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Wellness

Wellness Iceland

From €2499pp
Depart From
Iceland
Departure Date
23 May 2021 - 29 May 2021
Alternative dates available on request
Duration
7 days
Destination
Iceland
Price
From €2499pp
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Take a well earned relaxing break in Iceland next May

The otherworldly landscapes of Iceland offer perhaps the closest thing one can have to an out-of-body travel experience. Equal parts rugged and tranquil, the country’s beauty offers the perfect sanctuary from daily distractions back home. Your soothing journey across the country’s southern coast starts with a hike up Öskjuhlíð Hill overlooking the mosaic-like architecture of Reykjavik. Private transportation offers you the luxury of time to see the iconic sights of the Golden Circle and Thingvellir National Park before heading to the stunning black-sand beaches of Reynisfjara for a unique meditation session. And, of course, a visit to Iceland wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the Blue Lagoon, a naturally-heated hotspot for travellers willing to go halfway around the world just to unwind.

Day 1 Reykjavík

Arrive at any time. Enjoy an included airport transfer to your Reykjavik hotel and join the group for a welcome meeting. Take this opportunity to set your intention for the trip ahead.

Shuttle

Keflavík International Airport – Reykjavík45m45km

Please go to the Flybus booth inside the arrival hall before exiting the airport, and advise staff about your name and that you're doing a G Adventures trip. They will then hand you a ticket for the bus that brings you to your start hotel. The bus shuttles leave regularly (approx. every 30 minutes) from the airport to Reykjavik and you can take any of them with this voucher.

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

Optional Activities - Day 1

Harpa Concert Hall

Reykjavík

Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre is one of Reykjavik's greatest and most distinguished landmarks. Situated by the old harbour, the award-winning building serves as a concert all and boasts a wide variety of hosted events where all musical genres play a part.

Accommodation

Below is an example of the hotel we may use in this city. For the actual hotel your specific departure will be using, please check your voucher or the G Adventures App

Hotel Klettur (or similar)

Day 2 Reykjavík

Enjoy a CEO-led morning hike to Öskjuhlíð Hill. The rest of the day is yours to explore Reykjavik. Opt to visit the Nautholskvik Geothermal beach or Vesturbaejarlaug pools. Hop on a bike for a city tour of Reykjavik or go whale watching.

Free Time

Reykjavík

There's plenty to see and do in Reykjavík. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like hiking over glaciers, whale-watching off the coast, and snorkelling between two continents. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Öskjuhlíð Hill Walk

Reykjavík

Follow your CEO on a walk up Öskjuhlíð Hill. Reward yourself with panoramic views of Reykjavik and the tranquility of the surrounding trees and nature.

Optional Activities - Day 2

Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach

Reykjavík

Catch some arctic sunshine on this man-made sandy geothermal beach loved by locals. Fully equipped with changing facilities and showers, the beach also offers steam-baths and hot tubs.

Vesturbaejarlaug Pools

Reykjavík

Swim with the locals in Reykjavik's most popular outdoor pool. Vesturbæjarlaug has a 25m (82 ft) pool, steam, sauna, three hot-pots and one cold plunge.

Reykjavik City Tour

Reykjavík

Take a tour of the city, learning more about its history, architecture, people and culture.

Whale Watching from Reykjavik

Reykjavík

Take to the water from Reykjavik Harbour for whale watching. Try to spot minke and humpback whales, dolphins, and porpoises from your vantage point aboard the boat. As you explore Faxaflói bay and the surrounding water, feel free to ask the expert guide accompanying you any and all questions about the area.

Accommodation

Hotel Klettur (or similar)

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 3 Reykjavík/Hveragerði

Leave the city behind and explore the famous Golden Circle. Explore and practice yoga in Þingvellir National Park. Afterwards, take some time to relax and soak in natural pools and hot springs, then visit a local bakery for a rye bread geothermal baking demonstration. Later in the afternoon, visit the Geysir Hot Springs and the Gullfoss waterfall.

Private Vehicle

Reykjavík – Hveragerði5h-6h

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Thingvellir National Park Visit

Þingvellir

Stop at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, to see the tectonic faults created by North American and Eurasian tectonic plates shifting apart. The Oxara river cuts through the largest rift in the valley, Almannagja, and leads to the Oxarafoss waterfall. Iceland’s parliament was also established in the area in 930. The park was later created to protect the remains of the open-air assembly grounds. One of the most-visited sights in Iceland, the park is an excellent spot for camping, hiking and snorkelling between the tectonic plates.

Your Wellness Moment: Yoga Practice in Thingvellir National Park

Enjoy a session of hatha yoga in one of the most extraordinary geological sites in Iceland. Practice yoga postures and breathing exercises where the Eurasian and North America tectonic plates meet. Achieve peace to the mind and body in this energy filled site.

Your Foodie Moment: Rye Bread Cooking Class

Learn to make rye bread in a geothermal bakery. Watch first hand as bakers dig out a pot of fresh bread from hot black sand. Taste the bread, served hot from the ground with some butter and take home the recipe for Iceland's famous rye bread.

Your Wellness Moment: Geothermal Baths

Experience the healing powers of geothermal springs. Soak in natural pools and allow your body and mind to relax and unwind. Listen to bubbling hot springs, warm up in steam rooms or take an arctic dip in a nearby refreshing lake.

Gullfoss Waterfall Visit

Gullfoss

Discover one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland, Gullfoss and complete the circuit known as the Golden Circle. This massive waterfall cascades over three “steps” before spilling into a large crevice. Fed by a glacier lake, the water passing through the falls can be a dark grey depending on how much sediment gets pushed through the river.

Geysir Visit

Geysir

See a variety of geothermal pools and the erupting hot spring Strokkur. Geysir is one of the oldest geysers recorded in the world, but is most often dormant. Strokkur erupts a spray of boiling hot water straight into the air about every ten minutes.

Accommodation

Hotel Ork Selfoss (or similar)

lMeals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch

Day 4 Hveragerði

Enjoy a morning hike around the Reykjadalur area. Take in the stunning landscapes, explore natural hot springs, and enjoy a CEO-led meditation. In the evening, visit a nearby horse farm and enjoy a dinner of locally-sourced produce.

Private Vehicle

Hveragerði – Laugarvatn

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Your Wellness Moment: Reykjadalur Hike & Meditation

Hike along the scenic Reykjadalur trail. Walk along the rolling hills and pools of bright blue water. Follow the steaming pools that line the footpath until you come to the hot springs - natural pools heated by geothermal activity. Enjoy a CEO-led meditation session.

Meet Icelandic Horses at a Farm

Brautarholt

The Icelandic horse is a very unique breed. Although small and at times pony-sized, Icelandic horses are long-lived and hardy. At our guesthouse, stop by the farm and learn all you need to know about the Icelandic horse, with a focus on its gait and unique character.

Your Foodie Moment: Locally-Sourced Farm Dinner

Enjoy a meal at the farm, which emphasizes local dishes made with fresh ingredients sourced from the surrounding area.

Accommodation

Hotel Ork Selfoss (or similar)

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Dinner

Day 5 Hveragerði

Start the day strapping on your crampons for a glacier hike on Solheimajokul glacier. Later, enjoy a mantra meditation practice on the famous Reynisfjara black sand beach. Explore some of Iceland's most famous waterfalls, including Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss and take time for inner reflection with a guided meditation session.

Private Vehicle

Hveragerði – Vik5h-6h

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike

Sólheimajökull

Equipped with crampons and an ice axe, hike through the dramatic glacier valley and along the black sand flood plains to the edge of the ice. Enjoy stunning, panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, glaciers and the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The guide will explain the volcanic history of the area and the effects of global warming.

Your Wellness Moment: Black Sand Beach Mantra Meditation

The black sand and ominous rock formations offshore provide an intriguing backdrop for peaceful meditation. Take some time to watch the foaming white waves crash over the jet black shores and let the landscape unfold its secrets as you meditate.

Reynisfjara Beach

Reynisdrangar

Visit Reynisfjara Beach, just outside of Vík. Its black sand and ominous rock formations offshore make for stunning photos. Take some time to watch the foaming white waves crash over the black sand (but don’t get too close, the waves here can be extremely powerful), explore the shallow cave if weather and time permits, and get a photo of the basalt sea stacks.

Dyrhólaey Cape Visit

Dyrhólaey15m

Explore Dyrhólaey Cape, a small peninsula originally formed as a volcanic island. Check out the view from the top with glaciers and black lava heading into the sea. In the summer, keep an eye out for nesting puffins.

Skógafoss Waterfall Visit

Skógafoss1h

Visit Skógafoss, one of the largest and most recognizable waterfalls in Iceland. The 60m (200 ft) high falls forms a constant mist that floats in the air, if viewed in the sunlight the mist can create rainbows. The sound and view of the thundering water cutting through the green hills make the falls a must-see on any trip to Iceland.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall Visit

Seljalandsfoss1h-1h30m

Seljalandsfoss is a 60m (196 ft) tall waterfall located along the popular ring road. Behind the flow of water is a path, allowing visitors to peek behind the curtain of water cascading over the rocks above.

Your Wellness Moment: Waterfall Guided Meditation

Calm the mind and set intentions while participating in a guided meditation session set to the flow of cascading water.

Accommodation

Hotel Ork Selfoss (or similar)

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 6 Hveragerði

Start the day with a yoga practice at the largest lake on the Reykjanes peninsula, renowned for its depth. Spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful Reykjanes peninsula, including colourful geothermal areas, dramatic coastal cliffs, and a footbridge spanning two continents, before enjoying a farewell dinner together.

Private Vehicle

Hveragerði – Reykjanes

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Your Wellness Moment: Geothermal Rift Lake Yoga

The incredible depth of Kleifarvatn lake, which has no visible outlets, makes the perfect backdrop for a peaceful Vinyasa yoga practice. Take some time to be still before discovering the connection between mind and body as you move through a series of poses.

Accommodation

Hotel Ork Selfoss (or similar)

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Dinner

Day 7 Hveragerði/Reykjavík

Following a morning restorative yoga practice, head to the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy one last soak or opt for a treatment, before heading to the airport with your included transfer.

You will arrive at the Blue Lagoon by 11:00am. An included airport transfer to Keflavik airport will depart at approximately 2pm from the Blue Lagoon. We advise to only book onward travel after 4:30pm.

Your Wellness Moment: Restorative Yoga

Slow down and open your body through a series of passive stretches allowing complete relaxation and rest.

Private Vehicle

Hveragerði – Reykjavík45m45km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Blue Lagoon Transfer and Entrance

Reykjavík

A trip to Iceland isn't complete without a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon. Spoil yourself by taking advantage of the lagoon's geothermal seawater known for it's positive effects on the skin. Bathe in the mineral-rich hot water of the famous outdoor spa surrounded by rugged lava landscape. Take advantage of the included entrance and return transfer back to Reykjavik or to Keflavik airport.

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Price is per person and includes:

Meals

  • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
    Allow USD310-405 for meals not included.

Transport:

  • Private vehicle, walking.

Accommodation:

  • Hotels (6 nts)

Included:

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Wellness Moment: Yoga Practice in Thingvellir National Park, Þingvellir
  • Your Foodie Moment: Rye Bread Cooking Class, Laugarvatn
  • Your Wellness Moment: Geothermal Baths, Laugarvatn
  • Your Wellness Moment: Reykjadalur Hike & Meditation, Reykjadalur
  • Your Foodie Moment: Locally-Sourced Farm Dinner, Hveragerði
  • Your Wellness Moment: Black Sand Beach Mantra Meditation, Reynisdrangar
  • Your Wellness Moment: Waterfall Guided Meditation, Seljalandsfoss
  • Your Wellness Moment: Geothermal Rift Lake Yoga, Kleifarvatn
  • Your Wellness Moment: Restorative Yoga, Hveragerði
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Öskjuhlíð Hill hike
  • Golden Circle sightseeing
  • Þingvellir National Park visit
  • Geysir Hot Spring visit
  • Gullfoss waterfall visit
  • Visit to an Icelandic Horse Farm
  • Solheimajokull glacier hike (including all required equipment)
  • Visits to Skógarfoss waterfall and Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Dyrholaey visit
  • Blue Lagoon entrance and airport transfer
  • Transport to/from all included activities and between all destinations
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

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