Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Keflavik Airport. The transfer coach for the 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 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. If you are bringing any luggage, you can store it at the Blue Lagoon’s luggage facility, a small building near the entrance. The staff will store your luggage safely for a small fee.
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, head to Reykjavik on one of the scheduled transfer buses departing the Blue Lagoon and check in at your hotel. Please show your Iceland Travel travel documents to the attendant/driver on board and let him or her know the hotel where you will be staying.
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.
The rest of the day is open for your own activities. The city is decked out in its Christmas lights, and we definitely recommend taking a stroll down the main shopping street to enjoy the festive decorations and atmosphere. Why not try a local city tradition and enjoy ice skating on Ingolfstorg square to holiday tunes? Or browse around the little booths in the square while sipping a mug of hot cocoa or Icelandic mulled wine?
Reykjavik has a wonderful variety of restaurants that suit many travel budgets. Choosing a place to dine is part of the fun. You might even consider indulging in one of the excellent holiday buffets that are a tradition in Iceland. Let us know if you would like recommendations and a reservation.
Overnight in Reykjavik.
Tonight, you might be interested in a northern lights hunt. We can suggest options for you, including tours by coach, boat or SuperJeep. Let us know and we’ll set you up on a tour departure.
Please note that most hotels start check-in around 14:00 – 16:00 (2:00pm 4:00pm)