Auroras, Volcanoes &
Glaciers Tour

5 Days
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Iceland is the perfect place to enjoy a winter trip full of adventure, icy landscapes and the chance to see the elusive Northern Lights. You visit Iceland's most popular sites such as the Golden Circle route, the South Coast, and Vatnajökull national park. You see cascading waterfalls, smoking geysers, colorful volcano craters, a spectacular ice lagoon with floating icebergs and black lava beaches, all set against a backdrop of glittering glaciers and restless geology.

Exciting winter tour with 2 nights in Reykjavik and 2 nights in the countryside
Visit Vatnajökull glacier and Jökulsárlón ice lagoon
Explore hot springs, lava fields, waterfalls and volcano craters
2 evenings with lectures, presentations, film and guided searches for Aurora Borealis
Optional Northern Lights fjord cruise
Great budget trip for great northern lights

Day 0: Sat: Leave US on ovrnight flight from an Icelandair gateway.

Day 1, Sun: Welcome to Iceland
The Flybus shuttle takes you from Keflavík International Airport to The Fosshotel Baron in Reykjavík where you spend your first and last night. We provide ideas how to explore Iceland’s capital on your own, dinner suggestions too!

Day 2, Mon: The Golden Circle Route
After breakfast and check out, you’ll meet your guide at 08:30 and get the tour started with a short introduction to Icelandic geology while watching a striking film at the Reykjavik Volcano House documenting the eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull and Fimmvörðulháls in 2010, which caused millions of people to be stranded worldwide as thousands of flights were canceled. These films give a good insight into the general geology and volcanology of Iceland. The Volcano House has a hands-on geological exhibition where you can examine various pieces of pumice, ash, and lava from Icelandic volcanoes. Then you’ll drive to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, home of the Althing, the oldest legislative assembly in the world. This is one of Iceland’s most fascinating places both geologically and for the role it plays in the country’s history and sense of national identity. Thingvellir is also remarkable for reasons of natural science, as the site is part of a fissure zone running through Iceland, and is situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The faults and fissures let you see the rifting of the earth’s crust.
Exploring the hot springs at Geysir is like a geography lesson in real life: natural springs bubbling away in the ground until the pressure becomes too much – and they explode in spectacular style. Geysir and Strokkur and Strokkur still spouts every 5 to 10 minutes to the delight of visitors. Then it’s on to Gullfoss, “the golden falls”, one of Iceland’s most beautiful- a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvítá river. The explosion crater called Kerið is filled with water and resembles an ancient amphitheater. You’ll check into your cabins in the village of Hella, on the Ranga River. In the evening, you hear about the Northern Lights from your tour guide. Naturally, once darkness falls, you are out in the garden waiting for the Northern Lights.

Day 3, Tue: Vatnajökull National Park & Glacier Lagoon
A long but beautiful drive brings you to a world of glaciers, ice, and icebergs. You’ll see Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs and explore this extraordinary site. You can walk on the black sandy beach where large icebergs get stranded and perhaps see some seals swimming in the Arctic waters. The Vatnajökull National Park is about 12,000 square kilometers and it is the second largest National Park in Europe. In this area, we find Iceland’s highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe’s largest glacier. Tonight you can enjoy a movie presentation about Northern Lights as a part of the Northern Lights educational program. Be careful not to go to bed too soon in this remote and quiet location, or you may just miss out one more chance of seeing the Northern Lights shimmering and dancing across the night sky. You’ll spend the night at the Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon or similar hotel

Day 4, Wed: The South Coast
Today, you head back west across the Laki lava field to the village of Vík where there is a photo stop. Take a stroll on the black lava beach and along the bird cliffs at Reynisfjara beach in South Iceland. Past the glacier Mýrdalsjökull and the infamous volcano Eyjafjallajökull you’ll continue to Skógafoss waterfall which is 62 meters high and is truly one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. Further west is the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which is 65 meters high and plunges over the mountain. In the evening you return to Reykjavik for one last night. An optional Northern Lights bus tour or fjord cruise can be booked on the spot if the weather conditions are ideal.

Day 5, Thu: Farewell, Iceland
Individual transfer by Flybus airport shuttle from your hotel accommodation in Reykjavík to Keflavík Airport.

Daily travel:
Total mileage without airport transfer is 910 km (564 miles) an average of 303 km (188 miles) per day. You spend about 4 hours per day on the bus, depending on road conditions, traffic, and daily itinerary. On some days the driving might be longer than on some other days

Single $2623
Double p/p $2335
Triple p/p $2335

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Sat - Thurs
Dec 2 - Dec 7
Dec 9 - Dec 14
Dec 16 - Dec 21
Jan 6 - Jan 11
Jan 13 - Jan 18
Jan 20 - Jan 25
Jan 27 - Feb 1
Feb 3 - Feb 8

Feb 10 - Feb 15
Feb 17 - Feb 22
Feb 24 - Mar 1
Mar 3 - Mar 8
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Mar 17 -Mar 22
Mar 24 - Mar 29
Mar 31 - Apr 5
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