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Reykjavik City Break

A taste of Iceland distilled into one perfect break

  • Iceland

  • 4 nights
  • Breakfast in our hotel & 3 dinners in local restaurants
  • European City Breaks

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Our holiday walking grades

Moderate

Grade 4

Full and half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain.

Most of these holidays have an element of sightseeing as well.

Half day walks will probably involve about 3 hours of walking, with full day walks having around 5 hours. Expect ascents and descents of up to 600m.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore Reykjavik with a local guide
  • Walk in the impressive Fagradalsfjall lava field
  • Discover the famous Golden Circle with a local guide
  • Enjoy use of the 72 hour Reykjavik City Card, with free use of transport and admission into local attractions
  • Walk through the Raufarholshellir Lava Tunnel with a local guide
  • Enjoy dinners in local restaurants
  • Stay in an ideally located hotel within walking distance to the centre of Reykjavik

Take a deep breath of clean, fresh air in the land of fire and ice, and discover the picture postcard city of Reykjavik, a landscape that simply pulses with energy under your feet.

Iceland is a destination you may have dreamt of visiting. Setting foot in the land of ice and fire, an enlivening experience. Iceland has vast open spaces and a landscape that pulses with continent dividing energy. The colours are rich and vivid, views expansive, and a unique landscape where Mother Nature is still changing its ever-evolving idea of perfection. Iceland’s volcanic scenery, rugged coastline and wild vastness truly excites the imagination.

We are based in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland and one of the smallest cities in the world. Local guides will help us to explore the city and the famous Golden Circle, a circular loop in southern Iceland in which to explore some of the wonders of nature and the unique geothermal landscape. We visit the continental divide and some of the dramatic waterfalls and geysers for which the country is famous for. Our exploration take us down lava tunnels and we’ll walk in areas where the earth’s crust is so thin that steam fills the air. 

At the time of booking, you can choose to pay an additional charge to visit the recently opened Sky Lagoon, located on the Karsnes Harbour on the peninsula of Reykjavik. The Sky Lagoon is home to a 38-40 degree geothermal lagoon with breath-taking views of the North Atlantic Sea. This optional extra can be booked with our Sales and Reservations team when you make your booking and includes a Pure Pass entry into the Sky Lagoon and return transfers from the hotel. 

During our winter tours (October - February), you can choose to pay an additional charge for a northern lights excursion with a scheduled tour where you hunt for the northern lights. This is weather dependant, and it is not guaranteed that the lights will be out for you but the local guide will take you to the best location possible. This optional extra can be booked with our Sales and Reservations team when you make your booking and includes return transfers from the hotel.

If you are thinking of joining our winter departures, it is a magical time to visit Reykjavik, however the temperature can be very cold. All that is needed to enjoy the city at these temperatures is warm waterproof clothing / layers and some basic equipment such as walking poles and ice grippers as snow can make the streets a little icy.

  • Airport transfers
  • Return flights from London to Keflavik
  • All local transport costs
  • Reykjavik 72 hour City Card
  • Ensuite accommodation with breakfast
  • Three dinners in local restaurants
  • Guided city tour of Reykjavik with local guide
  • Entry to the Perlan observation deck
  • Guided Golden Circle tour
  • Walk in Fagradalsfjall lava field
  • Entry and guided tour of the Raufarholshellir Lava Tunnel
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Reykjavik

Meals

Dinner in a local restaurant

Accommodation

We fly from the UK to Keflavik airport, just outside of Reykjavik. A private coach transfer takes us to our hotel in Reykjavik. Depending on flight arrival times, we may have an orientation walk of the local area before dinner in a local restaurant.

Transfer Time = 45 minutes

Day 2

Explore Reykjavik

Meals

Breakfast in the hotel & dinner in a local restaurant

Accommodation

Our exploration of Reykjavik starts with a tour of the city with an English-speaking local tour guide. We’ll explore the picturesque Hodfi Summit house located on the waterfront, the meeting point to discuss the end of the cold war. Next is the impressive Harpa concert hall, made entirely out of glass. We’ll reach the bustling 101 area, known as Reykjavik’s downtown filled with shops, bars, restaurants, museums and galleries. Hallgrimskirkja church dominates the skyline of the 101 area at 240ft tall. This magnificent church took over 40 years to build and its design is influenced by Iceland’s volcanic and unique geology.

Our tour will finish at the Perlan observation deck to enjoy  incredible panoramic views of Reykjavik. Perlan is a famous glass dome landmark in Reykjavik. We’ll have time to explore Reykjavik independently. Here you may decide to enjoy Perlan and its high-tech exhibitions. Perhaps explore the ice cave and glacier museum or explore the planetarium featuring the famous aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights. There is also a rotating restaurant with large 360 degree panoramic windows and an ice cream parlour.

Entry to the Perlan observation platform is included but entry into the exhibitions is not included. Tickets to the exhibitions and museums can be bought online in advance at an approximate price of £30 per person.  

This afternoon is free for you to explore Reykjavik independently before meeting for dinner in the evening. 

Day 3

Iceland’s Golden Circle

Meals

Breakfast in the hotel

Accommodation

Today we experience some of southwest Iceland’s most incredible and distinctive natural landscapes. A local guide will take us on an adventure to the spellbinding Thingvellir National Park, the thundering Gullfoss waterfall, and the impressive Geysir geothermal hot spring area, all natural landmarks included in the famous Golden Circle tour of Iceland. 

The Thingvellir National Park is extraordinary! There is nowhere else on earth where you can walk along the mid Atlantic rift between two tectonic plates, all above sea level. On one side you’ll see the enormous north American tectonic plate and on the other side of the rift is the protruding Eurasian tectonic plate. We’ll explore the National Park further on foot before following a walking path past waterfalls and the Peningagja Gorge, capturing the National Parks magnificent geology. 

Gullfoss waterfall, also known as the Golden Falls, is enclosed by a dramatic 70m canyon where water free falls over 10m from the first waterfall and over 21m from the second. The incredible noise of the water thundering and crashing over the falls is immense and the sheer size of Gulfoss is extraordinary. 

The Geysir geothermal hot spring area is a spectacular phenomenon that became active over 1000 years ago. We’ll discover its boiling mud pits, bubbling geysers and the famous Strokkur which throws water over 100ft into the air like a fountain every few minutes. The information centre is an exciting way to learn about the geological processes in Iceland and its various geothermal areas.  

Dinner is not included tonight so you can explore Reykjavik’s restaurants independently. 

Day 4

Lava

Meals

Breakfast in the hotel & dinner in a local restaurant

Accommodation

Today we’ll take a private coach to the Fagradalsfjall lava field on the Reykjanes peninsula, south of Reykjavik, and well known for the ongoing volcanic eruption in March 2021, the first eruption on the peninsular in over 800 years. The volcano is still remains active and occasionally molten magma and lava is still visable. Our walk will take us along the peninsula, where we can see the intricate and unique rock formations created by lava from the recent eruptions. 

It is recommended that walking boots with good ankle support and walking poles are used for the Lava Field walk as there are areas of loose gravel, rocks and small boulders, making the terrain challenging under foot.

We’ll visit the Raufarholshellir lava tunnel, one of the longest lava tubes in Iceland formed by the Leitahraun eruption over 5000 years ago. A guide will take us through the lava tunnel and share with us the fascinating history of the area’s volcanic activity. Some of the tunnel has wooden footbridges and paths, but there will be some places with uneven surfaces so please wear appropriate footwear. It can be cold and damp in the tunnel so please bring appropriate warm waterproof clothing. Helmets and torches are provided. 

We’ll enjoy our last evening in Iceland in a local restaurant for dinner.

Day 5

Final day

Meals

Breakfast in the hotel

We bid farewell to Reykjavik and transfer to Keflavik Airport for the return flight back to the UK.

From (GBP)£1,440

Departure dates for your selected tour

8th Nov 2022 - 12th Nov 2022 (4 Nights)

16th May 2023 - 20th May 2023 (4 Nights)

3rd Oct 2023 - 7th Oct 2023 (4 Nights)

28th Nov 2023 - 2nd Dec 2023 (4 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Keflavik
  • Airport transfers by road c. 45minutes
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Hotel Klettur

We stay in the three star Hotel Klettur, located a 5 minute walk from shops and a 10-15 minute walk from the main 101 area of Reykjavik. The hotel has been selected for its location, close to the centre but away from the bustling streets. Facilities include a bar and a lounge area, ideal for a relax after a days exploration. There is also a games room with a pool table and a northern lights selfie wall!

We stay in standard twin and single bedded rooms. Single rooms are usually double or twin bedded for sole use. Facilities include:

  • Ensuite facilities with a shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Fringe
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Safe
  • Free WIFI
  •  TV

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

This is a grade 4 leisurely walking holiday which includes active sightseeing with moderate walks with plenty of breaks. Walks are at a moderate pace and generally under 6 miles a day with cumulative ascents and descents up to 350m. We’ll spend most days walking in the city as well as a walk in the Thingvellier National Park and in the Fagradalsfjall Lava Field. It is recommended that walking boots with good ankle support for this holiday, and walking poles are ideal during the lava field walk as there are areas of loose gravel, rocks and small boulders, making the terrain uneasy under foot. Iceland's weather can change dramatically in a short space of time so it is important to be prepared for all seasons with lots of warm layers and waterproof clothing.  

Walks & Excursions

Local Transport Costs

All local transport costs in conjunction with the advertised activity programme are included in the holiday cost. There may be occasions where additional visits or excursions are added to enrich your experience, these will be paid for locally by you if you choose to participate. Local transport can be a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses and ferries depending on the itinerary.

Optional Excursions

A range of local excursions and activities may be available to book at your destination through a local operator. We have no involvement in such activities or excursions which are not run, supervised or controlled in any way by us. Your contract will be with the local activity supplier and we accept no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Optional additional excursions

Optional Sky Lagoon Visit

At the time of booking, you can choose to pay an extra charge for a visit to the recently opened Sky Lagoon, located on the Karsnes Harbour on the peninsula of Reykjavik. The Sky Lagoon is home to a 38-40 degree geothermal lagoon with breath-taking views of the North Atlantic Sea. This optional extra can be booked with our Sales and Reservations team when you make your holiday booking and includes a Pure Pass entry into the Sky Lagoon. This visit will take place on the afternoon of day 2, timings are to be confirmed. You can arrange a taxi transfer at an additional cost, the hotel and leader can assist with this.

The Pure Pass into the Sky Lagoon includes admission, towels, public changing rooms and a unique Sky Ritual. This unique ritual includes time in the geothermal waters of the lagoon, a dip in the fresh glacier pool and the fog mist space, a relax in the sauna and stream room, and cleaning scrub. It is important to keep hydrated during your visit so drinking water fountains are available in the changing rooms and at the lagoon, and drinks can also be purchased at the Lagoon bar. 

Please ensure you have read the online information, especially about entering the lagoon with underlying health conditions, before asking our team to prebook your experience. 

Optional Northern Lights Excursion

At the time of booking, you can choose to pay an additional extra charge for a northern lights excursion with a scheduled tour where you hunt for the northern lights. This is weather dependant, and it is not guaranteed that the lights will be out for you but the local guide will take you to the best location possible. This visit will take place during the evening of day 2, timings are to be confirmed but please be aware excursions like this usually start at approximately 9pm and can last between 3-5 hours, so it will be a late night. If your northern lights trip is cancelled due to weather conditions then you will hopefully be booked onto the tour on either of the remaining evenings of your holiday with us. Please ensure you bring extra waterproof layers with you as winter evenings in Iceland are very cold. This optional extra can be booked with our Sales and Reservations team when you make your holiday booking and includes return transfers from the hotel.

Spending Money

Reykjavik City Pass

Each evening, the leader will discuss with you the programme for the following day.  If you do not wish to join the party, please let the leader know. 

We include the 72-hour Reykjavik City Pass in the cost of the holiday. The card allows you to explore Reykjavik in a comfortable and easy way by providing free or discounted use of public buses in the city, free admission into a selection of museums and galleries, access into all swimming pools and some thermal pools in Reykjavik, plus discounts on some tours, shops and services. Your tour leader will provide you with the card on day 2 of the holiday.

Currency in Iceland

The currency in Iceland is Icelandic Krona. ATM machines provide the most convenient way to withdraw cash. Credit cards are widely accepted throughout Iceland. Foreign currency and travellers’ cheques can be exchanged in banks, hotels and currency exchange bureaux. 

Tipping

Although entirely at your own discretion, tipping is an important aspect of tourism and hospitality life and expectations are fairly high. In order to simplify tipping, we strongly recommend that you allow your leader to take care of making sure tips are given to hotel and restaurant staff and to local guides and drivers. This will be done using some funds provided by us together with, if you wish, a contribution from you, which he/she will collect during the holiday.

Your Group

Local Guides

To enhance your experience, as well as your tour leader, each holiday will be accompanied in some centres by a well qualified and knowledgeable English-speaking local guide.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader makes the world of difference to your holiday and ours are as passionate about discovering the world on foot as you are. They're resourceful, organised and widely travelled. They will handle all the local administration and other needs that might arise to ensure that you don't have to worry about planning your days and you can enjoy your holiday. Although leading group holidays, they won't forget that every group is made up of individuals. Each tour leader has their own individual style, talents and professional backgrounds and all are trained, qualified, experienced and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting and inspiring as possible.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will discuss with you the programme for the following day. This will be your opportunity to discuss the details and ensure the planned activities suit your walking ability. If you have concerns on clothing or equipment, this can be discussed then also. If you do not wish to join the organised group programme, please let the leader know.

Your Travel Details

We fly from London to Keflavik and return. We transfer by private coach to our hotel in Reykjavik which will take approximately 45 minutes. 

During the holiday we’ll travel on foot, by coach and we will use our Reykjavik City Card to travel by public transport some days.

If you intend joining and leaving the party in Reykjavik, we assume, unless you have advised us otherwise, that you will meet and leave the party at our hotel. If this is not your intention, please let us know in writing at least 5 weeks before departure.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements?

If you wish to organise your own flights from a non-UK or provincial airport or travel by rail or car to your holiday destination, 'land only' reductions are often available. Please contact us for details.

Before finalising any independent travel arrangements, please check with us first - especially if doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended date of travel. If you do intend to join your holiday locally please do tell us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you are joining and leaving your holiday overseas we assume, unless you advise us otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making their own independent travel arrangements, if you wish to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time, you may be able to be included on the group's transfer. Please contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details. 

Please note that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be able to join the group transfer. We also need your flight number, arrival time and departure point so that the group leader is able to meet up with you.

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

For all those booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be confirmed in your travel documents, sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure.

Personal Details Check

To ensure that we can accurately administer your holiday arrangements, please confirm that the personal details we hold for you are up to date and that you have provided the information we need to secure your holiday travel and accommodation arrangements. Please check your passport details, date of birth and any other important details necessary for us to properly manage your holiday booking. You can view and update information already provided, and add details not yet asked for, by using the Manage My Booking facility on our website www.ramblersholidays.co.uk, or by calling our Sales and Reservations team on +44 (0)1707 331133. When you receive your booking confirmation please check the details as soon as possible.

Entry Requirements

General Passport Advice

It is a good idea to carry photocopies of the personal details pages of your passport. Should you lose your passport, this may assist with the issue of replacement documents and your return to your home country.

Passport and visa requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements.

General passport advice for UK nationals on the UK Government website.

FCDO Travel Advice

You must ensure you check all entry requirements in good time by reviewing the official FCDO advice for your destination. Please take time to read and regularly check this website for changes to the entry requirements and any local restrictions.

Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination

You may be required to provide proof that you have been fully vaccinated when travelling or in your destination. Proof of vaccination can either be digital via the NHS app or a printed copy via NHS Hard Copy. We recommend allowing seven working days for your printed copy to arrive. Please note both the NHS app and printed copy are only valid for 30 days.

We anticipate that all travellers will need to be fully vaccinated including the booster jab and to carry proof of this with them at all times. Some indoor venues require, and may ask for proof of vaccination, as well as masks becoming mandatory for indoor public spaces, and we ask you to be prepared for this.

Face Masks

Some airlines or destinations are requiring the wearing of FFP2, FFP3, KN95 or N95 masks without a valve. You should check the FCDO advice for your destination and with your airline before you travel, although you may wish to have one of these masks on hand just in case.

Brexit Passport Advice

If you are planning to travel to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must meet the Schengen area rules.

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

The guidance for Schengen border guards may not be updated until the spring of 2022. Until then, for some Schengen countries your passport may need to be less than 10 years old during your whole visit, and the 3 months at the end of your visit may need to be within 10 years of your passport’s issue date.

Check both the issue date and the expiry date in your passport. If you renewed your passport early, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. This could affect the requirement for your passport to be less than 10 years old.

Non British Passport holders should consult the host country’s embassy for applicable passport and visa entry requirements.

Meals

Four breakfasts and three dinners are included in the price of the holiday. 

We enjoy a buffet continental breakfast at the hotel, normally including cereal, yoghurt, cheeses and cold meats, fruit and bread.

Dinners are taken in local restaurants where we can enjoy an authentic experience and sometimes lively atmosphere. Dinner is not included on one evening so you can explore Reykjavik and its local restaurants independently. 

Lunches are not included in the holiday cost and can be purchased at local cafes or supermarkets.

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks. 

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Iceland

Electricity is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found at https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Water To Go

An alternative to bottled water from single-use sealed water bottles is filtered water from a refillable bottle containing its own water filter such as a Water-to-go bottle available from www.watertogo.eu. Just fill up from any water source and save the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

We have negotiated an exclusive 15% discount with our partners Water-to-Go for you as a thank you for helping the environment. Please go to their website at www.watertogo.eu and enter the code RWH17 when ordering. In addition, Water-to-Go will match the discount with a donation to our charity, Heart & Sole, which will allow us to continue to make a difference in the countries you visit on our holidays.

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

Maps, Guidebooks & More

Many local libraries stock a selection of travel guides and books which may offer you more information. Apart from any books available in local libraries, the internet is now an excellent resource for information about holiday destinations. You may find the below websites, books and programmes useful. 

Maps of the areas we visit (1:200 000 scale) are available locally and at specialist map shops in the UK. 

Visit Reykjavik 

Visit Iceland 

Lonely Planet Iceland

Lonely Planet Reykjavik and Southwest Iceland

Reykjavik Guide to Iceland

Travel Man: 96 hours in Iceland Channel 4

Travel Man: 48 hours in Iceland Channel 4

Iceland with Alexander Armstrong Channel 5

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs
WR8 0HJ
England

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.

Weather

Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before departure. Advice on vaccinations is available from your GP.

Health Advice for Iceland

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Iceland.

You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK.

Tetanus immunisation is recommended.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It is a condition of booking with Ramblers Walking Holidays that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the trip, including all optional activities.

Your travel insurance policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation. Please ensure your policy covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are walking at altitude please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip. Medical and repatriation insurance cover are not mandatory for UK residents who are travelling on trips within the United Kingdom.

Whoever you insure with, please ensure that you take full details, and ideally the policy itself, with you on holiday and provide our tour leader with your insurer's name, the policy number and emergency assistance contact numbers.

Please note that it is very difficult to obtain travel insurance once your holiday arrangements have started.

Covid-19 Cover

If you should have symptoms and test positive for Covid-19 whilst abroad, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative and you may have to seek treatment. We strongly recommend that you take out an insurance policy that covers you for this eventuality.

Looking for travel insurance?

If you have not already arranged cover, please visit SunWorld who offer travel insurance.

SunWorld policies include cover for COVID-19, subject to applicable terms and conditions.

EHIC & GHIC Cards

From January 1st, 2021 UK travellers can continue to use their European Heath Insurance Card (EHIC) – which can last up to five years, until its expiry date, to gain access to medical assistance during your holiday. However, you will no longer be covered in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. Travellers without a valid EHIC can apply for a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which will replaces the EHIC once it has been phased out. Please note however that the EHIC/GHIC should not be considered a substitute for medical or travel insurance.

For more information, please visit www.nhs.uk/ehic

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office provides up to date information on security and local laws for travellers, together with current passport and visa information, at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Please take a few minutes to look at the current advice on your planned destination.

Please be aware of what's going on around you, take sensible precautions with your credit cards and passport and avoid displays of wealth such as wearing expensive jewellery or watches. Do not carry more cash on you than you will need for each day, and we recommend that a money belt is used.

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

We're committed to ethical tourism in all our destinations. Our holidays are designed for you to discover the essence of the country you are visiting. Travelling in small groups not only gives you an up close and personal experience of your destination, but minimises your impact on the immediate environment. We feel that the most important starting point to protect the environment is to be out in it. For more details visit our website.

The Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust

Unlike many tour operators we have our own trust through which RWH Travel’s profits are channelled back into a variety of outdoor, walking-related or environmental conservation projects in the UK. The focus of the Trust’s financial support is Britain’s leading walking charity, The Ramblers, and their role in promoting the benefits and importance of walking to the British public. In addition the Trust welcomes applications for small grants from local organisations in the UK who need support for walking-orientated activities. This includes the establishment of footpaths and bridleways, funding for rebuilding bridges and renovating huts, as well as bursary funding for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for children who could not otherwise afford to do it. Please visit the ‘About Us’ section of our website and click on the Charitable Trust link for more details.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Please do provide us with a mobile phone contact number. We will only use this to contact you with important information relating to your holiday arrangements. 

Do keep your mobile phones switched on and readily available when travelling to the airport or if delayed in transit so that we can contact you with any last minute information relating to your travel arrangements.  

As a matter of courtesy, please switch off your mobile phone during walks, or endeavour to minimise its use. Please also try to minimise the use of mobile devices during group meals.

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Iceland

  • Capital

    Reykjavik

  • Currency

    Icelandic Krona

  • Language

    Icelandic

  • Time Difference

    UTC

  • Flight duration

    3.5hrs from UK

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No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    -1°C

    Avg. Rain: 84mm

  • February

    -1°C

    Avg. Rain: 70mm

  • March

    0°C

    Avg. Rain: 71mm

  • April

    2°C

    Avg. Rain: 62mm

  • May

    5°C

    Avg. Rain: 49mm

  • June

    8°C

    Avg. Rain: 58mm

  • July

    10°C

    Avg. Rain: 64mm

  • August

    9°C

    Avg. Rain: 83mm

  • September

    7°C

    Avg. Rain: 91mm

  • October

    3°C

    Avg. Rain: 103mm

  • November

    1°C

    Avg. Rain: 89mm

  • December

    0°C

    Avg. Rain: 95mm

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