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Incredible Iceland & Northern Lights tour

Incredible Iceland & Northern Lights

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
7 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Opportunities to See Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)*
  • Reykjavik City Sightseeing
  • Black sand Beaches (Vik)
  • Seljalandsfoss & Skogarfoss Waterfalls (Near Vik)
  • Gulfoss
  • Geysir
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Blue Lagoon (Near Reykjavik)

Short Description

Experience the guided tour to Iceland by visiting attractive places and cities. You can enjoy your trip in or around Reykjavik, Visit to the Blue Lagoon will give you a warm and relaxing end of the day.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City Reykjavik
End City Reykjavik

Trip Includes

  • Round-trip, non-stop flight on Icelandair from New York (add $100 from Seattle)*
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Ground transportation
  • Accommodations at centrally-located, Scandinavian-style hotels (simple)
  • 8 meals: 6 breakfasts (B) and 2 dinners (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Experienced, English speaking guides

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Itinerary

 

Day 1: Depart USA.

Your journey to Iceland begins with a non-stop overnight flight from the U.S. to Reykjavik, Iceland on Icelandair. Icelandair does not provide meal service on this flight. You may purchase a meal on the flight, or eat dinner prior to departure. Also, as the flight is only 5 hours, try to sleep as much as possible on the flight as to avoid jet lag.

Day 2: Arrive in Reykjavik/Welcome Breakfast/City Tour/Northern Lights Excursion.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Center Hotel Plaza or Fosshotel Baron

An early morning arrival in Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital that is known for its creative soul and eye-popping design. With a population of around 120,000, Reykjavik is one of the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world. You’ll be greeted at the airport and escorted to a restaurant at a nearby village for your welcome breakfast. During breakfast, you’ll receive an orientation briefing and get introduced to your group. Following breakfast, you’ll head straight to the capital for your panoramic Reykjavik city tour and take in the city’s major attractions. Highlights include the old town, the Parliament, the Cathedral, the harbor, the national museum, the Laugadalur swimming, the Asmundur Sveinsson Sculpture museum, the Pearl, the Hofoi House, and the city’s main landmark, the Hallgrimskirkja. Then, transfer to your centrally located hotel to check in and enjoy the afternoon / early evening at leisure. Later this evening, if the weather cooperates, embark on an included Northern Lights (or Aurora Borealis) excursion in search of the entrancing and magical display of beautiful colors dancing across the night sky. Please note that there is no guarantee that you will see the Northern Lights during your trip, but smarTours will make every effort to help you experience it. If the forecast is suboptimal this evening, your Reykjavik Northern Lights excursion will be rescheduled for another evening. And don’t forget, your overnight stay in the remote village of Vik in South Iceland is the best opportunity to see the Northern Lights at their best.

Day 3: Reykjavik/Optional Wonders of Snaefellsnes Excursion.

Meals: Breakfast

Wake up in Iceland’s capital city and enjoy a buffet breakfast at your centrally-located hotel. You can enjoy a day at leisure for independent sightseeing in or around Reykjavik, or you can join a fascinating full day optional excursion where you’ll discover the Snaefellsnes peninsula in the west of Island with its white and black sand beaches, bird cliffs, spectacular mountains, volcanic craters and charming fishing villages. The spectacular Snaefellsnes peninsula has captured the attention of people across the globe, as it was featured in the famous science fiction novel “Journey to the Center of the Earth” and in the critically acclaimed movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” starring Ben Stiller. There are several additional exciting optional tours available to book as well.

Day 4: Reykjavik/Seljalandsfoss & Skogarfoss Waterfalls/Black Sand Beaches/Vik/Northern Lights Experience.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Katla

After breakfast, begin your journey through the stunning landscapes of Iceland’s south coast. This is the land of Njal’s Saga, a region of breathtaking scenery and legendary stories. During your guided excursion, you’ll encounter the wonderful variety of the south: from the wide plains formed by glacial rivers to the dramatic sea cliffs of Dyrholaey to the spectacular waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss. Along the way, you’ll also savor unforgettable views of the Hekla and Eyjafjallajokul volcanoes and the beautiful village of Vik, Arrive at your countryside hotel, where you’ll check in and then enjoy an included dinner at the hotel. Later this evening, simply leave your hotel room for an excellent opportunity to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in this remote part of Iceland. Vik is considered to be one of the most magical places to take in a Northern Lights experience.

Day 5: Vik/Geysir/Gulfoss/Thingvellir/Reykjavik.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Center Hotel Plaza or Foss hotel Baron

Following breakfast this morning, depart for a journey through some of Iceland’s most spectacular and noteworthy sights as you make your way back to Reykjavik. Your first highlight of the day is the hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur, a magical shot spring that spouts every few minutes. Get your cameras ready for an exciting show! Onwards to Gulfoss (translated as “Golden Falls”), Iceland’s most famous and impressive waterfall featuring a spectacular double cascade. Your next stop is Thingvellir National Park, where the ancient Viking parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake. Here, you can also witness the geological phenomenon of tectonic plates coming apart. Later, return to your centrally-located hotel in Reykjavik and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Day 6: Reykjavik/Reykjanes Peninsula/Blue Lagoon/Farewell Dinner.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Today, you will combine a tour of the fascinating area beyond Reykjavik with a reviving visit to one of Iceland’s most astonishing natural wonders. Your tour explores: Hafnarfjordur town, built on an ancient lave flow; the otherworldly surroundings of Lake Kleifarvatn; Krisuvik, a geothermal field; and the port town of Grindavik. You will also have the chance to explore Gunnuhver geothermal area and Reykjanesviti light house. A visit to the Blue Lagoon will give you a warm and relaxing end of the day. The Blue Lagoon itself is a unique gift of nature, it’s electric blue water set in a black lava field. You’ll enjoy a reviving bathe in the mineral rich geothermal water before heading back to Reykjavik! This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your group where you’ll celebrate your experience in incredible Iceland.

Day 7: Reykjavik/Harpa Concert Hall/USA.

Meals: Breakfast

A morning at leisure before checking out of your hotel. Before noon, your guide will lead you on a short walk to the Harpa Concert Hall, opened in 2011. The building is the first purpose-built concert hall in Reykjavík and houses the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the offices of The Icelandic Opera. You will enjoy a guided tour before departing for the airport for your return flight home. Your memorable journey comes to an end as you touch down in the USA later today.

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We were on the middle October 2017 tour. Our tour guide, Oli, MADE us stay out on the tour the first night that we were there--for some of us having stayed up for nearly 24 hours BUT--he was right we had views of the Northern Lights that never appeared another night--He was great--I loved all the tales of the Trolls and Hidden People--he was very informed about all the things that make Iceland so special. Plan to go back. The worst part of the whole trip was my getting called out--cataracts and all--for extra scrutiny at the Reyjavik airport--and that the overnight at JFK was unbearable--except for watching some Peruvians in native costume--recognized from our trip to Macchu Picchu --who were waiting on a flight.--Hated that part of it all--the connection--but loved the trip itself.
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Optional Activities

Incredible Iceland with Northern Lights Provides Optional tours below are the details:

  • Reykjavik: Wonders of snaefellsnes excursion from approx. $190 per person, transfers included
  • Reykjavik: Take a walk on the ice side from approx. $240 per person, transfers included
  • Reykjavik: Lava tube caving from approx. $115 per person, transfers included

Flights & Transport

Airfare included

  • Round-trip, non-stop flight on Icelandair from New York (add $100 from Seattle)*

Group Size:

Standard Group

Accomodations

  • Reykjavik: CenterHotel Plaza
  • Reykjavik: Fosshotel Baron
  • Vik: Hotel Katla

Cancellation Policy:

Full Payment due 75 days before departure. Failure to make final payment on time may result in automatic cancellation of reservation and loss of deposit.

 

Changes to the original reservation will result in a $150 change fee per person per change. No changes allowed within 75 days of departure.

 

Cancellation charges per person are:

 

  • Up to 75 days before departure: $300
  • 74-45 days before departure: $600
  • 44-30 days before departure: $1000
  • 29-10 days before departure: $1500
  • 9 days or less before departure: No refund.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing.

 

We recommend the purchase of Travel Insurance. Insurance premium is non-refundable and cannot be transferred from one departure to another in the event of a reservation change.

Additional Information:

* Note: Icelandair does not provide meal service on the flight. You may purchase a meal on the flight, or eat dinner prior to departure. Also, as the flight is only 5 hours, try to sleep as much as possible on the flight as to avoid jet lag.

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Meals Included:

6 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners

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