Day 1: Arrival
Arrival in Iceland – The world’s northernmost capital city
Approximate distance: 50 km / 30 miles
Once you have landed at Keflavik Airport in Iceland, please pick up your luggage and head through customs. Collect your rental car at the airport make sure you receive a tablet with protective case and chargers, and proceed to your hotel in Reykjavik. The rest of the day is yours to rest and use at your own leisure.
If you have arrived early today, you have a treat waiting for you! Though Reykjavik may be small, it is a vibrant city full of culture and activities. A great way to shake off jet lag is a swim in one of the city’s outdoor geothermal swimming pools. Swimming areas have lap pools, hot tubs of various temperatures and often a steam bath. This is a great way to enjoy daily life in Iceland.
Since you’re going to be visiting areas with glaciers, we suggest visiting the interactive Wonders of Iceland exhibit at the Perlan museum. There you will learn interesting facts about glaciers in a fun way, including visiting a man-made ice cave. You can also get a great intro to the power of volcanoes, earthquakes and geothermal areas. After visiting the exhibit, we recommend checking out the observation deck which provides a 360° view of the city.
The Reykjavik City Hall is also a nice place to visit to get to know more about Iceland. A huge 3-D relief map of Iceland shows you the location of the glaciers, mountains and coastline you will see on your trip.
Please note check-in for most hotels begins at 14:00 – 16:00 (2:00pm – 4:00pm)
Overnight in Reykjavik.