We Love —
- Reykjavik is 200 miles below the Arctic Circle, combining colourful buildings with creative people, eye-popping design and a fantastic atmosphere
- An incredible chance to embark on a whale watching boat tour and to witness the magnificence of the Secret Lagoon!
- Enjoy a 3 night stay at Hotel Island on a bed and breakfast basis where you will find panoramic views of the city.
Your Itinerary —
Once you have landed at Keflavik Airport in Iceland, please pick up your luggage and take the FlyBus Plus airport shuttle transfer to Hotel Island. Remember to let the FlyBus representative on the bus know what hotel you are using for drop-off.
The rest of the day is open 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.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet at your hotel then set out and explore the city around you before return to your hotel by noon for your whale watching tour.
The boats are designed with whale watching in mind. 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. 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.
Included: Guided Whale watching boat tour, one way transfer from hotel to tour start point.
Not Included: Transfer from Whale Watching Boat tour back to hotel (hotel is within walking distance, cabs plentiful). Departures: Pick up at 8:00am from your hotel. Please be in the lobby.
Duration: 3 – 3.5 hours
Important: Please dress well for cold weather, as it gets cold at sea. Dress in layers and wear gloves, cap, and scarf and good, wind and waterproof outerwear. Please also wear good outdoor 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 unfavourable weather conditions, you will be given a free ticket for the next day‘s tour.
This amazing day tour takes you around the Golden Circle to see three of Iceland’s highlights Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and Thingvellir National Park, before heading to Fontana’s natural steam baths.
The original sauna was built in the 1920s and was little more than a shack with two compartments, built above the hot spring that bubbles and gurgles below the ground. Today, a modern complex welcomes you to relax with various hot tubs and steam baths naturally heated by Icelandic hot springs. Before returning to Reykjavik, you will be offered some typical Icelandic rye bread which is slow-baked in the natural hot springs.
Day 4 (or 5 if extra night added): Departure
Breakfast at your hotel, afterwards Flybus will prick you up and take you to Keflavik airport for your flight home. Please be prepared to depart your hotel about 3 hours before your flight.
Important: Whale sightings are based on natural and weather conditions. There is no guarantee of sightings.
Your Hotel —
Stay in a Standard Room at Hotel Island on a Bed & Breakfast Basis.
Please note that if this hotel is not available hotel of a similar standard will be found.
Your Board Basis
Whether you are gearing up for a day of sightseeing or a day of relaxing, be sure to make time for the most important meal of the day. At Hotel Island, guests can savour a hearty breakfast that includes a convenient Grab & Run option for guests on the go. There are also many restaurant choices around the hotel for lunch and dinner.
The elegant bathrooms and free high speed wi-fi make the Standard Rooms a cosy home away from home. You can take care of business at the convenient work desk, or you can relax in the plush chair while watching satellite television.
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 transfers are included as per itinerary.
Distance from Keflavík Airport: 40mins / 45kms