Iceland: Wellness and Adventure

Main destination Iceland 8 Days Tour

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Iceland: Wellness and Adventure
Welcome to Iceland, an island located in the North Atlantic Ocean known for being a volcanic island with glaciers. During your 8-day trip, you will have a chance to see the highlights of this beautiful island such as visiting the Golden Circle or Diamond Beach. From multiples hikes or bike trips through the robust Icelandic landscape during the day to a Flothetta floating therapy or thermal hot spring visit at night, this trip will be sure to provide the perfect balance of exploration and relaxation.

Included:

  • Airport Transfer
  • Entrance at the Blue Lagoon*
  • Silica Mud Mask
  • Use of Towel
  • First drink of your choice
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Entrance to Friðheimar greenhouse including light lunch
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Accommodation for 7 nights
  • Reykjavík bike tour with activity guide and transfers
  • Flothetta floating therapy session with an instructor
  • Coach and driver-guide
  • Entrance and Parking fee at Þingvellir national park, Seljalandsfoss & Skaftafell
  • Services fees for Landmannalaugar & Þórsmörk
  • Kayaking tour at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon with an activity guide
  • Morning group yoga sessions
  • WIFI

Not included:

  • Drinks during included dinner
  • Other not mentioned meals or refreshments
  • Other not mentioned tours, activities or extras
  • Extra fee due to early breakfast or grab & go
  • Other unexpected costs for nature sights

Hotels:

  • Guldsmeden Hotel Eyja
  • Landhótel
  • Hotel Klaustur (Magma Hotel for 8-14 pax groups)
  • Frost & Fire Hotel

Optional Activities:

Horse riding tour on the black sand beach
Enjoy an easygoing one-hour horse ride suited for beginners and people who don’t go horseback riding often. This scenic ride in the beautiful environment of Vík includes crossing a little stream, a ride along the black sand beach and a good time with the wonderful Icelandic Horses who are, of course, the highlight of the tour.
Horse riding tour on the black sand beach with activity guide (1 hour): $115
Hotspring biking tour in Hverdagerði
In this tour, you will be shown Hveragerði on an exclusive tour where we bike in and outside of the town. It takes us through the grown hills into the new geothermal area where you witness a range of hot springs from small gurgling ones to vibrant super heated pools of water and steam. Together with the guide you will boil some eggs in one of the many hot springs and eat bread that has been baked in a hot spring. Then we will travel fun paths beside the river in Hveragerði and your guide will point out fun facts and interesting places, one of those places is the earthquake museum where you can try an earthquake simulator. Bathing options: In the middle of the tour you will be given the chance to jump off a 1-5 meter cliff into a cold river and then warm up in a hot waterfall, or just go straight in the hot waterfall. OR we can end the by taking a relaxing bath in the local geothermally-heated swimming pool inside of Hveragerði.
Hot spring biking tour in Hverdagerði with activity guide: $174
Surfing tour
North Atlantic adventure, surf on Iceland´s south coast, a 10 km long strip with great waves and black sandy beaches, a fantastic chilling experience, battle the waves and watch the curious seals swim by.
The tour offers beginners and more experienced surfers a chance to surf on Icelandic coast, by teaching and providing all equipment needed to have a great day. You will be surfing with an Icelandic local surfer and have an option to surf on Icelandic handmade surfboards, first surfboards that have ever been made in Iceland.
Private surfing tour (4-6 hours): 2 pax: $399; 3 pax: $299; 4+ pax: $249
Day 1

Arrival – Transfer Keflavík Airport – Blue Lagoon – Reykjavík

Welcome to Reykjavik. You will be picked up at Keflavik International Airport. After a drive passing through the town of Keflavik and a large lava field, we will eventually make our way to the Blue Lagoon. What an unusual and unique start of a holiday in any country! 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 reaching Reykjavík, the northernmost Capital city in the world. 
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Eyja
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Day 2

Bike Tour Around Reykjavík – Mt. Esjan Hike – Flothetta Floating Therapy

In the morning, enjoy a bike tour of Reykjavík. While biking around the city, we will visit places such as Reykjavik’s south facing beach, Ægissida, University of Iceland campus, Nordic House, Reykjavik’s Catholic Cathedral, the Parliament building, Reykjavik's Old Harbour, Tjörnin City Lake and City Center, Solfar Viking Ship, Hofdi house of Cold War summit and Hallgrimskirkja memorial church. After the bike tour, we will continue on a hike with an experience guide to Mt. Esjan. It‘s trail is probably the best known and most visited hiking trail in Iceland. 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. 
In the evening after your day of exploration, you have the chance to relax during a Flothetta floating therapy. Flothetta is designed to experience a floating relaxation that gives you freedom from all external distractions. You are comfortably wrapped in water creating the perfect setting for the weightless body to experience a deep nourishing relaxation. While floating the whole chemistry of the body changes. Such as the muscle tension, the blood pressure and the heart rate drops dramatically and stress related chemicals are removed from the bloodstream and replaced by beneficial one's. Floating also has a great effect on the mind as the deep relaxing activity sets the brain to a theta state, which is a deep and healing state, normally achieved in deep meditation. All these biochemical changes occur naturally, all you need is to lie back and float into deep relaxation.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Eyja
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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 light lunch and a short tour at a geothermal greenhouse before continuing to 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. After an optional lunch stop, 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 metres every 5-7 minutes.
Meals: Breakfast, Light lunch
Accommodation: Landhótel
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Day 4

Landmannalaugar Hiking Tour – Bathing In 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 colourful 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 colour 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: Hotel Klaustur
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Day 5

Jökulsárlón – Kayaking Tour – Diamond Beach - Skaftafell National Park Hike (Svartifoss)

Today we travel to Vatnajökull, Europe’s second largest national park. The park highlights Iceland’s highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe’s largest glacier. Upon arrival, we head over to the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon for a kayaking tour between the icebergs of all shapes and sizes, which float in the clear blue water. After the glacial lake experience, we continue to black sand “Diamond Beach“. The beach is dotted with washed ashore floating icebergs that have made its way from the glacier lagoon into the Atlantic Ocean. After your visit, we continue to Skaftafell national park where you will enjoy a hike that takes us to Svartifoss waterfall. 
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Klaustur
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Day 6

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon – Optional: Horse Riding On Beach – Reynisfjara – Skógafoss – Seljalandsfoss

The first stop of the day is Fjaðrárgljúfur. It is a magnificent and massive canyon, about 100 meters deep and about two kilometres long. In Vík, the group has the chance to join an optional black beach horse riding tour. If you do not wish to participate on the optional tour, you will be given the chance to explore the beautiful town of Vík for an hour. Afterwards, we continue with a walk along the black lava beach and bird cliffs at Reynisfjara. From there, we visit the thundering Skógafoss waterfall, which tumbles 62 meters over a rocky scarp, kicking up vast sheets of mist. Our last stop of the day ends with a visit to Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you are given the chance to walk right behind the falls for a different perspective of its beauty. 
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Frost & Fire Hotel 
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Day 7

Optional activities: Bike tour // Surfing tour // Thórsmörk hiking tour

This morning, you are free to enjoy an included hiking tour or can pay a supplemental cost if you wish to do a bike tour or surfing tour with a small private group. The hike will begin once we drive to the valley of Thórsmörk. Imagine a forested glacial valley, braided rivers and clear streams surrounded by snowy peaks and glaciers. To get to Thórsmörk, we have to drive through many rivers. Some days the crossing is quite challenging or even impossible since innocent streams can change into thunderous torrents. Our skilled drivers are very experienced in these wilderness driving conditions. This adventure journey over rough roads and through rivers is only possible with specially built high clearance buses and jeeps.
Looming over the area is the volcano of Eyjafjallajökull, the location of the eruption just a decade ago. A multitude of small gullies and valleys, grown with low birch-trees, create seemingly endless possibilities for enjoying nature. Here more than 170 plant species can be found, plus many different species of moss and lichen. Thórsmörk is one of Iceland’s most popular hiking grounds. Different shorter or longer walks of about 1-3 hours can be enjoyed according to the wish of the group. After your hike, we will return to the hotel for you to freshen up before having a farewell dinner at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight: Frost & Fire Hotel

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Day 8

Departure – Reykjanes Peninsula – Keflavík Airport

After an early morning breakfast, we discover the wonders of the Reykjanes peninsula. Take in the scenery of old lava flows, hot spring areas, small fishing villages and abundant bird life on 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:

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival – Transfer Keflavík Airport – Blue Lagoon – Reykjavík

Welcome to Reykjavik. You will be picked up at Keflavik International Airport. After a drive passing through the town of Keflavik and a large lava field, we will eventually make our way to the Blue Lagoon. What an unusual and unique start of a holiday in any country! 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 reaching Reykjavík, the northernmost Capital city in the world. 
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Eyja
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Day 2

Bike Tour Around Reykjavík – Mt. Esjan Hike – Flothetta Floating Therapy

In the morning, enjoy a bike tour of Reykjavík. While biking around the city, we will visit places such as Reykjavik’s south facing beach, Ægissida, University of Iceland campus, Nordic House, Reykjavik’s Catholic Cathedral, the Parliament building, Reykjavik's Old Harbour, Tjörnin City Lake and City Center, Solfar Viking Ship, Hofdi house of Cold War summit and Hallgrimskirkja memorial church. After the bike tour, we will continue on a hike with an experience guide to Mt. Esjan. It‘s trail is probably the best known and most visited hiking trail in Iceland. 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. 
In the evening after your day of exploration, you have the chance to relax during a Flothetta floating therapy. Flothetta is designed to experience a floating relaxation that gives you freedom from all external distractions. You are comfortably wrapped in water creating the perfect setting for the weightless body to experience a deep nourishing relaxation. While floating the whole chemistry of the body changes. Such as the muscle tension, the blood pressure and the heart rate drops dramatically and stress related chemicals are removed from the bloodstream and replaced by beneficial one's. Floating also has a great effect on the mind as the deep relaxing activity sets the brain to a theta state, which is a deep and healing state, normally achieved in deep meditation. All these biochemical changes occur naturally, all you need is to lie back and float into deep relaxation.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Eyja
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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 light lunch and a short tour at a geothermal greenhouse before continuing to 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. After an optional lunch stop, 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 metres every 5-7 minutes.
Meals: Breakfast, Light lunch
Accommodation: Landhótel
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Day 4

Landmannalaugar Hiking Tour – Bathing In 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 colourful 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 colour 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: Hotel Klaustur
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Day 5

Jökulsárlón – Kayaking Tour – Diamond Beach - Skaftafell National Park Hike (Svartifoss)

Today we travel to Vatnajökull, Europe’s second largest national park. The park highlights Iceland’s highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe’s largest glacier. Upon arrival, we head over to the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon for a kayaking tour between the icebergs of all shapes and sizes, which float in the clear blue water. After the glacial lake experience, we continue to black sand “Diamond Beach“. The beach is dotted with washed ashore floating icebergs that have made its way from the glacier lagoon into the Atlantic Ocean. After your visit, we continue to Skaftafell national park where you will enjoy a hike that takes us to Svartifoss waterfall. 
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Klaustur
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Day 6

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon – Optional: Horse Riding On Beach – Reynisfjara – Skógafoss – Seljalandsfoss

The first stop of the day is Fjaðrárgljúfur. It is a magnificent and massive canyon, about 100 meters deep and about two kilometres long. In Vík, the group has the chance to join an optional black beach horse riding tour. If you do not wish to participate on the optional tour, you will be given the chance to explore the beautiful town of Vík for an hour. Afterwards, we continue with a walk along the black lava beach and bird cliffs at Reynisfjara. From there, we visit the thundering Skógafoss waterfall, which tumbles 62 meters over a rocky scarp, kicking up vast sheets of mist. Our last stop of the day ends with a visit to Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you are given the chance to walk right behind the falls for a different perspective of its beauty. 
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Frost & Fire Hotel 
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Day 7

Optional activities: Bike tour // Surfing tour // Thórsmörk hiking tour

This morning, you are free to enjoy an included hiking tour or can pay a supplemental cost if you wish to do a bike tour or surfing tour with a small private group. The hike will begin once we drive to the valley of Thórsmörk. Imagine a forested glacial valley, braided rivers and clear streams surrounded by snowy peaks and glaciers. To get to Thórsmörk, we have to drive through many rivers. Some days the crossing is quite challenging or even impossible since innocent streams can change into thunderous torrents. Our skilled drivers are very experienced in these wilderness driving conditions. This adventure journey over rough roads and through rivers is only possible with specially built high clearance buses and jeeps.
Looming over the area is the volcano of Eyjafjallajökull, the location of the eruption just a decade ago. A multitude of small gullies and valleys, grown with low birch-trees, create seemingly endless possibilities for enjoying nature. Here more than 170 plant species can be found, plus many different species of moss and lichen. Thórsmörk is one of Iceland’s most popular hiking grounds. Different shorter or longer walks of about 1-3 hours can be enjoyed according to the wish of the group. After your hike, we will return to the hotel for you to freshen up before having a farewell dinner at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight: Frost & Fire Hotel

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Day 8

Departure – Reykjanes Peninsula – Keflavík Airport

After an early morning breakfast, we discover the wonders of the Reykjanes peninsula. Take in the scenery of old lava flows, hot spring areas, small fishing villages and abundant bird life on our way to Keflavík International Airport where you will be transferred for your flight home.
Meals: Breakfast

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