1 June - 31 August
7 days / 6 nights
In this seven day trip you will visit one of Iceland's best kept secrets, with nice hikes, local farm visit and adventures that will let you experience our unique country through they eyes of the local. Go off the main tourist tracks and visit places and sights that only the locals know about, this trip is ideal for returning travellers that want to experience the real Iceland and something different.
Everyone that have heard about Iceland know the Blue lagoon! But not everyone know about the new Retreat spa that just opened in 2018, it’s a part of the Luxurious and first five start hotel in Iceland Retreat hotel that was built into the lava landscape.
If you are planning to go to the blue lagoon but you’re not a person that likes to be in big crowds then this is the way to go! This is more private, with your own locker room and more luxury experience with options of in-water treatments. The Retreat Spa only allows limited number of people in at each time in order for the experience to stay unique and relaxing for everyone visiting this wonder of the world. There is a restaurant in the Spa if you want to have a light meal and you can stay up to four hours in the Spa.
Day 1 - Arrival via the Blue Lagoon
When you arrive in Iceland at Keflavik Airport, your private driver will greet you at the arrival hall and take you to relax in the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa. Where you will have access to the Retreat Spa and soak in geothermal waters. There is a restaurant in the Spa if you want to have a light meal. You can stay up to four hours in the Spa. After lunch your private driver will take you to your hotel in Reykjavik.
Day 2 - Glymur Mountain Hike
On this day you will head into Hvalfjordur where you will hike up to Iceland’s second tallest waterfall called Glymur. The hike is of medium difficulty, going through a natural cave and crossing a river on a big tree trunk before needing to climb a fairly steep mountainside. (Approx hike to top 2 – 2,5 hours)
On top of the waterfall you will enjoy a glass of champagne while admiring the stunning views before going down and heading back to your hotel in Reykjavik.
Day 3 - The Westman Islands
The Westman Islands are often overlooked by travellers, which is understandable, us living on the mainland sometimes forget it exists too, but it’s definitely a place worth visiting. Heimaey is the only one of the islands that is inhabited, Heimaey and from there the entire population had to evacuate in 1973 due to a massive volcanic eruption.
You will take the ferry to the Westman Islands and enjoy the day exploring this amazing Island, the island is rich in history but also happen to be where you’ll find the world’s largest puffin colony, giving you an opportunity to visit these adorable little fellas in their natural habitat, visit the volcano museum located on the Island and enjoying amazing dinner at Slippurinn Restaurant before heading back to the mainland for the day.
Day 4 - Eyjafjallajökull Snowmobiling, Lava Center & Local Farm
You will start the day by stopping at the Lava Center at Hella before visiting a local farm to get familiar with the Icelandic farm life and enjoy a cup of coffee and Icelandic Pancakes and afterwards top the day by going snowmobiling up on Eyjafjallajökull the infamous glacier that erupted in 2010.
At the Lava center you will visit the exhibition halls and use the interactive displays to discover the colossal and complex natural forces that shape the Earth and began to create Iceland tens of millions of years ago.
Day 5 - Inside the Volcano
Start the day by heading back to Reykjavik on the way you will stop at the Blue Mountains where you are going to have the unique chance of descending 400 feet to the bottom of a dormant volcano in an open cable lift. There is a really nice hike leading up to the volcano. *Approx 40 minutes each way.
Day 6 - RIB Whale & Puffin Watching & Iceland Dinner Experience
On this day you will start in the morning heading out from Reykjavik Old Harbour in search for the wildlife and explore seas on the adventure of a lifetime. You will be in a specially engineered RIB boat to get you closer and faster to the whales and puffins than bigger boats. These stable and safe boats also allow us to search a bigger area, thus increasing your likelihood of viewing the whales, dolphins and birdlife. (Duration 2 hours)
First you ride out to one of three islands close to the harbour and check out the breeding puffins (season 15 May – 15 August). Next you head out further in search of whales and dolphins. Seeing the wildlife as up close as you can from our RIB boats is a once in a lifetime adventure and experience. After exploring the wonders of the sea you will sail back to Reykjavík, where you will ride along the city shore line. Along the coast you will have views of the city from a unique angle, Sólfarið viking ship sculpture and mesmerising Harpa Concert Hall.
In the evening you will enjoy a nice complementary Iceland dinner experience, travel with us on a journey around Iceland in a seasonal influenced menu. The best and freshest ingredients from all over the island will tantalize your tastebuds in a trip sure to live long in your memory.
Day 7 - Departure
On the last day you will be picked up by a private driver and driven to the airport in time for your flight. *You have to be at Keflavik airport 2 hours before departure.
Based on 2 persons in one room
Based on 4 persons in two room's
Deborah P - September 2019
My husband and I chose to celebrate our "retirement" by touring Iceland. We corresponded with Deluxe Iceland's owner, Sig, and from the initial email to the final farewell at the airport we were extremely impressed!! Sig and Fannar, consecutively, were our personal tour guides throughout our trip and both were very professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and personable. They listened to our wants and planned our trip accordingly. At the same time, they were more than willing to veer from the planned schedule if we spotted a "sight" along the route. Sig's mantra was "no stress" which made us feel relaxed and cared for!! (I have since decided to adopt that mantra!!) We had many great conversations and laughs with both Sig and Fannar and left Iceland feeling like we had made two new friends!! A big thank-you and cheers to Sig and Fannar for making our retirement trip a memory that we will forever treasure!! Bless, bless, Deborah and Bo Passey. (Ontario, Canada) P.S. We highly recommend Deluxe Iceland if Iceland is on your "bucket... Read more
Samantha - March, 2020
Deluxe Iceland did an incredible job planning our family trip. We worked with Viktor for a few months ahead of time. He was informative and very patient, helping us plan the perfect trip for our family. He organized and took care of all the details in advance so we could enjoy our trip without any hassles. When we arrived in Iceland we were greeted by our unbelievable guide Andri who showed us around Iceland, taking us to the blue lagoon, the golden circle, a local farm visit, the lava center, snowmobiling, and so much more. He was so knowledgable, extremely personable and just such a nice person. He added so much to our trip and we would highly recommend requesting him if possible. Everyone at Deluxe Iceland was very helpful and accessible while we were there. Viktor and Siggi were always quick to respond if we had any last minute questions. We felt relaxed and comfortable throughout our whole trip. If you want to have THE experience that you'll remember forever, we highly recommend using Deluxe... Read more
Treva, July 2019
WOW! It’s impossible to find the words to express how thankful we are for our experience with Deluxe Iceland and our time the owner, Sigurður Magnússon. Our trip was flawless from the moment we were picked up until the very last minute as our adventure came to an end. The only direction I gave them were the dates, areas we wanted to explore and we were up for anything. I’m so happy I left it all up to them. They did not disappoint! Our entire stay was seamless, every excursion, every private guide, every meal and accommodation worked out perfectly. We were never waiting or confronted with any obstacle. Every detail was perfectly executed. Sig went the extra step to take group pictures, help us with our gear before and after excursions, handled our luggage as we traveled to different hotels along the coast, you name it, he was always there to ensure we had no worries or stress along the way. Deluxe Iceland also has beautiful vehicles that are immaculate and fully equipped with, WiFi, changing cords, water bottles and GPS monitors that track where you have been and to show where you will be going. However, the best part of about our booking through Deluxe Iceland was spending time with Sig. He is a tremendous ambassador to Iceland. He is very knowledgeable about his country and conveys the information so nicely as you travel throughout the country. It’s far better than trying to travel the country without a guide. With Sig doing the driving my husband and I were... Read more