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Stories of IcelandSmall-Group Iceland Tour
Summer

FULLY ESCORTED ICELAND VACATION PACKAGE

Quick Facts

  • Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days
  • Departures: MAY through SEPTEMBER
  • Regions Featured: Reykjavik, Westman Islands, South Coast, East Coast, Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Great for: All age groups, provided good mobility
  • 2023 Prices: from $6,861 USD per person*
    * Based on double occupancy; Single occupancy supplement starting at $1,551 USD.

Program Highlights

  • Enjoy a 100% Worry-Free Experience, fully guided
  • Discover corners of the south of Iceland known only to the locals
  • Travel with a maximum of 12 people per group
  • Taste gourmet Icelandic cuisine
  • Learn from highly experienced Tour Directors and Local Guides
  • Gain tremendous exposure to the Icelandic history, culture, folklore and way of life

Group Tour of Iceland (SOUTH) - Program Overview

Our “Stories” tour series™ presents each Scandinavian destination like a book of endless, fascinating stories. In these books, unlike all other books, the stories are written and rewritten, endlessly. The writer – you – merges their own journey with the country’s traditions and way of life, line by line, experience by experience. Each region is a chapter and each chapter is full of discovery and enrichment. Marvel at the scenery, savor the local cuisine, meet the locals and hear their stories.

In Stories of Iceland – The South™ you will be immersed in 10 days of black-sand beaches, geothermal spas, majestic waterfalls and landscapes of color and terrain that come together in ways only seen in Iceland. You will travel in the company of a local Tour Director and as part of a group of no more than 12 travelers, as you discover the south coast of Iceland in the most worry-free way possible. New friendships will be formed and wonderful memories will be created.
Are you ready to write your own Icelandic story?

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INCLUDED IN THIS FULLY ESCORTED ICELAND VACATION PACKAGE

  • 9 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;
  • 18 meals (9 authentic dinner experiences, 9 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!

2023 PROGRAM DATES

  • May 6 through 17, 2023 – $6,861 USD per person (based on double occupancy)
  • June 3 through 14, 2023 – $7,594 USD per person (based on double occupancy)
  • July 1 through 12, 2023 – $7,594 USD per person (based on double occupancy)
  • August 8 through 19, 2023 – $7,594 USD per person (based on double occupancy)
  • September 2 through 13, 2023 – $7,594 USD per person (based on double occupancy)

Available Upgrades

  • Travel Insurance
  • Room Upgrade Package
  • Private Airport Transfers
  • Independent Extensions
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PROGRAM Gallery

waterfall in south iceland
Landmannalaugar
the westman islands
zodiac boat ride by the glacier lagoon
man overlooking mountains in iceland
diamond beach
tomato greenhouse in iceland
thorsmork valley
landscape in east iceland

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1

SKY LAGOON & KICK-OFF DINNER

After landing at Keflavík Airport, you will travel to Reykjavík and check in to Hotel Apotek. Located in the heart of Iceland’s capital city, Hotel Apotek 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 geothermal lagoon and soak off your jet lag as your gaze upon incredible views of the North Atlantic. End your day with a gourmet kick-off dinner where you will get to know your fellow travelers and taste delicious Icelandic dishes.

Welcome to your dream Icelandic vacation!

MEALS INCLUDED: Multi-course dinner

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Apotek

Day 2

DISCOVERING REYKJAVIK

After enjoying a delicious breakfast at your hotel, join a driving tour of Reykjavík, 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. As you explore, you will notice that nature is never far from view; peeking between city streets you can spot far-off mountains rising high above the nearby ocean. End your day with a delectable dinner and experience Reykjavík’s at night.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS: Driving tour of Reykjavik

MEALS INCLUDED: Full breakfast & multi-course dinner

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Apotek

Day 3

Golden Circle for Foodies

Iceland’s Golden Circle is made up of three must-see sights: Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and Þingvellir National Park. Nearby, at Friðheimar, 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. Be sure to get a good view as your 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.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS: The Golden Circle Tour with a Friðheimar stop; Scenic ferry ride to the Westman Islands

MEALS INCLUDED: Full breakfast & multi-course dinner

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Vestmannaeyjar

Day 4

Discovering the Westman Islands

Iceland’s Westman Islands are famous for their incredible bird and sea life. Begin your day 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.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS: Tour of the Westman Islands; RIB boat safari tour; Visits to Eldheimar Museum and the Beluga Whale Sanctuary

MEALS INCLUDED: Full breakfast & multi-course dinner

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Kria

Day 5

Valleys & Volcanoes of Thorsmork

Visit the snow-covered Eyjafjallajökull volcano-glacier–the very same that erupted in 2010. From there, you will travel to Þórsmörk, 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.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS: Day trip to Thorsmork Valley on a Super Sprinter Mercedes

MEALS INCLUDED: Full breakfast & multi-course dinner

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Kria

Day 6

Landmannalaugar: The Colors of the Highlands

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.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS: Day trip to Landmannalaugar on a Super Sprinter

MEALS INCLUDED: Full breakfast & multi-course dinner

ACCOMMODATION: Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

Day 7

East Iceland Highlights

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. Today 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.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS: Fishing village of Hofn; Vestrahorn mountain; the Viking Village

MEALS INCLUDED: Full breakfast & multi-course dinner

ACCOMMODATION: Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

Day 8

Diamond Beach and Glacier Lagoon

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.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS: Diamond Beach; Zodiac boat ride at the Glacier Lagoon, many waterfalls, geological formations and other landmarks in the south

MEALS INCLUDED: Full breakfast & multi-course dinner

ACCOMMODATION: Frost & Fire Hotel

Day 9

Relaxation & a Hike to the Eye of The World

Today calls for a mixture of relaxation, enjoyment of your (very accessible) surroundings and a light 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

MAIN ATTRACTIONS: Several activities in the vicinity of Frost & Fire Hotel; a hike up to Kerid Crater

MEALS INCLUDED: Full breakfast & multi-course dinner

ACCOMMODATION: Frost & Fire Hotel

Day 10

The Blue Lagoon & Return Home

Home to Keflavik airport, Iceland's largest, the 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.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS:the Blue Lagoon

MEALS INCLUDED:Full breakfast

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