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AT48 – Fire & Ice

7:12 pm in Iceland, Northern Europe by Northern-Europe

One week from £795pp – based on 2 sharing, including flights and B&B accommodation at a featured hotel What it feels like to be   Find out more.

One week from £795pp - based on 2 sharing, including flights and B&B accommodation at a featured hotel

What it feels like to be there...

In a land of extremes, Southern Iceland is famous for its volcanoes, geysers and glaciers, as well as its hot tubs in the snow and icy vodka by warm fires. It is a place of often surprising natural beauty and contrasts, where flowers bloom in snowy meadows, the magnificent Northern Lights brighten the night sky and whales splash amid icebergs. 

What to do there…

Southern Iceland is packed with activities and perfect for 5 to 7 days:
  • Major: Northern-lights, Glacier-treks, Volcano-treks, Hiking, Snow-mobiles, Scenic-flights, Bird-watching, Whale-watching, Fishing, Rafting, Horse-riding.
  • Other: Golf, Jacuzzi, Spa/Massage, Quad-bikes, 4x4-tours.

Where to stay…

4* Hotel Ranga is a cosy, eccentric lodge on the banks of a salmon river near the famous Mt Hekla volcano. From Sep-Apr there is a high chance of viewing the Aurora from one of the outdoor geothermal hot-tubs. The proprietors’ passion for their country is infectious and they know all the secrets of a great adventure here.

Some practical information worth knowing…

  • Travel: Keflavik airport is 2h by car; Reykjavik city about 1h.
  • Weather: cool/cold all year round, freezing Dec-Mar.

What the AdventureTemples travel community says…

Iceland is a magical, elemental place that charms your socks off. The hotels might not have hand-carved Italian marble sinks, but luxury isn’t about that here. It is more essential, to be found in experiences such as bathing in a volcano-heated lagoon, or eating fish caught fresh that day. Iceland is just full to the brim with exciting things to do and friendly, engaging people ready to share it all with you. We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Fire and Ice

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Country – Iceland

8:00 pm in Iceland, Northern Europe by Northern-Europe

What it feels like to be there… There is a sense of excitement about walking where the Earth’s crust is so thin: all that bubbling h   Find out more.

What it feels like to be there...

There is a sense of excitement about walking where the Earth’s crust is so thin: all that bubbling heat waiting to envelop you. Trek over the volcanoes and amazing snowscapes on foot or by 4x4, then warm up in your own bubbling Jacuzzi. Head out at night and savour the clean Arctic air under the Aurora Borealis. 

Some practical information worth knowing…

Reykjavik’s Keflavik Airport is the only major entry point, but (troublesome ash clouds aside) it has great links to European travel hubs and major capitals. The weather is always cold, so pack plenty of thick fleeces, under-layers and a weather-proof jacket – but don’t forget a swim suit for the geothermal pools!
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Hotel – 101 Hotel

11:48 pm in Iceland, Northern Europe by Northern-Europe

With a commanding presence in the historical centre of Reykjavík, design conscious 4* 101 Hotel neighbours the city’s civic and cultural   Find out more.

With a commanding presence in the historical centre of Reykjavík, design conscious 4* 101 Hotel neighbours the city’s civic and cultural institutions, main shopping district and the hub of restaurants, bars and nightlife. It communicates refined elegance, with a stylish sense of comfort pervading throughout and is host to a wonderful gallery of Icelandic art. 

This first boutique hotel in Iceland, it is owned by designer Ingibjörg S. Pálmadottir, a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York. She has used greys, black and white, clean lines and well-placed local art works to convey pure Nordic coolness. Keeping you warm are heated oak floors, a lounge fireplace, a popular bar and the Jacuzzi and sauna.  
  Further Information We carefully select luxury accomodations offering the services and facilities our customers care about and genuinely use. If you would like a factsheet or your party require something specific (e.g. Nanny or Butler services), please enquire and we will email details. For more on travel practicalities or the activities on offer, please see the summary page for this AdventureTemple: AT48 Fire & Ice We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: 101 Hotel

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Hotel – Ranga

11:48 pm in Iceland, Northern Europe by Northern-Europe

4* Hotel Ranga is Iceland’s top resort and offers serenity, luxury, and relaxation all year around. It is known for excellent personal   Find out more.

4* Hotel Ranga is Iceland's top resort and offers serenity, luxury, and relaxation all year around. It is known for excellent personal service, ambience, discretion and is a celebrity hotspot. Perfectly located near Iceland's top attractions, adventures and historic places, this hotel is the ideal base for exploring all this fantastic area has to offer. 

The resort is built in log-cabin style and has through the years acquired an excellent reputation for its food, accommodation and service. Rooms are fabulously designed, with those in the 'World Pavilion' themed on the continents, each with a collection of international art and furnishings. Nearby attractions include, to name just a few: the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs, Vatnajökull glacier (Europe's largest) and the world famous Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. The giant volcano Mt. Hekla is clearly visible from Hotel Ranga's front door and the stunning Northern Lights are regularly visible (Sep-Apr) from the outdoor hot-tub.  
  Further Information We carefully select luxury accomodations offering the services and facilities our customers care about and genuinely use. If you would like a factsheet or your party require something specific (e.g. Nanny or Butler services), please enquire and we will email details. For more on travel practicalities or the activities on offer, please see the summary page for this AdventureTemple: AT48 Fire & Ice We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Ranga

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Region – Northern Europe

7:59 pm in Iceland, Northern Europe, Norway by Northern-Europe

What it feels like to be there… Much of far-northern Europe is freezing outside but warm to the core, with stylish wood-clad buildings   Find out more.

What it feels like to be there...

Much of far-northern Europe is freezing outside but warm to the core, with stylish wood-clad buildings, friendly peoples and the odd volcano. Enjoy your time in the snow and warm up with a hearty meal or sauna before popping out to try and spot the mysterious Northern Lights. 

Some practical information worth knowing…

The European super-airports act as travel hubs, but every capital and major tourist area is serviced by air these days. Road quality is generally excellent, but in the frozen far north the occasional snow drift can cause minor delays. Dress for very chilly conditions outside, but remember that the log fires and under-floor heating will make it nice and cosy indoors. Visas can be obtained on arrival by most travellers, and local currency is readily available from the airport or banks, cash machines and hotels in all towns.
  We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Northern Europe

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