A perfectly sized island lost in the icy Atlantic can make any traveler’s dream come true. Maybe it’s chasing the Northern Lights in dreamlike, volcanic scenery with no light or air pollution? Or driving across centuries-old glaciers and majestic volcanoes in robust super jeeps and stopping for a sensational photographic moment next to thundering waterfalls or steaming geysers? Or why not explore the extra-terrestrial topography of Iceland on board a private helicopter and land next to a remote local restaurant where ‘humar’, the local lobster, is served in abundance? From design hotels in eclectic Reykjavik where you will fast experience the fine and fashionable Nordic life style to luxury expeditions and mobile-tented camps built on ice blue glaciers. Iceland has it all.
4 nights Reykjavik: Sand Hotel
Sandhotel is a new boutique hotel in the heart of Reykjavík, on the high-street, Laugavegur. The location gives our guests the opportunity to enjoy the vibrant cultural life of Reykjavík. Some of Iceland´s natural marvels are within a short distance from your home at Sandhotel.
Itinerary: 11 Days / 10 night’s
Arrive Keflavik airport where a driver will pick you up and transfer you to Reykjavík. The drive is about 40 minutes. Check into Sand Hotel for 4 nights
Meals: None, other than those provided on your flight
Meet your guide in the lobby then you will head out to the country side, the drive goes into the countryside to Thingvellir, the site of the original Althing, the actual founding place of the oldest democratic parliament in the world. This area is noted for its spectacular lava formations and being the only place in the world where you can actually see the tectonic plates drift apart.
Today Thingvellir is a national park by many considered the most important one where the protected area will always be the property of the Icelandic nation. Research has made it clear that Thingvellir is a natural wonder on an international scale, with the geologic history and the bios stem of Lake Thingvallavatn forming a unique entity. From there we will head to the most impressive waterfalls in Europe, Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall). Here you will see thousands of tons of icy water thunder majestically down in a double-fall into a deep gorge from the glacier Langjokull.
And then you will visit Geyser, the “geyser” which gave its name to all other erupting hot springs. You will see one of the most active geysers in the area, Strokkur, spouting up to 90 feet into the air.
Return to Reykjavík
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Husafell National Park and further to the glacier edge – on a journey to one of the world’s greatest wilderness where you will be able to explore the incredible ice cap glacial environment.
This tour will enable you to explore around, on and within, the giant, 953sq/km glacier. Taking ice cap glacier exploration to a whole new level. This isn’t your average Iceland tour, it is a once in a lifetime adventure, to Iceland’s most significant, new attraction; the man-made Ice Cap Glacier, located high on Europe’s second largest glacier, Langjokull. After tour return to Reykjavík with a stop at Barnafossar & Deildartunguhver.
Northern lights hunt in the evening if conditions allow
Discover Reykjavik with a private guided tour (approx. 3 hours), then departure to the Blue Lagoon, Iceland’s most popular attraction. The Blue Lagoon is a natural geothermal spa surrounded by lava field and black sandy beaches.
Transfer to Keflavik airport for your departure from Iceland.