Incentive travel is so much more than just a trip abroad. Travel incentives should be life-changing experiences that you and your team will remember forever. Iceland is the perfect destination for your travel incentive, and we have created an action-packed itinerary that ensures you and the team see everything Iceland has to offer in just 3 nights. Our itinerary below is based on a trip going from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th September 2019. If you require some itinerary examples across other dates, please get in touch with us at email@example.com.
Thursday 26th September 2019
A traditional Icelandic welcome awaits you at Reykjavik airport where you will be greeted with a coach transfer to your city centre hotel.
Center Hotel Plaza is our hotel of choice, not only for its contemporary interiors but its fantastic location beside the main square of Reykjavik. Take a moment to unpack, enjoy the breathtaking views outside your hotel window and have a drink at the hotel bar.
At 6pm, relax and unwind at Center Hotel Plaza’s reception and sip some Bubbly where you will be treated to a stunning Icelandic buffet.
Center Hotel Plaza menu:
Pumpkin soup, served with sour cream and pan fried pumpkin seeds
Pan fried Ling with carrot- ginger barley, vegetables and romaine salad
Apple pie with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce
The hotels’ famous seafood soup with fish, langoustine tails, dill oil and sprouts
Roast rack of Lamb, mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables and blueberry sauce
Chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and fruit
Friday 27th September 2019
At 8am, you will be collected by coach and taken on Iceland’s famous Golden Circle tour. Combining history, culture and nature, the Iceland Golden Circle tour takes you to three of Iceland’s most breathtaking spots. First is Thingvellir National Park where you will walk among the geological wonders of the fissure zone and in the footsteps of the early Viking settlers where the Althingi parliament was founded. Then see Gullfoss and feel the mist of glacial water as it cascades down one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls. Finally hear the bubbling of the mud pots of the Geysir and watch in awe as the geyser Strokkur blasts boiling water into the air.
At 1pm, let us whisk you away to Hotel Geyser where you will enjoy a mouth-watering Icelandic lunch buffet. Hotel Geysir offers a delicious lunch buffet of seafood, vegetables and meat course including a wide range of salads, homemade soups, bread and a wide selection of delightful deserts. Coffee and tea is also included.
At 3pm, it’s time for your second tour of the day to Iceland’s stunning Secret Lagoon. Located in the small village of Fludir, the Secret Lagoon is a natural hot springs pool for you to completely relax and unwind in. The pool’s warm water stays at 38-40 Celsius all year and boasts natural surroundings and steam rising into the air giving the place a truly magical feeling. Throughout the area, there are several geothermal spots and a little Geysir which erupts every 5 minutes, showing off for the guests relaxing in the hot spring.
At 7pm, we take you on an evening tour of your choice and then dinner at Blik Golf club, Bistro and Grill. This fantastic restaurant has rave reviews for its huge choice of mouth-watering food. Their head chef is the Icelandic Dutchman Joost Van Bemmel who has lived in Iceland for pver 15 years and worked as the personal chef for the British ambassador in the British embassy.
Blik Bistro menu:
Bacon Burger - Cheese, arugula, vegetables, crisp bacon and hamburger sauce.
Chicken & Date Burger - A delightful combination! Homemade burger with ground chicken and dates patty served with arugula, chili mayo, pickles and onion
PORTOBELLO BURGER - Homemade pesto, arugula, caramelized onions, avocado, tomato and cucumber
Chicken Salad - Chicken, salad, feta cheese and garlic sauce.
Fish & chips - Breaded fish, tartar sauce, green salad, dill and lemon, with french fries.
Kryddbraud - The official breadstick of Mosfellsbaer, called “kryddbrauð”! Tomato sauce and a wonderful combination of spices and cheese.
Lobster Pizza - Icelandic lobster, homemade pesto, garlic, cherry tomatoes, arugula and mozzarella.
Homemade cake - Ask your server about today’s homemade cake. Served with whipped cream and berries.
Ice cream - Three ice cream flavours of your own choice served with berries, whipped cream and caramel sauce.
Saturday 28th September 2019
Another 8am start with a coach transfer to Reykjavik harbour. From here you will jump aboard the 9am Whale Watching tour to see the incredible wealth of marine wildlife just off Reykjavík’s shores. This tour is a dream for nature-lovers as it takes you straight from the capital city’s Old Harbour into the middle of the ocean to get the best views of several whale species and an array of sea birds including the famous Puffin and the beautiful Arctic Tern. Humpback whales, harbour porpoises, and white-beaked dolphins are all common sights on this popular whale watching tour.
At 12pm, you’ll be back on land and have the rest of the afternoon to explore Iceland’s capital. There is plenty to see and do in Reykjavik, you definitely won’t struggle to fill up the free time. We highly recommend visiting Hallgrímskirkja church which towers above everything else, visible from almost every angle of the city and therefore making it very easy to find. There is also plenty of shopping to do in Reykjavik while the Harpa concert hall is also certainly worth a visit.
At 4pm, we suggest you head back to your hotel and start getting ready for an exciting evening of food and scenery.
At 7pm, a coach will come to collect you to take you to Videy Ferry which will then take you across the ocean for a delicious dinner on Videy Island.
Videy Island menu:
Salted cod with dried tomatoes, apricots, tomato and basil sorbet
Turkey breast a l´orange, chest nuts, pickled onion and lime
Cherrie peaks in chocolate, raspberry sorbet and frozen vanilla cream
Slow cooked Arctic Char, smoked savoy cabbage and hot tartar sauce
Fillet of lamb with rusty vegetables and potatoes with mushrooms
Hot chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream
Lobster soup with marinated langoustine and white chocolate cream
Beef tenderloin “Wellington”, glazed mushrooms, celery root purée and Madeira sauce
Skyr pannacotta with fresh and frozen raspberries
Cured salmon and homemade honey-mustard sauce
Baked cod, pickled pearl onion, butternut squash and fennel sauce
Fresh pineapple “mojito“ and rum spiced ice cream
At 11pm ish!, with some very full stomachs, you will catch the boat back to the mainland and then head back to the hotel by coach for a good night’s sleep. Or if you have the stamina frequent the nightlife of Reykjavik until the early hours.
Sunday 29th September 2019
For your last day in Iceland, you have the choice to add an optional Blue Lagoon tour to your morning before you catch your flight home. The Blue Lagoon is always on everyone’s bucket lists during their stay to Iceland because of its breathtaking scenery, ultra modern facilities and impressive track record for healing. The geothermic pool of moisturising milky waters is the perfect place for one last moment of relaxation before you head back to reality.
Then in the afternoon you’ll catch your return flight back to the UK.