Chic Retreats are working with Lekker Boutique Travel – a bespoke travel planning service, creating tailor-made trips focused around what inspires you and how you like to travel – to provide you with a unique Chic Experience to complete your Iceland getaway. Here our travel experts share one of their favourite itineraries for Iceland including a visit to the black sand beaches, the Blue Lagoon and the Golden Circle tour.
|Day 1||Arrive in Reykjavik. Transfer to your hotel in the South. This evening head out on a Northern lights tour.||Hotel Grimsborgir|
|Day 2||Private South Coast Tour with Snowmobiling. This morning, you will be picked up by your guide and start your excursion and visit the famous sights of the South and Solheimajokull glacier. You will visit the waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss and the black sandy beaches near the village of Vik. Today you will also have the amazing opportunity to go snowmobiling.||Hotel Grimsborgir|
|Day 3||Private Golden Circle Tour You will head out today and enjoy the wonders of the Golden circle where you will see the famous Geysir, Gullfoss waterfalls and much more.||Hotel Odinsve|
|Day 4||Blue Lagoon and Reykjavik on your own||Hotel Odinsve|
|Day 5||Depart Home|
|Location||Hotel||Room Type||Star Rating|
|South Iceland||Hotel Grimsborgir||1x Junior Suite, Bed & Breakfast||4 Star|
|Reykjavik||Hotel Odinsve||1 x Junior Suite, Bed & Breakfast||4 Star|
Day One: Arrive in Iceland
Today, you will arrive in Reykjavik. After you have collected your luggage, you will meet your driver. You will then be transferred to Hotel Grimsborgir in South Iceland where you will stay for 2 nights. The hotel is situated in a great place to see the Northern Lights and has nice outdoor hot tubs to relax in the evenings.
Overnight at Hotel Grimsborgir Including Breakfast
Day Two: Private South Coast and Snowmobiling
In the morning, your guide will meet you at your hotel and take you to see the famous sites of Iceland’s South Coast and the Solheimajokull glacier. You will visit the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, and the black sandy beaches near the village of Vik. In the afternoon, enjoy an exhirlaritng snowmobile trip on a glacier.
Overnight at Hotel Grimsborgir Including Breakfast
Day Three: Private Golden Circle Tour
You will be picked up by your guide and start your excursion to visit some of Iceland ́s main attractions today. We will start with the Golden Circle. You will see the Strokkur geysir erupt with water going as high as 30 m in the air, every 8 minutes, craters and bubbling hot mud pools. Iceland ́s most famous waterfall Gullfoss (the Golden Waterfall) is a short 5 minute drive from the Geysir hot spring area. Continue to Thingvellir National park, a UNESCO world heritage site. Thingvellir is historically famous for the establishment of the parliament in 930 AD. Thingvellir is no less famous for its geological wonders. Iceland lies on the Atlantic ridge and at Thingvellir you can clearly see where the tectonic plates of Europe and North America meet and pull Iceland apart. End the day in Reykjavik. Your evening is yours at leisure. Overnight at Hotel Odinsve Including Breakfast
Day Four: Blue Lagoon and Reykjavik
Today visit the Blue lagoon and spend time exploring Reykjavik. Your private transfer will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. The steamy waters are a part of a lava formation. The warm waters are rich in minerals like silica and sulphur and bathing in the Lagoon is reputed to help some people suffering from skin diseases such as psoriasis. The water temperature is from 37-40°C. The Lagoon is fed by the water output of a nearby geothermal power plant. Superheated water is vented from the ground near a lava flow and used to run turbines that generate electricity. Then the water is fed into the lagoon for recreational and medicinal users to bathe in. After your time at the Blue Lagoon, head back to Reykjavik and the quaint city of Reykjavik at your leisure. We recommend exploring the centre of the city on foot, going up to the viewing deck of the Hallgrímskirkja Church, and perhaps enjoy an optional whale watching tour.
Things to See in Reykjavik:
- The Pearl-Perlan- amazing viewing deck
- Hallgrimskirkja Church- you can take a tour to the top of the Church and afterwards do some walking and shopping street Skolavoroustigur
- City Hall by the Lake Tjörnin to view the huge relief map of Iceland
- City Center and the harbour
- Aurora Borealis Museum
- Museum of Whales at Grandi Reykjavik
- Saga Museum
- Reykjavik City Museum
- City center and the harbour
- Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
- Ellioaardalur Valley in Reykjavik
Day Five: Depart Home
You will have the morning to explore more of Reykjavik before you are picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight home.
From £3,175 per person sharing
- Private Arrival Transfer from Airport to Hotel Grimsborgir
- 2 Night’s in a Junior Suite at Hotel Grimsborgir Including Breakfast
- Private South Coast Tour with Snowmobile on Glacier (snowmobile part in a small group)
- Private Golden Circle Tour
- 2 Night’s in a Junior Suite at Hotel Odinsve Including Breakfast
- Blue Lagoon Comfort Entrance and Transfer (on shuttle from Reykjavik)
- Private Airport transfer from Reykjavik to Airport
- Meals as detailed in the itinerary
- All entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary
What’s Not Included
- Anything not mentioned in the above itinerary
- Meals not itemised in the itinerary and drinks
- Early check-in or late check-out
- Transport not detailed in the itinerary
- Gratuities for drivers and guides
- Travel Insurance
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