Iceland - ancient & majestic
Fly to the Land of Fire and Ice to explore Reykjavik - one of Europe's most surprising, welcoming and happening cities. You'll also have the chance to witness the captivating 'flames' of the Aurora Borealis, and to discover the smouldering volcanoes, geysers, glaciers and bubbling thermal pools of the startling Icelandic landscape, on this unforgettable break.
WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?
Day One: Fly to Iceland
Fly to Iceland's Keflavik Airport, meet your Tour Manager and transfer into the capital to your chosen hotel. For the rest of the day you're free to relax and explore.
Day Two: Explore Reykjavik and opt to visit the Blue Lagoon
This morning's included, guided city tour will introduce Reykjavik and its surroundings. Take in city views from extraordinary landmarks such as the Presidential Residence and the towering Hallgrim's Church.
In the afternoon, explore Reykjavik under your own steam, or join an optional excursion to the world-famous, mineral-laden Blue Lagoon outdoor spa. No visit to Iceland is complete without a dip in these bubbling geothermal pools, set in the strange lunar-like landscape of a volcanic lava field.
Day Three: Head out on a Northern Lights Tour
Discover Iceland's natural treasures on today's hugely popular, optional Golden Circle tour. See the extraordinary Thingvellir lava arena that once hosted the island's national parliament, and the misty torrents of the Gulfoss waterfall. Visit the original Geysir (now all but extinct) and its more active neighbour, the Strokkur waterspout, before returning to Reykjavik.
This evening, enjoy the highlight of your tour - an included trip out of the city in search of the Northern Lights, the enchanting Aurora Borealis, that flicker across Iceland's winter skies. Should you be lucky enough to view them, they are an unforgettable sight.
Day Four: Travel home
Transfer back to the airport for the return flight to the UK, at the end of a wonderful few days.
Hotel transfer times
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes.
Combining hotel transfers
We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
Viewing the Northern Lights
Please note that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and therefore we cannot guarantee that you will be able to view them during your visit. The order of the itinerary may change in order to give you the best chance of experiencing them.
Passports and visas
You will need a full 10-year British Passport (valid for a further 6 months on return to the UK) for this holiday. Children require their own passport. Holders of non-British Passports may need a visa. If you are in any doubt, please contact both the Iceland Embassy on 020 7259 3999 and the airline prior to departure, as information can change. We cannot except liability if you are refused entry because of invalid documents.
Foreign Office Travel Advice
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.