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Highlights of Iceland

A compact four day tour of Iceland’s highlights which packs as much as possible into a short time frame.

Here are more details of an example tour itinerary as a starting point, but at Kipling Tours, we can tailor-make any itinerary just for you.

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  • Day 1

    Fly to Iceland

    Today you fly to Reykjavik where you will be met by your guide at the airport and will visit the Reykjanes Peninsular to see the volcanism, mud pools and geothermal activity as well as the Bridge Between the Continents. You then make your way into Reykjavik and your accommodation where you have dinner.

  • Day 2

    Golden Circle Tour

    Today you do the classic Golden Circle tour which visits many of Iceland’s most famous sights. The day begins at Thingvellir where you are able to see where the two continental plates are moving apart. You continue to the Geysir area where you are able to see the Strokkur Geysir erupting about every 4–8 minutes. Next is Gullfoss waterfall, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. You continue to the Hvolsvollur area where there will be an opportunity to visit a local swimming pool before heading to the accommodation.

  • Day 3

    The South Shore

    Your first stop this morning will be to Seljalandsfoss, a narrow waterfall where the water plummets over a former sea cliff. Behind the fall’s deep, circular plunge pool, is a cave and it is sometimes possible to walk behind the waterfall and to look out through it to the landscape beyond. Next is Skogafoss, a spectacular 60 metre-high waterfall. You continue to the Solheimajokull Glacier where the glacial landscape combines with the volcanic and you can hike to the snout of the glacier. In the afternoon, you continue to the region west of Vík. There is an extensive black beach here, the sand and pebbles of the beach being the result of thousands of years of wave attack by Atlantic breakers of the nearby cliffs. Also to be seen just offshore is Reynisdrangar, the spiky rock formations (stacks) sticking out of the sea. There is also a most impressive outcrop of columnar basalt on one of the cliff faces. Looking westwards from Reynishverfi can be seen Dyrhólaey. This is a 120m high headland on which classic coastal erosion features of arches, stacks and stumps can be identified as the headland has retreated.

  • Day 4

    Geothermal Power

    From the South Shore you head back to the Reykjavik area with a stop at the Helisheidi Power Station where you can see how geothermal energy is produced. Hellisheiði Power Plant is the largest geo-thermal power station in Iceland. As well as producing electricity it also makes hot water for space heating and also for the heavy industry of aluminium smelting. In the afternoon you transfer the airport for your homeward flight.

Prices start from

£725 for a 4 day tour

Half board basis based on flights with Easyjet.  We include local guides, all admissions and all local transfers by private coach

includes flights

To make the most of four days in Iceland, it is probably necessary to use Easyjet flights from London with an early morning outbound flight and later returning flight.

  • Nordurey Hotel

    Comfortable Hotel just outside of central Reykjavik

    The Nordurey Hotel is located in the town of Hafnafjordur which is effectively a suburb of Reykjavik. It offers comfortable 3 star accommodation with buffet breakfast included.

  • Husid Guest House

    A friendly and traditional guest house near Hvolsvollur

    Husid house is a characterful guest house which is ideally placed for visiting the South Shore and Heimaey. For larger groups sole occupancy is possible.

  • Hotel Ork

    Delightful hotel with large swimming pool, located in the town of Hveragerdi

    The Hotel Ork is one of our favourite Icelandic properties. Situated in the town of Hveragerdi it is well placed to access both the Golden Circle and South Shore, and offers spacious accommodation with swimming pool, games room and large restaurant.

  • Hotel Cabin

    Modern and functional hotel offering good value for money

    The Cabin Hotel is a favourite for schools groups as it offers the right combination of comfort and facilities with excellent value for money, a rare commodity in a country as expensive as Iceland. Rooms are general twin or triple for students.

  • Reykjavik City Hostel

    Modern and comfortable hostel near the centre of the city

    The Reykjavik City Hostel is one of our most popular accommodations for student groups in Reykjavik. It is a very modern and clean hostel, more like a hotel in fact, and has a large number of rooms sleeping either 4 or 6 students to a room, mostly with private bathrooms. The hostel provides breakfast and dinners, and packed lunches can also be arranged.

  • Hotel Vogar

    Located conveniently close to the Blue Lagoon and the Airport

    The Hotel Vogar is located on the Reykjanes Peninsular about 10 minutes drive from the Blue Lagoon. Its location makes it a good choice if you have an early morning return flight

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