A Quest for the Northern Lights of Iceland takes you off the coastline of Reykjavik watching for the Aurora Borealis. Discover glaciers, and a volcano as well as Reykjavik itself. Journey to the Secret Lagoon and the Strokkur Geysir, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and Skaftafell National Park to view its enormous glaciers. Finish with dinner and a dip in the Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik.
6 Days to Visit: Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Brjansdottir, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Kalfafell, Thingvellir National Park, Reykjavik.
Day 1: Reykjavik City Tour
At 2pm we meet and take an orientation tour to discover Iceland’s capital city. You’ll be charmed by its architecture and the beautiful brightly-colored rooftops. Visit Hallgrímskirkja, the landmark Lutheran church that looms over the city. One of the tallest structures in Iceland, its design was influenced by the mountains and glaciers of the island’s landscape. Next we visit the Perlan Observation Deck, which offers magnificent 360° views of Reykjavik and its surroundings. Marvel at the mountain, glacier, and volcano vistas on the horizon. Then we return to the hotel for a welcome drink and canapes with your group, followed by dinner on your own. This evening we will head to the harbor for a quest for the Northern Lights. You’ll have beautiful views of the city and surrounding mountains as you sail away from the coastline of Reykjavik.
Day 2: Golden Circle
Today we head out on the famed Golden Circle. We start with the spectacular Thingvellir National Park, a meeting place of old Icelandic clans. This is the point where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet above ground. Next we journey to the Secret Lagoon. The secret Lagoon is where savvy travelers go to enjoy the Icelandic spa experience. Enjoy a tasty lunch in the greenhouse of Fridheimar Tomato Farm. We continue to the Strokkur Geysir, which erupts every 10 minutes. We visit he Gullfoss Waterfall, which are the largest falls in Europe. After the Gullfoss waterfall we return to the hotel below the Hekla volcano where you’ll enjoy a sumptuous dinner. After dark, take the opportunity to soak in the hotel’s outdoor hot tub or go Aurora Borealis hunting. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Seljalandsfoss Waterfall & Skogar Folk Museum
Begin the day at the Lava Center to learn about Iceland’s volcanoes, and how their eruptions and lava flows have shaped the country over time. Journey to the beautiful Seljalandsfoss Waterfall where the sure-footed can walk the trail that takes you behind the 60-meter falls. Visit the Skogar Folk Museum to explore Iceland’s cultural heritage and learn about the lives of Iceland’s early settlers through an array of tools, books, and handicrafts. You’ll visit the nearby stunning Skogafoss Waterfall, where on sunny days a double rainbow is often visible. Save your appetite for dinner at your hotel tonight. Perfectly situated for Northern Lights viewing under an open sky, your hotel offers wake-up service if the lights are visible after bedtime. (B, D)
Day 4: Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon & Skaftafell National Park
Spend the afternoon in Skaftafell National Park to view its enormous glaciers, snow-capped volcano, magnificent wilderness areas and woodlands. After lunch we travel to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, a crystal-blue glacial lake dotted with icebergs. Marvel as you witness small icebergs flowing into the Atlantic or breaking up along the black-sand beach. We return to the hotel to dine independently and for those who wish to watch for the Northern Lights. (B, L)
Day 5: Reykjavik & The Blue Lagoon Spa
Journey to the beautiful Seljalandsfoss Waterfall where, weather permitting, the sure-footed can walk the trail that takes you behind the 60-meter falls. This morning we travel back to Reykjavik and visit . The balance of the afternoon is free for you to exploring Reykjavik on your own. This evening, we visit the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa and have a farewell dinner. (B,D)
Day 6: Tour Ends
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)
- Northern Lights Quest by Boat
- Perlan Observatory
- Skaftafell Wilderness Area
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- The Blue Lagoon
- Thingvellir National Park
- Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
- Skogafoss Waterfall
- Reykjavik (1 night) – Fosshotel Reykjavik
- Brjansdottir (1 night) – Fosshotel Hekla
- Kalfafell (2 nights) – Fosshotel Nupar
- Reykjavik (1 night) – Fosshotel Reykjavik
- There’s no bad time to visit Iceland. If you want to see the Northern Lights, they are most viewable September through April –though this spectacular, elusive display is always dependent on atmospheric conditions
- From May through August, you’ll enjoy long days of sunlight and comfortable temperatures
- All visits are weather dependent.
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