Icelandair has long offered its transatlantic passengers the chance to break their journey with a stopover in Iceland for up to seven nights at no extra cost. Now, to celebrate what was already a rather incredible deal, they’ve created the Incredible Stopover – a tailor-made trip that includes a night in the never-before-stayed-in Dyrhólaey lighthouse.
Anyone flying with Icelandair from Europe to North America (or vice versa) can choose to indulge in the Incredible Stopover. You can build a bespoke itinerary and your DREAM TRIP.
A basic package (which isn’t basic in any way) is three days long. You’ll be picked up at the airport by your own private driver and whisked off to Icelandair’s Reykjavík Marina hotel, on the city’s beautiful harbour. After a restful night, your second day is spent exploring the south coast’s volcanic landscape. There will be waterfalls. There will be geothermal baths. There will be fresh Icelandic air, and relaxation, and OH WOW scenery. And then there will be Dyrhólaey lighthouse.
Over a century old, this is the first time paying guests have been able to stay in the lighthouse, which has been refurbished and sleeps four. Run by the nearby Vik hotel (not that nearby, don’t fret – there’s nothing but Amazing Views™ as far as the eye can see), a private chef will appear to make you dinner, then you can roam around pretending you’re a lighthouse keeper. You even get to go to the very top of the lighthouse! Wear your very best nautical stripes and a sou’wester. They might think you’re the real deal and let you stay forever.
After spending the night in the lighthouse, you’ll be served breakfast before making your way back to the airport to catch the final portion of your flight. Or not – you might want to take advantage of the full 7-day stopover window. Make up your mind quickly, though – the Incredible Stopover experience ends on November 1st. We want you to feel the salt air on your face, not the salty tears of regret and remorse.