5-Day Reykjavik City Break with Optional Activities from Keflavik International Airport

A row of Icelandic flags lead to Hallgrimskirkja church.
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Tour starts
Keflavík Airport (KEF), Iceland
Starting time
5 days
Ending place
Keflavík Airport (KEF), Iceland
All year
Minimum age


Design your ideal Reykjavik experience with this exclusive five-day city break, where you can create your adventure. This isn't just a tour but an invitation to craft the journey that suits you best, whether you're after a tranquil city break or an exhilarating exploration of Iceland's nature.

What makes this Icelandic city break exceptional is the freedom it offers. It's about the luxury of choice, deciding whether to lose yourself in the city's energy or immerse yourself in Iceland's natural wonders.

Your adventure starts seamlessly with a transfer from Keflavik Airport to your Reykjavik accommodation. Your city hotel is conveniently included in your package. It becomes your sanctuary, eliminating the need for constant packing and unpacking, allowing you to establish a stress-free home base.

You are initially invited to unwind in the world-renowned Blue Lagoon, a geothermal marvel nestled in Iceland's volcanic embrace. Let the azure waters work their magic. 

Following this, Reykjavik awaits, with its historic landmarks and trendy boutiques. Your detailed itinerary serves as a compass, guiding you through the city's highlights.

The subsequent days unfold with all sorts of possibilities. Reykjavik transforms into your playground, offering several activities, but you can also select from various tours out of the city.

Whether you opt for the iconic Golden Circle day tour, a culinary exploration, or a leisurely sightseeing bus ride, the emphasis is on options—do a lot or do nothing. The vacation is yours to mold.

The journey continues with diverse activities promising unique experiences. Explore the enchanting South Coast on a day tour, savor Icelandic craft brews on a beer walk, or elevate your adventure with a thrilling helicopter tour. 

Delve deeper into Iceland's wonders on the subsequent days, whether through a Snaefellsnes Peninsula day tour or a serene city walk.

In winter, you'll also have plenty of opportunities to see the northern lights by bus, boat, super jeep, and even on an ATV adventure.

This five-day city break, adorned with numerous optional activities, is tailored for those valuing freedom, expert planning, and the assurance of a personal travel agent available 24/7.

You can savor unique pre-departure activities like the Whale Museum or the mesmerizing Fly Over Iceland Show even on your last day. Unwind at the renowned Sky Lagoon, ensuring you depart Iceland in ultimate relaxation.

Your departure day includes a hassle-free transfer back to Keflavik International Airport, an excellent finish to an unforgettable vacation.

Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in Iceland's magic and design your Icelandic experience. Seize the chance to make this Reykjavik city break uniquely yours. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Airport transfer on arrival/departure
4 nights of accommodation in Reykjavik
Detailed Itinerary
Personal travel agent


Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Immerse yourself in the tranquil azure waters of the Blue Lagoon, where relaxation meets natural wonder.

Day 1 - Arrival, Blue Lagoon & Reykjavik Highlights

Your five-day journey begins seamlessly with a stress-free airport transfer from Keflavik. No need to navigate unfamiliar roads or search for transportation – we've got you covered from the moment you land.

If you choose, start your adventure with an optional visit to the renowned Blue Lagoon, a geothermal oasis in Iceland's volcanic terrain. The tranquil azure waters provide a perfect opportunity to relax and unwind, letting the soothing warmth wash away the weariness of your journey. 

The Blue Lagoon isn't just a spa. It's an otherworldly experience surrounded by rugged lava fields, creating a surreal backdrop for relaxation.

Following your time at the Blue Lagoon, you'll head to the hotel where you'll spend the next four nights. You can opt to explore Reykjavik, the vibrant capital, with the help of a detailed itinerary designed to ensure you don't miss any of the city's treasures.

Reykjavik blends modern architecture and fascinating history, offering colorful streets and unique designs. Visit beautiful landmarks such as Hallgrimskirkja church, the Sun Voyager statue, and the Harpa Concert Hall, and walk through the parks or along the coast.

While exploring Reykjavik, you'll also have the chance to immerse yourself in its vibrant culture. Visit trendy boutiques and local shops, pick up unique souvenirs, and experience the city's creative spirit firsthand.

Feeling hungry? Explore the city's culinary scene at your own pace, savoring Icelandic delicacies and international cuisine at charming restaurants and cafes. Your day in Reykjavik is a blend of relaxation and exploration, setting the tone for an incredible Icelandic adventure.

Reykjavik is also renowned for its bars, pools, museums, and galleries, but don't worry about packing them all in immediately, as you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the capital on this city break.

Return to your comfortable hotel as the day winds down, ready to rest and recharge for the exciting days ahead in Iceland. 

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Day 2
Feel the spray at Gullfoss, the crown jewel of the Golden Circle.

Day 2 - Golden Circle and More Adventures

On the second day of your personalized five-day Reykjavik city break, the choices are yours as you explore Iceland's natural wonders and vibrant culture deeper.

A popular option for the day is the Golden Circle day tour, which offers a typical Icelandic experience that guides you through three iconic locations. Begin your adventure at Thingvellir National Park, where you can explore the historic site of Iceland's first parliament, surrounded by the captivating landscape of drifting tectonic plates and serene lakes.

Next on the journey is the Haukadalur geothermal area, home to the powerful Strokkur geyser. Watch in awe as Strokkur erupts, showcasing nature's marvel with a burst of boiling water into the sky. The final stop on the Golden Circle tour is Gullfoss, the "Golden Waterfall," a stunning two-tiered cascade surrounded by rugged terrain.

But the choices for day two don't end there. Opt for an indulgent visit to the Sky Lagoon, where breathtaking ocean views meet luxurious relaxation. Soak in the mineral-rich waters and enjoy the soothing effects on your body and soul.

The Hvammsvik Nature Baths also offer a serene escape, allowing you to relax in warm, mineral-rich waters surrounded by captivating Icelandic scenery.

For those keen on exploring Reykjavik further, the hop-on-hop-off bus offers a convenient way to navigate the city's top attractions at your own pace. Alternatively, embark on a delightful food walk through the city's culinary hotspots, savoring the flavors of Icelandic cuisine along the way.

Maximize your time in Reykjavik with the 24-hour city card, providing access to various museums and attractions for a deeper dive into the city's culture and history.

Feeling adventurous? Choose from a spectrum of thrilling activities, including whale-watching tours in Faxafloi Bay and a helicopter tour, offering an unparalleled perspective of Iceland's stunning landscapes.

In winter, you can take a northern lights excursion by bus, boat, super jeep, or even on an ATV. You'll have three days to take northern lights tours, so why not pick a selection of different experiences for the best displays of the aurora borealis.

Again, you can opt out of all these tours and make plans yourself!

After a day of exploration and cultural immersion, return to your hotel for a well-deserved rest, ready to continue your Icelandic adventure tomorrow.

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Day 3
Discover Vik's mesmerizing beauty along the South Coast of Iceland.

Day 3 - South Coast or City Excursions

As you kick off the third day, the possibilities are wide open for exploration. 

While an option on the table is to venture into Iceland's mesmerizing South Coast, renowned for its breathtaking natural wonders and dramatic landscapes, the choice is entirely yours.

A convenient pickup awaits if you decide to embark on the South Coast day tour. The journey begins with a visit to the iconic Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you have the unique opportunity to stroll behind the cascading water, immersing yourself in nature's grandeur. Feel the mist on your face as you stand in awe of this natural spectacle.

Continuing the South Coast adventure, the next stop is Skogafoss, another spectacular waterfall known for its impressive 60-meter drop and the often visible rainbows in its mist. Climb the adjacent staircase for a panoramic view, capturing the vastness and grandeur of Iceland's natural beauty.

Reynisfjara, a world-renowned black sand beach framed by basalt columns and towering sea stacks, is the final destination. Witness the untamed power of the North Atlantic Ocean as waves crash upon the shore, creating an atmosphere of raw, unbridled beauty. Keep an eye out for puffins, which may make appearances during the summer months.

However, the attractions and activities on day three are not limited to the South Coast. The Sky Lagoon remains an enticing option for those seeking a tranquil oasis with ocean views. 

Alternatively, if you prefer to explore Reykjavik further, the hop-on-hop-off bus is ready to assist, allowing you to uncover the city's hidden gems at your own pace. A delightful food walk is also an option for those keen on savoring the rich flavors of Icelandic cuisine.

For knowledge enthusiasts, the 24-hour city card grants access to various museums and attractions, offering a deeper dive into Reykjavik's cultural and historical heritage.

Adventure seekers can still choose from a spectrum of thrilling activities, from a whale-watching tour to a helicopter ride. Again, a range of northern lights tours are available in winter. 

For those with a taste for craft beer, the beer walk explores Reykjavik's craft beer scene.

Day three is about embracing the diversity of Iceland's natural wonders and cultural offerings, ensuring that your Reykjavik adventure is tailored precisely to your desires. Remember, every attraction and activity is optional, and the day can be as packed or laid-back as you desire.

After a day of exploration, return to your comfortable hotel for a well-deserved night's rest, ready for whatever your Icelandic adventure brings the following day.

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Day 4
Vibrant lupines in Snaefellsness: A burst of color against Iceland's rugged landscape.

Day 4 - Snaefellsnes Peninsula or Reykjavik Adventures

On day four, you have plenty of options. However, those who want to see as much nature as possible can embark on an enchanting journey to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, fondly dubbed "Iceland in Miniature" for its diverse landscapes.

Should you opt for the Snaefellsnes Peninsula tour, the day kicks off early as you venture toward the western part of Iceland. Your expert guide will lead you to some of the most iconic sites in the region.

One stop will be Kirkjufell, the iconic cone-shaped mountain that has become one of Iceland's most photographed landmarks. Capture the breathtaking scenery of this mountain and its picturesque surroundings, with the cascading Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall nearby.

You'll also visit Ytri-Tunga Beach, known for its resident seal colony. Marvel at these playful creatures as they bask in the sun and swim along the shoreline. It's a unique opportunity to observe Iceland's wildlife up close.

Continuing your exploration, you'll see Djupalonssandur beach, a dramatic black sand shore strewn with haunting remnants of shipwrecks. Feel the history in the air as you walk among the rusty ruins and imagine the trials faced by sailors in the past.

Another destination is Arnarstapi, a charming coastal village perched on the edge of the Snaefellsjokull National Park. Stroll along the scenic coastal trail, taking in the awe-inspiring views of the dramatic cliffs and the powerful waves crashing against them.

The tour then leads you to Budir, a serene spot known for its picturesque black church and tranquil surroundings. Take a moment to soak in the peaceful ambiance of this remote location.

As your day unfolds, you'll also visit the Londrangar basalt cliffs, imposing natural formations that rise dramatically from the sea. Their eerie beauty and unique geological features make them a captivating stop on your journey.

Your final destination is the crown jewel of the peninsula, Snaefellsjokull Glacier. This imposing glacier-capped volcano inspired Jules Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth." Take a moment to appreciate the mystical energy of this ancient landmark.

If Snaefellsnes isn't calling your name, don't worry. Your day is still brimming with possibilities. As with each day of your tour, day four offers plenty of optional activities tailored to your preferences.

As with the previous days, you can book a hop-on hop-off bus tour, a whale-watching tour, a helicopter ride, or a winter northern lights tour.

Alternatively, immerse yourself in Reykjavik's history and culture with a guided city walk, offering insights into the city's vibrant past and present.

Remember, the choice is yours, and what matters most is your preference—whether it's exploring Snaefellsnes or indulging in the charms of Reykjavik. 

At day's end, return to your Reykjavik hotel with a heart full of memories from this exhilarating day of exploration.

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Day 5
Keflavik Airport: Where your Icelandic adventure begins and ends.

Day 5 - Last Day of Exploring Reykjavik

The choice is yours on the fifth and final day of your Icelandic adventure. There are no obligations, just options to make the most of your last moments in this captivating land.

You can start your morning with a deep dive into the ocean's mysteries at the Whales of Iceland Museum in Reykjavik. Explore exhibits showcasing Iceland's marine ecosystems and the incredible creatures that call its waters home. Learn about ongoing conservation efforts to protect these magnificent animals—a compelling choice for the nature enthusiast.

For a different kind of thrill, consider the "Fly over Iceland Show." Let the cinematic experience sweep you away on a journey over glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes, and more. Immerse yourself in the sensation of flight through captivating visuals—a unique option for those seeking a different perspective.

Alternatively, delve into the geological wonders and natural phenomena that shape Iceland at the "Wonders of Perlan" show. Interactive displays and multimedia presentations provide a deeper understanding of the country's diverse landscapes, from glaciers to geysers.

If tranquility is your preference, return to the Sky Lagoon. Soak in the rejuvenating waters once more while savoring panoramic views of the North Atlantic Ocean. It's a serene way to bid farewell to the beauty of Iceland.

As departure time nears, indulge in some last-minute shopping in Reykjavik. Explore charming boutiques and souvenir shops, where Icelandic woolens, unique handicrafts, and gourmet treats await. Pick up a souvenir to carry a piece of Iceland's charm with you.

To ensure a stress-free departure, your customized tour includes pick-up from your hotel and a convenient drop-off at the airport. Leave your hotel at least three hours before your flight to allow ample time for customs procedures and check-in—a smooth end to your Icelandic adventure.

Remember, it's your day, your way. All attractions and activities are optional. Whether you choose to explore, rest, or wander the city on your own, it's your finale to craft as you please. Safe travels!

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