Highlights
  • Be captivated by the unique landscape of Heimaey, a small island with a famously active volcano
  • Stand between two continents at Thingvellir National Park, an unparalleled geologic marvel
  • The glorious Snaefellsnes Peninsula, a natural wonderland of volcanic peaks, lava flows, sheer cliffs, forgotten beaches and fjords
  • Discover remote and marvelous Thjorsardalur, chosen for its untouched beauty as a location for Game of Thrones
  • Witness the Midnight Sun, one of the most magical natural spectacles on Earth

It's different in Iceland. Untamed. Dramatic. Wild. Jagged volcanoes plunge deep into glacial lakes. Blue-green geysers erupt in a steaming spray. Milky geothermal lagoons and black-sand beaches reflect the midnight sun. It's a surreal cinematic landscape unlike anywhere in the world. Here, different is good.

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Excellent vacation, biking in Holland and Belgium, 6 days January 2017

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Excellent vacation biking around Holland & Belgium with Backroads. See my videos to get a flavor for the trip.
https://vimeo.com/97188922 Biking in Netherlands, May 2014

https://vimeo.com/97536546 Biking in Bruges, Belgium (May 2014)

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Met My Husband on my first cycling trip! July 2016

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This was the Canadian Rockies Cycling trip in the year 2000. It was a while ago so i can only remember a few details, but it was a fabulous cycling trip where I not only learned so much more about biking (it was my first ever cycling trip and I just started training for it 2-3 months before), had wonderful and super fun guides, magnificent views, fun places to stay, great food, and I met my husband on that trip! I have a friend who I met on another trip and recommended this one to her. She went on he exact same Backroads trip a few years after us and met HER husband on it! Both of us still married!
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Itinerary

Days 1-2: Enjoy an eagle's-eye view on our flight to the Westman Islands

Some of the youngest islands on Earth Remote, dramatic and wild Heimaey, the only inhabited island in this small archipelago, welcomes you with breathtaking vistas of the infamous Eldfell Volcano If you have a passion for puffins, you've come to the right place! Ferry to the mainland and marvel at Iceland's untamed splendor as you hike through craggy river canyons, rocky deserts and electric-green meadows Admire the endless waterfalls at the foot of the highlands in Thjorsardalur This truly is the land of Huldufólk—keep your eyes peeled for elves and trolls.

Days 3-4: Up for a dip in a thermal river?

Be tempted by the tranquil pools in this extraordinary alpine setting  Ramble with a local volcanologist through the Hengill geothermal area, where lava fields are crisscrossed with steaming tributaries and dotted with bubbling hot mud pools Journey to remarkable Thingvellir National Park, where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates come together in a way unlike anywhere else in the world Nearly half of Iceland's array of flora grows here,though you'll find nothing taller than a dwarf birch.

Days 4-6: Walk between jagged cliffs, lava outcrops, black-sand beaches and the ocean

As you explore the stunning Snaefellsnes Peninsula  If it's a clear day, you can even view the Snaefellsnes Glacier Feel like switching from two feet to four? Join an optional afternoon horseback excursion.

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$ 750 per day
 
  • Deposit Price: $ 600
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 670
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All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners included

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Standard Group
Accomodations

Hotel Ion: Nesjavellir (1 night)

This sleek modern hotel sits amid geothermal pools and near the shore of Lake Thingvallavatn. (spa)

Hótel Grímsborgir: Selfoss (2 nights)

Set along the River Sog, in the heart of the Golden Circle, this country inn welcomes guests with spacious rooms and friendly service.

Hótel Búdir: Snaefellsnes  (2 nights)

This simple yet sophisticated hotel is set at the edge of Snaefellsjokull National Park.

Start City
Reykjavík
End City
Reykjavík
Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation fees may vary based upon departure date

156+ days, then the cancellation fee per person is $200**

126-155 days, , then the cancellation fee per person is $200**

96-125 days, then the cancellation fee per person is $200**

61-95 days, then the cancellation fee per person is 30%

31-60 days, then the cancellation fee per person is 60%

0-30 days, then the cancellation fee per person is 100%

Note: ** Rather than paying the cancellation fee, you may choose to keep your trip deposit ($600) in a holding account to use on a future Backroads trip with no expiration date.

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