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Iceland is without doubt one of the most fascinating locations on earth. There are volcanoes, glaciers, black sand seashores, and waterfalls that appear to be they fell off the pages of a fairytale guide. It can also be a rustic crammed with infinite adventures from mountain biking, white water rafting, horseback using, and numerous mountain climbing trails in pristine nature. Reykjavik is Iceland’s capital and the most important metropolis and makes the proper base to discover all that this unimaginable vacation spot has to supply. An preferrred place to remain is its most stylish boutique lodge, the Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton.
The Reykjavík Konsulat Hotel is positioned within the coronary heart of Reykjavik and inside strolling distance of many of the metropolis’s landmarks. Nearby you’ll discover Laugavegur, the primary purchasing avenue crammed with eating places bars, and retailers to its most well-known landmark the Leif Erikson monument in entrance of the Reykjavik church.
There are infinite choices for what to do and see in Iceland nonetheless there are a couple of “must-see” experiences to not be missed. In order to see the most important websites, a keep of every week or extra will assist you to pattern most of Iceland’s “biggest hits”. The two routes share many main sights you could see in a day. The hottest route is the aptly named Golden Circle which takes guests by way of a few of Iceland’s most superb landscapes. There you’ll see geysers that shoot boiling water 100 ft into the air, the bewildering Gullfoss Waterfall that thunders nature’s power, and the Thingvellir National Park a surprising geographical space the place the tectonic plates of America and Europe meet and the place guests can hike by way of the chasm of partitions volcanic stone en route one other beautiful waterfall.
The second and equally as spectacular tour is the South Coast Tour. This tour takes friends to see Skógafoss, and Seljalandsfoss, two of Iceland’s most iconic waterfalls that you simply’ve in all probability seen in your Instagram feed. You can really stroll behind the Seljalandsfoss in a cave and see outward. It’s fairly fascinating. The excursions additionally take friends to go to Iceland’s well-known black sand seashores as nicely. The final main vacation spot for the South Coast tour is a cease on the Sólheimajökull glacier to discover and soak up the fantastic thing about the lake fashioned from the receding glacier. These excursions transcend the sights and provides insightful commentary by professional guides who host you all through the journey. Reykjavik Excursions is the main tour firm in Iceland and presents many itineraries to soak up each the Golden Circle and South Coast Tours.
There are numerous adventures to expertise in Iceland from white water rafting to mountain biking, horseback using on Icelandic ponies, and extra. Two widespread excursions depart from the marina and are inside strolling distance from downtown Iceland. There is a lot beautiful wildlife in and round Iceland that it boggles the thoughts. The artic waters are the place you’ll find humpback whales in abundance. An preferrred strategy to get shut to those magnificent beasts is on a fast-moving rib boat. Guests are supplied with protecting clothes and goggles and discover the bays across the coast looking for whales and different sea animals.
In addition to whales, puffins are fascinating birds with nesting areas offshore within the surrounding islands. The excursions get shut as much as these birds which you’ll see skimming by way of the waters looking for small fish as they arrive near the boat earlier than gathering on the jagged rocks by the ocean.
Special Tours Iceland is a beneficial service to soak up this glorious wildlife at sea and presents many thrilling adventures run by a top-notch skilled staff.
After thrilling days of exploring Iceland, guests will wish to come again to relaxation up in a lodge providing the creature comforts of a luxurious lodge and but near all that Reykjavik has to supply. In the oldest a part of Reykjavik sits a Nineteenth-century constructing repurposed into one of many metropolis’s most trendy boutique lodges.
The Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, is stylish boutique hotel situated in the oldest part of Reykjavík.
The Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel is impressed by Consul Ditlev Thomsen, a turn-of-the-century entrepreneur from Iceland who traveled extensively throughout the European continent, Britain, and Scandinavia. This five-star luxurious resort pays homage to Thomsen and is now a mix of custom and opulence. The lodge is a part of Hilton’s Curio Collection model and options 50 suites, a bathhouse, a 24-hour health heart, and a wine room. In true Icelandic style, the inside is simplistic but exudes magnificence with its leather-based and gold-plated particulars The European neoclassical type of the suites will make you’re feeling as in you might be touring in time when Reykjavik was coming into a interval of industrialization.
Stepping into the lodge rooms, one can immediately sense the noble old school style impressed by the Consul’s spirit. Black and white pictures and paintings are hung above the upholstered king-sized mattress body. Wooden desks and cupboards remind of a diplomatic workplace inside. A Chesterfield-style couch compliments the classic but trendy remainder of the décor within the suites. Some of the trendy facilities characteristic HD televisions, espresso machines, and a secure. The sizeable home windows deliver gentle into the room and overlook the Nordic metropolis of Reykjavik. Some of the loos within the suites expose the unique wall of the constructing and have golden parts, a walk-in bathe, and mosaic wall artwork.
To cater to even probably the most insistent style, the GOTT restaurant throughout the lodge serves its friends with a wholesome, consciously designed menu. The head chef and proprietor Sigurdur Gislason, a former member of the Icelandic culinary staff, runs the restaurant alongside along with his spouse Berglind Sigmarsdóttir. The menu at GOTT modifications relying on the contemporary produce in addition to the contemporary fish obtainable that day. If friends choose vegan or vegetarian choices, they will rely on the various choices obtainable similar to a vegan burger, varied salads, and desserts. The idea of the restaurant is to make use of your complete ingredient in order to not waste meals which is why many of the dishes are produced from scratch. The environment at GOTT is homely and stress-free, nonetheless, the presentation of the meals is upscale and masterly. Breakfast can also be served on the restaurant and spans chilly fish cuts, contemporary fruit and bread, eggs and bacon, cheeses, and extra.
Icelanders are well-known lovers of sizzling tubs and pure bathing which they do within the mineral-enriched waters of the Blue Lagoon. The Bathhouse in The Konsulat is an area the place friends can get the true Icelandic expertise of bathing within the sizzling pool, stress-free within the sauna, or resting on the lounge chairs. The pool is separated by the Nineteenth-century stone wall with monochrome mosaic glass. Candles are positioned across the edges of the pool to remodel the environment into a completely sedate house. Beside the bathhouse sits the 24-hour health heart of the lodge with machines and free weights. Its uncommon inside is made up of wood floors and a few warm-toned leather-based accents, typical for the lodge’s idea. These parts convey a robust type of a naturally rustic look which the friends of the lodge take pleasure in.
If you will have ever thought of visiting the magnificent land the place Vikings as soon as roamed or witnessing the fantastic pure phenomenon from waterfalls to humpback whales, Reykjavik is bound to satisfy your needs. Savvy guests will take pleasure in experiencing the fantastic thing about Iceland whereas staying in a historic and trendy lodge inside Reykjavik’s vibrant metropolis life. The Reykjavík Konsulat Hotel will make your keep an unforgettable a part of your journey to reminisce, lengthy after you allow the alluring capital metropolis.
Article by Glenn Harris and Kalina Magureva