Land of Fire and Ice: An Iceland Vacation into the Surreal
If you’ve wanted to see the Northern Lights from a very young age, then an Iceland tour was probably on your bucket list. The image of the aurora borealis has an almost world-wide resonance. Like much of Iceland, it is a reminder of the awesome mystery of life on earth, the almost magical way in which things just worked out for us to the point where we could safely inhabit the world.
Iceland sits on the very edge of that incredible balance of night and day, light and dark, summer and winter. The midnight sun in summer and near-total darkness in winter testify to the precariousness of this rhythm. The cruel and unusual geography of Iceland makes for a volatile landscape, with black lava fields, fiery volcanoes and eerily calm glaciers. Enchanting Travels invites you to explore this temperamental country within the comfort of a safe and intimately guided travel experience.
Visit the Vatnajökull national park with us, to see an ongoing battle between the frozen ice cap and the intense volcanic activity simmering beneath the surface. The aptly named Diamond Circle is where you will find the famous Lake Myvatn. Explosive eruptions have left behind this serene lake. Find the opposite in Dettifoss, a raging white waterfall. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, then play ‘spot the filming location.’ From the arrowhead-shaped Kirkjufell peak to the bubbling geothermal vents at Hverir to the Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue, the show has immortalized some of Iceland’s most miraculous sights.
We at Enchanting Travels believe that no trip is complete without gaining a closer knowledge of the people, the culture and the food. The sparse population of Iceland is mostly clustered in and around the capital city of Reykjavik. Life is a warm huddle in this solitary world, and a living reminder of a time of dangerous migrations. Explore the vibrant local drinking culture, sample the deliciously tender Icelandic langoustine and visit quaint little villages where you can take a horseback ride and fancy yourself a Viking.
Running almost entirely on clean energy, Iceland speaks to the potential of more sustainable living. You only have to slip into a geothermal pool and feel the warmth to learn that luxury is not just a man-made construct. Nature can provide, if we simply allow it to.
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Akureyri, nicknamed the 'Capital of North Iceland', is a small but energetic city brimming with vibrant galleries, museums and cultural activities!
Blue Lagoon complex, located between Grindavik and Keflavík, is a geothermal spa in south western Iceland.
Egilsstaðir is a rapidly expanding town set on the banks of scenic lake Lagarfljót, in east Iceland.
A small but stunning village in the eastern fjords of Iceland, Fáskrúðsfjörður will take your breath away with its natural beauty.
Flúðir is a lovely little village that stands at the foot of the Miðfell Mountain, with the beautiful spring-fed river of Litla-Laxá running through it.
Hella is a picturesque little town that sits tucked between Selfoss and Hvolsvollur along the famous Ring Road in southern Iceland.
“My wife and I have been planning a trip through South America and our Travel Consultant, Lisa Fox, has provided nothing but exceptional service and support to create the perfect itinerary for this trip. Bags were nearly packed and we could picture the view from Machu Picchu, but plans have had to change due to travel safety and restrictions from the recent Coronavirus. While this could have been a very stressful time having to reschedule, rebook and who knows how much money could have been lost for what has already been paid for, Enchanting Travels has made it incredibly easy and stress free to reschedule the trip once this passes. We are very appreciative for the pre-trip support, and can already tell that the experience once we are actually on the road will be equally incredibly. Thanks for all your support!“
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They helped us put together a complex schedule which included a number of experiences that we could not otherwise get. Also, in light of Covid-19, they were able to reschedule our upcoming Japan trip without additional fees, where many of my friends have scheduled similar trips (same timeframe) on their own, and all were refused a refund or reschedule without significant fees, despite having trip insurance.”
“We have used Enchanting Travels twice for trips. We couldn’t have been happier with the trips planned. Our first trip was a spectacular trip to southern India with driver for three weeks. This year’s trip was to Scotland. Unfortunately with the corona virus pandemic we chose to postpone this trip until 2021. Enchanting travels was very understanding of our concerns and quickly responded by moving our trip with all our desired sights to spring of 2021. Couldn’t ask for anything better from this stellar company with their caring staff.”
“Enchanting Travels is a bespoke experience. From planning my trip, through to the trip itself, everything was thought about. We traveled at a particularly difficult time, due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We were supported with everything, kept up to date with how the situation was developing and how this might affect us. Having WiFi in the car allowed us to communicate with our Trip Coordinator and check with our online government updates. Our stay was luckily not affected, but I felt so supported by the team. Our guides were ready waiting for us, could answer any questions about the sites we were visiting, they communicated with our chauffeur to ensure everything went smoothly. I could not recommend this company more highly. Excellent planning, experience, and execution. Our holiday was truly ENCHANTING!“
“The best thing about Enchanting Travels is the people, from the trip planners to the guides to the drivers. Everyone has been friendly, courteous and professional. The activities and accommodations are planned to fit our wishes, but we still had the flexibility to add or change and activity at short notice.”
“I recently completed a 46-day adventure tour through India that was the best ever thanks to Enchanting Travels. The Enchanting Agent began by interviewing me for an hour and came back with the perfect routing and pacing. The on-the-ground support was second to none. Enchanting says that their trip coordinators are there ‘in case of emergency’ but that does not come near to describing the relationship. My trip coordinator was in constant communication with me to ensure that every leg of the trip went as planned. No detail was too small for her to look after. I was assigned the same driver for 27 days and he was the ‘Best Indian Driver Ever’ because he did more than drive. He curated experiences on the road on those ‘non-planned’ days that I will remember for a lifetime. The value for money was simply remarkable. I don’t think I’ll travel without the help of Enchanting Travels again.”
“Enchanting Travels is very knowledgeable about the areas they coordinate travels for. The consultants and coordinators are very easy to work with to arrange and coordinate what you want to see and do.”
“Enchanting Travels was stellar across the board. From planning to getting there and experiencing Peru, our Enchanting Travels team made it truly enjoyable. The perfect amount of culture, adventure, and relaxation!”
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