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Day 1: Arrival with Blue Lagoon Visit

Highlights: Reykjavik Hallgrimskirkja Church Perlan Laugardalur Park The Blue Lagoon

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.

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Day 2: The Golden Circle SuperJeep and Snowmobile Adventure

Highlights: Gullfoss Waterfall Geysir Hot Spring

National Park with Geological Wonders – Spouting Geysers – Wilderness Views – Glacier Snowmobiling

Breakfast at your hotel. This morning, you’ll board an amazing SuperJeep vehicle for a trip to the Golden Circle. The specially outfitted vehicle is ideal for all types of weather, and it lends a great sense of adventure to your day!

First, you’ll visit Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site for its unique geology and history. Thingvellir is where Viking settlers founded their national Parliament in the 10th century. It would become the world’s oldest national parliament. This is also the meeting point of the European and North American tectonic plates, which you can see running through the park itself as a unique canyon.

Gullfoss is a lovely double-ledged waterfall where water from a glacier drops over a canyon in a thundering cascade. In the winter, the water sometimes freezes, creating magical ice formations. Nearby is the Geysir geothermal area, where a variety of bubbling hot springs and mud pots churn away. The most famous of the spouting hot springs is Strokkur geyser, which shoots a plume high in the area every ten minutes or so.

Near Geysir, you’ll hop on board a curious looking “monster truck,” a special vehicle that will take you into the rugged and impressive highland wilderness. The mountain track heads you through surreal black sand and rocky landscapes, a “desert” not far from the Arctic Circle. The destination is Langjokull, Iceland’s second largest glacier. At the glacier, the snowmobiles are waiting! You’ll take a guided adventure on the surface of the glacier. It’s a thrilling combination of ice and speed. Two people share one snowmobile, but there will be an opportunity for each person to drive.

Return to Reykjavik via SuperJeep. The evening is yours to enjoy Reykjavik’s famous restaurant and nightlife scene. The nightlife is especially lively on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights!

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Day 3 : Open Day in Reykjavik

Highlights: Reykjavik Hofdi House Reykjavik City Museums Kjarvalsstadir Art Museum

Explore Reykjavik’s Culture

Breakfast at your hotel. The best way to enjoy Reykjavik is YOUR way, so we’ve left this day open for you. Discover Iceland’s quirky art scene and amazing history at one of the many museums. Browse art galleries and shops along Laugavegur (the shopping street) or Skolavordustigur (Gallery street). Wander through the Old Harbor, home to a variety or artisanal eateries and quality craft shops, as well as the launching place for whale watching tours. Join a food-themed walking tour. If you want to take a day tour to places such as the South Shore or spectacular Snaefellsnes Peninsula (West Iceland), just let us know. We are happy to book you on a day tour. We can also recommend and set up fun adventure day tours such as horseback riding, whale watching, SuperJeep safaris or caving.

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Day 4: Departure:

Highlights: Reykjavik

Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to Keflavik airport (included in the package price). If you were not able to visit the Blue Lagoon on your arrival day, then you would use your transfer that stops at the Blue Lagoon on the way to Keflavik Airport.

If your flight is in the afternoon, use your last moments this morning 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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