Iceland Group Travel Dates

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Wed, July 17, 2024 – Sun, July 21, 2024

$1799

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Wed, August 7, 2024 – Sun, August 11, 2024

$1799

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Thu, August 29, 2024 – Mon, September 2, 2024

$1799

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Wed, June 18, 2025 – Sun, June 22, 2025

$1799

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Wed, July 2, 2025 – Sun, July 6, 2025

$1799

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Wed, July 23, 2025 – Sun, July 27, 2025

$1799

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Wed, August 20, 2025 – Sun, August 24, 2025

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Where We Go

Iceland group travel summer map

Thingvellir

Glymur

South Coast

Landmannalaugar

Blue Lagoon
(Optional)

Reykjavik

Places Visited

  • Reykjavik
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Reynsidranger Sea Stacks
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Skógafoss Waterfall
  • Dyrhólaey (Volcano Island)
  • Reynisfjara Volcanic Beach (Black Sand Beach)
  • Landmannalaugar
  • Glymur Waterfall
  • Blue Lagoon (Optional)

Highlights

  • Walking through the Mid Atlantic Ridge: from Europe to Asia in minutes
  • Hiking through a river and to the top of the Glymur – Iceland’s second highest waterfall
  • Catching beautiful rainbows by at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Hiking through the volcanic highlands of Landmannalaugar
  • Exploring the magnificent rock formations on Reynisfjara black sand beach
  • Relaxing in the world famous Blue Lagoon (Optional)
  • Glacier hiking on Sólheimajökull (Optional)

Trip Inclusions

Trip Rankings

Physical Intensity
High
Free Time
Low
Partying / Nightlife
Low
Culture / History
Low
Food / Cuisine
Low

Flight Information

Airfare is not included in the price of our Iceland trip. When purchasing airfare please do so as follows:

  • Arrival: Fly into Keflavik (airport code: KEF) on the first day. If you are signed up for the Blue Lagoon excursion you must land by 8:30am. If you are not doing the Blue Lagoon excursion you may arrive at anytime though we recommend that you land by 4pm (if possible).
  • Departure: Fly from Keflavik (airport code: KEF) at anytime on the final day

Additional Notes

Looking for another trip to Iceland? We also offer the following Iceland group travel tours:

Is This Iceland Trip Right for You?

  • The focus of this Iceland group trip is an adventurous and active style vacation. If you do not enjoy active vacations we do not recommend this trip for you.
  • There are a few long drives on this trip due to the remote locations of some of the sites we visit. However, the scenery is absolutely breathtaking the entire time.
  • The days on this summer Iceland trip will be long as you’ll be doing a lot and seeing a lot. If you’re looking for a jam packed trip you’ve come to the right place!
  • The weather in Iceland is notoriously unpredictable and is constantly changing. Proper clothing is required for this trip; you will be provided with a very detailed packing list if you join the trip. If you live in a climate with year round warm weather and do not currently own cold/cool weather gear you will most likely need to purchase a good amount of clothing for this trip.

Frequently Asked Questions

The group leader on this Iceland group trip will be either one of our U.S. or local Icelandic based group leaders. His/her job is to ensure the safety and well being of everyone on the trip and, of course, to show everyone the most amazing time ever! While he/she will have a basic knowledge of the history, culture and customs of Iceland he/she may not be an expert in the matter.

A passport is required for this Iceland group travel trip. While your passport must have at least 3 months validity from the time you leave Iceland it is strongly recommended that your passport have at least 6 months validity to avoid any problems. If you hold a U.S. passport you will not need a visa for entry to Iceland as long as you are not staying more than 90 days (during a 180 day period starting from the day of first entry). Please note that Iceland is a member of the Schengen area and, therefore, the 90/180 rule applies if you’ve visited other Schengen countries, too.

You will stay in simple 3* hotels for the duration of this Iceland group trave; trip. All the hotels are clean, safe, and in great locations. The hotel in Reykjavik is located in downtown Reykjavik – walking distance to the famous Hallgrímskirkja Church. The hotels in the countryside (nights 2 and 3) are in strategic locations to minimize the driving time between sites which maximizes the time you will spend outside in nature. Please note that the hotel rooms can be considered small when compared to equivalent U.S. hotel rooms of the same rankings.

In order to budget properly please consider the following items which are not included in this Iceland trip:

  • Meals: You are responsible for 3 lunches and 4 dinners. Budget around 25.000 ISK for meals not included.
  • Transportation: Airport transfers are not included. Please budget 4.299 ISK for each airport transfer. Note: airport pick up is included in the optional Blue Lagoon excursion.
  • Travel insurance: Travel insurance covering our minimum requirements ($100k+ in medical coverage including emergency evacuation) is compulsory for all participants. Budget anywhere from $50 to $130 for travel insurance (from a 3rd party) depending on your specific coverage inclusions.

The single room supplement on this Iceland group travel trip is $449. You will be able to select your preference for a single room supplement when filling out the application. If you are applying for this trip within 3 months of the departure please contact us for single room availability before applying.

If you are opting in to the Blue Lagoon excursion you will meet your group leader (and other Blue Lagoon participants) at the airport on the morning of the first day. If you are not opting in to the Blue Lagoon excursion you will take the bus directly to the hotel (after landing in Keflavik airport) where you will check-in to the hotel and then have free time until around 7pm upon which you will meet the group in the hotel lobby. While you will not physically meet your group mates until arrival in Iceland you will be in contact with everyone well ahead of time in the group WhatsApp chat and, in addition, we will provide you with everyone’s traveler bios so you’ll already know each other a little before physically meeting!

On day 1 and day 3 you will have the opportunity to tailor the trip to your style by selecting optional excursions. You will be able to select the optional excursions during the application process and, after, you’ll be sent an invoice to pay.

 

Day 1:

  • Blue Lagoon: 22.900 ISK

 

Day 3:

  • Glacier Hike: 19.500 ISK

 

You can read more about the optional excursions here.

If you have a credit card (Visa or Mastercard) without foreign transaction fees just bring that as it will be accepted everywhere and there will be no need to bring or use cash. American Express cards are accepted at the majority of places but you might run into a few smaller vendors in Iceland that do not accept AMEX. If you do not have a credit card without foreign transaction fees you will need to obtain Icelandic Krona (symbol: ISK) for this trip.

You may bring any size luggage that you wish though we strongly recommend a carry-on size bag. Please keep in mind that you will be staying in 3 different hotels during the trip. Further, please note that there are only 2 possible ‘going out’ nights (while the other nights you’ll be in the countryside) so packing lite is very doable.

Yes, you will have WiFi access at all the hotels and most restaurants.

On the first and last night you will be staying in Reykjavik which has a fun, vibrant nightlife with a range of options from clubs to lounges to dive bars. On the other nights you will be staying in the Icelandic countryside where there is no nightlife at all; we recommend bringing fun games to play with fellow group mates on these nights in the hotels! The decision to go out or not (in Reykjavik) is completely up to you.

If you are opting in to the Blue Lagoon excursion you will be picked up at the airport in the morning on your first day and, after the Blue Lagoon, you will be dropped off at the hotel.

If you are not opting in to the Blue Lagoon excursion we recommend taking the FlyBus to the hotel. The FlyBus ticket does not need to be booked in advance; you can purchase a ticket upon arrival at the airport (in Keflavik).

The drive to Landmannalaugar (day 4) is on an unpaved, gravel road with many turns. Therefore, if you get carsick easily this might not be the best trip for you. However, if you only get mildly carsick we recommend consulting with your doctor to discuss possible carsick remedies such as medication or patches.

Days 2 and 4 contain a 4 to 6 hour hike (on each day) which are technically difficult with drop offs and steep inclines at times. The hikes are rated medium strenuous level and you’ll hike around 4 to 6 miles on each of these days. We operate the hikes in the safest way possible without any rushing. If you do not workout regularly it is encouraged to do some physical training prior to this trip. 

You will need proper hiking gear (clothes), hiking shoes, and a light hiking day backpack for this Iceland group travel trip. Layers are key! We will provide you with a detailed list of everything you need to bring once you join the trip which is very similar to the one featured in this Iceland packing list article.

Iceland Group Travel Itinerary

  • Welcome to Reykjavík, the charming capital of Iceland filled with colorful houses, quaint streets, and European inspired cafes. Today is a free day: arrive early and explore the charming downtown of Reykjavík or you could opt into the optional Blue Lagoon excursion this morning.

 

  • Tonight, we’ll meet up at a local Icelandic restaurant for a welcoming dinner as we get to know each other. Perhaps we’ll run into “The Mountain” from Game of Thrones – fingers crossed!

 

Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: 3* hotel in Reykjavík (double occupancy)

 

Optional Excursions:

  • Blue Lagoon: 22.900 ISK

 

You can read more about the optional excursions here.

  • Your Iceland summer adventure begins in proper fashion as we embark on a gorgeous hike through the beautiful, pristine countryside to the top of the Glymur waterfall for the first half of today. While the hike today will be challenging as we pass by mountains, streams, rivers, and even a cave, your efforts will be rewarded by the final site: the very top of the Glymur waterfall. This waterfall, at about 650 feet high and claiming Iceland’s second highest waterfall title, drops into a moss covered canyon where you’ll truly be able to appreciate what the “land of fire and ice” is all about. We’ll relax for a bit with a picnic lunch by the waterfall before heading back to our car for the second half of our day.

 

  • From the waterfall we’ll drive to Thingvellir National Park – home to Iceland’s first parliament in 930 AD – is located where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are splitting, causing massive fissures deep in the ground. After some serious photo ops we’ll drive to our hotel to relax after a truly epic first day of exploring Iceland’s beauty!

 

  • We’ll relax tonight in the Icelandic countryside while reminiscing over the land of fire and ice.

 

Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: 3* hotel near Selfoss (double occupancy)
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Activities: Private Glymur hike, private National Park tour
  • Transportation: Private transportation all day
  • We start our day bright and early to capture the most of Iceland’s gorgeous Southern coast! We’ll be visiting a beautiful volcanic ash beach, the Skogafoss waterfall, sea stacks of Reynsidranger, and the stunning Seljalandsfoss where you’ll be able to walk behind the waterfall! Bonus points if you spot a puffin or sea lion! Want to make your day even more eventful? Then opt in for the optional glacier hike for an added adrenaline rush!

 

  • Tonight we’ll relax in our hotel and reminisce about the absolutely amazing day!

 

Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: 3* hotel near Selfoss (double occupancy)
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Activities: Private South Coast tour
  • Transportation: Private transportation all day

 

Optional Excursions:

  • Glacier Hike: 19.500 ISK

 

You can read more about the optional excursions here.

  • Today you are in for a true treat as you will hike in one of the most unreal places in the world – Landmannalaugar. We’ll start our day early as we drive to the Highlands of Iceland for a hike that’s both challenging and stunning. Upon arriving at the Fjallabak Nature Reserve we’ll gear up and head off for our hike. Our hike will take us through lava fields, gorgeous flora and fauna, unreal views of “painted mountains” and, finally, a hike up an actual volcano (yikes). No worries, though, as it’s completely safe! And, finally, what better way to end your hiking day than jumping into a natural hot spring! Note: the hike is about 6 miles and rated medium strenuous with some high drop offs. Afterwards, we’ll head back to Reykjavík for our farewell dinner together. Sigh.

 

Daily Inclusions:

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Lodging: 3* hotel in Reykjavík (double occupancy)
  • Activities: Private Landmannalaugar hike
  • Transportation: Private transportation to/from Landmannalaugar

 

Note: The road to Landmannalaugar might not be opened (dependent on flooding and weather conditions) in which case an alternative hike (to a hot spring) will supplant the Landmannalaugar hike.

  • Today, sadly, is our last on our Iceland group trip for young professionals. While you will be going home today the experience on the trip and friendships made will last a lifetime! You’re free to depart from Reykjavík at any time today.

 

Daily Inclusions:

  • Meals: Breakfast
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