The world’s northernmost capital
Extend your stay in Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital. Enjoy the surreal Blue Lagoon, and have a guided in-depth experience along the famed Golden Circle.
Disembark the ship and leave for the Golden tour, Golden Circle is the name given to the driving route in southwest Iceland that captures some of the country’s most unique and impressive sites. We’ll get an early start leaving the hotel at 8:30am for a full day that begins with a visit to Geysir, site of the spouting water vent for which the phenomenon is named. While the original is now inactive, the area is alive with boiling and bubbling pools, and the neighboring geyser “Strokkur” is sure to put on a show.
Take a short walk to Gullfoss, a spectacular two-tiered waterfall. After lunch we drive to the National Park of Thingvellir, a valley where one can clearly see the two oceanic plates splitting Europe and North America. Not only is Thingvellir an impressive geological landscape, it is also the site of the famous Icelandic “ting”, an annual gathering of the Icelandic Viking chiefs, starting in the 10th century. Return to the hotel and later have dinner in one of the many fine restaurants. (B,L,D)
The morning we have a guided walking tour of the capital city of Reykjavik, with time to explore on your own. After check out, we drive to the famous Blue Lagoon thermal baths. Whether you choose to enjoy the surreal bath and spa facilities or just stroll around the fascinating environs, the Blue Lagoon is an essential part of any visit to Iceland. It also conveniently allows for bathing and easy packing and transfer to the airport. We’ll have lunch at the Blue Lagoon before going to the airport for our flights home. (B,L)
Extension Cost Per Person
Accommodations, all meals while in Reykjavik, transfers for group flight, sightseeing and entrance fees, transfer and entrance fee to the Blue Lagoon.
International airfare, Spa treatment/facilities at the Blue Lagoon, personal items and any other items not mentioned in the cost included section above.
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