Explore Reykjavik: Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle & Northern Lights with Natalia

Your TourHero

Natalia H

Hello, I’m Natalia! I'm going to UPenn at the moment. I’m an avid traveler with a penchant for wandering off the beaten path. I’ve always wanted to explore Iceland in the spring, so I've created this itinerary to travel with like-minded individuals who are as keen to discover the dramatic landscapes of this country as I am!

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Jun 20 - 24, 2021

Activity Level

Light

Group Size

6 - 16

Transportation

Van

Tour Price

USD 699
/ person
Interest-free installments starting
USD 49 / month
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Age range

18 - 30

Travel interest

Adventurous, hiking, nature, wildlife

Your Local Guide

GJ Travel are true experts in their field. Having pioneered Iceland’s tourist industry in the 1930s, their founder Guðmundur shared his knowledge of the country’s landscape with both NASA and Sir Edmund Hillary. Today, their guides’ skills and experience remain second to none, and their knowledge of the wilderness is unrivalled. Every trip you’ll take with GJ Travel is a thrill from beginning to end — providing a premium service is in their DNA and their love for Iceland at the forefront of everything they do.

Iceland>Explore Reykjavik: Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle & Northern Lights with Natalia

Experience the classic gems of Iceland on this winter / springtime getaway. Explore the beautifully charming Reykjavik at your own pace, and experience the otherworldly landscapes, dreamy waterfalls and lonely canyons on the Golden Circle tour. Have an epic spa day at the iconic Blue Lagoon, Mother Nature's most epic natural spa. This will be an unforgettable trip in one of the most stunning and panoramic settings the planet has to offer.

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

Natalia H

Hello, I’m Natalia! I'm going to UPenn at the moment. I’m an avid traveler with a penchant for wandering off the beaten path. I’ve always wanted to explore Iceland in the spring, so I've created this itinerary to travel with like-minded individuals who are as keen to discover the dramatic landscapes of this country as I am!

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Jun 20 - 24, 2021

Activity Level

Light

Group Size

6 - 16

Transportation

Van

Iceland>Explore Reykjavik: Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle & Northern Lights with Natalia

Experience the classic gems of Iceland on this winter / springtime getaway. Explore the beautifully charming Reykjavik at your own pace, and experience the otherworldly landscapes, dreamy waterfalls and lonely canyons on the Golden Circle tour. Have an epic spa day at the iconic Blue Lagoon, Mother Nature's most epic natural spa. This will be an unforgettable trip in one of the most stunning and panoramic settings the planet has to offer.

Timeline

  • Day 1 · Reykjavik
  • Arrive at Reykjavik Airport
  • Check-in at Kex Hostel
  • Welcome dinner at Kex Hostel
  • Day 2 · Reykjavik
  • Breakfast box
  • Golden Circle tour (non-private)
  • Free evening and dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 3 · Reykjavik
  • Breakfast at Kex Hostel
  • Free morning
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Blue Lagoon visit
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Northern Lights Tour
  • Day 4 · Reykjavik
  • Breakfast
  • Free and easy (optional day tours)
  • Free evening and dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 5 · Blue Lagoon and Reykjavik
  • Breakfast and check out of Kex Hostel
  • Journey ends in Reykjavik

Details

Day 1

Welcome to Reykjavik!

Touchdown Reykjavik! Check into the Kex Hostel upon arrival, where you’ll get the chance to freshen up before dinner. You’ll be having dinner with the group at Kex Hostel - if you're not too tired, you're free to wander out and explore the nightlife of Reykjavik with your crew!

Day 2

Experience Mother Nature at her finest in this classic Golden Circle tour

No visit to Iceland is complete without a visit to the 3 most iconic and popular attractions, forming the Golden Circle: Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park. The route covers approximately 250 kilometers (155 miles) and loops from the capital city to the center of Iceland and back. You'll want to get your cameras ready for this! (This is a non-private tour)

Day 3

Have a relaxing spa day at the Blue Lagoon (named one of the '25 Wonders of the World')

Good morning! Have breakfast at Kex Hostel and enjoy the morning as you please. This afternoon you'll be going to the stunning Blue Lagoon, where you'll get to indulge and relax in Mother Nature's most epic spa! Named one of the “25 Wonders of the World”, the Icelandic Blue Lagoon features geothermal pools with a strikingly icy blue color that makes photographing a dream. Visitors are recommended to slather the white volcanic mud onto themselves, which have purifying and beautifying effects on the skin (for those battling psoriasis, the silica-rich waters of the lagoon are said to offer a natural form of relief)! There is also a swim-up bar and complimentary drink offered with each soak. Have lunch at the cafe at your leisure when you’re hungry, and the tour officially ends once you’ve showered and changed.

Chase the dreamy Northern Lights, a once-in-a-lifetime experience

Tonight you'll be whisked away on a Northern Lights chase by local experts who know the best vantage points for this breathtaking phenomenon. If you're lucky enough to go on a clear night with high auroral activity, be prepared to be completely awed by a show of a lifetime - dancing ribbons of lights, ranging from crimsons to violets to (more commonly) bright fluorescent greens. This is going to be a night you'll never forget! (Note this is a non-private tour by coach)

Day 4

Spend your day however you please

After sleeping off yesterday’s exertions, take breakfast and prepare to spend the day as you please (see list below for optional add-ons). Snorkel in between two tectonic plates, ride Icelandic horses, or visit the Snaefellsness peninsula - the list is endless! A must-see is Reykjavik’s Magic Ice Bar. An art gallery with a difference, every sculpture you see is carved from ice, even the glasses at the bar! Don’t be afraid of the sub-zero temperatures you’ll find inside — all visitors are given a thick winter poncho and gloves on entry, so you can enjoy the experience with a toasty glow.

Day 5

Journey ends in Reykjavik

Did 5 days fly by just like that?! What a magical time in a country like no other on this planet. You'll be transferred to the airport via FlyBus+. Goodbye and safe travels!

Accommodation

  • Kex Hostel Reykjavik (or similar according to availability)

    The cozy and super-cool Kex Hostel was once a biscuit factory — and they’ve respected this tradition by naming themselves after the Icelandic word for biscuit. You’ll find a brand-new pop-up bar and restaurant, with a scrumptious pizza menu and superb selection of beers. In the basement, they even have an onsite barber, so if you’re feeling a little hirsute, you can get a hair or beard trim without even leaving the building. Book lovers will enjoy the bar’s library, containing everything from biographies to poetry, Icelandic sagas and guidebooks. If you need further inspiration, you’ll find tour experts at the hostel to help you plan your adventures. The hostel provides secure luggage storage, 24-hour access, in-room lockers and free WiFi throughout. Room type: Multiple occupancy.

Included

  • 4 nights in Kex Hostel Reykjavik (or similar)
  • Shared occupancy in accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Day 1 dinner (any pizza from the pizza menu at Kex Hostel)
  • Blue Lagoon entrance ticket, silica mud mask, use of towel, 1 drink of choice, and (non-private) return transfer
  • Northern Lights tour via coach (non-private)
  • Arrival and departure transfer via FlyBus+ (non-private)
  • 24/7 guest support

Not included

  • Flights
  • Day 2, 3 and 4 lunch
  • All dinners except for Day 1 dinner

COVID-19 guarantee

We know many of you are yearning to travel, but also want to do it in a safe and enjoyable way.

To ensure your wellbeing, we’re working with each of our partners to ensure that exhaustive precautionary health and safety measures are in place. This includes reducing group sizes, incorporating more outdoor adventures, and closely monitoring the spread on the ground.

At the same time, we also know that this is a holiday for you and that you want to experience the best of each location, with minimal inconvenience. We’re confident that each of our trips will be both safe and enjoyable, but if we cannot keep to either of those promises, we will defer or cancel the trip if necessary and gladly issue you credit for a future tour to be used towards any tour within 2 years.

Available add-on

Silfra snorkel

Experience snorkeling in-between the North American and European continental plates, the only place in the world where you can do this. Filtered by volcanic fields, this is touted as the clearest water in the world - put on a dry suit and see for yourself!

  • Depth varies from 10 to 40 meters.

Price: USD 120

Swim in the clearest water in the world at Silfra

Icelandic Horseback riding

The Icelandic horse is the only breed of horse that exists in the country, kept pure for generations. Once one has been exported, it is banned forever from returning. First brought to Iceland by ancient Vikings, their physical prowess and gentle temperament have become dearly beloved by generations of Icelandic people. Fall in love with Iceland’s stunning countryside as you ride through vast lava fields, winding lakes, and mountains in the backdrop with your new equine friend.

Price: USD 120

Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 699
Per person