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  • Arrival/departure transfer 
  • Tours as programme
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Day 01: Reykjavik

Arrive in Reykjavik (Keflavik Airport) and transfer to hotel (check-in 14:00hrs), rest of the day is at leisure so you can explore the city. Overnight in Reykjavik (Meals: No Meals)

Day 2: This morning we set out on the Golden Circle Tour where we visit the country´s three iconic natural treasures: Þingvellir National Park, where the American and Eurasian plates have been pulling apart; the erupting Geyser that sends water and steam spouting skywards; and the spectacular Gullfoss Waterfall where a glacial river thunders 32 meters into a canyon. Overnight in Reykjavik (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 3: Today we head off south driving along southwestern stretch of the ring road leading from Reykjavik along volcanoes, waterfalls, and glaciers to the black sand beaches and Iceland’s southernmost town, Vík. Our tour takes us through the Hellisheiði mountain pass bringing us through moss covered lava fields and past geothermal springs down to farmlands along the coastline.

On clear days, Hekla and the infamous Eyjafjalljökull volcanoes along with the Westman-Islands can be seen rising in the distance as you approach the Solheimajökull Glacier, a photographers delight and the first stop on the tour.

We continue our journey to the otherworldly black beach known as Reynisfjara where the waves of the Atlantic Ocean crash upon the black sands from which the seemingly man-made hexagonal basalt columns rise to cliffs filled with nesting sea birds. After enjoying these awe-inspiring geological formations, we continue to the small town of Vík.

The quaint town of Vík is Iceland’s most southern town with a traditional Icelandic church overlooking the ocean and the three trolls of the black sand beach. We’ll have a chance to explore the town, spend a little time on the beach and grab some lunch. And of course, a bit of souvenir shopping at Icewear’s outlet store.

After Vík we set off back to Reykjavik and our journey will take us to the powerful Skógafoss waterfall where a short walk up a flight of stairs will reveal one of Iceland´s most scenic views. We head off to our final stop, the 60-metre high Seljalandsfoss Waterfall famous for the hidden pathway leading behind and around this stunning sight. And ith some luck and sunny weather conditions, rainbows may add to the spectacular experience at each waterfall. Overnight Reykjavik (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 4: We spend our last day in Snæfellsnes National Park, often described as “Iceland in Miniature” for its diverse scenery. You’ll see the mossy Berserkjahraun and Grundarfjörður fishing village where Kirkjufell Mountain rise from the green hills, surrounded by trickling rivers.

Next stop is at Djúpalónssandur, a beautiful black lava stone beach where we gaze at the rugged cliffs before heading on to the village of Arnarstapi. Here we have a breathtaking view to the Snæfellsjökull glacier, a famous site, primarily due to the novel “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”. The day would not be complete without an Icelandic home-cooked meal along with some local interaction. Return to Reykjavik and evening is at leisure. Overnight Reykjavik (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 5: Departure

Transfer to airport for onward journey.

More Tour Details

Þingvellir National Park

Located on the northern shores of Þingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest lake, Þingvellir is the national pride of Iceland and our first National Park. It is, for one, a key location in Icelandic history as the oldest existing parliament in the world first assembled there in 930 AD. For this reason, Þingvellir has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is, therefore, a protected national park due to its unique geology and natural features. From the viewing area the Almannagjá canyon between two tectonic plates can be seen, a visual representation of continental drift.

Geysir Hot Springs

A favourite stop along the Golden Circle is the highly active Geysir Hot Spring Area with boiling mud pits and the lively Strokkur which spouts water 30 meters into the air every few minutes. The area became active more than 1000 years ago and comprises more than a dozen hot spring holes. Although one can only see steam emerging from the surface of Geysir these days, its name was adopted to represent spouting hot springs all over the world. Along the tour, the newly opened Geysir Center offers guests a chance to use the restroom and to catch some refreshments as well as lunch.

Gullfoss Waterfall

As one of the most popular attractions in all of Iceland, Gullfoss is a waterfall located in the Canyon of the Hvítá River in the southwest of the country. The beautiful Hvítá river rushes southward in three steps into a narrow canyon with a breath-taking roar and grandeur. Furthermore, on clear days the magnificent Langjökull glacier, Iceland’s second largest glacier, can be seen in the distance.

Transfer to Keflavík International Airport for onward journey

Reykjavik, Fosshotel Lind • 3 Star – Fosshotel Lind is a centrally located right in the heart of Reykjavik and just a short stroll away from the city’s main shopping street, museums, shops and restaurants. Simplicity is what characterizes this hotel, with modest décor in natural soft tones and comfortable accommodation complimented with a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Reykjavik, Centerhotel Klopp • 3 Star – Situated right in the heart of the city and within a stone’s throw of all the lively bars, excellent restaurants, shops and museums Centerhotel Klopp is a perfect choice to explore and enjoy Reykjavik’s attractions.

Reykjavik, City Park Hotel • 3 Star – The City Park Hotel is situated near Laugardalur Park and the Reykjavik Botanical Gardens and the city’s largest swimming pool and whirlpool tub complex. There are a few restaurants in the vicinity and a regular buses service, departing from close by to downtown Reykjavik city centre with its numerous shops, bars, restaurants and vibrant nightlife.

Reykjavik, 22 Hill Hotel • 3 Star – 22 Hill Hotel enjoys a fantastic location just 100 yards away from the attractions of downtown Reykjavik with its wide range of shops, bars and restaurants. Many major landmarks are within walking distance and a walk along the waterfront offers some beautiful views of the glacier and mountains across from the harbour. And for those who wish to explore the island’s interior, Hlemmur Bus Station is only 500 km away.

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    At a Glance

    Winter Wonders

    5 Days / 4 Nights from £449 Based on Flights from London Airports

    Prices are based on 2 sharing and London departures; other regional airports serving Iceland are also available. We can offer this tour with a hotel of choice or with an upgrade to a higher star rating hotel. 

    • Starts: Reykjavik       Ends: Reykjavik         
    • Departs: Any day
    • Hotel Rating:  3 star 
    • Meals: Daily Breakfast
    • Visiting: Reykjavik, Þingvellir National Park.Golden Circle, Vik
    • Countries: Iceland

    Highlights

    We drive through the beautiful UNESCO site Þingvellir National Park on our way to Laugarvatn Fontana.

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