Flight + Hotel

If you would like to plan your own dream holiday in Iceland, this is the option for you! We have a large selection of excursions available so that you can choose the activities you like at a time that suits you. Choose which hotel you would like to stay at, how many nights you want to stay, and which flights suit you, as well as your activities once there. Our flexible option lets you tailor make your own journey!

This package includes

  • Return flights to Iceland, including taxes.
  • Optional number of nights in a Reykjavík hotel.
  • Breakfast is included where specified.
  • Personal service from our knowledgably consultants.
  • A 24-page brochure in PDF format from Promote Iceland.
  • Travel protection equivalent to ATOL, through Kammarkollegiet, the Swedish statutory travel protection.

Departures

2017-2018: All year, daily

Direct flights from Belfast (BHD), Bristol (BRS), Edinburgh (EDI), London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR), London Luton (LTN), Glasgow (GLA) and Manchester (MAN). Connecting flights from other airports in the UK also available.

Optional extras available upon booking

• Transfer to and from the airport
• Excursions from Reykjavík
• Car hire
• Cancellation insurance


Price information

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double room. We always give you the best available price for flights, hotels and excursions. Prices vary according to date and season, so it might be a good idea to search several different dates to get the best price.

Fr. 220 £ 2 nights
Oct-Dec fr. £ 220
Jan-Mar 2018 fr. £ 225
Apr-Jun fr. £ 321
Jul-Sep fr. £ 331

Flight + Hotel

Fr. 220 £ 2 nights

Possible addons

Activity
Period
Departures
Length (h)
Price

Blue Ice

(G04)

Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing

Grab the chance to experience a glacier up close and personal! This excursion takes you to the tongue of the glacier Solheimajökull. The raw ice and ragged surface of the glacier is forever changing, and exploring the secrets of a crevasse and the spectacular ice formations is an experience you will never forget. You will be able to try your hand at ice climbing and also pass the beautiful waterfall Skógafoss. An excursion like this remains a dream for many, but can be made reality in Iceland.

Price 2017-2018 |  £ 184


Included: Glacier equipment. Guiding in English. Pick/up from hotel in Reykjavík.
Difficulty rating: 2 out of 5.
Duration: 9 Hours (of which 3 hours hiking/ice climbing).
Period: All year, daily.
Age limit: 14  (smallest European shoe size 35).
Other info: Bring warm and robust clothing, waterproof jacket and trouser, trekking boots, hat and gloves.


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All Year
Daily
9 hours
184

Golden Circle Special by Super Jeep

(F01)

We travel by jeep from Reykjavik and drive east towards the UNESCO world heritage site of Thingvellir national park. The world’s oldest parliament, Alltinget, was assembled here as early as around year 900, and this is also where the European and American continental plates meet. Our journey continues along Thingvallavatn and the mountain road Lyngsdalsheidi on our way to the famous Geysir area, where hot springs gush water into the sky at regular intervals. After a walk among the geysirs and lunch we drive on to the ”golden waterfall” Gullfoss, by many considered Iceland’s most beautiful. From there we continue to Langjökull, Iceland’s second largest glacier, where we stop and embark on a snowmobile or walking adventure on the glacier. We then head back to Reykjavík.

Note! On some winter days, conditions prevent access onto the glacier. The snowmobiling will then be moved to the mountains nearer Reykjavík.

Price 2017-2018 | £ 249


Duration: 8–9 hours.
Period: All year, Monday - Saturday.
Other: Snowmobiling is an optional extra that needs to be booked in advance.


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All year
Daily
8-9 hours
249

Gullfoss and Geysir & Langjökull Snowmobiling

(A11)

Our trip leaves Reykjavík for the majestic Gullfoss, by many considered the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland. The waterfall has two stages and you can get close to the mighty water cascading over the ledges and into the ravine below.

The geothermic springs of Geysir are very near Gullfoss. This area boasts Iceland’s most active geysir, Strokkur. Strokkur regularly bursts its majestic column of hot water into the sky every five minutes, so you will have several opportunities to experience this majestic sight. Stroll amongst bubbling mud puddles and steaming hot springs – and really feel the power of the Earth under your feet.

The UNESCO world heritage site of Thingvellir national park is our next stop. The world’s oldest parliament, Alltinget, was assembled here as early as around year 900, and this is also where the European and American continental plates meet. At Thingvellir the escarpment that is caused by the two plates slowly parting can be seen very clearly.

At last we get even closer to Iceland’s wilderness by snowmobiling on the glacier at Langjökull, Iceland’s second biggest glacier. An exciting one-hour adventure through endless white snowdrifts that will leave memories for life!

Price 2017-2018 | £ 220


Included: Guiding in English. Snowmobile excursion 1 hour; 2 people share one snowmobile. Pick-up from hotel in Reykjavik.
Duration: 10 hours.
Period: All year, daily.
Important! To drive a snowmobile a valid drivers licence is needed. Route for the snowmobile journey varies according to snow conditions.
Age limit: 6 years.
Other info: Lunch is not included.


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All year
Thu-Sun
10 hours
220

Hot Spring Hunt

(G08)

Hiking with Hot Spring Bath

This hiking trip starts at Hveragerði, a village full of flowers and hot springs located in the beautiful Reykjadalur valley. The hot springs poor down the mountain from the Hellisheiði Mountain, making the warm natural streams ideal for bathing in. The valley has an array of different geothermic springs and you can see small gurgling puddles to large vibrating pools of hot water. After bathing we hike back down to Hveragerði.

This half-day trip is suitable for anyone wanting to experience the Icelandic landscape on foot. The weather is of little significance, the experience is even greater if it rains and the wind is blowing!

Price 2017-2018 | £ 108


Included: Hiking for about 4 hours incl. bath. Guiding in English. Pick-up at accommodation in Reykjavík.
Period: All year, daily.
Duration: 6 hours.
Difficulty rating: 2 out of 5.
Age limit: 10.
Other info: No previous experience needed.


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All year
6 hours
108

Iceland in a Nutshell by Super Jeep

(F04)

We leave Reykjavik behind in our jeep and head for the UNESCO world heritage site Thingvellir, where the world’s first parliament met and the continental plates of Europe and North America meet. From there we follow one of Iceland’s highest mountain roads called Kaldidalur (the cold valley) to reach the glacier Langjökull, where we can walk on the ice. Our next stop is the historical lave cave Surtshellir, which in the past used to house the outlaws of Iceland. From there we drive to the waterfall Hraunfossar, which falls into a lake in the green lava field below. The drive continues onto the most powerful geothermic spring in Europe, historically important for Reykjavík and Deildartunguhve, and on our way back to Reykjavík we drive by the beautiful fjord of Hvalfjördur, where the contrasting scenery is amazing.

This day trip is not called ”Iceland in a nutshell” without reason, as it encapsulates the contrasting scenery of Iceland in one trip. In the winter variations may be possible, like walking on the glacier Langjökull to a little village called Borgarnes and then through the underground tunnel in Hvalfjördur in stead of driving through Kaldidalur and Thingvellir.

Price 2017 | £ 270
Price 2018 | £ 249


Duration: 8-9 hours
Period: All year round: daily


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All year
Daily
8-9 hours
249

Inside the Volcano

(L01)

Grab this unique opportunity to enter inside the crater of the Thrihnukagigu volcano.

This is the only place in the world where you can enter a volcano’s magma chamber. The sleeping volcano is a unique natural phenomenon and this experience will open your eyes to a whole new world. This journey is a fascinating one, as after 45-50 minutes (3 km) hike up to the top of the crater you are lowered down to the bottom of it in an open cable lift. The enormous crater has an astonishing array of colours to show you, and the circumference is equal to that of 3 basketball courts!

During the excursion knowledgeable and experienced guides are at your side to ensure your safety.

Price 2017 | aug - sep  £ 340


Includes: Guiding in English. Pick-up from you hotel in Reykjavik. Safety equipment. Traditional Icelandic meat soup (vegetarian alternative available), coffee/tea. Transfer back to Reykjavik.
Duration: 5-6 hours (approximately 40-45 minutes inside the volcano).
Period: 15 May - 30 September. Daily.
Difficulty rating: Moderate, 2-3 out of 5.
Previous experience needed: None. The hike is challenging and not advisable for unfit persons or people with reduced physical abilities.
Age limit: 12
Minimum: 2 people
Other info: Bring warm and comfortable clothing and hiking boots. Jeans and normal trainers are not advisable. Remember that the weather in the mountains can vary significantly form that in town.


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May - Sep
Daily
5 hours
340

Snorkeling in Silfra

(N01)

Snorkelling in Lake Thingvalla

Silfra, a crack in the lava, is one of Iceland’s best-kept secrets. Silfra lies in the heart of Thingvalla, where the world’s oldest parliament met. The crystal clear water will give you a feeling of weightlessness while you float in the gentle current. After an hour of snorkelling we climb out to enjoy a cup of coffee and some light refreshments. Snorkelling in Thingvallavatn is a relaxing and exotic experience most people only get to dream of!

Price 2017 | £ 184


Included: Snorkelling in the Thingvalla lake with intructor. Snorkelling equipment. Guiding in English. Pick-up from hotel in Reykjavík.

Period: All year, daily.
Duration: 4 - 5 hours.
Difficulty rating: 3 out of 5.
Age limit: Min.16 years and Max. 65 years.

Prerequisites
- Medical Statement - to be read and signed by each participant.
- Be at least 150cm tall and not more than 200cm.
​- Weight at least 45kg and not more than 120 kg.
- Be comfortable in water and be able to swim.
- Be physically fit.
- Be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit.
​- Not be pregnant

Other info: This tour is also available as the Diving Silfra Day Tour. Snorkelers and divers can be on tour together. Bring swim wear and a towel, warm wool socks and a change of clothes. During the winter months it can get cold.

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All year
Daily
4 - 5 hours
184

Landmannalaugur and Hekla by Super Jeep

(F05)

We leave Reykjavík and drive east, through the lush farmland of Southern Iceland. The snow-clad top of Hekla, 1491 meters above sea level and Iceland’s most famous volcano, will appear as we drive. Hekla was thought to be the entrance to hell in the middle ages.

The rich vegetation and the lave surroundings create a spectacular and colourful frame for the volcano. Hekla has had outbursts approximately 20 times since Iceland was formed, and we drive up close to the ridge of the lava created by the latest outbreak in 2000. Weather permitting we also drive along the edge of the volcano at around 900 meters for a breathtaking view.

From the base of the volcano we drive along a rough mountain road, over lava fields and past craters. We travel on into Landmannalaugar, where our specially built super jeep takes us over little streams and rivers with ease. We also stop and take a relaxing dip in a warm spring/stream, or for those who don’t want to bath a short stroll in the beautiful surroundings is just as nice.

Leaving the highlands, we visit the explosion crater Ljótipollur, before we drive into the beautiful valley Thjórsárdalur. There is a break for coffee at the mountain hotel Hrauneyjar before we visit the waterfall Hjálparfoss. From there we return to Reykjavík.

Price 2018 | jun - sep £ 283


Duration: 9-10 hours.
Period: 12 june - 30 september, vaying weekdays.
Optional extras: Bathing in the warm springs in Landmannalaugar.


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12 june - 30 september
varying weekdays
9-10 hours
283

Rafting Fun

(G07)

Rafting on River Hvítá

Hvíta is a beautiful and fun-filled river an hours drive outside Reykjavík. For over 20 years this trip has been the most popular adventure activity in Iceland. Hvítá (pronounced Kveetau) is a perfect combination of calm river valleys and gorges and adrenalin pumping white rapids. The rafting stretch is 7 km long, and participants will get an opportunity to do a jump from a cliff on the way.

Nobody should leave Iceland without experiencing the power of the Icelandic river, or without having seen the dramatic riverbed Brúarhlöð on the Hvítá. Lastly, swimming in the glacier rivers of Iceland is also un-missable!

Price 2018 | £ 140


Included: Rafting for 7 km on the river Hvítá. Showers and a sauna are available at base camp. Guiding in English. Pick-up from you hotel in Reykjavík.
Period: 15 May - 15 September, daily at 8:00 AM (excluding Sundays) and 12 PM (daily).
Duration: 7-8 hours.
Difficulty: 2 out of 5.
Age limit: 11.
Optional: Post rafting lamb BBQ.
Other info: No prior experience needed. Bring warm clothing, a sweater that can get wet when rafting, swim wear and a towel.


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May - Sep
Daily
7-8 hours
140

Riding - The Heritage Tour

(C11)

 

A ride taking you over meadows and lava fields. Several old farms on our way help us discover how farming has developed during the last century. The riding paths on this trip are perfect for trying out the Icelandic horse’s special skill of "tølt (ambling), a particular way of moving in between a walk and a trot. After the ride guests are invited into the farm (Eldhestar farm) for a cup of coffee or to try our Icelandic specialities or home baked goods. 

 

Price 2017 | £ 78
Price 2018 | jan - apr £ 78 | may -dec £ 79


Included: 1,5 – 2 hours riding. Pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavík.

Duration: 4,5 – 5 hours.
Period: All year daily at 8.15 AM and 1 PM.
Age restrictions: 7 years old minimum
Other info: Lunch is not included
Note! Helmet and waterproofs are supplied as well as winter overall, rubber boots, socks and gloves in winter.


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All Year
Daily
4,5-5 hours
78

Riding - The Siggi Tour

(C13)

This trip gives you the best we have to offer every day. Depending on the weather, your wishes and your riding ability and experience, we will take a ride of approximately 1.5 – 2 hours in the areas around the Eldhestar farm.

Price 2017-2018 | £ 73


Included: 1,5–2 hours riding. Guiding in English or Scandinavian. Pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavík.

Duration: 4.5 – 5 hours
Period: All year, daily at 8.15 AM and 1 PM
Age limit: Minimum 7 years old.
Other info: Lunch not included.


Note: Pick-up times are approximate times as guests stay at several different venues in Reykjavík. Helmet and waterproofs are supplied as well as winter overall, rubber boots, socks and gloves in winter.


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All Year
Daily
4,5-5 timer
73

The Blue Lagoon

(A18/A19)

The famous Blue Lagoon resembles an oasis in the middle of an area covered in lava just outside Reykjavík. The warm,  geothermically heated and mineral rich water can be enjoyed all year round. The Blue Lagoon gets its water directly from geothermic springs that run over 2000 meters below the surface, thus keeping the temperature at a comfortable 36-39 degrees Celsius whatever the season.

There is also an indoor lagoon and a geothermic sauna in place, should you want a roof over your head, and the water’s naturally active salts and green algae will help you de-stress from the pressure of everyday life. The white KIS-mud gently cleanses and revitalizes your skin, while the blue-green algae nourishes and softens it. The mineral salts have a relaxing and balancing effect for both body and soul

Price 2017 | okt - dec £ 84 (standard entry)

Price 2018 | jan - feb £ 84 (standard entry) | mar - dec £ 98 (comfort entry)


Included: Entry to the Blue Lagoon. Transfer from Keflavík airport to the Blue Lagoon, then onto the hotel in Reykjavík or to Reykjavík Buss Terminal (BSI).
Duration: 3-6 hours
Other info: Not a guided tour.


From Reykjavík bus terminal (BSI) to the Blue Lagoon:

Pick-up from the hotel: 0–30 minutes before departure time.
Transfer arrives at the Blue Lagoon approx. 45 minutes after departure.


From the Blue Lagoon to Reykjavik:

Arrives in Reykjavik approx. 45 minutes after departure.


From Keflavík airport to the Blue Lagoon:

Arrives at the Blue Lagoon approx. 20 minutes after departure.


From the Blue Lagoon to Keflavík airport:

Arrives Keflavík airport approx. 20 minutes after departure.

 


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All year
Daily, see schedule
3-6 hours
84

The Golden Circle

(A01)

The trip around "The Golden Circle" is an Icelandic classic where you get to experience some of the countrie's most famous attractions all in one day. Explore the natural phenomenon like the hot springs at Geysir, and the mighty waterfall Gullfoss.

Our first stop is Gullfoss, "the golden waterfall", which is by many judged as the most beautiful in Iceland. The waterfall has two stages, and it's possible to get close up to the mighty water cascading over the ledges into the ravine below.

The geothermic springs of Geysir are very near Gullfoss. This area boasts Iceland’s most active geysir, Strokkur. Strokkur regularly bursts its majestic column of hot water into the sky every five minutes, so you will have several opportunities to experience this majestic sight. Stroll amongst bubbling mud puddles and steaming hot springs – and really feel the power of the Earth under your feet.

The UNESCO world heritage site of Thingvellir national park is our next stop. The world’s oldest parliament, Alltinget, was assembled here as early as around year 900, and this is also where the European and American continental plates meet. At Thingvellir the escarpment that is caused by the two plates slowly parting can be seen very clearly. After this visit we return to Reykjavík.

Price 2017-2018 | £ 61


Included: Guiding in English, (also Scandinavian on Fridays). Entry to Geysir museum. Pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavík. 
Duration: 8 hours.
Period: All year, daily.
Other info: Lunch is not included but there will be a stop for lunch.


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All year
Daily
8 hours
61

The Golden Circle & Fontana Steam Bath

(A13)

We leave Reykjavík and head for the majestic Gullfoss, "the golden waterfall", which is by many judged as the most beautiful in Iceland. The waterfall has two stages, and it's possible to get close up to the mighty water cascading over the ledges into the ravine below.

The geothermic springs of Geysir are very near Gullfoss. This area boasts Iceland’s most active geysir, Strokkur. Strokkur regularly bursts its majestic column of hot water into the sky every five minutes, so you will have several opportunities to experience this majestic sight. Stroll amongst bubbling mud puddles and steaming hot springs – and really feel the power of the Earth under your feet.

The UNESCO world heritage site of Thingvellir national park is our next stop. The world’s oldest parliament, Alltinget, was assembled here as early as around year 900, and this is also where the European and American continental plates meet. At Thingvellir the escarpment that is caused by the two plates slowly parting can be seen very clearly.

After all these wonderful sights you are escorted down to the beach to a natural steam bath. The newly renovated Laugar Fontana blends natural steam rooms with baths in a complimenting manner to make up a unique and natural spa experience. You really get up close to the natural geothermic springs her, as craters are in-built in the floor of the steam room. Guests can see, hear and smell the natural hot springs, as well as enjoy the heat from them.

Price 2017-2018 | £ 102


Included: Coach transfers,guide, entry to outdoor spa with geothermic bath. Pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavík 30 minutes prior to departure. As the coach is large, pick-up/drop off might not happen directly in front of your hotel due to narrow streets.
Period: All year, daily.
Duration: 9 hours (approximately 1 hour at the Fontana Steam bath)


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All year
Daily
9 hours
102

The Northern Lights Tour

(A08)

The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, are a spectacular multi –coloured natural phenomenon that often dances across the Arctic sky.  On this trip we leave the lights of the city behind to go into the countryside to hunt for the Northern Lights. The destination for the trip varies according to weather conditions and the most favourable conditions for seeing the lights. Northern lights are caused by particles from the sun being flung out into the space, so called solar winds and clouds. These clouds assemble near the poles and when these clouds of electromagnetic particles collide with the gasses in the Earths atmosphere, the mystical lights of the Aurora Borealis are created. Particular weather conditions lend themselves to spotting Northern Lights more easily, usually on very clear, calm and cold evenings. The excursion will not run if the weather does not permit.

Price 2017-2018 | £ 37


Included: Guiding in English. Pick-up from hotel in Reykjavík.
Duration: 3 hours.
Period:  28 Aug - 14 Apr. Daily.
Other info: The destination of the trip depends on the weather.


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28 aug - 15 apr
Daily
3 hours
37

U-drive Golden Circle

(K02)

Departure from Reykjavík. Today you get the chance to visit the main nature sights of Iceland. The most famous nature sites in the route called Golden Circle are Þingvellir National Park, Geysir hot spring and Gullfoss waterfall. You will also have the opportunity to visit Skálholt Church and Kerið volcanic crater. During this circle you will also travel along the snowy cowered highland track Kjölur. When driving the Golden Circle with some highland twist you have the chance of visiting Fontana Spa at Laugarvatn and try snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier. Remember to pack your swimsuits! The last stop of the day is at Hveragerði hot spring village in the south.

Price 2017 |  £ 874 (package for up to 7 persons)
Price 2018 | jan - may £ 874 | jun - sep £ 948 | oct - dec £ 874 (package for up to 7 persons)


Included: Pick-up and drop-off, GPS coordinates with handpicked scenic routes, booklet with detailed itineraries and Super CDW, lowers self-risk to EUR 500.- per vehicle. Driving distance during the day is approx. 450 km

Not included: Fuel and instructor

Period: 
All year, daily.

Duration: 10-11 hours.
Difficulty rating: 2 out of 5.
Minimum: 2 people.
Vehicle: ISAK 4x4 modified Land Rover Defender with 38-inch tyres, air compressor, VHF long range radio, snorkel and all the extras to venture deep into Icelandic highlands. Fits 7 people without luggage or 5 people with luggage,

Note: Valid driver´s licence and minimum age 25 for driving/renting. 
Program can change due to unforeseen road - or weather changes. The distance driven on the tour and the time you spend on it is of course based on how much and for how long you stop during the day. We recommend that you start the tour early in the morning to use the day.

Other info: Bring warm clothing, water proof jacket and trousers, hat gloves and good trekking boots.


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U-drive Golden Circle
All year
Daily
10-11 hours
874

UnderWorld

(G09)

Lava Caving Adventure

Delve into a hidden world under the lava on the surface near Bláfjöll; only 25 minutes drive from Reykjavík. To walk beneath the surface of the Earth in the lava caves and tunnels is an extraordinary experience. You will be able to see magical rock formations from the latest volcanic eruptions, and in the winter the caves are filled with sparkling icicles of all shapes and sizes. - An unforgettable sight. The experience involves some crawling to get underneath the surface, so bring suitable shoes/boots and gloves. This underworld journey is an adventure if you are not afraid of the dark and want to get a real insight into how Iceland was formed.

Price 2017-2018 | £ 73


Included: Helmet with head torch. Guiding in English. Pick up from hotel in Reykjavík.
Duration: 2–3 hours.
Period: Year round: daily, 1 PM.
Difficulty rating: Easy, 2 out of 5
Age limit: 10 years old.
Minimum: 2 persons.
Other info: Bring warm and robust clothing, waterproof jacket and trousers, hat, gloves and good trekking boots.


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All year
Tue/Fri/Sun
2-3 hours
73

Whale Watching

(E01)

Few places compare to Iceland when it comes to spectacular scenery and wildlife. Several types of whale and dolphin have their natural habitat along the coast of Iceland. Their graceful movements on the surface, their jumps and spectacular dives can be observed just a short boat ride away from Reykjavík. Board the catamaran Hafsulan in Reykjavík for a spectacular wildlife experience. Our aim is to get really close to dolphins, minke whales and hump back whales, but also the killer whales (orcas). If the conditions are right, there is also a possibility we might see the World’s biggest animal, the blue whale.

Price 2017-2018 | £ 76


Included: Boat trip with professional guiding in English. Pick-up from Reykjavík. 
Duration: 3 hours.
Pickup (optional): 45-15 minutes before departure.
Period: All year, daily.


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All year
Daily
3 hours
76

Whale Watching & Rafting

(G10)

Our adventure starts at sea in the unforgettable world of whales and seabirds. Our vessel starts off from the old port of Reykjavík and will transport you to the natural habitat of the whales in just 20 minutes. Several different species of whale can usually be spotted, including minke whales, white beaked dolphins, porpoise, and hump back whales. Occasionally the majestic fin whales and sei whales will grace us with their presence, as do killer whales (orcas) from time to time. Birds like gannets, guillemot, cormorants, kittiwakes, arctic terns and many more also follow us. Our journey takes us past several islands where the famous puffins have colonies – an excellent chance to get that perfect photograph.

On for more adventure on the River Hvíta. This river is beautiful and fun-filled and an hours drive outside Reykjavík. For over 20 years this trip has been the most popular adventure activity in Iceland. Hvítá (pronounced Kveetau) is a perfect combination of calm river valleys and gorges and adrenalin pumping white rapids. The rafting stretch is 7 km long, and participants will get an opportunity to do a jump from a cliff on the way.

Nobody should leave Iceland without experiencing the power of the Icelandic river, or without having seen the dramatic riverbed Brúarhlöð on the Hvítá. Lastly, swimming in the glacier rivers of Iceland is also un-missable!

Price 2017 | jun - sep £ 206


Included: 3 hour whale safari outside Reykjavík and 7 km rafting on the River Hvítá, sauna and hot tub at the end. Guiding in English.
Duration: 11 hours.
Period: 15 May - 15 September, daily. Pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavík is possible (+ £3).
Difficulty rating: 2 out of 5.
Age limit: 11 for the trip with rafting, 10 for the first half.
Optional: Lamb BBQ (after rafting).
Other info: No previous experience needed. Bring warm and robust clothing, waterproof jacket and trousers, a warm sweater (wool/fleece), swimwear and a towel.


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May - Sep
Daily
11 hours
206

Selected hotels

Hótel Fron

A nice, bright apartment hotel with good facilities. The hotel is centrally located in Reykjavík along the main shopping street Laugarvegur.
Traveler rating 4,4 of 5
Hotel Rezidor Park Inn***

Hotel Island

Rezidor Park Inn Island is located is located in the new shopping area of Reykjavík which is walking distance from the centre of town. Near the hotel are many opportunities for recreation. Wireless Internet - connection available throughout the hotel.
Traveler rating 4,3 of 5

Hótel Plaza

A good 3 star hotel in Reykjavík, with a relaxed atmosphere, decent service and a very good central location.
Traveler rating 4,2 of 5

Hótel Arnarhvoll

A 3 star modern hotel, slightly dark, with a spectacular view over Reykjavik`s Northern coastline. The hotel has a buffet restaurant on the top floor, and also offers its own relax and sauna area.
Traveler rating 4,4 of 5

Hótel Reykjavik Marina

The hotel is located on Reykjavík`s waterfront a stones throw away from the town’s attractions, and offers friendly service. The hotel has 180 rooms and is decorated in a fresh, colourful and distinctive style.
Traveler rating 4,0 of 5

Hótel Reykjavik Natura

A classic and excellent hotel close to Reykjavík`s domestic airport, half way between the centre of town and its new quarter. The charming green Øskjuhlid is situated right by the hotel.
Traveler rating 4,3 of 5

Hótel Reykjavik Centrum

A charming and newly renovated hotel with heritage as far back as the 18th century. The hotel opened in 2005 and is situated along one of Reykjvík`s oldest street and is close to its most central attractions.
Traveler rating 4,5 of 5

Hótel Radisson SAS 1919

Hotel 1919 opened in 2005 in one of Raykjavík`s most beautiful old buildings. As well as accommodation, the hotel features a bar to relax with a drink in the evening, or you can enjoy modern international cuisine in its restaurant Salt.
Traveler rating 4,6 of 5

Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

High quality modern hotel, with a cosmopolitan atmosphere and good service. The hotel’s first floor is home to the exclusive spa and gym, where you can enjoy the hot tub, sauna and training facilities.
Traveler rating 4,6 of 5
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