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A 4-day private tour to Iceland is the perfect opportunity for a beginner. On these days you will be able to explore the geysers, waterfalls, and volcanic landscape of the Golden Circle and also watch your chance of seeing the northern lights! This package includes a private guided tour of the Golden Circle, South Coast, Reykjavik. It’s much more personalized than a coach tour and provides you with both sightseeing as well as Reykjavik experience.
Welcome to Iceland! Upon arrival, you will find a representative from Iceland Highlights, who holds a sign with your name on it. He will greet you at the arrival hall. After you are locating him, you will be taken to the Blue Lagoon. Once you get there, our driver will help you with the direction on where to proceed with the check-in to the spa, it’s about 3 minute’s walk from the parking lot to the entrance of the Blue Lagoon. You can keep the luggage in the car while you are enjoying your time at the Blue Lagoon. You are booked for a premium package. Make sure to keep the swim attire somewhere easy to reach, you will need it. You have about 2 hours to enjoy the Blue Lagoon, after that the driver will take you to Reykjavik. The rest of the day is your leisure time to explore Reykjavik.
Overnight stay in Reykjavik: 4 stars hotel in Reykjavik
For travelers coming in the morning, you are offered to take advantage of the arrival day to do the Blue Lagoon or on the last day in the morning if you have the flight home in the afternoon.
After enjoying your breakfast, the private driver-guide will meet you at the lobby of the hotel, and get ready for your adventure.
Thingvellir is Iceland’s most important historical site, a place where Viking chieftains declared laws and made alliances for nearly a thousand years. Home to the Althingi thought to be the world’s first democratic parliament. Thingvellir is now protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It’s a superb natural setting too, as huge fissures in the Earth’s crust have been splitting the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge for millions of years. That means that you can stand with one foot on each continent at the same time!
Our next stop is the Haukadalur Geothermal area, where you’ll find Geysir, the original hot-water spout after which all other geysers around the world are named. Strokkur sits nearby, a reliable “old faithful” spout which sends cascades of super-heated water up to 30 meters into the sky every six or seven minutes in a dazzling display. Just remember to stand upwind to avoid a shower! There are lots of hissing hotpots and bubbling streams to see here too.
The Golden Circle is also the home of Iceland’s most famous waterfall, Gullfoss. “The Golden Waterfall” is a roaring double-drop waterfall, with millions of glacial gallons continuously cascading into a deep ravine. Sheets of spray hang in the air and on sunlit days, sparkling rainbows make Gullfoss an unforgettable sight. Powered by meltwater from the nearby Langjokull glacier, it’s possible to see Gullfoss from several viewing platforms at varying heights.
In addition to the standard Golden Circle tour, you’ll see the colorful 3000 years old Kerid crater. Kerid is an unusual Icelandic volcano because it’s streaked with red earth and green mosses too. Combined with the blue-water caldera lake, the stunning mix of colors makes it a magnificent sight to see. Walking down to the crater’s bottom is even possible for a closer look.
Average Driving Distance: 248 km / 154 mi.
Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 8-10 Hours
Overnight stay in Reykjavik or nearby: 4 stars hotel
On your third day of the private multi-day package tour, it will take us on a glorious drive along the famous Route 1, or as we call it Hringvegur (e. Ring Road) through the farm country of the South Coast. We’ll pass through the towns of Selfoss and Hvolsvollur, where we’ll take a short break. On the way, you’ll be able to see the Atlantic Ocean. On bright days the Westman Islands are visible too. Inland, there will be impressive views of mountains and glaciers to catch the eye. As well as the brooding presence of Hekla, Iceland’s most active volcano.
Our first section of the South Coast tour brings us to Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. We’ll take you first to the “hidden” waterfall of Gljufrabui, which cascades into a concealed cave that many visitors miss altogether. It’s an extraordinary feeling to be so close to a waterfall like this. The waterfalls here are all fuelled by Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano whose last great eruption stopped air traffic for weeks in 2010, making Iceland famous all over the world. A few minutes away lies Seljalandsfoss itself, a much larger waterfall that gracefully plunges from a 60-meter high cliff-face into a deep pool. Seljalandsfoss has been featured in many films and music videos, including one for Justin Bieber.
A little further around the other side of Eyjafjallajokull, we come to another set of “secret waterfalls”, where Irafoss and Arjanurfoss tumble their way down the rocky cliffs. If missed by most, we’ll make sure that you see them. Beyond lies Skogafoss, which rivals Gullfoss as the most famous waterfall in the country now. Probably one of the most recognized waterfalls in the world, Skogafoss is a sensational sight at any time of year. It has been seen in “Game of Thrones”, several Hollywood films, and many music videos too. Skogafoss faces directly south, which means that there’s a great chance to see rainbows arching over the 60-meter-high cascade. It’s possible to climb some stairs right up to the top to see the Skoga river fall into the plunge pool and then make its way out to the sea.
Close to Skogafoss lies Solheimajokull, the “Sun’s Home Glacier”. This is one of the most accessible glaciers in the country, part of the mighty Myrdalsjokull ice cap and the Katla Global Geopark. We’ll take you up close to one of the glacier tongues for a good look from a viewing platform.
The last stop on this second day of our tour is the fabulous black sand beach at Reynisfjara. Here dark volcanic sands stretch for miles, with powerful Atlantic waves crashing into the Reynisdrangar, a collection of brooding rock formations that lie just out to sea. There’s also an astonishing cliffside stack of basalt columns resembling a church organ that has to be seen to be believed. The stone arches of Dyrholaey can also be seen far out to sea. Watch your step as you explore and take pictures – the waves are often faster and stronger than you think!
Vik is the southernmost place in Iceland and a busy hub for Ring Road travelers, decorated by a beautiful hilltop church that offers fabulous views out to sea, including the Reynisdrangar. We’ll make a stop there so that you can take some memorable pictures from this vantage point. Look out for colonies of Arctic terns, puffins, and other seabirds which make their summer home here.
Everyone who comes to Iceland wants to see the Northern Lights. Magical splashes of green, white and purple shimmer their way across the sky on clear and cold nights, producing an unforgettable spectacle. If we are fortunate with the weather and if the aurora is active, we will take advantage of the low light pollution in this part of the country to try to see them. Remember though – the Northern Lights are not “on” every day!
Driving distance approx. 373 km / 231 mi.
Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 9-10 Hours
When it’s time for your Iceland adventure to end, a private driver will meet you at the hotel and take you directly to the airport, pick up time is about three hours before your flight.
Average Driving Distance: 49 km / 30 mi.
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Iceland Highlights Travel Agency
Úlfarsbraut 113, Reykjavík
Phone: +354 7876330