• $4,695
  • $1,000
  • Gohagan & Company
  • Moderate
  • Land Only

Experience the otherworldly beauty of the Northern Lights on this unique, seven-night land journey specially timed for optimal viewing of the aurora borealis. See Iceland’s “Big Three” wonders, known as the Golden Circle — the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park; the two-tiered “Golden Waterfall” of Gullfoss; and Strokkur, an active geyser that erupts every few minutes. From cosmopolitan Reykjavík to the harbor town of Siglufjördur and beyond, immerse yourself in the rustic splendor of this “land of fire and ice” with guided evening excursions to chase the natural phenomenon that lights up the sky.

Itinerary

Day 1   Depart home city

Day 2   Reykjavík

Day 3   Reykjavík

Day 4   Golden Circle

Day 5   Akureyri

Day 6   Goðafoss/Lake Mývatn/Námaskarð/Dimmuborgir

Day 7   Akureyri/Siglufjörður

Day 8   Akureyri/Hraunfossar/Reykjavík

Day 9   Reykjavík/Return to home city

Program Features
  • Three nights in Reykjavík, Iceland, at the Hotel Borg.
  • Three nights in the Akureyri at the Kea Hotel.
  • One night in Reykjavík at the Hotel Borg.
  • Elegantly appointed, first class accommodations.
  • Deluxe motor coach transfers during the Land Program.
  • Welcome and Farewell Receptions.
  • Complimentary nonpremium liquor, house wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages available throughout the cruise and minibar service; complimentary house wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages at meals during the land portion of the program.
  • 2 receptions, 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 3 dinners.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access (conditions permitting).
  • Discover Iceland’s first permanent settlement in Reykjavík, which is today the most northern national capital city in the world.
  • Enjoy surreal views of lava fields surrounding the thermal waters in the Blue Lagoon.
  • Explore the wondrous Golden Circle, including the two-tiered “Golden Waterfall” of Gullfoss;
    and Strokkur, an active geyser.
  • Travel to Hauganes, a small fishing village on the western coast of Eyjafjörður Bay, for an excursion that includes the opportunity to take a relaxing soak in the thermal baths.
  • Savor northern Iceland’s extraordinary landscapes, including Námaskarð and the pseudo craters at Skútustaðir; Godafoss, waterfall; the lava formations of Dimmuborgir and lovely Lake Mývatn.
  • Admire Siglufjörður, one of Iceland’s most dramatically sited towns, and visit its Herring Era Museum, which recreates the history of fish salting and oil processing during the early 20th century.
  • Witness the wonders of the spectacular “lava waterfalls” at Hraunfossar in Borgarfjordur.
  • Join four guided excursions to chase the enthralling Northern Lights at the optimum time of year.

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