Quick note: Greenland is the one with all the ice, Iceland is the one with all the green – but you can see why people get the two mixed up. Now we’ve got that out the way – Iceland is crazy pretty. Even searching for pictures from the country turns up with scenes that belong in a Hollywood blockbuster (Star Wars, anyone?). The cool thing about this trip is you’ll get to see all the beautiful nature first hand, minus the special effects. The hills of Hvolsvollur, Vatnajokull’s frosty glaciers, the bursting Strokkur Geyser and Reykjavik’s party vibes – you better believe this trip has all the good stuff.

Theme

This trip is for 18 to 29-year-olds

Some of our under-30 travellers prefer to get around with people their own age. If that’s you, you’re in the right place!

Over 29? We have a vast range of other great adventures to choose from for solo travellers, friends, families, food lovers, hiking enthusiasts, and more!
  • Highlights

    • Discover Iceland's fascinating history of Reykjavik, and visit the astonishing Lutheran church of Hallgrimskirkja
    • Hike to the tongue of Europe's biggest glacier and marvel at the walls of ice in Skaftafell National Park
    • On this trip we are travelling in our own private minibus as this allows us to reach some more off the beaten path destinations and gives us flexibility which would not be possible by public transport. And on top of that all our vehicles in Iceland have complimentary Wi-Fi.
    • Southern Iceland is a world of striking contrasts. Walk past blue-white icebergs at the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, and soak up the silence of the surrounding grey sand desert
    • The Eurasian and American tectonic plates may now be pulling apart in Thingvellir National Park, but over a thousand years ago this was the site where Iceland's first parliament came together
    • There's a lot more to Iceland than ice (and Bjork). Ford the fjords, glaciers, volcanoes, black sands and thermal springs of this magical land in the world's far north
  • What's Included

    Meals

    2 Breakfasts

    Transport

    Private minibus with free Wi-Fi , 4x4 bus

    Accommodation

    Camping (4 nights), Guesthouse (2 nights)

    Included Activities

    • Dyrholaey & Reynisfjara Rocks
    • Golden Circle (Strokkur Geyser & Gullfoss Waterfall)
    • Responsible Travel Tree Planting Activity
    • Reykjavik Walking Tour
    • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
    • Skogafoss Waterfall
    • Þingvellir National Park (Parliament Plains)
  • Pricing

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      • Start Date:8 Sep 19
      • End Date:14 Sep 19
      • Price:$2,079
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      • End Date:27 Jun 20
      • Price:$2,120
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      • End Date:18 Jul 20
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      • End Date:1 Aug 20
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      • End Date:15 Aug 20
      • Price:$1,908
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      • Start Date:6 Sep 20
      • End Date:12 Sep 20
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  • Itinerary

    Day - 1

    Location: Reykjavik - Hallo! Welcome to Iceland. Being so far north on the globe, Reykjavik only gets four hours of sun in winter and 22 in summer – that means a lot of time partying or a lot of time napping in the sun, your call. Maybe check out some of the bars with the group once the welcome meeting is over – the nightlife (or late day life?) here is super impressive.

     

    Day - 2

    Location: Golden Circle / Hvolsvöllur Valley - Jump out of bed and get ready to follow Iceland’s ‘Golden Circle’ for a day of smooth scenic drives. Arrive at Thingvellir National Park and the Parliament Plains. This is the site of Europe's oldest parliament, founded in 930. If you suss out a big gap of water in the landscape, you’re probably looking at the Silfra fissure where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are slowly ripping apart. Check out the Strokkur Geyser in the Geysir area and you might catch it when it blasts water through the air. Finally, swing by the Gullfoss double waterfall on the Hvita River before setting up camp in the Hvolsvöllur Valley. Once settled in lend a hand with the Hvollsvöllur tree planting project. Deforestation has had a nasty impact on the island as it’s led to serious soil erosion. The locals counter this by planting trees in the surrounding hillsides – Do your bit for the environment and get your hands dirty when you plant your own tree.

     

    Day - 3

    Location: Thorsmörk Valley - Today disappear into the green and black hills of Thorsmörk (Thor’s Valley) by public 4x4 bus, crossing many fast flowing rivers. This nature reserve is a favourite with walkers and once you check out the oases and roaring rivers it’ll be pretty obvious why people keep coming back. The rugged and rocky ridges provide dramatic views of the valleys and rivers beneath. The valley is sheltered on both sides by glaciers which gives the scenery a surreal feel. You will have time to walk among wooded surroundings and perhaps to head uphill to summit of Valahnukur for some magnificent panoramic views from the top, or hike in the very scenic canyon of Stakkholtsgja with a nice waterfall at the end. In the evening dig into a barbeque prepared on an open fire.

     

    Day - 4

    Location: South Coast / Gerdi - See ya Thorsmörk! It’s been fun. Return to civilization. En-route to our next overnight destination you’ll get to explore Iceland’s beautiful south coast. After checking out some beautiful waterfalls, you’ll get to see Vik’s Black Sand Beach which is literally pitch black – how crazy is that? Zip off to Dyrholaey, known as ‘the arch with the hole’. Head to Gerdi for the evening where you'll set up camp for the night.

     

    Day - 5

    Location: South Coast / Jökulsarlon / Gerdi - Feeling like you could tackle Europe’s biggest icecap? In that case, go for an optional walk on Vatnajökull – you don’t really need any special experience to sign up for a glacier walk here so don’t let the size scare you. It’s kind of sad to think that the glacier is melting away due to rising temperatures – it might not be here in a couple of years. Alternatively you may want to visit Fjallsarlon. If you prefer a relaxing morning you can explore the surroundings of the farmstay and head to the Thorbergur Centre. Later head to the famous glacial lagoon of Jökulsarlon where there’s the option of jumping on a boat to sail around the huge icebergs. After exploring this chilly countryside, return to our campsite at Gerdi.

     

    Day - 6

    Location: Solheimasandur / Reykjavik - Now it’s time to get back to Reykjavik! But not before you have visited the crashed plane that still sits on the Solheimasandur Beach to this day, which you’ll get to explore. Now that you’ve seen the natural side of Iceland, arrive back into Reykjavik in the early evening. Your leader will take you around town for on a short walking tour, and then it's up to you to explore at your own pace. Maybe go window-shopping for a few souvenirs, or alternatively, there is always the option to knock back a few drinks at one of Reykjavik’s quirky bars with your new friends on the last night of this adventure.

     

    Day - 7

    Location: Reykjavik - With no activities included for today, you're free to leave at any time, but that doesn’t mean you have to! Perhaps head to the Blue Lagoon, or otherwise, book yourself in to a Silfra Fissure snorkelling adventure, where you’ll discover this underwater ridge with water visibility of up to 120 metres. If you would like to extend your stay in Reykjavik, we’ll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).

     

    One Week Camping in Iceland
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