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Iceland Aurora Excursion



Journey to the land of fire and ice.

with Ethan Siegel / January 18-24, 2019

 
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Join Ethan Siegel, science communicator extraordinaire, spending six amazing days in one of the most exotic countries with the darkest skies on Earth:

  • Hunt for the Northern Lights on four separate nights*,
    including a boat trip in the bay outside Reykjavik
  • Explore the geothermal fields of Geysir and Strokkur
  • Check out the huge Gullfoss waterfall
  • Hang around the cool town of Vik on the southern coast
  • Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon
  • Explore Thingvellir Park's rift valley

Bonus: you get to hang out with Ethan Siegel of Starts With a Bang! He'll entertain you with talks on everything from the astrophysics of the aurora to wonders of the dark sky above. PLUS he'll be on all the tours and at all the meals to personally answer your burning questions about the universe!

*We all know that we can't control the weather (yet). We may end up just staring at the clouds all night. That's fine, because we'll be together, talking science.

 

 
 
 

Your Science Storyteller

ETHAN SIEGEL

  • Theoretical Astrophysicist
  • Host, Starts With a Bang (Forbes)
  • Professor, Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR)
  • Science Communicator

More about Ethan

 
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Our itinerary: January 18-24, 2019

 
  • January 18: Depart for Reykjavik.
  • January 19: Tour Reykjavik, aurora cruise.

  • January 20: Golden Circle, Thingvellir, Vik, aurora hunting.

  • January 21: Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skogar Museum, aurora hunting.

  • January 22: Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Skaftafell Park, aurora hunting.

  • January 23: Blue Lagoon, Reykjanes, Reykjavik.

  • January 24: Depart Reykjavik.

 

 
 

 

Reserve now.

$4,549 land+air inclusive per person, double occupancy.*

  • All hotels

  • All transfers

  • All tour transportation in Iceland

  • All visits and excursions

  • All entrance fees

  • All breakfasts and dinners

  • Local expert guide

  • Ethan Siegel!

$500 deposit required. To reserve, submit this form and our travel agents will contact you ASAP, or you can call 740.407.2157.

*Single occupancy surcharges apply. The land+air package price will vary slightly depending on your departure city. Our travel agents will provide an exact quote upon inquiry.

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+ CODE OF ETHICS

We are all explorers – on a journey of discovery, sharing in the natural wonder of our planet and the Universe, and seeking extraordinary science experiences together.

We are committed to and actively promote diversity in our community, and we believe the future of science and research, culture and art, depend upon the inclusion of and respect for individual perspectives.

We will always be considerate, kind, constructive, and helpful with each other, and promote a collaborative environment of safety, security, and friendship within our community.

We prohibit the use of any demeaning, discriminatory, threatening, or harassing speech toward any member of our AstroTouring community.

Your participation is contingent on upholding these ethics and standards of integrity as we travel together in search of our own unique connections with the cosmos.

+ Terms & Conditions

A deposit of $500 per person is due upon reservation. Final Payment Due Nov 19, 2018.

Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees

Once deposited, you have 7 days to send us written consumer consent or withdraw consent and receive a full refund.

Air rates, schedules, taxes and fees are subject to change until passengers have paid in full.

If air is cancelled within 120 days of deposit, penalties may apply. Name changes are subject to penalties within this time period. If waivers have not been purchased and a reservation is cancelled for any reason prior to departure - Air is 100% non-refundable once paid in full.

Checked Baggage Charges: Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies.

Cancellation protection is highly recommended and must be purchased at time of deposit. Payment of a per person waiver fee guarantees a full refund of all payments (including deposit) except for the waiver fee itself, in case of cancellation of travel plans for any reason prior to the day of departure.

Any name changes are subject to penalty.

A handling fee of $25 per change will be assessed for any change or revision made to a reservation.

If flight changes or flight cancellations are requested, revision fees or airline cancellation fees will apply.

If you have not purchased waivers, and you need to cancel for any reason prior to the day of departure, the Cancellation Fees are as follows:

After July 19, 2018 a non-refundable deposit will be retained.

For Cancellation between 60-16 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 30% of total price. For cancellation between 15-1 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 50% of total price. For cancellation on the day of departure and after: 100% of total price.

Air rates are subject to change until tour is paid in full. If Travel Protection Plan has not been purchased and a reservation is cancelled for any reason prior to departure, Air is 100% non-refundable once paid in full.

Cancellation charges also apply to reservations made for "pre" and "post" night accommodations.

The Travel Protection Plan Fee does not cover any single supplement charges which arise from an individual’s traveling companion electing to cancel for any reason prior to departure.

AstroTours reserves the right to cancel any reservation, and that person will be responsible for any cancellation fees that apply, if our CODE OF ETHICS for the Astrotouring Community standards are not upheld and adhered to.