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October 15, 2015

Special trip to see the Solar Eclipse in Iceland

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To the origins of the Earth, a unique trip in the heart of the winter to attend a Solar Eclipse. Reinvigorate yourself at the end of the world.

A trip where you will experience great daily hikes, discovery of Icelandic nature with its volcanoes, waterfalls, glacial lagoon, glacier, lava fields… meeting with local people and traditions, northern lights and… solar eclipse.

The Solar Eclipse will take place in the East fjords of Iceland on the 20th of March 2015. The best spot to watch it is along the Icelandic coast, we will make a journey to this special place, discovering on our way, some of the highlights of the Southern Coast of Iceland before watching the Solar Eclipse visible at 99,7 %.

 Highlights:

 – Solar Eclipse. Experience an astonishing astronomic phenomenon in one of the most fascinating countries, a trip that connects great hikes in natural elements with the observation of the sky.

– Northern lights: From September to March, the sky in Iceland is lighted by Northern lights and when weather conditions permit it we will admire this spectacular natural phenomena.

– A unique and various landscapes. In our tour, we focus on beautiful hikes where you’ll get a chance to see some amazing natural spots. Along the Southern coast of Iceland you’ll see some of the most beautiful natural sites, amazing waterfalls, beautiful black sand beaches, impressive basaltic columns, stunning glacial lagoon…. The sites are totally different and each day you’ll be amazed by something very different from the day before.

 The Gems of the Southern Coast. We will pass sites such as The Golden Circle, which includes Thingvellir National Park, Geysir and its famous surprising geyser and Gullfoss an amazing waterfall followed by Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, the black beaches of Vík, the glacial lagoon of Jökulsárlón, Europe biggest glacier Vatnajökull and so many more natural jewels…

PROGRAM:

15th of March: Arrival 

On your arrival in Keflavik Airport, transfer by bus to Reykjavik downtown and free time to discover the centre and its nightlife.

16th of March: Golden Circle

Your guide will pick you up at your accommodation and will start driving you to the famous Golden Circle. You’ll visit Thingvellir National Park, Geyser and Gullfoss. Night in the small village of Hella. Bath in hot tub and pool possible.

17th of March: Vik

Today we will stop en route to stop at some great waterfalls, beautiful Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss. Getting closer to the coast we will walk along the black sandy beach of Vik and discover the impressive basaltic organs of Reynisfjara. Night at proximity of Kirkjubaerjarklaustur.

18th of March: Skaftafell

Visit of the Skaftafell National Park and close look at the glacier Vatnajökull before arriving at the glacial lagoon of Jökulsárlón. We have good chance to spot some seals. Walk along the beach too where the iceberg are wash ashore the beach. Night in the surroundings. In the evening, we will go back to the lagoon to hopefully admire some northern lights reflecting there colors on the ice.

19th of March: East fjords

Drive along the coast of the East fjords with several stops. We will probably stop at the harbour of Djúpivogur, before heading further north almost in the middle of nowhere but still the best spot to look at the Solar Eclipse. Night by the sea.

 20th of March: Eclipse

This day is dedicated to the Solar Eclipse. The place we are staying will show it at 99,7% and if the forecast is good, we will have the opportunity to get close to the 100% by boat as the spot is found on sea (optional). Back to Jökulsarlon for another stop as we never get tired of admiring this landscape and drive back along the Southern coast to Vik.

 21th of March: Reykjavik

Your guide will drop you back in Reykjavík where civilisation awaits you! Enjoy on more evening in the wonderful atmosphere of the northernmost capital of Europe with its cafés, restaurants, art galleries, handcraft and designers shops and much more. Night in town.

22th of March: Departure

Transfer to the airport and international flight.

Included in the price:

Guide and private bus

Nights in double bedded room (sup 200 €/single room).

Full board from breakfast D2 to lunch D7

Bus transfer to/from the Airport

Not included:

International flight

Meals in Reykjavik

Additional Info
Country: Iceland
Region: Myvatn
City: Myvatn
Address: Birkihraun
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Top Travel Voucher: 1700EUR
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