Iceland's Magical Northern Lights

7 Days | October 21 - 27, 2019

This “land of fire and ice” is a place of many wonders, including the rare opportunity to see the spectacular Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. This tour will bring you on a search for that once-in-a-lifetime moment. Take an exhilarating evening Northern Lights Cruise. Travel to the “Golden Circle,” home to many of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders. Spend time at Thingvellir National Park, the nation’s most historic area. Gaze at the spectacular Gullfoss Waterfall – one of the world's most incredible cascades. At Eyjafjallajokull Volcano Visitors Centre, learn about life during and after the dramatic 2010 volcanic explosion. Explore Skogar Folk Museum and see traditional turf-built houses. Walk on a black volcanic sand beach. See Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs. Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water of the natural geothermal pool the Blue Lagoon. All the while spending your evenings in search of the breathtaking Northern lights. 

Highlights

Reykjavik, Northern Lights Cruise, Golden Circle, Thingvellir National Park, Geysir, Volcano Visitor Centre, Blue Lagoon, Gullfoss waterfall  

What's Included

  • Round trip air from Ottawa.
  • Transportation to/from Ottawa Airport (within 100 km radius).
  • Hotel transfers, air taxes and fuel surcharges  (subject to increase until paid in full). 
  • ​Hotel Accommodation in Reykjavik and Vik
  • 10 Meals: 5 breakfasts & 5 dinners
  • Northern Lights Cruise
  • Visit to Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • All entrance fees to activities listed in the itinerary
  • Escorted by Jamieson Travel.

Tour Pricing & Insurance

Double Occupancy (2 per room) - $4,849 per person

Single Occupancy (1 per room) - $5,499 per person 

Triple Occupancy (3 per room) - $4,819 per person

All prices are in Canadian $ and include taxes


Insurance

Cancellation Waiver and Medical Insurance flat rate of $355 per person (regardless of age). Cancellation Only Waiver flat rate of $300 per person (regardless of age). Insurance must be purchased at the time of booking.

 

Booking Details

To reserve, please call our office at 1-888-582-7011 (local 613-582-7011). A deposit of $500 per person is due upon reservation plus the cost of the Insurance (if purchasing). 

Due to the demand of this tour, seats are reserved on a first come first serve basis. 


Balances are due April 22, 2019.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Monday, October 21, 2019

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 see the aurora borealis — one of nature’s most dazzling light displays, also known as the northern lights.

Day 2 - Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Reykjavik, Iceland - Tour Begins. Your tour opens in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city. Get acquainted with old town Reykjavik on a walking tour featuring Hallgrimskirkja church, city hall, the harbour, and Reykjavik’s oldest building, now home to the Kraum Icelandic design centre. Tonight, gather with your fellow travellers at a popular restaurant for dinner featuring Icelandic cuisine. Then, take an exhilarating northern lights cruise.** Leave behind the bright city lights and sail into the darkness of Faxaflói Bay in search of the aurora borealis – or northern lights – one of nature’s wonders. When revealed, you’ll be dazzled by the flickering light display of bursting colour that unfolds before your eyes. (D) 

 

Day 3 - Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Reykjavik - Golden Circle - Vik. Travel the incredible Golden Circle, a route that encompasses many of Iceland's most renowned natural wonders. Journey to Thingvellir National Park, the nation’s most historic area, where Icelanders gathered in A.D. 930 and established what is considered one of the world’s first parliaments. Find yourself standing upon one of the globe’s most geologically significant landscapes, Thingvellir’s rugged rift valley. This UNESCO World Heritage site marks the point where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Experience the eruptive energy of the Icelandic landscape with a stop at the geothermal fields of Geysir and Strokkur. Then, marvel at the beauty of the Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, a stunning 100-foot double 

cascade. Continue southeast to Vik, the southernmost village in Iceland, surrounded by beautiful valleys, beaches, cliffs and mountains. After dinner amidst the peace and stillness of rural Iceland, search for the aurora borealis – the elusive northern lights. (B, D) 

 

Day 4 - Thursday, October 24, 2019

Vik - Seljalandsfoss - Skogar Museum - Vik. Journey to the mesmerizing Seljalandsfoss, one of Iceland’s most famous and picturesque waterfalls with a walkway behind it. Visit Skogar Folk Museum with its turfbuilt homes and outstanding collection of artifacts covering all aspects of Icelandic life. Nearby, view the impressive Skógafoss waterfall, one of the largest in Iceland. Later, see Reynisfjara, a black volcanic sand beach surrounded by basalt formations, cliffs scattered with caves, and rich bird life including the Fulmar, Black Guillemot, Razorbill, Gannet and various types of seagulls. See the unique natural rock formations at Dyrhólaey. After dinner, gaze at the sky in search of the northern lights, a truly spectacular sight. (B, D)

Day 5 - Friday, October 25, 2019

Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon - Skaftafell National Park - Vik. Travel to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, filled with floating icebergs. Explore this extraordinary landscape and perhaps see seals swimming in Arctic waters. Travel to Skaftafell, gateway to Vatnajökull National Park, the largest national park in Europe. Vatnajökull is known for having Iceland’s highest mountains, an Alpine environment, and the Vatnajökull glacier, Europe's largest. After dinner, continue searching for the shimmering northern lights dancing across the night sky.* (B, D)

Day 6 - Saturday, October 26, 2019

Vik - Lava Exhibition Centre - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik. Drive along the south shore towards the Reykjanes Peninsula, stopping at the Lava Exhibition Centre to learn about Iceland’s historic eruptions and current lava flows that make the island 

a showcase of volcanism. Known for its rugged landscape, lava fields, and numerous hot springs, the peninsula is home of the Blue Lagoon. Take a dip in the pleasantly warm, mineral-rich waters of the geothermal pool, located in the middle of a dramatic lava field. Return to Reykjavik for your farewell dinner and overnight stay. (B, D) 

Day 7 - Sunday, October 27, 2019

Reykjavik - Tour Ends. Depart for home with many incredible memories. (B)  

Day 8 - Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Rapid City - Tour Ends. Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many pleasant memories. (B) 

*The northern lights are only visible when the sky is clear and free of clouds. As this tour is weather dependent, sightings of the northern lights are not guaranteed. 

 **The northern lights cruise is weather dependent and may be cancelled in the event of serious weather.