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Iceland Discovery

8 Days | Move on to greener pastures full of geothermal springs, glaciers and geysers

4.9 out of 5 based on 199 reviews submitted.
EUR €2,741
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Travel to Iceland and delve into the ancient tales of Vikings and volcanoes on this eight-day adventure to its heartlands. Marvel at geothermal hot springs, witness the steamy eruptions of a giant geyser, touch the tongue of Europe's biggest glacier at Vatnajokull and cruise the Jokulsarlong Glacial Lagoon, see lava that's still warm after decades and witness the giant Skogafoss and Detifoss waterfalls in all their splendour. Travel through Iceland's isolated corners and the land of the famous Blue Lagoon – so mysterious and ethereal that they have inspired artists, poets and musicians for centuries. Plus, with a local leader on hand to answer any questions and get you from place to place, you’ll be cruising around this icy isle in no time.

Trip overview

Map of Iceland Discovery including Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 20.81 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.

Why you'll love this trip
  • There's a lot more to Iceland than ice (and Bjork). Ford the fjords, glaciers, volcanoes and black sand beaches, and consider adding on a visit to the renowned Blue Lagoon for a soak in the geothermal springs.
  • Spend the evening at the quirky farm town of Modrudalur – an isolated settlement and the highest inhabited place in Iceland and enjoy a home-cooked dinner at our guesthouse at Snaefellsnes.
  • Walk to the mottled blue, grey and black tongue of Vatnajokull glacier – an ice cap so large it covers eight per cent of the country – and discover the incredible Skogafoss Waterfall.
  • Glide past blue-white icebergs on an included boat tour of Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and soak up the silence of the surrounding grey sand desert..
  • Experience the unearthly scenery at Namaskard, where steam rises from the sulphuric terrain and take a walk around the lava stacks and caves of Dimmuborgir.

Is this trip right for you?
  • A remote location and high-performing currency are just two reasons Iceland can be an expensive destination. This affects things like museum entrance fees and outdoor activities, but is especially noticeable when eating out. Your leader will be able to advise on how to save money, but 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 extremity of the weather makes for incredible scenery, but it also means Iceland can be very cold, especially at the start and end of the season and at night. Please bring appropriate clothing for adverse weather conditions. On the rare occasions your leader must alter the itinerary due to the weather which can cause roads being blocked, sites closure etc. Your leader will discuss the necessary changes and alternatives where possible.
  • In order to access what’s off the beaten track, a few long drives are in order. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the scenery and spend some time getting to know the other members of your group.
  • The facilities will be shared in some of the guest houses that you stay on this trip.
  • On this trip you must pack as lightly as possible because you will be expected to carry your own bag and although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes), we strongly recommend keeping the weight between 15kg / 33lb. Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps to accommodate the cobbled streets, uneven surfaces, stairs and steps you are likely to encounter while carrying your luggage. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.


Map of Iceland Discovery including Iceland



7 breakfasts, 1 dinner


Private minibus with free Wi-Fi


Hotel (4 nights), Guest house & Farm stay with shared facilities (3 nights)

  • Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall Visit
  • Golden Circle - Strokkur Geysir
  • Golden Circle - Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Golden Circle - Thingvellir National Park
  • Skogafoss - Waterfall Visit
  • South Coast - Rocks of Reynisfjara
  • Vik - Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • East Fjords - Scenic Drive with Stops at Djupivogur & Egilsstadir
  • Jokulsarlon - Glacier Lagoon Boat Tour
  • Myvatn - Namaskard Boiling Mud Pools, Dimmuborgir & Skutustadir Crater Group
  • Dettifoss - Waterfall Visit
  • Myvatn - Lake Myvatn
  • Godafoss - Waterfall Visit
  • Akureyri - Walking Tour
  • Snaefellsnes - Home-cooked dinner
  • Snaefellsnes National Park
Add on activities
  • Fludir - Secret Lagoon - ISK3300
  • Hvolsvollur - Lava Center - ISK4390
  • Vatnajokull - Glacier Hike - ISK13900
  • Akureyri - Forest Lagoon - ISK5990
  • Lysuholl - Lysuholslaug Thermal Pool (seasonal) - ISK1500
  • Reykjavik - Whale Watching - ISK12490
  • Reykjavik - Maritime Museum - ISK2220
  • Reykjavik - Harpa Concert Hall - Free
  • Nauthólsvík - Thermal Beach - Free
  • Reykjavik - Perlan Museum - ISK4990
  • Reykjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon - ISK18980
  • Reykjavik - Settlement Exhibition - ISK2740
  • Reykjavik - Saga Museum - ISK3600
  • Reykjavik - Whales of Iceland Museum - ISK3900
  • Reykjavik - Silfra Fissure Snorkelling Day Trip - ISK22990
  • Reykjavik - Fly-Over Iceland - ISK5490
  • Sky Lagoon - ISK9990

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4.9 out of 5 based on 199 reviews submitted.
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Claudia · Traveled October 2023
Iceland was stunning, my trip was well organised & have a great insight into the coin & it’s history, a fabulous week of travel.
Review submitted 18 Oct 2023

Lucy · Traveled October 2023
Iceland is the most incredible country you will ever visit. The geography of the area is breath taking and you get to experience so many different elements by going the entire way around the country (not just the southern areas like most tourists do!).
Review submitted 22 Oct 2023

Donald · Traveled October 2023
VISITING ICELAND IS LIKE TOURING THESE PLACES I HAVE VISITED, ALL IN ONE LOCATION: • Antarctica’s wildlife, rugged oceans & walk on snow/glaciers; • Alaska’s glaciers, majestic mountains, northern lights, vegetation & rugged life; • Maui’s waterfalls, volcanoes, whale watching & rich green landscapes; • Major city hop-on / hop- off bus touring seeing various tourist attractions - no car or taxi required; • Europe’s rich heritage, museums & fine dining; • Ushuaia Argentina’s friendly-layback citizens & low crime rate; • The cold-strong-gale force winds off Michigan’s Lake Superior southern coastline in Grand Marais. • Colorado’s Rocky Mountains & wide open spaces.
Review submitted 16 Oct 2023

Deborah · Traveled October 2023
Amazing experience just had on Intrepids Iceland Discovery tour. Stunning waterfalls, glaciers, walk through a ice cave, cruising through icebergs, relaxing in hot springs plus lots more. Extremely fortunate to sight the Northern Lights, a once in a life time experience. Met some amazing travellers. Lots of laughs and amazing experiences. Our tour leader Jura was amazing, she shared all her countries history and stories of Iceland's Trolls.
Review submitted 10 Oct 2023

Jessica · Traveled September 2023
Excellent trip. Our guide Siggy really made it for us. Saw so many amazing places around Iceland. Got very lucky with my group of people who made it all the more special. Only real complaint is the housing. Some were extremely small and one of the houses had unstable flooring that you could push your foot through.
Review submitted 10 Oct 2023
Iceland Discovery
EUR €2,741