4 days - 3 nights
Discover Iceland’s unique form of healthy relaxation and fun for yourself with this amazing short break combining hot spring pools with spectacular scenery and outdoor adventures.
Iceland’s geothermally warmed waters makes it the ideal wellness destination! Your base is Reykjavik with its geothermal pools and dynamic culture. This favourite short break package balances scenic landscapes, invigorating outdoor activities and relaxation in two Icelandic spas, each with its own unique charm.
• Enjoy two different geothermal spa experiences: the Blue Lagoon and the enchanting Sky Lagoon
• Visit the beautiful waterfalls, craters, geysers, and rift valley of the Golden Circle region
• Experience a fun, once in a lifetime glacier hike on Solheimajokull glacier
• Discover photo-worthy stops in South Iceland, including the mighty waterfalls Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss
Day 1: Arrival and relaxation
Geothermal Spa and Iceland’s Cool Capital
Arrival at Keflavik Airport. The transfer coach for the transfer to the Blue Lagoon will be waiting outside the Arrivals Hall. Please show your Iceland Travel documents to the attendant on board the bus. Please note that this is an unguided transfer, and you will not be met at the airport.
The Blue Lagoon is a twenty-minute drive from the airport. Enjoy the views of surreal lava terrain and the unique pollution-free Svartsengi power station as you head to the lagoon. You can store your luggage at the Blue Lagoon’s luggage facility for a small fee.
Relax at the Blue Lagoon with the Comfort Experience, which includes towel rental, a Silica mud mask, and a choice of one drink from the Blue Lagoon’s bar. The warm geothermal mineral water will soothe your skin and set you in the perfect Iceland frame of mind!
Now that you are soothed and relaxed, it’s time to head to Reykjavik on one of the scheduled transfer buses departing the Blue Lagoon. Please show your Iceland Travel documents to the attendant on board and let him or her know the hotel where you will be staying.
Travel Tip: If your flight to Iceland doesn’t match with the departure times for the airport transfer to the Blue Lagoon, we suggest that you visit the Blue Lagoon as part of your transfer back to the airport on your departure day. You would then use your unguided one-way airport/hotel transfer on your arrival day.
The rest of the day is open for your own activities. Reykjavik has a wonderful variety of restaurants that suit many travel budgets. Many of the ingredients are fresh from the sea or farms, often with an organic focus. This is excellent cuisine for your wellness focused holiday! Overnight in Reykjavik. Please note that most hotels start check-in around 14:00 - 16:00 (2:00pm 4:00pm.)
Day 2: Golden Circle and the Sky Lagoon
Gullfoss – Geysir – Thingvellir National Park – Oceanside Spa Experience
Breakfast at your hotel. Combine natural wonders and hot spring relaxation in the Golden Circle region of South Iceland.
Your first stop is the Geysir geothermal area, which boasts spouting springs, winds around the various geysers and bubbling pools of mud.
Nearby is the “Queen of Waterfalls,” Gullfoss. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to stand next to the amazing waterfall, watching enormous quantities of water tumble violently into a deep, meandering gorge. There are several viewing areas that show you different angles of this impressive waterfall.
The final stop of the tour is the heart and soul of Icelandic culture: Thingvellir National Park. Thingvellir was the site of the Althing, the Viking-age parliament that eventually made Iceland the world’s oldest ongoing parliament. Thingvellir is also where the North American and European tectonic plates meet, and you can walk through a canyon where these continents are slowly moving away from each other.
The tour ends at the BSÍ tour bus terminal. You’ll have some free time at the terminal where you can relax and perhaps get something to eat at the Reykjavik Food Terminal cafeteria.
Next, take an unguided bus transfer to the Sky Lagoon, an enchanting hot spring pool on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The Sky Lagoon combines traditional Icelandic architecture with modern spa facilities. Relax in the rejuvenating waters that overlook vast views of the ocean and the area mountains. Your pass also includes
The Ritual, a seven-step experience that combines water, steam, mist, and a special body scrub for a relaxed and rejuvenated body.
Day 3: South Coast Adventure and Glacier Hike
Spectacular Waterfalls – Amazing Glacier Views – Glacier Discoveries
Breakfast at your hotel. Take a guided tour through the beautiful landscapes of Iceland’s south coast, enjoying the view of peaceful farms, many with horses grazing in the fields. If the sky is clear, you can view two famous volcanoes: Hekla (last eruption: 2000) and Eyjafjallajokull (last eruption: 2010). You might even glimpse the Westman Islands far off on the sea.
Stop at Skogafoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s most iconic cascades. (Make sure you have your camera ready for a selfie!) Perhaps you might even catch of glimpse of the legendary Viking treasure said to be buried in the falls.
Travel east to Solheimajokull, a glacier extending out from the larger Myrdralsjokull. Here you’ll put on crampons, grab an ice axe, and join in on a glacier walk. Your glacier guide will lead you up onto the surface of the glacier for a one-hour walk in spellbinding icy landscapes. Enjoy views of jagged peaks, cool blue ice and wide- open sky: a real treat for photographers! You’ll also learn about glaciers: how they are formed and why they are so important to our planet.
After the invigorating ice walk, you’ll visit beautiful Seljalandsfoss. This ribbon-like waterfall offers the rare opportunity to walk behind the curtain of water (subject to trail conditions at the time of the trip).
Return to Reykjavik around 19:00 (7:00pm).
Overnight in Reykjavik.
Day 4: Departure
Breakfast at your hotel. If your flight is in the afternoon, use your last moments this morning enjoying the spa located right in your hotel or walk along the harbour seafront and breathe the fresh Atlantic breeze. Use your package's included one-way transfer to travel to the airport.
If you were not able to visit the Blue Lagoon on your arrival day, then you would use the Blue Lagoon transfer to visit this geothermal spa on the way to the airport.
Please note that we recommend that you depart no later than three hours before your flight.