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Escorted - Iceland's Magical Northern Lights

Nov 28, 2023 - Dec 5, 2023

BOOK BY APRIL 1, 2023 AND SAVE $300. per person!

MAGICAL NORTHERN LIGHTS!

Iceland is full of surprises – for one, it isn’t covered in ice! It’s a stunning mix of green plains, wild volcanic scenery, beautiful coasts and lakes, spouting geysers, hot springs, mud pools and sophisticated cities. Topped off by clean, fresh air, you’ll find yourself in a trance surrounded by unique natural beauty throughout the country. Enjoy the rare opportunity to see the aurora borealis — one of nature’s most dazzling light displays, also known as the northern lights.

7 Day(s) | 11 Meals


Highlights

  • Motorcoach transportation to Boston/Logan Airport
  • Round Trip Air Flights to Reykjavik
  • 5 nights hotel Accommodations
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 5 Dinners
  • Reykjavik
  • Northern Lights Cruise
  • Golden Circle Tour
  • Blue Lagoon and more

Itinerary

Day 1

Motorcoach to Boston for overnight flight to Reykjavik.

Day 2

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.* (B, D)

Day 3

.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.* (B, D)

Day 4

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.* (B, D)

Day 5

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.* (B, D)

Day 6

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 for your farewell dinner and overnight stay. (B, D)

Day 7

Depart for home with many incredible memories. Return flight to Boston and Motorcoach home. Today breakfast will be included. *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. We will make every effort to help you experience it. **The northern lights cruise is weather dependent and may be cancelled in the event of serious weather.


Departure Locations

West Hartford/New Britain

Depart: TBA

Return: TBA

Commuter Lot across from Target, Village Square Rd & Hartford Rd., New Britain / West Hartford
Please park on the left side of the lot as you enter the driveway.

Manchester

Depart: TBA

Return: TBA

Manchester, Park & Ride Commuter Lot, Buckland Street & Pleasant Valley Road


Pricing

DOUBLE - PER PERSON

$3699

SINGLE - PER PERSON

$4199


Policies

Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $900 pp due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: September 1, 2023

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit date to September 1, 2023 the cancellation fee is $700 pp; September 1, 2023 to October 1, 2023 the cancellation fee is $1500 pp; no refunds if cancelled after October 1, 2023. All cancellation fees are plus any non-refundable airline fees.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Friendship Tours offers Travel Protection insurance through 2 insurance providers: NTA Travel Protection Plan and Travel Insured International. Trip Protection offers coverage for Cancellation for covered medical reasons, Interruption, Emergency Medical, Travel Delay, & more.

The AON/NTA Travel Protection Plan offers 3 levels of insurance: Basic or Enhanced or Enhanced with Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR). The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within14 days of your deposit or initial payment. The Enhanced Plan with the add-on of CFAR must be purchased within 14 days of initial deposit. CFAR allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 priors to departure and reimburses up to 75% of your nonrefundable trip cost.

To enroll: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068

OR call AON 1-800-388-1470.

Travel Insured International offers the Worldwide Trip Protection plan with the option to add upgrade benefits (available for additional cost) including CFAR when purchased within 21 days of your initial deposit. Other upgrades include Bed Rest, Electronic Equipment, Event Ticket Fee Protection, Travel Inconvenience.

To enroll: https://www.friendshiptours.net/protection-plan Agency #18649

Premiums are non-refundable once paid. Terms & Conditions apply.

Plan details are available at https://www.friendshiptours.net/protection-plan.

Call Friendship Tours 860-243-1630 for assistance in enrolling.


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