Much of Iceland’s most spectacular scenery can be found in the south. Explore volcanoes, glaciers and hot springs, as well as the old town and harbor in Reykjavik, before heading into the hills to spot the Northern Lights.
The south of Iceland has perhaps more natural wonders than anywhere else in the world. Bleak but beautiful, our guided excursions will introduce you to the 20m high explosions of Strokkur geyser and the thundering waterfall at Gullfoss. In Thingvellir National Park you’ll be able to watch continental plates drifting apart over a landscape of lava fields buried in snow. We also have the perfect escape from the snow and ice. Take a dip in the geothermal waters over at the Blue Lagoon.
We’ll introduce you to Reykjavík with a local tour guide. Take in 360-degree views from the hilltop Perlan, see the famous Hallgrímskirkja church or just explore a city that manages to mix stylish Nordic confidence with intimate Icelandic friendliness. By night, escape the bright lights and join a trip deep into the surrounding countryside to see the Northern Lights.
Arrive at Keflavík airport and transfer to Reykjavík for four nights. Evenings on this short break are free to dine at leisure. Perhaps splash out on a gourmet experience at Kopar Restaurant or grab a hotdog with sweet mustard and crunchy onions from the famous Baejarins Beztu cabin.
Spend the morning exploring the shops, galleries and cafés of Reykjavík at leisure before an afternoon excursion to the famous Blue Lagoon. Relax in the healing geothermal waters and apply the rejuvenating white silica mud to face and body. After dark, head out on a Northern Lights Mystery coach tour to search for the aurora away from the bright lights of the city. (B)
Join a city sightseeing coach tour and discover the highlights of greater Reykjavík. Take in 360-degree views from the hilltop Perlan, see the famous Hallgrímskirkja church and tour the colourful Old Town streets around the Parliament building. The afternoon is free to explore at leisure. Perhaps visit Whales of Iceland at the historic harbour - the biggest whale exhibition in the world. (B)
Embark on a coach excursion to Iceland’s most popular trio of natural wonders. Discover Thingvellir National Park where the North American and Eurasian continental plates drift apart, get up close to powerful Gullfoss waterfall and see Strokkur geyser erupt twenty metres into the air. Visit Skalholt church, seat of religious and political power for 800 years, before returning to Reykjavík. (B)
Transfer to airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)
5 day tour, from £685 per person
- Return flights in economy class with Icelandair from London Heathrow
- Airport taxes
- Accommodation in three-star/four-star hotels
- Meals as specified (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
- Return Grayline Shuttle Bus Transfers
- Sightseeing with English-speaking guide
- Entrance to the Blue Lagoon
- Travel Insurance
- Tips and gratuities
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