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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Iceland Walking & Hiking Tour

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Amazing! Very well organized! Great guides! March 2015

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
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  • Meals 5.0
This was our third Backroads trip. It was a 10 day bike trip on the south island of New Zealand. Amazing! Very well organized! Great guides! All the details are carefully taken care of! Even when the unexpected happened (an earthquake!), our guides had a bus replace the train trip that was cancelled (due to damage to the railroad tracks) and it was done quickly. I would recommend Backroads to all my active friends :)
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Highly recommended March 2015

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I've taken two Backroads camping trips with my teenage son. It's our summer bonding time and has proved to be a better experience than I could have imagined. Highly recommended. Everything is done for you except riding the bikes! We've been to the San Juan Islands and Yellowstone/Tetons. This year, hopefully Alaska!
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Absolutely incredible Trips March 2014

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I've taken over 15 Backroads trips and each one was absolutely incredible. Each trip leader has been fabulous -- and the itineraries are simply amazing. The best way to see the world is via Backroads. Trust me.
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The most amazing experience on the Backroads Singles-Solos Wine Country to San Francisco Biking trip March 2014

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I recently had the most amazing experience on the Backroads Singles-Solos Wine Country to San Francisco Biking trip. I'm not a biker but everyone was supportive of each other regardless of experience level. The routes took us through some of the most beautiful roads in the Bay Area. My favorite part was the food as there were freshly-prepared meals three times a day. A+.
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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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Price Per Day:

$ 750 per day
 
  • Deposit Price: $ 600
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 670
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Details
Trip Includes
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
Trip Excludes
  • International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses
Meals Included:

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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