PRESS RELEASE: Hot on the heels of Switzerland, luxury tour operator Exsus expands its European portfolio further to include Iceland – home to spectacular landscapes, unique traditions and abundant opportunities for activity and adventure as well as the chance to see the surreal spectacle of the Northern Lights.
Reykjavik remains the most accessible place to see the Northern Lights in Europe. If you’re lucky you’ll catch the mystical green lights dancing in the sky on a clear winter night. The hunt for the elusive Lights can be even more memorable than seeing them: bundle up for an adventurous Superjeep excursion searching for the best nightly sighting or wait for the Lights to appear during an evening dip in one of the country’s geothermal pools.
Lights aside, there’s still plenty to do in Iceland. Resting on the edge of the Arctic Circle and sitting atop one of the world’s most volcanically active hot spots, Iceland is an inspiring mix of magisterial glaciers, bubbling hot springs and rugged fjords, where activities such as hiking are accompanied by healthy doses of history and literature.
Experiences to be offered and incorporated into Exsus’ itineraries include:
– Taking a dip in the Blue Lagoon, which stays hot all year round
– Encountering nature in the raw at Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall
– Seeing Strokkur erupting at Geysir, after which all geysers are named
– Travelling into the uninhabited interior to discover a wild, starkly beautiful country
– Getting up close to minke and humpback whales on a whale-watching tour from Reykjavik
– Delving into Langjokull glacier, which has just opened for viewing via a subterranean, man-made ice cave: ‘Into the Glacier’.
Kelly Rogers, European Expert at Exsus, comments: ‘We are very excited to be venturing into Iceland and believe it’s a top destination to watch in 2016. The diversity of our Iceland experiences enables our clients to enjoy a holiday that blends the country’s unique culture with its incredible landscapes and we believe that Iceland offers people the opportunity to discover somewhere genuinely different.’
New sample itineraries for Iceland include:
Luxury Short Break to Reykjavik and the Golden Circle
Short but very sweet, this luxury break to Iceland will have you snowmobiling through the Golden Circle, taking a thrilling glacier hike on Sólheimajökull glacier, and marvelling at Gullfoss waterfall and geysers in Haukadalur Valley – the ultimate introductory trip to Iceland.
Nature, Culture and Cuisine in Incredible Iceland
From the glaciers and geysers of the Golden Circle, to the culinary delights of Akureyri, this luxury holiday takes you from south to north and back again. Black sand beaches, Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss waterfalls, and the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park are just a few of the extraordinary places you’ll experience.
Exsus recommends travelling to Iceland between September and April to see the Northern Lights.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Exsus comes from the Latin exsuscitare, meaning ‘to breathe life into’ or ‘to awaken’.
Exsus is a privately owned tour operator with over 16 years experience in arranging luxury, bespoke holidays to Australasia and the South Pacific, South America, the USA and Canada, Central America, Africa, South East Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and the Indian Ocean.
From luxury honeymoons to family adventure holidays, Exsus pride themselves on offering first-hand knowledge second to none. What’s more, Exsus only work with the very best hotels in the very best locations, using the very best local representatives.
The company is based out of headquarters in Baker Street in the heart of London, with a second office in New York and a third in Bangkok.