Iceland: Fire and Ice

Iceland is a country of extreme contrasts. Widely known as "The Land of Fire and Ice", it is home to both some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the most active volcanoes in the world. Iceland is also the land of light and darkness, where long summer days with near 24-hours of sunlight are offset by short winter days.

Experience the energy at the geothermal fields of Geyser and Strokkur, Explore Skogar Folk Museum, covering all aspects of Icelandic life, Learn about the local's struggles during the 2010 volcanic explosion, see Jokulsarion glacial lagoon, filled with floating icebergs, Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water of the Blue Lagoon.

All of this and more are waiting on this tour of the Iceland's Magical Northern Lights , breathtaking scenery and enjoy the northern lights.

March 6-13, 2018.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Day 1 - 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 display, also known as the northern lights.

Wednesday March 7, 2018 Day 2 - Reykjavik
Your tour opens today in Reyjavik. Get acquainted with the old town on a walking tour featuring Hallgrimskirkja church, city hall, the harbor and Reykjavik oldest building, now home to the Kraum Iceland's design center. Tonight, gather with your fellow travelers at a popular restaurant for dinner, featuring Iceland cuisine.

Thursday March 8, 2018 Day 3 - Reykjavik
Enjoy a day of leisure exploring Reykjavik independently. This evening take the exhilarating northern lights cruise. Leave behind the bright city lights and sail into the darkness of Faxafloi 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.

CENTERHOTEL PLAZA

CenterHotel Plaza is located by the main square in the heart of Reykjavik.


Friday March 9, 2018 Day 4 - 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 historical area. Icelanders gathered here in A>D> 930 and established what is considered one of the world's first parliaments. Find yourself significant landscapes, Thingvellir'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 Icelandic landscape with a stop at the geothermal fields 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.

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - Day 5 Skogar Museum - Vik - 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 houses. Nearby is the impressive Skógafoss waterfall, one of the largest in Iceland. Later, view Reynisfjara, a black volcanic sand beach surrounded by basalt columns and 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 Dyrhólaey. After dinner, gaze at the sky in search of the northern lights, a truly spectacular sight.

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - Day 6 Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon - Skaftafell National Park - Vik -Travel to Jokulsarlon Glacial lagoon, filled 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 Vatnajokull Glacier , Europe's largest. After dinner, continue searching for the shimmering northern lights dancing across the night sky.

Hotel Katla Hofdabrekka

Monday, March 12, 2018 Day 7 Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Visitor Centre-Vik- Blue Lagoon -Reykjavik Drive along the scenic south shore to the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Visitor Centre . Learn about a family's struggle to live with the lava during and following the dramatic 2010 explosion of the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano that brought European flights to a halt. Then drive to the Reykjanes Peninsula, known for its rugged landscape, lava fields, 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.

Tuesday March 13, 2018 - Day 8 Reykjavik - Tour Ends Day 8: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Reykjavik - Tour Ends; Depart for home with many incredible memories.

CENTERHOTEL PLAZA

CenterHotel Plaza is located by the main square in the heart of Reykjavik.(B)

Experience It! The Northern Lights Each year, during the winter months, travelers journey to Iceland and venture out into the dark to see the magical but elusive northern lights (aurora borealis). This natural phenomenon is the product of collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere; the results are spectacular! Streaks of colorful light appear across the sky. The colors can vary from white to pink or purple and, most commonly, green. It is known that the best time to witness the lights in Iceland is from late September to mid-April, when the nights are the longest. This light show is truly dazzling and worth the pursuit.

Flights: Airfare is included from Boston* If you require flight schedules from an alternate airport, arrangements can be made to allow for departures from other cities. Changes to flight schedules may result in a change in
the cost of the program. Please call for more information *

Seats are available on first come first serve bases, due to limted space make your deposit to insure your booking, as soon as possible.

For Additional Information & To Reserve Your Spot Please Contact:
Bobbi Nappi at Largay Travel
(800) 322-9481 or bobbi@largaytravel.com