Winter Iceland Delights
• Reykjavik City • Into the Glacier tour • Golden Circle sightseeing • Visit to Solheimajokull Glacier • Northern Lights hunting (3 nights) • Thingvellir National Park • Geysir Hot Spring • Gullfoss Waterfall • Southern coast drive including Skogafoss Waterfall and Seljalandsfoss Waterfall • Krysuvik geothermal area, Grindavik and Reykjanesviti lighthouse • Blue Lagoon
Discover the natural wonders of Iceland in this tailor-made journey. Your adventure begins in Reykjavik, the world's northernmost capital city, and takes you right along the country's most scenic regions in the South Coast. You will hunt the Northern Lights, take an epic glacier tour across the ice caps, experience Europe's most powerful hot spring, see the best geothermal areas in Iceland, explore Thingvellir National Park, visit the Viking Village and marvel at the famous Blue Lagoon.
Day 1: Reykjavik > Arrival Arrival at hotel. In the evening, you meet with your local tour escort and the rest of the group to review your upcoming adventures. Overnight stay in standard rooms at the Hotel Borg.
Day 2: Reykjavik: City tour You start the morning with a tour through the world's northernmost capital city and its landmarks: Hallgrimskirkja church, "The Pearl" with its beautiful views over the city and the Hofoi house, famous for the 1986 summit of presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbatsjov. You will also get to know the old harbor with Harpa, the impressive concert and conference house. Free afternoon to explore the city on your own. Overnight stay in standard rooms at the Hotel Borg.
Day 3: Into the Glacier tour You start the day driving to the lush Husafell area with stops at Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring, and the beautiful Hraunfossar lava waterfalls. At Husafell you will head on up to Langjokull in modified glacier vehicles, specially made to explore the glacier environment, and enjoy the view as you drive on top of the ice cap. After this incredible experience you continue your day by driving to the south of Iceland to stay in a 4 star resort. Dinner and overnight at the Grimsborgir Hotel in superior rooms.
Northern Lights: Hotel Grimsborgir is superbly located for viewing the Northern Lights in Iceland. As the hotel is located in a rural area, light pollution is not an issue during the winter months. This provides optimal conditions to view the sky at night and stargaze.
Day 4: Golden Circle Tour The day starts with a drive to the UNESCO site Thingvellir National Park. You then continue to the Geysir geothermal area in South Iceland near Laugarvatn Lake. You will experience the geothermal energy first hand and try geothermal baked bread! The day continues with a visit to the biggest geyser, Geysir. All geysers in the world owe their name to it. The best attraction today is the active Strokkur, which shoots a column of water up to 30 metres (98 ft.) into the air every few minutes. You end the day by seeing Gullfoss, one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland. In the evening, return to your luxury resort hotel for dinner and Northern Lights hunting.
Day 5: South Shore Tour Today you explore the south coast of Iceland, one of the country's most scenic regions, as far as Vik, a charming village surrounded by beautiful high bird cliffs. Among the stops on this tour are at the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls. You will also stop at Reynisfjara black sand beach, with the Reynisdrangar rock formations and columnar basalt. Last stop of the day will be by Solheimajokull, where you will walk up to a small lake which has formed in front of the retreating glacier. In the evening, return to your luxury resort hotel for dinner and more Northern Lights hunting.
Day 6: Reykjanes Peninsula, Blue Lagoon, Viking Village Today you discover the dramatic coastline of Reykjanes. You check out from your luxury resort hotel and drive to Strandarkirkja, a small church by the coast. Continuing to the geothermal area of Krysuvik, you will visit Gunnuhver, the largest mud geyser in Iceland sitting at around 20 meters wide. The day continues with the small fishing village of Grindavik and visits to the Reykjanesviti lighthouse and "The Bridge Between the Continents". You are slowly reaching the famous Blue Lagoon where you will enjoy a spa of the volcanic earth, a Silica Mud Mask and a refreshing drink. From here you will drive to Viking Village to enjoy a Viking feast with an Icelandic shot as our farewell to Iceland. Overnight stay in standard rooms at the Hotel Borg.
Day 7: Reykjavik Departure at any time on your own
• 6x breakfast buffet style, 4x 3 course dinners at hotels • 3 overnight stays at the Art-Deco Hotel Borg in Reykjavik in standard rooms • 3 overnight stays at the luxury resort hotel Grimsborgir in superior rooms • Tour escort services from Day 1 in the evening to Day 6 inclusive • Coach services as mentioned in the itinerary
Pricing (per person) $NZD
1 November 2019
8 February 14 March
2018 1 November
2019 8 February
Booking conditions • Due to high demand, a deposit of 50% of the full amount for the tour is required in order to make a reservation. Payment due 7 days from the confirmation of reservation.
• Remaining balance to be paid at least 40 days before arrival
• Due to high demand, a deposit of 50% of the full amount for the tour is required in order to make a reservation. Payment due 7 days from the confirmation of reservation. • Remaining balance to be paid at least 40 days before arrival
Not included • Air fares
• Airport transfers on arrival and departure day
• Dinner on arrival day
• Air fares • Airport transfers on arrival and departure day • Lunches • Dinner on arrival day