MAGICAL NORTHERN LIGHTS
March 14 - 20, 2018
7 days / 6 nights
No single supplement available
So many wonderful new and exciting experiences on this tour designed to show you beautiful Iceland, the aurora borealis display (the Northern Lights) at their best in the month of March, plus an opportunity to relax in the mineral-rich water of the warm Blue Lagoon, and much more. An unusual tour with beautiful scenery. Bird watchers will love it too!
Day 3 - REYKJAVIK/GOLDEN CIRCLE/ SELJALANDSFOSS WATERFALL/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. Icelanders gathered here in A.D. 930 and established what is considered one of the world’s first parliaments. You’ll find yourself standing upon one of the globe’s most geologically significant landscapes. Thingvellir’s rugged rift valley, a 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. Marvel at the beauty of the Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, a stunning 100-foor double cascade. At beautiful Seljalandfoss, you’ll be able to walk behind this famous and picturesque waterfall! Continue 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, look again for the aurora borealis - the elusive northern lights. Meals:B,D
HOTEL KATIA HOFDAGREKKA, VIK (your home for 3 nights)
Day 5 - JOKULSARSLON GLACIAL LAGOON/SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK/VIK
Travel to Jokalsarlon glacial lagoon, filled with floating icebergs. Explore this extraordinary landscape and perhaps see some seals swimming in Arctic waters. Travel on to Skaftafell, gateway to Vatnajokull, the largest National Park in Europe. It is known for Iceland’s highest mountains, and its Alpine environment. Meals:B,D
HOTEL KATLA HOFDABREKKA, VIK
Day 2 - ARRIVE REYKJAVIK
Arrive Reykjavik, Iceland where your tour begins. Get acquainted with old town Reykjavik on a short walking tour featuring Hallgrimskirkja Church, city hall, the harbor and the Kraum Icelandic design center. Check in to your hotel followed by some time to rest before a get-acquainted dinner featuring Icelandic cuisine. Then an exhilarating northern lights cruise. Leave behind the bright city lights and sail into the darkness of Faxafloi Bay in search of the aurora borealis, one of nature’s wonders. When revealed you will be dazzled by the flickering display of light bursting with color that unfolds before your eyes. Meals:D
CENTERHOTEL PLAZA, REYKJAVIK
Day 4 - EYJAFJALLAJOKULL VOLCANO VISITOR CENTER/VIK
Drive along the scenic south shore to the Eyjafjallajokull Volcanic Visitor Centre. Learn about a family’s struggle to live during and following the dramatic 2010 explosion of the famous volcano that brought European flights to a halt. Visit the Skogar Folk Museum which contains an outstanding collection covering all aspects of Icelandic life including farm and domestic artifacts as well as turf-built homes. Nearby is the impressive Skogafoss waterfall, one of the largest in Iceland. Later view 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. After dinner look again for the elusive northern lights. Meals:B,D
HOTEL KATLA HOFDABREKKA, VIK
I T I N E R A R Y
Day 1 - INDEPENDENCE/NEWARK/WILMINGTON/PHILADELPHIA AIRPORT
Afternoon departure for Philadelphia Airport to board your overnight flight to Iceland, a land and culture forged by fire and ice. Steaming lava fields and massive glaciers sculpt mountains and valleys, leaving thundering waterfalls and plunging fjords in this land of natural wonders.
Meals: D in flight
Day 6 - VIKING BLUE LAGOON
We take the Reykjavik Drive to the Reykjanes Peninsula, known for its rugged landscape, lava fields and numerous hotel springs and home to 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 the city of Reykjavik for your farewell dinner and overnight. Meals:B,D
CENTERHOTEL PLAZA, REYKJAVIK
DAY 7 - REYKJAVIK/HOME
Morning transfer to the airport for your return flight to Philadelphia where transportation will be waiting to return you home. Meals:B
TOUR INCLUSIONS:Roundtrip transportation from Independence, Newark and Wilmington to Philadelphia Airport * roundtrip air Philadelphia/ Reykjavik * air taxes and fees (subject to change until ticketed) * accommodations for 5 nights in first class hotels based on double occupancy * sightseeing as per itinerary * meals include breakfast daily and 5 dinners * taxes and gratuities for hotels and included meals *luggage handling at hotels * roundtrip transfers between airport and hotels * serves of a Tour Director from 4 Seasons Tour with a minimum of 15 passengers & services of a Tour Manager from Collette throughout tour.
Conditions: A deposit of $250 is due with each reservation if you take insurance at a cost of $280 per person. Without insurance the deposit is $500 per person. With insurance you may cancel up to 24 hours prior to departure for any reason. Final payment is due January 5, 2018. Without insurance your deposit is non-refundable after January 5, 2018 and other penalties will apply if you cancel.
Responsibility: B & B travel, Inc, d/b/a 4 Seasons Tours and Travel acts only as agent for Collette and suppliers in arranging transportation, accommodations and all services included in this tour. 4 Seasons Tours and Travel is not liable for loss, damage, injury or expense due to or caused by delay, failure or accident of any conveyance or service or for any cause whatsoever, whether or not due to or caused by negligence of any company or person. No refunds for any unused portion of the tour.
A passport valid for 6 months after your return is required for this tour.