Hidden Powers and Northern Lights Tour 2020 - 2021


LB06 - Hidden Powers of the South and Northern Lights is not available for winter 2020 - 2021.


This Iceland adventure is the perfect way to explore the beautiful, rugged winter landscape, dotted with icebergs, volcanoes and hot springs. A guided bus tour provides the opportunity to experience the hidden forces of the island, including a stunning glacial lagoon and the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. This tour overnights in several spectacular rural locations, giving you the best chance to view the sometimes-elusive Northern Lights.

Highlights:

• Make great use of your time with this introductory tour of Iceland and its unique wonders
• View first-hand many of the classic natural wonders, including the Golden Circle area, the Glacier Lagoon and Reynisfjara Beach
• Enjoy a glimpse into Icelandic life with activities like meeting Search and Rescue team members and a visit to a geothermal bakery
• Discover and learn about Iceland from our hand-picked local guides, who are passionate and knowledgeable about Iceland


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Overview

Map for Hidden Powers and Northern Lights Tour 2020 - 2021 tour
  • Duration:6 days, 5 nights
  • Season:January 21 to April 6
  • Tour ID:LB06

Included

  • Guided Coach Tour from day 2 to day 5
  • Expert professional English-speaking guide from day 2 to day 5
  • Accommodation 2 nights in a standard room with facilities in Reykjavik
  • Accommodation 3 nights in a standard room with facilities in the countryside
  • Icelandic breakfast (except arrival day)
  • 3 Two-course local-cuisine dinners in the countryside (main course and dessert) with coffee/tea (Day 2, 3, 4)
  • Entrance fee to the Aurora Reykjavik Northern Lights Centre (day 2)
  • Visit to outdoor geothermal bakery and taste of steam-baked rye bread (day 2)
  • Entrance fee to the LAVA Centre and volcano film at the LAVA Centre Cinema (day 3)
  • Visit and introduction to an Icelandic Search Rescue Team Base on one of the days during your trip
  • Blue Lagoon admission, including towel rental, silica mud mask and one drink (day 5)
  • Use of crampons/cleats (if needed) for walking on snow/ice covered surfaces
  • Great photo stops
  • Free Wi-Fi on board motor coach
  • Seat rotation during the tour
  • Northern Lights guided hunt on foot one selected evening
  • Northern Lights hunting kit (use of blanket and headlight)
  • Customer care service during office hours

Not Included

  • Breakfast on arrival day
  • International airfare
  • Baggage porterage at airport/hotel
  • Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Swimsuit at the Blue Lagoon (rentals available)
  • Round-trip transfers between airports and hotels
  • Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary
  • Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland starts between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm)
  • Guaranteed late check-out
  • Any service not specifically listed under “included”

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival



Airport transfer is not included, but we are happy to help you arrange shared or private transfers.

Please note that check-in at most hotels starts at 14:00 (2:00pm).


Overnight stay in Reykjavík.
Dinner is on your own.


Day 2. Ţingvellir National Park - Geysir - Gullfoss waterfall



Your winter tour starts with three of Iceland's most iconic sites, known as the classic 'Golden Circle':

• Your first stop is the Northern Lights Centre in Reykjavík – a new information centre where you can learn all about the amazing natural phenomenon that is the Northern Lights, and get excited about the forthcoming hunt for them
• Next you head to Ţingvellir National Park – a site of incredible geological, cultural and historical interest, both as the site of the world's first parliament and as the meeting point of two tectonic plates
• The next stop is Geysir – an otherworldly geothermal landscape of boiling pools, hot springs, and the geyser Strokkur, which erupts into the air every few minutes
• Then it's on to Gullfoss – one of the most magnificent waterfalls in Iceland

Dinner and overnight stay in the South Coast area
Approximate Driving Distance: 185 km (115 miles)


Day 3. South Shore - Waterfalls and Eyjafjallajökull Volcano



Along the way you'll enjoy the lovely south coast, with its varied scenery and fantastic views. The highlights include:

• The new Lava Centre, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. Enjoy both the exhibit and viewing an interesting film about Icelandic volcanoes at the center's cinema.
Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss – two impressive waterfalls set in beautiful surroundings
• A visit to an Icelandic Search and Rescue (ICE-SAR) base.
Reynisfjara Beach – with its dramatic rock formations
Eldhraun, a vast lava field created from a very destructive 18th-century eruption

Dinner and overnight stay in Kirkjubćjaklaustur area
Approximate Driving Distance: 200 km (124 miles)


Day 4. Skaftafell National Park - Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon



The focus today is on two jewels of Icelandic nature, where you can experience the stunning and varied character of the Icelandic landscape:

Vatnajökull National Park - which covers almost 14% of Iceland
Skaftafell National Park – one of the most breath-taking areas of Iceland, overlooked by the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull
Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon – where sublime icebergs float in the freezing blue waters and seals are known to visit
• The Diamond Beach - where shrinking icebergs settle on the black sands before they drift out to sea

Dinner and overnight stay in Kirkjubćjarklaustur area
Approximate Driving Distance: 260 km (162 miles)


Day 5. Volcanic Areas - Hveragerđi Town - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavík



Time to drive back the South Coast and end the tour at the world famous Blue Lagoon.

• Your journey leads you through the geothermal village of Hveragerđi – famous for its surprising geothermal activity and the many greenhouses that are heated by local hot springs
• The tour continues with coastal views as you make your way through an ever-changing landscape
• Then it's on to the Reykjanes Peninsula, home to the world-famous Blue Lagoon – set in a lava landscape where the miraculous, mineral-rich waters offer the chance to relax and re-energise after your incredible journey through the Icelandic landscape
• The day ends with the journey back to Reykjavík where the city's many attractions await.

Overnight stay in Reykjavík. Dinner is on your own.
Approximate Driving Distance: 365 km (227 miles)


Day 6. Departure


Today you will depart back home. Airport transfer is not included, but we are happy to help you arrange shared or private transfers.

Please note that the breakfast might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning departure flight.


Tour Dates

September 03, 2020 English Sold out QUALITY ACCOMMODATION

Price Information

October 08, 2020 - October 31, 2020:
QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Price per person in Double/Twin room 180770 ISK (1151 EUR)
QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Price per person in Single room 240279 ISK (1530 EUR)
November 05, 2020 - December 17, 2020:
COMFORT ACCOMMODATION - Price per person in Double/Twin room 154143 ISK (982 EUR)
COMFORT ACCOMMODATION - Price per person in Single room 198737 ISK (1266 EUR)
November 12, 2020 - April 06, 2021:
QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Price per person in Double/Twin room 171306 ISK (1091 EUR)
QUALITY ACCOMMODATION - Price per person in Single room 226644 ISK (1444 EUR)
February 11, 2021 - March 25, 2021:
COMFORT ACCOMMODATION - OCTOBER - Price per person in Double/Twin room 163128 ISK (1039 EUR)
COMFORT ACCOMMODATION - OCTOBER - Price per person in Single room 212049 ISK (1351 EUR)

Payments & Terms

  • PLEASE NOTE: Please check carefully which accommodation category is offered for the departure date you would like to book and book the tour with the appropriate price accordingly.
  • 20% Deposit
  • Cancellation Policy
  • Time of cancellation for individual traveller(s):
  • More than 3 weeks (22+ days) prior to arrival: deposit (20%) charged
  • 3 weeks (21 days) and more than 1 week (8 days): 50% charged
  • 1 week (7 days) and more than 72 hours: 75% charged
  • 72 hours' notice and less: 100% charged

Other Information

Max group size: 36 passengers

Minimum size: Guaranteed with 3 participants.

Activity/Difficulty Level: 1 out of 5 (Very Easy)

Added Value:
Northern Lights “wake-up call” option during the night on days 2-4 (please note: available at most countryside hotels)

*Northern Lights tours are subject to the correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Accommodation is available in Quality or Comfort categories, depending on departures.

Quality category: These are quality hotels, guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation, all with private facilities and breakfast included.
In Reykjavik: 4-star hotel. In the Countryside: The most comfortable accommodation available in each area.

Comfort category: These are pleasant and economical standard hotels, guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation, all with private facilities and breakfast included. Generally, 3 star or equivalent both in Reykjavik and countryside.

PLEASE NOTE: Please check carefully which accommodation category is offered for the departure date you would like to book and book the tour with the appropriate price accordingly.

Important:
• Your tour guide will meet you on day 2 in the lobby at 08:45am
• Your guide will have a sign with the words “Hidden Powers.“ Please be ready with your luggage. The tour will depart from the hotel at 09:00am
• Northern lights are dependent on weather conditions and sightings are not guaranteed
• Note: We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice, due to road conditions
• Please advise us at booking time if you have food allergies or dietary preferences
• If you are staying at a different hotel than the group, pickup will be between 08:15 – 08:30
​• Please note: If you have added extra nights in Reykjavík before your tour, the guide will meet your group for the start of the tour on day 2 according to the standard “Hidden Powers & Northern Lights” itinerary​​

New for Winter 2020 – 2021:

• The tour includes a visit and introduction to one Iceland’s unique ICE-SAR Search and Rescue bases. Meet some of these amazing Icelanders, many who are volunteers, dedicated to saving lives and preventing accidents.
• As part of our pledge to preserve Iceland’s fragile nature, all our escorted tours include carbon offsetting through Kolviđur, the Iceland Carbon Fund (ICF).

We are pleased to offer guests on this escorted tour a 20% discount on each of the following amazing experiences in Iceland:
1. A 20% discount on Perlan’s renowned Wonders of Iceland exhibit by showing this document (printed or electronic) on the spot. Perlan is an amazing experience. You can walk through a real ice cave, feel the power of volcanoes and earthquakes, view a realistically constructed bird cliff and ocean wonders and learn about northern lights at a planetarium show.
2. A 20% discount on admission to the exciting FlyOver Iceland experience. Enjoy an amazing simulated flight experience over Iceland’s natural wonders. A free FlyOver Iceland shuttle is available from select bus stops.

Payment

A non refundable deposit of 20%, of the total package price should reach Iceland Road Trip within 3 days of confirmation of booking and full payment not later than 6 weeks prior to tour departure. In case of delay on payments, Iceland Road Trip will reserve the right to treat this as a cancellation and withdraw its confirmation of the services.

Every detail regarding the booking must be included, in order for Iceland Road Trip to ensure efficiency, including the passengers´ name, flight information, all accommodation, tours and other services.

Children rate

Children 6-11 years sharing a room and/or traveling with a guardian will receive 25% discount from the listed price.
It is not recommended that children 0-5 years old travel on scheduled tours.

Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.

Insurance

To avoid dispute in case of cancellation, we strongly recommend that our clients purchase a comprehensive travel insurance in their home country, that covers your cost should you have to cancel your tour. This kind of travel insurance is usually not expensive and it frequently covers other risks too.

Highlights of the tour

Ţingvellir National Park
Geysir Geothermal Area
Gullfoss Waterfall
Eyjafjallajökull Glacier
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
Reynisfjara Beach
Kirkjubćjarklaustur Town
Skaftafell
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Hveragerđi Town
The Blue Lagoon

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Photos

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