Reykjavík City Break

3 Nights

Reykjavik Iceland

This fun-packed Classic Reykjavik City Break is the ultimate way to get to know the city and its surroundings.

Your trip combines time to relax with guided tours that guarantee you won’t miss a thing. By foot you will experience the variety Reykjavik has to offer and there is also the Golden Circle tour, combining three of Iceland‘s most famous historical and natural treasures: Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs and Þingvellir National Park along with a dip in the Secret Lagoon. Spectacular nature combined with over 1000 years of history.

There is no better way to experience a short break in Iceland.

From £443pp
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Highlights

  • Reykjavik Austurvollur Square Harpa Concert Hall Hallgrimskirkja Parliament House Hofdi
  • National Museum Culture House National Gallery Saga Museum Einar Jonsson Museum The Sun Voyager
  • Thingvellir National Park Gullfoss Geysir Geysir Center
  • Day 1 - Arrival
  • Day 2 - Reykjavik Food Walk : Reykjavik Culinary Walking tour
  • Day 3 - Secret Lagoon and the Golden Circle: Secret Lagoon - Gullfoss - Geysir - Þingvellir National Park
  • Day 4 - Departure
  • Additional Information

Highlights: Reykjavik Austurvollur Square Harpa Concert Hall Hallgrimskirkja Parliament House Hofdi

If you arrive early, you might have time for a half-day or evening excursion, so browse through our tour selection and book ahead. Check in at your hotel in Reykjavik city and get comfortable for your three nights’ stay in Iceland.

Perhaps you might consider adding in airport transfer that lets you stop at the Blue lagoon and enjoy bathing in The geothermal blue waters.

Meals Included: Ro

CenterHotel Plaza

Slap bang in the middle of downtown Reykjavik, Center Hotel Plaza overlooks the city’s oldest square, the central venue for cultural events and performances. Surrounded by shops, restaurants and the harbor, when you stay at Plaza, the buzz of central Reykjavik is always on your doorstep.

Highlights: National Museum Culture House National Gallery Saga Museum Einar Jonsson Museum The Sun Voyager

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you’ll meet up with your local guide in Harpa Music Hall. Please note transfer from your hotel to Harpa is not included.  The food walk is led by a fun and knowledgeable local guide who will take you to everything from well-known ‘must visit’ restaurants to small family- run businesses and secret local hangouts in Reykjavik. You will taste delicious local cuisine such as an Icelandic hot dog (pylsa), traditional Icelandic meat soup, homemade Icelandic ice cream from a secret family recipe and of course; the healthy Skyr yogurt.

This is a small group experience where you will explore the local side of Reykjavik, meet hard working families, hear fascinating stories, dine in ambitious restaurants and experience age-old traditions. An absolute must-do tour for any food lover visiting Reykjavik.

The afternoon and evening are open to your inspiration. We suggest a visit to one of the many museums or art galleries around the city. Some recommendations include the National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavik Art Museum and the Settlement Exhibition.

Overnight in Reykjavik.

Important:  

Reykjavík Food Walk:  Please note that minimum age to taste/drink alcoholic beverages is 20 years old.

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

CenterHotel Plaza

Slap bang in the middle of downtown Reykjavik, Center Hotel Plaza overlooks the city’s oldest square, the central venue for cultural events and performances. Surrounded by shops, restaurants and the harbor, when you stay at Plaza, the buzz of central Reykjavik is always on your doorstep.

Highlights: Thingvellir National Park Gullfoss Geysir Geysir Center

Breakfast at your hotel.  Today you will travel out of the city and into the Icelandic countryside. The Golden Circle refers to The ‘Big Three’ – Geysir hot springs, Gullfoss waterfalland Thingvellir National Park.  You’ll get to visit all three on this great day tour.

Begin the tour with a leisurely soak in the Secret Lagoon, one of the oldest natural geothermal pools in Iceland.  The pool is nestled amongst bubbling hot springs and a small erupting geyser. Steam rises from the surrounding geothermal area as you relax in the warm mineral-rich water, with a temperature of 38-40°C  (100 -104°F ) year-round. A little geyser near the pool erupts every few minutes, giving  the pool an otherworldly air.  A footpath around the pool lets you view the area’s bubbling geothermal features, making the Secret Lagoon a hot spring bathing experience like no other.

Then drive to the Geysir geothermal area in Haukadalur Valley with many bubbling pools and spouting geysers. Continue to Gullfoss, the  ‘Golden Waterfall’, The most famous of the country’s many waterfalls. Here the river Hvita drops 96 feet (30 meters) in two falls, creating an awesome spectacle. Then onward to the historic and geological wonder of Thingvellir National Park, one of the most outstanding landscapes in The country. The area is surrounded by mountains and encompasses a vast lava plain and Iceland’s largest lake. In 2004, Thingvellir was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Return to Reykjavik.

Overnight in Reykjavik.

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

CenterHotel Plaza

Slap bang in the middle of downtown Reykjavik, Center Hotel Plaza overlooks the city’s oldest square, the central venue for cultural events and performances. Surrounded by shops, restaurants and the harbor, when you stay at Plaza, the buzz of central Reykjavik is always on your doorstep.

Highlights: Reykjavik

If your flight is in the afternoon, use your last moments to walk along the harbor seafront and breathe the fresh Atlantic breeze.  If you still need to relax, visit one of the city’s swimming pools. There you can chat with the locals while lounging in the geothermal steam.

Should you wish to extend your stay, we would be happy to book additional nights and tours for you. Please take a look at our wide selection of day tour options and book ahead.

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

Included

  • 3 nights in Reykjavik including breakfast
  • Reykjavik Food Walk with local guide – small group experience.
  • Guided Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour
  • Entrance fee to The Secret Lagoon and use of towel
  • Remember to bring your swimsuit!

Not Included

  • International airfare
  • Round-trip transfers between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik
  • Meals and drinks other than those indicated in itinerary
  • Swimsuit for Secret Lagoon
  • Transfer to The Reykjavik Food Walk tour starting point at Harpa
  • Porterage at airport and hotels
  • Guaranteed early check-in or late check-out
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Any service not specifically listed under “included