Iceland is a culinary melting pot of passionate purveyors of quality local ingredients who create everything from succulent lamb dishes, to the finest fish and seafood to refreshing local brews and hand made rhubarb brittle.
Join this unusual journey, where the beauty of Iceland will be matched with the best of local artisan cuisine for the most relaxing and fun holiday you’ve had in years. The tour will be a combination of fine dining, foraging, cooking, on the go tastings and sightseeing in the company of our superb Icelandic guide and the celebrated food writer Diana Henry.
Contrast the sophistication of staying in Europe’s most northerly capital with the simple authenticity of a fjord-side farm and the charm of a small country hotel hidden in a narrow river valley. Immerse yourself in the intriguing story of the settlement of Iceland, and the characters of the Sagas that shaped it. Connect Iceland’s culture with its fascinating history of food production and discover how the ingredients used by the early settlers have both remained and developed over the last 1000 years.
With a varied selection of food and drink to try, pick and prepare and the intriguingly diverse landscape to see, your itinerary has been carefully planned to allow you time to enjoy Iceland. Choose from a wide range of ideas so that you can use your free time throughout the tour to relax or to explore Reykjavik or further afield if you wish. These include whale watching, a tour of Iceland’s south coast with a glacier hike, relaxing at the Blue Lagoon, sea angling, hiking, snorkelling or horse riding, bird watching or a city walking tour.
Some of the highlights of the tour include
- Private distillery visit and tasting of fruit liqueurs
- Foraging, culture and traditional cooking day with an expert
- Icelandic cookery school: use local ingredients to make and eat your own modern Icelandic lunch
- Icelandic cheese making workshop and tasting with Eirný Sigurðardóttir
- Unique geothermal ‘earth cooking’ dining experience
- Visit to the Reykjavik Food Festival at the Harpa conference centre
- Meet local food producers for farm visits and tastings
- Travel in the company of cook, author and food writer, Diana Henry
- Itinerary brought to life by your experienced professional Icelandic tour guide
- Comfortable carefully chosen country and city hotels