Iceland round trip

On the trail of John Snow and the Northern Lights

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Embark on the adventure of a lifetime and travel with us to Iceland! The volcanic island in the North Atlantic is a must see for every nature lover. Spectacular natural phenomena await you! Discover with us spouting geysers, steaming springs and magical ice caves. Go on a whale watching tour and experience the giants of the sea up close. Hike with us through breathtaking landscapes to raging waterfalls and relax in a hot geothermal pool overlooking the raging sea. Experience the hospitality of the Icelanders and learn more about the myths surrounding elves, trolls and dwarves. With a little luck you will catch a glimpse of the beautiful aurora borealis in the Icelandic night sky. At the end of your trip you will return with new friends and memories you will never forget.
Travel duration
9 days
Price p. person
from 2150€
What is included?

Itinerary

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Please remember to book your flights separately and arrange a ride from the airport to the city. Reykjavik Airport is about 3,5 km and Keflavik Airport is about 50 km from the hotel. We will be happy to help you arrange a transfer. Plan your arrival so you will arrive at the airport by afternoon to start our Icelandic adventure together in the evening.

Itinerary

Arrival
Arrival: Reykjavik Airport (RKV) or Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
Arrival
Day 1
Day 1: Welcome to Iceland (Reykjavik)
Day 1
Day 2
Day 2: The Golden Circle Route: Amidst hot springs and geysers (Thingvellir)
Day 2
Day 3
Day 3: Along the south coast of Iceland: raging waterfalls & black beaches (Kirkjubæjarklaustur)
Day 3
Day 4
Day 4: Vatnajökull National Park: Rivers, Glaciers & Volcanoes (Jökulsárlón)
Day 4
Day 5
Day 5: Picturesque Fjords & the Wilderness Center (Eystrahorn)
Day 5
Day 6
Day 6: The Wild East of Iceland (Akureyri)
Day 6
Day 7
Day 7: The north of Iceland: On the tracks of the whales (Borgarnes)
Day 7
Day 8
Day 8: An adventure comes to an end: The return to Reykjavik (Reykjavik)
Day 8
Day 9
Day 9: Goodbye Iceland (Reykjavik)
Day 9
Departure
Departure: Reykjavik Airport (RKV) or Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
Departure
Your Guide

Hey, I am Thor

I am Thor, your expert in Iceland. I spent much of my childhood traveling in Iceland, as my father was a passionate outdoorsman. The highlands were my playground, whether on snowmobiles, super jeeps, ATVs or hiking. No free time was wasted! Every year I make it my mission to be in a unique place to see the midnight sun in the summer. The most memorable moment was on top of Snæfellsjökull at midnight in daylight! My favorite activity is hiking and climbing on one of our many outflow glaciers.

Accommodation

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What is included in the price?

Included in the price
  • Accommodation for 8 nights
  • 7x breakfast, 1x lunch, 2x dinner
  • Transfer during the trip
  • Local guide

Activities:

  • Visit Thingvellir National Park and hot springs at Geysir
  • Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skógafoss waterfall & Kvernufoss waterfall with short hike
  • Visit Sólheimasandur plane wreck and Reynisfjara black sand beach 
  • Vatnajökull National Park incl. Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach
  • Scenic Drive to the Eystrahorn Mountain
  • Visit of a Viking village and Wilderness Center
  • Sightseeing Studlagil Canyon incl. Scenic Drive Modrudalsoræfi, Dettifoss waterfall
  • Tour to lake Myvatn, Godafoss waterfall, coastal town Akureyri
  • Whale watching tour in Dalvík
  • Visit to the Grábrók volcanic crater 
  • Sightseeing of the Hvalfjordur Fjord with the two waterfalls Hraunfoss and Barnafoss
  • Visit to the Blue Lagoon
Not included in the price
  • Airline tickets
  • Airport transfers
  • Insurances
  • Visa
  • Personal expenses
  • Other meals and drinks not mentioned (plan for about 50€ per day)
  • Tip

Important information

Flights

Flights are not included in the price. Please book your flights separately. We will be happy to help you with your flight booking.

Visa

German citizens do not need a visa for a stay of up to 90 days.

Vaccinations

All our guests are vaccinated against COVID-19. In addition to the standard vaccinations according to the RKI, travel vaccinations against hepatitis B and meningococcal meningitis C are recommended for long-term stays or special exposure.

General

Please note that the itinerary, activities and hotels may be subject to change. These changes may occur without notice due to availability, inclement weather, seasonal changes or other circumstances beyond our control. We will always do our best to ensure that this has little or no impact on your experience.

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Details

Arrival
Arrival: Reykjavik Airport (RKV) or Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
Please remember to book your flights separately and arrange a ride from the airport to the city. Reykjavik Airport is about 3,5 km and Keflavik Airport is about 50 km from the hotel. We will be happy to help you arrange a transfer. Plan your arrival so you will arrive at the airport by afternoon to start our Icelandic adventure together in the evening.
Arrival
Day 1
Day 1: Welcome to Iceland (Reykjavik)
After arriving at the airport, you will first head to the young and cosmopolitan capital of Iceland. At our first dinner together we all get to know each other and get a short introduction from our guide about our plans for the next days. With a pub crawl we let the first evening, full of joy for our common adventure, slowly come to an end.
Day 1
Day 2
Day 2: The Golden Circle Route: Amidst hot springs and geysers (Thingvellir)
When you think of Iceland, you immediately think of hot springs and geysers. Our first destination is Thingvellir National Park, located in the middle of a lava field. Then we marvel at steaming, water-spouting geysers. At the Geysir Service Center you have the possibility to have lunch. In the afternoon we will explore more natural beauties that you must have seen in Iceland. In the evening we will have the opportunity to enjoy a dinner together and talk about the eventful day.
Day 2
Day 3
Day 3: Along the south coast of Iceland: raging waterfalls & black beaches (Kirkjubæjarklaustur)
Today we start with a short hike to the impressive Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss and Kvernufoss waterfalls. After a short lunch break, we take the bus to an extraordinary photo opportunity, an old US Navy airplane wreck, located in the middle of a lonely, black sand desert. In the very south of Iceland, right next to the small fishing village of Vík í Mýrdal, is another highlight of our tour: the Reynisfjara black sand beach. Huge basalt rocks, embedded in deep black sand offer together with the sea a great panorama. According to a legend, these gigantic basalt rocks were once trolls trying to pull ships ashore from the sea. After this eventful day full of new impressions we drive back to the accommodation. In a well-equipped kitchen you will have the opportunity to cook something for dinner. How about fermented shark, also called hákarl, one of the national dishes of Iceland.
Day 3
Day 4
Day 4: Vatnajökull National Park: Rivers, Glaciers & Volcanoes (Jökulsárlón)
Today, Vatnajökull National Park is on our list. This is one of Iceland's three national parks and gets its name from the glacier Vatnajökull, which it completely encloses. Together we explore the Fjadrargljufur Canyon, formed by ice age, volcanic eruptions and water, a breathtaking sight. The up to 100 m deep, densely vegetated rock formations are flowed through by crystal clear glacier water. After a short lunch, we will head to the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon in the afternoon. This glacier rim lake filled with large ice blocks is one of the most famous sights in the country. The ice lagoon was the location for two James Bond movies. In the immediate vicinity is Diamond Beach, ice blocks on the sand resemble diamonds glittering in the sun. In the evening we all return together to our guesthouse for dinner.
Day 4
Day 5
Day 5: Picturesque Fjords & the Wilderness Center (Eystrahorn)
After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we drive along the east coast in the morning to a little known, but all the more spectacular mountain, Eystrahorn. This is part of the Krossasnesfjall mountain range and is one of a few mountains made of gabbro, a dark, jagged lava rock. With a bit of luck you have the chance to meet sea seals, which are hanging around on the beaches here. Have you ever wanted to travel back in time? Then come with us to an abandoned Viking village. In the afternoon, a breathtaking drive through the picturesque East Fjords of Iceland awaits us. The rest of the day will be spent at the Wilderness Center, located in a valley in the middle of nowhere. If you feel like it, you can go on a short hike on your own before we end the day together with the operator Denni and sit around the campfire.
Day 5
Day 6
Day 6: The Wild East of Iceland (Akureyri)
For today we have planned an unforgettable tour to Studlagil Canyon. The reddish shining basalt columns form a great contrast to the turquoise shimmering Jökla River, which flows through the canyon. After visiting the canyon you will go to the Dettifoss waterfall, which is one of the most water rich waterfalls in Europe. Masses of water plunge down here from a height of 45 metres. In the afternoon we reach the lake Mývatn, the mosquito lake. The tour continues to the Godafoss waterfall, which is also known as the waterfall of the gods among the Icelanders. The last stop of the day is the coastal town of Akureyri, where we will spend the night.
Day 6
Day 7
Day 7: The north of Iceland: On the tracks of the whales (Borgarnes)
With 23 different species of whales, Iceland is the perfect place to catch a glimpse of the giants of the seas. After a whale watching tour in Dalvík, we choose a suitable place for lunch together. On our way to one of the largest volcanic craters in the country, Grábrók, we will make a short stop in Blönduós to stretch our legs. After an adventurous day we will end the evening together with a few drinks.
Day 7
Day 8
Day 8: An adventure comes to an end: The return to Reykjavik (Reykjavik)
The last day is now dawning, but today we will still experience a lot. At the two waterfalls Hraunfoss and Barnafoss you will have another chance to take a great photo for Instagram and enjoy the beauty of the Hvalfjordur Fjord. After a short lunch break in Reykjavik, we will drive to the impressive Fagradalsfjall volcano. We will end the day at the blue lagoons, where we can completely relax one last time and enjoy the beauty of Iceland. On our last evening we will review the whole trip and toast to the unforgettable experiences we have had together.
Day 8
Day 9
Day 9: Goodbye Iceland (Reykjavik)
The last day of your trip has arrived. After a final breakfast at the hotel, it's back to the airport to catch your flight home or to your next destination.
Day 9
Departure
Departure: Reykjavik Airport (RKV) or Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
You can flexibly plan your return or onward flight on the day of departure. We would be happy to welcome you on another of our unique adventures!
Departure