ICELAND NORTHERN LIGHTS ADVENTURE

Discover Mother Nature's Greatest Contrast
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Iceland is a country like no other. Where else will you find a country with 15 active volcanoes, 10,000 waterfalls, 800 hot springs, 11,500 square kilometers of glaciers, 10.00.000 puffins, exploding geysers, the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun? And Iceland is also closer than you think. Reykjavík, Europe's northernmost capital, is closer to New York than Los Angeles and only 2-4 hours flying time from most major cities in Western Europe.

 

As Europe's youngest country, geologically speaking, Iceland was also the last European country to be settled by man and currently only has a population of about 320,000 people. On this unique island you will discover Mother Nature´s greatest contrasts; the perfect balance of fire and ice. Join Kosher X on our Iceland Northern Lights Adventure for the tour of a lifetime!

 

A main component of our tour is our evening Northern Lights Hunt. The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis are one of the most spectacular and beautiful natural phenomena, often seen dancing in fantastic colors across the Icelandic Arctic sky. The interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the North Pole creates this wonderful light effect. Whether you prefer the scientific explanation or a more folkloristic approach, the Northern Lights will surely capture your heart and imagination.

 

The tour ends with one of the world’s most spectacular New Year’s Eve parties. In each quarter Reykjavik, neighbors meet at a large bonfire to celebrate the New Year while watching the numerous fireworks displays over the city.

 

ITINERARY

 

DAY 1 - Wednesday Dec 26: Departure from US gateways

 

DAY 2 - Thursday Dec 27: Arrival – Day in Reykjavik: Welcome meet & greet at Keflavík Airport. Drive to Reykjavik and check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour (4hrs). See all the highlights of the city and stop in Iceland’s National Museum to learn more about the culture and history of Iceland.

 

Overnight Reykjavik

 

DAY 3 - Friday Dec 28: Reykjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon: Drive to Reykjanes peninsula and visit the moon like surrounding of Lake Kleifarvatn and Krýsuvík geothermal area with bubbling mud pools. Visit the Grindavík fishing village and the famous Blue Lagoon. For those interested you can take a relaxing dip in the pleasantly warm geothermal waters, rich in silica and minerals that are great for the skin or take a local tour option. Return to the hotel for Shabbat.

 

Overnight Reykjavik

 

DAY 4 - Saturday Dec 29: Shabbat in Reykjavik: Spend a leisurely day in Reykjavik, Shabbat at the hotel, Afternoon guided city walking tour. Evening we depart for our Northern Light’s Hunt (3hrs) where we go looking for the Aurora Borealis. Far from the glow of Reykjavik city, we hunt for the elusive Northern Lights.

 

Overnight Reykjavik

 

DAY 5 - Sunday Dec 30: Golden Circle (8-9hrs): We head out into the countryside to Þingvellir National Park to explore the grounds of the ancient parliament site, Alþingi, on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake. Here we see the dramatic continental drift between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. We travel on to Iceland’s famous Gullfoss, or ‘Golden Falls’, and the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Geysir , and numerous hot springs and boiling mud pools.

 

Overnight Reykjavik

 

DAY 6 - Monday Dec 31: South Shore – Ice Walk (9 hrs): Discover the south shore, viewing the spectacular Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, Mýrdalsjökull glacier and the black sand beaches. During this tour partake in a glacier walk! The easy and safe glacier walk is perfect for those who want to get a glimpse of the breathtaking Sólheimajökull glacier, and its surroundings. The tour focuses on the exploration of water cauldrons, waterways and other ice features of the glacier where we will experience the different shades of the glaciers, white ice, blue ice and clear ice. Before setting out on to the glacier the glacier guide will teach you how to use the basic glacier equipment, crampons and ice axes, required for this tour. Suitable for everybody (min age 8 years)

 

Evening New Year’s extravaganza & fireworks

 

Overnight Reykjavik

 

DAY 7 - Tuesday Jan 1: Departure: Morning free at leisure Afternoon departure

 

Season and Climate: The Icelandic climate is warmer than the name suggests, thanks to the Gulf Stream. Summers in Iceland are rather cool, while the winters are relatively warm. The average monthly summer temperature ranges from 10 to 13 °C. During the summer the climate is mild but unstable with possible rain and frequent weather changes. The daily temperature can fluctuate from a minimum 5 °C at night to a maximum of 25 °C during the day.

 

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TRIP DATES

 

Custom group departures (minimum 18 or more participants) are available upon request. Please call us for details.

ACTIVITIES

 

Activities include city & village tours, National Park and wilderness expeditions, glacier hikes, hot spring spas, whale watching, Northern Lights, plus so much more!

LAND COST

 

Custom group departures (minimum 18 or more participants) are available upon request. Please call us for details.