Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights

October 17-23, 2017

Double Occupancy:  $3,599*

Single Occupancy:  $3,899 *

Triple Occupancy:  $3,569*

Included in Price:  Round Trip Motorcoach from Grand Island to Airport provided by Gannon Travel Associates, Round Trip Air from Eppley Airfield, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers

Not included in price:  Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $280 per person

*All rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from Omaha

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Collette Experiences

  • Explore Skogar Folk Museum, covering all aspects of Icelandic life
  • Experience the energy at the geothermal fields of Geysir and Strokkur
  • Learn about the local’s struggles during the 2010 volcanic explosion

Culinary Inclusions:

  • Savor gourmet Icelandic cuisine at a popular restaurant

Must-See Inclusions:

  • Search for nature’s dazzling display on a northern lights cruise
  • See Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, filled with floating icebergs
  • Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water of the Blue Lagoon

HIGHLIGHTS:  Reykjavik, Northern Lights Cruise, Golden Circle, Thingvellir National Park, Geysir, Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss, Vik, Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Visitor Centre, Skogar Museum, Skógafoss, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Skaftafell National Park, Vatnajökull Glacier, Blue Lagoon

Day 1: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Overnight Flight Discover Iceland, a land and culture forged by fire and ice.  Steaming lava fields and massive glaciers sculpt mountains and valleys, leaving thundering waterfalls and plunging fjords.  In this land of many natural wonders, enjoy the rare opportunity to see the aurora borealis—one of nature’s most dazzling light displays, also known as the northern lights.

Day 2: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Reykjavik, Iceland – Tour Begins Your tour opens in Reykjavik.  Get acquainted with old town Reykjavik on a walking tour featuring Hallgrimskirkja church, city hall, the harbor and Reykjavik’s oldest building, now home to the Kraum Icelandic design center.  Tonight, gather with your fellow travelers at a popular restuaurant for dinner, featuring Icelandic cuisine.  Then, take an exhilarating northern lights cruise.  Leave behind the bright city lights and sail into the darkness of Faxaflói Bay in search of the aurora borealis – or northern lights – one of nature’s wonders.  When revealed you will be dazzled by the flickering display of light bursting with color that unfolds before your eyes. (D)

Day 3: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Reykjavik – Golden CIrcle – Seljalandsfoss Waterfall – Vik Travel the incredible Golden Circle, a route that encompasses many of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders.  Journey to Thingvellir National Park, the nation’s most historic area.  Icelanders gathered here in A.D. 930 and established what is considered one of the world’s first parliaments.  Find yourself standing upon one of the globe’s most geologically significant landscapes, Thingvellier’s rugged rift valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site marking the point where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet.  Experience the eruptive energy of the Icelandic landscape with a stop at the geothermal fields of Geysir and Strokkur.  Then, marvel at the beauty of the Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, a stunning 100-foot double cascade.  next, see the beautiful Seljalandsfoss, one of Iceland’s most famous and picturesque waterfalls with a walkway behind it.  Continue southeast to Vik, the southernmost village in Iceland, surrounded by beautiful valleys, beaches, cliffs and mountains.  After dinner, amidst the peace and stillness of rural Iceland, search for the aurora borealis – the elusive northern lights.  (B, D)

Day 4: Friday, October 20, 2017

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Visitor Centre – Skogar Museum – Vik Drive along the scenic south shore to the Eyjafjallajökull Volcan Visitor Centre.  Learn about a family’s struggle to live during and following the dramatic 2010 explosion of the infamous Eyjafjallajoökull volcano that brought European flights to a halt.  Visit Skogar Folk Museum which contains an outstanding collection covering all aspects of Icelandic life including farm and domestic artifacts, as well as turf-built homes.  Nearby is the impressive Skógafoss waterfall, one of the largest in Iceland.  Later, view Reynisfjara, a black volcanic sand beach surrounded by basalt formations, cliffs scattered with caves and rich bird life including the Fulmar, Black Guillemot, Razorbill, Gannet and various types of seagulls.  See the unique natural rock formations at Dyrjhólaey.  After dinner, gaze at the sky in serch of the northern lights, a truly spectacular sight.  (B,D)

Day 5: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon – Skaftafell National Park – Vik Travel to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, fulled with floating icebergs.  Explore this extraordinary landscape and perhaps see some seals swimming in Arctic waters.  Travel to Skaftafell, gateway to Vatnajökull National Park.  The largest national park in Europe, Vatnajökull is known for having Iceland’s highest mountains; an Alpine environment; and the Vatnajökull glacier, Europe’s largest.  After dinner, continue searching for the shimmering northern lights dancing across the night sky.  (B, D)

Day 6: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Vik – Blue Lagoon – Reykjavik Drive to the Reykjanes Peninsula, known for its rugged landscape, lava fieldsm numerous hot springs, and home of the Blue Lagoon.  Take a dip in the pleasantly warm, mineral-rich waters of the geothermal pool, located in the middle of a dramatic lava field.  Return to Reykjavik for your farewell dinner and overnight stay.  (B, D)

Day 7: Monday, October 23, 2017

Reykjavik – Tour Ends Depart for home with many incredible memories.

July 2018