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Iceland Classic Winter Break

Itinerary

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BLUE LAGOON

Season: All Year

The Blue Lagoon is considered one of the New Wonders of the World. Enjoy a relaxation in the geothermal waters The geothermal water originates 2,000 metres below the surface, where freshwater and seawater combine at extreme temperatures. It is then harnessed via drilling holes at a nearby geothermal power plant, Svartsengi, to create electricity and hot water for nearby communities. On its way to the surface, the water picks up silica and minerals. When the water emerges, its temperature is generally between 37°C and 40°C (98- 104°F). But owing to variables outside of our control – including weather and time of year – the water temperature sometimes fluctuates beyond this range.

WHY IS IT BLUE?

The geothermal water has a unique composition, featuring three active ingredients – Silica, Algae & Minerals. The blue colour comes from the silica and the way it reflects sunlight. During summer there can also be a hint of green in the water. This is the result of the algae, which multiplies quickly when exposed to direct sunlight. However, and this might come as a surprise to you, the water is actually white. If you pour it into a transparent cup, it will always have a milky white colour. The sun simply makes it look blue!

  • Standard Entrance: Towel & Silica Mud Mask
  • Comfort Entrance: includes Silica Mud Mask, Towel, 1 drink of your choice and Algae Mask
  • Premium Entrance: includes Silica Mud Mask, Towel, 1 drink of your choice, Algae Mask, Use of Bathrobe, Slippers, Reserved table at LAVA Restaurant, Sparkling wine at LAVA Restaurant (complimentary with lunch/dinner) 

NORTHERN LIGHTS & STARGAZING (3:00 HOURS)

Season: 01 September – 15 April

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. But up there, there are many other cosmic wonders waiting to be discovered. All you need to do is gaze skywards into the Arctic night canopy to explore the magic of countless stars and the moon itself.

The tour not only sets out to find the legendary Northern Lights, we also use the opportunity to pinpoint some of the stars & constellations in the sky.

Every guide brings along astronomical binoculars for you to try out and will assist you in finding the most-known constellations and stars, and answer any questions you might have. Do you for example know where Jupiter is?

There are a few factors that determine whether or not seeing the Aurora Borelis is possible, and we´re experts in reckoning our chances of seeing them. This means we have a high success rate, and we do not go out unless we feel the odds are in our favour.

To search for the Auroras you need to stand outside in the Icelandic winter and you need to dress very warmly.

GOLDEN CIRCLE CLASSIC (8:00 HOURS)

Season: All Year

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 and the resulting rift valley is right there before your eyes on the shores of Iceland’s biggest lake.

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, which is an awesome sight to behold. Here a powerful glacial river cascades down 32 meters on two levels and into a narrow canyon with a thunderous roar. The last stop on our Golden Circle tour is the volcanic crater Kerið, formed when a large magma chamber collapsed. The piercing blue colour of the water surrounded by the red lava rocks is a breathtaking contrast of nature.

See the erupting geyser & hot springs, experience the magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall and follow in the footsteps of Vikings when walking down the lava canyon where the American and Eurasian continents have dramatically pulled apart in Þingvellir National Park. All this in just eight hours!

SOUTH COAST CLASSIC (11:00 HOURS)

Season: All Year

Follow the North Atlantic coastline from Reykjavík into the volcanic and glacier covered wonderland that is Iceland´s southcoast. Walk behind the thundering veil of water at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, take in the incredible views from the top of Skógar Waterfall, stand on the world famous black sand beach at Reynisfjara and visit the charming coastal village of Vík.

The tour starts with a drive through lava fields, right by the actively volcanic Hengill mountain and then down to the rich coastline farmland. On clear days you will see Hekla Volcano and in the distance the glaciercapped Eyjafjallajökull Volcano will rise majestically above the coastal mountains at its base.

Our first stop is at Sólheimajökull Glacier, which is every photographer’s dream, we stop there on our way to Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, another dramatically beautiful spot. The powerful Atlantic waves crashing on the black sands, the jagged basalt sea stacks and the huge basaltcolumn cave are a sight to simply take your breath away.

The village of Vík is the southernmost village in Iceland. Despite its small size (291 inhabitants) it is the largest settlement for 70 km.

On our way back to Reykjavík, we stop by the the powerful Skógafoss Waterfall where a short walk up a flight of steps will reveal one of Iceland´s most scenic views that includes glaciers, volcanoes and black sandy beaches. We then stop at the 60-metre high Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, famous for the hidden pathway behind and around it.

Price Details

Price Includes:

  • Airport Transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Coach Transfer & Entrance to Blue Lagoon (towel included)
  • Northern Lights Coach Excursion with Guide
  • Golden Circle Full Day Excursion by Coach with Guide
  • South Shore Full Day Excursion by Coach with Guide

 

From €665pp - 2 Adults Sharing

(Contact Our Sales Staff to Add Flights) - Approx €200pp (dates/prices vary)

Accommodation Details

Reykjavik Lights Hotel is a concept hotel managed by Keahotels with design reflecting the ever changing source of light in Iceland and Icelanders everyday life as an inspiration. Every room at Reykjavik Lights is unique finished with artwork giving them a local flavour, with a colour scheme inspired by the colour palette of the world-famous Northern Lights and is linked to a specific day in the ancient Icelandic calendar.

The hotel is perfectly located on the edge of the vibrant city centre, about a half-hour walk into the centre or short bus journey from just outside the property. The Laugardalur outdoor activity park is only 15 minute walk from the hotel, offering Iceland’s largest outdoor thermal pool at your doorstep and all main attractions are just minutes away.

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