Dream Getaway: Everything You Need to know about Iceland


Iceland is a destination on the TOP Travel List this year! To make the most of this experience, you truly need to be in the hands of reliable, trustworthy and luxury minded guides.

WHERE TO STAY?  In my opinion, it’s best to stay the first couple nights outside of the city of Reykjavik in the South Region of Iceland to experience the most beautiful landscapes and then end the vacation with a few nights centrally in the city. One thing to note…the hotels in Iceland do not have the 5 star service aspects we are accustomed to when traveling, therefore, for those who want top service a private home/villa should be the focus.

TOP Choices to Stay in the South Region of Iceland

ION Adventure Hotel

  • Located in the prime location to explore the “Golden Circle”

  • Modern Style

  • Prime position for viewing Northern Lights inside the hotel at the Northern Lights bar

Hotel Rangá

  • Member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World

  • Located on Long Bay which is extremely private as this is the ONLY resort in this location!

  • AMAZING interior design and spacious room layouts!

  • 4 pools including a lap pool at the fitness center.

Private Villas

  • #1 choice for those looking for the Top Service and VIP experience.

TOP Choices to Stay in Reykjavik

Hotel 101

  • Modern Boutique Style

  • Conveniently located near many of the city’s major attractions

  • Be sure to request a room facing the park to eliminate sleep disturbances from a night club on the other side of the hotel

Canopy by Hilton

  • Newest hotel in the city

  • Modern Boutique Style

  • Located close the major sites in the city


  • Helitour over moss and snow covered lava fields

  • Hike along Sólheimajökull Glacier

  • Snorkel in Silfra between the shifting tectonic plates

  • Northern Lights

  • Horseback Riding

  • Snowmobiling

  • Thingvelllir National Park

  • Gullfoss Water fall

  • Geothermal area of Stokkur Geysir

  • Walking Tour of Reykjavik

  • Hallgrímskirkja Church

  • Laugavegur Street Shopping

  • Harpa Concert Hall

  • Blue Lagoon

Where to Dine?

While staying the first couple of nights in the South Region of Iceland, you will need to mostly dine at the hotel or by private chef in the villa. During my time exploring the Golden Circle, I did enjoy stopping at Fridheimar Farm for lunch to dine inside a greenhouse of tomato plants.  Ice cream at Efstidalur Dairy Farm is a MUST after a full day of hiking and exploring the Golden Circle.

My favorite dining choices in Reykjavik…

  • Dill Restaurant: 1st Icelandic Restaurant to earn a Michelin Star

  • Grillmarkadurinn and Fishmarkadurinn are equally a MUST try in this city. With ingredients purchased directly from the country’s farms and fishermen, the quality of the food is excellent.

  • While walking around the city a stop at Baejarins Beztu Pylsur for their Famous Hot Dog is something to check off the tourist list!

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