(Reykjavik, Glymur, Budir, Ranga)
Get off the beaten path yet stay in style. As you travel the wild Icelandic countryside, you will see locations like the Blue Lagoon, Gulfoss, Geysir, and Thorsmork Valley. Travel along one of the most scenic drives in the world as you explore the wonders of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula by private car and guide. Along the way, you will see everything that "Little Iceland" has to offer, including quaint fishing villages, seal colonies, nesting shore birds, glaciers and incredible natural scenery. At the end of the day, kick back in a relaxing, unique property surrounded by Iceland's iconic scenic beauty. These properties also showcase some of Iceland’s excellent dining options featuring home-grown ingredients and iconic local dishes.
Relax on your airport transfer in Reykjavik with a private vehicle and driver. Please note that a surcharge may be post billed to you if you require a transfer after 8pm or before 7am.
The Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel (4*) is located right in the heart of the city center, restaurant and bar district of Reykjavik and lies within walking distance of the commercial and shopping district, just 50 minutes from the Keflavik International Airport. The hotel's building is renowned as one of the most beautiful, historic buildings in Reykjavik. The hotel boast 88 studio concept rooms and suites, all equipped with Free high-speed, wireless Internet access, in-room safe and mini bar. This Reykjavik hotel features local ingredients and seasonal dishes at the on-site 1919 Restaurant & Lounge, complimentary access for guests to the Health and Fitness Centre. This four-star lifestyle accommodation in Reykjavik is centrally located, offering easy access to famous attractions, including the Blue Lagoon and the National Museum of Iceland.
Meet your driver for a private transfer to Glymur.
Hotel Glymur is situated an hour from most of the tourist attractions in the country and options include 5 golf courses, horse back riding, kayaking, angle fishing, river fishing, bird watching, hiking. Please speak to your Sales Advisor if any of these activities are of interest.
The Glymur Hotel (5*) is situated just a short drive from Reykjavik in a spectacular view over Whale fjord. The hotel is a relaxing environment and features a restaurant that offers exceptional local and international cuisine for even the hungriest of stomachs.
Meet your driver at the Hotel Glymur for a private guided tour to the Snæfellsnes peninsula via Borgarfjörður. On to the romantic little fishing villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, both famous for their rock formations in the shapes of arches, caves, stacks, as well as cliffs alive with huge colonies of birds. Continue your journey around Snæfellsnesjökull glacier, through the small fishing villages on the northern shores of the peninsula. After the tour concludes, you have the option of being transferred back to the Hotel Glymur or to a hotel of your choosing in Reykjavik.
Tour ending at Hotel Budir
Hotel Budir (3*) is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countryside hotels in Iceland, just a short drive from Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik. The hotel sits in a lava field on the westernmost tip of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, in the western region of Iceland. Due to the hotel’s location, guests have an impressive view of the breathtaking Snaefellsjokull glacier and the Budir-estuary which meanders into the vast Faxafloi-Bay where a number of seals reside.
Meet your driver for a private transfer to Budir.
Enjoy a half day tour visiting the most important sights of the City. You will see the old town centre, the Parliament, the Cathedral, the harbour, the Pearl and Höfði house, the summit site of 1986. During the tour you will drive past the city's salmon river (which is proof that Reykjavík is a pollution free capital) and the Árbæjarsafn outdoor folk museum, which offers an interesting contrast to the modern buildings of the most recent part of city, and an outdoor swimming pool in Laugardalur which is heated with water from natural hot springs under the city. Visit the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture museum and Hallgrímskirkja Church (whose steeple is a Reykjavík landmark). The tour includes private driver-guide for the tour and entrance fees to the National Museum, Sculpture Museum and Hallgrímskirkja Church.
Reykjavik is reknowned for its world class cuisine. Try one of these many restaurants, located in and around Reykjavik for a truly authentic Icelandic meal.
The Seafood Cellar a fusion style restaurant based in a newly renovated landmark building in the heart of the city. Restaurant Einar Ben is located in the city centre, close to the bright lights and all the entertainment. Serves delicious food made from quality Icelandic ingredients: fish, seabirds, wild game and lamb. Restaurant Silfur, located in the Art Deco Hotel Borg, right in the heart of Reykjavik. The menu is made up of the world’s best ingredients available and the wine list is known for its variety of excellent wines from around the world. The Fish Market one if Reykjavik`s most chic restaurants. In the kitchen, Chef Hrefna plays with Asian and American flavors, and creative presentations making the dining a true experience. By The Pond a small and unique restaurant is said to be the most novel fish restaurant in Iceland. Restaurant Square with a mountain view on one side and the city centre on the other, is likely to impress solely by its location. Square restaurant invites guests to experience food & drinks in a new way. The Fish Company is an eclectic restaurant located in the city centre. They offer a trip through a world of culinary adventures, which, as most good adventures do, begins under a bridge.Laekjarbrekka a restaurant in one of the oldest houses in Reykjavík, right in the centre of the old town, very Icelandic with a cosy atmosphere. Restaurant ReykjavIk is a large and spacious combination of restaurant, café and a unique bar, The Ice Bar. It is located in the very centre of Reykjavík in a 19th century former warehouse, which has recently been renovated. The house is on 3 floors. The brassiere, on the ground floor, is open for lunch, coffee and dinners. The Rainbow rooms are on the second floor and the Cabaret room is on the third floor. The restaurant offers a wide range of menus.Restaurant Perlan is one of the most exquisite restaurants in Iceland with highly unusual architecture. Perlan, or the "Pearl", rests on six huge storage tanks, each able to hold 4 million liters of geothermal hot water. The restaurant is on the top floor which slowly rotates, offering a magnificent panoramic view of Reykjavík and its surroundings as you dine. Nautholl Bistro is located by the thermal beach at Nautholsvik Bay in Reykjavik. The restaurant offers a great selection of 2 and 3 course lunch and dinner menus. Dill Restaurant is located in the Nordic House in Reykjavík, which was designed and built in 1968 by renowned Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. The Gallery Restaurant has been renowned for its art, outstanding cuisine and impeccable service for over forty years. The Gallery Chefs offer a truly world class dining experience with their take on French cuisine, while the knowledgeable sommeliers will guide you through the feast of the senses. Restaurant Vox where the primary ambition is to use the best seasonal products and ingredients available at each time. The result is cosmopolitan cuisine with national roots, served by their expert staff.Grillid, French cuisine, superb food, fine wines, varied menus and excellent service, all set against one of the most breathtaking panoramic views of Reykjavik. Be ready for a once in a lifetime dining experience.The island of Videy is one of the most famous Icelandic historical sites through the ages. The view from the restaurant adds extra spice to a delightful meal.Fjorukrain a genuine Viking feast restaurant, something to be remembered. The décor is in the Viking style and they offer a true Viking feast with traditional meals served in old-fashioned Viking-style trays. Seaside Restaurant (40 minutes south of Reykjavik in Stokkseyri) by the seaside, in Icelandic; Við fjöruborðið, is a restaurant specializing in lobster, fresh from the ocean on the very doorstep. The restaurant looks to Italian influence when preparing their menu, incorporating Tunisian couscous, Mediterranean salads, tomatoes and greeneries, along with the ever so famous grilled potatoes.
Your private driver- guide will meet you at your Reykjavik hotel and accompany you on a full-day private tour of the Golden Circle. Your first stop will be Thingvellir National Park, a remarkable geological site and the most historic site in all of Iceland. Next, visit Gullfoss, or Golden Waterfall, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe. Finally make a stop at Geyser hot-spring area. The famous “Great Geyser” here, has given name to hot springs all over the world. You will see Strokkur, one of the most active geysers in the area, spouting up to 30 meters in the air. At days end you will be brought to your accommodation in Ranga.
The Ranga Hotel (4*) was recently named one of 100 best hotels in Europe by the Sunday Times in Britain. The hotel is located in the South between Hella and Hvolsvallar. The view from the hotel is a magnificent, Hekla facing north, then the mountains to the east and northeast, to the southeast is the volcano and you can see the Ultimate islands in the South. The hotel recently joined the international hotel association "The Great Hotels of the World Premium Collection. The location of Hotel Ranga is excellent for viewing the Northern Lights, although there is never any guarantee of seeing the Aurora Borealis.
Today, enjoy a private guided tour of Thórsmörk Valley, a very famous and intriguing geological region in Iceland. Here you will experience unique views of stunning glaciers, rocks and woodlands. In addition to this, one can witness the remarkable aftermath of a volcanic eruption. The sight of what the unbridled power of a spouting volcano can do in a short time to its surroundings is breathtaking and leaves visitors awestricken. Afterwards you will be transferred back to Hotel Ranga.
Meet your driver for a private transfer to Reykjavik.
Enjoy a private transfer between Reykjavik International Airport and your hotel with private vehicle and English-speaking driver. Your driver will make a stop at the Blue Lagoon for you to enjoy the famous healing properties of the mineral waters (entrance fee included).
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