Book this package and enjoy the nature that brought Iceland its fame, together with some winter adventure!
This itinerary packs in the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa, the Golden Circle with an exhilarating snowmobile ride, as well as a tour to hunt the ethereal Northern Lights, all in the company of local guides. You have a full day to roam the capital, with options to add more activities.
We arrange all 3 nights of accommodation in the city centre for you and provide you with a detailed itinerary so you can enjoy the trip with ease. More information on each day's activities can be found below.
Even on a short stay, you can still create the vacation of your dreams. On Day 3, choose which activities would make you most happy. Stay in the city for a day of walking the shopping streets or taking in a show at Harpa.
If you're looking for authentic culture, try an art gallery or museum in Reykjavik, such as the National Museum. There are also horse riding tours, ATV excursions, and whale watching tours which take place in the area regularly.
Otherwise, escape to the south coast. Take it easy on a sightseeing bus while the driver handles the roads, or trek across the glacier for some exercise. This vacation is what you make it.
Take home special memories of icy glaciers and steamy hot springs! Check availability by choosing a date.
Take the shuttle bus from the Keflavik International Airport to your hotel in downtown Reykjavik. You'll stay at a cozy hotel in the city center so that you can easily explore the northernmost capital of the world.
On the way to the city, you can make a stop at the Blue Lagoon, for a sensory experience unique to Iceland. Release all your tension, letting the azure water soothe tired muscles and joints. Now, you'll be fully prepared to enjoy your holiday. If your flight arrives late in the day, you will visit the Blue Lagoon on your departure day instead.
If you like, take a complimentary Northern Lights tour in the evening. You may choose what kind of Northern Lights experience you prefer: By boat or by bus. Go for the boat tour in the Old Harbor, to see the dancing lights over the ocean while the wind plays with your hair, or choose a bus tour to head out into the countryside under cover of darkness and watch for glimmers of color against a backdrop of the Icelandic wilderness.
You'll spend the night in Reykjavik.
On your second day, experience the Big Three of Iceland's natural attractions; Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iceland's most famous waterfall, Gullfoss, and the fascinating Geysir geothermal area, home to the hot springs Geysir and its more energetic cousin, Strokkur. Also, the area is filled with bubbling mud pots, steamy fumaroles, and vents in the very crust of the earth which give Iceland its distinctive primeval landscape.
To top it off, you will be joining a snowmobiling tour to take a ride across Langjökull glacier, the second largest ice cap in Iceland, after Vatnajökull.
On your third day, you have the freedom to explore the museums, galleries, and cafés of the city or take part in one of several optional activities. If you would like to stay near the city, take a whale watching tour from the Old Harbour. Zip across the waves in a RIB boat as you watch for tailfins in the water, or look for dolphins playing from the comfortable viewing deck of a larger ship.
If you would prefer to leave the city area, take a sightseeing tour of the rolling farmland, fast-moving waterfalls, and craggy lava fields that characterize the south coast. If you would like a more active day, take a glacier hike on the ice of Sólheimajökull. The choice is yours!
Your last day in Iceland! We're sad to see you leave!
For a hassle-free farewell, you will be picked up at your hotel to ensure that you get to the airport safely before your flight. If you have an afternoon departure, you can use the morning to visit the breakfast eateries, gourmet coffee shops, museums and shops the city has to offer.
If you are taking a later flight, you may be able to fit in a visit to the Blue Lagoon, if you did not go there on Day 1. Alternatively, you could take a short jaunt in the countryside on the back of an Icelandic horse, or see the whales on a last-minute boat trip.
Though your time in Iceland has finished, we hope you will return soon. As we say in Icelandic, "Sjáumst seinna!" ("See you later!")
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and therefore cannot be guaranteed, but this itinerary is designed to maximise your chances to see them if weather allows. Please be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better.
It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is cancelled. If your chosen activity is cancelled, we will assist you with rearranging or booking other activities when possible, and any potential price difference will be refunded to you.
Note that Icelandic roads and pavements can be slippery in the wintertime. We recommend you bring shoes with slip-resistant soles or ice-grip shoe covers. The covers can be purchased in most supermarkets and gas stations around the country.
If you book the extra activities alongside this tour, you will get them at a lower price.
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.
Dormitory beds with shared bathrooms in guesthouses or hostels, such as HI Hostels. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.
Private rooms with shared bathroom in guesthouses or hostels such as Capital Inn Guesthouse. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.
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.
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.
You can now add meals to your booking. Select to include dinner on every night as an optional extra, and we will provide you with vouchers as part of your booking confirmation. We will choose from top-rated restaurants that fit with your vacation itinerary and make your reservations for you. At the restaurant, you will be offered a set menu, from which you can choose from meat, fish or vegetarian options. If you would prefer something else, the voucher will act as a credit that you can redeem at the restaurant against menu items that are not part of the set menu. Please notify the restaurant on arrival about any dietary requirements. Vouchers are non-refundable.
The transfer takes around 45 minutes between the airport and your drop-off location in Reykjavik. An agent will pick you up at the airport arrival hall with a sign to welcome you. There is no additional waiting time. You will board your private transfer and head to either the city or the Blue Lagoon immediately. If you choose to go to the Blue Lagoon and it is fit into the arrival day, your driver will take you there first. The drive takes 15 to 20 minutes. You will have 2 hours at the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing soak. The driver will be waiting in the lobby to collect you and drive you straight to your accommodation in Reykjavik afterwards, which takes around 30 to 35 minutes. For your return journey, your private transfer driver will pick you up from outside your accommodation and drop you off at the airport directly. The total time would be around 45 minutes. Please note that if your Blue Lagoon cannot be fit into your arrival/departure day, you will take the shuttle between the Blue Lagoon and the city.
This insurance guarantees that you can cancel tour and package bookings and receive a full refund, minus the insurance cost. The cost of your cancellation insurance depends on the duration of your tour or package. A base cost of 5,000 ISK per person is applied to all tours and packages with a duration of 5 days or less. An additional 1,000 ISK per person will be added to the insurance cost for each day after. The cancellation must be made more than 48 hours before the listed starting time on your voucher. To cancel your booking and claim your refund, simply contact email@example.com and declare full cancellation. Please note that this insurance covers the cancellation of the whole tour or package. Individual services cannot be cancelled and refunded separately, but are all covered and refunded in case of a full cancellation.