12 Days/11 Nights
Travel Type
Escorted Tours

Experience the otherworldly volcanic landscapes of Iceland’s uninhabited interior. You’ll travel off-the-beaten track in a specially outfitted 4X4 mountain coach through the untamed highlands of Iceland, highlighted by the multi-colored mountains of the Landmannalaugar nature reserve and the legendary black sands of Sprengisandur. When combined with other major attractions such as the Geysir geothermal area, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, and Dettifoss waterfall, this tour is sure to conquer the hearts of all visitors. The tour includes some short and easy guided nature walks that let you fully experience Iceland’s natural beauty.


11- night accommodation in a standard room with private facilities in Reykjavik and the countryside
22 meals – 11 Icelandic breakfast buffets; 9 two-course or buffet-style dinners in the countryside and 2 packed lunches
Guided Coach Tour from Day 2 to Day 11
Round trip airport transfers
Expert professional bilingual, including English, local guide from Day 2 to Day 11
Free Wi-Fi on board tour vehicle
Tour pick-up from Reykjavik hotel on Day 2 and drop-off at Reykjavik hotel on Day 11
Zodiac Tour on Fjallsárlón Iceberg Lagoon
Entrance to the Eric the Red Museum


International flights – Baggage porterage at airport / hotel – Personal travel insurance (highly recommended) – Round-trip transfers between airports and hotels – Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary – Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland starts between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm) – Guaranteed late check-out – Any other items not indicated in the Inclusions.



Please note: If you have added extra nights in Reykjavík before your tour, the guide will meet your group for the start of the tour on the morning of Day 2 according to the standard “Across the Wilderness” itinerary. Please check the Services section in your travel documents to see how to meet your guide at the start of the tour.

Arrival at the Keflavik airport, take your transfer towards the hotel. If you are arriving earlier in the day, you might consider adding a day tour (+$). One of our favorite activities after a long flight is to visit one of the neighborhood geothermal pools. It is so refreshing to relax in the warm water, breathing in the fresh Icelandic air. It’s a great way to get to see Icelandic daily life and maybe meet a few locals. It’s also nice to take a stroll in the old city center, perhaps visiting one of the museums or relaxing with a cup of coffee in a cozy café. Dinner this evening is at your leisure. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland’s capital.

Please note that hotels in Iceland start check-in around 14:00 (2:00pm), and early check-in is not guaranteed. Most hotels will be happy to store your luggage if you are not able to check in early.

Accommodation : Reykjavik for 1 night



Viking Heritage site with Geological Wonders – Glorious Waterfall & Exploding Geysers

Breakfast at your hotel. Meet your guide at the hotel and start your adventure! Your first day begins with a visit to Thingvellir National Park, the ancient site of the world’s first parliament. Here you can see the dramatic continental drift between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Your guide will share interesting facts about some of the interesting historical events that have happened at Thingvellir. An hour’s drive away, visit the popular Geysir geothermal area. The most active geyser, Strokkur, shoots water high into the air every few minutes, but you’ll also see several other boiling pools and hot springs.
Head onwards to Iceland’s most popular waterfall, the impressive two-stage Gullfoss (“Golden Falls”). A series of easy footpaths lead around the waterfall, giving you the chance to get excellent views from different angles. Dinner and overnight stay in the Hella area.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Hella region for 1 night



Thundering Waterfalls – Seabird Colony – Black Sand – Lava Fields

Breakfast at your hotel. Start the day by driving along the highway, making a stop at two impressive waterfalls: Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Head to the black sand beaches to enjoy the far-reaching views from Dyrholaey headland, where thousands of puffins and other sea birds’ nest (puffins seen between May and mid-August). Enjoy a stop in the quaint village of Vik before crossing the Myrdalssandur volcanic ash outwash plains created by flowing water from nearby glaciers. Your day ends after passing through the vast Eldhraun lava field, the world’s largest recorded single lava flow in the last 10.000 years.
Dinner and overnight stay in the Kirkjubaejarklaustur area for the next two nights.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Kirkjubaejarklaustur region are for 2 nights



Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs – Scenic Glacial Park – Europe’s Largest Glacier

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will be in the area of Vatnajokull National Park, the largest national park in Western Europe. The day starts with a drive through beautiful scenery towards Vatnajokull, the largest glacier in Europe. You will also get a view of Hvannadalshnjukur, the country’s highest peak. The highlight of the day will surely be the Fjallsarlon and Jokulsarlon lagoons, where huge icebergs dance around in icy seawater. Experience this stunning sight up close on a Zodiac tour among Fjallsarlon Lagoon’s icebergs. You will also view the much-photographed Diamond Beach area, where glittering shards of ice rest on a black sand beach. Continue on your way, passing by several outlet glaciers from Vatnajokull. Along the route you also will get magnificent views of Skaftafell, a glacier-crowned wonderland within Vatnajokull National Park. Dinner and overnight stay in the Kirkjubaejarklaustur area.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner



Multi-colored Wilderness Mountains – Lava Fields – Hot Spring Bathing

Note: Today some of the roads will be bumpy since you’re on highland wilderness tracks, but it’s all part of the adventure and the views will be amazing!

Breakfast at your hotel. It’s now time to leave the asphalt behind and meander along the scenic, rugged Fjallabaksleid interior track to Landmannalaugar, an astonishing area surrounded by colorful rhyolite mountains. The surreal beauty of the uninhabited interior reveals deep valleys and sculptured mountains, many formed by volcanic eruptions that happened beneath glaciers during the Ice Age. After a nice walk in the nature reserve (optional), enjoy a relaxing bath in a warm brook created by the convergence of hot and cold springs. It’s an authentic Iceland experience! Dinner and overnight stay in the Thjorsardalur Valley area.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Thjorsardalur region for 1 night



Wild Heart of Iceland and Black Sand Desert

Note: Today some of the roads will be bumpy since you’re on highland wilderness tracks, but it’s all part of the adventure and the views will be amazing!

Breakfast at your hotel. Today, wilderness adventure awaits! It’s time to head north through the very heart of Iceland. Discover the hidden treasures of Iceland’s uninhabited interior along the black sands of the Sprengisandur highland route. With only rough tracks and un-bridged glacial rivers, your group will rely on your experienced driver to navigate the rugged passage between the glaciers. This is a true taste of Iceland’s wild side. You’ll also discover how this route holds legends and ghost stories. It is even inspiration for one of the country’s most famous folk songs! (If Sprengisandur is closed due to road conditions, your group will take the Kjolur highland route instead.) Dinner and overnight stay in the Myvatn area for the next 3 nights.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation : Myvatn region for 3 nights



Magnificent Canyon – Europe’s Mightiest Waterfall – Volcanic Wonderland

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will visit the northern part of Vatnajokull National Park, as well as Lake Myvatn. Travel to the unforgettable Lake Myvatn area, a geological wonderland and paradise for bird watchers. Some of the most visually bizarre attractions in the region include the colorful boiling mud pits of Hverarond and the still-warm lava fields of Krafla volcano, teeming with lava flows, fissures, and explosion craters. The journey continues to Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall, located in the awe-inspiring Jokulsargljufur canyon. Discover the impressive 100 meter – (328-feet) high walls of the horseshoe-shaped canyon of Asbyrgi. According to Norse mythology, the canyon is the hoof-print left by Sleipnir, the magical eight-legged horse of the pagan god Odinn. Drive around the Tjornes peninsula, the northernmost point of your journey. In the afternoon drive to the town of Husavik where you have the option to experience GeoSea spa’s geothermal saltwater baths. Dinner and overnight stay in the Lake Myvatn area.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner



Queen of the Mountains – Trip to another Planet – Volcanic Crater Lake

Note: Today some of the roads will be bumpy since you’re on highland wilderness tracks, but it’s all part of the adventure! The views will be amazing!

Breakfast at your hotel. Today, you’ll be visiting the Askja caldera (a sunken crater) located in Vatnajokull National Park’s Odadahraun desert area. Askja’s geographic isolation and otherworldly terrain are reasons why NASA leaders used it as a training site for astronauts who went on moon missions in the 1960s and 1970s. Your route will pass by the spectacular table-shaped mountain of Herdubreid, Iceland’s Queen of Mountains. View the vast Askja caldera, formed by a volcanic eruption during the last Ice Age. You’ll also take a walk to see the mountain-ringed Lake Askja, formed by a powerful 19th century volcanic eruption. The same eruption created an imposing crater called Viti, “the gate to Hell.” Standing at the edge of Viti crater and viewing its vast size and the brilliantly turquoise water is an amazing experience. During the day you’ll also visit Drekagil, the Dragon Valley, famous for its strangely shaped lava formations. Dinner and overnight stay in the Lake Myvatn area.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Waterfall “Of the Gods” – The Capital of the North – Scenic Historical Fjord

Breakfast at your hotel. Today, your route takes you along the Arctic Coast Way, Iceland’s first scenic byway. The route takes you alongside the beautiful coastline and tranquil villages, a contrast to the rugged majesty of the highlands you’ve enjoyed the last few days. Start your adventure with a visit to Godafoss (“Waterfall of the Gods”), one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. Continue to Akureyri, the vibrant “Capital of the North”. Enjoy some free time to explore this colorful and charming town. Some activities might include a visit to the delightful botanical garden, or enjoying the culture, art and fine food of the Listagil artists’ district. Travel on the Troll Peninsula (Trollaskagi), where the rugged rocks indeed look like frozen trolls. Have your camera ready for the breathtaking views where steep mountains meet the vast Arctic Ocean. You’ll also enjoy the views of tiny and colorful fishing villages cradled in the magnificent setting. One of these villages is Siglujordur, site of an interesting 20th century herring “gold rush”. Today the town is known for its outdoor recreation such as summer hiking and winter skiing. Your route then continues to the Skagafjordur area, known as the traditional heart of horse breading in Iceland. This fjord also holds many historical sites from the classic Viking-age Sagas. Dinner and overnight stay in the Laugarbakki area.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Laugarbakki area for 1 night



Historical Farmlands – Mysterious Scenic Peninsula – Birthplace of Leif Eiriksson

Breakfast at your hotel. Your journey continues around Vatnsnes Peninsula, which holds the extraordinary rock formation of Hvitserkur, a 15 meter (49 feet) tall cliff jutting out straight from the sea. This off-the-beaten path peninsula is part of the Arctic Coast Way, which focuses on the enchanting and wild wonders that border the Arctic Circle. This is an area where the sea and the sky seem to meet, and there are inspiring views far into the distance. You might even see seals resting close to the beach. In the afternoon, drive through rolling farmlands and across Laxardalsheidi heath to the Viking Age house at the Eric the Red Museum. This was the original homestead of Eric the Red, as well as the birthplace of his son, Leifur Eiriksson. These men are two of the most legendary Vikings in the world. In a replica of a grass-roofed house, meet modern day Vikings who will show you crafts and activities from 1.000 years ago. Dinner and overnight stay in the Snaefellsness area.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Snaefellsness area for 1 night



Snaefellsjokull Glacier – Pebble Beaches – Sea Cliffs with Birdlife – Quaint Fishing Villages

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will explore the amazing variety of natural landscapes in Snaefellsjokull National Park. The park’s crown jewel is Snaefellsjokull glacier, which covers a dormant volcano that last erupted in 250 AD. In addition, you’ll also see Kirkjufell, one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland. Walk along the uniquely pebbled seascape of Djupalonssandur beach. At the picturesque harbor village of Arnarstapi, you can see magnificent basalt rocks in stacked formations and perhaps take a walk along the unique hiking trail linking the historical settlements of Arnarstapi and Hellnar. At the end of the afternoon, your journey leads back to Reykjavik. Your guide will bid you farewell at your hotel. Overnight in Reykjavik. Dinner is on your own.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Reykjavik are for 1 night



Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the international airport for your departure flight. We wish you a pleasant trip back to your homeland and hope to see you in Iceland again!

Meals : Breakfast

SMALL GROUPS (24  participants)

Rates per person, in $CA, starting from, double occupancy

Land Portion
Departures dates 2023 Double Occ. Single Occ. Triple Occ.

June 29
July 13
August 3, 24

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