Northern Lights & Iceland

Oct & Nov 2019 departures

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Be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis. Experience the dramatic landscape of Iceland. London/Europe extensions available.

 With the rumble of volcanoes, geysers gushing, glaciers making paths through mountains and the awe-inspiring colours of the aurora borealis shining through the night sky, the ever changing landscapes of Iceland will make you feel insignificant, if not completely transformed by the experience.

See the highlights of Iceland on this 10 day bucket list package taking in the great waterfalls, geysers, glaciers and more. Tour Iceland’s capital Reykjavik, take a boat cruise on the scenic Breidafjordur fjord, see the beauty of Icelandic horses and search for the aurora borealis - the natural phenomenon that light up the night sky. Explore the UNESCO listed Þingvellir National Park, see the iconic Gullfoss Waterfalls of the Hvítá River, take a dip in the geothermal Blue Lagoon and so much more. Includes return international flights, 7 nights hotel accommodation, nine meals, English speaking tour guides and more!

See London's iconic landmarks including Trafalgar Square, Tower of London and London Eye, plus enjoy a day at leisure in London to explore at your own pace on the 13 day pre-tour extension package.

Price 
  • 10 day package including flights ... $4599
  • 13 day package incl London extensions ... $5199
Solo Travellers  
  • Just $560 extra for 10 day
  • Just $860 extra for 13 day
Departure Dates (based on 10 day)
  • October: 19, 31
  • November: 9, 21
  • 2020: February 13
  • 2020: March 5

HIGHLIGHTS

  •     Discover the magic of beautiful Iceland    Seek out the famed northern lights – an amazing natural phenomenon
  •     Discover the highlights of Reykjavik on a guided tour
  •     Visit amazing Borgarfjörður, known as the Saga Valley
  •     Take the chance to climb the incredible Grábrók Volcano crater
  •     Visit Deildartunguhver, one of Europe's most powerful hot springs
  •     Witness Hraunfossar, a series of waterfalls pouring from beneath a wide lava field
  •     See beautiful Barnafoss – ‘the Children’s Falls’
  •     Discover the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, known as “the peninsula of the snowy mountain”
  •     Enjoy a boat cruise on scenic Breidafjordur Fjord
  •     Take the chance to taste Hákarl a unique Icelandic treat
  •     See Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  •     Journey along the spectacular Golden Circle route
  •     Taste hot spring geothermal baked bread and eggs
  •     Witness the amazing double waterfall, Gullfoss
  •     Visit an Icelandic horse stables and a geothermal greenhouse
  •     Learn about the geology of active volcanoes at the Lava and Volcano Exhibition Centre
  •     Visit the outstanding Skógar Folk Museum and turf houses
  •     Witness the impressive Skógafoss Waterfall
  •     Stroll along the stunning black lava beach at Reynisfjara
  •     Explore extraordinary Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs
  •     Experience dramatic glaciers, ice, waterfalls and icebergs
  •     Enjoy a photo stop in impressive Vik
  •     Swim in the enchanting Blue Lagoon thermal baths


FLIGHTS

  •     Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/*MEL/BNE/*ADL/PER
  •     Fly with award winning Qatar Airways

ACCOMMODATION

  •     7 nights in quality hotel accommodation

DINING

  •     Enjoy 9 meals including daily breakfast

TOUR ESSENTIALS

  •     English speaking tour guides    Airline taxes and surcharges

TRANSPORT

  •     Transportation by modern vehicles

TRANSFERS

  •     Return airport transfers in Iceland
13 Day Iceland Explorer with London Extension
All of the 10 Day Package inclusions, plus the following:
  •     One way international flight (economy class): London to Reykjavik
  •     3 nights quality hotel accommodation
  •     Enjoy 3 additional meals
  •     Enjoy a guided city tour of bustling London
  •     See the Tower of London, the Albert Memorial and more
  •     Relax or explore on a day free at leisure in London
  •     Airport to hotel transfer in London (day 2)

ITINERARY

  • Day 1 ... Australia - Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Day 2 ... Welcome to Reykjavik
  • Day 3 ... Reykjavik City Tour & Borgarfjörður Saga Valley – Begin 6 night Northern Lights Academy Program
  • Day 4 ... Snæfellsnes Peninsula & Fjord Cruise (approx. 250km)
  • Day 5 ... Golden Circle, Geothermal Taste & Icelandic Horses (approx. 220 km)
  • Day 6 ... Natural Wonders of South Iceland & Volcano Centre (approx. 220 km)
  • Day 7 ... Skaftafell National Park & Vatnajökull Glacier (approx. 280 km)
  • Day 8 ... South Shore, Reykjavik & The Blue Lagoon (approx. 370 km)
  • Day 9 ... Reykjavík, Iceland - Australia
  • Day 10 ... Arrive in Australia

Itinerary ... with London extension

  • Day 1 ... Australia - London, England
  • Day 2 ... Welcome to London
  • Day 3 ... London City Tour
  • Day 4 ... London Free Day
  • Day 5 ... London, England - Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Day 6 ... Reykjavik City Tour & Borgarfjörður Saga Valley – Begin 6 night Northern Lights Academy Program
  • Day 7 ... Snæfellsnes Peninsula & Fjord Cruise (approx. 250km)
  • Day 8 ... Golden Circle, Geothermal Taste & Icelandic Horses (approx. 220 km)
  • Day 9 ... Natural Wonders of South Iceland & Volcano Centre (approx. 220 km)
  • Day 10 ... Skaftafell National Park & Vatnajökull Glacier (approx. 280 km)
  • Day 11 ... South Shore, Reykjavik & The Blue Lagoon (approx. 370 km)
  • Day 12 ... Reykjavík, Iceland - Australia
  • Day 13... Arrive in Australia
NOTE: You can also extend your stay in Europe pre or post tour.  Full details below.

OPTIONS AND IMPORTANT INFO

  • Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 21st November 2019.
  • This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
- 10 Day Package: $560
- 13 Day Package: $860
 
Departure Dates (2019)
10 Day Package
  • October: 19, 31
  • November: 9, 21
  • 2020: February 13
  • 2020: March 5
 13 Day Package
  • October: 16, 28
  • November: 6, 18
  • 2020: February 13
  • 2020: March 5
  
Departure Cities
Sydney, *Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or Perth
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Melbourne or *Adelaide: $250 per person
 
Please note: 
* This fee includes a mandatory 2 night stopover in Doha due to flight scheduling. Please note customers will arrive back into Australia on Day 13 (standard package) and Day 16 (extension package).
^ For solo travellers ex Melbourne and Adelaide a further mandatory single supplement of $250 applies. Once your booking has been made a representative from TripADeal will contact you with regards to making payment.

FLIGHTS
Full Service Airline(s) Used
Qatar Airways plus codeshare partners (subject to availability).
Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

Arrive early in Reykjavík, Iceland (10 Day package only)
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Not permitted during and including the following dates: 1st September – 13th October 2019 and 29th November 2019 – 20th January 2020.
 
Arrive early in London, England (13 Day package only)
$200 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
- If you are interested in this option, please contact our friendly reservations team at Ucango to make this booking and provide your preferred travel dates. 
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Not permitted during and including the following dates: 1st September – 13th October 2019 and 29th November 2019 – 20th January 2020.
 
Stay behind in Reykjavík, Iceland
$200 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Not permitted during and including the following dates: 29th November 2019 – 20th January 2020.
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $450 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $700 one way
Locations:
*  Doha
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- Only one stopover is permitted, it can be either an inbound or an outbound stopover.
- Stopovers are not available for purchase ex Adelaide and Melbourne as these are already included in the interstate surcharge.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class (Australia – Iceland - Australia / Australia – England and Iceland - Australia): Buy now for $6999 per person
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
- If Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Doha stopovers are offered, Premium Economy upgrades will not be available.


ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation Used
10 Day Package
3-4 Star (self-rated):
- Reykjavik: Hotel Klettur or similar
- Borganes: Icelandair Hotel Hamar or similar
- Hveragerdi: Hotel Eldhestar or similar
- Kirkjubæjarklaustur: Icelandair Hotel or similar

 13 Day Package
3-4 Star (self-rated):
- London: Hotel Ibis Earl’s Court or similar
Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

Extra Nights
- Reykjavík, Iceland (Pre/Post Tour): $320 per room including breakfast.
- London, England (Pre Tour / 13 Day package only): $290 per room including breakfast. 
Please note: extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
3 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


GENERAL TOUR INFORMATION
Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 45 per vehicle.
 Please note: the 13 Day Package with London Pre Tour Extension, has a minimum group size of 10.

EXCLUSIONS
- Visa fees and requirements (A visa is not required if travelling on an Australian passport).
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary.
- Optional gratuities/tipping.
- Optional activities/tours.
- Personal expenses.
- Hotel to airport transfer in London (day 5 / extension package only).
- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.


OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Northern Lights:
This program includes a special six-night Northern Lights Academy – which means that during 6 evenings there is a combination of presentations, lectures, a film and guided searches for the Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights. All countryside hotels in this program offer a Northern Lights wake up call for guests that register for that special service at the hotel reception. The Northern Lights Exploration series are designed to spend 6 evenings in the countryside to maximise the chances of seeing the elusive Northern Lights, still the tour is dependent on weather and therefore sightings are not guaranteed. The Northern Lights are in the northern hemisphere from September through April but are only visible when the sky is clear and free of clouds. Like many natural wonders, the Northern Lights are ephemeral – they may be visible, they may appear for a bit and then be gone (it is not a TV show that you can just turn on and off). But it is worth the patience which is much required. Because they are a winter event, you need to be prepared to wait outside while looking for them. It is best to dress very warmly, in layers, with good footwear, gloves, hats and whatever else makes you comfortable while you await patiently for this truly outstanding event. For the best photos, a tripod is recommended.

FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
We do not arrange seat selection for this itinerary. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. 
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify Ucango of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.
 
It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. Tipping is optional and at the customer’s discretion.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.


VISAS
A tourist visa for Europe is not required for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian Passport.
 Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.


INSURANCE
We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.


SCHEDULE OF FEES
Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
·       1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·       2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·       Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·       Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·       Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·       If the incorrect name has been advised to Ucango, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.




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