Icelandic Northern Lights

January 2019 or February 2019 • 6 Days • Approx $2400-$2700

Join us for a New Year’s visit to Iceland!

Featuring Iceland’s otherworldly landscape in winter – with snowy walks, icicle-tipped waterfalls, hot springs, ice caves, geysers, glaciers, northern lights and more!

This itinerary will offer 1-2 nights in Reykjavík with excursions taking place in southern Iceland.

NOTE: Guide Scott Isom will be taking the scouting trip in late November/early December 2017 – more details will be available on the Iceland itinerary on his return! Scott will be posting on our Facebook page along the trail!

We have over 30 travelers signed up for this tour! A second departure will be available if there is enough interest! Now accepting Early Bird deposits for Icelandic Northern Lights. An Early Bird is a $50 deposit that holds your spot during the planning stages of a trip, when we don’t have a set itinerary or dates. Early Birds are always refundable!

We are developing this NEW itinerary! More details will be available shortly.

Including:

  • All land travel
  • Superior tourist-class or better hotel accommodations
  • All breakfasts and a selection of lunches and dinners
  • WAI guide service throughout
  • Tips for guides/coach drivers and group meals

Adventure Pace

Tour Pace: 1 2 3 4 5
Walk Challenge: 1 2 3 4 5

Important Info

Group Size

25-30 travelers

Hotels

Strategically located Superior Tourist Class hotels or better

Meals

Breakfasts included with a selection of lunches and dinners.

Airfare

Not Included. Travelers will be met at the starting hotel.

Transportation

Included. We use full-size motorcoaches with a seating capacity of 45+ seats.

Traveler Age

Our travelers usually range from 50–75 years of age. All ages welcome!

Your Guides

Guide Scott IsomScott Isom has had a passion for the outdoors ever since his childhood days spent exploring the waterfalls and outstanding hiking trails of the Columbia River Gorge with his family. That sense of adventure continues with his wife, Debbie and their three girls on the terrific trails of Mt. Rainier National Park and in other natural wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest. Scott will be leading Icelandic Northern Lights along with a WAI Assistant and support from a national guide.

Itinerary

We are developing this NEW itinerary! More details will be available shortly.

More Details

How do I lock in my place on this Adventure?

Call or mail in your Early Bird ($50) to save your spot! A maximum of 30 travelers will be accepted on this Adventure.

What about the walks?

We generally walk at a pace of 2 to 3 miles per hour. In most cases, we are not “strolling.” We are walking at a relaxed but steady pace. Your experience will be significantly affected by your level of physical fitness. If not walking regularly at home, we strongly recommend that you make a priority of “training” beforehand in order to both enjoy the trip and avoid medical issues due to overexertion. If you have questions about your ability to participate, please talk with our office at 1.800.779.0353.

We have adopted a walk difficulty rating system which contains a numeric indicator for trail incline and an alpha indicator for trail terrain.  The explanation for this system is presented below.

INCLINE

1. Very small hills or very little stair climbing. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: up to 200 feet.
2. Some moderate hills and stair climbing. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: 200-1000 feet.
3. Some significant hill or stair climbing. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: 1000-2000 feet.
4. Lots of significant hills or stair climbing. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: 2000-3500 feet.
5. Many steep hills. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: more than 3500 feet.

TERRAIN

A. Almost entirely on pavement.
B. A significant part of the route is on well-groomed trails with very few obstacles.
C. A significant part of the route is on somewhat difficult terrain (rocky / rooted paths or soft sand).
D. A significant part of the route is on very difficult terrain.
E. The majority of the route is on very difficult terrain.

What happens next?

We are currently developing the itinerary for this Adventure. Once the itinerary is released, we will accept registration deposits ($500) to save space.

If you have Early Birded with a refundable $50 deposit, your spot on the tour will be held for 2 weeks after the itinerary is published while you make a decision on whether or not you’d like to register with a $450 deposit. If you decide not to join us for this tour, your Early Bird can be refunded or transferred to another tour.

We look forward to sharing Iceland in winter with you in 2019!