Iceland Discovery

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  • There's a lot more to Iceland than ice (and Bjork). Ford the fjords, glaciers, volcanoes and black sand beaches, and consider adding on a visit to the renowned Blue Lagoon for a soak in the geothermal springs.
  • Spend the evening at the quirky farm town of Modrudalur – an isolated settlement and the highest inhabited place in Iceland and enjoy a home-cooked dinner at our guesthouse at Snaefellsnes.
  • Walk to the mottled blue, grey and black tongue of Vatnajokull glacier – an ice cap so large it covers eight per cent of the country – and discover the incredible Skogafoss Waterfall.
  • Glide past blue-white icebergs on an included boat tour of Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and soak up the silence of the surrounding grey sand desert..
  • Experience the unearthly scenery at Namaskard, where steam rises from the sulphuric terrain and take a walk around the lava stacks and caves of Dimmuborgir.

What's this trip about?

Travel themes.

  • High Adventure
  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

Attractions.

  • Blue Lagoon
  • Jokulsarlon
  • Lake Myvatn
  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula
  • Thingvellir National park
  • Adventure & Adrenaline
  • Bird watching
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Mountaineering
  • Relaxing Retreat
  • Short Cruise
  • Whale watching

Trip includes

  • Golden Circle - Strokkur Geysir
  • Golden Circle - Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Golden Circle - Thingvellir National Park
  • Skogafoss - Waterfall Visit
  • South Coast - Rocks of Reynisfjara
  • Vik - Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall Visit
  • East Fjords - Scenic Drive with Stops at Djupivogur & Egilsstadir
  • Jokulsarlon - Glacier Lagoon Boat Tour
  • Myvatn - Namaskard Boiling Mud Pools, Dimmuborgir & Skutustadir Crater Group
  • Dettifoss - Waterfall Visit
  • Myvatn - Lake Myvatn
  • Godafoss - Waterfall Visit
  • Akureyri - Walking Tour
  • Snaefellsnes - Home-cooked dinner
  • Snaefellsnes National Park

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Iceland Discovery

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8 Days Starting and ending in Reykjavik

Visiting: Reykjavik, Golden Circle / Hvolsvollur Valley, South Coast / Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, East Fjords / Modrudalur Valley, Lake Myvatn / Akureyri, Akureyri / Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Snaefellsnes Peninsula / Reykjavik

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

Physical rating:.

15-99 years

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

Trip styles:.

Adventure Tours , Small Group

History , Photography

Activities:

Boat/Cruise Excursion , Walking

NB: Prices correct on 18-Jul-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour overview.

Travel to Iceland and delve into the ancient tales of Vikings and volcanoes on this eight-day adventure to its heartlands. Marvel at geothermal hot springs, witness the steamy eruptions of a giant geyser, touch the tongue of Europe's biggest glacier at Vatnajokull and cruise the Jokulsarlong Glacial Lagoon, see lava that's still warm after decades and witness the giant Skogafoss and Detifoss waterfalls in all their splendour. Travel through Iceland's isolated corners and the land of the famous Blue Lagoon – so mysterious and ethereal that they have inspired artists, poets and musicians for centuries. Plus, with a local leader on hand to answer any questions and get you from place to place, you’ll be cruising around this icy isle in no time.

There's a lot more to Iceland than ice (and Bjork). Ford the fjords, glaciers, volcanoes and black sand beaches, and consider adding on a visit to the renowned Blue Lagoon for a soak in the geothermal springs.

Spend the evening at the quirky farm town of Modrudalur – an isolated settlement and the highest inhabited place in Iceland.

Walk to the mottled blue, grey and black tongue of Vatnajokull glacier – an ice cap so large it covers eight per cent of the country – and discover the incredible Skogafoss Waterfall.

Glide past blue-white icebergs on an included boat tour of Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and soak up the silence of the surrounding grey sand desert.

Visit tiny villages and take enlightening detour to places like the Hvolsvollur region, where you will participate in a sustainable tree planting activity to contribute to carbon offsetting efforts.

Spend the evening at the quirky farm town of Modrudalur – an isolated settlement and the highest inhabited place in Iceland and enjoy a home-cooked dinner at our guesthouse at Snaefellsnes.

Glide past blue-white icebergs on an included boat tour of Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and soak up the silence of the surrounding grey sand desert..

Experience the unearthly scenery at Namaskard, where steam rises from the sulphuric terrain and take a walk around the lava stacks and caves of Dimmuborgir.

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Day 1: Reykjavik

Location: reykjavik, accommodation: hotel.

Hallo! Welcome to Reykjavik, which lies just below the Arctic Circle. The city sees around four hours of sunlight a day in winter and 22 hours or more in summer. Surrounded by volcanic peaks and crystalline ocean and boasting a vibrant arts and nightlife scene, Reykjavik's contrasts are utterly beguiling. Your adventure kicks off with a welcome meeting at 6 pm at your accommodation. If you arrive early, why not head to the National Museum, which depicts the history of Iceland from the ninth century – when the first Vikings from mainland Scandinavia arrived and settled – to the present day. Or perhaps join locals who gossip and chatter in the Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool.

Day 2: Golden Circle / Hvolsvollur Valley

Location: golden circle / hvolsvollur valley, accommodation: guesthouse, meals included: breaksfast.

Make an early start to beat the crowds on the Golden Circle route. Head to Thingvellir National Park, home to the Parliament Plains and location of Iceland’s first parliament. Thingvellir also contains the Silfra fissure, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are slowly pulling apart. The resulting gap is partly filled with fresh water and is clearly visible. From here head to the Geysir geothermal area, checking out Strokkur and watching as the geyser swells with blue water before erupting and shooting some 20-30 metres in the air. Be spellbound by the immense beauty and sheer power of the Gullfoss (Golden) double waterfall on the Hvita River, before proceeding to a remote farm in the Hvolsvollur region, our overnight stop for the night. Included Activities: - Golden Circle - Strokkur Geysir - Golden Circle - Gullfoss Waterfall - Golden Circle - Thingvellir National Park Optional Activities: - Fludir - Secret Lagoon - Hvolsvollur - Lava Center

Day 3: South Coast / Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Location: south coast / jokulsarlon glacier lagoon.

Begin the day with a visit to breathtaking Seljalandsfoss waterfall, followed by Skogafoss waterfall. At 25-metres wide with a 60-metre drop, this waterfall roars. You can feel its power up close with a strenuous walk up a windy set of stairs up to a stunning viewpoint. The black sands and bizarre, rectangular rock formations of Reynisfjara are up next. The last stop of the day is the famous Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Make sure you head down to Diamond Beach, where some of the icebergs are washed onto the black sand. Your leader can help you book an optional walk on the mottled blue, grey and black face of one of the tongues of Europe's largest glaciers, the epic ice cap of Vatnajokull. From Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon it is not far to our overnight stay, located on another lagoon that is sheltered by a black sandbar. Included Activities: - Skogafoss - Waterfall Visit - South Coast - Rocks of Reynisfjara - Vik - Seljalandsfoss Waterfall - Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall Visit Optional Activities: - Vatnajokull - Glacier Hike

Day 4: East Fjords / Modrudalur Valley

Location: east fjords / modrudalur valley.

Start the day by returning to the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Cruise between jagged icebergs in an included boat tour. Then take a scenic drive along the rugged coast of the East Fjords. Enjoy spectacular views of high mountains, deep fjords, spectacular waterfalls, glaciers and quaint fishing villages. Make stops along the way at small but notable towns like Djupivogur, which became a member of the cittaslow movement in 2013 and is aiming to be the Happiest Town in Iceland, and drop by Egilsstadir, home to the mythic Lagarfljot Wyrm. Continue along mountain roads into the highland to the farm village of Modrudalur. At 469 metres (1539 feet) above sea level, Modrudalur is the highest inhabited place in Iceland, and snow can be seen almost year-round. Stretch your legs with a walk to the farm's church, built in 1949 by farmer Jon Adalsteinn Stefansson in memory of his wife. Spend the evening on this unique farm, which is small but rich in history. Included Activities: - East Fjords - Scenic Drive with Stops at Djupivogur & Egilsstadir - Jokulsarlon - Glacier Lagoon Boat Tour

Day 5: Lake Myvatn / Akureyri

Location: lake myvatn / akureyri.

Set off for magnificent Dettifoss, Europe's mightiest waterfall at 100-metres wide and with a 45-metre drop into the craggy shores of Jokulsargljufur canyon below. It’s so powerful that it’s vibrations can be felt underfoot. Continue to volcanic Lake Myvatn. Next is Namaskard, where steam rises from the sulphuric terrain and it’s hard to believe you’re on Earth and not Mars. Take a walk around the lava stacks and caves of Dimmuborgir and then observe the massive pseudo craters of Skutustadir. Continue to the crescent shaped Godafoss waterfall, where legend says a lawmaker priest threw the idols of the Norse gods when Christianity became Iceland’s official religion in AD1000. Travel on to Akureyri and settle into your accommodation for the evening. Included Activities: - Myvatn - Namaskard Boiling Mud Pools, Dimmuborgir & Skutustadir Crater Group - Dettifoss - Waterfall Visit - Myvatn - Lake Myvatn - Godafoss - Waterfall Visit Optional Activities: - Akureyri - Forest Lagoon

Day 6: Akureyri / Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Location: akureyri / snaefellsnes peninsula, meals included: breaksfast, dinner.

Situated at the head of Iceland's longest fjord, Akureyri is the nation's second-largest city. Embark on a short walking tour of the town, taking in the striking church and other local sights. Later, continue to Snaefellsnes Peninsula, home to the magnificent Snaefellsjokull Glacier, which played a starring role in Jules Verne's 1864 novel Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Next up is Lysuholslaug, where you can bathe in thermal pools (depending on the season) or check out the Icelandic horses grazing in the fields. Look forward to an included home-cooked dinner this evening. Included Activities: - Akureyri - Walking Tour - Snaefellsnes - Home-cooked dinner Optional Activities: - Lysuholl - Lysuholslaug Thermal Pool (seasonal)

Day 7: Snaefellsnes Peninsula / Reykjavik

Location: snaefellsnes peninsula / reykjavik.

Continue exploring the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, beginning with the white beach at Budir, then go on to Arnarstapi, where a short stroll along the coastal cliffs exposes you to rich bird life and other wonders of nature. Continue on to the basaltic pebble beach Djupalonssandur. In the afternoon head back to Reykjavik to complete your circuit of Iceland. You may wish to book an optional whale watching tour for late afternoon if you are here between May and December. The rest of the evening is yours for the taking. Perhaps head out for dinner with your fellow travellers and toast with a glass of Brennivin, a savoury schnapps. Included Activities: - Snaefellsnes National Park Optional Activities: - Reykjavik - Whale Watching

Day 8: Reykjavik

Today is departure day and time to say sjaumst (see you soon)! Check out time is at midday. If you are departing later, you can arrange with reception to store your luggage at the hotel. If you wish to spend more time in Reykjavik, we'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). Please speak to your booking agent at the time of booking. Perhaps browse some of the city's great art galleries. If you feel like something more active, book yourself on a Silfra Fissure snorkelling adventure, where you’ll discover this underwater ridge with water visibility of up to 120 metres. Alternatively, while away the hours with a soak in the geothermal waters of the famous Blue Lagoon. Optional Activities: - Reykjavik - Maritime Museum - Reykjavik - Harpa Concert Hall - Free - Nauthólsvík - Thermal Beach - Free - Reykjavik - Perlan Museum - Reykjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon inc return transfer - Reykjavik - Settlement Exhibition - Reykjavik - Saga Museum - Reykjavik - Whales of Iceland Museum - Reykjavik - Silfra Fissure Snorkelling Day Trip inc return transfer from Reykjavik - Reykjavik - Fly-Over Iceland - Reykjavik - Sky Lagoon

What's Included

  • Snaefellsnes National Park
  • Hvolsvollur Valley - Responsible Travel Tree Planting Activity
  • Golden Circle - Strokkur Geysir
  • Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall Visit
  • Golden Circle - Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Golden Circle - Thingvellir National Park
  • Skogafoss - Waterfall Visit
  • South Coast - Rocks of Reynisfjara
  • East Fjords - Scenic Drive with Stops at Djupivogur & Egilsstadir
  • Jokulsarlon - Glacier Lagoon Boat Tour
  • Myvatn - Namaskard Boiling Mud Pools, Dimmuborgir & Skutustadir Crater Group
  • Dettifoss - Waterfall Visit
  • Myvatn - Lake Myvatn
  • Godafoss - Waterfall Visit
  • Akureyri - Walking Tour

6 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Accommodation

Guesthouse & Farm Stay (7 nights)

Private minibus with free Wi-fi

Vik - Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Snaefellsnes - Home-cooked dinner

What's Not Included

International Travel

Tipping and Gratuities

  • OCCASIONAL ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION
  • The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline. On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in our usual accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances.
  • TWIN SHARE BASIS
  • Accommodation on this trip is on a twin/multishare basis. We pair up solo travellers with another traveller of the same gender as per the gender marker on each of their passports. Please note there may be times where facilities will be shared rather than ensuite and rare occasions when you share a room with passengers travelling on different Intrepid trips than your own.
  • CHECK-IN TIME
  • Throughout the trip we request that our hotels prepare rooms in time for our arrival, especially if we're arriving prior to normal check-in time. However this isn't always possible which means we won't be able to check-in immediately on arrival at some hotels. Instead, we can store our luggage and explore our new destination.
  • PRE/POST TRIP ACCOMMODATION
  • If you've purchased pre-trip or post-trip accommodation (if available), you may be required to change rooms from your trip accommodation for these extra nights.
  • Your accommodation may not always have private en suite facilities or air-conditioning. European hotels generally don't provide kettles or fridges.
  • On this trip we are travelling in our own private minibus as this allows us to reach some more off the beaten path destinations and gives us flexibility which would not be possible by public transport. Please note that there are some long travel days and some rough stretches on gravelly and windy roads. On some days we depart early in the morning to ensure we optimise our time. All our vehicles in Iceland have complimentary Wi-Fi.

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  • 1. A single supplement is bookable on this trip, subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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Are all entrance fees included in the price, are international flights included in this tour, are children permitted to take part in the tour.

Yes if aged 15+ and accompanied by an adult

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Are airport transfers included in this tour, is this trip right for you.

A remote location and high-performing currency are just two reasons Iceland can be an expensive destination. This affects things like museum entrance fees and outdoor activities, but is especially noticeable when eating out. Your leader will be able to advise on how to save money, but in remote areas the only option for dinner will be at the guesthouse we are staying at. Please stock up on food at a supermarket prior to arrival if you would like to opt out eating at the guesthouse's restaurant. The extremity of the weather makes for incredible scenery, but it also means Iceland can be very cold, especially at the start and end of the season and at night. Please bring appropriate clothing for adverse weather conditions. On the rare occasions your leader must alter the itinerary due to the weather which can cause roads being blocked, sites closure etc. Your leader will discuss the necessary changes and alternatives where possible. In order to access what’s off the beaten track, a few long drives are in order. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the scenery and spend some time getting to know the other members of your group. The facilities will be shared in some of the guest houses that you stay on this trip.

What policies are in place for Covid-19?

Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

How long has the tour company been trading?

Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

What ethical travel credentials does the tour company have.

Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has supported over 130 organisations across the world. We’re creating positive impact through the joy of travel, community and connection.

Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

Over 50% of traveller travel solo with Intrepid. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge, or choose to pay a single supplement if you’d like your own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room

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Iceland Discovery

INTREPID ICELAND

Pearls of the Highlands and the South Coast

WESTMAN ISLANDS

Unforgettable volcanic island experience

THE LAKI CRATERS

Majestic Highland nature reserve

Take the path less traveled

Sail on a glacier lake

SEE ALL THE AMAZING WATERFALLS

Svartifoss, small but graceful

Turn your Iceland tour into a true and unique adventure

You know Iceland has some unbelievable places. However, most tourist are also aware of them.  

But we can take you to some hidden gems away from the touristy trails.

Our unique tour, Intrepid Iceland is this special tour and we’ll take you to magical places where at times you will find yourself alone surrounded by incredible nature.

  • Explore the incredible Markárfljótsgljúfur canyon.
  • Descend into the  Three Peaks magma chamber.
  • Discover the Westman Islands , home of the puffins.
  • Walk up the volcano Eldfell and find some patches of warm lava from the 1973 eruption.
  • Walk, bike or drive around the island and find the best spots to see the puffins.
  • Explore the incredible Laki Craters as you enter the Highlands.
  • See the amazing colorization of the mountains close to Höfn.
  • Ford glacier rivers to enter the hikers paradise Thorsmörk nature reserve.
  • See impressive waterfalls on the South Coast.
  • The black sand beaches.
  • Hike a glacier tongue on Europe’s biggest glacier, Vatnajökull.

ID exclusive. Leave the tourist trails and experince serenity and otherwordly beauty.

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Iceland Express

  • Fully Guided
  • Coach / Bus
  • Sightseeing

Traveled in May 2023

Places You’ll See

Reykjavik

  • Introduction
  • Day 1 Reykjavik
  • Day 2 Golden Circle / Hvolsvollur Area
  • Day 3 Myrdalsjokull / South Coast / Reynivellir
  • Day 4 Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon / Vik / Reykjavik
  • Day 5 Reykjavik

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  • Overall Rating Excellent 4.2
  • Itinerary Excellent 4.4
  • Guide Excellent 4.6
  • Transport Excellent 4.1
  • Accommodation Good 3.9
  • Food Good 3.9
  • Tour Operator Intrepid Travel 4.6
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  • A Alisha R · 18th September 2019 We've done a couple of intrepid tours, both have been great. Having a local guide with knowledge, passion and history made this trip awesome! Harper did an excellent job Trip date: May 2019
  • A James T · 18th September 2019 I've previously travelled with Intrepid on two fantastic 'trips of a lifetime', but this Iceland Express was a real letdown. I'm so disappointed and I feel a partial refund would be appropriate. Iceland is beautiful and worth a visit, just not with... Show more Trip date: May 2019
  • A Kathleen L · 18th September 2019 The tour guide Paulina was brilliant, she excelled in every part of the tour, wonderful manner, explained every where we went, made it a fun holiday,!!! Trip date: May 2019
  • A Candice B · 18th September 2019 Paulina was a great guide and I feel as though I got a great introduction to Iceland. Trip date: May 2019

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Frequently Asked Questions

Northern Lights (called the Aurora Borealis) is a naturally occurring phenomenon. The appearance of the Northern Lights is notoriously difficult to predict any further in advance than about two hours before it happens. Therefore, it is important to understand that the tour operator won’t be able to guarantee perfect weather conditions while on the tour. If you wish to be within a chance of seeing the lights then it would be best to take this tour from September to March, when the sky is still dark enough to see the lights.

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  • Currency kr Iceland Krona Iceland

As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F.

  • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
  • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
  • For any tour departing before 16th September 2024 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 16th September 2024, a minimum payment of €400 is required to confirm your booking with Intrepid Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
  • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Intrepid Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
  • The following cards are accepted for "Intrepid Travel" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
  • Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
  • TourRadar is an authorised Agent of Intrepid Travel. Please familiarise yourself with the Intrepid Travel payment, cancellation and refund conditions .
  • Insurance Unless otherwise mentioned, TourRadar does not provide travel insurance. We do however recommend purchasing it through our tried and trusted partner, World Travel Nomads .
  • Accessibility Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team , who are ready and waiting to help you.
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This sub-Arctic island, perched high on the globe beneath a blanket of crystal-fresh air and privy to regular performances from the northern lights, is home to more volcanoes, geysers and glaciers than anywhere else on earth. But a vacation in Iceland will offer more than epic tundra landscapes alone: Icelanders have long been labeled the happiest nation on earth. Strike up a conversation with the locals in a geothermal bath and you'll surely find out why. Discover what past travelers have to say about our Iceland trips .

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