FROM $5,199

Icelandic Adventure 8 Nights From Reykjavik

Encounter a world of untamed beauty as you discover Iceland's adventurous landscapes and rich cultural heritage on this 8 night tour from Reykjavík. Visit iconic naturals wonders such as the Golden Circle, Gullfoss falls and the unique volcanic landscape that surrounds Lake Mývatn.

Icelandic Adventure 8 Nights From Reykjavik

DEPARTURE DATE: September 7, 2023
Countries Visited: Iceland


Encounter a world of untamed beauty as you discover Iceland’s adventurous landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Travel the stunning Golden Circle and visit Thingvellir National Park, Geysir thermal field, and the awe-inspiring Gullfoss waterfall. Interact with friendly Icelandic horses. Go whale watching in Skjálfandi Bay with specialized RIB zodiac boats. Savour Icelandic delicacies during a visit to a local goat farm. Ascend the Langjökull glacier in a super truck surrounded by uninterrupted mountain scenery. Take a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon. From ethereal lava fields to thundering waterfalls and coastal villages, this tour reveals the island’s dramatic contrasts.

Travel Dates & Pricing

September 7, 2023from $5,199 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • 8 night escorted coach tour round trip from from Reykjavik
  • 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 6 Dinners
  • Your Choice Tours and Must See Inclusions
  • Taxes


1Thu Sep 7Reykjavík, Iceland
2Fri Sep 8Reykjavík - Golden Circle
3Sat Sep 9Reykjavík - Lake Mývatn
4Sun Sep 10Lake Mývatn - Húsavík - Whale Watching
5Mon Sep 11Lake Mývatn - Goðafoss - Akureyri - Laugarbakki
6Tue Sep 12Laugarbakki - Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Borgarnes
7Wed Sep 13Borgarnes - Húsafell - Langjökull Glacier Experience - Borgarnes
8Thu Sep 14Borgarnes - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavík
9Fri Sep 15Reykjavík - Tour Ends

Day 1: Reykjavík, Iceland – Tour Begins

Discover culture and history in Reykjavík – Iceland’s capital. Explore the old section on a walking tour featuring the Parliament, harbor, city hall, and the city’s oldest building. Gaze up at the famous glass façade of the Harpa Concert Hall, a true marvel of modern architecture. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Icelandic dinner at a distinctive local restaurant.

Day 2: Reykjavík – Golden Circle – Reykjavík

Travel the Golden Circle to see Iceland’s most iconic natural wonders, including the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in Thingvellir National Park where you can walk between two continents. Learn how locals use Iceland’s geothermal energy to cook food and taste “lava bread,” which is submerged into the earth and cooked for 24 hours. Continue along the Golden Circle and take in the beauty of the Gullfoss (Golden Falls) double-cascade waterfall before visiting the explosive Strokkur fountain geyser.

Day 3: Reykjavík – Lake Mývatn

This morning, fly* to Akureyri and take in the unique volcanic landscape that surrounds Lake Mývatn. You will have a chance to explore the Hverir geothermal area, where bubbling mud pools resemble a Martian terrain. Next, it’s your choice! Dip into the warm water and steam of the Lake Mývatn Nature Baths, frequented by Icelanders and visitors alike -OR- hike through Dimmuborgir and pass by irregular lava formations and mystical caves that inspire your imagination.

Day 4: Lake Mývatn – Húsavík – Whale Watching – Lake Mývatn

Venture into the town of Húsavík, where legend claims the Norse first settled in Iceland. Gear up in thermal wear to join expert whale watchers on a cruise on Skjálfandi Bay. Aboard specialized Zodiacs, you’ll get as close as you can to whales in northern Iceland. You may see humpback, minke, fin or harbor porpoise, and possibly the orca or giant blue whales that frequent these waters. End your day with a visit to Grenjaðarstaður and peruse Icelandic turf settlement homes.

Day 5: Lake Mývatn – Goðafoss – Akureyri – Laugarbakki

En route to Akureyri, stop at one of Iceland’s most historic waterfalls, Goðafoss, where Iceland was converted to Christianity in A.D. 1000. Enjoy time at leisure in Akureyri to explore Iceland’s second largest city. Perhaps you’ll peruse its botanical garden, a public park positioned just 30 miles south of the Arctic Circle and dedicated to finding and testing foreign plants to grow in Iceland. Next, head to the scenic Norðurland Vestra region, famous for its horse breeding. On a family-owned farm, grab your camera for a photo tour of the stables and interact with these friendly animals. Later this afternoon, travel to the village of Laugarbakki.

Day 6: Laugarbakki – Snæfellsnes Peninsula – Borgarnes

This morning, journey to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, with its camera-ready black sand beaches, mountain peaks, volcanic craters, rocky coastlines, and tiny fishing villages. Connect with the local culture during a visit to a maritime museum illustrating fishing techniques, such as the century-old tradition of catching and preserving the Greenland shark; you’ll also taste hákarl – cured shark meat. End the day in Borgarnes, your home for the next 2 nights.

Day 7: Borgarnes – Húsafell – Langjökull Glacier Experience – Borgarnes

This morning, journey inland to Húsafell and look out at the misty waterfalls cascading over lava rocks. Then, experience an Impact Moment with a visit to Jóhanna’s goat farm. Here, she has helped to bring this unique breed, dating back to the time of Iceland’s settlement, back from the brink of extinction. After visiting with the friendly goats, enjoy a simple meal of homemade specialties from the farm. Then, bundle up and ascend Langjökull glacier** via mountain truck and go “Into the Glacier” to experience the purest blue ice color in this man-made tunnel, the world’s largest.***

Day 8: Borgarnes – Blue Lagoon – Reykjavík

Visit the Settlement Museum and dive into the origins of Icelandic heritage, including the works of the famous Viking poet Egill Skallagrímsson. Drive to the Reykjanes Peninsula, home to the famous Blue Lagoon. Take a dip in the warm, mineral-rich waters of this iconic geothermal pool, located in the heart of a dramatic lava field. Come together this evening for a farewell dinner at a restaurant featuring Icelandic cuisine.

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