Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Fire, Ice & the Blue Lagoon - Summer (5 days)

50 Degrees North

Reykjavík, Iceland To Keflavík, Iceland

Valid for Departures Now Through: 30 Sep 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Reykjavík, Iceland
Hotel Alda None

Day 1: Arrive Reykjavik


Arrive into Reykjavik and take the door-to-door Flybus to your hotel in the centre of town. The afternoon and evening is yours to explore this compact city. Be sure to check out the new Harp Opera house on the harbour. Approximately 1 hour from the airport.


Visit the new Aurora Reykjavik Museum in the heart of downtown - it opened May 2013. It is Iceland's first educational and recreational Northern Lights Center where multimedia is used to explain when, why and how the Northern Lights work, with the highlights being large HD projection of the Aurora's.

Day 2
Þingvellir, Iceland
Hotel Alda Breakfast

Day 2: Þingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir and Langjökull in a Super Jeep


Þingvellir National Park, home of Iceland’s ancient Viking parliament and listed as a UNESCO’s World Heritage site will be our first stop. There we take a walk to experience firsthand the geological phenomenon that is the Mid-Atlantic ridge.


From Þingvellir we head east over Lyngdalsheiði following a mountain road with great views of the rugged lava fields, passing Laugarvatn lake, we arrive at Haukadalur, home of the great Geysir and the reliable Strokkur geyser that erupts with 3 to 7 minutes intervals.


Next the magnificent Gullfoss awaits us as it comes cascading down the white colored Hvítá river. We then head up to Langjökull glacier for a look and feel of the glacier. During the summer months we take the backroads through lava fields for a super jeep adventure back to Reykjavík.


NOTE - Important information: The Landowners Association of Geysir recently started to charge visitors an entrance fee to the Geysir geothermal area. The landowners say that the fee will be used for development and protection of the area. Due to the short notice for this charge, and legal uncertainties regarding its implementation, the fee is not included in any of our tours to the area. Therefore, under the current circumstances, all travelers on tours stopping at the Geysir geothermal area will be charged 600 ISK (5 AUD) on site if the wish to enter the hot spring area.

Day 3
Eyjafjallajökull , Iceland
TBA Breakfast

Day 3: Enjoy countryside hot springs and glacier walk


A tour that combines two of Iceland’s natural highlights hot springs and glaciers! This day tour starts at Hengill geothermal area, located at the foot of an old volcanic cone. There you will take an easy hike past a series of beautiful hot springs to Reykjadalur valley where you can enjoy a nature bath in a beautiful warm stream. Next we head towards the two waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, taking you right past the Eyjafjallajökull volcano to the wonders of the Sólheimajökull glacier where a short and easy Glacier Walk between ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses will complete your day. A tour that offers both magnificent nature and scenery!


Be sure to carry warm clothing, rain gear, good shoes, bathing suit and towel. Either bring your lunch, eat before hand or purchase food along the way. Helmets and headlights provided for cave tour.

Day 4
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Northern Light Inn Breakfast

Day 4: Blue Lagoon afternoon of relaxing.


After a relaxing morning in the Icelandic capital, transfer to the Blue Lagoon for a therapeutic afternoon and evening in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon. Stay overnight at the Northern Light Inn, which is just a stone's throw from the international airport.

Day 5
Keflavík, Iceland
None Breakfast

Day 5: Depart Reykjavik, transfer from the Blue Lagoon.


Our services end after breakfast and a bus transfer to the international airport.

Tour Features

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Description


Join us for a summer escape to the land of ice and fire in the middle of the North Atlantic. We will take you out to see the most famous sights around the Golden Circle and explore underground lava caves, hot springs and much more. As a finale you will have a day and night at the Blue Lagoon for a soak in the warm healing waters.


Day 1: Arrive Reykjavik


Day 2: Þingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir and Langjökull in a Super Jeep


Day 3: Enjoy countryside hot springs and glacier walk


Day 4: Blue Lagoon afternoon of relaxing.


Day 5: Depart Reykjavik, transfer from the Blue Lagoon.

About Us

50 Degrees North is a family owned, boutique destination specialist tour operator for the Nordic region and the Scandinavian Arctic. The company’s entirely Nordic sales staff offers in-depth knowledge of all its destinations. Luxury for us means experiencing something extraordinary beyond your everyday life; immersing yourself into the local culture, nature and people and, when possible, venturing away from the well-trodden paths and into the ‘un-known’. We do things the simple and beautiful Scandinavian way. With offices in Norway, Canada and Australia, 50 Degrees North is able to provide our clients with support 24/7.

Insider Tip

50 Degrees North is an authentic and affordable option for the Nordics. We are NOT your luxury white glove operator. More details at https://www.fiftydegreesnorth.com/info-centre/virtuoso-agents

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Unfamiliar

By: Igofish


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017

Given that 59 Deveees North is in Norway, they had no presence in Greenland whatsoever. While they were able to arrange the activities we requested, we had no single point person in Greenland. We felt on our own on a daily basis. This may have been due to a lack of personal experience with Greenland and more specifically the town where we visited. Since this is a national heritage site, I would have expected greater familiarity. However, we were able to fend for ourselves when neededttt
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Great options and fast service when needed

By: patcat


Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2017

Ours was a complex itinerary and they came through. There were a few minor stumbles and one change initiated by us...but all were handled quickly and professionally. Overall a fantastic experience!
Travel Advisor:  Colette Guterson
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50 Degrees North

By: Meryl


Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2017

Did not get what we had hoped for overall on our trip to Iceland. The only part of our trip that was planned for us and we loved was at The Blue Lagoon. Did not get "guided" tours, got pick up and drop off at destinations. Planning done on own and helped put together by our agent was better than what 50 Degrees North did for us.
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Wonderful adventure

By: globetrots


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

Terrific service all around offering plenty of options and information. Had to make last minute miodifications and all went smoothly.
Travel Advisor:  Kip Abbott
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Good experience

By: Jensi


Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2018

My travel agent worked directly with 50 North in planning our trip. I can say that all of our tours were professional and fun. Also, when the weather caused restrictions on some of the planned activities, the company was quick to find a suitable alternative. Everything was exactly as described to us and we had a fantastic trip!
Travel Advisor:  Ron Phillips
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Well planned, learned a lot

By: Connerss


Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2018

Hotels were very nice, tour operators were good, private guides were stellar and informative, particularly those with Mountain Guides. Would definitely use 50 Degrees North again. Only complaint was one tour operator (Artic Adventures) had buses that were so compact we all had to turn and leave our legs in the aisle, and I'm not tall. While the sites were beautiful and the tour guide knowledgeable, the long sardine-can bus ride was very difficult. Perhaps they were the only operators sending trips to our desired locations, unsure of that detail.
Travel Advisor:  Irene Quisenberry
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Trip to Finland

By: Finngirl


Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2018

I would definitely use 50 Degrees North again. They planned our trip, which was perfect. There were 4 people in our group and they had something for all of us, and we all enjoyed everything we did. Leena our tour guide was absolutely wonderful. She made the walking tour a lot fun and we learned a lot. Hotels they choose were great and I couldn't have asked for anything more.
Travel Advisor:  Rosemarie Spinney
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Iceland

By: Grandma


Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2018

Everything went perfectly. Tours were wonderful.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Rectenwald
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