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    5 days - Independent tour of Iceland in the glory of summer.

    Join us for a summer escape to the land of ice and fire in the middle of the North Atlantic. We will take you out to see the most famous sights around the Golden Circle and the South Coast of Iceland. As a finale you will have a day and night at the Blue Lagoon for a soak in the warm healing waters.

    Read Tatyana's story about visiting the hot springs in Iceland last October with us here.

    Day 1
    Arrive Reykjavik
    Day 2
    Round trip day tour visiting the Geysir Hot Spring, Hvammsvík geothermal sea baths, Gullfoss Waterfall, Þingvellir National Park and dairy farm lunch
    Day 3
    South Coast Highlights: Skógafoss Waterfall, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Reynisfjara Black Beach and Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike
    Day 4
    Blue Lagoon afternoon of relaxing
    Day 5
    Transfer to the airport
    Start/End Place
    Reykjavik, Iceland tours
    Country Visited
    Iceland tours
    Duration
    5 Days
    Type
    Touring
    Type
    Self Guided
    Suitability
    Easy independent holiday suitable for singles & couples
    Code
    50DN0285

    Please note that all our itineraries, inclusions, dates and prices displayed on this website may change at any time. If you book an itinerary today and have this confirmed it will be the itinerary that is delivered to you. However, the online itinerary on our website may change in the meantime.

    Details

    Transportation

    Day tours in minivan.

    Included
    • 3 nights at centrally located 4 star hotel in Reykjavik
    • Meet & Greet service at hotel
    • 1 night at local inn by the Blue Lagoon
    • Daily breakfast
    • Private airport return transfers
    • Golden Circle small group day tour with farm visit
    • South Coast small group day tour with a glacier hike
    • Entrance to Blue Lagoon
    • Transfers to the Blue Lagoon
    • 24-hour emergency service
    • Taxes and service fees
    Not Included
    • Meals not specified in the itinerary
    • Gratitudes and items of personal nature
    • Travel insurance
    • International or domestic flights

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive Reykjavik

    On arrival transfer to your hotel. Meet our local guide at your hotel, for best tips on what to do and see in Reykjavik and Iceland. The afternoon and evening is yours to explore this compact city. Be sure to check out the new Harpa Opera house on the harbour.

    Accommodation
    Hotel Alda
    Kvosin Downtown Hotel
    Restaurants
    Fiskmarkaðurinn
    Sægreifinn
    Matarkjallarinn Food Cellar and Cocktails
    Optional Add Ons
    Whale Watching from Reykjavik
    Horse Riding in Iceland

    Day 2 - Round trip day tour visiting the Geysir Hot Spring, Hvammsvík geothermal sea baths, Gullfoss Waterfall, Þingvellir National Park and dairy farm lunch

    Day small group tour to the Golden Circle region. You will be picked up by small minivan (max 14 travellers) from your hotel - Þingvellir National Park, home of Iceland’s ancient Viking parliament and listed as a UNESCO’s World Heritage site will be our first stop. There you will take a walk to experience firsthand the geological phenomenon that is the Mid-Atlantic ridge.

    While you are in Iceland, there is a “must do” to try all the authentic Iceland has to offer. You get the chance to visit an Icelandic dairy farm and enjoy what Icelander’s call, "Made in satin”. That means enjoying food and products which the farmers make with their own hands.

    After lunch, head to the Geysir blow hole and then the Gullfoss waterfall. Then it is your chance to bathe in one of Iceland’s hot springs, the new Hvammsvík geothermal sea baths. These are luxury geothermal sea baths located in Hvalfjörður (whale fjord) and there you get the most stunning view while relaxing both mind and body. Return to Reykjavik in the late afternoon.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    Transportation
    8 - 9 hours duration
    Accommodation
    Hotel Alda
    Kvosin Downtown Hotel

    Day 3 - South Coast Highlights: Skógafoss Waterfall, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Reynisfjara Black Beach and Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike

    On this 11-12 hour Iceland South Coast small group tour (max. 10 travellers) you will be picked up from your hotel between 07:30 and 08:00. Seljalandsfoss waterfall is the first stop, with a walking trail that leads behind it. On sunny days you can see a beautiful rainbow and if you are lucky, a unicorn sliding down. Then, straight up, Skógafoss waterfall is the second stop.

    Then it is time to go glacier hiking on the Sólheimajökull Glacier. Walking on a glacier with Iceland’s most powerful volcano lying underneath it is a surreal experience. On top of it you will get hot chocolate and an Icelandic pastry.

    Reynisfjara or Black Sand Beach is the last stop before heading to the Viking lodge. This is where Game of thrones was filmed and this is where the troll is out in the ocean towing 3 mast ship to shore. This is where you see the famous beautiful basaltic rocks in the mountain.

    Be sure to carry warm clothing, rain gear and good shoes.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Hotel Alda
    Restaurants
    Sægreifinn

    Day 4 - Blue Lagoon afternoon of relaxing

    After a relaxing morning in the Icelandic capital, transfer to the Blue Lagoon for a therapeutic afternoon and evening in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon. Stay overnight at the Northern Light Inn, which is just a stone's throw from the international airport.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Northern Lights Inn or similar. Ask for an upgrade to the Silica or The Retreat hotels.
    Northern Light Inn

    Day 5 - Transfer to the airport

    After breakfast transfer to the airport.

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    Front Image credit: @amberfillerup

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    All prices listed are per person, twin share, indicative price due to ISK volatility. Prices in the early spring or late autumn are often slightly cheaper. Ask us for a private quote - the day tours included are small group tours.

    Dates
    Valid From
    Valid To
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    1 May 2024
    30 Sep 2024
    1 May 2024
    30 Sep 2024
    EUR 2,090
    Available
    Standard
    1 May 2024
    30 Sep 2024
    1 May 2024
    30 Sep 2024
    EUR 1,375
    Available
    Extra for Single

    Important Information

    Please note that the authorities of Reykjavik City have stopped all bus traffic in the city centre. Hence for small group activities, pick-up will be from a bus stop close to your hotel.

    Lunch can be purchased along the way during the day trips or bring your own. Boots can also be hired if necessary.

    The program is flexible and can be tailored to your preferences. The hiking is easy on these tours.

    SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL:

    Your accommodation in Iceland is part of small group of Icelandic hotels which we have selected due to their standout environmental credentials. They achieved international environmental certification ISO 14001 in 2015 and are the only hotels in Iceland to achieve this certification, which provides complete transparency to customers on their environmental standards. They have been awarded numerous awards for their efforts in sustainability over the years, including 'Environmental Company of the Year' 2017. They pledge to; reduce waste and increase recycling, choose nature-friendly products and services, emphasize using local products and Icelandic ingredients, to follow the current environmental legislation and aim to exceed it, inform guests about their environmental policy and how they can participate and help educate employees and service providers about environmental issues.

    Your boutique stay near the Blue Lagoon uses geothermal heating and electricity throughout the hotel, has replaced all light sources with LED bulbs, providing recycling facilities in all rooms and offers electric cars for rent for guests.

    The Blue Lagoon, as well as being one of Iceland’s most iconic tourist attractions, has equally impressive credentials, and are winners of the 2021 'Environmental Company of the Year'. Their renewable electrical and thermal energy is provided by a nearby geothermal power plant and other recent projects include the installation of electric charging stations, education for employees about the effects of climate change, raised awareness regarding food waste in the staff canteens, a general overall reduction of other forms of waste and an increase in recycling, and offsetting all of their emissions.

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