Northern Lights Explorer

5 Nights from R34,783 pps

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Departure Date: 06/11/2019

This is a special Guaranteed Departure that will be in operation next winter. It is a guided small-group tour maximizing your chances to see the breathtaking beautiful Northern Lights. This is a bucket list trip.

Day 1: Individual arrivals & Northern Lights Itinerary:
Individual arrivals. Please use your voucher for the flybus transfer from Airport to your hotel. In the evening embark on a Northern Lights Hunt by Cruise

Northern Lights Excursion
You are about to embark on a mission to see the Northern Lights,
which are undoubtedly one of the most beautiful celestial displays
found in nature. Northern Lights are best displayed under dark, clear
skies. It is therefore important to leave the city lights of Reykjavik.
Hotel: Hotel Storm or Skuggi 3*
Board basis: Bed & Breakfast
Included today: Accommodation, Flybus transfer from airport,
Northern Lights Cruise

Day 2: Golden Circle
Itinerary: Golden Circle

After breakfast we will meet with our tour guide and leave Reykjavik
First on the program is to enjoy the famous Golden Circle, without a
doubt Iceland’s most famous attractions.

The tour starts with a stop in Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO
World Heritage Site listing and the birthplace of the oldest existing
parliament in the world. This is also where the gigantic tectonic plates of America and Eurasia have pulled apart. The next stop is at Geysir Hot Springs, the home of the one-and-only original geyser and Iceland’s most iconic natural attraction. Here the ground trembles and steaming hot water spouts spectacularly skywards from the famous Strokkur Geyser every few minutes. Now for a leisurely walk down to Gullfoss Waterfall. Here a powerful
glacial river cascades down 32 meters on two levels and into a narrow canyon with a thunderous roar.
Hotel: Hotel Hvolsvollur 3*
Board basis: Bed & Breakfast
Included today: Accommodation, Guided Golden Circle Tour

Day 3: South Shore & Glacier Hike
Itinerary: South Shore
After breakfast it‘s time to explore the South part of Iceland. Iceland‘s South Coast is considered one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Sights today include Seljalandsfoss Waterfall – weather permitting you can walk behind the waterfall on the path – Skógafoss Waterfall, Reynisfjara Black Sandy Beach and the town of Vík. A highlight for today is your activity, a Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull Glacier. We equip you with crampons, helmets and axes before starting the hike. It is a beautiful and unforgettable experience to walk on an Iceland Glacier, covered in ash from volcanic eruptions. After an eventful day, check in to your hotel in Skaftafell area. The location of the hotel prevents light polution so if the Northern Lights are out, you‘re likely to see them shining brightly. In case the Northern Lights shine in the middle of the night while you sleep, sign up for the hotel‘s wake up call, ensuring you won‘t sleep through them!
Hotel: Katla Hotel Vik 3*
Board basis: Bed & Breakfast
Included today: Accommodation, Guided South Shore Tour, Glacier Hike on Solheimajokull Glacier

Day 4: Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach
Itinerary: Glacier Lagoon
Today it’s time to witness the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier. Vatnajökull
is the largest glacier in Europe, and covers more than 8% of the
country. We will go to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon to see the floating Icebergs in Iceland’s deepest lagoon and if lucky see some of the seals that live there. After, we cross the road to see Diamond Beach, which gets its name from the clear icebergs that have stranded on the black sandy beach – a truly unique experience. If weather permits, we’ll stop at Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon before returning to our accommodation. Another night in a countryside hotel, another chance to hopefully witness the Northern Lights
Hotel: Katla Hotel Vik 3*
Board basis: Bed & Breakfast
Included today: Accommodation, Guided tour at Vatnajokull Glacier region

Day 5: Transfer back to Reykjavik
Itinerary: Today we transfer from the South to Reykjavik. The drive takes approx. 5 hours. Upon arrival in Reykjavik the rest of the day is free at your leisure to explore this Northern Most Capital of the world. Reykjavik is a charming city and well worth a stroll around, perhaps get some shopping done
Hotel: Hotel Storm or Skuggi 3*
Board basis: Bed & Breakfast
Included today: Accommodation

Day 6: Individual Departures
Itinerary: Transfer by Flybus from your hotel to the airport for departure

What's Included

Return flights ex Johannesburg via Frankfurt to Reykjavik Keflavik International Airport, approx. airport taxes, arrival & departure coach airport transfers, coach & English Speaking guide for 4 days, as per program, 2 nights at Storm Hotel 3* or Skuggi Hotel 3* Reykjavi, 1 night Hotel Hvolsvollur 3* and 2 nights Hotel Katla, Vík 3* with breakfast daily. Activities: Northern Lights Cruise and 1 hour Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull Glacier.


5 Nights from R34,783 pps


The Small Print

These offers are brought to you by Travel Counsellors (Pty) Ltd. Valid: 6 - 12 November 2019. Offers are per person sharing. Rates for other periods are available on request. Packages and airfares are subject to availability, airfare increases, seasonal surcharge; high season supplements and currency fluctuations. Supplier's terms and conditions are available on request. Offers include airport taxes where applicable. Packages exclude items of personal nature. Additional information available on request. Valid for SA residents only. Terms and conditions apply. Prices and information correct at time of publishing. E&OE.


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