SWIRCA & More presents…
Iceland's Magical Northern Lights
October 20 – 27, 2019
8 Days ● 11 Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
Book by 4/22/2019 & Save $100 Per Person:
Double $4,469; Double $4,369*
Single $5,114; Single $5,014;
Triple $4,429; Triple $4,329
For bookings made after Apr 22, 2019 call for rates.
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Evansville Regional Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers for groups of 10 or more
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $315 per person
Alternate gateways are available upon request
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air-inclusive package from EVV
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Collette’s Flagship: Collette’s tours open the door to a world of amazing destinations. Marvel at must-see sights, sample regional cuisine, stay in centrally located hotels and connect with new and captivating cultures. These itineraries offer an inspiring and easy way to experience the world, where an expert guide takes care of all the details.
- Explore Skogar Folk Museum, covering all aspects of Icelandic life.
- Experience the energy at the geothermal fields of Geysir and Strokkur.
- Learn about the volcanic nature of the island of Iceland during a visit to the Lava Exhibition Center.
- Search for nature's dazzling display on a northern lights cruise.
- See Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, filled with floating icebergs.
- Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water of the Blue Lagoon.
- Savor gourmet Icelandic cuisine at a popular local restaurant.
Highlights: Reykjavik, Northern Lights Cruise, Golden Circle, Thingvellir National Park, Geysir, Gullfoss, Vik, Seljalandsfoss, Skogar Folk Museum, Skógafoss, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Skaftafell National Park, Vatnajökull Glacier, Lava Exhibition Center, Blue Lagoon
Day 1: Sunday, October 20, 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: Monday, October 21, 2019, Reykjavík, Iceland Arrive today and enjoy some leisure time.
Day 3: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Reykjavik, Iceland - Tour Begins Your tour opens today in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city. Get acquainted with old town Reykjavik on a walking tour featuring Hallgrimskirkja church, city hall, the harbor, and Reykjavik’s oldest building, now home to the Kraum Icelandic design center. Tonight, gather with your fellow travelers 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 color that unfolds before your eyes.* (B, D)
Day 4: 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 5: 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 turf-built homes and an outstanding collection of artefacts 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 6: 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 7: Saturday, October 26, 2019, Vik - Lava Exhibition Center - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik Drive along the south shore towards the Reykjanes Peninsula, stopping at the Lava Exhibition Center 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 8: Sunday, October 27, 2019, Reykjavik - Tour Ends Depart for home with many incredible memories. (B)
Itinerary at a glance
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Days 2, 3 Centerhotel Midgardur, Reykjavík
Days 4 – 6 Hotel Katla Hofdabrekku, Vik
Day 7 Centerhotel Midgardur, Reykjavík
On some dates, alternate hotels may be used.
For important reservation information visit https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/864973. You can also find this information on your tour documents.