Iceland

Iceland

Unravelling the Legends of Fire and Ice

THE EXPERIENCE

Icelandic rumour has it that legends of Viking lore and elfin magic permeate every step of the way, that this is where extremes are met but never equalled. They say that many can imagine but few are lucky enough to experience the starkly beautiful windswept plains and thunderous waterfalls that hold so much to so many.

Encompassing dark, mysterious caves, the frozen Arctic Circle, mysterious Nordic tales and an oasis of relaxation, this journey is a rarity in a world of plenty.


This Couture Collection experience is exclusively connected to two 2019 Silversea cruises.
Please see below and embark on your greatest adventure to date.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Duration
6 nights
Departure dates
8 Aug 2019
14 Aug 2019
From
Reykjavik
To
Reykjavik
Fares from
Iceland
Iceland
Iceland
Iceland
Iceland
Iceland

HIGHLIGHTS

Enjoy a...

Enjoy a variety of meals prepared by private chefs.

Travel ...

Travel by helicopter on your visit to remote lands.

Explore...

Explore one of the many ice caves found on the island.

Take a ...

Take a swim in the world-famous Blue Lagoon.

ITINERARY

Itinerary map

DAY BY DAY
ITINERARY

DAY 1
Arrive in Reykjavik and transfer to the Tower Suites. Fly by private helicopter to a Viking themed lunch with full service private chef. Drive to Thingvellir National Park, where the Icelandic Althing (General Assembly) convened for over 800 years until 1798. You will later meet the local farmers at Fridheimar Greenhouse to taste some of the diverse and fresh Icelandic food and ingredients. Before horseback riding one of the typical Icelandic horses, visit Geysir –active for the last 10,000 years- and Gullfoss waterfall with its wide curved steps and steep plunges. Return to Tower Suites and have a welcome dinner at Michelin star Dill Restaurant.
DAY 2
After breakfast fly by private helicopter to Akureyri. Drive to Godafoss waterfall for a champagne toast and continue to Lake Myvatn and the geothermal area around Krafla and Namaskard. A lunch at a private place will feature local fresh produce. Walk through Dimmuborgir, an area of strange rock formations –used for scenes in “Game of Thrones”- before driving west to Deplar Farm, a luxury resort hotel built in the traditional Icelandic style in remote Skagafjordur. Dinner will be served in Deplar.
DAY 3
This will be a day of exploring Iceland’s North. There will be several options available to keep you busy: chose kayaking or go fishing on nearby Stifluvatn, go mountain-biking or visit Siglufjordur and its famous Herring Era Museum. A special activity would be to go whale watching in Eyjafjordur, looking for white-beaked dolphins and harbor porpoises, as well as humpback and minke whales. You could also go on a RIB safari or go horseback riding. Enjoy an evening around a bonfire and let a local storyteller entertain you with tales of elves and trolls and other hidden beings.
DAY 4
After a leisurely breakfast, we will take our private helicopter to fly to remote Drangey Island, home to thousands of seabirds, including puffins, guillemots, gannets, kittiwakes, fulmars, and shearwaters along with ravens and gyrfalcons. Enjoy bird-watching and a hearty Icelandic lunch. During the afternoon fly back to Reykjavik and the Reykjavik Tower Suites. During pre-dinner cocktails a private lecture will bring closer some of the interesting facets of Iceland.
DAY 5
This morning you will fly from Reykjavik to the top Eyjafjallajokull, of one Europe’s most famous volcanos covered by an ice cap. A special lunch set up on the ice cap will be followed by an exploration of the area in private Arctic Buggies. Eventually you will reach two famous waterfalls: Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. In both cases the water drops some 60 meters and one can even walk behind the falling water. Legends claim of treasures hidden there, but after the exploration on the ice cap some local delicacies and a hot chocolate will certainly be treasured.
DAY 6
Today set out to explore the inner core of an ice cap. In the morning fly by private helicopter onto the Langjokull Glacier. There you will enter a man-made ice tunnel at 1200 meters above sea level. Deep within the glacier you will feel transported into another dimension, a world of stunningly beautiful blue ice at the heart of this glacier. After refreshment inside a special ice cave, your helicopter will take you to the picturesque island Arnarey in the bay of Breidafjordur. A private lunch with the freshest produce of West Iceland will be set up for you. Later fly across Breidafjordur to Stykkisholmur, located on the Snaefellsnes peninsula. After lunch fly back to Reykjavik and the Reykjavik Tower Suites. This evening, a special Farewell Dinner will be had at one of Reykjavik’s top restaurants.
DAY 7
On your last day enjoy a relaxing stay at Blue Lagoon, Iceland’s most famous hot springs. After your various explorations and diverse impressions of Iceland, bathe in the milky blue water, have a massage or a spa treatment and enjoy a walk in the Blue Lagoon's unique and spectacular surroundings before being transferred to Keflavik International Airport for your onward flight arrangements around mid-afternoon.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Private helicopter travel whilst sightseeing in Iceland
  • 4 nights accommodation at the luxurious Tower Suites in Reykjavik
  • 2 nights luxury accommodation at the exclusive Deplar Farm

COMBINED CRUISES

This Couture Collection experience is exclusively connected to the following 2019 Silversea cruises.

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