A 6 day Iceland holiday Untour combining the awesome beauty of Icelandic glacial caves with the country's mesmerising geothermal hot springs, thundering waterfalls, stunning Northern Lights shows (hopefully, probably) and the infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano that nearly shut down the world. The Town & Country contrast between Bjork's edgy downtown Reykjavik and the sweeping scree & moraine covered countryside, completes this Icelandic full Monty experience.
Completely re-modelled and re-designed the Natura is a ‘town & country’ place, close to both Nautholsvik geothermal beach with its Arctic showers, steam baths and hot tub and the Perlan topped Oskjuhlid Hill, whilst also being just 10 minutes from the very centre of the city with its restaurants and bars. The reception that doesn’t feel or look like one has a bar, lounge area and restaurant with a contemporary twist on trad Icelandic food served up both as a buffet or a la carte dining. Standard rrooms are stylish furnished in muted natural colours with striped bed throws and water, geothermal, moss, lava and glacier themed artwork. All are a generous 21 m² (226 ft²) with a double bed or twin bed, TV, telephone, Free WI-FI, trouser press, mini-refrigerator, coffee and tea making facilities, shower, hairdryer, cosmetics and organic toiletries by iconic Icelandic actress Sóley Elíasdóttir. To get a feel for what the hotel is like and a view of your room take a look at the You Tube Natura Clip here.
Brand new and in an wonderful setting in the village of Vik in the Myrdalur Valley, Icelandair's Hotel Vik run by Elias Gudmundsson and Vilborg Smaradottir, is a perfect comfort stopver resting place. Nestled under sandstone hills, the surrounding views out over the beach towards the sea are stunning. Frequently framed by blood red sunsets, the Reynisdrangar Pillars stand up from the sea like sentinels and the spectacular bird cliffs, home to guillemots, auks, fulmars, kittiwakes and, in season, breeding Puffins are just a stone’s throw away. And behind the hotel Myrdalsjokull Glacier sits imperiously over the whole area. The hotel's 46 elegantly fitted rooms designed by architect Gudbjorg Magnusdottir in muted greys, browns and slate and all with private WC/Shower of course, have views either out over the sea or towrads the clliffs. The hotel has its own restaurant and a lobby bar.
Depart from London Heathrow for your flight to Reykjavik. Upon arrival, transfer to your accommodation and overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast follow the south coast to the area around Eyjafjallajokull which had a catastrophic ripple effect when it errupted in 2010. Also situated in the same area are the stunning waterfalls at Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Due to low light pollution, there is a good possibility to view the Northern Lights. Overnight in the Vik area.
Skaftafell National Park is one of Iceland's most outstanding areas of natural beauty dominated by the glacier Vatnajokull, Europe's largest ice cap. The ice caves you will explore can be found in several different locations on the south side of Vatnajokull, sometimes they are special and sometimes not as special but become very special in the right light and conditions. Some caves are very stable and you can go in there in any weather, but others are less safe and you might not even go there at all, even if they are very beautiful. Some caves are only acessible in below zero conditions. The caves that are chosen from day to day depend on time of winter, time of day, weather and other conditions at the time. Normally one cave per trip is explored and always the most interesting cave available at the time.
Guide prices are in part based on our mid-level contract air fares which are veriable in real time unlike our ground supplier contract costs which are generally fixed. We don’t do fancy lead in prices and the time you confirm your booking always use the lowest air fare available. This may mean the confirmed price of your holiday being slightly less or more than the guide price in which case a proportionate reduction-supplement will apply. Carpe Diem = the earlier you book the better, especially for public & school holidays.