LUV FROM NICELAND
A 2020 WINTER ODYSSEY IN ICELAND WITH LOCAL LEGENDS
ÝMIR AND HEBBA ARTHURSSON
8-Day, 7-Night magical holiday for TWO
Plus: Accommodations, some meals, all guided adventures and much, much more
Valid Winter of 2020
The New York Times: “Take it from a pro travel writer – you will never, ever find better guides! I felt like I was traveling with my best friends…If I could clone them and replicate them, placing them in every country I visit, I would do it. These guys are the best, not just in Iceland, but in the world!”
Ýmir and Hebba truly are FOODIES and as such, NIceland is a “gourmet heaven” as well as a ***** guide service. You’ll soon discover their passion for sharing their story, food, nature and culture with their fellow travelers. Every single minute of this singular adventure has been meticulously fashioned only for our 30th anniversary event by Private Gourmet Guide Ýmir Arthúrsson and features:
- Day 1 – Blue Lagoon Retreat and Spa
After your “meet and greet” upon arrival, you will enjoy the SPA in the Blue Lagoon Retreat and charge your batteries for the coming adventures. A short tour with Ýmir will take you exploring the geothermal and remote area around Blue Lagoon (aka Reykjanes Peninsula). In harmony with nature. Blue Lagoon Retreat and Spa features modern, exclusive suites that use clean lines and natural, local textures to create unique, warm, minimalist spaces. The hallmark is the Retreat Spa that transports your mind and body to new dimensions of peace and rejuvenation.
- Day 2 – Helicopter adventure plus “Reykjavik Food & Wine Tour”
Ýmir will pick you up in a luxury vehicle, driving you to Reykjavik where you’ll enjoy a food and wine tour. You’ll go by helicopter to the “monster volcano” Eyjafjallajokull where you’ll land on top of the glacier. From there, you’ll tour the unspoiled geothermal highlands, waterfalls, glaciers and volcanoes from above. Returning to Reykjavik, dine at one of the city’s finest restaurants, Food Cellar, before retiring at Tower Suites. This unique hotel is situated at the highest viewpoint in Reykjavík and features a small collection of eight exclusive 20th floor suites with sweeping panoramic views.
- Day 3 – Gourmet Golden Circle and Horseback Riding
Bathe in a private secret lagoon before enjoying an amazing tomato feast from inside a greenhouse. Observe Gullfoss Waterfalls and Geyser before off you go on a horseback ride into nature where you’ll learn about the REAL Iceland. Dine at a local dairy and beef farm before retiring at Iceland Luxury Lodges.
- Day 4 – ATV in the Highlands, Waterfalls and Volcanoes
Explore the wild and remote highlands on an ATV before stopping for your gourmet lunch prepared on open fire inside a cave. Walking behind a gorgeous waterfall and other adventures are on Day 4’s agenda that concludes with dinner prepared for you by Ýmir and Hebba before you retire at Iceland Luxury Lodges.
- Day 5 – Fire & Ice!
Waterfalls and volcanoes are the highlight of Day 5’s adventure as you meander through hidden gorges and majestic waterfalls. Enjoy the famous Black Beach and basalt columns. Back at Iceland Luxury Lodges, you’ll soak in a hot tub before savoring another gourmet dinner prepared for you by Ýmir and Hebba.
- Day 6 – Magical Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Snæfellsnes is known as one of the top seven most positive and energetic places on earth, and Ýmir and Hebba will show you why. Spend the day exploring the Peninsula, Pebble Stone Beach and spotting wild seals before enjoying a multi-course dinner of local cuisine at Hótel Búðir where you’ll spend the night. This charming inn is considered one of the most romantic hotels in NIceland.
- Day 7 – Into the Glacier
Jules Verne wrote Journey to the Center of the Earth and referred to Snæfellsnes Glacier, so you won’t want to miss this adventure! This is truly a magical experience. Your final adventure takes you to an ice cave where you’ll explore the wonders of nature from the inside. Spend your final night at Blue Lagoon Retreat & Spa.
Please schedule well ahead of desired dates; subject to availability.
Gourmet Guides Ýmir and Hebba Arthúrsson
Blue Lagoon Retreat & Spa
Norðurflug Helicopter Tours
Iceland Luxury Lodges
Into the Glacier