GET OUT Excursions! March, 2018 Tour to Iceland

 

Air transportation NOT included

 

March 4: Arrival – KEF airport to the hotel

Transfer from Keflavik airport to the hotel in Reykjavik with the remainder of the day on your own.

 

March 5: Golden Circle

Iceland´s most popular day tour, we will visits Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir, Thingvellir National

Park and a geothermal greenhouse. The tour takes about 8 hours and brings us to some of the most

famous Icelandic landmarks in a single day, including the Gullfoss waterfalls, the so called golden waterfalls which plunges down in two steps over a total of 32 meters: the world famous Geysir, and its brother Strokkur which spouts every 5-10 minutes; and the beautiful Thingvellir National Park, where the old Icelandic parliament was founded in 930 AD. At the Friðheimar Greenhouse Cultivation Center we’ll get an inside look at Icelandic agriculture (Admission to Friðheimar Greenhouse Cultivation Center is included). Our spacious and modern coaches give us the chance to relax and enjoy the breathtaking landscape from the comfort of our seat, while our friendly guides share their knowledge of Icelandic history and culture, and answer any questions you might have. Once back in Reykjavik we'll get dropped off at or very near to our hotel so that we can enjoy our capital in the evening.

Duration: 8 hrs

Departure time: 09:00 – hotel pick up is up to 30 min before departure.

Addtional information:

Remember to dress warmly.

 

March 6: South Shore Adventure

We leave the city of Reykjavik and descend Heillisheiði plateau. After crossing the city of Hveragerði with its greenhouses we´ll take you along the south coast of Iceland, one of the country´s most scenic regions, as far as Vík, a charming village surrounded by high beautiful bird cliffs. Along the way we'll stop at the famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall where, weather and safety conditions permitting, we can walk behind the waterfall itself and through to the other side.

 

We’ll also stop at the majestic and much- photographed Skógafoss waterfall, with its impressive 60 m

drop (196 ft). The waterfall has a huge flow of water which on sunny days allows us to see a rainbow or even a double rainbow in front of it. We’ll visit Skógar Folk Museum (entrance included) and get a taste of how Icelanders lived in past centuries. The museum itself is an exhibit since part of it is in historical buildings. It has been expanded to include a transportation museum complete with old vehicles. All day long you’ll enjoy stunning views of glaciers, black sand coastline and impressive rock formations.

Duration: 10 hrs

Departure time: 09:00 – hotel pick up is up to 30 min before departure.

Additional information:

Remember to dress warmly.

 

March 7: Warm Baths & Cool Light

This tour includes relaxation, a local culinary experience and an exciting northern lights hunt. We'll drive via the UNESCO site Þingvellir National Park towards Laugarvatn Fontana, where we nourish body and soul by bathing in the geothermal bath on a cosy evening (Admission to the Laugarvatn Fonatana included).

 

Afterward, we get to fill up with a selection of foods from the local style dinner buffet before going on a northern lights hunt en route back to Reykjavik.

Duration: 7 hrs

Departure time: 18:00 – hotel pick up is up to 30 min before departure.

Additional information:

This tour depends on weather and Northern Lights sightings are not guaranteed.

Remember to bring a swimsuit and a towel. These items can also be rented on the spot.

Remember to dress warmly.

Indicated return times can vary.

 

March 8: Lava & Geothermal Adventure

On this tour, we will go to Iceland’s largest natural lava cave that is located in West Iceland. We will drive from Reykjavík through the beautiful Borgarfjörður towards Húsafell. On the way we will stop at the most powerful hot spring in Europe, Deildartunguhver and the magnificent Hraunfossar lava waterfalls.

 

After a break in Húsafell, we head to the stunning Víðgelmir cave (148000 m3) which is one of the largest natural lava caves in the world. There, we start an adventurous and guided walk down the great, colorful and unique lava cave. We will learn about its history and geological uniqueness which dates all the way back to the Viking age. Following the cave adventure, we relax at the geothermal pool at Húsafell and then we drive straight back to Reykjavík. Our experienced guides will follow you every step of the way.

Duration: 10 hrs

Departure time: 09:00 – hotel pick up is up to 30 min before departure.

Additional information:

Remember to bring a swimsuit & a towel

These items can also be rented on the spot

Remember to bring warm clothing & sturdy footwear

 

March 9: Whale Watching Tour

This whale watching excursion is not only seeing whales as unique experience but also a trip by boat for a nice change from the tours operated on land.

Hotel pick up starts 45 minutes before the tour and a shuttle will take you to the harbour where you will board. Here you can get a winter overall if you feel cold or just want to be safe. If you still feel cold you can have a coffee or even something stronger to warm you up for the tour. The boat is equipped with all necessary facilities to make your trip comfortable. So you can also choose if you want to sit inside or outside.

 

The ship then leaves and you will see the Faxafloi bay in which Reykjavik is located. Do not forget to look around and look at Reykjavik from the sea. Your captain will use modern technology and his experience to find the whales. Certain birds for example fly over areas where they find certain fish which are eaten by the whales. Because of this, the birds can lead the way. Meanwhile your guide will not only be on the watch-out for you and with you but also tell you more about the animals you encounter. The most common animals you may encounter are Minke whales, Humpback whales, Dolphins and Porpoises and sometimes others.

 

Sometimes the weather changes the plan and we may take you to another harbour to sail from, in this case the tour may take up to 5 hours.

Duration: 3-5 hrs

Departure time: 13:00 – hotel pick up is up to 45 min before departure

Additional information:

This tour depends on weather and sightings are not guaranteed.

Wireless internet on board.

 

March 10: Free day in Reykjavík

This is the day that you would have time to explore the city on your own.

 

March 11: Departure from Iceland

Transfer from the hotel in Reykjavik to Keflavik airport.