Introduction to Iceland

Great, all year round excursions from your base in Reykjavik
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From your base in Reykjavik, enjoy some fantastic day excursions all year round. Start with a city sightseeing tour in Iceland;'s capital city. Next, take a drive along the magnificent South Coast with stops at Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. Finally, see the popular Golden Circle sights - Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal area, before a stop at Lake Laugavatn and Fontana Geothermal Baths.

Day 1 Reykjavik Arrival
Arrival Reykjavik and transfer to your hotel. Time at leisure.

The city centre is a small area characterised by eclectic and colourful houses, good shopping and dining. Recently established as a haven for food lovers, numerous restaurants take advantage of the abundance of local seafood, meat and game.

There are also many wonderful museums including the National Museum, with artefacts from the first settlement to the modern age, giving an excellent overview of Iceland’s history and culture. Reykjavik 871+2 Settlement Museum is an archaeological museum based around a 10thC Viking longhouse unearthed in 2001. You may also like the Reykjavik Art Museum and the National Gallery.

Day 2 City Sightseeing - approx. 2.5-3 hours
Your city tour includes Reykjavik‘s top attractions, with some interesting facts and stories about history and culture in Iceland. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 3 South Shore Adventure – 10 hours
Travel along the South Coast, one of Iceland's most scenic regions, as far as Vík village and its surrounding, high bird cliffs. En-route, stop at wonderful Seljalandsfoss waterfall - you can walk behind it and through to the other side. We also stop at Skógafoss waterfall, with its impressive 60m drop and visit Skógar Folk Museum for a taste how Icelanders lived in past centuries. Other highlights include a view of the stunning Mýrdalsjökull glacier, the black sand coastline and impressive Reynisdrangar rock formations near Vík.

Day 4 Golden Circle & Fontana Baths – 8.5 hours
Visit Nesjavellir's high temperature geothermal area in scenic Lake Þingvallavatn, then Þingvellir National Park.  Next is Lake Laugavatn and Fontana Baths where you can relax and enjoy pure Icelandic nature, soaking in geothermal pools and natural steam. Afterwards, continue to Gullfoss waterfall and the spouting hot spring area around Geysir and Strokkur. This is a great opportunity to experience the natural beauty of Iceland. 

Day 5 Reykjavik Departure
Transfer to the airport.

Departures: daily all year

Includes: 4 nights accommodation, breakfast daily, return coach transfers Keflavik Airport/Hotel, guided day excursions being City Sightseeing, South Shore Adventure and Golden Circle and Fontana Baths. Please note: the order of the excursions may change. On the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.  

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Please see our website for the Introduction to Iceland: Active and Introduction to Iceland: Winter, tour variations.

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Includes: 4 nights accommodation, breakfast daily, return coach transfers Keflavik Airport/Hotel, guided day excursions being City Sightseeing, South Shore Adventure and Golden Circle and Fontana Baths. Please note: the order of the excursions may change. On the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.  

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