After breakfast we leave for Grindavik, discovering the back garden of Reykjavik, the Reykjanes Peninsula, en route. Pass through otherworldly, lunar-like landscapes, witnessing green moss clinging to black volcanic ground, pitted with craters and rugged boulders strewn from the earth’s inner mantle thousands of years ago. Watch mountains appear out of nowhere as you come over hills and wrap around bends, making your way to Kleifarvatn, a small, serene lake nestled between a series of volcanoes and black sand beaches. Over the course of your day, you’ll also head to Seltun to walk a beautiful geothermal hill trail, then get blasted by ocean spray from the wild Atlantic as it splashes up on the seaside viewing platform at Brimketill. See a supernatural-meets-industrial wasteland at Gunnuhver, spot a lighthouse on a cliff peering out over the ocean at Reykjanesviti, and even walk between the North American and Eurasian continental plates at the Bridge Between Continents.
This evening, tuck into the cozy ambiance of the epicurean Moss Restaurant at The Retreat Hotel. You'll be treated to a remarkable 5-course tasting menu, sampling a dazzling assortment of curated dishes which highlight the chef's elevated and creative approach to fresh, local and seasonal Icelandic ingredients. Everything at Moss is prepared with an affection for the island and its endless bounty of nourishment. “Please note, drinks are at individual discretion, and payable on the spot.”
Overnight in Grindavik