10 Days in Reykjavik Itinerary

I just quoted this 10 day honeymoon for a couple.  It sounded like an amazing trip so I thought I would share. 

 

Day 1

Flight to Reykjavik

Day 2

Arrive in Reykjavik

Blue Lagoon Premium Entrance

Shared shuttle transport from the airport to the Blue Lagoon, then to your hotel, is included. Premium access includes entrance, silica mud mask, a welcome drink, algae mask, and use of bathroom and slippers. Luggage storage is available for a small fee, so no need to worry about your bags. This is an excellent way to relax and to avoid the wait for your hotel room to be ready for check in.

Enjoy a peaceful time at the Blue Lagoon, a unique natural pool of mineral rich geothermal water located in the middle of a lava field in the pure, beautiful Icelandic wilderness.

The Blue Lagoon is known for its special properties and its beneficial effect on the skin and attracts visitors from all over the world in search of health, relaxation and an exotic experience.

In addition to bathing in the lagoon, guests have access to a sauna with a view of the lagoon, a steam-bath with white walls that resemble silica-mud and a cosy steam-bath carved into a lava cave. Guests can also stand beneath a small waterfall for an energizing massage. Of course, guests bathing in the milky waters of the Blue Lagoon have easy access to the famous white silica-mud, an essential part of the spa experience.

Luggage can be kept in the storage room and costs 500 ISK (approximately $4.50) per bag.

Premium Entrance Includes:

  • Entrance to Blue Lagoon
  • Silica Mud Mask
  • Use of Towel
  • First drink of your choice
  • Algae Mask
  • Use of Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Reservation at Lava (Optional)
  • Sparkling wine if dining at Lava

After your time at the Blue Lagoon you will take a shared transport to your hotel.

Check in at Reykjavik- Hotel Island- Junior Suite

Centrally located next to the city’s financial district, and Laugardalur valley, a major centre for sports and recreation in the capital, Hótel Ísland offers refreshing accommodation just two kilometres from the city centre. The hotel features 129 well-appointed rooms with many offering views of the mountain range that surrounds Reykjavik. All accommodations are 20m2 + and offer free wireless internet connection. Guests of Hotel Island have the option to choose between Standard accommodation, Superior rooms, Junior Suites and Mini Suites which makes this hotel suitable for all.

You will have time to explore Reykjavik after checking in.

Day 3

REYKJAVIK CITY SIGHTSEEING HOP-ON/HOP-OFF TOUR – 24 HOUR TICKET

This is a great way to look around and get a feel for the city.

Tour is conducted in English by a recording which you can listen to with a set of personal headphones given when you enter the bus.

No hotel pick up. Arrive on your own to begin your Hop On Tour at any of these stops:

(1) Laikjargata at Arnarhol (in downtown Reykjavik)

(2) Whale Watching Centre

(3) National Museum

(4) BSI Bus Terminal

(5) Perlan

(6) Kringlan Shopping Center

(7) Hilton Reykjavik

(8) Reykjavik City Hostel

(9) Skarfabakki Harbour

(10) Hallgrimskirkja

Reykjavik is the best of both worlds. A modern trendy and forward-looking city while at the same time being close to its unspoilt nature, this is truly is a magical place to visit. Mount Esja keeps lookout over this northernmost Capital of Europe and on a sunny day the mystical Snaesfellsjokull glacier appears crystal-like and baby-blue on the Western horizon. See sights like Reykjavik arbour, Reykjavik pond, Town Hall, the National gallery of Iceland, The Pearl, Hallsgrimschurch and Laugardalur thermal pools and spa.

Your City Sightseeing ticket is valid for 24 hours so you can continue to use the ticket as a transportation card to get around the city.

You may want to check out these local attractions:

  • Hallgrímskirkja
  • The Sun Voyager
  • Perlan
  • Reykjavik Art Museum
  • Whales of Iceland
  • VIking Museum
  • National Museum of Iceland

 

Day 4

On your own to explore the city. You may want to check out the spa in the hotel

Hotel Island Heilsa & Spa is the ultimate escape to help you balance your mind, body and soul. At the luxury spa, your comfort and wellbeing are essential. Enjoy a selection of rejuvenating treatments at the wellness center or unwind in the spa in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. The spa offers traditional Swedish massage, and few types of Thai massage, acupuncture, physiotherapy, variety of health classes and first class gym. The luxury Spa includes hot and cold tub, small floating pool, sauna and relaxed and modern atmosphere. Access to Heilsa & Spa is for persons 16 years and older. Access to Heilsa & Spa and Heilsa & Spa Gym is 3.990 ISK. Please contact Heilsa & Spa for treatments and groups.

Day 5

GOLDEN CIRCLE AND FONTANA STEAM BATH FROM REYKJAVIK- 9 HOURS

This amazing day tour takes you around the Golden Circle with a visit to Fontana Geothermal Baths for relaxation. The tour starts by visiting Thingvellir National Park where the Icelandic parliament Althingi was established in 930 AD.

Next stop is Lake Laugarvatn and Fontana Geothermal Baths. Before enjoying a soak in the geothermal pools and having a relaxing moment in the natural steam rooms, you`ll get the chance to visit a geothermal bakery located next to Lake Laugarvatn. For many this is the highlight of the tour, to see where rye bread, which has been baking in a pot in the warm sand, is dug out, and later to get a taste of the bread with delicious Icelandic butter.

After a relaxing bath we continue to Gullfoss waterfall and the spouting hot spring area around Geysir and Strokkur.

Remember to bring a towel and a swim suit (can also be rented on spot).

Drop off after day tours may sometimes not be right in front of your hotel/guesthouse due to narrow streets and actual coach size used during the tour.

Included:

  • Guided coach tour
  • Admission to the Laugarvatn Fontana
  • A taste of rye bread at Fontana Wellness

Day 6

Explore on your own or find a local tour like whale watching.

Day 7

WONDERS OF SNAFFELLSNES TOUR FROM REYKJAVIK – 13 HOURS – 8:00AM

Discover Snaefellsnes peninsula in the west of Iceland with its white and black sand beaches, bird cliffs, spectacular mountains, volcanic craters and charming fishing villages.

The stunning landscapes of the peninsula have captured the imagination of people all over the world ever since Jules Verne wrote the famous science fiction novel Journey to the Centre of the Earth in which the amazing Snaefellsjokull glacier is where the journey begins.

Snaefellsnes continues to inspire great works of art to this day, most recently when Ben Stiller filmed parts of his critically acclaimed blockbuster The Secret Life of Walter Mitty here, notably in the charming village of Stykkisholmur, through which the tour will take you.

Included

  • Guided coach tour

 

Day 8

PUFFIN EXPRESS BOAT TOUR FROM REYKJAVIK – 1 HOUR – 11:00AM

The Puffin Watching tours, Puffin Express, have been popular for over a decade!

The Puffin Express adventure starts at the Old Harbour of Reykjavik and they only take one hour. It is an inexpensive and charming option for everyone.

The Puffin watching adventure is conducted from an old and charming wooden boat called Skulaskeio or Old Skuli, taking up to 33 passengers each time.

Lundey and Akurey are two small islands located in the Reykjavik bay area, only 15 minutes away from Reykjavis Old harbour, from where we depart. The islands are covered with small hills and slopes and both are well known for their colorful birdlife.

The islands shores are rocky but Old Skuli is especially designed to take us as close to the islands as possible due to its shallow draught.

When you arrive to the islands we turn off the engine so our passengers can observe the birds and the beautiful surroundings.

The licensed guide tells all about the Puffins and other birds of interest that are often seen on the Puffin watching tours. Other birds spotted include Northern Fulmars, Gulls, Arctic Terns, and Black Guillemots. Our Puffin Watching Tours are very cozy and comfortable, and they only take one hour, which is convenient for Icelands precious time.

INCLUDED

  • Binoculars are provided on board
  • Specially designed boat to get as close to the islands as possible
  • 16 years of experience

Day 9

Explore on your own.

 

Day 10

Depart for home. Transfer to airport included.

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