Day 1: Reykjavik
Welcome to Iceland! Upon arrival at Reykjavik airport you will need to arrange your own transportation from the airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for you explore the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik at your own pace. Overnight Reykjavik.
Day 2: Golden Circle
This morning you’ll meet your guide before setting off to discover some of the most beautiful parts of Southern Iceland. Our first stop today is the town of Hveragerdi, built upon a hot-spring field it really takes advantage of the geothermal energy that it has been gifted. Next we visit the explosion crater of Kerid, the natural formation is now filled with water and because of it’s fantastic acoustics has been used for concerts in the past. We then continue to the powerful Gulfoss waterfall, these double falls descend a massive 34 metres. The ‘golden falls’ lead into the Hvita river below.
Later we find ourselves at the Geysir geothermal fields, with hot springs bubble all around the area. The original geyser now lays dormant, however, you can expect to see amazing eruptions produced by another geyser, Strokkur, which erupts every 5-10 minutes. We then visit the ancient Viking parliament area of Thingvellir National Park.
En route to our hotel this afternoon your guide will give you an explanation of the science behind the Northern Lights and some practical instructions on photographing this incredible natural phenomenon. Overnight Selfoss (B)
Day 3: Selfoss
Today offers free time. Feel free to relax at the hotel hot tub or take a stroll through the clean Icelandic air. A short walk from the hotel brings you to Yrafoss waterfall. Alternatively you can partake in one of the optional tours available. Overnight Selfoss (B)
Day 4: Reykjavik Tour
Departing Selfoss we head back to the capital. We’ll enjoy a tour of some of the highlights including the he Parliament, the harbor and Hallgrimskirkja Church, whose steeple is a landmark. We’ll also pass the impressive Harpa concert and stop off at the Perlan, overlooking Reykjavik, where you’ll have the option to enter the panorama terrace.
The rest of the day is at leisure, feel free to explore the interesting museums and exhibitions on offer. There is also the option of a visit to the Blue Lagoon. Overnight Reykjavik (B)
Day 5: Reykjavik
Your tour comes to an end today after check out from your hotel. You’ll need to make your own arrangements to take you to the airport. (B)