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Wonders of Iceland tour

Wonders of Iceland

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
5 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Known as the Land of Fire and Ice, Iceland is a bucket list destination every traveler has to see.
  • See Iceland’s most popular attraction, the Golden Circle, a UNESCO National Park of Geological Wonders.
  • Experience the Northern Lights - a spectacular natural phenomenon that only takes place during winter months.
  • Reykjavík is cosmopolitan and small-town; vibrant and sophisticated; young-at-heart and yet full of history.
  • During your exploration of Iceland you’ll see a range of landscapes from thundering waterfalls to exploding geysers!

Short Description

This 4-night getaway gives you the chance to experience the vibrant city of Reykjavik, with a guided visit to the stunning Golden Circle route in southwest Iceland, connecting Thingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss Waterfall and the Geysir geothermal area. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to see the incredible Northern Lights!

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See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City Reykjavik
End City Reykjavik

Trip Includes

  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Reykjavik into Keflavik Airport (KEF)
  • Arrival and departure transfer via Flybus Airport Shuttle
  • 4 nights in Reykjavik at the Hotel Klopp, CenterHotel Skjaldbreid, CenterHotel Plaza, or similar
  • Golden Circle Classic Full-Day Guided Tour
  • Northern Lights Guided Evening Tour
  • Daily Breakfast

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Reykjavik!

Accommodation: Center hotel Klopp, Center Hotel Skjaldbreid and Center Hotel Plaza

Welcome to Iceland! Upon arrival at Reykjavik/Keflavik Airport, you’ll take a Flybus transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik. (The transfer coaches are parked outside the arrival hall, and are marked “Flybus”). The remainder of the day is yours at leisure, to begin exploring this vibrant city!

This evening, you’ll be picked up at your hotel for the Northern Lights tour. Watching the fantastic colors of the Northern Lights dance across the arctic sky is an unforgettable experience, and Iceland is one of the best places to see them. They are mostly observed on crisp, still evenings, and the tour heads away from the city lights to give you the best chance of witnessing this spectacular natural phenomenon.

Please note: this tour is only operated under good weather conditions – so if it is canceled, or if you are not able to view the Northern Lights while on the tour, you can re-book again for the following evening (or the next), without any extra charge.

Transfer to Reykjavik hotel

Northern Lights Evening Guided Tour

Tonight you’ll be picked up at your hotel for the Northern Lights tour! Watching the fantastic colors of the Northern Lights dance across the arctic sky is an unforgettable experience, and Iceland is one of the best places to see them.

Your guide will take you on an escape away from the city lights, giving you the best chance to  to give you the best chance of witnessing this spectacular natural phenomenon.

Day 2: Reykjavik

After breakfast, you’ll embark on a full-day, guided tour of Iceland’s most incredible “must-see” natural wonders and geological phenomena – the famed Golden Circle.

Golden Circle Classic (Full Day)

Embark on a tour of Iceland's most popular scenic driving route! Located along the largest lake in Iceland, Thingvellir National Park is a remarkable and historic geological site, which boasts a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. The beautiful canyon that runs through the park is actually the meeting point of two of the earth’s tectonic plates – and in addition, this area is where the oldest form of Parliament met, dating back to the year 930!

At the Gullfoss Waterfall you’ll see thousands of tons of icy water thundering down majestically in double falls, into a deep canyon. And at the Geysir Geothermal area, you’ll find an abundance of bubbling hot springs and geysers – as well as Strokkur, the most active geyser in the area, known for spouting 80 to 100 feet in the air!

Day 3: Reykjavik

Enjoy a full free day at leisure. Although the city of Reykjavík is a metropolis in every sense, it's been carefully developed and crafted around a number of easily accessible recreational areas and country parks. With an extensive network of well-maintained footpaths and cycling routes winding through the city’s numerous parks and nature reserves, you won’t have to travel far to take a quick break from city life and explore nature.

Don't forget to stop by the famous church; consider climbing up to the top for sweeping views of the city below!

Day 4: Reykjavik

Spend today exploring Reykjavik at leisure. Explore the culture house or one of the many art museums. Or perhaps you'd like to stroll through the colorful streets and shop the boutiques.

A Tip For Your Trip: At some point today, please ask the hotel staff for assistance with confirming your Flybus Plus transfer to the airport tomorrow.

Day 5: Depart Iceland

If your flight is in the afternoon, use your last moments to walk along the harbor seafront and breathe the fresh Atlantic breeze. Based on your pre-arranged time, you will be met by Flybus at your hotel, and transferred to the airport for your flight home. 

Transfer to Reykjavik airport (KEF)

Fly home!

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