Iceland northern lights
- Discover the splendors of the Artic skies
Oct 31 to Nov. 10, 2020
The Northern Lights or Aura Borealis are a truly magnificent gift of nature. Observing the extraordinary colors dancing across the arctic sky is an unforgettable experience—and Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see them.
Join Dignity Travel as we experience the splendor of the Artic skies on this fully accessible and easy tour of Iceland. Our tour is based from the cosmopolitan city of Reykjavik where we are introduced to Icelandic culture. From the captivating Harpa Concert Hall, design shops on Skólavörðustígur Street, to fishing boats on the harbor, this is the perfect introduction to this creative and pulsating city. We then head away from the city lights in search of clear night skies and dancing lights.
We spend time immersed in mother nature’s elements as we explore the beautiful countryside of Iceland. From hot rivers, snowy peaks, to majestic waterfalls we will discover the ever changing and majestic landscape which is Iceland. As the winter sun retreats each day, we seek out the spectacular Northern Lights that paint dramatic shapes, colors, and patterns on the night sky.
You may ask why visit Iceland in November – two reasons really – the first is that one has a better chance to view the Aura Borealis in when it is dark. During the summer there is too much sunlight to view the Northern Lights. In November the average temperature is in the low to mid-40 degrees Fahrenheit range so it is not cold to visit. Remember, Iceland has the benefit of the Gulf Stream so even though it is far north it is not as cold as other locations on the same latitude.
$10,143.44* per person (double occupancy)
$13,519.78* per person (single occupancy)
Reservation deadline for this tour is Jul. 31, 2020
All itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice and are based on estimated group size. A deposit of $5,000 per person is required to confirm your reservation. If traveling as a single occupant a $7,000 deposit is required. All major credit cards accepted for deposit. Because this is a specialized tour, deposits are nonrefundable. Dignity Travel highly recommends the purchase of travel protection at the time of deposit payment. Deposits may also be credited for future travel arrangements. Final payment is due by Aug. 21, 2020
Dignity Travel will assist you with your flight arrangements and travel protection purchase.
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Itinerary at a glance
Arrive Reykjavik and transfer to 4-star hotel located in the city center so that you may experience everything the city has to offer with easy access.Dinner
Today we will tour Reykjavik the capital and most cosmopolitan city in Iceland. As the world’s most northerly capital it combines colorful buildings, quirky, creative people, eye-popping design and a capricious soul. We will also visit the National Museum which highlights the making of the Icelandic nation and its history. After dinner, we will depart the city to view the spectacular Northern Lights. (Weather permitting, the itinerary may be altered for another day – viewing of the Arora Borealis is not guaranteed. As anything with nature, there are no guarantees and weather is unpredictable.)Breakfast, Dinner
- Reykjavik/Gold Circle/Reykjavik
Today we depart on the famous Golden Circle tour of Iceland. This tour will allow you to experience some Iceland’s most stunning sights. Beginning with the Geyser geothermal area where the Strokkur geyser shoots a column of water up to nearly 100-feet into the air every 4 to 8 minutes in a thrilling display of nature’s forces. We will continue our tour with a visit to the Gullfoss or Golden Falls created by the river Hvítá, which tumbles and plunges into a crevice more than 100-feet deep. During the tour we will also see the Thingvellir National Park where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few inches per year. Along the way we will also rest and enjoy a special Icelandic lunch.Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Reykjavik/Blue Lagoon/Reykjavik
It is a relaxing day as we visit one of the wonders of the world – the Blue Lagoon. In a magnificent black-lava field, the milky-teal spa is fed water from the futuristic Svartsengi geothermal plant; with its silver towers, the roiling clouds of steam, and people daubed in white silica mud, it’s an otherworldly place. Bring your swimsuit and enjoy the healing waters. The lagoon is fully accessible with special wheelchair entrances into the water, changing rooms, showers and lifts. BDBreakfast, Dinner
Today we will visit the Sage Museum which recreates key moments in Icelandic history and the Northern Lights Museum which features a continuously running HD panoramic film of these amazing displays over Iceland. You will also have free time to enjoy shopping or relaxing and then we will enjoy a comedy show – How to Become an Icelandic in 60 Minutes- in the evening.Breakfast, Dinner
- Reykjavik/Southeast Coast/Reykjavik
We venture out of Reykjavik today and travel along the south coast of Iceland. We first will visit the Seljalandsfoss, a unique waterfall in the river Seljalandsá, with a path behind it at the bottom of the cliff, but with a thin cascade. It is the only known waterfall of its kind, where it is possible to walk behind it. The waterfall is very picturesque and therefore its photo can be found in many books and calendars. Then it is on to Skogafoss, which is one of the biggest and most beautiful waterfalls of the island. Due to the amount of spray the waterfall often produces a single or double rainbow on sunny days. We will continue on to Dyrhólaey, famous for its cliffs – a beautiful assembly of basalt columns forming arches, stairs and towers. Last but not least, we will visit Iceland’s southernmost village of Vik and one of the most popular tourist sites in Iceland.Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Our whale watching adventure begins at Reykjavik´s Old Harbor, just minutes away from the city center. The boat offers great comfort, a fantastic interior, large outside viewing decks and a safe accessible environment. The friendly guides, along with the captain and crew, will point out where to spot the whales and give interesting information about the different kinds of whales and seabirds you can expect to see. We will also visit the Whale Museum which features the largest whale exhibit in Europe. After time for some relaxation and then after dinner, we will depart the city to view the spectacular Northern Light. (Weather permitting, the itinerary may be altered for another day – viewing of the Arora Borealis and/or whales is not guaranteed. As anything with nature, there are no guarantees and weather is unpredictable.)Breakfast, Dinner
- Reykjavik/Bjarteyjarsandur Farm/Reykjavik
It is back to nature as we depart the city for the Bjarteyjarsandur Farm. The farm is located by the sea and there is a beautiful beach. On the farm, sheep and horses are raised, along with free running chickens, cats, dogs and special wool rabbits. Experiments are being made here with mussel farming as well. While on the farm we will experience rural life and interact with the local people. We will also enjoy an Icelandic food tasting lunch. Along the way we will also visit the Hraunfossar – Lava Falls – which are a beautiful and unusual natural phenomenon. Clear, cold springs of subterranean water seep through the lava and run as tiny waterfalls and rapids into the Hvita River.Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
We will spend are last full-day of the tour in Reykjavik. We will visit the world Famous Harpa Concert Hall and enjoy a classical Icelandic music in concert featuring some of the most beloved Icelandic songs, folksongs, hymns and national songs. The performers are young Icelandic musicians, many of whom have already been noticed for their work, both in Iceland and abroad. After the performance, we will tour the Maritime Museum.Breakfast, Dinner