Beyond Beauty: The Surreal Wonders of Iceland

| August 24 – 31, 2024

A trip of immersion in raw, dynamic nature…Few places on Earth evoke visions of surreal and powerful landscapes as much as Iceland. The island-country where you can literally see the rift valley being created as two continents slowly drift apart is alive with natural wonders and astounding landscapes that are hard to come by all together in any other place.

After discovering the vibrant city of Reykjavik with its food and music culture, we will get up close with geysers and glaciers, explore ice caves and surreal beaches, and soak in geothermal springs. The trip will end with a few hundred meters descent into a volcano, followed by an afternoon enjoying the famous Blue Lagoon.

Newsletter Signup

Share on Facebook or send by Email

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 August 24Arrival in Reykjavik and private transfer from the airport to the Hotel Borg in Reykjavik.

In the afternoon and evening, we will take a private walking tour to discover the different aspects of the vibrant capital of Iceland: main monuments, shopping streets, food markets, and local lifestyle and nightlife. We will also have dinner reservations at one of the trendy restaurants where we can dine as a happy local.

Day 2 August 25
Check out from the hotel after breakfast and begin a private tour of the “Golden Circle”. This includes visiting Þingvellir National Park, the place where the mid-Atlantic ridge can be seen splitting the Eurasian and American continents. Those who would like can swim and snorkel in the crystal clear water between the two continents!

The tour continues to the geyser geothermal area where we will see geysers springing up in the air from the depths of the earth, and also to Gulfoss, one of the largest and most impressive waterfalls in Iceland. We then take a detour to the “Secret Lagoon” to take a dip and relax in the warm waters.

We will arrive to the spectacular ION Adventure Hotel ( by around 4 PM, in time to enjoy this remarkable hotel in its dramatic setting for the rest of the day and evening. Optional dinner at the hotel.

Day 3 August 26This is a day packed with natural wonders and mind-blowing landscapes. Starting from the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, and the famous “walk behind the waterfall”, we then take a hike inside the Nauthúsagil Ravine. The drive will also take past the famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier and volcano. At the end of the day, checkin at the remote and idyllic Hotel Ranga, located by the Ranga salmon river. Optional dinner at the hotel.
Day 4 August 27We begin the day with a walk to the edge of the Sólheimajökull glacier. Then, strap on the crampons for a walk thought a landscape of majestic mountains and glaciers towards the blue and black Katla ice cave. We end at the awe-inspiring Reynisfjara black lava beach, the Reynisdrangar Pinnacles, the black Halsanefshellir cave, and the Víkurfjara black sand beach. Overnight at Hotel Vík í Mýrdal. Optional dinner at the hotel.

Day 5 August 28Time to pump up the adrenalin level. On this day we will explore the breathtaking and rugged Skaftafell National Park before proceeding to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. The blue icy waters of the lagoon are dotted with icebergs that have broken off from the glacier, some of which have dropped on the nearby black Atlantic beach, and appear to shimmer like diamonds. We will have an immersive experience on the lagoon, going in fast zodiacs on its icy waters right up to the icebergs, and might even spot a few seals along the way. At the end of the day back to Vik to the Hotel Hotel Vík í Mýrdal.
Day 6 August 29Continue the high-adrenaline adventures with a thrilling snowmobile ride on the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. We then heading back to Reykjavik, and make a stop at the funky tomato greenhouse farm and restaurant Friðheimar for a late lunch. Once back in Reykjavik, check in at the Hotel Reykjavik Saga. Free evening to enjoy the city.
Day 7 August 30On the last day, begin by exploring the inside of a the Þríhnjúkagígar (Thrihnukagigur) volcano. After a half hour walk towards the mouth of the volcano, we will be lowered towards the center of the Earth via an open elevator inside of the only accessible lava chamber in the world. No worries though, as this volcano has not erupted in 4000 years! The descent is 170 meters and takes approximately 6 minutes. We will spend approximately 30 minutes inside the volcano before going up again, and continuing to the famous Blue Lagoon to spend the afternoon relaxing in the warm waters. Optional massage and spa treatments are available at the lagoon. Back to the same hotel in Reykjavik in the evening for our last night in Iceland.
Day 8 August 31Transfer to the airport for departure.

Price Options

The price per person is USD 6670 in double occupancy; USD 8460 in single occupancy.

Price Includes:

  • Airport pickup and drop-off in Reykjavik
  • Accommodation on a bed and breakfast level at:
          Aug 24 – Hotel Borg Reykjavik 
          Aug 25 – ION Adventure Hotel
          Aug 26 – Hotel Rangá
          Aug 27/28 – Hotel Vík í Mýrda
          Aug 29/30 – Hotel Reykjavik Saga
  • Private guided tours
  • All entrance fees
  • All Fuel and parking fees
  • Walking tour in Reykjavik
  • Snorkling in Silfra
  • Katla Ice Cave (crampons)
  • Zodiac tour on Glacier Lagoon
  • Snowmobile tour  (two on one snowmobile)
  • Inside the Volcano activity

Price Does Not Include:

  • International airfare from your point of departure to Reykjavik
  • All lunches and dinners (lunches will vary based on our movement during the day, and dinners are mainly at the hotels due to remote locations except in Reykjavik).
  • Anything not specifically mentioned above
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa processing

Payment and Terms

Trip Status: This trip is open for reservation.

Group Size: Minimum 10   Maximum 14  Guests

Payment Options

All guests:

1- Cash payment in USD, or

2- Bank transfers to a bank outside Lebanon (please enquire about bank details)


To confirm your spot, a down payment of USD 2000 is requested.
Second payment (USD 2000) is due on May 30.

Final payment is due on July 15.

Downpayment is fully refundable if the minimum group size has not been reached. After the minimum size is reached, cancellation as per the following:

  • 20% penalty if before July 27.
  • 50% penalty if after July 27.
  • 100% penalty id 3 days or less from departure date.