We Love —
- Enjoy some of nature's most amazing spectacles on this short Icelandic adventure, with 4* hotel accommodation in Reykjavik included.
- Highlights to tick off your bucket list include seeing the Northern Lights and whale watching.
- Choose the 4 night package if you want a little extra time to explore this amazing country.
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Opening hours are Monday to Friday 08:00 - 20:00 and Saturdays & Sundays from 09:00 - 17:30.
Your Destination —
Your hotel is only a few steps away from Reykjavik attractions like the National Museum and University of Iceland. The Nordic house is just around the corner and the city center with its perpetual motion, museums, restaurants and shops, is only minutes away.
The old harbour is the heart and soul of Reykjavík. With a backdrop of majestic Mount Esja and the beautiful Faxafloi Bay, you'll find world-class restaurants, cutting edge galleries, funky cafés, and quirky shops. With it all, you’re still at the heart of a working harbour, where you can watch ships come in with their daily catches.
For stunning views of the city climb up Hallgrímskirkja Church tower or visit the pearl - an otherworldly creation with a viewing platform and a revolving restaurant on top of hot water storage tanks.
Your Itinerary —
Day 1. Arrival
Once you have landed at Keflavik Airport in Iceland, please pick up your luggage. Take the FlyBus Plus airport shuttle transfer to Radisson Blu Saga Hotel. Remember to let the FlyBus representative on the bus know what hotel you are using for drop-off.
Please note: hotel check-in cannot be guaranteed before 2:00 PM.
The rest of the day is free for your own activities. We suggest a walk in the Old Town area with galleries, museums, restaurants and pubs. A visit to one of the city´s geothermal swimming pools is a great way to shake off jetlag and a very Icelandic activity. It is also a great way to meet Icelanders. The Radisson Hotel Saga has a historic swimming pool within walking distance.
Day 2. Whale Watching Tour, Whales of Iceland Museum and Old Harbour
Enjoy the delicious and famous breakfast at the Radisson Blu Hotel Saga. The morning is yours to spend as you like. Your hotel is actually within walking distance of the Old Harbour area, about a 20 minute easy walk through charming neighbourhoods. The historic Old Harbour has developed into a charming and vibrant artistic and craft area. Museums, craft shops and cosy restaurants make this an ideal place to spend an afternoon or evening.
Make your own way to the Old Harbour area pier where your whale watching boat departs. Please board the boat no later than 12.45, as the boat departs at 13.00.
The boats are designed with whale watching in mind. They have a fantastic interior, large outside viewing decks and a safe family environment. The friendly guides, along with the captain and crew, point out where you can spot the whales. They will also provide interesting information about the different kinds of whales and seabirds you can expect to see.
The whales are not shy, often surfacing quite close to the boat, and, as the guides will tell you, to see a whale up close truly is a sight to remember. There is over 90% viewing success (if you don´t see whales today, you will get another tour for free). Whales and dolphins often spotted include minke whales, humpback whales, harbour porpoises and white-beaked dolphins.
The tours have a special interactive and educational focus so people can discover more about the ocean wildlife. The tour company also is eco friendly and respects the area wildlife.
Tour Info: Whale Watching Boat Tour
Included: Guided Whale watching boat tour
Not Included; Round-trip transfers to/from the tour start point. Can be booked for EUR17 per person round-trip
Departures: Daily at 13.00 (please board the boat no later than 12.45)
Duration: 3 – 3.5 hours
Important: Please dress well for cold winter weather, as it gets cold at sea. Dress in layers and wear gloves, cap, scarf and good, wind and waterproof outerwear. Please also wear good winter footwear.
Please note: This tour is subject to weather conditions, and whale sightings cannot be guaranteed. If you do not see whales during the trip, or if the tour is cancelled due to unfavorable weather conditions, you will be given a free ticket for the next day‘s tour.
Tour Info: Whales of Iceland Exhibit
Your package includes a visit to the new Whales of Iceland exhibition, also located in the Old Harbour area- about a 14 minute easy walk from the Whale Watching departure area). This unique exhibit displays life-size replicas of various whale species found in the seas around Iceland. As you walk through the ocean-like exhibit, you´ll get an idea of the vast size of whales. You´ll also learn many interesting facts about whales with interactive displays through the museum.
Tip: We encourage people to visit the Whales of Iceland exhibit before their whale watching tour to get an idea about the types of whales they might see.
Whales of Iceland is open daily, 10.00 – 17.00
The rest of your day is free. Overnight at your hotel in Reykjavík.
Day 3. Legends of Sleipnir, Icelandic Horses and Northern Lights
Breakfast at your hotel. Today is free for your own activities in Reykjavík. Please make sure you are ready for tonight‘s tour, which departs from your hotel at 17.30.
You´ll head out to the pretty winter landscapes of South Iceland. The destination is the popular Fákasel Icelandic Horse Park. The Icelandic Horse Park gives people the opportunity to discover more about Iceland´s unique (and friendly) horse breed. Fákasel has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for its great service and interactive focus. Watch the well-reviwed Legends of Sleipnir, a 50-minute multi-media horse show. The focus is on Icelandic horses and their importance to Iceland‘s folklore, history, and culture. The show is in English and ideal for all ages.
After the show, you are invited onto the stage to meet the equine performers and riders. It´s a great photo opportunity. Then you´ll get a behind-the-scenes look with a tour of the barn. You´ll meet other horses and hear about how Icelandic horses are cared for. (This has been a favorite part of the evening for many visitors).
Then you´ll have a traditional Icelandic lamb soup dinner at Fákasel‘s restaurant (vegetarian options available). Afterwards, if nature has decided to cooperate, your group will go hunting for northern lights! While the sightings cannot be guaranteed, the search for them is always an adventure.
Return to Reykajvik around midnight. Overnight in Reykajvik.
Tour Info: Legends of Sleipnir and Northern Lights
Included: hotel pick up/drop off, guided tour with admission to Legends of Sleipnir, barn tour, Icelandic soup dinner and evening northern lights hunt
Not included: beverages during dinner except water (Wine, beer, soft drinks and hot drinks can be purchased from the restaurant)
Departs: at 18.00 (hotel pick-up starts at 17.30. Please be in hotel lobby.
Duration: 5 – 5,5 hours (depending on conditions for northern lights)
Day 4 . Departure (or add on an extra night to explore Reykjavik)
Breakfast at your hotel. FlyBus airport transfer to Keflavik airport for your flight home. Please be prepared to depart your hotel about 3 hours before your flight.
Please note: Whale sightings and northern lights are based on weather conditions. There is no guarantee of sightings
Please note this tour is not recommended for children under 5 years old.
- Return airport transfers (shared)
- 3 or 4 nights at Radisson Blu Saga Hotel in a standard room
- Daily breakfast buffet (except arrival day)
- Admission to Whales of Iceland Museum (day 2)
- Whale Watching Boat Tour (day 2)
- Guided visit to the Icelandic Horse Park and Legends of Sleipnir multimedia show (day 3)
- Icelandic lamb soup dinner (day 3)
- Northern lights hunt (day 3 - weather conditions permitting )
- Travel insurance (highly recommended)
- Transfers to/from starting point of the Whale Watching Boat tour and Whales of Iceland
- Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted
- Room outside of normal check-in/check-out times
- Porterage at airport/hotel
- Optional excursions, activities, museums not included above
- All services not mentioned as being included in offer
Your Hotel —
You will stay for 3 or 4 nights at the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel in a Standard Room on a bed & breakfast basis.
Sleeps up to
When it comes to dining, you can choose from three sophisticated restaurants. The Super Breakfast Buffet in Sunnusalur is regarded as one of the city's best. In the cozy Skrudur, you will find fresh and tasty buffets for lunch and dinner. A dinner at the award winning signature restaurant Grillið is one you will not forget, thanks to the panoramic city views and traditional Icelandic ingredients.
In the centre of the hotel, Mimisbar & Lounge provides a stylish setting for meeting with friends for Icelandic beers and creative cocktails.
Treat your mind, body and spirit to an indulgent spa treatment or unwind in the sauna, steam room and sea water jacuzzi at the Egyptian-inspired Mecca Spa and Health Centre. Hotel guests also enjoy complimentary access to the hotel's first class fitness centre.
Approximate room size: 23 m2
Please note some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Your Journey —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Shared airport transfers are included. (45 minutes)