2023 Iceland's Magical Northern Lights (New)

    Explore the Land of Fire & Ice with Cheryl & Stephen Young!

    2023 Iceland's Magical Northern Lights

    October 1-8, 2023

    Reykjavík | Vik | Jökulsárlón | Reykjavík

    Hosted by Stephen & Cheryl Young




    Day 1: Overnight Flight - Canada - Reykjavík

    You’re on your way to Iceland, a land and culture forged by fire and ice. Where 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 search for the aurora borealis — one of nature’s most dazzling light displays, also known as the northern lights.*


    Day 2: Reykjavík, Iceland - Tour Begins

    Your tour opens in Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital city. Get acquainted with old town Reykjavík on a walking tour featuring the harbor, city hall, the Parliament building, and the nearby cathedral, dating back to 1796. Gather with your fellow travelers at a popular restaurant for dinner featuring Icelandic cuisine. This evening, take an exhilarating northern lights cruise** and sail into the darkness of Faxaflói Bay in search of the aurora borealis.* 

    Breakfast & Dinner | Centerhotel Plaza

    Day 3: Reykjavík - Golden Circle - Lava Exhibition Center - Vík

    Travel the Golden Circle to experience renowned natural wonders, including the explosive Geysir thermal area, the double-cascade Gullfoss waterfall, and the famous Thingvellir National Park, where you’ll stand upon the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Stop at the Lava Exhibition Center and delve into Iceland’s past and present volcanic eruptions. Continue to Vík. Drive out into the stillness of rural Iceland in search of the northern lights or venture out on foot. Enjoy three nights of searching to increase your likelihood of spotting the lights.*

    Breakfast & Dinner | Hotel Katla By Kea


    Day 4: Vik - Seljalandsfoss - Skógar Museum - Vík

    Journey to Seljalandsfoss, one of Iceland’s most famous and unique waterfalls. Visit Skógar Museum and discover its turf-built homes and artifacts. Stand in awe before the impressive Skógafoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s tallest. Your journey continues to Reynisfjara, a volcanic sand beach surrounded by basalt formations and rich bird life. Look out over the natural rock formations at Dyrhólaey, a volcanic peninsula towering over the ocean. Get a sense of the local culture as you challenge your taste buds and sample traditional delicacies – hákarl (cured shark) and brennivín (schnapps). After dinner, gaze at the sky in search of the northern lights.*

    Breakfast & Dinner | Hotel Katla By Kea

    Day 5: Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon - Skaftafell National Park - Vík

    Travel to Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, filled with floating icebergs. Explore this extraordinary landscape and search for seals swimming in cold waters. Travel to Skaftafell National Park, gateway to Vatnajökull Glacier. Vatnajökull is known for having Iceland’s highest mountains and Europe's largest ice cap. After dinner, continue searching for the northern lights dancing across the night sky.*

    Breakfast & Dinner | Hotel Katla By Kea


    Day 6: Vík - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavík

    Drive along the south shore towards the Reykjanes Peninsula. Known for its rugged landscape, lava fields, and numerous hot springs, the peninsula is home to the Blue Lagoon. Take a dip in the warm, mineral-rich waters of the geothermal pool, located in the heart of a dramatic lava field. Return to Reykjavík and we'll share another dinner together.

    Breakfast & Dinner | Centerhotel Plaza

    Day 7: Reykjavík
    Today's your chance to explore the capital city of Iceland at your own pace. Enjoy your day at leisure-maybe take a walk along the waterfront, check out some of the many muesums, or grab a world-famous hotdog at the Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur cart where folks like Bill Clinton and Metallica have eaten.
    Breakfast | Centerhotel Plaza

    Day 8: Reykjavík - Canada
    Depart for home with many incredible memories. Breakfast


    *The northern lights are in the Northern Hemisphere from September through April and are only visible when the sky is clear and free of clouds. As this tour is weather dependent, sightings of the northern lights are not guaranteed.

    **The northern lights cruise is weather dependent and may be postponed or cancelled in the event of adverse weather or sea conditions.