Iceland: In Search of the Northern Lights

Iceland: In Search of the Northern Lights

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When:
October 5, 2019 – October 11, 2019 all-day
2019-10-05T00:00:00-05:00
2019-10-12T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
Iceland
Cost:
$4920 pp dbl, $5620 pp sgl
Contact:
Gold Crown Travel & Tour
319-366-3766

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS

  • Air From Most Major U.S. Gateways
  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
  • 5 Nights Quality Accommodations
  • 9 Meals: 5 Breakfasts | 4 Dinners
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Itinerary Activity Admissions
  • Reykjavik City Tour
  • The Famous Golden Circle
  • Geothermal Power Plant
  • Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss
  • Glacial Lagoon Boat Ride
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • The Northern Lights*

*Due to unpredictable weather, Northern Light sightings are not guaranteed.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS*

Night 1 - Overnight Flight
Nights 2 & 3Skuggi Hotel - Reykjavik, IS
Nights 4 & 5Hotel Geirland - Kirkjubaejarklaustur, IS
Night 6  - Reykjavik Lights – Reykjavik, IS

This tour will maintain a leisurely pace. Tour Guests should expect moderate walking; 1/2 a mile comfortably in 15 minutes. Many old European city streets are uneven and made of cobblestone. There will be many opportunities to rest.
 

DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1 - Fly to Iceland
Climb aboard for an overnight flight across the Atlantic. Enjoy in-flight entertainment and meal service as we start our vacation to the Land of Fire and Ice.

 

Day 2 - Arrive in Reykjavik / National Museum of Iceland
After a morning arrival in Iceland, we will board a deluxe motorcoach and begin our journey. We will be joined by a local guide for a tour of Reykjavik, the largest city and capital of Iceland. Settled by the Norseman in the 9th century, Reykjavik has been molded through the centuries by various economic, political, and artistic influences. It
stands as a fascinating example of human survival and ingenuity amidst inhospitable and unpredictable surroundings. Our tour will also include a visit to the National Museum of Iceland, which houses thousands of ancient Icelandic artifacts. This evening we will gather for dinner and look forward to experiencing the wonders of Iceland.

Meals: D

 

gullfoss-rainbow

Day 3 - The Golden Circle / Icelandic Horses & Tomato Farm
Today we will be immersed in the rugged beauty of Iceland as we travel around the famous Golden Circle. We’ll begin at Thingvellir National Park, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Icelanders gathered here in AD 930 and established one of the world’s first parliaments. We’ll continue on and experience the breathtaking force of Iceland’s geysers as we visit Geysir and Strokkur. Afterwards, we’ll be inspired by the power and beauty of Gulfoss Waterfall. Our final stop for the day will be at Fridheimar Farm. This family-run operation showcases the skill required to grow tomatoes year round, despite cold weather and little sunlight. Our visit
will also include an opportunity to meet the famous Icelandic horses. We’ll return to Reykjavik this evening where the remainder of the evening is free to relax or explore the city.

Meals: B

 

Day 4 - Geothermal Power Plant / Seljalandsfoss / Skógafoss
This morning we’ll visit the Hellisheidi Power Plant, the second largest geothermal power station in the world. We’ll learn how Icelanders harness the energy underneath the earth to provide power to the country. Afterwards, we’ll drive along the southern coast of Iceland and stop to marvel at the beauty of Seljalandsfoss waterfall. The grandeur of Iceland will continue as we visit Skógafoss waterfall, one of the largest in the country. We’ll also stop at the Skógar Folk Museum, which includes artifacts that showcase the history of rural living and survival. Tonight our home will be just outside the secluded, small town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, where we’ll be surrounded by peaceful mountains. This will be the perfect location to relax and keep an eye out for the stunning Northern Lights.

Meals: B, D

 

glacier-lagoon

Day 5 - Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon / Skaftafell
The landscape will change rapidly this morning as we continue east to the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. This incredible site includes blue water and floating icebergs. We’ll further immerse ourselves in the beauty as we put on our life jackets and explore the lagoon via boat. Our next stop will be Skaftafell, home of the largest glacier in Europe and Iceland’s highest mountains. Return to the hotel this evening where we’ll relax, eat dinner, and perhaps have another opportunity to enjoy the Northern Lights.

Meals: B, D

 

Day 6 - Reynisfjara / Lava Centre
Our journey back to Reykjavik will begin today, but not before taking in more of Iceland’s beauty. We’ll view  Reynisfjara, a volcanic black sand beach surrounded by distinct rock formations and towering ocean waves. Later, we’ll make a stop at the Lava Centre and learn about how Iceland has been shaped by volcanic activity. Tonight we will gather for a farewell dinner at a popular Icelandic restaurant in Reykjavik.

Meals: B, D

 

Day 7 - Travel Home
Today our journey comes to an end. We’ll board our flight home and reflect on the unforgettable and distinct beauty of the Land of Fire and Ice.

Meals: B

 

TRIP COST PER PERSON

Double - $4,920

Single - $5,620

*Guest Protection Plan: $325

 

HOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE

To reserve your space on our inclusive Iceland: In Search of the Northern Lights tour, please complete the following steps:

  1. Call Gold Crown Travel & Tour to check availability: 319-366-3766
  2. Print and complete this “Reservation Form”
  3.      •Each traveler must complete and sign a separate form
  4. Mail the “Reservation Form” with your deposit to the address listed on the “Reservation Form”

 

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

$300 Deposit (+ optional $395 Guest Protection Plan) – Due at Time of Reservation

Final Payment – July 6, 2019

*Tour Deposit and optional Guest Protection Plan are FULLY REFUNDABLE until Final Payment Date.

 

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