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Blue lagoon Iceland
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Southern Iceland

4-5 Nights Fr. £648

All year
4-5 Nights
Fr. £648

01 Okt-31 Dec   fr. £ 648

01 Jan-31 Mar   fr. £ 679

01 Apr-14 May   fr. £ 777

15 May-30 Sep  fr. £ 879


A fully packed trip for those with limited time, which lets you experience the wild and fascinating Icelandic landscape. Hiring a car makes it easy to access cascading waterfalls, black lava beaches, vast glaciers and of course natural hot springs.

Driving distance: 980 km

Day 1: Arrival to Iceland-Blue lagoon - Hveragerdi
Day 2: Hveragerdi - Hella/Hvolsvöllur - Kirkjubæjarklaustur.
Day 3: Kirkjubæjarklaustur - Vatnajökull - Kirkjubæjarklaustur - Vík.
Day 4: Vík - Golden cirle - Reykjavík.
Day 5: Hometrip (4N) or day for your own adventure in Reykjavík.
Day 6: Hometrip (5N).

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.

 

package highlights:

Black lava beaches in Reynisfjara
The Golden Circle
The waterfall Seljandsfoss
Bath in the Blue lagoon

Package includes

package includes:

Flights to/from Iceland including tax and luggage.
4/5 nights accommodation (1/2 nights in Reykjavík, 3 nights outside).
Hire car for 4/5 days inc. unlimited mileage and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) insurance.
Detailed route description, inc. tips for activities along the way.
Detailed road map of Iceland (1:500 000).
24-hour access to service hotline in Iceland.
Personal service from our knowledgably consultants.
Travel protection equivalent to ATOL, through Kammarkollegiet, the Swedish statutory travel protection.

add ons:

• Hire car – The package price is based on a Hyundai I10 (5-doors) or similar. Other car types available.
• Accommodation – Choose between accommodation with shared shower/WC facilities, and hotel rooms with a private bathroom/WC.
Entry to the Blue Lagoon (must be booked in advance).
• Cancellation insurance if illness occurs.

Pay on spot:

Upon collection of the hire car at Keflavik Airport an airport fee of approximately £30, - is payable.
Petrol prices are similar to those in the UK.

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.

Day description

Day
Day 1

The Blue Lagoon – Hveragerdi

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You arrive at Keflavík airport in the morning or afternoon and pick up you hire car from here. Kick off your Iceland Holiday by taking a dip in the world famous Blue Lagoon straight from the airport (must be booked in advance). The Lagoon is like a crystal blue oasis in the midst of barren lava landscapes on the way from the airport to Reykjavík, and gets its water from springs over 2000 metres below the surface of the Earth. Enjoy the warm (36-39° Celsius) and mineral rich water in the outdoor pool, or make use of the geothermic indoor pool, sauna and restaurant as well.

Reenergised from bathing in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon, make your way to your hotel in Hveragerdi for your first night in Iceland.

Day
Day 2

Hveragerdi - Hella/Hvolsvöllur – Kirkjubæjarklaustur

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After breakfast at your hotel, leave the capital city and travel south following road no 1 (riksveg 1). You will pass through the towns Hveragerdi, Selfoss and Hella. East of Hvolsvöllur you will reach the two waterfalls Seljandsfoss and Skógafoss, two stops not to be missed. At Skógar you will also find a museum giving interesting insights into how Icelandic people lived in the past as well as in current times. You can also explore the glacial tongue Solheimajökull and the bird cliffs of Dyrhólaey, where many migrating sea birds nest, among them the famous puffins during spring and summer.

The black lava beaches on the South Coast are renowned, and you can take a walk along the Reynishverfi beach or on the little beach in the village Vik. Be careful when walking too close to the waves, their powerful pull can easily drag a person out to sea!

After Vik you pass through the black sand dessert Mýrdalssandur and later the enormous lave field Eldhrayn, which was formed during the big volcanic outbreak in 1783. You later arrive at Kirkjubæjarklaustur, a small town in beautiful surroundings. You can stop here to take a look at the so-called ”church floor”, formed by strange basalt cliff formations reminiscent of a lime floor and situated just east of town. Overnight stay in or nearby Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

Day
Day 3

Kirkjubæjarklaustur - Vatnajökull - Klaustur - Vík

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Start you third day by driving to the area at the foot of the Vatnajökull glacier. On the way west you can see Dverghamrar, a belt of basalt columns a few kilometres from Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Continue east from here over Skeidarásandur, a wonderful viewpoint with views over Europe’s larges glacier, Vatnajökull.

Past this wide stretch of dessert is Skaftefell National park, a beautiful area resting at the foot of the Vatnajökull glacier known for its unique natural flora and lush green vegetation, like an oasis between the black desert and the glacier. There are a number of walking paths you can take from here, for example through the park to the beautiful Svartifoss waterfall, or to the edge of the glacial tongue Skaftafell. Further east you get he the magical glacial lagoon Jökulsárlon, where enormous icebergs released from the glacier float in the still blue water. It is possible to take a boat trip of 30-40 minutes here to get right in between the icebergs.

Drive back via Kirkjubæjarklaustur to Vík or nearby, where you stay overnight.

Day
Day 4

Vik - Gyllene Cirkeln - Reykjavík

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During today you will visit some of the most famous and interesting attractions Iceland has to offer. Follow road no 1 through Hella until you pass the river Thjórsá, and then continue on in the direction of Fludir. If there is enough time and you are interested we recommend a visit to the volcanic crater Kerið as well as the historically important Skálholt.

From there continue on to the world famous geothermic area of Geysir, where Strokkur, the most active of the geysers, has regular outbreaks every 5 minutes. Close by the Geyser area is the majestic waterfall Gullfoss, ”the golden waterfall”, many described as Iceland’s most beautiful. Next stop is Þingvellir national park, an area interesting both historically and due to its fascinating geology, as it’s the meeting point of the North American and European continental plates. Overnight stay in Reykjavík.

Day
Day 5

Return home (4n) or extra day in Reykjavík.

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Breakfast at the hotel. Return either early in the morning or in the afternoon. You drive from Reykjavík to Keflavík Airport (approximately 45 minutes) and leave the car at the airport when departing.

If you have chosen to extend your trip by an extra night then you will have some extra time to explore the most northerly capital city in the world. Stroll around town and discover an array of restaurants, cafés and cosy shopping streets. Culture vultures will find that the city offers a wide range of museums to explore. The evening can be spent tucked away in a cosy pub or throwing some moves on a rocking dance floor. Reykjavík is known for its buzzing night life.

Day
Dag 6

Return home (5n)

Return flights either early in the morning or in the afternoon. Drive from Reykjavík to Keflavík airport (approx. 45 mins) and leave the car there in connection with your return flight.

Rental cars

HL
Doors
Persons
Luggage
Transmission
Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10
highland: No
5 doors
4 persons
1 luggage
Manual transmission
Toyota Yaris Sedan
Toyota Yaris Sedan
highland: No
5 doors
4 persons
2 luggage
Automatic/Manual transmission
Skoda Octavia Sedan
Skoda Octavia Sedan
highland: No
5 doors
5 persons
3 luggage
Automatic/Manual transmission
Skoda Octavia Station Wagon
Skoda Octavia Station Wagon
highland: No
5 doors
5 persons
5 luggage
Automatic/Manual transmission
Dacia Duster 4WD
Dacia Duster 4WD
highland: No
5 doors
4 persons
4 luggage
Automatic/Manual transmission
Ford Galaxy
Ford Galaxy
highland: No
5 doors
7 persons
2 luggage
Manual transmission
Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4WD
Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4WD
highland: Yes
5 doors
5 persons
5 luggage
Automatic transmission

Accommodation standards

You can choose between two different types of accommodation on this trip. If you book two or more rooms then they will all need to be of the same type.  

Room with shared shower/bathroom

Without

If you choose this option, you will stay at a guest house, farm-stay or basic hotel. Breakfast will be served at all accommodation types. The guest houses usually have a shared common room and often also offer a small restaurant and bar. The hotels usually have their own restaurants where you can order food à la carte. Most of the hotels and guest houses offer free Wi-Fi.

The rooms do not have their own shower/bathroom, but do have a washbasin with hot and cold water. Shower and bathroom facilities are shared with other guests. Beds are made and the rooms are furnished with a wardrobe, chairs and table.

    

Room with private shower and toilet

With

If you choose this option, you will stay at a three-star hotel or a better guest house. All the forms of accommodation serve breakfast and many have their own restaurant and sometimes also a bar. The hotels usually offer an à la carte option. Most of the hotels and guest houses offer free Wi-Fi.  

The rooms have their own bathroom with a shower or bath. Beds are made and the rooms are furnished with a wardrobe, chairs, table, telephone, radio and TV.  

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