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City Sights and Nature's Delights

(7 days / 6 nights)

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Town and country, perfectly hand in hand

Mother Nature meets modern civilization in this city break to Europe’s northernmost capital! Reykjavik has all the cosmopolitan elements of a big city, including great dining, shops, museums, and nightlife. But that doesn’t mean you have to travel far to enjoy nature! This tour also brings you face-to-face with geysers, waterfalls, volcanic landscapes, wildlife, and more—all within a short drive from the city. Self-guided tour, with planned activities

Type

Partially Guided

Interest

City Break, Classic, Slow Paced

Season

1 Apr - 31 Oct

Departure

Daily

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Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • Day 1: Welcome to Reykjavík!

    Upon arrival to Keflavik Airport, you are greeted by a driver who will take you to your accommodation in Reykjavík. After settling in, spend the rest of the day exploring the capital area’s attractions, including museums, naturally-heated pools and spas, Icelandic design boutiques, scenic surroundings, and much more. You also have your pick of superb restaurants and cafés in downtown Reykjavik along with a variety of bars and nightclubs if you wish to take part in the legendary Reykjavík nightlife. Spend the next six nights at a comfortable hotel or guesthouse in the heart of the city.

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  • Day 2: Capital Area Highlights

    Enjoy a guided small group walking tour in the heart of Reykjavik with a friendly local. Over the course of the 2-hour walk, your knowledgeable guide will introduce you to the landmarks and highlights of the downtown area while pointing out great restaurants, charming cafés and interesting activities available in Iceland’s charismatic capital city. 

    Spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

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  • Day 3: The Golden Circle

    Learn about Iceland´s unique geology and history with an enlightening guided bus tour along the famous “Golden Circle” route. Here, you will visit some of Iceland’s top attractions, including Þingvellir National Park, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the great Geysir geothermal area with its spouting geyser and steaming hot springs, and Gullfoss, considered one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls. Returning to Reykjavik, the tour makes a stop at the historical site of Skálholt, the ancient seat of Iceland’s bishops and a major political and cultural centre throughout the Middle Ages.

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  • Day 4: Geothermal Indulgence!

    Enjoy a trip to the Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s top attractions, where you can relax in warm geothermal seawater surrounded by unearthly lava formations. Let your cares slip away as you unwind in the saunas and steam baths or soak in the radiant white-blue waters with a silica mud mask on your cheeks. Renowned for the healing powers of its mineral-rich waters, this spa also offers optional skin treatments or in-water massages.* Bathing in this surreal environment is a unique experience that no one should miss!

    *We recommend booking optional treatments well in advance.

    Note: Due to renovations the Blue Lagoon is closed from the 24th through the 27th of April 2017 (both days included).

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  • Day 5: A Whale of a Day

    Start the day with a whale-watching tour from Reykjavik’s old harbour. Sailing through the beautiful Faxaflói Bay, this tour offers you a chance to observe Minke and Humpback whales or possibly even Fin and Blue whales in their natural habitat. You may also spot other amazing creatures like Orcas, Dolphins, and Porpoises along with a diverse birdlife including puffins, terns, and razorbills. The rest of the day is yours to spend however you please.

  • Day 6: Free Time to Explore 

    Today, explore the Reykjavik area however you wish. Downtown Reykjavík offers a wide range of attractions, including Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament, or the bird’s-eye views from the tower at Hallgrímskirkja church, the city’s most visible landmark. You may also be interested in a leisurely hike in Reykjavik’s natural surroundings, such as Grótta in Seltjarnarnes, the Laugardalur valley, or the wooded Öskjuhlíðin area near Perlan (“The Pearl”). There are also plenty of exciting optional activities and day tours to choose from. 

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  • Day 7: Departure 

    Transfer to Keflavik Airport via Bus. If your flight is in the afternoon, you have time to visit some of Reykjavik´s boutiques or museums. You may also opt to take a short tour of the Reykjanes peninsula (not included).

Map

Here’s a map of Iceland, to help put things in perspective.

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

Kathy and Michael, United States

City Sights and Nature's Delights, August 2014

Experience was exemplary

I have travelled extensively both on my own and through organized, scheduled tours. My experience with Nordic Visitor was exemplary. Every tour was on time. We were picked up right in front of our hotel each day for our tours. The descriptions and time allowances for each tour were spot on. Nothing ever ran past the time it was supposed to end so we could schedule other things for the remainder of the day without fearing we might not be back in time. I can't say enough good things about Nordic Visitor Tours and the people who work there.

Linda, United States

City Sights and Nature's Delights, July 2012

Everything provided was perfect!

Thordis: Excellent, excellent, excellent! Everything provided and planned for was fabulous and amazing! Everything provided was perfect!!! My favorite place was the Blue Lagoon. I went there, twice, The massages were awesome!!!

Michael, United States

City Sights and Nature's Delights, September 2013

Couldn't imagine a better trip

Couldn't imagine a better trip. So glad we found your company.

Linda, United States

City Sights and Nature's Delights, May 2015

Everything was excellent

Everything was excellent.  Guides on our tours were informative, interesting, and very easy to talk to with good senses of humor. Pick up times were prompt. The hotel was great and accomidating.
The trip and services were outstanding.  We loved Iceland and found the Icelanders to be extremely friendly people.
 

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

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Rooms with shared WC and shower (or bath) in farmhouses, guesthouses or well-appointed hostels. All provide breakfast (i..

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Everything about this tour

  • Extra nights can be added by request; contact us for details.
  • This package can be customized, and scheduled activities can be modified to meet your needs or interests; contact us for details.
  • Please note: since hotels fill quickly during the high season, earlier bookings allow us to reserve better accommodations for you. 
Other 
For children 12 years old and younger, please contact our travel consultants for prices.
Some of the activities are dependent on weather conditions. In the unlikely event that an activity is cancelled due to weather, an alternative will be offered. 
 
Note
All accommodations and planned activities (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor.
This is a self-guided tour, with no dedicated tour guide for the duration of your stay.
For each planned activity, you can expect a different tour operator and guide, and you will have free time between activities.
If you wish to join a small group escorted holiday, with the same guide leading each day’s activities, see our selection here.
 
For the Blue Lagoon:
The minimum age requirement for children at the Blue Lagoon is 2-years-old. It is mandatory for children ages 2- to 8-years-old to wear inflatable armbands in the lagoon. These are provided free of charge. Please note that only two (2) children under the age of 10 can be admitted into the lagoon per guardian. 
 
Currency rate
All bookings are charged in Icelandic Króna (ISK), the official currency of Iceland. Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate as issued by the Central bank of Iceland. Therefore, conversions from ISK to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.
 
After booking with Nordic Visitor
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

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