Iceland Including Air from NYC!

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February 17, 2024 - February 22, 2024 Guaranteed $3,950 USD
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We’ll be touring Iceland, in hopes of seeing the elusive Northern Lights. On the way we’ll visit unique hotels, dine on scrumptious seafood, and enjoy experiences available nowhere else! Note that 2023 has been a banner year for viewing the Northern Lights, and 2024 is expected to be equally good. We will be visiting in late winter, the optimum time to view the Northern Lights. During the winter it is impossible to reach Iceland’s north coast since most roads are closed. Thus we will be staying further south, while still seeing all that Iceland offers.

A remote location and high-performing currency are just two reasons Iceland can be an expensive destination. This affects things like museum entrance fees and outdoor activities but is especially noticeable when eating out. We will be able to advise on how to save money, but in remote areas the only option for dinner may be at the guesthouse where we are staying.


Experience the highlights of Iceland’s Golden Circle on a five-day loop from Reykjavik. When we say you’ll see the hotspots, we mean it – whether you’re soaking in the steamy geothermal waters of the Secret Lagoon or marvelling at the eruptions of the Strokkur Geysir. But this is the land of not only fire, but ice too – and where better to experience the latter than Solheimajokull Glacier, and the south coast’s series of pristine waterfalls? In between all these adventures – led by an expert local leader – you’ll stay on a sustainable working farm to learn what rural life is like on this majestic isle.


  • Reykjanes Peninsula - Gunnuhver Hot Springs
  • Reykjanes Peninsula - Strandarkirkja
  • Reykjanes Peninsula - Bridge between Continents
  • Hvolsvollur Valley - Farm to Table Dinner
  • Golden Circle - Strokkur Geysir
  • Golden Circle - Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Fludir - Secret Lagoon
  • Golden Circle - Thingvellir National Park
  • Reykjavik - Walking Tour


Day 1 :

We meet in New York and depart together for an overnight flight to Iceland.

Hallo! Welcome to Reykjavik, which lies just below the Arctic Circle. The city sees around four hours of sunlight a day in winter and 22 hours or more in summer. Upon arrival we’ll take a private transfer to our hotel. Surrounded by volcanic peaks and crystalline ocean and boasting a vibrant arts and nightlife scene, Reykjavik’s contrasts are utterly beguiling. Our adventure kicks off with a welcome meeting at 6 pm at your hotel, followed by a welcome dinner. If we’re up to it we might head to the National Museum, which depicts the history of Iceland from the ninth century – when the first Vikings from mainland Scandinavia arrived and settled – to the present day. Or perhaps we’ll join locals who gossip and chatter in the Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool. ANother option is we can hit the streets and explore the city’s quirky boutiques.


After breakfast we head towards the Reykjanes Peninsula. We’ll make a stop at the Bridge between Continents, a footbridge that spans a fissure between the North American and Eurasian continental plates, and visit the eerie mud pools and steam vents of Gunnuhver, named for the angry ghost that is believed to have been trapped in the hot springs 400 years ago. As you continue we’ll visit Strandarkirkja, a Lutheran church that has been a landmark for seafaring travelers since the 12th century. We’ll finish the day by checking in at a sustainable farm that doubles as a hotel. This farm is the leader in responsible tourism and sustainability in Iceland. Share a nourishing farm-to-table dinner made using ingredients grown right on the farm.


Breakfast, Dinner

Today is all about exploring Iceland’s famous Golden Circle. Head to the Geysir geothermal area to check out Strokkur and watch as the geyser swells with blue water before erupting and shooting some 20-30 meters in the air. Marvel at the immense beauty and sheer power of the Gullfoss double waterfall on the Hvita River. After witnessing these natural wonders, it’s time to reap the benefits of Iceland’s geothermal activity for yourself, with a soak in the warm waters of the Secret Lagoon. Fed by various hot springs in the surrounding area, this spot is the oldest pool in Iceland – though it’s had a facelift since first opening in 1894. And as the name suggests, it sees fewer visitors than its blue counterpart, meaning you can truly unwind, without the crowds. Once you’re fully destressed (or before your fingertips start to prune), return to your farmstay accommodation for the night.



Start the day by visiting the magical Seljalandsfoss waterfall and take a walk behind its cascade for a different perspective, followed by the powerful Skogafoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s biggest at a width of 25 metres and a drop of 60 metres. From here embark on a short hike to another breathtaking waterfall, Kvernufoos, hidden in a nearby valley, and unbeknownst to most. The waterfall is framed by moss-coated cliffs of lava rock, adding to its otherworldly appearance. After you’ve had your fill of gorgeous waterfalls, prepare to take a walk on one of Europe’s biggest ice caps – the mighty Solheimajokull Glacier. No experience is necessary to partake in the hike – your guide will brief you on all you need to know so you can explore the icy caves and crevasses safely.

Breakfast, Dinner

Say goodbye to your farmstay hosts and head back to Reykjavik. En route, stop at Thingvellir National Park to see the Parliament Plains, the site of Iceland’s first parliament. Thingvellir also contains the Silfra fissure, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are slowly pulling apart, the resulting gap partly filled with fresh water and clearly visible. Once you get back to Reykjavik, our private guide will take you out on a walking tour to discover more of the history and culture of this fascinating city.



After breakfast, we’ll take our shuttle back to the airport for our flight home.



  • English-speaking Driver and Tour Leader
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Meals per Itinerary
  • Private Vehicle for Airport Arrival and Departure Transfers
  • Private Vehicle for Touring

Reykjavik – Fosshotel Lind (Standard room) or similar

Hellisholar – Hotel Eyjafjallajökull (Standard room) or similar


Reykjavik Harbor

Statue of Ingólfur Arnarson in Reykjavik

Reykjavik Sculpture

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Golden Circle

Thingvellir National Park


Kirkjufell Mountain.

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/ Shared Room (Double Occupancy)
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/ Private Room (Single Occupancy)
  • Small Groups of 8 - 15 people
  • Flexible Payments
  • Pre-trip Educational/Preparation Meetings
  • TravelAvidly Trip Leader
  • Immersive Experiences

Trip Information

Activity Level: Relaxed (see all ratings)

Curator: Local guides

Trip Leader/CSR: Jim Peacock