For the extreme adventurer, Iceland delivers. They don’t call it “The Land of Fire and Ice” for nothing and for the intrepid adventurer we have a thrilling experience that offers a unique perspective on this stunning country. Iceland – up close and personal. It will be hard work, but what journey is without a little extra effort to get there.
- Private arrival / departure transfer
- Completely privately guided trip in a 4×4 vehicle
- Private transfer to the Blue Lagoon Retreat
- Private glacier hike on Snæfellsjökull glacier
- Privately guided hikes and expedition level experiences with a highly skilled and professional guide.
- All safety equipment (crampons, ice axe, line and belt)
- 3 nights at a luxury hotel in Reykjavík City
- 5 nights in mountain hut and hostel accommodation
- 1 night at The Retreat at The Blue Lagoon with spa access
Upon arrival in Iceland, your private driver-guide will meet you at the arrival hall at Keflavik airport, holding a sign with your name, and escort you to your private vehicle. From the airport you will go directly to your hotel in Reykjavík. If the day is clear, you might even be able to catch a glimpse of tomorrow’s destination.
Today, and after a recommended breakfast, you will be met by your private guide who will take to to your first adventure. A taster of what is to come. You will head to the west of Iceland and to the jewel in the crown of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, Snæfellsjökull volcano. This strato-volcano stands at 1,446 meters (around 4,774 feet) and was famously referred to in literature as the starting point of the fabled ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ by Jules Verne in 1871. Fear not, you will not be tunneling into its depths, but you will be hiking to its icy peak by an expert guide, to be rewarded with the best view in all of Snæfellsjökull National Park.
Today, you will be picked up by private guide towards Mt. Hengill volcano and a hike to Vörðuskaggi peak. The hike itself is around 805 meters (around 2641 feet) At the summit, you can enjoy views over Þingvellir National Park, (a UNESCO World Heritage site) Langjökull glacier (the second largest glacier in Europe) as well as Eyjafjallajökull, which famously erupted in 2010 causing global chaos with suspended air traffic. You will also visit the famous Golden Circle route, visiting the great Geysir and the majestic Gullfoss waterfall, arguably the most famous waterfall in Iceland.
Mt. Hekla awaits you. This active volcano stands at 1491 meters (around 4892 feet) The ascent will be long and is an opportunity to witness steaming fissure vents.
Mt. Hekla is a highly active volcano and is constantly being monitored. If the authorities advise against going to the summit on this day, then another summit will be chosen.
Landmannalaugar is one of the most famous highland regions in Iceland and is the beginning point of the most famous hiking route, the Laugavegur. You will reach it by trekking through Fjallabak nature reserve and once you reach Landmannalaugar, you will have an opportunity to take a recommended dip in the natural hot springs. There is an option to hike Bláhnúkur volcano (The Blue Peak) at 940 meters (3083 feet) and you will finish in Skaftafell, in Vatnajökull National Park via Eldgjá canyon. Vatnajökull is Iceland’s second UNESCO World Heritage site
(This route can be closed in May and June due to snow. I this happens, an alternative route will be chosen)
Journey to the very top of Iceland. Hvannadalshnúkur is the highest peak in the country, standing at a towering 2110 meters (around 6922 feet) This will be your biggest challenge but that is what you came for! This expedition will take place mostly on Öræfajökull glacier, part of Vatnajökull glacier, the largest glacier in Europe.
Please note that in case of unagreeable weather conditions, then the route will be changed to Hrútfjallstindar or a similar summit.
Today will be far more relaxed, as you will visit Skaftafell National Park , the sea bird colony at Ingólfshöfði and the famous glacier lagoon of Jökulsárlón and the ‘Diamond Beach’
You return to Reykjavík, and along the way you will visit Reynisfjara black sand beach, Dyrhólaey nature reserve, and the two stunning waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. You return to Reykjavík in the early afternoon to your hotel.
What is all this extreme adventure without a soothing and satisfying opportunity to relax, unwind and think back on how you conquered some of Iceland’s biggest challenges? You will be transferred privately to the Blue Lagoon Retreat. A true luxury getaway. You will have full access to the incredible spa and private lagoon, as well as being able to enjoy breathtaking views over the lava fields and local mountains. High adventure offers high reward, and you will find that in the Retreat.
After a peaceful night’s stay in the comfort of the Blue Lagoon Retreat, you will be taken to the airport via private transfer and your onward journey home. You have done it. You have taken on some of Iceland’s toughest obstacles and won. You will have memories to last a lifetime, and we hope you will return one day for another challenge. Iceland will wait for you.
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