Godafoss waterfall in Iceland

Iceland for Seniors: 8-Day Adventure of Iceland’s Best Attractions

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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, Akureyri, Egilsstadir

Suggested Duration

8 Days

Designed with the senior traveler in mind, this 8-day journey is an exploration of all the elemental phenomena that makes Iceland a unique country. Moss-covered lava fields, black sand beaches that stretch as far as you can see, and majestic waterfalls offer you a slight taste of the power that Iceland has over the elements. Ice caves located deep inside the Earth and the hidden gems of the country all yearn to be explored during this customizable trip to Iceland. Discover them by booking a tour...

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Trip Highlights

  • Helicopter over the city of Reykjavik for a bird’s eye view of outdoor sculptures, large green spaces, and geothermal pools
  • Feast like royalty at the only Michelin-starred restaurant in Reykjavik, where luscious seafood and succulent lamb are mainstays
  • Captivate your senses in an ethereal world behind majestic waterfalls and hidden gems
  • Tread in the same training footsteps as the first astronauts from the 1960s moon landing
  • Descend deep into the glacial earth of Vatnajokull and stare in wonder at this icy phenomenon
  • Behold the majesty of the highest peaks, extraordinary glaciers, and black sand beaches of Skaftafell
  • Endure the windiest archipelago adventure in all of Europe at Storhofdi
  • Unearth the hidden turquoise waters of Thjofafoss, where the breathtaking waterfall is set against the sharp mountains of Burfell

Detailed Description

Reykjavik is a beautiful blend of nature, natural wonders, and safety, and it is here that you can experience some of the world’s most gorgeous sights in the world. Iceland is one of the safest countries in the world, topping the Global Peace Index for the 12th year in a row. During your stay, you will visit the most astounding natural and surreal wonders in the world and experience the pure elemental power of the country. From the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon to the large sculpture about hope, progress, and freedom, you will witness all the glorious sights of Reykjavik from a helicopter before basking in the warmth of the geothermal spas. Afterward, you will continue your luxurious stay with a visit to the only Michelin-starred restaurant in the country.

As you journey toward Akureyri, you will step into the icy phenomenon of Langjokull, which is Iceland’s second-largest glacier. While you are inside the glacier, you can run your fingers along the frozen interior and marvel at its raw beauty. Then, you will visit two of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland: the popular Seljalandsfoss and Gljufrabui. The following day, you will venture out to the open sea to locate the gentle rise and fall of whales before walking in the same footsteps as the men who first landed on the moon in the 1960s at Askja Caldera. You will be amazed at the teeming wild birdlife that inhabits the Langanes Peninsula and the sharp cliffs below the Fontur Lighthouse, which was built in the early 20th century.

Next, you will encounter the surreal landscape of Vatnajokull National Park and descend into the glacier’s depths. As you trek across the country toward Vik, you will reach the highest peaks of Skaftafell before traversing the narrow moss-covered canyon of Fjadrargljufur. On your way to Vestmannaeyjar, you will visit the infamous US Navy DC plane wreck on the black sands of Solheimasandur. You will also visit another piece of history before returning to Reykjavik for a rejuvenating dip in the Blue Lagoon. The other-worldly landscapes and ethereal nature of Iceland will remain forever in your heart as your private transfer drives you to Keflavik Airport for your departure 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

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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