Icelandic Adventure

9 Day Exploration from Reykjavik to Reykjavik with Collette

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Collette's 9 Day Icelandic Adventure. Set out on a small group journey that reveals Iceland's adventurous landscapes and cultural heritage. Explore old town Reykjavik during a walking tour. Witness the stunning Golden Circle first hand. See Thingvellir National Park and the unbelievable...read more

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Exploration Starts In
Starts In
Reykjavik
Exploration Ends In
Ends In
Reykjavik
Accomodation
Accomodation
4 Star
20
Max Group Size
20
Small Group
Trip Style
Small Group
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Iceland
Trip Operated By:
Collette
Collette
32 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
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Trip Code:
COL604

Itinerary

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1 Reykjavík, Iceland - Tour Begins
Icelandic culture and epic history greet you this morning in the country's capital: Reykjavik. Explore the old section of the city on a walking tour where you'll discover the towering Hallgrimskirkja church, the harbor, city hall, and Reykjavík's oldest building, now home to the Kraum Icelandic Design Center. The Harpa Concert Hall is a true marvel of modern architecture in Reykjavik, as is the hall's famous glass façade. Tonight, make friends with your traveling companions during a traditional Icelandic dinner at a distinctive local restaurant. (D)
2 Reykjavík - Golden Circle - Reykjavík
A journey along the spectacular Golden Circle is your gateway to Iceland's most incredible natural wonders. Stop at a family-owned dairy farm and enjoy a mélange of cheeses that are produced onsite. Journey onward to the otherworldly Thingvellir National Park, where you can walk between two continents as you stand at the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a UNESCO World Heritage site that marks the meeting place of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Get lost in the beauty of the Gullfoss' (Golden Falls) 100-foot double cascade waterfall, and see Strokkur, the fountain geyser with an explosive, 90 foot vertical spout. (B)
3 Reykjavík - Akureyri - Goðafoss - Húsavík
Experience the true beauty of the way up north. This morning, fly* to Akureyri. Upon arrival** enjoy some leisure time to absorb the quaint culture of Iceland's “Capital of the North”. Then, it's your choice! Saddle up and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the countryside on a horseback riding excursion -OR- grab your camera for a photo tour with Icelandic horses. Learn about these friendly and photogenic animals as you walk with them alongside beautiful vistas. En route to Húsavík, stop at one of Iceland's most historic waterfalls, Goðafoss, where Iceland was converted to Christianity in A. D. 1000. Later, settle into your farmhouse in the Icelandic countryside. This family-owned property holds an environmental gold certification. Savor the reflective stillness of its rural surroundings during a 3-night stay. This evening, enjoy the true essence of farm-to-table as locally sourced ingredients are incorporated in your dining experience. (B/D)
4 Húsavík
After a continental breakfast made with farm-sourced ingredients, the day begins at Grenjaðarstaður, a fascinating collection of Icelandic turf settlement homes. Afterward, venture into the town of Húsavík. Ancient tales say this was the first place in Iceland settled by the Norse. Your adventure starts with a visit to the town's whaling museum. Then take to the sea! Gear up in thermal wear because you'll be joining expert whale watchers on Skjálfandi Bay. Aboard specialized zodiacs, get as close as you can to whales in northern Iceland. You may see the humpback, minke, fin or harbor porpoise, and possibly the orca or giant blue whales that frequent these waters. This afternoon enjoy some leisure time and meet the people who call this town home. (B)
5 Húsavík - Diamond Circle - Dettifoss - Lake Mývatn - Húsavík
Spend today exploring the highlights of the magnificent Diamond Circle, a scenic circuit that covers over 160 miles. Begin with the powerful Dettifoss waterfall, known to be one of the strongest waterfalls in all of Europe due to its volume. Then visit Lake Mývatn, a volcanic lake surrounded by many intriguing volcanic and geothermal phenomena. During your time here you will have a chance to explore the Dimmuborgir lava formations, a field of ethereal rock structures. Continue on to Skútustaðagígar and get up close to rootless cones, or pseudo-craters, which were formed by lava coming in contact with Lake Mývatn's waters rather than a volcanic eruption. Next, reflect on the sights of the day while taking a relaxing soak in the Blue Lagoon of the north, the Mývatn Nature Baths. Enjoy the warm, mineral-rich geothermal waters of this man-made lagoon. This evening continue to experience the gifts of your surroundings during another farm-to-table inspired dinner. (B/D)
6 Húsavík - Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Stykkishólmur
A scenic 290 mile drive takes you to Stykkishólmur, the gateway to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and a place unlike any other. Nicknamed “Iceland in Miniature,” the sparkling fjords, volcanic peaks, and the Snæfellsjökull ice cap (immortalized in Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth) are just some of the sights you'll see in this otherworldly landscape. Along the way, this transfer day offers you the opportunity to bask in Iceland's barren and dramatic scenery while you drive through the northern horse country of Gauksmyri with its pastures surrounded by mountains. Stop at a wool factory that is among a handful of remaining shops still using 100% Icelandic wool. Discover how they' ve modernized production while staying true to the traditional patterns of the past. This afternoon, enjoy some time on your own to explore the quaint fishing town of Stykkishólmur, with its shops, museums, and plethora of opportunities for catching the unbelievable scenery with your camera lens. (B/D)
7 Stykkishólmur - Vatnshellir Cave - Snæfellsjökull Glacier Experience
Today, continue your journey through the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, with its camera-ready black sand beaches, stunning cliffs, mountain peaks, volcanic craters, plunging waterfalls, rocky coastlines, and tiny fishing villages. Get ready to journey 100 feet below the ground to an 8,000-year-old lava tube on a thrilling tour of Vatnshellir Cave.*** In addition to seeing the amazing rock pigments, lava formations, stalagmites, and stalactites of the cave, you'll also get to experience total and absolute darkness. Back in the light of day, gear up to ascend the captivating Snæfellsjökull glacier**** via mountain truck! Under a tented venue surrounded by Iceland's natural splendor, join your mountain guides for an exclusive tasting of local epicurean specialties. Then, it's your choice! Gear up with crampons and an ice pick and join an expert on a hike that brings you to nearly 3,000 feet onto a glacier, where breathtaking ice formations, moulins, and crevasses reside in full view -OR- venture alongside a guide for a hike through lava fields, showcasing the landscape's myriad textures and pigments. (B)
8 Stykkishólmur - Borgarnes - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavík
Head south on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula where you'll embark on a true Icelandic cultural adventure. Learn about a 400-year-old tradition of catching and preserving Greenland shark. Before leaving, test your culinary courage and try the local specialty, hákarl (cured shark meat). Dive into the origins of Icelandic heritage, including the works of the famous Viking poet, Egill Skallagrímsson, on a visit to the Settlement Museum. Embark on a drive to the Reykjanes Peninsula, best known as the home of the Blue Lagoon. You can' t leave Iceland without taking a dip in the warm, mineral-rich waters of this geothermal wonder, located in the middle of a dramatic lava field. Come together this evening for a farewell dinner at a restaurant featuring Icelandic-inspired cuisine. (B/D)
9 Reykjavík - Tour Ends
Head for home having uncovered Iceland's adventurous side. (B)

Collette Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Learn about the tradition of catching and preserving Greenland shark.
  • Relax in the geothermal Mývatn Nature Baths.
  • Explore Snæfellsjökull glacier aboard an Icelandic mountain truck.
  • Relax in the mineral rich waters of the Blue Lagoon.
  • Tour the old section of Reykjavík on foot.
  • Taste “hákarl,” cured shark meat.
  • Indulge in Icelandic-inspired cuisine at a local restaurant.
  • Experience Icelandic delicacies during an exclusive tasting at the Snæfellsjökull Glacier.
Trip Inclusions
  • Expertly crafted itineraries
  • 4-star+ accommodation
  • Skilled and engaging tour managers
  • Expert local guides with insider knowledge
  • Attraction entrance fees with preferential access
  • Many meals full of local flavour
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Plus, access to Wi-Fi hotspots on tour
Activity Level
  • To truly experience the program and destination, you need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing stairs and periods of standing. Some of the touring days may be longer, with select included activities occurring later in the evening.
Arrival & Departure
  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is Reykjavik (REK) Airport, Please make sure your flights arrive before 10:00am
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is Reykjavik (REK) Airport, Please do not book flights departing earlier than 12:00am on the last day
Private Airport Transfers
  • Private, chauffeur service is included for all air-inclusive tour bookings. This personalised service is included within a 40km radius from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Cairns and Hobart airport gateways. Service is available between 41-70 kms for a small fee.
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.

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