Hofn & Vatnajokull Glacier

Hofn & Vatnajokull, Europe's biggest glacier
5 + days
Oct - Mar
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Experience an unforgettable winter adventure in the region surrounding Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest glacier.  Nestling below the mighty glacier is the charming fishing town of Hofn, an ideal base for exploring this incredible region. There are lots of great optional excursions to choose from including evening hunts for  the Northern Lights and a trip to the glacier lagoon. Don’t forget to sample some of the fabulous fresh langoustine (lobster) caught from the surrounding North Atlantic Ocean, a speciality in all the local restaurants.

On this tour your accommodation, return flights Reykjavik/Hofn and Keflavik Airport/hotel departure and arrival transfers are all included. You can add extra nights and extra guided excursions both in Reykjavik and in Hofn to the tour.

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Day 1: Arrival in Reykjavik
On  arrival in Reykjavik transfer by airport express bus to your hotel. The city centre is a small area characterised by eclectic and colourful houses, good shopping, dining and drinking. Reykjavík has recently established itself as a haven for food lovers, with numerous restaurants taking advantage of the abundance of local seafood, meat and game.

Reykjavik has many wonderful museums including the National Museum displaying artefacts from the first settlement to the modern age, giving an excellent overview of Iceland’s history and culture, the Reykjavik 871+2 Settlement Museum, an archeological museum based around a 10th-century Viking longhouse unearthed in 2001, the Reykjavik Art Museum and the National Gallery.

Overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 2: Northern Lights Magic: Reykjavik - Hofn
In the early morning, make your own way to the domestic airport in Reykjavik for the early flight to Hofn on the southeast coast of Iceland (exact time is dependent on the  flight schedule and availability). The duration of the flight is approx. 1 hour. You will be met at the airport in Hofn and transferred to the hotel for check in. Relax and take a scenic walk on your own through the village and down to the harbour, where you might see the fishermen land their catch of the day. 2 nights in Hofn.

Day 3: Explore Hofn and Surroundings
Time at leisure. Perhaps book a local excursion such as a Super Jeep and Glacier Snowmobile Safari, a Glacier Lagoon Tour, a visit to Skaftafell National Park or a Northern Lights Hunt. 

Day 4: Morning at leisure then return to Reykjavik
Spend the morning relaxing then in the afternoon, transfer to Hofn Airport for the flight  back to Reykjavik and on arrival, make your own way to your hotel. Overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 5: Departure
Arrangements end with your transfer by airport express bus back to Keflavik Airport. 

Please note: The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings therefore cannot be guaranteed.

Departures: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. No departures from 21 December  2016 – 4 January 2017

Includes: airport transfers to/from Keflavik International Airport, domestic return economy flight Reykjavik-Hofn; 2 nights at a hotel in Reykjavik with private facilities including breakfast;  2 nights at a hotel in Hofn  including breakfast;  Round-trip flight between Reykjavik and Hofn (including airport tax); Transfer to/from the airport in Hofn.

Excludes: airport transfers to/from Reykjavik Domestic Airport/hotel, optional excursions (booked locally only)

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1243.00
Single AUD$ 1341.00

Includes: airport transfers to/from Keflavik International Airport, domestic return economy flight Reykjavik-Hofn; 2 nights at a hotel in Reykjavik with private facilities including breakfast;  2 nights at a hotel in Hofn  including breakfast;  Round-trip flight between Reykjavik and Hofn (including airport tax); Transfer to/from the airport in Hofn.

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