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Take a short summer break at the vibrant city of Reykjavík. From fishing like a local in the Faxaflói Bay to snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier, in-depth explorations of the stunning Golden Circle to swimming in the Blue Lagoon – uncover the best of Iceland!

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3ReykjavíkHallgrimskirkja Cathedral, Laugavegur Street, Street ArtSkuggi Hotel, Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre

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  • Adventure
  • Landscape
  • Relaxation
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Make your own way to the Reykjavík airport and pick up your rental car

Drive yourself from Reykjavík Airport to Reykjavík in your rental car (Duration: 1 hr)

Reykjavík

2 Nights

Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, is a city surrounded by incredible landscapes and boasting world-class museums, colorful houses, and a dynamic nightlife! A great base for exploring Iceland’s natural wonders, the city has a vibrant cultural and design scene with many art galleries, restaurants, cafes, bars, and live music establishments.

Included Activities

Group Sea Fishing Experience in Faxaflói Bay
Enjoy a fun angling experience in the ice-cold waters of Iceland, whether you’re an experienced fishing enthusiast or an amateur hobbyist. Set out from Reykjavik’s old harbor on a fishing boat and explore the many sea fishing areas that dot Faxaflói bay. Learn about the historical significance of this bay to Icelanders. The expert crew will introduce you to the professional fishing rods and other equipment onboard. Different casting techniques aside, learn how to use various types of bait, and lure specific fish. Haddock, pollock, Atlantic cod, Atlantic wolffish, rockfish and halibut are among the many species that populate these waters. When you’ve reeled in your catch, prepare for a feast. Grill it on the barbecue onboard, and add potatoes and local sauce. Settle down and take in the beautiful natural surroundings as you head back to shore. Apart from the city’s skyline, enjoy panoramic vistas of the Snæfellsjökull glacier and the Mount Esja range. (Duration: 3 hrs; Time: 1700 hrs; Shared Activity; Meal included: The fish you catcch or a BBQ; Meeting point: Special Tours Ticket Office in Geirsgata)

Personalized Tour of Golden Circle Attractions
Head out from Reykjavik to discover the scenic attractions along the popular Golden Circle route. Begin your exploration at the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park. This scenic park was the site of the country’s first Parliament and is home to waterfalls and aquifers. Capture stunning images of the scenery, made famous by Game of the Thrones series. Journey on to the Geysir geothermal area that sits tucked into the Haukadalur valley. Stop at Great Geysir and Strokkur Geysir for breathtaking views. Drive on to the gorgeous Gullfoss waterfall and watch it cascade into a river canyon. From your vantage point, you can also take in splendid views of Langjokull glacier. Capture stunning images before it’s time to turn back. (Duration: Full Day; Private Activity & Transfers; Fitness Level: Easy.)

Group Snowmobiling Tour on Langjökull Glacier
Beginning from Gulfoss, join your local guide in a Super Jeep, and head towards Langjökull Glacier, the second-largest in Iceland. Arriving at Jaki base camp on the glacier’s western edge, gear up in snowmobile suits, balaclavas, gloves, and helmets. A glacier expert will teach you how to safely operate snowmobiles. Shortly after, hop on for an adventure in the Icelandic highlands. Zoom across the smooth snowy landscape at your own pace. Take in breathtaking vistas of the table mountain of Eiríksjökull glacier, the domed peak of Hofsjökull glacier, and the Kerlingafjöll mountain range. En route, see expansive lava fields, rugged cliffs and gigantic volcanic craters. Making a pitstop, learn about the history of these gorgeous natural surroundings. Listen to anecdotes about the ice caves nearby that were used by outlaws during the medieval times. Return to camp with memories of a unique experience on the landmark Langjökull Glacier. (Duration: 1 hr; Time: Between 0900 and 1400 hrs; Shared Activity & Transfers; Meeting point: Gullfoss Cafe; Notes: Wear warm clothes with weatherproof layers, and snowboots)

Explore Reykjavik on Your Own
Explore the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik at your own pace. You could begin your day with a visit to the splendid Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral. Visible across the city, the design of the shrine draws inspiration from the natural geological formations in the country. Enjoy beautiful views of the city from the observation deck at the top of the cathedral. Head to Harpa Concert Hall, one of Reykjavik’s most iconic landmarks with it sleek, colored glass façade and modern design. You could enjoy a guided tour or a live performance at this all-purpose cultural center. Afterwards, walk along the city’s waterfront, halting to take pictures of the gleaming Sun Voyager steel sculpture. Make your way to the trendy Laugavegur street with its boutique stores and hip restaurants. Enjoy a hearty meal or grab a quick bite before you check out the quirky street art lining the paths along the downtown area. (Duration: Full Day; Self-exploring Activity; No Guide & No Transfers; Entrance Fees and Meals are Not Included.)

Shared Group Visit to the Blue Lagoon
Enjoy soaking in the waters of the Blue Lagoon! A geothermal spa located in south-western Iceland, the Blue Lagoon is set in a lava field near Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula. Relax in the warm, mineral-rich waters as you admire the surrounding volcanic landscape, replete with misty skies and rocky ridges. Revitalize your skin with silica and algae at the in-water mask bar while you sip on a drink of your choice. Spend some time in the sauna or the steam room, both geothermally powered. Try the in-water massage therapy to further enhance your experience. End your visit with a delicious lunch or dinner of Icelandic specialties either at the Moss Restaurant or the Lava Restaurant, both of which offer stunning views of the volcanic horizon. (Duration: Half Day or Full Day; All-Year Activity; Flexible Timings; Shared Activity & Transfer; Meals Not Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring a bathing suit and towel; Please note that the geothermal water in Iceland usually contains some amount of sulfur so it is recommended to remove jewellery of copper and silver before bathing, otherwise they will turn black and may be destroyed.)

Hotel Options
Skuggi Hotel – Opt 1
RoomStandard Double
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomCanopy Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational

Drive yourself from Reykjavík to Reykjavík Airport in your rental car. You will stop for an en route activity. (Duration without stops: 1.5 hrs)

Make your own way to the Reykjavík airport and drop off your rental car

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 990 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 1,090 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 3 days / 2 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities as listed :
    • Reykjavik: Group Sea Fishing Experience in Faxaflói Bay
    • Reykjavik: Personalized Tour of Golden Circle Attractions
    • Reykjavik: Group Snowmobiling Tour on Langjökull Glacier
    • Reykjavik: Explore Reykjavik on Your Own
    • Reykjavik: Shared Group Visit to the Blue Lagoon
  • Self-driven car during your journey as follows:
    • Vehicle Type: default car for 1 to 4 people: TOYOTA RAV4 4WD Automatic or similar
    • Unlimited mileage
    • 3 days
    • Pick-up: Upon arrival at Reykjavík airport
    • Drop-off: Before departure at Reykjavík airport 
    • Detailed description of your routing
    • GPS navigation
    • Airport pick up surcharge
    • For your rental car we book the following insurance services:
    • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW): includes third party insurance, excludes an excess of 195.000-375.000 ISK per damage
    • Theft Waiver (THW)
    • Personal Accident Insurance (PAI)
    • The general business terms apply
    • Note: Minimum age for drivers is 20 years; the driving license of the driver must be issued at least 1 year prior to rental and shown together with a valid credit card at the time of the pick up of the car.

Not Included

  • Among other expenses, the following additional costs are not included for rental cars (to be made directly at the car rental shop with a credit card from a recognisable bank institution):
    • 3.341 ISK per additional driver per rental
    • 8.201 ISK afterhours airport charge per rental (19.00 to 06.00 hrs, only during low season)
    • 1.080 ISK per day for mobile Wifi (3 GB, minimum rental 3 days)
    • 810 ISK per infant/baby seat per day (max. 6.200 ISK per rental)
    • Road tolls
    • SCDW (Super Collision Damage Waiver): 1.350 ISK for group Z-D with an excess of 49.500 ISK and 2.430 ISK for other groups with an excess of 90.000 ISK per damage (per day rates)
    • GP (Gravel Protection): 810 ISK for group Z-D and 1.080 ISK for other groups (covers broken windows and lights, no excess, per day rates)
    • SADW (Sand & Ash Damage Waiver): 1.350 ISK for group Z-D and 1.755 ISK for other groups (excess of 25.000 ISK, per day rates)
    • ZERO (Zero Excess Cover): 540 ISK for group Z-D and 810 ISK for other groups (available only in combination with Premium Protection Package, per day rate)
    • MEDIUM Protection Package: 1.755 for group Z‐D with an excess of 49.500 ISK and 2.835 ISK for other groups with an excess of 90.000 ISK (per day rates, includes: CDW, PAI, THW, SCDW, GP)
    • PREMIUM Protection Package: 3.240 ISK for group Z‐D and 4.725 ISK for other groups (no excess, per day rates, includes: CDW, PAI, THW, SCDW, GP, SADW, ZERO)
    • Fuel (Please drop off the car with full tank. In case fuel needs to be added, the car rental company will charge 2.700 ISK service fee plus the cost for the fuel)
  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Entrance fees, unless otherwise stated in the activity descriptions
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return), unless specified under the trip inclusions above
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Iceland: Summer Stopover

3 days $ 990 / person

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