4 days from $1,517
- Experience Reykjavik’s awesome nightlife and culture
- Relax and bathe in the thermal waters of the immense Blue Lagoon
- Catch a glimpse of the incredible Northern Lights on a night time tour
- Visit the Golden Circle for spectacular views of Thingvellir National Park
- Go on a fun beer tasting experience in Iceland’s capital
- Make a whole bunch of new friends to enjoy your journey with
Experience one of the most amazing places on Earth on a fun-sized trip that will have you gasping in awe at almost every sight. You’ll be based in the country’s capital, Reykjavik, in the heart of the city, where culture and tradition come together in a sociable setting, usually the pub. You’ll get to enjoy the city’s lively nightlife, have a local beer tasting experience, swim in the Blue Lagoon, see the Northern Lights, and go on a Golden Circle tour, as well as discovering some of the areas best bits for yourself. Go on an Icelandic exploration and prepare to have your breath taken away in what can only be described as nature’s playground.
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Day 1: Arrival
Arriving in beautiful Iceland today, you’ll find your way to your accommodation and, depending on the time you arrive, you’ll either have the chance to explore your surroundings or chill out until meeting your tour guide and the rest of the group. This evening we’ll head out into the heart of Reykjavik to sample some local brews before getting to experience Iceland’s lively nightlife scene – velkominn!
Day 2: Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights
We’ve got a full day of awesome sights arranged for you today. Starting with the incredible Blue Lagoon, we’ll walk the winding pathways through carved lava to the silky blue thermo waters and spend a bit of time relaxing in the warm lagoon. Once we’re suitably prune-like, we’ll head back to our accommodation to layer-up in preparation for tonight’s Northern Lights tour. If we’re lucky we’ll catch the blue-green curtains dancing across the night sky. We can’t guarantee seeing Aurora Borealis, but the tour is a fun experience in itself.
Day 3: Reykjavik & Golden Circle
You’ll have some free time to yourself today, so while you’re in Iceland’s capital, why not get to know the place a little better? Then go on a Golden Circle tour and see the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park for yourself. In the evening, dine out in the city and try some local delicacies.
Please note, if travelling before April 2021 the Golden Circle tour is not included in the programme price, however it can be booked locally for a cost of around 11,000 ISK.
Day 4: Farewell
Day four marks the end of the trip, so if you’re heading home today, say your farewells to the rest of the group and make your way back to the airport any time – there are no planned activities today. If you’re staying on in Iceland for a little longer and aren’t sure what to do with yourself, you can ask your guide for recommendations or to help you book tours and transport.
Please note activities and itineraries are subject to change.
- 3 nights’ accommodation
- 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner
- Beer tasting in Reykjavik
- Blue Lagoon trip
- Tour taking you in search of the Northern Lights
- Golden Circle tour (if travelling after April 2021)
- Knowledgeable tour leader
- Modern coach with free Wi-fi
- 24/7 emergency support
- Airport transfers
- Travel insurance
- Optional activities
3 nights’ accommodation is included in the cost of your trip, where you’ll get to stay in the heart of Reykjavik in a three or four-star quality hotel. Although fairly basic, your hotel will be clean and comfortable and in a great location for getting out into the city to explore. You’ll share a room on a double or triple-share basis with other group members of the same sex, most rooms are en-suite. Let us know if you are travelling with a friend or partner and we’ll make sure you’re in a room together.
You’ll also be provided with breakfast at your hotel each morning, which will consist of typical continental breakfast food, including pastries, toast, cereals, tea, coffee, and fruit juice. Other than a group meal on your first evening, you’ll need to purchase your own food and drinks for the duration of your trip. Reykjavik plays host to hundreds of great little eateries that cater to everyone’s taste, so you’ll never be stuck for somewhere to find a good meal.
You’ll need to arrange your flight to arrive in Reykjavik’s Keflavik International Airport (KEF) in time to get to your welcome meeting between 3pm-4pm on the first day of your itinerary. If you would like to arrive the day before, then we can recommend some places to stay. Your trip ends at approximately 10am on day four of the itinerary and you’re free to depart whenever you like.
The minimum age for this trip is 18 years.
Depending on your nationality, you may require a visa to enter Iceland. It is your responsibility to obtain the relevant visas for travel prior to the departure of the trip. Please note if you are a British passport holder you do not currently need a visa to visit any European countries.
Is It Cold All-year In Iceland?
No. Despite its name and northerly location, Iceland actually reaches comfortable mid to high twenties temperatures in the summer, with chilly winter temperatures being comparable to those in Scotland or northern England. Only in the far north of the country do temperatures plummet to minus 30°C.
What’s The Best Time Of Year To See The Northern Lights In Iceland?
If you’re hoping to catch the Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights, the best time of year to see them in Iceland is from February to March and September to October, although you’ll occasionally catch them between November and January as well. If you go in the summer months though, you’ll be blessed with warmer weather and catching the midnight sun in June, which is surreal.
I'm Planning To Travel On My Own, Will I Be Okay?
Of course! Most of our customers are travelling by themselves, which is why joining a group tour is so great – you’ll meet plenty of others in the same situation and will likely become firm friends by the end of your first day. You'll have an experienced tour guide with you, and you'll always have our 24-hour emergency support if you need any further assistance during your trip.
Due to Covid-19, many of our partners and suppliers across the globe are putting in place new procedures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will adapt and change as the state of travel evolves, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some changes that you may experience on our trips are:
Updated safety & hygiene procedures
Health and safety measures will be adapted by our partners and suppliers, dependent on local laws and restrictions.
Different transport & accommodation
You may find yourself on transport or in accommodation that would not typically be used, such as hostels that are more secluded, or on more private transport. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Most trips include a meeting on arrival with the guide or local team to discuss the trip, and this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. You should arrive in time to attend these briefings.
Emergency support 24/7
We have a UK based 24/7 emergency phone line if you have a genuine urgent matter that you need attending.
Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
We can help answer any questions or concerns you may have before you depart. Whilst travelling the guide or local team on our trips are there to help, and to ensure the smooth running of our trips.
Should you require medical assistance whilst travelling, the local team or guide will be able to help you get to a point of care. Medical facilities and standards can vary across the glove, so you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.
Varying group sizes
To begin with, many trips will run with amended group sizes, so you may find smaller groups than would be typical. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Whilst there may be changes on our trips, it is vital that you make travelling safer for yourself, your travel companions, the local staff and guides, and the people of the country you are visiting. You should follow all local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. In addition, you can help make travel safer by bringing and using your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where appropriate, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing.