Begin your yacht charter in Reykjavik, a vibrant city that thrums with activity. Spend a morning walking around the old town and getting to know this stunning capital city. Leave the city behind and make your way to Krýsuvík an area of intense geothermal activity. Here you can use walkways to cross the uneven earth and witness plumes of steam billowing from waterways and channels that criss-cross the landscapes.
Embark on a hike up to Fagradalsfjall Volcano. This volcano was formed in April 2021, when a new fissure vent opened. There is no experience quite like hiking the barren moonscape and experiencing views of orange molten rock, glowing rivers, and the sounds of the earth splitting apart. After a challenging day of hiking, head to some nearby geothermal hot springs and allow your body to sink into absolute relaxation as the volcanic waters relieve you of your tension. From here make your way to the south coast where your luggage will be ready for you onboard your waiting yacht.
After a hearty breakfast onboard, make your way to the beautiful Blue Mountain range where you will meet a local mountain biking guide. They will guide you through this landscape as you bike across the landscape taking in lakes, waterways, forests, and lava fields as well red pseudo-craters that paint a distinctive picture among the trees.
Continue your bike ride after lunch and reach a nearby stable where you can hop on an Icelandic pony and continue your journey on horseback. These horses are renowned for their distinctive trot and sturdy appearance ideal for reaching remote areas cut off from vehicles. Return to your vessel after your riding experience for a well-earned dinner on board made with the freshest local ingredients.
Located just 49km away from Reykjavik, Thingvellir houses the dramatic Gullfoss waterfall, geothermal valleys, and the North Atlantic Rift where you can see exposed tectonic plates. Silfra, one of the world’s most exceptional snorkelling and diving sites, is located on top of the tectonic plates between Europe and America. Discover this spectacular underwater landscape as you float in the crystal clear, filtered water for a true bucket list experience
As well as having the opportunity to swim in the rift between these continents, Thingvellir offers a wealth of landscapes just waiting to be explored. Discover bright moss that clings to the cracks of the earth’s crust and seek out wildlife, including Arctic foxes, mink, and a variety of bird species. Return to your yacht in the evening for a well-earned dinner on board. While you cruise you will be treated to a private Icelandic performance on deck by local musicians.
Leave your vessel early for a day of hiking and climbing. Take to the winding trails of Mount Esja where you can follow winding trails that run up the side of the mountain. Choose the difficulty of your ascent from one of the three different trails that run up the mountain. As you hike you will be accompanied by the relaxing sounds of a nearby river that runs down the mountain. Once you reach the top, the views are nothing short of spectacular and reach far in every direction.
From here make your way to Glymur Waterfall, the second-highest waterfall in Iceland. Here you will hike to the top of the waterfall passing by rugged canyons covered in bright green moss. At the peak of your hike, you will even have the chance to cross the river just above the crashing waterfall, an experience that is sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Look out over the waterfall as you enjoy a wild lunch accompanied by the sound of churning white waters.
Make your way to Langjokull, a landscape of wild and untouched beauty where you can discover the raw natural power of the glaciers here. Until now, what lay beneath the surface of the Langjökull glacier had been a mystery, known only to a small group of scientists and glaciologists. It is possible to enter and explore the first and biggest man-made ice cap glacier ice cave in the world. Return to your yacht in the evening and cruise overnight to Hornstrandir.