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Includes: Round-trip airfare, three nights hotel, guided Golden Circle Tour, Northern Lights Tour, and more!

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1.  Northern lights in southern Iceland

2.  Gullfoss Waterfall in winter

3.  Strokkur geyser

4.  Relaxing in the Laugarvatn Geothermal steambaths

5.  Dinner at Linden Restaurant

 

Available Oct 1 - Dec 15, 2013 and Jan 6 - Apr 13, 2014  (Mon, Thu, Fri departures; available departure dates may vary by gateway)

This magical winter trip lets you combine a day of exploring famous natural wonders with an evening hunt for the elusive Aurora Borealis lights.  The group size is small, ensuring great interaction among travelers and the guide.  Enjoy the beauties of the Golden Circle region, followed by a relaxing dip in the new Laugarvatn geothermal steambaths.  After a delicious Icelandic dinner at Linden Restaurant, there's a chance to search for northern lights (weather permitting).

Price per person



           
Oct 1 - 31, 2013
Double Single Triple (Deluxe Double Room with Extra Bed) Extra Night Double Extra Night Single Extra Night Triple (Deluxe Double Room with Extra Bed)
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura $989* $1,193* $1,071* $89 $155 $109
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina $1,073* $1,361* n/a $115 $212 n/a
Hilton Hotel Reykjavik Nordica $1,094* $1,382* n/a $125 $219 na

 

Nov 1 - Dec 15, 2013 and Jan 6 - Apr 13, 2014
Double Single Triple (Deluxe Double Room with Extra Bed) Extra Night Double Extra Night Single Extra Night Triple (Deluxe Double Room with Extra Bed)
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura $945* $1,112* $1,040* $75 $125 $99
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina $1,000* $1,214* n/a $95 $162 n/a
Hilton Hotel Reykjavik Nordica $1,006* $1,205* n/a $95 $159 na

 

*Prices quoted are round-trip including all taxes and fees, and are based on availability. Additional baggage and optional service fees may apply.

Rates may be higher based on departure date and gateway

Day 1: Evening departure from North America

Day 2: Early morning arrival in Iceland.  On own transfer to hotel in Reykjavik.  Guaranteed check in by 10am. (only guaranteed for passengers on Icelandair Fly and Hotel packages; normal check-in is 2pm) Rest of the day open for your own activities.  Maybe you'll visit the hotel's relaxing Soley Spa to soak off the jet lag in the mineral water geothermal pool, hot tubs and steam rooms. 

Day 3:  Morning on your own.  11:30am departure on from Reykjavik on tour.  This is a tour that combines the famous Golden Circle with a visit to a geothermal spa with hot spring bathing, dinner and a chance to enjoy the natural magic of the northern lights!  The first part of this tour is devoted to the viewing of landscape and nature on the Golden Circle route. First , enjoy the nature and history of the old Viking parliament at Thingvellir National Park. Next , the tour heads to the Haukadalur area, the home of the great Geysir and the reliable Strokkur that erupts with 3 to 7 minutes intervals, spouting hot water up as high as 49 - 99 feet (15 - 30m). The magnificent Gullfoss is not far away and you will surely enjoy the sight of it cascading down the white colored HvítaRiver.

After enjoying these jewels of Icelandic nature it is time to experience Iceland’s geothermal power in another way with a visit to Laugarvatn Fontana spa with its natural steam baths and open air hot pools. Relaxing at this fountain of wellness will surely stir up an appetite.   Nourish your body with a dinner at the local restaurant Lindin, known for its award-winning, delicious chocolate mousse.  The chef is a member of  the Icelandic National Culinary Team.  After a delicious dinner made from ingredients from Icelandic nature, it's time to  start a search for the spectacular Aurora Borealis (sightings not guaranteed).   The tour will wind its way back to Reykjavik,  always on the lookout for those mysterious lights of the winter sky!

Tour is about 11- 12 hours.  Return to Reykjavik around midnight.

Day 4:  Day open for your own activities.  Perhaps you'll visit the spa and have a soothing soak in the geothermal waters.  (Admission pass for spa given at check in).  Maybe you'll explore local galleries and museums in the city.  Or take an invigorating horseback ride in beautiful lava field surroundings.   In the evening enjoy dinner at one of the city's many excellent restaurants (on your own).

Day 5:  Morning open for own activities.  On own transfer to airport for late afternoon departure to North America.

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura ****:
(formerly Icelandair Hotel Loftleidir)  The Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura guarantees early check in to travelers arriving on overnight flights from North America.  Check in guaranteed by 10am!  (only guaranteed for passengers on Icelandair Fly and Hotel packages ( normal check-in is 2pm)

Four-star Reykjavik accommodation show casing the best of Icelandic nature. Newly renovated Reykjavik Natura is close to the city center, in the quiet Oskjuhlid wooded area near the sea. The name of our hotel is inspired by the outstanding natural beauty that is on our doorstep. We are ISO 14001 certified as a green hotel.

The Natura is located next to Reykjavik landmark "the Pearl" and its surrounding woods and pleasant walking/cycling paths, and just a short walk from Nautholsvik thermal beach, where you can take a dip in a warmed lagoon of the North Atlantic, try some sea kayaking, or simply soak in a relaxing thermal hot tub (activities operate May - Aug). Our hotel also overlooks the nearby mountains and sea, as well as the city’s small domestic airport; spotting propeller planes as they come in to land is very popular with our younger guests! The hotel is close  (yet just far enough, many say!) to the excitement of Reykjavik’s historical city center. It takes less than 30 minutes by foot to reach this area; hotel offers a free shuttle bus several times a day. You can also take a free bus to the Kringlan Shopping Center to stock up on souvenirs.


Well-known for its welcoming and attentive staff, the newly renovated, elegant "green" hotel  offers a comfortable restaurant, cocktail lounge, beauty salon, the  elegant Soley Nature Spa, and a tour desk. Its 220 guest rooms feature private bath/shower with hair dryer, telephone, radio, and satellite TV. This hotel offers new Satt restaurant, a stylish cocktail lounge, gift shop,  free storytelling nights (Thursdays), complimentary Icelandic themed movies in the hotel cinema, and a  tour desk.

 Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ****
Located in the up and coming harbor district of Reykjavik, just a stone’s throw from the capital’s attractions, Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina invites you to experience affordable luxury and friendly service at its 108-room, three-storey hotel. Opening on April 19th 2012, the hotel is housed next to the sea in a completely renovated building that is a landmark among local residents. With an emphasis on blending the dynamic, creative atmosphere of this rapidly developing district with the country’s strong maritime tradition, which originates here in the old harbor, the hotel offers everyone the opportunity to see the capital at its most creative. 

The  hotel boasts of colorful and quirky design both inside and outside. You can always have a 24-hour selection of fresh food at Slipp Canteen. The lobby boasts of a cozy seating area, gift shop, tour booking service and a fun space to mingle or surf the internet and fireplace you can cuddle up to with your favorite book. Have a hearty breakfast at Slipp Café and a friendly drink at the Slipp Bar where you can experience Reykjavik like a local while enjoying exciting events. Watch Icelandic films at  the Slipp Screen and keep up your cardio at Slipp Gym. To sum up, you will be staying in a fun, funky and happening area in a vibrant neighborhood and we look forward to make your visit to the world’s northernmost capital an unforgettable one.

Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Hotel ****

The Hilton Reykjavik Nordica now guarantees early check in to travelers arriving on overnight flights from North America if booked through Icelandair.  Check in guaranteed by 10 am!  (only guaranteed for passengers on Icelandair Fly and Hotel packages; normal check-in is 2pm)

The contemporary Hilton Reykjavik Nordica hotel sits in the financial district of the capital and is only 5- 10 minutes’ walk from Laugar Spa,  the outdoor park, Laugardalur the Botanical Gardens and the biggest geothermal swimming pool in Iceland. This hotel features elegant Scandinavian design with a fireplace and cocktail lounge in the modern lobby, a stylish and award-winning restaurant, superb business and conference facilities and state-of-the-art spa and fitness center. With 252 rooms and suites, it is one of Iceland's largest hotels, with private bath/shower, hairdryer, telephone, radio, satellite TV and minibar. Free shuttle service is provided to the nearby city center.

The VOX Restaurant is the perfect meeting place for any occasion, whether it's to enjoy and extravagant meal at VOX Restaurant or a light meal at the VOX Biostro. VOX Restaurant is known for it spectacular lunch buffet and now, for the first time in Iceland, for its amazing High Tea, served at VOX Bar

The elegant NordicaSpa has soothing mineral salt hot tubs, aromatherapy steam rooms, and a Finnish sauna.

The spa offers the famous La Stone volcanic treatment. The hotel also has a superb Panorama Lounge offering the comforts and services sought by the discerning traveler.

  • Round-trip airfare on Icelandair from Boston, New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) Denver International Airport (DEN) and Seattle (SEA).
  • Three nights at hotel in Reykjavik
  • Scandinavian buffet breakfast (daily except arrival)
  • Special Guided tour of the Golden Circle region (Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir Spouting Hot Springs; 1-2 hours walking involved in the tour)
  • Admission and use of towel at Laugarvatn Fontana Steambaths
  • Dinner at the charming Lindin Restaurant near Fontana (famous for using locally grown, organic Icelandic ingredients and for its white chocolate mousse dessert)- it's a best kept local secret
  • Evening tour to view northern lights (sightings not guaranteed)

Also at the Hilton Nordica and the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura: 

  • Guaranteed early check-in fron 10am (not available at the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina)

Important :  Personal travel insurance is not included and is highly recommended.  It can be arranged through Allianz Global Assistance .

Minneapolis flights available through Oct 15, 2013. 

Newark flights available Oct 28 - Dec 15 and Feb 24 - Apr 13, 2014

Washington, DC flights available through Dec 15 and Mar 1 - Apr 13, 2014

  • Airport/hotel transfers (can be purchased online or in Iceland  (Round trip transfers are $45 per person)
  • Personal Travel insurance- as these packages are non refundable, travel insurance is strongly recommended.   Insurance can be purchased through Allianz Global Assistance
  • Minimum stay 3 nights, maximum stay 7 nights
  • Packages require that each night of your trip must be in hotels booked through Icelandair Holidays prior to departure
  • Additional hotel nights available only for the Hotel Reykjavik Natura/Hilton Hotel Reykjavik Nordica/Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina
  • Subject to availability and price change
  • Packages are non refundable
  • A $400 change fee per person applies to changes made up to 30 days before departure.  Bookings cannot be changed 29 days or less prior to departure
  • Northern lights are a natural phenomena and sightings cannot be guaranteed
  • Not suitable for children 11 and under
  • *Prices quoted are round-trip including all taxes and fees, and are based on availability. Additional baggage and optional service fees may apply.

Important :  Personal travel insurance is not included and is highly recommended.  It can be arranged through Allianz Global Assistance .

Additional terms and conditions may apply.  Full Icelandair package terms and conditions can be found here