Fire + Ice: Chasing Aurora in Iceland

      Reykjavík, Iceland

      DD
      Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
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      Feb 17 - 24, 2024
      Group size: 10 - 12
      Fire + Ice: Chasing Aurora in Iceland
      Reykjavík, Iceland

      Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
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      56 reviews

      Feb 17 - 24, 2024
      Group size: 10 - 12

      About this trip

      We are going back to Iceland -- this time to the Golden Circle-- to chase northern lights, and experience all of the delights of the volcanic wonderland that is Iceland. This trip includes 7 nights split between Reykjavik and Nesjavellir, offering both city exploration and rugged Icelandic adventure. 

      Soak It All In

      We are planning on soaking in some of Iceland's famous hot springs-- and soaking under the Northern lights. If karma is kind, hopefully we can soak in the hot springs WHILE we soak up the northern lights. 

      Heart of Reykjavik

      The first three nights, we will stay at Ion City a luxury hotel in the heart of Reykjavik.  Explore the famous rainbow road, visit Hallgrímskirkja, one of Iceland's most famous landmarks, dine, and shop in the Capital of Iceland.  


      Hallgrímskirkja is a Lutheran (Church of Iceland) parish church in Reykjavík, Iceland. At 74.5 metres (244 ft) tall, it is the largest church in Iceland.



      Adventure Awaits in The Golden Circle

      Less than an hour’s drive from the hustle and bustle of Reykjavík and set against a backdrop of majestic mountainous lava fields,  our home base at Ion Adventure Hotel on Mount Hengill will be an unforgettable experience. 


      Whether you are seeking a quiet, soulful soak beneath the Northern Lights, a challenging trek across an ancient glacier or a day of fly-fishing in plentiful icy rivers – at ION Adventure Hotel, these are only a wish away. 


      Our location by the “Golden Circle” route makes it the perfect base from which to explore Iceland’s rich heritage, hardy flora and fauna, and myriad opportunities for extreme adventure. 


      Close to Thingvellir National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), it provides easy access to all the essential attractions of “the land of fire and ice”. 


      And you know they will take good care of you upon your return after a day of adventures. The rooms, magnificent Restaurant, award-winning Northern Lights bar, the awesome Lava Spa and the magnificent landscape that stretches out to the horizon wherever you look provides calm and good service so you can recharge, reflect and rejoice. 

      Meals

      5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners are included.  We have left some space for you to explore Reykjavik and Nesjavellir on your own. We have TONS of suggestions! 

      What’s included

      • 3 Nights in Reykjavik
        3 nights luxury hotel in the heart of Reykjavic
      • 4 Nights in Nesjavellir
        4 nights luxury hotel in Nesjavellir
      • Snowmobile Adventure
        Ride a snowmobile along a glacier and hit the high points of the Golden Circle
      • Waterfall Chasing
        More adventure awaits as you chase some of Iceland's biggest and most famous waterfalls.
      • Soak in hot springs
        A visit to The Blue Lagoon (or equivalent-- sometimes it's better to go off the beaten tracK0
      • Soak up the Aurora
        You know we are going to chase the northern lights, rights?
      • 4 Brekkie in Nesjavellir
        All breakfasts in Nesjavellir will be provided.
      • 1 Breakfast Reykjavic
        1 Breakfast in Reykjavik from Braud, a famous pastry shop
      • 1 Dinner Reykjavic
        Tasting Menu Experience at Kol, one of Reykjavik's famed eateries.
      • 3 Dinners Nesjavellir
        We will provide three dinners at the award winning Silfra Resturant in Nesjavellir.
      • 4 Lunches
        We will provide 4 lunches! We can't WAIT for you to have Fish and Chips in Reykjavik!!

      What’s not included

      • Airfare
      • 3 Dinners
      • 2 Breakfasts
      • 3 Lunches
      • Tips + Gratuiutes
      • Transfers
      • Extra Aurora Tour
      • Extra Rekjayne Tour

      Available Packages

      Shared Room-- Twin Beds

      Twin beds, one roommate. Fine for friends or make a new friend!

      $4,800
      Private Room
      $5,800


      Itinerary

      Arrive in Reykjavik
      Touchdown in Reykjavik: Where Your Icelandic Journey Begins!

      Welcome to Reykjavik, the vibrant heart of Iceland! As you step off the plane, get ready to kick off your big, badass Icelandic adventure with DDY Travels. Your home for the next week is a luxury hotel nestled right in the heart of this charming city.


      Reykjavik is more than just a starting point; it's a hub of culture, creativity, and natural wonders. Feel the buzz of the city as you settle in, knowing that incredible experiences are right around the corner. From awe-inspiring northern lights to thrilling connections with nature, Reykjavik sets the stage for a journey you'll remember forever.


      Get ready to embrace the warmth of Icelandic hospitality, the thrill of new experiences, and the wonder of the northern lights dancing across the night sky. Your adventure in Reykjavik is just beginning, and it's bound to be nothing short of spectacular!

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      Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
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      Dancing Dogs Yoga is a kickass, feel good Yoga community. Shelley Carroll has been leading trainings and retreats for over a decade, and each trip promises connection, adventure, and to leave you feeling Zen AF.

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      What an amazing trip! This was my second DDY retreat and I will be back for more! The resort was beautiful, with a yoga Shala that looked out over the ocean and has a jungle backdrop! And on top of that, the food was amazing! The variety of both included and optional activities where amazing, in addition to the twice daily yoga. My personal favs were the sound healing, and the Mayan clay ceremony. The fellow retreaters where also amazing and really made it a trip to remember! Can’t wait for the next retreat!
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