BESTSELLER! 85-98% AURORA VIEWING SUCCESS
Experience the best of Iceland’s winter! Our Northern Lights Exploration series are designed to include the highlights of Iceland and aim to maximise the chances of seeing the elusive Northern Lights. In addition to a seven-night stay with breakfast, this program includes our special six-night Northern Lights Academy, a combination of evening presentations, lectures, film and guided lookouts for the Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights. Experience Icelandic winter as good as it gets. Head to the countryside: from the regions of Snæfellsnes Peninsula in the west to the Vatnajökull glacier in the south-east. Profit to search for the Aurora Borealis away from the big city lights.
Highlights and Experiences:
Track record of 85-98% chance of seeing the Northern Lights
See amazing Icelandic landscapes mixed with soft adventure and cultural experiences during the day. Most nights we stay in the countryside, away from light pollution, in order to maximise the chances to see the Northern Lights.
Climb a volcano crater and walk between two continental tectonic plates
Visit a traditional shark farmer, turf farmsteads and churches
Relax in the Blue Lagoon and learn about living next to Eyjafjallajökull volcano
See Icelandic horses, taste freshly baked hot spring bread and enjoy a fjord cruise
Six evenings Northern Lights Academy
Program offered in two group sizes: maximum 16 or 45 persons
New: Optional ice cave tour at Vatnajökull glacier for departures between November 15th and March 15
BESTSELLER! 85-98% AURORA VIEWING SUCCESS
PRICES PER PERSON
September 2017 – April 2018
for large groups with maximum 45 persons
October 2017 – April 2018
for small groups with maximum 16 persons
|In double, twin and triple* room||In single room||In double, twin and triple* room||In single room|
|EUR 1.890 per person||EUR 2.390 per person||EUR 2.730 per person||EUR 3.230 per person|
*Triple room on request
Note that most double rooms in Iceland are actually twin bedded rooms
CHILDREN DISCOUNT: Not available
- Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS Plus shuttle (no guide)
- Fully escorted 6-day bus tour with an English-speaking guide or driver-guide
- 7-nights accommodation in comfort tourist-class hotels including breakfast
- Fjord Cruise on Breiðafjörður fjord including light lunch (day 3)
- Visit to traditional shark curing farm
- Hot Spring Tasting with geothermally cooked bread and eggs
- Visit to Icelandic horse stables & geothermal greenhouse
- Visit to multimedia presentation at Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Information Center
- Entrance fee to Skógar folk museum and turf houses
- Entrance with towel at Blue Lagoon
- Traditional Icelandic dinner at local restaurant (day 7)
- Northern Lights Academy program during 6 evenings with a combination of lectures, presentations, film, guided Northern Lights searches and midnight refreshments
- Use of winter & Northern Lights Explorer equipment: simple non-slip snow & ice grippers spikes for shoes and a flashlight that is helpful when walking in the dark and operating your photo camera at night
EXTRA COSTS FOR DINNERS TO BE PAID AT THE HOTELS: Fixed 2-course dinners with fish, meat or vegetarian main courses are available at the hotels starting at ISK 7.200 (about EUR 63) per person per night. Note, that the country hotels do not offer a la carte meals and there are no other restaurants nearby. Paying for a 2-course dinner directly at the hotel is less expensive than to have it included in the tour package.
ACCOMMODATION WINTER 2017-2018: Comfort tourist-class hotels (subject to change)
- Reykjavik: Centerhotel Plaza for first and last night for Friday-Friday tours
- Reykjavik: Centerhotel Arnarhvoll for first and last night for Tuesday-Tuesday, Thursday-Thursday and Sunday-Sunday tours
- West Iceland: Icelandair Hotel Hamar (2 nights)
- South Iceland: Fosshotel Hekla (1 night)
- Vatnajökull Region: Fosshotel Núpar near Kirkjubæjarklaustur (2 nights)
Note that the hotel list is subject to change.
NOTE: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.
NATURE FEES: There is a possibility that some of the natural attractions around Iceland might charge an entrance fee during the trip. These entrance fees are not included in the tour price and need to be paid by all tour members additionally on the spot when entering any of these natural sites. Locations, amount of entrance fee, form of payment and other details are not known at present and are subject to change.
NORTHERN LIGHTS: This program includes a special six-night Northern Lights Academy – which means that during 6 evenings there is a combination of presentations, lectures, a film and guided searches for the Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights. All countryside hotels in this program offer a Northern Lights wake-up call for guests that register for that special service at the hotel reception. The Northern Lights Exploration series are designed to spend 6 evenings in the countryside to maximise the chances of seeing the elusive Northern Lights, still the tour is dependent on weather and therefore sightings are not guaranteed. The Northern Lights are in the northern hemisphere from September through April but are only visible when the sky is clear and free of clouds. Like many of natural wonders, the Northern Lights are ephemeral – they may be visible, they may appear for a bit and then be gone (it is not a TV show that you can just turn on and off). But it is worth the patience which is much required. Because they are a winter event, you need to be prepared to wait outside while looking for them. It is best to dress very warmly, in layers, with good footwear, gloves, hats and whatever else makes you comfortable while you await patiently this truly outstanding event. For the best photos, we recommend using a tripod.
BOOKINGS & FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Green Island Tours at 6224 2112 or directly by email firstname.lastname@example.org and we process your booking by personal email communication. We will send you a confirmation and invoice. Payment is due latest 4 weeks prior arrival. We accept international bank transfer, Visa or MasterCard. In general, there is a non-refundable booking fee/deposit of up to 20% to secure space on the tour. Once paid, we will send the vouchers and travel documents. Unfortunately, we do not offer an online booking engine for this tour.
CANCELLATION: A cancellation fee of 20% of the tour price and accommodation will be retained by us for cancellations made from 4 to 8 weeks before departure. From 28 days until 8 days before departure, the fee is 50%. No refund is possible for cancellations less than 8 days before departure, or for no-shows, and a tour begun but not completed. The exchange of one arrangement for another must be agreed by us beforehand.
Tour Code: GITGJ-21