Classic: Best of Iceland (ELBI)
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12.
Meals Included: 6 breakfasts
Accommodations: Standard hotel (5 nights), sustainable farmhouse (1 night).
Sleep in a local guesthouse in the eastern fjords region, marvel at the largest ice cap in Europe, gape at the JOkulsArlOn Glacier Lagoon with seals floating on icebergs, photograph black-sand beaches and gushing waterfalls around this island nation
If youre looking for a fast but full visit around Iceland, this seven-day trip fits the bill perfectly. It's got tons of main highlights - whale-watching tours, visiting glacier lagoons, and taking glacier hikes - as well as plenty of hidden gems that you won't find anywhere else in the world. Be sure to pack your sense of adventure and get ready to feel Iceland under your feet.
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 7 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Reykjavik||Day 1 Reykjavik|
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Akureyri||Day 2 Reykjavik/Akureyri (1B)|
Explore the town in the afternoon before an included whale watching tour in the evening. EyjafjOrour is a scenic spot to enjoy the local wildlife and small villages in the area. Included Activities: Whale Watching from Dalvik Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 3||Bakkagerdi||Day 3 Akureyri/Bakkagerdi (1B)|
Head to MYvatn Lake, stopping en route at Gooafoss Waterfall. In MYvatn, explore lava formations of Dimmuborgir and the geothermal area of NAmaskaro. Visit Dettifoss Waterfall, one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe. Reach BorgarfjOrour in the East Fjords region for a night in a local guesthouse. Included Activities: Godafoss Waterfall Visit Myvatn Geothermal Lake Visit Dimmuborgir Lava Fields Visit NAmaskaro Visit Dettifoss Waterfall Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 4||Hofn||Day 4 Bakkagerdi/Hofn (1B)|
HOfn is known as the lobster capital of Iceland, so include a sample of this delicacy in your plans. Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 5||Vik||Day 5 Hofn/Vik (1B)|
Marvel at the JOkulsArlOn Glacier Lagoon, with a chance to see seals sun bathing on the bright blue ice. The massive icebergs floating towards shore tower over visitors. Opt to check out the lagoon by boat. Continue on to Skaftafell National Park and enjoy an included glacier hike before continuing on in the evening to the small town of VIk. Included Activities: JOkulsArlOn Glacier Lagoon Visit Skaftafell National Park Glacier Hike Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 6||Reykjavik||Day 6 Vik/Reykjavik (1B)|
Just outside of VIk, visit Reynisfjara Beach. Its black sand and ominous rock formations offshore make for stunning photos. Continue to travel along the Golden Circle to Drumbo. Stop at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall for the opportunity to walk behind the large falls. Stop at SkOgafoss Waterfall. Explore the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs and _ingvellir National Park. Arrive to Reykjavik in the early evening for a final night in the bustling capital. Included Activities: Reynisfjara Beach Seljalandsfoss Waterfall Visit SkOgafoss Waterfall Visit Gullfoss Waterfall Visit Geysir Visit Thingvellir National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 7||Reykjavik||Day 7 Reykjavik (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: N/A
Dossier Disclaimer:Information Not Available
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.