REYKJAVIK & VOLCANO HIKE
Your circumnavigation begins in vibrant Reykjavik. Spend your first morning exploring the old town and getting in touch with the rhythms of the capital. Afterward, make your way to Krýsuvík for an introduction to Iceland’s natural wonders. You’ll navigate walkways crisscrossing this geothermal hot spot, as steam plumes up below.
Hike Fagradalsfjall Volcano next. Only formed in April 2021, with the opening of a new fissure vent, you’ll explore the moonscape spying molten rock and listening to cataclysmic sounds from within the earth.
After a challenging day of hiking, sink into some nearby hot springs. Feel any aches and pains ebb away in the geothermal waters. Once you’ve finished your soak, travel to the south coast to rendezvous with your yacht.
Following a restorative breakfast, travel to the stunning Blue Mountains. Alongside a local mountain biking guide, discover the lakes, pseudo-craters, and lava fields of this Icelandic landscape.
Stop for lunch, before biking to nearby stables and switching two wheels for four hoofs. Adjust to the Icelandic pony’s distinctive trot as you explore remote areas of the Blue Mountains. Bid farewell to your sturdy steed and return to your yacht for a delicious, locally-sourced dinner on board.
THINGVELLIR PARK & ICE CAVE
Just over 30 miles from the capital, Thingvellir is a national park full of surprises, akin to Iceland’s Yellowstone. While here, you’ll see the Gullfoss waterfall, geothermal valleys, and the one-off dive and snorkel site, Silfra. Step into the water at the final location to float between continents in this unique, bucket list experience.
Explore deeper into the park, looking out for its arctic foxes and mink scurrying over emerald moss that carpets fissures in the ground. Back at the yacht, settle in for dinner with a private musical performance by local musicians.
Rise early for an extraordinary day of hikes and climbs. Select from three different trails (offering varying levels of difficulty) winding up Mount Esja. Listen to the gurgle of the river that rambles over the mountainside and drink in the remarkable 360-degree views at the summit.
From gurgle to thunder as you reach Glymur Waterfall, Iceland’s second-highest. Pass through mossy canyons as you hike to the top of the waterfall, and get your adrenaline racing as you cross the river just above the tumbling falls. Enjoy a wild lunch as you look out over the waterfall and the view.
To Langjökull, a swathe of Iceland shaped by glaciers. Enter the Langjökull glacier to explore the world’s first and largest man-made ice cap glacier ice cave. As the sun sets, return to your yacht for an overnight cruise to Hornstrandir.