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Published Jul 13, 2021
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Energize your spirit with Iceland's magical Northern Lights on our new 9-day Discover Iceland's Northern Lights value vacation! Throughout your journey, learn about the elusive Northern Lights, including how to search for them and photograph them, all while exploring the capital city of Reykjavík and the icy glaciers, cascading waterfalls, active volcanos and dramatic landscapes of Borgarfjörður, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, South Iceland, and more.
9 DAYS | 16 max guests
2021 & 2022 Departures Available

Day 1-3
USA, Reykjavík & Borgarnes
After an overnight flight, your Icelandic journey begins in Reykjavík. Spend your first day in Iceland at leisure getting to know your surroundings. Then, enjoy a city tour before departing to Borgarfjörður, known as the Saga Valley. See the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls, and wrap up the day with a lecture about the Northern Lights and searching for the lights later at night.
Northern Lights
Day 4
Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Travel to Snæfellsnes Peninsula, known for its landscapes made up of lava fields, volcanoes, glaciers, black and white beaches, and dramatic coastal cliffs. Visit the small fishing village of Grundarfjörður before joining a Hákarl preparation demonstration and exploring the depths of a lava tube. Learn some tips on how to photograph the Auroras as part of the Northern Lights Academy program.
Day 5-6
Golden Circle & South Iceland
After journeying the Hvalfjörður fjord, visit the UNESCO world heritage site at Þingvellir National Park. Arrive in Hella and search for the elusive Northern Lights. The next day, explore the Lava & Volcano Exhibition Center, Skógafoss waterfall, and Reynisfjara. End the day near Kirkjubæjarklaustur in the Vatnajökull National Park region, ideal for viewing the Northern Lights.
Day 7-9
Vatnajökull National Park, South Shore & Reykjavík
Admire the glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs at Jökulsárlón, then spend time at Vatnajökull National Park, Europe's largest national park, before ending your day with a Northern Lights film. Travel to Vík en route to Reykjavík, and then witness Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Enjoy a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon before ending your Iceland journey and transferring back to the USA the following day.
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† The Carefree Booking policy is not travel insurance. With our Carefree Booking policy, if you book one of our scheduled departures and decide later not to travel for any reason, you can transfer all payments you've made excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets, towards another available departure date or package, with no change fees or penalties. Alternately, you can choose to receive a future travel credit for all payments made, excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets; or you can choose to receive a refund for that same amount, minus a $99 per person future travel credit. You may use these credits anytime and they do not expire, but some restrictions apply. Travel protection premiums may be credited to your new tour provided: no claim is filed; (no vendor penalties such as Air, sea or rail etc have been incurred); and your new trip departs within 1 year of the cancellation of your original tour. Valid for bookings made on or after March 19, 2020. Offer may not be available on all packages, including private and custom group departures and Biblical Journeys. Changes or cancellations requested after final payment due date are subject to our regular change and cancellation fees & policies. For more information and some additional restrictions, see our terms & conditions.

†† $99 deposit available on select packages. Valid for new bookings only. Changes to your package, departure date, or flights may require an increased deposit. If you select our optional travel protection plan, the premium will be added to your deposit. See additional terms & conditions.

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