Iceland...the Land of Fire and Ice is a country full of contrasts. From steamy hot springs to top-notch spas, spectacular scenery to art museums, this unique land is the perfect place to relax, recharge, and explore. Legends say that the ancient gods themselves guided Iceland’s ﬁrst settler, Ingolfur Arnarson, to make his home in Reykjavik (“Smoky Bay”), named after the geothermal steam he saw. Today this geothermal energy heats homes and outdoor swimming pools throughout the city – a pollution-free energy source that leaves the air outstandingly fresh, clean and clear. On this exciting long weekend getaway, you will dine on Icelandic specialties, including delicious seafood, ocean-fresh from the morning’s catch, highland lamb, and unusual varieties of game. It’s purely natural food imaginatively served to delight the most discerning of diners. Reykjavik is also renowned as one of Europe’s hottest nightspots, where the action in the friendly pub and club scene lasts right through the long winter nights. But perhaps the greatest draw is the Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights. This is the best time of year to see them because it has to be totally dark to get the best eﬀect.
Day 1. Depart the U.S. or Canada
Day 2. Reykjavik
Day 3. Reykjavik/Vik/Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Day 4. Reykjavik/Þingvellir National Park/Fontana spa at Laugarvatn
Day 5. Reykjavik/Depart for home
- Tour of downtown Reykjavik
- Observe the Aurora Borealis, weather permitting.
- Visit the fairytale-like Seljalandsfoss waterfall
- Enjoy an Icelandic lobster feast at the Fjoruborðið restaurant in the village of Stokkseyri,
- Visit Þingvellir National Park, site of the world’s ﬁrst parliament
- Spend time relaxing in a naturally occurring hot spring bath at Fontana spa at Laugarvatn and enjoy lunch here.