Born to Explore Trip to Iceland

Iceland Naturally Contest

CONTEST ENTRY IS NOW CLOSED.

This contest is open to residents of the United States of America and
Canada only.

About

Enter the Born to Explore Trip to Iceland by providing your valid email address and Facebook or Twitter profile for a chance to win a trip for two to Iceland inspired by the hit ABC TV show Born to Explore.

On November 8, 2011 Iceland Naturally will announce the 25 finalists who will be one step closer to winning a five day trip for two to Iceland. The 25 finalists will be voted on via the Iceland Naturally website. The finalist with the most votes will win the grand prize trip to Iceland. In order to qualify to become a finalist you must first "like" Iceland Naturally's Facebook Page by November 7, 2011.

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For questions about this contest, please email: iceland@bigfishmarket.com.

Grand Prize

Grand Prize (total value $3000) – “Born to Explore in Iceland” for 2 (two)
for 4 (four) nights, 5 (five) days with Icelandair to Reykjavik including:

DAY 1

Depart on Icelandair flight to Iceland. Icelandair gateways: New York
(JFK), Boston (BOS), Washington Dulles (IAD), Seattle (SEA), Minneapolis (MSP), Orlando (SFB),
Toronto (YYZ), and Halifax (YHZ).

DAY 2: Arrival in Iceland

Your hotel:

ICELANDAIR HOTEL REYKJAVIK NATURA
Four-star Reykjavik accommodation showcasing the best of Icelandic nature. Newly-renovated Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura is close to the city center, in the quiet Oskjuhlid wooded area near the sea. There are several possibilities for great outdoor activities, biking tours, walking trails and bird watching. The hotel offers free shuttle service several times a day to downtown and Reykjavik's largest shopping center. All guests have free access to the amazing indoor salt water swimming pool, which helps soothe tired muscles. It is part of the new Soley Natura Spa, where you can indulge in numerous beauty and massage treatments, using exclusive, all-natural Icelandic products.

Afternoon: Horseback Riding Tour – 2 hours

The Icelandic Viking Horse is a magnificent breed that has not changed
since Vikings rode them 1000 years ago. Strong and muscular, yet small and
gentle, with great stamina, speed and intelligence, they are the perfect
riding companions for handling the rough Icelandic terrain.

Overnight: Natura

DAY 3 VOLCANO VOYAGE
South Shore Volcano Voyage in Super Jeep:
In a 4 x 4 monster jeep we take you to a location with the best possible
view of the world famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Although the eruption
itself seems to be over, the effects on the environment are ferocious and
in some areas devastating. We start our tour in Reykjavik heading towards
the south coast of Iceland, witnessing vast volcanic vistas and crossing
un-bridged glacial rivers en route. Once at our destination we see the
black ash covering what once was a glittering, white glacier. The
breathtaking glacier lagoon which was there only a few weeks ago is now
completely washed away by a massive flood following the sub glacial
eruption. The sight of what the unbridled power of a spouting volcano can
do in a short time to its surroundings is breathtaking and leaves visitors
awestricken. Duration: 9-11 hours. Departure: 9:00 am. P/u 30 minutes
prior.

Overnight: NATURA

DAY 4 GOLDEN CIRCLE OF NATURAL WONDERS

Along the Golden Circle route explore Iceland's three must see nature sites. Thingvellir is a remarkable geological site, and the most historic place on the island, where the world's oldest democratic parliament was founded in 930. Visit the "Golden waterfall" Gullfoss, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe. Here you can see thousands of tons of icy water thunder majestically down in a double-fall into a deep gorge. A few minutes' drive from Gullfoss is the world famous Geysir region, where hot springs are in abundance, such as the famous great Geysir which has given name to hot springs all over the world. See one of the most active geysers in the area, Strokkur, spouting up to 100 feet every few minutes. Duration: 8 hours. Departure: 9:00 am. P/u 30 minutes prior.

Overnight: Natura

DAY 5 BLUE LAGOON NATURAL SPA & DEPARTURE

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel, followed by a relaxing day at
the Blue Lagoon. Several departures per day. Duration up to guest.

Blue Lagoon:
The Lagoon is a unique wonder of nature; a lagoon with pleasantly warm,
mineral-rich geothermal water in the middle of a black lava field. The
smoky blue-green waters and white silica mud help revitalize and nourish
the skin. The facilities include modern changing rooms and showers, lava
caves, steam baths, restaurants and shopping. A visit to the Blue Lagoon
is both invigorating and exciting whether bathing in the unique
surroundings or indulging in spa therapy treatment in the luxurious and
modern facilities.

Afternoon: Depart from Blue Lagoon via comfort coach to Keflavik International Airport for your flight home.


Included:

  • 2 roundtrip air tickets on Icelandair from following Icelandair gateways: New York
    (JFK), Boston (BOS), Washington Dulles (IAD), Seattle (SEA), Minneapolis (MSP), Orlando (SFB),
    Toronto (YYZ), and Halifax (YHZ).
  • 3 nights at Natura Icelandair Hotel
  • 3 x breakfast buffet
  • Complimentary access to the hotel's spa area, swimming pool, sauna and hot tub
  • Horseback riding tour with hotel with hotel pick up & drop off. 3 hours in total – 1.5-2 hours ride
  • Thorsmork Glacial Valley, full day Super Truck Adventure with hotel pick up and drop off
  • Golden Circle Day Tour with hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entrance fee and towel at Blue Lagoon including transfer to spa and to airport via comfort coach

 Trips details are subject to change.

For questions about this contest, please email: iceland@bigfishmarket.com.

OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS


No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Must be 18 years or older to
enter.

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registration will not be sold or distributed in any way to a third party.

Drawing and Notification: 25 Finalists Announced on November 8, 2011, contestants can enter once a day. Grand Prize Winner Announced on November 15, 2011. Contestant submissions will officially close on November 7, 2011 at 2PM Pacific Time. After November 7, 2011 Twenty Five (25) finalists will be randomly selected from the entrance pool. On November 8, 2011 voting starts. Finalists will be available to be voted for on the Iceland Naturally website. All finalists can be voted for by anyone who has a valid email address and agrees to the contests rules and regulations. The finalist who has received the most votes will be announced on November 15, 2011 at 2PM Pacific Time via the Iceland Naturally Facebook page. In the event of noncompliance, an alternate winner will be selected.

The odds of becoming a finalist are dependant on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest period.  Since the winner will be chosen by vote, the odds of winning cannot be calculated.

The Iceland Naturally Contest includes:

Grand Prize (total value $3000) - "Fall in Love in Iceland" Iceland Naturally contest for 2 (two) for 4 (four) nights, 5 (five) days including airfare on Icelandair flight from one of the following Icelandair gateways: New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), Seattle (SEA), Minneapolis (MSP), Orlando (SFB), Toronto (YYZ), and Halifax (YHZ). 2 (two) nights stay at Hilton Reykjavik Nordica. Volcano Voyage with Iceland Travel. Welcome Dinner at The Lobster House in Reykjavik (One (1) 200 USD Dinner Voucher). Trip to the Blue Lagoon. South Shore Self Drive and Horseback Riding and one (1) night stay at Hotel Ranga and horseback riding, two (2) day mid-sized car rental . For more trip details go to "Born to Explore Iceland Trip" [LINK].

Additional prizes (total value $600):

Three (3) winners will be drawn for a one (1) $200 online gift certificate from 66 North outdoor clothing company (www.66north.com)

NOT included:

Governmental taxes, airport taxes and other applicable taxes are the responsibility of the prize winners.

Transportation to and from US gateway airport

All other expenses, including but not limited to meals, additional accommodation, travel insurance, incidental expenses, and domestic flights to Icelandair's gateways in North America, tips, transfers, and taxes will be the responsibility of the prize winners. No substitution or transfer of prizes is permitted. Prize is not redeemable for cash or exchange. Winner is responsible for obtaining and paying for visas, shots, passports or other documents if required.

A designated Icelandair contact will be responsible for booking of travel arrangements and selection of vendors. Winner must book with Icelandair Holidays at least 30 days prior to departure. If winner is unable to travel in accordance with Icelandairs specifications, the prize will be forfeited.

Travel period must be within one-year from the date of prize letter. Travel not permitted between May 15th and September 5th and December 15th to January 5th. Travel is subject to air seat (s) and hotel availability.

Eligibility: The Iceland Naturally Contest is open to residents the United States of America and Canada only. All contest entrants must be 18 years of age or older to enter and to be eligible to win. Void where prohibited. Employees of Iceland Naturally, Icelandair and the Icelandic Tourist Board and all of their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and their advertising and promotional agencies and the immediate family (spouse, parent, sibling and children, regardless of where they live) or members of their same households (whether related or not) of such employees and directors are not eligible.

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By entering this Iceland Naturally contest online you agree to receive e-mail newsletters from Iceland Naturally and the Visit Iceland. The newsletter offers information on special activities, news, and events occurring in Iceland. Subscription to the newsletter is permission-based. You can unsubscribe from the newsletters at any time. No purchase or other consideration necessary to enter. The information obtained through your registration will not be sold or distributed in any way to a third party.

 

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Information About the Winner: For the name of the winner, visit IcelandNaturally.com/Born-to-explore

Sponsor: Iceland Naturally, 800 Third Avenue, 36th Floor New York, NY 10022 US.  Iceland Naturally is the final interpreter of these Official Rules. The decisions of Iceland Naturally are final in all matters relating to the Official Rules.

For questions about this contest, please email: iceland@bigfishmarket.com.


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