Jun 30, 2015

Stay at a Luxury Lighthouse Hotel With This Incredible Icelandair Stopover

The Incredible Stopover offer is made for travelers looking for an exclusive and memorable stopover. With a tailor-made itinerary and a private hotel in a lighthouse, this package truly deserves the name “Incredible Stopover.” The century-old Dyrhólaey lighthouse is the only active lighthouse where visitors can stay, making it the most exclusive accommodation in Iceland. It sits at the southernmost point of the country, in the stunning surrounding area of Vík í Mýrdal.

The hotel is in the transformed Dyrhólaey lighthouse, which was built in 1910. No one has ever had the opportunity to stay in the lighthouse before, which has only recently been given a magnificent transformation, assuming the role of a stunning private hotel for a limited time only. It offers breath-taking views in all directions, including the endless Icelandic coastline, impressive Mýrdalsjökull glacier and a huge arch of lava, which reaches out to the sea. The task of transforming the lighthouse was entrusted to top Icelandic designer Guðbjörg Magnúsdóttir. Taking her cue from nature, she has created a space where natural colours meet comfortable surroundings, elevating the hotel experience to an outstanding Icelandic haven.

In addition to a stay in this unbeatable location, travelers will be given the choice of adding a selection of incredible activities to make their trip complete. This will include a private guide, an unforgettable helicopter tour around Reykjavík city and its surrounding mountains, exploring the enchanting Gljúfrabúi, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, hiking up Sólheimajökull glacier, horse riding, discovering the beautiful black beach at Reynisfjara and a relaxing trip to the Laugarvatn Fontana geothermal baths. Each package includes a private driver and guide and a stay at the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Marina, which features a spectacular view over Reykjavík’s harbor.

Icelandair has developed this and other travel packages to highlight its Stopover service, which offers transatlantic passengers the option to take a Stopover in Iceland for up to seven nights at no additional airfare. With possible routes now connecting 25 European destinations to 14 North American cities, taking an Icelandair Stopover is easier than ever.

The lighthouse will be operated by Icelandair Hotel Vík, which is a new hotel in the wonderful village of Vík in Myrdal. It includes  a personal meet and greet on arrival a delicious breakfast and a private chef that prepares a dinner feast with locally sourced ingredients.

A basic Incredible Stopover Package could include this type of program:

Arrival Day
Your private driver and tour guide will be waiting for you at the airport, ready to deliver you directly to Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Marina for check-in.

Second Day
Your private driver will drive you to Thingvellir National Park along to Laugarvatn Fontana for some nice pampering and relaxation.

After a nice experience your drive continues along Iceland’s South Coast reveals green majestic mountains and a masterpiece of volcanic scenery with the highly active Hekla volcano looming in the clouds along with the glistening Eyjafjallajökull volcano (which erupted in 2010) and Mýrdalsjökull glacier, which conceals the fiery secrets of Katla volcano underneath. On this route, you will also visit both the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can enjoy a truly unique viewpoint by walking behind the curtain of thundering water and the nearby Skógafoss waterfall with its seductive scenery and legend of hidden gold.

You will then spend the night in the Dyrhólaey lighthouse, where you will enjoy a  dinner prepared especially for you by a private chef.

Third Day
After breakfast, your private driver will pick you up 5.5 hours prior to the departure of your flight from Keflavik International Airport, for your transfer via the South Coast line, via small fishing villages.

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Marina, is situated in Reykjavík city centre, in a completely renovated four-story building that has become a landmark among local residents. This hotel offers colorful and quirky design both inside and out. New suites are scheduled to open in September but they will be located in two separate houses west of Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Marina‘s main building.

How to Apply
The Incredible Stopover will be available to Icelandair transatlantic passengers for limited time only from September 1 to November 1, 2015. Booking packages and further details on the Incredible Stopover are available on Nine Worlds.To book your very own Incredible Stopover, email incredible@nineworlds.is to get a specific travel agent to set up a unique and memorable experience in Iceland.

For more information on #MyStopover, the Incredible Icelandair Stopover or customizing your trip to Iceland, go to http://www.icelandair.us/stopover or http://www.icelandair.ca/stopover