Reykjavik, Iceland is home to some of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world, and it hosts a culture that is intimately connected to the environment. Iceland itself is primarily run on geothermal energy and celebrates that connection with nature fervently. It only makes sense that they would also host one of the most beautiful festivals in the world: The Secret Solstice Festival, which will be held from June 16-19 this year.
The festival includes everything you would expect in a festival, with loads of music and delicious food, but also boasts its own unique features like a party under a glacier and a concert in a volcano. Yes, you read that right. Tickets start at around $170 USD, but work up to a level that may be just a little out of your reach … at a cool $1,000,000 USD.
(Note: The remainder of this article must be read in the voice of Robin Leach, host of “The Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous”)
This isn’t your average VIP Festival ticket, obviously. First off, the ticket will be hand-engraved into Icelandic lava rock. Just try to lose that, but certainly don’t drop it. So what does this ticket get you? Quite a bit. No matter where you are in the world, you will get a round-trip flight in a private jet for you and five of your friends. Once you touch down in Reykjavik, a private driver, at your disposal for the duration of the trip, will pick you up to take you to your own personal six-bedroom villa. You will also have a 24/7 personal assistant and personal gourmet chef to help you through your seven-night stay at the villa.
But the decadence doesn’t stop there! Your ticket also gets you access to two of the most exclusive shows in the world. Just when you’re feeling like the coolest person on earth, you will attend a party buried in the Langjökull glacier. And if that isn’t lit enough, imagine partying inside a volcano. Yes that is right. A FREAKING VOLCANO. Then you and your five best mates get to go stage-side and watch, arguably one of the best bands in the world — Radiohead — just a few feet away. And, of course, you will have your very own chaperone to make sure everything is to your heart’s content.
Eventually you will need to take a break from the shows and get yourself a beverage. Why don’t you share in a craft cocktail with your favorite artists and celebrities in the artist-only bar? There you can talk about the private Midnight Sun Boat Party that will be held on a private yacht, or about hanging out on some lava fields for even more music.
This ticket also lets you explore Iceland in the most fashionable way possible: by land, sea, and air. Your lava-stone ticket gets you airplane and helicopter tours of Iceland’s many natural wonders, a glacier walk, a snowmobile ride, and a whale- and dolphin-watching tour. It seems like they have pulled out all the stops to make this an all-inclusive trip that you will never forget. It almost seems like there would be no time to relax …
Not to worry, because they have that covered as well. Iceland is home to some of the most beautiful hot springs on the planet. The most famous of the hot springs is the Blue Lagoon located just outside of Reykjavik. There, you and your friends will have exclusive access to the Blue Lagoon for an evening of relaxation and healing. It’s the only way to properly recover from so many days at private concerts, drinking, and dancing.
So far as we know, this is the most expensive festival ticket we have ever heard of. If there is something bigger, we want to know about it. We also know that if we ever won the lottery, we would strongly consider getting a ticket.
But what do you think? Would it be worth it if you had the money to spend?