The South and West - 6 days / 5 nights

City Break Package

The South and West - 6 days / 5 nights

City Break Package

This tour package is a great combination of the most popular day tours from Reykjavik where you will visit the amazing highlights of both the South part of Iceland and the West. This tour package is available all year. If you are going to visit Iceland in winter you can add a Northern Lights tour to the package.

DP03 Map

DP03 Map

AVAILABLE:
All year

DURATION:
6 days / 5 nights

DEPARTURES:
Daily

TOUR ID:
DP03

Included

    A return transfer between Keflavik international airport and your hotel or nearest Bus Stop in Reykjavik
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    Accommodation for 5 nights in Reykjavik including breakfast. Check in time at most hotels is early to mid afternoon. If you arrive early morning, you may not be able to check in immediately on arrival.
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    Golden Circle bus tour
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    Entrance fee to the Secret Lagoon
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    Glacier Lagoon bus tour
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    Entrance fee to FlyOver Iceland
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    Whale Watching tour
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    Snaefellsnes bus tour
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    Taxes and service fee
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Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival


Please note that Extra nights can be added to the package upon request.

Upon arrival at Keflavik airport a Flybus transfer is included to your chosen accommodation in Reykjavik. You will be free for the rest of the day to explore Reykjavik, visit museums, landmarks etc. Downtown Reykjavik offers excellent restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs.

Day 2. Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon


Combining the Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon, this breathtaking tour takes you on a wondrous journey through Icelands staggeringly raw beauty and ends with the ultimate Icelandic indulgence: a luxurious soak in a geothermal pool under the open sky. Go on a journey that brings you the experiences of walking among geologic marvels, witnessing an erupting hot spring, discovering a magnificent waterfall and unwinding in an outdoor geothermal pool.

Þingvellir National Park is located in a rift valley where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet. It is a site of great historical, geological and cultural significance and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Þingvellir is the birthplace of the Althing Icelands parliament founded in 930 AD where the nations most powerful leaders would meet to decide on legislation and carry out brutal Viking age justice.

The tour continues across an area of picturesque scenery to the mighty Gullfoss waterfall. Once there, you can take several paths around the two tiers of cascading water to explore several vantage points. Extra time is allotted at this location for a lunch break at Gullfoss Cafe where food is available for purchase.

Next up is the home of The Great Geysir hot spring, which all geysers are named after. This area is an impressive collage of bubbling mud pools, hissing steam vents, and colourful algae deposits. Strokkur geyser puts on quite the show every few minutes blasting boiling water high up into the air.

Just off the Golden Circle is the Secret Lagoon, a spring-fed pool located near the charming village of Flúðir in South Iceland. Mineral rich geothermal waters from nearby hot springs stay at a steady temperature of 38° to 40°C, making the Secret Lagoons water perfect for bathing and relaxation.

Over the years, the Secret Lagoon, or Gamla Laugin as it was referred to by the villagers, has been part of the local culture that is keeping alive the uniquely authentic experience of Icelandic open-air geothermal bathing.

The Secret Lagoon offers neat and clean locker rooms, showers and changing facilities, as well as a small bar and dining area. Boardwalks and footpaths surround the pool enable guests to explore the small hot springs and other geothermal features in the immediate area. After 2 hours of enjoying the Secret Lagoons miraculous waters we return to Reykjavik, rejuvenated and refreshed.

Day 3. Glacier Lagoon Tour


The Glacier lagoon is one of the longer day tours but it is most certainly worth the drive. Located on the south east part of the island the glacier lagoon is a stunning force of nature which is fed from the largest glacier in Iceland, Vatnajökull.

As the ice breaks away from the melting glacier it drifts through the lagoon and towards the ocean which creates a very unique landscape that is constantly moving and shifting. We will also have some time during the drive to visit additional famous stops on the south coast including the mysterious Seljalandsfoss waterfall that you can walk behind and the small fishing village of Vík.

When all our guests are aboard we will begin our drive along the southern coast of Iceland.

You will pass by views of the black sand beaches, glaciers and lava fields that make up the dramatic landscape of the area.

Our first destination is the Glacier lagoon itself and once we arrive you will have a variety of activities to choose from.

You may want to take a short boat ride across the lagoon - summer season only, tickets are available for purchase on the bus. You could take a walk down to the diamond beach and witness the contrast between the glistening Ice and the black sands or for those who want to learn a little more about the area there is also a fantastic visitors centre that will give you all the essentials.

When our time at the lagoon comes to an end we will head back along the south coast again, but our exploration is far from over and we still have plenty to show you. There is also the village of Vík to see, a small fishing village with only 300 inhabitants. We will also take time to stop and see the amazing waterfall of Seljalandsfoss.

Day 4. FlyOver Iceland and Whale Watching


FlyOver Iceland is a unique experience. The ride utilizes state-of-the-art technology to give you the feeling of flight. You will hang suspended, feet dangling, before a 20 meter spherical screen while the film whisks you away on an exhilarating journey across Iceland. Special effects, including wind, mist and scents, combine with the rides motion to create an unforgettable experience.

Before the flight-ride experience, a pre-ride shows explore the roles of nature, time and humankind on this remarkable island. From volcanoes and glaciers to Vikings, trolls and more, it is a powerful experience.

Before your flight begins, you will be immersed in the magic of Iceland. Flight guides and resident troll Sú Vitra will lead you through two unique adventures that will ignite your imagination with stories of Iceland, it is people and the natural forces at work.

At 13:00 you will go on a Whale Watching boat tour from the old harbor to enjoy 3 hours at sea with expert crew and specially trained naturalists in search for the whales and wildlife of Reykjavik. The city view and landscape of the bay is also not to be missed and adds that something special to the experience.

Onboard you will find several outdoor viewing platforms, an indoor saloon with large wide-range windows, a cafeteria where you can buy light refreshments, toilet facilities and a cloak room where you can borrow our blankets and overalls for the duration of the tour. You can stay outside in the fresh air but you are also welcome to settle inside the heated lounge and observe the views from within. The excellent naturalists will give a commentary throughout and explain the sights and encounters as we go and the crew is happy to answer any questions you may have along the way.

The most common species encountered on our tours are the minke whales, humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. Occasionally we see other species such as killer whales, fin whales, sei whales and long-finned pilot whales, although they are not as common.

Please note: This is a wildlife excursion and as such we can never guarantee or predict sightings of any kind.

You have the rest of the day free.

Day 5. Snæfellsnes National Park


Snæfellsnes is a beautiful peninsula that divides the west coast of Iceland into two large bays, namely Faxaflói and Breiðafjörður. Snæfellsnes offers a choice of recreational activities. A guided bus tour to the famous and magnificent Snæfellsjökull glacier at the tip of the peninsula. Nature lovers will enjoy the spectacular landscapes of the peninsula and rich bird life during summer.

This tour takes you west from Reykjavik on a scenic route to Borgarfjördur and the village of Borgarnes where a short stop will be made for refreshments.

Shortly after entering Snæfellsnes peninsula, by Ytri-Tunga Farm you will get a chance to spot local wildlife at the beach which is home to a seal colony and variety of sea birds.

Next up is a visit to the idyllic Arnarstapi village where you will take a walk to view the extraordinary landscape along the precipitous shoreline and where a break will be made for lunch.

After lunch the tour continues to Djúpalónssandur, a tranquil, black-pebbled beach that offers beautiful views out to the sea and fascinating history that lies in the Snæfellsjökull National Park, close to where Jules Verne located his entrance for the Journey to the Centre of the Earth.

Leaving Djúpalónssandur you will travel past striking landscapes to the north coast of Snæfellsnes peninsula to Grundarfjördur fishing village. Surrounded by exceptionally beautiful mountains Grundarfjörður is home to one of the peninsulas most iconic and photographed landmarks, the symmetrical mountain Kirkjufell that towers 1500 ft. up from the shoreline.

Out of Grundarfjörður the route lies across Berserkjahraun lava fields that according to Viking legends was where two Swedish Berserks forged Icelands first road and over to the south side of the peninsula through Vatnaleið pass.

Day 6. Departure


A Flybus transfer from your hotel or a nearby Bus Stop to Keflavík airport.

ACCOMMODATION

Cat 1

Cat 1

Rooms in guesthouses with shared facilities but sometimes with washbasins in the rooms. Breakfast is included.

Cat 2

Cat 2

Rooms in guesthouses or hotels with private shower or bath and WC. Breakfast is included.

Cat 3

Cat 3

Rooms in the highest quality accommodation available with private shower or bath and WC. Breakfast is included.

Useful Information: Here you will find other information for this tour.


Early morning arrival: Check in time at hotels is usually between 14:00 - 16:00. If you arrive early morning, you may not be able to check in immediately on arrival.

To enter FlyOver Iceland, children must be at least 102cm - 40 feet tall. Children must be accompanied by an adult or guardian 14 years or older.

Minimum age: 8 years

We are able to customize a City Break package for you if you want another combination of Day Tours

Days can be added before and / or after if your arrival and departure does not fit the itinerary of this tour. Additional day tours can be added for the additional day/s.

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