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4th October 2017
Hidden in the centre of colourful Reykjavik is the curiously named Black Pearl, offering stylish, spacious and contemporary accommodation just minutes from the city's eclectic range of restaurants and shops.
There's a lot to love about staying here, furnished with top quality fittings, bright splashes of colour and heated marble floors, perfect for easing tired feet after an exciting day of exploration - though you may find it difficult to rise from the comfort of your bed in the morning - you've been warned!
Your holiday begins as soon as you land at the airport and your private transfer to the famous Blue Lagoon for a premium experience awaits with a glass of wine in tow. After a couple of hours of relaxation your driver chauffeurs you to the Black Pearl, the perfect place for enjoying Iceland's capital city.
By air from the UK to Keflavik Airport. On arrival you will be whisked away on a private transfer to the quiet countryside near the world-famous Blue Lagoon. Surrounded by black lava fields the unique milky blue waters of this naturally heated spa have many therapeutic benefits. You will be provided with a bathrobe, slippers, sparking wine and the opportunity to enjoy food at LAVA restaurant.
After a few hours transfer to Black Pearl, your centrally located luxury apartment.
3 nights REYKJAVIK - Black Pearl Apartments
Private Golden Circle trip by Super Jeep (7-8 hours). This tour needs little introduction; it includes some of Iceland’s most stunning sights. You will see the hot spring Strokkur shoot a column of water up to 30 metres into the air every 4-8 minutes - a thrilling experience you will anticipate each time. You will also visit the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall, created where the river Hvítá tumbles and plunges into a crevice some 32 metres deep. Your tour also includes the historical and geological wonder that is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park, where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimentres per year.
In the evening you have the choice to make your own arrangements for dinner or we will be happy to reserve a table for you at one of Reykjavik's most sought-after restaurants.
Today you are completely free to do as you wish! Why not pre-book one of our exciting Optional Activities? Alternatively, why not spend the day exploring Reykjavik’s quirky street art, modern art gallery, Harpa concert hall or the vast array of independent cafes and shops?
Private transfer from Black Pearl to Keflavik Airport for your return flight to the UK. Depending on your flight home we suggest further sighseeing in Reykjavik.
Departure Day: Daily
Departure Dates: Oct 2016 - Sep 2017
Duration: 3 nights
Prices from: Based on two people sharing
|Dep. Dates||Price per prson|
|15 Oct 2017 - 10 May 2018*||£2495|
*except Christmas and New Year, price on request
Black Pearl Apartments
All of the luxury apartments are furnished with top quality fittings, bright splashes of colour and have heated marble floors, perfect for warming cold toes after an exciting day of exploration. Each features a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious private terrace and has complimentary Wi-Fi internet access. Deluxe Suites and Standard Suites can cater for up to 4 people, while up to 6 people can stay in the impressive Penthouse apartment with 2 deluxe suites.
When it comes to dining, why not create home cooked delights in your kitchen having had the finest local ingredients delivered straight to your room or opt to enjoy a sumptuous á la carte dinner in the city?
Each features a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious private terrace and has complimentary Wi-Fi internet access. Deluxe Suites and Standard Suites can cater for up to four people, while up to six people can stay in the impressive Penthouse Suite which sleeps up to six.
After a long day of sightseeing, book a treatment at the nearby Laugar Spa through the hotel concierge - relax in the outdoor thermal pool before rejuvenating with an Epsom salt massage. Alternatively, massages can be enjoyed in the privacy and comfort of your own suite on request.
Reykjavik's Black Pearl Apartments
Whale Watching from Reykjavik Harbour
The summer season is great for whale watching as the wildlife in the bay is at its highest peak. This is the time when the migrating whales and birds entertain us with their magnificent presence in the happy company of the resident whales. Commonly seen are minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and humpback whales.
Price: £55 per person, duration 2½ - 3½ hours
Hekla Volcano and Landmannalaugar - the Ultimate Super Jeep Safari!
This journey completely circles Hekla, Iceland’s most active volcano, believed to be the entrance to Hell in medieval times! You travel over rugged mountains, lava fields, explosion craters and hot springs. Opportunity to have a dip in a natural hot pool or 1-2 hour hike. Lunch pack included.
Price: £215 per person, duration 9-10 hours
The Wonders of Snæfellsnes
Snæfellsnes peninsula in the west of Iceland is almost a miniature version of the whole country. Snæfellsjökull glacier, white and black sand beaches, bird cliffs, spectacular mountains and volcanic craters, rich trout lakes and salmon rivers, lush valleys, and unique harbours in charming fishing villages. ´Journey to the Centre of the Earth´ by Jules Verne and, more recently, ´The Secret Life of Walter Mitty´ with Ben Stiller have been inspired by it.
Price: £95 per person, duration 13 hours
Inside the Volcano
Journey into the depths of a dormant volcano on this exhilarating expedition from Reykjavik. After hiking through the lava fields of the Blue Mountains, arrive at the rim of Thrihnukagigur volcano. It’s also the only place on Earth where you can take an elevator inside a volcano’s magma chamber! You will be given appropriate equipment and the tour also includes a small lunch.
Price: £220 per person, duration 5-6 hours
Into the Glacier (Langjökull Ice Cave)
For something truly out of the ordinary, visit a unique and remote man-made ice cave in Langjökull, one of Iceland‘s largest and most spectacular glaciers. You begin the tour by bus from BSÍ Bus Terminal and then change to a monster-truck which will take you almost to the top of the glacier, where you enter the magnificent cave with a guide. Imagine standing on an ice cap reaching 600 metres below your feet!
Price: £166 per person, duration 09.00 - 18.30
Snorkelling Silfra Day Tour
This tour is a fantastic adventure for everybody who feels comfortable in water. You will float between two continental plates, surrounded by the unique clarity of the most pristine water on this planet. Snorkelling in a lava fissure cracked open by earthquakes, in water that is just above freezing, is something you don't do every day!
Includes all necessary quipment and after snorkelling snacks.
Price: £127, duration 4 - 5 hours (including transportation and hotel pick-up)
We know you will have a few extra questions regarding this holiday so we have tried to answer those we have already been asked below. Any new ones will be added to the list!
Who is this holiday suitable for?
Everyone but most especially those looking for a touch of luxury and their own privacy whilst exploring the weird and wonderful landscape of Iceland!
What sort of clothing will I need?
You will need clothes for cold/cooler outdoor weather: warm trousers, a woollen pullover or fleece sweater, a warm wind and waterproof jacket and rain pants, woollen socks and an insulated bottom layer, like thermal underwear. A hat, scarf and gloves that are made from material that will dry overnight are great protection in Iceland’s winter weather and strong winds. Sturdy comfortable (hiking) boots are necessary for walking and when there is snow and icy terrain.
Buildings are often very warm, so bring light indoor clothes – t-shirts, lighter shirts and blouses. Bathing suits are essential, as a lot of the natural hot water is used to fill swimming pools, which are all over the country.
Do I need to bring any sort of equipment with me?
You don't need to but we would certainly recommend the following:
Would you recommend I buy Duty-Free items?
If you like a drink every now and then, consider stopping at the duty-free store on arrival at Keflavik Airport because alcoholic beverages are very expensive in Iceland. The same applies to tobacco. Travellers are allowed to bring 1 litre of strong liquor as well as 1 litre of wine or similar drinks into the country, and 1 carton of cigarettes.