Given that we’ve long been in the thick of the winter months, it’s likely that many of you reading this are pining for some respite from the relentless rigmarole of work schedules and the current bleak weather. Indeed, a languorous beachside stay may be top of your list of places to escape to, but we’ve always found that a high-octane thrill of the senses is more effective for resetting the mind.
Luckily, here at Gentleman’s Journal, we’ve teamed up with digital travel agency nemo to offer you the chance to win a three-night stay in Iceland in order to experience its snow-covered, otherworldly beauties. Here’s all you need to know…
Ramp up the adrenaline and add a glacier hike to your trip for an extra hit of adventure
Established in 2019, nemo is a special occasion trip-planning platform. With a curated portfolio of unique hotels and experiences – from Sicilian coastlines to safaris in Kenya – travellers, through nemo, can design and book their dream itinerary online. Expert advice is always just a click away, and 1% of every trip is given back to their inspirational charity partner, Hello World.
On this occasion, nemo is offering readers of Gentleman’s Journal a unique opportunity to explore and traverse Iceland’s awe-inspiring terrain, with a three-night stay at Hotel Rangá and a four-day car hire that’ll help you (and a plus one) tackle a road trip around the country.
From waterfall wanders to quad biking, nemo have a curated collection of epic experiences to add to your trip
When it comes to getting behind the wheel, nemo will create a bespoke itinerary for you to embark on – their recommended trip will have you start in Reykjavík, where you can take in the architectural highlights (including the soaring Hallgrímskirkja and the shimmering Harpa concert hall, by Olafur Eliasson), vibrant centre and nightlife, before going eastwards to see the Golden Circle, a 190-mile circuit that showcases a trio of Iceland’s headline destinations: Gullfoss waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, and the Geysir geothermal area, which erupts every five-to-ten minutes and can blow boiling water up to 70 metres in the air.
Heading southwards, you’ll then be encouraged to see the famed black beaches whose dark, eerie and almost supernatural appearance looks like it’s been lifted from a Tolkien novel, before concluding your trip with a soothing soak in the Blue Lagoon Spa, which is set in an 800-year-old lava field where the hot, mineral-rich geothermal waters are the perfect cocoon for the end of a hard-hitting road trip.
Regarding setting up a base from where you can go on to explore the country, nemo will organise a stay at Hotel Rangá, a luxury resort set on the south side of the country, with sweeping vistas of the rural landscape.
Blending the design ethos of both a log cabin and a hunting lodge, this bolthole makes for a homely, comforting stay, with luxe-rustic interiors; hearty Nordic fare at the in-house restaurant; and unobstructed, incomparable views of the Northern Lights from the observatory.
For your chance to win a trip of a lifetime, enter below.
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