Iceland & the Northern Lights - 4 Nights
Travel with us to discover the unbelievable country of Iceland on one of our 3 or 4-night guided group holidays. Our Iceland holidays include guided tours and transfers to the island's top sights, return flights and 3- or 4-star accommodation, all with a knowledgeable, local guide by our side to show us the way.
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The Blue Lagoon, a man-made geothermal spa, is located in a lava field on the Reykjanes Peninsula. The geothermal water originates 2,000 metres below the surface, where freshwater and seawater combine at extreme temperatures. It is then harnessed via drilling holes at a nearby geothermal power plant, to create electricity and hot water. On its way to the surface, the water picks up silica and minerals, before emerging at a soothing 38°C, perfect for a relaxing bathe. Our holidays to Iceland include day trips to the Blue Lagoon, with plenty of time for us to soak in the revitalising waters.
Thingvellir National Park is Iceland’s most important historical site, where the Vikings established the world’s first democratic parliament in 930 AD. The spectacularly beautiful National Park is situated in a vast rift valley at the point where the North American and Eurasian continental plates meet, the Silfra Fissure. On our day trips to Thingvellir National Park, we’ll see impressive waterfalls, meandering rivers and glacial lakes. With an expert guide by our side, we’ll learn about this stunning countryside that is still being formed today by moving tectonic plates.
Reykjavík, the world’s northernmost capital, has a population of just 120,000. Known as the ‘Little city with the big heart’, this quaint city can be easily explored on foot. But don’t let its small size fool you, Reykjavík is a buzzing city with a lively café-culture and thriving art and music scenes. On our trips to Iceland, we’ll explore the highlights of Reykjavík including The Pearl visitor centre with its Saga Museum, Hallgrímskirkja Church, Reykjavík Harbour, Reykjavík 101 Centre and Solfar Viking Ship Sculpture. We’ll also learn about Iceland’s culture and history with the help of an expert, local guide
The main event on any trip to Iceland is the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of seeing the Northern Lights. On our holidays to Iceland, we’ll enjoy an evening excursion to hunt for the incredible Aurora Borealis, a stunning colourful natural display that lights up the night sky. This elusive and unpredictable occurrence is never guaranteed but our experienced guides are the best in the business when it comes to analysing the weather patterns and atmospheric conditions to determine the best time and place to see the lights.
The Golden Circle is a driving route that offers some of the most stunning views of Iceland’s unique landscape. On this full day excursion, we’ll visit the UNESCO listed Thingvellir National Park, the site of a magnificent rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid Atlantic Ridge, and the home of the largest natural lake in Iceland. Next, we’ll see the spectacular Gullfoss or ‘Golden’ waterfall, named for the golden-brown colour of the water on a sunny day. Our last stop will be the active geothermal valley of Haukadalur to witness incredible spouting geysers.
Iceland is known for its dramatic landscapes, natural wonders and stunning scenery. On our visits to the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’, we’ll have the opportunity to take in all of its beauty and culture. The main draw of our Iceland holidays is undoubtedly the opportunity to witness the Northern Lights. Iceland has become synonymous with this wondrous natural spectacle and the lights are one of the things that make a holiday to Iceland so special. When travelling with us to Iceland, we’ll also drive the Golden Circle, a route that encompasses the famed geysers, waterfalls, geothermic spas & rift valleys of Iceland. If you’re more of a city lover, we’ll also have the opportunity to experience Reykjavík, Europe’s northernmost capital city. Reykjavík, although small, has a vibrant cultural and arts scene and we’ll be kept busy exploring its interesting selection of museums and galleries.
Travel Department holidays include flights, transfers and hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board or full board basis, and excursions as specified.
All items that are included are clearly stated in our documentation. Add-ons such as insurance, bags and single room supplements are mentioned separately. In some cases you may have to pay a local departure tax or local transport cost. This will be detailed in your documentation and our local guides will assist you with these. Tipping is not included in your holiday price and information regarding tipping will also be included with your travel documents.
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Deposit is required on booking and is dependent on your holiday type and starts at €100pp for city breaks. Full payment is due 10 weeks before departure hence if you book less than 10 weeks from departure full payment will be due when you book.
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