Tour Overview

Iceland's Northern Lights

Discover Iceland’s best-known national treasures, mystical northern lights, unique traditions, and dramatic landscapes of fire and ice with ancient volcanoes and grandiose glaciers. Begin at FlyOver Iceland with an exhilarating virtual journey over the country’s terrain and a guided tour of Reykjavik’s stunning city sights. Relax on a scenic cruise through Breidafjordur Bay and taste Viking sushi, fresh shellfish picked from pristine waters. Spend a day exploring the geological wonders within the Golden Circle including Gullfoss Waterfall, Geyser Hot Springs, and Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Delight your taste buds with savory regional dishes at Efstidalur and Fridheimer farms while learning about the importance of agriculture in this area. Travel along Reykjanes Peninsula for the world’s only view of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge above sea level. Soak up the famous rejuvenating geothermal spa, Blue Lagoon, and indulge in the included Comfort Package with a beverage and silica mud mask. We also learn about the northern lights and how to photograph them at Aurora Reykjavik, then search the night sky for magical auroras each night.

Hosted By: Trent Okerson

Meteorologist

WPSD TV

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The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Call 1-888-867-2190 to Book

You can earn a $100 Travel Show Credit good for your next trip with Holiday Vacations by simply clicking the photo to watch the online travel show! The show is about 10 minutes long and at the end, you'll have the ability to submit your contact information and receive a travel credit which can be applied to this or any Holiday Vacations tour. Get started now!

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Tour Highlights

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes:

Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 1 night at Fosshotel Reykjavik
  • 2 nights in the Reykholt region
  • 1 night in the Hveragerdi region
  • 1 night in Reykjavík before we return home
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Perlan Observatory
  • FlyOver Iceland
  • Aurora Reykjavik
  • Reykjavik city tour
  • Akranes Folk Museum
  • Deildartunguhver hot spring
  • Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls
  • Breidafjordur Bay cruise with Viking sushi tastings
  • Arnarstapi basalt cliffs and rock formations
  • Snaefellsjokull National Park
  • The Golden Circle of Natural Wonders
  • Efstidalur dairy farm
  • Fridheimar farm and greenhouse
  • Hveragerdi, the Hot Springs Capital of the World
  • Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa with included Comfort Package (beverage and silica mud mask)
  • Lake Kleifarvatn
Meals

13 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner in Reykjavik
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner in Reykjavik
Tour Date & Pricing

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

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Double

$5499

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Single

$6299

Request Booking Now

Final Payment Date: 07/16/2024

Day Itinerary

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to Iceland

Depart the USA for a restful overnight flight to Iceland.

Day 2 : Arrive in Iceland

We arrive early morning and enjoy a group breakfast. Afterward, we begin our exploration in the Land of Fire and Ice at FlyOver Iceland. Experience the ultimate introduction to this beautiful country with motion seating and a wraparound screen, simulating a flight over expansive mountains and glaciers. We also gaze upon the colorful, shimmering exterior of Harpa Concert Hall, take in beautiful panoramas of Reykjavik from the Perlan observation deck, and enjoy stunning views from the city’s best-known landmark, Hallgrimskirkja Church. Later, we check in to our hotel then gather for a fantastic Welcome Dinner and get to know our traveling companions.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 : Reykjavik

After breakfast, we’re off to enjoy more city sights of Reykjavik. Though one of the smallest capital cities in the world, it is brimming with adventures! Learn about the aurora borealis at Aurora Reykjavik and view Parliament, one of the oldest stone buildings in Iceland. Next, we descend under Whale Bay through an undersea tunnel to Folk Museum in Akranes where we view a vast collection of architecture, maritime exhibits, and artifacts. We then see Europe’s most powerful hot spring, Deildartunguhver, which provides water and geothermal heat for much of the area. Today’s adventure concludes with visiting two incredibly unique waterfalls: Hraunfossar, several creeks cascading down a wall of lava rocks creating a spectacular display of colors; and Barnafoss, cutting deep through a narrow canyon and steeped in mystery and folklore. Before dinner together this evening, we check in to our hotel for the next two nights, the perfect location to hunt for northern lights dancing above.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 : Breidafjordur Bay

Following breakfast, we travel to Stykkisholmur, a gateway city to several islands in Breidafjordur Bay. We embark on a maritime escapade, passing by hundreds of tiny islands and viewing quaint fishing villages. Revel in the opportunity to experience Viking sushi, where a large selection of shellfish is pulled straight from the pristine waters for tasting. Arriving at Arnarstapi, we walk along incredible stacked columnar basalt rock formations. We then visit Snaefellsjokull National Park to gaze upon the variety of landscapes, from moss-blanketed lava fields to jagged cliffs and pebbled beaches. We bid the bay farewell, then head back to our hotel for dinner and relaxation. Tonight, we have another opportunity to discover the mysterious aurora borealis.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 : Golden Circle of Natural Wonders

Today is brimming with history and extraordinary marvels, starting with the Golden Circle of Natural Wonders. Experience the power of Gullfoss Waterfall as glacial water thunders down a rugged canyon and stroll through Geysir Hot Springs area, packed with bubbling mud pits and explosive geysers including Strokkur, which spouts water 100 feet into the air like clockwork. Another highlight is Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world’s oldest ongoing parliament. Observe the dramatic landscape as it displays how the North American and Eurasian continental plates meet, creating geological phenomena such as bulging lava fields and glacial pools. We then learn about Iceland’s important dairy history while tasting regional delights at Efstidalur dairy farm, followed by a special lunch at Fridheimar farm. Afterward, we see how tomatoes are grown in greenhouses year-round and learn about the fascinating gaits of the famed Icelandic horses. We stay in the Hveragerdi region this evening and gaze upward for views of the spectacular aurora borealis.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Reykjanes Seacoast & Blue Lagoon

Rise and shine for a spectacular coastal drive along Reykjanes Peninsula, a UNESCO Global Geopark. Here we witness the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the only place in the world it is visible above sea level. Afterward, we visit Iceland’s most popular attraction, the Blue Lagoon. Soak in the mineral-rich seawater, naturally a constant 102°F. Don’t miss out on the included silica mud mask or experiencing the geothermal massage waterfall. We leave the Blue Lagoon feeling refreshed and energized. Enjoy sights of Lake Kleifarvatn, uniquely filled entirely by underground water. Later, we return to Reykjavik and enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 : Fly Home

We return home with fond memories of our adventures in Iceland.

Breakfast
Tour Map

Tour Map

Tour Map for Iceland's Northern Lights
Departure Cities

Departure Cities

WPSD TV Pickup Locations:

Marion, IL - Baymont Hotel

Paducah, KY - Country Inn & Suites By Carlson

St Louis, MO - St. Louis Lambert International Airport

Iceland's Northern Lights

Discover Iceland’s best-known national treasures, mystical northern lights, unique traditions, and dramatic landscapes of fire and ice with ancient volcanoes and grandiose glaciers. Begin at FlyOver Iceland with an exhilarating virtual journey over the country’s terrain and a guided tour of Reykjavik’s stunning city sights. Relax on a scenic cruise through Breidafjordur Bay and taste Viking sushi, fresh shellfish picked from pristine waters. Spend a day exploring the geological wonders within the Golden Circle including Gullfoss Waterfall, Geyser Hot Springs, and Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Delight your taste buds with savory regional dishes at Efstidalur and Fridheimer farms while learning about the importance of agriculture in this area. Travel along Reykjanes Peninsula for the world’s only view of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge above sea level. Soak up the famous rejuvenating geothermal spa, Blue Lagoon, and indulge in the included Comfort Package with a beverage and silica mud mask. We also learn about the northern lights and how to photograph them at Aurora Reykjavik, then search the night sky for magical auroras each night.

The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Call 1-888-867-2190 to Book

You can earn a $100 Travel Show Credit good for your next trip with Holiday Vacations by simply clicking the photo to watch the online travel show! The show is about 10 minutes long and at the end, you'll have the ability to submit your contact information and receive a travel credit which can be applied to this or any Holiday Vacations tour. Get started now!

EACC

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes:

Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 1 night at Fosshotel Reykjavik
  • 2 nights in the Reykholt region
  • 1 night in the Hveragerdi region
  • 1 night in Reykjavík before we return home
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Perlan Observatory
  • FlyOver Iceland
  • Aurora Reykjavik
  • Reykjavik city tour
  • Akranes Folk Museum
  • Deildartunguhver hot spring
  • Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls
  • Breidafjordur Bay cruise with Viking sushi tastings
  • Arnarstapi basalt cliffs and rock formations
  • Snaefellsjokull National Park
  • The Golden Circle of Natural Wonders
  • Efstidalur dairy farm
  • Fridheimar farm and greenhouse
  • Hveragerdi, the Hot Springs Capital of the World
  • Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa with included Comfort Package (beverage and silica mud mask)
  • Lake Kleifarvatn
Meals

13 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner in Reykjavik
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner in Reykjavik

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Request Booking Now

Double

$5499

Single

$6299

Final Payment Date: 07/16/2024

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to Iceland

Depart the USA for a restful overnight flight to Iceland.

Day 2 : Arrive in Iceland

We arrive early morning and enjoy a group breakfast. Afterward, we begin our exploration in the Land of Fire and Ice at FlyOver Iceland. Experience the ultimate introduction to this beautiful country with motion seating and a wraparound screen, simulating a flight over expansive mountains and glaciers. We also gaze upon the colorful, shimmering exterior of Harpa Concert Hall, take in beautiful panoramas of Reykjavik from the Perlan observation deck, and enjoy stunning views from the city’s best-known landmark, Hallgrimskirkja Church. Later, we check in to our hotel then gather for a fantastic Welcome Dinner and get to know our traveling companions.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 : Reykjavik

After breakfast, we’re off to enjoy more city sights of Reykjavik. Though one of the smallest capital cities in the world, it is brimming with adventures! Learn about the aurora borealis at Aurora Reykjavik and view Parliament, one of the oldest stone buildings in Iceland. Next, we descend under Whale Bay through an undersea tunnel to Folk Museum in Akranes where we view a vast collection of architecture, maritime exhibits, and artifacts. We then see Europe’s most powerful hot spring, Deildartunguhver, which provides water and geothermal heat for much of the area. Today’s adventure concludes with visiting two incredibly unique waterfalls: Hraunfossar, several creeks cascading down a wall of lava rocks creating a spectacular display of colors; and Barnafoss, cutting deep through a narrow canyon and steeped in mystery and folklore. Before dinner together this evening, we check in to our hotel for the next two nights, the perfect location to hunt for northern lights dancing above.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 : Breidafjordur Bay

Following breakfast, we travel to Stykkisholmur, a gateway city to several islands in Breidafjordur Bay. We embark on a maritime escapade, passing by hundreds of tiny islands and viewing quaint fishing villages. Revel in the opportunity to experience Viking sushi, where a large selection of shellfish is pulled straight from the pristine waters for tasting. Arriving at Arnarstapi, we walk along incredible stacked columnar basalt rock formations. We then visit Snaefellsjokull National Park to gaze upon the variety of landscapes, from moss-blanketed lava fields to jagged cliffs and pebbled beaches. We bid the bay farewell, then head back to our hotel for dinner and relaxation. Tonight, we have another opportunity to discover the mysterious aurora borealis.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 : Golden Circle of Natural Wonders

Today is brimming with history and extraordinary marvels, starting with the Golden Circle of Natural Wonders. Experience the power of Gullfoss Waterfall as glacial water thunders down a rugged canyon and stroll through Geysir Hot Springs area, packed with bubbling mud pits and explosive geysers including Strokkur, which spouts water 100 feet into the air like clockwork. Another highlight is Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world’s oldest ongoing parliament. Observe the dramatic landscape as it displays how the North American and Eurasian continental plates meet, creating geological phenomena such as bulging lava fields and glacial pools. We then learn about Iceland’s important dairy history while tasting regional delights at Efstidalur dairy farm, followed by a special lunch at Fridheimar farm. Afterward, we see how tomatoes are grown in greenhouses year-round and learn about the fascinating gaits of the famed Icelandic horses. We stay in the Hveragerdi region this evening and gaze upward for views of the spectacular aurora borealis.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Reykjanes Seacoast & Blue Lagoon

Rise and shine for a spectacular coastal drive along Reykjanes Peninsula, a UNESCO Global Geopark. Here we witness the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the only place in the world it is visible above sea level. Afterward, we visit Iceland’s most popular attraction, the Blue Lagoon. Soak in the mineral-rich seawater, naturally a constant 102°F. Don’t miss out on the included silica mud mask or experiencing the geothermal massage waterfall. We leave the Blue Lagoon feeling refreshed and energized. Enjoy sights of Lake Kleifarvatn, uniquely filled entirely by underground water. Later, we return to Reykjavik and enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 : Fly Home

We return home with fond memories of our adventures in Iceland.

Breakfast

Tour Map

Tour Map for Iceland's Northern Lights

Departure Cities

WPSD TV Pickup Locations:

Marion, IL - Baymont Hotel

Paducah, KY - Country Inn & Suites By Carlson

St Louis, MO - St. Louis Lambert International Airport