Discover Iceland’s wild beauty, culture, and cuisine on this active adventure in the land of “fire and ice” in Summer 2020! Learn how to pilot an ATV and a snowmobile, taste Iceland’s amazing local cuisine, ride Icelandic horses, and discover what “relaxation” really means as you soak away your cares in natural Icelandic hot springs.
Much of Iceland’s visual drama is due to millenia of erupting volcanoes and shifting continental plates. We begin our adventure on Reykjanes Peninsula where hot steam escapes from the ancient lava fields and a Continental Divide erupts in front of us. After breakfast, we return on ATVs for a fun ride over the peninsula’s mossy lava fields, then up to an overlook where many sightings of elves have been made!
Back in Reykjavik, you will tour the Old Harbor, taste Icelandic cheese, and visit a chocolate factory. In Snæfellsjökull National Park, you’ll walk through bewitching landscapes including a glacier-topped volcanic peak, and learn the lore of female Viking and renowned traveler, Gudridur Thorbjarnadottir. Boating around the islands of Breiðafjörður Bay on a wildlife cruise, look for puffins then finish the day with some local microbrews and a dreamy soak in Krauma Spa.
Nothing says you’re Adventure Women like an invigorating ride on snowmobiles transporting you over the Langjökull Glacier and into a tunnel of blue ice. We’ll navigate down a “notorious” mountain road to reach historic Thingvellir National Park to see the heavenly mists of the mighty Gullfoss Waterfall. Then our active Iceland adventure continues with a 1.5 hour horse ride on Icelandic horses, just enough time to fall in love with your steed and learn the Icelandic horse trot known as tolting. Our afternoon continues with those choosing to continue riding, traveling on to the Secret Lagoon on horseback whle the rest of our group drives on to visit idyllic Gjáin, where glacier-fed waterfalls make a perfect backdrop for photographs! We then all meet up at the Secret Lagoon to enjoy a relaxing thermal soak after our active day of Icelandic fun.
A gourmet lobster feast awaits your return to Flúdir. Spend more time with Icelandic Horses at Friðheimar Farm before ending your week with a festive farewell dinner and a celebration of your adventures together in incredible Iceland. Before flying out, don’t miss having a good soak in the famous Blue Lagoon, an outdoor spa of milky blue, mineral rich waters.
Iceland’s natural wonders, history, culture and cuisine will spin stories best shared with friends as you delight in the memories made there that will stay with you forever!
Iceland “Fire and Ice” Summer Adventure Highlights:
- A week of active fun in Iceland riding horses, ATV’s, snowmobiles to hot springs, lava fields and waterfalls
- Soak in natural hot springs and enjoy a dip in the Secret and the Blue Lagoons
- Taste Icelandic delicacies from skyr to lobster, chocolate to microbrews
- Be wowed on a wildlife cruise in Breiðafjörður Bay
July 14 – 20, 2020
July 27 – Aug 2, 2020
“Great way to meet new friends and see the world in good company. I’m looking forward to my next adventure.” Laura M.
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