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This incredible Northern Lights photo was taken by Jónína Guðrún Óskarsdóttir in the small fishing village of Fáskrúðsfjörður in East Iceland. "Awe-inspiring, magical, breathtaking, spellbinding, mesmerizing", these are a few of the words to describe the Aurora Borealis or - as they are more commonly called - the Northern Lights. In fact, no amount of words or, indeed, images could ever do real justice to the Aurora. It is one of Mother Nature's most spectacular natural phenomena. This winter adventure goes to North, East and South Iceland. Join us for a group tour around the country in pursuit of Northern Lights. Highlights and Experiences: *Circle tour around Iceland *Explore Akureyri, Lake Mývatn and the East Fjords *Visit Vatnajökull glacier and Jökulsárlón ice lagoon *Discover Eyjafjallajökull volcano and Golden Circle classics *Hot spring bathing and short walks in volcanic landscapes *Domestic flight from Reykjavík to North Iceland INCLUDED: Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS Plus shuttle (no guide) Fully escorted 6-day bus tour with an English-speaking guide Domestic flight Reykjavík-Akureyri including airport taxes and airport transfer in Reykjavík 7-nights accommodation, in rooms with private shower/wc, and including breakfast 5x 2-course dinner and 5x midnight refreshment on day 2-6 1x light lunch and coffee & cake en route on day 3 Entrance with towel at Mývatn Nature Baths Visit to bird museum at lake Mývatn Shark meat, dried fish and Brennivín schnapps tasting on day 4 Meet the locals: entrance and tour at Maritime Museum and Randulf’s sea-house in Eskifjörður Visit to Petra’s stone & crystal collection Meet the locals: evening with the Northern Lights photographer Jónína Guðrún Óskarsdóttir Visit to a multi media presentation at Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Information Center Northern Lights program during 5 evenings with a combination of lectures, presentations, film and guided searches for the Northern Lights Use of winter & Northern Lights explorer equipment: simple non-slip snow & ice grippers spikes for shoes and a flash light that is helpful when walking in the dark and operating your photo camera at night ACCOMMODATION: A combination of simple and comfort tourist-class hotels, in rooms with shower/wc Reykjavík: Fosshotel Baron for first and last night / Mývatn: Sel-Hotel Mývatn / East Iceland: Hotel Hallormsstaður and Fosshotel Fáskrúðsfjörður / Vatnajökull region: Fosshotel Núpar / South Iceland: Hotel Grímsborgir Note that the hotel list is subject to change. INFORMATION REGARDING DINNER AND LUNCHES: In Reykjavik, the dinner is on your own. There are many restaurants for both fast food and a fine a la carte dining in Iceland's capital. In the countryside hotels, a 2-course dinner is included. If you have any special diet requests or allergies, please let us know at the moment of your booking. For lunch the group stops at small country restaurants, road side shops or petrol station diners on route. NATURE FEES: There is a possibility that some of the nature attractions around Iceland might charge an entrance fee during the trip. These entrance fees are not included in the tour price and need to be paid by all tour members additionally on the spot, when entering any of these nature sites. Locations, amount of entrance fee, form of payment and other details are not known at the present time and are subject to change. CHANGE OF PROGRAM: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.
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