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The Golden Circle and The South Coast

Iceland offers a rich variety of activities for adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts. On this tour you overnight 2 nights in the Capital, Reykjavik, and go on a day tour to the Golden Circle area and a two days tour to the spectacular Glacier Lagoon – Jökulsárlón; a tour filled with breathtaking landscapes and outdoor adventures.

Duration: 3 Nights, All Year

Price: From $1,395 per person

Highlights

  • The Golden Circle
  • Jökulsárlón - Glacier Lagoon
  • Black Beaches, Volcanoes and Glaciers of the South
  • The Blue Lagoon

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Included:
- Private Transfer from Keflavík International Airport to Reykjavík hotel and return with stop at the Blue lagoon
- Premium Entrance to the Blue lagoon
- 2 nights’ accommodation at a 4-star hotel in central Reykjavík; includes breakfast
- A two days tour to the Glacier Lagoon - Jökulsárlón
- Golden Circle tour
- Our expert assistance in planning the vacation

Not Included:
- Flights to/from the US
- Travel insurance
- Optional tours
- Northern Lights tour (seasonal)


- Any service not specifically listed under ‘Included’

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Day 1

Reykjavík, The Golden Circle and more

Upon arrival at Keflavík International Airport, a private driver will wait for you and take you to your hotel in downtown Reykjavík. You can spend the day exploring Iceland’s bustling capital city at your leisure.

There are numerous museums and galleries throughout the city, with presentations ranging from Viking relics to modern art exhibitions, and being one of Europe’s smallest capitals, downtown Reykjavík is safe and easy to traverse. As with the country in general, the city of Reykjavík is one of contrasts, with charming historical buildings of stone and wood mingling with imaginative modern architecture. The vast majority of restaurants, clubs, cafés and bars in Reykjavík are located on or around the main shopping street Laugavegur, so no one has to search far to find a venue to his or her taste. This density gives the Reykjavík nightlife a unique feel, and its reputation for liveliness is well deserved—especially during the seemingly endless summer nights.

Afternoon tour to the Golden Circle area,
Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of Iceland's most fascinating places due to both its impressive geological formations and for the significant role it plays in the country's history as the original meeting site of the Icelandic parliament, the oldest existing parliament in the world.
After a stop there, we’ll head east and you'll soon see steam rising from the Haukadalur geothermal area that is home to Geysir. During our stop here, you can explore many hot springs and bubbling pools including Geysir, the geyser from which the English word is derived.
We continue on to Gullfoss, a majestic double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the canyon of Hvítá, one of Iceland’s longest rivers.

 

If the conditions are good for the Northern Lights, there are several options for Northern lights tour during the evening.

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Day 2

Jökulsárlón – Glacier Lagoon

Your will be picked up from your hotel between 9:00 – 9:30 in the morning, for a 2 days trip to Jökulsárlón including the beautiful South Coast.
Soon after you leave the city, you will pass Mount Hengill, a central volcano with a giant magma chamber. You will also pass the town of Hveragerði, where there are many interesting hot springs, as you travel towards the town of Selfoss.
Your tour takes you across the Þjórsá River which is the longest of all rivers in Iceland; around 143 miles long. You will stop in the town of Hvollsvöllur for a coffee break. Then you continue to Seljalandsfoss, a waterfall which cascades from ancient sea cliffs down over 60 meters to a shallow pool. It is possible to take a walk behind the waterfall and enjoy the beautiful scenery from there. East of the Seljalandsfoss lies fertile countryside and to the north rises the beautiful Eyjafjallajökull Glacier, rising to 1666 meters above sea level and the sixth largest glacier in Iceland.
Your next stop will be at Skógar where you will see the Skógarfoss Waterfall which cascades down around 65 meters and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland.
Your next stop will be at the village of Vík where you will find a black sand beach with some fantastic sights such as the picturesque basalt column formations and the magnificent Reynisdrangar peaks. You will continue across Mýrdalssandur sand plains, an area of black lava sand and ash of around 435 square miles. East of Mýrdalssandur you will find the giant lava field of Eldgjárhraun, which was formed from the largest volume lava flow from a single eruption on earth in historic times. Next to the town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur where you will see the Landbrotshólar Hills, one of the largest pseudo-crater areas in the world.
You will cross Skeiðarársandur, an enormous sand plain that reaches from the Skeiðarárjökull Glacier to the sea. We corss the bridge over the River Skeiðará which is the longest bridge in Iceland (2,953 feet) and go to Skaftafell nature reserve in the Vatnajökull National Park. The glacier tongues give the national park a majestic scenery. You´ll have a short stop at Skaftafell before continuing to Jökulsárlón, the glacier lagoon.
Jökulsárlón is the most famous glacier lagoon in Iceland. It is located at the end of Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of the great Vatnajökull Glacier. The depth of the lagoon is about 820 feet and its size is 11 square miles. Due to glacial retreat, huge pieces of ice break loose from the glaciers and end up floating in the Jökulsárlón lagoon. After you have enjoyed the lagoon with its icebergs you will drive to our accommodation at a nearby place where you will enjoy dinner (dinner is not included in tour price) and relax in the evening.

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Day 3

The Adventures Continues…

After breakfast you spend some time at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and when the lagoon is not frozen it is possible to enjoy an optional 40 minute boat ride where one can sail amongst icebergs of all shapes and sizes. You will also take a walk alongside the lake and on the black sand shores and look out for the seals which can often be spotted in the lagoon.
Then you start your journey west towards Reykjavik. The trip is far from over. You pull out the crampons for one hour long glacier hike - and the views are fabulous all the way back. In order to join the glacier hike you will need to have good hiking shoes, crampons cannot be fitted onto sneakers or other light walking shoes.
If there is enough time and good enough weather conditions, you will visit Dyrhólaey, a small but majestic peninsula which is the southernmost point of the mainland. It is 394 feet’s high and is a home to many breeds of seabird. Dyrhólaey was formed in a sub-aquatic eruption about 100 thousand years ago. The translation of the name Dyrhólaey could be "Doorway Island" but the name is drawn from the hole or the doorway the ocean has carved into the cliff.
Clothing to wear:
Please take into account that the weather in Iceland is ever changing and winters can be very cold. Therefore it is very important to dress accordingly.
Be sure to bring good hiking shoes and warm socks, windproof and rainproof outer layer, light and warm inner layer, such as wool, fleece or thermal. Also remember balaclavas and winter gloves.
Jeans and trainers are not suitable. Good hiking shoes & warm socks are an essential part of the tour.

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Day 4

Departure and The Blue Lagoon

Our private drive will transport you from your hotel in Reykjavík to the airport. Pick-up time depends on your flight time. But on the way we will stop for the relaxing and enchanting experience at the Blue lagoon.
Soak in its warm, therapeutic water for a few hours before heading on to the airport to catch your flight home.

Price:

Price in $ per person, based on 2 persons sharing a double/twin room:

Period Double room pp Single Supplement pp
October to April $1,395 $350
May to September $1,695 $450

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Views from The Golden Circle and The South Coast

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Highlights

  • The Golden Circle
  • Jökulsárlón - Glacier Lagoon
  • Black Beaches, Volcanoes and Glaciers of the South
  • The Blue Lagoon

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