GLACIERS, GEYSERS and THE BLUE LAGOON
ICELAND : TOURS - EUROPE
GLACIERS, GEYSERS, and THE BLUE LAGOON
The country's capital makes the perfect base to discover the most magical attractions
Relax and rejuvenate in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon
Explore the must-see Golden Circle and South Coast.
A private walking escort will add a personalized element to your touring.
Please note: Double occupancy.
Custom-designed personal tour. Prices subject to change.
AT A GLANCE
DAY 1- REYKJAVIK The Adventure Begins; Airport Transfer via Blue Lagoon, with Meet & Greet; Private Iceland Welcome Package; Omnom Chocolate Factory Tour (1.5 hrs.) Self-Guided
DAY 2 - REYKJAVIK Explore a City of Contrasts; City Tour with National & Sculpture Museums; Hallgrímskirkja Church (2.5 hrs.) Private
DAY 3 - REYKJAVIK Sights and Insights; Golden Circle (7.5 hrs.) Small-Group Tour
DAY 4 - REYKJAVIK Venture into the Outdoors; South Coast Tour (10 hrs.) Small-Group
DAY 5 - REYKJAVIK Bon Voyage; International Airport - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
DAY 1 – REYKJAVIK
The Adventure Begins
Meet your private driver-guide and vehicle for an airport transfer. Along the way, your guide will make a stop at the world-famous Blue Lagoon, where you can enjoy the renowned healing properties as you soothe your soul in its mineral waters. A towel rental is included along with your admission. Your English-speaking guide will help you with your hotel check-in and take you through your travel documents.
A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information will be provided to you on your first day in destination.
Enjoy an informative guided tour of the Omnom Chocolate Factory in Reykjavik. Get up close and personal during a chocolate-making demonstration, and enjoy a tasting of some of Iceland's best chocolate.
DAY 2 – REYKJAVIK
Explore a City of Contrasts
Departing from your hotel with a private guide and vehicle, embark on a tour of Reykjavik to uncover the city's most fascinating sights. Catch beautiful views of Reykjavik's landmark mountain, Mt. Esja, most visible from the northern waterfront. Admire the stark and modern City Hall, standing proudly on the shore of Reykjavik's small central lake, Lake Tjornin.
Spot the 19th century Althing, home to the world's oldest parliament, and see the stark white Hofdi House, built-in 1909, location for the historic 1986 summit which effectively marked the end of the Cold War.
You'll visit the iconic Hallgrimskirkja Church - the largest in all of Iceland. This mid-20th century cathedral is Reykjavik's main landmark structure, its peak visible from almost everywhere in the city. Out front, you can spot an impressively intimidating sculpture of Leif Erikson, donated by the United States in recognition of the discovery of the New World by Norse explorers from Iceland.
Your tour will also include visits to a pair of Reykjavik's museums: The National Museum, displaying objects that provide insight into Icelandic cultural history, and the Asmundarsafn Sculpture Museum, featuring works by celebrated artists Asmundur Sveinsson.
DAY 3 – REYKJAVIK
Sights and Insights
No first trip to Iceland would be complete without experiencing the country’s most famed touring route, the Golden Circle. Departing as a small group with no more than 17 participants, you’ll head out of Reykjavik and make stops at the three most iconic and picturesque natural sites Iceland has to offer along the way, including the mossy Thingvellir National Park, site of the Viking parliament, home to over 1,000 years of human history, as well as the continental divide between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates.
The park offers dramatic scenery and woodland that changes colours throughout the year, making the area a photographer’s delight. You’ll also encounter the magnificent Gullfoss (Golden Falls), one of Iceland’s largest and most photogenic waterfalls, with water constantly rushing from a river that’s fed by the melting Langjokull glacier.
Discover the great Geyser geothermal area where the dependable Strokkur geyser spouts hot water as high as 100 feet in the air. The day may also include other short photo stops along the way, depending on the local conditions.
DAY 4 – REYKJAVIK
Venture into the Outdoors
Today you’ll embark on a full-day tour of Iceland’s picturesque southern coast. Departing from Reykjavik as a small group with no more than 18 other participants, you’ll head east with a knowledgeable guide, along the Ring Road to the south coast, passing over the mountain ranges of Hellisheidi, through bucolic farmlands, and across glacial outwash plains offering ever-changing scenery. You’ll visit the Solheimajokull Glacier, which is part of the Myrdalsjokull icecap, Iceland's 4th largest glacier.
You’ll take a 30-minute walk to reach the edge of the ice and experience this natural wonder up close. From there, continue toward Iceland‘s most famous black sand beach, Reynisfjara, where the roaring Atlantic Ocean fiercely hits the shore. From May to August the coastal cliffs here are inhabited by lively puffin colonies. Just off the beach, the Reynisdrangar basalt stacks majestically rise from the sea.
Proceed to Vík, the most southern town in Iceland, discovering the local church. Setting back west, you'll arrive to the thundering Skogafoss falls at Skogar, a 210-foot cascade, and the picturesque Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where most of the year it's possible to walk behind its falls. Conclude on arrival back to Reykjavik.
DAY 5 – REYKJAVIK
Bon Voyage - Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer.
The Skuggi Hotel (3*) is perfectly located in the center of Reykjavik, on the old and stately Hverfisgata street. Situated only a short walk away from Iceland’s main shopping street Laugavegur, guests have easy access to a variety of designer shops, cafes, restaurants, and exciting nightlife. The timeless, yet modest Skuggi Hotel is modern in tone and decorated with a minimalist chic theme. Each of the 100 well-designed guestrooms offers free Wi-Fi internet and emphasizes comfort and urban elegance.
The Standard Room (194 sq. ft.) at Skuggi Hotel is designed with an emphasis on comfort and urban elegance. The inspiration comes from photographs of Icelandic nature by Ragnar Axelsson, mixed with the city charm, to create a raw but cozy atmosphere. The Standard rooms feature a private washroom with a shower, toiletries, and a hairdryer, complimentary Wi-Fi service, satellite TV, telephone, coffee & tea, and a writing desk.
Every morning guests are served a delicious buffet breakfast between 07:00-10:00 AM.
Lounge & Bar
The Lounge & Bar is designed to provide the guests with a comfortable and elegant setting. It is a perfect spot sit back and grab a drink.