Exploring Iceland, June 17th - 26th, 2024

Cost: $5295 per person (based on double occupancy, single supplement available upon request)

Our tour is full and booking is closed. More info below…

 

 

From the waterfalls and glaciers to puffins, whales, and beautiful horses, find out why Iceland is currently one of the world’s top tourist destinations! Join us on our 10-day adventure from June 17th – 26th, 2024. We will be driving the famed Ring Road and ferrying to the Westman Islands, covering more than 1,000 miles in all. We have spent significant time exploring Iceland and are ready to share our favorite destinations with you!

The tour begins by 10am on Monday, June 17th and will spend the first few days in the south of Iceland visiting iconic waterfalls, including Seljalandsfoss, and Skógafoss, as well as ferrying to the Westman Islands for one night to visit the world’s largest Atlantic puffin colony before returning to the mainland and venturing east to Vatnajökull National Park, home to Europe’s largest glacier and the famous Diamond Beach. From there, we will visit sights throughout the east fjords, spending an evening in the quaint port town of Seydisfjordur. From Seydisfjordur, we will make our way across the eastern highlands, stopping to visit Studlagil Canyon’s basalt rock columns and Iceland’s largest waterfalls, Dettifoss and Selfoss. After spending a night near the waterfalls, we will travel to Iceland’s “Capital of the North” – Akureyri – for two nights. Activities around Akureyri include whale watching, horse back riding (or guided fly fishing for an additional fee), and soaking in thermal pools of the brand new Forest Lagoon. After departing Akureyri, we will drive around the scenic Troll Peninsula on our way back to Reykjavik for the final night of the tour.

 

Day 1

Monday 6/17                                               

Reykjavik to the Westman Islands

The tour begins by 10 am. We will visit Seljalandsfoss Waterfall before boarding a ferry to the Westman Islands (home of the world’s largest Atlantic puffin colony), where we will stay until the following afternoon. After a short ferry ride to Vestmannaeyjar, we will explore the island and visit the puffin colony before checking into our hotel, then stop by a local brewery and have dinner at the famous Gott Restaurant.

 

Day 2

Tuesday 6/18

Westman Islands to DalSel Farm

9 am departure
Visit the puffin colony again, along with other sites on the island, including two active volcanoes. Before departing on the afternoon ferry, we can stop by the local puffin & beluga sanctuary. Upon returning to the mainland, we will spend two nights at at DalSel Farm Guesthouse.

Day 3

Wednesday 6/19

Skógafoss & Vik

9 am departure
Drive to the town of Vik and transfer into 4×4 jeeps for a guided tour of a glacial ice cave. After exploring the ice cave, we will visit the famous Skógafoss Waterfall for an afternoon hike to the viewing platform above the falls, followed by dinner near DalSel Farm.

 

Day 4

Thursday 6/20

DalSel Farm to Höfn

9 am departure
Travel again to Vik for a quick stop at the renowned Icewear Store, then continue to Vatnajökull National Park, home to Europe’s largest glacier and the famous Diamond Beach. After exploring the glacial lagoons and the beach, we will drive to Höfn for the night. Dinner at Kaffi Hornid.

 

Day 5

Friday 6/21

Höfn to Seydisfjordur

9 am departure                                  Drive through the east fjords to the small port town of Seydisfjordur, stopping at amazing viewpoints along the way.  We will stay in the historic Aldan Hotel and celebrate the summer solstice with a family style sushi dinner at Nord Austur Restaurant  – this dinner is included with the tour fee.

Day 6

Saturday 6/22

Seydisfjordur to Dettisoff and Selfoss waterfalls

9 am departure                                  Drive through the Eastern Highlands with a stop at Studlagil Canyon to see the basalt rock columns before continuing to Selfoss and Dettifoss waterfalls. Lodging at Skulador Hotel, dinner in Húsavik. 

Day 7

Sunday 6/23

Gódafoss, Hauganes, and Akureyri

9 am departure
Visit Gódafoss Waterfall in the morning before continuing through Akureyri to the coastal town of Hauganes for an afternoon whale watching tour. We’ll have an early dinner in Hauganes and then drive back to Akureyri, where we will stay for two nights.

Day 8

Monday 6/24

Akureyri

9 am departure                                      The day will start with an Icelandic horseback trail ride or an optional half day guided fishing adventure, followed by an afternoon soak in the city of Akureyri’s newest attraction, The Forest Lagoon Geothermal Spa. Dinner and lodging in Akureyri.

 

 

 

Day 9

Tuesday 6/25

Akureyri to Reykjavik

9 am departure                                  Leave Akureyri and drive the scenic Troll Peninsula (weather permitting), stopping in Hofsós to photograph Icelandic horses along the coast. Continue to Reykjavik for the last night of tour. Dinner and lodging in Reykjavik.

 

 

Day 10

Wednesday 6/26

Reykjavik to Keflavik International Airport

 

TBD departure

We will transport everyone to Keflavik International Airport according to their departure times.

 

 

*Please be advised that we will do our best to adhere to the itinerary, but may have to adjust due to weather or factors beyond our control*

 

 

What is included with the tour fee:

  • All transportation and lodging, including an airport pickup/drop off and ferry to the Westman Islands
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Guided ice cave tour
  • Entrance to the Forest Lagoon Nature Baths
  • Whale watch tour
  • Icelandic horseback ride
  • For those who are interested, photographic instruction from Mike and Colin

What the fee does not include:

  • Airfare to Iceland
  • Travel insurance – recommended
  • Passport fees
  • Lunch and dinner not specified “included” in the itinerary
  • Drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, unless specified “included” in the itinerary
  • Guided half-day fishing adventure from Akureyri
  • Any optional excursions not listed in the original itinerary
  • Personal items
  • Gratuities

Iceland June 17th – 26th, 2024

Cost: $5295 per person. Based on double occupancy. Single supplement available upon request. Please contact us directly for booking

mail@natexpotours.com

Thank you Colin and Mike