Exotic Trip to Iceland

This has been on our Bucket List for years – now we’re going….so join us.  We would love to have you: 

James & Champagne, Castaways Travel.

 

Few places in the world capture the traveler’s imagination such as the island nation of Iceland, located just south of the Arctic Circle.

While the secret of this UNESCO treasure is already starting to get out, you can finally combine an adventurous tour of this budding global hot spot with a passionate lifestyle vacation brought to you by Passion Suite Club!

Iceland has captured the imaginations of explorers and thrill-seekers since it was first discovered by Vikings from Scandinavia over a millenia ago.

From Viking explorers to Jules Verne, Iceland has featured prominently in our global imagination as a land of magical beauty, natural wonder, and mysterious contradictions such as volcanoes and glaciers in the same spot!

Often called the land of Fire and Ice, this island nation three hours north of the United Kingdom is home to some of the most fascinating geological and biological diversity in the world.

From the original Geysir and its accompanying geothermal hot pots, to the thunderous roar of the Gulfoss waterfall, to Thingvellir National Park—the place where the continents meet along the Tectonic Plates and ancient Icelanders met for centuries in their original Parliament—Western Iceland’s Golden Circle is a sightseer’s dream come true.

With Passion Suite Club’s Northern Exposure: Iceland event, you can spend your days exploring the otherworldly countryside of Iceland – from volcanoes to glaciers to the lunar landscape of volcanic rock and black sand beaches.

And unlike the extremes of winter and summer, our early April week in Iceland features a solid fourteen hours of sunlight while still providing great opportunities to see the Northern Lights – the greatest show on Earth!

Discover Reykjavik, a city of over 100,000 residents that punches well above its weight as a growing center for art, music, design, food and drink. With numerous boutiques, record shops, cafes, and live music venues, Reykjavik is joining the ranks of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Stockholm, Berlin and others as a major European cultural center.

Whether you prefer to dance the Nordic night away or fill your cameras with shots of the myriad natural wonders of the country, Northern Exposure: Iceland is the only bucket list lifestyle vacation in 2017 where you will need snow pants, high heels, and a bathing suit!

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
    • 6 days/5 nights in our luxury lodge in the room category of your choice. Our boutique lodge will be 100% private for our group. This gem of Southern Iceland features world class dining and accommodations and is a member of the Great Hotels of the World collection
    • Free high speed wireless Internet
    • Deluxe buffet breakfast every morning
    • Two gala dinners and one sumptuous lunch, including wine, featuring the best of local Icelandic cuisine
    • Nightly open bar cocktail parties
    • Private entertainment and parties at our hotel, including two luxurious hospitality suites
    • Guided nightlife tour of Reykjavik – a vibrant and energetic European capital
    • Private group tours of the blockbuster attractions on the Golden Circle: Thingvellir National Park, Geysir, and Gullfoss waterfall
    • A private spa retreat at a local geothermal hot springs
    • Private airport pickup and dropoff from Keflavik International Airport (KEF) on April 5th and April 10th
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES INCLUDE:
      • Additional onsite spa treatments and massages and local sauna visits, such as the world famous Blue Lagoon
      • Exciting cultural, music, design, and culinary tours of Reykjavik
      • Thrilling outdoor adventures such as heli-skiing, bird and whale-watching boat tours, guided ATV and snowmobile tours, dogsledding, glacier, ice cave, and volcano tours, day trips to Greenland, fissure snorkeling and scuba diving along the Tectonic Plates

RESERVATIONS:

Call Jennifer at 800-470-2020 or send us an Email info@castawaystravel.com or Use our Custom Quote Form

TRIP DETAILS

Wednesday, April 5 – Monday, April 10th, 2017.

Fly into Keflavik International Airport outside of Reykjavik (KEF).

Private airport pick up and drop off on April 5th, 2017 and April 10th, 2017 is provided.

We suggest renting a 4×4 vehicle for ease of transportation. English is widely spoken in Iceland and chip-enabled credit cards are accepted universally.

DAYTIME ACTIVITIES

Our Northern Exposure: Iceland event is possibly the most diverse vacation you’ll ever take.

Fill your time with exciting day trips to notable spots like the Snaefellsnes Peninsula (where Jules Verne set his entry to the Center of the Earth), tour live volcanoes by helicopter, hike active glaciers, and spelunk ice caves.

Leave dry land for superb whale watching and Puffin bird watching tours. You can even fly to nearby Greenland for another bucket list day trip tour.

Muscles sore from too much adventure? Spend hours luxuriating in one of the many geothermal hot springs, the hub of social life in this Nordic country, including the best known attraction of the country, the Blue Lagoon.

You may also choose to simply relax at our private luxury lodge and enjoy an amazing array of food, drink, and passionate pursuits. With fourteen hours of sunlight per day in April, your Icelandic adventure is entirely what you make of it!

NIGHTTIME ACTIVITIES

Of course, you can expect to be impressed by unique private entertainment and lifestyle activities that are the hallmark of an adults-only Passion Suite Club vacation, with each night ending in after parties in our luxurious hospitality suites.

Another night we will experience the pulsing heart of the Reykjavik nightlife scene, affectionately known as the “Ibiza of the North.”

Finally, expect to be astounded by the mysterious beauty of the Aurora Borealis – visible on clear nights from September through April. This natural phenomenon produced by solar activity streaming through the atmosphere along the Arctic is truly one of the top visual experiences in the world.

Furthermore, our luxury lodge features three world-class telescopes to view the heavens and on especially clear nights, guests may take advantage of an astronomy lesson provided by the president of the Icelandic Astronomical Society!

DINING

The culinary staff at our luxury lodge provides a sumptuous buffet breakfast each day, featuring local fruits, juices, breads, and local and international dishes.

Our group will dine together twice with a set menu of Icelandic favorites from land, sea, and air, as well as a sampling of local spirits, beer, and wine.

Additionally, one delicious lunch at our hotel’s elegant restaurant will be part of your package – prepare to be impressed with the depth and breadth of the local cuisine.

In addition to our group dining, you can spend your days exploring the culinary heights of Icelandic cuisine, including lamb with fresh herbs, local seafood like arctic char and Atlantic salmon, and exotic delicacies such as minke whale, puffin, and foal.

RESERVATIONS:

Call Jennifer at 800-470-2020 or send us an Email info@castawaystravel.com or Use our Custom Quote Form

ROOMS

Our hotel offers 52 luxurious and comfortable rooms and both Junior and Royal suites, decorated and themed after each of the continents.

All rooms include televisions, WiFi Internet, telephone, bathroom amenities, hairdryer, bath robes and slippers, coffee and tea-maker, minibar, 24 hour room service, laundry and wake up service (including wake up calls for the famed Northern Lights). Nearly all rooms include Jacuzzi bathtubs with shower attachments.

Our hotel offers you a choice of four different room types: Standard, Deluxe, Junior Suites, and Royal Suites.

All rooms are double occupancy, however, many can accommodate a third.

STANDARD

18 SQUARE METERS

QUEEN OR KING BED CONFIGURATION

DELUXE

26 SQUARE METERS

JUNIOR SUITE

40 SQUARE METERS

ASIA

AUSTRALIA

NORTH AMERICA

SOUTH AMERICA

ROYAL SUITE

74 SQUARE METERS

AFRICA

ANTARCTICA

RESERVATIONS:

Call Jennifer at 800-470-2020 or send us an Email info@castawaystravel.com or Use our Custom Quote Form

RATES (PER PERSON)

Royal Suite — $7400

Junior Suite — $6800

Deluxe — $4400

Standard — $3950

Prices subject to increase based on availability. All rooms are double occupancy.

PRICE INCLUDES:
      • 6 days/5 nights in our luxury lodge in the room category of your choice. Our boutique lodge will be 100% private for our group. This gem of Southern Iceland features world class dining and accommodations and is a member of the Great Hotels of the World collection
      • Free high speed wireless Internet
      • Deluxe buffet breakfast every morning
      • Two gala dinners and one sumptuous lunch, including wine, featuring the best of local Icelandic cuisine
      • Nightly open bar cocktail parties
      • Private entertainment and parties at our hotel, including two exotic-themed hospitality suites
      • Guided nightlife tour of Reykjavik – a vibrant and energetic European capital
      • Private group tours of the blockbuster attractions on the Golden Circle: Thingvellir National Park, Geysir, and Gullfoss waterfall
      • A private spa retreat at a local geothermal hot springs
      • Private airport pickup and dropoff from Keflavik International Airport (KEF) on April 5th and April 10th
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES INCLUDE:
        • Additional onsite spa treatments and massages and local sauna visits, such as the world famous Blue Lagoon
        • Exciting cultural, music, design, and culinary tours of Reykjavik
        • Thrilling outdoor adventures such as heli-skiing, bird and whale-watching boat tours, guided ATV and snowmobile tours, dogsledding, glacier, ice cave, and volcano tours, day trips to Greenland, fissure snorkeling and scuba diving along the Tectonic Plates
PAYMENT INFORMATION:

Booking deposit $1,000 per person, non-refundable.

Additional payment dates:

1/3 of balance by April 1, 2016

1/3 of balance by September 1, 2016

1/3 of balance by December 1, 2016

All payments are non-refundable, trip insurance is strongly advised. If you wish to cancel, we will consider your request and may refund some of your payments (trip insurance does not get refunded), minus a processing fee, at our sole discretion taking into account many factors including when you are canceling. We also may offer you, again at our sole discretion the ability to transfer your payment to one of our future trips, minus a transfer fee to be determined by us at that time.

*Due to the large number of transactions that need to be processed on each due date your card may be charged up to 5 days before or 5 days after the noted date for each payment.
Prices above are land only and do not include air. All bookings are for the total amount noted; there is no credit for late arrivals or early departures.

RESERVATIONS:

Call Jennifer at 800-470-2020 or send us an Email info@castawaystravel.com or Use our Custom Quote Form