Welcome to Reykjavik!
Reykjavik 3-day City Stay - Iceland
Reykjavik is the northernmost capital city in the world and offers you a relaxed place to start to your Iceland adventure. There are plenty of boutique cafes and restaurants for you to enjoy, whilst admiring the modern architecture all around you. It’s a complete contrast to the uninhabited and rugged interior that lies ahead. Depending on the time of year, you’ll either head out on a traditional fishing boat for a truly memorable whale-watching experience, or take a trip to experience the magical northern lights.
- Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
- 2 x breakfast
- Winter excursion: self-guided walking tour & northern lights boat tour
- Summer excursion: whale watching boat tour
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Arrival in Reykjavik
Spot snow-capped peaks and volcanic craters from the plane window as you fly into Keflavik airport. Pick up your rental car from the airport and head into the city. Reykjavik is a compact and trendy city that is home to over half of the Icelandic population. The modern architecture, shops, young people and boutique restaurants give the city a quirky Nordic touch. You’ll stay in a hotel that is centrally located with authentic Scandinavian design.
Summer: Whale-watching boat trip
If you’re travelling in the summer months, then after breakfast today you will head out from the harbour on a traditional fishing boat for your whale-watching trip. You’ll spend around three hours on the boat, seeking out these gentle giants. Gaze in awe at the sight of powerful fins splashing in the sea and if you’re lucky, you’ll see a full breach!
Winter: Walking city tour and Northern Lights boat trip
In the winter months, you’ll head out to explore the city today. During breakfast you can already research the route you’ll be taking for your city tour. You’ll zigzag through streets full of brightly coloured houses to Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik’s famous church that rises 75 meters above the surrounding houses. Take the elevator to the viewpoint at the top of the tower and grab yourself a photo with the whole city as your background. Continue onwards to the old harbour, where you can learn about the first Viking settlers at the Vikin-Maritime museum.
As the night roles in, you’ll jump on board your boat in Reykjavik harbour to seek out the awesome auroras of the majestic Northern Lights. The winter nights are long enough to make this special event possible and we highly recommend witnessing it whilst sailing off the coast. Don’t forget to not just look up but also look behind you, as the snow-capped peaks and distant city lights of Reykjavik make the whole experience simply breath-taking.
After breakfast the following day you’ll begin your road trip through Iceland’s rugged interior.
Reykjavik – Volcano Eruption Helicopter Flight Tour
Enjoy the highlights of Reykjavik in a very different way.. from a bird’s eye view! Whether you want to see mossy lava fields, steaming hot springs or volcanic craters – you’ll see it all on your helicopter flight. You can now even fly over an active volcano for a real thrill. Drive to Reykjavik’s centrally-located domestic airport to meet your pilot and be briefed on your flight. Then you’ll take to the skies and fly to the volcanic eruption at Geldingadalur. The landscapes that will unfold as you begin to soar are similarly spectacular, though much more barren than the rest of Reykjavik. Your flight lasts around an hour, with a 15-minute stop near the eruption to really take it all in.
£355 - per person
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