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Norway, Iceland & The Northern Lights 3 Star

  • Northern Lights, Iceland
  • Blue Lagoon, Iceland
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Puffin, Iceland

Discover the vast history and natural wonders of Norway and Iceland, including a chance to view the extraordinary Northern Lights.  Just to prove this holiday has it all, why not take the optional full day guided excursion of Iceland’s south coast taking in the picturesque coastal villages and countryside, viewing the impressive glaciers and waterfalls, visiting Reynisfjar the volcanic black sandy beach famous for its bird species including puffins and the Skogar Museum.

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At a Glance

  • Direct flight from Dublin to Oslo with Scandinavian Airlines.
  • Transfer on arrival with guide assistance to your hotel.
  • 2 nights 4 **** hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • Half day guided panoramic sightseeing tour to include Akershus Fortress, the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, City Hall and Vigeland Park.  Entrance to the Vikingship Museum included.
  • Free time for sightseeing and shopping of your own choice.
  • Coach transfer with guide assistance to Oslo airport for your flight to Reykjavik with Scandinavian Airlines.
  • Transfer on arrival with guide assistance to your hotel in Reykjavik with visit en route to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. Here you will have a chance to swim in the rejuvenating warm water, reputed for its healing properties (entrance & towel included).
  • 4 nights 3 *** on a bed & breakfast basis.
  • Half day city tour of Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital.
  • Full day guided tour of the Golden Circle including the UNESCO World Heritage Site Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, Iceland’s famous Golden Waterfall and the geysers in the geothermal active valley of Haukadalur.
  • Evening ‘Northern Lights’ excursion. Travelling away from the glow of the city your guide will lead this excursion in the hunt for the Aurora Borealis. (This tour is subject to the correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed during the tour) 
  • Free time for sightseeing and shopping of your own choice.
  • Coach transfer with guide assistance to Keflavik International Airport for your direct flight to Dublin.
Details Dates Departing   Price from  
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Flight Details:

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07.11.2014 12:30 DUB 07.11.2014 15:40 OSL SAS SK4604 20kgs
09.11.2014 10:05 OSL 09.11.2014 11:50 KEF SAS SK4787 20kgs
13.11.2014 10:20 KEF 13.11.2014 12:45 DUB Europe Airpost 20kgs

Hotel Detail and Additional Information:

  1. 2 nights 4 **** hotel accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania on a bed and breakfast basis. Hotel Website
  2. 4 nights 3 *** Best Western Reykjavik, on a bed & breakfast basis. Hotel Website
  3. Price is inclusive of taxes and charges totaling €50. 
  4. Price is per person and based on 2 sharing, single room supplement €219. 
  5. Optional insurance €25 available (conditions apply). 
  6. 1 standard piece of luggage is included (max 20kilos).
  7. A non refundable/non transferable deposit of €300 per person is required to book (2% surcharge if paid by credit card).
  8. Optional full day guided excursion of Iceland’s south coast taking in the picturesque coastal villages and countryside, viewing the impressive glaciers and waterfalls, visiting Reynisfjar the volcanic black sandy beach famous for its bird species including puffins and the Skogar Museum (entrance included) for a supplement of €59 per person. (Excursion operated exclusively for Travel Department, subject to minimum numbers).  
  9. Balances are due 10 weeks before departure (2% surcharge if paid by credit card). 
  10. Prices, taxes, flight times & availability are subject to change. E&OE. 
 
Sorry, there are no departures available.

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Prices are inclusive of all airline taxes and charges

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Details Dates Departing   Price from  
07.11.14 Dublin Book

Flight Details:

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date
Dep
time
Dep
airport
Arrival
date
Arr
time
Arr
airport
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flight no.
Baggage
allowance
07.11.2014 12:30 DUB 07.11.2014 15:40 OSL SAS SK4604 20kgs
09.11.2014 10:05 OSL 09.11.2014 11:50 KEF SAS SK4787 20kgs
13.11.2014 10:20 KEF 13.11.2014 12:45 DUB Europe Airpost 20kgs

Hotel Detail and Additional Information:

  1. 2 nights 4 **** hotel accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania on a bed and breakfast basis. Hotel Website
  2. 4 nights 3 *** Best Western Reykjavik, on a bed & breakfast basis. Hotel Website
  3. Price is inclusive of taxes and charges totaling €50. 
  4. Price is per person and based on 2 sharing, single room supplement €219. 
  5. Optional insurance €25 available (conditions apply). 
  6. 1 standard piece of luggage is included (max 20kilos).
  7. A non refundable/non transferable deposit of €300 per person is required to book (2% surcharge if paid by credit card).
  8. Optional full day guided excursion of Iceland’s south coast taking in the picturesque coastal villages and countryside, viewing the impressive glaciers and waterfalls, visiting Reynisfjar the volcanic black sandy beach famous for its bird species including puffins and the Skogar Museum (entrance included) for a supplement of €59 per person. (Excursion operated exclusively for Travel Department, subject to minimum numbers).  
  9. Balances are due 10 weeks before departure (2% surcharge if paid by credit card). 
  10. Prices, taxes, flight times & availability are subject to change. E&OE. 
 
Sorry, there are no departures available.

Day 1:

Travelling to Norway:

Depart for Oslo. You will be met by our local representative in the arrivals area of the airport before being transferred to your hotel.

Day 2:

Oslo city tour:

Tour of Oslo to include visits to the Royal Palace, Akershus Fortress, Parliament Buildings, City Hall, Vigeland Park and Viking ship Museum (Entrance to the Viking ship Museum included).

Day 3:

Transfer to Reykjavik & with city tour on arrival:

Early morning transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flight to Reykjavik, Iceland. You will met by a Travel Department guide in the arrivals area of the airport before making your way into Reykjavik for a half day guided tour of the world's most northerly capital city.

Day 4:

A visit to the Blue Lagoon:

In the morning you will be transferred to the World famous Blue Lagoon where you will have the opportunity tio swim in the rejuvenating warm water.

Day 5:

The Golden Circle:

Tour of the Golden Circle, including the UNESCO listed Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, Icelandís famous Golden Waterfall and the geysers in the geothermal active valley of Haukadalur.

Day 6:

Day at leisure (Optional South Coast Excursion) before that evening’s Northern Light excursion:

South coast excursion takes in impressive glaciers and waterfalls, visiting the volcanic Reynisfjar beach and the Skogar museum before that evening's Northern lights excursion.

Day 7:

Return home:

Transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flight home.

Please note that the order of excursions on this itinerary may vary slightly. Your day to day itinerary will be advised with your travel documents.

Holiday highlights

Norway

The Fjords, with breath taking cliffs, rushing waterfalls and charming picturesque villages dotted along their coastlines.

Iceland

The Blue Lagoon - a man-made geothermal spa located 40 minutes outside of Reykjavík by car or bus. Renowned for its medicinal benefits on the skin, it is one of Iceland's most unique and popular tourist attractions.

Thingvellir National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site – a geologically spectacular area where the Great Atlantic Rift is clearly visible.

Haukadalur Valley – a hot spring area covered with multicoloured pools of water and mud.

Grabrok Volcano – a 3000 year old crater surrounded by a moss covered lava field.

Reykjavík – the world’s northernmost capital, with a population of 120,000, and home to sites such as the Pearl, Hallgrímskirkja Church, Reykjavík Harbour, Reykjavík 101 Centre and Solfar Viking Ship Sculpture.

Practical Info

Norway

Currency: The Krone (NOK)

Population: 4.9 million

Language: Norwegian, English widely spoken.

Local Time: GMT +1 Hour

Voltage: 220-volt AC, 50Hz current and uses two-pin continental plugs.  

Airport:  Oslo

Climate: The weather in Oslo varies throughout the four seasons. Winters can be very cold often staying in the low figures with regular snowfall. Rainfall is moderate, but spread throughout the year, so showers are possible in any season.



Useful Contacts

The Irish Embassy:                             
Tel: +47 2201 7200, Fax: +47 2201 7201

The British Embassy:                           
Tel: +47 23 13 27 00
 

Local Tourist office:   

The Tourist Information by the Central Station, Trafikanten Service Centre, 
Jernbanetorget,
1, 0154 Oslo
The Tourist Information Centre by the City Hall, 
Fridtjof Nansens plass 5, 
0160 Oslo

Tel: +47 815 30 555?

Website: www.visitoslo.com

Useful Websites 

http://www.visitnorway.com/

Iceland

Currency: The Icelandic Krona (ISK)

Population: 318 000

Language: Icelandic, English widely spoken.

Local Time: GMT (no daylight saving time in Iceland)

Voltage: 220-volt AC, 50Hz current and uses two-pin continental plugs.  

Airport: Keflavik

Climate: Despite its proximity to the Arctic, the island's coasts remain ice-free throughout the winter. There are some variations in the climate between different parts of the island. Generally speaking, the South Coast is warmer than the North.  The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis is a naturally occurring phenomenon and sightings of it cannot be guaranteed.  Sightings are dependent on the right weather conditions and the time of the year.  The Northern lights season runs from the 15th September to the 15th April.

 

Passport/Visa

If you are an EU citizen, you must either present a passport or an ID card valid for the duration of your stay in order to enter Iceland for tourist visits of up to three months.

Useful Contacts

British Embassy:                                                       
Tel: + 354 550 5100

Honorary Consul of Ireland:       
Tel: +354 554 2355

 

Useful Websites                  

www.visiticeland.com
www.visitreykjavik.is

Average Daytime Temperature (°C):

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Norway -1 0 1 4.8 10 15 17 16 13 9 5 2
Reykjavik -1 0 1 3 7 9 11 11 8 5 1 0
Irl /UK 8 8 10 13 15 18 20 19 17 14 10 8

Average Rainfall (mm):

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Norway 55 37 71 37 40 49 58 69 65 90 69 52
Reykjavik 76 72 82 58 44 50 52 62 67 86 73 79
Irl / UK 67 55 51 45 60 57 70 74 72 70 67 74

Hotel Info

Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania

4 stars out of five

4 **** hotel accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania in Oslo. Hotel Website

Location: The hotel’s central location is one of the reasons for its success; opposite Oslo Central Station and the airport express train, and with the city’s shopping opportunities and attractions right outside the door. Oslo’s main street, Karl Johansgate, is only a 100 m walk from the hotel.

Hotel facilities: 21 moderns meeting rooms of all sizes to accommodate up to 450 delegates and with aCambria (Body) total capacity of 1024 people. Atmosphere at Clarion, a nice lounge chair, a sweet soundtrack. Restaurant Atrium: Early bird, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Concierge. 24h front desk  & 24h room service.

Room facilities: 508 modern roomsequipped bathrobes and slippers, coffe/tea facilities, ironing board, hairdryer, TV with international channels, telephones, desk and chairs. All rooms have blackout curtains.
 

 

 

Best Western Reykjavik Hotel

4 stars out of five

3*** Best Western Reykjavik Hotel, Reykjavik. Hotel Website

Location: Situated centrally, minutes walk from the city's main shopping street and one of its main bus stations. It is within easy reach of the business and financial district.

Hotel facilities: Restaurant next to the hotel - Italian Pizzeria and Restaurant, La Luna.

Room facilities: Equipped with bath and/or shower facilities, minibar, telephone, satellite TV, pay TV, wireless internet, radio, hair dryer, coffee and tea making facilities. 

Please note, some hotel facilities may be seasonal and not available at the time of your travel. Additionally, room amenities may vary depending on room type.