Explore Southern Iceland with New Panorama Glass Lodge Escapes

A brand-new travel experience has launched in the remote highlands of Southern Iceland. Visitors can soak up the stunning vistas from the comfort of a panoramic glass lodge, before being taken on a four-day private guided tour of the surroundings, located just 1.5 hours from Reykjavik.

The new immersive four-day Panorama Glass Lodge Escape experience has been created by specialist travel company Off the Map Travel and Iceland is the perfect place for this experience.

This is the first time this accommodation has been included in a luxury travel itinerary, where couples can watch the Northern Lights or enjoy the stunning summertime views from the comfort of their eco-friendly lodge, before being taken on privately guided tours of nearby hotspots.

Four glass domed lodges, each named after Norse mythology characters, sit on this remote piece of land, providing panoramic views of the Icelandic arctic tundra, volcano Hekla and rivers of crystal-clear water.

Starting with a luxury jeep collecting visitors from Iceland’s Keflavík Airport, the itinerary begins with a visit to the famous Golden Circle, before arriving at the breath-taking exclusive lodges.

The self-catering accommodation sleeps two guests with a custom-made, king-sized bed. As well as a fully equipped kitchen there is an ensuite bathroom with a rain shower and sustainable toiletries from Iceland’s own SÓLEY organics.

Guests also have access to a private sauna and hot tub where they can relax and unwind, surrounded by nature, after the day’s adventures.

“These lodges are the epitome of escapism. The area is remote meaning there is no light pollution, so it is the perfect spot for star gazing and appreciating the incredible midnight sun in summer and northern lights in winter,” Jonny Cooper, founder of Off the Map Travel, said.

Each lodge is heated with sustainable electricity so, no matter what the unpredictable weather has in-store, the lodges remain cosy and warm. Water from the nearby spring supplies the lodges and is one of the purest water sources in the world.

“These exclusive panoramic lodges provide a totally unrivalled view of the landscape,” Cooper added: “This is the first time they have been included in a travel experience that brings together everything the guest needs from transfers to the best locally guided activities.

“For those looking for adventure followed by total relaxation then this is the perfect experience combination.”

Over the course of the four-day experience, guests will visit ice caves on the South Coast, have a snowmobile adventure at a glacier and take a dip in the Blue Lagoon. The experience wouldn’t be complete without exploring Iceland’s capital city Reykjavik.

The four-day, three-night Panorama Glass Lodge Escape itinerary costs from £3199 per person, on a self-catering basis, based on 2 people travelling, not including flights.

This includes privately guided tours in a luxury jeep throughout, two nights in luxury panoramic accommodation, one night’s hotel accommodation in Reykjavik, and all activities listed, with private guides who can tailor the itinerary based on the weather and time of year.

Full itinerary

Day 1: Arrive into Iceland. You will be picked up from the airport by your guide who will take you to the famous Golden Circle. Here you will witness Gullfoss, Iceland’s famous two-tier waterfall, and Strokkur, Iceland’s most active geyser. You’ll then be taken to your accommodation to get settled before being collected in the evening and taken to a nearby location for dinner.

Day 2: After breakfast in your luxurious glass lodge, where you can start the day by sipping coffee as you take in the incredible scenery around you, you’ll be collected by your guide and taken on a trip to discover the South Coast. To add a bit of adventure to the trip, you will also get to explore an ice cave. In the late afternoon you will return to your accommodation and can take some time to relax before being taken for dinner.

Day 3: In the morning you will check out before being collected by your guide who will take you on your next adventure. You will visit Þórsmörk and have the option of adding in some snowmobiling on the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. In the late afternoon you will be dropped in Reykjavik to spend the evening discovering the city, with its variety of restaurants and bars.

Day 4: On your final day you can spend some more time discovering the delights of Reykjavik and Iceland before being taken to the airport via the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing dip. For more information visit www.offthemap.travel, call 0800 566 8901 or email [email protected]

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