This romantic self-drive tour includes two nights in an apartment in Reykjavik and three nights in a cozy, self-catering cottage in the scenic countryside. Experience the beauty of Iceland in the winter colors and see the northern lights dance in the sky. You can also relax with your partner in warm, geothermal spas. Enjoy a romantic 6 days break full of natural wonders in Iceland. Have an unforgettable time in the countryside of Iceland.
During this romantic Iceland tour, you will stay for 2 nights in a comfortable apartment in Reykjavik. Furthermore, you spend three nights in a self-catering cottage in the Golden Circle area. Included in the package are bed linen and final cleaning. Breakfast is not available for this tour package.
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Please note that this itinerary can be adjusted and customized to meet your travel needs and preferences. The package can also be offered as a privately guided tour if a self-drive option is not what you had in mind for your Iceland experience.
Oct - Apr
6 Days / 5 Nights
Welcome to your romantic Iceland tour. After your arrival, you will be transferred from the international airport to Reykjavik where you have time to explore the capital of Iceland. Reykjavik is with 120,000 inhabitants a relatively small city and all highlights in the city center are within walking distance. We highly recommend visiting the Hallgrímskirkja church, the music hall Harpa and the old harbour in the city center. Reykjavik has also many interesting museums. We recommend visiting the Northern Lights Centre, the Saga Museum or the Marine Museum. In the evening we recommend enjoying a delicious dinner at one of Reykjavík many gourmet restaurants. Spend your first night in Iceland in a comfortable apartment in the city center.
In the morning you receive your rental car. You have a full day to explore the famous Golden Circle. First of all, you will visit the National Park Þingvellir which is part of a fissure zone running through Iceland, being situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Here you can take a walk between continents and see the earliest assembly grounds of Iceland’s parliament. Furthermore, you will visit the famous geyser “Strokkur” and the “golden waterfall” Gullfoss. For the next 3 nights, you will stay in a romantic cottage in the Golden Circle area. The cottage is very cozy and ideal for a romantic holiday. Chances are high to see Northern Lights in the evening.
Today you will have a relaxed day in the countryside. Most noteworthy are the charming swimming pools in the area and we highly recommend to visit one of them. Option 1 is the Laugarvatn Fontana geothermal baths where you can relax in the warm geothermal pools and natural steam rooms. Another option is the Secret Lagoon in Fluðir. This is actually the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. And if you are looking for some more adventure we can also organize a snowmobiling tour for you on Langjökull glacier. From Gullfoss waterfall you will get a drive in a super truck to the camp on the glacier which is an experience you will never forget. On the second largest glacier of Europe you will have a fantastic snowmobiling adventure for 1 hour.
Today you will explore the beautiful South coast of Iceland. Highlights of the day will be definitely the charming waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. You will also visit Vík where we recommend a stop at the black beaches. There you can enjoy the fantastic views of the Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar rock formations. You also have the opportunity to join a guided glacier walk on Mýrdalsjökull (optional). In the afternoon you drive back to your cottage where you will stay for a third night. Enjoy your last evening in the cottage and do not forget to look for the magic Northern Lights.
Enjoy your last full day in Iceland at the volcanic wonderland of Reykjanes Peninsula. Here you have the chance to visit the geothermal area in Krýsuvik with boiling mud pools and colorful mountains. A well-maintained path winds through the bubbling and hissing field and information boards explain the geology of the geothermal area. In the afternoon you will visit the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. It is surrounded by surreal black lava formations. Relax in the warm milky-blue water and take advantage of the saunas, steam baths and the Blue Lagoon waterfall. Drive back to Reykjavik in the evening. You drop-off your rental car and stay the night in a comfortable apartment in the center.
It is time to return home after some wonderful days in Iceland. Transfer from your apartment in Reykjavik to Keflavík International airport. If your flight is in the afternoon we recommend to have a relaxed breakfast in one of the cozy cafes in Reykjavik. You should also look for some nice souvenirs in the city center. Thanks for traveling with Iceland Unlimited.
Comfort accommodations offer access to private facilities (shower and toilet). This type of lodges belongs to the 3-star hotel category. Most of these properties have an in-house restaurant. This section offers an upgrade in comfort and service compared to the budget category. Breakfast is included.
Quality accommodations offer private rooms with en-suite shower/bath and toilet. These rooms are the best available accommodations in 4-star hotels or the highest quality lodges in each region. Luxury accommodations - the highest class of lodges, suites, and penthouses - are available upon request. Breakfast is included.
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Reykjavík Old Harbour is fast becoming the new lively center of the city. There you will find museums such as Maritime Museum, the Northern Lights center and the Whales of Iceland exhibition. The harbour, which is quickly transforming into a modern city space, is also home to restaurants and cafes. A local favourite is ice cream shop Valdís, which makes fresh ice cream every morning and always offers new flavours.
Hallgrímskirkja Church is most certainly Reykjavík´s best-known landmark. The white concrete Church whose image is printed in many postcards, dominates the city. As a matter of fact its tower can be seen from almost every corner of Reykjavík. Its distinctive and futuristic exterior made the Church one of the most visited spots in Reykjavík.
Harpa is the famous concert hall and conference center located in Reykjavik. The building features a distinctive and original colored glass facade inspired by the basalt landscape of Iceland. Its unique architecture makes it one of Reykjavik most loved landmarks.
Reykjavík is the capital and biggest city of Iceland with a population of approximately 124,000. It is the northernmost capital in the world. Despite its small size, you can find many attractions and museums, making Reykjavik a popular destination.
The Reykjavík Maritime Museum is located by the old harbour in Reykjavík, founded in 2004 and open daily from 10:00 – 17:00. One of their main exhibitions is the former coast guard vessel Óðinn, and is accessible for guided tours three time per day; 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00.
Þingvellir National Park is the most important historic and geological sites in Iceland. The area is part of a fissure zone running through Iceland, being situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Major events in the history of Iceland have taken place at Þingvellir and today the entire area is a protected national treasure.
Gullfoss, also called the Golden Waterfall, is one of the most iconic gems of the likewise named Golden Circle. The waterfall is located in the upper part of the River Hvíta. Gullfoss is actually two separate waterfalls, the upper one has a drop of 11 meters and the lower one 21 meters.
Geysir is the famous hot spring area located in the Haukadalur valley. The main attraction is known as Strokkur, which erupts energetically at regular intervals of 10 minutes or so its boiling waterjets can reach as high as 30 meters.
Kerið is a volcanic crater lake located in the area called Grímsnes in the South of Iceland, along the famous Golden Circle route. The crater walls are steep and often covered with Icelandic moss. The inside of the crater is a lake whose water is aquamarine colored due to the minerals from the soil. The crater is 55 meters deep and about 3000 years old.
The Aurora is a natural phenomenon caused by electrically charged particles, mainly electrons and protons ejected from the sun colliding with atoms of oxygen and nitrogen causing them to emit light that is visible to us. These hypnotic lights are known as Aurora Borealis, Polar Lights or Northern Lights in the arctic north and Aurora Australis (southern lights) around the south pole. The color of the Aurora has to do with the type of gas that these particles collide with, oxygen produces green light at low altitudes and red at high altitudes. Nitrogen produces purple Aurora. The green color is the most common and red can only be seen at the strongest of geomagnetic storms. The full understanding of the physical processes that cause the aurora are still a mystery but we know the fundamental causes of the Aurora is the interaction of solar wind with the Earth‘s magnetosphere.
There are three basic requirements for seeing the northern lights. Solar activity, darkness and clear skies. This means that you cannot see the northern lights during summer, they are still happening, there's even a phenomenon called daylight aurora, but our eyes cannot detect them as sunlight drowns out the Aurora. So the darker the better. Going out of the city is not a requirement, the Aurora can often be spotted within city limits in Iceland, however to best enjoy them going away from city lights enhances the experience. Also people should not use mobile phones if they are looking for the northern lights, as the light from the screen will make it harder for your eyes to adjust to the darkness. It‘s always a good idea to take warm clothes on your Aurora excursions as Iceland can get very cold in the winter, that means wool undergarments, warm mid layer and a windproof shell.
Laugarvatn Fontana is a Spa & Wellness center built on natural hot springs. It is located at the Golden Circle area, you can enjoy steam baths or the geothermal pools while taking in the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and lake Laugarvatn.
The Secret Lagoon was created in 1891. This geothermal pool is the oldest one in Iceland! It opened to the public in 2005 and it offers showers, a bar & an eating area. It is conveniently located in the Golden Circle area.
Skálholt is a large cathedral and one of the best known churches of Iceland. It is not only a religious but also an important historical site. Today, the school at Skálholt is an educational and cultural center for the national protestant church.
Seljalandsfoss is one of the most famous and visited waterfalls in Iceland. It located along the South Coast of the Country right by the road n. 1. The waterfall is part of the Seljalands river that originated from the famous volcano glacier Eyjafjallajökull. The waterfall is approximately 60-meter high and it is famous for its path that leads visitor behind its powerful water flow.
Skógafoss is a waterfall located on the Skógá river on the South Coast of Iceland. This picture-perfect waterfall descends 60 meters from the cliffs. Before pouring down the cliffs becoming the famous waterfall, the river flows through the Skógárgil gorge.
Reynisfjara is a famous black sand beach in the South of Iceland, just next to the village of Vik. Black sand, lava formations, and basalt columns make it a popular stop for all visitors.
Reynisdrangar cliffs are towering basalt-type rock formations situated near the shore of Reynisfjara black sand beach, on the South Coast of Iceland. The folk legend wants them to be the rocky representation of two trolls turned into stone after being caught by the sunlight after dawn.
The famous promontory named Dyrhólaey is located in the south coast of Iceland. From this peninsula, that once was a volcanic island, the views are stunning. Glacier, lava columns, the open sea. The highlight of this area is the lava arch that is standing in the ocean. Dyrhólaey is also well known for its puffin colonies during the summertime.
Skogár Folk Museum is located next to the Skógafoss waterfall, in south Iceland. It consists of a cultural heritage collection of folk craft artifacts and examples of typical Icelandic turf farmhouses.
Please visit the museum's webpage for further information. https://www.skogasafn.is/
Seltún is located on the Reykjanes Peninsula, a highly active geothermal area. Seltún consists of boiling mud pools and colourful mountains.
The Reykjanes peninsula is located on a drift zone, between two continents, the North American and Eurasian plate. It is a unique area where you can see different elements of the drift zone; very active geothermal energy, lava fields and other natural phenomenon. The Blue Lagoon and Keflavik international airport are also located in the area.
The Blue Lagoon is a famous geothermal spa located in Reykjanes peninsula nearby the International Airport of Iceland. It was formed during an operation at the nearby geothermal power plant. Reservations in advance are necessary for those who are planning a visit.
Laugavegur is the main shopping street in Reykjavik and it is located in the heart of the city. Its name means literally „wash road“ as this was once the route to the hot springs where many Icelanders took their clothes to launder. Today it is a vibrant and innovative street filled with designer ateliers, tourist gift shops, bars, and restaurants.
Alþingi is the national parliament of Iceland. It is one of the oldest parliaments in the world, founded in 930 at Þingvellir National Park. It is located in downtown Reykjavik.
The Kolaportið flea market is located in the old harbour area just a few minute walk from the city center. It is an indoor market that opens every weekend. It is located in a large industrial building and it is features an authentic display of secondhand clothes, toys, jewellery and much more. A realReykjavik Institution and the perfect place to find a bargain.