A Brief Description
Often described as the land of ice and fire, Iceland has some of the worlds most dramatic and unspoiled scenery. The relatively mild climate means that Iceland has areas of lush grass and first time visitors are taken aback by the arresting beauty of some of Europe’s most powerful waterfalls. Because the majority of people do not know much about the island, this gives it an exclusive, mysterious appeal, attracting companies looking for something different.
Iceland can offer a wide range of activities, from gentle to more strenuous, in stunning settings. Although most groups tend to be based in Reykjavik, exploring the island is relatively easy with regular internal flights and traffic free roads. Reykjavik is crammed with superb restaurants, large and small, providing a full range of cosmopolitan cuisine. Although not an inexpensive destination the experience is really worth every penny. There is fresh clean air everywhere in the country, even in the capital Reykjavik, a smokeless city heated entirely by geothermal water.
A very important factor in choosing Iceland is that a high percentage of the participants will either not have visited Iceland or would not have considered the country as a possible destination.
Getting to Iceland
Icelandair fly direct from London Heathrow to Reykjavik. The flight time is 3 hours.
Tours & Excursions
- Tour of Hafnarfjörður, a small picturesque town with a visit to a Viking restaurant, to sample some traditional dishes including Icelandic Brennivin (schnapps), shark and dried haddock.
- Tour of Reykjavik, the most northerly capital in the world, including the town centre, the Parliament, Cathedral, harbour and National Museum.
- Visit to the Island of Videy – transfer via ferry to this important historical site, which used to be a medieval, religious and cultural centre. Dinner will be enjoyed in the Viðeyjarstofa Restaurant, one of Iceland’s finest restaurants housed in the oldest stone building in Iceland.
- Snow and Sand Safari – using specially converted 4x4 vehicles visit Hella Village and the stunning waterfall, Seljarlandsfoss. Continue to the Mýrdalsjökull Glacier to see the famous Vulcan Katla, one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes. Lunch is served on the glacier followed by activities such as mini-golf in the snow, snow-scooter rides, skijogging, sled run etc. Continue on the ‘Sand Safari’ driving along the stunning ‘moon like’ black sand dune coast, viewing the waves, seals and bird-life. Enjoy an exciting helicopter ride (weather permitting) before returning to the city.
- Visit to the Blue Lagoon, a legendary man-made oasis carved from the lava, which owes its existence to the nearby geothermal power plant. Experience a dip in the warm mineral rich water, reputed for its healing properties while a waiter serves cocktails actually in the water.
A Typical Trip
A typical three day incentive trip to Iceland might include:
- Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow to Iceland
- Luggage and guest transfers by deluxe air conditioned coach
- Welcome drink on arrival and hotel porterage
- 2 nights accommodation inclusive of breakfast
- Specially selected dinner location on the first evening
- Gala dinner at a specially selected location on the final evening
- Welcome pack in guests’ rooms including useful information and map
- A half day city tour to give guests an overview of the destination
- A full day Snow and Sand Safari including lunch on location
- Souvenir gift for each guest
- Event Manager to ensure the smooth running of the event