Reykjavik: Whales, Northern Lights & the south coast

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At a glance…

Head out of Iceland’s vibrant capital in search of the aurora, dolphins and crashing waterfalls

» 4 day tailor-made break

» Price from: £805 pp incl. flights

Although staying right among the Icelandic capital’s colourful heritage and ultra-contemporary present, this tailor-made break is packed full of included excursions, showcasing the best of the country’s dramatic southwest. You’ll go in search of whales and dolphins on Faxaflói Bay, hunt for the Northern Lights in the region’s wild remotes, and enjoy a full-day tour of the south coast’s geological treasures. Think mighty waterfalls, giant glaciers and volcanic beaches. It’s all knitted together by included transfers and capped by a soak in the iconic Blue Lagoon.

Day by day itinerary

  • Day 1 » Depart UK to Reykajvik

    Flying out to Iceland, an included transfer will see you to your central accommodation. Although delightfully clean-contemporary, it’s set just off one of the city’s oldest streets, today home to a spread of hip boutiques. You’ll also have all of Reykjavik’s delights on your doorstep, from its colourful, historic townhouses to its design studios and Hallgrímskirkja. As one of the country’s tallest structures, this spectacularly modernist church offers sweeping views over the city. There’s also a full spread of world-class exhibitions, including the famous Viking Saga Museum, complete with giant longship.

    Stay: Hotel Skuggi, Reykjavik

  • Day 2 » Whale watching and Northern Lights tour

    After a morning free to explore, you’ll be treated to the first of your included excursions. Departing from the harbour, you’ll head out onto Reykjavik's Faxaflói Bay in search of everything from minke and humpback whales to harbour porpoises and white-beaked dolphins. It all concludes with a visit to the Whales of Iceland exhibition. Then, this evening, you’ll be brought out away from the city lights in search of the aurora borealis, with your expert guide consulting the forecast to choose a remote location with the highest chance of their appearance. What’s more, if you don’t see them, you can try again completely free of charge.

    Stay: Hotel Skuggi, Reykjavik

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 3 » South Iceland excursion

    This is a full-day appraisal of the geographic wonders of Iceland’s wild south coast. You’ll step on to the black volcanic sand beach, stand up close to the iconic Skógafoss Waterfall and gaze out over Reynisdrangar’s majestic sea stacks. Then, alongside views of glaciers, volcanoes and might Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, there’s the sleepy charm of Vík – a pretty seaside village. There’s the option, here, of taking in the only show in the world where you can see flowing lava. Returning to Reykjavik in the early evening, keep your eyes out for any last Northern Lights shows.

    Stay: Hotel Skuggi, Reykjavik

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 4 » Blue Lagoon and depart for UK

    After your final hearty buffet breakfast an included transfer will see you to the famed Blue Lagoon. Here, you’ll enjoy Comfort Entry, which includes a silica mud mask, use of towel and the first drink of your choice. However, it’s those iconic dream-blue waters that impress most, mist-clad and set among dramatic volcanic rock. It’s the perfect relaxing preamble to your flight home, which is reached by an included transfer.

    Meals: Breakfast

To book call us on:

020 7664 2236

Make an enquiry

At a glance…

Head out of Iceland’s vibrant capital in search of the aurora, dolphins and crashing waterfalls

» 4 day tailor-made break

» Price from: £805 pp incl. flights

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