LGBT Iceland Adventure with Reykjavik, South Shore, & West Coast
Are you ready for the Iceland adventure of a lifetime? This is the perfect combination of relaxation, exploration, and mingling with your new best friends and LGBT tour guides! You will experience the known sites of Iceland like Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon but also venture off the beaten path to see sites on both the South Shore and West Coast. Along the way, you will enjoy luxury accomodations, meals, private guides, relaxing baths, cocktail parties, and more instagram-worthy moments that you have experienced any other week! All alongside your LGBT tour guides who guarantee an adventure of epic proportions! We will also have the option to see Northern Lights as an add-on if weather permits!
This luxury travel group will allow you to see this magical part of the world with up to 36 cosmopolitan travelers who appreciate the perfect blend of relaxation and exploration! Coordinated by Gregory Kiep who has travelled the world with groups such as Atlantis Events, RSVP Vacations, R Family Vacations and many more, this vacation will bring together the best parts of LGBT-friendly travel.
April 3 - 8, 2020
Our stay will be at this brand new modern hotel with pleasantly decorated rooms. It has a fantastic bar in the lobby for happy hour and an amazing bakery in the lobby as well for an early morning nibble.
It is perfectly located in the center of Reykjavik, right by the old harbour, and has a sauna and a fitness room.
DAY 1: REYKJAVIK DAY
Flybus airport transfer from Keflavik airport to hotel.
Meet and Greet with Bubbles! Meet your local LGBT guides and kick off this fabulous trip with champagne.
Reykjavik City Walk: Parade through central Reykjavik with private guide.
2 course dinner at fine restaurant (Not including drinks)
Restaurant similar to Kol Restaurant
DAY 2: GOLDEN CIRCLE & KIKI
Private Golden Circle tour
Dinner in Reykjavik
A night out at Kiki - Reykjavik’s Gay Bar!
Your Golden Circle journey will begin or end by treading in the footsteps of the Vikings at Thingvellir National park. You’ll walk through the gorges, that are being torn apart as the tectonic plates rip away from each other and if you listen closely, you just might hear the echos of the vikings deliberating at this UNESCO world heritage site of the first parliament in the world.
The renowned Geysir geothermal area is not to be missed as you’ll walk the path through boiling ground, but be on your guard as the geyser Strokkur will erupt when you least expect it. Be careful, this place is hot hot hot!
The majestic waterfall Gullfoss is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. It was so cherished by the locals in the countryside that the local woman Sigríður Tómasdóttir often walked all the way to Reykjavik to try and prevent it from being harnessed for electricity. This was in the early 20th century, before they had built roads in the area.
LUNCH - Friðheimar - Tomato Greenhouse Restaurant
At Friðheimar, we grow tomatoes all year round, despite Iceland’s long, dark winters, under artificial lighting in greenhouses. We welcome visitors to see our greenhouses, and then enjoy a taste of the crop. And now they can take delicious food souvenirs away with them, made of our tomatoes and cucumbers. We also breed horses, and put on a horse show – in fourteen different languages.
DAY 3: WEST COAST // KRAUMA BATHS & GOATS
Today is focused on a relaxed day after a night of partying before. This is our perfect hangover day! We would leave at about noon to explore the western part of Iceland and relaxing in the fantastic Krauma baths. We would then let everyone do their own thing in the evening!
Pink Iceland West Iceland Safari shortened tour
West Iceland transport
While it might not look like the part Deildartunguhver hot spring is the world’s most powerful hot spring and main energy source for much of the West. Icelanders have utilised geothermal reservoirs from the ye olden times!
We continue on to the wonders of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming over a distance of about 900 meters out of the massive Hallmundarhraun lava field. And finally, we will visit Icelandic goats. - unlike any other, these gentle, cuddly and curious animals are on brink of extinction but by selfless dedication and determination our friendly local goat breeder is keeping the stock alive and inviting you over for a cup of coffee and time spent with the animals. Some of them also starred in Game of Thrones, just saying.
Experience nature from its core by bathing in the geothermal baths at Krauma. The hot water originates in Europe’s most powerful hot spring Deildartunguhver, at a temperature of 100°C (212°F). To achieve the perfect bathing temperature we mix the hot water with cold water from Rauðsgil, which originates in the glacier Ok, the smallest glacier in Iceland.
Krauma offers five relaxing natural geothermal baths, a cold tub to get your blood circulation going, two calming saunas and a relaxation room where you can rest by the fireplace while listening to soothing music.
Háafell Goat Farm
Meet purebred Icelandic goats - unlike any other, these gentle, cuddly and curious animals are on brink of extinction but by selfless dedication and determination our friendly local goat breeder is keeping the stock alive and inviting you over for a cup of coffee and time spent with the animals.
DAY 4: SOUTH SHORE & GLACIAL WALK
On day 4 we explore the south of Iceland to the halfway point of the island. The group would then go on a 2 hour hike to and on the Sólheimajökull glacier.
Included in budget proposal
Pink Iceland South Safari
South Iceland transport
The South Shore Safari will take you through the breadbasket of Iceland on your way to the gems of the south.
You’ll see the villages and farms of the southern flat lands before we arrive at the mountain ranges.
In clear weather you can see volcanos and glaciers that have erupted 9 times in the last 50 years, the latest of which was the infamous Eyjafjallajökull eruption of 2010that stranded millions of travelers all around the world..
Reynisfjara beach, with its basalt column cliffs, is a particular favorite of the south. The crashing waves of the open Atlantic break on the black sandy beach of Reynisfjara which is quite picturesque with its mountainous backdrop. Remeber to be extra careful at this powerful beach as the waves are unpredictable and powerful.
We’ll visit the hidden waterfall Gljúfrabúi, the waterfall you can walk behind Seljalandsfoss and the magnificent Skógafoss. These are amongst the numerous characterful waterfalls that we will see from the road on our drive along the old sea cliffs and if it’s very windy you’ll even see a few of them flow upward.
The South Coast of Iceland has everything you want to see in Iceland: waterfalls, glaciers, beach, volcanoes, beautiful mountains & farms.
Sólheimajökull Glacier Walk
Along the way to the glacier, we will have a good view of the glacier lagoon and the area around the glacier. When we are at the starting point, we start with a safety briefing and a short lesson how to use the crampons and the ice pick on the glacier walk.
The glacial landscape is amazing and dynamic, including crevices, sinkholes and small black volcanic sandhills. Sometimes it’s possible to take a look at the small holes or enter the caves.
In winter the ice is blue and clear, the surface mostly covered by snow. During the summertime, the ice becomes more white and the volcanic ash which forms various patterns in the landscape is more visible.
As previously mentioned the glacial landscape changes day by day which makes it even more interesting to see and explore. With the glacier melting very rapidly in recent years the landscape has become more exciting.
Sólheimajökull glacier is the ideal place to view geomorphology in formation and the effects of global warming on glaciers.
- Ice axe
- Other safety equipment
DAY 5: REYKJANES & BLUE LAGOON
Today we go for both action and relaxation. We drive through the Reykjanes peninsula before driving into the black sands close to the fishing village Grindavík. We then soak in the Blue Lagoon before heading off to Reykjavik for a farewell dinner.
Included in budget proposal
Private Iceland Reykjanes peninsula tour
1 hour ATV ride
Lunch (Not including drinks)
The Blue Lagoon where you’ll be able to experience a couple of hours' relaxation in one of the most unique places on earth.
Discover the waters of the Blue Lagoon. Journey through a spa of the volcanic earth. Harmonize with nature.
Comfort entry includes:
Entrance to the Blue Lagoon
Silica mud mask
Use of towel
1st drink of your choice
DAY 6: DEPARTURE DAY
Flybus airport transfer from hotel to Keflavik airport.
Pricing & Details:
$2,399 double occupancy including hotels.
$2,899 single occupancy including hotels.
Plus international flights and any gratuities. Northern Lights add-on possible based on weather. Special flight pricing available.
30% deposit is due at reservation with remaining balance due 90 days from departure date. Payment options are available. As with any vacation, travel insurance is recommended.