Reykjanes Explorer and Blue Lagoon Break

from £569
excluding flights *
3 nights Year round

Overview

Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula in the south-western tip of Iceland offers a great base for a short break amongst lava fields and other amazing wonders for which the land of fire and ice is known. Based at the modern and cosy Northern Light Inn for 3 nights, this self-drive itinerary allows you to explore the volcanic landscapes, rugged coastlines and small fishing villages of the area.

Highlights

  • Visit the many unique sites of geological importance in the Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Complimentary access to the Wellness Spa
  • Easy access to Iceland’s Golden Circle highlights
  • Opportunity to bathe Iceland’s geothermal baths inlcuding the Blue Lagoon
  • Chance to observe the northern lights from the hotel’s cosy observatory (Sep-Apr)
  • Relax at the world-famous Blue Lagoon with its therapeutic waters and wide range of spa treatments

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Blue Lagoon entrance
  • Daily breakfast
  • Car rental throughout
  • Unlimited mileage
  • No charge for additional driver
  • Exclusive use of iDiscover app
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

Full description

Also take a dip in the Blue Lagoom, surrounded by black lava fields the distinctive milky blue waters of this naturally heated spa have many therapeutic benefits. With a wide range of tempting spa treatments on offer, this getaway gives you a chance to sample rest and relaxation, Icelandic style as well as the chance to see the northern lights for those travelling during the winter months.

Your home amongst the lava fields

Located within a short drive of Iceland’s Keflavík airport and within walking distance of the renowned Blue Lagoon, the Northern Light Inn offers a perfect ‘home away from home’ for this 3 night break. A stunning location from which to see northern lights in the winter with dedicated lounge and optional wake up call service, the hotel is also a great summer retreat from which to take advantage of the endless hours of daylight. The modern wellness spa at the hotel featuring saunas, a steam room and a relaxation room is complimentary to all Discover the World guests who book this 3-night break. And whilst there you can even book yourself in for a floating therapy in one of Iceland’s only floating bubbles.

Explore and relax in equal measure

Benefitting from the use of our exclusive digital travel guide iDiscover, explore the sights of the nearby Reykjanes Peninsula. Walk across the bridge over two continents, walk around the  steamy Krysuvik mud pools, be amazed by the mysterious Gunnuhver geothermal area or head to Reykjanesviti beach, where Iceland’s oldest lighthouse sits amongst a dramatic rocky landscape. In the peninsula you can also get a taste of Iceland’s passion for music at the national museum of Rock ‘n’ Roll or delve into its history by visiting the Viking World exhibition. After a busy day sightseeing, return to the Northern Light Inn for some complimentary waffles and coffee in the comfortable lounge or relax in the wellness spa before enjoying the culinary delights offered at Max’s Restaurant. If you would like to extend your stay in Iceland, the capital Reykjavik and the wonders of the south capital are just a short drive away.

Visiting the Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is a large expanse of naturally heated saltwater blended with freshwater. Its inviting powder-blue waters are strikingly set amidst a jet black lavascape. Only a 20-minute drive from the international airport at Keflavik and around 30 minutes from Reykjavik, it is Iceland’s premier attraction for visitors and locals alike.

The water that fills the Blue Lagoon is drawn from a depth of around 2000m and is rich in unique natural minerals such as silica mud and blue-green algae, especially beneficial for those with skin complaints. Dotted around the waters edge you'll find silica mud pots - cover your face and body with this white mud to reinvigorate tired skin! The flow and mix of the water is controlled, keeping temperatures at 37-39°C (98-102°F), ensuring bathers keep warm, even when outside temperatures drop.

Although most visitors choose to bathe, guests may enter the facility without bathing, if they prefer to simply take photos or enjoy a meal overlooking the lagoon. Onsite there is the Blue Café. Open daily serving snacks and light meals snacks, the café offers an up-close view of the lagoon with floor-to-ceiling windows. The stylish Lava Restaurant, which has been ingeniously built into the lava, offers an à la carte menu for sophisticated evening dining. A glass staircase leads up to the Bar and Lounge area on the second floor and on the roof, there is a viewing platform which overlooks the lagoon. The lagoon also has a swim-up bar where you can purchase both soft and alcoholic drinks, which are paid for using an electronic wrist band.

With a range of optional spa and massage treatments available both in the water and in special treatment rooms, you’ll leave the lagoon feeling relaxed and revitalized. There is also a Blue Lagoon spa shop which sells a range of excellent skincare products, incorporating the natural minerals found in the lagoon.

With so many of Iceland's natural wonders on the doorstep, you'll have plenty of options for filling your days with adventure and come winter, you can opt to spend your evenings in the hotel’s observation lounge, looking out for the northern lights.

Please note that due to the Blue Lagoon’s popularity and in order to avoid delays upon arrival we strongly recommend customers to pre-book their entrance tickets in advance with an allocated entry time. Please contact our team to find out more.

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A short drive from Geysir and Gullfoss is the Faxi waterfall - definitely worth a stop when visiting the Golden Circle, and is less known and quieter than the other waterfalls in the area!
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Prices & Dates *

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price and start from around £120 per person with Icelandair (with higher fares during peak times). When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

From prices per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom, including car hire. Prices for other combinations of passengers and rooms available on request. Other vehicle types also available.

Departure Duration Car category Twin price
Oct - Dec 2019 3 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £612
Oct - Dec 2019 3 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £637
Jan - Apr 2020 3 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £636
Jan - Apr 2020 3 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £661
May 2020 3 nights B - VW Golf £569
May 2020 3 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £601
Jun - Aug 2020 3 nights B - VW Golf £747
Jun - Aug 2020 3 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £795
Sep 2020 3 nights B - VW Golf £705
Sep 2020 3 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £737

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Daily breakfast
  • Blue Lagoon entrance
  • Car rental throughout
  • Unlimited mileage
  • No charge for additional driver
  • Exclusive use of iDiscover App
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection »

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

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The itinerary shown is an example of this self-drive holiday. We have many other hotels and route recommendations which can be tailored to your requirements. Please discuss with our Travel Specialists who can put together a bespoke itinerary for you.

Day 1: Keflavik - Northern Light Inn

Fly to Keflavik, pick up your hire car and drive to the Northern Light Inn for 3 nights. After checking in, relax in the hotel spa with the opportunity of booking an optional floating treatment in the hotel’s bubble.

Day 2: Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon

Explore the sites of the Golden circle, including the iconic Strokkur at Geysir, thundering Gullfoss waterfall and magnificent Thingvellir National Park. Return to the Northern Light Inn and stroll along to the Blue Lagoon for your first chance to experience the warm, milky-blue waters as well as the spa's other facilities. There is a unique Lava Restaurant, as well as a sauna, a relaxation area and various spa and massage treatments available (at an additional cost, pre-booking is strongly recommended).

Day 3: explore the Reykjanes Peninsula

Drive around the Reykjanes peninsula starting with Kleifarvatn lake, dramatically changed by Iceland’s seismic activity. Closeby visit the Krysuvik mud pools, where you can walk close to bubbling hot springs amongst multi-coloured rocky hills. Drive back towards the tip of the peninsula for a full loop including Brimketill’s sea rock pool, Reykjanesviti coastline including the lighthouse and the bridge over two continents. Before returning to Northern Light Inn, call in at Keflavik to visit the museum of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Viking World just outside of Keflavik. Return to the Northern Light Inn just in time for complimentary waffles and a visit to the wellness spa.

Day 4: Blue Lagoon - Keflavik

Check out from the hotel and take a swim in the Blue Lagoon (optional) before returning to Keflavik airport. Drop off your car and check in for your flight home.

Northern Light Inn

Iceland

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

A delightful, well-appointed hotel in a great location.

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Excursions

Enhance your holiday by pre-booking a selection of excursions and activities. View or download the pdf below and then talk to our Travel Specialists about how best to fit these into your holiday.

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  Iceland-Summer-Excursions.pdf

  Iceland-Winter-Excursions.pdf

Other Information

Choice of Vehicles

We offer a wide range of rental vehicles for this holiday provided by the local Europcar franchise. Our long-standing relationship with them means that our clients enjoy many exclusive benefits including priority on the newest and best appointed vehicles available on the day.

Alternatively, consider renting a motorhome and use this itinerary as a route outline. You'll have complete flexibility on where you overnight.

iDiscover Digital App

Our next generation iDiscover app is here! Free to download for all Iceland holiday bookings before you travel, iDiscover is our innovative and exclusive digital travel guide that has been designed by us to enhance your holiday experience and to allow you to use your own smart device whilst on holiday. Personalised with your full itinerary, this easy-to-use app is packed with useful features such as a guide of must-see sites, local hikes and places to eat that you can add to you daily itinerary.

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