Reykjavík Culture Night

Reykjavík Culture Night

Iceland’s Natural and Cultural Wonders

Travel to Iceland with Ker & Downey on this exclusive 10-day journey centered around Reykjavík Culture Night, the country’s most popular arts festival. Paired with legendary magma chambers, epic glaciers, and bubbling geothermal landscapes, this itinerary reveals the full spectrum of Iceland’s natural and cultural treasures.

Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance:

  • Day 1:

    Arrive Reykjavík / Black Pearl

  • Day 2:

    Akureyri / Hotel Kea (B)

  • Day 3:

    Akureyri / Hotel Kea (B,D)

  • Day 4:

    Hella / Hótel Rangá (B)

  • Day 5:

    Hella / Hótel Rangá (B,L)

  • Day 6:

    Reykjavík / Black Pearl (B)

  • Day 7:

    Reykjavík / Black Pearl (B)

  • Day 8:

    Reykjavík / Black Pearl (B)

  • Day 9:

    Reykjavík / Black Pearl (B)

  • Day 10:

    Reykjavík / Departure (B)

Itinerary Description:

Begin your adventure of luxury and wonder in Iceland's capital of Reykjavík, walking around the culturally vibrant city with your expert guide for a glimpse of the capital region. After a relaxing day at your leisure in Reykjavík, travel to the northern reaches of Iceland for two days of unbelievable exploration. With Akureyri as your base, set out on a guided journey through the surrounding landscape, a place of inspiring geological contrasts where the Goðafoss waterfall, Krafla volcano, Skútustaðagígar pseudo-craters, Dimmuborgir lava pillars, and Lake Mývatn are all within easy reach. While in the area, enjoy a soak in the Mývatn Nature Baths and whale watching in nearby Húsavík’s Skjálfandi Bay, famous for its plethora of gentle sea giants and puffins.

Your next adventure awaits in southern Iceland, where some of the country's most popular natural wonders reside. An exclusive helicopter ride takes you over the region's various valleys, geothermal springs, power plants, and lava fields, eventually leading you to the Fontana Geothermal Baths and your luxury accommodations at Hótel Rangá. While in the south, experience the isolated nature reserve of Thorsmörk (Þórsmörk), take a snowmobile ride on the incredible Long Glacier (Langjökull), descend into the magma chamber of Thrihnukagigur Volcano in the Bláfjöll Mountains, and discover three of Iceland's "must-see" natural highlights: the Golden Circle of Gulfoss, Geysir, and Thingvellir (Þingvellir).

Conclude your journey through Iceland back in Reykjavík, participating in the biggest and most popular festival in the country, Reykjavík Culture Night. This delightful annual festival marks the start of the city’s cultural year, when museums, theaters, and cultural institutions launch their annual program of events and take to celebrating throughout the city's streets, businesses, and residences. The program offers a cross-section of all things culture, with a host of events ranging from musical performances to exhibitions of art and architecture, all delivered by the city’s budding talent. After two days of festivities, spend your final day in Iceland relaxing in the beautiful Blue Lagoon for one final taste of Iceland's many natural wonders.

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