Scenic Iceland & the Northern Lights - Classic Group, Winter 2022-2023

Tour Type: Country Roads
Brochure Type: IV Europe Winter 2022-2023

Experience the iconic sights of Iceland as you gasp in awe at the exploding hot springs in Geysir and lose yourself in the Northern Lights dancing overhead in Reykjavik. From the thundering waterfalls of Skogafoss and the majesty of the Hekla volcano, to the allure of the Golden Circle and the earth shaking Mid-Atlantic Ridge, this one-week tour has it all. Uncover Iceland's volcanic history at the Lava Centre en route to Vik, visit a geothermal bakery in Fontana where fresh bread is dug out of the hot ground before your very eyes and hone your horticulture skills at the massive greenhouse tomato farms in Friðheimar. Discover how Iceland was settled at a fascinating exhibit in Borgarnes and conclude your tour with a Local Expert in Old Reykjavik, as they guide you through the capital.

Choice Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Reykjavik: Visit Iceland's world-famous Blue Lagoon. Geothermic seawater flows from 2000 meters underground, emerging at the surface enriched with algae, silica and minerals.
  • Reykjavik: Experience the magic of Iceland on an exhilarating flight-ride at FlyOver. This seated ride combines state-of-the art technology and special effects to show you Iceland's spectacular scenery, it really feels like you are flying!
Well-being
  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
Top Rated Highlights
  • Reykjavik: Witness nature's most spectacular show on earth - the Northern Lights.
  • Skogafoss: Admire the majestic beauty of these two impressive waterfalls.
  • Hvolsvollur: See the magnificent volcanoes of Hekla and Eyjafjallajokull.  
  • Hvolsvollur: Visit the Lava Centre, an interactive museum where you will learn about the geology and natural occurrences that have influenced and created Iceland's incredible landscapes.
  • Gullfoss Falls: The spectacular two-tiered waterfall, the Icelandic equivalent of Niagara falls, drops a total of 32 metres, while spanning the entire width of the Hvita River.
  • Geysir: Visit the famous spouting Geysir which has become synonymous with hot springs all around the world.
  • Thingvellir National Park: The Parliamentary Plains are the most important historic site in the country, as the meeting place of the Althing, the world's oldest parliament that was founded in A.D. 930.
  • Reykholt: Stop at this pretty village, home of poet and medieval scholar Snorri Sturluson.
  • Reykjavik: Enjoy views of the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls as you drive through glorious landscapes.
  • Reykjavik: Explore the city with your Local Expert. See the old town centre, the parliament building, Hofði House, the colourful harbour and the Hallgrimskirkja.
  • Reykjavik: Visit Iceland's world-famous Blue Lagoon. Geothermic seawater flows from 2000 meters underground, emerging at the surface enriched with algae, silica and minerals.
  • Reykjavik: Experience the magic of Iceland on an exhilarating flight-ride at FlyOver. This seated ride combines state-of-the art technology and special effects to show you Iceland's spectacular scenery, it really feels like you are flying!
Make Travel Matter
  • Hellisheidavirkjun: Visit Iceland's newest geothermal heat and electric power station in Hellisheidi, the second largest of its kind in the world. During this Make Travel Matter experience learn why Hellisheidavirkjun is a world leader in the utilisation of geothermal energy. The Power Plant has helped Iceland achieve 70% of the country's energy consumption through renewable energy sources. Hellisheidavirkjun Power Plant, advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy. 
  • Fontana: At a geothermal bakery, sample delicious rye bread dug hot from the ground. Using sustainable practices and only Icelandic ingredients, the bakery contributes to preserving the pristine and unspoiled nature of Iceland. They pledge to reduce waste and increase recycling, use nature friendly products, local Icelandic ingredients and educate their staff and visitors about the importance of sustainable/responsible consumption. Fontana Bakery, advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production.
Insight Experiences
  • Fridheimar: Explore a local farm and sample their sweet-tasting, homegrown tomatoes. Meet the family to learn about Icelandic horticulture and growing the tastiest tomatoes, all the while respecting the surrounding nature.
  • Borgarnes: Learn about Iceland's history with a visit to the fascinating Icelandic Settlement Centre with your Local Expert.
Authentic Dining
  • Reykjavik: This evening, delight in a delicious Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant where you round off your journey through one of the world's most naturally beautiful places.
  • Dining Summary: 6 Breakfast (B), 3 Dinner (D), and 2 Dinner with Wine (DW)
Additional Included Highlights
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

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Tour Operator
Insight Vacations
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2022
Duration
7 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Viking City of ReykjavikThe Viking City of Reykjavik: Welcome to Iceland. At Reykjavik's Keflavik Airport, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel.Join your Travel Director and travelling companions at 18:15 for your Welcome Reception and enjoy the opportunity to get to know each other, over a pleasant evening of wine and a light buffet. Afterwards, search for the most spectacular show on Earth-the northern lights. See the breathtaking night sky filled with the aurora borealis and its vast spectrum of colour.Please note the northern lights are a natural phenomenon and therefore sightings cannot be guaranteed.
Fosshotel Reykjavik.
Day 2South Shore Adventure to VikSouth Shore Adventure to Vik Relaxed Start: Take a journey through the stunning landscape of Iceland's south coast and through the land of Njal's Saga-a region of breathtaking scenery and legendary stories. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience, heading east to visit Iceland's newest geothermal and electric power station at Hellisheiðavirkjun Your journey continues, as you witness the majesty of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Stand awestruck by the beauty of these thundering waterfalls, before venturing on to view more spectacular phenomena. See the magnificent Hekla and Eyjafjallajokull volcanoes. See the magnificent Hekla and Eyjafjallajokull volcanoes and visit the Lava Centre in Hvolsvollur, dedicated to Iceland's history of volcanic activity and earthquakes. Arrive in the welcoming community of Vik. Later, perhaps enjoy another chance to go in search of the mystical northern lights?
Hotel Kria, Vik.
Day 3Golden Circle to FluðirThe Golden Circle to Fluðir: Embark on a day of discovery around Iceland's Golden Circle, taking in some of the famous landmarks this magical country has to offer. Experience the exploding hot springs at Geysir before continuing on to the mighty Gullfoss waterfalls, the Icelandic equivalent of Niagara Falls. Next stop is Friðheimar, to learn about Icelandic greenhouse horticulture. Visit a family-run vegetable farm, specialising in tomatoes. Explore their greenhouses and sample the sweet, unique flavour of their lovingly grown crop. Continue on to your hotel in Fluðir for another chance to catch nature's theatre unfolding in the night sky.
Fluðir Icelandair Hotel.
Day 4Thingvellir, Borgarnes and HusafellThingvellir, Borgarnes and Husafell Relaxed Start: Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience in Fontana on a visit to a geothermal bakery. Here, sample delicious rye bread, dug out from the steaming hot ground and served with butter. Continue to Thingvellir. This remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site lies on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge line, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. The first meeting of the Icelandic parliament was held here in A.D. 930. Journey along the trail of Viking warrior and poet Egill Skallagrimsson and stop at Reykholt for an orientation with your Travel Director. In Borgarnes, learn about Iceland's history with a fascinating visit to the Icelandic Settlement Centre. Enjoy views of the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls as you drive through glorious landscapes.  Your travels continue to Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring.
Hotel Husafell.
Day 5ReykjavikReykjavik sightseeing Relaxed Start: Journey back to the Icelandic captial, where a Local Expert will show you Old Reykjavik, the 19th century parliament building and Hofði House. In 1986, US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev met here for the famous Reykjavik Summit. Later, visit the colourful harbour and the Hallgrimskirkja, a modern church and landmark that can be seen from almost anywhere in the city.The afternoon is at leisure.
Fosshotel Reykjavik.
Day 6Choice in ReykjavikChoice in Reykjavik Relaxed Start: Explore Reykjavik with Insight Choice. Choose to experience the magic of Iceland on an exhilarating flight-ride at FlyOver to see incredible scenery from sweeping glaciers to stunning fjords. Alternatively, relax in the Blue Lagoon. Surrounded by lava fields and snowcapped mountains, the lagoon is a wonder of nature and offers a unique experience for both body and soul. With your newfound friends, toast to the culmination of your fascinating journey of discovery during a Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant.
Fosshotel Reykjavik.
Day 7ReykjavikFarewell Reykjavik: Your Icelandic adventure comes to an end, with a transfer to Reykjavik's Keflavik Airport.
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10/02/2022$4,313.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
10/16/2022$4,313.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
10/23/2022$4,313.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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11/27/2022$4,313.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/25/2022$4,658.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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01/15/2023$4,313.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
01/22/2023$4,313.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
02/05/2023$4,313.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
02/12/2023$4,313.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
02/19/2023$4,313.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/05/2023$4,313.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/12/2023$4,313.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/19/2023$4,284.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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