Iceland is a country of extremes, with active volcanoes, breathtaking waterfalls, gushing geysers and more landmass under glaciers than all the rest of Europe. The wild landscape offers glacial rivers for whitewater rafting, hot springs for soaking, miles of hiking trails and beaches, and landmarks dating to the early Norse settlements.

A two-bedroom, two-bathroom Scandinavian lodge within an hour of Reykjavik and near Iceland’s Golden Circle will serve as the base for writing your own Icelandic saga.  Hike the Sólheimajökull Glacier, on the beautiful south coast, with an expert guide. Suitable for all skill levels, the hike will give you a glimpse of some of Iceland’s grand volcanoes as well as an up-close look at spectacular ice formations and features.

Experience Icelandic wildlife from the water with a three-hour whale watch expedition. Humpback, minke, sei, fin, blue, pilot and sperm whales; orcas; dolphins; and porpoises are among the species that can be seen in local waters. There is no experience quite like getting close to the planet’s largest creatures.

Your trip for four includes:

  • 6-day/5-night accommodations in a two-bedroom, two-bathroom lodge
  • Small-group guided hiking tour of Sólheimajökull Glacier, 1.5 hours from the lodge
  • Whale watching tour leaving from Reykjavik
  • Final cleaning and utilities
  • Concierge service

Note: Car rental recommended. Equal or similar accommodations may be substituted. A minimum 30-day advance registration is required. Travel valid for 24 months from date of issue. Cancellation prior to arrival will be subject to forfeiture of reservations and funds.