A personal guide from Luxury Adventures meets you at the airport upon your arrival to greet you before starting your tailor made travel in Iceland. Driving you to your hotel in a comfortable, late-model car. After check-in, the rest of your afternoon is free.
Your personal guide will pick you up at the hotel. After a quick sightseeing drive around the city, we head to Borgarfjordur. We will cross several salmon rivers en route to the Snaefellsujokull glacier, the setting for Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth. We will stay the night in a nearby hotel.
The first time on your tailor made travel in Iceland you will take a boat trip in Breidafjordur, a bay dotted with a myriad of islands. The captain is likely to help you collect sea shells, crabs and other sea creatures; you get to taste your catch. Afterwards you explore a small Icelandic fishing village, Stykkisholmur.
Today we fly you in a private plane to Lake Myvatn. This area is world-renowned for its avian life: some local species of duck are found nowhere else in the world. Experience lava fields – some overgrown with incredibly soft moss – and pseudo craters. The lava fields conceal some underground hot springs. We then continue for the Namafjall/Krafla area. This is an active volcanic zone, very rich in color and in geological formations. From here we drive to Akureyri, the chief town of the North. Overnight in the north.
We will continue following your itinerary on your tailor made travel in Iceland, after a quick sightseeing drive through Akureyri, we head westward to the village of Saudarkrokur. Here we board a boat that will take us across the fjord to the island of Drangey, where 300-foot vertical cliffs teem with avian life. On the way back, we will visit the hot spring where your guide will relate fascinating stories from the times of settlement in Iceland. We will then stay overnight in the south.
After breakfast, you are invited to go on a private horseback riding tour on the Icelandic unique horse which is famous for its many smooth gaits. We then head into the mountainous interior you will see black sands, glaciers, rough landscape, scenic mountains, and boiling lava mud. Part of this area is devoid of life. You will have the opportunity to bathe in a natural geothermal pool. When we reach the populated area, we will visit Gullfoss, a spectacular series of waterfalls. We will stay overnight in a nearby hotel.
We travel to Geysir, the “geyser” which gave its name to all other erupting hot springs. After having explored a lava cave and other phenomena in the area, you will be invited to go snowmobiling, conditions permitting. As we continue our drive towards Reykjavík, we will visit Thingvellir, where the Althing, the oldest active parliament in the world, was established in 930. Later we will visit a geothermal power plant, where you will be met by a scientist who will guide you around the plant.
You will have the option of sleeping in and relax after your tailor made travel, holiday in Iceland. After check-out around noon, your driver will take you to the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal pool and spa set in a lava field, with beaches of black sand. Afterwards, your driver will take you to the airport. After a few days in tailor made travel in Iceland, you will return home ready for whatever life throws your way.