Upon arrival at Keflavik International Airport, we will be welcomed by a local English-speaking guide who will direct us to our waiting motorcoach. From here, we'll transfer to a restaurant to get a bite to eat and a cup of coffee before embarking on a Reykjavik sightseeing tour. Included are visits to the presidential residence at Bessastaðir as well as Hafnarfjörður, the town where the “hidden people” and humans live together in harmony. We’ll then drive through Elliðaárdalur and Laugardalur valley with its sports and recreation area and geothermally-heated, outdoor swimming pool. In Reykjavík, we will go to the viewing platform at Perlan, which is built on water tanks that hold the city’s hot water supply. After enjoying the spectacular view of Reykjavík and its surroundings, we will make our way to Höfði house where the all-important summit between former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and former U.S.S.R. Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev took place in 1986. Next, we’ll visit Hallgrímskirkja Church, the harbor and the old town center where the Icelandic parliament and the town hall are situated. Our last stop is the Harpa Music Hall and Conference Centre before the tour ends around noon at our city center hotel, the 4-star Canopy by Hilton. The afternoon is at your leisure to rest or explore the many shops and restaurants close to our hotel. This evening we have an unforgettable time planned for you under the magical winter sky! We will be whisked out of Reykjavík in search of a night sky free of city lights in order to enhance the beauty of the Aurora Borealis*, as this spectacular natural phenomenon is best enjoyed well away from any light source. Before continuing our search for the wonders of the night sky, we will head down to the black sandy beaches of the south for some Icelandic delicacies. The road takes us to one of Iceland's most renowned seafood restaurants for an unforgettable lobster feast. Once our taste buds have been entertained, the search for those mysterious lights of the winter sky will continue on the way back to Reykjavík.
(Breakfast & dinner included)
** Please note that the northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed.