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Iceland & Northern Lights (final 4 spots!)

Thursday 01 November | 09h30 to Sunday 04 November | 13h30
Reykjavik
, Reykjavik, Iceland

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accommodation in a 3* hotel with breakfast, return flights in economy class, transfers
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** FINAL 4 SPOTS **
ICELAND = SCHENGEN = EASY TRAVEL 🙂

We only have a few spots available now. If you want to share a room (only for female) we advise you to book asap as we have just 1 spot in each hotel. Couples can only book a superior room in the 3* hotel or a standard room in the 4* hotels. These are the rooms still available as of 20 September 19h00:

– 1 final spot for a lady in a shared room in the 3* hotel
– 1 final spot for a lady in a shared room in the 4* hotel
– 1 superior room for a couple in the 3* hotel (1 large bed, you must book for 2 persons)
– 1 room for a couple in the 4* hotel (book for 2 persons)
– 1 room for 2 friends sharing in the 4* hotel (book for 2 persons)
– 1 or 2 single rooms in the 4* hotel

 

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If there is one country in the world that speaks to the imagination, it definitely is Iceland. Nature is so incredibly special here that it cannot be compared to any other place on Earth. Therefore we must have Iceland on our calendar and this long “bridge-weekend” would be ideal as everyone has a holiday on 1 November.

Expat Club is going for a long-weekend break to Reykjavik. We’ll arrange our own private local transportation and will visit the top tourist attractions in the region. We will travel a full day along the South Coast and visit various impressive places, such as the beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, the Reynisfjar black sand beach with stunning rock formations and the eery DC plane wreck. The next day we visit the famous Golden Circle with the country’s most famous scenic route: Thingveller National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and the Geysir hot springs area.

On our last evening you can optionally join us to the world-famous Blue Lagoon hot springs spa resort. This geothermal spa is located in the middle of a lava field not too far from the international airport. It would be the perfect relaxation after an amazing trip. The warm waters are rich in minerals like silica and sulfur and are a constant temperature between 37˚ and 39˚. You are welcome to try on a silica mud mask of course. It definitely makes a good picture!

Since we are travelling in November another great reason to travel to Iceland would be to see the magical Northern Lights, so we are planning to travel away from the city lights to optimally see them. On the first night you can join a special Northern Lights cruise (optional, €93,50) or you can stay in the city. On the second night you are invited to hop on board our Northern Lights bus tour (included). And on the third night we you can join us to the Blue Lagoon resort. Note that as of 11/9 we only have a few spots left for this visit!

TRAVEL ITINERARY
As with all Expat Club trips, our schedule is carefully designed to ensure you can enjoy these days optimally. Please note that the schedule may still change for various circumstances such as weather or traffic conditions. Your host, the bus driver, guide and receiving destinations will always do their best to give the best experience. Thank you for your understanding.

Thursday 1 November
09:30 Meeting time Starbucks in main departure terminal (receive boarding pass)
11:35 Departure on Wow Air WW463
14:10 Arrival Reykjavik
14:40 Transfer to hotels
15:30 Arrival Reykjavik
21:00 Optional Northern Lights cruise

Friday 2 November
08:30 Departure for South Coast tour
18:30 Return to Reykjavik
21:00 Departure Northern Lights Tour (included)
00:00 Return Northern Lights Tour (included)

Saturday 3 November
08:30 Departure Golden Circle tour (included)
16:30 Transfer to hotel near Airport (included)
19:30 Transfer to Blue Lagoon (optional)
20:00 Visit to the Blue Lagoon (optional)

Sunday 4 November
06h00 – Flight Reykjavik to Amsterdam
10h15 – Arrival Amsterdam
10h45 – Private bus transfer to Brussels
13h00 – Arrival Brussels

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED?
This long-weekend getaway will be a real treat. Let Expat Club worry about all the details. Just get on board and enjoy the amazing panoramas and stunning destinations we visit, as well as the lovely fellow expat travellers. The basic trip fee is based on 2 persons sharing a room in the 3* hotel in Reykjavik center, either a double room with 1 large bed or a twin room with 2 single beds.

– Return flight Brussels to Reykjavik and back to Amsterdam in economy-class
– All security taxes, airport fees, tourist taxes
– one checked luggage of 20kg
– one small carry-on bag up to a maximum of 10 kg (and 42x32x25cm)
– direct private transfer Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Place Schuman
– direct private return transfer from Reykjavik Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik hotel
– 2 nights in a good 3* hotel in Reykjavik center, including breakfast (4* hotel optional)
– 1 night in a good 3* hotel near Reykjavik Airport, including breakfast
– 1 full day Iceland South Shore tour with professional local expert guide (entrance fees included)
– 1 full day Iceland Golden Circle tour with professional local expert guide (entrance fees included)
– 1 Northern Lights Chase tour by bus

 

OPTIONAL PROGRAM PARTS
Expat Club will organize several optional program parts. We won’t include this in the package since some may not be interested in them for various reasons. You’re therefore not expected to join and should not worry you’re the only one who is not joining. Still, these extra parts are meant to complete our Iceland experience and are definitely worth it. Prices are shown during checkout, when you can also indicate whether you would like to join.

  • Upgrade to great 4* hotel. Enjoy more comfort and better services in Iceland’s largest hotel.
  • A single room. Enjoy your trip with optimal privacy, available in the 3* and 4* hotel.
  • Welcome dinner on Thursday evening in Reykjavik – location, menu and price will follow later. You will not pay anything now, but you can do so closer to the trip date. We may also organise lunches and dinners on other days, but are still searching for the right locations.
  • Northern Lights Cruise. See the aurora borealis from and on the water away from the city lights. Warm overalls suits can be borrowed, drinks and snack available for purchase on board. There is plenty of inside space and three decks from where you can watch the Aurora dance over the ocean. Thursday evening 1 November. Price €93,50 per person. You will receive a refund if the boat tour is cancelled by the boat company (e.g. due to weather conditions).
  • Visit to the world-famous Blue Lagoon volcanic hot springs on our last evening. You will spend 2 hours in the amazing natural hot springs pools. With a bit of luck there will be Northern Lights as well. How cool would that be? Prices are €96,50, including transportation. You can also just join us there for €30 (normal price is €41 by regular price).

Iceland’s largest and one of the best hotels, the 4* Fosshotel Reykjavik.

The basic 3* Foss Rauðará hotel is our third hotel as our first 3* hotel is fully booked. It is equally comfortable at a comparable location not far from the Baron and Fosshotel Reykjavik.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
We arranged accommodation in highly rated 3* and 4* hotels near to each other in Reykjavik. Both hotels have comfortable rooms are located in the city center. The 4* hotel is the largest and one of the best hotels of Iceland and offers more comfort, nicer rooms, better breakfast. For the last night we stay in a good 3* hotel near the airport (to avoid long travel times in the morning). Rooms in each hotel have private bathrooms with either a bath or shower. We offer single rooms (1 single or large bed), double rooms (1 large bed) and twin rooms (2 single beds). For the single rooms and double rooms we cannot guarantee 1 large bed, but we always guarantee 2 single beds for the twin rooms.

Surcharges
The basic trip fee is based on 2 persons sharing a room (double or twin) in the 3* hotel. During the checkout process you will see eventual surcharges (e.g. for a single room and the 4* room).

As of 11/9 we don’t offer twin shared rooms for our male participants anymore, unless you book for 2 at the same time. If you are a solo male traveller then you can book a single room and request a “downgrade” to a twin room. We will then open it this possibility again and will refund you if there is another male booking for a twin shared room.

The 3* Aurora Star Airport Hotel lies just 100 meters from the airport terminal. This ensure the longest possible sleep and shortest possible “commute” (just a few minutes by foot!)

Note that we stay 2 nights in the above accommodations in Reykjavik. During the last evening we stay in a hotel 100 meters from the airport to reduce our travelling time (it can take up to 1 hour namely). Breakfast is included there as well, but do note that we have to leave early from the hotel to check-in. We could then walk back to the hotel, have a quick breakfast and return to the terminal.

ROOM SHARING
Expat Club offers twin rooms with 2 single beds for 2 friends who want to share the room, but do not want to stay in 1 large bed. These rooms are also offered to single travellers who do not want to pay the single surcharge. You can share the room with another lady or gentleman from our group (only male or female rooms). In that case you will NOT pay any surcharge and you will NOT have to worry about finding a roommate. There are plenty of other travellers in your situation, so we will introduce you to them (before or during the trip) and you mutually agree to share the room. This arrangement worked out perfectly during our other trips, so don’t hesitate to choose this option.

 

FLIGHTS
We will fly with WOW Air direct from Brussels to Reykjavik on Thursday 11h35 with departure at 11h35 and arrival at 14h10. Our meeting time is 9h30 at the long table of Starbucks in the main departure hall. The return flight to Amsterdam departs at 06h00 in the morning and arrives at 10h15. We arranged a direct coach transfer (2h15) to Brussels with our bus partner Lauwers Reizen. Since Keflavik airport is up to an hour away from Reykjavik city, we will stay the last night in a hotel close to the airport to avoid a morning transfer.

During checkout you can indicate your seat preference: window, middle, or aisle. Those who book first also have first choice. We have a few better seats available, which you can also book during checkout:
– Brussel to Reykjavik: 1 seat with XXL leg space, and 1 big seat (wider super comfortable seats ), both in the front section.
– Reykjavik to Amsterdam: 1 Big seat (great to get some extra sleep on this early-morning flight)

NOTE: Expat Club checked all travel options for our group, but in the fall season there are considerably less flights to/from Iceland and virtually all flights to mainland Europe (including to surrounding countries) depart early in the morning (no afternoon/evening flights). The few flights that leave later in the morning do not only have an extra (long) connection, but are significantly more expensive as well (i.e. unaffordable). The direct return flight to Brussels is also much more expensive, so we opt for a flight to Amsterdam with a comfortable direct and private bus transfer to Brussels.

 

Comments & special terms

  • This trip is carefully and realistically planned. Still, all timings are indicative and may change if required by circumstances.  Expat Club cannot be held liable for long delays that impact the program (e.g. missed guided tours, reserved entries etc.), neither can Expat Club be held liable for weather-related cancellations or any other unforeseen circumstances that influence the course of the trip, including, but not limited to technical problems with the airplane, strikes, weather, inundations etc. Pretty logical we think, but we just want to be clear about it. Both day trips and the Northern Lights bus tour are included in the trip price, but cannot be refunded in case of cancellation.
  • The trip is sold as a package. You cannot go with your own transportation or arrange your own accommodation. If there are specific things that you do not want in the package, please let us know and we may consider a discount.
  • You are personally responsible for getting a good cancellation and/or travel insurance that covers you for unforeseen emergencies that prevent you from coming on the trip and medical expenses before or during the trip. 
  • Pictures on this page, and especially from the hotels are carefully selected but not legally binding. This means, your room may differ from what you see on the pictures.
  • You are personally responsible for using the hotel room in an appropriate way. Any missing or broken items will be billed after the trip.
  • Expat Club cannot be held liable for personal injuries during the trip, such as, but not limited to, things that happen during the guided tours, visits to places we go to, transfers by bus and plane, the boat ride, or any other part. Joining this trip is safe but still at your own risk (it’s a low risk activity).
  • If you do not find a room partner on your own, we will find one for you (male/male, female/female). During the outbound trip we will connect you with others in the same position. If you decide to take a single room during the trip, then you will have to fully pay for it yourself. If you book this option, you are never forced to pay for a single room.
  • If you book a double / twin room and your travel partner cancels, you will have to pay the single room supplement or share a room with another person (if still available).
  • You can only checkout with the “Bank transfer” option. This means you do not pay while making the reservation, but you are required to do so within 2 days. Note, you are making an actual reservation. Non-payment means your trip will be cancelled by Expat Club and you will still receive an invoice for the trip.
  • The general cancellation terms as described in our terms & conditions do not apply to this trip. After reservation you cannot cancel for a refund anymore.

The Thingvellir National Park where two tectonic plates move apart, i.e. the Mid Atlantic Ridge

The Gullfoss Waterfalls fall down 30 meters in 2 stages

The Strokkur Geyser is a busy boss, erupting every 7-8 minutes.

The black sand on Reynisfjara beach in the South of the country

The Reynisdrangar basalt rocks seem to be man-made.

If we’re lucky we may also see some of these lovely Puffin birds

The Aurora Borealis is a very common phenomenon in Iceland during winter time. Like our other destination Tromsø it lies perfectly in the circle around the North pole where the solar lights are most active.

The Aurora above Reykjavik

The world-famous blue lagoon is a major tourist attraction. We go here on our very last evening to relax after getting so many beautiful impressions of Iceland.

 

 

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