Experience the famous Golden Circle Tour
The Northern Lights
Cross your fingers for the Northern Lights!
4* Centerhotel Midgardur
Centrally located hotel in Reykjavik
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!
Find out about Iceland’s entry requirements here.
After arriving at Reykjavik Airport, we will transfer to our hotel. In the evening we will have a Solos welcome drink followed by dinner.
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.
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.
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.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to Reykjavik Airport for our flight home.
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.
The hotel features an on-site bar, restaurant and free WiFi. There is also the Miðgarður spa which is payable locally
Rooms include a flat-screen TV, WIFI, minibar (payable locally) and private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer.
The transfer time from Reykjavik Airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes, depending on weather and traffic.
You must have at least 6 months left on your passport and you can refer to the FCDO site for up to date visa information – https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/iceland/entry-requirements
Dressing in layers with warm, water/wind-proof casual daytime wear is recommended with comfortable, warm footwear, thick socks, gloves, a hat and sunglasses.
A reasonable level of fitness/mobility is required for the sightseeing. The order of the itinerary and events may be subject to change.
Northern Lights sighting cannot be guaranteed.
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.
Click here for Iceland’s entry requirements.
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|May||9 °C||3 °C|
|June||11 °C||7 °C|
|July - August||3 °C||8 °C|
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