A Long Weekend in Iceland: From Reykjavik to the Golden Circle

Think you don’t have time to discover the natural wonders of Iceland? Think again! Experience the best of Iceland as you explore from Reykjavik to the countryside.
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Program No. 22981RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

There’s more than enough time to discover the natural beauty of this incredible island during this exciting learning adventure! Beginning in Reykjavik, soak in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon — Iceland’s most famous geothermal gem. Then, venture into the countryside to explore the Golden Circle, home to the historic Thingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss waterfall and active Strokkur geyser. Walk along the black sand beach below the Myrdalsjokull glacier, and learn about the creation of Iceland at the Lava Centre. Depending on the time of year, search for the magical northern lights or enjoy the calming stillness of a late night sunset in the countryside.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to 2 miles on uneven, hilly terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about Iceland's past and present, from the legends of Iceland's ancient parliament to the refreshing waters of the Blue Lagoon.
  • Savor a greenhouse-fresh lunch while learning how geothermal energy is used to grow vegetables in Iceland's short summer season.
  • Marvel at the many natural wonders of Iceland, including a geyser, glacier, black sand beach and waterfalls.
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Baldur Gylfason
Born and raised in Iceland, Baldur Gylfason has traveled extensively and now calls Reykjavik home. Today, Baldur works as a full-time group leader. He has ties to Canada, where he spent part of his childhood and later completed his university degrees. He has experience as a trained psychologist and a mobility instructor for the blind, developing adventure-based programs in Iceland. Through his work and in his free time, Baldur loves to explore Iceland and capture its beauty in photographs.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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