Trip Type : Small Group Tour
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Iceland Multisport Tour

Backroads
5.0 . Excellent
96%
Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
6 days
From: $ 4,598 $ 766 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Experience the full diversity of Iceland's raw, wild landscape
  • Remarkable geologic treasures, from glaciers and geysers to volcanoes and sea stacks
  • Savor crisp coastal air and deliciously fresh seafood
  • Venture on a unforgettable guided ice walk
  • Extend your stay in vibrant Reykjavík

Short Description

Ready to let off some steam in the Land of Fire and Ice? Here, in the ancient stomping ground of the Vikings, you'll zip in Zodiac boats across an unearthly lagoon. Trek on lava beds to the Forest of Thor. Journey by "super jeep" near an active volcano. Gaze at massive mountains and hike to a seabird sanctuary. Warm up in geothermal pools after walking on a glacier... And that's just the tip of the iceberg! Come discover Iceland at its beautiful, rugged and mythical best with Backroads.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Reykjavík
End City Reykjavík

Trip Includes

  • All meals except 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Internal Transportation
  • Tour Guide
  • Accommodation

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Itinerary

Days 1-3 Hike in Vatnajökull National Park

Shaped over millennia by volcanic eruptions, glacial runoff and rushing rivers  On foot and by Zodiac boat, explore a lagoon with an iceberg “sculpture garden” in its silty waters  Trek through forest and heath to Svartifoss, or “black falls,” a stunning cascade pouring from hexagonal lava columns  Strap on crampons and trek over Svinafellsjökull, admired for its ice formations, water caldrons and pinnacles  At Iceland's southernmost tip, walk in the protected habitat of puffins, Arctic terns and guillemots.

Day 4: Ready for a quintessentially Icelandic outing? Hop aboard a super jeep

For a drive across rocky lava beds, glacial outflows and rivers near Katla Volcano  Discover Thórsmörk, an alpine oasis of lime-hued hillsides, caves, icy peaks and wildflowers  Hike from bizarre rock formations and canyons to a glacier tongue surrounded by pristine valleys, lakes and ice fields  Explore a vibrant green wonderland, ringed with stunning caves, icy peaks and crossed by running glacial streams.

Days 5-6: Venture into the realm of bubbling mud pools and thermal rivers

Set out on two wheels through the rolling terrain around Lake Thingvellir, a beautiful and protected national shrine  Pedal through the Golden Circle and Thingvellir National Park, a World Heritage site and symbolic heart of the Icelandic nation Forty percent of all Icelandic flora can be found here, though nothing is taller than a dwarf birch!

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Price Per Day: $ 766 per day
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Amazing! Very well organized! Great guides!

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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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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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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

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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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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Standard Group

Cancellation Policy:

Number of days Prior to trip start (Per Person)

96+ days: Cancellation Fees is $200  

61-95 days Cancellation Fees is 30%

31-60:  Cancellation Fees is 60%

0-30 days will be 100%

Trip ID#:

IceMulBac

Trip Excludes

  • International transportation
  • Passport and visa charges
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Personal Expenses

Meals Included:

All Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 5 Dinners

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