Reykjavik, Akureyri, Egilsstadir
Dates are customizable for private departures.
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...
Reykjavik - Helicopter Introduction
When you land at Keflavik Airport, your private transfer will drive you to your accommodation, where you can settle in before transferring to the helicopter center. For your introductory tour, you will be provided with a bird’s eye view of the city via helicopter. After your tour concludes, your private transfer will escort you to the Blue Lagoon, which will prove to be the perfect way to ease your exhausted muscles after a long flight. You can slide into the healing waters and lay your head against the curved edges of the pool. This will surely prove to be an incredibly relaxing experience.
Reykjavik - Feast like Royalty
This morning, you will visit the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. The peninsula is home to thunderous waterfalls, serene lakes, a deep gorge, and mountains that reach for the sky. Once again, your escort will lead you to a helicopter center for a high-flying tour of the Golden Circle. Your pilot will land in Thingvellir National Park, so you can explore. From there, your guide will fly you over to Faxi, which is one of the lesser-known waterfalls in Iceland. Your guide will then lead you to Strokkur, which is one of the last few geysers that are still active in Iceland. When you are ready, your guide will escort you to Iceland’s only Michelin-starred restaurant.
Akureyri - Visit Breathtaking Waterfalls
This morning, you will visit Husafell. Here, you will have the chance to venture into Langjokull, which is Iceland’s second-largest glacier. You and your guide will tread through the unfiltered nature of the glacier, pausing at the top to feel the pure elemental power of Iceland. After, you will drive to Hvammstangi, where you can encounter wild Icelandic horses. When you arrive at the village of Hvammstangi, which is located along the Vatnsnes Peninsula, you will be impressed at the sheer number of seals that lie around the harbor. The peninsula is the perfect place for seal-watching and is also home to the Icelandic Seal Center. Lastly, you visit Seljalandsfoss and Gljufrabui, which are two majestic waterfalls.
Egilsstadir - The Footsteps of Astronauts
After breakfast, your guide will lead you to Husavik for an exciting adventure of whale watching. This is one of the best locations to view whales in the world because an abundance of pods travels through this area. When you arrive back onshore, you will transfer to Lake Myvatn, where you will sink deep into the nature baths to relax any sore muscles that you may have from your car rides. Afterward, the Langanes Peninsula, which is known for its goose-shaped landmark, will be a remarkable place to view the wild birdlife of Iceland.
Hof - 1,000-Year-Old Ice Caves
Lagarfljot is a serene representative of Iceland’s organic beauty, and today, you will visit this serene lake. You will be astounded by its natural allure, and the mountains in the distance are nearly always mirrored in the water. From there, your guide will drive you to Hengifoss, which is Iceland’s third-largest waterfall. On your way to Vestrahorn Mountain, the jagged mountain peaks will loom above you with their sheer immensity. As you wander around Vestrahorn, you will also come across an old Viking village film set, where creaky wooden houses are covered in luscious green grass. You will eventually make it to Vatnajokull National Park, where you will descend with your guide into the ice cave of the Vatnajokull glacier.
Vik - Extraordinary Glaciers
The highest peak of Skaftafell is on your list of things to see today. As you trek across the landscape, you will come upon the Svartifoss, which is one of the most sensational waterfalls you will see on your vacation. Afterward, you will reach Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. The lagoon is formed from melted glacial water, so you will have the chance to watch mini icebergs lazily float past you. Afterward, the narrow canyon of Fjadrargljufur will be waiting for you. From here, your guide will lead you over to Eldhraun, which is a lava field that was created by the Laki eruption in the 18th century. You will enter into the mythical world of Iceland when you step foot in these fields.
Vestmannaeyjar - An Archipelago Adventure
After breakfast, your guide will drive you across the black sand beach of Solheimasandur, where the infamous US Navy DC plane ran out of fuel and crash-landed. You will experience a thrill when you climb inside the 1973 plane wreck and run your hands along the vintage rivets and smooth insides. As you ferry to Vestmannaeyjar, you will catch a glimpse of the famous Elephant Rock. Once you reach Vestmannaeyjar, your guide will escort you to Heimaey, which is where the Eldheimar Museum is located. Afterward, you will transfer to Storhofdi. Storhofdi is known as the puffin lookout because this is where these colorful birds enjoy nesting.
Reykjavik - Departure
Thjofafoss is one of the three main waterfalls in the Thjorsa river. As you wind back into Reykjavik, one of your last stops will be at Hallgrimskirkja, where the shape of the church was inspired by Svartifoss and its basalt columns. Afterward, your guide will lead you to the Blue Lagoon once more to ease the tension of your muscles before your departure. Soon after, your private transfer will drive you out to Keflavik Airport for your flight home.
- 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
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.
$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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