Day 1: Arrival with Blue Lagoon Visit
Geothermal Spa and Iceland’s Cool Capital
Welcome to Iceland! The transfer coach for your transfer to the Blue Lagoon will be waiting outside the Arrivals Hall. Please show your Iceland Travel documents to the attendant on board the bus. Please note that this is an unguided shared transfer, and you will not be met at the airport.
The Blue Lagoon is a twenty-minute drive from the airport. Enjoy the views of surreal lava terrain and the unique pollution-free Svartsengi power station as you head to the Lagoon. You can store your travel luggage at the Blue Lagoon’s luggage facility, a small building near the entrance. The staff will store your luggage safely for a small fee. You can store smaller luggage (such as day packs) in your Blue Lagoon locker.
Relax at the Blue Lagoon with the Comfort Experience, which includes towel rental, a Silica mud mask, and a choice of one drink from the Blue Lagoon’s bar. The warm geothermal mineral water will soothe your skin and set you in the perfect Iceland frame of mind!
Soothed and relaxed, you’ll head to Reykjavik on one of the scheduled transfer buses departing the Blue Lagoon. Please show your travel documents to the attendant/driver on board and let him or her know the hotel where you will be staying. Check-in to your Reykjavik hotel. Please note that most hotels start check-in around 14:00 – 16:00 (2:00pm 4:00pm).
Travel Tip: If your flight to Iceland does not match the departure times for the airport transfer to the Blue Lagoon, we suggest that you instead use your Flybus one-way airport transfer to go to your hotel. You would then visit the Blue Lagoon as part of your transfer back to the airport on your departure day.
The rest of the day is open for your own activities. Reykjavik has a wonderful variety of restaurants that suit many travel budgets. Choosing a place to dine is part of the fun. The city also has a lively evening cultural scene, especially during the winter. It’s a great city for pub crawls, with nightlife at its best on Thursdays through Saturdays.
This evening, join a guided coach tour out of the city’s bright lights to hunt for the northern lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis. These are often seen dancing around in fantastic colors across the Arctic sky on cold, clear nights. Your guide and the coach driver will take advantage of the latest meteorological data on northern lights to determine the best place to “hunt” them. Your guide will tell you interesting facts about the northern lights and, should the lights be spotted, help you with tips on taking photographs.
The tour is offered subject to weather conditions. If the weather is not ideal for northern lights viewing, we will help rebook you on the next evening’s tour.
Travel Tip: Depending on your arrival time in Iceland we suggest you book the northern lights tour for tonight so that you can take the tour on another evening if weather conditions are not ideal for the northern lights. Let us know at the booking time which night you want to take the northern lights tour.