Social Programme

TOUR DETAILS

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT TOURS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED. IF YOU HAVE RESERVED A TOUR WE WILL PROVIDE FURTHER INFORMATION BY 6 JANUARY 2020.

PEAK DMC are pleased to offer those delegates extending their stay in Iceland the opportunity to partake a women-focused sightseeing day tour, to take place on either Saturday 25th or Sunday 26th January.

Each tour will have a maximum of fifteen participants and be accompanied by a local female tour leader from PEAK DMC.

Places on the tour are free (lunch at own cost) but allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, with delegates required to list their top two preferences on the registration form.

We will endeavour to book you on your preferred choice but reserve the right to allocate you to an alternative tour should your first choice be already full by the time you communicate it to us via registration form.

Pick up and drop off will be from the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel.

OPTION 1 - SOUTH COAST

Date: Saturday 25th January

Visit two magnificent waterfalls –Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss, as well as the magnificent Sólheimajökull glacier in this tour of the south coast. Afterward a break for lunch, we’ll take a walk along the black sand beach near Vik. Finish the tour by visiting three small businesses, all owned and run by local Icelandic women: a sheep farm and wool tannery, when the wool is still processed using traditional methods; a mini mill and yarn store, where they spin naturally-coloured yarn from their own sheep; and a horse farm where you’ll have the chance to meet the famous Icelandic horses.

OPTION 2 - SNAEFELLSNESI PENINSULA

Saturday 25th January

This tour takes us down to the southern part of the peninsula – Budir, Djupalonssandur and Arnarstapi. Beginning with a white beach and a little black church at Budir, we then take a stroll along the dramatic coastal cliffs at Arnarstapi, and visit Djupalonssandur, an arched pebble bay surrounded with magical rock formations.

For lunch, we’ll stop at a local farm to enjoy a home-cooked meal from our host, who will also share her knowledge and passion for Icelandic horses. Finally, we’ll meet with local storytellers who will share with us the secrets of the peninsula; hear local folk tales as well as stories about life in the area.

Hotel pick up 8:00

  • 10:00 Seljalandsfoss
  • 11:00 Skógarfoss
  • 12:00 Sólheimajökull glacier
  • 13:00 Lunch at Vik í Myrdal Halldorskaffi (at own cost)
  • 14:00 Black sand beach visit
  • 15:00 3 x Farm visit

Return 19:00

Hotel pick up 8:00

  • 11:00 Budir
  • 12:00 Arnarstapi
  • 13:00 Djupalonssandur
  • 14:00 lunch buffet at Lysuholl horse farm (at own cost)
  • 15:00 Story tellers

Return 19:00

OPTION 3 - REYKJANES PENINSULA

Sunday 26th January

On this tour, we’ll visit lesser-known destinations just outside Reykjavik: a geothermal area with bubbling mud and steam springs, the Reykjanes Lighthouse, and do some coastal cliff sightseeing. A highlight is the Bridge Between Continents – a place where the tectonic plates meet. After lunch, we’ll stop by a herbal sea salt production site that is founded and run by a local artist.

OPTION 4 - GOLDEN CIRCLE

Sunday 26th January

This tour takes us on a drive through Þingvellir National Park, as well as visiting the Geysir Geothermal Area and stopping at the spectacular Gulfoss waterfall. Afterwards continue to a farmhouse just outside Hvolsvollur town. Smaratun farm and Guesthouse is a leading guesthouse in Iceland for sustainable tourism. Visit the farm and meet the owner to learn more about life on Icelandic farm and running a sustainable restaurant and guesthouse.

Hotel pick up 9:00

  • 10:00 Krysuvik geothermal area
  • 11:30 Reykjanes lighthouse
  • 12:30 Bridge between continents
  • 13:30 Lunch in Keflavik town (at own cost)
  • 15:00 Visit Urta Islandica

Return 17:00

Hotel pick up 9:00

  • 10:00 Þingvellir National Park
  • 11:30 Geysir geothermal area
  • 12:30 Gulfoss waterfall
  • 13:30 Lunch in Fridheimar (at own cost)
  • 15:00 Visit Smaratun Farm & Guesthouse

Return 18:00

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