Reykjavik Classic Break

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Explore the world's northernmost capital city and it's beautiful surrounds
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Visit the world's Northernmost capital and some of its great, nearby attractions. This short tour includes airport transfers, accommodation, and guided excursions from Reykjavik. Enjoy city sightseeing, a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon and an exploration of the 3 sights that make up the fabulous "Golden Circle" - Gullfoss Waterfall, Þingvellir National Park and Geysir Hot Springs. You can also add extra nights and other great optional excursions to this tour.

Day 1 Reykjavik Arrival
On arrival at Keflavik Airport, transfer by airport bus to your hotel. 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, Reykjavik has numerous restaurants and many take advantage of the abundance of local seafood, meat and game.

The city also has wonderful museums including the National Museum, displaying artefacts from the first settlement to the modern age, for an excellent overview of Iceland’s history and culture. The Reykjavik 871+2 Settlement Museum, 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 Reykjavik: City Sightseeing and the Blue Lagoon 
Today enjoy a short Reykjavík city tour. See Althingi (Parliament Houese), Hallgrímskirkja church, Tjornin Lake in the city centre which is inhabited by numerous waterfowl and modern suburbs contrasting with the older parts of the city, with their colourful little houses and more.

This afternoon, tale a non-guided coach transfer from the city to the Blue Lagoon, passing lava fields along the way. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the rejuvenating, aquamarine waters, rich in minerals and possibly healing powers. Return to Reykjavik by coach, at the conclusion of your visit - you can choose between several departure times.

Day 3 Reykjavik: Golden Circle-  Gullfoss Waterfall, Þingvellir National Park and Geysir Hot Springs
This exciting excursion takes you to three of the 'must see' sights. Drive around Southern Iceland's fertile farming area and visit one of the most magnificent waterfalls, Gullfoss. Onwards to the erupting hot springs in Geysir area, before arriving at beautiful Þingvellir National Park. Here, the world's oldest parliament was founded in the year 930AD and the European and American tectonic plates almost meet in a spectacular setting.

Day 4 Reykjavik: Departure
Arrangements end with coach transfer to Keflavik Airport.

Departures: Daily all year

Includes: 3 nights stay at a range of selected hotels with private facilities, breakfast daily, 2.5 hour guided Reykjavik City Tour with transfers, 8 hour guided Golden Circle Tour with transfers, non-guided Blue Lagoon visit with transfers including bathing, return non-guided Keflavik Airport-Reykjavik transfers.

You can add on extra nights and some great optional excursions which include the following: (plus there are more, please ask us) 

Wonders of Snaefellsnes Peninsula - 13 hours
The stunning landscapes have captured imaginations world-wide, ever since Jules Verne wrote Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Amazing Snaefellsjokull glacier is where that trip  began and even now, it continues to inspire great works of art. Most recently featured in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, you will also travel through Stykkisholmur village.

Inside the Glacier  - 11 hours
After almost five years of preparation by top engineers and geo-physicists, you can now  explore Langjokull ice tunnel, located high on Europe’s second largest glacier. This is the world’s first and biggest, man-made Ice Cap Glacier tunnel and your adventurous  journey starts by travelling from Reykjavik through the Borgarfjordur area. On the way to the edge of the glacier, you'll stop and see Deildartunguhver, Europe's largest hot spring and Hraunfossar, a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming over a distance of about 900m out of the lava field. At the glacier, hop onboard a monster, 8 wheel, glacier truck to reach the ice cave's entrance. Inside, you'll see unimaginable colours of blue and learn how glaciers hide the secrets of history. Spend around 50 minutes within the glacier, then head back to Reykjavik

South Coast and Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon - 14 hours
Drive along Iceland's stunning south shore to extraordinary Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon. En-route you pass small villages, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, and Skaftafell National Park - the green oasis at the foot of Vatnajokull, Europe's largest glacier. At Jokulsarlon, (from May to September only) enjoy a magnificent boat tour between floating icebergs and other large blocks of ice, as they make their way towards the ocean having originated from Vatnajokull glacier, which sits on the edge of the lagoon's still, cold waters. Late evening return to Reykjavik.  

Game of Thrones  - 8 hours
Travel to Thingvellir National Park and walk down the impressive Almannagja gorge, stomping ground of the White Walkers, as well as the trail of the Wildlings from North of the Wall. You’ll be able to soak up the raw, dramatic and magnificent natural atmosphere, as you hear from the guide about the symbolic significance of the setting, in context with the Game of Thrones plot. Also explore Thjorsardalur Valley and the Settlement Era Viking Lodge. The tour was designed with help from Hafthor Juliusson, the Icelandic actor better known as The Mountain. Indulge your senses and imagination in some of Iceland's other film locations, including some  used in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. 

South Iceland, Waterfalls and Black Sand Beaches - 10 hours
Drive along the country's South Coast, one of the most scenic regions, as far as Vik village and  it's surrounding high bird cliffs. En-route, we stop at gorgeous Seljalandsfoss waterfall, were you can walk behind it and through to the other side. Also stop at much-photographed Skogafoss waterfall, with its 60m drop. Other highlights include views of amazing Myrdalsjokull glacier, the black sand coastline and impressive Reynisdrangar rock formations. 

Whale Watching -  approx. 2-3.5 hours
Depart from the Old Harbour, Reykjavik, on this great tour. Whales are beautiful animals and one of nature’s most extraordinary sights. Experienced guides onboard will share their wealth of whale knowledge, as well as some interesting facts and old sea stories about encounters with these magnificent creatures. The whales around these parts are not shy, often surfacing quite close to the boat and, as our sea-faring guides will tell you, to see a whale up close is truly is a sight to remember.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1429.00
Single AUD$ 1980.00

The prices shown here are for the tour with accommodation at Hotel Klettur (3 star) for summer 2018, from May to September 2018. Please ask us for prices for other periods of travel or accommodation options.  The price may vary, according to the level of accommodation selected and your precise dates of travel.

Includes: 3 nights stay, breakfast daily, 2.5 hour guided Reykjavik City Tour with transfers, 8 hour guided Golden Circle Tour with transfers, non-guided Blue Lagoon visit with transfers including bathing, return Keflavik Airport-Reykjavik transfers.

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1053.00
Single AUD$ 1292.00

The prices shown here are for the tour with accommodation at Icelandair Hotel Natura (4 star) for winter, from October 2017 to April 2018. Please ask us for prices for other periods of travel or accommodation options. The price may vary, according to the level of accommodation selected and your precise dates of travel.

Includes: 3 nights stay, breakfast daily, 2.5 hour guided Reykjavik City Tour with transfers, 8 hour guided Golden Circle Tour with transfers, non-guided Blue Lagoon visit with transfers including bathing, return Keflavik Airport-Reykjavik transfers.

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