(Reykjavik, Budir, Ranga)
Discover Iceland on this Scenic Circuit trip. Explore the capital Reykjavik, hike to Arnastapi, a beautiful coastal town at the foot of a large peak, then explore geysers, and Gullfloss the "Golden Waterfall" or embark on a scenic journey through steaming hot springs and surreal highlands, past stunning glaciers, and just about any majestic scenery you can imagine. Conclude your incredible journey with a soothing dip in the renowned Blue Lagoon.
Relax on your airport transfer in Reykjavik with a private vehicle and driver. Please note that a surcharge may be post billed to you if you require a transfer after 8pm or before 7am.
A welcome package with a city map, and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Reykjavík is the world's most northerly capital, with more than one third of Iceland's population. Today Reykjavík is a modern city with a variety of restaurants, museums, galleries, and theaters. On this tour you will visit the most important sights of the city with your private driver guide. Return to your hotel.
Meet your driver for a private transfer to Budir.
Today your private driver will drive you approximately 20 minutes along the coast to the village of Hellnar to begin a private hike to the village of Arnastapi. The coastal hike is absolutely stunning and no guide is required. You will definitely want to stop and take pictures along the way. At the end of the hike your driver will pick you up and take you back to the hotel. The entire tour should take no longer than 3 hours.
Your private driver-guide will meet you at your hotel and accompany you on a private tour of the Golden Circle. Your first stop will be Thingvellir National Park, a remarkable geological site and the most historic site in all of Iceland. Next, visit Gullfoss, or Golden Waterfall, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe. Finally make a stop at Geyser hot spring area. The famous “Great Geyser” here, has given name to hot springs all over the world. You will see Strokkur, one of the most active geysers in the area, spouting up to 30 meters in the air. At days end you will be brought to your accommodation in Ranga.
Meet your private guide at the Hotel Ranga, who will take you on a private tour drive through some very rugged terrain in the southern highlands. Journey through unforgettable landscape with surreal beauty, steaming hot springs, explosive craters and an amazing range of colors on some of Iceland’s most spectacular jeep tracks. To top off the day, you visit Landmannalaugar, where it is possible to have a warm bath in a natural pool. Afterwards you will be transferred back to Ion Hotel.
Today, enjoy a private guided tour of Thórsmörk Valley, a very famous and intriguing geological region in Iceland. Here you will experience unique views of stunning glaciers, rocks and woodlands. In addition to this, one can witness the remarkable aftermath of a volcanic eruption. The sight of what the unbridled power of a spouting volcano can do in a short time to its surroundings is breathtaking and leaves visitors awestricken. Afterwards you will be transferred back to Hotel Ranga.
Meet your driver for a private transfer to Keflavik via Blue Lagoon. There is a secure location to store your luggage while at the Lagoon. Also, lockers are available in the change rooms. Included: bathing fee at the Blue Lagoon and towel.
The Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel is located right in the heart of the city center, restaurant and bar district of Reykjavik and lies within walking distance of the commercial and shopping district, just 50 minutes from the Keflavik International Airport. The hotel's building is renowned as one of the most beautiful, historic buildings in Reykjavik. The hotel boast studio concept rooms and suites, all equipped with Free high-speed, wireless Internet access, in-room safe and mini bar. This Reykjavik hotel features local ingredients and seasonal dishes at the on-site 1919 Restaurant & Lounge, complimentary access for guests to the Health and Fitness Centre. This four-star lifestyle accommodation in Reykjavik is centrally located, offering easy access to famous attractions, including the Blue Lagoon and the National Museum of Iceland.
Hotel Budir is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countryside hotels in Iceland, just a short drive from Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik. The hotel sits in a lava field on the westernmost tip of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, in the western region of Iceland. Due to the hotel’s location, guests have an impressive view of the breathtaking Snaefellsjokull glacier and the Budir-estuary which meanders into the vast Faxafloi-Bay where a number of seals reside.
Hotel Ranga is a luxury countryside hotel and the only 4 star resort in South Iceland. It offers all the facilities and services of a modern resort. Located about an hour from Reykjavík between the towns of Hella and Hvolsvöllur, it lies just off the main road right in middle of South Iceland’s panoramic scene. It also features an acclaimed riverside restaurant, a lounge and bar, a game room, massage facilities and three much beloved outdoor hot tubs heated with geothermal water - where there is an excellent chance to view the fantastic northern lights during September through April. Hótel Rangá was upgraded and renovated in 2007/2008 featuring luxuriously decorated rooms and suites.
Vanessa Oquendo ,
April 21, 2014
"Melissa Field was extremely helpful! She was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly! She kept me updated on the status of everything and provided timely correspondence. She took ownership for any problems I had and remedied them. I had the most amazing time of my life in Iceland and Paris! I would not have experienced everything without the help of Kensington Tours."
Marilynn Weaver ,
April 21, 2014
"All of our guides were beyond fabulous! Our time in Dublin was much too short, would have loved to stay there at least one more full day. Would recommend extending this package to 15 days for any future visits. The train to Edinburgh was super! Beautiful scenery and great steak pies!"
Ann Saxon ,
November 06, 2013
"Our trip was fantastic!!! I cannot say enough good things. Lianne worked with our exact dates and time frame beautifully.Our drivers were prompt and friendly. The private guides were so knowledgeable. We left with an appreciation of the history, the culture, and the beauty of Andulasia. We were very pleased and will certainly recommend your company to friends and family."
Coby Scherr ,
November 05, 2013
"Everyone involved in our Portugal trip made it terrific. Exactly as advertised. Every event on time and most pleasant. Guides were well-informed, courteous and friendly. Really made for a great journey every time. Each hotel was clean, upgraded and staffed with knowledgeable and friendly folks. Breakfasts were complete -- almost too much to eat. It will always be a wonderful memory thanks to Kensington Tours."
Couples Dellinger & Hubbell ,
November 06, 2013
"We've been raving to everyone about the food, the friendliness of the people and the amazing history and sites in Turkey. Yes, we want to go back."
John Edstrom ,
October 22, 2013
"Overall, our tour in Spain was very enjoyable, and well planned and executed. Our private tour of the Alhambra was excellent. Virginia, tour guide for royal palace ruins outside of Cordoba, was also excellent. In Seville, we went to the Flamenco Show/dinner, and the Flamenco was outstanding!"
Kevin Wilshere ,
October 19, 2013
"Great trip to Spain! Thanks again for all your help, Lianne. The destinations, hotels, guides and everything were all top notch."
Chery Westlund ,
November 07, 2013
"My husband and I took a 3 week vacation to southern Europe and North Africa and had a great time. All the guides were very knowledgeable and bent over backwards to accommodate us. The arrangements made by Kensington went off without a hitch. This is our second trip with Kensington (we went to Peru in 2009) and we will certainly book with them again."
Randy Gramlich ,
October 07, 2013
"Thank you for your follow up, we both loved our time in Croatia. It’s really a beautiful place, especially the coast. Your choice of hotels was great. It was an incredible view from the Bellevue hotel in Dubrovnik and the Vestibule in Split was in the best possible location. We were able to relax in our room listening to the wonderful singers in the courtyard and its central location made it so easy to walk anywhere we wanted to see with ease. "
Jay Steffan ,
September 24, 2013
"We just returned from a 10 day trip to Paris and Normandy. We spent three nights in Paris and then enjoyed a seven night cruise on the Seine to Normandy with AMA Waterways. The time in Paris was well spent and has piqued our interest to return for a more thorough visit. Guide Wafaa Lankey was superb in our visit to Versailles. The Seine cruise was relaxing and beautiful. So many wonderful little towns and we wished we had more time in each one to explore and enjoy.
We traveled to Croatia and Slovenia using Kensington earlier this year which was a fantastic trip."
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