Iceland has an inspiring landscape filled with an ineffable splendor that emanates from the hills and hot springs, glaciers and canyons. Step into the wilderness on your custom tailored tour of the Laugavegur trail that will lead you around Southwest Iceland. Wade through the winding rivers and cross the hanging bridges. Trek alongside the protruding boulders that are made from cooled lava. Witness the glowing greenery of the moss that drapes over immense cliffs. The trails will lead you to the...
Reykjavik – Arrive in the Iceland and Relax at the Famous Blue Lagoon
Your flight will land at Keflavik International Airport, and your private transfer will await your arrival. Outside of the airport, the lush grass spreads to the Atlantic Coast along the peninsula. Your introduction to Iceland will be warm and welcoming, beginning at one of the most famous national sites known as the Blue Lagoon. The facilities are pristine, and as you change into your bathing suit, you will find steam rising from the lagoon outside. A wooden platform leads away from the shoreline into the water, and the surface of the lagoon shines milky blue. The steam sweeps across slopes of the surrounding foothills as rich minerals fill the water, earning the area a reputation for helping cure people of certain skin ailments.
The minerals rise from the geological layers that are pushed to the surface by the heated water, which reaches a temperature as high as 102 degrees. A nearby lava flow super heats the water at a nearby geothermal power plant. After the water runs through the turbines and heat exchanger, the power plant feeds the water into the lagoon. Your muscles will immediately feel relaxed. After your flight, the heat of the lagoon and the surrounding greenery bring a friendly welcome to the natural beauty of the island nation.
You will rinse the waters of the lagoon in the beautiful changing rooms and then continue to your luxurious hotel in the heart of Reykjavik. Once settled in, take some time to tour the National Museum of Iceland. The museum opened its doors in the 1860s but settled in its current location in the 1950s, and the main exhibit depicts Iceland’s evolution as a country, providing insight into the history of settlement, tradition, and a context for the global world. The hardwood floor guides you along the opulent white interior as more than 2,000 artifacts create a portrait of the past. A typical Icelandic fishing boat sits at the heart of the exhibit with its sails spread open as if catching an imagined breeze.
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