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6 Days
Availability : August 27 - September 1, 2022
Keflavík International Airport (KEF)
Keflavík International Airport (KEF)
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 10
Tour Details

Introduction

Aurora Borealis, The Stokkur Geyser, The Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Waterfalls, The “Blue Lagoon”, Whales and much more besides. A six day Iceland based adventure in the company of professional photographers and veteran Aurora chasers, Andy Keen and Alex Keen.

Aptly dubbed “The Land of Ice and Fire”, Iceland’s very foundations lies upon centuries of Geothermal, Volcanic and Tectonic activity.

Lying directly on top of the boundaries of the American and Eurasian tectonic plates, Iceland’s landscape is, as one can imagine, a marvel of nature. With its towering mountains; ancient glaciers, dramatic fissures and fertile tundras,

Iceland stands out as a veritable “Land before time”. During this adventure, you will visit many of Iceland’s most incredible features such as Gullfoss (one of Iceland’s largest and most dramatic waterfalls) and the Strokkur Geyser (a regularly erupting geyser resulting of the constant subterranean activity). You will also pay a visit to Þingvellirvatn and the Þingvellir National Park, a site that is not only culturally and religiously significant to the Icelandic people but is also the point at which the tectonic plates are pulling apart. Finally you will visit The Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon: a natural wonder of Iceland with enormous icebergs over 1000 year old breaking off from the Vatnajökull glacier and drifting silently into the lake.

With its vibrant, cultured residents; dramatic, “national geographic” landscapes, artisan built capital city and natural wonders, Iceland is already a photographers paradise.

As you can see from the itinerary below this tour is absolutely packed with activities. We are fully aware that people travel thousands of miles to visit this beautiful island and, as such, we want our guests to experience and to see as much as possible.

Experience Can Make All The Difference Between Success And Failure

Hence the Team's 95% Success Rate

Andy Keen and his team of fellow Northern Lights chasers have over 10 years’ experience of intercepting the Aurora for their clients: in multiple locations across Scandinavia and often in rapidly-changing weather conditions. Their proven track record, in-depth knowledge and photographic expertise ensure you stand the best possible chance of seeing and capturing the Aurora in-camera.

Although nobody can offer a 100% cast iron guarantee that the Aurora will be visible in the night sky (which can be due to multiple factors including; local weather conditions and low levels of solar activity on any particular given night, for example,) what we are able to say in complete confidence is that ever since this particular team started leading tours way back in 2010, 95% of their guests have seen the Aurora during their stay, and very often not just once but rather on multiple occasions. In essence, Andy and his team live and breathe the Aurora and you can rest assured that they shall not only wish to share that passion with you, but that they will also be doing their level best to fulfil your dream – possibly a lifelong dream – of seeing it.

Securing your place(s) on this tour

The maximum number of people permitted on this tour is 9 and therefore, if it’s of interest to you, then we’d suggest that you secure your place(s) at your earliest convenience. In order to do this we would kindly ask that you pay a deposit amounting to 10% of the total tour cost via our secure online payment gateway. The balance should be paid 12 weeks prior to the tour start date.

Please note that the minimum overall group required for the tour to operate is five in total.

Tour Start & Return Location

Keflavík International Airport (KEF)

Tour Start Time

18:00 hrs.

Price Includes

  • 5 nights accommodation (Bed & Breakfast basis)
  • Return airport transfers (airport to accommodation and vice-versa)
  • A full day escorted coach tour of the "Golden Circle" (8 hours)
  • A full day escorted tour to the Jökulsárlón Glacier (14 hours)
  • A guided tour of Reykjavik by coach in which you will learn about the rich culture of the city and the artisans who built it.
  • 2 nights' Aurora chasing in the company of Andy Keen and Alex Keen
  • Return coach transfer to the Geothermal “Blue Lagoon”. If you wish to bathe in the geothermally-heated, mineral rich waters there will be an additional entrance fee of approximately £30. Bathing suits and towels can also be rented there.
  • Whale safari

Price Excludes

  • Flights
  • Food (other than breakfasts)You're free to choose from a wide selection of Reykjavik's many restaurants and cafés
  • Private medical & travel insurance
Travel Safe During Covid-19

What To Expect
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary

Day 1Arrivals and check in.

Airport transfers will be arranged in accordance with flight arrival and departure times.

Day 2Whale Watching, Reykjavik Grand City Tour & Aurora Chasing

07:00 – 09:00 Breakfast

10:00 – 13:00 Whale Watching

(Rendezvous in hotel lobby at 09:30 ready for departure)

Enjoy a sail out in one of the largest whale watching boats in Iceland. The big and sturdy whale watching boat Andrea, provides you with extra comfort, fantastic interior and seating areas, large outside viewing decks, a safe family friendly environment and a café & souvenir shop on-board.

Expert guides and a friendly crew will welcome you aboard, share with you interesting information about different kinds of whales and seabirds you may expect to see on your tour and will teach you how to spot whales out in the bay. With an on-board display of whale teeth, bones, baleen, plankton nets and a microscope, this tour truly is a hands-on floating Whale Watching classroom with an educational & interactive focus!

The company which operates this excursion proudly follows the IceWhale code of conduct to respect & protect the nature of Iceland.

15:00 – 16:00 Reykjavik Grand City Tour
(By coach and in the company of a local driver / guide)

This guided tour gives you the highlights of Iceland´s capital city in just three hours. We visit Hallgrímskirkja church; The Pearl with its fabulous viewing deck; Reykjavík City Hall; and pass by Höfði House where Reagan and Gorbachev met in 1986 to begin the process of ending the Cold War. We also drive through the city centre, the harbour area, the University campus, past the Elliðaár river, and through Laugardalur valley. Our expert guide provides all the essential information regarding Reykjavík´s rich culture, history and natural environment.

17:00 – 19:30 Free time

20:00 – 00:00 Aurora chasing with Andy Keen & Alex Keen

Day 3The Golden Circle Tour: Geysers, Waterfalls, Tectonic Plates

07:00 – 08:30 Breakfast

09:00 – 17:00

The Golden Circle Tour
(By coach and in the company of a local driver / guide)

(Rendezvous at 08:30 ready for departure)

Today you will join the Golden Circle tour, which allows you to visit some of Iceland’s most stunning sights, starting with the Geysir geothermal area where the Strokkur geyser shoots a column of water up to 30 metres (98 ft.) into the air every 4-8 minutes in a thrilling display of nature’s forces. The visit continues with Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, created by the river Hvítá, which tumbles and plunges into a crevice some 32 m (105 ft.) deep. The Golden Circle tour also includes the historical and geological wonder that is Þingvellir National Park, where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimetres per year. Additionally, the tour includes a visit to the Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation centre, where you can learn about the magic behind growing delicious, pesticide free tomatoes and cucumbers with the aid of the geothermal heat that Iceland has in abundance.

There will be an opportunity to purchase lunch during the day.

Once you arrive back at the hotel you will have an evening at leisure.

Day 4Blue Lagoon & Aurora Chasing

07:00 – 09:00 Breakfast followed by a morning at leisure

14:00 – 17:15 A Visit to Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon

(Rendezvous at 13:30 ready for departure)

This afternoon you shall pay a visit to Iceland’s famous “Blue Lagoon”. There will be an opportunity to photograph the geothermal pools, algae and sulphur enriched water. Entrance passes to bathe in the Blue Lagoon can be purchased from reception upon arrival and, if required, bathing costumes, gowns and towels can be rented at additional cost.

18:00 – 19:30 Free time

20:00 – 00:00 Aurora chasing with Andy Keen & Alex Keen

Day 5The Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

As today will be a very early start, we shall arrange for a breakfast box for you to take onboard the coach.

A full day excursion to the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon (14 hours)
(By coach and in the company of a local driver / guide)

(Rendevzous at 07:00 ready for departure)

En route to the lagoon you will see some of Iceland’s most magnificent scenery, including the tallest mountain in Iceland, Hvannadalshnjúkur, and the sprawling black sand desert between Skaftafell National Park and the lagoon itself.

At the Lagoon you will have the option (approximately £30) to join a boat in order to sail amongst the gigantic icebergs.

Day 6A Fond Farewell

07:00 – 09:00 Breakfast

Airport transfers shall be arranged in accordance with flight departure times.

Tour Ends

Notes

* Please note that this itinerary may be subject to modification depending upon local weather conditions on any given day, as well as levels of Solar activity during the evening hours. We are sure that you’ll appreciate that in order to maximise the chances of seeing the Northern Lights that we always have to work alongside Nature, and therefore have to remain fairly flexible.

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