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Sky & Telescope Iceland Aurora Trip
April 7th, 2013

Sky & Telescope Iceland Aurora Trip

 

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ITINEARY 2013

 

Sky and Telescope Iceland Trip – April 7th, 2013 - 

Day 1:  Meet and greet upon arrive at Keflavik airport; private, escorted transfer to downtown Reykjavik hotel; Northern Lights evening tour; overnight

The Northern lights are caused by the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the North Pole. That creates this wonderful light effect, known as the Aurora Borealis.  The locations visited are different every tour since we go where it’s most likely to see the Northern Lights each day

Day 2:  Guided Reykjavik city sightseeing tour; Northern Lights evening tour; overnight

The Reykjavik Grand Excursion is a detailed and comprehensive introduction to Reykjavik's past and present. During this tour Reykjavik’s main attractions are highlighted on foot and by bus. The main landmarks, such as The Pearl, Hallgrímskirkja church, the harbour and the famous 101 Reykjavik neighbourhood are visited.

Day 3:  Guided Golden Circle day tour; lunch while on tour; Northern Lights evening tour; overnight

This is the classic tour of Iceland's natural wonders including Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir.   Walk around the world-famous Geysir area, a geothermal field where hot springs are in abundance, geysers explode and pools of mud bubble. View the mighty Gullfoss, queen of Iceland's waterfalls and finally, a visit to the Thingvellir National Park - the site of the oldest existing parliament in the world.

Day 4:  Day free in Reykjavik; evening Northern Lights cruise; overnight

Day 5:  Guided South Coast day tour; lunch while on tour; dinner at a seaside restaurant (Eyrarbakki or Stokkseyri); Northern Lights hunt enroute to Reykjavik; overnight

Explore the glaciers, waterfalls, black lava beaches and bird cliffs of South Iceland. This tour is ideal for nature lovers of all kinds. You will have an opportunity to stand behind the plummeting Seljalandsfoss waterfall, walk up to the Skógafoss waterfall and gaze at the formations.

Day 6:  Blue Lagoon day tour; lunch at the Blue Lagoon; group dinner in Reykjavik; Northern Lights evening tour; overnight

The Blue Lagoon's warm water and natural active ingredients; mineral salts, silica and blue green algae help you relax and unwind while the Blue Lagoon white silica mud gently cleanses and exfoliates the skin. Return times are always flexible.  Includes entrance fee and transfers from Reykjavik accommodation.

Day 7:  Escorted transfer to airport for check-in for flight home

Comments:

 

The location in the old section of town next to the harbour was an added bonus in that we could walk around to various restaurants and other sites very easily. We were not stuck in a remote location.

Iceland was a very pleasant surprise. I think that the visit would have been very much less rewarding without the commentary of our excellent guide, who seemed to know the history of every rock on the island. The weather wasn't awful by any means, but I would like to see Iceland in the summer, even though no dark means no aurora.


Only regret that we couldn't stay longer and see more of Iceland.

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