Day 1: Arrive Reykjavik
On arrival in Reykjavik, you will be met at the airport and take a shuttle bus to the Blue Lagoon, where you can bathe the mineral-rich water and enjoy a white mud mask on your face. There are luggage storage facilities here, so you can easily keep your bags safe before hopping back onto the bus to your hotel in Reykjavik, where you’ll check in for three nights. What a great start to your winter break in Iceland!
Day 2: Golden Circle
After breakfast, you’ll head off on a 4x4 tour of the Golden Circle, passing three of Iceland’s most beautiful natural wonders. First, you’ll visit Thingvellir National Park, where Iceland’s first parliament was founded over a thousand years ago. Here, you’ll head out along the mountain tracks towards the Geysir, a spouting hot spring after which all other geysers around the world are named. Continuing on, you’ll visit Gullfoss, where you’ll get close enough to feel the spray of glacial water on your face, before enjoying a snowmobiling tour on Langjökull, Iceland’s second largest glacier. It’s a busy day and a great introduction into the geothermal wonderland of this tiny country.
Day 3: Northern Lights Hunt
Today, you can enjoy the pretty city of Reykjavik. Wander through the harbour browsing the boutique shops, pick up the perfect Icelandic jumper or try a craft ale at one of the cosy pubs. Make sure you try a famous Reykjavik hot dog as you continue to explore the city, taking in the vibrant museums, interesting galleries and a glimpse of Hallgrimskirkja Church, visible from almost everywhere in the city due to its height.
In the evening, you’ll join a tour heading out into the wilderness on the hunt for the Aurora Borealis. On dark, clear nights it is possible to witness one of Mother Nature’s most awesome displays – the Northern Lights. You’ll drive away from the bright lights of Reykjavik on the lookout for swirling green and purple lights that dance across the clear night sky. The tour will last between 3 and 5 hours, depending on the weather.
*there is no guarantee of seeing the Aurora Borealis – they are a natural phenomenon and appear when they like! *
Day 4: Depart Reykjavik
Spend your final day in Reykjavik walking along the harbourfront and breathing in the fresh Atlantic breeze, before taking a shuttle bus back to the airport in time for your onward flight.