With this winter speculated to bestow travelers with the finest northern lights displays in decades, the time is now to finally take that trip to the "land of the midnight sun." Truly an awesome experience, enjoy adrenaline packed activities & natural phenomenon found nowhere else on earth. Journey into snow covered tundra to witness the otherworldly Aurora Borealis dance through the night sky.
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.
Take time to explore Reykjavik at leisure. Surrounded by sea, its waterfront paths are perfect for a leisurely stroll, some jogging, cycling or rollerblading. The city's northern waterfront is a popular area, with a beautiful view of Reykjavik's landmark mountain, Mt. Esja. The city is an intimate size with a big personality and some striking landmarks, including mountains, beautiful buildings both old and modern, a lake and intriguing sculptures. City Hall is an impressive building on the northern shore of Lake Tjornin; stark and modern, it is the neural centre of Reykjavik, connecting nature, water and bird life to the centre of town. Hallgrimskirkja church, the largest church in Iceland, is Reykjavik's main landmark and its tower can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. Hofdi House, built in 1909, might be one of the most beautiful buildings in all of Reykjavik. It is best known as the location for the 1986 summit meeting of presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbatsjov, a historical event that effectively marked the end of the Cold War. Videy Island is a unique site that combines history, culture and nature, and is only a few minutes away from the city by boat. Archaeological excavations have disclosed the fact that the island was inhabited already in the 10th century. In more modern times, the Imagine Peace Tower was inaugurated on the island and is dedicated to the memory of John Lennon on what would have been his 67th birthday.
Spend the day today on a shared (9-10hrs) tour as you access some of Iceland’s most famous and exciting natural wonders by Super Truck. Visit Pingvellir National Park, the world famous Geyser geothermal area and Gullfoss “the Golden Waterfall”. Next kick the action into higher gear to get even closer to Iceland’s nature and go for a snowmobiling tour on Langjoekull, Iceland’s second largest glacier. Super truck tour with a driver-guide, snowmobile tour, overall, glove and helmet rental. Please note: If you wish to enter the Geysir, Strokkur and Blesi hot spring area a new entrance fee of ISK600 per person (aged 16+) is payable locally to the land owners. You may still see the spouting geyser “Strokkur” from the road, if you wish to avoid the fee and do not enter the area.
Take a half day shared tour today, explore a hidden world in and under the lava field in the Blue Mountains located a half an hour from Reykjavik. Walking down into the lava and discovering the marvels that volcanic activity has created in the past is a trip that everyone can undertake. The Leiðarendi cave is a perfect example of an Icelandic lava tube and a unique experience. As you crawl and walk on a journey beneath the surface on your underworld adventure you will see the magical rock formations left behind in the last volcanic eruption. In winter the cave is likely to be filled with glistening icicles of all shapes and sizes, a sight not soon forgotten. Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves are recommende as well as good hiking shoes. This is an adventurous trip for those that are not afraid of the dark and want to experience first hand how Iceland was created.
Enjoy a mysterious trip, on a dark night, any time from the onset of autumn darkness until the light nights of spring, you can witness one of the nature's most spectacular displays; the phenomenon which is called the Northen Lights. Also known as the Aurora Borealis, this is a spectacular natural phenomenon, often seen dancing around in fantastic colors across the Arctic sky. The Northern lights originate from the sun, where large explosions and electronic storms throw flares and solar particles deep into space. These clouds of solar particles are caught by the Earth's magnetic field on the south and north poles. The solar particles collide with the atmospheric gases and create this wonderful light effect, known as the Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights.
This shared coach tour will take you just a few hours from Reykjavik to Sólheimajökull glacier tongue extending down from its mother glacier, Mýrdalsjökull. Glacier walking is a great way to experience nature and easier then you would think. Your experienced mountain guides will teach you how to use the basic ice equipment before setting of on a safe and easy walk on crampons up on to the ice field where a wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses await your discovery. Enjoy the 3.5 hr glacier walk and on the way back, stop at the picturesque waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. Includes( hotel pick up, guided bus tour, 3-3.5 hrs glacier walk, gear and safety equipment).
Enjoy a private transfer between Reykjavik International Airport and your hotel with private vehicle and English-speaking driver. Your driver will make a stop at the Blue Lagoon for you to enjoy the famous healing properties of the mineral waters (entrance fee and towel rent included).
Opened on April 1, 2005, Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, located on one of Reykjavik’s oldest streets, Adalstraeti is a first class hotel in the heart of the city. Hotel Reykjavik Centrum is a unique hotel conveniently located in the historic city centre, the liveliest and most charming part of Reykjavik. The hotel is composed of three 18th century style buildings that create an atmosphere of true Icelandic charm and hospitality.
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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