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8-Day Northern Lights Exploration Package from Reykjavik (with Flybus Shuttle) - Tour Code: 18330

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Start City: Reykjavik End City: Reykjavik

Duration: 8 Day(s) Language: English Airport Pickup: Yes

Highlights

☆ Track record of 85-98% chance of seeing the Northern Lights

☆ See amazing Icelandic landscapes mixed with soft adventure and cultural experiences during the day

☆ Climb a volcano crater and walk between two continental tectonic plates

☆ Visit a traditional shark farmer, turf farmsteads and churches

☆ Relax in the Blue Lagoon and learn about living with volcanoes

☆ Optional ice cave tour at Vatnajökull glacier for departures between November 15th and March 15th

☆ Free Wi-Fi on the bus

☆ Program offered in two group sizes: maximum 16 or 45 persons, price based on 45 persons group size, you can upgrade to the small group size 16 persons with 765EUR p,p supplement fee

Itinerary

Day 1: Reykjavik

Summary of The Day

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle from Keflavik International airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik where you spend the night.

Sightseeing
Reykjavik

Reykjavik

Reykjavik, located in the southern part of the Gulf of Fahsa, is the capital of Iceland, the Scandinavian Nordic country, also the largest city in Iceland. Reykjavik is geographically very close to the Arctic Circle, with a latitude of 64 degrees 08'N. It is the northernmost capital in the world. It is the cleanest smokeless city in the world (Nordic) and the capital circle of geothermal power generation. In 2012, the population of Reykjavik is about 120,000 (the population of Greater Reykjavik is over 200,000), which is the cultural, economic and political activity center of Iceland.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Hotel Klettur , OR Similar

Day 2: Reykjavik - Borgarfjordur Saga Valley - Deildartunguhver - Borgarnes

Summary of The Day

At 09:00 meet your tour guide who shows the group the highlights of Iceland’s exciting capital.

Then we head west. Borgarfjörður is known as the Saga Valley because of its many important historical events. We get a chance to climb the Grábrók volcano crater and visit Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring. Hraunfossar is a series of waterfalls pouring from beneath a wide lava field. Barnafoss – the Children’s falls, is nearby with its own tragic tale.

The afternoon includes a lecture about Northern Lights.

After dinner, we step into the hotel garden in search of the Northern Lights followed by a hot cup of chocolate or tea.

Sightseeing
Deildartunguhver

Deildartunguhver

Deildartunguhver is Europe's most powerful hot spring. It provides 180 l/sec of 100°C hot water.Most of the water used for central heating in the towns of Borgarnes and Akranes is taken from Deildartunguhver. The hot water pipeline to Akranes is 64 km long, the longest in Iceland and the water is about 78 - 80 degrees when it reaches Akranes. If you take a shower anywhere within a 65 km radius of the spring, you have already bathed in the hot water from this powerful spring!

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Icelandair Hotel Hamar , OR Similar

Day 3: Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Fjord Cruise - Borgarnes

Summary of The Day

The Snaefellsnes Peninsula, “the peninsula of the snowy mountain“, juts out from Iceland’s west coast, like a long arm with a clenched fist at its tip, and is in many ways a microcosm of the whole island. A rugged mountain chain runs its length. We travel to the charming fishing town of Stykkishólmur for a cruise in the Breiðafjörður fjord.

After a light lunch a uniquely Icelandic “treat“ awaits us at Bjarnarhöfn, where they make Hákarl – the fermented shark. Depending on road and weather conditions, we visit the fishing village of Grundarfjörður, a place with an impressive coastline and mountains, lakes and waterfalls behind the village. Jutting out into the bay rises one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland, Mt. Kirkjufell.

On the way back to Borgarnes the guide gives you some practical tips on how to photograph the Auroras as part of the Northern Lights Academy program. Naturally, once darkness falls, we are out in the hotel garden to chase the Northern Lights and to soak in the hotel’s outdoor hot tubs.

Sightseeing
Snæfellsnes peninsula

Snaefellsnes Peninsula

The Snaefellsnes Peninsula is located in the western part of Iceland, bordering on Breza Bay and Walms Fjord in the north and Fahsa Bay in the south, about 90 kilometers long. The magnificent scenery of the Snai Peninsula is often called the epitome of Iceland. The famous scenic spots on the peninsula include Sneifel volcano and the glaciers and church mountains covered by it. There are abundant volcanic landforms on the peninsula, such as volcanic craters, undulating lava landforms, and many beautiful seaside towns.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Icelandair Hotel Hamar , OR Similar

Day 4: Golden Circle - Geothermal Taste - Icelandic Horse

Summary of The Day

Today we travel along the Hvalfjörður fjord. The first stop is at an Icelandic wool outlet store, to see what they do with all those sheep!

We continue inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We travel the Golden Circle route, see steam rising from the Geysir geothermal fields. The chef of the Restaurant Geysir invites you to taste freshly baked hot spring bread served with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring. On we travel to double waterfall of Gullfoss.

In the afternoon, you learn about the Icelandic horse, its unique qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse, before we reach the accommodation in South Iceland.

Tonight, step into the darkness and search for the elusive Northern Lights, while best enjoyed from a comfortable hot tub in the garden of the hotel, amidst the peace and stillness of rural Iceland.

Sightseeing
Thingvellir

Thingvellier National Park

Thingvellir, a town in southwestern Iceland, is located on the shore of Lake Singwaldra, more than 40 kilometers northeast of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Singville National Park, a world Heritage site since 2004, also the world's oldest democratic parliament. Today it is the place where Icelanders celebrate. The National Park is close to the Icelandic Rift Valley, which is the boundary between the Eurasian and American plates.Singville National Park, as one of the scenic spots of Game of Power, is well known to many fans.

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Gullfoss

Gullfoss

Gullfoss, also known as Gullfoss Falls, is located in the southern part of southwestern Iceland. The falls are divided into two parts, eleven meters and twenty-one meters in height, respectively. The average flow rate is 100-180 m³/s in summer and 50-110 m³/s in winter. The maximum flow rate is 2000 m³/s. It is a famous tourist attraction in Iceland.

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Geysir

Geysir

Geysir is located in the Haukadalur Valley near Reykjavik, Iceland. The whole area is a large fountain area with about 50 geysers. Geyser is the most famous geyser in the world. Its highest fountain height is the first of all geysers and geysers in Iceland. Therefore, Geyser has become one of the most famous geysers in the world.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Hotel Eldhestar , OR Similar

Day 5: Natural Wonders of South Iceland - Eyjafjallajökull Volcano

Summary of The Day

Today we travel along the South coast. At the Lava & Volcano Exhibition Center, we learn about geology and active volcanoes. Further east we visit one of Iceland’s finest folk museums. This museum contains an outstanding collection of farm and domestic artefacts from Iceland’s past and several turf-built houses. Nearby is Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country.

In the afternoon we take a stroll on the black lava beach and along bird cliffs at Reynisfjara in South Iceland.

We spend two nights near Kirkjubæjarklaustur in the Vatnajökull National Park region, located in darkness and ideal for Northern Lights search.

Sightseeing
Vatnajökull National Park

Vatnajökull National Park

Vatnajökull is the largest glacier in Iceland. It is located in the southeast of Iceland and covers 8% of the total area of Iceland. With an area of 8,100 square kilometers, it is the largest and second largest glacier in Europe. The average thickness of the ice layer is 400 meters, and the thickest part is up to kilometers. Iceland's highest mountain, Warnadal Snooker volcano, 2,110 meters high, is located in the south of the Watner Ice Sheet. There are several volcanoes on the Wattner ice sheet, and their volcanic lakes are the main cause of glacier melting and moving. The Wattner ice sheet has begun to melt in recent years, which may be related to climate change and volcanic activity.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Hotel Klaustur , OR Similar

Day 6: Vatnajökull National Park - Glacier including Glacial Lagoon - Diamond Beach

Summary of The Day

Today’s program is all about glaciers, ice and icebergs. We travel to Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs, and we explore the amazing site and might see seals swimming in arctic waters. You can walk on the black sandy beach, the so-called Diamond beach, where large icebergs get stranded.

In the afternoon we visit the tiny turf church at Hof and spend time at Europe’s largest national park, which has Iceland’s highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe’s largest glacier.

In the evening enjoy a film presentation about the Northern Lights as part of the Northern Lights Academy program. Be careful not to go to bed too soon in this remote and quiet location, or you may miss out one more chance of seeing the Northern Lights shimmering and dancing across the night sky.

Optional Ice Cave Tour offered between November 15th and March 15th

The tour takes about 2,5 hours in total – nearly 30-minute drive by 4×4 vehicle from the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and 5-15 minutes hike (one-way). You spend about one hour inside the ice cave. You need good hiking boots, warm clothing that keeps you dry from the dripping water in the ice cave. Minimum age is 10 years old. The ice cave tour can only be booked on day 2 of Northern Lights Exploration tour. You will have to fill in and sign an order form, once done a cancellation is not possible. Ice cave bookings have to be finalised with the guide by dinner time on day 2 of the tour. Bookings afterwards cannot be accommodated due to limited space. The price is ISK 23.000 (about EUR 210) per person; subject to change. Payment is due with the ice cave tour operator on day 6 in Icelandic Krona – cash only! The ice cave explorers meet their local guide at the glacier lagoon at 14:00 and will be brought back to the hotel after the ice cave tour, while the rest of the group continues the official tour program. The ice cave explorers will miss out on some of the official tour programs, as there is no time for everything, but the stop and visit at the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon are included for all group members

Sightseeing
Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Jökulsárlón is the most famous and largest glacial lake in Iceland. It is located in the southeastern part of Iceland, at the southern end of the Watner Ice sheet. The glacial lake began to appear in 1934-35. Since the 1970s, the area of the glacial lake has been expanding, and now it covers an area of 18 square kilometers, due to the massive melting of the glaciers in Iceland. The lake is 200 meters deep, the second deepest lake in Iceland. Many films have been filmed in Glacier Lake, including Tomb Raider, The Birth of Batman, two James Bond films, Who's Fighting, and The Iron King Fighting the Mafia. In 1991, a stamp describing a glacial lake with a face value of 26 Icelandic kronor was issued.

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Djúpalónssandur Black Beach

Diamond beach

Diamond Ice Beach is located on the southern coast of Iceland near Jökulsárlón. It is a beautiful black beach covered with broken ice and part of the Breiðamerkursandur Glacier Plain.The crushed ice in the glacier lake was washed ashore and displayed on the beach. Transparent ice is in sharp contrast to dark sand. Especially on sunny days, ice reflects the sun's rays and shines like diamonds, so it is called diamond ice beach. Diamond Beach is a paradise for photographers, nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Hotel Klaustur , OR Similar

Day 7: South Shore, Reykjavík - Blue Lagoon

Summary of The Day

From Kirkjubæjarklaustur we head across the Eldhraun lava field to the village of Vík, where we make a photo stop. The black lava beach with high bird cliffs and pounding waves is awe-inspiring. Further west we reach the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges from the mountain.

In the afternoon we return to Reykjavik and have about 2 hour leisure time to explore Iceland’s capital on our own, visit museums, do some shopping or simply rest after all this touring.

In the evening, we get to soak in the famous Blue Lagoon. After an Icelandic farewell dinner at a local restaurant, we go on one last nocturnal tour to seek more Northern Lights. Around midnight we reach Reykjavík for one last night.

Sightseeing
Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon, Iceland's famous outdoor bathing pool, is the world's famous geothermal hot spring, located in the southeastern direction of Reykjavik. People call Blue Lagoon a "natural beauty salon". The formation of the Blue Lagoon is very special. The sea water absorbs heat through the underground high-temperature volcanic lava layer. There are many chemical and mineral crystals in the water. These crystals have been proved by the Icelandic Medical College to be effective in relieving mental pressure. Therefore, various products extracted from the Blue Lagoon are also affirmed. Entering the Blue Lagoon should not be reckless. Slowly descend along the sandy land and the bottom of the water fluctuates unevenly. Carefully to avoid bumping into the sudden occurrence of lava.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Hotel Klettur , OR Similar

Day 8: Reykjavik

Summary of The Day

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from your accommodation in Reykjavik to Keflavik International Airport.

Meals
Pricing
Inclusions

    1. Hotel accommodations for 7 nights in simple tourist-class hotels

    2. 7 breakfasts, 1 light Lunch in Stykkishólmur, 1 Icelandic farewell dinner at a local restaurant

    3. 6 days escorted bus tour with English-speaking guide/driver-guide

    4. Arrival & departure airport transfer by Flybus shuttle (no guide)

    5. A cruise in the Breiðafjörður fjord

    6. A Geothermal Taste, including freshly baked hot spring bread served with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring

    7. A film presentation about the Northern Lights as part of the Northern Lights Academy program


Exclusions

    1. Any private expenses, such as laundry, phone, and travel insurance

    2. Any meals not listed under included

    3. Any additional services

    4. Single supplement (mandatory when in a single room)

    5. Tips/Service fee, any child/infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fee as well.

    6. Optional ice cave tour at Vatnajökull glacier from mid-November to mid-March, payable on site

    7. Optional Northern Lights by boat cruise from Reykjavík, payable on site

Booking Info
Reminder

    1. Globerouter cooperates with top local tour operators and so that the best quality of services to all travelers.

    2. The sequence of itineraries is subject to change without prior notice according to departure date, weather, traffic, etc.

    3. In case of attraction closures (due to holidays or construction, etc.), the tour guide may make some necessary changes to the itinerary.

    4. In case of extreme weather condition, war, strike and other force majeure events, local operator reserves the right to change the itinerary and all costs are not refundable. 

    5. In case of guests voluntarily giving up the tour because of personal reasons, all costs including hotels, transportation etc. is not refundable.

    6. It is advised to contact the local operator for confirmation one day before departure. 

    7. Please bring valid documentation on travel date (passport, driving license, visa, etc).

    8. Please ensure the safety of your luggage always, especially in public areas. The tour operator or the tour guide cannot be held responsible for any loss of personal belongings.

    9. 10% discount for children 8-11 yrs of age if sharing room with parents.(Child rate calculated discount already)

    10. You must be at least 8 years of age to join this tour.

    11. A triple room is a double room with an extra bed, ideal for 2 adults and 1 child.

    12. If you travel with a child for an adult, the child payment at adult price in TWN/DBL room.

    13. Summertime, May to mid-Sept, is the season with up to 24 hours of daylight and midnight sun, therefore northern lights are NOT visible!

    14. The Aurora Borealis are a natural phenomenon. There is no way for us to guarantee that you will see the Aurora. We do our best to provide premier locations for viewing, should the Aurora come out. Please check weather and Aurora reports before booking your tour with us.

Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy

1. Cancel or change an order

The following terms apply to the refund policy when canceling or changing an order

1) Reducing the number of travelers

2) Canceling the entire order

3) Change to a different tour

Possible only 58 days prior to the tour departure date.

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

4) Rescheduling tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 58 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

Cancellation Made Within Refund Policy
58  Days (or) more prior to tour departure date 90% of tour cost paid will be refunded
30 - 57 Days prior to tour departure date 80% of tour cost paid will be refunded
10 - 29 Days prior to tour departure date 50% of tour cost paid will be refunded
09 Days (or) lesser prior to tour departure date The entire tour cost will be forfeited & No-Refund

2. Modify an order

Charges to modify an order apply for the following:

1) For requests to add more number of travelers

Subject to availability of seats.

2) For requests to change to a different tour

Possible only 58 days prior to the tour departure date.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

3) For requests to reschedule tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 58 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

4) For requests to change name of passengers

This request will be accepted until 10 days prior to the travel date, however same service fee as below will be applicable.

Modification Notice Period Service Charge
Requests made from the date of booking until 10 days prior to the tour departure date US $ 30 will be charged for each order
Requests made 10 days (or) lesser from the date of tour departure No requests will be accepted & No Refund

3. Notes

1) We recommend all our passengers to avail "Travel Insurance" to protect themselves against personal / natural / manmade exigencies of all kind (including medical & family emergencies, accidents, flight delays, traffic delays, theft or personal- acts of terrorism, natural calamities etc.) that may affect you from participating in our tours (OR) arise while on tour.

2) Globerouter will take no responsibility for matters as stated above under personnel / natural / manmade exigencies.

3) No part / full refund / compensation will be offered to passengers who miss taking our tours (OR) for any un-utilized services, as per the date / time scheduled on the E-Voucher because all services are reconfirmed and prepaid for Charges as mentioned in our "Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy" would be applicable.

4) All cancellation & tour modification requests should be emailed to info@globerouter.com.

5) We will not accept any cancellation / modification requests made through local tour provider / tour guide (OR) verbal requests made over the phone to our customer support staff / by voice mail

6) Cancellation request emails will not be accepted unless they have a complete, signed and attached "Globerouter Cancellation Request Form".

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