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Day 1: : Arrival and relaxation

Highlights: Austurvollur Square Harpa Concert Hall The Blue Lagoon Reykjavik City Hall Tjornin

Welcome to Iceland! Your package includes an arrival or departure transfer via the Blue Lagoon, based on what best fits your flight schedule. Take an unguided transfer bus to the Blue Lagoon where you can enjoy bathing in the geothermal blue waters. The Blue Lagoon has a luggage facility near the entrance where you can safely store luggage for a small fee.

The Blue Lagoon is a unique natural pool of mineral rich geothermal water in the middle of a lava field surrounded by the beautiful Icelandic wilderness. The Blue Lagoon is known for its special properties and beneficial effects on the skin. Enjoy the facilities such as the Lagoon, sauna and steam room and a massage waterfall.

You can stay in the Lagoon as long as you like and take one of the scheduled buses to your hotel in Reykjavik.

Overnight in Reykjavik

Travel Tip: If your flight to Iceland doesn’t match with the departure times for the airport transfer to the Blue Lagoon, we suggest that you visit the Blue Lagoon as part of your transfer back to the airport on your departure day. You would then transfer on your own to your hotel in Reykjavik. We would be very happy to assist you with booking a transfer, if needed.

Please note check in for most hotels starts at 14:00 – 16:00 (1:00pm – 4:00pm).

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Day 2: : Black Sand Beach ATV Ride and the Golden Circle

Highlights: Thingvellir National Park Geysir Gullfoss

Spectacular ATV Beach Ride – Golden Waterfall – Erupting Geysers – A Walk between Continents

Breakfast at your hotel. Today, you’re in the driver’s seat! Pick up your rental car and head off for a day of adventure in the south coast. Drive through the beautiful landscapes of Iceland’s south, enjoying the view of peaceful farms, many with horses grazing in the fields. The road takes you to Thorlakshofn, a charming village on the southern coast. The ATVs and your guide are waiting for you! Get your adrenaline pumping as you shoot along a black sand beach and enjoy views of the ocean and coastline. Follow your guide on a tour racing along the beach. You’ll then turn onto an inland trail that threads through grass-covered sand dunes for a closer look at Icelandic nature. Feel the freedom of Iceland!

After your invigorating ATV experience, continue exploring the Golden Circle area in your car. Visit the Geysir hot spring area, where a variety of interesting hot springs and colorful mud pots bubble, steam and send up plumes of steam. The most famous of these is Strokkur, a geyser that shoots up almost like clockwork. Nearby is the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall, where glacial water plunges over two ledges and deep into a canyon. Take your time to feel the spray and hear the rumbling water. Stroll along the path and view the waterfall from different angles. If the day is sunny you might even catch a glimpse of the falls’ famous rainbow.

Then head on to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. This rift valley near Iceland’s largest lake is the site where Vikings established an annual parliament in the 10th century. Every year Icelanders would travel here from all corners of the country to meet and discuss important national issues. Thingvellir is also the meeting point for the North American and European tectonic plates; you have the rare opportunity to walk on a path that actually brings you between two continents!

During the day, you might enjoy the chance to indulge in some hot spring relaxation with a visit to one of two historical spas. Laugarvatn Fontana has natural steam baths and pools on the edge of a hot spring fed lake. The Secret Lagoon is a stone-lined pool in a relaxed, low key setting. (It even has its own little geyser nearby). We are happy to book one of these experiences for you.

Return to Reykjavik and drop off your car. Overnight in Reykjavik.

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Day 3: : Hiking, Secret Bathing and Hot Spring Cooking

Highlights: Hveragerdi Nesjavellir

Colorful hot spring valley – Enchanting natural hot spring – Local taste treats

Breakfast at your hotel. Today remember to dress for hiking with warm layers, hiking boots, rain jacket and pants, hat and gloves. Don’t forget to bring a swimsuit and towel!

Your guide will meet you in front of the hotel. You and your local guide will journey by SuperJeep to a secluded location in one of the hot spring valleys of southern Iceland. The guide has grown up in this area and knows the best places to enjoy a great hike. Get heart pumping on a refreshing hike with beautiful landscape all around and a great number of hot springs. During the hike your local guide will share his local knowledge of the area and demonstrate how Icelanders have been using hot springs throughout the centuries to heat homes and cook food. You’ll have the chance to bathe in a secluded hot spring where you can enjoy peaceful, otherworldly volcanic surroundings. You’ll also have the chance to help cook and taste some local delicacies using nature’s hot springs as your “kitchen.” Try things such as delicious tomato soup, Icelandic eggs and sweet hot spring bread. (The hiking paths and hot springs chosen may vary from trip to trip and are based on weather and trail conditions and the ability levels of hikers; hiking time is generally 1 to 3 hours).

Return to Reykjavik after an amazing day outdoors.

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Day 4: : Departure

Highlights: Keflavik

Breakfast at your hotel. If you were not able to visit the Blue Lagoon on your arrival day, then you would use your transfer and stop at the Blue Lagoon on the way to Keflavik Airport.

Otherwise, you would transfer on your own to the airport. This transfer is not included in the package, but we would be happy to book a transfer for you, if you wish.

If your flight is in the afternoon, use your last moments enjoying the spa located right in your hotel or walk along the harbor seafront and breathe the fresh Atlantic breeze.

Please note that we recommend that you depart no later than three hours before your flight.

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