Land of Fire and Ice

Land of Fire and Ice

 

Iceland's appeal goes far beyond the evolving landscapes of rock, ice, lava and water. Cut off by freezing waters, Icelanders have formed a nucleus of burgeoning creativity. Whether it's art or the ice-covered volcano, Öræfajökull, let us take you on a discovery of all things Icelandic. 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Explore deep below the Earth's surface in Iceland's longest lava tube
  • Take a thrilling snowmobile ride across Eyjafjallajokull ice cap
  • Tackle mountains, rivers and beaches by ATV
  • Dine on tender and mouth-watering local lobster, an Icelandic delicacy
  • Indulge in nature's tonic at the geothermal baths
  • Our team will monitor the strength of the aurora activity to maximise your chance of seeing the Northern Lights

This trip can be customised to your personal preferences. 

Description

Few places showcase the magnitude of Mother Nature's forces at work quite like Iceland. Earth, fire, wind and water clash and vie for supremacy before your eyes. The result is a raw and untamed landscape of otherworldly beauty. 

 A dramatic fissure in the Earth's surface runs through Thingvellir National Park. Spouting geysers, waterfalls and rift valleys are a visual reminder of the tectonic plates slowing drifting apart beneath your feet. Why not embark on a caving adventure through a vast lava tube? The vivid colours and unexplainable formations of this subterranean cave are striking. 

 Race ATVs along the black-sand beaches of the southern shores. As you gather speed the salty sea-spray and Atlantic winds will blast renewed vitality into your soul. Or feel an icy rush as you snowmobile across glaciers and pristine snow. Vantage points along the way afford jaw-dropping views – from the mighty volcanic ash mountain of Ingólfsfjall, to the coastal archipelago of the Westman Islands. 

 It's not just the under-road heating system that gives Reykjavik a warm glow. Icelanders are peaceful and hospitable with an endearing love of myths, magic and elves. Colourful rooftops and character-filled streets contain an edgy array of off-the-wall architecture, innovative art, lively music and a vibrant nightlife. 

 Capitalise on the healing powers of the mineral-rich geothermal waters of the Blue lagoon or the lesser-known Fontana Geothermal Baths. Soaking in the hot springs under the starry sky, you can't help but succumb to unadulterated relaxation. Throughout your trip we will be monitoring the aurora activity. With the ability to forecast the behaviour of the Northern Lights up to an hour in advance, we can make sure that you don’t miss an opportunity to see this magical phenomena. If you wish, an astronomer can join you for some added insights. 

 Under the midnight sun in summer, or beneath the glow of the Aurora Borealis in Winter, Iceland is a bounteous haven of natural wonders that have to be seen to be believed.