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

4.8 out of 5 based on 42 reviews submitted.
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Explore the beautifully rugged landscapes of Iceland’s western peninsulas with coastal cliffs, centuries-old volcanic glaciers and huge waterfalls on a nine-day Premium adventure. Take a boat cruise between icebergs at Glacier Lagoon, trek around vast waterside craters, visit local artisans in Grundarfjordur and explore small fishing villages. Sample fresh produce at your Feature Stay, take a carbon-neutral boat trip to spot whales 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 18 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 – and the hot springs of the Sky Lagoon.
  • Get to know Iceland’s gentle giants on board a carbon-neutral sailing boat. This Exclusive Experience allows you to respectfully and silently spot whales with the help of an expert guide.
  • Stay in the stylish Fosshotel for your Feature Stay, offering up priceless views of the surrounding landscape and an excellent on-site restaurant that uses fresh Icelandic produce.
  • 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 an 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

Map of Premium Iceland including Iceland

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 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
  • Glaumbaer - Turf Houses visit and guided tour
  • 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
  • Reykjavik - Leader-led walking tour
  • Golden Circle - Strokkur Geyser & Gullfoss Waterfalll
  • Reykjavik - Sky Lagoon
Add on activities
  • Reykjavik - Perlan Museum - ISK5390
  • Reykjavik - Saga Museum - ISK3600
  • Reykjavik - Settlement Exhibition - ISK2500
  • Reykjavik - Whales of Iceland Museum - ISK4300
  • Reykjavik - Harpa Concert Hall - Free
  • Reykjavik - Maritime Museum - ISK2350
  • Nauthólsvík - Thermal Beach - Free
  • Reykjavik - Lava Tunnel Tour - ISK13499

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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. Due to the ongoing volcanic activity in the area, the Blue Lagoon has been temporarily closed. We will instead visit the Sky Lagoon, an oceanside spa outside of Reykjavik.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 42 reviews submitted.
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Sue · Traveled June 2024
Travelling with intrepid premium to Iceland is fantastic! Small group, great bus, excellent accommodation and food, and a lovely guide. What more could you want? Fabulous scenery – and Iceland has that - and then some! It was the best trip I have ever done.
Review submitted 26 Jun 2024

David · Traveled June 2024
The land of fire and ice is a unique country with unmatched scenery. This Intrepid tour allowed me to see it all at a relatively relaxed holiday pace with very comfortable stopovers.
Review submitted 24 Jun 2024

Murray · Traveled June 2024
Excellent trip, covering a wide experience of iceland. Gisli was a great guide. Great accomodation and good included meals.
Review submitted 12 Jun 2024

Nick · Traveled June 2024
This trip around Iceland was simply fantastic-combining the spectacular scenery,the contrasting geology ,absorbing history and stories of this country,delivered through a driver and guide with an amazing recall and coverage of everything Iceland and Nordic influence-Gisli you are a star!
Review submitted 17 Jun 2024

Deanna · Traveled June 2024
The premium Iceland tour with Intrepid was absolutely fantastic. What a fascinating country Iceland is. Our guide was sensational with his knowledge of history, geology, plants, birds, just everything to do with Iceland. Spectacular scenery. Clean and warm accommodation. A sensational tour.
Review submitted 12 Jun 2024
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