What to Do
Reykjavík and Beyond, Iceland

The Blue Lagoon

You will want to check off The Blue Lagoon. This unique spa features a huge outdoor lagoon filled with geothermal hot water whose active ingredients are mineral salts, silica, and blue-green algae – set in a black lava background the baby blue water is a perfect picture.

Make sure you try a facemask and sit in the sauna and steam baths. Visit the exclusive lounge for more privacy, with private changing rooms, a reserved lounge with light refreshments and a private indoor lagoon, as well as an outdoor deck with lounge chairs. The Blue Lagoon is 15 minutes away from the airport. Packed Perfectly suggests you try it on your way to or from the airport to maximize your time and give you travel relief. Also if you can, splurge on the exclusive package! This place gets crowded very quickly and it is so nice to have a private room to leave your stuff and shower.

Tourists go to the Blue Lagoon – The Locals go to The Pools

Swim with the locals at the warm outdoor swimming pools and spas which typically open at 630am and close late. Laugardalslaug is an Olympic-sized swimming pool located in Sundlaugarvegur in the Laugardalur district of Reykjavík. Your other options are Árbæjarlaug, Vesturbæjarlaug, and Sundhöllin.

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The Golden Circle

The Golden Circle is a popular route in Iceland. The three main sights you will want to visit include Thingvellir, Gullfoss, and Geysir as well as enjoying an optional stop at Laugarvatn Fontana spa. You can do this in a few hours unless you want to do an activity like snowmobiling which typically takes 3 hours.

 Activities to Do

Snowmobile the volcano.  Check out the Northern lights.

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Check Out Iceland’s South Coast

Packed Perfectly drove from Reykjavík in West Iceland through the south coast, to east Iceland. The Icelandic south coast is one of the most spectacular driving routes in Iceland. You experience black sand beaches, glaciers, and waterfalls.  The drive is around 5 hours, but you will have plenty of stunning spots to see on the way.

Activities To Do

Glacier Hiking
Ice Caves
Glacier Lagoon
Black Sand Beaches
Northern Lights

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