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Overview
Budget tour - excellent value for money Comfort option available for hotel upgrade. Tour also available for Christmas and New Years! This short getaway 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. Visit Reykjavík, the Blue Lagoon, the Black lava beach, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfall, the Golden Circle, meet Icelandic horses on a farm and see the Northern Lights. Optional Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull and optional Northern Lights cruise by boat from Reykjavík. Excellent value for money and a short winter trip to the Icelandic countryside.

Program Type

Escorted Experience

Vehicle Type for Touring

Multi seater AC van

Detailed Itinerary

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle from Keflavik International airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik where you spend the night.
Overnight location:
Hotel Cabin (Standard is 10m²) or Hótel Klettur (upgrade version), Reykjavík. Dinner is on your own. (50km / 31mls)

At 09:00 meet your tour guide who shows the group the highlights of Iceland’s exciting capital. Then we head out to the Reykjanes Peninsula with its hot springs, mountains, moon-like landscape, bird cliffs, lighthouses and fishing villages. In the afternoon we bathe in the Blue Lagoon.
Drive along the south coast to arrive in the village of Hella where we stay for two nights in simple cottages. There is an option to upgrade to studio rooms at the Stracta Hotel in Hella.
In the evening, we hear about the Northern Lights from our tour guide at Árhús Cabins. Naturally, once darkness falls, you are out in the garden waiting for the Northern Lights.
Overnight location:
Arhus Cottages or Hotel Stracta (upgrade version), Hella. Breakfast included. Dinner is on your own. (220km / 137mls)

Today we travel along the south coast. We reach the area beneath the Eyjafjallajökull volcano and glacier. We stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall and visit Skógar folk museum of early Modern Iceland with its turf houses. At lunch, we visit the Skógarfoss waterfall.
In the afternoon we offer an optional glacier walk on Sólheimarjökull’s glacier tongue. If you book a trip without the glacier hike, the tour continues further south where you walk on the famous Black Lava Beach at Reynisfjara, observe the Cap of Dyrhólaey and the Reynisdrangar Sea Cliffs before visiting the charming village of 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.
Overnight location:
Arhus Cottages or Hotel Stracta (upgrade version), Hella. Breakfast included. Dinner is on your own. (200km / 124mls)

In the morning we learn about the Icelandic horse, its unique qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Then we travel the Golden Circle route, see steam rising from the Geysir geothermal fields and admire the double waterfall of Gullfoss. We end the afternoon at Þingvellir National Park, the location of the ancient Viking Parliament and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
An optional Northern Lights evening cruise can be booked for this day if the weather conditions are right.
Overnight location:
Hotel Cabin (Standard is 10m²) or Hotel Klettur (upgrade version), Reykjavík. Breakfast included. Dinner is on your own. (210km / 130mls)

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from your accommodation in Reykjavik to Keflavik International Airport.
Breakfast included. (50km / 31mls)

Inclusions

• 4 nights accommodation, in rooms with shower/wc
• 3 days escorted bus tour with English-speaking guide/driver-guide
• Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS shuttle (no guide)
• 4x breakfast
• Blue Lagoon, including use of towel
• Skógar Folk Museum on early Modern Iceland with its turf houses
• Visit Icelandic horse stables & a geothermal greenhouse
• Northern Lights program during two evenings

Complementaries
• Free Wi-Fi on the bus
• Entrance fees
• Use of flashlight
• Use of ice grippers spikes for shoes

Exclusions

Any private expenses
All meals not listed under “included”
Any additional services
Single supplement (mandatory when in single room)
International airfares
Optional activities
Other meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Gratuities
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Any items not mentioned as included

Notes

Availability : September - April

Max People : 40

Additional services
• Extra night in Reykjavik before/after the tour – on request
• Optional glacier hike on day 3 (pay on the spot)
• Optional Northern Lights cruise
• Optional hotel upgrade

NOTE: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

NOTE: Accommodations are subject to change.

Children discount: 25% discount for children 8-11 years of age if sharing room with parents. Tour is not recommended for children younger than eight years of age. Triple rooms are double rooms with extra bed and ideal for two adults and one child.

Start & End Location
Keflavik International Airport (with Flybus shuttle)

Departure Time
09:00 on day 2 from Hotel Cabin (subject to change)

Optional glacier hike
Duration of this activity is approximately 3 hours in total, about 90 minutes on the ice and about 30-40 min walk (one-way) from the car park to the glacier edge itself. Minimum age for the glacier hike is 10 years. You need to bring warm clothing, rain gear and hiking boots. The glacier hike can only be booked with the guide on day 2. You will have to fill in and sign an order form, once done a cancellation is not possible. Glacier hike bookings have to be finalized with the guide by noon on day 2 of the tour. Bookings afterwards cannot be accommodated as we need to order the glacier guides 24 hours prior to the tour. The special price for the Land of Northern Lights group members is available on request. Payment is on the spot

Trip Highlights

Reykjavik City Tour - Blue Lagoon - Reykjanes Peninsula - South Iceland with Optional Glacier Hike - Golden Circle - Visit Icelandic Horses

Departure Period

01 Sep, 2020 to 30 Apr, 2021
AUD 1,297 P P twin share
AUD 1,528 P P single

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