Reykjavik skyline is a colorful mix of red and green rooftop houses which nestle along the fjord with a backdrop of majestic mountains.
The Viking Arnason founded the capital in AD874 and named it Reykjavik, meaning 'Smoky Bay' after seeing the steam rising from the hot springs. Reykjavik is home to more than a dozen museums and galleries and has an interesting Old Town full of parks and lakes and many attractions.
Reykjavik is a modern, forward-looking society, complemented by a close connection to beautiful and unspoilt nature in the city's vicinity. The world's northernmost capital is framed by the majestic Mt. Esja, and the blue waters of Faxafloi Bay and Snaefellsjokull glacier appears crystal-like and baby-blue on the western horizon.
A visit to Iceland and Reykjavik is one of those things to do 'once in your lifetime' at least. The modern pulsating city with so much outstanding nature on the doorstep is really an unforgettable experience. Spend a day or two exploring the city and visit the hot springs, volcanoes and lava fields. Another 'thing' not to be missed is of course the Blue Lagoon which we have included in this tour.
PRICES & DATES
From price is based on 2 people sharing a room and travelling in low season (May and Sept). Price includes return economy class flights, all airport taxes, return airport transfers with Flybus, 4 nights accommodation at Hotel Centrum inc. breakfast, Golden Circle excursion and Blue Lagoon visit.
Departures every day all year round 2012.
Depart with a scheduled airline to Keflavik, Reykjavik's international airport. Flybus transfer to your hotel and check in.
Evening is at leisure to explore the city.
Breakfasts at the hotel. Today you will take part to Golden Circle tour.
You can walk around the world-famous Geysir area, a geothermal field where hot springs are in abundance, geysers explode and pools of mud bubble. One of many highlights of the tour is the Gullfoss waterfall, the queen of Iceland's waterfalls. Finally, but no less spectacular is a visit to the Thingvellir National Park. This is the original site of the oldest existing parliament in the world. The Great Atlantic rift is clearly visible, a rift that is slowly pulling Iceland apart along tectonic plates. Reykjavik offers a wide selection of excursions.
Days 3 and 4
Breakfasts at the hotel and days at leisure.
Today you can take a guided Reykjavik city sightseeing tour or maybe a whale spotting excursion (April-October) or Northern Lights excursion (best Nov-Feb)?
After breakfast free time to further explore the city centre followed by return transfer to Keflavik airport via Blue Lagoon.
The geothermal seawater is led directly to the Blue Lagoon from wells as deep as 2000 m and the water stays warm and inviting at 36-39° throughout the whole year. An indoor Blue Lagoon and geothermal sauna are also on the site. The Blue Lagoon’s warm water and natural active ingredients; mineral salts, silica and blue green algae help you relax and unwind before your flight. The Blue Lagoon’s white silica mud gently cleanses and exfoliates the skin and has a revitalizing effect while the blue green algae nourish and soften the skin. The mineral salts balance and relaxes body and soul.
Fly home with a scheduled airline.