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Incredible Iceland & Northern Lights

REYKJAVIK & VIK

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  • Duration: 7 days
  • Price: from $2,299

 

   Save up to $1000 per couple!!!

For a limited time only save up to $1000 per couple on this remarkable journey to incredible Iceland with an amazing opportunity to see the Northern Lights! Reserve by October 31, 2018 to qualify for the early booking discount. Space is limited so please reserve early for your vacation in Iceland!

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Itinerary at a glance Tour Highlights Your Iceland tour package includes
  • Overnight flight on Icelandair
  • 2 nights in Reykjavik
  • 1 night in Vik (South Iceland)
  • 2 nights in Reykjavik
  • Return flight on Icelandair
  • Opportunities to See Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)* 
  • Reykjavik City Sightseeing
  • Black sand Beaches (Vik)
  • Seljalandsfoss & Skogarfoss Waterfalls (Near Vik)
  • Gulfoss
  • Geysir
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Blue Lagoon (Near Reykjavik)

* Note: Northern Lights sightings cannot be guaranteed, and the scheduled excursion from Reykjavik might be rescheduled locally due to weather conditions in order to maximize the chances of seeing the Northern Lights. You will also have an excellent opportunity in the remote Vik area in the countryside of South Iceland to see them.

  • Round-trip, non-stop flight on Icelandair from New York (add $100 from Seattle)*
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Ground transportation
  • Accommodations at centrally-located, Scandinavian-style hotels (simple)
  • 8 meals: 6 breakfasts (B) and 2 dinners (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Experienced, English speaking guides

* Note: Icelandair does not provide meal service on the flight. You may purchase a meal on the flight, or eat dinner prior to departure. Also, as the flight is short, try to sleep as much as possible on the flight as to avoid jet lag.

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Guided Tour Pricing

Pricing includes land and airfare

(Land only pricing available upon request)

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Oct 25

Oct 31

$ 2299

$ 2399

$ 2799

Nov 1

Nov 7

$ 2399

$ 2499

$ 2899

Nov 8

Nov 14

$ 2399

$ 2499

$ 2899

Dec 13

Dec 19

$ 2399

$ 2499

$ 2899

2019

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Jan 3

Jan 9

$ 2399

$ 2499

$ 2899

Jan 17

Jan 23

$ 2399

$ 2499

$ 2899

Feb 7

Feb 13

$ 2299

$ 2399

$ 2799

Mar 7

Mar 13

$ 2299

$ 2399

$ 2799

Mar 21

Mar 27

$ 2299

$ 2399

$ 2799

Apr 4

Apr 10

$ 2349

$ 2449

$ 2849

* Note: Northern Lights sightings cannot be guaranteed, and the scheduled excursion from Reykjavik might be rescheduled locally due to weather conditions in order to maximize the chances of seeing the Northern Lights. You will also have an excellent opportunity in the remote Vik area in the countryside of South Iceland to see them!
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is $429.
Seattle (SEA) Departures: Add $100
BUSINESS CLASS UPGRADE:
Add $1500 from JFK and add $1600 from SEA (note: upgrade on request)
Reservations and Payments 
Reservations for your tour to Iceland can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of $300 per person non-refundable, non-transferable deposit (by check) which must be received within 7 days of reservation. Full payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. For your Iceland vacation complete booking information and terms & conditions click here.
Day 1
Depart USA.
Your journey to Iceland begins with a non-stop overnight flight from the U.S. to Reykjavik, Iceland on Icelandair. Icelandair does not provide meal service on this flight. You may purchase a meal on the flight, or eat dinner prior to departure. Also, as the flight is short, try to sleep as much as possible on the flight as to avoid jet lag.
Day 2
Arrive in Reykjavik/Welcome Breakfast/City Tour/Northern Lights Excursion.
An early morning arrival in Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital that is known for its creative soul and eye-popping design. With a population of around 120,000, Reykjavik is one of the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world. You’ll be greeted at the airport and escorted to a restaurant at a nearby village for your welcome breakfast. During breakfast, you’ll receive an orientation briefing and get introduced to your group. Following breakfast, you’ll head straight to the capital for your panoramic Reykjavik city tour and take in the city’s major attractions. Highlights include the old town, the Parliament, the Cathedral, the harbor, the national museum, the Laugadalur swimming, the Asmundur Sveinsson Sculpture museum, the Pearl, the Hofoi House, and the city’s main landmark, the Hallgrimskirkja. Then, transfer to your centrally located hotel to check in and enjoy the afternoon / early evening at leisure. Later this evening, if the weather cooperates, embark on an included Northern Lights (or Aurora Borealis) excursion in search of the entrancing and magical display of beautiful colors dancing across the night sky. Please note that there is no guarantee that you will see the Northern Lights during your trip, but smarTours will make every effort to help you experience it. If the forecast is suboptimal this evening, your Reykjavik Northern Lights excursion will be rescheduled for another evening. And don’t forget, your overnight stay in the remote village of Vik in South Iceland is the best opportunity to see the Northern Lights at their best. CenterHotel Plaza or Hotel Klettur or similar (B)
Day 3
Reykjavik/Optional Wonders of Snaefellsnes Excursion.
Wake up in Iceland’s capital city and enjoy a buffet breakfast at your centrally-located hotel. You can enjoy a day at leisure for independent sightseeing in or around Reykjavik, or you can join a fascinating full day optional excursion where you’ll discover the Snaefellsnes peninsula in the west of Island with its white and black sand beaches, bird cliffs, spectacular mountains, volcanic craters and charming fishing villages. The spectacular Snaefellsnes peninsula has captured the attention of people across the globe, as it was featured in the famous science fiction novel “Journey to the Center of the Earth” and in the critically acclaimed movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” starring Ben Stiller. There are several additional exciting optional tours available to book as well. (B)

Day 4
Reykjavik/Seljalandsfoss & Skogarfoss Waterfalls/Black Sand Beaches/Vik/Northern Lights Experience.
After breakfast, begin your journey through the stunning landscapes of Iceland’s south coast. This is the land of Njal’s Saga, a region of breathtaking scenery and legendary stories. During your guided excursion, you’ll encounter the wonderful variety of the south: from the wide plains formed by glacial rivers to the dramatic sea cliffs of Dyrholaey to the spectacular waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss. Along the way, you’ll also savor unforgettable views of the Hekla and Eyjafjallajokul volcanoes and the beautiful village of Vik, Arrive at your countryside hotel, where you’ll check in and then enjoy an included dinner at the hotel. Later this evening, simply leave your hotel room for an excellent opportunity to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in this remote part of Iceland. Vik is considered to be one of the most magical places to take in a Northern Lights experience. Hotel Katla or similar (B,D)
Day 5
Vik/Geysir/Gulfoss/Thingvellir/Reykjavik.
Following breakfast this morning, depart for a journey through some of Iceland’s most spectacular and noteworthy sights as you make your way back to Reykjavik. Your first highlight of the day is the hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur, a magical shot spring that spouts every few minutes. Get your cameras ready for an exciting show! Onwards to Gulfoss (translated as “Golden Falls”), Iceland’s most famous and impressive waterfall featuring a spectacular double cascade. Your next stop is Thingvellir National Park, where the ancient Viking parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake. Here, you can also witness the geological phenomenon of tectonic plates coming apart. Later, return to your centrally-located hotel in Reykjavik and enjoy an evening at leisure. CenterHotel Plaza or Hotel Klettur or similar (B)
Day 6
Reykjavik/Reykjanes Peninsula/Blue Lagoon/Farewell Dinner.
Today, you will combine a tour of the fascinating area beyond Reykjavik with a reviving visit to one of Iceland’s most astonishing natural wonders. Your tour explores: Hafnarfjordur town, built on an ancient lave flow; the otherworldly surroundings of Lake Kleifarvatn; Krisuvik, a geothermal field; and the port town of Grindavik. You will also have the chance to explore Gunnuhver geothermal area and Reykjanesviti light house. A visit to the Blue Lagoon will give you a warm and relaxing end of the day. The Blue Lagoon itself is a unique gift of nature, it’s electric blue water set in a black lava field. You’ll enjoy a reviving bathe in the mineral rich geothermal water before heading back to Reykjavik! This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your group where you’ll celebrate your experience in incredible Iceland. (B,D)
Day 7
Reykjavik/Harpa Concert Hall/USA.
A morning at leisure before checking out of your hotel. Before noon, your guide will lead you on a short walk to the Harpa Concert Hall, opened in 2011. The building is the first purpose-built concert hall in Reykjavík and houses the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the offices of The Icelandic Opera. You will enjoy a guided tour before departing for the airport for your return flight home. Your memorable journey comes to an end as you touch down in the USA later today. (B)

Optional Tours

To enhance and make your visit to Iceland more complete and memorable, your tour guide will offer optional tours during your stay. Additional optional tours will be added for your enjoyment, and the optional tours listed below may not be available on all departure dates. Payment should be made by cash in U.S. dollars or local currency. You may also pay with credit card, which may result in service fees. All rates are approximates and are subject to change based on fluctuation of exchange rates and supplier rates. Note that optional tours are non-refundable.

Reykjavik

Day 3: Wonders of Snaefellsnes Excursion (Approx $190 per person, transfers included)
Join a fascinating full day optional excursion where you’ll discover the Snaefellsnes peninsula in the west of Island with its white and black sand beaches, bird cliffs, spectacular mountains, volcanic craters and charming fishing villages. The spectacular Snaefellsnes peninsula has captured the attention of people across the globe, as it was featured in the famous science fiction novel “Journey to the Center of the Earth” and in the critically acclaimed move “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” starring Ben Stiller.

Reykjavik

Day 3: Take a Walk on the Ice Side (Approx $240per person, transfers included)
A glacier walk is a great way to experience Icelandic nature and a tour to Solheimajokull glacier is an ideal way to spend the day. On the two hour drive from Reykjavik, you will pass under the famous Eyjafjallajokull volcano. Just east of the volcano lies Solheimajokull, an outlet glacier from Myrdalsjokull, Iceland’s fourth largest glacier. There, you will go on a safe and easy glacier walk up onto the ice field. As we explore the wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges, and deep crevasses, you will learn more and more about these disappearing giants. Our experienced mountain guides will teach you how to use basic glacier equipment necessary for this tour. On the way back, we will stop at the picturesque waterfalls, Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss. .

Reykjavik

Day 3: Lava Tube Caving (Approx $115per person, transfers included)
This guided tour lets you explore the hidden underground system of lava caves. You will be equipped with lights and caving gear, as you enjoy the display of colors, shapes and textures, while the guide tells stories of trolls, elves and outlaws. The caves were untouched for thousands of years and offer a unique experience. Lava tube caving is the exploration of tube like caves hidden right under our feet in the vast fields of ancient lava that covers much of Iceland. You will get to experience moments of profound serenity in an alien environment on this adventurous tour. .

Trip Preparation

NOTE ON TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURE

Iceland is one of the most spectacular destinations on earth, yet the tourism infrastructure remains underdeveloped relative to other European destinations and typical American standards. In particular, the hotels in Iceland are much more basic in their amenities and typically have smaller rooms than what you might be accustomed to. That said, smarTours has planned an exciting, breathtakingly beautiful trip to Iceland with clean, comfortable, and centrally-located hotels to help you enjoy your stay!

FLIGHT INFORMATION

Your flights from the USA to Iceland and back are on Icelandair.  We recommend that you check-in 3 ½ hours before departure. 

Date Airline JFK SEA

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2018: Oct. 25 Icelandair 8:00pm 7:00pm

4:00pm

6:00pm
2018: Nov. 1 Icelandair 8:30pm 6:15pm

3:30pm

5:00pm
2018: Nov. 8 Icelandair 7:30pm 6:15pm

2:30pm

5:00pm
2018: Dec. 13
2019: Jan. 3, Jan. 17, Feb. 7, Feb. 21
Icelandair 7:30pm 6:15pm

3:00pm

5:00pm
2019: Mar. 7 Icelandair 7:30pm 7:15pm

3:00pm

6:00pm
2019: Mar. 21 Icelandair 8:30pm 7:15pm

3:30pm

6:00pm
2019: Apr. 4 Icelandair 8:00pm 7:00pm

3:30pm

6:00pm

Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing immigration and customs if you are planning a connecting flight.  We recommend at least 3 ½ hours.  Please keep in mind that flight schedules are always subject to change.

ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT

Icelandair does not assign seats in advance. Seat assignment can only be arranged upon check -in at the airport.

LAND ONLY TRAVELERS

International flights to/from the U.S. are not included. Land only travelers are responsible for arranging the entry and exit flights, as well as their arrival and departure transfers. smarTours cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by air schedule changes and delays. Unused land services are non-refundable.

Main Tour: Land only services start with your independent check in at your hotel in Reykjavik on Day 2 of the itinerary listed on our tour page. Land Only services end after the guided tour of the Harpa Concert Hall on Day 7 of the itinerary listed on our tour page. If you wish to join the welcome breakfast and orientation briefing followed by a panoramic Reykjavik city tour, we recommend that you make your own arrangements to arrive at the Restaurant Vitinn (address: Vitatorg 7, 245 Sandgeroi, tel: (+354 423 7755) by 7:45am on Day 2.

PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION

You must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel.  Visa not required for American passport holders. Non U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates as to the most current visa requirements to all their travel destinations. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.

TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS

Your airline tickets along with final instructions and additional travel tips will be sent to you 10 – 7 days before the scheduled departure of your tour.  Please make sure to advise us in case your address changes.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

Immunizations are NOT currently required; however, you should consult your personal physician, local public health authorities or the Center of Disease Control (CDC) as to their suggestions.

CLIMATE

During the winter months, the temperature ranges from the mid 20’s to the mid 30’s, and during the spring and fall, the temperature ranges from 30 to 50 degrees. Daylight hours vary greatly depending on the time of year, with 9-13 hours of daylight in September, October, & March, and 4-7 hours of daylight in between November through February.

NON-INCLUDED MEALS

Your tour guide will be happy to offer suggestions for restaurants for non-included meals. The average cost for dinner (excluding drinks) in a restaurant is about $40 – $80 per meal per person. Your hotel will accept credit cards for your non-included meals. 

CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY

Hotels and most stores accept major credit cards.  However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency.  Your hotels will be able to exchange for you cash to local currency. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.

BAGGAGE

Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage (suitcase maximum 44 pounds) and one carry-on piece not to exceed 18”x10”x8”. We recommend that you do not over-pack and that you take a variety of separates with climate and comfort in mind.

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by Sheridyn Morgan on Blank Business Name
Iceland

We were on the middle October 2017 tour. Our tour guide, Oli, MADE us stay out on the tour the first night that we were there--for some of us having stayed up for nearly 24 hours--BUT--he was right we had views of the Northern Lights that never appeared another night--He was great--I loved all the tales of the Trolls and Hidden People--he was very informed about all the things that make Iceland so special. Plan to go back.
The worst part of the whole trip was my getting called out--cataracts and all--for extra scrutiny at the Reyjavik airport--and that the overnight at JFK was unbearable--except for watching some Peruvians in native costume--recognized from our trip to Macchu Picchu --who were waiting on a flight.--Hated that part of it all--the connection--but loved the trip itself.

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