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This short break self-drive is a wonderful combination of city highlights and natural attractions. Reykjavik City is a one-of-a-kind destination, a unique blend of metropolitan chic and country charm. Here you have all the hustle and bustle of a bigger city but add to that amazing nature that is only a stone's throw away. This tour is perfect for a memorable, fun weekend with a touch of the city, waterfalls, geysers and geothermal energy all while staying in beautiful surroundings only a few minutes drive from downtown Reykjavík. Available from 1 October to 30 April.
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Pick up your rental car upon arrival at Keflavík airport and explore Reykjanes Peninsula on your way to Reykjavík. Start by exploring the Viking World Museum, entrance included, before driving onwards to the mud pools and steam vents collectively named Gunnuhver, the picturesque Stafnesviti lighthouse and Hafnarberg sea lava cliffs. Also worth exploring are Brimketill, a small pool carved naturally by marine erosion, Reykjanesviti lighthouse and the Bridge Between Continents.
Reykjavík is a vibrant city full of history, museums, shops, and restaurants that can easily be explored on foot. The Reykjavík Welcome Card gives you free access to some great museums, city busses, swimming pools in Reykjavík and the ferry to Viðey Island where you will find Yoko Ono‘s Imagine Peace Tower. While exploring the city a taste of delicious Icelandic cuisine is a must before going on the included whale watching tour.
South Iceland features some of Iceland most beautiful natural wonders, but the area is also rich in history and culture. Here you will find beautiful attractions such as the Golden Circle route which includes the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot spring area and Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A dip in the Secret Lagoon is also recommended after a lunch stop at Friðheimar greenhouses. Before leaving the area tasting delicious lobster at Fjöruborðið restaurant in Stokkseyri village is a must.
If you did not have time to explore Reykjanes peninsula or soak in the Blue Lagoon when you arrived then now is the time. Relaxing in the smooth blue waters of the lagoon is an experience unlike any other. Please make sure you reserve the admission to the Blue Lagoon in advance.
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