Multi-Day Tour

Scenic Iceland and the Northern Lights (Winter 2018-19) (8 days)

Insight Vacations, Inc.

Your Journey Begins To Depart Reykjavík.

Valid for Departures: 06 Oct 2018 - 30 Mar 2019

Scenic Iceland and the Northern Lights (Winter 2018-19) (8 days)

Day 1

Your Journey Begins

Day 2

The Viking City Of Reykjavík.

Day 3

South Shore Adventure To Vík.

Day 4

The Golden Circle To Flúðir.

Day 6

Reykjavík Sightseeing.

Day 7

The Blue Lagoon.

Day 8

Depart Reykjavík.

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Your Journey Begins
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Board your overnight flight to Europe (Please ask about our great deals).
Day 2
The Viking City Of Reykjavík.
Reykjavík Natura Icelandair Hotel. None
Welcome to Iceland. At Reykjavík's Keflavík Airport, transfers depart for your hotel at 08:00 and 16:30. Join your Travel Director and travelling companions at 18:15 for your Welcome Dinner and enjoy the opportunity to get to know each other over a pleasant evening of good food and wine. Afterwards, search for the most spectacular show on earth - the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis. See the breathtaking night sky filled with an array of different colours. Please note: The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and therefore sightings cannot be guaranteed.(Dinner with Wine)
Day 3
South Shore Adventure To Vík.
Icelandair Hotel Vík. None
Take a journey through the stunning landscape of Iceland's south coast to visit its newest geothermal heat and electric power station at Hellisheiðavirkjun. Travel to the modern Lava Centre in Hvolsvöllur. Opened in 2017, it is dedicated to Iceland's riveting volcanic activity and earthquakes. Your journey continues as you witness the majesty of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Stand awestruck by the beauty and powerful force of these thundering waterfalls before venturing on to view more phenomena. After seeing the magnificent Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull volcanoes, arrive in the welcoming communtiy of Vík. Later, perhaps enjoy another chance to go in search of the mystical Northern Lights?(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 4
The Golden Circle To Flúðir.
Flúðir Icelandair Hotel. None
(Relaxed Start) Embark on a day of discovery around Iceland's Golden Circle, taking in some of the famous landmarks this magical country has to offer. Experience the exploding hot springs at Geysir and the mighty Gullfoss waterfalls, the Icelandic equivalent of Niagara Falls. Next stop is Friðheimar, to find out about the processes in Icelandic greenhouse horticulture. Visit a family-run vegetable farm that specialises in tomatoes. Explore their greenhouses and sample the sweet, unique flavour of their lovingly-grown crop. Continue to your hotel in Flúðir, where there is again a chance to look to the night sky and watch nature's theatre unfold.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 5
Þingvellir, Iceland
Húsafell Hotel. None
(Relaxed Start) Travel south to Fontana and visit a fascinating geothermal bakery. Sample the delicious rye bread, dug hot from the ground and served with butter. Continue to Thingvellir, where the first meeting of the Icelandic parliament was held in A.D. 930. This remarkable natural site lies on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge line, where the American and European tectonic plates meet. Journey along the trail of Viking warrior and poet Egill Skallagrímsson to Borgarnes. En route, stop at the pretty village of Reykholt, home of poet and medieval scholar Snorri Sturluson. On arrival in Borgarnes, learn about Iceland's history with a visit to the fascinating Icelandic Settlement Centre. Journey on through glorious landscapes taking in views of the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls and Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 6
Reykjavík Sightseeing.
Reykjavik Natura Icelandair Hotel. None
(Relaxed Start) Journey back to the capital of Reykjavík, where sightseeing shows you Old Reykjavík, the 19th century parliament building and Höfði House. In 1986, US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev met here for the famous Reykjavík Summit. Continue to see the colourful harbour and the modern, landmark church, the Hallgrímskirkja, which can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. The afternoon is at leisure.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 7
The Blue Lagoon.
Reykjavík Natura Icelandair Hotel. None
(Relaxed Start) Relax and enjoy your final day with a visit to Reykjavík's Blue Lagoon. Surrounded by lava fields and snow-capped mountains, the Lagoon is a wonder of nature and offers a unique experience for both body and soul. Choose to bathe in the pleasantly warm, mineral-rich geothermal waters, or perhaps enjoy a water massage or spa treatment? Facilities also include an indoor geothermal pool, a winter garden and restaurants. With your newfound friends, toast the culmination of your fascinating journey of discovery with a celebratory cocktail. The rest of the day is free, perhaps spend time relaxing in a sidewalk cafe?(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 8
Depart Reykjavík.
None None
Your Icelandic adventure comes to an end, with transfers arriving at Reykjavík's Keflavík Airport at 05:00 and 12:30.(Buffet Breakfast)

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Description

Experience a world of natural phenomena; by day marvel at waterfalls, volcanoes and incredible landscapes and by night, seek out the dancing lights that fill cloudless skies.

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