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Day 1: Arrival: Welcome to the World’s Northernmost Capital City

Highlights: Reykjavik Austurvollur Square Harpa Concert Hall Hallgrimskirkja Church Parliament House Hofdi House

Arrival in Iceland and transfer to your hotel. Airport transfer is not included, but we would be happy to arrange a scheduled or private transfer. One of our suggestions is to book a transfer that also includes visiting the Blue Lagoon. Let us know and we can set it up for you.

If you arrive early, you might have time for a half-day or evening excursion. From whale watching to caving or horseback riding, there are plenty of possibilities. Let us know your interests, and we can match you up with some day tour suggestions.

Looking for something to do in the evening? Why not consider a northern lights tour, an evening ATV tour or a visit to a beautiful lava tunnel cave near the city?

Overnight in Reykjavik.

Please note that most hotels start check-in around 14:00 – 16:00 (2:00pm 4:00pm)

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Day 2: Reykjavik Food Walk : Reykjavik Culinary Walking tour

Highlights: The National Museum of Iceland The Culture House The National Gallery of Iceland The Saga Museum Einar Jonsson Museum The Sun Voyager

Reykjavik Culinary Walking tour

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you’ll meet up with your local guide outside Harpa Music Hall. Please note transfer from your hotel to Harpa is not included. The food and culture walk is led by a fun and knowledgeable local guide who’ll take you to the famous sites in Reykjavik, including Harpa, Hallgrimskirkja Church and the City Hall. You’ll also visit culinary places from well-known restaurants to small family- run businesses and secret local hangouts in Reykjavik. You’ll taste delicious cuisine we Icelanders love such as an Icelandic hot dog (pylsa), traditional Icelandic meat soup, homemade Icelandic ice cream from a secret family recipe and, of course, skyr (a healthy dairy product similar to Greek yogurt).

This is a small group experience where you’ll explore the local side of Reykjavik, meet hard-working families, hear fascinating stories, visit innovative restaurants and experience age-old traditions.

The rest of the day is open for your own activities. We suggest a visit to one of the many museums or art galleries around the city. Some recommendations include the Wonders of Iceland interactive museum at Perlan, the Reykjavik Art Museum and The Settlement Exhibition that includes the excavated remains of a Viking longhouse. Another activity is the fun (and delicious) Meet the Locals evening where you enjoy a three-course Icelandic dinner and learn about Icelandic history and culture in a fun way. We’re happy to make recommendations and book admission for you.

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Optional Tours:

Day 3: Secret Lagoon and the Golden Circle: Secret Lagoon - Gullfoss - Geysir - Þingvellir National Park

Highlights: Thingvellir National Park Gullfoss Waterfall Geysir Hot Spring Geysir Center

Secret Lagoon – Gullfoss – Geysir – Thingvellir National Park 

Breakfast at your hotel. Today we’ve planned for you to travel out of the city and into the Icelandic countryside so you can experience our beloved Golden Circle region.

Begin the tour with the historic and geological wonder of Thingvellir National Park, the heart and soul of our Icelandic heritage, and we are glad for you to experience it. You will see where our Viking ancestors first met and founded our nation (and the world’s oldest continuous Parliament). You can also take a walk through a canyon that is the meeting point of the North American and European tectonic plates. The area is surrounded by mountains, a vast lava plain and Iceland’s largest lake; it’s a beautiful setting for a panoramic photo.

Then drive to the Geysir geothermal area in Haukadalur Valley with many bubbling pools and spouting geysers. Continue to Gullfoss, the ‘Golden Waterfall’, the most famous of the country’s many waterfalls. Here the river Hvita drops 96 feet (30 meters) in two falls, creating an awesome spectacle.

The final activity is a leisurely soak in the Secret Lagoon, one of the oldest natural geothermal pools in Iceland. The pool is nestled among bubbling hot springs and a small erupting geyser. Steam rises from the surrounding geothermal area as you relax in the warm mineral-rich water, with a temperature of 38 – 40°C (100 – 104°F) year-round. The little geyser near the pool erupts every few minutes, lending an exotic backdrop to your visit. We definitely recommend taking a walk on the footpath around the pool so you can get a closer view of the area’s bubbling geothermal features.

Return to Reykjavik in the afternoon.

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Day 4: Departure:

Highlights: Reykjavik

Breakfast at your hotel. If your flight is later in the day, we suggest a final walk along the city’s harbor or a visit to one of the neighborhood geothermal swimming pools.

Transfer on your own to Keflavik for your flight. The transfer is not included, but we would be happy to arrange one for you. We recommend departing your hotel no later than three hours before your international flight.

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