THE CIRCLES | May 2023
ICELAND: LUXE EXPLORATION AND ADVENTURE
- EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURE: A scuba or snorkel expedition between continental plates in Silfra fissure.
- BREATHTAKING NATURE: From black-sand beaches to massive waterfalls and geothermal pools, the physical wonders of Iceland will leave you awe-inspired.
- JOY IN CONNECTION: Our local Icelandic guides—among the friendliest and most fascinating people you could ever hope to meet.
Day 1: Reykjavik & Welcome Dinner
Welcome to Iceland! With your own private guide, enjoy insider touring of the highlights of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. See iconic buildings such as historic Hallgrimskirkja Church and Harpa, the contemporary concert hall designed in conjunction with renowned artist Olafur Eliasson. Explore the colorful backstreets of the town, walk along the scenic harbor and stop at renowned culinary spots. Visit Perlan, a landmark building on a hill, for views over Reykjavik. Visit the Reykjavik Art Museum to gain further insight into Iceland's history and contemporary culture. Also enjoy time to browse top boutiques for Icelandic crafts such as hand-knit wool sweaters and blankets.
Day 2: Reykjavik to Husafell & Langjokull
Glacier Private transfer from Reykjavik to our hotel for 1 night. On the way, we will stop for an incredible "Into the Glacier" experience. With our specialized guide, we will make our way into a series of vast tunnels to explore the internal world of Iceland’s famous glaciers.
Day 3: Golden Circle (Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Springs, Gullfoss Waterfall)
Today, enjoy private touring in the iconic Golden Circle, one of Iceland’s most popular regions. See Gullfoss, Iceland's most famous waterfall, and watch Strokkur and other geysers erupt. Visit Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where the Althing (Icelandic assembly) met for more than 850 years in a spectacular rift valley between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Enjoy a private tour and lunch at a geothermally heated greenhouse. Also see other highlights of the area, such as Kerid crater lake, and enjoy a snorkeling excursion between continental plates in Silfra fissure. Finally, enjoy soaking in openair hot springs at the Secret Lagoon or at Laugarvatn Fontana, including a visit to its geothermal bakery
Day 4: South Coast to Vik (Selijalandsfoss & Skogafoss Waterfalls, plane wreck, Dyrholaey, black sand beach)
Visit Reynisfjara Beach to see its unusual black sand and basalt columns, and take in views of monumental sea stacks off the coast. Also see the amazing Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, and tour cultural highlights such as the Skogar folk museum and the Lava Center, a fascinating interactive museum dedicated to Iceland's geological forces. Finally, this region is an ideal base for hunting for the Northern Lights—we will camp out under the stars (until we head back to our luxury hotel!), as we await their late evening beauty.
Day 5: South Iceland to Reykjavik (Blue Lagoon)
We set off early today to arrive for a late morning arrival to Iceland’s famed Blue Lagoon. Spend the remainder of your day in absolute luxury, enjoying unlimited access to the geothermal waters, spa, and The Retreat (Iceland’s most luxurious hotel). After a day of sumptuous relaxing we come together for a final elegant dinner at the Michelin-starred Moss Restaurant before continuing on to Reykjavik the next day for departures.
Pricing is based on 10 guests:
$6,900 per person
$2,900 single supplement