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Icelandic Northern Lights Trip

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We are partnering with www.circletheworld.com to offer NYSN members and friends opportunities to travel the world with other fun and friendly people. Theresa Zircel has planned many of our group trips in the past and has always provided outstanding service. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO OFFICIALLY REGISTER CLICK ON THIS LINK.

Icelandic Northern Lights Getaway
Tuesday Dec 18 (pm) to Sunday, Dec 23
Reykjavik & Countryside of Southern Iceland
5 Days/4 Nights

Join us for a winter getaway to see the Northern Lights (or Aurora Berealis) the most spectacular phenomena on earth-and Iceland is the perfect place to see them!  We'll be combining our hunting for Northern Lights with a range of fantastic winter activities such as Secret Lagoon Hot springs, Reykjavik walking tour, Golden Circle drive, and the famous Blue Lagoon.

Included
Non-stop international airfare JFK or Newark
All ground transportation to/from scheduled activities
2 nights horse farm  (perfect for northern lights!)
2 night Reykjavik hotel
4 breakfasts
Reykjavik 2hr walking tour
Golden Circle Tour
Secret Lagoon Entrance
Blue Lagoon (entrance fee extra)

Base Price: $1995/$1595
Save $ if paid with Venmo (just ask us! teresa@circletheworld.com)

Tuesday, December 18: Depart Evening
Depart NYC at late evening, arriving to Reykjavik on Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, December 19:  Blue Lagoon & Reykjavik Walking Tour
Upon our early morning arrival, we'll transfer to the Blue Lagoon.  The Blue Lagoon is truly one of a kind. It is situated in the middle of a large lava field and created by geothermal seawater. The hot water comes from holes as deep as 6000ft and is used to fill the natural spa with warm and comfortable water and is also used for powering the nearby natural energy station. This experience is one that you will not forget.
(Entrance fee not included)

We will arrive to Reykjavik in the late morning for breakfast followed by a 1.5hr walking tour.  On the 1.5hr walking tour we'll see the Althingi Parliment, Old Cathedral, Church Hallgrimskirkja, City Hall, National Theater, Harpa Symphony Hall to name a few. We'll learn about the Reykjavik's buildings, history, culture, parliament, vikings, folklore, famous people and arts.

For the remainder of the day enjoy enjoy Reykjavik at your leisure.  Enjoy holiday shopping, museums, market, cafes, or another activity.
Overnight downtown Reykjavik

Thursday, December 20-Open Activity Day
Today is a chance for you to choose what you would like to do.  Take the day in the city and enjoy its many wonderful museums, theater, local baths, cafes.  Or, choose from the many adventurous activities outside the city.
Some examples are Into the Glacier, Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing, Snowmobiling, Ice Caves, or Dog Sledding.

In the evening we'll drive in hunt for the Northern Lights!

Friday, December 21-Golden Circle Tour
We will start our Golden Circle Tour to see Iceland's most popular attractions. Sites we'll tour are the world famous geothermal area of the great Geyser, the one and original hot spring on Earth. Here we can explore on foot around the bubbling mud pools and venture up a hill to get a panoramic view.

Next, we'll come to the majestic Gullfoss referred to as the Golden Waterfall. We'll walk down to the edge of the cascade, so close that you can even feel the mist on your face. The Golden Circle Tour will take us to Pingvellir National Park, which is one of the country's most significant historic regions. Pingvellir is an amazing geological site where the tectonic plates of North America and Europe meet, forming a picturesque landscape.
In the evening we'll hunt for the Northern Lights in the countryside!

Saturday, December 22: Waterfalls, Glacier, & Black Beach
This morning, we'll drive to two of the most visited waterfalls in Southern Iceland- Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss.  Part frozen, part flowing water these majestic falls are gorgeous anytime of the year!
Our journey today will continue with a visit to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier and Black Beach.

In the afternoon if you'd like to experience a short horseback riding at our horse farm.

In the evening we'll hunt for the Northern Lights in the countryside!

Sunday, December 23: Secret Lagoon hot-springs
This morning take in a horse ride at our country hotel or soak in the outdoor Jacuzzi before we start our day.  Today we'll visit the Secret Lagoon for relaxation and rejuvenation.  This is a real Icelandic experience not to be missed!

The pools natural surroundings and steam rising into the air gives the place a magical feeling. The warm water holds 38-40 Celsius all year. In the whole area there are several geothermal spots and a little Geysir which erupts every 5 minutes, showing off for the guests relaxing in the hot spring. During winter, the northern lights are often giving a great light show above Secret Lagoon. What other way is better than relaxing in warm water to view the spectacular light show above?

From the Secret Lagoon we will transfer to the airport for our early evening flight, arriving back to NYC at 7pm on Sunday.


 

Teresa Zirkel
Circle The World
www.circletheworld.com
650-416-1147

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