Venture into the often-overlooked landscape and culture of West Iceland, a region close to the capital city of Reykjavik in geography, yet light-years away in impression. Lava fields have carved tunnels beneath the imposing rugged plain as hidden caverns glow brightly blue beneath the imposing glaciers. Windswept beaches lead to spectacular pillared cliffs, and historical villages exhibit the medieval sagas of the island that reads like fantasy. Your custom tailored Iceland tour lets you embrace...
Reykjavik – Arrive in the Capital of Iceland and Tour the Vibrant Streets
Before you arrive at Keflavik International Airport, the most you may know about Reykjavik is that the city is the world’s most northerly capital. Your private transfer awaits your arrival at baggage claim, eager to welcome you to Iceland and escort you into the heart of Reykjavik. The population of the capital city is more than 120,000, and you will be enamored with the friendly atmosphere found along the streets and the welcoming smiles of the locals. Two out of three Icelanders call the city their home, and they fill the chic bars and sip their coffee and tea at the numerous artsy cafes.
Fishing trawlers and ships fill the bustling ports as pastel-painted homes create a rainbow of colors that rise above the verdant summer grass. Take time to freshen up in the comforts of your luxury hotel before you meet your guide in the lobby. Step out into the city for a combination of must-see sights and local life to gain a true sense of community in Reykjavik. Museums line the avenues of the Old Harbor as the Tjornin Lake splits the city in two. Films depict the eruption of the nearby volcanoes, and Northern Lights flicker against the backdrop of the cityscape.
You have a perfect view of the fishing boats as they sail across the water, and snowcapped mountains rise above the Harpa Concert Hall. Your guide leads you to Mokka, the first coffeehouse in Iceland, which opened its doors in the 1950s. Artists, writers, and philosophers enter in search of a place to sip strong espresso and discuss new ideas. The café continues its connection to the 1950s with an art deco style as the aroma of chocolate, fresh waffles, and rich coffee overtakes the scent of the sea that wafts through the streets.
Reykjavik – Full Day Tour of the Landscape around the Golden Circle
Budir – Enjoy a Scenic Drive to Budir and Hike the Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Budir – Relish a Day at Leisure to Discover the Majesty of the Peninsula
Stykkisholmur – Explore Snaefellsjokull National Park for a Glacier View
Reykholt – Delve Deeply into the Past for a Historical View
Reykjavik – Scour the Landscape around Reykholt with a Day at Leisure