6 Day Iceland's Northern Lights (New York)

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Trip type
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Search the skies for the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), among the most spectacular phenomena on earth Please note: Northern Lights tour is subject to correct weather conditions and solar activity. Sightings cannot be guaranteed. If the tour is canceled locally, we will attempt to offer another Northern Lights tour on an alternate evening, conditions permitting. The Northern Lights tour departs in the late evening and may not return until after midnight

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age range18 years and up
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Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Europe

Attractions

  • Blue Lagoon

Trip includes

    • Round trip flights New York-Reykjavik, Reykjavik-New York Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices. For important information click Flights to Iceland Airline taxes & fuel surcharges 4 nights accommodations in your choice of Reykjavik hotels Breakfast daily♦ ♦ Breakfast available for an additional cost on Day 2, approximately US $15 - $30 per person, payable locally

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Please note that walking tours are conducted on often uneven, icy terrain.

DAY 1 - Depart for Iceland
Depart for Iceland

DAY 2 - Arrive in Iceland, Northern Lights Evening Tour* Welcome to Iceland, transfer independently to your hotel in Reykjavik. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage wi...

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Price per day$177
Last Updated: 2/23/2024

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    • Not Included:Breakfast on Day 2, transfers, optional tours and gratuities.
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Optional Activities
Blue Lagoon Experience Comfort The Blue Lagoon, Iceland’s unique natural pool of mineral-rich geothermal water, located in the middle of a lava field in the pure, beautiful Icelandic wilderness, is not to be missed. A combination of fresh and sea water of 100-110°F, surrounded by magnificent mountain ranges, is ideal for wading and soaking in the shallow 3-5 foot waters, (swimming not required), while the air temperature ranges from 25-55°F. The facility is a modern building with clean changing rooms and showers, skin care facility, and gift shop. Included in your price are entrance to the Blue Lagoon, use of towel, silica mud mask and first drink of your choice. Food is available in snack bars and fine dining restaurants on site; plus a selection of smoothies, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased in the Lagoon Bar, so there’s no need to leave the water! Upgrades to the Premium Package can be booked upon check in at the Blue Lagoon. The Premium package includes all features of the Comfort Package with the addition of an algae mask and the use of a bathrobe and slippers. Children under 2 are not permitted in the Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon optional tour may not be available to book locally. In order to guarantee availability, you must pre-book this tour at least 8 days prior to your departure. Time will be advised when you receive your documents. Please be ready at your pick-up point 15 minutes prior to your tour’s departure time. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours. Drop off to be advised locally. OnDay : 3 Price : $129 Full Day Golden Circle Tour 9:00 AM The Golden Circle tour showcases some of Iceland's most popular tourist attractions including the country's best known natural, cultural, and historic sites. From Reykjavik, visit Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the tectonic plates of Europe and North America meet and one of the world's oldest parliaments was founded in 930 AD. Then visit the Geysir geothermal area, home of the famous Geysir and Strokkur hot springs. The Strokkur hot spring erupts every 5 minutes or so, making it one of the most active geysers in the world. Then, on to the Gullfoss waterfall, the queen of Iceland's waterfalls, tumbling down a deep gorge. Next stop is a visit to the Friðheimar greenhouse where you will learn about the magic behind growing delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes with the aid of geothermal heat and bumblebees Tour departs at 9:00 am. Please be ready at your designated pick up location as described on your voucher 30 minutes prior to departure. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours. *The order of sightseeing may vary depending on season. OnDay : 4 Price : $85 Full Day South Shore Adventure 9:00 AM The South Shore Adventure tour visits the amazing southern coast of Iceland, famous for its black sand coastline and stunning scenery. The first stop of the day is at the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss waterfall which you can walk behind if conditions allow (Bring a raincoat!) Next, continue on to visit the majestic and much-photographed Skógafoss waterfall. The thundering falls plummet nearly 200 feet over a cliff to the valley floor. Make a stop at Dyrhólaey, a solitary cliff teeming with bird life for expansive views of the black sand coastline. Then take a short walk to view Sólheimajökull glacier from an ideal vantage point near a small lake at the glacier’s mouth. Today’s tour continues on as far as Vik, a charming village at the southern tip of Iceland surrounded by beautiful high cliffs. Tour departs approximately at 9:00 am. Please be ready at your designated pick up location as described on your voucher 30 minutes prior to departure. Approximate tour duration is 10 hours. Drop off to be advised locally. *Tour does not operate on Dec 24. OnDay : 5 Price : $99 Reykjavik City Tour 10:00 AM Enjoy this detailed and comprehensive introduction to Reykjavik's past and present. Reykjavik's renowned charm and bustling life is brought to light while viewing the city's main attractions by bus. Visit landmarks such as the Pearl for unrivaled views over Reykjavik and the Northern lights Center. View Hofdi House where Reagan and Gorbachev met to end the Cold War, and see Hallgrimskirkja church, an iconic Reykjavik landmark. End your tour at Harpa Concert & Conference Hall where you can choose to stay in downtown Reykjavik on your own, or return to your hotel. Gain invaluable insight into the Icelandic society and how Reykjavik has developed from a small fishing village into a modern capital. Tour departs approximately at 10:00 am*. Please be ready at your designated pick up location as described on your voucher 15 minutes prior to departure. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours. The order of sightseeing for Reykjavik City Tour may vary depending on day *Flights should arrive by 8 am if booking the tour on day 2 OnDay : 2 Price : $49 Blue Lagoon Experience Comfort The Blue Lagoon, Iceland’s unique natural pool of mineral-rich geothermal water, located in the middle of a lava field in the pure, beautiful Icelandic wilderness, is not to be missed. A combination of fresh and sea water of 100-110°F, surrounded by magnificent mountain ranges, is ideal for wading and soaking in the shallow 3-5 foot waters, (swimming not required), while the air temperature ranges from 25-55°F. The facility is a modern building with clean changing rooms and showers, skin care facility, and gift shop. Included in your price are entrance to the Blue Lagoon, use of towel, silica mud mask and first drink of your choice. Food is available in snack bars and fine dining restaurants on site; plus a selection of smoothies, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased in the Lagoon Bar, so there’s no need to leave the water! Upgrades to the Premium Package can be booked upon check in at the Blue Lagoon. The Premium package includes all features of the Comfort Package with the addition of an algae mask and the use of a bathrobe and slippers. Children under 2 are not permitted in the Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon optional tour may not be available to book locally. In order to guarantee availability, you must pre-book this tour at least 8 days prior to your departure. Time will be advised when you receive your documents. Please be ready at your pick-up point 15 minutes prior to your tour’s departure time. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours. Drop off to be advised locally. OnDay : 3 Price : $129 Full Day Golden Circle Tour 9:00 AM The Golden Circle tour showcases some of Iceland's most popular tourist attractions including the country's best known natural, cultural, and historic sites. From Reykjavik, visit Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the tectonic plates of Europe and North America meet and one of the world's oldest parliaments was founded in 930 AD. Then visit the Geysir geothermal area, home of the famous Geysir and Strokkur hot springs. The Strokkur hot spring erupts every 5 minutes or so, making it one of the most active geysers in the world. Then, on to the Gullfoss waterfall, the queen of Iceland's waterfalls, tumbling down a deep gorge. Next stop is a visit to the Friðheimar greenhouse where you will learn about the magic behind growing delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes with the aid of geothermal heat and bumblebees Tour departs at 9:00 am. Please be ready at your designated pick up location as described on your voucher 30 minutes prior to departure. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours. *The order of sightseeing may vary depending on season. OnDay : 4 Price : $85 Full Day South Shore Adventure 9:00 AM The South Shore Adventure tour visits the amazing southern coast of Iceland, famous for its black sand coastline and stunning scenery. The first stop of the day is at the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss waterfall which you can walk behind if conditions allow (Bring a raincoat!) Next, continue on to visit the majestic and much-photographed Skógafoss waterfall. The thundering falls plummet nearly 200 feet over a cliff to the valley floor. Make a stop at Dyrhólaey, a solitary cliff teeming with bird life for expansive views of the black sand coastline. Then take a short walk to view Sólheimajökull glacier from an ideal vantage point near a small lake at the glacier’s mouth. Today’s tour continues on as far as Vik, a charming village at the southern tip of Iceland surrounded by beautiful high cliffs. Tour departs approximately at 9:00 am. Please be ready at your designated pick up location as described on your voucher 30 minutes prior to departure. Approximate tour duration is 10 hours. Drop off to be advised locally. *Tour does not operate on Dec 24. OnDay : 5 Price : $99 Reykjavik City Tour 10:00 AM Enjoy this detailed and comprehensive introduction to Reykjavik's past and present. Reykjavik's renowned charm and bustling life is brought to light while viewing the city's main attractions by bus. Visit landmarks such as the Pearl for unrivaled views over Reykjavik and the Northern lights Center. View Hofdi House where Reagan and Gorbachev met to end the Cold War, and see Hallgrimskirkja church, an iconic Reykjavik landmark. End your tour at Harpa Concert & Conference Hall where you can choose to stay in downtown Reykjavik on your own, or return to your hotel. Gain invaluable insight into the Icelandic society and how Reykjavik has developed from a small fishing village into a modern capital. Tour departs approximately at 10:00 am*. Please be ready at your designated pick up location as described on your voucher 15 minutes prior to departure. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours. The order of sightseeing for Reykjavik City Tour may vary depending on day *Flights should arrive by 8 am if booking the tour on day 2 OnDay : 2 Price : $49 Blue Lagoon Experience Comfort The Blue Lagoon, Iceland’s unique natural pool of mineral-rich geothermal water, located in the middle of a lava field in the pure, beautiful Icelandic wilderness, is not to be missed. A combination of fresh and sea water of 100-110°F, surrounded by magnificent mountain ranges, is ideal for wading and soaking in the shallow 3-5 foot waters, (swimming not required), while the air temperature ranges from 25-55°F. The facility is a modern building with clean changing rooms and showers, skin care facility, and gift shop. Included in your price are entrance to the Blue Lagoon, use of towel, silica mud mask and first drink of your choice. Food is available in snack bars and fine dining restaurants on site; plus a selection of smoothies, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased in the Lagoon Bar, so there’s no need to leave the water! Upgrades to the Premium Package can be booked upon check in at the Blue Lagoon. The Premium package includes all features of the Comfort Package with the addition of an algae mask and the use of a bathrobe and slippers. Children under 2 are not permitted in the Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon optional tour may not be available to book locally. In order to guarantee availability, you must pre-book this tour at least 8 days prior to your departure. Time will be advised when you receive your documents. Please be ready at your pick-up point 15 minutes prior to your tour’s departure time. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours. Drop off to be advised locally. OnDay : 3 Price : $129 Full Day Golden Circle Tour 9:00 AM The Golden Circle tour showcases some of Iceland's most popular tourist attractions including the country's best known natural, cultural, and historic sites. From Reykjavik, visit Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the tectonic plates of Europe and North America meet and one of the world's oldest parliaments was founded in 930 AD. Then visit the Geysir geothermal area, home of the famous Geysir and Strokkur hot springs. The Strokkur hot spring erupts every 5 minutes or so, making it one of the most active geysers in the world. Then, on to the Gullfoss waterfall, the queen of Iceland's waterfalls, tumbling down a deep gorge. Next stop is a visit to the Friðheimar greenhouse where you will learn about the magic behind growing delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes with the aid of geothermal heat and bumblebees Tour departs at 9:00 am. Please be ready at your designated pick up location as described on your voucher 30 minutes prior to departure. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours. *The order of sightseeing may vary depending on season. OnDay : 4 Price : $85 Full Day South Shore Adventure 9:00 AM The South Shore Adventure tour visits the amazing southern coast of Iceland, famous for its black sand coastline and stunning scenery. The first stop of the day is at the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss waterfall which you can walk behind if conditions allow (Bring a raincoat!) Next, continue on to visit the majestic and much-photographed Skógafoss waterfall. The thundering falls plummet nearly 200 feet over a cliff to the valley floor. Make a stop at Dyrhólaey, a solitary cliff teeming with bird life for expansive views of the black sand coastline. Then take a short walk to view Sólheimajökull glacier from an ideal vantage point near a small lake at the glacier’s mouth. Today’s tour continues on as far as Vik, a charming village at the southern tip of Iceland surrounded by beautiful high cliffs. Tour departs approximately at 9:00 am. Please be ready at your designated pick up location as described on your voucher 30 minutes prior to departure. Approximate tour duration is 10 hours. Drop off to be advised locally. *Tour does not operate on Dec 24. OnDay : 5 Price : $99 Reykjavik City Tour 10:00 AM Enjoy this detailed and comprehensive introduction to Reykjavik's past and present. Reykjavik's renowned charm and bustling life is brought to light while viewing the city's main attractions by bus. Visit landmarks such as the Pearl for unrivaled views over Reykjavik and the Northern lights Center. View Hofdi House where Reagan and Gorbachev met to end the Cold War, and see Hallgrimskirkja church, an iconic Reykjavik landmark. End your tour at Harpa Concert & Conference Hall where you can choose to stay in downtown Reykjavik on your own, or return to your hotel. Gain invaluable insight into the Icelandic society and how Reykjavik has developed from a small fishing village into a modern capital. Tour departs approximately at 10:00 am*. Please be ready at your designated pick up location as described on your voucher 15 minutes prior to departure. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours. The order of sightseeing for Reykjavik City Tour may vary depending on day *Flights should arrive by 8 am if booking the tour on day 2 OnDay : 2 Price : $49
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Additional Information: Please note that Optional Tours are only available for pre-purchase up to 8 days prior to your departure and will not be available to book locally.

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