Our four day wellness weekend special program to invigorate your body, mind and soul in the Icelandic winter

Well Iceland is introducing our brand new adventure trip of a lifetime coming up in winter of 2017!

During these four unforgettable days you will be taken to hikes in the snowy mountains, walks on the frozen glaciers and get the chance to witness the Northern Lights.

You will be staying at the luxury country hotel Grímsborgir in South Iceland for 3 nights and spend the last night at the Silica Hotel in Blue Lagoon.

On Day 1 guests arrive at the airport and are transferred to the Skyr buttery where a special lunch is served. Then it is time to head to the Thingvellir National Park and the Grímsborgir luxury hotel where a seminar on the Northern Lights will help guests to take the best photographs of their lifetime.

On Day 2 after breakfast guests are taken on a trip to explore the Gulfoss waterfall and the Geysir geothermal fields.

On Day 3 breakfast is followed by a scenic hike to the Seljalandsfoss waterfall with the option of a 3-hour trail hike or a bus tour to the black lava beaches. Gourmet dinner is served at the hotel and a Northern Lights video presentation is offered.

On Day 4 after breakfast guests leave the hotel to explore the Reykjanes peninsula, visit a Viking ship, enjoy an indulgent crab and seafood lunch and then arrive at the world famous Blue Lagoon to soak in the geothermal pools and spend their last night in the luxurious Silica Hotel.

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DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1
Learn about Icelandic cheese and the unique dairy product skyr, whilst having a lovely lunch in a cheese school buttery. Depart for Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site and stop for a wellness retreat at the Fontana thermal baths. Stay 3 nights in the luxury country hotel Grímsborgir in South Iceland. After a gourmet dinner, our expert tour guide provides you with a seminar about the Northern Lights and teaches you how to take photos of this natural phenomenon. Step into the darkness, soak in the hotel’s outdoor hot tubs and check if the Northern Lights are visible. These spectacular sky-light shows are also known as the Aurora Borealis and are frequently seen in Iceland from September through April on clear and crisp nights. White and green are usually the dominant colours of Northern Lights but sometimes there are considerable colour variations. They are ephemeral, however, sightings are not guaranteed.

Day 2
Morning Yoga starts at 8:00, breakfast at 9:00 there after Snowshoeing at 10:30, at 1:00 there is Lunch. After lunch we visit Gullfoss waterfall and the nearby Geysir geothermal fields with a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The explosion crater called Kerið is filled with water and resembles an ancient amphitheatre. Meet a local who tells us all about living in an earthquake active place with its geothermal powers and challenges. You get the opportunity to boil egg in a hot spring and taste bread baked with hot steam. At 5 pm there is a Nutrition Workshop and dinner at 7:00 pm.

Day 3
Today, we take you out along the South coast. Travel to Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges over the mountain and stop at the Eyjafjallajökull Information Center where we learn about living next to a glacier and an active volcano. Nearby is Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. You can choose between a guided walk that is especially organized for beginners on a nearby glacier (total walking time is about 3 hours), or continue the bus tour to explore a black lava beach with bird cliffs. After a gourmet dinner at Hotel Grímsborgir, see a video presentation about Northern Lights as a part of the Northern Lights educational program and look out if the auroras are across the sky.

Day 4
Explore the Reykjanes peninsula and see the region’s many unusual geological features, hot springs, moon-like landscapes, bird cliffs, light houses and fishing villages. Visit a Viking ship and history museum that tells the story about the Viking expansion across the North Atlantic. After a unique seafood & crab feast we visit the famous Blue Lagoon for a soak in its warm geothermal water. The comfort experience package includes the use of a towel and a bathrobe, a drink of your choice and a volcano scrub or an algae mask. Enjoy a delicious lamb dinner at the Silica Hotel, where the 5-day program ends with an overnight and breakfast.

HOTEL GRÍMSBORGIR

Hotel Grimsborgir was built in 2009, consisting of six houses with a total of ten apartments and the main building with the reception and Grimsborgir Restaurant. In 2013 and 2014 a new buildings with 28 beautiful and spacious superior double rooms was added to the hotel.
Due to its ideal location in the heart of the Golden Circle, being very close to some of Iceland’s most amazing attractions such as Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park, Hotel Grimsborgir is a popular and sought after place to stay for tourists all over the world.

Superior Room

Our superior rooms are 24 sqm big and have a private bath with bathtub/shower. Every room has a nice terrace and access to hot tubs in a common area. Breakfast buffet for one to three guests is included in the rate and takes place in our restaurant.

 Room Overview

  • Room size: 24 sqm
  • Occupancy: One to three guests
  • Bathroom: Private with tub/shower
  • Breakfast: included
  • Parking: free

 Room amenities

  • Terrace with sitting area
  • Access to hot tubs
  • Free wi-fi
  • Mini bar
  • Flat screen TV
  • Coffee and tea in the room

Every room has a nice terrace and access to hot tubs in a common area where you can enjoy the natural fantastic surroundings.

SILICA HOTEL

Set in the heart of a stunning lava landscape, Silica Hotel is a just ten-minute walk from the Blue Lagoon. The hotel offers its own private bathing lagoon which is available for hotel guests every day from 09:00 to 22:00.

The hotel has won several design awards. Built in harmony with the surrounding landscape, it offers an oasis of calm, relaxation, and healing. The hotel has 35 bright and spacious double/twin rooms. All rooms offer private facilities and a veranda, with breathtaking views of the surrounding lava fields.

Location

The hotel is located ca 1 kilometer away from the main Blue Lagoon resort. The exact GPS coordinates for the hotel are the following:

N63° 52.850′   W22° 26.481′

Included

  • One night accommodation in a bright and spacious double/twin room
  • Complimentary breakfast (served 07:30 – 10:30)
  • Complimentary entrance to Silica Hotel’s private lagoon
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary access to gym facilities
  • Every guest receives one complimentary Standard admission to the Blue Lagoon