Reykjavik City Break - Adventure for 5 Days

Reykjavik City Breaks

Reykjavik City Break – Adventure for 5 Days

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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.

 

 

CB-03 – Reykjavik City Break for 5 Days

 

Day 1: Arrival in Reykjavik

Art in Reykjavik with Harpa Music and Conference hall in the distanceWelcome to Iceland! Our private chauffeur will wait for you in the arrival hall of the airport and transfer you 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 about the capital of Iceland. Nature lovers can join a whale watching tour from the old harbor 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 to visit the church tower of the big Hallgrims 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 day light and from mid of September to mid of April you have the chance to see the magical Northern Lights.

Sites recommended in Reykjavik: Hallgímskirkja church, National Museum, the Saga Museum and the Parliament.

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

cave-tour-in-icelandToday 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 the 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.

reykjavik-city-breakAfter 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 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.

Highlights of the day: guided lava cave tour, guided snorkeling tour in Silfra, and more

 

Day 3: The Golden Circle by Super Jeep

Super Jeep in water actionAfter an adventurous day yesterday, you will now experience touring in one of the world-known modified superjeeps 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.

Geysir in IcelandAt 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.

Highlights of the day: Þingvellir National Park, Geyser geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall, glacier Langjökull, and more

Optional tour: You can add a 1 hour snowmobiling tour to this super jeep tour (needs to be booked in advance, all year available)

Day 4: Taking a Chill Pill

winter tour icelandToday 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

Blue LagoonWe 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!

 

 

 

Detailed information

Accommodation

We offer three different accommodation categories for our Reykjavik City Break:

iceland tours, iceland holidays, iceland travel, iceland tourism, iceland vacationBudget Budget accommodation includes shared facilities in guesthouses, 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.

 

 

iceland tours, iceland holidays, iceland travel, iceland tourism, iceland vacationComfort 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 breakfast that is included in the price.

 

 

iceland tours, iceland holidays, iceland travel, iceland tourism, iceland vacationQuality 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 in Reykjavik only. Breakfast si always included.

 

 

 

 

 

Season: All year

Included:

  • 4 nights’ accommodation (budget/comfort/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
  • Use of an Icelandic mobile phone with 1,500 ISK worth of calls
  • Taxes & service fee

Not included:

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

 

Please contact us and get a price quote for this Reykjavik city break. Note that this tour is fully customizable and days and activities can be added upon request. This tour is also offered as a fully guided private tour. The day tours included in this package are operated by reliable partners. 

Our terms and conditions can be found here

This tour is available all year. Most of the pictures above were taken in summer and spring. But Iceland also has so much to offer during autumn and winter. Please have in mind that the Northern Lights are visible between mid of September and mid of April in Iceland. When coming to Iceland at this time of the year we highly recommend to add either a Northern Lights minibus tour or a Northern lights super jeep tour to the itinerary. Here are some winter pictures of this Reykjavik city break:

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