An Icelandic Odyssey: In the Footsteps of Legendary Vikings and Sagas

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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, Hvammstangi, Fludir, Stykkisholmur...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

Epic adventures and enchanting myths flow from the landscape and rise from the culture during your custom tailored Iceland itinerary that will uncover the trail of Vikings. Steam rises from the thermal baths and spreads across the rolling hills of the countryside as glaciers glint in the sunlight while crowning dramatic mountaintops. Ancient walls showcase the history of Iceland’s largest city, and old paneling brings a sense of the past inside a replica longhouse. From warrior poets to turf homes,...

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Trip Highlights

  • Trace the tales of Iceland’s most prominent legend as you visit the Saga Center in Hvolsvollur
  • Learn how the landscape has inspired mythology and legend during your exploration of the Dalabyggd region to find the Church of the Hidden People
  • Visit the reconstructed turf home of famous Vikings Erik the Red and Leif Eriksson located near the Leifsbud Museum
  • See the stunning natural fortress of Borgarvirki, crafted by basalt pillars
  • Relish the warmth and comfort of the Blue Lagoon upon your arrival in Iceland with a rejuvenating experience in the thermal baths
  • Discover the historical grounds of Reykjavik on a private tour that will give you a timeline of the island and city, from an ancient longhouse to modern church
  • Visit the meeting place of one of the oldest parliaments in the world located inside Thingvellir National Park
  • Meet a local fisherman who continues the traditions of his ancestors inside the Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum located near Snaefelljokull National Park  

Detailed Description

The history of Iceland is full of tales of ocean voyages and epic battles along the mysterious landscape. Myths rise out of the rocks as legend shapes the culture found around the cities and villages across the island. Your 8-day tour will trace the history of Vikings in Iceland and will begin with your arrival at Keflavik International Airport. Your private transfer will greet you at customs and introduce you to the country with a visit to the Blue Lagoon where you can relax in the tranquil thermal waters before continuing to Reykjavik for the evening.

Wake the next morning, and your guide will lead you on an in-depth historical tour of Iceland’s capital and largest city. Visit the National Museum and Culture House, and then stroll along the historical Old Harbor before learning about the antique parliament building. The next day, you will visit the Thingvellir National Park to wander along tectonic plates, pass reflective lagoons, and find the boulder at which the first parliament of Iceland met. Venture to the top of Kaldidalur Mountain and view the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. Continue the next day to discover the home of the famous poet Egil Skallagrimsson near Snaefelljokull National Park. Explore the landscape, view the glacier, and spend time inside the Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum. Discover elves and the Hidden People the following day as you begin the day with a visit to the home of Erik the Red and Leif Eriksson before traversing the majestic Dalabyggd region. Travel through Laxardalsheidi Pass and enjoy a boat ride from Hvammstangi village to search for seals along the coastline.

The next day, travel into the barren highlands to find the geothermal waters of Hveravellir. Follow the stories of outlaws and ghosts through the Kjolur Route before viewing Gullfoss Falls and the nearby spouting geysers, and then stroll through the medieval exhibits of the Njals Saga in the Saga Center at Hvolsvollur Village. Make your way next to view Skoga Falls and the Thorvaldseyri Visitor Center to learn about the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajokull. Your private transfer will then greet you at your hotel the following day to escort you to Keflavik International Airport for your flight home.  Our Iceland travel specialists will ensure that yours is a trip of a lifetime.

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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