Wellness & Adventure Activities

Wellness & Adventure Activities

All of our Iceland wellness tours have some element of activity. It’s the best way to help you connect with the Icelandic scenery and gives you the opportunity to build up your core strength. By foot and bicycle, you’ll explore the trails which pass waterfalls, national parks and hot springs.

Walking and hiking in Iceland

Walking and hiking in Iceland

Many of the guests which come up a Well Iceland tour have had little to no experience in hiking or walking. Iceland is the perfect introduction to the pastime and there are trails of varying levels, from gentle walks to challenging treks to accommodate everyone. Your guide will help you plan a unique tour which is based around you. At the end of almost every walk or hike, you’ll have some time to soak in natural hot springs at the hotel or in the wilderness which will aid in muscle recovery.

Nordic walking in Iceland

Nordic walking in Iceland

Nordic walking is slightly different from your standard hikes in that it uses specially designed poles. Your guides will teach you the techniques involved, but it will allow you to take on more challenging hikes, getting all the benefits of a total workout with a fraction of the stress placed on your body. The pastime originated in Scandinavia by cross-country skiers who were looking to practise during the summer months. The pole technique propels you forward, much like you would do on skis. It’s open to all ages and fitness levels and reduces the impact forces and weight bearing on your legs. You’ll end up using more muscles, burn more calories and move faster while improving your posture.

Glacier walking in Iceland

Glacier walking in Iceland

Another specific type of hike which is worth noting is glacier walking. Your guide will take you past awe-inspiring glacial ice sculptures, ridges, and crevasses. Along the way, you’ll be able to see ‘moulins’, sinkholes which allow the glacier’s meltwater to drain away creating waterfalls and streams. This special type of hiking requires some equipment and a safety briefing. Don crampons, helmets and pack your ice axes to work your way up onto the icy glacier with the help of expert guides. Here, you’ll get a unique perspective of the natural wonder.

Cycling in Iceland

Cycling in Iceland

Many of the guests that come on a Well Iceland tour prefer to cycle instead of hike, and this is perfectly possible to arrange on many of the trails. On of our favorite routes will take you up to the Hengill geothermal area. Here, you will take the bikes down a run through the valley of Reykjadalur. On the way, you will pass a landscape of lava fields and ride along the banks of the valley river. Jump off en route for a quick soak in the hot springs

Hot springs in Iceland

Hot springs in Iceland

The geothermal activity in Iceland has produced a wealth of natural hot springs. While there are simply too many to list here, the most famous is the Blue Lagoon. Located in the Grindavík lava field near to the capital, the spa attracts visitors from all over the world who come to soak in the mineral-rich waters which reportedly have healing properties. Almost all of our Iceland wellness tours include a visit to the Blue Lagoon, as well as other more remote hot springs while hiking.

Lava caving in Iceland

Lava caving in Iceland

Iceland is one of the world’s most volcanic regions. Over millions of years, a fascinating subterranean landscape has been created by formed lava moving beneath the hardened surface. Join expert caving guides to go underground and explore this unique world of vivid colors and jagged rock formations. It’s impressive in both the summer and the winter when icicles hang from the caves ceiling. It’s challenging, and you’ll often need to get down on all fours to creep through the smaller caves, but it’s an experience unlike anything you have ever tried. It’s probably not best for those who are afraid of tight spaces.

Snorkelling in Iceland

Snorkelling in Iceland

Our Well Iceland snorkelling adventure is one of the highlights for many. The Thingvellir National Park sits between the European and North American tectonic plates. Drive into the icy waters (with dry suits) and snorkel through the Silfra fissure, a rift in the earth’s crust. The waters here are cleared than any you will have ever seen and you can often see up to a staggering 100 meters. With the help of expert guides, you’ll spot a fascinating array of flora and fauna and get a deeper understanding of this geological wonder.

Scuba diving in Iceland

Scuba diving in Iceland

If you are a diver, you can drop down below the surface of the Silfra fissure to get even closer to the flora and fauna. After a safety briefing and equipment check, you’ll drop down to explore this beautifully underwater world with crystal-clear water filters over hundreds of years by the volcanic basaltic rock. The water is so pure, you can even drink it if you wish. The famous ‘dive between two continents’ is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and ends in the Silfra Lagoon. Note: to take part in the scuba diving experience, you will need a PADI certificate. The maximum dive depth is 18 meters, though you will rarely go below 14 meters.

Well Iceland tours

Well Iceland tours

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