7 Days | 6 Nights
Iceland is a volcanic island located in the North Atlantic Ocean, 300 km east of Greenland and 900 km west of Norway. The main island, which lies south of the Arctic Circle, covers an area of 103,000 km, which is roughly the size of the U.S. state of Virginia or slightly bigger than Ireland. Iceland’s climate is subpolar oceanic, meaning it has cold winters and cool summers, although the winters are milder than most places of similar latitude thanks to the Gulf Stream, which ensures a more temperate climate to coastal areas all year round. Icelandic landscapes are shaped by the forces of nature and vary from deep fjords to vast volcanic deserts. Through to black sand beaches, snow-capped mountains, and staggering waterfalls. Iceland’s nature remains mostly unspoiled as the island is scarcely populated. Today, Iceland ranks amongst the wealthiest and most developed countries in the world, as well as one of the cleanest, with more than three-quarters of its energy consumption derived from hydroelectric & geothermal sources. Iceland is also home to a flourishing art scene and vibrant cultural life, as testified by Iceland’s countless museums and art galleries, and by the recent opening of the Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík – the largest building of its kind in Northern Europe.
Day 1 - Arrival and Day at Leisure
Arrive at Reykjavik airport where you are met and have a private transfer to the Fosshotel Reykjavik (or similar four-star hotel) with accommodations in a Standard room that includes breakfast daily. Spend the day at your leisure to explore the city center.
Days 2-6 Excursions and Leisure time
Included with your package is the Reykjavík City Card. It offers free entry to a great selection of museums and galleries, all swimming pools in Reykjavík and free unlimited travel by bus within the Reykjavik Capital Area. In addition, the card also gives you a free ferry trip to Viðey island and discounts on various tours, in shops and on services. A Reykjavik City Pass card is included for each person on their chosen Leisure time days for savings and free access to their city transportation system. Also included are the 3 excursions listed below.
Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik Excursion
Get the most from a day in Iceland on an 11-hour tour from Reykjavik that covers the Golden Circle, Kerid crater, and Blue Lagoon. View the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates at UNESCO-listed Thingvellir, see the geysers and pools at Geysir, and admire the Gulfoss Waterfall. In addition, visit the lake-filled Kerid volcanic crater, and finish by bathing in the warm Blue Lagoon (own expense). Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
Reykjavik Food Lovers Tour - Icelandic Traditional Food
Finding authentic places to eat can be tricky in an unfamiliar place. Take the guesswork out of your visit to Reykjavík on this guided walking tour that takes you to a multitude of eateries around the capital, including the city's oldest restaurant and a much-loved hot dog stand. In a small group of no more than 12, learn about Iceland's culinary history and traditions as you sample such dishes as Icelandic meat soup, skyr, and lobster soup.
Whale watching in luxury
Come aboard a luxurious yacht and see the incredible wealth of marine wildlife that lives in the waters just off the shores of Reykjavík City. Nature lovers looking to see some of Iceland's majestic whales, dolphins, and porpoises, but who wish to do so in a small group, should grab this chance now. The ship sets sails from Reykjavík's Old Harbour and during your journey, you'll sail among the small islands in the Faxaflói Bay, as well as along the coast of Reykjavík, providing you with a fantastic view of the city as you search for the wildlife in the water. The most common sights are minke and humpback whales, dolphins and porpoises. However, there is always a chance to spot a few orcas (also known as killer whales) as well as a wealth of other species. The professional team onboard is very experienced in spotting whales and are dedicated to making sure their passengers leave with a smile!
Day 7 - Departure
Pack up your memories and await your private transfer back to the airport.
This trip includes:
6 nights at the 4 star (or similar 4-star hotel) with accommodation in a superior room including breakfast daily
Tours Mentioned above (or similar)
Roundtrip airport-hotel transportation
This trip doesn’t include:
Meals and beverages not indicated in “The rate includes”
Local city tax
Entry fees to sights and museums unless noted
Transportation to tour meeting points and from tour endpoint, unless noted