Hidden Powers & Northern Lights

Explore the Icelandic South Shore; Waterfalls, volcanoes,
glacial lagoon and black sand beaches
 

Discover South Iceland's raw natural wonders  

Icebergs, hot springs and volcanoes dominate Iceland's beautiful yet rugged landscape. On a guided coach tour, experience the hidden powers of the island including dramatic vistas of the notorious Eyjafjallajokull volcano and the breathtaking Glacial Lagoon. With several over- nights in stunning rural locations, you'll be perfectly situated to hunt for the magical Northern Lights. Iceland is one of the best places in the world to experience this majestic phenomenon.  

Hotel Amenities (back to top)
  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Tour Guides
  • Transfers
may have an additional fee associated with them.  

Accommodation Categories and Descriptions (back to top)

 

Early check-in and late checkout on request, and subject to availability.  

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.  

Specialty Package (Hidden Powers & Northern Lights 2017-2018) (back to top)

HIDDEN POWERS & NORTHERN LIGHTS ESCORTED TOURS PACKAGE 2017-2018 6 Days/5 Nights  

Booking Dates: 07/25/2017 - 04/30/2018 Travel Dates: 10/10/2017 - 10/15/2017 10/19/2017 - 10/24/2017 10/24/2017 - 10/29/2017 10/26/2017 - 10/31/2017 11/02/2017 - 11/07/2017 11/07/2017 - 11/12/2017 11/09/2017 - 11/14/2017 11/14/2017 - 11/19/2017  

Package Inclusions:  

• Day 1: Arrival Overnight stay in Reykjavik (airport transfer not included).  

• Highlights:  

• -Reykjavik -Hallgrimskirkja -Tjornin -National Gallery -The Sun Voyager -Perlan -Parliament House Optional:  

• -Airport transfer with Flybus Plus  

• Day 2: Thingvellir - Geysir - Gullfoss Northern Lights Centre - National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) - Exploding Geysers - The Famous Golden Falls Start the day by visiting the recently opened and fascinating Northern Lights Centre in Reykjavik for an exciting and informative presentation on the Northern Lights.  

• Onwards to Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO World Heritage site) where the world's oldest parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland's largest lake. Drive to Laugarvatn Fontana where your group experiences a geothermal bakery first-hand and digs up bread that has been cooked underground.  

• Sample the delicious bread, served hot from the ground and slathered with fresh Icelandic butter.  

• Continue through farmland areas to the geothermal fields of Geysir with bubbling mud pools and the high-spouting Strokkur hot spring. Last but not least, visit the dramatic two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, a spectacular sight in winter when frozen mid-cascade.  

• Stop at Skalholt, Icelands capital during the Middle-Ages and now a culture center with a beautiful church.  

• Overnight in the south coast area.  

• Highlights:  

• -Gullfoss -Geysir  

• Day 3: South Shore - Eyjafjallajokull Volcano Waterfalls - Glacial Views - Black-Sand Beaches - Lava Centre Drive along the south shore, an area of Iceland that is beautiful to view in the winter. This is one of the main farm regions of the country, and the road will pass by typical Icelandic farms, often with Icelandic horses in the fields.  

• This part of Iceland is home to the new Lava Centre, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years.  

• Stop at the spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Head onwards, passing by Myrdalsjokull Glacier, to visit Reynisfjara beach. Take a walk on the black sands, and admire the extraordinary rock formations and thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean.  

• Dinner and overnight stay in Kirkjubaejarklaustur area Highlights:  

• -Eyjafjallajokull -Seljalandsfoss -Skogafoss -Vik  

• Day 4: Skaftafell National Park - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon Europe's Largest National Park - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe's Largest Glacier Today enter the area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe's largest glacier. This national park is also the largest one in Western Europe. The park's Skaftafell region is a site of outstanding natural beauty, dominated by Vatnajokull glacier.  

• View Svinafellsjokull, one of the most beautiful of the glacial outlets emerging from Vatnajokull.  

• Continue to Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon where you can enjoy a breathtaking sight of icebergs floating in the fantastic 180 meters (591 feet) deep glacial lagoon.  

• Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.  

• Highlights:  

• -Skaftafell National Park -Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon  

• Day 5: Volcanic Areas - Hveragerdi - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik Greenhouse Village - Thundering Waves - Geothermal Lagoon Head towards the village of Hveragerdi, which is one of the few sites in the world located directly in the middle of a geothermal area. Hveragerdi is often called "The Flower Village" because of its many greenhouses heated by hot water from nearby springs. Follow along the coastline with its breathtaking waves and through a deserted community that once was a flourishing centre for the region.  

• On to the Reykjanes peninsula, where you can enjoy a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon, a unique wonder of nature with pleasantly warm, mineral-rich water in the middle of a black lava field.  

• Return to Reykjavik, where the evening is at your own leisure. Dinner is on your own.  

• Highlights:  

• -Hveragerdi -The Blue Lagoon -Reykjanes Optional:  

• -Blue Lagoon Entrance and Extras  

• Day 6: Departure Transfer to the international airport (not included).  

• Highlights:  

• -Reykjavik -Reykjavik City Museum -Kjarvalsstadir -National Museum -Laugardalur  

Package Minimum Stay: 5 Nights  

Please Note:  

• Highlights:  

• Walk along the continental rift at Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO site)  

• Enjoy freshly baked "hot spring bread"  

• Discover the diverse nature along the South Coast of Iceland, with volcanoes, glaciers and waterfalls  

• Walk along the banks of the awe-inspiring iceberg Glacial Lagoon  

• Uncover the impact and power of recent volcanic eruptions near Eyjafjallajokull  

• Hunting for northern lights in optimal rural locations  

• Visit the world-renowned Blue Lagoon Please Note:  

• Northern lights are dependent on weather conditions. Sightings cannot be guaranteed.  

• All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 2 participants.  

• Maximum group size: 36 participants.  

Included:  

• 2 nights at a hotel in Reykjavk, including breakfast (except on arrival day) -3 nights at countryside hotels, including breakfast  

• Guided coach tour from day 2 to day 5 -3 - One-course dinners with coffee/tea (days 2, 3, 4)  

• Entrance fee to the Northern Lights Center in Reykjavik  

• Geothermal bakery experience at Laugarvatn Fontana  

• Visit to the new Lava Centre  

• Viewing of "Eldmessa" - a short film about the Laki eruption in 1783-1784  

• Northern Lights hunt kit on day 3 or 4 (flashlight, blanket & thermos of hot drink)  

• Northern Light guided hunt on foot one selected evening  

• Northern Lights "wake up call" option during the night (available at countryside hotels)  

• Blue Lagoon bathing fee and towel  

Not Included:  

• Breakfast on arrival day  

• International airfare  

• Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)  

• Round-trip transfers between airports and hotels  

• Swimsuit at the Blue Lagoon (can be rented on site)  

• Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary  

• Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland is 14:00 (2:00pm)  

• Guaranteed late check-out  

• Any service not specifically listed under "included"  

 

Please Note:  

• Accommodation List:  

Day 1:  

• Icelandair Hotel Natura  

• Radisson Blu Hotel Saga  

• Fosshotel Reykjavik  

• Hotel Klettur  

• Fosshotel Raudara  

• Hotel Cabin  

• Reykjavik Lights  

• Centerhotel Plaza  

• Grand Hotel  

• Fosshotel Baron  

Day 2:  

• Icelandair Hotel Fludir  

• Fosshotel Hekla  

• Hotel Selfoss  

• Hotel Stracta  

• Hotel Hvolsvollur  

 

Day 3:  

• Icelandair Hotel Klaustur  

• Hotel Geirland  

• Fosshotel Nupar  

• Fosshotel Galcier Lagoon  

Day 4:  

• Icelandair Hotel Klaustur  

• Hotel Geirland  

• Fosshotel Nupar  

• Fosshotel Galcier Lagoon  

Day 5:  

• Icelandair Hotel Natura  

• Fosshotel Lind  

• Fosshotel Reykjavik  

• Hotel Klettur  

• Fosshotel Raudara  

• Hotel Cabin  

• Hotel Skuggi  

• Centerhotel Plaza  

• Grand Hotel  

• Fosshotel Baron  

They reserve the rights to change the hotels, without prior notice should the necessity arise, the alternative hotel will then be of the same standard.  

Package inclusions are subject to change.