Cottages in east Iceland

Essential Iceland Tour for Solo Travelers

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Iceland

Places Visited

Reykjavik, Saeberg, Vatnsnes, Akureyri...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

Embrace the independence of traveling solo to discover the connection between Iceland’s culture and its landscape. Travel along the Ring Road for an exceptional experience of the essential sites that have witnessed history and inspired legend. Hot springs bubble with naturally heated water as lakes and rivers fill chasms created by visible tectonic plates. Basalt rocks shape cliffs and resemble church tiles, and waterfalls careen into splash pools as elves hide in lava formations that resemble...

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Trip Highlights

  • Taste 1,000-year-old ice taken directly from an iceberg that floats in a glacial lagoon
  • Witness the mystique of Myvatn Lake and the surrounding landscape, including the bizarre lava formations
  • Discover the entanglement of culture and scenery throughout Iceland that encompasses heritage, history, and mythology
  • Visit one of the best-preserved churches that showcase traditional Icelandic architecture
  • Uncover the immaculate basalt formations along the South Coast that form pillars, black sand beaches, and geometric shapes
  • Search for the monster at Logurinn that hides inside the glacial lake
  • Explore traditional fishing villages positioned by stunning fjords
  • See puffins in their natural habitat as they dive into the ocean in search of food
  • Relish a view of Iceland’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull
  • Revel in the wide distance and exceptional height of Strokkur Geyser’s punctual eruption  

Detailed Description

The solo traveler always finds a way to discover the hidden charms of the world. Your 8-day tour of Iceland’s essential sites takes you around the coastline in search fjords and glaciers, fishing villages and lava tunnels. Moss grows on the lava fields, and unique bridges cross over tumbling, winding rivers. This trip is meant for solo travelers who believe the journey is as important as the destination and it begins with your arrival at Keflavik International Airport. Your private transfer will meet you at baggage claim to introduce you to your Icelandic expedition.

Travel along the Ring Road clockwise and head north to the Hvalfjordur Fjord. Explore the farmsteads and fishing villages before you reach the medieval farmhouse at Reykholt. Pass beautiful waterfalls and the largest hot spring in the country, along with a 3,000-year old lava field, before you arrive at Vatnsnes for the night. Next day, your whirlwind adventure continues at Kolugil Gorge. Pass small riverside towns and see a traditional turf church at Vidimyrarkirkja. Visit the open-air fold museum at Glaumbaer and a deep narrow valley known as Oxnadalur. You will reach the capital of the north at Akureyri and spend the evening relaxing.

Begin the next day at Godafoss Waterfall before you make your way to the impressive landscape that surrounds Lake Myvatn to see the natural baths, sulfur mine, and lava formations. Move next to the small town of Husavik en route to Reydarfjordur. Traverse a horseshoe-shaped valley and witness the power of Dettifoss Waterfall and the colors of Logurinn Lake. Move next to enjoy the scenic drive across the fjords to take in the picturesque villages and wildlife along the coastline. Pass close to Vatnajokull, the largest glacier in Iceland before you reach Hofn.

Spend the next morning traversing the iceberg clad glacial lagoon at Jokulsarlon. Stroll along the trails at Skaftafell National Park and the black sand desert of Skeidararsandur. Witness basalt columns and the lava flow at Eldhraun en route Vik. Next day, you will make your way to Reykjavik to visit the black sand beaches and the unique formations along the South Coast. Near Reykjavik, you will explore the Golden Circle to see Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir, and Thingvellir National Park. Conclude as your private transfer will meet you in your hotel lobby and escort you to Keflavik International Airport for your flight home. 

Starting Price

$2,795 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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