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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

Approximate Distance Traveled: 270 km / 168 miles

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. Nearby is the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall, where glacial water plunges over two ledges and deep into a canyon.

Then head on to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. This rift valley is the site where Vikings established an annual parliament in the 10th century. 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 the Secret Lagoon, a stone-lined pool in a relaxed, low key setting. (It even has its own little geyser nearby). We are happy to book this experience for you.)

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

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Day 3: : South Coast SuperJeep Tour and Ice Cave (Small Group tour)

Highlights: Seljalandsfoss Skogafoss Myrdalsjokull Katla

Amazing ice cave – Spectacular glacial scenery – Hidden natural wonders – Famous film locations

Approximate Distance Traveled: 415 km / 258 miles

Note: Please wear warm clothing for cold weather, along with waterproof rainwear, hat and gloves. Hiking boots are essential. Bring a packed lunch and water (the tour will stop at a shop along the way where you can purchase food).

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you’ll explore the South Coast and backroad wilderness by SuperJeep. On your own, transfer to the meeting point of the tour where the tour’s minibus will pick you up. The tour departs Reykjavik at 8:00am.

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the South Iceland on the way to Vik town, where you’ll meet your local glacier guide and board a specially outfitted SuperJeep. Drive scenic back roads to Kotlujokull, a glacier “finger” crawling from Myrdalsjokull glacier. Here you’ll get a safety briefing and gear up with a helmet, headlamp and crampons. Take an invigorating 10 – 15-minute glacier hike to a genuine ice cave. You’ll certainly marvel at the cave’s magnificent colors and crazy shapes! You’ll learn how Katla volcano helped shape the ice cave. There will also be time to take pictures.

Continue your glacier hike, hunting for secret waterfalls and glacier canyons. You’ll also visit one or two other ice caves depending on the current conditions of the glacier. Your local glacier guides are experts in finding the best caves available.

Hike back to the SuperJeep and drive to a private black sand beach off the beaten path and away from the crowds.  You’ll then visit the actual film set of Star Wars Rogue One’s opening scenes, along with filming locations for Transformers, Noah and Oblivion.

Head back to Reykjavik, stopping at the two famous waterfalls of Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss. Return to Reykjavik in the evening.

Maximum tour size: 12 participants ▪ Level of difficulty: Moderate

 

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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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