Are you looking for adventure, Icelandic style? Are you looking to embark on an exhilarating journey to see Iceland’s most incredible sights, come face to face with colossal ice giants, race across black, volcanic beaches and plunge into crystal clear Arctic waters? Then, this 6-day trip is definitely for you.
From the vibrant and hip Reykjavík, all the way down to the very southernmost point of the island and charming town of Vík. You won’t miss a thing on this adventure like no other. Joining like-minded thrill-seekers, there should be plenty of opportunities to connect, grab a drink or two and kick back and relax with your new travel buddies in jaw-dropping settings.
Everything is taken care of, with easy and hassle-free transfers to and from your accommodation to the airport. You will be in the very capable hands of expert, professional guides and spend your evenings mingling with your fellow thrill-seekers and adventure enthusiasts in fun and social accommodation. There are also lots of options for additional activities, which you can easily add to your itinerary.
Does this sound like it’s right up your street? If so, let’s dive in.
Optional Activities: Guided City Tour, Food Tour, Whale Watching, FlyOver Iceland
You arrive in Iceland and included is your direct transfer to the city of Reykjavík. This buzzing city, the most Northerly capital city in the world, is alive with its welcoming atmosphere and there are more than enough bars, restaurants, and cafés to keep you well entertained and to experience the local vibe. This is your chance to explore what Reykjavík has to offer, which is quite a lot.
The first day is planned around your arrival, and the group will only meet at the accommodation in the evening. This is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow voyagers before the adventure begins the next day.
Your adventure begins, and what better way than to head directly to the reason why Iceland has been in the news lately. The live, volcanic eruption in Geldingadalur. After breakfast, strap your hiking boots and gather with your group, as you will be taken directly to the volcano site on the already incredible Reykjanes peninsula. Molten hot magma spews forth, creating new land around the valley. It is quite difficult to explain this experience, so we’d best leave that for you to discover for yourself.
The hike is around 2-3 hours in total, and after your date with this mountain of fire, you can take a well-earned dip in the milky, blue waters of the famous Blue Lagoon and treat yourself to a natural mud pack of enriching silica. Then you will be taken back to your accommodation to decompress, and the rest of the evening is yours.
Optional Activities: Snorkeling
Perhaps Iceland’s most famous day tour is the Golden Circle. Þingvellir National Park is one of the most politically and geologically significant locations in Iceland. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is where you will see the North American and Eurasian tectonic literally being pulled apart. As if that wasn’t incredible enough, how would you like to go snorkeling between them? Nowhere else on earth offers the opportunity to float in crystal clear waters in the space between two continents. This is one of our favorite and most recommended experiences, but you can also simply take a walk around this spectacular site.
After this is a lunch stop at Friðheimar tomato farm, where you can taste their famous tomato soup and freshly baked bread. You can even try their award-winning Bloody Marys.
We will then take you to the world-famous Geysir, shooting 100 degrees boiling water up to 40 meters in the air. Then we visit the stunning cascade of Gullfoss before heading to your countryside accommodation, complete with bar, restaurant, and hot tubs where you can mingle with your group and fellow travelers.
Optional Activities: Kayaking, ATV Tour
Today, we venture south towards two of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls: Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, which have been featured in many movies and TV shows. The South Coast is also home to the glacier of Sólheimajökull. Why not get wet and take a kayak trip across the Sólheimajökull lagoon and paddle past the icebergs? Take a moment on the lagoon to gaze upon this majestic glacier before it disappears forever, as it is shrinking fast.
Or, you can instead hit full-throttle and drive along the black sand beach of Sólheimasandur with the raging Atlantic Ocean beside you. This gives you an opportunity to visit the famous DC-3 plane wreck, one of Iceland’s most Instagrammed locations.
If you want to take it easy today, then you can take a walk around the glacial valley or take a short beach shuttle ride to visit the plane wreck. Your accommodation will be another cozy and social hotel in the countryside.
Optional Activities: Ice Climbing
Whilst you might have already met Sólheimajökull, today you are going to get a little more acquainted. Grab your crampons and ice ax and venture up onto the glacier with your group and a professional guide. There, you can learn all about how glaciers are formed as you explore this ever-changing frozen landscape. Looking for more of a challenge? Then maybe ice climbing is for you, if you want the bragging rights and to feel like a real mountaineer!
As we head back to Reykjavík, we have one last stop to make. You are in for one more easy hike to the hot spring river of Reykjadalur. Here, you can bathe in completely natural, hot water in this stunning valley.
Then, it is just a short drive to Reykjavík where there will be a farewell dinner in the evening. You can share contact details, stories, and photos with your fellow adventurers and enjoy one last chance to experience Reykjavík’s pulsing nightlife.
It’s time to say farewell, but hopefully not for long. Maybe you have just enough time to buy that woolen sweater you have had your eye on, visit the Cat Café you read about, or buy some Icelandic candy to take home to your friends and family.
You will be collected close to your accommodation and taken directly to the airport in time for your journey home. We are sure we will be seeing you again soon!
In our budget category, we will accommodate you in cozy countryside guesthouses. Private rooms with shared bathroom, breakfast is included.
In our comfort category, we will accommodate you in hotels and boutique guesthouses. Private rooms with bathroom, breakfast is included.