From $1,359* per person, double occupancy

Includes: Non-stop flights on Icelandair, three-nights hotel accommodation, SuperJeep & Golden Circle tours, the Secret Lagoon and more
Areas visited: Reykjavik; South Iceland

PLEASE NOTE THIS VACATION PACKAGE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR NEW OFFERS.

Departures:    April 1, 2, 6, 9, 10, 11, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26
                        May 2, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 31
                        June 1

Hotels used:   Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura; Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina;
                         Hilton Reykjavik NordicaIcelandair Hotel Fludir

South Iceland is known for its ever-changing scenery including grassy lava fields, rolling farmland, volcanic mountains, glaciers, hot springs, and black sand beaches. The region's proximity to Reykjavik makes it a popular area for day tours, especially to the famous Golden Circle, but there is much more to this area, especially for those who take the time to enjoy it at a relaxing pace. On this short, partly-guided tour getaway, you'll have the chance to stopover at a local organic farm and sample their produce. You'll explore the Golden Circle to see what it's like to live among its natural beauty, visit the Icelandic Horse Park called Fakasel, plus take thrilling SuperJeep rides over a gorgeous black sand beach and through the volcanic impact zone of Eyjafjallajokull. You'll even enjoy the rare opportunity to indulge in a secluded hot-spring lagoon where you can float peacefully under a night sky. In addition, with this package you'll also have time to spend in Reykjavik, a city known for its vibrant culture, art scene, nightlife and geothermal public swimming pools.

This vacation package offers excellent value with the opportunity to see a side of South Iceland most visitors never encounter, including a special "slow tourism" insight of its relaxing atmosphere, lovely scenery and friendly culture. Plus, the opportunity to spend a night in the countryside lets you enjoy its tranquility and serene beauty. Icelanders know this, and it's no surprise the region has become a local wellness getaway spot for Icelanders.

* Save over $500 (based on availability; per person, double occupancy) compared to booking package components individually.

Gateway Information

  • Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) flights begin May 12, 2015
  • Anchorage (ANC) flights begin May 15, 2015
  • Portland (PDX) flights begin May 20, 2015

Important: Please note a minimum of 2 passengers to guarantee departures. Tours conducted in English.

Booking Directions 

  • Click on the gold "Book Now" button above. You can also use the package drop down menu on the right side of the page by selecting your departure details.
  • Once booked, you will receive two emails. One containing your electronic air ticket, and the other your package Booking Confirmation and general information.

Image Guide

1 Vik's black sand beaches 2 Gullfoss waterfall 3 The Secret Lagoon 4 Hot tubs at Icelandair Hotel Fludir 5 Riding SuperJeeps through an Icelandic river 6 Strokkur geyser 7 Standard room at Icelandair Hotel Fludir

 * All starting prices listed below are per person and based on availability from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

April 1 - 30, 2015

Hotel

Rating Double Single Extra
Nights
Double
Extra
Nights
Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** $1,359 $1,455 $79  $115

Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

**** $1,389 $1,500 $95 $137
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina **** $1,395 $1,525 $99 $153

May 1 - 31, 2015

Hotel

Rating Double Single Extra
Nights
Double
Extra
Nights
Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** $1,415 $1,555 $105 $159

Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

**** $1,470 $1,659 $135 $215
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina **** $1,440 $1,609 $119 $195

June 1 - 10, 2015

Hotel

Rating Double Single Extra
Nights
Double
Extra
Nights
Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** $1,796 $2,036 $135 $223

Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

**** $1,815 $2,060 $145 $235
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina **** $1,867 $2,181 $175 $302

Also available from ...

  • Anchorage (ANC) from additional $222per person round-trip (two additional nights required to match flight schedule). Flights begin May 15, 2015
  • Boston (BOS), New York (JFK), and Newark (EWR) from additional $107 per person round-trip
  • Denver International Airport (DEN) from an additional $31 per person round-trip
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) from additional $448 per person round-trip. Flights begin May 12, 2015
  • Portland (PDX) from additional $453 per person round-trip. Flights begin May 20, 2015
  • Seattle (SEA) from additional $361 per person round-trip

Family room rates not available.

Important

Day 1 - Departure Day
Evening departure from North America.

Day 2 - Arrival Day
Early morning arrival in Iceland. We recommend booking Flybus Plus round-trip airport transfers for the quickest transportation to your hotel in Reykjavik. Another option for transfers might be a refreshing visit to the Blue Lagoon on your way into Reykjavik. Please note priority check-in from 10am is available for passengers that book this vacation package with arrivals in April and May. The rest of the day is at your leisure, with recommended add-on activities available to book here. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are not included on your arrival day, but Reykjavik has a fantastic variety of restaurants representing different budgets and cuisines. 

Day 3 - Waterfalls, geysirs and hot spring lagoon
Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet at your hotel where you'll be able to try Icelandic-made breakfast items, featuring hot and cold dishes. Please be in the hotel lobby no later than 9:00am with your luggage for the start of your two-day visit to South Iceland.

Your visit begins with a bus tour bringing you to the Golden Circle in the afternoon, a time period when there are fewer visitors on site. Enjoy the beauty of Thingvellir National Park, including the site where the North American and European continents converge at the Mid-Atlantic ridge, and where Iceland became a nation at the Viking founding of the Althing Parliament in the 10th century. You'll also visit the golden falls of Gullfoss, believed to be the most beautiful in Iceland. If the sun is out, you may even catch a glimpse of the fabled rainbow crowning the falls. Make sure to take some time to stroll along the paths so you can see the cascades from different angles. At the Geysir geothermal area, you can stroll the paths and view a variety of intriguing spouting hot springs, bubbling mud pots and steam vents. The most famous geyser is Strokkur, which erupts frequently and regularly.

During the day you'll visit the family horse ranch and dairy farm "Efsti-Dalur." The farm's name comes from its unique status as being the highest-altitude dairy farm in Iceland, famous for its delicious home-made dairy products (skyr, ice cream). At the farm's restaurant, savor a two-course lunch featuring the region's famous Arctic charr fish. A highlight of the restaurant is a viewing area where you can see the cows being milked. Vegetarian options at the restaurant are also available.

The journey continues to the farm village of Fludir. This region is famous for its locally-grown organic produce, including tomatoes, cucumbers and mushrooms, so part of the visit to the Fludir region includes a stop at Fridheimar, an organic farm that grows tomatoes in geothermal greenhouses. You’ll have the opportunity to meet the farmers, view the farm and sample some of the delicious produce.

South Iceland is also famous for its hot springs, one of which provides the water for the new "Secret Lagoon", a historic, secluded village swimming pool that has been converted into a wellness experience. Considered the oldest swimming pool in Iceland, the water comes from a nearby natural hot spring of course. Also nearby, a small geyser erupts every 5 minutes, spouting water up to 10 feet (3 meters high), visible from the lagoon. A soak in the lagoon at the end of a day while listening to the quiet sounds of nature is simply magical.

Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Fludir. Dinner is not included, but the hotel's restaurant offers many organic options, and there are other dining options in the village.

Day 4 -  Power of Nature
After a delicious breakfast at the hotel that features many local products, it's time to say goodbye to the region and continue exploring South Iceland. This time the tour vehicle switches from a tour bus to specially-equipped and comfortable off-road SuperJeeps, ideal for the terrain you'll be exploring. First head to Gigjokull, a glacial tongue that has drifted down from the Eyjafjallajokull crater, the famous volcano whose 2010 eruption affected international travel and impacted much of the landscape in this region. This volcano visit allows you to see where volcanic forces have twisted and carved new shapes in the terrain. The jeep will also drive across some unbridged rivers, a safe and yet thrilling part of off road travel. You'll also view two legendary waterfalls, Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, before stopping at the Country Hotel Anna. Here you'll enjoy a two-course dinner featuring the hotel's famous Icelandic Meat Soup. Vegetarian options at the restaurant are also available.

After lunch, head out by Jeep to the seacoast where you'll see the power of nature at work with an exciting trek across black sand beaches while enormous waves thunder in the distance.

Next, head back towards Reykjavik with a stop at Fakasel Icelandic Horse Park where you'll have the chance to meet some Icelandic horses. This new facility is gaining a great reputation for the way it introduces people to Iceland's unique heritage breed of horse. Icelandic horses played a large role in the settlement and success of Iceland as a nation, and they are represented in much of the country's folklore.

The tour ends in Reykjavik for your overnight. Dinner is not included, but Reykjavik has many wonderful restaurants from which to choose from. 

Day 5 - Farewell to Iceland
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, with the rest of your morning open for your own activities. Transfer on your own to Keflavik airport for your late afternoon departure to North America. 

Important

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura 

The completely renovated four-star Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura embodies the spirit of Reykjavik, and with a priority check-in from 10:00am, guests are able to begin exploring the city next door to nature even sooner. Priority check-in is available to travelers arriving on overnight flights from North America October 1 - May 31 on Icelandair Fly & Hotel packages; normal check-in is 2pm. The Natura offers 220 rooms featuring private bath & shower with hair dryer, as well as telephone, radio, satellite TV, and internet access available for purchase. With the many themed rooms, you can also choose to experience one of the many natural elements of Iceland, from moss, glacier, northern lights, volcano, geothermal or natural water rooms.

The Soley Natura Spa is an on-premises high class facility featuring Iceland's only indoor hotel geothermal swimming pool, and with the use of the guest discount, the Finnish saunas, fitness facilities, spa treatments, beauty salon and hair dresser are also available to enjoy. Afterwards, visit the friendly Satt restaurant emphasizes honest, healthy, and delicious  Icelandic food, serving you only the very best of what our surrounding local suppliers have to offer each season.

With the unique proximity to Reykjavik’s wooded areas of Oskjuhlid Hill, guests of the Icelandair Reykjavik Natura Hotel (ISO 14001-certified as a green hotel) can take advantage of the walking & cycling paths to explore the surrounding lava and seacoast landscapes, see a man-made geyser, and take a dip in a warmed lagoon of the North Atlantic or soak in a relaxing thermal hot tub at the Nautholsvik thermal beach (activities operate May - August). The Natura is also located next to the famous landmark The Pearl, with its revolving restaurant, and a balcony allowing for panoramic views over Reykjavik. The Natura is also close to the excitement of Reykjavik’s historical city center. While reachable in less than 30 minutes by foot, you can also arrive there in just a few minutes by bus using the bus stop located close to the hotel (free city bus passes are offered for guests to visit the Old Town section).

Other special services include free storytelling on Thursday nights, complimentary Icelandic themed movies in the hotel cinema, and a tour desk. During the summer bicycle rental is available for exploring the city’s many scenic bike paths, and with it‘s location next to the city small domestic airport, our younger guests will enjoy spotting propeller planes as they come in to land!

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina

Located next to the sea and just a stone’s throw from the capital’s attractions, Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina invites you to experience affordable luxury and friendly service at its 108-room, three-storey hotel in a completely renovated landmark building in Reykjavik‘s harbor district. With an emphasis on blending the dynamic, creative atmosphere of this rapidly developing district with the country’s strong maritime tradition, the Marina offers everyone the opportunity to see the capital at its most creative. Priority check-in from 10:00am. Priority check-in is available to travelers arriving on overnight flights from North America October 1 - May 31 on Icelandair Fly & Hotel packages; normal check-in is 2pm.

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina boasts of colorful and quirky design both inside and outside, including the lobby‘s cozy seating area, gift shop, tour desk and a fun space to mingle or surf the internet. There‘s even a fireplace you can cuddle up to with your favorite book! Have a hearty breakfast at Slipp Café, enjoy a 24-hour selection of fresh food at Slipp Canteen, or get a drink at the Slipp Bar where you can experience Reykjavik like a local while enjoying exciting events. Watch Icelandic films at the Slipp Screen and keep up your cardio at Slipp Gym. At the Marina, you will be staying in a fun, funky and happening area in a vibrant neighborhood and we look forward to make your visit to the world’s northernmost capital an unforgettable one.


Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Hotel

The contemporary Hilton Reykjavik Nordica, located in the capital‘s financial district and, with a priority check-in from 10:00am, guests are able to begin exploring the city next door to nature even sooner. Priority check-in is available to travelers arriving on overnight flights from North America October 1 - May 31 on Icelandair Fly & Hotel packages; normal check-in is 2pm. With it‘s central location, the Nordica is just a 5 - 10 minute walk from Laugar Spa as well as the outdoor park Laugardalur, featuring the Botanical Gardens and the biggest geothermal swimming pool in Iceland. Free city bus passes are also available for guests to visit the Old Town section, with the bus stop is located just outside the hotel.

The Nordica features modern Scandinavian design with a fireplace and cocktail lounge in the lobby, superb business and conference facilities. With 252 rooms and suites, it is one of Iceland's largest hotels, with all rooms featuring a private bath & shower, hairdryer, telephone, radio, satellite TV and mini-bar. Located on the main floor, the stylish and award-winning VOX Restaurant is the perfect meeting place for any occasion, whether it's to enjoy and extravagant or light meal, VOX is the perfect place to treat yourself, from its spectacular lunch buffet to its amazing High Tea.


Icelandair Hotel Fludir 

Situated in the fabled Golden Circle region, the Icelandair Hotel Fludir offers a relaxing setting with all 32 guestrooms designed for optimum comfort. All rooms have parquet flooring, private access to the hotel garden (featuring a bar where guests can enjoy drinks and snacks throughout the day), high ceilings, rich furnishings and are decorated with modern colors. In-room facilities include a private bathroom with shower, premium comfort beds with hypoallergenic bedding, LCD TV, telephone, and hairdryer. With a cozy and relaxed atmosphere, you can be sure of a good night’s sleep at the end of an eventful day.

The Fludir region is famous for its organic produce and the hotel restaurant makes full use of this bounty. In fact, the Icelandair Hotel Fludir restaurant serves only locally-grown fruits, vegetables, and locally-raised beef. The expertly-prepared foods are only part of the experience, as the restaurant offers elegant sweeping views of Iceland's countryside, with rolling hills in the foreground and snow-capped mountains in the background. To add to the restaurant's atmosphere, the walls are decorated with original artwork from "Tolli", one of Iceland's most famous painters. Set in this delightful venue the hotel bar serves fine wines, beers and spirits. Last but not least, have a drink and enjoy the magnificent views from the hot tubs in the garden, summer or winter.

ICELANDIC TOURIST BOARD HOTEL CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

Five star | *****
All rooms include private bathroom, telephone, satellite TV, movie channel, radio, desk and safe compartment. Luxurious interior decor & furnishings, including bathrobes at each bedside. Room & turndown service, a restaurant and laundry services are available, as well as an indoor swimming pool and/or exercise facilities.

Four star | ****
All rooms include private bathroom, telephone, satellite TV, movie channel, radio and desk. There is room service, a restaurant and laundry services available.

Three star | ***
All rooms include private bathroom, telephone, TV, radio and desk. There is a breakfast room and service counter to buy snacks and small items.

Two star | **
Bar & dining room facilities (including breakfast), public telephone access and 24 hour check-in available. Rooms may be equipped with a private bathroom, but this is not a condition. 

More information on the Tourist Board Hotel Classification System can be found here.

  • Round-trip Economy Class air transportation on Icelandair from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). Also available from Denver International Airport (DEN) from an additional $20 per person round-trip; from Anchorage (ANC; flights begin May 15, 2015) from additional $211 per person round-trip; from Boston (BOS), New York (JFK), and Newark (EWR) from additional $90 per person round-trip; from Portland (PDX; flights begin May 20, 2015) for additional $442 per person round-trip; from Seattle (SEA) for additional $350 per person round-trip; and from Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP; flights begin May 12, 2015) for additional $437 per person round-trip
  • Two nights standard room accommodation at the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura or similar (upgrade rooms available at Natura as well as Hilton Reykjavik Nordica; standard rooms only at the Icelandair Hotel Fludir)
  • One night accommodation at the Icelandair Hotel Fludir
  • Priority hotel check-in from 10am for passengers booked on Icelandair packages with April and May arrivals
  • Daily Scandinavian buffet breakfast (breakfast on arrival day is not included)
  • Two-day guided tour of South Iceland region
  • Visit to Icelandic farms
  • Two lunches
  • Admission to Fakasel Icelandic Horse Park
  • Admission to the Secret Lagoon

Note: Extra nights are available based on your stay at either the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura, Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina or Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Hotel.

Important

  • Round-trip Flybus airport transfers between Keflavik International Airport and your hotel in Reykjavik (approximately $40 round-trip per person)
  • Dinners (restaurant options available)
  • Swimsuit and towel at the Secret Lagoon (rentals are not available on site)
  • Beverages with lunches (soft drinks, hot drinks and alcoholic beverages available for purchase)

Important

  • A $400 fee per person applies to changes or cancellations made up to 30 days before departure. Bookings cannot be changed or cancelled 29 days or less prior to departure
  • All inquiries on change or cancellation requests must be sent to us@icelandairholidays.com
  • This tour is not wheelchair/handicapped accessible
  • Children 11 and under are the full responsibility of their parents during tour
  • At the Secret Lagoon, guests should be able to swim in the water which is approximately 3 - 5 feet  (1 - 1.5 meters) deep
  • No refunds on unused package items or services once trip begins
  • Minimum stay four nights, maximum stay eight nights
  • First night of your trip is your overnight flight from North America
  • Packages require that each night of your trip must be in hotels booked through Icelandair prior to departure
  • Additional hotel nights available at the end of your trip must be booked at the same hotel included in your vacation package
  • Priority check-in is only available from 10am for bookings made as part of Icelandair packages arriving October 1 - May 31. Otherwise, check-in is at 2pm
  • Full Icelandair package terms and conditions can be found here

Important