LB05 - Natures Treasures and Northern Lights - Winter 2018 - 2019
Guided Bus Tour

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Season: (OCT 12 to APR 12)
Duration: (5 Days / 4 Nights)
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This complete yet compact tour provides the essential overview of Iceland! Visit the wonderful highlights of both West and South Iceland, enjoying both natural wonders and less-crowded, tranquil wilderness views. You will be introduced to well-known natural treasures tucked along the rugged coastline of Snaefellsnes Peninsula, famous for its mystical glacier and ties to the ancient Sagas. Known as “Iceland in a Nutshell”, Snaefellsnes will show you all the amazing types of landscapes and geological formations that can be found in Iceland. Each day also brings unique experiences with local traditions, such as meeting our Viking horses, and sampling freshly-caught seafood out at sea. You’ll walk among the geological wonders of the Golden Circle and soak in pools fed by water from Europe’s most powerful hot springs. At day’s end, relax in the Icelandic countryside for optimal viewing of Northern Lights.

Highlights:
-Hunt for the Northern Lights in optimal rural locations
-Relax in the new Krauma Geothermal baths near Europe’s most powerful hot springs
-Join a sailing tour on the island-studded Breidafjordur Bay, including a taste of “Viking Sushi”
-Walk along the continental rift at Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
-Visit the ever-changing landscapes Snaefellsjokull National Park with its mystical glacier
-View Kirkjufell, the most photographed mountain in Iceland
-Meet friendly and beautiful Icelandic horses at a local stable
-All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 2 participants.
Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival in Iceland

An optional transfer from airport to your accommodation in Reykjavík, in a comfortable Wi-Fi connected bus (not included but can be added on request).

Overnight: Reykjavík


Day 2. Reykjavík City - Reykholt - Borgarnes

Discover first-hand the colourful capital of Reykjavík with a sightseeing tour. Catch the city’s energetic vibe through top visitor attractions like:
Harpa Concert HallHallgrimskirkja churchNorthern Lights Centre

• Then travel northwest via an undersea tunnel through Hvalfjordur (Whale Bay). Head to the friendly town of Akranes to visit the local Museum Centre, which preserves a comprehensive collection of geological and maritime exhibits.
• Climb to the top of a lighthouse to enjoy spectacular views of the wild coastline.
• Bubbling waters of Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring, which provides heating for most of the homes and businesses in the area.
• Nourish your thirst for culture at Reykholt, which holds an important role as the home of renowned Icelandic Saga writer and medieval scholar Snorri Sturluson.
• Bathe in Krauma, a new natural geothermal bath resort. Relax in soothing “fire and ice” baths blended from Deildartunguhver’s pure hot springs and pristine glacier rivers.
• The day ends with a scenic visit to the unique waterfalls at Hraunfoss and Barnafoss. Each waterfall has a mysterious secret to reveal.
• Dinner and overnight in Borgarfjörður area.
Evening Northern Lights Hunt: Due to the location in West Iceland away from light pollution, your group is in a prime position to hunt for the luminescent green light show that Vikings believed were Valkyries riding across the sky.


Day 3. Stykkisholmur - Beautiful Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Borgarnes

After breakfast, head to the delightful town of Stykkisholmur. Here you´ll embark on an adventurous sail in Breidafjordur Bay (UNESCO nominee) to encounter thousands of tiny islands and experience “Viking Sushi,” a sampling of sea scallops, urchin, and crab drawn onto the boat straight from the pristine Icelandic waters.

• Along the rugged coastline of Snaefellsnes Peninsula encounter secluded fishing villages like Grundarfjordur, with its landmark Kirkjufell Mountain and surrounding fjord teeming with herring and orca whales, and Hellnar with a year-round population of less than ten residents.
• The picturesque harbour village of Arnarstapi offers the opportunity to walk among columnar basalt rock formations and cliffs, swarming with colonies of seabirds.
• Throughout the day, savour the remote tranquility of Snaefellsnes National Park, which exhibits an astonishing variety of natural landscapes from moss blanketed lava fields and pebbled beaches to imposing cliffs and the palpable force of Snaefellsjokull glacier-volcano (last eruption: 250 AD).
• Dinner and overnight again in Borgarfjörður area.
• *Evening Northern Lights Hunt: If weather conditions the night before were unfavourable, there is another hunt for the elusive Aurora Borealis. Ideal meteorological conditions include a clear sky with icy temperatures and, preferably, no moon.


Day 4. Thingvellir National Park - Gullfoss and Geysir (The Famous Golden Circle route)

Iceland’s Golden Circle showcases a trio of celebrated natural attractions, including the dramatic • Gullfoss waterfall and the geothermal fields of Geysir Hot Spring Area, alive with boiling mud pits, steam vents, and exploding geysers.
Its centerpiece is Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site), where Viking settlers established an annual assembly in AD 930 which has become the world’s oldest ongoing parliament. Thingvellir is also a geological masterpiece, as it marks the visible site of the mid-Atlantic Ridge where the North American and Eurasian continental plates meet.

• During the day, visit Fridheimar, greenhouse and horse breeding farm, for an educational and interesting inter-action with the Icelandic horses and viewing how Icelandic farmers use the geothermal water for producing vegetables, even in winter time.

• After an amazing journey, the road takes you to Reykjavik, where the evening is at your own leisure. Dinner is on your own.


Day 5. Departure

Transfer from Reykjavík to Keflavik airport is not included. We recommend you depart your hotel no later than three hours before your departure flight.


Price:

October 01, 2018 - October 31, 2018
- COMFORT ACCOMMODATION - OCTOBER - Price per person in Double/Twin room : 136079 ISK
- COMFORT ACCOMMODATION - OCTOBER - Price per person in Single room: 176534 ISK

November 01, 2018 - April 30, 2019
- COMFORT ACCOMMODATION - Price per person in Double/Twin room: 129079 ISK
- COMFORT ACCOMMODATION - Price per person in Single room: 166875 ISK

November 09, 2018 - March 15, 2019
- ECONOMY ACCOMMODATION - Price per person in Double/Twin room: 118160 ISK
- ECONOMY ACCOMMODATION - Price per person in Single room: 141259 ISK

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Season: (OCT 12 to APR 12)
Duration: (5 Days / 4 Nights)
Price: (See above)
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