Visit Iceland and see glaciers, geysers and geothermal hot springs
Travel to Iceland and delve into the ancient land of Vikings and volcanoes on this 5-day Icelandic adventure. Marvel at geothermal hot springs, witness the steamy eruptions of a giant geyser, touch the tongue of Europe's biggest glacier and scale giant waterfalls. Travel through Iceland's desolate lands, so mysterious and ethereal that they have inspired artists, poets and musicians for centuries. The ancient, untamed beauty of Iceland will stay with you forever.
There's a lot more to Iceland than ice (and Bjork). Ford the fjords, glaciers, volcanoes, black sands and thermal springs of this magical land in the world's far north
Discover Iceland's fascinating history of Reykjavik, and visit the astonishing Lutheran church of Hallgrimskirkja
The Eurasian and American tectonic plates may now be pulling apart in Thingvellir National Park, but over a thousand years ago this was the site where Iceland's first parliament came together
Hike to the tongue of Europe's biggest glacier and marvel at the walls of ice in Skaftafell National Park
Southern Iceland is a world of striking contrasts. Walk past blue-white icebergs at the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, and soak up the silence of the surrounding grey sand desert
Iceland can be an expensive destination in many ways, from museum entrance fees to visiting a cafe, but especially in terms of eating out. Your leader will be able to advise on how to save money. In remote areas the only option for dinner will be at the guesthouse we are staying at. Please stock up on food at a supermarket prior to arrival if you would like to opt out eating at the guesthouse's restaurant.
The destinations visited on this trip can be cold throughout the year, especially at the start and end of the season and at night. Please bring appropriate clothing for adverse weather conditions. There may be the rare occasion where your leader has to alter the itinerary and activities due to the weather. In this case an alternative will be offered.
Due to the remote locations we visit, there are a few long drives on this trip. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the scenery and spend some time getting to know the other members of your group.
As accommodation on this trip is multi-share, single travellers will share a room with other travellers of the same sex. Twin share, quad share and multi share are possible depending on the season and the make-up of the group. A single supplement is not available to be booked on this trip. Hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together/apart. Please also be aware that many guesthouses in Iceland offer shared bathrooms rather than en-suite facilities. Rooms in Iceland can be small, and at times you may be accommodated a short walk away from the main building.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 11 September 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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Please note that a single supplement is not available on this trip, as many of the properties we use on this trip have only a limited number of rooms. If a single room becomes available at check-in for any of the nights, there may be the option to upgrade to a single room and pay the surcharge locally for that night.
Our Iceland Express trips score an average of 4 out of 5 based on 8 reviews in the last year.
The trip I took was an Iceland Express Tour and was well managed with our driver/guide working hard for us giving excellent information and making sure we saw everything. . Meals are expensive in Iceland so take advantage of the market stops and pick up your own food . Cabins have good kitchens and common areas. Bring GOOD rain gear (Gortex works well) The weather is very changeable in Iceland.
Review submitted 07 Jul 2017
Although just a short trip,one of my favourite yet! Iceland blew me away with its natural beauty, fascinating culture and almost Utopian society. The trip was very well organised, ran very smoothly with some excellent included and extra activities and the accommodation was much better than I expected. Magnus, our guide was fantastic - informative, patient and a very interesting guy - he really made the trip. OK, yes, it is very expensive but as long as one is prepared for that then it isn't really an issue. I'd recommend booking an extra day in Reykjavik as there's so more to see than is included on the tour but the tour gives a good flavour of the city. A completely brilliant trip. I actually didn't want to leave.....
Review submitted 04 Jul 2017