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Essential Iceland

05 NIGHTS/06 DAYS

GRAND REYKJAVIK TOUR & WHALE WATCHING

Enjoy a trip out to sea to see the whales and on land to get to know the capital city of essential 2Iceland.
Start the day on a whale watching tour, operated from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík.        The most commonly seen whales on this tour are the minke whales, humpback whales, dolphins and porpoises but other species are sometimes spotted as well.

After an invigorating tour out at sea, we go on to explore Reykjavík and learn about its history and culture. Among the stops on the way are Hallgrímskirkja church, Bessastaðir, the official residence of the President of Iceland, and Harpa.
Duration: 8 hours. Departures: 09:00

NORTHERN LIGHTS TOUR

Northern Lights in Iceland are visible during the winter months, from late August to April. essential 3The Northern Lights tour in Iceland takes you to see a spectacular natural phenomenon which happens during the winter months. The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, are caused by the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the North Pole.

The locations visited during the Northern Lights tour vary from day to day depending on weather conditions. Because this tour is weather dependent, sightings are not guaranteed.

However, if you don‘t see any Northern Lights during this tour, you are welcome to join the tour again, free of charge. Please note that indicated return times can vary.

Duration: 3 hours. Departures: 22:00 (25 Aug - 15 Oct & 15 Mar - 15 Apr), 21:00 (16 Oct - 14 Mar), 19:30 (16 Oct - 28 Feb)

GOLDEN CIRCLE TOUR

The Gullfoss and Geysir bus tour takes you on a day trip to see the world-famous Geysir essential 4geothermal area and Gullfoss, the queen of Icelandic waterfalls, as well as Thingvellir National Park.

The Geysir geothermal area boasts spouting springs, including Strokkur, the most active geyser in Iceland. At Gullfoss you are given the opportunity to stand next to the amazing waterfall, watching enormous quantities of water tumble violently into a deep, meandering gorge.

Whether you take the morning or the afternoon tour, you will
spend your time encountering a cross-section of Iceland's natural wonders and geological phenomena at Thingvellir National Park, an area of historical and geological significance.
Duration: 6 hours. Departures: 10:30 & 12:30 Daily (all year)

SOUTH SHORE ADVENTURE

This tour is ideal for nature lovers of all kinds. We take you along the south coast of essential 5Iceland, one of the country’s most scenic regions, as far as Vík, a charming village surrounded by high beautiful bird cliffs.

South Iceland is special for that it is one of the flattest regions on the island. Because of that, most of all grain farming in Iceland is done there. The high mountains to the north, shield the area from the harshest winds from the north.

Among the stops on this tour are at the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. Seljalandsfoss is part of the Seljandsá river, which has its origins in Eyjafjallajökull glacier. What makes Seljalandsfoss so famous and interesting is that you can walk behind it. We recommend you bring either a raincoat or a waterproof coat along if you want to walk behind it. Skógafoss, another famous Icelandic waterfall, is the starting point of the Fimmvörðuháls walk over to Þórsmörk. The waterfall was also used in the films Thor: The Dark World and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

We will also stop at Reynisfjara black sand beach, with the Reynisdrangar rock formations and columnar basalt. It is one of the most spectacular beaches in Iceland but can be dangerous, and we kindly ask our guests not to go too close to the ocean and go by guidelines. Additionally, we will stop by Sólheimajökull and walk up to a small lake which has formed in front of the retreating glacier.

On this tour you will see:

  • Sólheimajökull 
  • Reynisfjara
  • Skógafoss
  • Vík  
  • Reynisdrangar
  • Seljalandsfoss

 

Duration: 10 hours. Departures: 09:00

Wonders of Snæfellsnes National Park

The Snæfellsnes peninsula in West Iceland is almost a miniature version of the island.essential 6 In addition to its characteristic Snæfellsjökull glacier, there are black sandy beaches, bird cliffs, spectacular mountains and volcanic craters. On this tour, we will, for example, stop at the small fishing village Arnarstapi, the ancient fishing village Hellnar, visit Djúpalónssandur beach and pass by the iconic Kirkjufell mountain.

The stunning landscape of the peninsula has captured the imagination of people all over the world, ever since Jules Verne
wrote the famous science fiction novel "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" but the journey begins at Snæfellsjökull glacier.
Duration: 13 hours. Departures: 08:00 Daily (1 June to 30 Sept), Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun (1 Oct-May 31)

BLUE LAGOON EXPERIENCE

The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa in south western Iceland. The spa is located in a nutshelnew 3lava field near Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula, in a location favourable for geothermal power, and is supplied by water used in the nearby Svartsengi geothermal power station.

Get comfortable in the Blue Lagoon, one of the wonders of the world, during your visit to Iceland. Included in the comfort package is an entrance to the Blue Lagoon, silica mud mask, use of a towel and 1st drink of your choice.


What's included?
1. Return bus fare.
2. Admission to the Blue Lagoon
3. Silica Mud Mask.
4. Use of towel.
5. One drink of your choice at the in-water bar.
6. Pick up starts 30 minutes before departure.
7. Drop off is included and is operated according to a predetermined drop off route.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS
1. Pick up from your accommodation starts 30 minutes prior to your nutshelnew 4departure.
2. Departures from Keflavik Airport are in connection with all arriving passengers flights.
3. The Flybus departs from Keflavík Airport 35-40 minutes after each flight arrival.
4. Busses are located right outside the terminal building.
5. If you are arriving late at night or your flight is delayed, don't worry, there will be a Flybus waiting for you.
6. Seats always available
7. Free Wi-Fi on all buses
8. Only takes 45 minutes
9. The transfer to Keflavík International Airport (KEF) takes approximately 45 minutes and most airlines request that passengers check in two hours before departure.

RATE PER PERSON IN EURO.

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INCLUSIONS
1. 5 nights/6 days hotel accommodation incl. breakfast
2. Grand Reykjavik Tour & Whale Watching Cruise (Day tour - 0900am - 8hrs)
3. Northern Lights Tour (night tour-10pm departure - 3 hrs)
4. Golden Circle Tour (Day Tour - 1000am/1230pm - 6 hrs)
5. South Shore Nature Tour (Day Tour - 0900am - 10 hrs)
6. Wonders of Snæfellsnes National Park (Day Tour - 0800am - 12 hrs)
7. Blue Lagoon Comfort Experience (incl entrance, mud mask, beverage & transfers)
8. Return SIC airport transfers

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