Two whales near Husavik, Iceland

Discover Iceland’s Captivating North Tour: Whale Watching, Quaint Villages & More

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Iceland

Places Visited

Reykjavik, Golden Circle, Thingvellir National Park, Geysir...

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Suggested Duration

7 Days

Iceland’s northern region ranges from a barren landscape akin that does not even look real to powerful waterfalls that are engrained in the cultural history of the nation. Your custom tailored tour will bring you through the fascinating natural landscape and the riveting history that intertwines to create a country that is unequaled in its allure. Tectonic plates visibly texture the scenery as geysers erupt with hot water and incredible power as lava fields blanket the plain to create unique towers...

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the coastline off of Husavik Village on a whale watching tour to find a dozen different species of whales
  • Snorkel in crystal clear water located in the Silfra Rift inside Thingvellir National Park for a view of the prehistoric continental drift
  • Travel to the island of Grimsey near the Arctic Circle to visit the tiny village and the cliffs inhabited by countless nesting birds
  • Witness the remarkable landscape around Myvatn to find lava fields, basalt pillars, and pseudo craters in and around the lake
  • Learn about the incredible medieval history of Iceland at the Saga Museum, to bring the past to life
  • Soak in the soothing blue waters of the celebrated Blue Lagoon Spa, a geothermal bath outside of Reykjavik 

Detailed Description

The northern region of Iceland will bring you discovery and adventure unlike anywhere else in the world. On your 7-day tour of Iceland, you can edge the Arctic Circle to learn about the tenacity of Iceland’s first settlers and the continuous volcanic activity that continues to shape the scenery. Your journey will begin with your arrival at Keflavik International Airport where your private transfer will greet you and bring you into Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, to settle into your luxurious hotel in the heart of the city. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and then lead you on a private tour that will highlight the city’s beauty and culture, often intertwining in its architecture.

The next day, you will travel to the Golden Circle, a route renowned for its beauty and Icelandic heritage. At Thingvellir National Park, you can jump into the water for a unique snorkeling tour of a fissure caused by the continental drift and then follow the trails in the park to see the history of Iceland’s parliament and the shape of the land caused by the tectonic plates. Continue to see the geysers and the trundling water of Gullfoss Waterfall to finish out your day.

The next morning, your private transfer will escort you to the Reykjavik City Airport for your flight to Akureyri, and then you will have the remainder of the day at your leisure to discover both the charm and the contemporary feel of Iceland’s second largest city. In the summer, you could also travel to Grimsey for a tour of an island that straddles the Arctic Circle. Travel next to Myvatn for an unequalled discovery of the landscape’s diverse contours, and then trek the lava fields and walk along the rims of pseudo craters. Watch the bubbling hot springs and notice the basalt towers that rise out of Lake Myvatn, and relax to take it all in.

The next day will be yours to explore more of Myvatn at your preferred pace. Venture back around the lake to hike the active volcanoes or delight in a whale watching tour as it leaves from the charming village of Husavik. The next day, you will fly from Akureyri International Airport to Keflavik International Airport, and your private transfer will take you to the Blue Lagoon where you can relax in the healing properties of the milky blue water. Return to Reykjavik with the remainder of the day to enjoy the active, bohemian city, and then conclude the next day as your private transfer will collect you from your hotel and escort you to Keflavik International Airport for your flight home. 

Starting Price

$2,445 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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