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Itinerary

Day 1 | October 19 | Marshall, MN to Reykjavik, Iceland

You’re on your way to Iceland, a land and culture forged by fire and ice. Where steaming lava fields and massive glaciers sculpt mountains and valleys, leaving thundering waterfalls and plunging fjords. In this land of many natural wonders, enjoy the rare opportunity to see the aurora borealis — one of nature’s most dazzling light displays, also known as the northern lights.

Day 2 | October 20 | Reykjavik, Iceland

Your tour opens in Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital city. Get acquainted with old town Reykjavík on a walking tour featuring Hallgrimskirkja church, city hall, the harbor, and the Parliament building. Tonight, gather with your fellow travelers at a popular restaurant for dinner featuring Icelandic cuisine. Then, take an exhilarating northern lights cruise. Leave behind the bright city lights and sail into the darkness of Faxaflói Bay in search of the northern lights – one of nature’s wonders. When revealed, you’ll be dazzled by the flickering light display of bursting color that unfolds before your eyes. Centerhotel Plaza * Dinner Included

Day 3 | October 21 | Reykjavik, Iceland to Vik, Iceland

Travel the incredible Golden Circle, a route that encompasses many of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders. Journey to Thingvellir National Park, the nation’s most historic area, where Icelanders gathered in A.D. 930 and established what is considered one of the world’s first parliaments. Find yourself standing upon one of the globe’s most geologically significant landscapes, Thingvellir’s rugged rift valley. This UNESCO World Heritage site marks the point where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Experience the eruptive energy of the Icelandic landscape with a stop at the geothermal fields of Geysir and Strokkur. Then, marvel at the beauty of the Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, a stunning 100-foot double cascade. Next, stop at the Lava Exhibition Center to learn about Iceland’s historic eruptions and current lava flows. Hotel Katla by Kea * Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 4 | October 22 | Vik, Iceland

Journey to the mesmerizing Seljalandsfoss, one of Iceland’s most famous and picturesque waterfalls with a walkway behind it. Visit Skógar Museum with its turf-built homes and an outstanding collection of artifacts covering all aspects of Icelandic life. Nearby, view the impressive Skógafoss water- fall, one of the tallest in Iceland. Later, see Reynisfjara, a black volcanic sand beach surrounded by basalt formations, cliffs scattered with caves, and rich bird life including the Fulmar, Black Guillemot, Razorbill, Gannet and various types of seagulls. See the unique natural rock formations at Dyrhólaey. Later this afternoon, challenge your taste buds when you try samples of the traditional Icelandic delicacies Hákarl and Brennivín (Icelandic Schnapps). After dinner, gaze at the sky in search of the northern lights, a truly spectacular sight. Hotel Katla by Kea * Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 5 | October 23 | Vik, Iceland

Journey to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, filled with floating icebergs. Explore this extraordinary landscape and perhaps see seals swimming in Arctic waters. Travel to Skaftafell, the gateway to Vatnajökull National Park, the largest national park in Europe. Vatnajökull is known for having Iceland’s highest mountains, an Alpine environment, and the Vatnajökull glacier, Europe’s largest. After dinner, continue searching for the shimmering northern lights dancing across the night sky. Hotel Katla by Kea * Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 6 | October 24 | Vik, Iceland to Reykjavik, Iceland

Drive along the south shore towards the Reykjanes Peninsula, known for its rugged landscape, lava fields, and numerous hot springs. The peninsula is also the home of the Blue Lagoon. Take a dip in the pleasantly warm, mineral-rich waters of the geothermal pool, located in the middle of a dramatic lava field. Return to Reykjavík for your farewell dinner and overnight stay. Centerhotel Plaza * Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 7 | October 25 | Reykjavik, Iceland to Home

Your trip concludes today with your flight home. Breakfast Included

 

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Pricing Per Person

  • $ 2,599 – Double
  • $ 2,569 – Double
  • $ 2,999 – Single

Tour Price Includes: Roundtrip Transfers by Southwest Tour and Travel from Guaranteed Departure Points, Roundtrip Airport Transfers,  and Itinerary as Noted

Items Not Included in Tour Price: Roundtrip Airfare, Airport Baggage Fees, Travel Protection and Gratuities (Southwest Tour & Travel can arrange your airfare for you to make this a complete package for you)

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Departure Date

10/19/2020

Return Date

10/25/2020

Passport Required for This Tour

Tour Highlights

  • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Northern Lights Cruise
  • Search for the Northern Lights
  • Golden Circle
  • Thingvellir National Park Geysir
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
    Lava Exhibition Center
  • Vik, Iceland
  • Seljalandsfoss
    Skógar Museum
  • Skógafoss
  • Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon
  • Skaftafell National Park
  • Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Blue Lagoon
  • 5 Breakfasts / 5 Dinners

    The northern lights are in the Northern Hemisphere from September through April and are only visible when the sky is clear and free of clouds. As this tour is weather dependent, sightings of the northern lights are not guaranteed.

Hosted By: Collette Tours

Activity Level:

Active

This tour will require guests to be able to walk longer distances, climb several flights of stairs and navigate steps and uneven terrain. Your itinerary will include a higher number of longer travel days with morning and/or evening activities.