A Quilter's Journey to Iceland
A Northern Lights Adventure
September 16-23, 2018
This amazing Iceland Journey is perfect for anyone as our special journey
together will not only highlight the beauty of Iceland, but most importantly,
afford us several opportunities to catch the phenomenon of the aurora
borealis, (the Northern Lights).
Some of our recent travelers have said:
"This was a picture-perfect
tour, truly a dream come true. Everything was beyond words wonderful
and then some. I will never forget it."
"Thank you Deb for providing
the perfect tour. While other tours I looked into were less costly,
I went with you for the reputation of your company and found that dollar
for dollar the value of this tour was far better than I had anticipated."
"...I was more than thrilled
at your tour itself, everything was first class, organized well and went
way beyond my expectations. So many of us in the group will remain life
long friends. I will be going with you again."
"This was the
trip-of-a-lifetime, thank you so much"
Join us an let the amazing vistas and Northern
Lights Iceland is famous for. This trip will lend itself to
endless inspiration, and certainly be a trip of a lifetime.
In addition to all the beauty and wonder that Iceland has to offer, we
will enjoy Iceland's quilt shops and incredible txtile museum.
We frequently welcome guests from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, France,
Germany, England, S. Africa, Italy, Canada and more on our tours.
Wherever you are from, you are welcome to join us.
September 15, 2018 - WE
TO ICELAND! We welcome travelers from all over the world, however, if
departing from the USA, most
flights are overnight. Our exclusive "Free to Fly" program
allows you to depart from the city of your choice, using mileage plans or
points if you prefer, and you do not have the hassle of having to meet up
with a group at an appointed airport. You may leave from where you want
and when you want. We welcome guests from all over the world
and our "Free to Fly" program makes it simple for everyone. If departing from the USA dinner should be served on
your flight with a light breakfast before arrival in the morning. D/B
Day 1 - September 16, 2018:
After arrival and customs clearance you will transfer independently to our
hotel in Reykjavik center near the Marina. You will have the
remainder of the day to rest and explore the city before our welcome
dinner together at 6PM. D
Day 2 - September 17,
Textile Museum. During this day
the main agenda is visiting Blönduós Textile Museum, in this small costal
town in North Iceland you can find Iceland’s only textile museum.
The Textile Museum in Blönduós exhibits a
unique collection of homemade wool and textile items. It also exhibits
beautiful Icelandic national costumes and artistic embroideries along with
many of the tools and equipment’s used to produce them. It is the only one
of its kind in Iceland and was founded by the Women’s Union in East
Húnavatnssýsla. This day requires
about 6.5 hours of driving but along the way the guide will give you
a good insight of Iceland’s nature and saga and no time will
wasted. B, L
Day 3 - September 18,
2018: Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik Quilt Shops and Grandi Old Harbor.
Today, we drive to the
well-known Blue Lagoon for a soothing and relaxing bath. We will also head
out with bus and our guide to visit the best quilt and textile stores
Reykjavik has to offer. Afterwards the group will be dropped to the Old
Harbor of Grandi where there is a selection of designers, restaurants and
museums that can be visited. The guide will be within reach to give out
hints and tricks where to find these lesser known parts of Reykjavik
design culture. But the guide will leave the group out for their own
exploration for what is left of the day and group finds their own way back
to hotel. Good idea would be to enjoy a nice dinner at one of many
restaurants at the Old Harbor before finding back their way to the hotel.
In the evening the group will be picked up from the hotel for a northern
lights private hunt. The guide will make the decision about where to go
and how long, since the northern lights are a natural phenomenal and
difficult to control. PLEASE NOTE: This tour is subject to weather
conditions. Sightings cannot be
Day 4 -
September 19, 2018: Journey into the Glacier.
Today's adventure starts with a drive
through Borgarfjordur to the edge of Langjokull glacier. We will drive to
Deildartunguhver, the largest hot spring area in Europe, and Hraunfossar
waterfalls, a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming over a
distance of about 900 meters out of a lava field. When we reach Langjokull
glacier, it's time to board an 8-wheel glacier truck that will take you on
an adventurous journey to the entrance of the ice cave. During the
excursion within the glacier itself you'll see colors of blue you never
knew existed, and learn how glaciers hide the secrets of history. After an
approximately 50-minute visit within the glacier, it's time to head to our
hotel in Reykjavik. In the evening the group will be picked up from the
hotel for a northern lights private hunt. The guide will make the decision
about where to go and how long, since the northern lights are a natural
phenomenal and difficult to control.
PLEASE NOTE: This tour is subject to weather conditions. Sightings
cannot be guaranteed. B, L
Day 5 - September 20, 2018: Golden
Circle. Today we start by
driving over Mosfellsheidi plateau towards the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir
National Park, where we'll encounter amazing scenery. Thingvellir is a
remarkable geological site and the most historic site on the island. The
world's oldest democratic parliament was founded here in 930. Thingvellir,
is now a national park and has been a World Heritage Site since 2004. The
beautiful canyon running through the park is actually the meeting point of
two of the earth ’s tectonic plates. The area’s combination of natural
phenomena and historical significance make it inseparable from the fabric
of Icelandic national life. After Thingvellir we drive to Geysir hot
spring area – We will discover Geysir which has given its name to hot
springs all over the world. We will see one of the most active geysers in
the area, Strokkur, spouting up to 30 meters in the air. We
continue to Gullfoss - (Golden Waterfall), one of the most impressive
waterfalls in Europe. Here you will see thousands of tons of icy water
thunder majestically down into a deep gorge. From Gullfoss the tour will
take you to Urriðafoss Waterfall and afterwards a check-in at a hotel in one of Iceland´s
most scenic areas. Hopefully our sleep will be interrupted by the illusive northern lights. (B/D)
Day 6 - September 21,
2018: South Coast Adventure. Our
first stop is at the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss. This powerful waterfall
cascades into a pretty meadow but is best known for the walking path that
runs behind the curtain of water where visitors can enjoy a truly unique
viewpoint from this angle. We continue to Skogafoss waterfall. Standing at
60 meters (197 ft) tall, the heavy veil of water is impressive and walking
close enough envelops visitors in a cloud of spray, sound and refracted
light. After the Skogafoss we visit the Skogar Museum. The regional folk
museum at Skogar is well known throughout Iceland for being the best of
its kind with a collection of artifacts from local curator Thordur
Tomasson. The unique collection of mementos of this region’s past is
housed in beautifully preserved old turf-roofed houses known as
Byggdarsafnid Skogar. From there we drive to the village of Vik í Myrdal.
After the lunch we drive to Dyrhólaey and Reynisfjara. It is a nature
reserve where thousands of puffins nest during the summer. The nature is
our playground and at Reynisfjara beach, nature has built these remarkable
columnar of basalt. Fun to climb in and enjoy the nature! From Reynisfjara
we will return to our hotel.
(B, L, D)
Day 7 - September 22,
2018: Return To Reykjavik.
Enjoy a free day browsing all the good
museums, gallery’s, restaurants and other activity Reykjavik has to offer.
8 - September 23, 2018: Departure. Please plan your independent airport
transfer from the hotel to arrive at the airport no later than 3 hours
before your scheduled departure
our Iceland video and imagine the possibilities ~
Full price of our amazing
Iceland Northern Lights journey including everything below is only $3699.
Your incredible adventure in Iceland includes
Private transport by luxury
Private Tour guide
throughout the tour
7 Nights deluxe hotel accommodations
Full breakfast every day
3 dinners, 3 lunches
Quilt Shop Visits
Iceland Textile Museum
Entrances and visits as
indicated on the itinerary.
Entry to the Blue Lagoon
Northern Lights Excursions
Service charges and taxes.
Special quilty gifts,
exciting surprises and more fun than you thought possible on a quilting
Insurance information is
Terms and Conditions apply when your registration is
Not Included with your
- Passport or Visa** Fees
- Items of a Personal
- Meals not listed in the
- Travel Insurance
Tours and Cruises are specifically created so that those with the common
interest of quilts and textiles can travel and share the experience together.
We are all about quilts and textiles and include as much related venues to each
Quilter's Journey itinerary, however at times, due to space limitations will not
always have a tour/cruise specific project.
party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens may enter Iceland for
up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a VISA.
Your passport should be
valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay. You
funds and a return airline ticket. If you are not an American citizen,
please check with your country's consulate about the need for a VISA to enter
*Your passport must be valid for 6
months after the return of this tour.
Stated prices offer a savings discount for those who pay by cash.
The quoted price offers a discount for those who would wish to pay by
cash. We offer this discount for those who wish to pay by check or money order,
otherwise, when paying by any other means, the discount no longer applies.
The regular (non discounted) price of this tour is $3425 USD double occupancy.
REGISTRATION MATERIALS HERE
Travel protection questions? Read about coverage and prices here.