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Southern Gems and Reykjavik

6 days
5 nights

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PER PERSON :

$ 1,860.00 (double occupancy)
$ 2,430.00 (single occupancy)
$ 1,860.00 (triple occuapncy)
$ 200.00 (VIP seating)

Dates:

Jun 22, 2022 - Jun 27, 2022 
Jul 06, 2022 - Jul 07, 2022 
Jul 20, 2022 - Jul 25, 2022 
Aug 03, 2022 - Aug 08, 2022 
Aug 17, 2022 - Aug 22, 2022 

Hotels:

Reykjavik: Fosshotel Baron
South Iceland: Hella Stracta

 

Included:

• 5 nights accommodation, in rooms with shower/WC
• 4 days escorted tour with English-speaking guide/driver-guide
• Arrival & departure airport transfer by Flybus shuttle (no guide)
• 5x breakfast
• 1x lunch
• Guided Whale Watching tour from Reykjavík
• Entrance to the Whales of Iceland exhibition
• Entrance to the Sky Lagoon geothermal spa including a rental towel
• Reurn ferry trip to Westman Islands
• Entrance to Eldheimar exhibition
• Entrance to Lavashow
• Entrance to Skógasafn Folk museum
• Return transport in a highland vehicle to Landmannalaugar
• Ölvisholt microbrewery tour and beer tasting
• Free Wi-Fi on the bus

Highlights & Experience:

  • Marvels and treasures of South Iceland
  • Waterfalls, glaciers, black beaches and bird cliffs
  • Whale watching, geothermal spa and cultural experiences
  • Visit the volcanic Westman Islands
  • Adventure trip to Landmannalaugar
  • Bathing in a natural hot spring
  • Optional glacier hike
  • Can also be booked as a 3-day countryside tour only

Optional Services:

• Extra night in Reykjavik before/after the tour – on request
• Upgrade for private airport transfer

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary:

Unforgettable Trip to Iceland 

On this trip to Iceland, you will have the opportunity to explore icebergs, hot springs, and volcanoes as they are plentiful in Iceland and are the main focus of this escorted Iceland tour. Join our group and discover how Nature's forces are shaping the world in its most primal state. Lava fields, volcanoes, and the history of Icelandic eruptions will surprise you while accompanying you on your holiday through this magical country.

 

Day 1  : ARRIVAL IN REYKJAVIK (31 mi)

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik. You may explore Iceland’s capital city on your own if time allows.

Overnight location:
Fosshotel Baron, Reykjavík. (50km / 31mls)

Options: private transfers
Day 2  : REYKJAVIK WITH WHALE WATCHUNG AND SKY LAGOON (31 mi)

At 09:00 meet your tour guide who shows the group the highlights of Iceland’s exciting capital. Learn about life in the city from the very beginning of settlement in Iceland to the present day. We stop by the church of Hallgrímskirkja and drive through the university district, past the Nordic house and the National Museum. In the very city centre, we stop by the City hall, which juts into the small lake of Tjörnin. Nearby are the Lutheran Cathedral and the House of Parliament. We also drive by the harbour to observe fishing vessels of different sizes, whale hunters and whale watchers. In Reykjavík are many public works of art, mainly sculptures. The latest addition to Reykjavík is the concert/conference hall of Harpan (the Harp) built on the northern waterfront of the town centre whose dramatic design captures and reflects the light of the city, ocean and sky with a thrilling effect.

In the afternoon enjoy the spirit of whale watching getting as close as possible without disturbing the animals. You might see dolphins, humpback, orca, blue, and minke whales during this 3-hour cruise. Let a guide direct your attention as we travel across Faxaflói Bay, where a blend of warm and cold ocean currents create spectacular whale-watching opportunities. Afterwards visit the Whales of Iceland exhibition with life-sized whale models and a virtual reality experience.

The Sky Lagoon is Iceland‘s latest geothermal lagoon spa experience, where the ocean meets the sky. Immerse yourself in the warm and rejuvenating waters of an oasis near the city centre of Reykjavík. Enjoy this authentic and remarkable place through an unforgettable and inspiring spa experience.

Overnight location:
Fosshotel Baron, Reykjavík. (50km / 31mls)

Day 3  : WESTMAN ISLANDS (130 mi)

Ahoy! We take a short ferry ride to the Westman Islands. There is a bus and walking tour of the village of Heimaey and this extraordinary island. The volcanic eruption in 1973 is, without doubt, considered the largest natural disaster in Iceland in recent history. The eruption began on January 23rd on the island of Heimaey, the only populated island of the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago. After the evacuation of the inhabitants, and during the 5 months while the eruption lasted, there was much uncertainty as to whether or not the island could ever be repopulated. During our tour to the Westman Islands, we explore bird cliffs,  walk up the volcano crater and visit  „Pompei of the North“, a volcanic excavation project. You have the afternoon free to wander around the town of Heimaey, with its birds and sign of recent volcanic eruptions. We return to the mainland and stay for 2 nights in South Iceland.

Overnight location:
Hotel Stracta, Hella, South Iceland. (210km / 130mls)

Day 4  : SOUTH COAST AND LAVA SHOW (137 mi)

Our first stop of the day will be at the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges over the mountains and where you can follow a slick and wet trail right behind the falls. We visit the thundering Skógafoss waterfall which is 62 meters high and belongs to the most impressive waterfalls in the country. Nearby is the beautiful Skógar folk museum with its turf houses. We pass the glaciers Mýrdalsjökull and the infamous volcano Eyjafjallajökull. In the village of Vík, we attend the stunning Iceland lava show; the only exhibition in the world where you can experience actual flowing lava! By melting lava and pouring it on ice in a room full of people, you will be able to see the lava flowing, hear it sizzling, and feel the heat that radiates from it. We walk along the black lava beach and bird cliffs at Reynisfjara, see interesting basalt columns and rock formations. In the aftenoon we stop at Sólheimajökull glacier tounge where you can join an optional glacier hike. It‘s an informative and easy glacier walk through a frozen wonderland of different shades of glacier ice.
Price per person ISK 23.000.-

Overnight location:
Hotel Stracta, Hella, South Iceland. (220km / 137mls)

Day 5  : LANDMANNAULAGAR & MICROBREWERY (137 mi)

Today we drive the rough unpaved road to Landmannalaugar, an oasis in the barren highlands, surrounded by vivid rhyolite mountains. The highlight is a 90-minute round-trip hike up toward Brenninsteinsalda, the rainbow mountain of Iceland, which is still “hot” and where you can see sizzling sulfur springs and vapor at its sides. It could very well be the most colorful and spectacular volcanic mountain of Iceland, and so its picture is often found in books and calendars. After a picnic lunch, you have free time to enjoy a relaxing bath in the natural geothermal stream. We take a short stop at the beautiful waterfall Hjálparfoss surrounded by unusual basalt rock formations. Before we reach our last overnight location in Reykjavík, let us visit Ölvisholt, a microbrewery located at an old dairy farm in South Iceland. You will get an introduction to the brewery’s history, the brewing process, and of course, try a selection of Icelandic beer.

Overnight location:
Fosshotel Baron, Reykjavík. (310km / 193mls)

Day 6  : DEPARTURE (31 mi)

Today marks the end of your Iceland tour. If you did not visit the Blue Lagoon on your arrival day, you might use the opportunity to stop there now on your way to the airport.

Note: Transfers to the international airport are not included.

Options: private transfers

Notes:

Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

Accommodations are subject to change.

Children discount: No discount available. Tour is not recommended for children younger than eight years of age. Triple rooms are double rooms with an extra bed and ideal for two adults and one child.

consider combining this tour with West Greenland tour - Kingdom of Glaciers