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Iceland Stopover

Overview

Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. Its interior has a plateau identified by lava fields, sand, glaciers, mountains, and the various glacial rivers that cross lowlands before vanishing in the sea. The gulf stream makes Iceland warm despite this is situated at high latitude outside the Arctic Circle. The summers are usually cold due to high latitude and sea.  The capital city of Reykjavik showcases the beauty of this icy country and is a great place to start the Iceland tour. The trip has a tour of the Blue Lagoon as you move through icy cold water and find exciting excursions, to begin with. The Golden Circle is also one of the major attractions of this short trip.



Trip Highlights

Thermal spas and geothermal springs to relax in

Whale sightings to enthral

The golden circle to show authentic Iceland at its finest

Magical old town to be witnessed

Waterfall to enchant




ITINERARY - 3 Days

Our representative will pick you up at the airport at Reykjavik and transfer to the hotel.

The tour will begin with the Blue Lagoon which is a geothermal spa in a lava field with milky blue waters that have special silica algae known for its therapeutic and healing effects.

Blue Lagoon, Iceland is one of the world’s most popular geothermal spas is located in southwest Iceland on the Reykjanes Peninsula. Unlike common perception, the lagoon is a man-made feature whose water is supplied by the Svartsengi geothermal power station. It covers a massive area of 8700 sq. m today, after it has been continuously renovated to include larger areas as well as develop better tourist amenities and facilities, like cafes, hotels, shops selling skin products and so on.

The Blue Lagoon today offers skin treatments for Psoriasis as well as there is also a Blue Lagoon Clinic opened in 2005, a private lagoon that provides UV light therapy and skincare products. The peaceful surroundings ensure that one is relaxed and healed while bathing in the pool. Celebrities have been sighted time and again too, enjoying a swim in the Lagoon. 

The Blue Lagoon has been listed as the top 25 Wonders of the World by National Geographic and the top 10 spas in the world by Conde Nast Traveller. It is often clubbed with the Golden Circle tour of the country and remains to be one of the most sought after attractions of Iceland. It is hence best to book entry to the pool well in advance. 

A visit to the Blue Lagoon will not only provide an insight into the unique landscape of the region but will also prove to be beneficial for your health.

Overnight at Reykjavik.

After breakfast, the tour will begin with you discovering the lively and passionate city of Reykjavik. The cafes will give you the local taste and the museums will show you the past in a city with memories in every corner. Stroll through the old town center and see the Hallgrimskirkja Church, the Parliament, and the Cathedral.

The capital of Iceland consists of only 320.000 people and almost 60% of them live in the greater Reykjavik area. Even though Reykjavik is not a big city compared to other capitals of the world, it has everything a cosmopolitan city should offer; great dining, unique boutiques, shops, museums, theaters, and a vibrant nightlife during weekends.

The Golden Circle Iceland is a popular tourist trail that covers some of the most wonderful natural landmarks of the country. Shorter than the Ring Road that encircles the nation, the Golden Circle is perfect for those who are short on time and yet do not want to be left out on witnessing Iceland’s most stunning features. One can either self-drive or join an organized tour to explore the various stopovers along the route. However, the most important attractions on the Golden Circle are the Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfalls, the geothermal area in Haukadalur containing the Geysir and Strokkur geysers. Other features include the Kerio volcanic crater, Hverageroi, Skalholt cathedral, and the Hellisheioarvirkjun and Nesjavellir geothermal plants.

The Golden Circle when mapped is not exactly a circular route. The three main attractions are in fact more on a linear route. One can change or decide the starting point and work their way through the attractions accordingly, however, the usual route that is taken is as follows: Start from Reykjavik, reach Thingvellir National Park, to Geysir to finally Gullfoss Waterfall.

You can then proceed for whale watching and get awed by the largest mammal on earth.

After lunch, you will be taken to the Pingvellir National Park where the landscape will take your breath away. Next will be the Gullfoss waterfall where the cascading water will induce you to click pictures and frolic around. The Geysir geothermal area is great for the thermal springs and the hot water springs.

 Overnight at Reykjavik.

Visitors will be taken to the airport to board flight back home just after breakfast.



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