Christmas Land of the Northern Lights Comfort - 5 days

Christmas Land of the Northern Lights Comfort - 5 days

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Christmas Land of the Northern Lights Comfort - 5 days

5 Days Starting and ending in Reykjavik

Visiting: Reykjavík, Blue Lagoon, Hella, Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Geysir, Gullfoss Falls, Thingvellir National Park

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Tour code:

2412/

Specialist Group:

Family/Kids

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 40

Age range:

Child: 8 - 11.99yrs. Adult: 12 yrs+

Interests:

Beach Tours, Photography

Activities:

Sightseeing, Wine Tasting

From: $2665 $2073 Operator discount: -$533 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$59 -22%

NB: Prices correct on 18-Jun-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

CHRISTMAS TOUR: Visiting the highlights of southern Iceland, departing Reykjavik into the Icelandic countryside, you'll enjoy a soak in the famous blue lagoon, marvel at the incredible waterfalls and witness exploding Geysers. On Christmas day you'll enjoy a festive evening feast before seeking out the Northern Lights.

Highlights

  • Reykjavik - Explore the capital of Iceland

  • Reykjanes Peninsula - Visit hot springs, mountains, bird cliffs, light houses and fishing villages

  • Blue Lagoon - Relax in a natural geothermal spa surrounded by a lava field.

  • Hella Travel across the Icelandic countryside for Northern Lights hunting

  • Eyjafjallajokull Glacier - See the home to the famous eruption of April 2010 that halted international air travel for a week

  • Golden Circle - Visit Geysir geothermal fields, Gulfoss Waterfall, Strokkur geyser, Thingvellir National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Marvel at Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss Waterfalls

Itinerary

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Day 1: Reykjavik

Location: Reykjavík

Reykjavik. Welcome to Iceland and the start of your Northern Lights adventure! Your transfer to your accommodation is by Flybus shuttle. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 2: The Blue Lagoon

Location: Reykjavík, Blue Lagoon, Hella

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Reykjavik - Reykjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon - Hella. This morning you meet your tour guide who shows the group some of the highlights of Iceland's capital. Then we head out to the Reykjanes peninsula famous for hot springs, picturesque mountains, bird cliffs, light houses and quaint fishing villages. Later on we get to relax in the warm blue waters of the famous Blue Lagoon





This evening we celebrate Christmas the Icelandic way, we start the evening by heading to the villages of Hvolsvöllur and Hella to witness their traditional Christmas lights. In Iceland this is a tradition that dates back to the middle ages when people would would keep fires burning inside the central pit of the Viking longhouses in order to keep the darkness of the Winter Solstice out. We then enjoy a sumptuous 4 course Christmas dinner and a glass of sparkling wine to celebrate this evening with any luck you might also see the northern lights.

Day 3: Hella

Location: Hella, Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Hella

Meals Included: Breakfast

Hella - Eyjafjallajokull - Skogafoss - Black Lava Beach - Hella. Today we travel along the South coast and visit the active volcano that is beneath the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. We travel on to the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which plunges down from the mountain, and then visit one of the finest museums in Iceland, the LAVA centre in Hvolsvollur. Nearby is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country; the 60-meter high Skógafoss waterfall. This afternoon the tour continues further south where you can stroll on the black lava beach to see the amazing bird cliffs at Reynisfjara near Vík.





In the evening, you have a presentation on the Northern Lights. If the night is clear, step into the garden to see if they're visible. These stunning light displays are common in Iceland from September to April on clear nights and often appearing in white and green hues. However, sightings aren't always guaranteed. The expansive, dark grounds at Stracta Hotel in Hella provide an ideal spot for Northern Lights viewing, but it demands patience, warm clothing, and the anticipation of a possible sighting.

Day 4: Golden Circle & Fine Dining Evening

Location: Hella, Geysir, Gullfoss Falls, Thingvellir National Park, Reykjavík

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Hella - Golden Circle - Reykjavik. This morning we learn about the indigenous Icelandic horse and its history and special qualities. We also visit a geothermal greenhouse seeing steam from the Geysir geothermal fields as you arrive. There is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur "the Churn" which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals. Continuing on to Gullfoss "the golden falls", a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvita River. Next we travel inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site before returning to Reykjavik for one night. This evening we return to Reykjavik for a dining experience which includes some local Icelandic cuisine.

Day 5: Reykjavik

Location: Reykjavík

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today our Northern Lights Icelandic experience comes to an end with included FlyBus transfer to Keflavik Airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    Upgraded hotels and Cottages

  • 4 breakfasts

  • 4 nights upgraded hotels and cottage accommodation

  • Keflavik Airport arrival and departure transfer (FlyBus shuttle)

  • Services of an English Speaking Icelandic Guide

  • Transportation in heated coaches with free Wi-Fi on board

  • Entrance with towel into the Blue Lagoon

  • Entrance into Skogar folk museum and turf houses

  • Use of winter and Northern lights explorer equipment simple non-slip snow and ice grippers spikes for shoes and a flash light that is helpful when walking in the dark and operating a photo camera at night

  • This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go. The sightseeing group may vary in size from 10 - 40 persons.

  • 4-course festive dinner on the 24 December

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What's Not Included

  • International Flights and Visas

  • Gratuity for your tour guide. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture

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  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Ensuring our footprint is light and that the benefits of travelling reach the local communities you visit is paramount to us. We’re proud to say that when travelling with us, the large majority of your holiday funds remain within the countries you visit, supporting local economies at a grass roots level.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1998

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    With English-speaking tours, it's not a huge surprise that most on our travellers are from English-speaking countries or have English as their second language. Our group tours cater for everyone from 18 years old to 70+

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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Nicola Hodgkinson (Google Reviewer)  

Recently returned from Greece, a...

07-May-2024

Recently returned from Greece, a 5 day tour with OTG. Unfortunately, I had a negative experience on day 2 where I needed local support to get me out of a tricky situation. Thank you to Alexandra Z from Hetco Tours in Athens for helping me continue on with the trip, to the Hotel Zafolia staffing team and to Danielle and team here in the UK for supporting me with the aftermath. Your kindness will not be forgotten and I will pay it forward. I've now booked 3 trips with yourselves and will continue to go back. Thank you all. Honestly, I am SO grateful. Blessings to you all. Nicola

Calvin  

Wonderful experience

05-Jan-2023

Jamal is our tour guide. Right from the start, he created a group chat in whatsapp and if any issues to make sure we contact him. He was on the ball with every issue thrown at him. Luggage being left behind, stragglers wondered off in a different path, hotel room etc. He explains the various site along our route to give us a better understanding of the local cultures. We had a great time, thanks to Jamal.

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The Land of Northern Lights tour was a triumph! My tour of Southern Iceland was absolutely wonderful. The venues chosen, the timing allotted at each venue and the variety of things to experience was nearly perfect. Our guide, "Thor", was smart, amusing, full of history and anecdotal stories as well as being incredibly hospitable and helpful. This small group experience was my first, but not my last thanks to On the Go.

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I have just returned from my tour with On The Go and it was an amazing trip! From arriving at the airport and meeting the OTG representative, everything was well organised and hassle free.  Our tour guide was Amir. He is awesome!! From the beginning he was so friendly and enthusiastic about showing us around Egypt, giving us loads of information at each place and time to explore ourselves. Learnt so much from him about this fascinating place, and he was always happy to answer more questions.   The trip itself was amazing. There's lots of travelling on this trip, but it's really not too bad, and the sights you see when you get to where you are going are worth it. I'm not a big fan of boats, but the Felluca ride across the Nile was pretty fun too.  On the first day I also did the optional tour of Cairo with Ahmed Helal - another excellent guide from OTG. It's worth doing this add on as you don't spend much time in Cairo, and you go to three very different places.  I'm so glad that I decided to do this trip. It was just ace.  If you're thinking about it too, you should probably just book it. And hopefully you get Amir as your guide.

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TOTALLY MOROCCO We booked a 9 day tour of Morocco visiting many main cities and places of interest. The coach was very comfortable and we felt safe with the driver Suliman. The guide was Hicham Touraouine and he was fantastic. He spoke perfect English as well as French, Arabic and Berber. He was so kind and considerate and made a good tour great. We particularly enjoyed ‘glamming in the Sahara Desert. So much to see and do and great food and company. We would definitely use On The Go Tours again, especially if Hicham was the guide. Paul & Penny

Joyce Heitler (Google Reviewer)  

I would give this tour...

09-May-2024

I would give this tour group no stars if possible. The tour was not guaranteed but they did not inform me when I booked and they did not have enough people. Way after I booked they said I needed a doctors letter because I was over 70. Also way after booking I was informed I needed travel insurance. They knew my age when I booked. They would not refund my tour even though it was 4 months away.

Sarah Paterson (Google Reviewer)  

Terrible tour of India. For...

27-Dec-2023

Terrible tour of India. For some reason On the Go hadn't realised that my room mate had booked her own room for the first night of tour. So the hotel in Delhi had tried to put me in her room after midnight, by wheeling in an extra bed. She went Crazy!! I then had to sit in hotel reception for hours. While the tour guide said he couldn't find me a room. Throughout the tour the guide consistently ask me and my room mate for money for my room, causing more friction between us. Don't book with this company had the worst experience ever. Go with Intrepid or G Adventure

brandy hoffman (Google Reviewer)  

I had used them once...

09-Aug-2023

I had used them once before and loved them. I decided to try them again for a Baltic tour not knowing that they put me on another Tour group- Baltic vision. Loved that tour but was not impressed they marked up the cost for me over 100%. I understand taking some for yourself because of paperwork, but over double the cost everyone else paid on the tour. Just double check before you book with them that you’re not over paying.

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