Iceland

Take one small island and maroon it miles from anywhere, cut off by freezing seas and Atlantic currents. Populate it with Viking descendants, power it with volcanoes and add in more Nobel Prize-winners per capita than anywhere on the planet. That’s pretty much Iceland, a kooky outlier that’s rocked the global travel scene.

Partly this is down to geography. Iceland bubbles like a volcanic laboratory, with geysers, mud pools, badlands, glaciers and black sand beaches turning the landscape into some Dr Seuss fantasy world. And partly it’s down to people: a friendly, eccentric bunch who love live music, green thinking and hotdogs with remoulade and raw onions (yep, really). Once seen, never forgotten – that’s an Iceland tour.

Tour TypeTrip NameNo. DaysBookingsPrices
Escorted TourGems of Iceland6From $3,429.00
Escorted TourIceland Adventure8From $4,729.00
Escorted TourUltimate Iceland10From $5,350.00

Gems of Iceland

With its glaciers, icebergs, geothermal areas, roaring rivers, majestic waterfalls, and beautiful lakes, it is a country steeped in breathtaking natural wonders. On this tour, you’ll witness these natural wonders while enjoying fun and unique experiences.

Itinerary   
Day 1: Arrive Reykjavik

Welcome to Reykjavik! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Hotel: Hilton Reykjavik Nordica, 2 nights

Day 2: Reykjavik

An early morning optional excursion is available to the Blue Lagoon. In the afternoon, embark for an unforgettable experience: watch whales in their natural habitat!

Day 3: Reykjavik – Thingvellir – Geysir – Gullfoss - Kirkjubaejarklaustur

After a drive through pretty Reykjavik, continue to Thingvellir, a geological paradise. Here, walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates. Next, stop at the hot springs at Geysir for a real treat: meet the chef of the Geysir restaurant and walk with him to the geothermal areas. Taste freshly baked bread, which is cooked using the heat from the hot springs, with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring, and a glass of geysir schnapps, served at freezing point. Marvel at the mighty Gullfoss waterfall.
Hotel:Icelandair Hotel Klaustur, 2 nights

Day 4: Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and stop at Lake Jokulsarlon, where some of the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie Die Another Day were filmed. Watch how the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajokull, flows into the lake, forming icebergs. An exciting optional boat trip through the icebergs is available before returning to your hotel

Day 5: Kirkjubaejarklaustur - Skogafoss – Seljalandsfoss – Hellisheidarvirkjun - Reykjavik

Enjoy a spectacular drive along Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls on your way to Hellisheidarvirkjun, where you will visit the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION. Return to Reykjavik and tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner at one of the city's fine restaurants to celebrate the success of your Icelandic holiday.
Hotel: Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

Day 6: Depart Reykjavik

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Inclusions 
Meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers, Luxury air-conditioned coach, boat cruise
Accommodation: 5 nights
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Iceland Adventure

Iceland is a country known for its natural wonders. Beautiful glaciers, active volcanoes, black-sand beaches, geothermal areas, roaring rivers, majestic waterfalls, and beautiful lakes. On this tour, you will start and end in Reykjavík, and you’ll witness these natural wonders while enjoying fun and unique experiences.

Itinerary   
Day 1: Arrive Reykjavik

Welcome to Reykjavik! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Hotel: Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

Day 2: Reykjavik – Hellisheidarvirkjun - Geysir – Gullfoss – Thingvellir - Borgarnes

After an orientation drive of pretty Reykjavik, enjoy an interesting visit to the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION in Hellisheidarvirkjun. Next, stop at the hot springs at Geysir for a real treat: meet the chef of the Geysir restaurant and walk with him to the geothermal areas. Taste freshly baked bread, which is cooked using the heat from the hot springs, with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring, and a glass of geysir schnapps, served at freezing point. Marvel at the mighty Gullfoss waterfall and stop in Thingvellir, a geological paradise. Here, you will walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates. Continue to your hotel in Borgarnes.
Hotel: Icelandair Hotel Hamar

Day 3: Borgarnes – Hauganes - Akureyri

A real treat! At Hauganes, embark for an unforgettable experience: watch whales in their natural habitat! Continue to Akureyri for your overnight stay.
Hotel: Hotel Kea Akureyri

Day 4: Akureyri – Godafoss - Lake Myvatn – Dettifoss - Egilsstadir

During your orientation of the capital of northern Iceland, hear about the city's history after it was established as a trading centre in 1602. Visit the BOTANICAL GARDEN, featuring specimens of almost all native Icelandic plants. Then, admire Godafoss, known as the "Waterfall of the Gods." Enjoy a scenic drive to the lovely blue Lake Myvatn, teeming with bird life in one of Iceland's prettiest areas, and known for geothermal activity and producing coloured deposits. Before arriving in Egilsstadir, take pictures of the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss (road conditions permitting).
Hotel: Icelandair Hotel Hearad

Day 5: Egilsstadir - Hofn

Follow the eastern coast, where the first Irish missionaries settled some 200 years ago, and arrive in Hofn.
Hotel: Hotel Hofn

Day 6: Hofn - Lake Jokulsarlon – Skaftafell - Vik

Prepare for the highlight of the day: stop at Lake Jokulsarlon, where some of the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie Die Another Day were filmed. Watch how the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajokull, flows into the lake, forming icebergs. An exciting optional boat trip through the icebergs is available. Then, drive through the national park at Skaftafell to Vik, the southernmost village in Iceland.
Hotel: Icelandair Hotel Vik

Day 7: Vik – Eyjafjallajokull - Reykjavik

On your way back to Reykjavik, drive by the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010. This afternoon, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon, and tonight, a special farewell dinner awaits you at one of Reykjavik's fine restaurants to celebrate the success of your Icelandic Adventure.
Hotel: Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

Day 8: Depart Reykjavik

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Inclusions 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers, Luxury air-conditioned coach, boat cruise
Accommodation: 7 nights
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Ultimate Iceland

Roam through desolate landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders following in the footsteps of mighty Viking explorers. Iceland is a wonderland of fjords and waterfalls, geysers and glaciers. Explore the quirky capital, Reykjavik then cross the largest mass of lava to have ever flowed on the face of the earth. Bathe in the healing waters of the geothermal Blue Lagoon.

Itinerary   
Day 1: Arrive Reykjavik

Welcome to Reykjavik. The capital of Iceland is yours to start exploring after you check-in to your hotel. Tonight meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.
Hotel: Grand Hotel Reykjavik

Day 2: Reykjavik - Thingvellir - Gullfoss - Geyser Area - Vík Area

First stop leaving Reykjavik will be at the historically significant Thingvellir National Park. Here you can see how the movements of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates created cracks on the Earth's crust. Enjoy great photo opportunities in the world-famous hot spring area of Geyser. Wait a few minutes for Strokkur to erupt and send a spectacular water and steam column high into the air. Close by is the majestic Gullfoss, the 'Golden Waterfall'. Continue along the south shore and stop to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss before arriving in the Vík area for dinner.
Hotel: Hotel Katla

Day 3: Vík Area - Skaftafell - Jökulsárlón - Höfn

This morning cross Eldhraun, the largest mass of lava ever to flow on the face of the earth, before reaching the Skaftafell National Park. Here you'll also start seeing the largest glacier in Iceland, the Vatnajökull that covers more than 8% of the island. Continue to the spectacular Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon and see the birthplace of icebergs. You'll even have the option to take a trip on an amphibian boat and get close to the icebergs for a different kind of view. This afternoon enjoy a Cultural Insight at the Thorbergur Centre where you'll learn about one of Iceland's most famous writers - complete with a cake and coffee or tea. Spend the evening in Höfn, the lobster capital of Iceland.
Hotel: Hotel Edda Hofn

Day 4: Höfn - Eastern Fjords - Lake Lagarfljot

Make sure your camera is charged as you start the day with a drive through the Almannaskard pass where you can stop and admire the majestic coastline. Continue onto the towering mountains plunging vertically into the sea that form the magnificent East Fjords. You might decide to visit Petra's Mineral Collection in Stödvarfjördur. Learn about Petra, this well-known and beloved local while you wander amongst her vast collection. Tonight stay in the forest on the shores of Lake Lagarfljot in the Egilsstadir area.
Hotel: Hotel Hallormsstadur

Day 5: Lake Lagarfljot - Dettifoss - Lake Myvatn - Akureyri

Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Mödrudalsöræfi, heading to Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall. Continue towards Námaskard pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colours. Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn area including the magical lava formations of Dimmuborgir. Head towards the bustling northern port of Akureyri with a stop at the magnificent Godafoss waterfall. Akureyri boasts some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory. Dine tonight at your hotel.
Hotel: Hotel Kea Akureyri, 2 nights

Day 6: Akureyri - Siglufjördur - Akureyri

The town of Siglufjördur is nestled in a dramatic fjord on the very edge of Iceland's steep northern mountains. You'll have the option to visit the award-winning Herring Era Museum, and have time to explore Siglufjördur at your leisure. Walk along the harbour, visit the church, one of the local art galleries, cafés and shops. Arrive back to Akureyri in the afternoon with time to explore further. Dinner is included at your hotel tonight.

Day 7: Akureyri - Stykkishólmur

Majestic mountains and narrow passes lead to the Skagafjördur area famous for horses and history. In this region enjoy a Be My Guest lunch on a horse farm and learn about the unique Icelandic horse breed. Overnight in the picturesque Stykkishólmur.
Hotel: Fosshotel Stykkisholmur

Day 8: Stykkishólmur - Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Reykjavik

Snæfellsnes is a unique area with a variety of geological interest such as lava fields, volcanoes, glacier, springs, beautiful formed rock, yellow and black sand beaches and caves as well as interesting bird life. The main attraction is without a doubt Snæfellsjökull glacier, a beautifully shaped strato volcano at the very end of the peninsula. The glacier is also known as the location for Jules Verne's novel 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth', captured in the unspoilt natural wonder surrounding it. This afternoon complete your circuit around Iceland as you arrive back in Reykjavik.
Hotel: Grand Hotel Reykjavik, 2 nights

Day 9: Reykjavik Sightseeing And Blue Lagoon Visit And Bathe

Explore Reykjavik on a sightseeing tour this morning. See all the city's major attractions including the Parliament, the harbour, the National Museum, Laugadalur swimming pool and the city's main landmark, the Hallgrímskirkja church standing on the top of a hill in the city centre. This afternoon experience a Cultural Insight when you visit and bathe in the world-famous Blue Lagoon (please remember to pack you swimwear). Celebrate tonight with a Farewell Dinner.

Day 10: Depart Reykjavik

Say goodbye to your travel companions after an unforgettable trip. Transfers are provided to Keflavik airport.

Inclusions 
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 7 nights
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary