LESBIAN GROUP TOUR  to the Westfjords of Iceland May 2014

Pink Iceland has partnered with two fantastic lesbian owned and operated travel companies Diva Destinations and GoBeyond Reisen and are proud and excited to present a 12 day lesbian group trip to the remote and beautiful Westfjords of Iceland from May 1st - 12th 2014. The trip starts in Iceland's capital city Reykjavik where the group will get to know each other and the group guide Lilja and gets two days to explore the charming city. Then the group heads West with days spent getting to know West Iceland and the mystical Snæfellsnes peninsula. A ferry will then take the ladies over Breiðafjörður bay to the Westfjords where the main focus will be on the nature, hiking, dipping into geothermal pools and enjoying each others company. Get to know the itinerary better below and let the Westfjord charm their way into your heart.

​May 1ST
​May 2ND

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Welcome to Iceland

Accommodation in Reykjavik is at the Reykjavik Downtown Hostel in double or twin rooms. The hostel’s active sustainability policy has awarded them the Nordic eco label, The Swan, and the Tourist Board Environmental Award in 2010. Airport transfer is included in the package taking guests from the airport to the hostel with Airport Express. Voucher with  instructions is provided when the package is purchased.  

 

Once everyone has settled in there will be a group meeting in the afternoon. The women will get to know each other and Lilja the guide. Lilja will go over what’s to expect and get everyone excited. There will be an optional group dinner and a free evening in the city.

 

A day well spent in Reykjavik

After breakfast a Pink Iceland guide will lead you around the city centre of Reykjavik fort the Pink City Walk, the essential Reykjavík City Tour sprinkled with LGBT history. During the tour Reykjavik's main attractions are highlighted on foot and afterwards you have the rest of the day to explore the city on your own. 

 

Pink Iceland recommends for your free time in Reykjavik:
Get some icecream - ask a local for directions to Valdís icecream shop.

Go swimming - Sundhöllin is a beautiful art deco 40's building and located in the heart of the city.

Pet the cats - they are usually very friendly

Walk around and enjoy

MAY 3RD
​MAY 4TH

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Snæfellsnes Peninsula  

After a night spent at the magnificent peninsula we have the whole day to keep exploring.  Vatnshellir cave, Djúpalónssandur Sands, Arnarstapi Cliff and hike from Arnarstapi to Hellnar.  Accommodation in Kast guesthouse in the South West of Snæfellsnes peninsula

 

Day itinerary:

Breakfast

Drive to Búðir

Two hour lava field hike

Visit Arnarstapi - short hike

LUNCH 

Hellnar Beach Café at around 1PM

Djúpalónssandur Pebble Beach

Guided Vatnshellir Water Cave tour

Back at accommodation at around 7PM

Overnight at Kast Guesthouse

 

West Iceland

Lilja will meet everyone at the hostel and after breakfast head west with visits to the georhermal area of Deildartunguhver, the waterfalls Barnafoss & Hraunfossar and a visit to the Goat Farm at Háafell. Accommodation will be in the Kast guesthouse in the South West of Snæfellsnes peninsula.

 

Day itinerary:

Breakfast

Reykjavik depart

Hraunfossar Barnafossar Waterfalls

Háafell Goat Farm

Deildartunguhver Highest water flow hotspring in Europe!

Kleppjárnsreykir stop for lunch at around 1:30PM

Skallagrímsgarður Botanic Garden where Lilja will talk about the Icelandic Sagas and viking Egill Skallagrímsson.

Eldborg Volcanic Crater - 2 hour hike

Arrival at accommodation between 6 & 7 PM

Free time for walks or swimming

Overnight at Kast Guesthouse

 

MAY 5TH
MAY 6TH

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​Welcome to the Westfjords

After breakfast the women willl hike in and around Stykkishólmur Town before enjoying Breiðafjörður Bay on board Ferry Baldur at 3PM. The ferry docks in Brjánslækur in the Westfjords at 6PM. 

From Brjánslækur we drive to Látrabjarg Bird Cliff where we pay the puffins a visit and then to the lovely Patreksfjörður to our accommodation in Ráðagerði, we’re having a late dinner at the Sjóræningjasafn Pirate Museum!

 

Day itinerary:

Breakfast

Drive the Water route from Stykkishólmur to Bjarnarhöfn

Visit the Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum and have a taste of Iceland!

Followed by short Helgafell Mountain Folktale walk

Lunch at Stykkishólmur fishing village

Free time in the village from 1PM - 2:30PM

At 3PM ferry Departs for Breiðafjörður Bay

Ferry crosses Breiðafjörður Bay in 3 hours

Arrive at Brjánslækur Harbour on the West Fjords

Drive to Látrabjarg Cliffs - the biggest bird cliff in Europe!

Arrival at Látrabjarg Cliffs at around 7PM

Cliff inspection with Lilja for about one hour

Late dinner at the Pirate Café in Patreksfjordur Fjord at 9PM 

Pirate stories!

Overnight at Ráðagerði Hotel

Westfjords - making our way to Bolungarvík

Enjoy the Ráðagerði Hotel Breakfast before check-out before we make our way to Bolungarvík with stops along the way at the amazing Dynjandi Waterfall, Þingeyri Town with a stop at one of the best café's.. in the world? The Monster Museum and Arnarfjörður Fjord.

Accommodation will be at the Hóll Guesthouse in the town of Bolungarvík where we will spend the next following nights.

 

Day itinerary:

Breakfast

Depart Patreksfjorður - to Selárdalur Valley

Explore Ketildalir Valleys in car and through short hikes until noon.

Monster Museum followed by lunch

At around 1:30PM we drive to Dynjandi Waterfall

We stop at the lovely town of Þingeyri and have coffee at one of the best cafés in Iceland, or maybe the world?

We will visit Skrúður, the oldest Botanic garden in Iceland.

We drive through Flateyri Town on our way to Bolungarvík Village where you will stay at the Hóll Guesthouse

Dinner in Einarshús where Lilja will tell you about the tragic ship-wreck of the French Pourqoi Pas boat.

Overnight at Hóll Guesthouse

MAY 7TH
MAY 8TH

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Westfjords - Ísafjörður

We start the day with a 2 hour hike between Boli and Skálavík and in the afternoon we will explore the wonderful town of Ísafjörður, its museums, swimmingpool and ‘world famous’ bakery! Optional dinner at the renowned Tjöruhúsið restaurant. Accommodation in Hóll Guesthouse again.

 

Day itinerary:

Breakfast

We drive up Bolafjall Mountain!

2 hour hike on top of the unique and flat Mt. Bolafjall

We drive to Skálavík Pebble Beach

Lunch at Holl Guesthouse

We visit Ósvör - The oldest fishing base in Iceland!

At around 3PM we will arrive in Ísafjörður town.

We will walk around town and have great coffee at the Old Bakery followed by dinner at Tjöruhúsið Restaurant, one of Iceland’s top restaurants.

We then return to Bolungarvík town.

Overnight at Hóll Guesthouse.

Westfjords - Adventure at sea

ALL DAY

Breakfast is followed by a full day’s sailing adventure from Bolungarvík to Hesteyri around the remote Glacier Fjords area almost untouched by man. We will stop at Hesteyri abandoned village where we will hear tales and enjoy refreshments. 

Once back in Bolungarvík there is time for swimming at the local swimming pool. 

Barbecue dinner at the guest house.

Overnight at Hóll Guesthouse

MAY 10TH
MAY 9TH

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Westfjords - Reykjavík

We make our way back to Reykjavik via bus and make some interesting stops along the way before checking in again to the Reykjavik Downtown Hostel. There is an optional group dinner and then a free evening to spend as you like in Reykjavik.

 

Day itinerary:

Relax in the pool in the morning before we hit the road. 

We drive to Hómavík and visit The Museum of Witchcraft & Sorcery

Lunch at the museum. 

At around 1:30PM we start driving to Reykjavik via Tröllatunguheiði Heath, stopping at Skriðuland, an old highway café.

Arrival in Reykjavik at around 7PM

Say goodbye to Lilja.

Free evening.

Westfjords - Mjóifjörður Adventure

We drive from Bolungarvík to Mjóifjörður where there is a choice of sea-kayaking or horseback riding with the amazing people at the Heydalur Resort. We will also visit natural geothermal pools before making our way to Laugarhóll Accommodation in Bjarnarfjörður Fjord.

 

Day itinerary:

Breakfast

We drive to Mjóifjörður and get there at around 11PM

1 Hour walk around the Heydalur area

After lunch there will be 3-4 hours for Sea Kayaking, Horseback riding or enjoying the natural hot pools.

We drive to our accommodation in Laugarhóll and have dinner at around 7PM with the great Einar and Dísa. That night we will enjoy some entertainment as it is our last night in the West Fjords!

Overnight at Laugarhóll

MAY 12TH
MAY 11TH

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Day of departure - or not

The official program is over. For those who wish to stay on in Iceland Pink Iceland is happy to help with any and all bookings and tours. For those who are returning home the Airport Express will take them from the hostel to Keflavík Airport.

Reykjavík free day

Completely free day in Reykjavik to use as you choose. There will be optional day tours and excursion with Pink Iceland tailor made for those women who wish to join!

PRICE FOR TOUR PER PERSON in a double occupacy: 297.600 ISK

 

Included in the price of the tour is the following:

Airport transfer via bus, all transfer including petrol during the tour, all hiking & day excursions during the tour, guide for the whole tour, accommodation & food for guide, accommodation for 11 nights, breakfast*, Pink City Walk, entry to the goat farm in Háafell, entry & tour in Vatnshellir cave, day tour sailing to Hesteyri, ferry over Breiðafjörður, kayak / horseback riding in Heydalur, entry to the swimming pool in Laugarhóll, entry to the monster museum.

 

*There are 3 mornings when breakfast is not included, that's the days we stay in Bolungarvík but there is a chance to grab something to make / have for breakfast.