Iceland Traveller’s Pick & Mix service allows you to create your own holiday package from the huge range of excursions and activities we offer from our carefully-selected Icelandic partners. Let us know your selection and we will create an itinerary just for you.  Please note that some activities are weather dependent, some require a minimum number of participants in order to proceed and some can be arranged as a private tour.  Some have age or other restrictions, others offer a child discount.  Some activities require self-driving to the start point, others include a pick-up from your accommodation.  Prices given are, therefore, for guidance only and subject to confirmation at the time of booking.

The Golden Circle (daily, 8 hours): from £60Strokkur.portrait.bright.sky

This full-day excursion (includes hotel pick-up) features some of Iceland’s most spectacular sights and is highly recommended for first-time visitors. You will visit Thingvellir National Park – recognised by UNESCO as the site of the world’s first parliament and significant geologically as a place where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet and are slowly drifting apart; the Geysir geothermal park – the great hot spring from which all others take their name is now dormant but its neighbour Strokkur, erupts every few minutes, shooting a column of boiling water 20 or 30m into the air, and Gullfoss (“Golden Falls”) – one of the most beautiful of Iceland’s numerous waterfalls and perhaps its most famous natural wonder.   Code: SS1

The Golden Circle tour can be combined with a wide variety of other activities including a Super Jeep adventure or snorkelling in the rift.  Please ask us for details.

Golden Circle, Sightseeing, Spa & Supper (September – mid-April, Mondays/ Wednesdays/Saturdays/Sundays, 10-11 hours): from £220

This small group tour combines sightseeing around the Golden Circle route with stops at family-run farms for some traditional Icelandic tastes and a spa visit, and concludes with a Northern Lights hunt.  You will be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavík at around 11:30 and travel through Thingvellir National Park to Friðheimar, where tomatoes are grown, year-round, in geothermally-heated greenhouses.  Lunch here comprises home-made tomato soup and freshly-baked bread.  Then it’s on to Gullfoss and Geysir, followed by a visit to Efstidalur to sample skyr and ice cream produced from the farm’s own cows.  You will then head to the beautiful Lake Laugarvatn to relax in the natural thermal baths and hot pools of the Fontana Spa, where steam rises directly from the ground through grids in the cabin floors. Supper (the day’s special followed by chocolate mousse), at a lakeside restaurant known for its wild food, is included.   Finally, it’s time to start searching for the Northern Lights on your way back to Reykjavík.   Code: SS7

The South Coast (daily, 8-9 hours): from £75seljlalandsfoss apr 11

This tour (includes hotel pick-up) offers a thorough introduction to the geology of Iceland through its magnificent coastal scenery. You will visit the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss, and Skógafoss whose sheer drop offers a spectacular photo opportunity. From the road can be glimpsed Eyjafjallajökull, the glacier brought to world attention in 2010 when its underlying volcano erupted, sending a black ash plume 11km into the atmosphere and closing European airspace for six days. Further along the coast is the small town of Vik, where the North Atlantic swell sends waves crashing on to its black sand beach.  Here, the coastal scenery is stunning and, at certain times of the year, the bird life is prolific.  Code: SS2

The South Coast tour can be combined with a wide range of other activities including a glacier hike or with an ATV (quad bike) or snowmobiling adventure.

Guided bike tour of Reykjavík (daily, 2-3 hours): from £36PageLines- ScreenShot2013-12-19at14.47.35.png

The route may vary but is likely to take in the Parliament building, cathedral, city lake and old harbour. Private tours and cycle hire are also available. Code: SS3

Guided walking tour of Reykjavík (daily, 2-3 hours): from £36

These small group (max 12 people) tours, led by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic local guide, will help you get the most out of your stay in the capital. As well as taking you to some of the capital’s most interesting landmarks and districts, your guide will also recommend places to eat, drink and shop and there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.  Private walking tours are also available. Code: SS4

The Cinema at No 2 (daily): from £8.50

This cosy, harbourside loft cinema shows short films about the natural wonders of Iceland, which provide an excellent introduction to your stay. Screenings (timings vary according to season) include films from a varied programme focusing on the Northern Lights, the eruption of the volcanoes Eyjafjallajökull or Bardabunga and the Birth of Iceland.    Code: SS5        

Snæfellsnes Peninsula (April – November, Mondays & Thursdays, 9-10 hours): from £97

Stretching out into the ocean on the west coast, the Snæfellsnes offers spectacular fjords and mountains, fishing villages, black sand beaches and dramatic coastal cliffs, surreal volcanic landscapes, and even a small ice cap with glaciers. It is often described as “Iceland in Miniature”.  Heading north from Reykjavík, through the Hvalfjordur tunnel and the small town of Borgarnes, the peninsula is reached after a 2-hour drive. Much of its attraction lies in the natural history of the area. In summer, the cliffs are home to vast bird colonies and you may be lucky enough to see seals and possibly even whales from the shore. The itinerary has some flexibility to allow for weather and road conditions and whatever wildlife may be encountered. Lunch is not included but you will be able to buy something to eat at a café en route. The price includes a pick-up from your accommodation between 08:30 and 09:00.  Code: SS6

 

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