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Icelandic Splendours

From $4,099
Duration 5 Days
Departures from: Oct 2023 - Nov 2024
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From $4,099
Duration 5 Days
Departures from: Oct 2023 - Nov 2024
Tour Overview
Reykjavik is your base for this fabulous 4-night break. Get to know the city on a sightseeing tour and take a trip around the famous Golden Circle route to see the mighty Gullfoss waterfall and spectacular Strokkur Geyser. We'll also spend an evening searching for the Northern Lights on this exciting Icelandic adventure.
  • relaxing tour Relax & Discover
  • meals included tour All Breakfasts

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Holiday Director as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • 4 nights in a 3-star hotel 
  • 7 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 dinners including a welcome drink 
  • Transportation excluding overseas transfers to and from the airport and porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Reykjavik guided city tour
  • Traditional Icelandic dinner
  • Explore the Golden Circle
  • Search for the Northern Lights

Itinerary

Day 1 Reykjavik

Make your own way to Iceland, where your Holiday Director will meet you at your hotel for the welcome meeting that evening. Meals included: D

Day 2 Reykjavik

We'll discover Reykjavik's highlights on a city tour this morning. A Local Guide will show us the main sights including the fishing harbour, Parliament buildings and The Pearl – one of the city's most recognisable landmarks consisting of five huge hot water storage tanks topped with a domed revolving restaurant.
This afternoon is free for you to explore at your own pace. You could perhaps head out with your travelling companions and visit the Settlement Exhibition. Here, the remains of a 10th century Viking longhouse are on display, along with other artefacts from the Viking age. There's also the opportunity to join an optional whale-watching cruise later this afternoon. This unmissable adventure gives you the opportunity to see these incredible creatures in their natural environment - although sightings can never be guaranteed.

This evening, we'll gather as a group to enjoy a traditional Icelandic dinner at Potturinn og Pannan (Pot and Pan Restaurant). Enjoy delicious cuisine derived from Icelandic cultural heritage and local culinary traditions, including a mix of Icelandic starters and the iconic lobster sauce, as well as skyr cake served with blueberry jam and white chocolate.

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Golden Circle

We're going to explore the Golden Circle today, a popular sightseeing route looping from Reykjavik, into central Iceland and back again. Our first stop will be at the mighty waterfall at Gullfoss, where the water tumbles over two stages into a deep canyon. Next, we'll visit the Strokkur Geyser, one of Iceland's most famous geysers. It erupts every few minutes, with the water reaching heights of up to 40 metres - it really is a spectacular sight!
The Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, are a dazzling natural phenomenon. These colourful dancing lights appear when charged particles from the sun's solar wind interact with the Earth's magnetic field, and we'll go off in search of them one evening during our stay when the best viewing conditions are forecast.

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Reykjavik - at Leisure

The Blue Lagoon is a stunning natural geothermal pool located in the middle of a lava field. This soothing body of water is rich in minerals and reputed to have curative powers – so why not join this morning's optional visit, dive in and judge for yourself! While you are here, be sure to head to the Silica bar, where you can apply silica mud to your face and body, which will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. You can also linger beneath the lagoon's man-made waterfall, which is said to ease tension in stiff muscles. Other amenities include a sauna and steam baths which are carved into the lava rock, and a relaxation area where you can take breaks from the water as you laze in comfortable chairs, listen to music and take in the amazing views out over the lagoon. The relaxed theme continues with an afternoon at leisure, maybe head out with your travelling companions to explore a little further.

Meals included: B

Day 5 Departure

Today it is time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers as your trip comes to an end. Meals included: B

Additional Information

Please note: Hotel is subject to change per departure. Please refer to your Confirmation Invoice for your hotel details.

Accommodation

Skuggi Hotel

Skuggi Hotel is perfectly located in the centre of Reykjavik. The hotel is in walking distance from Iceland’s main shopping street Laugavegur, which is home to a variety of designer shops, cafés, restaurants. The hotel features modern, well designed rooms, a breakfast room and bar area. Rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, TV, tea and coffee facilities and a hairdryer.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your trip before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour

Whale Watching - Prebookable Only

Whale Watching - Prebookable Only

Your whale watching adventure begins at Reykjavik´s Old Harbour, just minutes away from the city centre! The boats offer great comfort, a fantastic interior, large outside viewing decks and a safe family environment. The friendly guides, along with the captain and crew, point out where to spot the whales and give interesting information about the different kinds of whales and seabirds you can expect to see. We recommend warm clothes, such as hats, mittens and scarfs, as it does get cold out on sea.

*** The tour is dependent on weather and sightings cannot be guaranteed ***

***This excursion is not available to book in resort and can only be booked prior to travel***
Half Day – Moderate Walking – Beautiful scenery
Your whale watching adventure begins at Reykjavik´s Old Harbour, just minutes away from the city centre! The boats offer great comfort, a fantastic interior, large outside viewing ...

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Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is a natural geothermal pool located in the middle of a large and dramatic lava field. The spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland and the soothing body of water is rich in minerals and reputed to have curative powers. So dive in and judge for yourself!

The temperature of the blue waters ranged from 37 – 40°C, perfect for a relaxing and re-energising bathe. Towels provided, complimentary mud mask and one drink included.
The Blue Lagoon is a natural geothermal pool located in the middle of a large and dramatic lava field. The spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland and the soothing bo...

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