Iceland: Volcanoes, Glaciers and Culture
- 6 Days
- 6 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 2,663
DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience the best of southwestern Iceland in less than a week. Based in Reykjavik, you’ll explore the waterfalls and geysers of the Golden Circle as well as the black-sand beaches of the South Shore. This vacation also includes museum tours and a dip in the thermal waters of the Blue Lagoon.
This 6-day Icelandic vacation takes you to Reykjavik to explore the capital, the Golden Circle, and the South Shore of this Atlantic nation. It features deluxe accommodations and a mix of private and small group tours.
Your Iceland vacation centres on Reykjavik, the northernmost capital in the world and one of the quirkiest, smallest, and most walkable major cities you’re ever likely to visit. After connecting from Keflavik Airport and settling into your hotel, you’ll head to FlyOver Iceland for a virtual journey across Iceland where you’re suspended atop a moving screen that glides over the entirety of the island nation. The next day, you’ll explore the Golden Circle, the country’s most famous tourist route. During your journey, you’ll visit Thingvellir National Park, the former seat of the Icelandic parliament and the meeting point between the tectonic plates of Eurasia and North America, Geysir, with its bubbling mud pools and towering geysers, and Gullfoss, one of the largest waterfalls in the country. Another day, explore the black sand beaches of the South Shore and stroll behind waterfalls as you stop off at Skogafoss and Slejalandsfoss. You’ll also head on a glacier walk across Solheimajokull to explore the icy landscape.
Back in Reykjavik, you’ll spend a day at the Perlan, one of the nation’s top museums and a remarkable exhibition that transforms old water tanks into an interactive exhibit on glaciers and the natural landscape of the island. The rest of your time in Reykjavik is at leisure. You can book a whale-watching excursion out onto the bay, explore nearby Viking landmarks, or tour ice caves and lava holes. You’ll also stop by the Blue Lagoon, a remarkable spa and hot spring that offers the perfect refresh before boarding your flight.
After recharging at the Blue Lagoon, connect back to the airport and continue to your next destination.
- 6 Days
- 6 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 2,663
Itinerary View Trip Map View Trip Special
After arrival at Keflavik Airport, transfer to your hotel. The balance of the morning is at leisure.
This afternoon, enjoy a unique Icelandic experience.
FlyOver Iceland utilizes state-of-the-art technology to reveal some of Iceland's most awe-inspiring and picturesque landscapes and destinations. Guests hang suspended, feet dangling, while the ride film whisks them away on an exhilarating journey across Iceland. Special effects, including wind, mist and scents combine with the ride's motion to create a unique and memorable experience. FlyOver Iceland rides commence approximately every 15 to 20 minutes during operating hours. The total experience will take approximately 35 minutes, including the 8.5 minutes you'll spend on the Ultimate Flying Ride.
To enter FlyOver Iceland, children must be at least 102cm (40") tall. Children must be accompanied by an adult or guardian (14 years or older). FlyOver Iceland is open daily from 9:00am to 9:00pm.
Sandhotel By Kea Hotels
Sandhotel By Kea Hotels
Sandhotel is a community within the centre of Reykjavik where all the convenience of modern technology and design meets Reykjavik's rich heritage. The roots of Sandhotel lie 100 years deep and combine three important themes: food, literature and fashion. Everything our hotel has to offer, …
Sandhotel is a community within the centre of Reykjavik where all the convenience of modern technology and design meets Reykjavik's rich heritage. The roots of Sandhotel lie 100 years deep and combine three important themes: food, literature and fashion. Everything our hotel has to offer, be it the quality fabrics we use for our sheets, the floors and the bathroom equipment, every little detail is there for a reason: making our guests' experience unique and memorable. Every detail is important. It's a moment in time. We want our guests to cherish every moment they stay at Sandhotel. Because we know time is precious.
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Iceland The Golden Circle Tour
If you only take one guided tour while you are in Iceland, then it has to be the Golden Circle. Combining natural and historical wonders, you'll experience Iceland's landmark attractions in one incredible day: the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall, the exploding hot springs of Geysir, and Thingvellir national park, site of the Viking parliament and over 1000 years of history. A classic tour, not to be missed! The duration of the tour is 8 hours.
Iceland South Shore Glacier Adventure Private
Drive along the south shore with its black sand beaches and the picturesque waterfalls Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss. Join an easy glacier walk on crampons up on to the ice field of Solheimajokull glacier tounge, where a wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses await your discovery. The duration of the tour is 10 to 12 hours.
Perlan Museum: Wonders of Iceland
Perlan Museum is among the top attractions in Reykjavik, and is an interactive, family-friendly museum exhibiting a range of displays, largely focused on Icelandic glaciers, their history and future. Guests also have the opportunity to experience travelling through a real man-made Ice Cave, learn about the glacier's dangers, the secrets they keep, and how the disappearance of these glaciers is leading to an enormous change for both Iceland itself and around the world.
The 360 Reykjavik Museum and access to Observation Deck is included in the admission fee. The observation deck has 16 information signs that tell you the names of the points of interest on the horizon, from Keilir Volcano on the Reykjanes peninsula in the south, to the world famous Snaefellsjokull glacier that lies on the end of Snaefellsnes peninsula in the north. A large part of the horizon belongs to Esja, the mountain of Reykjavik, in all its glory. Next to the information signs there are rock samples from geological points of interests, so you can touch lava from the lava fields south of Reykjavik and the soft volcanic rock from the mountains east of the city and the hard basalt columns found north of the Capital area. An excellent museum for families or guests with an interest in science, the Perlan Museum should not be missed.
Please note, this is a self-guided activity without a guide or transportation. Guests must make their own way to and from the museum.
Day at Leisure
Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.
Reykjavik to Reykjavik Keflavik Airport VIA Blue Lagoon Private Comfort
This non-guided airport transfer with a stop at the Blue Lagoon is ideal for departing passengers in order to maximize their time in Iceland. The lagoon's warm geothermal water and natural active ingredients; mineral salts, silica and blue green algae help you relax and unwind while the lagoon's distinctive white silica mud gently cleanses and exfoliates the skin. The mineral salts balance and relax body and soul.
The transfer from Reykjavik to the Blue Lagoon takes approx 40 minutes, while the drive from the Blue Lagoon to Keflavik International Airport takes approx 20 minutes.
- Shared arrival airport transfer
- Private departure airport transfer (with comfort entrance to the Blue Lagoon)
- 5 nights in first-class accommodations in Reykjavik
- Admission to FlyOver Reykjavik
- Shared tour of the Golden Circle (max 48 guests)
- Private-guided tour of the South Shore
- Admission to the Perlan Museum
- Breakfast daily (excluding day 1)
- Meals and beverages not explicitly listed as included
- Entrance fees not explicitly listed as included
- Items of a personal nature
- Visa fees if applicable
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.
6 Dec 2021