Iceland At A Glance
Explore the heartlands of Iceland in this true off-the-beaten path adventure of geysers, volcanos, and geothermal springs.
Listen to tales of the Vikings while gazing at majestic glaciers. See lava that’s still warm after decades and witness the giant Skogafoss and Detifoss waterfalls in all their glory. From soaking in geothermal springs to hiking active volcanos, our loop around Iceland will surely take your breath away.
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The extremity of the weather makes for incredible scenery, but it also means Iceland can be very cold, especially at the start and end of the season and at night. Please bring appropriate clothing for adverse weather conditions. On the rare occasion where your leader must alter the itinerary due to the weather, an alternative will be offered.
In order to access what’s off the beaten track, a few long drives are in order. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the scenery and spend some time getting to know the other members of your group.
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Enjoy our hand-picked, premium accommodation combining the best of design, location and comfort.
welcome to REYKJAVIK!
Airport pickup & warm welcome
Welcome to Iceland, the most northern country of Europe. Our driver will be waiting for you at the airport with a sign and a smile to take you to our first hotel. You will meet the rest of the group for your welcome meeting will be at 6pm, where your tour leader will explain your adventure in more detail. Afterwards, you can join your leader and the rest of the group for dinner at one of the local restaurants.
Start your adventure in the small town of Hafnarfjördur where you will embark on the Hidden world tour and learn about the mysterious tales of dwarfs, fairies and trolls in Iceland. Then we are off to the Strokkuer Geyser to watch water erupt from the ground up to 60 feet in the sky. We will also stop to see the powerful and stunningly beautiful Gulfoss Waterfall. Afterwards we will visit Fridheimar Tomato Greenhouse, a family run Greenhouse specializing in growing tomatoes all year round, with a gorgeous restaurant on site. Enjoy a delightfully quirky country-style, tomato-based lunch inside one of the greenhouses itself.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Drive time: approx. 4.5 hours
Get ready for a unique Island adventure
Today we will travel across the sea to the small island of Westman, famous for the volcano eruption that expanded the land mass by almost 2km. We will visit the museum dedicated to this event and hear how whole town evacuated in just one night. We’ll hike up to the top of the volcano, and when we descend, we will visit a local brewery with unique options, like seaweed beer! Before leaving, we visit the cliffs to watch the Puffin Penguins who live in this area from April to August. Meals: breakfast, beer tasting, dinner. Drive time: approx. 4 hours
We’ll continue our route along the south coast stopping for the views along the way. There are two waterfalls on the agenda for today, including Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, where you can walk right behind the falling water. Next on the list is a black beach made of volcanic sand. If you are still feeling adventurous, you can choose to embark to the region of never ending ice: Vatnajokull Glacier. Meals: breakfast, dinner. Drive time: approx. 4 hours
In the morning we’ll visit the stunning Glacier Lagoon by boat. We’ll be sailing between two icebergs snapping plenty of photos along the way. Afterwards we’ll travel across eastern fjords to visit tiny fisherman villages. Make one more stop at the impressive Studlagil Canyon before reaching your accommodation. Your day will finish on the Iceland highlands away from most of the civilization. Enjoy the evening in the remote and peaceful lands of Northern Iceland. Meals: breakfast, dinner. Drive time: approx. 5 hours
First up today is a visit to the most powerful waterfall in all of Europe, Detifoss. After this, how about the boiling and bubbling mud pools of Namaskard, where smoke constantly rises from the ground. We’ll then walk around Myvaten Lake and admire the lava fields. Finish the day in the tiny town of Husavik to relax with a soak in a thermal spa from the top of cliffs overlooking the ocean. Tonight is free to take some solo time and explore the charming little town Meals: breakfast. Drive time: approx. 3 hours
This morning we will visit North Iceland’s capital, Akureyri and take a walking tour to learn the history and see the scenic highlights. Afterwards you can choose to wander around town and maybe get a little lost with your camera, or go on an optional whale watching tour. A bit later we’ll make our way to our accommodation in Skagafjordur. Meals: breakfast, dinner. Drive time: approx. 3.5 hours
We continue our journey across North Iceland towards Snaefellsjokull, a glacier cape located on the top of a dormant volcano. We’ll stop to walk around Arnastapi Pebble Beach for views of the volcano and the rich birdlife in this area. For dinner tonight, we will enjoy a home cooked dinner on a family owned Icelandic farm. Meals: breakfast, dinner. Drive time: approx. 4.5 hours
Today we’ll finish our loop around Iceland and land back in Reykjavik. On the way, we’ll discover two mystic waterfalls mentioned in Iceland folklore. A hint of their history comes from their name – ‘Children Waterfall’. From here we will see Thingveliir NP where European and American tectonic plates are drifting apart a few centimeters each year. Lastly, no trip to Iceland is complete without a visit to the Blue Lagoon! Finish your adventure by immersing yourself in the steamy, mineral-rich waters that are known to have healing effects on your skin and overall well being.Tonight we will celebrate the end of a trip of a lifetime with a farewell dinner. Meals: breakfast, dinner. Drive time: approx. 4 hours
Goodbye iceland - for now!
Farewell for now. Share a taxi to the airport feeling relaxed and fulfilled, and – if you’re like us – start planning for your next trip! Meals: breakfast
Our accommodation is carefully chosen to give you the best combination of comfort, location, and style. These are photos from our collection of favorite hotels to give you a sense of the accommodation you can expect with us. All of our accommodation is 4 and 5 star with many beautiful views in prime locations.
This is not your average farm stay. Full of culture, beauty, and simplicity, this is one of the oldest active farms in Iceland, and it’s the perfect place to experience rural life. Its location is unique as the highest settlement in the whole country.
Hali Country Hotel
Hali Country Hotel is located on a family owned farm in the South East of Iceland and feels like home away from home with its comfortable and cozy vibe. By visiting Hali, you will not only get to know the Icelandic countryside, but also have the opportunity to experience the friendly atmosphere and warm hospitality.
Enjoy fantastic views of the highlands, lowlands and midlands from every room in this modern and stylish hotel. The Scandinavian architecture and interior is inspired from the surroundings so everywhere in the hotel you are reminded of the diverse Icelandic nature.
Arrival: Fly into Iceland’s main international airport, Reykjavík–Keflavík Airport (KEF) anytime on our our tour start date.
- An airport pick up is included when you arrive any time on Day 1. It is possible you will wait for a few of your fellow travelers before your transfer to our first hotel.
- We recommend flying in before 4pm on Day 1 in order to have plenty of time to refresh before our welcome meeting at 6pm.
- If you arrive a day or two before the tour begins, airport transfer is not included. Please contact us to arrange your early airport pickup or an extra night in our hotel.
Departure: Fly out of Reykjavík–Keflavík Airport (KEF) anytime after 10:00am on tour end date.
- A departure transfer is not included. Ask your guide to help you arrange your taxi to the airport or wherever your journey takes you next!
Most countries can enter Iceland for up to 90 days without a visa. Please check the requirements for your country.
The itinerary is subject to change due for any reason – weather, unexpected cancellations, impromptu local opportunities, or surprise additions.
All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.
Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory or you may be refused to join the tour. See our guide for help choosing a plan.
Our tours are comfortable and very inclusive with premium accommodation. This means you can pack a little lighter. In fact, you will be carrying your own bags to the lobby or at the airport, and you will need to be able to manage.
What our travelers say
Best tour guide I've ever had
“We had a great group and we all got along. It’s nice having women from different backgrounds and different countries learning about their culture too. Margaret was the best tour guide I have ever had on a trip. She was a sponge of information. It seems like she knew someone every where we went!” Sarah C. | Iceland
real friendships were formed!
“There were so many highlights from our amazing and knowledgeable local guide to all of the carefully planned itinerary details. My favorite activity was visiting the glacier cave and exploring the glacier lagoon and diamond beach. I loved that none of us knew each other before the trip and feel like real friendships were formed during and after. Our guide Margret was kind, knowledgeable, safe, and a complete badass!” Stephanie S. | Iceland
loved the guide, people, and activities
It was nice to meet different women from around the world at different stages in their lives. Nice to relate & learn from one another. I loved glacier lagoon, diamond beach, black sand beach, & pebble beach!!” Samantha A. | Jordan
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