Icelandic Splendours

Icelandic Splendours

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Icelandic Splendours

5 Days Starting and ending in Reykjavík, Iceland

Visiting: Reykjavík, Gullfoss Falls, Strokkur

Tour operator:

Just You

Tour code:

SEICE

Specialist Group:

Singles Solo

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

15 - 35

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

18-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Please make us aware of any specific dietary requests

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

One Centre Based

Activities:

Sightseeing

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Tour Overview

Reykjavik is your base for this fabulous 4-night break. Get to know the city on a sightseeing tour and take a trip around the famous Golden Circle route to see the mighty Gullfoss waterfall and spectacular Strokkur Geyser. We'll also spend an evening searching for the Northern Lights on this exciting Icelandic adventure.

Highlights

  • Reykjavik guided city tour

  • Traditional Icelandic dinner

  • Explore the Golden Circle

  • Search for the Northern Lights

  • Dedicated Just You holiday director with you on the trip

  • Your own room guaranteed & no single supplement

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Uk - Reykjavik
Location: Reykjavík
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Skuggi Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Today you make your way to the airport to meet your travelling companions for your scheduled flight to Iceland. On arrival, we will transfer you to your hotel in Reykjavik where you'll stay for four nights. This evening, after you've settled into you room, get to know your fellow travellers as you join them for a welcome drink before dinner.
Reykjavik is Iceland's vibrant capital. It boasts some intriguing buildings and a lively cultural scene with plenty of cosy cafés, galleries and museums. It is also a destination that boasts an abundance of spectacular wildlife – there's a chance you might spot a whale from the shore, or see seabirds which nest along the coastline.

Day 2 : Reykjavik
Location: Reykjavík
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Skuggi Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We'll discover Reykjavik's highlights on a city tour this morning. A Local Guide will show us the main sights including the fishing harbour, Parliament buildings and The Pearl – one of the city's most recognisable landmarks consisting of five huge hot water storage tanks topped with a domed revolving restaurant.
This afternoon is free for you to explore at your own pace. You could perhaps head out with your travelling companions and visit the Settlement Exhibition. Here, the remains of a 10th century Viking longhouse are on display, along with other artefacts from the Viking age. There's also the opportunity to join an optional whale-watching cruise later this afternoon. This unmissable adventure gives you the opportunity to see these incredible creatures in their natural environment - although sightings can never be guaranteed.

This evening, we'll gather as a group to enjoy a traditional Icelandic dinner at Potturinn og Pannan (Pot and Pan Restaurant). Enjoy delicious cuisine derived from Icelandic cultural heritage and local culinary traditions, including a mix of Icelandic starters and the iconic lobster sauce, as well as skyr cake served with blueberry jam and white chocolate.

Day 3 : Golden Circle
Location: Reykjavík, Gullfoss Falls, Strokkur, Reykjavík
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Skuggi Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We're going to explore the Golden Circle today, a popular sightseeing route looping from Reykjavik, into central Iceland and back again. Our first stop will be at the mighty waterfall at Gullfoss, where the water tumbles over two stages into a deep canyon. Next, we'll visit the Strokkur Geyser, one of Iceland's most famous geysers. It erupts every few minutes, with the water reaching heights of up to 40 metres - it really is a spectacular sight! On our journey back to Reykjavik, we will make a coffee stop at Sólheimar, an eco-village known for its devotion to community living, artistic ethics and sustainable living.
The Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, are a dazzling natural phenomenon. These colourful dancing lights appear when charged particles from the sun's solar wind interact with the Earth's magnetic field, and we'll go off in search of them one evening during our stay when the best viewing conditions are forecast.

Day 4 : Reykjavik - At Leisure
Location: Reykjavík
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Skuggi Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

The Blue Lagoon is a stunning natural geothermal pool located in the middle of a lava field. This soothing body of water is rich in minerals and reputed to have curative powers – so why not join this morning's optional visit, dive in and judge for yourself! While you are here, be sure to head to the Silica bar, where you can apply silica mud to your face and body, which will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. You can also linger beneath the lagoon's man-made waterfall, which is said to ease tension in stiff muscles. Other amenities include a sauna and steam baths which are carved into the lava rock, and a relaxation area where you can take breaks from the water as you laze in comfortable chairs, listen to music and take in the amazing views out over the lagoon. The relaxed theme continues with an afternoon at leisure, maybe head out with your travelling companions to explore a little further.

Day 5 : Reykjavik - Uk
Location: Reykjavík
Meals Included: Breakfast

We'll transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

What's Included

  • Return flights from London

  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own

  • Accommodation

    4 nights in a 3-star hotel

  • Meals

    7 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 dinners including a welcome drink

  • Just You Holiday Director as your host & Specialist Local Guide

  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage

What's Not Included

Check out our Q&As

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    No and your own room is guaranteed!

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes, overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Yes, Return flights from London

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    All the people in your group will be solo travellers and will share your sense of adventure and passion for travel. There’s usually a good mix of ages too, so you’ll meet a variety of solo travellers who have more, or in some cases less, life experience. We find the overall mix of people really adds to the whole experience and there are certainly plenty of l

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    A few years ago we set up Just You Cares, a programme that gives back to some of the places we love. We have always believed in taking care of the communities we visit, and have taken the time to really get to know the local people and understand the challenges they face. Some of our holidays give our Customers the chance to see how the money from their trips has been spent.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    At Just You, we are committed to operating our business operations responsibly, with integrity and always act ethically in all our business dealings and relationships. We are committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking does not take place in our own business or in any of our supply chains

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If we can accommodate a change in date - we will always do our best to help you. Just pick up the phone and ask one of our friendly advisors - just make sure you have your booking number to hand.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes, and all of our accommodation providers will be working to the very highest standards of hygiene – you already always enjoy a private room of your own on all of our trips, all of our partners will be guided by local government operational standards of hygiene and the new protocols we have issued to them.

  • Will I eat alone?

    We find there’s always a social element to dining, so you’ll never eat alone, unless you want to! Every holiday includes a welcome get-together, all breakfasts and many other meals. When a meal is not included we find travellers meet and dine together.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No, given the nature of our holidays, it is not possible to join the tour once it has departed.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Just You has been operating solo holidays for more than 15 years.

  • Am I guaranteed a room of my own?

    Of course, you’ll always have a twin or double room all to yourself. It’s great to have that space to relax and reflect at the end of the day. In some hotels you can also pay a little extra to upgrade for more space or a lovely sea view.

  • What is the typical age range on a Just You holiday?

    Typically, our customers are solo travellers in their 40s, 50s and 60s, but it’s quite possible you could meet 20-year-olds or 70-year-olds (or anyone in between)... After all, age is just a number!

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    We have received the World Travel and Tourism Councils (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp, which recognises businesses and destinations worldwide that have adopted a new set of global protocols to support the return of 'Safe Travel' around the world. The 'Safe Travels' stamp provides you, with assurance and peace of mind that we have implemented enhanced health and hygiene prprotocols on all holidays.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Once you book, you will receive a confirmation invoice within 7 days, prior to departure, we will send you further information to help prepare for your trip.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Just You is exclusively for solo travellers, every tour includes a twin or double room of your own, with no single supplement.

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Jennifer Whetter  

Icelandic Splendours

Just loved swimming in the Blue Lagoon, It was bad

Just loved swimming in the Blue Lagoon, It was bad luck that when we went whale watching there were no whales, and when we went off to see the Northern Lights it was overcast! Such is life. But on a Just You tour you are looked after so well.

Carol Read  

Icelandic Splendours

I had a great time and mostly filled my expectatio

I had a great time and mostly filled my expectation of Iceland. Always travel with you, looked after very well. Staff friendly and helpful.

Jenifer Noble  

Icelandic Splendours

Iceland is a great country to visit with lots to o

Iceland is a great country to visit with lots to offer. Great organisation. Great rep. Friendly crowd of guests. Good accommodation.

Flora Cerrino  

Icelandic Splendours

Fantastic no complaints. Well looked after and gai

Fantastic no complaints. Well looked after and gained friendship

Diana Knapp  

Icelandic Splendours

Very exhilarating and unique experience in an extr

Very exhilarating and unique experience in an extremely interesting country. Expert tour leaders

Linda Greene  

Icelandic Splendours

Unique and iconic. Very reliable reasurring organi

Unique and iconic. Very reliable reasurring organisation

Dorothy Silcock  

Icelandic Splendours

Interesting, informative and pleasant holiday with

Interesting, informative and pleasant holiday with some very nice people in the group. I enjoyed the holiday, and Just You organised all aspects very well.

Karen East  

Icelandic Splendours

Iceland is a great and wonderful place with pleasa

Iceland is a great and wonderful place with pleasant and welcoming people. The fact that you are not pushed to be with everyone, but they are there if you need them, the tour guide is very helpful and makes you feel safe

Ann Lees  

Icelandic Splendours

A brief but fascinating introduction to a unique p

A brief but fascinating introduction to a unique place and culture. I'd love to go back and explore even more. The holiday was well planned, but quite busy. I think a bit more free time would have made it even better. Some people prefer time to explore themselves and absorb the new experiences.

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