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Sat, 01 Feb



Iceland's Celestial and Earthly Wonders

Join Fred Watson and Marnie Ogg and explore the land of fire and ice, where captivating astronomical phenomena dance in the night sky and ancient geological marvels shape the landscape.

Iceland's Celestial and Earthly Wonders
Iceland's Celestial and Earthly Wonders

Time & Location

01 Feb 2025, 10:30 am – 11 Feb 2025, 2:00 pm

Reykjavík, Reykjavík, Iceland

About the event

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the enchanting landscapes of Iceland. From captivating Northern Lights boat trips to exhilarating whale watching excursions, immerse yourself in the natural wonders and cultural delights of this breathtaking destination. Join us for an adventure of a lifetime!

HOST: Astronomer at Large – Fred Watson

DATES: 1 - 11  February 2025

STYLE: Fun, soft adventure, learning

Minimum/maximum numbers: 12/20 guests

^ Day 1 - 01 Feb 2025 - Reykjavik - 

Begin the adventure with an exhilarating Northern Lights boat trip, immersing ourselves in the mystical beauty of the Aurora Borealis. Afterward, check into the Hotel Grandi by Center Hotels, centrally located in Reykjavik, where you'll enjoy comfortable accommodations and savor a delectable three-course dinner. (D)

Day 2 - 02 Feb 2025 Reykjavik - 

Explore the fascinating exhibits at the Perlan Museum, offering panoramic views of Reykjavik and beyond. Then, marvel at the striking architecture of the Harpa concert hall before indulging in a relaxing experience at Sky Lagoon Pure, where you can unwind in soothing geothermal waters surrounded by Iceland's stunning landscapes. (B)

Day 3 - 03 Feb 2025 Hella - 

We're treated to a culinary delight with a three-course lunch at Restaurant Fjöruborðið in Stokkseyri, featuring local delicacies such as langoustine soup and langoustine tails. Later, retire to the tranquil countryside ambiance of the Stracta Hotel Hella for a restful night's sleep - or maybe some Aurora viewing (fingers crossed!). (B,L)

Day 4 - 04 Feb 2025 Hella - 

Today we're surrounded by Iceland's geological wonders with a visit to the Lava Centre Hella. Here we'll see interactive exhibits and cinematic experiences bring the island's volcanic landscapes to life. Then, embark on a guided tour of the Caves of Hella, delving deep into ancient lava formations. For those seeking adventure, an optional snowmobile tour offers an adrenaline-fueled exploration of Eyjafjallajökull. (B,D)

Day 5 - 05 Feb 2025 Stykkisholmur - 

Descend into the depths of the Vatnshellir Lava Cave for a captivating underground adventure. Along the way, soak in the breathtaking views at Londrangar, Arnarstapi, and the iconic Kirkjufell viewpoint. End our day at the Fosshotel Stykkisholmur, nestled amidst the scenic landscapes of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. (B,D)

Day 6 - 06 Feb 2025 Stykkisholmur - 

Set sail on a Viking Sushi Adventure Boat Tour, where we'll feast on freshly caught seafood delicacies while cruising along the picturesque coastline of Stykkisholmur.

Day 7 - 07 Feb 2025 Saudarkrokur - 

Sauðárkrókur is the largest town in Northwest Iceland and the second-largest town on the north coast of Iceland, and is an important link in Iceland's food production. We'll experience authentic Icelandic hospitality at Guesthouse Mikligardur, offering cozy accommodations in a charming countryside setting. (B,D)

Day 8 - 08 Feb 2025 Varmahlid - 

Embark on a memorable horse riding adventure on the intriguing Icelandic Pony. Our path known as The Viking Ride, traversing scenic trails and soaking in the natural beauty of Varmahlid. (B,D)

Day 9 - 09 Feb 2025 Akureyri - 

Encounter majestic whales on a thrilling whale watching excursion in Akureyri, followed by a rejuvenating soak in the geothermal waters of the Myvatn Nature Baths. (B,D)

Day 10 - 10 Feb 2025 Keflavik - 

Retracing our steps back to the main part of the island. we'll conclude our Icelandic journey with a final farewell dinner and one nights stay at the Konvin Hotel - Keflavik Airport, conveniently located for our departure the following day.

Day 11 - 11 Feb 2025 Keflavik - 

Bid farewell to Iceland from Keflavik Airport, cherishing memories of an unforgettable journey through Iceland's diverse landscapes and cultural treasures. Or continue the journey with a visit to Greenland and Denmark. 


· Tour Host – Fred Watson

· Tour Manager – Marnie Ogg

· Accommodation as listed

- Transport

· Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) and Dinner (D)as listed 

· Entry to all sights, and activities listed

· Air-conditioned coach and driver

· Local Guides, behind-the-scenes experiences

Not included:

· International Flights - into and out of Reykjavik

· Tips

· Drinks

· Items of personal nature

· Travel Insurance


Reykjavik Hotel Grandi by center hotels

Hella - Stracta Hotel Hella

Stykkisholmur - Fosshotel Stykkisholmur

Saudarkrokur - Guesthouse Mikligardur

Akureyri - Hotel Nordurland


​Cost: $8,945 per person (12 - 18 guests)^

Single Supplement: $1,595

Optional Tour : - Snowmobiling $450 pp (minimum 6 pax)

*Tour will operate with a minimum of 12 /maximum 20 guests

Payment schedule

$500 pp - nonrefundable deposit (see our terms and conditions)

$2,000 pp- 1 October 2024

finals - 2 December 2024


Tour itinerary and pricing are subject to change at any time.  Your place is confirmed on receipt of a non-refundable deposit.

Finals are due 80 days prior to departure. Please see our terms and conditions for cancellation details. All prices are in Australian dollars and subject to currency fluctuations. 

If the minimum numbers (12 pax) are not met alternative travel arrangements may be made, however in the instance that this is not possible, the tour may be cancelled. and your deposit returned. Please note twin rooms are based on two co-travellers sharing a room - if you choose this option as a single traveller, you may be required to pay the full supplement in the event no other single traveller wishes to share. Travel insurance is required to participate.

This tour operates in conjunction with the Arctic Frost - Greenland tour program. If you are continuing on to this journey, please book the following flight, noting the flight from Greenland to Copenhagen is included:

12 Feb

Depart REK - 1655

Arrive GOH - 1815

Flight - GL711

^ Travellers participating in both Viking Light and Iceland tours, should book to travel between Alta and Iceland on the following flights:

* 30 January - Norwegian DY321 - departing Alta 12.15 arriving 1420

* 31 January - Icelandair FI319 - departing Oslo 1300 arriving Reykjavik 1505

We will organise one nights accommodation in Oslo and adjoining transfers 


  • Deposit - $500 pp




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