Mystical Magic of Iceland 2024 Trip - Beatrice Bradley

The Mystical Magic of Iceland

Ice Caves, Glaciers, Steaming Hot Springs, Uniquely Beautiful

ICELAND ADVENTURE

SEPTEMBER 8 – 15, 2024

Ladies, are you ready for an unforgettable adventure in Iceland? This trip is designed for women 55+ who crave excitement and exploration. Picture yourself among geothermal geysers, majestic waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes, and black sandy beaches. You’ll enjoy activities like hiking, exploring, kayaking, walking in ice caves, floating on iceberg-filled lagoons, whale watching, and soaking in natural hot springs. Join us for a journey filled with stunning landscapes, new friendships, and Iceland’s unique “Nordic Vibe.”

Overall Trip Highlights

  • Blue Lagoon Relaxation: Enjoy the famous Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa with mineral-rich waters perfect for rejuvenating your skin and soul.

  • Golden Circle Tour: Explore Iceland’s most iconic route, visiting Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and the stunning Gullfoss Waterfall.

  • Reykjavik Nightlife: Experience the vibrant culture of Reykjavik with its charming cafes, boutiques, and lively arts scene.

  • Whale Watching Adventure: Embark on a boat tour to see majestic whales in their natural habitat, a thrilling and unforgettable experience.

  • Ice Cave Exploration: Walk through mesmerizing ice caves in Langjökull glacier, where the blue ice formations are a sight to behold.

  • Reynisfjara Beach: Stroll along the famous black sand beach, known for its dramatic basalt columns and powerful waves.

  • Kayaking on Glacial Lagoons: Paddle through serene glacial lagoons, surrounded by icebergs and breathtaking scenery.

  • Natural Hot Springs: Soak in the warmth of natural hot springs, a perfect way to relax after a day of exploring.

  • Cultural Insights: Learn about Iceland’s rich history and unique Nordic culture through guided tours and local interactions.

September 8-15, 2024
8 Days / 7 Nights

 Group Size: 14 Guests 1 host and 1 guide
Your BB Host: Mercy Sells 

Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
$8,550 – 1 Spot Left $7,750 – 1 Spot Left
Private Room with Private Bath Shared Room, Separate Beds, Shared Bath
Deposit Due at Time of Booking:
$250 for Domestic/$500 for International
Deposit Due at Time of Booking:
$250 for Domestic/$500 for International
Book Single Occupancy Book Double Occupancy


Beatrice Bradley Experiences are All Inclusive. What does that mean?

  • Airport Group Transfers: Seamless airport pickups and drop-offs by our friendly hostesses, ensuring a smooth start and end to your adventure.
  • Dedicated BB Hostess: Travel with peace of mind knowing a dedicated Beatrice Bradley hostess will be with you throughout the trip, ensuring every aspect of your journey is unforgettable.
  • Full Dining: Enjoy 2-3 daily meals carefully selected to reflect the local cuisine, inclusive of all tips. Whether it’s a quick breakfast or a sumptuous dinner, we’ve got it all covered.
  • Unique Accommodations: Stay in boutique hotels or unique properties that are handpicked for their charm and comfort, providing an authentic and intimate experience.
  • Curated Activities: We find the BEST of the best tours. Making the absolute most out of our time.
  • Included Gratuities: Tips for tour guides, meals, and transportation are all taken care of. We ensure that those who make your trip special are rewarded, without you needing to worry about the details.
  • Transportation: All transportation is included throughout the experience, from airport pickup to your final drop-off.
  • You won’t see “Free Days” on our itineraries: Our trips are made for a balanced experience. We carve out time to bond, laugh, shop and explore but we will never just send you out on your own and say “good luck” we do everything together or smaller group breakouts.

With Beatrice Bradley, every detail is meticulously planned to ensure you have a memorable and carefree travel experience. Join us and discover the joy of true hassle-free travel!

We Offer Flex-Pay! What is that?

Flexible Payments at Your Fingertips: You can use your invoice to pay any amount you choose, as frequently as you wish, until the full payment deadline.

Want to make a payment? Click “Review and Pay” on your invoice whenever you’re ready.

Pay Your Way: You can adjust the payment amount by selecting “Edit Amount,” allowing you to manage your budget flexibly.

Final Countdown: Ensure everything is paid up 60 days prior to your trip for domestic and 90 days prior for international. Don’t worry, we’ll send you reminders! If there’s any remaining balance, we’ll automatically process it, allowing you to focus on the excitement of your upcoming adventure!

Arrival Information Departing Information
Keflavik Airport (KEF) Keflavik Airport (KEF)
September 8, 2024 September 15, 2024
Pick up times/window will be communicated 2 weeks prior to arrival. Earliest departure time 10AM

This adventure is designed for active women 55+, combining moderate physical activities with plenty of relaxation. Expect daily walking and hiking, some of which may involve uneven terrain. Kayaking and whale watching require moderate physical effort, while ice cave exploration includes walking on ice. Soaking in hot springs and floating in lagoons offer restful experiences. This trip suits those who are in good health, enjoy outdoor activities, and are comfortable with moderate physical exertion.

As your hostesses, we understand that traveling solo can be intimidating, but rest assured, making you feel welcomed and comfortable is our top priority. Our experiences are designed for building new and lasting friendships in a warm and welcoming environment.

From the moment you arrive until we bid you farewell, we’ll be right by your side. We meticulously handle all the details and manage the logistics seamlessly behind the scenes, ensuring your journey is truly unique and worry-free. While we aren’t local experts or tour guides, we work with a network of local professionals carefully selected for each location to enrich your experience.

Read more about our Hostesses Here

 

Thinking about joining us?

If you’re on the fence or have any questions, we’re here to help. Simply fill out this form to get in touch. We can’t wait to assist you in planning an unforgettable adventure!

 

If you have any immediate questions, please feel free to get in touch: 763-864-8291 | Lindsay@bbgage.com

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Don’t just tour Iceland, Experience Iceland

Every Beatrice Bradley trip is crafted to maximize the experiences had during the trip.
The itineraries are specially made to allow time for engaging in conversation and having belly laughs with a new friend. We hope that the activities and experiences may allow you to come out of your comfort zone and to try new or unique things.
These trips are made to replicate a ‘friends get-away trip’. 

*ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE  

 Day One: Sunday – Arrival Day

Upon arriving in Reykjavik, your host, Mercy Sells, will warmly greet you at the airport and assist with your transfer to the centrally located Alda Hotel Reykjavik. After settling in, we’ll embark on a rejuvenating trip to the famous Blue Lagoon. This geothermal spa, with its mineral-rich waters, is the perfect remedy for jet lag. Don’t forget your swimsuit for this iconic Icelandic experience!

Highlights:

  • Arrival: Greeted by host Mercy Sells and transfer to Alda Hotel Reykjavik.
  • Blue Lagoon Visit: Relax in the geothermal hot springs, easing travel fatigue.
  • Hotel Stay: Accommodations at the Alda Hotel Reykjavik, in the heart of the city

     

    Iceland trip day 1
    Iceland trip day 1
    Iceland trip day 1

    Day Two: Monday- Full Day Into the Glacier Tour

    After breakfast, embark on an exciting journey to Langjökull, Iceland’s second-largest glacier. We start early, enjoying the crisp morning view as we head to the glacier. A specially-modified truck will take us to the man-made ice tunnel and caves high up in the remote area. Descend into the icy netherworld, guided by a glacier expert, and witness the stunning blue-hued ice formations. After lunch in Húsafell, we explore the Borgarfjörður valley and the breathtaking Hraunfossar lava waterfall. The day concludes with a return to our Reykjavik hotel.

    Highlights:

    • Langjökull Glacier: Explore the second largest glacier in Iceland.
    • Ice Tunnel and Caves: Descend into a man-made ice tunnel and marvel at the blue-hued ice.
    • Húsafell Lunch: Enjoy a delicious lunch in the scenic town of Húsafell.
    • Borgarfjörður Valley: Discover the beauty of the valley and the Hraunfossar lava waterfall.
    • Return to Reykjavik: Conclude the day with a comfortable return to your hotel.
    Iceland trip day 2
    Iceland trip day 2
    Iceland trip day 2

    Day Three: Tuesday – Whales, Dolphins and Icelandic Nightlife 

    After breakfast, we’ll head to Reykjavik’s Old Harbor for an exhilarating RIB boat safari in Faxaflói Bay. Get ready to spot Minke whales, White-beaked dolphins, Harbour porpoises, and the ever-popular Humpback whales. After our marine adventure, we’ll return to Reykjavik for a late lunch, followed by free time to explore the city’s charming spots. In the evening, we’ll gather for dinner and a guided walking tour to sample the vibrant Icelandic nightlife. Finally, we’ll head back to the hotel to pack up for our next adventure.

    Highlights:

    • RIB Boat Safari: Thrilling ride in Faxaflói Bay to see whales and dolphins.
    • Whale and Dolphin Facts: Learn about the behaviors and habitats of Minke whales, White-beaked dolphins, Harbour porpoises, and Humpback whales.
    • Reykjavik Exploration: Enjoy lunch and free time to explore the city’s highlights.
    • Icelandic Nightlife: Dinner and a guided walking tour to experience the local nightlife.
    • Sun Voyager: Explore the iconic sculpture symbolizing Icelandic spirit and adventure.
    Iceland trip day 3
    Iceland trip day 3
    Iceland trip day 3

    Day Four: Wednesday – Waterfalls and Beaches

    After breakfast, we leave the city to visit the spectacular Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, where we can walk behind the falls and capture amazing photos. Next, we head to Reynisfjara, the famous black sand beach with its unique lava formations. We then visit the Solheimajokull glacier tongue, getting close enough to touch the ice. Our journey ends in Vík, Iceland’s southernmost village, where we’ll enjoy stunning mountain views, lush vegetation, and diverse birdlife. We’ll have dinner and stay overnight in Vík.

    Highlights:

    • Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss Waterfalls: Walk behind the falls and take stunning photos.
    • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach: Explore the unique lava particle beach.
    • Solheimajokull Glacier Tongue: Walk close to the glacier and experience its icy beauty.
    • Vík: Enjoy the charming village with mountain vistas, rich vegetation, and birdwatching.
    Iceland trip day 4
    Iceland trip day 4
    Iceland trip day 4

    Day Five: Thursday – Glacier Lagoon and Floating Icebergs 

    After breakfast, we set out for the breathtaking Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where we’ll observe and photograph floating icebergs and walk along the shimmering Diamond Beach. You’ll have the option to take a boat ride or paddle a kayak among the icebergs—an unforgettable experience. We then visit the historic turf church in Hof, and if time permits, explore the stunning Skaftafell National Park and the famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall. We return to Vík for an overnight stay.

    Highlights:

    • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon: Marvel at the icebergs drifting in this stunning glacial lake, formed from the melting Breiðamerkurjökull glacier.
    • Diamond Beach: Stroll along this unique beach, where icebergs washed ashore sparkle like diamonds against the black sand.
    • Boat Ride or Kayak Adventure: Choose between a guided boat tour or a personal kayak journey to navigate through the floating icebergs, offering a close-up view of this icy wonderland.
    • Hof Turf Church: Visit one of Iceland’s few remaining turf churches, a charming structure with a grass roof and historical significance.
    • Skaftafell National Park: (Time permitting) Explore this part of Vatnajökull National Park, known for its diverse landscapes, including glaciers, woodlands, and waterfalls.
    • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall: (Time permitting) Experience walking behind the cascading water of this iconic waterfall, offering a unique perspective and fantastic photo opportunities.
    • Overnight in Vík: Return to Vík for dinner and relaxation, enjoying the cozy atmosphere of this southernmost village.

     

    Iceland trip day 5
    Iceland trip day 5
    Iceland trip day 5

    Day Six: Friday – Black Waterfalls and Icelandic Landscapes 

    In the morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast before we embark on a scenic drive back to Reykjavik, taking in the beautiful Icelandic landscapes along the way. We’ll visit Svartifoss, known as the Black Waterfall, with its striking basalt column backdrop. Upon arriving in Reykjavik, we’ll check into our hotel and head out to experience “The Wonders of Iceland” show, including the captivating Aurora show. Afterward, we’ll enjoy dinner together and then have an early night.

    Highlights:

    • Scenic Drive: Journey through Iceland’s diverse and stunning landscapes.
    • Svartifoss (Black Waterfall): Visit this unique waterfall surrounded by basalt columns in Skaftafell.
    • Reykjavik Arrival: Check into our hotel in Reykjavik.
    • The Wonders of Iceland Show: Experience an engaging show that includes an Aurora Borealis display.
    • Dinner in Reykjavik: Enjoy a delightful meal in the city before heading to bed early.
    Iceland trip day 6
    Iceland trip day 6
    Iceland trip day 6

    Day Seven and Eight:  Saturday and Sunday – Golden Circles and National Parks 

    In the morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast before we embark on a scenic drive back to Reykjavik, taking in the beautiful Icelandic landscapes along the way. We’ll visit Svartifoss, known as the Black Waterfall, with its striking basalt column backdrop. Upon arriving in Reykjavik, we’ll check into our hotel and head out to experience “The Wonders of Iceland” show, including the captivating Aurora show. Afterward, we’ll enjoy dinner together and then have an early night.

    Highlights:

    • Scenic Drive: Journey through Iceland’s diverse and stunning landscapes.
    • Svartifoss (Black Waterfall): Visit this unique waterfall surrounded by basalt columns in Skaftafell.
    • Reykjavik Arrival: Check into our hotel in Reykjavik.
    • The Wonders of Iceland Show: Experience an engaging show that includes an Aurora Borealis display.
    • Dinner in Reykjavik: Enjoy a delightful meal in the city before heading to bed early.

     

    Iceland trip day 7
    Iceland trip day 7
    Iceland trip day 7
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