the action takes place in a very small central area. All of the Reykjavikís nightlife centres on the main street, Laugavegur, and the roads leading off it. The cafés and bars in Reykjavik tend to have a Jekyll and Hyde character - serving beer and coffee throughout the day, before transforming into buzzing drinking and dancing venues in the evening.

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Prices are based on per person sharing.
Due to the volatility in the South African currency and the price of fuel affecting the price of air tickets we cannot ensure the accuracy of the price as mentioned. The price was correct at the time of printing on 12 October 2018

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