This all-inclusive tour shares the beauty of Northern Iceland August 4th - 13th 2019 – far away from the throngs of tourists – and helps you relax, refresh and recharge through cultural, historic, recreational, culinary and wellness experiences. Designed for women and by women. Tour guides are: Sue Kissinger (from Wisconsin) and Herdís Friðriksdóttir (a local Icelander).
Cultural and historic highlights include: visits to the Museum of Icelandic Textiles, the Herring Era Museum, the Museum of Prophecies and the Hrafnagil Handicraft Market and Festival. Additional highlights include: hiking in Jökulslárgljúfur canyon, riding Icelandic horses, whale watching excursion, swimming in the local hot pools and shopping in Reykjavik. We’ll also indulge in plenty of local fish and lamb, plus traditional Icelandic foods (no putrefied shark!)
Wellness experiences include: the solitude of the North Atlantic, drinking wine in the midnight sun, soaking in a beer spa and relaxing in the Mývatn Nature Baths.
Iceland is an island of 103,000 km2 (39,756 sq. miles) with a population of approximately 340,000, the least densely populated country in Europe. Over half of the population lives in the beautiful, modern city of Reykjavik, leaving the rest of the island dotted with small villages and majestic undeveloped scenery.
Iceland’s summers are surprisingly warm, lush and green, with days lengthening until midsummer, when the sun dips down to the horizon but never sets. There are more than 170 geothermal pools scattered throughout the country and we will relax in several of them through the week. This women’s only adventure will take us from Reykjavik and across the northern coast of Iceland to the beautiful city of Akureyri and the mysterious area surrounding Mývatn.
Join together with the kindship of fellow women and take in some of the best sites, sounds, smells and tastes that Iceland has to offer.