Take your time enjoying the beauty of Icelandic nature on a 4-day journey of the Golden Circle. Discover volcanic fields, active geothermal areas, silvery waterfalls, and calm crater lakes after unwinding at the Blue Lagoon. You are behind the wheel, so you can explore the wonders of Iceland at your own pace.
You will land at Keflavík Airport, located in the middle of a lava field on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula. After you’ve picked up your bags and the rental car, make your way across the moss-covered lava field to Iceland’s relaxing Blue Lagoon. There, you can unwind after your flight with a drink in your hand and the spa’s purifying mask on your face. Afterwards, you’ll spend the night at the Blue Lagoon’s Silica hotel, where you can opt for an in-water massage in a secluded expanse of the Blue Lagoon.
Start the day by exploring the lunar-like environment of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Next, drive to the recently formed lava field of the Fagradalsfjall Volcano to see the newest part of the country, then explore the geothermal region of Krýsuvík. After discovering the wonders of the Reykjanes Peninsula, head further east to the Golden Circle, Iceland´s most famous sightseeing route. There you can follow in the footsteps of Vikings at Þingvellir National Park before discovering the colourful beauty of Kerið Crater Lake. You will then spend the night in a lovely country hotel near Kerið.
After breakfast, head out to explore the rest of the Golden Circle, starting with the geothermal region of Geysir. Here, you can watch the geyser Strokkur erupt to heights of up to 25 metres (82 ft) every 5-10 minutes. From there, travel to Gullfoss, a stunning waterfall that falls down in two tiers into a canyon created in the last ice age. Nearby is Friðheimar Tomato Farm, where you can tour the greenhouse, which is heated using only geothermal energy. After you’ve explored the wonders of the Golden Circle, head to your hotel in Reykjavík. There, you can opt for a facial, massage or any one of the relaxing treatments offered at the hotel before going to bed.
Today, you are free to explore the wonders of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík, before heading again across the lava fields of Reykjanes Peninsula to Keflavík Airport. You can opt for a walk around downtown Reykjavík — the cultural hub of the city. You could also venture further out to explore unique attractions such as Árbær Open Air Museum or Rauðhólar Hills. When it is time to leave, make your way back to Keflavík Airport, where you will return your rental car before checking into your flight.
A short walk from the famous Blue Lagoon is the Silica Hotel, surrounded by rugged but beautiful lava landscapes. All rooms offer a minibar, free WiFi, and a private veranda with breathtaking views of moss-covered lava fields. Guests have access to the hotel’s own private bathing lagoon and can book in-water massages should they wish. The hotel’s restaurant showcases the savoury highlights of Icelandic cuisine.
Hótel Grímsborgir is a luxury hotel surrounded by stunning landscapes. It is located within reach of some of the country’s most fascinating geographical and historical attractions. All rooms at Hotel Grímsborgir have a balcony or a terrace, and guests can access one of the 29 geothermal hot tubs there, which are either private or shared. On-site is a renowned restaurant that features both Icelandic and international cuisines made with fresh, local ingredients. In addition, there is live entertainment at the restaurant each night.
Hotel Borg is one of downtown Reykjavík’s landmark buildings. It overlooks the beautiful Austurvöllur square and sits across Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament. Within walking distance are countless shops, restaurants, museums, and galleries. The rooms of Hotel Borg are decorated with Art Deco style and offer free WiFi and flat-screen Smart TVs. On-site is a bar, and guests have access to a sauna, steam bath, a hot pool, and gym. Massages and treatments are available by appointment.