Relaxing 3-Day Reykjavik Stopover Vacation Package with Blue Lagoon

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Description

Summary

Tour starts
Keflavík Airport
Starting time
Flexible
Duration
3 days
Ending place
Keflavík Airport (KEF), 235 KEFLAVÍKURFLUGVÖLLUR, Reykjanesbær,
Languages
English
Difficulty
Easy
Available
Apr. - Aug.
Minimum age
5 years old

Description

Explore some of Iceland’s most breathtaking sights, including the Golden Circle sightseeing route and the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, by booking this incredible three-day vacation package. Those who are short on time but still want to see the best of Iceland should book this tour now.

This three-day vacation package is the perfect trip itinerary for the busy traveler who can only spend a few days in Iceland. If you’re traveling to the country for a few days or a weekend getaway, this package is for you. 

You don’t need to spend weeks planning the ideal itinerary in Iceland, as all the hard work has been done for you, and this package is available at a great price. People love this tour and rate it highly.

When you only have a few days in a country, you can worry about missing out on some sights. However, there’s no risk of that with this itinerary.

This tour will allow you to see the most famous sites in Iceland, including the sights of the Golden Circle. You’ll visit Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir geothermal area at Haukadalur, and Gullfoss waterfall, in the company of an experienced guide.

Your guide is always on hand to provide more information about Iceland and keep you safe.

You can add other guided tours to your itinerary, like horse riding through lava fields or racing over glacial ice on snowmobiles. 

All of your accommodation and activities will be booked for you, and you’ll also get a detailed itinerary when you book, so you can relax on your vacation.

A soak in the sky-blue waters of the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is included. The waters are said to have healing properties thanks to their rich mineral content, and it’s the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day of sightseeing.

Transport is included in this vacation package, so you don’t have to worry about driving around Iceland. Driving in Iceland can be difficult as the roads are bumpy and the weather is changeable.

When you book a vacation package, you’ll get a personal travel agent available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If your plans change and you must cancel, you can do so for free until 24 hours before departure.

Don’t miss this immersive three-day experience, exploring the Golden Circle sightseeing route and relaxing in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

2 nights of accommodation in Reykjavik (different levels available, breakfast not included for Super Budget or Budget levels, breakfast included for Comfort and Quality levels, more detailed info below)
Airport transfer on arrival/departure
Blue Lagoon comfort entrance (upgrade to premium level available) and return transfer
Golden Circle small group sightseeing tour in a minibus (upgrades available with other activities)
Detailed Itinerary
Personal travel agent
Taxes

Activities

Snorkelling
Snowmobile
Horse Riding
Sightseeing
Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity

Daily itinerary

Day 1
A rainbow arches over the architectural wonder of Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik.

Day 1 - Arrival in Iceland and exploring Reykjavik

On the first day of your three-day stopover package in Iceland, you'll arrive in the country and discover its capital city, Reykjavik.

When you land at Keflavik International Airport, collect your luggage and head outside, where your transfer will await you.

From the airport, you'll drive through the Keflavikurhraun lava field. This lava field was formed during some of the volcanic activity that Iceland is known for. Lava formations, including volcanic craters and steam vents, dominate this blackened, rugged terrain.

This journey is an excellent introduction to the land of ice and fire, where you'll spend the next three days.

Afterward, your driver will transport you to Reykjavik, the world's northernmost capital city. The city has world-class restaurants, gourmet coffee shops, live music events, and exciting sights.

You could visit one of the many museums here to learn about Icelandic history and culture. The National Museum of Iceland presents a captivating journey through the nation's history, displaying artifacts from the Viking Age to modern times. 

To learn about the country's unique traditions, the Arbaer Open Air Museum offers a glimpse into Iceland's rural past with traditional buildings and exhibitions. 

The Icelandic Phallological Museum, perhaps the quirkiest attraction, features a collection of phallic specimens from various animals.

There are also several art galleries to enjoy in the city. The Reykjavik Art Museum showcases contemporary Icelandic and international art in three distinct locations across the city. 

If you want to do some shopping, head to Laugavegur shopping street. This vibrant street stretches through the city's heart, offering a mix of modern boutiques, trendy cafes, restaurants, and souvenir shops. 

Known for its lively atmosphere, Laugavegur shopping street is bustling with locals and tourists, especially during summer. 

The street is also home to various art galleries, music venues, and theaters, making it a cultural event and entertainment hub. 

As you stroll along Laugavegur shopping street, you'll encounter colorful street art and experience the unique charm of Reykjavik's urban culture, making it an essential destination for any visitor to the Icelandic capital.

You'll spend tonight in comfortable accommodation in Reykjavik.

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Day 2
Thingvellir National Park, one part of the famed Golden Circle sightseeing route.

Day 2 - The Golden Circle Sightseeing Route

On the second day of your vacation package in Iceland, you'll explore the Golden Circle sightseeing route's three features: Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall.

The Golden Circle is one of the best-known routes in Iceland, loved by locals and travelers alike. 

Your first stop will be the Thingvellir National Park, also known as Parliament Park, as the world's first democratic parliament was founded there over a thousand years ago.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the nation's heart, standing on the continental rift between Europe and America.

Your next stop will be the saga-filled Haukadalur geothermal area, where Geysir resides, surrounded by smaller geysers and hot springs. Although Geysir is no longer active, you'll still see geothermal activity during your visit. 

Strokkur is a geyser so powerful that its eruptions can reach up to 197 feet (60 meters) high every 10 minutes. 

All around the area, exotic colors paint images on the clay, creating an alien landscape with the perfect mixture of raw earth and steaming water.

Your last stop is the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall, which drops in three steps nearly 262 feet (80 meters) into the canyon below. You can walk on a pathway to the rushing water and feel the glacial water splash over you as it plummets. 

If you are looking for adventure, you have various options to make your day on the Golden Circle a thrilling experience.

You can snorkel between the continents in the Silfra fissure at Thingvellir National Park. These are some of the clearest waters in the world, with excellent visibility. Participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim.

If you'd rather keep dry, you can go on a horse riding tour in the area on the well-loved Icelandic horse, known for their friendly nature. 

If you prefer a faster ride, a trip to the Langjokull glacier is for you, where snowmobiles await you on the great white ice planes. 

On the way back to the city after the Golden Circle tour, you'll stop at the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa for a sensory experience unique to Iceland. Release all your tension, letting the azure waters soothe tired muscles and joints.

Please note that if you have arranged additional activities with your Golden Circle tour, such as snorkeling, horseback riding, or snowmobiling, your visit to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa will be scheduled on either your arrival or departure day instead, so you will have time to take full advantage of its restorative powers. 

The spa is world-famous for its healing, mineral-rich waters and is not a place you want to rush.

After this incredible day, you will return to the city for the night and spend another evening in your accommodation in Reykjavik.

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Day 3
People relaxing in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa at dusk in Iceland.

Day 3 - Whale watching or Helicopter Ride

On the third and final day of your stopover package in Iceland, it's time to enjoy your last adventures in the country before you head home. 

If you have an early flight, enjoy breakfast at your accommodation before leaving for the airport.

If your flight leaves in the afternoon or evening, you have time for more exploring. 

You could take a whale-watching tour from the Old Harbour in Reykjavik. You'll enjoy breathtaking views of Iceland's rugged coastline as you depart before having the chance to spot humpback, minke, and orca whales. 

Your experienced guide will tell you more about the whales and their habitat. During the trip, you may also get to see dolphins and a variety of seabirds, including the puffins that nest at Akurey Island on Faxafloi Bay.

Today's final option is the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to embark on a one-hour helicopter ride over the Fagradalsfjall volcano. 

This tour includes a short landing by the eruption site and departs from Reykjavik's Domestic Airport, allowing you to witness the capital from a breathtaking aerial perspective.

At the end of your day of sightseeing, you will board a bus and get your last glimpse of Iceland as you head to Keflavik International Airport. Once you reach the airport, you'll have time to enjoy a meal or drink while waiting to board.

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What to bring

Swimsuit and towel
Camera
Warm, waterproof clothes
Good hiking shoes
Snacks
Reusable water bottle

Good to know

Although it is summertime, the Icelandic weather can be very unpredictable. Please bring appropriate clothing. Please be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to better fit your arrival date and time.

If you book the extra activities alongside this tour, you will get them at a lower price.

For the snorkeling tour, participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim.

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Accommodation

See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners under each day in the daily itinerary. Super budget level accommodations will be arranged in hostel dorm beds. For budget and comfort levels, bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double or triple room(s). For quality level, odd number groups will always be allocated a single room. If you are travelling in a group, but prefer a single room, please make separate bookings. Teenagers and children will be arranged in the same room with parents. If additional room(s) is needed, additional costs will incur. Guide to Iceland will provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level. We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.

Super Budget

Dormitory beds with shared bathrooms in guesthouses or hostels, such as HI Hostels. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.

Budget

Private rooms with shared bathroom in guesthouses or hostels such as Capital Inn Guesthouse. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.

Comfort

Rooms with a private bathroom at three-star hotels such as Hótel Klettur, or quality guesthouses. Located in the city centre or in close vicinity. Breakfast is included.

Quality

Rooms at four-star design hotels in the city centre with a private bathroom at the absolute best locations downtown such as Hotel Alda. Breakfast is included.

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