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Iceland Summer Retreat

7 Days / 6 Nights

DURATION

4 June - 10 June, 2023

AVAILABILITY

Small Group

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Description

Experience Iceland in the best way possible by joining our summer retreat. With high-end luxury accommodations, local private guides, unique activities, and adventures, this trip will leave you with unforgettable memories. Those who attend will fly in comfort and style between Iceland and New York aboard a private aircraft exclusively chartered for this journey. From the moment you arrive in Iceland until your departure, you will be led by your private guide and concierge, ensuring that your every need is met.

 

More about our Deluxe Small Group Journeys 

 

Aircraft: Gulfstream IV SP or comparable. Aircraft and seating configuration subject to change. Flight Details: White Plains, New York – Keflavik Airport  (Approx 5 hours)


What our clients have to say

First Class Experience

Jill, March 2019

My husband, twin 15 yo teens and I traveled to Iceland in March for one week and had a truly amazing experience! From beginning planning stages to the very end we were treated with customized and highly personalized care. All activities were hand crafted for our level of ability and interest for adventure. Our accommodations were first class and met all expectations. The restaurants, food, and service along the way was top notch. Sig, the owner and our guide Andri were the epitome of professionals. They were extememly knowledgeable and eager to share about their country. They were friendly and affable. They went above and beyond in every way. We have travelled the world with many high end groups and this is an outstanding outfit. I highly recommend them without hesitation. In fact we will definitely return and use them again in the future. We look forward to seeing Iceland in all its glory in the summer months. Kudos Deluxe Iceland!!

Itinerary

    Your Icelandic journey with your private flight to the destination on the very first evening. Start your trip in style with this VIP flight. Your private jet will be awaiting you on the tarmac at Westchester County airport in White Plains, New York, ready for take-off at 11:00 PM.

     

    You will arrive at White Plains, New York Airport, where a Deluxe Iceland representative will greet you. Then, they will lead you aboard the private aircraft to meet the rest of the group traveling with you to Iceland before departing for your Iceland Summer Retreat.

    When you arrive in Iceland at Keflavik Airport (BIKF), your private driver and concierge will greet you at the aircraft and take you to your Private Lodge in the South of Iceland. This is where you will be staying for the next three nights. Each travel party will have its private guide and concierge throughout its stay in Iceland.

     

    Enjoy a refreshing welcome and breakfast upon your arrival. Spend the morning at your leisure, explore the private lodge’s stunning views, and let the beauty of Iceland captivate you!

     

    Optional on-ground activities: 

    Brúarfoss Waterfall Hike (Duration: 2-3 hours)

    Stop at Brúarfoss (‘Bridge Falls’) which is a relatively small waterfall compared to many of its Icelandic counterparts, but its diminutive size does nothing to take away from its staggering beauty. Both locals and seasoned travellers regard Brúarfoss as one of the country’s hidden gems, often labelling it ‘Iceland’s Bluest Waterfall. The only way to see Brúarfoss is by Hiking. The hike is about a 7 km (4.4 milies) round trip walk and takes about 2-3 hours.

     

    Fatbike mountain biking (Duration: 2 – 3 hours)

    Take a short and fun trail ride from the lodge and get the refreshing Icelandic summer breeze…

     

    In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Geysir Geothermal Area and be mesmerized by the boiling hot springs and sky-high eruptions from Strokkur, which ejects water up to 30 meters (100 ft) every few minutes. This incredible spectacle is not to be missed! From there, you will visit Gullfoss Waterfall, one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls, before heading for a nice private dinner at Fridheimar Greenhouse. After all this, your guide will take you back to your lodge for the night, where you can relax and unwind after the day.

     

    Dinner at Friðheimar  

    Tomatoes are the theme of Friðheimar cuisine and that’s not surprising, since three different varieties of tomato are cultivated in the greenhouses, where food is served among the tomato plants. A real unique food experience! Three-course meal:  Soup –  Choose between meat, fish, or fresh pasta – Dessert.

    Spend this day of your Icelandic vacation snorkeling or fly fishing in the pristine waters of Silfra Fissure at Thingvellir National Park, one of Iceland’s most stunning natural wonders. Marvel at the underwater scenery and spot Arctic char and trout while you explore the crystal clear waters.

     

    For those who prefer to relax, enjoy an afternoon of relaxation with yoga or a massage back at the lodge. Discover an unforgettable experience full of adventure and tranquility during this special day in Iceland!

     

    Private Snorkeling Tour (Duration: 3 – 4 hours)

    You do not need a certificate for this tour. Only need to know how to swim. Snorkel Silfra in wetsuits between continents in best visibility with the best snorkel gear available!  Silfra is one of top snorkel places in the world and you will be with your own professional guide.  You need to bring:  Swimsuits and Towel  – Provided on location: All equipment needed to snorkel, entrance fees to Silfra, Hot cocoa, Warm overcoats (Dryrobes) before and after dive.

     

    Trout and Char Fishing (3 – 4 hours)

    Holaá river is one of the most popular day-tour fishing locations in southern Iceland. Holaá river is a productive river where you fish for trout and arctic char. The nature around Holaá river is very interesting, there is hot water that comes up from the grounds, and in some places, local people use the heat to bake bread on the grounds. All this warm water ends up in the Holaá river and warms it up – which makes the conditions for the fish better.

     

    Private Lunch set-up: 

    The group will meet up at Laugarvatnshellir cave where the last Cave People in Iceland lived there only a century ago. There you will enjoy a very nice private lunch set-up before heading back to the private lodge for the day.

     

    Optional on-ground activities: 

    Brúarfoss Waterfall Hike (Duration: 2-3 hours)

    Stop at Brúarfoss (‘Bridge Falls’) which is a relatively small waterfall compared to many of its Icelandic counterparts, but its diminutive size does nothing to take away from its staggering beauty. Both locals and seasoned travellers regard Brúarfoss as one of the country’s hidden gems, often labelling it ‘Iceland’s Bluest Waterfall. The only way to see Brúarfoss is by Hiking. The hike is about a 7 km (4.4 milies) round trip walk and takes about 2-3 hours.

     

    Fatbike mountain biking (Duration: 2 – 3 hours)

    Take a short and fun trail ride from the lodge and get the refreshing Icelandic summer breeze…

     

    Midnight Golfing 9 Holes (Duration: 2 – 3 hours)

    You can head out onto the 9 hole golf course at Úthlid that is just across the street from the lode and tee off under the Midnight Sun surrounded by pure Icelandic nature.In Uthlid is a nine hole golf course open in the summer time The course is par 35, 2470 meters on yellow tees and 2118 on red tees. The golf course is friendly and easy to play but nevertheless provides a challenge for all level of golfers.

     

    Dinner & Drinks at the Private Lodge 

    Enjoy a nice Iceland lodge dinner and drinks while relaxing and unwinding before another busy and exciting day.

    You will be picked up by a helicopter at the Eldar Lodge in the morning. This action-packed day brings you the ultimate sample of Iceland’s natural and cultural highlights. From stunning glaciers, volcanoes, and waterfalls, to marvels of human history and engineering, you will see, feel, and understand what makes Iceland so unique. In addition, this sightseeing tour will surprise you with aerial views of the famous Golden Circle and the vast Landmannalaugar region.

     

    Follow a trail of towering waterfalls as they drop out of the mountains to black sandy coastlines of newborn volcanic islands before landing on Eyjafjallajökull. This infamous glacier erupted in 2010. Top off the day by going on one-hour snowmobiling on the glacier. Then, back in the air, you will head to Landmannalaugar Highlands, where you will land amongst the lava fields for a private lunch. Your personal chef will cook up an incredible meal in the middle of the great wilderness.

     

    Dinner & Drinks at the Private Lodge 

    Enjoy a nice Iceland lodge dinner and drinks while relaxing and unwinding before another busy and exciting day.

    On this day, you will be picked up at Eldar Lodge by helicopters that will take you on a 60 – 90 minute flight. Your journey will start at Þingvellir national park before making a scenic pass over Reykjavik City, the world’s northernmost capital. Many are stunned by the natural beauty of this area.

     

    Next, your helicopters will head to the volcano in Geldingadalur to see the newly formed lava formations and craters. The Land of Fire and Ice once again lived up to its name! Two volcanic eruptions in two years. The eruption started on March 19th, 2021, in Geldingadalur valley, just south of Fagradalsfjall volcano ending in September of the same year. Once again, it began erupting in the same area at Meradalir valley from August 3rd to August 20th 2022. Furthermore, newly formed lava formations and craters can be seen.

     

    *Please note that the helicopter tour depends on the weather conditions and can be rescheduled or changed due to weather. If the helicopter tour is canceled, we will offer guests  to hike to the volcanic eruption site.

    Optional: Private Hike to the Volcanic Eruption (Duration 3 – 4 hours) Enjoy a hike to the volcanic eruption to see the eruption from a different angle. The hike will take approximately  1 – 1,5 hours each way and the trail is conveniently marked, this is an ideal hike if the weather conditions are good.

     

    Private Buggy Tour 
    Starting from the Geldingadalur Volcano site you will start heading off the main road. After a short briefing, your guide will go through our safety procedures, gear up in a whole suit/overalls, and helmet and start your buggy adventure. In this buggy tour, you will get familiar with the untouched Icelandic Nature and visit a black sand beach on the Reykjanes Peninsula on your way driving through lava fields on mountain roads and admiring the stunning landscape. You will stop at Djúpavatn Lake for pictures and also on the black beach where you will enjoy some warm chocolate and refreshments before heading to the Retreat Spa at the Blue Lagoon, where you will relax and soak in geothermal waters.

     

    Provided on location: Overalls, Helmets, and other safety equipment.

     

    When you come out of the Blue Lagoon, your private guide and driver will be waiting for you to drive you to Reykjavik for your check-in at the Reykjavik Edition hotel.

    On this day you will have the whole day to relax and discover Reykjavik with your guide or on your own.

     

    Optional:

    Reykjavik guided city tour (Duration 3 – 4 hours) where your private guide will take you up to Hallgrimskirkja church tower where you will have a nice panoramic view over the city. You will also visit Solfar sun voyager, Harpan concert hall, The Old Harbour and Bessastaðir, the home of the president and other most popular highlights of Reykjavik along with a stop at Laugavegur shopping street where you can explore the local stores and satisfy your purchasing needs.

     

    Reykjanes Peninsula guided tour (Duration 2 – 3 hours) where you will head to explore the amazing Reykjanes Peninsula. Take a look at Gunnuhver hot spring, Reykjanesviti and the bridge between two continents.

     

    Last Dinner & Drinks 

    You will have a lovely last dinner with the whole group and guides before heading back home the next day.

     

    On the last day, you will be picked up by a private driver and driven to the airport for your private flight back to New York.

Included

  • Authentic Insider Access and Exclusive Experiences.
  • English-Speaking Tour Director, Tour Managers and Local Guides throughout.
  • Chartered Private Jet with First-Class Seats with Dedicated Crew and Fully Catered.
  • Luxury Transportation throughout.
  • Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodation.
  • All Gratuities.
  • 24/7 Deluxe On-Call Support.
  • Complimentary Internet Access, Including in Flight.
  • A Choice of Activities and Adventures to design your day.
  • All Meals with Beverages, Including Custom-Crafted Culinary Experiences and Festive Local Entertainment.

Not Included

  • Lunches and dinners
  • International Flights

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