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Home to one of the world’s most dynamic landscapes, Iceland is the legendary ‘Land of Fire and Ice’! Vast ice caps, active volcanoes, spouting geysers, bubbling mud pools and geothermal hot springs are all part of the exciting nature you may experience on this extraordinary island. Marvel at the sights of the spectacular Golden Circle and beautiful south coast, and make sure you keep an eye out for the elusive Northern Lights!

Shutterstock 287789522 Geyser, Haukadalur, Golden Circle Near Reykjavik

Why go?

  • Experience the famous Golden Circle Tour
  • Cross your fingers for the Northern Lights
  • Centrally located hotel in Reykjavik
  • Enjoy the grandeur of Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Itinerary

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After arriving at Reykjavik Airport, we will transfer to our hotel. In the evening we will have a Solos welcome drink followed by dinner.

  • Accommodation 4 * Centerhotel Midgardur
  • MEALS Dinner included

This day excursion introduces us to some of the most interesting and best-known natural phenomena in Iceland, along the so-called Golden Circle route; the Geysir area, Gullfoss waterfall and Thingvellir National Park.

We start our day by driving to Thingvellir National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) which holds a special place in the hearts of Icelanders since many historically important events have taken place here through the centuries. At Thingvellir, the Icelandic parliament Althingi was founded in 930 and in the year 1000 Icelanders adopted Christianity. Geologically, it is also unique. This is where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are slowly drifting apart and you can clearly see the effects of the tectonic plate movements which have opened various cracks and fissures in the earth’s crust. After taking a walk through the exceptional landscape of Thingvellir, we continue our journey to the famous geothermal area around the hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur. Here we will see numerous small springs boiling and bubbling and the Strokkur hot spring which ejects its column of water high into the air every 5 – 10 minutes or so. From here it is only a short drive towards the majestic and beautiful Gullfoss waterfall that tumbles into a deep gorge. Following the road through the fertile landscape and farmlands of South Iceland we return to Reykjavik.

  • Accommodation 4 * Centerhotel Midgardur
  • MEALS Breakfast included

Today we can spend the day exploring the many attractions the capital of Iceland has to offer. As we walk around Reykjavik, we can visit Hallgrimskirkja church, one of Reykjavík’s most famous monuments. When exploring the historical city center, we will not only find the Town Hall, the Parliament building and the modernistic Harpa concert hall, but also an impressive number of museums, cafés, restaurants and shops.

In the evening we head out of Reykjavík to search for the Northern Lights looking on a night sky that is free of city lights, to enhance the beauty of the Lights. When conditions are favourable, this mesmerizing natural phenomenon, also known as Aurora Borealis, can be observed during the winter months. Please note that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings, therefore, cannot be guaranteed. Depending on weather conditions this tour might be moved to a different date/time as it gets closer to departure. 

  • Accommodation 4 * Centerhotel Midgardur
  • MEALS Breakfast included

After breakfast we leave Reykjavik and head towards Iceland’s south region for a tour that will take us all the way to the small village of Vík. We will stop at different places along the way, the first of them being the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, a small but  very picturesque waterfall, special not only for its beauty where it is actually possible to walk behind it. Skógar village is the next place of interest. Here we will have see one of Iceland’s highest waterfalls the Skogar Waterfall. We continue our drive to Vík village, located in an idyllic setting famous for the Reynisdrangar pillars that rise from the sea just off the shore. We will also take a refreshing walk on the Reynisfjara beach, a magnificent black sand beach with basalt columns of all sizes and shapes, before returning back to Reykjavik.

  • Accommodation 4 * Centerhotel Midgardur
  • MEALS Breakfast included

After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to Reykjavik Airport for our flight home.

  • Accommodation
  • MEALS Breakfast included

Centerhotel Midgardur ****

Our hotel is located on Reykjavik's main shopping street. Cafés, restaurants and shops can be found nearby and all the cities main sights are within walking distance.

 

Facilities Include

The hotel features an on-site bar, restaurant and free WiFi. There is also the Miðgarður spa which is payable locally

Rooms Include

Rooms include a flat-screen TV, WIFI, minibar (payable locally) and private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. 

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT - 1 hour

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

3 hours

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum:
Jan, Feb, Mar 0°C,
Nov 03°C, Dec 02°C

What's included:

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for sole use
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Golden Circle day tour
  • South Coast day tour
  • Northern Lights evening excursion
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome dinner on the first evening

What's extra:

  • Insurance see here
  • Meals not included unless where stated

Please note:

  • Northern Lights sighting cannot be guaranteed.

Useful Information

Transfer Time

The transfer time from Reykjavik Airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes, depending on weather and traffic.

What to Wear/Take

Dressing in layers with warm, water/wind-proof casual daytime wear is recommended with comfortable, warm footwear, thick socks, gloves, a hat and sunglasses.

Excursions

Optional excursions are available locally for your free day and include whale watching and a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon.

Currency

Icelandic Krona

Gratuities

We suggest a Group Collection to cover transfer drivers, and hotel staff of €15.00 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. 

Please note

A reasonable level of fitness/mobility is required for the sightseeing. The order of the itinerary and events may be subject to change

Select Flight Inclusive or Excluding Flight if available. Excluding Flight bookings allow you free cancellation and amendments but do not include flights. Flights can be added later. See our Free Cancellation Guarantee. Normal terms and conditions apply. All holidays ATOL protected.

Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From regional flights available COMMENTS  
29 Nov 2021 03 Dec 2021 4 All Ages £1,599 BOOK
31 Jan 2022 04 Feb 2022 4 All Ages £1,599 BOOK

What's included:

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for sole use
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Golden Circle day tour
  • South Coast day tour
  • Northern Lights evening excursion
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome dinner on the first evening

What's extra:

  • Insurance see here
  • Meals not included unless where stated

Please note:

  • Northern Lights sighting cannot be guaranteed.

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