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October 7th, 2023
(Departure from USA will be October 6th)


Here is the 2023 Itinerary Summary

Day 1: October 7th,2023: Arrival in Iceland – Blue Lagoon
Day 2: October 8th, 2023: Golden Circle
Day 3: October 9th, 2023: South Coast Tour
Day 4: October 10th,2023: Skaftafell , Glacier Lagoon
Day 5: October 11th,2023: Westman Islands
Day 6: October 12th,2023: Hellisheidi
Day 7: October 13th,2023: Reykjavik
Day 8: October 14th,2023: End of Main Tour and Departures

Add an optional night in Reykjavik and tour the Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Day 8: October 14, 2023: Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Day 9: October 15, 2023: End of Extended Tour and Departure
                                                                                                                                                                                  Download Detailed PDF Itinerary

Itinerary for 2023 Iceland Program 

October 6    USA/ REYKJAVÍK
(Friday)    Depart on an overnight flight to Reykjavík, Iceland
        Overnight flight (meals aloft)

(Saturday) Pick up at the airport and transfer to local restaurant for breakfast
        Visit “Bridge between the continents”, Gunnuhver, Blue Lagoon
        Welcome dinner in a private room at the hotel; wine included
        Hotel Grimsborgir, Selfoss  (B, L, D)

(Sunday) Breakfast and hotel check-out
        Visit Þingvellir, Geysir 
        Lunch at Friðheimar greenhouse
        Visit Gullfoss and Kerið volcanic crater
        Arrival and Dinner at the hotel, followed by aurora presentation by S&T rep
        Aurora watching and stargazing at hotel’s observatory
        Hotel Grimsborgir, Selfoss  (B, L, D)

(Monday) Breakfast at hotel
        Visit Seljalandsfoss, Lava Show, Reynisfjara, Dyrhólaey, Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon
        Arrival and Dinner at the hotel
        Aurora watching on hotel grounds
        Hotel Laki, Kirkjubæjarklaustur  (B, L, D)

(Tuesday) Breakfast at hotel
        Visit Skaftafell, Jökulsárlón, Skogafoss, Skogar Folk Museum
        Arrival and Dinner at the hotel
        Aurora watching and stargazing at hotel’s observatory
        Hotel Ranga, Hella  (B, L, D)


(Wednesday) Breakfast at hotel
        Ferry from Landeyjahöfn to Vestmanayaer (Heimaey Island)
        Visit Eldheimar Museum
        Ferry from Vestmanayaer to Landeyjahöfn 
        Arrival and Dinner at the hotel
        Aurora watching and stargazing at hotel’s observatory
        Hotel Ranga, Hella (B,L,D)

(Thursday) Breakfast and hotel check-out
        Visit Hellisheiði power station
        Lunch TBD
        Arrive at hotel
        Dinner (on your own)
        Aurora watching near Reykjavík (transfer to/from by bus; location TBD)
        Hotel Borg, Reykjavík (B, L)


(Friday) Breakfast at hotel
        Visit Hallgrimskirkja, Perlan observation deck, National Museum of Iceland
        Lunch (on your own)
        Free time in afternoon; free access to Settlement Exhibition (near hotel)
        Dinner at local restaurant
        Aurora watching near Reykjavík (transfer to/from by bus; location TBD)
        Hotel Borg, Reykjavík (B, D)

October 14    DEPART REYKJAVÍK (main tour only)
(Saturday) Breakfast and hotel check-out
        Transfer to the airport for flights home
        Assistance at the airport 
        (B, meals aloft)

October 14    SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA TOUR (extension tour only)
(Saturday) Breakfast 
        Visit Snæfellsjökull National Park (all day)
        Lunch at local restaurant
        Dinner at local restaurant
        Aurora watching near Reykjavík (transfer to/from by bus; location TBD)
        Hotel Borg, Reykjavík (B, L, D)

October 15    DEPART REYKJAVÍK  (extension tour only)
(Sunday) Breakfast and hotel check-out
        Transfer to the airport for flights home
        Assistance at the airport 
        Hotel Borg, Reykjavík (B, meals aloft)

Should you be leaving substantially earlier or later than the main group, individual transfers can be arranged for you, for a small extra fee.

We wish you a great trip home and hope you will bring back many great memories of Iceland. We look forward to seeing you in the Land of Fire and Ice again!

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Services Provided for 2023 Iceland Aurora Adventure Program (main tour)

•  Round-trip economy-coach airfare to and from Reykjavík for Sky & Telescope representative
•  All tour expenses (transportation, hotels, included meals, etc) for S&T representative
•  At-cost pricing for spouse/companion of S&T representative; does not include roundtrip international flights from U.S. to Reykjavík
•  Breakfast at Vikingarheimar (Viking World) on arrival day                                        
•  Comfort entrance at Blue Lagoon (stop for 1½ to 2 hours), subject to availability; includes use of towel, one free drink, silica mud mask                                        
•  Accommodation for 7 nights including breakfast:
            •  Hotel Grimsborgir  (2 nights)
            •  Hotel Laki  (1 night)
            •  Hotel Ranga (2 nights)
            •  Hotel Borg  (2 nights)
            •  prices include 300 ISK lodging tax per room per night and 11% VAT                          
•  Use of room for presentation, evening of Day 2                                                   
•  English-speaking guide for 6 days as per program (maximum 11 hours per day)
•  Single room for guide including breakfast, lunch and dinner outside of Reykjavík          
•  Coach and driver for 6 days as per program outside of Reykjavík (maximum 9 hours per day between 08:00-19:00; maximum 1,340 km in total)
•  Single room for driver including breakfast, lunch and dinner outside of Reykjavík
•  Five 2-course group lunches including coffee/tea*
•  Six 3-course group dinners including coffee/tea*
•  Complimentary glass of wine, beer, mixed bar drink or soft drink at Welcome Dinner and at Farewell Dinner (cocktails or premium alcohol is not included)
•  Golden Circle Guided tour (approx. 8 hours)
•  Ferry passage to Vestmannayaer (Westman Islands) and return
•  Entrance to Eldheimer exhibition, Vestmannayaer, Westman Islands
•  Entrance to Friðheimar geothermal greenhouse and horse stable
•  Entrance to LAVA show
•  Entrance to Kerið volcanic crater
•  Entrance to Skógar Folk Museum
•  Boat tour on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
•  Reykjavík City Tour (guided, approx. 3-4 hours with stops at Hallgrimskirkja, Perlan with entry fee to observation deck, and National Museum with entrance fee and guided group tour)
•  Open ticket for entrance to the Settlement Exhibition at the Reykjavík City Museum
•  Unguided transfer Reykjavík to Keflavík Airport on day of departure
•  Free WiFi on the coach

Additional Services Provided for Optional Program Extension to Snæfellsnes Peninsula
•  Accommodation at Hotel Borg for an additional night including breakfast
•  Coach, driver, and English-speaking guide for full-day tour of Snæfellsnes Peninsula
•  Entrance fees for Snæfellsjökull National Park
•  2-course lunch and 3-course dinner at local restaurants en route  

*Please inform us of any special dietary requirements including food allergies.

Not included:
Insurance - Highly recommended! (We can send you a quote)

  • International Airfare
  • Drinks with lunches and dinners other than coffee/tea and one complimentary drink at Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • Meals and refreshments not listed as included
  • Guide on day of departure from Reykjavik
  • Extra fees for porterage, grab & go breakfasts or lunches, room service, items of a personal nature
  • Unexpected fees introduced for access to nature sites on private land
  • Transfers for individual arrivals outside group times
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels (please request rates if you wish to add these services)
  • Gratuities to your guide and driver
  • Optional Tours
  • Room outside of normal check-in/check-out times
  • Anything else not mentioned under “included”

Tour notes: In rare cases a change of itinerary may be necessary during your program in Iceland should weather or road conditions prevent the operation of the scheduled itinerary. Certain outdoor activities may be cancelled. In this case no refund will be given, but a reasonable alternative will be substituted where and whenever possible.

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