Summer Midnight Sun Full Monty
Make the most of your summer break to Iceland with our Full Monty Midnight Sun Break. Witness some of Iceland’s best sights and experiences under the magical summer sun and everlasting daylight.
On arrival at Keflavik International airport you’ll be met from your flight from the UK and transferred to your hotel in the capital Reykjavik. You’ll be staying at the 3* Hotel Cabin or similar where you’ll have a room with en suite bathroom and enjoy a local buffet breakfast each morning.
The following evening we have a truly unique whale watching experience in the evening summer sun. You’ll meet at the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik, just minutes from the centre and you’ll be shown to the Visitor Centre, which is facilitated on board a converted fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. Before (or after) the tour you can enjoy the onboard multimedia show that includes images, videos and facts about the whales and marine life. As whales never fully sleep, we can expect to see Minke whales, White beaked dolphins, Harbour porpoises and even Humpback whales on the evening cruise.
The mystical midnight sun and the nature of the bay provide a unique wildlife experience. To make the tour even more enjoyable and memorable, we often shut down the boat engines to enjoy the soothing sound of the water, the whales and the birds. With the added feature of a live troubadour performing in the vessels lounge, the Midnight Sun tour is ideal as a relaxing end of a busy day or as a beginning of a fun night in town. If you're in the mood for some light snacks or drinks, have a look at our onboard bar menu - we recommend the Whale Punch (rum infused hot chocolate)!
The next day you’ll be collected from your hotel in the late afternoon to go on the Golden Circle Tour under the midnight sun.
First on the list is Þingvellir National Park where the Icelandic parliament Alþingi was established in the year 930 AD. Known as the ‘Assembly Fields’ or ‘Parliament Plains’, situated around 45 km east of the capital, they were the first home of what has become one of the oldest parliamentary institutions in the world.
In 2004 Þingvellir National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List and is now one of eight hundred places in the world that have been honoured by UNESCO. It is a site of historical, cultural and geological importance.
From there we continue to Gullfoss waterfall where glacial melt water cascades down into the deep and narrow Hvítárgljúfur canyon. Returning from Gullfoss, next stop is the Geysir hot spring area where you'll get to walk amidst hissing steam vents, sulfurous mud pots and get up close to an erupting geyser.
On the last day you’ll experience a different summer evening in Iceland! Once more you’ll be collected from your hotel in the late afternoon and nothing compares to revitalizing body and soul than by bathing in the geothermal bath at Laugarvatn Fontana on a beautiful summer evening.
Additionally you also have the possibility to enter Gufan, a steam bath built over a natural hot spring where you can easily experience the boiling natural hot spring underneath. The more adventurous ones take a dip in the lake itself.
After bathing you can enjoy the stunning views of Lake Laugarvatn whilst enjoying a local buffet. Then before we head back to Reykjavík, we make a detour through the dusky southern countryside.
At the end of your break you’ll be transferred back to the airport for your flight back to the UK.