Venture off the beaten path to unveil the country's concealed treasures, curated just for you. Relish the grandiosity of Iceland's whispered secrets, all in the embrace of premium comfort and limited time.
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Our meticulously curated 5-day Icelandic program, featuring an exhilarating helicopter tour, indulgent spa experiences at premier wellness destinations, and stays at the finest hotels, is designed to cater to the most discerning tastes, providing our clientele with an unparalleled and exclusive experience of Iceland's majestic beauty.
DAY 1: Arrival to Iceland
Welcome to Iceland! Upon arrival, your personal chauffeur will greet you at Keflavik International Airport and escort you to our colourful capital city – Reykjavik.
Guaranteed early check-in at Reykjavik EDITION.
The Reykjavik EDITION brings the first 5-star modern luxury experience to one of the world’s most sustainable capitals. Located in the historical, scenic heart of downtown Reykjavik by Old Harbor port, the hotel is a 45-minute car ride from the airport and just steps away from the Laugavegur Street, the city’s vibrant shopping district, and the Harpa Concert and Conference Center. The hotel is the perfect jumping off point for exploring the wonders of the region, with the renowned Blue Lagoon within driving distance and the Northern Lights visible in the city during the winter solstice.
In the afternoon, be escorted by an exclusive private guide on a distinguished Reykjavik Food & Wine Odyssey. Delight in a curated journey through selected restaurants and venues cherished by the city's gastronomic connoisseurs. Relish in hand-picked gourmet delicacies, paired impeccably with artisanal Icelandic brews and the guide's hand-selected wines and refined non-alcoholic beverages.
On this journey one delves into the authentic soul of Reykjavík, exploring its vibrant culture, captivating humor, and gourmet delicacies. Engage in tales of the city's illustrious past, its hopeful future, the passion of its residents, the myths of the hidden folk, the valor of the Vikings, and the very essence of life here.
A signature moment of the day awaits as you step into Fischersund, a downtown Reykjavik boutique renowned for its artisanal fragrances. Revel in an exclusive scent tour and savor personalized fragrance consultations, tailored just for intimate gatherings and private appointments.
You will take part in an incredible scent journey that envelopes our approach to craftsmanship through local ingredients and our artisanal ways. These unique experiences are guided by one of Fischersund family members, including revolving scent exhibition, and a tasting of our signature Icelandic Schnapps.
Overnight at EDITION Reykjavik
DAY 2: The Grand Expedition
This morning, meet your private driver-guide and continue to Reykjavik's domestic airport, where your personal pilots stand ready to embark on an unparalleled aerial journey. Experience Iceland's majesty from the skies, making exclusive landings in secluded locales reserved for the privileged few.
From the air, the volcanic black sand beaches of South Iceland seem to stretch out forever. This is where Iceland hugs the Atlantic Ocean, a place where sediment carrying glacial rivers battle the might and erosion of the North Atlantic. In the distance, looms the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano, with its gleaming glacier cap, canyons and tumbling waterfalls. Entering Vatnajökull National Park from the air is a truly unique sight. Home to the largest ice cap in Europe by volume, this massive wall of white has over 30 outlet glaciers flowing and crashing down from its giant ice cap. Our first stop is at the base of one of them, where we take a closer look at one of the natural wonders of Iceland.
Upon touchdown, we'll spend 1 to 1.5 hours exploring Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, marveling at luminous bright blue icebergs, some of which are over 1000 years old. You might even catch a glimpse of Iceland's playful seals.
At one of the lagoons, you'll also embark on a private boat tour. This adventure will allow you to connect with Icelandic nature in a way you've never experienced before.
Back in the air, we make one final pass over the lagoon and head west, flying past the highest peak in Iceland and over the many glacial tongues of the Vatnajökull Glacier. As these rivers of ice fade into pencil-thin lines of white in the helicopter's wake, we enter the remote Fjallabak region, also known as the Icelandic highlands. This area represents the rugged, unpopulated mountainous heart of the island, featuring secluded mountain lakes, braided rivers, valleys shaped by glaciers, and towering mountains that remain hidden treasures, known to only a select few due to their remoteness.
We'll explore the rhyolite mountains of Landmannalaugar and Hrafntinnusker by air and land, before returning to Reykjavik via Mt. Hekla, one of Iceland's most active volcanoes.
Note: We'll make three landings, including one at the Glacier Lagoon. The other locations, often Fimmvörðuháls near Eyjafjallajökull and Hrafntinnusker, depend on the weather.
A packed lunch is included, with our pilot selecting a scenic picnic spot.
Spend the evening in Reykjavik.
Dining in Reykjavik is an experience that transcends the ordinary, transporting you to a world where culinary artistry and fresh Icelandic ingredients combine to create unforgettable flavors. Here, in the vibrant heart of Iceland's capital, restaurants offer a diverse array of dishes that showcase the rich bounty of the island's land and sea. Whether you're indulging in a traditional Icelandic feast or exploring innovative fusion cuisine, you'll be treated to the highest quality of food and service.
Please select a restaurant from our curated list of fine restaurants.
Overnight at EDITION Reykjavik
DAY 3: The Golden Circle Inside the Volcano Adventure
Check out from EDITION Reykjavik at 11:00.
Embark on a journey to the iconic Golden Circle. Witness the majesty of the Gullfoss Waterfall, an opulent cascade offering intimate, breathtaking vistas. Venture into the Geysir geothermal domain, a realm of steaming springs, eruptive geysers, and simmering mud pools. While the grand Geysir remains reserved, its counterpart, Strokkur, offers a spectacular performance, jetting water skywards every few moments.
In the afternoon, continue to the majestic Bláfjall mountain. Here, an exciting expedition awaits: a descent into the heart of the ancient Þríhnúkagígur volcano, a wonder untouched by time.
Dormant for over 4,000 years, Þríhnúkagígur remains a testament to nature's artistry. Its cavernous chamber, painted in rich hues, boasts a scale that eclipses imagination. To illustrate its grandeur, envision a space encompassing three grand basketball courts or housing the entirety of the Statue of Liberty.
Following your exclusive journey, your private driver-guide will escort you to the distinguished Retreat Hotel & SPA.
Nestled amidst the majestic Reykjanes peninsula, a mere 45-minute drive from Reykjavík, the Retreat stands as a testament to nature's opulence. As the arresting contrast of vibrant turquoise waters meets the dramatic black lava, delicately softened by verdant moss, one realizes that this is the epitome of Mother Nature's grandeur. Trust in the experience; it's nature's luxury refined.
Overnight and dinner at The Retreat Hotel & SPA
DAY 4: Day at leisure Retreat Hotel & SPA
Indulge in the unparalleled luxuries of the Retreat SPA, granting you limitless access to its sumptuous amenities.
This haven reveals underground wonders meticulously crafted to elevate your senses, encompassing:
Experience gourmet dining at the Retreat Hotel, where each culinary option embodies luxury. Reservations will be tailored to your tastes.
Exquisite reinventions of Icelandic cuisine. Recommended by the 2022 Michelin Guide, Moss occupies the highest point at Blue Lagoon Iceland, offering stunning views of the volcanic horizon.
With menus that move effortlessly from the mountains to the rivers to the seas, each dish opens the door to the diverse delights of Iceland’s endless bounty of nourishment.
Gourmet dining on the shores of a wonder of the world.
Showcasing the savory highlights of Icelandic cuisine, the menus are based on the finest, freshest local ingredients. Inspired by Blue Lagoon's surrounding nature, you will enjoy some fine courses - served in an order the chef thinks is best suited to delight your plate.
Before, during, or after your spa journey, enjoy the restaurant’s enchanting ambience and savory nourishment. Dine in your robe or fully clothed. No reservations are needed.
Overnight and dinner at The Retreat Hotel & SPA
DAY 5: Departure Day
As we bid adieu to the majestic landscapes of Iceland, indulge in a private chauffeured transfer from your hotel to Keflavik International Airport, ensuring a seamless journey as you prepare to embark on your flight homeward.
Cherish the memories and the unparalleled luxury you've experienced.