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A Unique Summer Iceland Experience

From £4470 pp

Iceland, Reykjavik

6 Days/5 Nights

Private Tour

A Unique Summer Iceland Experience

What You'll Do

Explore Iceland on a summer adventure like no other, on this entirely unique, bespoke journey that takes you to ice caves, glaciers and jaw-dropping waterfalls, but also helps you get to know the Icelandic people and their culture, which can be just as addictive and compelling as the landscape.

From the moment you arrive at Keflavik airport and are met by your guide for the week, you can totally relax and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime in one of the worlds most spectacular countries. It is extraordinary from the beginning, and this unique experience will immerse you in its culture, history, dramatic landscapes, thundering waterfalls and breathtaking natural phenomena. With time to relax in your luxury hotel accommodation at the end of each awesome day.

Your 6-day adventure led by your local host will start with a wonderful off the beaten track exploration of the worlds northern most capital, Reykiavik, where you will immerse yourself in the culture and character, followed by a true Icelandic discovery tour; you will take in fascinating hot springs and jaw dropping scenery, and walk in the steps of the Vikings at stunning cultural sights where continents collide.

You’ll visit mind-blowing waterfalls like Skogafoss and Gulfoss, where a spellbinding display of wild waters fall into a bottomless crevasse; walk up to dramatically erupting geysers, and see how the Icelandic people have harnessed the energy of the earth with smart engineering to build greenhouse farms, and traditional rye bread is baked in the geothermal ovens,  then head out into the wilderness on a snowmobile safari across the whitewashed land of a glacier.

Discover incredible black-sand beaches that have acted as the set for Star Wars and Game of Thrones, and wander through stunning, multi-coloured ice caves to explore places other tourists don’t find.

Stumble across the Valley of Thor, explore isolated villages and sites of myths and legends, and return having experienced an adventure you will never forget.

Experience
Highlights

Hike and snowmobile on a mighty glacier - and experience true wilderness

Soak in the rejuvenating waters of geothermal hot springs immersed in stunning nature

Explore lava fields, black-sand beaches, mighty waterfalls and mysterious ice-caves

Discover Iceland's vibrant capital, Reykjavik, and get to know Icelandic culture

5 nights of accommodation in Luxury hotels and all transport included

Your Local Host:

Rannveig

"Well I was born in Iceland, I am Icelandic, but I was raised in Namibia, in Africa. I lived there with my family for 6 years as a child before travelling extensively around Africa. My Father then decided to return to Iceland the long way so for 8 months as a family we drove south to the southern most part of Africa, before continuing through the entire continent, then Europe, and finally back to Iceland."

"Throughout the entire 8 months we did not board one plane and I would say was the main reason I got into the travel industry. That was my main inspiration for starting my company based out of Namibia."

Experience Itinerary

Arrival and Relax at the Blue Lagoon

You will be met by your guide as soon as you land at Keflavik airport, where you’ll be picked up and driven to your hotel in Reykjavik, stopping en route at the beautiful Blue Lagoon.

Here, enjoy the comfort entrance and then soak in the mineral-rich, naturally-heated waters and soak up the surrounding rugged landscape.

Thoroughly relaxed and in holiday-mode, make your way to Reykjavik and settle into your accommodation, ready for the incredible adventure ahead of you.

Accommodation

Sand Hotel Reykjavik (4*)

Sand Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Reykjavik making it a great place to stay, with the bustling city life and rich culture just around the corner. The hotel is within walking distance from variety of shops, cafés, restaurants and so much more.

hotel bed in reykjavik

Reykjavik Food Walk & Hveragerði

Wake up in bustling, vibrant and characterful Reykjavik, ready to explore the city and really get to know the Icelandic people and the local culinary scene.

Your guide will show you to some of the best-kept secrets in the city – the local hot spots, the lesser-known gems, a great insight into Icelandic cuisine, culture and community ; experience the city like a local.

You’ll meet owners of generations-old, family-run restaurants and people who are keeping traditional Icelandic cuisine alive, as you wander the atmospheric streets.

Then later, head to Hveragerði to discover a lush, green area of valleys and snaking rivers and streams, but with a difference.

Here, you can stand near bubbling mud pools, and swim in what look like ice-cold streams, but are in fact a wonderful warm temperature thanks to the geothermal activity in the area – making for a really unique experience.

Accommodation

Hotel Grimsborgir (5* Hotel)

This luxury hotel was built in 2009, with new accommodation blocks added in 2013 and 2014. It has an ideal location for our adventure,  right in the heart of the Golden Circle, very close to some of Iceland’s amazing natural phenomena and breath taking scenery such as Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.

outside of a hotel in iceland

Golden Circle, Snowmobiling and Friðheimar Farm

The Golden Circle includes some of the most compelling attractions in the country, and offers you the chance to walk in the steps of the Vikings at the incredible Þingvellir, the site of the world’s first parliament.

Characterised by a deep chasm between tectonic plates and views of distant, snow-capped mountains, it’s a truly fascinating stop off before you head to one of Iceland’s most awe-inspiring sights.

Gulfoss is one of the most powerful and imposing waterfalls in the world, falling 32m down a number of steps into a canyon with walls up to 70m tall, it’s a must-see on any trip to Iceland.

Standing on the viewing deck and feeling the spray from the glacial river plunging over a precipice is a chance to experience the true power of nature.

Finish the Golden Circle with a trip to Geysir, the infamous (no-longer erupting) hot spring, and it’s little brother Strokkur, that has erupts with a magical display every 10-15 minutes.

Drive on to meet your snowmobiling team and begin exploring the vast ice-fields and glacier of Langjökull, one of the last true wildernesses in Europe, exploring an entirely alien, but beautiful landscape.

Finish the day with a trip to Friðheimar Tomato Farm, where the ever-ingenious Icelanders have created a huge greenhouse farm using geothermal heat. Try some of the produce, and the wonderful tomato soup  then head back  to your hotel and perhaps relax in a hot tub at the end of a long day of adventures.

Accommodation

Hotel Grimsborgir

hotel room iceland

The South Coast and Ice Cave Exploration

The South Coast of Iceland is a region of varied, dynamic and stunning landscapes. From black-sand beaches, distant volcanoes and poetically beautiful waterfalls like Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, where you can stand behind the curtain of water.

Later in the day, explore locations further off the beaten track, including stunning locations that have been used for Star Wars and Game of Thrones, before venturing into the blue-black depths of an ice cave at Mýrdalsjökull.

A truly magical experience, wandering through the multi-coloured cathedral of ice is something you will never forget, and is absolutely one of the highlights of your adventure in Iceland.

Accommodation

Hotel Grimsborgir

hotel room iceland

A Highlands Adventure

Þórsmörk, otherwise known as the Valley of Thor, is a truly inspiring region of jagged mountain ridges, lush valleys and atmospheric birch forests.

On this final full day of adventure, you’ll embark on an incredible hike that takes in massive glacial valleys, mind-blowing volcanic landscapes, and places of absolute stillness and serentiy.

Epic volcanic craters from the aftermath of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption, and an ancient valley said to have been created by the hammer blow of Thor himself are just some of the natural wonders you’ll enjoy as you experience true wilderness and raw nature.

Accommodation

Hotel Grimsborgir

bedroom in hotel

Departure Day

On your final morning with us in Iceland, after breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel and driven back to Keflavik airport at the end of a truly immersive, once in a lifetime experience in this stunning country.

Location Information

You will be picked up from Keflavik airport, and from there you can relax as you’re driven to your first night of accommodation in the 4* Sand Hotel.

The itinerary then leads you around a good portion of Southern Iceland, where you’ll see the essential sight like the Blue Lagoon, Gulfoss and the Golden Circle, whilst also leading you a little further from the tourist trail for some unique experiences.

For the rest of the experience, you’ll be staying the night in Hotel Grimsborgir, a 5* hotel, popular due to its ideal location in the heart of the Golden Circle, being very close to some of Iceland’s most amazing attractions such as Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.

  • 5 full days private super jeep and expert local driver-guide.
  • Return private airport transfers
  • Entrance to the Blue Lagoon
  • 1 night accommodation on BB basis at Sand Hotel 4* Reykjavik
  • 4 nights accommodation on BB basis at Hotel Grimsborgir 5* Selfos
  • Visit to Geothermal Park includes egg boiling and traditional baked rye bread
  • Visit to Friðheimar Greenhouse farm, includes tomato soup
  • Guided snowmobile ride on Langjökull Glacier
  • Guided ice cave tour in the secret areas of Mýrdalsjökull Glacier

FAQs

As we say "you never come to Iceland for a tan“. We also say "if you don‘t like the weather in Iceland, wait 5 minutes“ as you can experience all 4 seasons in a day!

It is advisable to wear layers in Iceland, and a hat and gloves all year round. For summer, here are some essentials:

Waterproof walking shoes
Waterproof jacket
Layers of short-and long sleeved shirts, fleece jacket
and sweaters
Hiking pants
Hat & Gloves
Swimsuit