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Iceland including the Blue Lagoon

Operated by: Trafalgar

6 Days from $2,966 per person
APR - OCT 2023
Iceland Blue Lagoon Spa Blue Water

Countries Visited

Iceland ...more Iceland

Locations Visited

Reykjavik, Akranes, Reykholt, Borgarnes, Stykkisholmur, Selfoss ...more Reykjavik, Akranes, Reykholt, Borgarnes, Stykkisholmur, Selfoss
  1. Day 1 Welcome to Reykjavík Stays With Stories

    Your epic journey through lush lava fields and the windswept landscapes of Iceland begins in the quirky capital of Reykjavík. The northernmost capital of the world seems infused with vivid colour, from the bustling byway of Laugavegur to the enthusiasm of the city's friendly locals. Spend time exploring Iceland's Viking heritage, pay tribute to the sun and snap a selfie in front of The Sun Voyager or stroll around the lively Old Harbour, before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 18:00 for a Welcome Reception to kick-start your love affair with Iceland. This evening, you’ll check into the Grand Hotel Reykjavík, our Stays With Stories accommodation, where nods to local mythology and nature provide the perfect introduction to a city that celebrates art around every turn. Admire the dramatic glass artwork by local artist Leifur Breiðfjörð, on proud display in the lobby as you check in for your first night in mystical Iceland.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Grand
  2. Day 2 Journey to Reykholt and on to Borganes

    Explore the small capital city of Reykjavík on a sightseeing tour with your Travel Director this morning. View all the city's major attractions including the Parliament, the Harpa Concert Hall, and the city's main landmark, the Hallgrímskirkja Church, perched at the top of a hill in the heart of the city. Leave the city behind and travel through the undersea tunnel Hvalfjörðr to Akranes, whose local Folk Museum you visit before enjoying views of the rugged coastline from the town’s lighthouse. View Deildartunguhver, Europe’s highest-flowing hot spring, followed by a visit to Reykholt, famously the former 13th-century home of one of Iceland’s most loved authors, Snorri Sturluson. Nature takes centre stage this afternoon, when you view Hraunfoss and nearby Barnafoss, both beautiful waterfalls in their own right and a soul-stirring way to end your day.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel B59
  3. Day 3 A Day to Explore the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

    Bundle up warmly as you make your way to the wild, sea swept landscapes of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula this morning. You’ll soon discover why the Peninsula is fondly referred to as 'Iceland in miniature' for encompassing every one of Iceland’s most magnificent natural treasures - volcanoes, lava fields, glaciers, waterfalls and more - in just 55 miles (90 km). Explore on your own or consider joining an Optional Experience on a cruise of Breiðafjörður Bay. Soak up the sights, sample Viking ‘sushi’ and marvel at the quaint fishing villages and black sand beaches. Keep your eyes peeled for the star of the show, the Snæfellsjökull glacier. The beautifully shaped stratovolcano is known as the location for Jules Verne's novel 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'. Return to your hotel in Borgarnes to enjoy an evening at leisure.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel B59
  4. Day 4 Onwards through Thingvellir National Park to Gullfoss, Geysir and Selfoss Connect with Locals

    As you travel around Iceland’s 'Golden Circle’, Mother Nature’s magic touch can be seen around every turn. Visit the 'Golden Waterfall' of Gullfoss, saved at the turn of the last century by the tenacity of a farmer's daughter who threatened to throw herself into its depths if it was developed for hydroelectric power. Then, head to the world-famous hot spring area of Geysir and see Strokkur shoot a spectacular plume of water and steam high into the air. You’ll see first-hand how the movements of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates have carved into the Earth's crust, in the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park. This evening, Connect With Locals with a local storyteller and her songwriter husband, and delve into their colourful family history, then join them for dinner at an exclusive Be My Guest experience. Continue to Selfoss later, where you'll stay overnight.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Selfoss
  5. Day 5 Admire Reykjanes and Blue Lagoon and Return to Reykjavík Make Travel Matter Dive Into Culture Stays With Stories

    Start the day with a visit to Iceland's newest geothermal heat and electric power station in Hellisheiði, the second largest of its kind in the world. During this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience learn why Hellisheiðarvirkjun is a world leader in the utilisation of geothermal energy. You can almost feel the Earth simmering under the surface as you journey across Reykjanes Peninsula, a UNESCO Global Geopark. This is the only place in the world where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge is visible above sea level. View Strandarkikja and let some of its legendary powers bring you good luck. Then, watch as sulphurous steam emerges from the lunar landscapes surrounding Lake Kleifarvatn. Continue to Grindavík – its long-standing fishing heritage visible in the harbour. Dive Into Culture at the world-famous Blue Lagoon (please remember to pack your swimwear), whose steaming turquoise waters are said to have healing powers. For an extra special treat, rub some of the lagoon’s famous silica-mud on your skin and enjoy a sauna with lagoon views. This evening, we reminisce over the myths and legends we've encountered along the way, during a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends and your Travel Director.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Grand
  6. Day 6 Farewell Iceland

    For now, it's time to say a fond farewell to Iceland after an unforgettable trip. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

    meals Breakfast
Iceland including Blue Lagoon Guided Tour Map
Price Includes

Whats Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Dining Summary

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 5 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Be My Guest (BMG)
  • 1 Farewell Dinner (FD)

Be My Guest

  • Eyrarbakki: Join a local storyteller and her famous songwriter husband for insights into their family history and an exclusive Be My Guest dinner.

Dive Into Culture

  • Grindavik: Bathe in the warm healing waters of the geothermal Blue Lagoon.

Iconic Experience

  • Reykjavik: Explore the city with your Travel Director. See the old town centre, the parliament building, Höfði House, the colourful harbour and the Hallgrímskirkja.
  • Reykholt: Stop at this pretty village, home of poet and medieval scholar Snorri Sturluson.
  • Akranes: Learn about the living conditions and daily routines of local inhabitants throughout Akranes' history during a visit to the Akranes Folk Museum.
  • Snaefellsjokull: Admire Iceland's unforgettable geography on today's excursion to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. See spectacular glaciers, waterfalls, lava fields and volcanoes.
  • Gullfoss Falls: Learn about the waterfall's preservation as you marvel at its impressive beauty and magnitude.
  • Geysir: Visit Geysir and watch the dazzling activity of Strokkur as it shoots water and steam to the sky.

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

  • Hellisheidavirkjun: Experience first-hand how green, sustainable energy is produced at Iceland's newest geothermal heat and electric power station in Hellisheidi.

Must-see Highlights

  • : Discover Reykjavík
  • : Visit Akranes Folk Museum, the 'Golden Circle' (Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Spring Area and Thingvellir National Park) and the geothermal Blue Lagoon
  • : View Harpa Concert Hall, Austurvöllur Square, Hallgrímskirkja Church, Waterfalls at Hraunfoss and Barnafoss, Deildartunguhver Hot Spring, Snæfellsnes Peninsula (Stykkishólmur, Arnarstapi, Snæfelljsökull National Park and Borgarnes), Sellfoss and Reykjanes Peninsula (Strandarkikja and Grindavík)
  • : See Hvalfjörður (Whale Bay), Grundarfjörður Fishing Village, Lake Kleifarvatn and Krýsuvík

Trafalgar Difference

  • Reykjavik: Check into local art at the Grand Hotel Reykjavik as you discover the spellbinding mythology and nods to Icelandic nature dotted throughout this hotel in the heart of the capital.
  • Reykjavik: Check into local art at the Grand Hotel Reykjavik as you discover the spellbinding mythology and nods to Icelandic nature dotted throughout this hotel in the heart of the capital.

Whats Included

  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • : Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • : Optional Experiences and free time

Dates & Prices

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Borgarnes

Available on Day 3

Traditional Icelandic Dinner & Settlement Exhibition'

Based in one of the oldest houses in Borgarnes, we'll enjoy dinner tonight at The Settlement Centre restaurant; its light and contemporary decor, while honoring the past, provides a relaxed atmosphere for your evening and is home to an exhibition telling the story of The Settlement Era in Iceland.
Adult Price: € 69

Viking Sushi Cruise

We'll sail around Breiðafjörður's innumerable islands today to enjoy the fjord's fairytale-like scenery and varied birdlife, including puffins, black-legged kittiwakes, arctic terns, fulmars and eider duck. A definitive highlight of the cruise takes place when the boat raises its plow to bring up shellfish from the bottom of the ocean. Scallops, sea urchins, crabs, starfish and sea cucumbers are all possibilities and some of these can be eaten fresh from the sea!
Adult Price: € 69

Reykjavik

Available on Day 5

Northern Lights by Boat

Sailing away from the coastline of Reykjavik, we'll escape the lights of the city and begin our search for the northern lights. Seeing the aurora borealis, with a beautiful backdrop of mountains and city lights, is something you won't ever forget. In less than 30 minutes we'll be in a prime location, away from the city lights, perfect for viewing the auroras. This tour is subject to weather conditions.
Adult Price: € 89

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022
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I have travelled with GET before and will continue to do so. Travel Specialists are very helpful and knowledgeable.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for your kind words. We appreciate your repeat business and are thrilled you had such a great time exploring Iceland. What an awesome country! As soon as you're ready to take another trip, we will be ready to help you plan it. Happy Travels!
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
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We saw the highlights of Iceland and then some. Great tour guide, very knowledgeable about the country
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