New Year’s in Iceland
Discover the island of Fire, Ice and Northern lights with Ulrika
6 nights / 7 days | Dec 27th, 2021 – Jan 2nd, 2022 in Iceland
Limited to 10 lucky adventurers
REGISTRATION OPENS TODAY!
Join Ulrika and her fabulous Icelandic guides on an epic Northern Lights New Year’s Journey in Iceland. Discover the island of Fire, Ice and Northern Lights as we travel across moss and snow covered lava fields, rugged mountains, active volcanoes, rumbling glaciers, hot rivers, waterfalls, geysers and geothermal lagoons. With weather changing as dramatically as the scenery, we will adapt our itinerary to capture the essence of winter in wonderland and aim to see many variations of the Northern lights and earthly formations.
Our days begin with yoga and a hearty Icelandic breakfast before heading out on adventures led by our guides, hiking or snow shoeing to lava caves, ice formations, waterfalls and rivers, visting or riding Icelandic horses bred by the vikings to calmly handle any weather and terrain. Evenings are spent in the geothermal baths or relaxing in the sauna watching the night sky for the Northern Lights to mysteriously appear when clear and the chemistry is just right.
We’ll end 2021 sharing a magical hike and hot spring dinner cook out with our guides. On New Year’s Day we transfer locations and ring in 2022 at a hot lagoon and dinner at a five star restaurant.
Surprisingly winters in Iceland are rather mild, around 30° F as the island is warmed by the Gulf Stream. Snow comes and goes along with the northern lights and starry skies. Daylight is very limited. The sun rises around 10 am and sets around 3 pm. Although not guaranteed the Winter Solstice and New Year’s is a primetime to see many different Northern Lights due to longer hours of darkness and usually clear night skies. In addition we’ve timed this journey with the New Moon (Dec 26th) to fully embrace the dark and the type of light you only see at night. This journey is a match made in heaven for travelers seeking a winter adventure with flexible itinerary.
Our accommodations for the first five nights sit on a river bank where steam rises from the volcanic hillside, in the home town of our guides. Our rooms all have views of the river and access to sauna and three large geothermal baths. The last day we transfer hotel to ring in the New Year and celebrate New Year’s Day in an Icelandic way.
This journey is limited to 10 adventurous GUESTS on a first come first serve basis. Email me to sign up: Ulrika@Yoga-Journeys.com Time is of essence for this journey as it’s hot destination over the holidays and right now is a great time to book airfare.
COST: $3,850 per person / double occupancy including daily yoga, 6 nights accommodations with hearty breakfast and geothermal springs, 3 otherworldly Icelandic dinners, 3 picnic lunches, transfers from Reykjavik to both hotels, guides, van transports, daily adventure itinerary, hotel taxes. NOT INCLUDED: Airfare, drinks and alcoholic beverages, 3 lunches and 3 dinners on our own, changes one might want to add to the itinerary.
DEPOSIT: $1,500* with final balance due October 1st, 2021. *Booking travel insurance within 14 days of deposit is required to register for the journey and for coverage to be valid covering all trip expenses and cancellations for any reason.
FLIGHT INFO: Negative Covid test or proof of vaccination is required. Book your departure for Dec 26th to arrive at Keflavik airport in the morning of Dec 27th. Get on the shuttle into Reykjavik to spend the day exploring the small capital of Iceland. I’ll send out a list of highlights and a location of where to store luggage for the day. We’ll meet up with our guides after lunch. Book your return for the evening of Jan 2nd, 2022.
PS: We celebrate New Year’s Day at this hot lagoon, share a lovely five star dinner and spend the final night at the resort to bring the journey to a close and ring in 2022 with clarity, dreams and visions beyond the horizon.