Iceland provides the two essential elements of every romantic tour: time and space. Amid surreal landscapes, you will take an adventure handcrafted for two as you loop halfway around Iceland and its magical nature. Think volcanos, geysers, fjords, waterfalls, icebergs and whale with black-sand beaches, starry skies, lava flows, jagged mountains, majestic glaciers, and turquoise lagoons. Indulge in the space, maximize your time, and discover how Iceland can be the most romantic of them all.
Reykjavik – Walking the Colorful Lanes of Iceland’s Village Capital
Land in Iceland and you will know you that you are somewhere special. The capital city is small, its atmosphere dominated by natural surroundings. A mountain topped with ice looks down and across the bay to a harbor of colorful houses. The tallest building is Hallgrimskirkja Church, yet it would be dwarfed in most other cities. With such quiet streets, Reykjavik is great for walking as it is so small and well laid out that you can comfortably get around all the highlights in just one afternoon. The water is to one side, the church spires act as a compass, and everything is organized on a grid.
Walking around will give you a chance to appreciate a little Icelandic culture, especially if you stop in some of the pubs and cafes. Skolavordustigur and Laugavegur streets are good if you want to stock up on warm clothing for the mountains and glaciers. Move down by the water and try Laekjarbrekka for fine Icelandic cuisine with fresh seafood as well as mountain lamb. Your hotel will be very centrally located and is designed to reflect the wider Icelandic landscape, with volcanic rocks throughout. There are also some bicycles should you want to travel a little faster around Reykjavik. All this adds up to a very relaxed start to the vacation, getting you prepared for the adventure that is to come.
Vik – Hand in Hand Past Geysers, Waterfalls and Surreal Vistas
Hofn – Glaciers and Icebergs
Lake Myvatn – Beneath Starry Skies in Iceland’s Mountains
Akureyri – Whale Watching and Outdoor Adventures on the Coast
Reykjavik – Spa Indulgence Overlooking a Lagoon
Reykjavik – Departure
- Walk hand in hand through incredible natural beauty as you venture behind a waterfall and onto a glacier
- Go whale watching in Akureyri as you discover the beauty of an Icelandic fishing village
- Discover the icebergs off Iceland’s coast with a boat tour at Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon
- Luxuriate at the Blue Lagoon with a spa experience and a private evening in the water
- Explore Iceland’s volcanic heritage, with geysers, mud pools, lava flows and hot springs common throughout the itinerary
- Take a stroll along black-sand beaches and into snow-dappled mountains
- See why Reykjavik is one of the world’s cutest capital cities
- Take your romance into the wilderness as the great highlight of Iceland is finding time and space for just the two of you
Iceland is not a destination for every couple, as you both need to enjoy the outdoors and be inspired by nature. You will not find many opulent restaurants or shopping streets as what Iceland provides is space. You can walk hand in hand across a glacier and not see another person for hours, and the same goes for on a beach, in a fjord, through the mountains, or even behind a waterfall. In Iceland, you can be alone amid endless miles of surreal scenery, gazing upon the stars or a string of icebergs. A sense of adventure helps too, as this is not the type of vacation where you sit back in the hotel and wait for something to happen. Most days are active, exploring places that few get to witness, discovering landscapes that never seem real.
This handcrafted 7-day adventure can be adjusted to your travel preferences. It is a private tour with a private guide, taking you on a one-way journey from Reykjavik to Akureyri in the north. From here, you will fly back to Reykjavik for a day of indulgence at the Blue Lagoon. However, the trip can be adapted should you wish to self-drive. With seven days, you can get around the best of Iceland with the mostly coastal loop incorporating a stunning range of natural highlights before you save time by flying back south. It is also worth noting that this vacation is very much about the journey, with beautiful drives dominating three of the days.
Fly in and out of Reykjavik, the country’s only real international transport hub. A short stroll on the streets will provide an introduction to both culture and nature for an easy and relaxed start with a chance to energize before an adventure on the road. On day two, the Golden Circle will provide a complete set of iconic highlights with exploding geysers, remote waterfalls, bubbling geothermal areas, and horses galloping across endless vistas. Hop between attractions before a night in Vik, where the superior room has floor-to-ceiling ocean and iceberg views. The next day will be all about icebergs and glaciers, including a private boat trip through the floating ice maze at Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon.
The next day, you will hit the volcanic mountains with boiling mud pools marking the journey as you ascend remote and rugged roads. Flocks of puffins will keep you company as you travel to Lake Myvatn, where an after-dusk stroll reveals the Milky Way. The next two days will have some significant driving time, less so on day five as you head to Akureyri and go whale watching. Throughout the tour, your evenings will be spent in cute wooden cabins, deep in national parks, or in small boutique hotels that grace villages and Reykjavik. Then after flying back to Reykjavik on day six, there will be a night in a lagoon spa for a classic way to end a romantic escape. Learn more about how the Iceland tour companies we work with can personalize the vacation of your dreams.
$3,180 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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