Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights
October 22 – 28, 2023 | 7 days
$3749 per person, double occupancy
Experience the “land of fire and ice” and chase the aurora borealis across an ethereal wonderland. In the dark of the night, search for the northern lights as you drift along on an evening starlit cruise. Travel the “Golden Circle,” home to renowned natural wonders, and spend time at Thingvellir National Park, gaze at Gullfoss waterfall, and see the explosive geothermal fields at Geysir. Explore Skógar Museum and see traditional turf-built homes. Walk on a black volcanic sand beach. See Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs. Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water of the Blue Lagoon. Spend your days surrounded by natural wonders and your nights in search of the elusive dancing lights.
HIGHLIGHTS: Reykjavik, Northern Lights Cruise, Search for the Northern Lights, Golden Circle, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, Lava Exhibition Center, Vik, Seljalandsfoss, Skógar Museum, Skógafoss, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Skaftafell National Park & Vatnajökull Glacier, Blue Lagoon
- Day 1: Overnight flight
- Day 2: Centerhotel Plaza, Reykjavik
- Days 3 – 5: Hotel Dyrholaey, Vik
- Day 6: Centerhotel Plaza, Reykjavik
Day 1 | Sunday, October 22, 2023 | Overnight Flight
You’re on your way to Iceland, a land and culture forged by fire and ice. Where steaming lava fields and massive glaciers sculpt mountains and valleys, leaving thundering waterfalls and plunging fjords. In this land of many natural wonders, enjoy the rare opportunity to search for the aurora borealis — one of nature’s most dazzling light displays, also known as the northern lights.*
Day 2 | Monday, October 23, 2023 | Reykjavík, Iceland – Tour Begins
Your tour opens in Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital city. Get acquainted with old town Reykjavík on a walking tour featuring the harbor, city hall, the Parliament building, and the nearby cathedral, dating back to 1796. Gather with your fellow travelers at a popular restaurant for dinner featuring Icelandic cuisine. This evening, take an exhilarating northern lights cruise** and sail into the darkness of Faxaflói Bay in search of the aurora borealis.* (B, D)
Day 3 | Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | Reykjavík – Golden Circle – Lava Exhibition Center – Vík
Travel the Golden Circle to experience renowned natural wonders, including the explosive Geysir thermal area, the double-cascade Gullfoss waterfall, and the famous Thingvellir National Park, where you’ll stand upon the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Stop at the Lava Exhibition Center and delve into Iceland’s past and present volcanic eruptions. Continue to Vík. Drive out into the stillness of rural Iceland in search of the northern lights or venture out on foot. Enjoy three nights of searching to increase your likelihood of spotting the lights.* (B, D)
Day 4 | Wednesday, October 25, 2023 | Vik – Seljalandsfoss – Skógar Museum – Vík
Journey to Seljalandsfoss, one of Iceland’s most famous and unique waterfalls. Visit Skógar Museum and discover its turf-built homes and artifacts. Stand in awe before the impressive Skógafoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s tallest. Your journey continues to Reynisfjara, a volcanic sand beach surrounded by basalt formations and rich bird life. Look out over the natural rock formations at Dyrhólaey, a volcanic peninsula towering over the ocean. Get a sense of the local culture as you challenge your taste buds and sample traditional delicacies – hákarl (cured shark) and brennivín (schnapps). After dinner, gaze at the sky in search of the northern lights.* (B, D)
Day 5 | Thursday, October 26, 2023 | Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon – Skaftafell National Park – Vík
Travel to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, filled with floating icebergs. Explore this extraordinary landscape and search for seals swimming in cold waters. Travel to Skaftafell National Park, gateway to Vatnajökull Glacier. Vatnajökull is known for having Iceland’s highest mountains and Europe’s largest ice cap. After dinner, continue searching for the northern lights dancing across the night sky.* (B, D)
Day 6 | Friday, October 27, 2023 | Vík – Blue Lagoon – Reykjavík
Drive along the south shore towards the Reykjanes Peninsula. Known for its rugged landscape, lava fields, and numerous hot springs, the peninsula is home to the Blue Lagoon. Take a dip in the warm, mineral-rich waters of the geothermal pool, located in the heart of a dramatic lava field. Return to Reykjavík for your farewell dinner and overnight stay. (B, D)
Day 7 | Saturday, October 28, 2023 | Reykjavík – Tour Ends
Depart for home with many incredible memories. (B)
Double: $3749pp | Single: $4249pp | Triple: $3719pp
Round Trip Airfare
6 breakfasts & 5 dinners
Air taxes and fees/surcharges
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Travel insurance, visas and items of a personal nature
Expense of any required PCR or Antigen tests
**Travel insurance is recommended**
$600 per person is due with booking
Final payment is due August 1, 2023. Payments may be made by check or by credit card. We accept AX, Visa, & MC. Legal full names must be given as stated on your passport. Name changes made from booking until August 1, 2023, will be charged $200 per name change. After August 1, 2023, no name changes.
If cancelled before August 1, 2023, a $600 per person fee is assessed. If cancelled on or after August 1, trip is non-refundable. Credit card fees are non-refundable for any reason. We highly recommend the purchase of insurance.
FULL LEGAL NAMES
Must be given as stated on PASSPORT. Please send us a copy of your passport (do not fax).
Please request an insurance quote for the SCT agent. It is best to wait until air costs are added.
SHARON CARR TRAVEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEATHER-RELATED OR MECHANICAL DELAYS. Any out of pocket expenses caused by airline delays are the sole responsibility of the client and any refunds due are at the sole discretion of the airline. Client must contact the airline directly for any reimbursement. Once again, INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
SHARON CARR TRAVEL is not the source or supplier of the travel services included in this package and they act solely as an agent for the actual suppliers of such service and assume no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, war, insurrection, vendor bankruptcy, revolt or other civil uprising, other military actions, pandemic, strikes or any act of god occurring in either the country of origin, destination or through passage, or for any reason whatsoever SHARON CARR TRAVEL is not responsible for ski conditions. The suppliers whose names appear in the information supplied are those who are responsible for providing the travel services purchased. SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be held responsible should any of these suppliers fail to provide the travel services purchased SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to luggage during the tour. Also, SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be liable regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. Acceptance of the Tour Contract will serve as a Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement. This agreement is binding on your heirs, legal representatives and assigns. If, for some reason, a trip must be rescheduled due to any of the above reasons, participants are bound by the new dates of travel, and can only obtain a refund if insurance has been purchased and insurer is contractually bound.