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Reykjavik City Break: 5 Day Tour

Iceland Stopover – Adventure in Iceland. Iceland is a wonderful place with many natural wonders and plenty of things to do. Come to Iceland either for a long weekend or make a stopover before flying to Europe or the USA. During this Reykjavik city break, you will go on some adventurous tours and see the famous golden circle, visit a lava cave and snorkel in crystal clear water. Explore the vibrant reykjavík city live which has much to offer all year around.

If you are interested in receiving more information about this tour, please click on the “Request a quote” widget on the left side of the page. A quick form will open up where you will provide us with more information about your travel expectations. You will then be connected with your specialized travel agent who will assist you throughout the planning a provide a fully detailed quote.

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.

Please note that this tour is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Tour Code

CB-03

Season

All Year

Travel Style

Guided Tours

Duration

5 Days / 4 Nights

Location

South Iceland

Age Limit

14 years old

Included

  • 4 nights’ accommodation (budget, comfort or quality) with breakfast
  • Transfer from Keflavik Airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik
  • Guided lava cave and snorkeling tour
  • Guided Golden Circle tour by Super Jeep
  • Transfer to Keflavik Airport upon departure
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes & service fee

Not Included

  • Flights to/from Iceland
  • Meals, drinks at restaurants and entrance fees (unless stated otherwise)
  • Personal travel insurance
Day 1 | Arrival in Reykjavik

Welcome to Iceland! You will be transferred to your accommodation in central Reykjavík. During the day we recommend to explore the center of Reykjavík. If you arrive early you can join a guided city walk to get an informative overview of the capital of Iceland. Nature lovers can join a whale watching tour from the old harbour and during summer it is also possible to visit a small island by boat where hundreds of puffins nest.

The city center of Reykjavík is small enough to reach (almost) everything by foot. We recommend visiting the church tower of the big Hallgrímskirkja Church. From the top, you have a wonderful view over the whole city, you will see the mountains and the ocean as well. During summer you can enjoy the long daylight and from mid of September to mid of April you have the chance to see the magical Northern Lights.

Day 2 | Visit a Lava Cave and Snorkel in Between Tectonic Plates

Today you will have an early rising as you are going to experience an adventurous combo-tour we call “Black and Blue”. You will be picked up at your accommodation by your guide. The tour starts with the “Black” by visiting the hidden world below one of Iceland´s many lava fields. Your guide will explore with you a lava tube and you will walk and climb through space where lava once flowed. You will see different interesting forms of lava stalactites and different rock formations in the cave. Your guide will explain how these lava caves were formed during a volcanic eruption. Please note that you have to be reasonably fit to participate in this tour. In fact, in some places, you even need to crawl.

After the caving exploration, you have time to grab lunch before moving on into the “Blue” for the second adventure of the day. You will snorkel in one of the clearest fissures found all around the world – the amazing Silfra fissure. The Silfra fissure is located in Þingvellir National Park that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There you will snorkel in crystal clear water with up to 100 meters of visibility. This snorkel tour does not require any experience and is perfect for beginners. You will float on top of the water and it is very easy to slowly move in the water in the dry suit.

After this amazing combo tour you will return back to the city where you can end the day by dining in one of the numerous gourmet restaurants in the evening. We can give you our recommendations and reserve a table for you. One of our favourite places in town is Bryggjan Brugghús.

Duration

~ 9 hours

Day 3 | The Golden Circle by Super Jeep

After an adventurous day yesterday, you will now experience touring in one of the world-known modified super jeeps that Icelanders have been building for a number of years.  You will see all the highlights that are known under the name “The Golden Circle”. First, you will drive past Nesjavellir Geothermal plant that transfers hot geothermal water from the earth to the whole “greater Reykjavik area”. Next stop is Þingvellir National Park; the first known parliament in the world was founded on this very spot. After visiting Þingvellir you will head on to the Geysir area, to witness the eruption of this spouting spring. Very close to Geysir, you will visit Gullfoss waterfall.

At this time you must be hungry so we recommend the awesome lamb meat soup at the café. Before going back to Reykjavik you will leave the normal streets and head to the glacier Langjökull. After exploring the scenery around the glacier you will return to the city.

Duration

~ 10 hours

Day 4 | Taking a Chill Pill

Today is a free day.  Sleep in, enjoy an amazing brunch, do some sightseeing in the city or take an optional day tour from Reykjavík. Shopping around is also a good idea. All the main shops are located in a relatively small down town area along the main shopping street „Laugavegur“. In the afternoon you can visit one of the museums of Reykjavík. Despite its remote location as the northernmost capital in Europe, Reykjavik manages to be quite a cosmopolitan city. Those looking for art, culture, design and history will find it here at one of the city’s museums.

Highlights of the day: Reykjavík, museums, shopping on Laugavegur, and more

Day 5 | Departure time

We don’t like goodbyes but it’s time to go home! If you have an afternoon flight we recommend a stop at the famous Blue Lagoon (needs to be booked in advance), doing some last minute shopping or exploring Reykjavík a little bit more before your flight back home. Have a nice and safe journey!

Highlights:

  • The Blue Lagoon
  • Budget

    Budget accommodations include shared facilities in guest houses, country hotels, farmhouses, etc. In some cases, the rooms might be equipped with a TV and a washbasin. The in-room amenities are limited and basic but they all adhere to a high standard of cleanliness.
    Breakfast is included.

    Comfort

    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

    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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