Iceland Northern Lights and Colorado Ski

Iceland and Vail

From £6600 Per person in low season
From £9300 Per person in high season

based on 12 nights inc. flights

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Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes from the UK

  • Private transfers

  • Daily Breakfast

per person based on a 2 adults, including accommodation, daily breakfast and private airport transfers.

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At a Glance

  • A fantastic itinerary allowing you to enjoy the thrills of Iceland with some lovely experiences followed by a beautiful stay in Vail

  • This itinerary includes a tour of the Golden Circle

  • You will go on a Northern Lights Evening hunt with a Lobster feast

  • Vail has a buzzing town with some wonderful restaurants

  • Vail is a bucket list ski resort and perfect for skiers of all abilities

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The best time to see the Aurora Borealis is between December and March which coincides perfectly with the peak snow conditions in Colorado.

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Insider's View

Whilst in Vail you should try the 'Bol' where you can book a bowling lane and have some American diner food which is great fun for adults and children!

Definitely try the in-house bar Frost which is a favourite with all of the locals. You can get a light après-bite here and a fantastic cocktail.

With over 5000 acres of the most breathtaking skiing choosing Vail is like joining an elite club.

Book in for an après-ski spa treatment - just make sure you book in advance and it is the most popular time of day to relieve those aching muscles.

The best time to visit Iceland for your chance to see the Northern Lights is between October and March.

The iconic Hotel Borg is a stunning example of Art Deco architecture. Push the boat out by staying in the Tower Suite.

This itinerary would be perfect for both an active family looking for adventure and couples on a romantic active break.

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. To start planning your holiday

Itinerary

A once in a lifetime trip to see the natural wonders of Iceland followed by an extended ski break to legendary Vail. This trip is recommended for families and couples with an adventurous streak.

  1. Fly to Reykjavík

  2. Days 1-3: Reykjavik

    After flying to Reykjavík, your adventure starts with a stay in this stunning city, the recently restored Hotel Borg is 1930s art deco glory.

    On your first morning the super jeeps will pick you up after breakfast and you’ll explore Iceland´s second largest glacier Langjökull and other breathtaking spots. The day continues with a visit to Thingvellir National Park; Thingvellir is a UNESCO world heritage site and historians amongst you may know that it is the original birthplace of the oldest existing parliament in the world! In addition it is the place where the great tectonic plates of America and Europe meet and the rift valley is clearly visible.

    Next you will head to the geothermal area of Geysir, the home of the one and only Geysir. There you can marvel as the ground gurgles, bubbles and super heated water escapes from the ground with enormous force. After lunch the tour climbs to the next level as you drive up the mountain road to the Langjökull glacier. The best way to really experience this glacier is by snowmobile – and an hour’s tour of this magical landscape is something you will not be forgetting any time soon.

    From the glacier you will descend to Gullfoss, the undisputed queen of Icelandic waterfalls where foaming water rushes down three steps of lava layers with power and grandeur. At the end of the day a lobster feast awaits you at Rauða Húsið (Red House), a family run restaurant in a tiny town out side of Reykjavík. The main event takes place after dinner when you begin your search for the spectacular northern lights. The super jeeps take you far away from any traces of civilisation to find the perfect place to view the lights, if the conditions allow.

    Accommodation: Hotel Borg (2 nights)

  3. Fly to Denver

  4. Days 3-13: Vail and Beaver Creek

    After an exciting stay in Reykjavík, you hop back on board a flight to Denver. On arrival, a private transfer will transport you to the epic ski resort of Vail.  

    We would recommend that if you are new to the area that you book a guide for your first couple of days to show you all of what Vail can offer. From hero skiing on the 'noon groomers' to the deep champagne never-pisted powder runs there is something for everyone! As a resort, Vail is unusual for offering a great deal for both children and adults alike. We can suggest different restaurants for you to enjoy, whether you are looking for a fine dining experience or you want a fun evening of bowling and snacks. Skiing is just one of the myriad of activities on offer, non-skiers can enjoy the snow and mountains via a sleigh rides or tubing, for example, and we would definitely recommend snowshoeing to explore some of the untouched terrain.

    Accommodation: The Sebastian (10 nights)

  5. Fly home (via Reykjavík)

Experiences

  • Adventure Ridge

    Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola, Adventure Ridge at Vail has fun activities for all ages at over 10,000 ft! A family experience like nothing on earth...

  • ATV tour in the Reykjanes peninsula

    Explore the Reykjanes peninsula on an exhilarating ATV experience, driving across stunning black sand beaches and through dramatic scenery. Start on the easy terrain of the beaches as you get to grips with your ATV before exploring rugged landscapes.

  • Bathing in the Blue Lagoon

    One of the world's most unique spas, Iceland's Blue Lagoon is an outdoor, geo-thermally heated spa providing an amazing experience that cannot be missed when visiting Iceland.

  • Beano's Cabin

    Amazing cuisine, well-chosen wines, impeccable service, and unique transportation options to the restaurant have made Beano’s Cabin a favourite destination for years.

  • Glacier helicopter tour

    Jump in a helicopter for a truly unique adventure to one of Iceland's incredible glaciers. Enjoy the incredible view from above before landing on Langjokull glacier and venturing inside the bright blue ice tunnels.

  • Glacier hiking

    If adventure is high on your holiday checklist, hiking on one of Iceland's monumental glaciers is a must. An immense wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses await discovery!

  • Glacier snowmobiling

    Langjokull is Iceland's second biggest glacier with several enormous ice filled volcanic craters, encircled by imposing volcanoes. Exploring by snowmobile is an adrenaline-fuelled way to experience the breathtaking landscape of this region of Iceland.

  • Lunch at the 10th

    After pounding the slopes all morning, you deserve a well-earned break so why not book a table at one of Vail's most famous fine dining mountain restaurants.

Location

Iceland and Vail

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