All around Iceland, glaciers and glacial rivers make their effects visible by shaping the land, carving and scratching it, while volcanoes clothe it with lava. The strong impact of nature on our environment is fascinating as well as threatening - urging scientists, technologists, laymen and even artists and writers to further advances in living with nature rather than fighting it. The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights are one of the most spectacular and beautiful natural phenomena. In Roman mythology, "Aurora" was the goddess of the dawn, while "Borealis" is the Latin word for "north". What is greater than admiring the Northern Lights in the realm of Vatnajokull, Europe's largest glaciers? This tour is available from October 15 till March 31, 2013.
Relax on your airport transfer in Reykjavik with a private vehicle and driver. Please note that a surcharge may be post billed to you if you require a transfer after 8pm or before 7am.
Enjoy a half day tour visiting the most important sights of the City. You will see the old town centre, the Parliament, the Cathedral, the harbour, the Pearl and Höfði house, the summit site of 1986. During the tour you will drive past the city's salmon river (which is proof that Reykjavík is a pollution free capital) and the Árbæjarsafn outdoor folk museum, which offers an interesting contrast to the modern buildings of the most recent part of city, and an outdoor swimming pool in Laugardalur which is heated with water from natural hot springs under the city. Visit the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture museum and Hallgrímskirkja Church (whose steeple is a Reykjavík landmark). The tour includes private driver-guide for the tour and entrance fees to the National Museum, Sculpture Museum and Hallgrímskirkja Church.
The Hotel Reykjavik Natura (4*) is a 220-room hotel located next to one of Reykjavik's only wooded areas, the beautiful and tranquil Oskjuhlid Hill, where the striking landscapes were fashioned during an ice age. The capital’s only public beach, the geothermal-heated Nautholsvik and Reykjavik’s main centre, including many shops, restaurants and museums, are only 15 minutes by foot. With an array of different designs, there’s a room to suit everyone at the hotel. The in-house Lon Bar at the hotel provides an ideal end to a long day. They are the only hotel in Reykjavik with an indoor swimming pool and hot tub. They also have a hair salon, Dong Fang cosmetic and massage parlor, gift shop and tour desk.
Start the day by driving to Þingvellir National Park, site of the ancient Viking parliament. Then proceed through the barren mountain pass of Kaldidalur (the Cold Valley) to the glacier Langjökull, where they deflate their monster size tires and take their super jeeps for a ride on the glacier. From Langjökull continue to Hallmundarhraun, a lava area where one of Iceland’s largest, longest and most spectacular lava cave can be found. After caving, you will continue down the Borgarfjörður valley and visit the waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, and pass the historic site of Reykholt and Europe’s largest hot spring, Deildartunguhver, before returning to Reykjavik.
Enjoy your flight from Reykjavik to Hofn (about 1hr).
This evening, join a 1-2hour guided walking tour to hunt for the magical Northern Lights.
Höfn Hotel (3*) was founded in the year 1966 and is one of the better established hotels in the country. It's located in the center of town and has a breathtaking view over the magnificent glaciers, the circle of mountains and the fjord. Hótel Höfn has 68 comfortable rooms all equipped with a TV, radio, telephone, computer access and a private bath. A dining room/board room, seating 140 guests is situated at the top floor. A smaller restaurant "Ósinn" featuring courses such as pizza, steak and lobster is on the ground floor. The hotel has a bar and great facilities for conferences and all kinds of gatherings.
Jökulsárlón on Breiðamerkursandur is a natural wonder, where huge icebergs float on the lagoon. The lagoon started to form around 1934 and is now around 200 meters deep by the edge of the glacier. There is a fjord underneath the glacier where the lagoon is even deeper. Enjoy a spectacular place to visit, where huge icebergs float in the deep water and it is common to see seals play by the shore.
This evening, join another 1-2hour guided walking tour to hunt for the magical Northern Lights.
Enjoy a trip to the hidden pearl of Southeast Iceland, sanctuary for reindeers in winter and spring. View colourful rhyolite mountains in the area formed by centuries of volcanic activity.
Enjoy an airport transfer with private driver and vehicle.
Enjoy your flight back to Reykjavik (about 1hr).
Avail of a half day private guided tour as you are lead through rugged lava fields to the Blue Lagoon, a unique natural pool of mineral rich geothermal water located in the middle of a lava field in the pure, beautiful Icelandic wilderness. The Blue Lagoon is known for its special properties and its beneficial effect on the skin and attracts visitors from all over the world in search of health, and relaxation. Stop for a refreshing bath or swim in the pleasantly warm mineral-rich water, reputed for its healing properties. At the end of your tour you will be brought to your hotel. The tour includes private driver-guide for the tour and entrance fee to the Blue Lagoon included.
Enjoy a shared transfer from your hotel to Keflavik Airport. The pickup time should be scheduled with your hotel front desk the evening before departure. Buses depart frequently, consult your Sales Advisor for more info.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Iceland for the most up to date visa information.
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