South Iceland's Favourite Attractions Tour
5 Days From £545 per adult
Flights, Accommodation, Transfers
This condensed tour combines the capital, Reykjavik, with the most popular attractions of south Iceland, allowing you to experience this natural wonderland in little over a weekend! Travel is on an independent basis, thus retaining your freedom, and year-round departures make this ideal for short break with a difference.
The attractions visited include three of Iceland’s most renowned – Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot spring area & Thingvellir National Park, collectively known as ‘The Golden Circle’. A thrilling adventure on a Whale Watching Safari is offered during the summer months while during the winter you will have a chance to see a spectacular natural phenomenon, the Northern Lights. Any visit to Iceland would not be complete without time to relax and enjoy the pale blue, mineral-rich waters of the world famous ‘Blue Lagoon’, an excursion to which is included on this itinerary.
Return flights in economy class with Icelandair from London Heathrow, All airport taxes, return airport transfers by the Flybus+ shuttle service, 4 nights accommodation with breakfast in twin/double room at Best Western Hotel Reykjavik, Excursions as specified
Fly to Reykjavik
Arrive Reykjavik, transfer to your hotel and check into your hotel for 4 nights.
Day at leisure to explore the city or book optional excursions before an evening Northern Lights Excursion by coach. You will be collected from your accommodation for a 21:00 start for an evening of excitement hunting for the Northern Lights. (B)
Golden Circle Coach Tour
Visit the classical sights of South West Iceland known as the ‘Golden Circle’ – a collection of Iceland’s most popular natural wonders and geological phenomena. The many highlights of this tour include the volcanic crater lake Kerið, Gullfoss waterfall, the queen of Iceland’s waterfalls that tumbles down a deep meandering gorge, and the nearby world-famous Geysir geothermal field, where hot springs are in abundance, geysers explode and pools of mud bubble. The most active geyser, Strokkur, spouts water high into the air every 15 minutes. A visit to the Geysir museum is also included, an informative multimedia exhibition that vividly shows how the forces of nature shaped the country and the people. Finally, but no less spectacular is a visit to the Thingvellir National Park*, an area of exceptional beauty and the original site of the oldest existing parliament in the world. The Great Atlantic Rift is also clearly visible here. (B)
(*Only visited if weather and road conditions are favourable during the hardest winter months.)
Day at leisure to explore the city or book optional excursions (B)
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BOOK SPECIAL OFFER OPTIONAL EXCURSION £25 per person
Duration: 3 hours.
Departures: Wed, Thu, Fri & Sat at 17:00 hours
Reykjavik city centre is very compact and there is no better way to discover it than by strolling the streets and experiencing Icelandic history, culture, cuisine and design.
The tour starts by a short bus tour to the neighbouring town Seltjarnarnes, where there is an amazing birdlife within the town limits and unique flora during the summer months. From here head back to the city centre and begin the walk from Hallgrímskirkja through narrow alleys framed with old timber houses, up winding lanes and around out-of-the way corners. The tour ends by the busy fishing harbour.
Blue Lagoon - Fly to the UK
Transfer to airport via the Blue Lagoon for flight back to the UK. A chance to enjoy a unique bathing experience! The Blue Lagoon is located south-west of Reykjavik near the fishing village of Grindavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula. A high-temperature geothermal field supplies the hot water to the Reykjanes district and steam to run the power plant, and it is the mineral-rich overflow water from this operation that fills the lagoon. The geothermal water is pumped up from 2,000 metres below the Earth’s surface and high levels of silica, minerals and algae give the lagoon its rich blue colour. Whether in the middle of winter surrounded by snow, or in the long summer daylight, the Lagoon is exciting, invigorating and superbly relaxing – an experience not to be missed! Between late autumn and early spring, the Northern Lights are often seen dancing in the sky, when conditions allow a stop will be made in the lava fields so that you may experience the spectacular display of undulating colours. (B)