UNIQUE ICELAND – 6 DAY LUXURY TRIP WITH DISCOVER TRUENORTH
DAY 1 / Welcome to Iceland!
On this beautiful day in Iceland your personal Discover Truenorth Driver-Guide will be waiting for you in the arrival hall, he then helps you with your luggage and leads you to your own private luxury vehicle.
To satisfy the ravenous hunger of those arriving early in the morning the guide takes you first to a nearby local healthy family restaurant in the fishing village of Grindavik. After a quick power-up breakfast you are ready to start exploring. You will travel the scenic route towards your accommodation in the middle of the Golden Circle, to the charming, private and affluent Eldar Lodge.
En-route you will discover the rugged lava terrain of the moon-like Reykjanes Peninsula making stops at Seltún geothermal area and the otherworldly lake of Kleifarvatn.
After exploring landscape that does not look like Earth at all we make a stop at the magnificent lava tunnel, Raufarholshellir Cave, also known as Noah’s Cave as this is where Truenorth helped Russel Crow and co film Noah. From May and until October another amazing caving experience is available to you instead of the Lava Tunnel, the amazing Inside the Volcano caving tour, where you descend 400ft down to the bottom of the crater into a dormant Volcano. A more unique experience is hard to find.
From May and until October another amazing caving experience is available to you instead of the Lava Tunnel, the amazing Inside the Volcano caving tour, where you descend 400ft down to the bottom of the crater into a dormant Volcano. A more unique experience is hard to find.
For lunch you will enjoy a true farm to table experience as you dine inside the greenhouse of Fridheimar Farm, where they grow tomatoes all year round.Depending on your energy levels and time of arrival in Iceland we can explore the famous Golden Circle en-route to Eldar Lodge.The Golden Circle hosts the “Pearls” of Iceland. Be ready to discover the thunderous Golden Waterfall and powerful Geysir Geothermal Area.After a great day of discovery, it will be most welcome to arrive at Eldar Lodge. The butler has the fireplace burning bright as you enter, jacuzzi is steaming hot and your private chef has a gourmet meal waiting for you.
DAY 2 / True discovery begins
Today is when your discovery of Iceland truly begins!.Your personal guide and driver will meet you at the lodge and during your morning coffee give you a brief overview of the discovery that lies ahead.A humongous Super-Jeep awaits you outside the lodge, ready to race off and begin an exploration expedition of glaciers, mountains, black beaches, waterfalls and the highlands of Iceland.
Your journey takes you along the south coast of Iceland beneath towering mountains and glaciers to your first stop at the Glacier Basecamp. Here you can choose from two amazing private glacier activities; a snowmobile tour on an Icelandic glacier or walk on one during a glacier hike tour.Afterwards your guide puts out the VIP Lunch Boxes that your lodge chef has prepared, and we recharge before the adventures that follows.
On your way to the next area you will see the beautiful Seljalandsfoss Waterfall that you can walk behind and the powerful and stunning Skogafoss Waterfall and last but not least experience the black sands of Skogasandur as you race across black beach in your SuperJeep with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the black sands on the other.
The highlight of the day is the journey to and discovery of Thorsmork Nature Reserve. Thorsmork, is a mountain ridge in Iceland that was named after the Norse god Thor. With its beautiful nature and stunning landscape, Thorsmork is one of the most popular hiking areas in Iceland.
“WINTER – After dinner a locally renown Astronomer will come to the lodge for a private stargazing session and possibly accompany us on the Northern Lights hunt if the conditions are right.”
DAY 3-4 / North of the Wall – Deplar Farm
By now you have experienced the highlights of the South but now it is time to journey North of the wall as you Discover your Truenorth.
After breakfast and checking out from Eldar Lodge, a private helicopter lands right outside the lodge, ready to take you on a magnificent helicopter expedition to the North and to Deplar Farm.
Iceland is truly breathtaking from the air and in the very safe hands of Iceland´s finest pilots you will witness all its glory. From the air you will see Langjokull Glacier, Hveravellir Nature Reserve, Highlands of Iceland, Troll Mountain Range and the Fjords in the North.
At the perfect time and place before arriving at Deplar Farm the helicopter lands and shuts down the engines. In complete stillness with no other human beings in sight and a magnificent view, you will make a toast and drink delicious Champagne.
Deplar Farm is on a completely different level with regards to luxury accommodation in Iceland. An all-inclusive high-end luxury lodge in a remote location that specializes in Heli-Skiing in the winter, salmon fishing in the summer and everything else in between. A higher recommendation from team Discover Truenorth cannot be given.
Upon arrival you will be greeted by the hosts and your personal experience manager. Together with team Discover Truenorth, Deplar Farm will customize a program for you that during your stay can include activities such as:
- Fat biking
- Lake fishing (char & trout)
- Kayaking (lake, river or sea)
- Horseback riding*
- Whale watching*
- Hot spring tours
- RIB boat tour
- Whitewater rafting*
- Drangey tour “Puffin Island”*
- Air tours*
- Fly fishing for Atlantic salmon and Arctic char on permitted Icelandic rivers*
- Lodge activities: Archery, laser tag, skeet shooting and frisbee golf
All activities are subject to availability and weather conditions and *some have special pricing*
Over the course of the next few days you will be treated to fine dining, massages, wellness and a multitude of exciting activities. Some of the activities you can decide to do at your leisure and others need prior planning.
DAY 5 / The Retreat at the Blue Lagoon
After staying in our chosen hideout in Iceland, the one of a kind Deplar Farm, it is time to experience another breath-taking experience and accommodation – The Retreat at the Blue Lagoon.
We fully recommend taking another private helicopter direct to land at the Retreat helipad, but other options include a private charter from nearby airport or a domestic flight from Akureyri Airport to Reykjavik.
Located in the heart of an 800-year-old, moss-covered lava flow, the Retreat will be a place of relaxation, rejuvenation, and exploration. Conceived for both day and overnight experiences, the Retreat journey is designed to bring you closer to nature and the wonders of geothermal seawater.
Overnight guests may choose from five different types of suites. Access to both the Blue Lagoon and the Retreat spa is built into the accommodation experience. The overnight stay also includes a personal host — making you feel warm, welcome, and secure.
Their aim is to erase the boundary between hospitality and wellness, creating a sanctuary of peace and serenity where you can unwind the clock of modern life and unlock the door to a wonder of the world.
DAY 6 / Homecoming
Wow, what an amazing time in Iceland, but now it is time to depart from the land of Fire and Ice and head back home. Once you check out from the Retreat your personal driver assists you with your luggage and drives you to the airport. Depending on flight times, you might have the opportunity to enjoy The Retreat and its amenities some more in the morning before you leave.
“Please note that all our itineraries are tailor made for each client, we can easily modify this trip to your needs and wants or create an exclusive bespoke tour from scratch.
For more information contact Discover Truenorth