$ 2,650.00 (double / twin occupancy)
Luxury countryside hotel Rangá is a perfect place to relax, indulge and see the magical northern lights. It is located in the south of Iceland, and offers gourmet food, unique art, and amazing service. The location is one of the best in the country to experience the Northern Lights.
Explore Iceland´s gorgeous countryside during the day, and enjoy gourmet cuisine at the Rangá Restaurant at night. The chef will create a unique meal for you every evening that includes the finest local ingredients.
2 nights in Reykjavik - 4* centraly located hotel
2 nights in the countryside hotel "Ranga"
3 full days of private guiding by SUV or minivan
You can visit the Blue Lagoon, depending on when you arrive. The Blue Lagoon is a large lake with naturally nutrient-rich warm water and gorgeous natural scenery, making it the world's most incredible natural spa. Its magical turquoise-blue waters amid dark volcanic, moss-covered rocks will take your breath away. The 39°C water will take you into a world of luxury and relaxation.
As an option, you can explore Reykjavik, its fascinating museums, fantastic galleries, and rustic coffee houses. In addition, we recommend visiting Harpa, the iconic glass concert hall, as well as the shopping street Laugavegur and Skólavörðustígur, famous for its unique white church. Whatever you do, Reykjavik is a fantastic city that is the perfect beginning to a memorable four days.
Overnight in Reykjavik (B)
Today your guide will pick you up in the morning and take you on a scenic tour of the Golden Circle.
The Golden Circle includes three breathtaking, world-renowned locations in southwest Iceland: Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir Geothermal Area, and the Gullfoss Waterfall. These sites are located just outside Reykjavik and can be visited within a day.
Thingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of historical, cultural, and geographical significance. It is where Iceland's first parliament, Althingi, was formed when a group of nobles gathered in 930 AD, making it the oldest running parliament in the world that is still in operation.
The site is also full of geological wonders, such as the gap between the European and North American tectonic plates, a wide range of interesting rock formations, sapphire blue lagoons, and much more, making it a must-see for every visitor.
We will drive from Thingvellir National Park to the famous geothermal area of Geysir, known for its many geysers that have made Iceland famous. The highlight is Strokkur, a bubbling, seething spring that violently throws torrents of hot water into the air every 5 to 10 minutes. You will also see the Geysir, which gives all geysers their English name.
We continue our drive to Gullfoss, "the golden falls," a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvítá river and attracts travelers in summer and winter. It gets its name from the golden hue formed when water cascades down. Watching the mighty, roaring waterfall against a luscious green background is a magnificent sight. It is indeed one of Iceland's wonders. Here you will find the ideal spot to snap a picture or reflect on the glory of nature.
Overnight in hotel Ranga (B)
After a hearty Icelandic breakfast at the hotel, we head towards the famous Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and the nearby Diamond Beach. We'll drive by moss-covered lava fields, deserts that have been scarred by volcanic activity, and some amazing rock formations that are clear reminders of volcanic activity over the years.
By then, you'll have seen the magnificent Breidamerkurjokull Glacier, which extends like a tongue from Vatnajokull, Europe's largest glacier. The Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, which is known for the sparkling icebergs that float on its icy blue surface, is in its shadow. Some icebergs wash up on the nearby Diamond Beach, shining like precious diamonds against the black sands. Both breathtaking locations will leave you with life-long memories.
Overnight in hotel Ranga (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, we will explore the South Coast of Iceland. If the road conditions are favorable, we will make a detour to Fjarárgljfur Canyon, known as the "Bieber Canyon," after the famous Justin Bieber, who shot his music video here.
Then we'll go to the Eldhraun lava field and the famous Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. We will admire the stark contrast of the white-crested waves of the Atlantic Ocean washing against its jet-black sands. A cluster of basalt sea stacks dominates the cliffside. They look like the Giant's Causeway in Ireland. We'll also see the Reynisdrangar basalt pillars, rising like jagged peaks from the sea. Folktales say they were once a trio of trolls turned to stone by the sun as they tried to drag a boat back to land.
We'll also stop at Skogafoss Waterfall, which is just as beautiful and has a broader cascade that falls 60 meters into a pool below. We'll climb the meandering path next to the falls for a breathtaking view of the entire area. Skogafoss is also a big part of Icelandic folklore. Your guide will show you two strange rock formations that are thought to be trolls that were turned to stone by the dawn. Some locals also believe that a Viking settler hid a treasure chest beneath the falls, offering fabulous wealth to the person who finds it. The famous Eyjafjallajökull stands above the Skogafoss waterfall, and with good visibility, you can catch a glimpse of this magnificent mountain. In the evening, we'll return to Reykjavik.
Overnight in Reykjavik (B)
Depending on your departure time, we will offer a visit to the Blue Lagoon and transfer to the airport. (B)