Epic Adventures in the Land of Fire and Ice

Epic Adventures in the Land of Fire and Ice

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ICELAND

Beautiful, tiered waterfalls that look like they are out of a fairy tale. Massive ice formations, ice lagoons, geysers, glaciers and Icelandic Horse back rides into the countryside are just a few reasons to pack your bags and GO to Iceland.

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EPIC ADVENTURES IN THE LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

REYKJAVIK | EASTERN & SOUTHERN ICELAND

Beautiful, tiered waterfalls that look like they're out of a fairy tale. Massive ice formations, ice lagoons, geysers, glaciers, and horseback rides into the countryside are just a few reasons to pack you bag and GO to Iceland.

 

Iceland is an island of vibrant colors, where the sun dances on the ice and the geothermal baths glow in the moonlight. Explore the uncharted wilderness via horseback, epic single trek, heil-skiing, snorkeling and more in one of Mother Natures most breathtaking natural playgrounds on the planet. Iceland is a must-see destination even after the aurora borealis fades away. When spring rolls around in this far-north destination, the changing of the seasons brings a whole new opportunity to discover this incredible Nordic island.

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Days 1, 2, 3

ARRIVAL - YTRI TUNGA - BUDIR

SNAEFELLSNES PENINSULA

 
 

Kick-start this adventure by visiting the Snaefellsness Peninsula. Explore the 8,000-year-old Vantshellir Cave, filled with breathtaking lava formations and vibrant colors. Walk in the footsteps of a lava flow that has carved through the rock, 35 meters below the surface. This is just the first of many adventures that await and will expose you to Iceland's awesome natural beauty. Spend the night at Hotel Budir, a charming property in the countryside that boasts extensive views of the Snaefellsjokull Glacier, the Budir estuary, and Faxafloi Bay. Watch the sun dance on the ice while seals play in the cold waters. Enjoy delightful, seasonal cuisine at Hotel Budir's restaurant, sourced by local produce from nearby villages.

In the midst of another day on the Snaefellsness Peninsula, you'll head to the Barnafoss waterfall, a beautiful, tiered cascade that looks as though it came from out of a fairy tale. From here, board an eight-wheel-drive truck to creep across massive ice formations to Langjokull, the second-largest glacier in Europe. Travel into Langjokull will head you through tunnels carved deep into the magical blue ice, and actually walking the glacier feels like another world, its ice a testament to its power. Finish the day by bathing in the Krauma geothermal baths, whose waters originate in Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring. After its restorative effects, unwind in a sauna or relax to soothing music by a fireplace. At Hotel Husafell, you'll feel at home in spacious rooms, all decorated with paintings by Pall Gudmundsson, a world-renowned artist local to the area. Hotel Husafell is entirely self-sufficient, powered by pure energy produced on site.

 
 
 
 
 

Day 4

THINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK

HOTEL RANGA

 
 

The morning starts in Thingvellir, a beautiful area nestled in a valley next to one of the few places in the world where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge breaches the surface. Drink in the spectacular views of the national park while you learn about the global and cultural significance of this unique location. Enjoy lunch at the Fridheimar greenhouses while learning about the farmers' traditions and techniques, dining on incredibly fresh and diverse Icelandic food. Before finishing up the day, you'll visit the Skrokkur Geyser, which erupts every few minutes, and the iconic Gullfoss waterfall, whose two massive cascades cut through the Icelandic landscape. The next accommodation is Hotel Ranga, which is modern and offers luxurious amenities. Perched on the banks of Iceland's premier salmon-fishing river, Hotel Ranga affords captivating views of glaciers, islands, and Mount Hekla, a majestic volcano.

 
 
 
 
 

Days 5, 6

VATNAJOKULL NATIONAL PARK

FOSSHOTEL GLACIER LAGOON + HOTEL RANGA

 
 

Today's agenda includes an exploration of the wilds of Vatnajokull National Park, Europe's largest national park, much of which is covered by glacial ice. The park is born out of the intertwined forces of frost, fire, and water. The Vatnajokull glacier covers the highlands, while the western half of the park is an active volcano zone, and huge volumes of water flow from glaciers down to the lowlands. Spend the night at the Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon, a hotel which opened in 2016. It's a nature-lover's dream, ideally positioned between the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and Skaftafell, a stunning expanse of wilderness. After enjoying some of the most beautiful hiking in the world, unwind at the restaurant and hotel bar before turning in for the night.

Board a Zodiac for a day of private sailing in an ice lagoon. You'll boat atop deep waters hugging the Breidamerkur glacier, sharing the lagoon with icebergs of various sizes. Also on tap is a visit to a black-sand beach, a mesmerizing contrast to the colors of the neighboring glacial lake. Take in the beauty the south shore has to offer, including the Fjadrargljufur canyon; with its many lava layers and massive rock formations, it's easy to understand why it was chosen as a filming location for Game of Thrones. Return to Hotel Ranga later that day and get settled in for the next two nights.

 
 
 
 
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Days 7, 8

THORSMORK GLACIAL VALLEY

FOSSHOTEL GLACIER LAGOON + HOTEL RANGA

 
 

The next day, you're off to explore the glacial valley of Thorsmork, surrounded by rugged and picturesque mountains, awe-inspiring glaciers, and powerful rivers. Thorsmork is lush and filled with over 170 different species of plant life. Some 12,000 years ago this area was a fjord, and its changes are a testament to the way geography on the planet has evolved—and continues to.

Today's program includes a private visit to a local horse farm, where you'll ride Icelandic horses around a bucolic countryside. You'll tour the farm, talk with the farmers, and enjoy their thoughtfully cultivated food while they share their stories and experiences. After that, there's a drive up to Blafjoll Mountain, where you'll enjoy a rewarding hike up the Thrihnukagigur volcano and visit the Kerid volcanic crater, a stunning lake that's part of the Western Volcanic Zone: its clear blue waters are surrounded by verdant foliage and vibrant colors. Post-hike, there's time to relax at the Secret Lagoon, a secluded hot spring in Fludir, a small village rich with character. Steam from the hot spring rises to the air, infusing the place with a magical aura.

 
 
 
 
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Days 9, 10

REYKJANES PENINSULA

KONSULAT HOTEL

 
 

Your last full day will be a day of whale-watching in the North Atlantic Ocean. Sail through its icy-blue seas in search of a variety of whales and other sealife. A visit to the Reykjane Peninsula on the southwestern edge of Iceland is also planned. It's home to lava fields and hot springs and serves as an amazing example of the diversity of Iceland and its beauty.

After your last night in Iceland, you'll depart with memories of extraordinary moments experienced nowhere else in the world, left richer from your time in one of the most extreme, diverse, and breathtaking countries in the world.

 
 
 
 

WHY GO ON THIS TRIP

 
  • Experience beautiful country in Eastern and Southern Iceland

  • Explore caves, volcanoes, and glaciers through the Snaefellsness Peninsula

  • Take in the massive, iconic waterfalls of the eastern region

  • Adventure through the wilds of Vatnajokull National Park, Europe's largest national park

  • Ride Icelandic horses around a bucolic countryside in a private local horse farm

  • Sail through icy-blue seas in search of a variety of whales and other sea life

 
 

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