- Visit the Golden Circle including Thingvellir National Park and Geysir geothermal fields
- Marvel at Strokkir geyser as it erupts into the sky
- Head into the ice with a hike at Vatnajökull – the largest glacier in Europe
- Discover the striking black sands and rugged coastline of Reynisfjara beach
- Keep your eyes peeled for the magical Northern Lights
Discover Iceland’s otherworldly beauty on this incredible 6 day group tour. Explore a landscape soaked in myth and folklore, from black sand beaches and thundering waterfalls, to Northern Lights, bubbling mud pools and explosive geysers – it’s like stepping into a fairy-tale. Take in the wonders of the famous Golden Circle, marvel at the glacial beauty of Vatnajökull, take a soak in a rooftop hot tub, channel Jon Snow at Game of Thrones’ film locations and experience modern Icelandic cuisine (and some of the best nightlife ever) in quirky Reykjavik. Your love affair with Iceland starts here.
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Day 1: Reykjavik. Arrive in Reykjavik and make your way to our boutique hostel in the centre of the city. Meet the rest of the group and the team over a mouth-watering three course dinner at a local bistro tonight. Then hit some of the city's quirky bars for a Brennivin or two - skál!
Day 2: The Golden Circle and Midgard. We’re headed for the Golden Circle today, stopping at Thingvellir National Park for fascinating geological features, Efstidalur dairy farm, where we’ll enjoy a ‘farm to table’ presentation, and the spectacular geo-thermal fields of Geysir, where we’ll see Strokkir geyser erupt! Take a soak in the rooftop hot tub tonight at Midgard Base Camp.
Day 3: Waterfalls & Reynisfjara beach. Our first stop today is the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. Soak up their thundering majesty before continuing on to the black sands of Reynisfjara beach. Tonight, we’re staying in Skaftafell Nature Reserve with incredible views of Vatnajökull’s lava fields, mountains and glaciers.
Day 4: Vatnajökull National Park & Vik. We're off to Vatnajökull National Park today to see the largest glacier in Europe (film set for Game of Thrones Season 2). Take an optional glacier hike before continuing on to the coastal village of Vik where you can warm your bones in the hot tub and geothermal pool at our traditional Icelandic hotel.
Day 5: Reykjanes Peninsula & Reykjavik. Stop at the Reykjanes Peninsula to marvel at its vast lava fields, volcanoes and mud pools. If you fancy rounding off with an iconic Icelandic experience, there’s an optional visit to the famous Blue Lagoon before a contemporary Icelandic dinner back in Reykjavik (optional).
Day 6: Trip end. Your amazing Icelandic experience has come to an end. It’s time to pack your bags, swap contact details with your new friends, and head for the airport. See you next time!
- 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
This trip includes 5 nights of accommodation in a hand-selected collection of unique hostels and hotels.
- Kex Hostel, Reykjavik – Based in an old biscuit factory in the heart of the city, Kex is full of personality. Industrial interiors and carefully curated vintage accessories give a quirky feel and it’s just moments away from Reykjavik centre.
- Midgard Base Camp Hostel, Hvolsvollur – A modern, timbered building in southern Iceland, Midgard has a cosy communal area, guest kitchen and outdoor terrace, as well as a rooftop sauna and hot tub with views over the famous Eyjafjallajokull.
- Fosshótel Núpar, Skaftafell - This modern hotel is known for its amazing panoramic views of Vatnajökull’s lava fields, mountains and glaciers. There's a quality restaurant, bar, and free Wi-Fi.
- Hotel Katla Vik, Vik - With a traditional Icelandic feel, and a jaw-dropping backdrop of mountains, black sand and glaciers, Hotel Katla is the ideal bolthole in Southern Iceland. There's an outdoor hot tub, geothermal pool, and sauna as well as a homely hotel bar and restaurant.
All rooms are on a quad share basis, but a limited number of twin room upgrades are available at an additional cost (speak to your travel adviser for more information). If you’re travelling with a friend, make sure you let us know so we can place you together.
We've included 5 breakfasts and 3 dinners. You'll have to buy the rest of your meals yourself. This gives you flexibility to explore Iceland's incredible dining scene independently as well. Any chef worth their salt will tell you that Iceland's cuisine is having a bit of a moment in foodie circles. With an emphasis on seasonal, locally sourced produce and culinary experimentation, it's a real experience.
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.