Iceland- 2023/ 2024 Short Breaks
From €639pp flights & hotel
- Depart From
- Fly from Dublin
- Departure Date
- Travel Sept '23- Apr '24
- 3 or 4 nights
- From €639pp flights & hotel
Fly from Dublin to Reykjavik in late 2023 and early 2024 for a three or four-night stay. Add tours and experiences to fully explore this magical country with a bucket-list holiday.
On arrival in Reykjavik, transfer to your central city hotel. You'll stay here for three nights with bed & breakfast. And what next? Well your Iceland adventure itinerary is completely up to you! Choose from some fantastic tours and activities, right across Iceland:
Explore this modern capital city and see all the landmarks at your own pace with a Hop On Hop Off City Tour. Then get outside the city and take the iconic Golden Circle route with a tour to Thingvellir National Park. This is the meeting point of two tectonic plates and the site of one of the oldest parliaments, which first met in 930AD. You'll also visit the impressive and much-photographed Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir geothermal area on this tour. Choose to upgrade with something truly unique- glacier snowmobiling!
One of Iceland's most popular attractions, the Blue Lagoon's milky-blue opaque water is heated by geothermal activity. The ideal spot to relax with a drink and let the minerals in the water and clay soothe and refresh you.
Take a full-day South Shore Tour to visit Iceland’s most southerly town, Vik. You'll see the island's ancient settlements, spectacular waterfalls and a clear view of the glacier (weather permitting). And Mother Nature isn't done yet! Between September and April you have the chance to experience the incredible Northern Lights on an Evening Bus Tour. If the weather plays ball, you'll get to glimpse one of the world's most spectaular phenomenons for a truly awe-inspiring experience.
Get up close with Solheimajokull glacier with a Glacier Hiking Tour led by an experienced and certified glacier guide. Explore the crevasses, learn about the history and development of this ancient frozen water. Along the way, you'll get to try your hand at ice-climbing. Participents in this tour must be at least 14 years of age.
The whales around Iceland aren't shy, and are well-known for surfacing quite close to boats. Depart from the Old Harbour in Reykjavik for your chance to see one of nature's most incredible sights. There is over 90% viewing success on these tours.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of all the tours and activities you can try during your Iceland holiday. Chat to our travel experts, who can advise and help you plan the perfect Iceland holiday for you.
Customise your perfect Iceland adventure with these fantastic tours and experiences:
Hop On Hop Off City Tour from €45pp
Taking the City Sightseeing bus tour is an ideal way to explore Reykjavik city and see all the landmarks. The tour allows you to hop on and off as you please and so select those places you’d like to spend more time at. You can leisurely explore the world’s most northern capital at your own pace. Reykjavik is a modern vibrant city offering a whole range of interesting places to check out. Because we run the service every thirty minutes you never have to wait, and the views from the top of our double-decker bus are the best in town!
Golden Circle Tour from €95pp
The highlights of this tour are Thingvellir National Park, a remarkable historical and geological site, which is located by Lake Thingvallavatn, the largest lake in Iceland. The beautiful canyon running through the park is actually the meeting point of two of the earth’s tectonic plates. Furthermore, in this area the oldest form of parliament had met since 930. Gullfoss, a two tiered waterfall where you will see thousands of tons of icy water thunder majestically down into a deep canyon.
Geysir geothermal area where bubbling hot springs and geysers are abundant. Here you’ll find Strokkur, the most active geyser in the area, spouting up to 25-30 meters every few minutes.
*Upgrade this tour to a Super Jeep Adventure with Snowmobiling on the glacier from €280pp
Blue Lagoon Tour from €160pp
The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland's most popular attractions, and it's not hard to see why! The beautiful milky-blue opaque water makes a stark contrast to the surrounding black lava field covered with dark green moss. As you travel across the interesting ancient lava fields of Reykjanes Peninsula, arriving at the Blue lagoon for a relaxing bathe in the man-made oasis in the lava.
South Shore Tour from €95pp
Full day coach tour with guides through ancient settlements, including the traditional tiny village of Vik, Iceland’s most southerly town. Lunch stop made at optional lunch at own expense. Spectacular waterfalls and a clear view of the glacier – weather permitting.
Evening Northern Lights Bus Tour from €85pp
From September to April nature demonstrates her spectacular light show in the far Northern Hemisphere with the unforgettable swirl and dance of stars and light against the pitch black sky. This is perhaps one of the most wonderful natural sights you will ever see.
*Please note The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings are subject to the correct atmospheric conditions
Glacier Hiking Tour from €185pp
Here is your chance to visit a glacier and not just any glacier. This trip will take you onto the frozen glacial tongue that is Solheimajokull with an experienced and certified glacier guide. The glacier is a magnificent phenomenon, a rugged, raw and ever-changing hub of ancient frozen water. We will explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier with its amazing ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges. Along the way we will find an ice wall on the glacier and try our hand at ice climbing. We will provide you with all the tools you need: ice axes, crampons and safety lines.
*Minimum age 14yrs
Whale Watching Tour from €115pp
Whales are beautiful animals and one of nature’s most extraordinary sights. The whales round these parts are not shy, often surfacing quite close to the boat, and, as our sea-fairing guides will tell you, to see a whale up close truly is a sight to remember. There is over 90% viewing success. This tour departs from the Old Harbour in Reykjavik.
The Icelandic Currency is ISK (Icelandic Krona). All of Iceland accepts credit cards and you can take out local currency at KEF airport or at ATMs.
Banks/Shop Opening Hours:
Most supermarkets in Iceland are open between 11:00 and 18:00 but some are open 24/7. Most banks are open on weekdays between 09:00 and 16:00.
Questions and Emergency contact:
We will provide contact details for our partners on the ground in Iceland.
Winters are very dark, which is often a good thing for visitors as you cannot see the Northern Lights unless it's extremely dark. Summers are such a contrast, virtually 24 hours of daylight.
Due to the gulf stream, the temperatures in Iceland are surprisingly mild in the winter time. The average during winter is 0° Celcius. The average during summer is 11° Celcius. Due to winds it usually feels colder in Iceland than the temperature display says.
What to wear:
As we say "you never come to Iceland for a tan“. We also say "if you don‘t like the weather in Iceland, wait 5 minutes“... you can experience all 4 seasons in a day! It is advisable to wear layers in Iceland, with a hat and gloves useful all year round.
Suggested packing list for winter:
Waterproof winter jacket (parka)
Woollen or fleece sweaters
Waterproof hiking boots
Hat, Gloves & Scarf
Swimsuit for Blue Lagoon
We can provide suggestions for great restaurants in Reykjavik to suit all budgets.
Kindly note that due to regulations by the City of Reykjavik, all coaches are banned from the city centre area. Your hotel is applicable to this coach ban and therefore your pickup and dropoff for all transfers/ excursions will be at a designated bus stop.
National Museum of Iceland
The museum offers a variety of fascinating exhibitions and one permanent display illustrating lavishly the story of Iceland’s past, from the medieval days of Viking settlements to current contemporary culture. The main exhibition has over 2,000 artefacts discovered in various parts of the country. In pride of place amongst the museum’s many treasures is the Valthjófsstadur door, featuring elaborate medieval engravings depicting scenes from the legendary 12th century knight’s tale Le Chevalier au Lion.
Note: The National museum is closed on Mondays during winter.
The Settlement Exhibition
The Settlement Exhibition draws focus on the oldest relics of human habitation in Reykjavik, with some of the fragments found dating before 871 AD. These artifacts were originally discovered during building constructions in 2001. A longhouse from the 10th century was discovered, with the hall and a wall fragment now both carefully preserved at the original location.
Árbær Open Air Museum
This lively museum consists of more than 20 old buildings that have been relocated to form a town square by the old Árbær farm. The museum will give you a sense of the old Icelandic way of life, 19th and early 20th-century architecture, and how the rural Reykjavík slowly transformed into a city. The museum is also very popular with the locals as it truly feels like travelling back in time.
An exhibition dedicated to Earth’s wonders, Volcano House focuses on the power within. Hourly documentaries are on display telling tales of Iceland’s biggest volcanos, along with a hands-on exhibition of semi-precious stones, minerals, ash and pumice.
Whales of Iceland
Whales of Iceland features life-size replicas of all whale species living around Iceland. The models paired with the ambience and sounds of the whales truly gives you a strong feeling for these huge mammals swimming around the island. Even more ideal if paired with a whale-watching trip.
Reykjavik Art Museum
The Reykjavik Art museum consists of three buildings, each dedicated to one master of the art. Hafnarhusið focuses on contemporary art, by Icelandic as well as international artist, alongside the works of Icelandic pop-artist Erró. Kjarvalsstaðir has 2 temporary exhibitions on display at all times, one focusing on Iceland‘s best-loved painter Kjarval. Finally there‘s Ásmundarsafn, the former home and workshop of sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson. The museum serves to preserve his work, next to other temporary exhibitions. This is the gateway to Iceland‘s art scene.
- 21st - 24th September 2023: 3 night break from €789
- 19th - 22nd October 2023: 3 night break from €749
- 23rd - 27th November 2023: 4 night break from €739
- 8th - 11th February 2023: 3 night break from €639
- 28th March - 1st April 2024: 4 night Easter break from €729
- 11th - 15th April 2024: 4 night break from €669
Please note: flights now run daily from Dublin to Iceland. If the above listed dates are not suitable, please contact us for price quotes for other travel dates.
Price is per person, based on 2 adults sharing, and includes:
- Return flights from Dublin with Icelandair
- 10kg hand luggage
- Return airport transfers
- 3 or 4 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a central 3* hotel
Please ask us about adding great value:
- Travel insurance
- Hop On Hop Off City Tour from €45pp
- Golden Circle Tour from €95pp
- Upgrade your Golden Circle Tour to a Super Jeep Adventure with snowmobiling on the glacier from €280pp
- Blue Lagoon Tour from €160pp
- South Shore Tour from €95pp
- Evening Northern Lights Bus Tour from €85pp
- Glacier Hiking Tour from €185pp
- Whale Watching Tour from €115pp
- Extra nights in Reykjavik
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