Iceland Tour Showcases Magical Aurora Borealis


Avid travellers looking to check the Aurora Borealis off their bucket list can now do so with Collette’s new “Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights” tour – offering travellers a chance to witness the natural wonder before the brilliant light show hits the dimmer switch.

While the Northern Lights are not disappearing, the 11-year solar cycle is slowing down with the phenomenon appearing less regularly through 2024.

Guests will spend seven days in Iceland, splitting their time between the capital city of Reykajvik and Vik, the country’s southernmost village.

Tour highlights include:

  • A walking tour of old town Reykjavik and a Northern lights cruise across Faxaflói Bay in search of the aurora borealis.
  • On day three, guests will travel the “Golden Circle,” making a stop at Thingvellir National Park, the inspirational landscape for Game of Thrones and geothermal fields of Geysir and Strokkur.
  • Awe-inspiring natural beauty of Iceland’s 100-foot double cascade Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall and Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, one of country’s most famous and picturesque waterfalls.
  • Cultural high notes include Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Visitor Centre, to learn 2010 eruption, and how it affected local life as well as the Skogar Folk Museum.
  • Stroll across Reynisfjara, a black volcanic sand beach surrounded by basalt columns and cliffs scattered with caves and rich bird life.
  • Visit to Europe’s largest Glacier at Vatnajokull National Park.
  • Trip to dip in the iconic Blue Lagoon, a warm, mineral-rich waters of the geothermal pool, located in the middle of a dramatic lava field.

Rates start at US$2,199 per person, land only, based on double occupancy.