Northern Lights Experience in Iceland
The London / Paris trip is all about the highlights of two iconic cities in a single trip. Fall is a wonderful time to visit as the tourists are not there. The hop on hop off is a great way to learn about the cities and things that interest you – you can get off and go visit and things that are not of interest you can just pass by.
A visit to London and Paris is a classic European trip. Climb the Eiffel Tower, stroll up the Champs-Elysees, visit the world-class museums of the Louvre and the British Museum, and even take a day trip to Stonehenge. With this London Paris itinerary, visit two of Europe’s grandest cities and make some lifelong memories.
Depending on your flight, most likely you will arrive in London in the morning. Check into your hotel and get settled. Only take a nap if you desperately need one. It’s better to drink some coffee and stay awake so you can adjust to the time change as quickly as possible. It’s amazing what getting out into the sunshine can do to revive tired travelers. However, it is London, so there is the chance that the sun will be hidden behind the clouds.
Day 1 Reykjavik Panoramic Tour| Perlin Observation Deck | Northern Lights Experience by Boat
Your tour starts in your hotel at 2:00 PM. Discover capital city Reykjavik on a panoramic tour, experiencing its charming architecture and beautiful, brightly-colored rooftops. Visit the Perlan Observation Deck to see magnificent 360º views of the city and its surroundings. Return to your hotel for a welcome drink and canapés with your group, followed by free time for dinner on your own. Then head to the harbor for your Northern Lights boat quest. Enjoy beautiful views of the city and surrounding mountains as you sail away, watching for the aurora borealis.
Day 2 Golden Circle | Secret Lagoon | Fridheimar Tomato Farm
Head out on the famed Golden Circle, starting with the spectacular Thingvellir National Park, a meeting place of old Icelandic clans. It is also where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet above ground. Journey to the Secret Lagoon: small and intimate, it’s where savvy travelers go to enjoy the Icelandic spa experience. Don’t forget your swimsuit! Enjoy a lunch in the greenhouse of Fridheimar Tomato Farm. Then it’s on to the Strokkur Geyser, which erupts every 10 minutes. Stop at Gullfoss Waterfall, one of the most photographed spots in all of Iceland. Move on to your hotel below the Hekla volcano
and enjoy dinner with your group. After dark, you might soak in the hotel’s outdoor hot tub while watching for the Northern Lights. (B, L, D)
Day 3 LAVA Center | Skogar Folk Museum | Skogafoss Waterfall | Black Sand Beach
Visit the LAVA Center to learn about Iceland’s volcanoes, and how their eruptions and lava flows have shaped the country over time. Visit the Skogar Folk Museum to explore Iceland’s cultural heritage and learn about the lives of Iceland’s early settlers through an array of tools, books, and handicrafts. See the Skogafoss Waterfall nearby and then Reynisfjara’s black sand beach and rock formations. Dine tonight at your hotel, which is perfectly situated for Northern Lights viewing; it offers wake-up service if the lights are visible after bed time. (B, D)
Day 4 Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon | Diamond Beach | Skaftafell Wilderness Area
Visit the Skaftafell Wilderness Area and view some of its wonders: glaciers, waterfalls, a snow-capped volcano and lava fields. Savor lunch with a view of the surrounding countryside at the Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon. Visit the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where bright blue and white icebergs dot the waters. Head to nearby Diamond Beach and marvel at glistening natural ice sculptures on the black sands. Return to your accommodation and dine independently this evening. (B, L)
Day 5 Seljalandsfoss | Reykjavik | The Blue Lagoon
Journey to the beautiful Seljalandsfoss Waterfall where, weather permitting, the sure-footed can walk the trail that takes you behind the 60-meter falls. Travel back to Reykjavik, possibly visiting any itinerary sights you might have missed due to weather. Spend the rest of the afternoon independently exploring the city. In the evening, visit the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa in a man-made lake surrounded by lava fields; share in a farewell dinner and lagoon entry with your group. (B, D)
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