Tailormade 3rd March 2024 – 5 Night Iceland

£17339 per group

5 Nights / 6 Days

Private Group of 4

Tailormade 3rd March 2024 – 5 Night Iceland

£17339 per group

What You'll Do

Spend five nights in Iceland exploring all the famous sights. You'll take a cruise to view the world-famous Northern Lights, be led on a tour of the Golden Circle by super jeep, taste traditional Icelandic food on a food-tour, take a dip in the geothermal Blue Lagoon, and more.

Arrive into Keflavik Airport, and be transferred to your hotel in Reykjavik where you can settle in and get ready for your exciting evening adventure! You will be setting off for a cruise to search for the Northern Lights around the Faxaflói bay, far from the lights of the city.

Drink in the inky dark wilderness and, if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of the otherworldly Aurora Borealis flashing across the sky.

Spend your second day exploring the famous Golden Circle, visiting mighty geysers, including the world-renowned ‘Geysir’, and the jaw-dropping Gulfoss waterfall. A rush of water cascading into a mighty gorge, this is a serious sight to remember on your Iceland adventure.

You’ll walk in the footsteps of the Vikings at Þingvellir National Park, surrounded by dramatic scenery.

On your third day you’ll embark on an introduction to Icelandic cuisine as you stroll around the capital visiting some amazing local eateries and getting an insight into this city that is bursting with character, and search for whales on a whale watching cruise from Reykjavik.

Your final two nights are spent at the iconic Blue Lagoon, enjoying the luxury of a 5* retreat at this world-famous geothermal pool.


Experience the beauty of the Golden Circle

Marvel at the Northern Lights on board a boat

Soak in natural geothermal pools and enjoy typical Iceland cuisine

Your Local Host:


I constantly consider myself lucky to be Icelandic and live in this incredible destination that Iceland is. Our culture, the Northern Lights, erupting volcanoes and incredible nature provide some of the best holiday experiences you can get. I have spent the last 15 years truly exploring my own country and it continues to amaze me every single day. The weather may be a challenge - we never know what what conditions will be thrown our way - but you can rest assured that every minute is an adventure! Respect for nature is important to all Icelanders and all the partners we work with care for people and for the environment. We are a family business committed to offering our customers the best, true, authentic experiences and nowhere else will you get a more personal service than with us.

Experience Itinerary

Arrival Day

Search for Aurora Borealis away from the city lights, on this thrilling winter cruise. Northern Lights are best displayed under dark, clear skies. Watching the lights constantly change in intensity, colour and movement in the vast starry space with the gentle lull of the ocean beneath is a thrilling, unique experience.

Hunting the auroras by boat gives you more comfort as we have heated inside areas, an onboard café and great 360° viewing platform for panoramic views. Our expert aurora guides help you enjoy the lights and cruise to the fullest by giving you information about the auroras as well as answering any questions you may have.

You can borrow one of our overalls to keep you warm, just remember to bring a hat and gloves. We will take you out into the dark blue yonder of Faxaflói bay in search for the mystical phenomenon that are the auroras; leaving behind the bright city lights of the northernmost capital in the world, Reykjavík.

As the northern lights are a natural phenomenon we cannot guarantee that we will see them, but we are professional aurora hunters with years of experience searching for the lights around Reykjavík. If the lights fail to make an appearance we offer you to try again another day. You are free to go as many times as needed (within two years) to catch the show – at no extra cost!


Apotek Hotel is a stylish boutique hotel located in the very heart of Reykjavik’s most prestigious shopping, entertainment and cultural district. The historical building formerly housed the pharmacy Reykjavikur Apotek and is widely considered to be one of the most remarkable buildings in Reykjavik. Guðjón Samúelsson, former State Architect of Iceland, designed the building in 1917.

Guðjón built some of Iceland’s most renowned buildings such as the National theater building, Hotel Borg, Akureyrarkirkja church and Hallgrímskirkja church. Apotek Hotel offers 45 rooms, including eight Junior suites and a tower suite.

Kindly note that due to regulations by the City of Reykjavik, all coaches are banned from the city center area.

Your Hotel is applicable to this coach ban and therefore your pickup and dropoff for all transfers/excursions will be at a designated Bus Stop. Your hotel, Hotel Apotek, falls under Bus Stop 3 – Lækjargata. It is 220m from your hotel.

Please be ready at your bus stop at the pickup start time of each excursion/transfer noted in your itinerary,

Golden Circle by Super Jeep and Snowmobile

Please note that pick up is 30 minutes before departure. Please be ready at your pick up point by 08:30 and monitor for Mountaineers Super Jeep. Pickups can take up to 30 minutes so you’ll be picked up any time between 08:30-09:00.

The Pearl, a Golden Circle Super Jeep and Snowmobile tour is an Iceland adventure where you will experience some of Iceland’s most famous and exciting natural phenomena by exploring the Golden Circle, topped off with an unforgettable snowmobile tour on Langjökull glacier.

If you want to experience Iceland’s most popular locations in the privacy of a small group, this is the way to do it. Our first stop on the Golden Circle is Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of Iceland’s first parliament and the oldest extant parliamentary institution in the world. Founded in AD 930, it is Iceland’s most significant historical site.

Also capturing the world’s attention is Þingvellir’s geological features where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates can be seen separating from each other, although, ever-so-slightly year after year. Now after many millennia, you can witness the big gap that’s been formed at this geological marvel.

From Þingvellir, we head inland toward the highly active Geysir Hot Spring area with its boiling mud pits and spouting hot springs. For some wet and wild excitement, if the winds are right, you can let the falling water from the mighty geyser give you a good dousing. We continue on to Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most powerful waterfalls.

Located on Hvítá river, this waterfall fed by Langjökull Glacier plummets 32 meters in two stages into a rugged canyon. And while you’re there, keep your fingers crossed; with a little luck, on a sunny day, you’ll be greeted by a rainbow.

To top it all off, we drive to Langjökull Glacier for another Iceland adventure where we will dash across snowfields on snowmobiles, gazing at the mountain peaks, while enveloped in this icy realm. Kindly note that a valid driver’s license is required to drive the snowmobiles.


Apotek Hotel

Whale Watching and Food Walk

This is the original whale watching tour from Reykjavík! Join us in the search for whales and dolphins of Faxaflói bay, under the excellent care of our marine biologist guides. Enjoy a magical 3 hr. cruise into Faxaflói bay with our expert crew and specially trained
naturalists in search for the whales and wildlife of Reykjavík.

The landscape surrounding the bay adds that something special to the experience and is certainly not to be missed. A few steps down the pier you will find our Visitor Centre, facilitated on board a converted fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. That is where you will meet crew.

Head downstairs to the hull of the boat and stroll through our unique wildlife exhibition; the only one of its kind in the world! On board you will find several outdoor viewing platforms, a heated indoor saloon with large viewing windows, a cafeteria where you can buy light refreshments, toilet facilities and a cloak room where you can borrow our blankets and overalls for the duration of the tour.

You can stay outside in the fresh air but you are also welcome to settle inside the heated lounge and observe from within. One of our excellent naturalists will give a live commentary throughout the tour and notify you of any sightings as we go.

The most common species encountered on our tours are the minke whales, humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. Occasionally we see other species such as killer whales, fin whales, sei whales and long-finned pilot whales, however they are not as common.

Since this is a wildlife tour, we urge you to manage your expectations and keep in mind
that we can never predict or guarantee sightings of any kind. In case we don’t encounter any whales or dolphins, we do not offer refunds, but instead give out complimentary tickets so you have the opportunity try again another day.

As the weather in Iceland can be unpredictable, we advise you to plan ahead and dress accordingly. In case of unfavourable conditions in the bay, the itinerary may be altered (often resulting in a slightly longer tour) or the tour could get cancelled altogether. You will be notified of any changes as soon as possible.

On our foodie adventure – we will walk around and explore down town Reykjavik with a friendly and fun local guide for approx. 3 hours and see the city’s most interesting highlights and attractions.

As we explore Reykjavik in the most fun way possible, through food, we will enjoy more than 8 amazing local cuisines that you won’t find anywhere else than in Iceland.

The restaurants we visit are a variety of casual, fine dining and cosy family run businesses. Some are well-known “must visit restaurants” in Reykjavik while other are secret local hangouts.

For this tour we decided to focus on our absolute most delicious Icelandic cuisines and leave behind some less mouth-watering traditional cuisines – Like fermented shark, rams testicles and sour sheep heads!

But your local guide will be more than happy to suggest to you where you can find such things. Our Reykjavik Food Tour is safe, family friendly and the perfect local introduction to our delicious Icelandic food.


Apotek Hotel

Blue Lagoon Retreat

Transfer to the Blue Lagoon, an otherworldly wonder in the heart of a volcanic landscape. The Blue Lagoon’s geothermal seawater is 70% ocean water and 30% freshwater, enriched with silica, algae, and minerals.

Experience the Blue Lagoon’s primary elements at the in-water mask bar. Used in tandem, silica and algae unlock the door to healthy, luminous, ageless skin. Silica enhances the skin’s barrier function, bringing strength, protection, and radiance.

Algae increases collagen production, nourishing the skin from within and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Choose from an enticing selection of smoothies, juices, soft drinks, beer, and wine at the in-water bar.


Blue Lagoon 5* Retreat

Included with your stay is unlimited access to the Retreat Spa and the Retreat Lagoon.
For treatments such as massages, facials etc – these are not included and we encourage pre-booking as it will most likely not be available once you’re there. In addition we encourage table reservation in advance, at either LAVA restaurant or the Michelin recommended MOSS restaurant.

Enjoy a more secluded way to commune with the storied waters of the Blue Lagoon. Wander through the lava canyons and hidden corridors. Become one with the mineral-rich warmth and the volcanic earth.

The Retreat Spa transports your mind and body to new dimensions of peace and rejuvenation. Lounge in a suspended nest chair in a spacious room encased by floor-to-ceiling windows. Gaze out at the shimmering waters of the Retreat lagoon from this sanctuary of comfort and contemplation. Discover the gently mesmerizing sights and sounds of water falling within the earth.

Warmed by the dry heat of hot rocks, view the mystical waters of the Retreat Lagoon outside the sauna window. Recline by the timeless warmth and meditative light of a burning fireplace.

The Ritual is an exhilarating cycle of wellbeing based on the Blue Lagoon’s trinity of natural wonders: silica, algae, and minerals. In a spacious sanctuary of three interconnected chambers, you cover your body with the treasures of geothermal seawater, becoming one with the rejuvenating powers of the volcanic earth.

Departure Day

Enjoy a final breakfast at the hotel before your transfer back to the airport to conclude your adventure.

  • Private airport transfers
  • Northern Lights Cruise
  • 3 nights accommodation Hotel Apotek 4* incl breakfast
  • Full day Golden Circle by super jeep & Snowmobile on glacier (shared, small group)
  • Whale Watching Cruise
  • Guided Reykjavik Food Walk (small group)
  • Private transfer Reykjavik – Retreat
  • Blue Lagoon Retreat Inclusions:
  • Complimentary daily breakfast
  • Afternoon tea, welcome drink, group yoga, minibar
  • Unlimited use of the Retreat Spa, the Retreat Lagoon, and the Blue Lagoon (beverages not included)
  • Blue Lagoon skincare amenities
  • 2 small bottles of Champagne and strawberries as a welcome gift
  • 4-course dinner for two at the Lava Restaurant (beverages not included)
  • 3-course dinner for two at Spa Restaurant ((a la carte menu) beverages not included)
  • Choice of in-water massage (60 mins), solo float therapy (45 mins), or indoor massage (60 mins)