Ideas for Short Break Tours in Iceland

Ideas for Short Break Tours in Iceland

31.08.2015 | María Reynisdóttir

Stopover in Iceland    

Due to Iceland’s location right in the middle between Europe and North America, it is a perfect destination for a stopover tour. Make use of Icelandair’s up to 7-day stopover deal from cities such as London, Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham and in the UK, Paris, Munich and Milan in Central Europe or New York, Boston and Minneapolis in the US. Wondering what to do on a stopover in Iceland? Read on.

City packages in Reykjavik and South Iceland 

This is the most popular area to spend a long weekend or a few days away in Iceland, as it is close to Keflavik International Airport. Give yourself some time in the city but then head out to explore Iceland’s stunning attractions in the South: Geysir hot spring area, Þingvellir National Park and Gullfoss Waterfall on the ‘Golden Circle’ route, the black sand beaches and the infamous Eyjafjallajökull Volcano on the South Coast and the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa on Reykjanes Peninsula.

Geysir hot spring in winter

Our bestselling tour is Amazing South, which combines a city break with a relaxing stay in the countryside. Or you can do as the locals do and stay in a self-catering cottage for a few nights. A smart choice for those who want plenty of time to explore nature. Turning the typical Iceland short break around by having a base in the peaceful countryside but visiting Reykjavík as a day tour can be a great idea!

Short breaks packages in West Iceland and further afield

Already seen the city and done the ‘Golden Circle’? Then we recommend heading further afield. Travel off the beaten path and explore West Iceland’s natural and historic attractions on our Gems of the West tour, for example. 

Kirkjufell in West Iceland

Short breaks to Iceland for northern lights 

If you have always dreamed of viewing the northern lights then you need to make it a winter getaway (September to May). If you are lucky, a few days may well be enough time to catch this beautiful sight. The general rule is, the further away from city lights, the better. So to up your chances, let us find a location for you deep in the countryside away from light pollution. View our northern lights short break tour selection, our northern lights guide and follow the northern lights forecast before and during your trip to increase your chances of seeing the aurora borealis while in Iceland.

Northern lights over Reykjavík and Imagine Peace Tower

Short breaks with a difference  

For something more out of the ordinary, try a short break to experience the annual sheep round-up in autumn or a 4x4 jeep adventure!  


Tailor-made short break tours in Iceland and open vouchers 

With our more than 170 places to stay around Iceland anything is possible! View our bestseller short break tours. Or simply contact us and we will happily recommend a suitable itinerary for your time and budget.

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