Friday, 11 February 2011
Iceland is a highy recommended destination if you want would like to enjoy nature's treasure and treat yourself with exquisite dishes! You will mostly eat raw salmon, herring, catfish and lamb. Icelanders have plenty a good restaurants, everywhere we ate, it was delicious and the price was reasonable.
We booked a 4 days/3 nights package through Icelandair. Prices from London are from £265/person, including flight, hotel, 1 free excursion.
Additionally to this package, we found that Netbus was offering a good price, so we booked for 15000 ISK (£80) a package including: return airport transfert to hotel + Blue Lagoon ride & entry + Golden Circle Tour.
In January, the sun rises at 10.30am and sets at 4.45pm, so when you do an early day tour, you will not see anything in the first couple of hours.
Our programme was:
D1: arrival at Hilton, dinner at restaurant at the incredible Askur (30m on the right when you exit Hilton), a all you can eat buffet with soups, bread, salads, fish, meat for 1590 ISK (£9!)
free shuttle to the centre of Reykjavik
D2: Delicious Brunch at Hilton 3300 ISK (£18) with many dishes, fish, desserts, fruit juice...
Afternoon Blue Lagoon 45 min drive. Water between 38° to 42°, natural hot pool when the temperature outside was only 4°, sauna and steam room.
D3: Golden Circle Tour, with a guide, departure at 8am, arrival at 16.30pm. You could see a geysir, a walk in a natural park, waterfalls.
Laugardaslaug, Local pool entry at only 450 ISK (£2), indoor and outdoor pools with also, sauna, steam room and 4 jacuzzis, each with different water temperatures.
D4: gym and spa at Hilton, with free neck massage.