Reykjavík: Classic City Break

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Reykjavík: Classic City Break

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Enjoy the capital at your own leisure. Reykjavik is a city that has so much to offer to those who are lucky enough to come for a visit. Enjoy the city’s vibrant cultural, music and nightlife scene and take the opportunity to visit some of Iceland’s most spectacular natural wonders that are to be found within a couple of hours’ drive. In the evening you can relax at one of numerous spas that are to be found in the city or do like the locals do and visit a geothermal outdoor swimming pool. Finish the day with a good dinner in one of Reykjavík’s great restaurants or cafés before exploring the buzzing nightlife.


Day 1: Reykjavík City

Upon your arrival at Keflavik Airport your rental car awaits you. The drive to your hotel in Reykjavík takes approx. 45 minutes and goes through a rough looking but beautiful lava field. (notice the golf course in the lava field when getting closer to Rekjavík) When base camp is established at your hotel we recommend that you explore your nearest surroundings and visit the beautiful old city center where a plethora of restaurants, museums, art galleries and shops are to be found.

Higlights: Reykjanes Peninsula & Reykjavík City – Driving distance approx. 45km.

 

Day 2:  The Golden Circle

Today you will take the Golden Circle drive, a very popular route coveringgeysir about 300 km looping from Reykjavík into south central Iceland and back. The three primary stops along the way include the beautiful national park Þingvellir (a UNESCO World Heritage site), the waterfall Gullfoss (meaning “golden falls” hence the name of the route) and the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur, which contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkur. Other optional stops (the others are almost mandatory!) include Kerið volcano crater, Hveragerði greenhouse village, Skálholt church and the Nesjavellir geothermal power plant.

Higlights: Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Haukadalur geothermal area – Driving distance approx. 290km

Day 3:  Reykjavík at leisure

Today is a full free day in the city. Go shopping, swimming or take an optional excursion such as whale watching or go for a ride on the Icelandic horse. You can visit a museum, art gallery or simply relax at a nice café in down town Reykjavík. You can also just go ahead and do all those things today if you’re feeling especially energetic but that would mean waking up very early!  In the evening the gourmet restaurants of Reykjavík welcome you with their fresh ingredients and friendly staff.

Highlights: Reykjavík City

Day 4:  Blue Lagoon and departure with a twist 

It is time to say goodbye for now. Today you will drive along the Reykjanes Peninsula towards Keflavík Airport but this time via different route then when you arrived. On that route you will visit the sizzling active geothermal area of Seltún (Krýsuvík Cove) with it’s boiling mud pools. Note that extra care should be taken when exploring Seltún and do not stray off the walkways at any time. Make your way to the world renowned Blue Lagoon and take a bath in the six million liters of geothermal seawater (renewed every 40 hours), You can also if booked beforehand, enjoy an in-water massage in the Blue Lagoon. The perfect way to prepare for your flight home. Head on to Keflavík International Airport where you leave your rental car and board your flight.

Higlights: Reykjanes Peninsula, Krýsuvík Geothermal Cove, Blue Lagoon – Driving distance approx. 95km.

Detailed information

This tour is rated as Moderately Difficult for disabled travelers.

We offer three different accommodation categories for this tour:

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Budget accommodation includes shared facilities in guest houses, country hotels, farmhouses, etc. In some you might find a TV and a washbasin in your room. All offer breakfast that’s included in the price. In some places in the countryside you can order an evening  meal as long as you give at least a couple of hours of advance notice.

 

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In Comfort accommodation you will have access to private facilities (shower and WC). These would be 3 star hotels and better guest houses many of whom have their own restaurant. All offer a continental breakfast that is included in the price.

 

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Rooms with private shower/bath and WC. These are the best available rooms in 4 star hotels or the best hotels in each  region.  Suites and Jr. Suites are available upon request within the Quality category

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Car Rental:

Rental Cars available for this tour are:

A: Toyota Aygo  (or similar) – Manual
B: Toyota Yaris (or similar) – Automatic
C: VW Golf (or similar) – Manual
D: Skoda Octavia Station (or similar) – 4×4 – Manual
E: Dacia Duster – 4×4 (or similar) – Manual
F: Toyota RAV4 – 4×4 (or similar) – Automatic
G: Land Rover Defender – 4×4 (or similar) – Manual

Included:

  • 3 nights’ accommodation (budget/comfort/quality) and continental breakfast
  • Rental car of your choice with pick-up and drop-off at Keflavík Airport
  • Entrance fee to the Blue Lagoon
  • Maps and driving instructions
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fee

Not Included:

  • Flights to/from Iceland
  • Meals, drinks at restaurants and entrance fees (unless otherwise agreed upon)
  • Personal travel insurance

This tour is also available with the service of private guide.

Note that we can customize this tour to fit your schedule and interests perfectly. Please contact us for details.