Combine the classic "Big Three" attractions of Iceland - Gullfoss Waterfall, the geothermal phenomena at Geysir and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park. Add to this a relaxing day in the Blue Lagoon natural geothermal spa in the middle of a beautiful lava field.
DAY 1 - ARRIVE REYKJAVIK / BLUE LAGOON
Upon disembarking in Reykjavik, the Icelandic Silversea representative greets and directs you to your transportation for some relaxing time at the Blue Lagoon natural geothermal spa located in the middle of a beautiful lava field. Drive through Reykjavik's suburbs before entering into the surreal lava landscape of the Reykjanes Peninsula. The water of the lagoon is 37-39 degrees centigrade (98 - 102 Fahrenheit) mineral rich and reputed for its healing properties. The blue colour and the high lava wall surrounding the Lagoon create quite a unique atmosphere. Dressing rooms and showers are provided for men and women separately. For hygienic purposes, it is expected (in line with local customs) to take a shower without swimwear before entering the Lagoon.
Following sometime on your own to explore the shops and stop for lunch, start your panoramic city tour of Reykjavic. Highlights include the Pearl - renowned for its dramatic architecture and cutting-edge exhibits, Hallgrimskirkja Church, the city's main landmark and the Höfdi House, best known as the location for the 1986 summit meeting of presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbatsjov. Return to the hotel, as the evening is yours to relax. Dinner will be provided at a local restuarant this evening.
Overnight at the Hotel Borg, Reykjavik
DAY 2 - REYKJAVIK / GOLDEN CIRCLE
After breakfast at the hotel this morning depart for the approximate 30 mile drive to beautiful Thingvellir National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your visit to the Park allows you to experience one of Iceland's most outstanding sceneries. The area is surrounded by mountains and encompasses a vast lava plain of green moss and wild flowers. Leaving Thingvellir you continue to the Geysir hot spring area. Here you will be surrounded by hissing springs and other geothermal phenomena.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch continue your drive to Gullfoss Waterfall. The "Golden Waterfall" is the most famous of the country's many waterfalls where the river Hvita drops 96 feet into two falls, creating an awesome spectacle. Continue on to the Kerid Crater. Iceland is dotted with volcanic craters, Kerid is one of the more dramatic ones. Created by an explosion followed by implosion of its cone, it now has a lake at is bottom. Return to Reykjavik and spend the evening at your leisure. Dinner will be provided at a local restaurant.
Overnight at the Hotel Borg, Reykjavik
DAY 3 - DEPART REYKJAVIK
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before your transfer to the airport and your return flight home.
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The standard check-out time at the hotel is 12:00 Noon. If your flight departs late in the evening, please inquire about rates to guarantee your room for late check-out.
Please check with your travel professional for details about a visa for Iceland. It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain appropriate visa documents before your cruise.
This tour requires a good amount of walking, some strenuous, and therefore is not recommended to guests in wheelchairs.
All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.
Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour.
All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. The programme described here is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.