Weekend Breaks

Weekend Breaks

Enjoy a short break to Iceland and discover incredible nature and adventure. Find your relaxing getaway on a weekend trip to the land of fire and ice. Explore Reykjavik, the world's northernmost capital, where incredible natural attractions will be at your fingertips.

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What is a weekend break in Iceland?

A weekend break in Iceland is a short break, usually two or three days in duration. Because this type of break usually takes place over the weekend, you won’t have to use many vacation days for your trip to Iceland. During a weekend break in Iceland, you can discover the incredible natural sights that the country has to offer. A short break is the most popular way to enjoy Iceland. Even a few days will give you enough time to see some of the country’s most famous sights like the highlights of the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon.

What is the best weekend break in Iceland?

One of the best weekend breaks in Iceland is a tour of the Golden Circle and the South Coast and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 845 travelers. The three-day tour costs around 670 USD.

Another highly-rated weekend break in Iceland is a guided ice cave tour that visits South Coast waterfalls and the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. This weekend break is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 342 travelers. The two-day tour costs about 495 USD.

This weekend break on Iceland's South Coast is also highly-rated, with an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 199 travelers. This two-day sightseeing tour starts from approximately 456 USD.

How long is the average weekend break in Iceland?

Weekend breaks in Iceland vary in length from two to four days depending on which you choose. The weekend break is a quick way to get a taste of what Iceland has to offer. The guided tour of Iceland’s south coast to the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon is a two-day trip. This summer tour means that you can maximize your time with the longer daylight hours from Iceland’s midnight sun. It is a small-group tour that visits waterfalls, glaciers, and black sand beaches.

The longest weekend breaks in Iceland are four-day breaks. These give you a bit more time to explore. This four-day northern lights long weekend in Reykjavik is a popular city break in the northernmost capital in the world. No matter how long you’d like to stay in Iceland, you have plenty of weekend break options from which to choose.

What is the cheapest weekend break in Iceland?

This scenic 3-day self-drive tour takes you to the Golden Circle and some wonderful hot spring spas and costs only 152 USD, making it a good option for budget travelers.

A great value weekend break in Iceland is a winter northern lights road trip featuring hot springs. This weekend break has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 342 reviewers and costs about 495 USD.

This weekend break is animal-themed, with horseback riding and whale watching, and is another great option that doesn't break the bank. The three-day tour costs approximately 202 USD.

Can you take a weekend break in Iceland during winter?

Yes, you can certainly take a weekend break in Iceland during winter. In fact, winter is a great time to visit Iceland. There’s plenty to do in Iceland during winter, including snowmobiling, dog sledding, and ice caving. It’s also the most magical time to take a trip to Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon.

Winter is also the best time to see the northern lights. If these are on your bucket list, then a trip between the months of November and February will give you the best chance of seeing them. During these months, the nights are at their longest and darkest. Early booking will ensure that you get your desired dates and the activities.

Can I do a weekend break road trip in Iceland?

Yes, you can take a weekend break road trip in Iceland. Self-drive road trips are a great way to explore Iceland. You will be experiencing the country from your rental car without a guide and with no additional transfers during the trip. On a self-drive tour, you can travel at your own pace, spending your time as you wish. Activities, accommodation, and vehicle rental are all included in the cost of a self-drive weekend tour. Choose a three-day winter self-drive tour of Iceland to discover the South Coast. Visit waterfalls, black sand beaches, and even enjoy some ice caving.

Will I be able to see the northern lights on a weekend break in Iceland?

Yes, you may be able to see the northern lights during a weekend break in Iceland. The northern lights are a natural phenomenon, so there is no guarantee of seeing them during your trip to Iceland. To increase your chances of seeing the northern lights, travel during the winter months. The peak season for the aurora borealis is between November and February when Iceland sees the longest and darkest nights. A guided tour like a three-day northern lights tour of the Golden Circle and the South Coast will further improve your chances of seeing the northern lights. Your guide on the tour has plenty of local knowledge and will know the best places to see them.

Can I add on extra days to my weekend break in Iceland?

Yes, you can easily add extra days to your weekend break in Iceland. Sometimes a weekend just isn’t enough! Once you have made your booking, you can change the number of days, number of people, or add extra activities to your vacation package. We know that you may change your mind, so we’ve made it super easy to make changes to your booking. Simply contact your travel agent by email at info@guidetoiceland.is to make changes to your booking. Please note that additional charges may occur. There is a 15% service fee applied if you wish to change the dates of your booking.

Can I go whale watching in on my weekend break in Iceland?

Whale watching is a popular tour on weekend breaks in Iceland as they are easily accessible from the Old Harbour in Reykjavik. They are particularly successful in summer when the great whales migrate to their feeding grounds but still have great sightings throughout winter.