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Discover Iceland's Midnight Sun

Explore the capital city of Reykjavík, the Golden Circle route, Þingvellir & Vatnajökull National Parks, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Látrabjarg, Siglufjörður & more!


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Experience the magical atmosphere and untamed beauty of Iceland's nature, breathtaking scenery and unique history. Energize your spirit and sooth your body with geothermal hot springs in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Discover the iconic fjords, charming countryside, towering glaciers, and more. Let your mind be inspired by the culture, from ancient to modern, in the world’s most northerly capital of Reykjavik, a UNESCO City of Literature, and home of one of the world’s oldest Parliaments. All the while, a backdrop of rugged mountains and icy glaciers serve as a constant reminder of Iceland’s tumultuous, volcanic past.

Package includes

  • Flights
  • Coach
  • Transfers
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Guides
  • Round-trip flights from New York (JFK) or Newark (EWR) to Reykjavik, including taxes & fees
  • All ground transportation and transfers
  • Accommodations in Tourist Class hotels with guaranteed early check in
  • 21 Meals: 11 breakfast daily, plus 10 dinners
  • Comprehensive touring program including entrance fees
  • Professional, English-speaking driver/guide

Why you'll love it

  • Relax from your flight with guaranteed early check in upon arrival before setting out on your Iceland adventure.
  • Travel along the famous Golden Circle route and admire Iceland's stunning scenery.
  • Visit a tomato growing geothermal greenhouse and learn about Iceland's most important use of geothermal energy before enjoying an up-close look at Icelandic horses.
  • Journey to Snæfellsnes Peninsula and witness the dramatic landscapes covered in lava fields, volcanoes, glaciers, and coastal cliffs.
  • Embark on a lava cave tour and travel 35 meters underground to the interior of the Earth.
  • Observe a variety of seabirds at the cliffs of Látrabjarg, the most western point of Iceland and Europe.
  • Tour Siglufjörður, Iceland’s northernmost town and known as the herring capital of the North Atlantic.
  • Get the opportunity to spot humpback and minke whales, harbour porpoises and dolphins during a whale watching experience in Eyjafjörður.
  • Relax and soak at the Vök Nature Baths.
  • Explore Vatnajökull National Park, home to massive glaciers, ice caves, rugged mountains, and waterfalls.
  • Get a fantastic close-up view of the Seljalandsfoss waterfall as you walk along a slick trail that leads behind the falls for a unique behind-the-scenes view.

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

Instant Savings: Get $600 off if you book by Jul. 14, 2022!
Dates & Prices, with flights
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Dates Regular
Departs U.S.: Sun, Jun 12, 2022
Finishes: Fri, Jun 24, 2022
Jun 12 – Jun 24
$6699 Departed
Departs U.S.: Sun, Jun 26, 2022
Finishes: Fri, Jul 8, 2022
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Finishes: Fri, Jul 22, 2022
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Finishes: Fri, Aug 5, 2022
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Finishes: Fri, Aug 19, 2022
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Finishes: Fri, Sep 2, 2022
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Finishes: Fri, Sep 16, 2022
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Finishes: Fri, Jun 24, 2022
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Finishes: Fri, Jul 8, 2022
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Finishes: Fri, Jul 22, 2022
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If you want a few extra days to explore on your own, we may be able to arrange for you to stay later than the scheduled dates, including extra hotel nights and separate airport transfers, for an additional charge. Ask us about prices and availability when (or after) you book. More information Want to extend your trip?

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Discover Iceland's Midnight Sun
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Double Occupancy included
Single Occupancy $1399

So that we can offer you the best deals, our packages are, like most hotels and cruises, priced based on double occupancy rooms or cabins. We charge solo travelers an extra fee to cover the extra costs of single occupancy rooms or cabins. (Consider: if you booked a $200/night hotel room solo, you would pay the $200 yourself; but if a couple booked the same room, each one would pay only $100.) But you only pay extra for the rooms or cabins, nothing else, including meals, sightseeing, tips, etc. Why are single rooms more?

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
New York City (NYC) included

This package includes round-trip flights from the city listed above.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Depart USA/Overnight Flight

  • Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Reykjavik, Iceland

Day 2 Reykjavik

  • Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel
  • Balance of the day at leisure

Hótel Klettur or similar

Full Day Itinerary

Upon arrival in Reykjavík, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the day at leisure in Reykjavik.

Day 3 Golden Circle

  • Visit a geothermal greenhouse
  • Explore Gullfoss
  • Þingvellir National Park

Hotel B59 or similar Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Gullfoss waterfalls

Learn about Iceland's most important use of geothermal energy when you visit a geothermal greenhouse. Next, enjoy an up-close look at Icelandic horses. These unique, easy-going animals are ancestors of the first Viking horses, and are well known for their convenient pony size, strong build, and their fifth gait (way of walking), whereas most horses only have 3-4 gaits.
Continue on to Gullfoss waterfalls, located in the canyon along the Hvítá river. Gullfoss means “Golden Falls”, which gets its name from the golden hue that often shines in its glacial waters. Later, explore Strokkur Geysir known as “the churn”, a fountain type geyser which spouts up to 66 ft every five to ten minutes. 

Next, head to a UNESCO world heritage site at Þingvellir National Park, where the ancient Vikings had parliament, making it one of the oldest parliaments in the world. Equally as intriguing, Þingvellir plain is situated on a tectonic plate boundary where North America and Europe are slowly tearing away from each other. As a result, the plain is scarred by dramatic fissures, ponds, and rivers, including the great rift Almannagjá.

Arrive in Borgarnes later today and check into the hotel.  

Day 4 Snæfellsnes Peninsula & Ferry trip to West Fjords

  • Tour the Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Visit Snæfellsnes National Park
  • Enjoy a scenic Ferry Baldur ride over Breiðafjörður Bay

Hotel Flókalundur or similar Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Snæfellsjökull glacier

This morning, travel along Iceland's west coast to Snæfellsnes Peninsula, known for its beautiful and dramatic landscapes with lava fields, volcanoes, glaciers, black and white beaches, and dramatic coastal cliffs. A rugged mountain chain runs its length, capped by the 4700 ft Snæfellsjökull glacier, a mystical cone-shaped stratovolcano. Explore Snæfellsnes National Park and its mysterious Snæfellsjökull glacier, and then follow the adventure of Jules Verne’s classic science-fiction novel about “The Journey to the Center of the Earth”. This once-in-a-lifetime lava cave tour takes you over 114 ft underground and about 656 ft into the lava tube called Vatnshellir.

Later, catch the Baldur ferry from Stykkishólmur to Brjánslækur in the West Fjords. On the 2.5 hour journey over Breiðafjörður Bay, pass the island of Flatey, which is inhabited only during the summertime. On a clear day, enjoy a magnificent view of the bay’s countless isles as well as the glacier Snæfellsjökull.

Day 5 Iceland's Westernmost Point

  • Visit folk and transport museum in Hnjótur
  • Admire seabirds cliffs in Látrabjarg
  • Explore the red sand beach of Rauðisandur

Hotel Flókalundur or similar Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Puffins, Látrabjarg

After breakfast, start the day with a drive up the coastline and stop Hnjótur Folk Museum to learn about fishing, farming and everyday life in the area. Continue to the seabird cliffs of Látrabjarg, the western most point of Iceland and Europe, known for its density of Nordic birds, including the most sought after puffin, which can be seen from mid-May till mid-August. You may also catch a glimpse of razorbills, guillemots, fulmars, cormorants, kittiwakes and other cliff birds in large flocks up close.

Weather permitting, travel to the red sand beach of Rauðisandur and take in the magnificent hues of the sand that differ with daylight, tides, and weather. This pure sand beach is home to countless seabirds and seals.

Day 6 Beautiful West Fjords

  • Tour the Arnarfjörður fjord
  • Admire the seven level, picturesque Dynjandi waterfall
  • Tour the Icelandic landscape: fjords, mountains, valleys and wide open spaces

Hotel Laugarbakki or similar Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Dynjandi waterfall

After breakfast, travel over mountains and along the shores of scenic fjords to the majestic Arnarfjörður fjord. At the bottom of the fjord, take in the picturesque Dynjandi waterfall with its seven levels of plunging water, considered the most beautiful waterfall by the Icelandic people.

Continue over a mountain pass and along the southern less traveled shores of the West Fjords, characterized by sheer cliffs, deep cut bays and narrow stretches of coastal lowland. At Haukadalur, see the authentic replica of the homestead of Erik the Red, the famous explorer who founded the Icelandic colony in Greenland. His son Leif-the-Lucky, born in Haukadalur, was the first European to set foot in North America. Now the excavated and reconstructed farm in Haukadalur is a living Viking museum, a fun, informative and a photogenic place.

After a day dominated by mountains, lakes, valleys, sea and wide-open spaces, continue to Hvammstangi and check into your hotel.

Day 7 Heading North

  • Tour the Arnarfjörður fjord and visit Hvammstangi, the seal capital of Iceland
  • Visit the cascading waterfalls at Kolugljúfur canyon
  • Explore the turf walls church, and a turf house & folk musuem

Sæluhús Studio Apartments or similar Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Turf house farm and folk museum, Glaumbær

Today’s journey follows a little off-the-beaten-path around the Vatnsnes peninsula. Pass through the fishing village of Hvammstangi, also called the seal capital of Iceland. A gravel road takes us around the peninsula to Hvítserkur, a highlight on the east coast of the region; a mass of igneous rock, about 50 ft high, situated on the seashore and home to fulmars and gulls. Legend has it that Hvítserkur is a petrified troll that intended to stone a nearby cloister, but dawn arrived before he could succeed.

Later, take a short walk up to the ruins of Borgarvirki, situated on a 590 ft ridge with a circular, fort-like stone enclosure rising above 32-49 ft basalt columns. Inside are the remains of a well and some dwellings. Continue to Kolugljúfur canyon, where waterfalls cascade into the deep, rugged gorge. It is a breathtaking sight to walk on the viewing platform and watch the calm waters of the river suddenly leap and tumble onwards over so many impressive falls – a sight which will leave no one unmoved.

Further north, stop at Víðimýri to visit one of the few preserved turf churches in Iceland. The church was built in 1834 and has turf walls, but timber gables both back and front. After, visit Glaumbær, one of Iceland’s most beautiful turf house farm and folk museum.

Continue along a high mountain road to Akureyri, also called the capital of North Iceland.

Day 8 Iceland's Northernmost Town, Whale Watching & Sea Angling

  • Tour Siglufjörður, Iceland’s northernmost town
  • Visit the Herring Era Museum in Siglufjörðu
  • Enjoy an afternoon of whale watching

Sæluhús Studio Apartments or similar Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Whale watching experience

Enjoy breakfast in the beautiful botanicals garden at Akureyri.

Today, see spectacular fjord landscapes while traveling to Siglufjörður, Iceland’s northernmost town known as the herring capital of the North Atlantic, located on the mountainous Tröllaskagi Peninsula. On the way, pass small fishing villages and stop at a deserted valley that even most Icelanders have not seen.

Visit the Herring Era Museum in Siglufjörður, Iceland’s largest maritime museum.

Later, enjoy a whale watching experience in Eyjafjörður – Iceland’s longest fjord right below the Arctic Circle

Day 9 Geological Wonders and Nature Baths

  • Visit Goðafoss, the waterfall of the Gods
  • Explore Lake Mývatn and surrounding area
  • Explore the Dettifoss waterfall in Vatnajökull National Park
  • Visit isolated village Bakkagerði at Borgarfjörður-Eystri has only 120 inhabitants

Hotel Álfheimar or similar Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Dettifoss waterfall

Today, explore Goðafoss, the waterfall of the Gods, followed by a visit to Lake Mývatn, known for its abundant bird life and amazing volcanic lava landscapes. See pseudo craters and the tephra cone Hverfjall, walk in the mysterious lava field of Dimmuborgir, explore the hot springs, fumaroles and bubbling mud pools of Námaskarð, and travel to the explosion crater Lake Víti in the Krafla geothermal fields.

Travel to Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall, in the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park.

Next, continue through the uninhabited highlands to East Iceland. Explore the northernmost fjord on the East Fjord mountain range. The isolated village Bakkagerði at Borgarfjörður-Eystri has only 120 inhabitants! This charming village is built snugly next to the steep, colorful mountainside, and getting there is a dramatic and rewarding drive.

Later check into your hotel in Borgarfjörður Eystri.

Day 10 Eastfjords and Geothermal Bathing

  • Relax in the geothermal pools at Vök Baths
  • Visit the Petra Stone Collection, a privately owned collection of stones from Eastern Fjords

Hotel Edda Höfn or similar Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Petra Stone Collection

This morning, admire the dramatic fjord landscape and its tiny fishing villages at the end of twisty roads in the East Fjords. Our first stop will be at Vök baths, a geothermal floating pool in Lake Urriðavatn for a soak in the hot water.

Later, visit Petra’s fascinating rock collection. A naturalist and a collector are two terms that have been used to describe Petra since she was a little girl. Petra collected this unique treasure of rocks, crystals, zeolites, quartz and more for nearly 80 years, all from the nearby area in the Eastfjords.

In the afternoon, witness Vatnajökull, Europe’s biggest glacier that is visible all over Southeast Iceland.

Day 11 Vatnajökull National Park, Glaciers & Glacier Lagoon

  • Embark on a boat ride on the magnificent Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon
  • Explore the black sands of Diamond beach
  • Tour Vatnajökull National Park

Hotel Vík í Mýrdal or similar Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Diamond Beach

Today, visit Vatnajökull National Park, which covers about 14% of Iceland, making it Europe’s 2nd largest national park in terms of area after Yugyd Va in Russia.

Near the town of Höfn, enjoy a boat ride amongst the floating icebergs on the magnificent Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon.

Later, discover the black sands of the so-called Diamond beach.

Explore the region of Skaftafell, which is nestled below Iceland’s highest mountain and the second biggest stratovolcano in Europe, the almost 7000 ft high Hvannadalshnjúkur. Walk close to one of the many glacial tongues in the area - a beautiful place to take photographs.

Cross a sandy desert before reaching Vík, the southernmost village in Iceland.

Day 12 The South Coast

  • Take in the beautiful view of Skógafoss waterfall
  • Explore a behind the scenes view of the Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Visit the Lava Center in Hvolsvöllur

Hótel Klettur or similar Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Skógafoss waterfall

Today, travel along the South Coast of Iceland, between the sea, rugged mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls. Explore the black lava beach, Reynisfjara, and bird cliffs before stopping at the Skógafoss waterfall, another must-see location in South Iceland. The crashing water creates a mist that results in frequent and magical rainbows, just adding some more memorable experiences to the sheer beauty of this stunning scenery and place.

Next, visit the Skógafoss waterfall, another must-see location in South Iceland. The crashing water creates a mist that results in frequent and magical rainbows.

Get a fantastic close-up view of the Seljalandsfoss waterfall's dazzling display of power. Walk along a trail that leads behind the falls for a unique behind-the-scenes view.

Continue on to the Lava Center in Hvolsvöllur and enjoy an exhibition documentary about volcanic eruptions in the past years in Iceland. Return to Reykjavik.

Enjoy a farewell dinner in Reykjavík.

Day 13 Reykjavik/USA

  • Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the USA.



Hótel Klettur
Hótel Klettur

Hotel Klettur is a beautiful first class hotel, a stone's throw from downtown. The hotel is just a few steps away from the main shopping area of Hlemmur and Laugavegur  street. The hotel's name is derived from the rock that is at the first floor of the hotel. The interior decorations are inspired by the unique color scheme of Icelandic nature.

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Hotel B59
Hotel B59
Tourist Class

Hotel B59 is a stylish hotel in the the town Borgarnes. It is located right next to a local market and a few minutes walk from the coast. The hotel features a luxury spa and fitness center - an ideal place to relax there after a hard day of exploring.

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Hotel Flókalundur
Hotel Flókalundur
Tourist Class

Set in Iceland’s Vatnsfjörður Fjord, Hotel Flókalundur is a homey country hotel with 15 cozy rooms. The reception area has a spacious lounge with a TV. 

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Hotel Laugarbakki
Hotel Laugarbakki
Tourist Class

Hotel Laugarbakki is situated in Laugarbakki Village, which is surrounded by beautiful nature amid the peace and tranquility of the countryside.  Adjacent to Hotel Laugarbakki is one of Iceland´s best salmon rivers, Miðfjarðará.  

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Sæluhús Studio Apartments
Sæluhús Studio Apartments
Tourist Class

Sæluhús spacious and stylish studio apartments are located near Akureyri town center. Its great location makes Sæluhús a popular place to stay. Extremely popular among Icelanders, the location offers a quiet, family-friendly environment, away from the hustle and bustle of town life but still within walking distance of all the best that Akureyri has to offer.

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Hotel Álfheimar
Hotel Álfheimar
Tourist Class

Hotel Álfheimar is family-owned-and-run and located in the fishing village of Borgarfjördur Eystri, east Iceland.

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Hotel Edda Höfn
Hotel Edda Höfn
Tourist Class

Hotel Edda is located by the harbor in Höfn, part of the community of Hornafjordur.  Höfn is  dominated by the third largest ice field in the world - Vatnajokull, covering 8% of Iceland.  The hotel offers free WiFi throughout the property.

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Hotel Vík í Mýrdal
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Hotel Hotel Vík í Mýrdal is located in Vík, just 5 minutes walk from the black sand beach of Vík and 10 minutes drive from the beach Reynisfjara, with views of the spectacular cliffs of Dyrhólaey and basalt formations Reynisdrangar.

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