Wellness and Adventure in Iceland

Main destination Iceland 7 Day Tour

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Wellness and Adventure in Iceland
Welcome to Iceland, an island located in the North Atlantic Ocea. Known for being the land of fire and ice due to the abundant volcanoes and glaciers that surround the island. During your 7-day trip, you will have a chance to see the many natural highlights of this beautiful region that make it such a popular destination. From multiples hikes, thermal hot springs, horse rides and volcanic black sand beaches, this trip will be sure to provide the perfect balance of exploration and relaxation.

Hotels:

  • Guldsmeden Hotel Eyja
  • Stacta Hotel

Included:

Meals:
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunches
  • 1 Dinners
Activities:
  • Hiking Mount Esjan
  • Indulge in the hot springs at the Blue Lagoon
  • Enjoy a horseback riding tour in Vík 
  • Explore Gullfoss falls and Strokkur geyser
  • Stop at a Friðheimar geothermal greenhouse and enjoy eating the fresh grown produce at lunch
  • Visit Landmannalaugar, known as 'the Pearl of the Central Highlands'
  • Explore the volcanic black sand beach of Reynisfjara 
  • Learn about Icelandic cooking techniques using the hot ground as a way to make food
  • Hike Reykjadalur 
  • Visit Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfall
Other Services:
  • Airport transfers on a private basis in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transportation on a private basis in an air-conditioned vehicle during the tours mentioned on the program
  • Official English-Speaking driver-guide service during the mentioned program
  • Entrance fees, Road tolls, Taxes, Vat; Porterage service at the hotels (1 bag per person)

Not Included:

  • Tips for porters, guide-driver- the value of the tip is up to the client
  • All other services not mentioned as included
  • Personal expenses
  • International airfare throughout the program
  • International airport taxes, airport porter and extra baggage
  • Hotel early check-in and late check-out
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra fee due to early breakfast or grab & go
  • Other unexpected costs for nature sights

Notes:

  • Due to narrow street in Reykjavík City Center many hotels do not have enough space for a large vehicle to stop outside. Walking distance for passengers can be up to 10 minutes, depending on location. We will use a shuttle to transfer the luggage that passengers need to pick up outside their hotel without an extra charge. 
  • The Blue Lagoon visit is subject to availability due to high demand and restricted access. Should the Blue Lagoon not be available, an alternative hot spring will be used.
Day 1

Arrival – Transfer Keflavík Airport – Reykjavík

Welcome to Reykjavik. You will be picked up at Keflavik International Airport and transferred to Hotel Eyja in Reykjavik. The rest of the day is free to leisure to explore the city. Enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant nearby in the evening.
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Eyja
Iceland
Day 2

Mt. Esjan Hike – Blue Lagoon

After morning breakfast and a wellness activity, we will continue on a hike with an experienced guide to Mt. Esjan. The trail is one of the best known and most visited hiking trails in Iceland due to its scenery and beauty. The trail leads to a volcanic mountain range called Esjan and it is easy to reach from Reykjavik and offers an astonishing view on the capital and beyond. 
After the invigorating hike, enjoy a relaxing soak at the famous Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland’s most popular attractions, a natural geothermal pool in the middle of a large and dramatic lava field and an oasis that owes its existence to a nearby geothermal power plant. Enjoy your time with a refreshing bath or a swim in the inviting, rejuvenating and pleasantly warm mineral-rich water which is famed for its reputed healing properties. An indoor pool and geothermal sauna are also on the site. Bathing in this surreal environment is a unique experience no one should miss. The Blue Lagoon’s warm water and natural active ingredients like mineral salts, silica and blue green algae help you relax and escape the stress and strain of daily life. From the Blue Lagoon, it takes about 45 minutes of passing lava landscape and several suburbs before returning to Reykjavík for the night. 
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Eyja

Iceland
Day 3

Golden Circle – Thingvellir – Geysir – Gullfoss – Friðheimar

We start our morning on a scenic route visiting the Golden Circle with our first stop being Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We stroll around the country’s most sacred site, home of the oldest existing national parliament in the world, the Alþingi. Thingvellir is a place of fascinating natural beauty, a spectacular geological vista, set on a vast plain flanked by large fissures, right by Iceland’s largest lake, Thingvallavatn. The Mid-Atlantic rift is clearly visible; a rift that is forming as Iceland is being pulled apart by tectonic forces. Here the North-American and the Eurasian continental plates drift apart by 19mm each year causing a rift valley to form. 
We stop for a short tour of a local geothermal greenhouse before a light lunch enjoying the produce grown on site. From there, we explore the active geothermal area of Haukadalur which contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkur, and many other hot springs. Most active nowadays is Strokkur, erupting hot water and steam to an elevation of 25 meters every 5-7 minutes. The last stop of the day is at the mighty waterfall of Gullfoss. At the falls, the glacial river of Hvítá tumbles 32 meters in a double cascade. On a sunny day, a rainbow or double rainbow is likely due to the massive spray coming over the water for a picture perfect backdrop.
Meals: Breakfast, Light lunch
Accommodation: Stracta Hotel
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Day 4

Landmannalaugar Hiking Tour – Bathing In A Natural Hot Spring

Start our morning with a drive through the roots of the Mt. Hekla, which is the most active volcano in Iceland. Hekla was believed to be the gateway to hell during the Middle Ages and the last erupted in 2000. We pass the lava and pumice covered landscape that Mt. Hekla has created around itself the last thousands of years while making photo stops on the way. We eventually arrive in Landmannalaugar which looks like an oasis with natural hot baths in the middle of the most amazing mountain scenery. This is a volcanic zone with a mixture of colorful rhyolite stones and black obsidian lava stones. Landmannalaugar is called “the Pearl of the Central Highlands' ' and the hikers' paradise. Walking around in Landmannalaugar is a feast of color contrasts and the views are simply breathtaking. After your hike, we recommend a relaxing bath in a natural hot stream, although there are no locker rooms so be prepared to do your changing outside!
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Stracta Hotel


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Day 5

Seljalandsfoss – Skógafoss – Horseback Riding – Reynisfjara

The day starts with a stop at Seljalandsfoss, a graceful ribbon-like waterfall, which drops from an overhanging lava cliff. It is possible to walk behind it, but do not expect to stay dry! Next, head to Skógafoss waterfall is 203 feet and is among the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland.
After your visit, enjoy a scenic horse ride in the beautiful environment of Vík. You will pass streams, ride along the black sand beach and connect with the wonderful Icelandic Horses who are, of course, the highlight of the tour.
After the memorable ride, head to Reynisfjara, the last stop of the day. Reynisfjara is a volcanic black sand beach with enormous basalt stacks and the roaring Atlantic waves.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Stracta Hotel

Iceland
Day 6

Meeting the Locals– Reykjadalur Hike

Today, meet up with a local in Hveragerði. Join him while he boils eggs in the steaming hot ground end get a taste of the eggs on typical Icelandic rye bread.
After the informative visit learning about living in this region of Iceland, head to Reykjadalur for a nice scenic hike. Reykjadalur, also known as 'Smokey Valley', is characterized by geothermal activity and famous for its 'hot river' where hikers can bathe in the warm waters while you are surrounded by nature. The hike takes around one hour each way and is is known as a moderate trek.
After the hike, head back to Reykjavík and enjoy the evening in the capitol. During the evening, you are able to visit one of the many bars or restaurants and taste the local cuisine. 
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Eyja 



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Day 7

Departure

After an early wellness activity and breakfast, we make our way to Keflavík International Airport where you will be transferred for your flight home.
Meals: Breakfast

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The activity Level for this tour is:

Demanding - Multiple high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities throughout the program, but accessible to most healthy travelers. Some training and/or frequent exercise recommended prior to travel.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival – Transfer Keflavík Airport – Reykjavík

Welcome to Reykjavik. You will be picked up at Keflavik International Airport and transferred to Hotel Eyja in Reykjavik. The rest of the day is free to leisure to explore the city. Enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant nearby in the evening.
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Eyja
Iceland
Day 2

Mt. Esjan Hike – Blue Lagoon

After morning breakfast and a wellness activity, we will continue on a hike with an experienced guide to Mt. Esjan. The trail is one of the best known and most visited hiking trails in Iceland due to its scenery and beauty. The trail leads to a volcanic mountain range called Esjan and it is easy to reach from Reykjavik and offers an astonishing view on the capital and beyond. 
After the invigorating hike, enjoy a relaxing soak at the famous Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland’s most popular attractions, a natural geothermal pool in the middle of a large and dramatic lava field and an oasis that owes its existence to a nearby geothermal power plant. Enjoy your time with a refreshing bath or a swim in the inviting, rejuvenating and pleasantly warm mineral-rich water which is famed for its reputed healing properties. An indoor pool and geothermal sauna are also on the site. Bathing in this surreal environment is a unique experience no one should miss. The Blue Lagoon’s warm water and natural active ingredients like mineral salts, silica and blue green algae help you relax and escape the stress and strain of daily life. From the Blue Lagoon, it takes about 45 minutes of passing lava landscape and several suburbs before returning to Reykjavík for the night. 
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Eyja

Iceland
Day 3

Golden Circle – Thingvellir – Geysir – Gullfoss – Friðheimar

We start our morning on a scenic route visiting the Golden Circle with our first stop being Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We stroll around the country’s most sacred site, home of the oldest existing national parliament in the world, the Alþingi. Thingvellir is a place of fascinating natural beauty, a spectacular geological vista, set on a vast plain flanked by large fissures, right by Iceland’s largest lake, Thingvallavatn. The Mid-Atlantic rift is clearly visible; a rift that is forming as Iceland is being pulled apart by tectonic forces. Here the North-American and the Eurasian continental plates drift apart by 19mm each year causing a rift valley to form. 
We stop for a short tour of a local geothermal greenhouse before a light lunch enjoying the produce grown on site. From there, we explore the active geothermal area of Haukadalur which contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkur, and many other hot springs. Most active nowadays is Strokkur, erupting hot water and steam to an elevation of 25 meters every 5-7 minutes. The last stop of the day is at the mighty waterfall of Gullfoss. At the falls, the glacial river of Hvítá tumbles 32 meters in a double cascade. On a sunny day, a rainbow or double rainbow is likely due to the massive spray coming over the water for a picture perfect backdrop.
Meals: Breakfast, Light lunch
Accommodation: Stracta Hotel
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Day 4

Landmannalaugar Hiking Tour – Bathing In A Natural Hot Spring

Start our morning with a drive through the roots of the Mt. Hekla, which is the most active volcano in Iceland. Hekla was believed to be the gateway to hell during the Middle Ages and the last erupted in 2000. We pass the lava and pumice covered landscape that Mt. Hekla has created around itself the last thousands of years while making photo stops on the way. We eventually arrive in Landmannalaugar which looks like an oasis with natural hot baths in the middle of the most amazing mountain scenery. This is a volcanic zone with a mixture of colorful rhyolite stones and black obsidian lava stones. Landmannalaugar is called “the Pearl of the Central Highlands' ' and the hikers' paradise. Walking around in Landmannalaugar is a feast of color contrasts and the views are simply breathtaking. After your hike, we recommend a relaxing bath in a natural hot stream, although there are no locker rooms so be prepared to do your changing outside!
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Stracta Hotel


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Day 5

Seljalandsfoss – Skógafoss – Horseback Riding – Reynisfjara

The day starts with a stop at Seljalandsfoss, a graceful ribbon-like waterfall, which drops from an overhanging lava cliff. It is possible to walk behind it, but do not expect to stay dry! Next, head to Skógafoss waterfall is 203 feet and is among the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland.
After your visit, enjoy a scenic horse ride in the beautiful environment of Vík. You will pass streams, ride along the black sand beach and connect with the wonderful Icelandic Horses who are, of course, the highlight of the tour.
After the memorable ride, head to Reynisfjara, the last stop of the day. Reynisfjara is a volcanic black sand beach with enormous basalt stacks and the roaring Atlantic waves.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Stracta Hotel

Iceland
Day 6

Meeting the Locals– Reykjadalur Hike

Today, meet up with a local in Hveragerði. Join him while he boils eggs in the steaming hot ground end get a taste of the eggs on typical Icelandic rye bread.
After the informative visit learning about living in this region of Iceland, head to Reykjadalur for a nice scenic hike. Reykjadalur, also known as 'Smokey Valley', is characterized by geothermal activity and famous for its 'hot river' where hikers can bathe in the warm waters while you are surrounded by nature. The hike takes around one hour each way and is is known as a moderate trek.
After the hike, head back to Reykjavík and enjoy the evening in the capitol. During the evening, you are able to visit one of the many bars or restaurants and taste the local cuisine. 
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Eyja 



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Day 7

Departure

After an early wellness activity and breakfast, we make our way to Keflavík International Airport where you will be transferred for your flight home.
Meals: Breakfast

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The activity Level for this tour is:

Demanding - Multiple high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities throughout the program, but accessible to most healthy travelers. Some training and/or frequent exercise recommended prior to travel.

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Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Accommodation names are subject to availability. Should accommodation mentioned on specific itinerary not be available, a similar or higher rated accommodation will be substituted. Single room allotments are subject to availability and booked on a FCFS basis. Fit4Travel will work with each vendor or supplier to secure as many single rooms as possible to accommodate each traveler.
The blue lagoon visit is subject to availability due to high demand and restricted access. The Blue Lagoon has limited the number of groups per hour to ensure the quality of the experience of its guests. Note: In rare cases, a change of itinerary might be necessary during programs in Iceland, should snow, road and weather conditions not allow to follow the scheduled itinerary, and certain outdoor activities/day tours might be cancelled. In this case, no refund will be given, but we will try to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.
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