Summer Spa Break from Cork
Enjoy our Spa break and fall in love with Iceland and Reykjavik.
Day 1 – You’ll fly from Cork to Keflavik where we transfer you to your hotel in Reykjavik, the Hotel Cabin (or similar). This popular hotel offers a great base with small but comfortable room with satellite TV and an inviting bar. Once you’ve settled into your hotel the rest of the day is free to explore the capital.
Day 2 - After a local buffet breakfast you will visit the Fontana Wellness Spa and combine the Spa with some of the best historic and natural phenomena Iceland has to offer on the famous Golden Circle tour where you will see the Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir geothermal area with the spouting springs and the Þingvellir National Park, the site of the original Icelandic parliament and when the tectonic plates of the two continents are pulling apart.
We then head for the quaint little town of Laugarvatn, famous for its natural sauna, built above a real live hot spring. The original sauna was built in the 1920s and was little more than a shack with two compartments, built above the hot spring that bubbles and gurgles below your feet.
Today, however, it takes pride of place in the über-modern Fontana Wellness Spa and is complemented by a dry sauna plus hot tubs of varying temperatures and descriptions. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy all Fontana has to offer and light refreshments before heading back to Reykjavik to arrive around 6pm where the evening is yours to enjoy a nice restaurant and the many bars the city has to offer.
Day 3 – After breakfast you are free to take one of the hourly shuttles to the famous Blue Lagoon. The lagoon holds 6 million litres of geothermal seawater which is renewed every 40 hours and is rich in minerals, silica and algae. The water´s temperature is 37-39°C/98-102°F.
The deepest part of the lagoon is around 1,60m/5,2ft, but most areas are far more shallow. Please note that the lagoon floor, although smooth, is naturally uneven. The lagoon is designed for relaxed bathing. So, while you can swim gently around the lagoon, its warm, cloudy water is not suitable for vigorous exercise. Diving is not allowed anywhere.
The Blue Lagoon offers a wide selection of refreshments, from gourmet meals at the restaurant to ready-to-go bites at the café – there is something for everyone including a swim up bar so you can enjoy a drink or 2 whilst relaxing in the warm waters of the lagoon.
You are free to spend as long as you like at the Blue Lagoon, take in a treatment or two and coaches leave the Blue Lagoon at 11.15 until 2115 (not at 2015) for Reykjavik and the journey takes around 50 minutes.
Day 4 or 5 – You bid farewell to Reykjavik and Iceland as we transfer you back to Keflavik Airport for your return flight to Cork or you could extend you stay and experience more of this wonderful island.
We can offer the tour with any of the other hotels we feature in our hotel section, just make a request for the hotel of your choice and we’ll get right back to you with a price.
Our prices are based on the cheapest departure date in any month and correct at time of publishing and subject to availability.