Best of Reykjavik & South Iceland

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From $675 USD
May 21 - September 10, 2020
4 Days / 3 Nights

Best of Reykjavik & South Iceland, stay in centrally located hotel, see South Iceland's waterfalls, geysers, volcanoes, black sand beaches and Blue Lagoon.

Overview

Best of Reykjavik & South Iceland, a four-day guided tour, offering the convenience of visiting great natural wonders each day with the same guide and small group, and each night stay at a centrally located hotel in amazing Reykjavik! Explore South Iceland, marveling at waterfalls, geysers, volcanoes, black sand beaches and the Blue Lagoon. Combine Iceland's unforgettable natural beauty with Reykjavik's energetic cultural vibe and ancient heritage.

Operation

May 21 - September 10, 2020

Departure

May 21
June 4, 18
July 2, 23
August 6, 20
September 3, 10

Price

  • Comfort category - May 21 
  • from $675 per person in double room
  • from $825 single room
  • from $655 triple room
  • Comfort category - June - September
  • from $825 per person in double room
  • from $1,145 single room
  • from $775 triple room
  • Quality category - May 21
  • from $745 per person in double room
  • from $1,085 single room
  • from $695 triple room
  • Comfort category - June - September
  • from $945 per person in double room
  • from $1,445 single room
  • from $845 triple room

Included

  • Arrival transfer from Keflavik Airport to your hotel
  • Informational meeting on evening of day 1 with your guide
  • Welcome Drink (day 1)
  • Accommodation 3 nights with private facilities in Reykjavik
  • 3 Icelandic breakfast buffets (except arrival day)
  • Expert local English-speaking guide, evening of Day 1 to afternoon of Day 5 
  • Guided motor coach tour (day 2-4)
  • Free Wi-Fi on board motor coach
  • Visit to Fridheimar geothermal greenhouse farm (day 2)
  • Demonstration about Icelandic horse breed at Fridheimar (day 2)
  • Taste of traditional Icelandic refreshments (day 3)
  • Great photo stops
  • Seat rotation during the tour
  • Customer care service during office hours
  • 24-hour Iceland Travel emergency line assistance while in Iceland
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Not Included

  • International flights & Airport taxes
  • Breakfast on arrival day
  • Baggage porterage at airport/hotel)
  • Personal insurance / personal items
  • Admissions to museums or galleries
  • Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary
  • Guaranteed early check-in
    (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland starts between 14:00 and 16:00
  • Guaranteed late check-out
  • Any service not specifically listed under "included"

Please note

  • There is a minimum of 2 passengers
  • Maximum group size: 25 persons
  • Itinerary and activities are dependent on road and weather conditions

Tour Options

  • Additional nights in Reykjavik
  • Optional excursions

Day 1 REYKJAVIK ARRIVAL - BLUE LAGOON

Upon arrival, head through passport control, collect your bags and go through customs to the Arrival Hall. The bright orange Airport Direct transfer shuttle is waiting outside the arrival hall. Please show your confirmation information to the attendant on board and let him or her know the hotel you are using in Reykjavik.

Important: The Airport Direct is a shared bus transfer. You will not be met directly in the airport by a driver. You will be taken to Airport Direct's terminal where you will then be taken to your hotel by Airport Direct's SmartBus.

Once in Reykjavik, check into your hotel. If you arrive early in the day, you might want to explore Reykjavik's old town area, location of many museums and galleries. You might also enjoy visiting one of the city's outdoor geothermal swimming pools where you can shake off your jet lag. In the afternoon you could take one of our day tours, such as whale watching or horseback riding, both bringing you close to Iceland's nature and landscape.

Dinner is on your own. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland's capital.

This evening there will be an information meeting at your hotel. Your locally based guide will go through the week's itinerary and suggestions of things you can do in Reykjavik during your free time. Your guide will let you know about exciting activities and events taking place in the city while you are in Iceland. You'll get a great insider's view on how to enjoy the city’s cultural scene. You'll also find out more about the tour itinerary. Meet your travel companions and enjoy a Welcome Drink at the hotel's bar.

Enjoy a welcome drink and the opportunity to get to know your travel companions. Overnight stay in Reykjavik.

Please note that most hotels begin check-in between 14:00 and 16:00.

Highlights: Reykjavik | Hallgrimskirkja | Tjornin | Perlan | Laugardalur | The Blue Lagoon

Comfort Hotel Option: 
CenterHotel Klopp****

Quality Hotel Option: 
CenterHotel Midgardur****+

Day 2 THINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK - GULLFOSS - GEYSIR (B)

Legendary National Park – Golden Waterfall – Erupting Glaciers – Geothermal Farm and Horses
Breakfast at your hotel before heading on to the famous Golden Circle route. Iceland's Golden Circle showcases a trio of celebrated natural attractions. Start with a visit to Thingvellir National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), where Viking settlers established an annual assembly in AD 930. Known as Althingi, this has now become the world's oldest ongoing parliament. Thingvellir is also a geological masterpiece, as it marks the visible site of the mid-Atlantic Ridge where the North American and Eurasian continental plates meet. You can walk along a path taking you between the canyon marking the location of the ridge. Your guide will tell you about some of the important things that happened in Iceland's history. It is interesting to imagine what Thingvellir must have been like hundreds of years ago when farmers, chieftains and merchants journeyed from all corners of Iceland to meet here to make laws, settle disputes, arrange alliances and meet old friends.

Head through scenic farmlands to the celebrated Gullfoss waterfall, believed by many to be Iceland’s most beautiful falls. Several walking paths take you to different views of the double-ledged waterfall. Nearby is the Geysir hot spring area, alive with boiling mud pits, steam vents, and exploding geysers. The most famous of these is Strokkur, a high-spouting geyser that erupts every ten minutes, but there are many quirky and intriguing little geysers bubbling away.

During the day you'll stop at Fridheimar, an innovative family-run greenhouse farm and horse ranch. Visit the green house and learn how the family uses pollution free geothermal energy and bumble bee pollination to grow their excellent organic tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. The farm also produces delicious products from their vegetables. Also enjoy a demonstration about the Icelandic horse breed and its unique five gaits, along with a chance to meet some of these friendly animals.

After a beautiful day in the Golden Circle area, return to Reykjavik for the evening.

Overnight in Reykjavik. Dinner is on your own. Approximate Driving Distance: 240km / 149 mi

Highlights: Thingvellir | Gullfoss | Geysir Hot Springs

Comfort Hotel Option: 
CenterHotel Klopp****

Quality Hotel Option: 
CenterHotel Midgardur****+

Day 3 REYKJAVIK - SELJALANDSFOSS - SKOGAFOSS - VIK (B)

Volcanic and Glacier Views –Scenic Waterfalls Duo – Black Sand Beaches and Thundering Waves
Breakfast at your hotel. Drive along the iconic South Shore. This is one of the main farm regions of the country, and the road will pass by typical Icelandic farms, often with Icelandic horses in the fields. Depending on the weather, you might also get a glimpse of beautiful Mount Hekla, Iceland's most frequently erupting volcano, and glacier crowned Eyjafjallajökull, the famous volcano whose 2010 eruption halted air traffic worldwide. You'll certainly see signs of their impacts on Iceland. You might even get a glimpse of the Westman Islands archipelago off the coast of Iceland.

Stop at two spectacular waterfalls, each with its own charm and character. Depending on the trail conditions you can walk behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Skogafoss is one of the country's most photographed waterfalls and is said to be the hiding place for ancient treasure.

As you drive along the coast, you'll also get a view of Myrdalsjökull, Iceland's fourth largest glacier.

The road leads to charming Vik, Iceland's southernmost village. Visit Reynisfjara beach, where you can take a walk on the black sands, admiring the extraordinary rock formations and thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean. The North Atlantic waves here are very powerful, and the rumbling sound of them crashing against the dark shore is something you will always remember. Far out to sea you can see the Reynisdrangar sea stacks. According to old legends, they were once trolls.

During the day, your tour will stop at lovely family-owned countryside café, The Old Cowshed, for a taste of some traditional Icelandic skyr or homemade ice-cream.

Return to Reykjavik for another night in the lively capital city. Dinner is on your own. Approximate Driving Distance: 400 km / 249 miles

This evening please talk to your hotel front desk to your hotel front desk staff about tomorrow’s airport transfer. They can advise what time Airport Direct’s SmartBus service will pick you up and where to meet the bus. They also can schedule the SmartBus pick-up time with Airport Direct for you.

Comfort Hotel Option: 
CenterHotel Klopp****

Quality Hotel Option: 
CenterHotel Midgardur****+

Day 4 DEPARTURE REYKJAVIK (B)

Breakfast at your hotel. Please note that this might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning departure flight. You will be picked up from the hotel by the SmartBus hotel transfer service. Please make sure you are waiting at you're the pick-up point. You will then be taken to Airport Direct's terminal where the Airport Direct bus is waiting.

Transfer to Keflavik Airport for your flight.

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