This nine day trip showcases the best of West Iceland combined with unique activities and stunning sights. Visit Flatey the small Island in the middle of Breiðafjörður bay, drive into stunning fjords, take a walk on one of Europe’s biggest bird cliffs and go on an exciting RIB safari in one of the fjords. This trip is for those who are looking to experience real adventures and get to know Iceland in a different way than most travellers.
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 City Tour
When you arrive in Iceland at Keflavik Airport, your private driver will greet you at the arrival hall and take you to Reykjavik where you can have breakfast before your private guide will take you up to Hallgrimskirkja church tower where you will have a nice panoramic view over the city, Solfar sun voyager, Harpan concert hall, The Old Harbour and Bessastaðir the home of the president and show you around Reykjavik most popular highlights.
Day 2 - The Golden Circle
On this day you will be taken to the Golden Circle, which is one of Iceland’s most popular tours. This tour will take you to the Þingvellir National Park, where you can learn about the world’s first parliament. You will then see Iceland’s most beautiful waterfall Gullfoss( Golden Falls), followed by the Geysir geothermal field.
Day 3 - Into & Above the Glacier - Snowmobiling
On this day you will start driving towards Borgarfjordur where you will drive up to Langjökull Glacier, the second biggest glacier in Europe on a 4×4 Truck to start a snowmobiling tour along the glacier all the way to the opening of a man made ice-tunnel and take a step inside the glacier. After taking a good look inside the glacier you will head back down to Húsafell, explore the area and take a nice walk in the nature before resting for the night.
Day 4 - The Magical Snæfellsnes Peninsula
On this day your guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. The Snæfellsnes glacier is a volcano and is believed to be one of the seven chakras(energy centres) in the world. Others stop at Snæfellsnes include the Gerðuberg belt of basalt columns and the beautiful cliff formations at Arnarstapi. After exploring the peninsula you will head to your hotel in Stykkishólmur for the night.
Day 5 - The Ferry to the Westfjords
Start the day by taking the ferry from Stykkishólmur across Breiðafjörður Bay with it’s thousands of tiny island and reefs, which according to legend are to many to count. In the middle of the bay you have Flatey Island where you will get the chance to explore this charming Island before going back on the ferry in the afternoon and continue to the West Fjords
Day 6 - Látrabjarg Bird Cliffs & Dynjandi
On this day you will visit one of Europe’s biggest bird cliffs, a home to birds in unfathomable numbers. This westernmost point of Iceland is really a line of several cliffs, 14 kilometres long and up to 441 m high. And it’s as steep as it gets, dizzyingly so. Safe from foxes, the birds are fearless, and provide stunning photographic opportunities from close range. Bird photography for dummies, you might say. The puffins are particularly tame and are the ones frequenting the grassy, higher part of the cliffs. But look out, the edges are fragile and loose and the fall is high.
After taking a good look at the bird cliffs you will start heading towards Ísafjordur the capital of the Westfjords, on the way you will see stunning fjords and waterfalls.
Day 7 - RIB Whale, Island Safari & Head back to Reykjavik
In the morning you will get to experience Ísafjarðardjúp bay and take a Rib safari. Sail into Ísafjarðardjúp, the stunning fjord region just off Ísafjörður and head to the island Vigur which, during the summer, has a large population of puffins, eider ducks and other seabirds. The locals will greet you with warm and light refreshments. You’ll have the chance to walk around the island and enjoy the beautiful landscape that surrounds the island. After all this you will board your domestic plane back to Reykjavik where you will be picked up at Reykjavik Airport and taken to your hotel.
Day 8 - Discover Reykjavik
This will be your final day in our beautiful Iceland. Hence we suggest that you spend the whole day relaxing and discovering Reykjavik. Your hotel is located downtown near all the main shops and attractions. Therefore, it is very easy to wander around and explore at your own pace.
Day 9 - Departure via Blue Lagoon
On the last day you will be picked up by a private driver and driven to the Blue Lagoon to relax before your departure from Iceland. After relaxing in the lagoon and enjoying the spa amenities you will have a table reserved at LAVA restaurant located in the Blue Lagoon for a fine lunch before your private driver will take you to Keflavik Airport in time for your departure *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
Dee Mutters, June 2018
Eric, July 2018
Bruce Marko, June 2018
Let us take care of you from the moment you arrive in Iceland until you depart.