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Iceland: Off the Beaten Path

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$4350/ Adult

Private departures available on the date of your choice for 2+ people.

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What's Included

✅ Accommodations – Handpicked 4-star hotels & Guesthouses (2 nights in Reykjavik, 1 night in Highlands, 1 night in Kirkjubæjarklaustur, 1 night in Höfn, 1 night in East Fjords, 1 night in Husavik, 1 night in Siglufjörður, 1 night in Laugarbakki)
✅ Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners
✅ Airport Shuttle
Licensed Driver/ Guide for the itinerary outside of Reykjavik
✅ Kayaking at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
✅ Guided Glacier Hike on Vatnajökull Glacier
✅ Whale Watching Tour in Husavik
✅ Entrance fee at Geosea baths

What's Excluded

❌ Airfare
❌ Airport taxes and excess baggage fees
❌ Beverages & Meals not specified
❌ Optional Activities
Tips for your local guides & drivers
❌ COVID Tests (if required)
❌ Personal Expenses
❌ Travel Insurance

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Overview

Embarking on an off-the-beaten path trip to Iceland is like stepping into a land of raw, untamed beauty and mystique. While most tourists flock to Reykjavik and the Golden Circle, this journey takes you far from the well-trodden routes to discover the hidden gems of this enchanting island. Picture yourself traversing the remote Westfjords, where towering cliffs plunge into the Atlantic Ocean, or navigating the rugged highland interior with its otherworldly landscapes and bubbling hot springs. You’ll stumble upon hidden waterfalls cascading down moss-covered cliffs, venture into lava caves illuminated by the soft glow of your headlamp, and soak in natural hot springs secluded from the crowds. This is a journey where solitude and nature’s wonders are your companions, and each day brings a new, unforgettable adventure in this land of fire and ice.

Adventure Highlights

⭐ Begin your journey by exploring Reykjavik, Iceland’s vibrant capital city.

⭐ Travel to Vestmannaeyjar Island by ferry to witness witness close-up how volcanic activity affects the community.

⭐ Venture into the remote Icelandic Highlands, known for its rugged landscapes.

⭐ Stay at the Highland Center Hrauneyjar and keep an eye out for the Northern Lights.

⭐ Embark on a captivating hike in Landmannalaugar, surrounded by colorful hills and geothermal wonders.

⭐ Relax in natural hot springs amidst the breathtaking scenery.

⭐ Explore Skaftafell National Park with a hike to Svartifoss waterfall and a glacier hike on Vatnajökull Glacier.

⭐ Witness the contrasting beauty of Diamond Beach.

⭐ Embark on a picturesque drive to the East Fjords, encountering diverse landscapes and coastal villages.

⭐ Experience thrilling whale watching in Húsavík, known as the whale watching capital.

⭐ Explore highlights such as Skagafjörður fjord, Þingeyri medieval church, Vatnsdalshólar, Kolugljúfur canyon, and Hvítserkur sea stack.

Group Trip Dates

TRIP DATES AVAILABILITY PRICE
August 30, 2024 - September 8, 2024 Available $4,350

A 25% deposit per person is required to reserve your spot on this trip and payment is due in full by June 1, 2024, but you are free to make payments any way you prefer as long as you are paid in full by the due date.

Traveling solo? No problem!
On our group trips, we offer free roommate-matching and will pair you with a same-sex roommate, so you are never obligated to pay the single supplement fee. 

Want Your Own Room?
Single Supplement is available for $1015 (based on availability)

By booking this trip, you agree to the Booking Terms and Conditions.

Is This Trip Right for You?

  • The accommodations included in this itinerary are 4-star hotels in the major cities and guest houses in the rural areas.

  • Iceland’s location near the Arctic Circle makes it one of the prime spots for viewing the Northern Lights. Since this trip takes place in mostly rural areas of Iceland (away from city lights), chances of seeing the Northern Lights are good, provided that the weather conditions are favorable. Additionally, this trip is planned for the new moon close to the Fall Equinox. During a new moon, the night sky is at its darkest, which enhances the visibility of celestial phenomena such as the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). Additionally, around the fall equinox (late September), the geomagnetic activity tends to increase, leading to higher chances of auroral displays.

  • Many locations on this itinerary are remote, which means a few long drives of around 6 hours. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the scenery and spend some time getting to know your fellow travelers. Of course, you will stop frequently for photo opportunities.

  • This tour requires a minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 16 participants in order to ensure the best small group tour experience. With such a small group, you’ll be able to enjoy activities that would not be accessible to more people.

  • There is a kayaking tour as part of this itinerary. While the water is calm in the lagoon, you should be able to paddle for a couple of hours, but this is the best way to absorb the breathtaking beauty of Iceland’s towering icebergs.

  • There is a whale-watching tour as part of this itinerary which will take you out into the open ocean. If you are prone to seasickness, you should be sure to bring medication for that. 

  • There is also a glacier trek as part of this itinerary. While glacier trekking tours typically don’t require advanced fitness levels, participants should be comfortable walking on uneven ice terrain and be able to use crampons and other equipment safely.

DAILY ITINERARY

  • Arrive in Reykjavik

    Day 1

    Upon arrival in Reykjavik, the capital and largest city of Iceland, you’ll take the Flybus Airport Transfer to the marina where our starting hotel is located. There are no scheduled activities on this day, so you are free to arrive at any time.

    Overnight in Reykjavik - Berjaya Reykjavik Marina Hotel

    Day 1
  • Vestmannaeyjar Island - Highlands | Stórhöfði Cape | Visit Eldheimar Museum | Hiking at Mt. Eldfell Volcano

    Day 2

    The first stop of the day is at Landeyjarhöfn harbor, where you will embark on a ferry to the Vestmannaeyjar Islands. Next up is Eldheimar Museum, a volcano museum dedicated to the remembrance of the volcanic eruption of 1973. After the museum, you will have the opportunity to go on a short hike up to Mt. Eldfell Volcano or spend some time in the town before heading back to the mainland in the afternoon.

    Overnight in the Highland Center Hrauneyjar - Hotel Highland

    Day 2
  • Highland Center - Landmannalaugar - Kirkjubæjarklaustur | Hiking in Landmannalaugar | Geothermal Baths

    Day 3

    The Highland Center Hrauneyjar is close to many of the most beautiful locations in the Highlands, including Landmannalaugar, a geothermal oasis with breathtaking views of the surrounding rhyolite mountains, colorful hillsides, and serene lakes. This morning, we’ll lace up our hiking boots and set out on a day hike amidst the stunning scenery of vibrant earth tones against the stark, volcanic terrain. 

    Overnight at Kirkjubæjarklaustur - Hotel Laki

    Day 3
  • Skaftafell - Höfn | Visit Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon | Kayaking at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon | Glacier Hike on Vatnajökull Glacier | Visit Black Sand Beach

    Day 4

    Begin your day at Skaftafell National Park, where you'll find yourself surrounded by awe-inspiring landscapes. Next, embark on an unforgettable glacier hike on Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier. This afternoon, drive to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, one of Iceland's most iconic and photogenic locations. Here, you can partake in a kayaking excursion on the lagoon, which offers a unique perspective of the massive icebergs floating in the crystal-clear water.

    Overnight in Höfn - Berjaya Höfn Hotel

    Day 4
  • Höfn - East Fjords |Djúpivogur Fishing Village | Wilderness Centre

    Day 5

    After breakfast, we’ll depart Höfn to the East Fjords for a breathtaking journey filled with stunning natural landscapes and charming coastal villages. As the day turns to evening, you'll arrive at the Wilderness Centre, where you'll spend the night. This rustic and remote accommodation is a perfect place to unwind and immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature. 

    Overnight in East Fjords - Wilderness Centre

    Day 5
  • East Fjords - Húsavík | Námaskarð geothermal area | Hverfjall Crater | Dimmuborgir formations | Hljóðaklettar unique lava formations | Dettifoss Waterfall

    Day 6

    The journey from the Wilderness Center to Húsavík is an incredible adventure through the diverse and geologically active landscapes of northern Iceland. Each stop along the way offers a unique experience, showcasing the raw beauty of this remote region.

    Overnight in Husavik - Fosshotel Husavik

    Day 6
  • Husavik - Siglufjörður | Whale Watching in Husavik | Geosea baths | Goðafoss waterfall | Akureyri Fjord and Village

    Day 7

    Your day begins early in Húsavík, known as the whale-watching capital of Iceland. You board a comfortable boat and set off into the chilly North Atlantic waters in search of these magnificent marine giants. After your exhilarating whale-watching experience, it's time to relax and rejuvenate at the GeoSea Baths in Húsavík. Continue your drive towards Akureyri, Iceland's second-largest city, situated along the picturesque Akureyri Fjord. End your day in Siglufjörður, a quaint fishing town tucked away in a beautiful fjord. 

    Overnight in Siglufjörður - Siglo Hotel

    Day 7
  • Siglufjörður - Laugarbakki | Skagafjörður fjord | Þingeyri medieval church | Vatnsdalshólar last execution spot | Kolugljúfur canyon and waterfall | Hvítserkur sea stack

    Day 8

    The journey from Siglufjörður to Laugarbakki takes you on a picturesque road trip through some of Iceland's most scenic regions. Each stop along the way offers unique experiences and a glimpse into the country's rich history and natural beauty.

    Overnight in Laugarbakki - Dæli Guesthouse

    Day 8
  • Laugarbakki - Reykjavík | Hiking Grábrók crater | Borgarfjörður | Hvalfjörður fjord | Þingvellir National Park

    Day 9

    The journey from Laugarbakki to Reykjavík is a scenic drive that takes you through some of Iceland's most beautiful landscapes and cultural landmarks. Your first major stop is Grábrók, a volcanic crater in the middle of a lava field. Your journey continues to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with immense historical and geological significance and then ends back in Reykjavik.

    Overnight in Reykjavik - Berjaya Reykjavik Marina Hotel

    Day 9
  • Depart Reykjavik | Optional: Blue Lagoon

    Day 10

    Today is departure day and there are no scheduled activities. At the appropriate time, you will take the Flybus Airport Transfer to the Keflavik Airport. If you have time, we recommend a stop at the iconic Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s most famous and iconic attractions, known for its striking milky-blue, geothermal waters and therapeutic properties.

    End of Tour/ Departure

    Day 10

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