Reykjavik, Kleifar, Westfjords, Raufarhofn, Hofn, Vik, Heimaey
Dates are customizable for private departures.
Designed for the traveler who is seeking off-the-beaten-path and other unfrequented sights, this adventurous, 8-exploration tour will lead you to many of the rare attractions and elemental wonders that Iceland has to offer. Rare volcanic rock formations, red and golden sand beaches, and otherworldly waterfalls are just a glimpse of the remarkable sights that Iceland has to offer the adventurous traveler.
Reykjavik – The Milky Blue Waterfall
When you arrive at Keflavik Airport, your private transfer will drive you to a long stretch of beach, which is unique in Iceland. From there, your guide will lead you to an unusual waterfall that is rarely visited: Bruarfoss. The most astounding characteristic about this waterfall is that the water that pours over the cliffs is a milky blue color. When you begin to grow weary, your guide will escort you to your charming accommodation, where you will be able to sleep with a clear view of the northern lights.
Kleifar – Traverse Steep Cliffs
In the morning, your experienced guide will travel with you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park. The park is a well-known spot for tourists to visit on the Golden Circle tour, but you will be partaking in a scuba diving expedition of a lesser-known section: the Silfra Fissure. The fissure is well-known because you can see the rift between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Once you are back on dry land, your guide will escort you to Hraunfossar. This waterfall is one of many hidden gem waterfalls in Iceland. You will then transfer to Arnarstapi, which is a village on the southern part of the peninsula, before arriving at your accommodation in Kleifar.
Westfjords – The Healing Waters of the Westfjords
This morning, you will transfer to Westfjords. Hellulaug is a local spot for anyone who chooses to venture off the beaten path and where its seaside geothermal pool is tucked into the side of a cliff between the road and the sea. From there, your guide will lead you to Latrabjarg, where you can witness the colorful beaks of puffins as they dance along the coastline. There are several hidden waterfalls in Iceland, but your guide will bring you to the jewel of the Westfjords: Dynjandi. In Holmavik, you will climb into a kayak and paddle out to sea, where you will rejoice at the sight of seals and humpback whales.
Raufarhofn – The Northernmost Point of Iceland
After breakfast, your day will begin at Dimmuborgir, or the black fortress, before heading to natural geothermal pools. Afterward, your guide will escort you to a dog sled ride service, where you will relax in your sled as your experienced musher leads you around the area. Your dog team will guide and provide you with an in-depth tour of Iceland in addition to leading you to Aldeyjarfoss, which is an almost unknown waterfall within the North Iceland area. Your day will culminate at the Arctic Henge, which is the northernmost point and remarkably remote area of Iceland.
Hofn – A View from a Glacier
In the morning, you will venture to Seydisfjordur, which is a must-see village that is not a popular stop along the Ring Road. From there, your guide will lead you to Reydarfjordur, which is a remote town that still possesses the same untouched allure and tranquility from its beginnings. Your day will conclude at Svinafellsjokull, which is an incredible glacier. As you climb your way to the top, you will be able to see all the way across to Vatnajokull National Park, the glacier that eventually absorbed Svinafellsjokull, the forested area of Skaftafell, and the ocean.
Vik – Nature and Good Fortune
This morning, you will trek to the top of Skeidararjokull glacier, providing you with a 360-degree view of the Eastern side of Iceland. Next, your guide will drive you to Fjadrargljufur canyon. It was formed over 9,000 years ago when the waters from glaciers carved out its path through the land. Laufskalavarda is a unique and rare sight that many people do not have the pleasure of viewing. The legend states that if you travel across the desert of Myrdalssandur, you must create a stone cairn to experience good fortune along your journey.
Heimaey – Black Sand Beaches
In the morning, your guide will lead you out to the Dyrholaey Cliffs, which is a peninsula with a famous promenade that will provide you with magnificent views of the country. From there, your guide will escort you to Landeyjahofn, where you will stride across the black sand beach. There is an abundance of wildlife here with many different types of seabirds and seals that like to laze around. You will take a ferry across the water to the archipelago before arriving in Heimaey, which is the largest of Iceland’s islands. Here, you will stop at Eldfell, which is a volcanic cone that is just over 650 feet tall. You will climb to the top of Eldfell, traverse across its rust-colored ground to be presented with a magnificent view of the town of Heimaey.
Reykjavik – Departure
In the morning, you will ferry to the mainland, and your guide will drive you back to Reykjavik for your last day. On the way to Reykjavik, you will stop at the Kerid Crater. Mt. Esja may be the popular hiking trail for many people who visit Iceland, but Mt. Ulfarsfell offers a closer and more personal view of Reykjavik. Your private transfer will then lead you to Keflavik Airport.
- Immerse your feet in the red and golden sands of Raudasandur for an interplanetary experience
- Indulge in the magic of Hraunfossar, where the collection of creeks, streams, and cascades flow like lava over a long distance
- Rejoice at the sight of seals and humpback whales as you kayak around the Westfjords for an astonishing encounter
- Sense the elemental power of Iceland as you stand in the northernmost point of the Arctic Henge
- Perceive the untouched allure and tranquility of a remote town with its gorgeous coastline and dramatic mountains in the background
- Climb to the top of Skeidararjokull for an unfettered, all-around view of Eastern Iceland
- Venture across the tops of Dyrholaey to witness staggering views of black sand beaches and waves of the Atlantic
- Marvel at an up-close and personal view of all Reykjavik from atop Mount Ulfarsfell for a breathtaking vista
The majestic and raw nature of Iceland is legendary, and it is revered by people who want to traverse through mystical waterfalls and awe-inspiring landscapes. With its natural wonders and alluring nature, you will be enthralled with all the unusual and rare sights that you will discover off the beaten path in Iceland. During your stay, you will experience some of the most spectacular and surreal scenes that can be encapsulated in this tiny country. From the red sand beaches of Raudasandur to the milky blue waterfall of Bruarfoss and dancing northern lights, you will explore all the bright colors of Iceland during your first night.
As you venture toward Kleifar, you will dive deep to discover the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates that are currently shifting. Inside this subaquatic world, you will marvel at the serenity that surrounds you before visiting two hidden waterfall treasures: Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. You will walk across an arched rock without rails to catch a life-changing sunset, and the following day, you will transfer toward Latrabjarg, which is where you will see the jewel waterfall of the Westfjords, Dynjandi. Afterward, you will kayak on the open ocean while humpback whales and seals splash around you. This is a very exclusive experience that you will cherish for the rest of your life.
Next, you will traverse across the fascinating landscape of the black fortress, where you will be struck by Iceland’s mystical nature as you descend into the caves. As you drive toward Arctic Henge, you will reach the northernmost point of the country before heading down toward the quaint town of Seydisfjordur. On your way to Vik, you will experience the undisturbed 360-degree view from the top of Skeidararjokull before infusing your journey with a bit of good fortune at Laufskalavarda. On your way to Heimaey in Vestmannaeyjar, you will visit the Dyrholaey Cliffs for a promenade that will change your life before returning to the mainland. The untouched nature and otherworldly vistas of these unfrequented areas will create memories of a lifetime as your private transfer escorts you to Keflavik Airport for your departure home.
$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.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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