Iceland Traveller has joined forces with local networking group, Inspired Women, to create a weekend break in Iceland this November. Join this event on your own, or bring a friend for a social, fun weekend for women who’d like to see Iceland and meet new people within the group and in Iceland too. The group (of about 20) will travel around South Iceland to experience the wonders of the , South Coast, hot tubs, geothermal bathing and hopefully the Northern Lights! A highlight of the weekend will be a meet up with a group of similarly inspired Icelandic women, to make new friends, network and enjoy some great Icelandic hospitality.
Read more about Inspired Women at the bottom of the page.
Day 1 Nov 19: Morning departure from London Gatwick, arrive at Keflavik International Airport and meet our driver guide, who will welcome us to Iceland and tell us all about the country, its history, geography and culture and what it’s like to be an Icelander. Our journey today takes us around the famous ‘ ’. We’ll see the Thingvellir National Park, the Mid Atlantic ridge, where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are splitting apart leaving a rift and the clear blue water of the lake that lies within it. After a short walk in the rift area and some photographs, we travel on to the ‘golden’ waterfall, Gulfoss and then, at the Geysir geothermal area, watch the magnificent steam eruption of the geyser, Strokkur. To wind down, we’ll stop at a geothermal lagoon and do exactly what Icelanders do in this situation: relax and chat! It’s not very far from the lagoon to the horse farm and cosy country hotel where we will stay for for dinner, enjoy hot tubs if you wish, and with luck, catch the Northern Lights if they are there.
Day 2 Nov 20: Today we see more of Iceland’s amazing landscape as we drive further along the South Coast of Iceland, home of the Myrdalsjökull glacier and famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. There’s an option to take a guided hike on the Solheimajökull glacier and discover the freedom you feel wearing crampons on glacial ice! If this doesn’t appeal, you can just take a look and then you’ll drive on down to the black volcanic beaches and dramatic coastline at Vik where there are towering basalt cliffs and wild landscapes. We return to Reykjavik in the late afternoon to check in to our hotel and then attend the Inspired Icelandic Women event. This will be a meeting hosted for us at a delightful venue overlooking Reykjavik bay, where we will mingle and network with Icelandic business women, and enjoy Icelandic food and drinks. As Reykjavik is a great party city, there will be time afterwards to indulge if you wish!
Day 3 Nov 21: There will be time for exploring Reykjavik today, so walking, shopping, coffee and cakes, it’s up to everyone to choose what to do. There is no particular rush, so a leisurely start is a definite option after a busy 2 days. If a Blue Lagoon experience is on your list, then we’ll arrange that, or if you need to discover how lovely it is to ride an Icelandic horse we can organise that too. There’s also the chance to join a session at the cookery school, ride across the lava on a quad bike and more… and at the end of the afternoon we’ll head to the airport and check in for the flight back to London.
- Three days/two nights in Iceland
- November 19-21 2017
- See the sights of South Iceland – waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes, lakes and rivers
- Look for the Northern Lights
- Relax in a geothermal hot pool
- Meet up with inspired Icelandic women just like us!
- Travel with an inspired Icelandic lady driver guide
- Time to explore the city of Reykjavik
- Meet new friends and contacts at an Icelandic Inspired Women event
- Optional extras include the Blue Lagoon and a Glacier hike, please ask for the full list
- Special price for IW members and friends of £599 maximum each including flights and ATOL protection
- Price is currently guaranteed until March 31 2017
- Group size – minimum 12, maximum 22
- Early booking is recommended and a payment plan is available
- To join this trip, click on the booking tab on our home page
- To ask us more about the trip please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
More about Inspired Women
‘Inspired Women is a great evening of fun and laughter alongside great opportunities for social and business networking with women from Richmond, Twickenham, Teddington, Hampton, Sunbury, Kingston Upon Thames, Middlesex, Surrey and Greater London. An evening to be inspired by others, sharing ideas, make new friendships, information and learning. It came about when myself and some colleagues realised that we were no longer the ‘night clubbing’ type and actually what we really classed as a good night out was good food, great atmosphere and interesting company.’ Susan Green, founder of Inspired Women
To join the group or to find out more about the monthly get together at Inspired Women: http://inspiredwomen.co/