Danielle Wilson Naqvi

Hike and Yoga Your Way Through Iceland

Ring in the new year with an invigorating wellness break to Iceland.



It’s time to introduce your inner traveller to your inner self – and what better way than with an immersive seven-day wellness tour in glorious Iceland? G-Adventures and Unique Family Travels have a range of dedicated itineraries available, for both solo travellers and group bookings.

Iceland is known as “the land of fire and ice” and the extreme contrasts in Icelandic nature are a huge part of the appeal. Diverse and beautiful, the island is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, as well as some of the world’s most active volcanoes. Imagine visions of snow-blanketed landscapes, Viking history, Blue Lagoon… Yet there is so much more to Iceland than you could ever dream of. It’s the perfect destination for those who are looking for the unexpected; for something out of the ordinary.

The wellness tour takes you on a tour around Iceland, starting and ending in Reykjavik and travelling through the Golden Circle enjoying yoga, meditation, waterfalls, hot springs and, of course, that famous natural heat spot, Blue Lagoon.

Day 1: Reykjavik

Arrive at any time. The included airport transfer will take you to your hotel where you can join the group for a welcome meeting. Take this opportunity to set your intention for the trip ahead.

Day 2: Reykjavik

Enjoy a morning hike to Öskjuhlíð Hill. The rest of the day is yours to explore Reykjavik – you can visit the Nautholskvik geothermal beach or Vesturbaejarlaug pools, or hop on a bike for a city tour, or go whale watching.

Day 3: Reykjavik/Hveragerði

Leave the city behind and explore the famous Golden Circle. Enjoy a yoga practice in Thingvellir National Park. Afterwards, take part in a rye bread cooking class at a geothermal bakery. In the afternoon, relax and soak in natural pools and hot springs.

Day 4: Hveragerði

Wake up bright and early for a hike up to Mount Hengill. Once at the top, stop to appreciate your efforts with a mindfulness meditation session. The afternoon is free to enjoy the spa or discover the area. In the evening, visit a nearby horse farm and enjoy a farm-to-table dinner.

Day 5: Hveragerði

Explore some of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls, including Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, and take time for inner reflection with a guided meditation session. Continue to Dyrholaey for a quick stop before ending in Reyinsfjara, famous for its black sand beaches. End the day with a Vinyasa yoga practice right on the beach.

Day 6: Hveragerði

Start the day with a mantra meditation practice by the pool. Later, strap on your crampons for a glacier hike to Solheimajokul glacier. Enjoy a farewell group dinner.

Day 7: Hveragerði/Reykjavík

Following a restorative morning yoga practice, head to Blue Lagoon. Enjoy one last soak or a treatment before heading to the airport with your included transfer.

What’s included:

Your Wellness Moment:

Yoga Practice in Thingvellir National Park, Þingvellir

Geothermal Baths, Laugarvatn

Mt Hengill Hike and Meditation, Hengill

Waterfall Guided Meditation, Seljalandsfoss

Yoga on Reynisfjara Beach, Reynisdrangar

Morning Mantra Meditation, Hveragerði

Restorative Yoga, Hveragerði

Your Foodie Moment:

Rye Bread Cooking Class, Laugarvatn

Sightseeing:

Öskjuhlíð Hill hike

Golden Circle sightseeing

Þingvellir National Park visit

Geysir Hot Spring visit

Gullfoss Waterfall visit

Visit to an Icelandic horse farm

Solheimajokull glacier hike (including all required equipment)

Visits to Skógarfoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls

Dyrholaey visit

Blue Lagoon entrance

Also included:

Airport transfers

Transport to/from all included activities and between all destinations

Hotel and breakfast for six nights

Please note:

  • Flights are not included and need to be arranged by each participant.
  • Group sizes vary from a minimum of 12 to maximum of 16.
  • Some of the tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • On average, May has more sunshine hours than any other month and the least rainfall. You can expect temperatures to range between 5C (41F) and 20C (68F).

How to get there:

Emirates flies to Reykjavik with a connecting flight operated by Icelandair. The flight time is 11 hours and costs from AED 4 500.

Reykjavik has two airports; Reykjavík Domestic Airport and Keflavík International Airport (KEF), with the latter being the most popular with international tourists.

How to book:

Book now for the next tour on 26 May 2019! The total cost per person is AED 10 280 ($2 799). For more information, visit www.uniquefamilytravels.com.

What to take:

Lonely Planet Iceland

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