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Elegant Resorts

ELEGANT JOURNEYS

4

nights

Icelandic Summer Adventure

01 May 2018 to 30 Sep 2018

For more information, please call our Travel Consultants on:01244 897 771 Request A Quote

Journey Highlights

Explore the natural spectacles of Iceland during summer and enjoy seeing the extraordinary sites during the typically long, balmy days. Characterised by fresh air and brilliant blue skies, a visit during the summer season enables you to travel at your own pace and to admire the dramatic scenery — from magnificent waterfalls, powerful geysers and incredible glaciers, to flowering lupins and indigenous wild horses. The diverse landscapes and raw natural attractions are even more beautiful with hints of seasonal colour and bright sunshine. Start your journey visiting Iceland's main attraction, the Golden Circle — a geologocal phenomenon encompassing Thingvellir National Park, the great Strokkur geyser, Gullfoss waterfall and Thrihnukagigur volcano — before venturing on to South Shore with its beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Basalt sea stacks and Solheimajokull glacier. Embark on an ice hike, sample the rich culture of Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, and experience a dip in the iconic Blue Lagoon — an amazing finale for a sensational journey.

Adventure Travel Culture & History
Perfect for:

A couple seeking an active adventure during Iceland's summer

Guide Price:

Prices from £4,255 per person. Price includes flights, car hire, accommodation and most meals.

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Your journey at a glance

  • 1
    1 night Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 2
    Golden Circle
  • 3
    2 nights South Shore, Iceland
  • 4
    Selljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • 5
    Ice Walk
  • 6
    Skogarfoss Waterfall
  • 7
    1 night Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 8
    Reykjanes Peninsula
  • 9
    The Blue Lagoon
  • 10
    Sightseeing In Reykjavik
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Iceland is a year-round destination. The natural geothermal sites and dramatic scenery can be visited during the summer and winter months. Being located in the northern hemisphere, the summer season runs from May to September, with winter during December to March.

Fly from London to Reykjavik

Arrive into Leifur Eiriksson Keflavik Airport.

Private car transfer from the Airport to your hotel

Be met by your driver in the airport's Arrival Hall and be driven to your city hotel.

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Staying at

Hotel Borg

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Day 1

Arrive at the top of the world, to a seaside town at the edge of the Arctic Circle. Reykjavik is a capital city that offers culture, music, art and eye-popping scenery. The brightly coloured roofs of Reykjavik’s concrete buildings put a smile on everyone’s face. Just like blocks of Lego, everything’s shipshape and orderly. Landmarks include Hallgrímskirkja Church and Harpa Concert Hall, as well as an unusual steel sculpture called ‘Sun Voyager’ and Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower. Settle into your hotel and prepare for the next day's adventures.

Highlights

Wake in the colourful city of Reykjavik, collect your hire car and head out to the famous Golden Circle area with its beautiful landscape, spectacular geysers, stunning waterfalls and volcanic crater.

Staying at

Hotel Borg

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An iconic landmark in the heart of Reykjavik since 1930, the legendary Hotel Borg has become an impressive city landmark. A fabulous example of Art Deco style, Hotel Borg features 99 beautifully contemporary guest rooms and suites including the spectacular Tower suite with its amazing 360-degree view across the city. Located in the famous Austurvöllur Square, the hotel is found just across the street from the parliament building and the beautiful Reykjavik cathedral, making it the perfect base from which to discover this amazing Icelandic capital, whilst the Borg Spa is the perfect calm and charming space to relax after a busy day.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Stunning Art Deco luxury hotel in central Reykjavik
  • Feature:Amazing location on the central Austurvöllur Square
  • Rooms:99 Guest Rooms & Suites
  • Location:Iceland
  • Nearest airport:Reykjavik International Airport
Find Out More
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Golden Circle

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Day 2

Wake early and collect your hire car, a Toyota Landcruiser with GPS, mobile phone and full insurance, before venturing to Iceland's main attraction, the Golden Circle. Visit Thingvellir National Park, a geological phenomenon standing on two tectonic plates that are gradually moving away from each other, before seeing the sprouting hot geysers and energetic great Strokkur that spouts every few minutes — up to height of 40 metres.

See the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall that plummets 32 metres, in two stages, to a canyon below. The water in Gullfoss comes from the second biggest glacier in Iceland, Langjokull glacier. For those seeking a thrilling adventure, venture to the unique phenomenon of Thrihnukagigur volcano and embark on a 40 minute hike (each way) inside the volcano. Be prepared to descend 120 metres to the bottom of the crater in an open cable lift!

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2

nights

South Shore, Iceland

Staying at

Skálakot

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Day 3

Iceland’s South Shore is where you will find some of the country’s most astounding scenes of natural beauty. Along this stretch of coast, spanning just south of Reykjavik to Vatnajökull National Park, there is a trove of spectacular sights and experiences to behold.

There are waterfalls aplenty to marvel at, here; the sixty-meter-high Seljalandsfoss waterfall flows from the famous Eyjafjallajokull glacier, while Skogarfoss waterfall is said to be one of the most beautiful in the country. There is also the striking Gigjokull glacier and lagoon and the basalt sea stacks of Reynisdrangar to marvel at; the latter is said to have originated when two trolls unsuccessfully dragged a ship to land and turned to rock when daylight broke.

Adventurers will have plenty to fuel their adrenaline with, too. Solheimajokull is a great place for an ice walk, while Thormsmork valley, accessible only with a mountain vehicle, reveals mountains, glaciers and birchwoods. During summer, there is also fertile farmlands, making ideal terrain for riding with some of the county’s friendly pony-sized horses – unique to Iceland, the breed first emerged with Norwegian settlers over one-thousand years ago, and their pretty appearance makes them an icon on the landscape.

Highlights

Base yourself at Skalakot, whilst you explore the stunning South Shore region with its waterfalls, Basalt sea stacks and Solheimajokull glacier.

Staying at

Skálakot

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Located amid the stunning setting of rural southern Iceland, Skálakot is a sumptuously stylish boutique hotel that offers a unique opportunity for adventures in the ‘land of fire and ice’. Comprising just fourteen art-deco inspired rooms, this luxurious hotel has been owned by the same family for seven generations and prides itself on warm and personal hospitality. It is set on the family’s private farm, which breeds its own stables of friendly Icelandic horses, who can take guests out on guided tours of the stunning landscape. There is also a fine dining restaurant for guests to enjoy, which serves seasonal specialities and homegrown vegetables from breakfast through to dinner, plus outdoor steam baths and hot tubs for relaxing under the stars after a day of adventure. With glaciers, mountains and volcanoes all nearby, this is an ideal spot for exploring the wonders of Iceland.


  • Type:Boutique Hotel
  • Summary:Family owned art-deco inspired boutique hotel
  • Feature:Set on a farm with horses for guided rides
  • Rooms:14 rooms
  • Location:Iceland
  • Nearest airport:Keflavík International Airport
Find Out More
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Selljalandsfoss Waterfall

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Day 3

Renowned for its natural beauty, South Shore boasts waterfalls and endless beaches. See the Seljalandfoss waterfall (its water originates from the Eyjafjallajokull glacier) and be awe-inspired by it's 60 metre high waterfall. Take the opportunity to walk behind it — but be prepared to get wet! 

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Ice Walk

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Another opportunity, for the daring, is to take an ice hike on Solheimajokull glacier. Walk on crampons and admire the remarkable view of ice and rocks. The view is simply sensational!

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Skogarfoss Waterfall

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Considered to be one of Iceland's most beautiful waterfalls, Skogarfoss Waterfall is another highlight of the stunning South Shore region. See the breathtaking power of the water as it thunders down into a small canyon below. It's easy to walk close by, and to photograph this incredible spectacle, so enjoy and capture the moment.

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1

night

Reykjavik, Iceland

Staying at

Hotel Borg

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Return to the capital city for an overnight stay in a standard room and savour a little Icelandic culture.

Highlights

Return to the capital city for an overnight stay, and prepare for a thrilling day ahead at the Reykjanes Peninsula.

Staying at

Hotel Borg

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An iconic landmark in the heart of Reykjavik since 1930, the legendary Hotel Borg has become an impressive city landmark. A fabulous example of Art Deco style, Hotel Borg features 99 beautifully contemporary guest rooms and suites including the spectacular Tower suite with its amazing 360-degree view across the city. Located in the famous Austurvöllur Square, the hotel is found just across the street from the parliament building and the beautiful Reykjavik cathedral, making it the perfect base from which to discover this amazing Icelandic capital, whilst the Borg Spa is the perfect calm and charming space to relax after a busy day.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Stunning Art Deco luxury hotel in central Reykjavik
  • Feature:Amazing location on the central Austurvöllur Square
  • Rooms:99 Guest Rooms & Suites
  • Location:Iceland
  • Nearest airport:Reykjavik International Airport
Find Out More
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Reykjanes Peninsula

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Day 4

The Reykjanesskagi peninsula is located at the southwestern end of Iceland, close to the capital city. It is an area marked by active volcanism under its surface, and large lava fields, allowing little vegetation. There are a number of hot springs and sulphur springs to see on the Rykjanes peninsula.

Highlights of the area include the Kleifarvatn Lake and the Seltun geothermal area, with sulphuric water and gases that have created colourful deposits and coloured soil in green, yellow and red. The cliffs of Krysuvikurbjarg, where you see the North Atlantic Ocean break on the cliff, is well known for its beauty and birdlife.

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The Blue Lagoon

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Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime dip in the famous Blue Lagoon and relax amidst the healing powers of the mineral-rich water. Paste your skin with the remarkable white mud and digest your extraordinary Icelandic journey.

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Sightseeing In Reykjavik

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Day 5

Conclude your journey with some city sightseeing in Reykjavik before your departure. See the House of Parliament, the striking Harpa concert hall, towering Hallgrimskirja church towers and National Gallery of Iceland.

Private car transfer to the airport

Fly home from Reykjavik

Your wonderful journey in Iceland concludes with your flight home.

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