If the fountain of youth actually exists, you’ll find it in Reykjavik. A journey through an other-worldly landscape of rugged lava fields reveals the celebrated Blue Lagoon where you’ll feel the healing power of its mineral-rich geothermal waters.
The famous hot springs are just one highlight of the Icelandic capital that is so incredibly free of pollution that you can pluck wild salmon from the city’s major river. You’ll also explore the colorful rhyolite mountains of the volcanic Landmannalaugar region; ascend the steep slopes of Mount Hekla volcano in a purpose-designed vehicle; discover the most impressive waterfalls in Europe; witness one of the most active geysers in the world; visit the romantic fishing villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar and their distinctive rock formations; and view an imposing glacier on a once-in-a-lifetime private tour.
Iceland really is like no other place on earth, and this extensive private tour provides a compelling insight into one of the most under-rated wonders of the natural world. From enjoying the world-class cuisine and luxury hotels of sophisticated Reykjavik, to exploring the alien landscapes of steamy volcanic hot springs and soaring icy glaciers, experienced local guides will lead you to the most breath-taking natural vantage points and share the colorful stories and cultural traditions of Iceland’s proud Viking past.
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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.
A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map and any other touristic information that you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
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.
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.
Avail of a half day private guided tour as you are lead through rugged lava fields to the Blue Lagoon, a unique natural pool of mineral rich geothermal water located in the middle of a lava field in the pure, beautiful Icelandic wilderness. The Blue Lagoon is known for its special properties and its beneficial effect on the skin and attracts visitors from all over the world in search of health, and relaxation. Stop for a refreshing bath or swim in the pleasantly warm mineral-rich water, reputed for its healing properties. At the end of your tour you will be brought to your hotel. Includes entrance fee to the Blue Lagoon and towel rental.
Enjoy a full day private Super Jeep tour of to the interior geothermal area of Landmannalaugar. The colorful rhyolite mountains in this region have formed by centuries of volcanic activity in the area. While there, enjoy a relaxing bath in a natural hot spring or take a leisurely hike on one of the many mountain paths. The tour continues past Iceland’s infamous volcano Mount Hekla. A packed lunch is included in the tour cost.
Your private driver guide will meet you at your hotel and accompany you on a full day private tour of the Golden Circle. Combining natural and historical wonders, you‘ll experience Iceland‘s landmark attractions in one incredible day: the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall, the exploding hot springs of Geysir, and Þingvellir national park, site of the Viking parliament and over 1000 years of history. Please note: If you wish to enter the Geysir, Strokkur and Blesi hot spring area a new entrance fee of ISK600 per person (aged 16+) is payable locally to the land owners. You may still see the spouting geyser “Strokkur” from the road, if you wish to avoid the fee and do not enter the area.
Drive from Reykjavík via Borgarfjörður to Snæfellsnes peninsula with your private driver guide. 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.
Hotel Borg overlooks the beautiful square of Austurvöllur, in the heart of Reykjavík, across from Althingi, the Icelandic parliament and the cathedral. The Borg, which has become one of Reykjavik’s landmarks, is conveniently located within walking distance of variety of restaurants, souvenir shops, art galleries and specialty shops. The hotel's rooms and suites are elegantly appointed yet offer an extensive array of modern amenities. The Silfur restaurant in Hotel Borg, offers exquisite Icelandic cuisine served in beautiful and stylish surroundings, along with a café and bar. Please note that the Hotel Borg will be expanding by adding a new wing of 43 rooms, next to the hotel, that will be connected to the main building on the first floor. The constructions are scheduled for completion in May 2015. As this project does not involve the main original structure, this should have minimal impact on their guests which is the main focus in all plans. During this period, the Borg Restaurant will be open only for breakfast and group caterings.
Vanessa Oquendo ,
April 21, 2014
"Melissa Field was extremely helpful! She was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly! She kept me updated on the status of everything and provided timely correspondence. She took ownership for any problems I had and remedied them. I had the most amazing time of my life in Iceland and Paris! I would not have experienced everything without the help of Kensington Tours."
Marilynn Weaver ,
April 21, 2014
"All of our guides were beyond fabulous! Our time in Dublin was much too short, would have loved to stay there at least one more full day. Would recommend extending this package to 15 days for any future visits. The train to Edinburgh was super! Beautiful scenery and great steak pies!"
Ann Saxon ,
November 06, 2013
"Our trip was fantastic!!! I cannot say enough good things. Lianne worked with our exact dates and time frame beautifully.Our drivers were prompt and friendly. The private guides were so knowledgeable. We left with an appreciation of the history, the culture, and the beauty of Andulasia. We were very pleased and will certainly recommend your company to friends and family."
Coby Scherr ,
November 05, 2013
"Everyone involved in our Portugal trip made it terrific. Exactly as advertised. Every event on time and most pleasant. Guides were well-informed, courteous and friendly. Really made for a great journey every time. Each hotel was clean, upgraded and staffed with knowledgeable and friendly folks. Breakfasts were complete -- almost too much to eat. It will always be a wonderful memory thanks to Kensington Tours."
Couples Dellinger & Hubbell ,
November 06, 2013
"We've been raving to everyone about the food, the friendliness of the people and the amazing history and sites in Turkey. Yes, we want to go back."
John Edstrom ,
October 22, 2013
"Overall, our tour in Spain was very enjoyable, and well planned and executed. Our private tour of the Alhambra was excellent. Virginia, tour guide for royal palace ruins outside of Cordoba, was also excellent. In Seville, we went to the Flamenco Show/dinner, and the Flamenco was outstanding!"
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October 19, 2013
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November 07, 2013
"My husband and I took a 3 week vacation to southern Europe and North Africa and had a great time. All the guides were very knowledgeable and bent over backwards to accommodate us. The arrangements made by Kensington went off without a hitch. This is our second trip with Kensington (we went to Peru in 2009) and we will certainly book with them again."
Randy Gramlich ,
October 07, 2013
"Thank you for your follow up, we both loved our time in Croatia. It’s really a beautiful place, especially the coast. Your choice of hotels was great. It was an incredible view from the Bellevue hotel in Dubrovnik and the Vestibule in Split was in the best possible location. We were able to relax in our room listening to the wonderful singers in the courtyard and its central location made it so easy to walk anywhere we wanted to see with ease. "
Jay Steffan ,
September 24, 2013
"We just returned from a 10 day trip to Paris and Normandy. We spent three nights in Paris and then enjoyed a seven night cruise on the Seine to Normandy with AMA Waterways. The time in Paris was well spent and has piqued our interest to return for a more thorough visit. Guide Wafaa Lankey was superb in our visit to Versailles. The Seine cruise was relaxing and beautiful. So many wonderful little towns and we wished we had more time in each one to explore and enjoy.
We traveled to Croatia and Slovenia using Kensington earlier this year which was a fantastic trip."
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