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Wellness Iceland 7 Days

Wellness Iceland 7 Days

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Description

The otherworldly landscapes of Iceland offer perhaps the closest thing one can have to an out-of-body travel experience. Equal parts rugged and tranquil, the country’s beauty offers the perfect sanctuary from daily distractions back home. Your soothing journey across the country’s southern coast starts with a hike up Öskjuhlíð Hill overlooking the mosaic-like architecture of Reykjavik. Private transportation offers you the luxury of time to see the iconic sights of the Golden Circle and Thingvellir National Park before heading to the stunning black-sand beaches of Reynisfjara for a unique meditation session. And, of course, a visit to Iceland wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the Blue Lagoon, a naturally-heated haven for blissful total rejuvenation.

  • Prices are subject to availability and dates. There may be fluctuations at some times, including further discounts. Feel free to contact us here at Twister Travel for the best possible deals!
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Start/ Finish: Reykjavik to Reykjavik
  • Service Level: Upgraded. Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.
  • Travel Style: Wellness. It’s time to introduce your inner traveller to your inner self. Discover awe-inspiring destinations combined with rejuvenating activities like yoga and meditation, with healthy food experiences to recharge the body and nourish the mind.
  • Physical Rating: 3 – Average. Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • Trip Type: Small group. Small group experience, max 16, average 12 passengers.
  • Age Requirement: 12 plus. All travellers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Features

  • Meditate atop the volcanic slopes of Mt Hengill
  • Learn to cook bread in a geothermal bakery
  • Marvel at the majestic manes of Icelandic horses
  • Hike behind the towering Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Practice yoga on Reynisfjara’s black-sand beach
  • Suit up with a pickaxe to hike Sólheimajökull glacier

What’s Included

  • Arrival transfer
  • Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Yoga Practice in Thingvellir National Park, Þingvellir
  • Rye Bread Cooking Class, Laugarvatn
  • Geothermal Baths, Laugarvatn
  • Reykjadalur Hike & Meditation, Reykjadalur
  • Locally-Sourced Farm Dinner, Hveragerði
  • Black Sand Beach Mantra Meditation, Reynisdrangar
  • Waterfall Guided Meditation, Seljalandsfoss
  • Geothermal Rift Lake Yoga, Kleifarvatn
  • Geysir Hot Spring visit
  • Gullfoss waterfall visit
  • Visit to an Icelandic Horse Farm
  • Solheimajokull glacier hike (including all required equipment)
  • Visits to Skógarfoss waterfall and Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Dyrholaey visit
  • Blue Lagoon entrance and airport transfer
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations Supplied

Hotels (6 nights)

Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip.

Available Extra Add-on

My Own Room: From $1389. If you’re travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.

Meals

6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Allow US$310-405 for meals not included

Staff & Experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Further Information?

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7 Days
  • Departure
    Reykjavik

Tour Plan

1

Day 1 Reykjavík

Arrive at any time. Please go to the Flybus booth inside the arrival hall before exiting the airport, and advise staff about your name and that you're doing a G Adventures trip. They will then hand you a ticket for the bus that brings you to your start hotel. The bus shuttles leave regularly (approx. every 30 minutes) from the airport to Reykjavik and you can take any of them with this voucher.
Enjoy the included airport transfer to your Reykjavik hotel, where you will join the group for a welcome meeting. Take this opportunity to set your intention for the trip ahead.
Optional Activities:
  • Harpa Concert Hall
    Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre is one of Reykjavik's greatest and most distinguished landmarks. Situated by the old harbour, the award-winning building serves as a concert all and boasts a wide variety of hosted events where all musical genres play a part.
  • Accommodation: Hotel Klettur (or similar)
2

Day 2 Reykjavik

Follow your CEO on a walk up Öskjuhlíð Hill. Reward yourself with panoramic views of Reykjavik and the tranquility of the surrounding nature.
The rest of the day is yours to explore. There's plenty to see and do in Reykjavík. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like hiking over glaciers, whale-watching off the coast, and snorkelling between two continents.
Optional Activities: Here are the details of some of the most popular for this tour...
  • Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach
       Catch some arctic sunshine on this man-made sandy geothermal beach loved by             locals. Fully equipped with changing facilities and showers, the beach also offers             steam-baths and hot tubs.
  • Vesturbaejarlaug Pools
       Swim with the locals in Reykjavik's most popular outdoor pool. Vesturbæjarlaug has         a 25m (82 ft) pool, steam, sauna, three hot-pots and one cold plunge.
  • Reykjavik City Tour
        Take a tour of the city, learning more about its history, architecture, people and                   culture.
  • Whale Watching from Reykjavik
    Take to the water from Reykjavik Harbour for whale watching. Try to spot minke and humpback whales, dolphins, and porpoises from your vantage point aboard the boat. As you explore Faxaflói bay and the surrounding water, feel free to ask the expert guide accompanying you any and all questions about the area.
  • Accommodation: Hotel Klettur (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast
3

Day 3 Reykjavík/Hveragerði

Leave the city behind and explore the famous Golden Circle. Explore and practice yoga in Þingvellir National Park. Afterwards, take some time to relax and soak in natural pools and hot springs, then visit a local bakery for a rye bread geothermal baking demonstration. Later in the afternoon, visit the Geysir Hot Springs and the Gullfoss waterfall. All in one day! Details as follows...
Thingvellir National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site, where the tectonic faults created by North American and Eurasian tectonic plates can be seen shifting apart. The Oxara river cuts through the largest rift in the valley, Almannagja, leading to the Oxarafoss waterfall. Iceland’s parliament was also established in the area in 930. The park was later created to protect the remains of the open-air assembly grounds. One of the most-visited sights in Iceland, ir is a highly rated spot for camping, hiking and snorkelling between the tectonic plates.
Enjoy a session of hatha yoga in one of the most extraordinary geological sites in Iceland. Practice yoga postures and breathing exercises where the Eurasian and North America tectonic plates meet. Achieve peace to the mind and body in this energy filled site.
Learn to make rye bread in a geothermal bakery. Watch first hand as bakers dig out a pot of fresh bread from hot black sand. Taste the bread, served hot from the ground with some butter and take home the recipe for Iceland's famous rye bread.
Experience the healing powers of geothermal springs. Soak in natural pools and allow your body and mind to relax and unwind. Listen to bubbling hot springs, warm up in steam rooms or take an arctic dip in a nearby refreshing lake.
Discover one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland, Gullfoss and complete the circuit known as the Golden Circle. This massive waterfall cascades over three “steps” before spilling into a large crevice. Fed by a glacier lake, the water passing through the falls can be a dark grey depending on how much sediment gets pushed through the river.
See a variety of geothermal pools and the erupting hot spring Strokkur. Geysir is one of the oldest geysers recorded in the world, but is most often dormant. Strokkur erupts a spray of boiling hot water straight into the air about every ten minutes.
  • Accommodation: Hotel Ork Selfoss (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
4

Day 4 Hveragerði

Enjoy a morning hike along the scenic Reykjadalur trail. Walk along the rolling hills and pools of bright blue water. Follow the steaming pools that line the footpath until you come to the hot springs - natural pools heated by geothermal activity. Enjoy a CEO-led meditation session.
Later, visit a nearby horse farm. The Icelandic horse is a very unique breed. Although small and at times pony-sized, Icelandic horses are long-lived and hardy. Tour this working farm and learn all you need to know about the Icelandic horse, with a focus on its gait and unique character.
Then enjoy dinner at the farm, which emphasizes local dishes made with fresh ingredients sourced from the surrounding area.
  • Accommodation: Hotel Ork Selfoss (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
5

Day 5 Hveragerði

Start the day strapping on your crampons for a glacier hike on Solheimajokul glacier. Later, enjoy a mantra meditation practice on the famous Reynisfjara black sand beach. Explore some of Iceland's most famous waterfalls, including Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss and take time for inner reflection with a guided meditation session. Details of all the action:
  • Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike
Equipped with crampons and an ice axe, hike through the dramatic glacier valley and along the black sand flood plains to the edge of the ice. Enjoy stunning, panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, glaciers and the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The guide will explain the volcanic history of the area and the effects of global warming.
  • Black Sand Beach Mantra Meditation
The black sand and ominous rock formations offshore provide an intriguing backdrop for peaceful meditation. Take some time to watch the foaming white waves crash over the jet black shores and let the landscape unfold its secrets as you meditate.
  • Reynisfjara Beach
Visit Reynisfjara Beach, just outside of Vík. Its black sand and ominous rock formations offshore make for stunning photos. Take some time to watch the foaming white waves crash over the black sand (but don’t get too close, the waves here can be extremely powerful), explore the shallow cave if weather and time permits, and get a photo of the basalt sea stacks.
  • Dyrhólaey Cape Visit
Explore Dyrhólaey Cape, a small peninsula originally formed as a volcanic island. Check out the view from the top with glaciers and black lava heading into the sea. In the summer, keep an eye out for nesting puffins.
  • Skógafoss Waterfall Visit
Visit Skógafoss, one of the largest and most recognizable waterfalls in Iceland. The 60m (200 ft) high falls forms a constant mist that floats in the air, if viewed in the sunlight the mist can create rainbows. The sound and view of the thundering water cutting through the green hills make the falls a must-see on any trip to Iceland.
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall Visit
Seljalandsfoss is a 60m (196 ft) tall waterfall located along the popular ring road. Behind the flow of water is a path, allowing visitors to peek behind the curtain of water cascading over the rocks above.
  • Highlight!  Waterfall Guided Meditation. Calm the mind and set intentions while participating in a guided meditation session set to the flow of cascading water.
 
  • Accommodation: Hotel Ork Selfoss (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast
6

Day 6 Hveragerði

Start the day with a yoga practice at the largest lake on the Reykjanes peninsula, renowned for its depth. Kleifarvatn geothermal rift lake makes the perfect backdrop for a peaceful Vinyasa yoga practice. Spend the rest of the day exploring colourful geothermal areas, dramatic coastal cliffs, and a footbridge spanning two continents, before enjoying a farewell dinner together.
  • Accommodation: Hotel Ork Selfoss (or similar)
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
7

Day 7 Hveragerði/Reykjavík

Following a morning restorative yoga practice, head to the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy one last soak or opt for a treatment, before heading to the airport with your included transfer.
A trip to Iceland isn't complete without a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon. Spoil yourself by taking advantage of the lagoon's geothermal seawater known for it's positive effects on the skin. Bathe in the mineral-rich hot water of the famous outdoor spa surrounded by rugged lava landscape. Take advantage of the included entrance and return transfer back to Reykjavik or to Keflavik airport.
You will arrive at the Blue Lagoon by 11:00am. The airport transfer will depart at approximately 2pm from the Blue Lagoon. We advise to only book onward travel after 4:30pm.
  • Meals: Breakfast

Itinerary Notes

Please note that the weather near the Arctic Circle can be variable. Occasionally this will mean that the need itinerary needs to be amended to keep you safe. G Adventures will always endeavour to deliver a tour as close to the itinerary as described and ensure you see as much as possible, despite any bad weather.

Further Info

It is recommended using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage. You must be prepared to carry your luggage up and down stairs, on and off transportation, and to hotels (max 15-20 mins.) Dressing in layers is recommended as weather can change dramatically, without notice.
Some suggested items to take include: Essential Items
  • Towel/ swimwear/ sarong
  • Appropriate footwear - sandals or flipflops, hiking or sturdy walking shoes
  • Reef-safe sunscreens
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, toiletries - preferably biodegradable.
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof/ windproof jacket
  • Phone/ camera - and your charging devices
  • Outlet adapter
  • Water bottle (clean drinking water is tree on the boat).
  • Hat
  • You can BYO snorkel gear, although this is available at locations.
  • Your spending money in cash and cards. It is usually a good idea to carry some cash when the availability of banks or EFTPOS facilities is unpredictable.
  • Perhaps something to read, or other entertainment.
Cold Weather:
  •  Long-sleeved shirts or sweater
  • Scarf
  • Warm gloves
  • Warm hat
  • Warm layers
Wellness:
  • Flip flops or comfortable shoes
  • Large towel
  • Yoga clothes or comfortable clothing
  • Face towel
  • Journal
  • Water Bottle
  • Yoga props
Winter Weather:
  • Warm winter coat
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Waterproof pants
  • Winter boots/shoes
For Glacier Hiking: Please note that hiking boots with ankle support are required, and are available for rental (1000 ISK per pair).
Documents
You need to keep hold of:
  • Flight info
  • Insurance details
  • Passport
  • Vaccination certificates
  • VISAS -Iceland is part of the Schengen area. This means you can enter Iceland without a visa in some cases.Get an entry stamp in your passport from border control when you first enter theSchengen area. Always carry a valid passport even if you're travelling from another Schengen country.
Contact us at Twister Travel if any assistance is required with further information on visas or ETA applications.
Physical Activity

 Some Important info!

Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. It is recommended to only participate in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). G Adventures make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards), have a balanced approach to safety. It is their policy not to allow  CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s).
For Your Health
If you feel you need it, pack it:
  • Any regular medications, ashtma inhalers, etc.
Check your personal vaccination requirements, lists, and dates which renewals may be needed.
  •  For in-depth health and safety data, (including up to date vaccinations info) please visit Smart Traveller Australia, or your local equivalent.
Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate in any G Adventures tour. Minimum coverage is US$200,000. Some tours may include activities where extra coverage is required. We can assist you in adding insurance or advising you on insurance group choices upon booking with Twister Travel.
Age Requirements
You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Information is changing frequently in regards to which destinations and tours will be available on what exact dates. We are trying to keep the site as accurate as possible during this time. For any more specific information, please contact us. Remember a travel ban is in place to save lives. Don't forget to help by social distancing, self-isolating, and increased hygiene.

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