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The wonderful country of Iceland offers unique natural wonders and cultural heritage, from bubbling geysers to geothermal spas, which we’ll discover on this fantastic break, as well as spending time in the colourful capital of Reykjavik. Iceland is also famous for a great place to view the remarkable Northern Lights, where the night sky can be lit with dancing colours, ranging from green to pink. With two nights staying in rural southern Iceland, away from the lights of the city, you’ll be able to relax and search the dark evening skies, hopefully seeing this amazing phenomenon, with our local expert also giving an interesting presentation.
Day 1: UK to Iceland
Travel to your chosen airport for the flight to Reykjavik, where you will join the airport shuttle bus to the Hotel Klettur, for our overnight stay.
Day 2: Reykjavik to Hella
Today after breakfast, we join our driver guide and the rest of our group, for an interesting city tour, before continuing on to the Reykjanes Peninsula. We’ll also visit the famous Blue Lagoon for chance to relax before heading to Hella for our two night stay at the Hotel Stracta. This evening, we learn about the Northern Lights from our guide and when darkness falls, wait to look for this phenomenon in the night sky. (B)
Day 3: Southern Iceland
Discover the southern part of the country on our tour today, seeing Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Skogar Folk Museum, then enjoying the coastal scenery at Reynisfjara, near Vik, where there are dramatic cliffs and black sandy beaches. Tonight, we have another opportunity to look out for the Northern Lights, in our dark open grounds, away from the lights of the city. (B)
Day 4: Icelandic Horses & Golden Circle
This morning, we learn about the history of the Icelandic horses, visit a geothermal greenhouse and then follow the popular ‘Golden Circle’ route. We’ll see the Strokkur geyser, then continue to Gullfoss waterfall, going on to the Pingvellir National Park, before heading back to Reykjavik for a three night stay at the Hotel Klettur. (B)
Day 5: Reykjavik
Enjoy time at leisure today to explore the lovely city of Reykjavik. (B)
Day 6: Reykjavik
You’ll have more time to discover the Icelandic capital at your own pace. (B)
Day 7: Reykjavik to UK
Take the shuttle bus back to the airport for your return flight home. (B)
In a great location at the heart of Reykjavik, the Center Plaza Hotel offers bright and comfortable public areas and bedrooms.
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We head out to follow the popular ‘Golden Circle’ route, taking us to three of Iceland’s famous spots. We’ll travel through the Pingvellir National Park, seeing the Strokkur geyser, then continue to Gullfoss waterfall. Even before arriving at the geyser geothermal fields, you will see the steam rising as we approach.
Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon And Reykjanes Peninsula
Enjoy an interesting guided tour of the beautiful city of Reykjavik, seeing the colourful houses, the old harbour and of course the iconic Hallgrímskirkja church. Continuing on we discover the Reykjanes Peninsula, with its bird cliffs, lighthouses and fishing villages, before visiting the famous Blue Lagoon for chance to relax and bathe in the geothermal waters to round off our day.
Discover the southern part of the country on our tour today, seeing Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Skogar Folk Museum, then enjoying the coastal scenery at Reynisfjara, near Vik, where there are dramatic cliffs and black sandy beaches.