Reykjavik Stopover

3 Day Package from Reykjavik to Reykjavik

Icelandic folklore maintains there are clans of elves, trolls, and dwarfs—called Hidden People—that live in Reykjavik. According to recent polls, over 50% of Icelanders believe in these beings. We can't say whether they exist or not, but we know that the Local Host® we’ve arranged for you in Reykjavik is not a “hidden person.” Instead, your Local Host is a local expert who will be on hand to answer your questions, offer suggestions, help you navigate the city, and make sure your vacation runs smoothly. And a Local Host isn’t all we’ve arranged for you on this vacation. On this 3-day vacation—perfect for a stopover to or from Europe—we’ve also arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, and sightseeing.

Your vacation in Iceland begins when you arrive at the Reykjavik airport, where we can pick you up and take you to your hotel. Your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome, help you get settled, and give you information to familiarize you with the city. Your vacation package includes a guided orientation of the city with a local expert. We’ll drive by its famous landmarks, including the presidential residence; Perlan, built atop the city's geothermal hot water reservoirs; the old town center; and the Icelandic parliament building. We’ll also take you inside Hallgrimskirkja Church, the famous Lutheran church and the tallest building in Iceland.

You’ll also have free time to explore on your own. Perhaps play golf at midnight, take a tour to learn more about the “hidden people,” visit one of the many museums and galleries, relax at the geothermal beach, or take in the stunning waterfalls and geysers. Your Local Host will have plenty of suggestions and can help arrange your activities.

And don't forget, we've included breakfast in your package, so you’ll start each day fortified and ready for your Icelandic adventures. Between the sightseeing and guides we've arranged, the hotel we've booked, and the daily breakfast we've included, all you have to do is get ready for stunning scenery and great fun. Add the comfort of having a Local Host there for you throughout your stay, and you'll be the envy of all your friends. Just be sure to grab your camera!


Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2017 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

& Destination Guide with useful information and city map

Meals Included

Buffet breakfast daily

Sightseeing & Activities

Guided sightseeing; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2017

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Your Monograms vacation includes an inside visit to the Perlan (the Pearl), Rekjavik’s most striking building—giving you the opportunity to get the best panoramic views of the city!

DAY
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Reykjavik, Iceland

Welcome! Your Local Host will assist in making your visit a memorable one.

DAY
2
Reykjavik

Your morning guided sightseeing drives by all of Reykjavik’s famous landmarks. Pass the presidential residence of Bessastaðir and then on to the unique view point at PERLAN (the Pearl), built atop the city’s geothermal hot water reservoirs. See the sports and recreation area of Laugardalur; HALLGRIMSKIRKJA CHURCH; the Old Town center; and the Icelandic Parliament building, Alpingi. Your Local Host has suggestions for your afternoon at leisure, such as a visit to the Volcano House or the whale exhibition.

DAY
3
Reykjavik

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Included Hotels

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on November 1, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

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Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina

Myrargata 2
Reykjavik, Iceland

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

This unique 108-room hotel is housed in the Arc Building, a well-known landmark that received a beautification recognition award upon its opening in 2012. Its modern, stylish maritime theme with quirky Icelandic designs perfectly captures the spirit of Iceland and will ensure your stay is an authentic Reykjavik experience. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available and there is also a small gym and an open fireplace in the lobby area. Delicious fresh, light dishes designed for sharing are served daily at the trendy Slippbarinn, which also has an impressive selection of wines and cocktails on offer.

Location & Highlights

Located by a slipway in the popular downtown Old Harbor district. The capital's museums and main shopping streets are just a stone's throw away, where a good choice of cafés and restaurants can also be found.

Room Amenities

  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Window Opens
  • Voicemail
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Ice Machine
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
Bright and colorful guestrooms have either marina or city views with Free Wi-Fi internet access provided.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

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Whale Watching from Reykjavik

Observe whales and sea birds in their natural inhabitant and take part in an unforgettable adventure at sea, direct from Reykjavik harbor.

Price Range: $$$

Afternoon Golden Circle Tour

The Golden Circle tour comprises some of the country's most iconic landmarks and places of natural, historic and scenic qualities. The tour takes you from Reykjavik into south west Iceland through Þingvellir National Park, to Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hydrothermal area.

Price Range: $$$

Insider

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Meet one of your Local Hosts in Reykjavik, IcelandMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Reykjavik and Iceland. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Reykjavik and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Reykjavik insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Reykjavik

Góðan dag, my name is Sólveig and I’m a Monograms Local Host®. I am a certified tour guide and love showing people our unique country as well as meeting people from all corners of the world. I was born and bred in Reykjavik and as a keen art lover I enjoy nothing more than visiting the cities many galleries, art shows, museums and sculptures. It is said that 1 out of 10 Icelanders is an artist....or at least believes himself to be one! I look forward to meeting you in Reykjavik!

Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall)

Gullfoss is a massive waterfall on the river Hvita which originates in the glacial lake Langjokull. Gullfoss means 'golden falls' because the glacial sediment in the water turns the falls golden in the sunlight. As you approach, you hear the falls before you see the wild, tumbling water as the river valley is a deep, dramatic crevasse. You can stand at the top or walk down the path to the bottom.

Harpa Concert Hall & Conference Center

A unique landmark, in continuous interplay with its surroundings, the design was influenced by Iceland‘s exceptional and dramatic nature. Situated on the boundary between land and sea, the building is a gleaming sculpture reflecting the sky and harbor, as well as the vibrant life of the city. The glass facade, which covers the entire building, was designed by renowned visual artist Olafur Eliasson.

Solfar (Sun Voyager) Sculpture

It started as a competition for a new outdoor sculpture to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the city of Reykjavik and Jón Gunnar’s Sun Voyager won the competition. The full-sized Sun Voyager was eventually unveiled on Sæbraut on the birthday of the city, August 18th, 1990. The work is constructed of quality stainless steel and stands on a circle of granite slabs surrounded by so-called “town-hall concrete.

Reykjavik 871 +/- 2 The Settlement Exhibition

In 2001 archaeological remains were excavated in Aðalstræti, which turned out to be the oldest relics of human habitation in Reykjavík, with some of the fragments found dating to before 871 AD. During the excavation a longhouse from the tenth century was also discovered. The hall and a wall fragment are now both carefully preserved at their original location and form the focal point of the this fascinating exhibition about life in Viking times.

Volcano House

Volcano House shows two unique films on the most powerful eruptions in Iceland during the last 40 years. One of the films pictures the eruption on Heimaey on 23 January 1973, and the other film shows Iceland as one of the youngest volcanic islands on Earth and documents the eruption in Eyafjallajökull in words and amazing pictures. Volcano House offers a hands-on geology exhibition where guests can handle various samples of pumice, ash and lava from Icelandic volcanoes.

The Reykjavik Children’s Park and Zoo

The Reykjavik Zoo is not like any zoo you've seen before. You won't see lions, giraffes, or hippos. Its main focus is on Icelandic farm animals and several wild native species. Yes, seals, foxes and chickens attract people of all ages, all year around, though the zoo is mostly appealing to children. An animal petting schedule is posted each day. You can watch the animals while they're being fed - especially recommend is watching the feeding of the seals.

Open-Air Folk Museum - Arbaejarsafn

Árbæjarsafn is Reykjavík's folk museum, and the largest open-air museum in Iceland. It comprises about 30 buildings, most of them brought to the museum site from downtown Reykjavík. They date from the period 1820-1920. In the houses, reconstructions of homes and workshops and special exhibitions may be seen. Events are scheduled every Sunday, with live accordion music. Craftspeople demonstrate traditional tasks almost every day in the museum. Milking takes place at 4.30pm daily and is always a popular event with children.

National Museum of Iceland

Founded in 1863, the National Museum has a huge range of relics and tools spanning Reykjavik's 11 centuries of history. It houses everything from medieval altar cloths to its star attraction - a 12th-century door depicting a Norse battle scene. The museum covers all aspects of Icelandic life, from the time of the settlements to the present day. Featured at the museum are archaeological finds buried in the eruption at Mount Hekla in 1106, the first bible printed in Icelandic, a history of Icelandic witchcraft, and items such as the census of 1703, with detailed accounts of people and livestock across Iceland.

Reykjavik Maritime Museum

Fishing and fish-related industries have been the mainstay of the Icelandic economy for centuries. It is only in the last two generations that the economy has become somewhat more diversified. The most interesting place to learn about the country's fishing traditions is at the Reykjavík Maritime Museum. The museum is the only one in the country to chronicle various aspects of maritime life from the 20th century to the present day. Housed in an old freezing plant by the harbor, it is the perfect location to watch the fishing vessels and whale-watching boats go about their business.

Whales of Iceland, whale exhibition

Whales of Iceland is the largest whale exhibition in Europe (and perhaps even the world), where guests can learn about the giants of the sea in a calm and modern environment. The permanent exhibition features whales like guests have never seen them before. It is truly a giant experience and the result is the life-size models you will see at the exhibition. Indeed, there is hardly a better way to learn about whales than to see them for just what they are – large, interesting and beautiful.

Swimming pools

The Department of Sports and Leisure in Reykjavik operates seven swimming pools (sundlaugar). In swimming pools, the part of the city’s culture associated with healthy lifestyle and natural qualities found in geothermal water and utilisation of earth heat is expressed most clearly. Experience pure thermal energy and take a dip in one of Reykjavík's many thermal pools and spas! Not only a great source of natural therapy but an important part of our culture and a tonic for the body and mind! Whether you go for a swim, take a healing soak in a hot pot, or indulge in a thermal steam bath, you will leave feeling relaxed and re-energized.

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$228/night*

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on November 1, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

The primary purpose of this package is to add it before or after another European vacation, however, it can be booked as a stand-alone vacation. The best deals are available from the following US and Canadian gateway cities: Anchorage, Boston, Denver, Edmonton, Halifax, Minneapolis, New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), Orlando (SFB), Portand, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington DC (IAD). The stopover can be arranged from other gateway cities with additional connecting flights. Airfare must be booked with Icelandair in conjunction with the package (airfare is not included in the package price). Not all vacations are able to offer this stopover option, as Icelandair does not fly into all European gateway cities. If you are interested in adding this package onto another vacation, please contact a Travel Consultant for assistance in arranging your transportation (booking two vacations together is currently not available to book online).

* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).