Group Iceland Tour

STORIES OF ICELAND - SPRING & SUMMER

Program Overview

  • Travel VIP-style with a local Tour Director and a group of 12 travelers or fewer.
  • Taste exquisite, gourmet Icelandic dishes every day, with every meal.
  • Smile uncontrollably as you watch geysers erupting in the Golden Circle.
  • Enter a home covered by lava in 1973, now a state-of-the-art museum, in the Westman Islands.
  • Be mesmerized by the heart of Iceland in the Thorsmork Valley. 
  • Take in the vivid colors of Landmannalaugar, a landscape painted carefully by Mother Nature.
  • Immerse yourself in a Viking Village in the east fjords of Iceland, a region beloved by Icelanders.
  • Zoom by blue icebergs in a Zodiac boat on the Glacier Lagoon.
  • Stroll on black-sand beaches, into amazing caves and past powerful waterfalls in Iceland’s south coast.
  • Immerse yourself in warm geothermal baths: brand-new Sky Lagoon & iconic Blue Lagoon
  • Have a blast in the world’s northernmost capital as you discover Reykjavik.
  • Sleep comfortably and peacefully in some of Iceland’s best hotels.

Interactive Map/Virtual Tour

Included in this Fully Escorted Iceland Vacation Package

10 nights at high-end hotels with daily Icelandic breakfast buffet;

The company and guidance of an experienced Tour Director throughout the entire length of the program;

20 meals (10 authentic dinner experiences, 10 fit-for-a-king breakfasts);

All transportation required in you Iceland vacation (private coach, Super Jeep or equivalent);

Several sightseeing tours and experiences showcasing the best gems of the Reykjavik area, the south coast and east coast as well, all led by experienced local guides;

As with any of our programs, our signature customer care is always included!

Pricing & Booking 2023

Departing Price Per Person Spots Left
May 6 - May 15, 2023 $6,861 10
June 3 - June 12, 2023 $7,594 10
July 3 - July 12, 2023 $7,594 10
August 7 - August 16, 2023 $7,594 10
September 2 - September 11, 2023 $7,594 8
Timeline

Day 1

Sky Lagoon & Kickoff Dinner

You are now in the Land of Fire and Ice, yours to discover. Your group tour of Iceland starts with a relaxing visit to the brand-new Sky Lagoon and a delicious kickoff dinner, where you will meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. Cheers to the start of your Icelandic adventure!

Attractions Visited: 
Sky Lagoon (geothermal spa)

Accommodation: Hotel Apotek

Day 1

Day 2

Discovering Reykjavik

Join a driving tour of Reykjavik and take in some of the city’s attractions. You’ll have the afternoon to explore at your leisure.

Attractions Visited: 
Hallgrímskirkja Church, Harpa Concert Hall, Sun Voyager Sculpture, The Perlan, Laugavegur Street

Accommodation: 
Hotel Apotek

Day 2

Day 3

Secrets of the Golden Circle

Embark on a guided tour of the Golden Circle attractions. Later, board a ferry for a scenic journey to the Westman Islands.

Attractions Visited: 
Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Geothermal Area, Thingvellir National Park, Fridheimar Tomato Farm, Ferry to Westman Islands

Accommodation: 
Hotel Vestmannaeyjar

Day 3

Day 4

Discovering The Westman Islands

The Westman Islands are magical. There you will tour the islands, learn about the 1973 volcanic eruption of Eldfell and visit the the Beluga Whale Sanctuary.

Attractions Visited: 
Eldheimar Museum, Beluga Whale Center, Eldfell Volcano, Ferry to Landeyjahöfn, Drive to Vik

Accommodation:
Hotel Kria

Day 4

Day 5

Thorsmork: Valleys & Volcanoes

Visit the snow-covered Eyjafjallajökull volcano-glacier (the very same that erupted in 2010). Then, travel to Thorsmork Valley, a valley filled with astounding natural beauty.

Attractions Visited: 
Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Stakkholtsgjá Canyon, Krossá River

Accommodation:
Hotel Kria

Day 5

Day 6

Landmannalaugar: The Colors Of The Highlands

Explore the Landmannalaugar area, an off-the-beaten-path, natural landmark filled with gorgeous trails, geothermal activity and jaw-dropping colors.

Attractions Visited: 
Álftavatn Lake, Bláhnjúkur Volcano, Raudufossar Waterfall

Accommodation:
Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

Day 6

Day 7

East Iceland Highlights

Learn about Iceland’s Viking heritage with a visit to the Viking Village. Today you will also witness the unique landscapes of the East Fjords in Iceland.

Attractions Visited:
Fishing Village of Hofn, Vestrahorn Mountain, Viking Village

Accommodation:
Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

Day 7

Day 8

Diamond Beach And Glacier Lagoon

Experience jaw-dropping blue icebergs up close on a Zodiac boat ride at the Glacier Lagoon. Then, see large blocks of ice on a black-sand beach and discover why the Diamond Beach has that name!

Attractions Visited:
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach, Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, Dyrholaey rock formation, Reynisfjara black sand beach

Accommodation:
Frost & Fire Hotel

Day 8

Day 9

Kerid – The Eye of the World

Hike (or stay back and admire your surroundings) to “The Eye of the World,” an impressive volcanic crater shaped like a human eye. Enjoy a final group dinner and exchange stories and memories with your co-travelers.

Main Attractions:
Kerid Crater

Accommodation:
Frost & Fire Hotel

Day 9

Day 10

Reykjanes Peninsula & The Blue Lagoon

The final day of the tour has arrived, but it isn’t over before a visit to the Blue Lagoon – Iceland’s most famous attraction. You will also explore Reykjanes peninsula and all its attractions.

Main Attractions:
Blue Lagoon, Reykjanes Lighthouse, Krysuvik and Seltun Geothermal Areas

Accommodation:
Hotel Berg

Day 10

Day 11

Program Conclusion

Conclude your experience with a great breakfast and a comfortable, private ride to the Keflavik Airport.

Day 11

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Itinerary

After landing at Keflavík Airport, you will travel to your hotel in Reykjavík. Located in the heart of Iceland’s capital city, Hotel Borg offers the best in both style and comfort. Following check-in, connect with your Tour Director before a visit to the Sky Lagoon. Relax in the warm waters of the geothermal lagoon and soak off your jet lag as your gaze upon incredible views of the North Atlantic. End your day with a gourmet kickoff dinner where you will get to know your fellow travelers and taste delicious Icelandic dishes. Your group tour of Iceland has officially started!

After breakfast, join a driving tour of Iceland’s capital. Notable sights include the famous Hallgrímskirkja Church, Harpa Concert Hall and the unique Sun Voyager sculpture. Following your tour, you will have free time to experience the city on your own. End your day with a delectable dinner and a drive to view the Northern Lights, if the skies are clear that night. If they are not, don’t worry. We will have many other opportunities!

Day 3 is dedicated to Iceland’s Golden Circle, which is made up of three must-see sights: Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and Thingvellir National Park. Nearby, at Fridheimar, you will enjoy a beautiful show with Icelanic horses and some organic, tomato-based delicacies as well. Following your guided tour of the Golden Circle, we will drive to Landeyjahöfn harbor and board a ferry to the Westman Islands. The short 45-minute boat ride will give you a new perspective of Iceland’s south coast. When the ferry docks on the main island, Heimaey, you might even spot a brave sheep grazing on the rocky cliffs surrounding you! Enjoy a delectable dinner at Hotel Vestmannaeyjar, your cozy accommodation for the evening.

Iceland’s Westman Islands are famous for their incredible bird and sea life. Begin day 4 with a trip to the Beluga Whale Center and a visit to a local bay where you have the opportunity to see some of the majestic creatures themselves. The Westman Islands are also known for the 1973 volcanic eruption of Eldfell on the main island of Heimaey. Eldfell is currently dormant, and visitors to the island can actually hike up its summit. You will learn more about the volcano and the island’s brave response to this event on a visit to Eldheimar Museum. Following your day of adventures, the group will board the ferry back to the mainland and drive to Vík where you will end your evening at Hotel Kria.

On Day 5 visit the snow-covered Eyjafjallajökull volcano-glacier–the very same that erupted in 2010. From there you will travel to Thorsmork, a famous Icelandic valley filled with astounding natural beauty. Catch gorgeous views from high above of the river Króssa threading its way across the valley. Spend another night in Vík, a town known for its black-sand beaches and unique rock formations made of columnar basalt. End the evening with another fantastic gourmet meal and the company of your fellow travelers.

On Day 6, experience the incredible colors of the highlands on a guided tour into Iceland’s interior. Landmannalaugar is off the beaten path, a natural landmark filled with hiking trails and geothermal activity. Known for its mountains that are colored with rainbow hues, we will explore some of the area and enjoy lunch at the Volcano Huts – a basecamp located in the highlands. From Landmannalaugar, we will travel on to Öræfi and spend the night at Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon.

Many Icelanders consider East Iceland to be the most interesting area in the country, given the variety of landscape and activities that can be found there. On Day 7 we will visit some of those attractions and dive a bit deeper into some of the Viking Sagas, which are key for understanding the Iceland of today. While touring the East Fjords we will face Vestrahorn, a very impressive mountain which commands respect from its uniquely dark and jagged appearance. We will also explore the charming fishing village of Hofn (“harbor” in Icelandic) and pay a visit to the Viking Village, a place originally built as a movie set which gained notoriety from its majestic surroundings and the level of attention to detail applied when building it. It was so well built, in fact, that it is now a rich source of information to anyone interested in life during the Viking Age.

On Day 8, before leaving the east coast, we will witness two of the most popular attractions in Iceland. Diamond Beach gains its name from the blocks of ice contrasting against the black sand where they sit. Nearby Glacier Lagoon offers the opportunity for an exciting Zodiac boat ride which will take us very close to jaw-dropping blue icebergs living in its waters. On our way back west we will visit several waterfalls and other landmarks that make the south of Iceland known for its unique beauty. Our day ends with a delicious meal at the Fire & Frost, a hotel surrounded by magnificent nature.

Day 9 calls for a mixture of relaxation, enjoyment of your (very accessible) surroundings and a light (optional) hike. You will find a variety of unique experiences in the immediate vicinity of your hotel, such as hot-spring cooking and geothermal horticulture to thermal bathing and earthquake tourism. If you are looking for a truly immersive Icelandic experience, today you will find it. We will also hike up to Kerid, an impressive volcanic crater and home to a lake. Kerid is shaped like a human eye, therefore called “The Eye of The World.” We will wrap up this special day with a fantastic closing dinner, the perfect opportunity to exchange stories and memories with your co-travelers.

On Day 10, visit Reykjanes Peninsula, home to Keflavik airport. Reykjanes Peninsula is also home to possibly the most famous attraction in the country: the Blue Lagoon. Before heading out to the airport we will enjoy bathing in its waters heated by geothermal energy.

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing. We can’t wait to create your next vacation package, be it another group tour of Iceland or an adventure anywhere else in Scandinavia!

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