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Iceland Summer Adventure

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  • $3599
    Air+Tax Included
  • 8
    Days
  • Average Tour Review

REYKJAVIK, VIK, WESTMAN ISLANDS, SELFOSS AND BLUE LAGOON

Despite its name, Iceland offers warm and bright adventures in the months of May, June, July, August, and September! On our air-inclusive Iceland Summer Adventure tour you get to see the country’s most scenic sights, along with the best landmarks and museums. Take a panoramic Reykjavik tour and visit this capital city’s top attractions, including the Hallgrimskirkja church, and enjoy views of the beautiful harbor. We’ll take you down the South Coast, stopping at the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls along the way, and bring you to the sea cliffs of Dyrholaey, Black Sand Beaches (Reynisfjara), and the quaint coastal town of Vik. You’ll also explore the picturesque Westman Islands, where you’ll most likely see cute puffins flying about. Next, discover the rocky landscape of Thingvellir National Park, erupting Geysir hot springs, and rushing waters of the Gullfoss Waterfall. Plus, no trip would be complete without a relaxing visit to the Blue Lagoon.

Itinerary at
a Glance

  • Overnight flight on Icelandair
  • 1 night in Reykjavik
  • 2 nights in Vik
  • 1 nights in Selfoss
  • 2 nights in Reykjavik
  • Return flight on Icelandair

Tour
Highlights

  • Reykavik City Sightseeing
  • Eyjafjallajokull (Volcano)
  • Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss (Waterfalls)
  • Westman Islands
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Gesyir (Hot spring)
  • Gullfoss (Waterfall)
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Harpa Concert Hall

Activity Level: Discoverer 

Your Tour
Includes

  • Round-trip, non-stop flight on Icelandair from New York
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Ground transportation
  • Accommodations at centrally-located, Scandinavian-style hotels (simple)
  • 12 meals: 7 breakfasts (B) and 5 dinners (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Experienced, English speaking guides

* Note: Icelandair does not provide meal service on the flight. You may purchase a meal on the flight, or eat dinner prior to departure. Also, as the flight is only 5 hours, try to sleep as much as possible on the flight as to avoid jet lag.

Tour Itinerary

Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.

Depart USA

Your journey to Iceland begins with a non-stop overnight flight from the U.S. to Reykjavik, Iceland on Icelandair.

Arrive in Reykjavik/Welcome Breakfast/Reykjavik City Tour

An early morning arrival in Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital that is known for its creative soul and eye-popping design. With a population of around 120,000, Reykjavik is one of the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world. You’ll be greeted at the airport and escorted to a local museum displaying the Viking Ship Icelander (Islendingur), where you will enjoy the exhibition and breakfast. During breakfast, you’ll also receive an orientation briefing and get introduced to your group. Following breakfast, you’ll head straight to the capital for your panoramic…

Reykjavik/Eyjafjallajokull/Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss Waterfalls/Black Sand Beaches/Vik

After breakfast, begin your journey through the stunning landscapes of Iceland’s south coast. This is the land of Njal’s Saga, a region of breathtaking scenery and legendary stories. During your guided excursion, you’ll encounter the wonderful variety of the south: from the wide plains formed by glacial rivers to the towering (and infamous) strato-volcano Eyjafjallajokull to the dramatic sea cliffs of Dyrholaey to the spectacular waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Arrive at your countryside hotel in the beautiful village of Vik, where you’ll check in and then enjoy an…

Westman Islands

The spectacular beauty of the Westman Islands has to be seen to be believed. This day tour is your chance to experience the stunning landscapes, dramatic volcanic history and rich bird life (including puffins) of this remote island paradise. After taking the ferry to this magnificent island, your experience will include a sightseeing tour of Heimaey (the only inhabited island), and the site of the great eruption of 1973 that almost destroyed it. The eruption left the town dramatically changed and formed the Eldfell crater. The island is also one of the best places in the world to see…

Gullfoss/Geysir/Thingvellir National Park/Selfoss

Following breakfast this morning, depart Vik for a journey through some of Iceland’s most spectacular and noteworthy sights. Your first highlight of the day is Thingvellir National Park, where the ancient Viking parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake. Here, you can also witness the geological phenomenon of tectonic plates coming apart. Onwards to Laugarvatn Fontana, where you’ll experience a geothermal bakery firsthand and dig up (and then eat) bread that has been cooked underground by the warmth of the earth. Continue to the hot spring area to see the…

Selfoss/Hverageroi/Blue Lagoon/Reykjavik

Depart Selfoss for the village of Hverageroi, often known as the “flower village,” one of the few sites in the world located directly on top of a geothermal area. You’ll continue to Strandarkirkja, a church believed to have a special power to provide good luck, and then along the coast towards the volcanic peninsula of Reykjanes, an area with several dormant volcanoes and lavafields. to one of the highlights of the Iceland experience – the world-famous Blue Lagoon. This amazing natural spa is based around the unique properties of the geothermal seawater in the lagoon. The geothermal…

Reykjavik/Optional Excursions/Farewell Dinner

Wake up in Iceland’s capital city and enjoy a buffet breakfast at your centrally-located hotel. You can enjoy a day at leisure for independent sightseeing in or around Reykjavik, or perhaps you’ll join the optional Snaefellsnes Peninsula excursion. Experience spectacular fjords, majestic volcanic peaks, beautiful golden beaches, and more on this full day adventure to the western most tip of Iceland. This evening, enjoy an included farewell dinner with your group. (B,D)

Reykavik/Harpa Museum/Return to USA

After breakfast, enjoy a tour of the breathtaking Harpa Concert Hall, winner of the 2013 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, and visit areas that are not open to the general public. Your guide will share some of Harpa’s secrets, stories of odd incidents and the struggles during the economic crisis. Learn how Icelandic nature, volcanoes and the Arctic light inspired the unique design and the amazing glass facade of the house – and be able to photograph it from new intriguing angles; allowing you to explore the less visible brilliance of this world renowned architectural…

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Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

To enhance and make your visit to Iceland more complete and memorable, your tour guide will offer optional tours during your stay. Additional optional tours may be added for your enjoyment, and the optional tours listed below may not be available on all departure dates. Payment should be made by cash in U.S. dollars or local currency. You may also pay with credit card, which may result in service fees. All rates are approximates and are subject to change based on fluctuation of exchange rates and supplier rates. Note that optional tours are non-refundable.

Wonders of Snaefellsnes Excursion

  • Day 7
  • From approx. $195, per person, transfers included

Join a fascinating full day optional excursion where you’ll discover the Snaefellsnes peninsula in the west of Island with its white and black sand beaches, bird cliffs, spectacular mountains, volcanic craters and charming fishing villages. The spectacular Snaefellsnes peninsula has captured the attention of people across the globe, as it was featured in the famous science fiction novel “Journey to the Center of the Earth” and in the critically acclaimed move “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” starring Ben Stiller.

Panorama ATV/Quad Tour

  • Day 7
  • From approx. $140, per person, transfers included

An amazing experience awaits for you to go Quad biking between moss-covered lava and black sands, a true mountain safari. The routes are safe (yet challenging), and a guide will be escorting you the whole way. Drive around majestic Icelandic mountains, lava, and black sands. Two people will share each ATV/Quad, and drivers need to present a valid driver’s license in order to operate the vehicle.

Reviews

Bob H

Overall, the tour of Iceland was very good. A couple of the day itineraries though had issues such as poor timing, too much wait time, and uninteresting destinations (due to the subsequent limited time for that day). Specifically, the day trip to the western island Heimaey was not good. We left at a reasonable time in the morning and had a couple of stops along the way. They were not all that interesting, but okay. Then we were running a little earlier for the ferry so made another stop basically to the same waterfall area that we had seen before. Once we left there, we went to the ferry and waited well over an hour -- no food available. By the time we got to the island we did get to a restaurant to have lunch which also took too long. Then a little bus tour around the island, and then back to the ferry. It felt like a waste of time. Instead, at the least we could have found a place to eat before the ferry and saved that time on the island to get out for a hike or see some other sites, such as the volcano museum that we drove by. One other less than ideal day was the first one, where it felt like we were driving around a little bit to kill time before arriving at the hotel. Turns out our rooms were not available anyway so we waited in the lobby for an hour. We could have used that time to have lunch someplace, or see something else specific in the Reykjavik area. Besides that, the days were good, Iceland is beautiful, we were pleased with the dinner menus throughout the week. The best day we had was an independent tour to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. That should have been part of the Smartours itinerary rather than Heimaey Island. The tour director did a good job and was very pleasant throughout. The bus driver was not the friendliest person, but did a good job driving. The hotels were all very nice as well, with good breakfast choices.

Leonard L

Iceland was a great trip. As always, our Tour Director, Gulla, was personable, informative and helpful. Accommodations were great. Food was delicious. Terrain was amazing and seeing tetonic plates above ground was fascinating. SmarTours is always the better value for any trips we look into and have enjoyed about 10 of them so far.
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