Iceland quick getaway
Starting at PER PERSON for all of the below, based on 2 participants: $2,734.00
Day 1: Reykjavik for 5 night
Meet & greet private transfer from airport to hotel
Icelandair 451 from London Heathrow. Arrival at 3:10 pm
1 double deluxe room, breakfast & taxes included at Hotel Radisson Blu 1919****
This hotel is in the fashionable 101 District, close to Reykjavík Harbour. It offers a popular restaurant-bar serving quality Icelandic food. Wi-Fi and gym access is free.
Flat-screen TVs, kettles and slippers are standard at Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel. Some rooms include free premium TV channels, a luxury spa bath or Nespresso coffee machine.
Icelandic salmon, lobster and lamb are served in the stylish 1919 Restaurant & Lounge. The bar features designer cube-shaped seats, floor-to-ceiling windows and a varied cocktail menu.
A towel and free bottle of water are offered to guests using Radisson Blu 1919’s gym. Other useful amenities include an express check-out and 3-hour laundry service.
Breakfast at hotel.
Meet at 12:00 noon for the Reykjavik by Food walking and tasting tour (3 hrs).
Explore Reykjavik’s food and restaurants and at the same time learn about Icelandic culinary traditions. Explore the streets of Reykjavík and visit restaurants for tastes of traditional—and sometimes bizarre—Icelandic food. Along your adventure, an IMG host will introduce you to Icelandic food customs and traditions, suggesting different restaurants along the way. We will stop at selected restaurants and cafés for a taste of the food we learn about. The tour starts from the ITM Information Centre at 12:00. Come finally taste Icelandic food that you might have read about but have never had the chance to taste
Breakfast at hotel. Hotel pick-up 900A for your Golden Circle Glacier guided excursion by super jeep (8-9 hrs).
Departing from Reykjavik in our Super Jeep, our first stop is Thingvellir National Park where Iceland’s ancient parliament was situated. We’ll spend some time walking through this area to experience the dramatic mid-Atlantic ridge before heading eastbound on the mountain road to Lyngdalsheiði. Here we’ll find views of the lava fields on the hills above Laugarvatn. As we head to Haukadalur, you’ll be able to see the famous Geysir hot spring and Strokkur erupting every 5 to 7 minutes and spewing boiling water into the air at heights of 25 to 30 meters. We’ll spend some time here observing the eruptions and exploring the hot springs before heading up to the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall cascading into the white Hvita River along with glacial water. We’ll be approaching Iceland’s second largest glacier, Langjökull, and optional snowmobile ride, are dependent on weather conditions and time of year (must be pre-booked).
In the afternoon, we make our way through the agricultural headland of southwest Iceland and through small settlements on the way home to Reykjavik.
Breakfast at hotel.
Hotel pick-up this morning for your full day super jeep tour to South Iceland, Thorsmork and Eyjafjallajokull Volcano areas, 8-9 hrs
After pick up at your hotel this morning in Reykjavik, we travel south-east through the mountain pass and Hellisheiði plateau towards the town of Hveragerdi. A geothermal hot bed, the surrounding hills are full of active steam vents and the town is known for its greenhouses which are heated by hot water from volcanic hot springs. We soon find ourselves further east in the town Selfoss, which was settled by Þórir Ásason. Ingólfur Arnarson, Iceland’s first known settler, was also said to have spent the winter of 873-74 “under mt.Ingólfsfell west of the Ölfusá river.” Our next way-point is the charming town of Hella, situated on the banks of one of the best salmon rivers of the country. We pass through the Saga Centre dedicated to Njál’s saga, you’ll soon learn that South Iceland is rich in saga history. Here we turn off the ring road towards Thorsmork You’ll get a brief glimpse of the impressive Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which we explore on our way back. It is possible to walk up into the recess behind the thundering torrent of water. Named after the Norse god Thor, Thorsmörk richly deserves its reputation as the “Valley of the Gods” and areas near and dear to Icelanders. Soon the road ends and the highland tracks begin, our super-jeeps make easy work of fording flowing rivers that would be impossible in a normal vehicle. We will stop at the base of Gigjökull glacier before we begin a hike along trails and into river canyons in this idyllic park setting. We’ll take time to explore the magnificent canyon of Stakkaholtsgjá. Thorsmork is the place where you can best appreciate the incredible mix of glaciers, rocks and wooded areas (the latter a bit of a rarity in Iceland). Finally, after an exciting and invigorating day, we will head back to the big city.
Breakfast at hotel.
Day at leisure to enjoy Iceland’s capital.
Breakfast at hotel.
Private transfer from Reykjavik to international airport with stop at Blue Lagoon
Keflavik airport to the nearby Blue Lagoon, a geo-thermal spa set in a lava field, with naturally heated waters with minerals that give the milky light blue hue. Have your swimsuits with you.
the Luxury Package included while there, which includes: Visitor Pass – Entrance to Blue Lagoon – Priority Entrance Line – Drink of your Choice – Use of Towel – Spa Journey Product Set – Algae Mask (self-applied) – Use of Bathrobe – Slippers – Coffee/tea & Fresh Fruits -Exclusive Lounge (3 hrs use) – Reserved table at LAVA – Aperitif (pre-drink) at LAVA. Lunch cost is on own.
After lunch, you will have a private transfer from the Blue Lagoon to the airport
Iceland air 615 to JFK leaving at 5 pm
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