Iceland
October 21 – 29, 2024

Iceland, a Magic Land

Iceland, land of fire and ice, where the sun never sets in summer skies and where the Northern Lights dance in the night. Land where the glaciers tower high and proud, the waterfalls roar, the geysers spout and the black sand beaches stretch for miles.

Quick Trip Facts

TRIP DATES: October 21 – 29, 2024
GROUP SIZE: 14 people
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate. Includes a lot of walking and hiking. 
PRICE: starts at $2990
PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE

Here We Go!

Day One: Arrival

Our guide will meet us at the airport for a private transfer from Keflavík International Airport to Hótel Frón in Reykjavík. You’ll get your first look at the magical Icelandic capital and the island on the drive. 

After checking in, you will have time to rest and get settled. 

Hótel Frón

Hotel Fron is a modern and friendly hotel situated in the heart of Reykjavik on the main shopping street, Laugavegur. Only a few steps away are the center’s bustling cafés, restaurants, shopping, galleries, museums and theaters.  An unbeatable location in downtown, the hotel offers modern Scandinavian design and is structured to suit guests’ individual needs.  All rooms feature Scandinavian style decor with a bathroom, TV, free WiFi, hairdryer and a safe to store valuables. 

Day Two: Snæfellsnes Peninsula

We’ll start our day with our guide escorting us to the famous Jules Verne’s peninsula, so named because – according to Verne – this is the entrance to the center of the Earth. Located in West Iceland, it is almost a miniature version of the island. In addition to its characteristic Snæfellsjökull glacier, there are black sand beaches, cliffs, spectacular mountains and volcanic craters. In the evening, we will return to Hótel Frón where you can relax.

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Day Three: South Coast

On this day, we’ll head to the South coast of Iceland with its waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes, and wildlife. South Iceland contains all the ingredients that make Iceland one of the most attractive countries to visit. On this day you can visit waterfalls such as Seljalafoss and Skógafoss as well as the Hekla and Eyja fjallajökull volcanoes. We’ll see Reynisfjara black sand beach in Vík í Mýrdal. 

This is the first of three nights that we will spend in the Hesteimar Cottages. 

Our Cottages in Hestheimar

In Hestheimar, we’ll stay in cozy cottages that feel like home with their comfy, relaxing rooms. Hestheimar is a charming place located in the heart of South Iceland, between the Golden Circle and the beautiful road to Vik.

Here, we will enjoy an incredible, panoramic view of the countryside, a big horse ranch with friendly horses walking around, and the volcanos: Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull. 

If you long for simple tranquility where you can breathe and just enjoy the moment, you will love this location. There are beautiful sunsets and charming song birds. You’ll feel yourself relax, surrounded by nature, soaking in the hot tub while enjoying a hot chocolate or a glass of wine.

In Hesheimar, both the heat and the electricity come from geothermal heating. Our natural warm water for heating all of our buildings comes from Kaldárholt – just 15 km away from the guesthouse. Currently, geothermal heating fuels the heating and hot water of approximately 87% of all buildings in Iceland. Plans are underway to turn Iceland into a 100% fossil-fuel-free nation in the near future.

In every room you can find organic, locally made shower gel and hand soap. The active ingredients are wild-harvested from Iceland’s highlands, and the water comes from a spring located on Kaldbakur.

Our facilities include a hair dryer in each room, board games and puzzles, a coffee maker in the main building, and Icelandic and English books in the little on-site library.

Day Four: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lake and Blue Ice Cave

We’ll continue our tour through Vatnajökull National Park until we reach the frozen lake of Jökulsárlón, where it is possible to walk, following the course of the river, watching the path of the different icebergs that break off from the Vatnajökull glacier to its mouth into the sea, at the well-known Diamond Beach, where they end up stranded, offering a truly unique spectacle. 

We’ll visit a naturally-formed ice cave – one of the quintessential experiences in Iceland. It is truly astonishing to see the amazing range of colors that the ice can take on. 

We’ll spend our second night at the Hesteimer Cottages. 

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Day Five: Skaftafell, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Northern Lights

Today, we will visit Skaftafell National park, one of the most impressive areas of Iceland. There are lots of trekkings with a wide range of difficulty starting from the visitor’s centre. A popular choice is the one that ends at Svartifoss, the black waterfall, but there are many to choose from. 

After this, on our way back to our cottages, we will visit Kirkjubæjarklaustur which offers a few interesting things to visit, including the Systrafoss and Stjornarfoss waterfalls, the basalt columns of Kirkjugólf, the Laki volcano, and the lava fields of Skaftáreldahraun 

After dinner, we will join a tour to hunt and capture the wonderful (but elusive) northern lights before retiring for our last night in our cottages. 

Day Six: Golden Circle

Today we’ll start our way back to the capitol, but along the way, we’ll stop to visit the Golden Circle of Iceland. We’ll visit the Þingvellir National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004 and birthplace of the world’s first parliament established in 930 AD), the Great Geysir, a geothermal spring and the Gullfoss waterfall (the Golden waterfall). 

We’ll end our day back at Hótel Frón in Reykjavík

Day Seven: Blue Lagoon, Whale Watching, Northern Lights

Today we will start our day visiting the Blue Lagoon, Iceland’s most popular and famous spa. We’ll enjoy relaxing baths in the thermal pools. In the turquoise waters of the Blue Lagoon you will find the perfect end to this incredible trip. 

After soaking in the thermal pools, we’ll return to Reykjavík for a whale watching tour. We’ll set sail on a special boat to observe these impressive animals in their own habitat. 

We’ll return to the hotel to relax and have dinner. That night, we will once again go on a tour to find the wonderful and elusive northern lights. Our final night is at Hótel Frón.

Day Eight: Bless, Bless, Ísland! (Bye Bye, Iceland!)

During our final hours in Iceland, you can do some shopping or visit some of the most emblematic places in the city. You’ll have a driver to take you to Keflavík International Airport where you can fly back home to tell all your friends about your trip of a lifetime in Iceland. 

 

Please note. This itinerary may be subject to change depending on weather or other factors out of our control.

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Meet Your Guide: Montse Serrano

Montse Serrano is co-owner and CEO of Lesmon Experience. She is dedicated to making the world a happier and more LGBTQ-friendly place.

Montse provides an absolutely amazing experience for every traveler in her care. She brings her experience,  business-savvy, and kindness to every part of the trip. She wants you to feel refreshed and renewed by the end of your journey with her. 

Montse Serrano, CEO of Lesmon Experience
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