Laplands & Iceland: March 1-14, 2019
Roundtrip economy airfare
Local English Guide
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Chasing the Northern Lights
The magic of Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian Lapland
Ride with the huskies, enjoy a sleigh ride pulled by reindeers, meet Santa Claus and cross the Arctic Circle, visit the northernmost zoo in the world, sleep in a *Glass Igloo under the Northern Sky, have a drink at the Bar of the Ice Hotel, chase the Aurora Borealis in Tromso, witness the Land of Fire and Ice plus the Blue Lagoon in Iceland...
Upon arrival in Rovaniemi, we will be met at the airport for a city orientation including entrance to the Artikum Science Museum. Hotel check-in after.
Head north on a Snowmobile trail that takes us along the frozen River Ounajoki and through snowy forests up into the hills, where we can admire the beautiful surrounding countryside of the Laplands. Time for ice fishing then head back to hotel.
We get a certificate as we cross the Arctic Circle and visit Santa Claus’ Village. Time to explore and meet the local star, Santa Claus, at his official address. After lunch, enjoy a Reindeer Sleigh Ride!
Depart Rovaniemi for the Ranua Wildlife Zoo to meet the Arctic Fauna. Experience a husky dog safari ride. And tonight is the night which will be the envy of many, as we have a one of a kind experience by sleeping in an Arctic Glass Igloo.
Continue to Tromsø, the capital of the Norwegian Arctic region. After dinner, we gather and meet our professional guides.Our mission tonight – to chase the Northern Lights, in search of the Aurora Borealis!
Morning at leisure. Afternoon panoramic tour of Tromsø including the Arctic Cathedral. Walk through old town which still hosts old wooden and colorful houses including the biggest wooden Cathedral in Norway.
Transfer to the airport for flight to Reykjavik. Upon arrival, we will be met and transferred to our hotel.
Today is the start of our Golden Circle Tour including the mighty Gulfoss Waterfalls and Thingvellir National Park.Afternoon free until dinner.
Drive through the fertile farmlands of South Iceland. Marvel at Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss and Reynisfjara. Continue on to Hvollsvollur to view a Lava Exhibition and Cinema. Last stop is Skogar Folk Museum.
Enter Skaftafell National Park and enjoy a glacier trail walk. After lunch, on to Lake Jokulsarlon with a stop atBlack Beach where one can open a bottle of wine and drink it with a chip of glacier. Cheers!
We continue to Reykjavik with outside visit to Strandarkirkja Church. Head west to Grindavik for a dip at the Blue Lagoon, a warm and fitting finale to a chilly journey. We drive back to Reykjavik for our farewell dinner and overnight.
Departure transfer to the airport for onward flight.