Experience some of Iceland's highlights during this short break in the capital city Reykjavik, a good starting point for exciting activities and excursions into the country. The stopover includes arrival airport transfer via the Blue Lagoon, two overnights at a central hotel, a Golden Circle tour and departure transfer.
This tour can commence in: Reykjavik
Arrival at Keflavik Airport according to your own itinerary. Non-guided transfer from the airport directly to the Blue Lagoon, a unique geothermal spa situated in the youngest lava field in west Iceland. The milky blue waters are rich with special silica algae which gives it its healing powers. Enjoy some hours in the Lagoon and relax after your flight before heading towards Reykjavik. The transfer takes about 45 minutes. Accommodation in Reykjavik.
Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at your own leisure to discover Reykjavik, a lively city with lots of shops, cafes and interesting museums all in walking distance. Make sure to walk past the Hallgrimskirkja Church and stroll through the old town centre where you will find the Parliament and the Cathedral. You might want to book one of the optional excursions in the morning like Whale Watching; please see further details under add-ons.
At 12:30 hrs, you will be picked up at your hotel for the Golden Circle Afternoon tour. This 6-hour guided coach tour includes the ‘Big Three’ – Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs and Þingvellir National Park. The tour starts with a drive inland to Þingvellir National Park where you will experience one of the most outstanding landscapes in the country, inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List since 2004. Þingvellir is also where the world’s oldest parliament was founded in the year 930. From the national park the journey continues to Gullfoss, the ‘Golden Waterfall’, which is the most famous of the country’s many waterfalls, and to Geysir geothermal area, with many bubbling hot springs and spouting geysers. Return to Reykjavik in the evening. Accommodation in Reykjavik.
Breakfast at the hotel. You will be picked up by coach for your airport transfer, corresponding with your departure flight. Departure from Reykjavik according to your own itinerary. We recommend combining this tour with one of our Scandinavian tours, e.g. Nordic Capitals and Fjords.