Iceland·August 16 - 21 2024

Discovery & Wellness in Iceland

The land of fire & ice amazes travelers at every turn with breathtaking landscapes found nowhere else on Earth.

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Overview

We’ll discover Iceland on a road trip that will take us to its most iconic spots, from thundering waterfalls to exploding geysers. Nature puts on a real show here, and we'll have front-row seats. This isn’t your stock trip to Iceland. This is a restorative wellness trip to one of the last places on the planet settled by humans. Your wellness adventure couples the world-famous Blue Lagoon and traditional Icelandic sights with yoga and meditation to soothe the soul and start each day with a positive outlook. This unique trip befits a place like no other. You’ll walk away amazed and restored.

Highlights

Explore the Golden Circle, UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park & the Geysir hot spring

Explore the Golden Circle, UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park & the Geysir hot spring

Luxuriate in the Blue Lagoon natural hot spring

Luxuriate in the Blue Lagoon natural hot spring

View Skogafoss waterfall

View Skogafoss waterfall

Visit an Icelandic horse farm

Visit an Icelandic horse farm

Tour an organic greenhouse farm

Tour an organic greenhouse farm

Discver Reynisfjara black sand beach and basalt stacks

Discver Reynisfjara black sand beach and basalt stacks

Itinerary

Here's a day-by-day itinerary of the trip

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Reykjavik

Day 1: Friday, August 16th, 2024

Arrive in Reykjavik and take a taxi to your hotel, the Sand Hotel, near the harbor and the famous Harpa music hall. Most flights from the US to Iceland are overnight, so take the day to relax, walk around Reykjavik, and recover from your travels.

In the afternoon, we'll meet our host, Thorey, and the group for an introduction and orientation meeting, after which we'll stroll around the city center on the way to dinner. For dinner, we'll enjoy superb Icelandic cuisine paired with wine. 

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Dinner

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Reykjavik

Day 2: Saturday, August 17th, 2024

We'll meet our host after morning yoga and breakfast. Our first day starts with a visit to the lava fields left behind by the recent Fagradalsfjall volcanic eruption. Following an eruption, lava cools and forms artistic designs on Iceland’s landscapes. With time, moss covers the lava fields, and the lava starts to integrate into Iceland’s landscapes. 

We’ll walk on, around, and along the most recent lava fields while we practice a walking meditation technique you can use for the rest of the week. 

Afterward, we’ll drive to a nearby fishing village to indulge in a warm bowl of lobster soup (vegetarian options available). 

After lunch, we’ll continue to the most famous thermal pool in the country, perhaps in the world. The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal pool of seawater mixed with freshwater. The water is warm. Expect temperatures of between 37°C and 40°C. The Blue Lagoon contains silica, algae, and minerals thought to cleanse, heal, and rejuvenate. Make the most of the healing powers with the 30-minute massage and three face masks included in your premium package. 

Our package includes a bathrobe, towels, slippers, and your choice of drink at the swim-up bar. Drink a toast to the fabulous experience with a glass of bubbly before rinsing off and preparing for dinner at the Lava Restaurant at the Blue Lagoon.

Dinner will start with a glass of sparkling wine, followed by a seasonal Icelandic dinner made from the finest local ingredients.

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Premium package including a 30 minute massage and drink @Blue Lagoon

Seljalandsfoss

The Black Beach

Day 3: Sunday, August 18th, 2024

We’ll start our road trip after an invigorating yoga session at the hotel, followed by breakfast. Today, we’re off to the south shore to explore some of the mightiest waterfalls and most striking landscapes. In Iceland, the journey is often just as spectacular as the destination. The landscapes are so majestic that you can spend hours mesmerized by the abruptly changing weather, the otherworldly lava fields, the moss-covered hills, and the volcanic rocks.

Our first stop is at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, the famous waterfall you can walk behind thanks to the large caverns behind the tall but narrow drop. Dress in waterproof clothing because the force of nature is apparent the moment you approach the waterfalls.

Here, we’ll enjoy a refreshing waterfall meditation, soaking up the moment with mindfulness.

After Seljalandsfoss, we’ll continue to another waterfall, perhaps the most impressive, Skogafoss. Skogafoss is famous because of the sheer amount of water pouring off the cliff. The water spray here is at its strongest and often results in beautiful rainbows - sometimes double or even triple rainbows! You can admire Skogafoss from the bottom or walk up the 400 steps to the top.

After exploring the waterfall, we'll enjoy a freshly prepared lunch at the Bistro Cafe with a beautiful view of Skógafoss.

After lunch, we’ll continue driving to Reynisfjara black beach. We have free time at this mythical black sand beach, flanked by the Reynisdrangar basalt cliffs on one side and wild ocean waves on the other. Look out for the rock formations in the ocean. The area is steeped in legends about the night trolls caught by the morning sun and turned to stone. 

After exploring the area and trying to capture its raw beauty, we’ll drive back toward Reykjavik, where you'll have time to relax and grab dinner on your own or with some of your new friends. Suggestions provided. 

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Not Included

Dinner

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Thingvellir National Park

Day 4: Monday, August 19th, 2024

Today, you can sleep late and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. We’ll leave Reykjavik a bit later than usual to allow free time to do last-minute shopping in town. Then, we’ll head to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO-listed site and the heart of Iceland’s birth.

Thingvellir, or “Parliament Planes,” is where the National Parliament was established in 930. The outdoor assembly was held annually in June (convened from the 10th century) to the end of the 18th century. Today, it's a pleasant and well-maintained park with a network of trails and well-marked paths.

From Thingvellir, we'll continue to the beautiful ION Adventure Hotel. ION is far from any nearby urban development and enjoys the peace that makes Iceland so special. The outdoor pool is a favorite spot, as is the glass observatory lounge with its sprawling views of the area. Ask for a hiking trail map. The map allows guests access to various lava field trails around the hotel. 

We’ll head to the restaurant for lunch. You'll have time in the afternoon to discover the nearby hiking trails or soak in the heated thermal outdoor pool.

We’ll reconvene for a group dinner at the hotel’s premium restaurant. Here, they serve beautiful locally sourced meals with a side of panoramic views.

After dinner, why not enjoy one last dip in the thermal pool?

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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Golden Circle

Day 5: Tueday, August 20th, 2024

We've saved perhaps the most famous day of the trip for the last. Wake up to a wonderful morning meditation session and yoga at ION’s beautiful yoga room. Then, enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the window to start the day well.

Today, is all about finishing the rest of the Golden Circle. We’ll begin our day at the strongest of all the waterfalls, Gulfoss, which you can capture from above. Here, water drops around 31 meters and passes through rapids and a narrow canyon, revealing the sheer force of nature. You can witness the waterfall from the main drop off point or walk a few steps up to a viewing platform for a better view.

After Gulfoss, we’ll continue to the Great Geysir and Strokkur Geysers. Depending on the weather, the geyser can explode high into the air, surprising everyone in the area. 

A visit to Iceland could not be complete without learning more about two uniquely Icelandic things: its horses and its greenhouse horticulture. We’ll have a guided tour of Friðheimar, Iceland’s biggest tomato farm, followed by lunch made from the homegrown ingredients. Because of the weather, growing vegetables and fruits in Iceland is a challenge, so the local growers have designed a system of greenhouses that allow them to grow produce with the help of bumblebees.

Lunch is a soup buffet with plenty of creamy butter and bread. There is a separate a la carte menu. The tomato beer is an intriguing choice.

After lunch, we’ll have a private Icelandic horse demonstration. This indigenous horse breed is not found anywhere else in the world. Get up close with the horses in the stables and pet them. 

We’ll return back to Hotel Ion with free time before an afternoon meditation and movement session. In the evening, we'll enjoy our final farewell drink and dinner at the hotel.

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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Reykjavik

Day 6: Wednesday, August 21st, 2024

After breakfast, we’ll drive back to Reykjavik around 11am where our time together in Iceland ends. Depending on the time of your flight back home is, spend the day exploring.

You'll Be Staying Here

Sand Hotel

Sand Hotel

Situated off the fashionable Laugavegur shopping street in Reykjavík, the Sand Hotel boutique hotel has a terrace with amazing views of the city.

ION Adventure

ION Adventure

ION Adventure Hotel is an unforgettable experience. Whether you are seeking a quiet, soulful soak beneath the Northern Lights, a challenging trek across an ancient glacier or a day of fly-fishing in plentiful icy rivers. 

Hosts

Thorey Sigthorsdottir

Thorey Sigthorsdottir

Thorey has been a certified tour guide since 2000 and is experienced in creating inspirational journeys through the wonderful Icelandic landscapes. She enjoys sharing her love of this beautiful and unique country with guests. She also gives tailor-made workshops to individuals and companies. 

Thorey also studied shamanic healing, "Walking the Wheel of Awakening,” with Patricia Whitebuffalo, weaving it into her teaching. 

Thorey has also worked as an actor, director, and voice coach since she graduated from the Acting School of Iceland in 1991.

Price

Private Room

Private Room

Everyone gets their own fabulous room!

FROM$6,995

Shared Room

Shared Room

Share a room with a friend or family member

FROM$6,295

Add Ons

Arrive one day early in Iceland

Arrive one day early in Iceland

Includes one night and breakfast at the Sand Hotel

PRICE$370.00

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Incredible Iceland

Iceland is a place like no other you’ve ever been - a land of thundering waterfalls, exploding geysers, rugged coastlines and colorful towns.

Incredible Iceland

What's Included

What's Included

Lodging at unique hotels

All guides, experts and entry fees

All in-country transport

Three Yoga Sessions

A variety of Wellness Experiences

Premium Spa package at the Blue Lagoon including a 30-min massage

Everything stated in itinerary including most meals (except one dinner) - wine and beer included with dinner

Roundtrip airfare to Iceland

Additional wine, beer, or spirits beyond what is offered at meals

All personal souvenir purchases

Travel and Medical Insurance (required)

Airport transfers

Additional spa treatments

Reviews

"OMG - all of the Iceland sites were amazing, the waterfalls, the volcano, the black sand beach, etc... We got to see so much - so kudos to organising all of that" - Dale C, New Zealand

Post-Trip Survey

"Elizabete ... was wonderful, very smart and knowledgeable, I learned so many wonderful things. I can't imagine that trip without her! Also her meditation sessions were exactly what I needed!! The yoga instructor we had was also wonderful." - Carol C, Columbus OH

Post-Trip Survey

FAQs

Since people arrive at different times, there is no group transfer. Instead, you can choose one of the options below for an easy transfer from the airport to the hotel. Transport between Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavik City is 50 km and usually takes less than an hour.

FLYBUS - https://www.re.is/flybus/ The buses are operated by Iceland Excursions' Airport Express and Reykjavik Excursions Kynnisferdir's Flybus services. They both have a timetable adapted to the arrival and departing flights' schedule (you can book directly). This is how most visitors travel between the airport and the city center. Tickets are around €30. It's a big, nice coach with onboard Wi-Fi and plenty of luggage storage.

TAXI - Taxis are available at Keflavik International Airport 24 hours a day. They can be found at the terminal and can bring guests to the hotel in good time.

Sights to see in Reykjavik.

Our concierge, can help you book hotel accommodations. 

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Discovery & Wellness in Iceland

Iceland· August 16 - 21 2024· 5 nights

FROM$6,995/pp