5 Days 4 Nights Heritage of Iceland
* Twin Sharing Room City Center Hotel or similar
Day 1 Reykjavik
Meet and greet upon arrival at Reykjavik International Airport and transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik. Check into Hotel by 1400hrs. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2 Reykjavik
Breakfast at Hotel. Today we proceed to Half Day City Tour of Reykjavik. Visit the presidential residence at Bessastaðir and the town of Hafnarfjörður, which is said to be home of the ‘hidden people’ – elves, dwarves and other spirits who are said to live in entire families between the rocks that are dotted around the town centre. This tour will also take you in the town’s old fishing harbour. Then proceed to viewing platform at Perlan, one of the most memorable sights from the capital. It is built on several hot water tanks, which used to hold the city’s hot water supply. From here, you’ll be able to enjoy a spectacular view over Reykjavík. See the Hallgrímskirkja church, named after a national poet and clergyman. Its design is said to resemble lava flow, a key part of the Icelandic landscape. The church took 38 years to complete and today is one of the city’s best-known landmarks and a fantastic observation point. The church is in the old town centre, which you will also be able to take in, alongside the Icelandic parliament Alþingi and the town hall. The Parliament is one of the oldest parliamentary institutions in the world, founded in 930 in the ‘Parliament Plains’, 45km east of Reykjavík. Later we return to Reykjavik and some time to explore the area. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3 Reykjavik
Breakfast at Hotel. Today we proceed to The Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle Tour. This tour takes you takes you to Iceland's top sightseeing attractions - the Blue Lagoon, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal area in one day. We travel to the Blue Lagoon, a unique geothermal spa situated in a lava field south of Reykjavík. Once there you can walk and take in the Blue Lagoon's spectacular surroundings or bathe in the milky bluegreen water which originates 2,000m from under the earth. From the Blue Lagoon the tour heads back to Reykjavík to join the Golden Circle. We start with a visit to Þingvellir National Park where the Icelandic parliament Alþingi was founded in the year 930 AD. The site was used for Parliament gatherings up until the 20th century, and the area is renowned for its historical significance and geological wonders. From there the tour moves on to the majestic and beautiful Gullfoss glacial waterfall and the Geysir geothermal area before returning to Reykjavik via the Hellisheiði route. Return to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4 Reykjavik
Breakfast at Hotel. Today we proceed for Whale Watching Tour. This whale watching tour takes you sailing from Reykjavík out to Faxaflói bay which is home of variety of whales, dolphins, porpoise and other marine life. The local bird life is also diverse, including such birds as the Puffin, Arctic tern, Gannet and many species of gulls. After the tour you can explore the Whale Exhibition Centre where you can find out more about the mysteries of the ocean. It is situated in an old Capelin-fishing vessel “Fífill” which has been transformed into an exhibition and information centre on whales and sea birds. The entrance to the Whale Exhibition Room is free of charge for whale watching passengers. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5 Reykjavik
Breakfast at Hotel. Day free at leisure until departure transfer to Airport.
- 4 Nights’ Accommodation
- Breakfast Daily
- Return Airport or Train Station Transfer upon Arrival and Departure
- Sightseeing Tours on Seat in Coach Tours as mentioned in program
- Government Taxes and Service Charges