Gems of Iceland with Northern Lights
Iceland is a country known for its natural wonders: glaciers, active volcanoes, black-sand beaches, geothermal areas, roaring rivers, majestic waterfalls, and beautiful lakes. On this escorted tour of Iceland, start and end in Reykjavik, and witness these natural wonders while enjoying unique experiences. Take an evening excursion by motorcoach to enjoy the spectacular experience of witnessing the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in Iceland’s night sky (weather permitting). Globus has also included some spectacular experiences to make your Iceland vacation special. In Thingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between two of the world’s major tectonic plates. In Geysir, experience the geothermal areas and taste freshly baked bread, cooked using the heat from the hot springs. Pair it with a glass of Geysir schnapps. Marvel at the Gullfoss waterfall; drive through the national park at Skaftafell; and stop at Lake Jökulsárlón, where some of the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie Die Another Day were filmed. Join us to experience the exquisite natural beauty that will stay with you for years to come—a guided vacation in Iceland you’ll treasure forever.
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We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi.
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Gems of Iceland with Northern Lights
Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN REYKJAVIK, ICELAND Welcome to Reykjavik! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
REYKJAVIK–THINGVELLIR–GEYSIR–GULLFOSS–KIRKUBAERKLAUSTUR Incredible Iceland REYKJAVIK Take an orientation drive THINGVELLIR [LF] Walk through the rift valley GEYSIR Stop at the hot springs and [LF] taste local specialties with a glass of Geysir Schnapps. GULLFOSS Take pictures at the Gullfoss waterfalls en route to Kirkjubaerklaustur. (B,D) 221mi/356 kmLOCAL FAVORITE NATURAL WONDERS Iceland is the only place in the world where separation between the North American and European geological rift (tectonic plates) are above sea level, and nowhere in the world are the edges of both plates as clearly visible than the rift valley in Thingvellir National Park. Here, you can stand on two continents at the same time!
KIRKUBAERKLAUSTUR. EXCURSION TO SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK & LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN Ice Beauty Scenic drive through Skaftafell national park. LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN Take pictures of glacier Vatnajökull the largest in Europe. (B,D) 155mi/250kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT PICTURE PERFECT Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and stop at Lake Jökulsárlón. Snap photos to capture the astonishingly beautiful glacier Vatnajökull (the Water Glacier), Iceland's largest ice cap flow into the lake forming icebergs.
KIRKUBAERKLAUSTUR–REYNISFJARA-SKOGAFOSS-SELJALANDSFOSS–HELLISHEIðARVIRKJUN–REYKJAVIK Rainbows & Waterfalls REYNISFJARA Take picture of the black beach.Scenic drive along Skogafoss and Seljandsfoss waterfalls.HELLISHEIðARVIRKJUN Visit the geothermal heat and electric power station.REYKJAVIK Evening excursion by coach to see the Northern Lights (weather permitting). (B,D) 158mi/255kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT NATURAL WONDERS The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is one of the most dramatic natural phenomena that can be seen. A magical, natural light display that is only visible from a few places in the world. One of the best locations to witness this incredible event is Iceland.
REYKJAVIK Remarkable Reykjavik REYKJAVIK Enjoy a free day before a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)FREE TIME TIPSCULTURE & TRADITION The name of Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik, means “smoky bay.” It was named by the first settlers after the columns of steam that they could observe rising from its geothermal springs. Today Reykjavik has numerous geothermal swimming pools which are considered social hubs by many locals.
REYKJAVIK Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Hilton Reykjavik Nordica||Contemporary concrete & glass hotel in the heart of business district, near shopping, sports facilities & exhibition hall.||Reykjavik||Sudurlandsbraut 2||First-Class|
|2||Klaustur||This 57-room hotel offers modern Scandinavian comfort in close proximity to the magnificent Vatnajökull glacier and spectacular Sidufjoll mountains. Locally sourced ingredients are highlighted in the restaurant's dishes, and the cozy bar with outdoor terrace offers the perfect place to enjoy drinks and snacks.||Kirkjubaejarklaustur||Klausturvegur 6||First-Class|