Reykjavik - Blue Lagoon - Hella (189 km)
After breakfast, we will visit the highlights of Reykjavik before setting out on the Reykjanes Peninsula to see the local hot springs, mountains, cliffs, fishing villages and more. At the end of the day, we will be able to soak our feet in the warm mineral waters of the famous Blue Lagoon. In the evening, we will look to the skies to see the extraordinary Northern Lights.
Reykjanes Peninsula, ICELAND
The Reykjanes Peninsula is most popularly known for the Keflavik International Airport and Blue Lagoon. A geothermal area, Reykjanes offers access to a wide array of activities including caves, hot springs, restaurants, museums, lighthouses, festivals, and dramatic landscape.
Warm up in the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spalocated in a lava field in southwestern Iceland, in Grindavik. Visitors can swim and relax in mineral rich water, said to have health benefits, in temperatures averaging 37-39'C (99-102'F).
Standard Hotel: Arhus Cottages Hella or similar
Golden Circle - Reykjavik (192 km)
In the morning, we will learn about the adorable Icelandic horse before visiting a geothermal greenhouse. Then, we will drive along the Golden Circle, seeing steam rising from the geothermal fields of Geysir and the amazing waterfall of Gullfoss. Then, we will head inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before continuing to Reykjavik. In the evening, we can take an optional Northern Lights cruise.
Golden Circle, ICELAND
Iceland's Golden Circle is the country's most popular tourist route, featuring several of the top geological formations in the country, such as the geysers of Strokkur and Geysir, as well as the Gullfoss waterfall.
Considered the first geyser discovered by modern Europeans, the eruptions of Geysir can send boiling water up to 70 meters in the air. Only 50 meters away is Strokkur, another famous Icelandic geyser.
This waterfall in southwest Iceland is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. It is a multi-tiered waterfall, which all empties into a crevice 32 meters deep.
Thingvellir National Park, ICELAND
Thingvellir National Park is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most popular tourist destination in Iceland. Thingvellir has unusual tectonic and volcanic geological features and visitors can enjoy a wide array of activities including camping, hiking, and scuba diving.
Standard Hotel: Hotel Cabin Reykjavik or similar