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This short getaway to Iceland offers insight into Iceland's nature and cultural life, with two nights in Iceland's capital and two nights in South Iceland, an ideal location for the search for the Northern Lights.From glittering glaciers, snow-clad mountains, giant lava fields, to steaming hot springs and beautiful waterfalls. Bathe in the mineral rich geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, walk on a black lava beach, visit Icelandic horses on their farm, photography idyllic turf houses and travel close to the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Discover the magic of the land of fire and ice.
Duration: 5 Days
Upon arrival to Keflavik airport, the Flybus shuttle will be waiting for you and transferring you to your hotel accommodation in Reykjavik. The evening is spent at your leisure.
After breakfast, meet your tour guide who shows the group the highlights of Iceland's exciting capital. Then head out to the Reykjanes Peninsula with its hot springs, mountains, bird cliffs, light houses and fishing villages. At the end of the day, we get to soak off our travels in the warm mineral rich waters of the famous Blue Lagoon. In the evening, hear about the Northern Lights from your tour guide at Árhús Cottages. In the evening, enjoy the atmosphere in the garden while waiting for the Northern Lights.
Today we head along the south coast and reach the area near the active volcano that is beneath the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. Stop at the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which plunges from the mountain. Next we visit Skógar folk museums, which contains an outstanding collection of farm and domestic artifacts from Iceland's past and several turf-built houses. Nearby is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country; the 60 meter high Skógafoss waterfall. There is also an optional glacier walk along the Solheimajokull Glacier in the afternoon.
The tour continues further south where you can stroll on the black lava beach to see the amazing bird cliffs at Reynisfjara near Vík. In the evening there is another presentation about the Northern Lights. If the night is clear, you might see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the heavens in dramatic shapes, colours, patterns and sizes. The grounds of Árhús Cottages and the Stracta Hotel in Hella are very large and dark and offer you a good location for Northern Lights search if the weather conditions are right. It requires patience, warm clothing and the excitement of "maybe there could be Northern Lights".
In the morning, you learn about the Icelandic horse, its special qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Travel the Golden Circle route. See steam rising 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.
Continue on to Gullfoss, a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvítá River and attracts tourists and travellers in summer and winter. Head inland to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before returning to Reykjavík for your last night, either at Hotel Cabin or Centerhotel Plaza. An optional Northern Lights evening cruise can be booked while in destination, if the weather conditions are ideal.
After breakfast, individual transfer by Flybus airport shuttle to Keflavík Airport.
Hotel rates are based on lead-in rooms. Other room types and hotels are available. Hotels and their rates are subject to change due to availability. Different rates may apply during holiday seasons and special events.
Hotel upgrades available on request.
The maximum group size for this tour is 40 people. The minimum age is 8 years.
The tour is dependent on weather and therefore sightings are not guaranteed. The Northern Lights are in the Northern hemisphere from September through April but are only visible when the sky is clear and free of clouds. In rare cases, the itinerary may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions.
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