From  £1625
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Relax in the outdoor hot tub at the hotel
  • Search for the northern lights in winter
  • Visit the impressive Gullfoss waterfall
  • Explore South Iceland
  • Enjoy freshly baked bread at the hotel
  • Admire the mountainous landscape
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Iceland Short Break at the Hotel Grimsborgir

5 Day Tour, from £1625 per person

Located in Grimsnes next to Iceland‘s largest freshwater river, the Grimsborgir is a collection of luxury country apartments at the heart of the Golden Circle route. Delight in the picturesque surroundings, beautifully decorated rooms and warm welcoming reception from the hotel’s owners Olafur and Kristin. Enjoy this short break all year round, with each season offering a new experience. During winter months, enjoy scenes of snow capped mountains and frozen rivers viewed from the comfort of a 4-wheel drive vehicle. In the spring and summer months enjoy longer days, lush green landscapes and a warmer climate. 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO REYKJAVIK
FLY TO REYKJAVIK
Arrive Reykjavik. Collect the car from the airport, drive to the Hotel Grimsborgir and check in for 4 nights. Depending on the time of year, the Grimsborgir and its beautiful location offers unique experiences. During winter months, look for the northern lights whilst visitors in summer can enjoy the midnight sun.
Accommodation
Hotel Grimsborgir
DAY 2
SOUTH ICELAND
SOUTH ICELAND
Free day to relax at the Grimsborgir or explore the local area at leisure. Visit Alftavatn and marvel at crystal clear freshwater lakes and rivers which flow through miles of lush green landscapes, rolling hills and vast mountainous ranges. Travel on to Kerid and witness its emerald green lake, formed in the crater of a volcano, which freezes in winter. Experience a region that is perfect for hikers, walkers and photographers of all levels. (B)
Accommodation
Hotel Grimsborgir
DAY 3
SOUTH ICELAND
SOUTH ICELAND
Today take a drive to the Golden Circle and encounter a cross-section of Iceland’s natural wonders, geology and history, witnessing Iceland’s unique nature up-close. Stop at Hveragerdi Greenhouse Village and marvel at Iceland’s most famous and picturesque waterfall Gullfoss. Explore the nearby Geysir geothermal area, bubbling with activity, where hot springs are in abundance and Strokkur spouts every 15 minutes. Visit the Geysir Museum, an informative, multimedia exhibition that vividly shows how the forces of nature shaped the country and its people down through the ages. (B)
Accommodation
Hotel Grimsborgir
DAY 4
SOUTH ICELAND
SOUTH ICELAND
After breakfast, take a drive to Thingvellir National Park and witness thousands of years of the extreme forces of nature at work. Marvel at varying terrains, from rocky and rugged to vast green landscapes, tall fir trees, vast lakes and pristine rivers. Situated on tectonic plates, the national park covers almost 93 square kilometres and is home to some of the most diverse and stunning scenery in the country. (B)
Accommodation
Hotel Grimsborgir
DAY 5
FLY TO THE UK
FLY TO THE UK
Drive to the airport, return the hire vehicle and fly to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

5 day tour, from £1625 per person

Price Includes


  • Return flights in economy class with Icelandair from London Heathrow
  • Airport taxes
  • Accommodation in double/twin room with buffet breakfast at the Hotel Grimsborgir
  • Meals as specified (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
  • Car hire (P-class Suzuki Vitara or similar) including pick up/drop off at Keflavik International Airport, unlimited mileage, airport service charge, CDW/TP insurance and tax

 


Price Notes

Ask an Iceland Specialist about upgrading to a two bedroom apartment from £395pp

Tour Route Map


  1. Iceland, Keflavik International Airport
  2. Iceland, Hotel Grimsborgir, Selfoss
  3. Iceland, Keflavik International Airport

Tour Accommodation

Hotel Grimsborgir
Hotel Grimsborgir
Hotel Grimsborgir Just a 45 minute drive from Reykjavik, the Grimsborgir is a haven of tranquillity set against a stunning South Icelandic backdrop. Travel just ten minutes to the 6,000 year-old......

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Reviews

The service that we received from Regent was superb. The tours which we were booked onto were fantastic – Extremely well organised and each tour guide we encountered was friendly, knowledgeable and genuinely passionate about Iceland. We had a brilliant holiday, really special, have fallen in love with Iceland and can’t wait to return. Thank you so much Regent!

Mr & Mrs Whiston
March 4, 2013

The Radisson 1919 was great. Very helpful staff and centrally located. Shane was excellent when booking and patient! We had a super time and the operational logistics were seamless. Thank you – would recommend Regent Holidays.

We had a brilliant holiday, really special, have fallen in love with Iceland and can’t wait to return. Thank you so much Regent!

Mr & Mrs Parsons
March 6, 2013

The design of this tour was outstanding. Every day a new high.

Ms. H. Butcher
February 20, 2013

Best Western – good location, friendly staff and comfortable room. We went on a tailor made holiday, staying in Reykjavik and going out on some pre-arranged tours. This was very well organised.

We had a brilliant holiday, really special, have fallen in love with Iceland and can’t wait to return. Thank you so much Regent!

Ms. S Jones
February 19, 2013

All the hotels were very good and the tour guide and driver were excellent. They made a good team and nothing was too much trouble. They made the holiday.

Mr & Mrs Kearsley
March 7, 2013

The Best Western Reykjavik hotel staff were helpful and friendly and the hotel is in a good location. The tour of the Golden Circle was excellent, the driver went out of his way to make it more enjoyable. The Hunt for the Northern Lights excursion was excellent, fun and a real adventure. Questions were answered promptly by Jamie and I found him very helpful when I called to discuss the holiday originally. 

Mr & Mrs Goddard
March 7, 2013

The Hotel Reykjavik Centrum was excellent quality and very helpful staff. The excursion for the Northern Lights was excellent and the Golden Circle is a great day out. 

Mr & Mrs Graham
March 18, 2013

A very enjoyable holiday from beginning to end – very well organised and both the coach driver and guide were excellent. I was very happy with all aspects of the holiday and would consider using Regent Holidays in the future. 

Mrs. Thompson
April 3, 2013

The Best Western Reykjavik is in an excellent situation, excellent assistance from friendly staff and a very good continental breakfast. Excellent feedback from every point of view. We were not disappointed in any way and congratulate you and your team for such efficiency and excellent planning. 

Mrs Norman
May 9, 2013

Shane was a marvellous help with booking – especially the Greenland extension. Everything went so smoothly.

I can highly recommend both parts Iceland and Greenland.

Many thanks Shane. 

Ms. Morley
June 7, 2013

We found the Family Tour itinerary very informative and it took us to places we might otherwise not have known about.  

The Narfeyrarstofa Restaurant in Skykkishólmur is excellent as is the exhibition and restaurant at the Settlement Centre in Borgarnes. The Laundromat Café/Bar and Iceland Fish and Chips in Reykjavik were also very good – take advantage of ‘happy hours’ to get good value for money, and the National Museum was very family-friendly.

We loved Iceland – and will be back! Thanks for your help. 

The Cathrall Family
June 12, 2013

We enjoyed a wonderful holiday explore the Wilderness of Iceland. Our driver have us a great introduction to a country he clearly loves and cares about.

Each day for better than the one before. 

Ms Finlay & Mrs Hodgson
August 12, 2013

An excellent fly drive holiday, everything went to plan. Staff at the accommodation were very helpful. The schedule was capably put together with good advice given and we would no hesitation in recommending Regent Holidays. 

Mr & Mrs Reeves
July 18, 2013

We had a wonderful Iceland trip. The itinerary was excellent and we were so fortunate to have an exceptional guide who enriched the whole experience. 

Mr & Mrs Ball
August 7, 2013

The Hotel Borg is a very comfortable and attractive hotel. There is a good buffet breakfast with excellent coffee and is in an excellent location.

The shuttle bus driver on our last morning was an exceptionally friendly and brilliant ambassador for Iceland and the guide was lovely too.

We will return to this enchanting county and we will be in touch again!

Thank you for all your help.

Mr & Mrs Fox
September 23, 2013

The Hotel Ranga could not be improved. Everything about it – the staff, food, location etc is wonderful! 

Mr & Mrs Salthouse
October 16, 2013

The Icelandic guide was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable and approachable. She ensured that every activity was safe and most of all very enjoyable.

I had such a good time and met some fab people. 

Ms Cornish
November 29, 2013

Our guide and driver were SUPERB. There was rain, snow and gale force winds but my memories are all good ones! Thank you for organising such an experience. 

Mrs Dray
December 9, 2013

Our tour guide was excellent. He really made the holiday – so informative everywhere we went, telling us history and facts about Iceland. We learnt so much through him that was so interesting. He also made sure the activities suited everyone on the trip, which was really nice.  

Thanks for a great holiday and an unforgettable experience, we had a fantastic time!

Miss A Pool
December 16, 2013

The service at the Best Western Hotel Reykjavik was excellent. The staff were always wiling to help in anyway. Thank you – it was a well managed service you gave, and it was very much appreciated. 

Mrs Seymour
December 11, 2013
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