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There are currently no suggested extensions for this itinerary. Please ask the Destination Specialist if you'd like to customize one.

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.

Day 1: arrive in reykjavik

Welcome to ReykjavikWelcome to Reykjavik

Arrive in Reykjavik, pick up your pre-booked rental car, and drive to your hotel. Depending on the time of your arrival, you may have the opportunity to visit the iconic geothermal spa, the Blue Lagoon, or walk leisurely around downtown Reykjavik, the most northerly capital of the world. Reykjavik is one of the cleanest, safest, and greenest cities anywhere!

Lodging
Klettur Hotel or similar

Day 2: the golden circle

See Thingvellir's dramatic rift valleySee Thingvellir's dramatic rift valley

Today you will embark on The Golden Circle, a popular journey in southern Iceland covering approximately 200 miles. From waterfalls to hot springs, you’ll be in awe of the undisturbed, other-worldly landscape throughout this stretch. Begin with a roughly one hour drive to Thingvellir National Park, once the site of Iceland’s parliament from the 10th to 18th centuries. While exploring the park, you’ll find ruins of churches and old stone shelters throughout. Another major highlight is walking through Almannagia rift, a geologically impressive gorge which marks the end of the North American tectonic plate and contains the iconic Öxarárfoss waterfall. Continue driving about an hour to the Geysir hot spring area, featuring boiling mud pits, exploding geysers and the highly active Strokkur which spouts water 100 feet into the air every few minutes. Your next stop on the circle is Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls. Admire the power and beauty of the falls before either wrapping up your day and heading to your hotel, or if you have the energy, we recommend a visit to Fridheimar Greenhouse for a delicious tomato ice cream and a relaxing dip in the Secret Lagoon. The total drive time today is approximately 3 hours.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Smaratun Hotel Fljotshlid or similar

Day 3: seljalandsfoss or skogafoss / solheimajokull glacier / kirkjubaejarklaustur

Skogafoss and a rainbowSkogafoss and a rainbow

Continue on your nature journey with a roughly half hour drive to either Seljalandsfoss or Skogafoss, both iconic waterfalls. Neither will disappoint! Selialandsfoss is unique because it can be fully encircled, so you could start your morning with a nice walk around it. Alternatively, Skogafoss is impressive just by the sheer volume of the falls. In fact, these falls give off so much spray that a rainbow can normally be seen around it in sunny weather! After admiring one of the falls, you may feel energized for either a hiking or snowmobile tour of Solheimajokull Glacier. Regardless of your mode of transport, at Solheimajokull you’ll discover striking blue ice, vast ice crevasses, and fascinating ice formations. Either of these activities is at least 3-4 hours of your day. To wrap up your day, head toward Kirkjubaejarklaustur, where you’ll be staying overnight. Along the way, stop at the bird cliffs of Dyrholaey, the black beach of Reynisfjara, the black sands of Myrdalssandur, and the lava landscape of Eldhraun. Photo ops galore! The total drive time today is approximately 2 hours.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Geirland Hotel or similar

Day 4: svartifoss / svinafellsiokull / jokulsarlon / hofn

Jokulsarlon glacial lagoonJokulsarlon glacial lagoon

Today you have several options. Perhaps you feel like taking a break from the car and embarking on an easy hike to Svartifoss waterfall located in Skaftafell. Svartifoss is a special waterfall because it’s surrounded by lava columns. Alternatively, you can head out to the outlet glacier, Svinafellsiokull, and admire its spectacular formations or if you particularly enjoy birds, you can join a wagon tour to Cape Ingolfshofdi, a private nature preserve home to a high puffin population. Later, continue on to the famous glacial lake, Jokulsarlon. Here you will have the opportunity to embark on a guided glacier kayak tour, where your expert guides will inform you about this unique seascape. This is a great way to get up close to seals and icebergs! Finally, make your way to Hofn for your overnight.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Hoffell Glacier World or similar

Day 5: east iceland / eggs of merry bay / petra's stone museum / henigfoss

Eggs of Merry BayEggs of Merry Bay

Head out to the fjord landscapes of East Iceland, where you’ll admire steep cliffs, rich birdlife, and all in all stunning views. If you enjoy art, visit the sculptures of The Eggs of Merry Bay, an art installation made of Chinese granite eggs symbolizing the different species nesting in the region. If you’re more of a geology person, see the large mineral collection at Petra’s Stone museum, displayed in the collector’s former home. Continue on to the Wilderness Centre, an educational exhibition featuring the life of the early settlers of the area of Lake Lagarfliot. Finish your day with a popular and easy hike to Henigfoss waterfall. The total drive time today is approximately 4-5 hours.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Hallormsstadur hotel or similar

Day 6: dettifoss / namaskord / viti crater / myvatn

Traditional turf housesTraditional turf houses

Make your way toward Dettifoss waterfall, Europe’s most powerful falls, with a recommended stop along the way at Saenautasel turf-style farmhouse. Grass-roofed dwellings are iconic throughout Iceland and make for great photo scenery. After enjoying the powerful falls (featured in a number of blockbuster Hollywood films), head to Namaskord mud hot springs. Namaskord is a fascinating, barren landscape full of beautiful colors that streak through the earth resulting from the high mineral content in the soil. The air smells intensely of sulphur and provides a strong reminder of what’s at work beneath your feet. Later, head to Viti Crater, where you can gaze into the dark blue water of the volcanic lake. While here, we recommend an easy hike to the still warm rocks at Leirhnjukur lava field. The lava rocks here are still steaming 30 years after their last volcanic event! Later, make your last stop of the day at Myvatn Nature Bath. After all this traveling, you deserve a luxurious soak at Myvatn, known for its pristine alkaline bathing lagoon, stunning surrounding scenery, and replenishing steam baths. The total drive time today is approximately 4 hours.

 

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Sel Hotel or similar

Day 7: myvatn / skutustadir / hverfjall / lofthellir cave

Explore around Lake MyvatnExplore around Lake Myvatn

Take advantage of spending one more full day around Lake Myvatn. Today you have many options for spending your time, including but not limited to birdwatching, taking a leisurely walk along the pseudo craters at Skutustadir, hiking to the crater of Hverfjall, taking a 4x4 highland bus day tour to the caldera Askja (caldera means crater), or embarking on an exploration of Lofthellir Cave. We recommend planning your activity in advance if possible, particularly if it involves booking a slot.

 

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Sel Hotel or similar

Day 8: húsavík / whale watching / akureyri

Charming Husavik portCharming Husavik port

Begin your day by exploring the “whale watching capital” of Iceland, Húsavík. Explore the quaint town, as well as the whale museum, which is the largest of its kind, before embarking on a whale watching tour. Later, head toward Akureyri, stopping at beautiful Godafoss waterfall along the way. When you arrive, take a walk through the charming city center, boasting colorful houses and beautiful gardens. Later, head to Skagafjordur for your overnight.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Kolkuos or similar

Day 9: skagafjordur / glaumbaer / borgarnes

Make friends with an Icelandic ponyMake friends with an Icelandic pony

You have a number of options today. Skagafjordur is famous for horse breeding and riding, so you will have the opportunity to go for a leisurely ride if you’d like. If you’d rather get your adrenaline pumping, perhaps a river rafting tour sounds more appealing. For a historical experience, we recommend the local folk museum Glaumbaer, featuring a turf farm and petite turf church. For a nature-oriented activity, take a seal and nature watching boat tour led by an expert guide. Other areas to visit which offer idyllic views of the fjord include the local swimming pool in Hofsos, the Sea Ice Exhibition Center, as well as the Icelandic Textile Center. Head toward Borgarnes to wrap up your day. We highly recommend hiking up the crater Grabrok along the way!

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Ensku Husin or similar

Day 10: deildartunguhver / hraunfossar / barnafoss / vidgelmir / reykjavik

Wide and wonderful falls at HraunfossarWide and wonderful falls at Hraunfossar

Start your day with a visit to the Deildartunguhver hot spring, Europe’s most powerful hot spring (characterized by a very high flow rate). Later, visit two more breathtaking waterfalls, Hraunfossar and Barnafoss before continue on to tour Vidgelmir, the lava cave, or a 2000 ft tunnel into the Langjokull glacier. Before making your way to Reykjavik, we recommend stopping at The Settlement Center, an exhibition telling the story of the settlement of Iceland. Finally, make your way back to the capital, where you will hopefully have some time remaining in the day for exploring. The total drive time for today is approximately 2-3 hours.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Klettur Hotel or similar

Day 11: depart reykjavik

Enjoy the healing waters of the Blue LagoonEnjoy the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon

If your flight departs in the morning, transfer to the airport with time to turn your rental car in. If your flight departs in the afternoon, you will have time to either visit the Blue Lagoon or continue exploring Reykjavik before transferring to the airport and returning your car.

Meals
Breakfast

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
From
$4,995
Single Supplement:
$2,595
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Custom & private on your dates

Need to Know

Duration:
11 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost. The total number of days includes the time required to travel between the USA and the destination country.
Comfort Level:
●●●○○
(see full descriptions)
Accommodations are mix of hotels, guesthouses and farmhouse B&B's.
Activity Level:
●○○○○
(see full descriptions)
Group Size:
Most custom trips can accommodate groups of any size, from one person to as large of a group as you'd like. Some exceptions apply; ask your Adventure Specialist for details.
Terms & Conditions: 

Iceland

Please note that this trip operates under different payment and cancellation policies than those described in our complete Terms & Conditions as noted on our website and elsewhere. Please review the complete Terms & Conditions prior to submitting a deposit. 

Expenses covered
Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered
Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Pricing and Payment
For most group departures, the booking deposit is 30% per person per trip, though for some trips it may be more, as noted in the trip description. A trip-planning fee of $250 per itinerary is also charged to cover costs of preparing itinerary proposals for custom trips. This fee is credited to the cost of the trip, but is nonrefundable if you do not take the trip. Custom travel during holiday seasons may require a deposit prior to trip confirmation.

For both group departures and custom trips, a second deposit of $1,000 per person is due 120 days prior to departure or at the time of booking for reservations made fewer than 120 days before departure. The balance as shown on your invoice is due 60 days prior to departure regardless of whether extensions or other arrangements are pending. Late payments may jeopardize confirmation of your itinerary and in some cases may result in additional fees. If we have not received final payment 30 days prior to departure your reservation may be canceled and subject to our Cancellation & Refund Policy stated in the complete Terms & Conditions.

We accept payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or check drawn on a U.S. bank account. Payment for airfare is required at the time of ticketing. Discounts that may be available for some trips are not available toward bookings made through travel agencies.​

Airfare
We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Insurance
When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee
There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

From the Bird's Word Blog

What is the best time to visit Iceland?

  Iceland's recent popularity as a travel destination is well deserved, since the country has done an excellent job of developing tourism programs, building infrastructure to …

See Iceland's many wonders in close proximity
See Iceland's many wonders in close proximity
Explore Lake Myvatn in the North
Explore Lake Myvatn in the North
Depart for whale watching from Husavik
Depart for whale watching from Husavik
Iceland's horses are iconic
Iceland's horses are iconic
View the Gullfoss or Golden Falls
View the Gullfoss or Golden Falls

Iceland Circumnavigation Self-Drive

marvel at the powerful, untamed nature of iceland - all at your own pace

overview

Experience the icy awesomeness of Icelandic nature on this 11-day self-drive tour. Crashing waterfalls, majestic humpback whales, and distinctive lava formations await you. From the green hues of mossy hills to blue hues of inland lakes to grey hues of old farmhouses, the colors all around the island make Iceland a striking place to visit as well as photograph. Iceland is a nature lover's dreamscape and provides utterly unique sights at every turn.

This tour is ideal for the more independent traveler that wants to hit the 'must-sees', but does not want to be locked into a rigid itinerary. Because Iceland is a relatively small island, it lends itself well to a self-drive that can easily balance exploration with rest and relaxation. You also get the added benefit of being able to make last minute adjustments to your trip as you see fit.

Trip highlights include walking behind the falls at Seljalandsfoss, whale watching off Húsavík, hiking the Solheimajokull Glacier, and of course, soaking at the infamous Blue Lagoon. Many travelers also find Reykjavik very pleasant and welcoming. The most northerly capital city is home to a little over 120,000 people and boasts many lively restaurants and bars.

If you’re looking for a self-paced adventure chock full of breathtaking beauty and flexibility, this self-drive is for you.

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overview

Experience the icy awesomeness of Icelandic nature on this 11-day self-drive tour. Crashing waterfalls, majestic humpback whales, and distinctive lava formations await you. From the green hues of mossy hills to blue hues of inland lakes to grey hues of old farmhouses, the colors all around the island make Iceland a striking place to visit as well as photograph. Iceland is a nature lover's dreamscape and provides utterly unique sights at every turn.

This tour is ideal for the more independent traveler that wants to hit the 'must-sees', but does not want to be locked into a rigid itinerary. Because Iceland is a relatively small island, it lends itself well to a self-drive that can easily balance exploration with rest and relaxation. You also get the added benefit of being able to make last minute adjustments to your trip as you see fit.

Trip highlights include walking behind the falls at Seljalandsfoss, whale watching off Húsavík, hiking the Solheimajokull Glacier, and of course, soaking at the infamous Blue Lagoon. Many travelers also find Reykjavik very pleasant and welcoming. The most northerly capital city is home to a little over 120,000 people and boasts many lively restaurants and bars.

If you’re looking for a self-paced adventure chock full of breathtaking beauty and flexibility, this self-drive is for you.

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itinerary

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.
  • Day 1: arrive in reykjavik
    Welcome to ReykjavikWelcome to Reykjavik

    Arrive in Reykjavik, pick up your pre-booked rental car, and drive to your hotel. Depending on the time of your arrival, you may have the opportunity to visit the iconic geothermal spa, the Blue Lagoon, or walk leisurely around downtown Reykjavik, the most northerly capital of the world. Reykjavik is one of the cleanest, safest, and greenest cities anywhere!

    Lodging
    Klettur Hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 2: the golden circle
    See Thingvellir's dramatic rift valleySee Thingvellir's dramatic rift valley

    Today you will embark on The Golden Circle, a popular journey in southern Iceland covering approximately 200 miles. From waterfalls to hot springs, you’ll be in awe of the undisturbed, other-worldly landscape throughout this stretch. Begin with a roughly one hour drive to Thingvellir National Park, once the site of Iceland’s parliament from the 10th to 18th centuries. While exploring the park, you’ll find ruins of churches and old stone shelters throughout. Another major highlight is walking through Almannagia rift, a geologically impressive gorge which marks the end of the North American tectonic plate and contains the iconic Öxarárfoss waterfall. Continue driving about an hour to the Geysir hot spring area, featuring boiling mud pits, exploding geysers and the highly active Strokkur which spouts water 100 feet into the air every few minutes. Your next stop on the circle is Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls. Admire the power and beauty of the falls before either wrapping up your day and heading to your hotel, or if you have the energy, we recommend a visit to Fridheimar Greenhouse for a delicious tomato ice cream and a relaxing dip in the Secret Lagoon. The total drive time today is approximately 3 hours.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Smaratun Hotel Fljotshlid or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 3: seljalandsfoss or skogafoss / solheimajokull glacier / kirkjubaejarklaustur
    Skogafoss and a rainbowSkogafoss and a rainbow

    Continue on your nature journey with a roughly half hour drive to either Seljalandsfoss or Skogafoss, both iconic waterfalls. Neither will disappoint! Selialandsfoss is unique because it can be fully encircled, so you could start your morning with a nice walk around it. Alternatively, Skogafoss is impressive just by the sheer volume of the falls. In fact, these falls give off so much spray that a rainbow can normally be seen around it in sunny weather! After admiring one of the falls, you may feel energized for either a hiking or snowmobile tour of Solheimajokull Glacier. Regardless of your mode of transport, at Solheimajokull you’ll discover striking blue ice, vast ice crevasses, and fascinating ice formations. Either of these activities is at least 3-4 hours of your day. To wrap up your day, head toward Kirkjubaejarklaustur, where you’ll be staying overnight. Along the way, stop at the bird cliffs of Dyrholaey, the black beach of Reynisfjara, the black sands of Myrdalssandur, and the lava landscape of Eldhraun. Photo ops galore! The total drive time today is approximately 2 hours.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Geirland Hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 4: svartifoss / svinafellsiokull / jokulsarlon / hofn
    Jokulsarlon glacial lagoonJokulsarlon glacial lagoon

    Today you have several options. Perhaps you feel like taking a break from the car and embarking on an easy hike to Svartifoss waterfall located in Skaftafell. Svartifoss is a special waterfall because it’s surrounded by lava columns. Alternatively, you can head out to the outlet glacier, Svinafellsiokull, and admire its spectacular formations or if you particularly enjoy birds, you can join a wagon tour to Cape Ingolfshofdi, a private nature preserve home to a high puffin population. Later, continue on to the famous glacial lake, Jokulsarlon. Here you will have the opportunity to embark on a guided glacier kayak tour, where your expert guides will inform you about this unique seascape. This is a great way to get up close to seals and icebergs! Finally, make your way to Hofn for your overnight.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Hoffell Glacier World or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 5: east iceland / eggs of merry bay / petra's stone museum / henigfoss
    Eggs of Merry BayEggs of Merry Bay

    Head out to the fjord landscapes of East Iceland, where you’ll admire steep cliffs, rich birdlife, and all in all stunning views. If you enjoy art, visit the sculptures of The Eggs of Merry Bay, an art installation made of Chinese granite eggs symbolizing the different species nesting in the region. If you’re more of a geology person, see the large mineral collection at Petra’s Stone museum, displayed in the collector’s former home. Continue on to the Wilderness Centre, an educational exhibition featuring the life of the early settlers of the area of Lake Lagarfliot. Finish your day with a popular and easy hike to Henigfoss waterfall. The total drive time today is approximately 4-5 hours.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Hallormsstadur hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 6: dettifoss / namaskord / viti crater / myvatn
    Traditional turf housesTraditional turf houses

    Make your way toward Dettifoss waterfall, Europe’s most powerful falls, with a recommended stop along the way at Saenautasel turf-style farmhouse. Grass-roofed dwellings are iconic throughout Iceland and make for great photo scenery. After enjoying the powerful falls (featured in a number of blockbuster Hollywood films), head to Namaskord mud hot springs. Namaskord is a fascinating, barren landscape full of beautiful colors that streak through the earth resulting from the high mineral content in the soil. The air smells intensely of sulphur and provides a strong reminder of what’s at work beneath your feet. Later, head to Viti Crater, where you can gaze into the dark blue water of the volcanic lake. While here, we recommend an easy hike to the still warm rocks at Leirhnjukur lava field. The lava rocks here are still steaming 30 years after their last volcanic event! Later, make your last stop of the day at Myvatn Nature Bath. After all this traveling, you deserve a luxurious soak at Myvatn, known for its pristine alkaline bathing lagoon, stunning surrounding scenery, and replenishing steam baths. The total drive time today is approximately 4 hours.

     

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Sel Hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 7: myvatn / skutustadir / hverfjall / lofthellir cave
    Explore around Lake MyvatnExplore around Lake Myvatn

    Take advantage of spending one more full day around Lake Myvatn. Today you have many options for spending your time, including but not limited to birdwatching, taking a leisurely walk along the pseudo craters at Skutustadir, hiking to the crater of Hverfjall, taking a 4x4 highland bus day tour to the caldera Askja (caldera means crater), or embarking on an exploration of Lofthellir Cave. We recommend planning your activity in advance if possible, particularly if it involves booking a slot.

     

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Sel Hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 8: húsavík / whale watching / akureyri
    Charming Husavik portCharming Husavik port

    Begin your day by exploring the “whale watching capital” of Iceland, Húsavík. Explore the quaint town, as well as the whale museum, which is the largest of its kind, before embarking on a whale watching tour. Later, head toward Akureyri, stopping at beautiful Godafoss waterfall along the way. When you arrive, take a walk through the charming city center, boasting colorful houses and beautiful gardens. Later, head to Skagafjordur for your overnight.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Kolkuos or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 9: skagafjordur / glaumbaer / borgarnes
    Make friends with an Icelandic ponyMake friends with an Icelandic pony

    You have a number of options today. Skagafjordur is famous for horse breeding and riding, so you will have the opportunity to go for a leisurely ride if you’d like. If you’d rather get your adrenaline pumping, perhaps a river rafting tour sounds more appealing. For a historical experience, we recommend the local folk museum Glaumbaer, featuring a turf farm and petite turf church. For a nature-oriented activity, take a seal and nature watching boat tour led by an expert guide. Other areas to visit which offer idyllic views of the fjord include the local swimming pool in Hofsos, the Sea Ice Exhibition Center, as well as the Icelandic Textile Center. Head toward Borgarnes to wrap up your day. We highly recommend hiking up the crater Grabrok along the way!

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Ensku Husin or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 10: deildartunguhver / hraunfossar / barnafoss / vidgelmir / reykjavik
    Wide and wonderful falls at HraunfossarWide and wonderful falls at Hraunfossar

    Start your day with a visit to the Deildartunguhver hot spring, Europe’s most powerful hot spring (characterized by a very high flow rate). Later, visit two more breathtaking waterfalls, Hraunfossar and Barnafoss before continue on to tour Vidgelmir, the lava cave, or a 2000 ft tunnel into the Langjokull glacier. Before making your way to Reykjavik, we recommend stopping at The Settlement Center, an exhibition telling the story of the settlement of Iceland. Finally, make your way back to the capital, where you will hopefully have some time remaining in the day for exploring. The total drive time for today is approximately 2-3 hours.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Klettur Hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 11: depart reykjavik
    Enjoy the healing waters of the Blue LagoonEnjoy the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon

    If your flight departs in the morning, transfer to the airport with time to turn your rental car in. If your flight departs in the afternoon, you will have time to either visit the Blue Lagoon or continue exploring Reykjavik before transferring to the airport and returning your car.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Show on a map

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
From
$4,995
Single Supplement:
$2,595
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Custom & private on your dates

Need to Know

Duration:
11 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost. The total number of days includes the time required to travel between the USA and the destination country.
Comfort Level:
●●●○○
(see full descriptions)
Accommodations are mix of hotels, guesthouses and farmhouse B&B's.
Activity Level:
●○○○○
(see full descriptions)
Group Size:
Most custom trips can accommodate groups of any size, from one person to as large of a group as you'd like. Some exceptions apply; ask your Adventure Specialist for details.
Terms & Conditions: 

Iceland

Please note that this trip operates under different payment and cancellation policies than those described in our complete Terms & Conditions as noted on our website and elsewhere. Please review the complete Terms & Conditions prior to submitting a deposit. 

Expenses covered
Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered
Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Pricing and Payment
For most group departures, the booking deposit is 30% per person per trip, though for some trips it may be more, as noted in the trip description. A trip-planning fee of $250 per itinerary is also charged to cover costs of preparing itinerary proposals for custom trips. This fee is credited to the cost of the trip, but is nonrefundable if you do not take the trip. Custom travel during holiday seasons may require a deposit prior to trip confirmation.

For both group departures and custom trips, a second deposit of $1,000 per person is due 120 days prior to departure or at the time of booking for reservations made fewer than 120 days before departure. The balance as shown on your invoice is due 60 days prior to departure regardless of whether extensions or other arrangements are pending. Late payments may jeopardize confirmation of your itinerary and in some cases may result in additional fees. If we have not received final payment 30 days prior to departure your reservation may be canceled and subject to our Cancellation & Refund Policy stated in the complete Terms & Conditions.

We accept payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or check drawn on a U.S. bank account. Payment for airfare is required at the time of ticketing. Discounts that may be available for some trips are not available toward bookings made through travel agencies.​

Airfare
We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Insurance
When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee
There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

Trip Extensions

There are currently no suggested extensions for this itinerary. Please ask the Destination Specialist if you'd like to customize one.

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× comfort level
Choose accommodations and amenities that fit your personal style
●○○○○ Simple
Our most natural accommodations. Bath facilities often shared, sometimes rustic.
●●○○○ Delightful
Comfortable and especially personal. Small to mid-sized lodges, typically with private bath.
●●●○○ Superior
Lodges and hotels with additional amenities, refined artistry, or extra-special settings.
●●●●○ Deluxe
Exclusive or luxury lodges, hotels, or safari camps with fine dining options.
●●●●● Uncommon
The most indulgent accommodations arranged specially for private trips.
× activity level
Match the trip’s intensity to your ability and motivation.
●○○○○ Gentle
Easy walking, with opportunities for low-key physical activity.
●●○○○ Active
Energetic exploration with optional day hikes, leisurely cycling, or light canoeing.
●●●○○ Vigorous
Day-long active excursions and options for demanding activity in varied environments.
●●●●○ Challenging
Strenuous hiking or other intense activity that may be at high altitude or over rough terrain.
●●●●● Demanding
Multi-day trekking and other activities requiring endurance or strength. Steep trails. No technical expertise necessary.
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