Wandering Native, in partnership with Palos Verdes Art Center, is traveling to Iceland for a unique experience. We will be staying three nights with locals in a beautiful rural hotel in the South of Iceland with one night in Reykjavik and one night near the blue lagoon. Excursions include the black beaches of Vik, waterfalls and the basalt caves from Game of Thrones. September is meant to be the optimum month to catch the Northern lights. We can't guarantee a viewing but odds are in our favor. This trip will incorporate the best of Icelandic scenery, food, folklore, and culture.
Aerial view of our country apartments
Below: Interior views of the apartments where we will be staying in Varmahlíð, Iceland
Our first night will be in Reykjavik. Guests will be staying at an intimate hotel (photo below is from our hotel) in the heart of Reykjavik, close to cafes, restaurants, and shopping. Each private room is contemporary with Nordic charm.
Southern Iceland is one of the country's most scenic regions, home to waterfalls, lakes, basalt caves, and black sand beaches to name a few. Green pastures, stories of trolls and elves and grazing Icelandic horses straight out of a fairytale will be the norm while in Iceland. Prepare yourself for a mind-blowing experience in the land of fire and ice.
Our farm is nestled in the countryside among Icelandic horses, green rolling hills, and breathtaking landscapes. Waterfall, sheep, and elves ( hey, it's Iceland!) live among the farm where we will be staying. Pet the sheep, walk to the waterfall and enjoy rural Icelandic life in this 200-year-old ancestral home.
The drama of Vik is unlike anything you have ever experienced. The dark, raging sea crashes against a black beach as far as the eye can see while massive pointed stones rise out of the ocean like mythical ships. Flocks of birds circle overhead as the wind rushes across the landscape. Vik is exhilarating, otherworldly. It is simply magical.
What would a trip to Iceland be without a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon? We will be visiting the lagoon via the private spa entrance with a special 4-hour pass which includes private change room and an array of spa products to enjoy during your stay. Relax and rejuvenate at this local volcanic hot spring.
The cuisine of Iceland is a food lovers dream. With the best fresh fish in the world, a long tradition of bread making, and the hallmark of fresh ingredients, food in Iceland is an experience in and of itself. Learn to cook classic Icelandic dishes with a modern twist while you sip wine and mingle with other guests. This cooking class requires no previous cooking experience. Dinner will be served in the dining room of this popular establishment in Reykjavik.
Great coffee, freshly baked bread, masterful pastries and melt in your mouth fish and chips, Iceland's food scene is more than these well-done basic essentials, it is fresh and innovative. And don't forget the licorice. Icelanders love their candy.
meals (breakfast + lunch + dinner)
guide + driver
all excursions, classes, and entrance fees
transportation to outings
**does not include airfare or transport to and from the airport.