Iceland Summer Solstice

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Celebrate the summer solstice in “the land of the midnight sun” on this tour to the top of the world where the sun never sets.

Dance the night away in the morning sun with this Icelandic celebration of the first day of summer. Home to incredible geothermal features, dramatic landscapes and the world’s northernmost national capital, Iceland is the perfect setting to experience the longest day of the year. Join locals in their celebrations full of decadent feasts and bonfires before joining an expert on Icelandic myths on a journey through Reykjavik, learning all the country’s enthralling secrets. Snowmobile on Langjokull, explore awe-inspiring lava caves, and take time to unwind in the turquoise healing waters of the Blue Lagoon. Full of rich history, folklore and 24 hours of sunlight let the allure of Iceland’s summer solstice reel you in. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Reykjavik
    Reykjavik
    • Private Transfer - International Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Iceland - Welcome Package
  • Day 2 Reykjavik
    Reykjavik
    • Small Group Tour - Golden Circle by Super Jeep with Snowmobiling (10 hrs) - Super Jeep/Guide
  • Day 3 Reykjavik
    Reykjavik
    • At Leisure
    • Private Tour - Midnight Sun Tour: Black Sand Beaches, Schnapps & Lobster Feast (with Dinner, 3.5 hrs) - Super Jeep/Driver-Guide
  • Day 4 Reykjavik
    Reykjavik
    • Small Group Tour - Hot Springs & Lava Caves (7 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 5 Reykjavik
    Reykjavik
  • Day 6 Reykjavik
    Reykjavik
    • Private Transfer - Airport - via Blue Lagoon (with entrance fee) - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Reykjavik

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful, will be provided to you on your first day in destination.

Accommodation: Reykjavik Residence

Reykjavik Residence offers modern apartment accommodations in the heart of downtown Reykjavik in the fashionable district "101".  These are the perfect choice for the independent travelers seeking a place that is more a home away from home, than a hotel. The quality apartments allow guests a comfortable degree of flexibility and independence, with larger units ideal for families. All apartments are comfortably furnished with warm and cozy décor, and boast spacious living and dining areas, and a private bathroom and kitchen with a sitting area. With a central location, guests have easy access to the main shopping streets where you will find a wide variety of stores, boutiques, restaurants, cafes, museums, nightclubs and art galleries.

Iceland Summer Solstice Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Reykjavik
Reykjavik
Iceland Summer Solstice Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Reykjavik Residence
Reykjavik Residence

Day 2: Reykjavik

Discover Iceland’s renowned Golden Circle route today, departing as a small group in a Super Jeep, for an off-the-beaten-track approach to Iceland’s most famous natural wonders. Along with your guide, and no more than 15 other participants, you’ll head out of Reykjavík, setting course through scenic Thingvellir National Park, site of the Viking parliament, and home to over 1,000 years of human history. Take in the brilliance of the picture-perfect Gullfoss Waterfall, and the great Geyser geothermal area, where the reliable Strokkur geyser spouts hot water as high as 100 feet in the air. End your day with a thrilling snowmobiling experience (2 riders per machine) on Langjökull, the second largest glacier in all of Iceland.

Accommodation: Reykjavik Residence
Iceland Summer Solstice Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Geyser Geothermal Area
Geyser Geothermal Area

Day 3: Reykjavik

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Enjoy a very unique Super Jeep experience this evening with Icelandic delicacies and beautiful vistas in the midnight sun! With your private guide, and a specially-outfitted Super Jeep, set out through the Heidmork area, a beautiful nature reserve on the outskirts of Reykjavik, before continuing eastward to the south coast of Iceland. You'll visit the black volcanic sand beaches where seals can often be spotted, followed by a tasting of Icelandic schnapps, a local delicacy! Your next stop is at the wonderful seafood restaurant, Fjörubordid, situated in a small fishing village by the coast, where you will enjoy an unforgettable dinner of freshly caught Atlantic lobster (drinks not included). After this delicious feast, continue onward along some of the rugged tracks back over the moor of Hellisheidi to Reykjavik. 

Accommodation: Reykjavik Residence
Iceland Summer Solstice Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Midnight Sun
Midnight Sun

Day 4: Reykjavik

Today you’ll set out as a small group to discover some intriguing geological features of Iceland, venturing into the Hengill Volcano area on a hot springs and lava caves adventure. Along with a guide and up to 14 other participants, you’ll find yourself heading east of Reykjavik, exploring one of the many lava caves of the Bláfjöll mountain range, while spotting stalagmites and stalactites, and learning about how such lava caves are formed. Leaving the underworld behind, you’ll head to the Hengill geothermal area, where an easy hike in magnificently ethereal surroundings brings you to hot springs and bubbling mud pools, awaiting your exploration. The hike continues down through Reykjadalur, the Smokey Valley, where it is possible to enjoy a natural bath in the waters of a warm stream.

Accommodation: Reykjavik Residence
Iceland Summer Solstice Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bubbling Mud Pool
Bubbling Mud Pool

Day 5: Reykjavik

Accommodation: Reykjavik Residence

Day 6: Reykjavik

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).

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

Iceland Summer Solstice Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Reykjavik Residence: Reykjavik

Reykjavik Residence offers modern apartment accommodations in the heart of downtown Reykjavik in the fashionable district "101".  These are the perfect choice for the independent travelers seeking a place that is more a home away from home, than a hotel. The quality apartments allow guests a comfortable degree of flexibility and independence, with larger units ideal for families. All apartments are comfortably furnished with warm and cozy décor, and boast spacious living and dining areas, and a private bathroom and kitchen with a sitting area. With a central location, guests have easy access to the main shopping streets where you will find a wide variety of stores, boutiques, restaurants, cafes, museums, nightclubs and art galleries.

Iceland Summer Solstice Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Reykjavik Residence
Reykjavik Residence

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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