Highlights

  • Discover Reykjavik, the northernmost capital city of the world
  • See the countryside during the Golden circle tour
  • Take a walk behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Make a selfie with the Icelandic horses
  • Try shark meat, the local delicacy... 
  • Relax in natural geothermal baths at Secret Lagoon  
  • Follow geysers burst  
  • Go whale watching

Come and explore the land of ice and fire! Iceland will show you landscapes that you have never seen before in the nordic nations. This small island in the middle of the Northern Atlantic is famous for its natural wonders. Check out the famous Golden Circle, relax in the Secret Lagoon, take pictures of breathtaking waterfalls and walk around in the northernmost capital of the world!

What is included

key

Accommodation for 5 nights in hostels

bed-linen

Bedlinen

breakfast

5 breakfasts

road-sign

Guided walk in Reykjavik

tour-guide

Service from Timetravels tour guide

excursion

Transport in a tourist bus for 4 days

ticket

Entrance to a Shark Museum

tour

Visit to Geothermal baths

tour

Visit to an Icelandic horse farm

For extra cost

travel

Flights to/from Iceland

bus

Airport-Reykjavik-Airport transfer

(possible to book through Timetraves)
towel

Towel

travel

Activities not marked as included

Meals

Meals except for breakfasts

insurance

Travel insurance

(highly recommended!)

Sample itinerary

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL DAY

Individual arrivals from the airport. Arriving from Keflavík Airport (50km): FlyBus and Airport Express run to a schedule connecting with every flight and drop you off in the center (you can save money if you buy return ticket)
17:00 Meeting your tour manager at the HLEMMUR SQUARE HOSTEL, (Laugavegur 105). Info-meeting in the common room and check-in to the rooms.
18:00 Leaving the hostel for an orientation walk around Reykjavik center. After that free time for dinner or drinks.

DAY 2 - REYKJAVIK, KERID, REYNISFJARA, VIK, LAUGARVATN

07:30 – 08:30 Breakfast and check-out.
21:30-23:30 Gathering at the reception, ready to depart. Take all you need during the day to your hand luggage, have some snacks and water with you. We do a shopping stop on this day, please plan your dinner cooking to fit within 20min as the kitchens are rather small. We head towards South coast of Iceland and see two majestic waterfalls; Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss, the black sand beach Reynisfjara, take a look at the glacier Sólheimajökull and pay a visit to the town Vík.
The day finishes in Laugarvatn, a village surrounded by magical misty fells where we stay two nights.

DAY 3 – LAUGARVATN, GOLDEN CIRCLE

08:00 – 08:45 Breakfast.
09:00 Ready to explore the famous Golden Circle starting by Kerid volcanic crater lake followed by the majestic Gullfoss Waterfalls, The Great Geysir and Strokkur Geysir, which erupts in every eight minutes. During the day we take a bath in a geothermal lagoon, perfect temperature 38-40 degrees. Bring your swimsuit and towel, snacks and water. In the evening, feel free to discover the area of Laugarvatn on your own.

DAY 4 - LAUGARVATN, STYKKISHÓLMUR

08:00 – 08:45 Breakfast and check-out.
09:00 Departure towards the Snæfellsnes peninsula also called - Iceland in Miniature - due to a variety of sights. We start with Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO protected site where the Vikings founded the first democratic parliament in 930. On the 100 km long peninsula Snæfellsnes you find stunning scenery with fjord's, old volcanoes, golden beaches, lava fields and all crowned by the glistering glacier Snæfellsjökull. The mountain Snæfell was torn apart when the volcano collapsed and is seen as one of the planet's power centers. The day finishes in the picturesque seaside village of Stykkishólmur. There are restaurants in the village but you can use the hostel kitchen as well.

DAY 5 – STYKKISHOLMUR, REYKJAVIK (INCLUDED)

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast and check-out.
09:40 Departure from the hostel and continue discovering Snæfellsnes. We start by visiting Bjarnarhöfn, a local shark museum where you learn about the life of the local fishermen and if you're feeling brave, taste some famous shark Hakarl. We move towards an Icelandic horse farm where you can pet the horses and take pictures with them.
18:00 We are back in the capital by the evening and you have free time to explore it.

DAY 6 – ELDING WHALE WATCHING (EXTRA ACTIVITY*) DEPARTURE BACK HOME

07:30 – 10:30 Breakfast.
08:30 Departure towards Elding Whale watching tour at the Old Harbour with the tour guide. Put your luggage to the storage room and dress up warmly, warm overalls available! (extra activity)
09:00 - 12:00 EldingWhale watching (may last longer).
11:00 The latest check-out from the hostel. Individual departures to the airport or exploring more if Iceland. The Blue Lagoon is situated close to the airport and can be booked individually.

 

*Extra activities description and prices are visible on the ''Guided activity'' section of this website page

Timetravels reserves the right to changes in the itinerary.

Extra activities

GOLDEN CIRCLE

A guided bus ride will take to explore the countryside and the famous Golden Circle. Here you will see the Strokkur Geysir and The Great Geysir, walk up to the Gullfoss waterfall with a 32-meter drop and visit Þingvellir National Park. The national park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the place where the first Viking parliament was held in 930. Þingvellir also happens to be situated in the fissure zone of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where Iceland is growing.

IMPORTANT:

- Activities included in the base fare are not subject to any partial/activity refund


SECRET LAGOON

Secret Lagoon natural hot springs are located in the small village called Fludir within the Golden Circle area. The area is preserved in its unique and natural look which allows you to enjoy the true Icelandic experience. The spring water keeps the temperature around 38 Celsius which rises steam creating magical surroundings. A little Geysir erupting every 5 minutes is for your entertainment.

IMPORTANT:

- Activities included in the base fare are not subject to any partial/activity refund


SOUTH COAST

The guided bus trip will take you on a trip along the south coast with Kerid volcanic crater lake. You will have a chance to walk behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and walk up to the Skogafoss waterfall. You will see the black beaches alongside the coast and visit the black beach at Reynisfjara with the mysterious basalt rock formations. The bus will take you all the way to the small town of Vík, the southernmost town in Iceland.

IMPORTANT:

- Activities included in the base fare are not subject to any partial/activity refund


BJARNARHÖFN SHARK MUSEUM

You will get the chance of trying hákarl (fermented shark meat), a traditional Icelandic dish. In the museum, a local guide will explain to you the history and process of creating this local delicacy. You will see the last step of the process - drying on the fresh air.

IMPORTANT:

- Activities included in the base fare are not subject to any partial/activity refund


STURLUREYKIR HORSE FARM

We will start in a coffeehouse to receive welcoming then continue to the stables and see the horses, take photos and A MUST have "Selfiehorsephoto", you will see the first Geothermal in Europe as well. The visit will finish with a hot drink and a taste of homebaked rye bread.

IMPORTANT:

- Activities included in the base fare are not subject to any partial/activity refund

 

OPTIONAL EXTRA TO YOUR TRIP:

Elding Whale Watching
Price per person with Timetravels from 80€ // duration 3-5 hours

Add extra experience to the end of your tour and go to see the whales! The most common cetacean in the area are the Minke whales, White-beaked Dolphins, and Harbour Porpoises and occasionally you can see other species including the Humpback whales, Killer whales/Orcas, and even Fin whales. The tours sighting success is 92%, however, the cetacean abundance is unpredictable and varies with the food availability of the shores. In the case of a non-sighting tour, the provider offers guests to come again for free (within the next 2 years). Warm overalls available.


Airport Express Round ticket Airport - Reykjavik
Price per person with Timetravels from 44€

Quick and convenient airport transfer from Keflavik International Airport to Reykjavik city. 24-hour service in connection with all scheduled passenger flights from/to Iceland. The Gray Line buses have free WiFi and comfy seats. You will be drop off and pick up the closest location to your hostel. Bus Stop #13 Rauðarárstígur is only 91m from Hlemmur Hostel. Timetravels will contact you about your flight details and send you all the information prior to your arrival.


Book an extra night before or/and after the trip 
Price per person with Timetravels from 24€

Are you arriving a day before the trip and would like to get your bed already? Wish to prolong your stay in Iceland for a night? You can book a night at the hostel though Timetravels and we will try to allocate you in the same room as you use during the tour. Breakfast is not included but can be added on the spot. 

Accommodation

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Departure 13.10.2020

from 629€

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