Iceland Luxury Trekking Tour

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Why You Should Go

It’s no hyperbole to state that Iceland is among the most truly otherworldly places in the world! The tiny country’s contrasts in nature, topography, and outdoor activities makes this an idyllic private tour/trekking destination. Based on the unprecedented rise in Iceland’s tourism, particularly during the peak June – August season, you must book 9 months – 1 year in advance in order to the secure the highest quality guides, hotels, and trek (lux!) permits.

Among our favorite activities/sights are the Laugavegur Trek (among the most beautiful hikes in the world, including “lux” camping), the many relaxing/theraputic hot water baths, including the Blue Lagoon, whale watching, lush, green Fjadrargljufur Canyon, and Icelandic horse-riding.

Best Travel Time: Summer

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Laugavegur Trail

Sample Itinerary

11 Days

Each private luxury tour is custom to the wishes of each client. This itinerary is a sample. Our Sister Company, TRAVNET, may provide assistance with mileage points conversion. Do not hesitate to call Randy to create your custom tour.

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Day 1

Fly to Keflavik
Through our sister company, premium air provider TRAVNET, we may assist with your international airfare, as well as with mileage points conversion.

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Reykjavik
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Day 2

Arrive Keflavik + Drive to Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik
Upon arrival in Rekjavik, you will be privately transferred to the Blue Lagoon Spa. The world-renowned Blue Lagoon is heated through geothermal energy and contains skin nurturing mineral salts and silica. Here you will have lunch and then continue to the Hotel Canopy.

Meals: Lunch
Accommodations: Hotel Canopy

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Blue Lagoon, Iceland
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Day 3

First Day of Trekking – Reyjavik/Laugavegur
During the drive you will pass by the Hekla volcano and other volcanoes in the Dómadalur area. Arriving in Landmannalaugar at noon, you will meet your guide and after lunch explore the area including the crater Ljótipollur and the canyon Grænagil. Those up to it may even climb the Bláhnjúkur Peak. You will camp at Landmannalaugar for the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Laugavegur Luxury Camp

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Laugavegur Trail
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Day 4

Landmannalaugar/Hraftinusker/Alftavatn
As you make our way towards Álftavatn, you will pass small gorges, hot springs, and yellow mountain ridges, ascending up Hrafntinnusker. Following, you will descend down into the gullies of Jökultungur with hundreds of steaming hot springs and mud pools, and a picturesque view of the Álftavatn area (Swan Lake), and the Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull glaciers. In the afternoon you will arrive at Álftavatn, our camp for the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Laugavegur Luxury Camp

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Hikers Viewing the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano
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Day 5

Alftavan/Emstrur
You will continue south across the Mælifellssandur sand plains, crossing a few rivers. The Mælifellssandur sand plain stretches south hemmed in by Mýrdalsjökull ice cap to the east. At the south of the sand plain is the Emstrur area, a green spot where the farmers used to take their sheep in the old days for summer grazing. Close by is the canyon of Markarfljótsgljúfur that you can visit en route to camp or after a short break at camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Laugavegur Luxury Camp

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Emstrur Desert, Iceland
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Day 6

Trekking + Transfer Þórsmörk / Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon
Following breakfast at the Camp, you will be transferred from Þórsmörk to the Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon, considered one of the most beautiful canyons in the world. After trekking through the Canyon, you will visit the black beach of Reynisfjara and Dirholaey cliff before being transferred to Hotel Ranga for the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Laugavegur Luxury Camp

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Fjaorargljufur Gorge
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Day 7

Fly Reykjavik/Akureyri + Drive to Lake Myvatn
Following breakfast Hotel Ranga, you will be met by our driver and transferred to Thrihnjukagigur Volcano. You will be lead across a lava field before being professionally lowered into the belly of the volcano to see the incredible complex of the crater. You will then be privately transferred to your onward fight to Akureyri.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Hotel Laxá

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Inside Thrihnukagigur Volcano Crater
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Day 8

Lake Myvatn
Your full day tour will include Námafjall volcanic area and eMývatn Nature baths where the water reaches a temperature of about 265°F! A local lunch located inside a cowshed is available as well.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Hotel Laxá

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Lake Myvatn
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Day 9

Husavik (whale watching!) + Fly Akureyri/Rekjavik
Your private tour begins with a visit to the Húsavík Whale Museum, an excellent educational stopover before you board a small boat on Skjalfandi Bay. Here you will have the chance to view several marine wildlife such as orcas, humpback whales, blue whales, and dolphins.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Hotel Laxá

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Faltey Whale Watching
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Day 10

Gullfoss
Your last day in Iceland, you will take trip to the Hvítá River where you will be able to see it plunge 105 feet. You will then journey to a geothermal area where you can view magnificent geysers.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Hotel Laxá

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Hvita River and Gullfoss Falls
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Day 11

Fly Keflavik/Home

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations:

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Reykjavik

Hotels

 Opened in 2016, this 112-room, 4/5-Star hotel is fast becoming one of our favorites in Reykjavik. Set across six connecting houses along Hverfisgata Street, the Canopy has an ideal location for short city walks. What we especially like is the hotel’s hip, contemporary design – funky yet nice! Our demanding teen travelers should appreciate the Canopy’s Wi-Fi and large flat-screen TVs in all of the rooms. The property includes three restaurants with its Scandinavian breakfast buffet being a big hit from a client’s recent stay here.  Opened in 2016, this 112-room, 4/5-Star hotel is fast becoming one of our favorites in Reykjavik. Set across six connecting houses along Hverfisgata Street, the Canopy has an ideal location for short city walks. What we especially like is the hotel’s hip, contemporary design – funky yet nice! Our demanding teen travelers should appreciate the Canopy’s Wi-Fi and large flat-screen TVs in all of the rooms. The property includes three restaurants with its Scandinavian breakfast buffet being a big hit from a client’s recent stay here.

Hotel Canopy (RL)

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 Opened in 2016, this 112-room, 4/5-Star hotel is fast becoming one of our favorites in Reykjavik. Set across six connecting houses along Hverfisgata Street, the Canopy has an ideal location for short city walks. What we especially like is the hotel’s hip, contemporary design – funky yet nice! Our demanding teen travelers should appreciate the Canopy’s Wi-Fi and large flat-screen TVs in all of the rooms. The property includes three restaurants with its Scandinavian breakfast buffet being a big hit from a client’s recent stay here.  Opened in 2016, this 112-room, 4/5-Star hotel is fast becoming one of our favorites in Reykjavik. Set across six connecting houses along Hverfisgata Street, the Canopy has an ideal location for short city walks. What we especially like is the hotel’s hip, contemporary design – funky yet nice! Our demanding teen travelers should appreciate the Canopy’s Wi-Fi and large flat-screen TVs in all of the rooms. The property includes three restaurants with its Scandinavian breakfast buffet being a big hit from a client’s recent stay here.

The luxury, 51-room, log cabin-style Hotel Ranga is our most frequently requested hotel in Iceland. Located 60 mi southeast of Reykjavik, one of the biggest draws of the Ranga is its reputation for outstanding Nordic cuisine using its gourmet restaurant concept of “Famer’s Market.” The property’s location overlooking the salmon-rich East Ranga River must surely provide a plentiful supply of this delicious food! Though we are not big timber design fans, the timber and terra-cotta floors and handmade furniture at the Ranga certainly create an open and comfortable atmosphere. The hotel was renovated in 2008 under the management of its engaging and friendly owner, Friorik Palson.

Hotel Ranga (RL)

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The luxury, 51-room, log cabin-style Hotel Ranga is our most frequently requested hotel in Iceland. Located 60 mi southeast of Reykjavik, one of the biggest draws of the Ranga is its reputation for outstanding Nordic cuisine using its gourmet restaurant concept of “Famer’s Market.” The property’s location overlooking the salmon-rich East Ranga River must surely provide a plentiful supply of this delicious food! Though we are not big timber design fans, the timber and terra-cotta floors and handmade furniture at the Ranga certainly create an open and comfortable atmosphere. The hotel was renovated in 2008 under the management of its engaging and friendly owner, Friorik Palson.

Opened in 2014, the 80-room “green” Hotel Laxa is far and away the finest hotel in the northern Iceland, Myvatn Lake area. Using western/5-Star luxury hotels as a reference point, we consider the Laxa an upper 3-Star/4-Star property, but certainly the highest quality among the limited choices here. The Laxa rooms are quite spacious, with big windows/nice views, all integrating a modern, minimalist design, or as a client once put it, “upscale Spartan”. The property’s Eldey restaurant is noteworthy for creating menus around northern Iceland’s unique, organic ingredients, with their smoked arctic char and lamb being most popular. Another big plus at the Laxa is its ideal location: only 1 mile from Lake Myvatn and a 30-min drive to the Myvatn Nature baths.

Hotel Laxá (RL)

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Opened in 2014, the 80-room “green” Hotel Laxa is far and away the finest hotel in the northern Iceland, Myvatn Lake area. Using western/5-Star luxury hotels as a reference point, we consider the Laxa an upper 3-Star/4-Star property, but certainly the highest quality among the limited choices here. The Laxa rooms are quite spacious, with big windows/nice views, all integrating a modern, minimalist design, or as a client once put it, “upscale Spartan”. The property’s Eldey restaurant is noteworthy for creating menus around northern Iceland’s unique, organic ingredients, with their smoked arctic char and lamb being most popular. Another big plus at the Laxa is its ideal location: only 1 mile from Lake Myvatn and a 30-min drive to the Myvatn Nature baths.

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Overview

Temperature
Highs: Mid 50’s
Lows: Mid 30’s
Area
103,000 sq km
39,769 sq miles
Capital
Reykjavik
Population
328,000
Language
Icelandic
Currency
Krona

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