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- Marvel at canyons, volcanoes and glaciers on a drive through Kirkjubaejarklaustur
- See filming locations from the epic Game of Thrones, including Thingvellir National Park
- Gawp at the spectacular Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls in Skaftafell
- Keep your eyes peeled for the beautiful Northern Lights
- Walk the black sands of Reynisfjara Beach
Starting in the soulful city of Reykjavik, this trip will have you widening your eyes at the best of Iceland's unique natural beauty. Along the way you’ll witness erupting geysers & cascading waterfalls, marvel at volcanoes & glaciers and soak in the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal mineral wonder surrounded by steam and stars. By the time it’s over, you’ll be floating home with a full camera reel and a lovestruck look plastered all over your face.
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Day 1 - Reykjavik
Here in the magical lands of Iceland we’ll get acquainted over the endless quirk and colourful buildings of Reykjavik. After checking into your hostel and having time to unwind, you’ll unite with the team for a 3-course local dinner at the Geysir Bistro, and a pow wow about the fine days that sit ahead of us.
Day 2 - Reykjavik to Midgard via Golden Circle
After breakfast this morning we're headed to Midgard Base Camp - but loads to see and do on the way as we make our way around the Golden Circle.
First, a stop at the spectacular Thingvellir National Park before heading onto Efstidalur, where we'll enjoy a Farm to Table presentation and get a tantalising taste of the local cuisine. Then we're off to the jaw-dropping geothermal fields of Geysir. In the afternoon we'll take part in a local reforestation program located in the Haukadalur valley (Summer departures only and weather permitting), where we'll get to leave our mark in Iceland by planting 5 trees each, reducing our carbon footprint. The evening offers the opportunity to relax in the rooftop sauna & hot tub at Midgard Base Camp and reflect on an incredible day in this amazing country.
Day 3 - Midgard to Skaftafell
Rise and shine! After breakfast we're headed across the astonishingly beautiful south shore.
It's time for more spectacular waterfalls, the famous Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. After gawping at their thundering beauty, we're headed past the Mýrdalsjökull Glacier to Reynisfjara beach. Talk a walk along the uniquely black sands, admire the crazy rock formations and remind yourself you're still on planet earth.
Day 4 - Skaftafell to Vik
Another day, another included breakfast and another awe-inspiring National Park to head to.
Vatnajökull is named after Europe's largest glacier, and is the largest National Park in western Europe. Cameras at the ready, we'll check out Svinafellsjökull, one of the most beautiful of the glacial outlets emerging from Vatnajökull. Today is your chance to sign up for an optional glacier adventure.
Day 5 - Vik to Reykjavik
After breakfast today we're headed towards the Reykjanes peninsula.
Visit geothermal sites, explore dramatic coastlines and charming villages, or enjoy views over Lake Kleifarvatn with its mesmerising rock formations and legends of mythical creatures. Today you'll have a chance to take a dip in the famous hot springs of the Blue Lagoon.
Day 6 - Reykjavik
Pack your bags back in pretty Reykjavik and try to stay on the high induced by all the wonders we’ve taken in. We’ll say our farewells as the trip wraps up, leaving us with a deep appreciation for this special country.
- 5 nights accommodation
- 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners
- Group leader, driver and local guides
- See filming locations from the epic Game of Thrones
- Visit an Icelandic Farm
- Visit Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls
- Plant 5 trees at local reforestation project (summer only, weather permitting)
- Geothermal fields of Geysir, Midgard
- Visit black sands of Reynisfjara Beach
- Drive through Kirkjubaejarklaustur
- 24 hour emergency support
- International flights
- Airport transfers
- Some meals
- Optional activities
We have selected some unique places for you to stay during your trip. 5 nights’ accommodation is included on this trip, and you will be staying in quad share rooms.
Below are some examples of the hotels that you may stay in on this trip:
- Kex Hostel, Reykjavik
- Midgard Base Camp Hostel, Hvolsvollur
- Fosshotel Nupar, Skaftafell
- Hotel Katla Vik, Vik
A limited number of twin room upgrades are available at extra cost. Please contact a travel advisor to check availability.
5 breakfasts and 3 dinners are included
Arrive into Reykjavik on day 1. The welcome meeting takes place at 4pm, so we recommend you arrive in the morning.
The trip ends back in Reykjavik on day 6. You can depart at any time.
Airport transfers are not included, however public shuttle bus transport from the airport is easily arranged. Please contact us for more information
The minimum age to join trip is 18. This trip is designed for 18-35 year olds.
UK citizens can travel to countries in the European Schengen area (including Iceland) for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. Visits to Schengen countries within the previous 180 days before you travel count towards your 90 days. Schengen countries are: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months after your departure.
All visa, passport and entry requirements are subject to change so we recommend travellers check the most up to date information with the relevant embassies before travel.
Please note, this trip requires you to show evidence that you have been fulled vaccinated against covid-19 (final dose administered a minimum of 14 days prior to the start of the trip).
Is It Cold All-year In Iceland?
No. Despite its name and northerly location, Iceland actually reaches comfortable mid to high twenties temperatures in the summer, with chilly winter temperatures being comparable to those in Scotland or northern England. Only in the far north of the country do temperatures plummet to minus 30°C.
What’s The Best Time Of Year To See The Northern Lights In Iceland?
If you’re hoping to catch the Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights, the best time of year to see them in Iceland is from February to March and September to October, although you’ll occasionally catch them between November and January as well. If you go in the summer months though, you’ll be blessed with warmer weather and catching the midnight sun in June, which is surreal.
I'm Planning To Travel On My Own, Will I Be Okay?
Of course! Most of our customers are travelling by themselves, which is why joining a group tour is so great – you’ll meet plenty of others in the same situation and will likely become firm friends by the end of your first day. You'll have an experienced tour guide with you, and you'll always have our 24-hour emergency support if you need any further assistance during your trip.
Due to Covid-19, many of our partners and suppliers across the globe are putting in place new procedures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will adapt and change as the state of travel evolves, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some changes that you may experience on our trips are:
Updated safety & hygiene procedures
Health and safety measures will be adapted by our partners and suppliers, dependent on local laws and restrictions.
Different transport & accommodation
You may find yourself on transport or in accommodation that would not typically be used, such as hostels that are more secluded, or on more private transport. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Most trips include a meeting on arrival with the guide or local team to discuss the trip, and this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. You should arrive in time to attend these briefings.
Emergency support 24/7
We have a UK based 24/7 emergency phone line if you have a genuine urgent matter that you need attending.
Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
We can help answer any questions or concerns you may have before you depart. Whilst travelling the guide or local team on our trips are there to help, and to ensure the smooth running of our trips.
Should you require medical assistance whilst travelling, the local team or guide will be able to help you get to a point of care. Medical facilities and standards can vary across the glove, so you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.
Varying group sizes
To begin with, many trips will run with amended group sizes, so you may find smaller groups than would be typical. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Whilst there may be changes on our trips, it is vital that you make travelling safer for yourself, your travel companions, the local staff and guides, and the people of the country you are visiting. You should follow all local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. In addition, you can help make travel safer by bringing and using your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where appropriate, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing.