Reykjavik, Grindavik, Hella, Hof, Hofn, Vik, Skalholt, Grundarfjordur, Holmavik
Dates are customizable for private departures.
Designed for the fearless couple that wants to explore a land of raw beauty and elemental power, this luxurious, 10-day adventure will provide you with the opportunity to step outside of your comfort zone in a safe and exciting manner. Marvel at a waterfall that looks like a giant heart, stroll hand-in-hand across what appear to be diamonds, ride horseback across sandy beaches, and indulge in a whale-watching excursion.
Reykjavik - The Beauty of the Sunset
When your plane lands at Keflavik Airport, your private driver will transfer you to Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, which is located just within the bounds of Keflavik. The beach will prove to be your slice of paradise as you wander across the golden sands together. From here, your guide will lead you to the only Michelin-starred restaurant in Iceland for a mouthwatering, seafood dinner. When the sun begins to set, your guide will lead you to where the Grotta lighthouse on Faxafloi Bay sits to watch the sun dip below the horizon.
Grindavik - Champagne in Geothermal Pools
In the morning, your guide will travel with you to the helicopter center for a flight that will lead you around the Golden Circle. After your flight, you will don scuba diving gear and dive deep into the Silfra Fissure for an up-close look at the shifting tectonic plates. When you surface, you will head back to the helicopter and fly over one of the most iconic waterfalls in Iceland: Gullfoss or Golden Falls. After lunch, you will journey toward Kleifarvatn. Here, you will explore the beauty of the black sand beach. Then, your guide will lead you on a hike of Reykjadalur, which is a valley that is located just outside of Reykjavik.
Hella - Indulge in a Nature Walk
This morning, your guide will escort you to Raudavatn for a peaceful start to your morning. Today, your guide will drive you to the Secret Lagoon, which is one of the oldest pools in Haverholme. As you slide deeper into the heated pool, your muscles will relax, and you will feel entirely at peace. After your geothermal experience, you will venture to Stokkseyri, which is one of the most important fishing and trading villages in the country. Your night can culminate in the renowned seafood restaurant in the area, where you can enjoy your fill of fresh, Icelandic cuisine.
Hof - The Oasis of the Highlands
After breakfast, your guide will drive you to Thorsmork, which is an oasis within the highlands of the country. Here, you will delight in a hike around Thorsmork that will allow you to explore Kattahryggur or Cat’s Spine. Afterward, you will venture into the Stakkholtsgja Canyon, where you will discover a hidden waterfall. From here, your guide will escort you to Seljalandsfoss, which is a remarkable waterfall that will provide you with the ability to walk all the way around. As you wander further behind Seljalandsfoss and descend into a cave, you will discover Gljufrabui.
Hofn - The Heart of Iceland
This morning you will journey to Svartifoss or Black Falls. The waterfall is unique and is located in Skaftafell, which is a part of the Vatnajokull National Park. From here, your guide will escort you to the snowmobile center, where you will ride across the vast plains that are known as Vatnajokull. After your ride, you will descend into the magical world of ice caves within the national park. The natural glacier cave may be a world that is unlike anything you have ever seen.
Vik - Stroll Across Diamonds
This morning, you and your experienced guide will travel to Fjadrargljufur Canyon, which is one of the most majestic canyons in the country. From there, your guide will lead you to the crown jewel of Iceland: Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. The large body of water is filled with icebergs that float peacefully, and if you listen carefully, you will be able to hear icebergs as they break apart. In addition to Jokulsarlon, you will discover another black sand beach that glitters like diamonds when the sun reflects off of it.
Skalholt - Saddle Up for a Ride
After breakfast, you will venture to a horse farm for a trip across Iceland’s sandy beaches. The Icelandic horses may appear smaller than a typical horse, but they are much friendlier and have a special gait that allows any level of traveler to ride them. During your ride, you will jaunt across the sandy beaches while the wind rushes through your hair. After your ride, you will transfer to the black sand beach of Reynisfjara. Afterward, you will venture toward Haifoss before concluding your day at Dyrholaey Cliffs.
Grundarfjordur - In Search of Orcas
In the morning, you will travel to Snaefellsnes. The area is full of charming towns, villages, snow-capped mountains, a variety of birdlife, lava fields, caves, waterfalls, and relics from the past. There are many hidden treasures in Snaefellsnes, but the one that is a must-see is Landbrotalaug Pool. Afterward, you will board a boat and venture out to sea in search of orcas. Once you are back on land, your guide will direct you to the Vatnshellir Lava Cave. After you have finished your tour, you will be returned to your luxurious accommodation, where you will have the evening to spend at your leisure.
Holmavik - The Jewel of the Westfjords
This morning, your guide will escort you to Raudisandur Beach before Dynjandi Waterfall. The waterfall is known as the jewel of the Westfjords because many people come here to propose to their loved ones. Once you have gotten your fill of the falls, you will journey to Hellulaug by Flokalundur, which is the hidden gem within the Westfjords and an area that is known for its geothermal pools. As you submerge yourself in the warm depths, you will feel all of your stresses dissipate into the refreshing, Icelandic atmosphere.
Reykjavik - Departure
This morning, you will have a chance to relax before heading out to a tomato and horse farm, where you will culminate your amazing adventure through Iceland. Iceland has a harsh landscape, and it is quite hard to grow many fruits and vegetables here, but at this farm, they have created a greenhouse that houses many fruits. Then, you will journey toward a whiskey distillery, where you will have the opportunity to taste Iceland’s first whiskey. Afterward, you will be transferred via private car to Keflavik Airport for your flight home.
- Marvel at the sunset across Faxafloi Bay alongside that will be complete with a spectacular view of Reykjavik
- Traverse up the valley of Reykjadalur and submerge yourself in geothermal pools with a glass of champagne in hand
- Revel in the tranquility of the Lake Raudavatn area, where the picturesque lake awaits
- Hike among the unparalleled oasis in the highlands of Thorsmork, where your hike will culminate in a hidden waterfall
- Obtain the warm embrace of the heart-shaped waterfall, which is known as Svartifoss
- Traipse across the black sand beach with ice chips that glitter like diamonds in the sunlight
- Ride friendly, Icelandic horses across sandy beaches for a thrilling, movie-like experience
- Board a high-speed vessel and venture out to sea on a whale-watching excursion
- Rejoice in the beauty of the Westfjords, which is known as Dynjandi or Bridal Falls
- Savor the juicy bites of fresh tomatoes and cucumber salad at the only tomato and horse farm found in the country
Iceland is best known for its volcanic activity and vast, icy landscapes, but beneath its fierce exterior beats the warmth of a nation that is waiting to steal your heart. During your stay, you will experience a wide variety of exclusive activities that will be designed to experience the most from this spectacular country. From the moment your plane clears the white clouds above Keflavik Airport, you will feel the elemental power of the country as it draws you in, and once your luggage is collected, your private transfer will lead you to the Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. Here, you will be introduced to a stunning view of Reykjavik before venturing toward Faxafloi Bay to witness the sunset across the horizon. Afterward, you will dine at the only Michelin-starred restaurant in the country.
As you fly by helicopter around the Golden Circle the following day, you will dive deep into the Silfra Fissure for an unfiltered view of the shifting tectonic plates, which will be absolutely breathtaking. Then, you will hike up Reykjadalur, where you can bask in the geothermal pools with a glass of champagne as the northern lights dance above you. The following day, you will make your way to Thorsmork with your experienced guide and learn about the brave Viking, Gunnar, who could not bear to leave the place. From there, you will discover the hidden gem of Gljufrabui before receiving a warm embrace from Svartifoss the following day. You will descend deep into the vast glacier of Vatnajokull and witness the frozen walls of the infamous ice cave that surrounds you.
The next day, you will stride hand-in-hand across the Diamond Beach before riding Icelandic horses across black sand beaches. Then, you will board a high-speed vessel and venture to the open waters in search of orcas before climbing deep into the underworld of an 8,000-year-old lava cave. As you wind your way through the Westfjords, you will be struck by the stunning waterfall of Dynjandi, which is known as the crown jewel of the region. You will then submerge yourselves in a geothermal pool to ease the tension from your tired muscles. As your private transfer leads you to Keflavik Airport after your Icelandic adventure, you will be able to feel the magnetic pull of Iceland tugging at your heart and begging you to stay. Finally, you will return home with all the souvenirs and memories that you can carry with you.
$3,495 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.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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