Reykjavik, Isafjordur, Akureyri, Kopasker, Egilsstadir, Vik
Dates are customizable for private departures.
Designed for the traveler who wants to experience as much of Iceland as possible in a week and a half, this adventurous 10-day journey is an expedition into a country that can make you forget about your life back home.Snowmobile across glaciers, discover colorful gems beneath the surface, and indulge in a whale-watching expedition. Iceland’s landscapes are stark and miraculous. Uncover the splendor of Iceland by booking your trip today.
Reykjavik – The Oldest Brewery in Iceland
After landing in Reykjavik, you will be greeted by the land of fire and ice. When your baggage arrives, your private transfer will escort you to Sandvik beach. This beach possesses black sand, which is very unusual in most parts of the world. From here, your guide will lead you to the Viking World Museum, which houses a ship that sailed from Iceland to New York. It celebrates Iceland’s central role in discovering North America over 1,000 years ago. When you have had your fill of history, your guide will lead you to the oldest beer-producing factory in Iceland, which was established in 1913.
Reykjavik – The Black Sand Beach
As the morning sun brightens across the land, you will travel to Snaefellsnes National Park, which sits along the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Eventually, you will reach a shoreline of beaches. Here, you can traverse across Djupalon Beach, which is another black sand beach. Your experienced guide will bring you to the snowmobile center for you to experience the Golden Circle in the best way possible. During this experience, you will snowmobile to Thingvellir National Park. Afterward, your experienced guide will show you the earliest documented geyser. Once you have finished your tour of the Golden Circle via snowmobile, your guide will lead you to the only Michelin-starred restaurant in Iceland.
Isafjordur – The Cliffs of Latrabjarg
After breakfast, your guide will lead you to the Latrabjarg Cliffs. In Iceland, waterfalls are a distinctive aspect of the country’s landscape, but there are none more stunning than Dynjandi, which is also known as the jewel of the Westfjords. This majestic waterfall drops from a height of 330 feet, being narrow at the top and widening at the bottom to appear like a veil of water over the cliff. After lunch, your guide will escort you to Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. After your visit, you will be returned to your accommodation, where you will have the remainder of the evening to spend at your leisure.
Akureyri – Follow Age-Old Footsteps
Iceland is a place that is renowned for its whale watching, and there is no better area to discover the abundance of marine animals than from Akureyri. This morning, you will set off for the floating pier to board a ship in search of these gentle giants. While sighting whales is fairly common in this area, it cannot be absolutely guaranteed. In Akureyri, there is a garden that is waiting for you to discover it. At the botanical garden, you will find about 6,600 different types of imported plants that are growing in beds or nurseries. From here, your guide will lead you to the charming town of Siglufjordur, which is best known as the cultural hub of the north.
Akureyri – Bask in Hot Springs
In the morning, your guide will usher you to an amazing phenomenon: the Skutustadir pseudocraters. Here, you will stand in awe at these rootless craters that formed when molten lava flowed over a wetland. From the pseudocraters, you will descend into the Earth with your guide to locate Grjotagja, which is a small lava cave that houses a geothermal hot spring. You may choose to indulge in lunch within the depths of the cave, or you can eat once your exploration has finished. Afterward, you will travel to Lake Myvatn, which is an area that is famous for its nature baths.
Kopasker – The Ancient Power of the Arctic Henge
This morning, your guide will lead you to a horse farm, where you will be saddled onto a mighty steed that is shorter than your average horse. After your Icelandic horse excursion, you will travel to the Shelter of the Gods. At the helicopter center, you will take to the skies for a bird’s eye view of the entire canyon. Once you land and walk to the edge of the canyon, your guide will tell you of the legend that surrounds the area. You will be provided with lunch at this spot, and you can take as many photographs as you would like. Your final stop of the day will be the Arctic Henge.
Egilsstadir – The Rhyolite Mountains
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Vatnajokull, where you can climb into the icy depths of a glacier. As you lower yourself deeper within the glacier, your experienced guide will explain to you the amazing properties of the Crystal cave and how it was formed by a large glacial river that runs through the area each summer. A transfer to Hengifoss, which is the third-largest waterfall in the country, will greet you next. You will then stop for lunch before your guide escorts you to Borgarfjordur Eystri, which is a region that is famous for its hiking trails that lead to remote fjords and coves.
Vik – A Beach of Diamonds
This morning, you will venture to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. The neighboring black sand beach has been dubbed Diamond Beach because the sand resembles diamonds when the sun shines upon it. On your way to Skaftafell, you and your guide will come across an oasis that is known as Svartifoss. From here, you will continue on your journey to Skaftafell National Park. The national park holds a variety of landscapes, such as black sands, lazy rivers, volcanoes, and snow-capped mountain peaks. You will be able to explore until you want to return to your base.
Reykjavik – Venture to Hidden Waterfalls
As the sun shines across the sky, you and your guide will travel to Langjokull Glacier, which is the second-largest ice cap in the country. As you ride to the summit on snowmobiles, you will experience the thrill of snow rushing past your face. From the top of the glacier, you will descend into the lava caves of Leidarendi with your guide. After lunch, you will travel to Seljalandsfoss. As you traverse the path that allows you to circle the majestic rapids, you will feel a light mist that drizzles across the area before coming across the hidden and lesser-known Gljufrabui. The waterfall runs through a cleft in the cliff before tumbling over a large boulder, where it creates a hypnotic scene.
Reykjavik – Departure
When the sky brightens from the rising sun, you will trek to the center of Reykjavik to view Hallgrimskirkja, which is the largest church in the country. From here, your guide will escort you to one of the most famous places in the city: the Blue Lagoon. Your private transfer will then escort you to Keflavik Airport, where you will leave the country full of wonder at the sights and experiences that will forever remain in your heart.
- Revel in the history of the Vikings like when they set sail for North America over 1,000 years ago
- Snowmobile through the remarkable sights of the Golden Circle and feel the shifting tectonic plates in the Silfra Fissure
- Unearth the unexplored areas of the Westfjords before traversing across the jewel of a waterfall in the region
- Recline in a high-speed vessel as you indulge in a whale-watching expedition
- Stroll across the rootless craters that resemble the Athabascan Valles of another planet
- Journey on horseback through moss-covered lava fields before chasing the northern lights
- Indulge in a hike to the top of Ljosatungur mountain in the breathtaking Borgarfjordur
- Marvel at Iceland’s most elegant waterfall: Svartifoss
- Descend into the 1,000 and 2,000-year-old colorful lava tubes that formed from eruptions
- Witness the tallest church in the entire country that was inspired by the waterfall Svartifoss
Iceland is a country that possesses majestic waterfalls, massive glaciers, mystical canyons that appear as if out of nowhere, and many other natural wonders that are waiting for you to explore. During your stay, you will be impressed by the country’s charm while discovering unique landscapes, such as lava caves that conceal remarkable hot springs. From the oldest beer company in Iceland to walking on black sand beaches, you will experience many of the highlights that Iceland has to offer during this luxurious, 10-day adventure.
The Westfjords are a wonder to behold, but many visitors tend to miss them on their vacation to Iceland. The westernmost point holds a cluster of vibrant birdlife, and nearby, lies the magical, bridal veil waterfall of Dynjandi. The following day, you will indulge in a whale-watching expedition in Akureyri before learning about the Skutustadir pseudocraters that resemble Mars. You will enter a crack in the ground to access the Grjotagja lava cave, which holds a geothermal secret. Here, you will be enchanted by the folklore that surrounds this mystical cave. Afterward, you will venture toward the Arctic Henge, where you will ride sturdy, Icelandic steeds across lava fields before flying high above the Asbyrgi Canyon.
The following day, you will be amazed at the volcanic rock as you hike to the top of Ljosatungur mountain near Borgarfjordur. Then, you will traipse across a glittering Beach that will make you feel like you are walking on diamonds. You will then make your way across the gigantic Langjokull glacier, and as you drive back toward Reykjavik, you will traverse the popular Seljalandsfoss to locate a hidden gem of Gljufrabui. You will also be provided with the opportunity to submerge yourself in the healing depths of the Blue Lagoon, which has the ability to refresh your soul. The exciting and elemental nature of Iceland will empower you with its fierce charm one last time as your private transfer escorts you to Keflavik Airport for your flight home.
$2,245 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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