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Luxurious Iceland

While the country once lacked the creature comforts of more established European destinations, Iceland has truly arrived on the luxury scene and is a bucket list destination these days.

Skyline Destinations Resort Recommendations: With quite a few hotels to choose from Deplar Farm and Retreat at Blue Lagoon are my favorites. They both provide such different experiences why not combine the stay to get an all-encompassing experience in this majestic destination.

Deplar Farm is noted as a place travelers come with the notion of grand. Hotel Deplar is a destination within itself for adventure seekers. The thirteen-room resort nestled in northern Iceland combines opulence paired with stylish design. The hotel with noteworthy restaurants, world-class amenities, and all-encompassing designed, thrill-seeking activities is a true playground. Knowledgeable adventure guides dedicated to curating experiences to each guest’s desires and skills will make sure to provide the optimal experience. Planned excursions include heli-skiing in the winter and fly-fishing in the summer, plus hiking, whale watching, horseback riding, and are just a few experiences Deplar Farm offers its guests. The resort hosts a geothermal-heated pool, with its swim-up bar and underwater music, which is a perfect spot from which to observe the Northern Lights, occurring year-round in Iceland.

If a serene restorative luxury holiday is your desire The Retreat at Blue Lagoon would be a top choice of accommodation. This luxe sanctuary has the sleekness and serenity of an Aman hotel, many of its sixty-two lavish suites offering direct access to the famous Blue Lagoon. This sleek and luxurious spa resort was built into Iceland’s volcanic frontier. The Retreat at Blue Lagoon is with a thoroughly Icelandic sense of place: every window reveals unworldly vistas of historic lava rock jetting from the land, green moss, and ethereal steam rising from the bright blue water.

Skyline Destinations' Must-Sees: Iceland provides so many unearthly adventures.

Home to one of 25 wonders of the world, Blue Lagoon, Iceland is a place where the powers of geothermal seawater create transformational spa journeys.

Hallgrímskirkja church is Reykjavík's main landmark and its tower can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. It was designed by the late Guðjón Samúelsson in 1937, who was often inspired in his endeavors by the fascinating shapes and forms created when lava cools into basalt rock. This beautiful church can be seen from almost anywhere in town and is known to be one of the most fascinating in the world.

Drive the Golden Circle. Iceland’s famous Golden Circle is a popular route between three of Iceland’s most visited attractions. Starting in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, you’ll drive into the southern uplands and back, visiting Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall.

Step into Langjökull Glacier. Witness the magical world inside of a glacier on this once-in-a-lifetime journey. Recently opened tunnels, carved into the most stable part of Europe’s second-largest glacier, Langjökull.

Noteworthy Culinary Experiences. Taste the local flavors of this seaside gem. Below are Skyline Destinations’ noteworthy culinary experiences as described by the institutions themselves.

Kopar: Kopar is a rustic style innovative restaurant in an inspiring location by the harbor. On the menu, new methods and classic recipes converge, using traditional local farm to table ingredients.

Sumac: Icelandic pristine seasonal ingredients subtly immersed in exotic spices – adding luscious and inspiring influences from Lebanon and Morocco.

DILL: Dill is a New Nordic restaurant in Reykjavík, the first restaurant in Iceland to be awarded a Michelin star. Inspired by the Icelandic landscape and dedicated to fresh ingredients, foraging, and sustainability, DILL offers an exceptional dining experience.

Skyline Destinations recommends a visit from October until March. Your holiday to Iceland can easily be paired with destinations like Oslo and London.

To request a complimentary curated quote for this majestic destination or any other destination around the world please reach out. I would love to hear from you.

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