01 Jan-31 Mar fr. £ 620
01 Apr-14 May fr. £ 620
15 May-30 Sep fr. £ 725
01 Oct-31 Dec fr. £ 600
A varied trip that takes you to Iceland’s greatest and most classic sights and attractions. You spend the first night in cosy Reykjavík and on the second day you will get to experience some of the country’s incredible natural phenomena, such as the hot springs at Geysir and the mighty Gullfoss Waterfall. On the third day you will have some free time in the morning to explore before taking a revitalising dip in the warm and mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon. Over the following days you can choose between some of our exciting excursions or simply relax in Reykjavík on your own. You can find more detailed information about the trip in the itinerary further down this page.
Departure: 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.
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Arrival in Iceland and an evening in Reykjavík
Departure from the UK in the morning or afternoon. Flight time to Iceland is three hours. Transfer will be waiting for you upon arrival to take you to Reykjavík, where you will have a free evening to explore at your leisure.
If the weather is good and you feel like a bit of fresh air after your travels, we recommend taking a walk or bike ride along the seafront. The Eidis route is a popular stretch that offers great views of the presidential residence Bessastadir and Mount Keilir with its characteristic tips. Another popular route goes along Saebraut, where you can enjoy great views of Mount Esja to the north and central Reykjavík to the south. If you’re lucky enough to be here on a clear winter’s night, then you may even catch a glimpse of the spectacular northern lights. They can be seen more clearly when you are a good bit away from the glow of the city.
After your walk, why not charge your batteries for tomorrow’s excursion, perhaps with a hearty meal in one of the city’s luxury restaurants? Ask us if you want any tips on the best places to eat!
The Golden Circle
Explore some of the natural wonders Iceland has to offer. We travel to the mighty waterfall Gullfoss, by many described as the most beautiful in Iceland. Nearby we also get to enjoy the Strokkuk Geysir, which erupts every 5-8 minutes, throwing mighty cascades of water into the air. On our way back to Reykjavík we stop at Þingvellir national park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is where the first European parliament was formed in 930, as well as being the meeting point of the European and North American continental plates.
Free time and the Blue Lagoon in the evening
On this day you will be free to do whatever you like in the morning and afternoon. Spend an entire day in Reykjavík exploring the city or go on an excursion in the local area. If you decide to stay in Reykjavík then a visit to Hallgrímskirkja Church is a must. From its high position in central Reykjavík, this unique church can be seen from all over the city and the surrounding areas. With its 70 metre tower, this church is the tallest building in Iceland.
Or if you prefer to get out into nature then there is no shortage of natural wonders to explore within day-trip distance. Check the bottom of this page for a list of optional activities and excursions that have been recommended especially for this trip.
After a day of adventures, you can spend a relaxing evening in the fabled Blue Lagoon – an oasis in the middle of a lava field just 50 minutes away from Reykjavík. The Blue Lagoon is an outdoor pool with water that comes directly from geothermal sources as deep as 2000 metres and which maintains a constant and comfortable temperature of 36–39° all year round. The site also boasts an indoor lagoon and a geothermal sauna. If you want, you can book a short massage treatment to really round things off perfectly before returning to your hotel feeling totally reinvigorated both inside and out.
If you have chosen a three-night trip then you will be travelling home today. You will be picked up at your hotel in good time before the departure time of your flight.
If you have chosen to extend your trip then today will be another exciting day to make your own discoveries. If you spent yesterday in the spa or around the town, then perhaps you might be tempted by a little more adventure today – or why not start the day with a spot of whale watching? Reykjavík is the departure point for lots of whale watching tours with daily departures. The best time for this activity is from June to August but the excursion is popular all year round. We promise you there’s nothing like the special feeling you get watching these magnificent giants of the ocean up close.
Another option for today is to head out on a glacier hike. From Reykjavík you can either hire a car and drive yourself or you can join a tour and head out for a hike on the glacier tongue of Solheimajökull. In addition to an exciting hike with mighty views and deep ice fissures to explore, the route also offers up black lava beaches, dramatic mountain peaks and some of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. Check the bottom of this page for a list of optional activities and excursions that we recommended especially for this trip.
If you have chosen a four-night trip then you will be travelling home today. You will be picked up at your hotel in good time before the departure tine of your flight.
If you have chosen to extend your trip even further then today will be yet another day of adventure and discovery on the fantastic island of Iceland. How about seizing the opportunity to do something that many people only dream of – namely a horseback tour atop some gorgeous Icelandic horses! From Reykjavík you have a wide variety of great riding tours offering pick-up from the city. Choose from short and simple rides to longer and more demanding routes for experienced riders.
Or if you’d prefer to swap the horse for something with even more horsepower, why not head out on a Super Jeep Safari to round off the trip on your last day before returning home? Check the bottom of this page for a list of optional activities and excursions that we recommended especially for this trip.
Today it is time to go home even for those of you who have opted for five nights in Iceland. You will be picked up at your hotel in good time before the departure time of your flight.
Here are some of the optional extras you can select for this particular trip. We’ve hand-picked these activities for you to choose from so that you can make sure your trip is perfectly suited to you and your company. You’ll find everything from high-octane adventures through to more tranquil excursions. Take a closer look at the options you are most interested in and then add your selections when booking.