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Tailor-Made Iceland: Explore the Land of Fire & Ice

8 days from $15,295

Considering the moderate size of Iceland, the country packs a powerful punch with its otherworldly landscapes and epic natural forces that shape not only the appearance but also the daily life in this northern land. The remoteness and epic contrasts make it a bucket list destination for nearly all travellers, and the country’s inclusive laws and society only add to the appeal. From black-sand beaches, lunar landscapes and the forever smouldering geothermal life below the surface to vibrant communities formed in the rugged surroundings, Iceland is full of wonders that you can discover in eight extraordinary days.

Iceland at a Glance

On top of being one of the most beautiful countries, Iceland is also among the most LGBT-friendly (Equaldex rating 90/100), providing comprehensive legal rights and social inclusion. Not only are there plenty of LGBT festivities happening throughout the year, but the nightlife in Reykjavik is also thriving, with many bars and clubs staying open long after midnight. Being social in Iceland is easy – while Icelandic is the official language, most people speak English rather well. When it comes to weather and the best time to visit, it all depends on your travel goals, but know that the weather can be as fierce as the Icelandic landscape so dressing in warm, windproof, and rainproof layers is key. Winters are relatively mild, and the days are short, but it’s the best time to visit to see the northern lights. Summer is the peak travel season – the weather is warmer but still on the cool side.

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Currency

Icelandic króna (ISK)

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Language

Icelandic

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Visas

Not needed for travellers from the US, Canada and Europe

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Best Time To Visit

June – August

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Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

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Homosexual Activity

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Photo: Tomas Trajan

Photo: Khamkeo Vilaysing

8-day travel itinerary

DAY 1

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Arriving in Reykjavik

After landing at Keflavík International Airport, transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik ­– unpack, unwind, and leisurely spend the rest of the day at your own pace.

DAY 2

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Reykjavik | Gateway to adventure

Begin your day by exploring the old town, harbour, and landmarks before visiting the National Museum of Iceland to learn more about the history. Afterwards, head to Perlan to see the unique man-made Ice Cave and the Glacier exhibit, followed by the breathtaking Northern Lights show. An epic adventure awaits you at the harbour – board a boat that will take you whale-watching. Over 20 species are known to live in these waters during the feeding season – if luck strikes, these majestic creatures can be seen mere meters from the boat.

DAY 3

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Reykjavik | Inside a Glacier

Today's journey takes you north to embrace Iceland's majestic nature forces and rugged landscape – the steamy Deildartunguhver hot springs, dramatic Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls, and lustrous Langjokull glacier, the second-largest in Europe. Epic man-made tunnels make it easy to explore this otherworldly scenery from within and leave you in awe.

Langjokull Glacier: Snowmobile & Natural Ice Cave Tour

DAY 4

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Southern Iceland | Echoes of the Viking

Begin your fourth day in Iceland by heading northeast from the capital to discover the legendary Thingvellir National Park, known for its Viking past, where the first governing sessions took place centuries ago. Explore the nearby lava caves and marvel at the majestic landscape before the next leg of the journey takes you to a one-of-a-kind greenhouse restaurant Friðheimar, preparing dishes made from on-site-grown tomatoes. After a hearty meal, witness Iceland's famous marvel, Strokkur geyser, before ending the day with a visit to the famous Gullfoss glacial waterfall.

DAY 5

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Southern Iceland | Legendary Landscapes

Today is all about Southern Iceland, where gushing waterfalls, iconic black-sand beaches, dramatic cliffs, and lumbering glaciers await. You will also visit Iceland's most notorious volcano Eyjafjallajökull, which dominated newscasts in 2010 when its ferocious eruption disrupted all Atlantic air travel to an unforeseen scale. The lava-themed trip culminates at the LAVA Centre – prepare to see extraordinary interactive displays showcasing the power of this fiery force.

DAY 6

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Southern Iceland | The Woods of Thor

This day is all about wilderness adventures in the heart of the otherworldly mountain ridge Thórsmörk, named after the famous Norse god Thor. Go off-road on a Super Jeep, which will take you through the untamed landscape as streams and glaciers forge their way through this ancient land. Enjoy a scrumptious barbecued meal cooked in the open air as you gaze upon the surrounding volcanoes and glaciers dominating the landscape.

DAY 7

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Southern Iceland | Iceland’s Volcanic Heartbeat

Your last adventure-filled day takes you to the geothermally active Reykjanesskagi peninsula. You will first visit Kleifarvatn lake – a fissure deep in the ground makes the water levels everchanging. After that, lay eyes on the sulphurous lava field landscape of Seltun and the commanding oceanside cliffs of Krysuvikurbjarg before discovering the Mordor-like craters at Eldvorp and the landmark Bridge Between Continents. No trip to Iceland would be complete without visiting the famous Blue Lagoon hot springs, where the thermal ice-blue mineral-rich waters relax your muscles as you sip on a refreshing drink to toast the end of a phenomenal trip.

DAY 8

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Departing Reykjavik

Enjoy an abundant breakfast on your final morning in Iceland before being transferred to Keflavík International Airport for your flight home.

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Additional recommended experiences

Enhance your journey in Iceland with some additional exciting adventures. Snorkel in the hot springs of Lake Kleifarvatn, marvel at the vibrant colours of the magma chamber inside Thrihnukagigur Volcano, or get up close and personal with a puffin colony on a boat tour.

Let Us Book Your Luxury Iceland Vacation

Get in touch if you would like us to arrange your Iceland trip. Did you have a different Iceland itinerary in mind? No problem. We tailor every trip to your individual travel style and passions so just let us know what you’re looking for.

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Exclusive insider-access opportunities and inspiring sightseeing

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English-speaking local guides

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Airport meet and greet with private transfers

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