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9 Days | Walk among the glaciers, mountains and volcanoes of Iceland.

4.7 out of 5 based on 34 reviews submitted.
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Explore the beautifully rugged landscapes of Iceland’s western peninsulas with soaring coastal cliffs, centuries-old volcanic glaciers and idyllic waterfalls on a nine-day Premium adventure. Enjoy a boat cruise between icebergs at Glacier Lagoon, trek around vast waterside craters, visit local artisans in Grundarfjordur and charming fishing villages, and dip your toes in the Arctic Ocean. See the highlights of Iceland with expert local knowledge and time to explore – you’ll get a true taste of this Northern European outpost.

Trip overview

Map of Premium Iceland including Iceland
Start
Reykjavik, Iceland
Finish
Reykjavik, Iceland
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Iceland
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
BIPK
This trip generates 27.4 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Witness the diversity of Iceland's natural phenomena – rootless craters, glacial lakes and geothermal lagoons. Visit Gulfoss, Iceland's largest waterfall, the famous Blue Lagoon, and drive through fields of lava.
  • Get to know Iceland’s gentle giants on board an eco-friendly carbon neutral sailing boat. This Exclusive Experience allows you to respectfully and silently spot whales with the help of an expert guide.
  • Step into Iceland’s history during your Feature Stay at the country’s oldest hotel. Enjoy personal and friendly service and old-fashioned touches, from antique furniture to original architecture.
  • Gain an insight into how the eruption of Eyafjallajokull volcano in 2010 has affected the lives of the residents in the Hvolsvollur Valley, then take part in their tree planting project during this Exclusive Experience.
  • From a soak in the Deildartunguhver Hot Spring to a visit to a local artist’s stone carving workshops and a tasting session of Icelandic specialties, your Exclusive Experiences will deepen your understanding of Icelandic culture.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Iceland can be very cold at any time of year, so it's important to bring appropriate clothing. On the rare occasion that your leader has to alter the itinerary due to adverse weather, alternative activities will be offered.
  • Many locations on this itinerary are remote, which means a few long drives of around 6 hours. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the scenery and spend some time getting to know your fellow travellers. Of course, you will stop frequently for photo opportunities.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

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Inclusions

Meals

8 breakfasts, 5 dinners

Transport

Private Vehicle (Ford Transit van or similar)

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (7 nights), Feature stay (1 night)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Reykjavik - Welcome Dinner
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Borgarfjordur - Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
  • Golden Circle - Thingvellir National Park (Parliament Plains)
  • Borgarfjordur - Hraunfossar & Barnafoss Waterfalls
  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Snaefellsjokull, Arnarstapi & Stykkisholmur
  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Liston's Stone Carving Workshop
  • Trollaskagi Peninsula - Siglufjordur
  • Trollaskagi Peninsula - Icelandic Specialties Tasting
  • Myvatn - Godafoss Waterfall
  • Hauganes Whale Watching Excursion
  • Myvatn - Lake Myvatn
  • Myvatn - Namaskard Boiling Mud Pools, Dimmuborgir & Skutustadir Crater Group
  • Jokulsarlon - Glacier Lagoon Boat Ride (seasonal)
  • East Fjords - Scenic Drive
  • South Coast - Laki Lava Fields
  • South Coast - Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss Waterfalls
  • Hvolsvollur Valley - Responsible Travel Tree Planting Activity
  • Reykjavik - Leader-led walking tour
  • Golden Circle - Strokkur Geyser & Gullfoss Waterfalll
  • Reykjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon
Add on activities
  • Reykjavik - Perlan Museum - ISK4990
  • Reykjavik - Saga Museum - ISK3600
  • Reykjavik - Settlement Exhibition - ISK2740
  • Reykjavik - Whales of Iceland Museum - ISK3900
  • Reykjavik - Harpa Concert Hall - Free
  • Reykjavik - Maritime Museum - ISK2220
  • Nauthólsvík - Thermal Beach - Free
  • Laugarvatn - Fontana Geothermal Baths - ISK4990
  • Reykjavik - Lava Tunnel Tour - ISK11400

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. There are a limited number of single supplements available per trip departure. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
3. Travel is always an adventure and, as destinations reopen, there are a few challenges as everyone gets back up to speed and adjusts to the new normal. Our leaders are experts when it comes to dealing with anything unexpected along the journey, so pack your understanding and flexibility, sit back and relax while they take care of the rest.

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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 34 reviews submitted.
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John · Traveled September 2023
Review submitted 14 Sep 2023

Michelle · Traveled August 2023
We had the most incredible immersive experience in Iceland with Intrepid. Aside from the stunning and unique vistas around every corner, our exceptional guide Gisli treated us to wonderful lessons in culture, zoology, botany, history, politics and many captivating ‘sagas’. Thank you Gisli - you turned this trip into a precious lifetime memory for us all.
Review submitted 27 Aug 2023

Heather · Traveled July 2023
First time travelling with a tour group and with Intrepid. The tour of Iceland was small numbers, informative, friendly, and totally enjoyable. I was extremely happy to have done Iceland with Intrepid.
Review submitted 07 Aug 2023

Tim · Traveled July 2023
"Premium Iceland" small group guided tour was all it advertised and more. The extra kroner are worth it if you want to maximise your Icelandic experience. You will experience more than selfdrive and avoid the morning breakfast room hassle of a big bus. Our guide, Margret ensured we had a great time.
Review submitted 08 Aug 2023

Margot · Traveled July 2023
Iceland is quite spectacular & definitely worth seeing and this tour seemed to cover all the sights. Fridjon was a great guide who loved showing us his country, was friendly, helpful & had a great sense of humour. Accommodation & food were also very good.
Review submitted 15 Aug 2023
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