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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. A weekend break will usually be two or three days in duration. Because this type of break is taken 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 799 travelers. The three-day tour costs around 677 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 321 travelers. The two-day tour costs about 500 USD. This weekend break on Iceland's South Coast is also highly-rated, with an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 195 travelers. This two-day sightseeing tour starts from approximately 454 USD.

How long is the average weekend break in Iceland?

Weekend breaks in Iceland vary in length from two to four days. The length of a weekend break will depend on which one you choose. The shortest weekend breaks in Iceland are two-day breaks. These are 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. This small-group tour 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. The 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?

One of the cheapest weekend breaks in Iceland is a scenic three-day road trip with a visit to the Golden Circle. This tour costs around 147 USD. Another cheap weekend break in Iceland is a winter northern lights road trip featuring hot springs. This weekend break costs about 157 USD. This weekend break is animal-themed, with horseback riding and whale watching. The three-day tour costs approximately 205 USD. All of these options offer you a chance for an amazing and affordable weekend break in Iceland.

Can you take a weekend break in Iceland during winter?

Yes, you can 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, skiing, husky dog sledding, and ice fishing. It’s also the most magical time to take a trip to Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon. Imagine soaking in those warming waters while the cool air surrounds you. 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. Winter is one of the most popular times to visit Iceland, so be sure to book as early as you can. Early booking will ensure that you get your desired dates and the activities.