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5 days - Independent tour of Iceland in the glory of summer.
Join us for a summer escape to the land of ice and fire in the middle of the North Atlantic. We will take you out to see the most famous sights around the Golden Circle and the South Coast of Iceland. As a finale you will have a day and night at the Blue Lagoon for a soak in the warm healing waters.
- Day 1
- Arrive Reykjavik
- Day 2
- Day tour visiting the Golden Circle, highlights include the Geysir Hot Spring, Strokkur, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Þingvellir National Park
- Day 3
- Visit the South coast of Iceland including Skógafoss Waterfall, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Eyjafjallajökull Glacier View, Reynisfjara Black Beach, Sólheimajökull Glacier View and Vik
- Day 4
- Blue Lagoon afternoon of relaxing
- Day 5
- Depart Reykjavik, transfer from the Blue Lagoon
- Start/End Place
- Reykjavik, Iceland tours
- Country Visited
- Iceland tours
- 5 Days
- Easy independent holiday suitable for singles & couples
Day tours in minivan.
- 3 nights at centrally located 3.5 star hotel in Reykjavik
- Meet & Greet service at hotel
- 1 night at local inn by the Blue Lagoon
- Daily breakfast
- Golden Circle day small group tour
- South Coast day small group tour
- Entrance to Blue Lagoon
- Transfers to the Blue Lagoon
- 24-hour emergency service
- Taxes and service fees
- Meals not specified in the itinerary
- Transfers from airport to hotel. We can arrange a private transfer if you wish.
- Gratitudes and items of personal nature
- Travel insurance
- International or domestic flights
Day 1 - Arrive Reykjavik
On arrival, make your own way to the hotel. The afternoon and evening is yours to explore this compact city. Be sure to check out the new Harp Opera house on the harbour. Approximately 1 hour from the airport.
Visit the Aurora Reykjavik Museum in the heart of downtown. It is Iceland's first educational and recreational Northern Lights Center where multimedia is used to explain when, why and how the Northern Lights work, with the highlights being large HD projection of the Auroras.
Optional Add Ons
Day 2 - Day tour visiting the Golden Circle, highlights include the Geysir Hot Spring, Strokkur, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Þingvellir National Park
After breakfast, you will join a day tour to the Golden Circle region of Iceland where you can see the famous sites of Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring area. During the day, you will have an opportunity to walk among the bubbling hot springs that surround the famous Geysir and watch the Strokkur geyser, which spouts water sometimes up to 30m high, every 10 minutes!
Visiting Þingvellir National Park, home of Iceland’s ancient Viking parliament and listed as a UNESCO’s World Heritage site, will be our first stop. There we take a walk to experience firsthand the geological phenomenon that is the Mid-Atlantic ridge.
From Þingvellir we head east over Lyngdalsheiði. Following a mountain road with great views of the rugged lava fields, passing Laugarvatn lake, we arrive at Haukadalur, home of the great Geysir and the reliable Strokkur geyser that erupts with 3 to 7 minutes intervals. Next, the magnificent Gullfoss awaits us as it comes cascading down the white colored Hvítá river.
Return late in the afternoon. Lunch will be a stop enroute at a local cafe.
Transportation8 - 9 hours duration
Day 3 - Visit the South coast of Iceland including Skógafoss Waterfall, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Eyjafjallajökull Glacier View, Reynisfjara Black Beach, Sólheimajökull Glacier View and Vik
An early start to travel to the south coast of Iceland with its black beaches, picturesque waterfalls and magnificent glaciers. On our way we witness the many sides of Icelandic nature and culture. Skógafoss Waterfall, Reynisfjara Beach, Sólaheimasandur Glacier view and Vík Village are among highlights. Farms, small villages, horses grazing amidst Glaciers, active geothermal areas, black sand deserts and terrific cliffs will capture your eye and provide endless photo opportunities. We arrive back in Reykjavík early in the evening, giving you plenty of time to explore the downtown area, with its museums, cafés and shops, before dinner.
Be sure to carry warm clothing, rain gear, good shoes, bathing suit and towel. During the tour we break for refreshments at a local restaurant or café.
Day 4 - Blue Lagoon afternoon of relaxing
Day 5 - Depart Reykjavik, transfer from the Blue Lagoon
Our services end after breakfast and a bus transfer to the international airport.
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All prices listed are per person. Early indicative price for 2022. Prices in the early spring or late autumn are often slightly cheaper. Ask us for a private quote - the day tours included are small group tours.
30 Sep 2022
30 Sep 2022
Please note that the authorities of Reykjavik City have announced changes to the current arrangement for tour bus traffic in Reykjavik City Centre, effective from 15th of July, 2017. The area where buses are not allowed to drive has been increased in size, and locations, numbers and names of the designated bus stops have been changed.
This may affect the pick-up and drop-off locations for your activities and transfers. If you have airport transfers with FlyBus, you will need to carry your luggage (200 metres to 300 metres) to / from the bus stop to your hotel.
Lunch can be purchased along the way during the day trips or bring your own. Boots can also be hired if necessary.
The program is flexible and can be tailored to your preferences. The hiking is easy on these tours.
Your accommodation in Iceland is part of small group of Icelandic hotels which we have selected due to their standout environmental credentials. They achieved international environmental certification ISO 14001 in 2015 and are the only hotels in Iceland to achieve this certification, which provides complete transparency to customers on their environmental standards. They have been awarded numerous awards for their efforts in sustainability over the years, including 'Environmental Company of the Year' 2017. They pledge to; reduce waste and increase recycling, choose nature-friendly products and services, emphasize using local products and Icelandic ingredients, to follow the current environmental legislation and aim to exceed it, inform guests about their environmental policy and how they can participate and help educate employees and service providers about environmental issues.
Your boutique stay near the Blue Lagoon uses geothermal heating and electricity throughout the hotel, has replaced all light sources with LED bulbs, providing recycling facilities in all rooms and offers electric cars for rent for guests.
The Blue Lagoon, as well as being one of Iceland’s most iconic tourist attractions, has equally impressive credentials, and are winners of the 2021 'Environmental Company of the Year'. Their renewable electrical and thermal energy is provided by a nearby geothermal power plant and other recent projects include the installation of electric charging stations, education for employees about the effects of climate change, raised awareness regarding food waste in the staff canteens, a general overall reduction of other forms of waste and an increase in recycling, and offsetting all of their emissions.
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Travel insurance is compulsory for all tours with 50 Degrees North. Please ensure that you have this organised as we will need to see proof of this upon issuing your tour documentation. Please contact us for a quote or visit http://www.suresave.net.au/