We Love —
- Rich with atmosphere and eerily beautiful landscapes, Iceland is an island of incomparable natural wonders
- Combining geysers, glaciers, volcanoes and waterfalls with fertile farmsteads and vibrant cityscapes, you'll fall in love with this unique location
- This 7 night coach tour includes stays in lovely hotels along the way!
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Your Itinerary —
Upon arrival in Iceland you will be transferred to your hotel via the Blue Lagoon, a unique oasis-like pool and spa set in a large lava field edged by black sand beaches and brimming with geothermally heated sea water. Enjoy a relaxing dip in the warm, mineral-rich waters, whilst the white silica mud cleanses, tones and revitalises.
The lagoon is fed by wells up to 2000 metres deep and reaches temperatures up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. We then take a short sightseeing tour around Reykjavik where you will travel past Hallgrímskirkja-Church, along the city pond to Lækjargata, into the heart of the capital city. We continue to the fishing harbour, past the Lutheran and Catholic cathedrals, the City Hall and the Icelandic Parliament, the Althingi. Includes Dinner.
Note: It is advisable to pack a swimsuit and towel in your hand luggage or within easy access of main luggage for use on arrival at the Blue Lagoon.
Journey through richly fertile farmlands to the steep cliff stacks of Snaefellsnes Peninsula for a drive along the uniquely beautiful coastal road, overlooked by the Snaefellsjokull glacier made famous by Jules Verne in his novel 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'.
Enjoy plenty of stops to admire the cape's incredible natural wonders, including the harbour village of Arnastapi - for a walk along the cove to hear hundreds of seabirds singing, and the dramatic black basalt beach of Djúpálónssandur, before heading to Grundarfjördur for one night. Includes Breakfast, Dinner.
Admire Iceland's irrepressible beauty as you drive through a landscape of glorious green pastures and ancient crooked lava flows. Pass the colourfully picturesque harbour town of Stykkishólmur and journey amidst the rolling hills of Haukadalur Valley to the replica farmhouse of Erik the Red, a historic site from which Erik and his descendants first sailed to Greenland and Canada.
This afternoon, head deep into the blissful Skagafjördur Valley, known as the Valley of the Horses, before driving to Akureyri, the largest town in northern Iceland, for two nights. Includes Breakfast.
Visit Godafoss, the 'waterfall of the gods', before heading to the startling yet splendid volcanic vistas of Myvatn. Drive along the lakeshore, admiring the placid waters and abundant wildlife, before stopping at Skútustadir for a closer look at some intriguing volcanic pseudocraters.
Next head to Dimmu Borgir's striking 'dark city', a dried up lakebed pierced by crooked yet haunting beautiful lava spires, before visiting the bubbling mud pools at Námaskard. Lastly, venture to the lake's true hot spot, Krafla, where volcanic eruptions have left the black, fissured landscape pocked with the brooding ochre glow of subterranean lava and dramatically veiled with swirling steam. Includes Breakfast.
Drive to the spectacular geothermal hot springs at Deildartunguhver. Amongst the most powerful in the world, the springs are channelled through vents to heat farms and villages up to 60km away. Next, head to the appealing 'smoky hill' hamlet of Reykholt, set in a sweeping valley backed by dusky mountains and formerly home to the famed Icelandic writer Snorri Sturluson
Continue onto the fascinating lava waterfall at Hraunfossar. Watch in awe as clear, fresh water seemingly 'appears' from the solid lava field before coursing down to mix with the glacial river water below. Later, stroll along the river shore to Barnafoss waterfall, where the glacial cascade has carved out eccentric rock formations, before returning to Reykholt for one night. Includes Breakfast, Dinner.
Today, visit some of Iceland's most spectacular sights. Begin in Thingvellir National Park, a rift valley produced by drifting continental plates and home to one of Iceland's most important historical sites, the old parliament, where the national assembly was founded in 930 AD to rule the country.
Next, head to the fascinating geyser area to admire the clear, sapphire blue pool of Geysir and watch mesmerizing steam pillars erupt from the earth's geothermal vents. Reaching 30m in height, the mightiest plumes erupt from Strokkur every 5-10 minutes. Later, view the magnificent 70m plunging cascade of 'Gullfoss' - the Golden Waterfall, set against a backdrop of towering basalt columns, before heading to Reykjavik. Includes Breakfast.
Explore the South Shore today including the graceful, ribbon-like waterfall of Seljalandsfoss and the awesome 60m cascade of Skógafoss waterfall. Visit the tiny settlement of Skogar, to admire turf-clad homesteads and perhaps view the delightful folk museum before continuing to the seaside village of Vik, where a lunar-like landscape of black sand beaches and surreal rock stacks is home to wildlife such as puffins, which are usually found in the summer, and seal colonies. Later, marvel at the beauty of the crisp ice of the Sólheimajökull glacier ice-wall and enjoy a visit to Eyrarbakki village before heading back to Reykjavik. Includes Breakfast.
DAY 8 : Reykjavik - UK.
Transfer to Keflavik for your flight to the UK. Includes Breakfast.
Please note: this is a coach tour.
Your Hotels —
You will be staying in Standard Rooms throughout
Fosshotel Lind, centrally located in Reykjavík, is near Laugavegur, the city’s main shopping area. Numerous restaurants, cafés, shops, museums and art galleries can be found just around the corner as well as one of Reykjavík’s largest city park. This hotel has 78 comfortable rooms, a lovely restaurant and free wi-fi.
Fosshotel Stykkisholmur is a recently renovated 3* hotel in a lovely little fishing village of Stykkishólmur, sometimes called the town of thousand islands. The atmosphere of this beautiful town is set by old houses that make you feel like a time traveller.
Hotel Nordurland is located in the centre of Akureyri town. Plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops are in the neighbourhood. The hotel has 41 rooms all equipped with private bathrooms, telephone, coffee and tea facilities, satellite TV and radio.
Fosshotel Reykholt is a romantic country hotel in the legendary setting of Reykholt in Borgarfjörður. Once the home of historian and poet Snorri Sturluson, Reykholt is one of Iceland's major historic sites. Bounteous in captivating scenery the area is full of lava fields, waterfalls, mountains, craters and caves.
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.
Your Journey —
Flights: Are included with 20kg of hold luggage per person.
Flying from London (with EasyJet)
Depart London Luton: 06:20
Arrive Reykjavik: 08:25
Depart Reykjavik: 09:00
Arrive London Luton: 12:55
Flying from Manchester(with Icelandair)
Depart Manchester: 13:25
Arrive Reykjavik 15:00
Depart Reykjavik: 08:00
Arrive Manchester: 10:35
All flight times are local.
Transfers: shared transfers are included as per itinerary via a coach.
Just for you: Complimentary VIP Home Chauffeur Service for those living within 50miles of their departure hotel (those living more than 50miles will be charged £1.70 per mile over 50miles).
Distance between Reykjavik Airport & the first hotel: 45min / 50km
Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Specific flights cannot be selected and confirmed timings will be shown on your official documentation from the tour operator. Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.