Between strange encounters with peculiar elves and supernatural creatures, Icelanders have their fair share of mythical tales. In a land renowned worldwide for its sensational scenery and extraordinary natural wonders, beneath the surface lies a unique history waiting to be discovered. On this tour, we’ll traverse the paths of ancient legends and discover the natural secrets of this astonishing land. Our expert guides will lead us on a circumnavigation of Iceland with a focus on storytelling as they reveal the geologic, human, and mystical history of this land. This is a truly unforgettable experience for the intrepid traveler who is looking for a tour that combines ancient history with breathtaking natural beauty.
We also offer a trip to Iceland in Winter.
The listed price of the trip is per person based on double occupancy.
You’re in good company. Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. We have two options for you:
Shared Room (subject to the latest Covid-19 guidelines): You'll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender.
Private Room: Have your own room, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost. After booking your trip, please request a single room when you fill out your traveler information form and we’ll send a separate invoice for the cost.
2022 Private Room Supplement Cost:
$820 per person
2023 Private Room Supplement Cost:
$1,525 per person
This tour begins in Reykjavik in the late afternoon on Day 1. Your international flight will arrive at Iceland’s Keflavík International Airport and you’ll make your own way to the group hotel in Reykjavik. The tour ends on Day 10 where you can book your outbound flight to depart any time. It is up to you to arrange your own transportation to the international airport to catch your departing flight.
For 2023 departures, an airport transfer is included in your trip. A shared shuttle will transport you from Keflavík International Airport to your Reykjavik hotel. The same service will be provided for your departure on the last day of the tour.
Travelers should feel comfortable walking two to four miles over the course of each day, remaining on their feet for long periods of time, and sometimes walking on uneven terrain. This overland circumnavigation journey around Iceland requires some long driving days up to 5 hours, which will be broken up with sites and activities.
Exploring Iceland is special year round, but it's a little extra special during Summer Solstice where you can experience the natural wonder known as the Midnight Sun. On June 21st, the sun peaks and produces the longest day of the year with sunrise falling around 3am and sunset at around midnight. For three hours of twilight, the sun sits just below the horizon and delivers golden lingering natural light. Join us on our June 17th departure to experience this natural phenomenon for yourself!
Your participation in this trip provides significant financial contributions to the communities we visit, directly supporting small businesses and the local people who run their own small museums, collections, and activities.
Summer in Iceland lasts from June through August, a season notable for the midnight sun, birds and whales, and because everything is in bloom. The days are long with nearly 24-hours of sunlight. In June you'll experience only about 3 hours of darkness and in August up to 7 hours. Average temperatures experienced in June and August are similar, ranging from a low of about 40°F to a high of about 60°F. Variable weather conditions and rain should be expected, so be prepared with layers.
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated, though in most cases ingredients can't be substituted or omitted from particular dishes. If you have a severe allergy, please contact us to find out if this is the right trip for you.
U.S. passport holders do not require a visa for travel to Iceland, but this may vary depending on traveler citizenship. Please check requirements for travel to Iceland and any countries passed through in transit. A passport is required for international travel. We recommend your passport expire at least six months after your return home.