(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 CellarThe Seafood Cellar is a fusion style restaurant based in a newly renovated landmark building in the heart of the city. Their mission is to push the boundaries of every dining experience, providing the finest quality food and services available. “We don’t just cook your food, we memorialize it in a celebration of taste for your mouth and spirit.”Einar BenRestaurant Einar Ben is located in one of the oldest trading buildings in Reykjavik. It’s located in the city centre, close to the bright lights and all the entertainment. Einar Ben is named after one of the most remarkable Iceland- ers of recent times and we try to honour him by serving delicious food made from quality Icelandic ingredients: fish, seabirds, wild game and lamb. Service is relaxed but professional. The restaurant is ideal for large or small groups. There are 6 rooms seating from 8 to 40 persons, and some of the rooms can be connected.SilfurRestaurant Silfur is 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. With new age Art Deco interior and beautiful design, Silfur gives you the experience of supreme surroundings where a mix of Icelandic lava, nature stone and fire meets Art Deco and superior lighting. Silfur is a trendy restaurant with a great atmosphere, excellent service and fine dining.The Fish MarketSalmon skin–wrapped railings, backlit bamboo walls, low banquettes, and sexy lighting make The Fish Market one of 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. Voted by Condé Nast Traveler one of the Hot Tables in 2008, the restaurant draws on locally caught seafood and Icelandic traditions.By The PondThis small and unique restaurant is said to be the most novel fish restaurant in Iceland. The owner, Chef Runar Marvinsson, is known for innovative fish dishes made from a variety of rare fish and shellfish and related raw materials. The restaurant is located near Lake Tjornin (hence the name, meaning By the Lake) and offers a cozy atmosphere - often likened to being in 'grandma's old living room'!SquareWith a mountain view on one side and the city centre on the other, Restaurant Square is likely to impress solely by its location. The restaurants concept to implement fun into fine dining does however draw the guest’s eye from the windows and to the meal. Square restaurant invites guests to experience food & drinks in a new way. As the evening passes on the restaurant turns into a Cocktail Bar/Lounge, ready to serve crazy and tasty cock- tails.Fish CompanyThe 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.LaekjarbrekkaA restaurant in one of the oldest houses in Reykjavík, right in the centre of the old town, very Icelandic with a cosy atmosphere. The building was used as a dwelling until 1961 and a small shop was there until it was rebuilt in 1980. During reconstruction, every effort was made to preserve the original appearance. Main focus on Icelandic traditional dishes.Restaurant ReykjavikRestaurant 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.PerlanRestaurant 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. Art exhibits are held on the ground floor and artificial geysers spray water 15 meters high. This is a first class restaurant, very elegant and dressy, perfect for a celebratory dinner.NauthollNautholl 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 and can accommodate up to 95 people in a private room. DillDill Restaurant is located in the Nordic House in Reykjavík, which was designed and built in 1968 by renowned Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. At Dill Restaurant, the atmosphere is different depending on whether you join us for lunch or for dinner. During lunchtime, the atmosphere is informal and the menu simple. For dinner we put on our best clothes and offer a more formal surrounding. On the menu you will find traditional Nordic and Icelandic dishes that have been modernized.Gallery RestaurantThe 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. For smaller groups we offer the chance to start with some wine tasting in the 4000 bottle wine cellar, followed by dinner in a private hall or a private library.VoxAt Restaurant Vox the primary ambition is to use the best seasonal products and ingredients available at each time. To maintain freshness, we keep the path from nature to the plate as short as possible, by keeping direct contact with hunters and fishermen, farmers and experts on spices and berries in the highlands. The fish is selected and brought directly from the boats, same goes with game-birds and vegetables, spiced up with the kitchen’s creativity. The result is cosmopolitan cuisine with na- tional roots, served by our expert staff.GrillidFor over four decades, the warm and intimate surroundings of the 8th floor Grillið Restaurant have provided diners with an experience designed to take them to the height of culinary pleasure. 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.VideyThe island of Videy is one of the most famous Icelandic historical sites through the ages. While it is mentioned in written accounts dated from the 12th century, extensive archaeological investigations on the island in recent years have revealed evidence of settlement as early as the 10th century. The tables at Videyjarstofa still bow beneath the weight of sumptuous food, just as they did at the banquets so admired by foreign visitors there 200 years ago. The view from the restaurant adds extra spice to a delightful meal.FjorukrainA genuine Viking feast restaurant, something to be remembered. Lively folk music and real Vikings to serve the groups. Fjorukrain, also known as the Viking Village easily sits 350 guests. Here, the emphasis is on the Viking Era and as you enter, you step into a world of the past. The décor is in the Viking style and we offer a true Viking feast with traditional meals served in old-fashioned Viking-style trays. During these famous feasts there is never a dull moment and the guests can expect various treats and surprises offered by our singing Valkyries and Vikings.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 lobster is served sizzling warm in the pan, with side dishes of vegetables, suggested by the owner, who has a heart somewhat warmer than the surroundings. 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.
Enjoy a full day private tour of the Golden Circle and visit Þingvellir National Park, a remarkable geological site and the most historic site on the island. Gullfoss, Golden Waterfall, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe. Geyser hot-spring area, the famous Great Geyser which has given name to hot spring all over the world. You will see one of the most active geysers in the area, Strokkur, spouting up to 30 meters and other sights in South Iceland. At days end you will be brought to your accommodation in Ranga. The tour includes private driver-guide for the tour.
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.
Enjoy a private guided tour by Jeep along the south coast of the Island with a stop by the waterfall Seljalandsfoss. Make your way to the Hotel Ranga and depart for Þórsmörk. On the way, stop by a glacier lagoon, drive through rough rivers and onwards to the beautiful Thorsmork valley. In the spectacular nature of Þórsmörk you get a unique view of glaciers, woodlands and rocks. Today the aftermath of the volcanic eruption can be clearly seen in the natural oasis that lies just behind the volcano. 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).
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Iceland for the most up to date visa information.
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