Day 1: Reykjavik & Blue Lagoon
Welcome to your first day in Iceland! Today’s journey will take you through landscapes of black lava, blue lagoons, and vibrant city streets.
Stop 1: Blue Lagoon (15-20 minutes from Keflavík Airport)
Kickstart your Icelandic experience with the ethereal Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa renowned for its healing properties. Soak in the mineral-rich waters surrounded by a lava field, letting the serene environment melt your travel fatigue away.
Stop 2: Reykjavik (45 minutes from Blue Lagoon)
Spend the rest of your day in the capital city, exploring its rich heritage, contemporary culture, and stunning architecture. Noteworthy places to visit include:
- Hallgrimskirkja Church: The iconic church offering panoramic views of the city from its tower.
- Old Harbour: A vibrant area full of restaurants and shops.
- Harpa Concert Hall: A modern architectural masterpiece hosting a variety of performances and exhibitions.
Day 2: Golden Circle Tour
Your second day promises a thrilling journey around the iconic Golden Circle route, where you will witness some of the most extraordinary natural phenomena in the world.
Stop 1: Thingvellir National Park (45 minutes from Reykjavik)
Discover the rift between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, and soak in the history of this UNESCO World Heritage site, where the world’s first parliament was established.
Stop 2: Geysir Geothermal Area (50 minutes from Thingvellir National Park)
Be amazed by the erupting geysers, with Strokkur being the most active, spouting water up to 30 meters high every few minutes.
Stop 3: Gullfoss waterfall (10 minutes from Geysir Geothermal Area)
End your Golden Circle tour with the powerful Gullfoss waterfall, a sight to behold as it cascades down into a deep gorge.
Day 3: South Iceland
On your final day, venture to the stunning South Coast, a landscape where black sand meets icy blue glaciers. If you decide to head all the way to Jokulsarlon from Reykjavik, leave early. This adventure will take at least 12 hours, but can be well worth the fatigue
Stop 1: Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach (2 hours 15 minutes from Reykjavik)
Witness the striking contrast of black sand against the Atlantic Ocean, and observe the towering basalt columns and the Reynisdrangar sea stacks.
Stop 2: Ice Cave (3 hours from Reynisfjara)
Experience the surreal beauty of an ice cave, where the glacial blues and raw ice formations create an otherworldly atmosphere.
Stop 3: Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon (1 hour from Ice Cave)
Conclude your journey at the breathtaking Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, where you can see icebergs that have broken off from the glacier, floating in the lagoon.
Please note, the time between destinations can vary based on traffic and road conditions. Always check local weather conditions and any travel restrictions or changes due to COVID-19 or other factors. Enjoy your immersive adventure in Iceland!