Reykjavik – Blue Lagoon - Northern Lights – Golden Circle – South Coast
Our luxury Iceland tours takes you on an adventure of this hidden gem in the North Atlantic where a mix of city and scenic find their way onto the top ten luxury destinations in the world.
Most tours begin with visiting Reykjavik, a modern vibrant city offering way more than most visitors expect. The best luxury hotel in Reykjavik will offer a true sense of place and a reflection of this very special destination. True to the soul of the Nordic style, cool tonal shades, and deliberate natural textures, bringing the outdoors in with effortless elegance, grace the lobbies and bars of the best 5 star Reykjavik hotels. An excellent selection of restaurants renowned for their imaginative cuisine and fresh local ingredients have established a firm reputation on the global food platform for innovative menus and boasting some of the best restaurants in Europe.
The Blue Lagoon
Leaving the city and exploring the best of Iceland is where you will find scenery of epic proportions. A gentle welcome into the spectacular natural wonder of Iceland starts with the Blue Lagoon. If you yearn for solitude, then here is the chance to lose yourself and unwind, or a natural Luxury Spa experience in Iceland like no other, this is the place. The Blue Lagoon offers guests a chance to discover this unique spa which features a huge outdoor lagoon filled with geothermal hot water. The active ingredients have become internationally known for providing the visitor with an unforgettable detox and restorative experience. The Blue Lagoon spa luxury package is certainly the way to experience this very special place, with VIP access and a true sense of privacy and pampering throughout.
The Golden Circle
The Golden Circle needs little introduction, it is without a doubt one of the must-see sites in Iceland. Natural beauty like this immediately promotes this place to a luxury destination with the addition of a private tour, this is the way to experience it on an entirely unique and highly personal level. Visiting the beautiful UNESCO National Park Fingvellir, the geothermal area of Geysir and the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall. The key to discovering this Iceland gem is the flexibility of choosing how much time you spend at each place and the unrivalled insights and local knowledge of our private guides.
The South Coast
Whether it’s part of a Luxury Iceland Tour or a day trip from Reykjavik, The South Coast has it all - glaciers, lava beaches, massive waterfalls, mountains, volcanoes, enchanting glacier tongues, and small villages. The South coast of Iceland is a magical area filled with opportunities for the luxury traveller who appreciates natural beauty at it’s very best. The area is spectacular with the endless black sands and fierce ocean waves beating the shore of Reynisfjara beach, also regarded as one of the top 10 non-tropical beaches to visit in the world.
A luxury tour of Iceland’s South Coast must include a break from the wonder of its natural beauty and a stop at the fascinating local town Vík í Mýrdal - a photographer’s dream pause for capturing Instagram worthy Nordic views in this almost deserted cinematic vibe, which feels like no other small town. Two of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls; Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss both thundering down 60 meters provides another key stop in this South Coast itinerary.
When to see the Northern Lights
From late September to late March it is dark after 6pm, so the maximum chance of seeing the Northern Lights exits. Iceland is located at a high latitude, meaning there is no darkness from mid-April until mid-August. In this period of time, no Northern Lights can be seen.
Viewing the Northern Lights from Reykjavik
To see the Northern Lights whilst Reykjavík remains your base, Grótta lighthouse in Seltjarnarnes is the best place to go. Seltjarnarnes is a small town close to Reykjavík – a private driver collects you from your choice of luxury hotel in Reykjavik and brings you back again, whilst waiting for you to view the Northern Lights from the Grótta lighthouse. The key to the viewing is that the area has virtually no artificial light, which is just what is needed for stargazing and northern lights viewing.
The Five-Million Star Hotel
As long as it’s not snowing, the Buubble hotel brand is perfect for viewing northern lights. Just lie in bed, in your heated, completely transparent ‘Buubble’ and enjoy the clear view above you. One of the most shared iconic images of Nordic followers, the idea of staying in a Buubble all night may not appeal to the Luxury traveller, however this is a one night in a lifetime stay – the chance to exist completely immersed in nature as the Aurelius Borealis swirl above you.
Best time to visit: September – March
Recommended stay: 4 - 10 days