Hot springs, lava fields, glacier- filled waters, stunning wildlife, dramatic waterfalls, and a rich and vibrant Nordic culture personify Iceland. For those seeking a stylish way to explore this island nation, then opt for an Iceland yacht charter. Cruise Iceland’s stunning coastline and enjoy breathtaking land and seascapes while enjoying the privacy and luxurious amenities of your private crewed yacht.
Iceland’s waters are rich in marine life, including whales, seals and dolphins, making an Iceland yacht charter a must for wildlife watchers. It also offers superb fishing grounds, making it a must for fishing enthusiasts. Have your private chef cook your catch and enjoy a delicious Nordic-inspired feast aboard your yacht.
Whether you opt to enjoy an Iceland yacht charter aboard a superyacht or seek to hoist up the sails and harness the power of Mother Nature on a luxurious sailboat, an Iceland yacht charter promises a vacation experience of a lifetime. Check out our guide, highlighting some of the best things to see and do in Iceland during a luxury private yacht charter.
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Flanked by snow-capped mountains, Reykjavík should be on everyone’s itinerary during an Iceland yacht charter. Home to more than half of Iceland’s residents Reykjavík offers a range of cultural delights, along with a vibrant gastronomic scene. Some of the city’s top attractions include Hallgrímskirkja, a white-concrete church that dominates the skyline and affords visitors spectacular views from the top of its tower; the National Gallery of Iceland that features an ever-changing roster of exhibits; and the Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland’s leading art museum.
Reykjavík’s Old Harbour is the ideal destination to browse local boutiques and art galleries, while enjoying the city’s cosmopolitan lifestyle. For foodies, make sure you leave time to enjoy one of Reykjavík’s elegant Michelin-starred restaurants, such as Dill. And, for those with a wicked sense of humour, don’t miss the Icelandic Phallological Museum, a unique museum that houses a collection of more than 280 penises.
Hike Hornstrandir Nature Reserve
Exploring Iceland’s rugged interior is a must during a yacht rental in Iceland. One of the best destinations to do this is at Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. Located in the northwest of Iceland, this nature reserve covers some 220 square miles including the picturesque Hrafnfjörður and Furufjörður fjords. The reserve is home to a diverse selection of wildlife, including the elusive Arctic Fox, as well as arctic terns and puffins. Hornstrandir Nature Reserve is the perfect spot for those wishing to reconnect with nature during an Iceland yacht charter.
Enjoy a heli-skiing adventure
Winter sports abound in Iceland, but nothing beats the thrill of skiing untapped terrain. Iceland offers fantastic skiing, especially along the Troll Peninsula in Northern Iceland. Hop on your yacht’s private helicopter and have it drop you amidst some of the best skiing destinations in Iceland. Ski from mountain summits to the ocean shore, offering perfect terrain for all levels and a unique not-to-be-forgotten experience. Once you’ve enjoyed an incredible off-piste experience, head back to the comfort of your Iceland yacht charter and enjoy a delicious meal while watching the sunset and the Northern Lights come to life.
Visit the Blue Lagoon
No Iceland yacht charter would be complete without visiting the Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s most famed attractions. Located just a short distance from the fishing town of Grindavik, the Blue Lagoon was named in 2011 as one of the 25 Wonders of the World by National Geographic. Surrounded by a spectacular volcanic landscape here you can bathe in the lagoons healing geothermal seawaters. The lagoon also includes an in-water bar, in-water massage treatments, sauna and steam rooms, offering a complete wellness experience.
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