Short Iceland getaway: Reykjavik & Golden Circle

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Duration (in days): 4

From: Reykjavik

To: Reykjavik



Exc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Grab a quick Iceland getaway with this 4 day Reykjavik and Golden Circle city break. Split your time between touring the city sights and heading out into the countryside to discover Iceland’s natural wonders. You’ll see the gushing waters of Gullfoss, hike in Thingvellir National Park and experience the bubbling pools at the Geysir, before heading to the Blue Lagoon for a dip in the thermal waters. Perfect if you’re short on time and want a taste of what Iceland has to offer!          

This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements, so please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.


  • Explore the architecture and café culture of Reykjavik       
  • Enjoy locally produced food like the famous skyr yoghurt 
  • Head out on a Golden Circle Tour              
  • Watch the gushing waters of Gullfoss and Geysir
  • Hike through Thingvellir National Park
  • Take a dip in the warm pools at the Blue Lagoon


Day 1: Arrive Reykjavik

On arrival into Reykjavik, you will take a shuttle into the city and check into your hotel for three nights.

Days 2 and 3: Reykjavik    

To get the most out of this Iceland getaway, we've included two day trips for you. The first is a city tour, taking you through all the highlights of Reykjavik’s past and present. You’ll visit The Pearl, Hallgrimskirkja Church, the old harbour and the 101 neighbourhood  - the heart of Reykjavik. On your second day you’ll head out into the countryside and experience the best of Iceland’s natural wonders – The Golden Circle - made up of the Gullfoss waterfalls, Geysir hot springs and Thingvellir National Park. Starting with a drive inland through the national park, you’ll enjoy views of vast mountains and lava plains covered with moss and wildflowers, before witnessing the Gullfoss waterfall, cascading 96 feet down over the clifftop. You'll then watch the Geysir erupting surrounded by bubbling pools before heading back to Reykjavik.

The rest of your time is spent at your leisure. Browse the boutique shops looking for handmade jumpers before heading to the pub for a pint of craft ale and a delicious locally-grown meal. Reykjavik is a small and personable city, perfect for enjoying a relaxed evening. You can also head over to the famous Blue Lagoon, which is right next to the airport, for a dip in the thermal waters. We’ve included a return transfer for you, as well as the bathing fee, so head over, pop on a mud mask and enjoy!

Day 4: Depart Reykjavik       

Today is your final day in Reykjavik – take one last stroll around town before hopping back on the shuttle to the airport, in time to catch your flight.



Iceland enjoys a milder climate than many people think. The summers are generally warm and sunny, while winters are as cold as they come. Due to its location - just at the point where the Gulf Stream and Arctic Air meet - the weather is extremely changeable, so make sure you bring a range of clothing, even if you are there in midsummer. The midnight sun shines between late May and August, which means you can maximise your time here by exploring until late at night. In the winter, however, the sun doesn’t rise until 11am and disappears again around 3pm, making it perfect for aurora spotters out to see the Northern Lights.     

We've made a similar trip

If you'd like to get a feel for this trip, read our blog post The ‘land of fire and ice’: what to see in Iceland in 5 days - written by one of our consultants who has been there.

This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you

What's included: 

  • 3 nights' accommodation              
  • Daily breakfast  
  • Half day guided tour of Reykjavik              
  • Full day tour of Golden Circle
  • Return airport transfers 
  • Return coach transfer and bathing fee at Blue Lagoon

Not included: 

  • Meals not mentioned above


3 nights in 4* standard accommodation.

Hotels in this category include:

  • Skuggi Hotel


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