Amazing Gullfoss waterfall with rainbow, Iceland
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Reykjavik from the top of Hallgrimskirkja church tower
Traditional Icelandic House with grass roof in Skogar Folk Museum, Iceland
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Waterfall in Iceland
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Pieces of a glacier laying on a beach
Ariel view of a canyon with streams running through it in Iceland
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Iceland's Glaciers & Coast Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey in the Land of Fire & Ice

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-2

Premiere Hotels

From: $6,599 pp dbl occ

Plus $300 internal air

($1,150 for sgl occ)

It’s a pleasure to find warmth in the cold. A hot tub steaming in the chilly air. A hearty bowl of soup at a hiking refuge in a misty volcanic valley. A cozy hotel perched at the foot of one of the world’s largest glaciers. Iceland—the perfect place for inspiring adventurers traveling at any pace. Come discover this rugged country. See for yourself why they call it the Land of Fire and Ice.

Ice Walk
Iceland Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour
Iceland Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour


Start/End Reykjavík

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


Refreshingly Active Adventures
Explore Iceland's stunning landscapes, where volcanoes and glaciers are a part of daily life, and discover the beautiful Westman Islands.

Immersive Travel
Dive into a rich culture, where myths of Huldufólk (elves) and trolls abound, and learn about the fascinating history of this remote island.

Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Enjoy modern comfort and tasteful design at our hotels and sample Icelandic delicacies crafted by chefs who blend the traditional and the contemporary.


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Board a scenic flight to Iceland's southeastern shore | Start your leisurely adventure west, stopping at Jökulsárlón and Diamond beach to marvel at the blue icebergs | By zodiac boat, explore Fjallsárlón, an iceberg-filled lagoon at the foot of a glacier | Venture across remote black-sand marshland on a vintage sheep cart | Explore a seabird sanctuary on a pristine and secluded cape | Enjoy classic Icelandic cuisine with a modern twist at our hotel’s chic restaurant.

Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon, Iceland
Fosshótel Glacier Lagoon
| Premiere Hotel

A modern Scandinavian-style hotel featuring wonderful views of the surrounding mountains.

Days 2-3

Get close to a glacial tongue on an ice-walk in Skaftafell | Travel into the green pastures of often pony-sized and always unique Icelandic horses | Caused by a massive eruption, learn how the dramatic lava flows we pass influenced the French Revolution | Hop aboard a ferry and cross to the enchanting Westman Islands | Hike at your own pace along a volcano crater's rim, formed in 1979, and soak up local knowledge at a house excavated from the volcanic ashes | Admire coastal birds and get to know the local traditions of egg collecting | Sip a coffee and enjoy a kleinur (Icelandic donut) while people-watching in Heimaey, the largest of the Westman Islands and the only one with a human population.

Umi Hotel, Iceland
| Premiere Hotel

Superior service plus mountain and seaside views await at this peaceful and modern riverside hotel.

Days 4-6

Jump in a Super Jeep for an off-road adventure crossing lava beds and glacial rivers | Discover the magnificent remote valley of Thórsmörk, at the foot of three volcanoes | Walk original sheep tracks and find incredible vistas near the end of the iconic Laugavegur trail | Explore vibrant green landscapes and pass dramatic rock formations | Enjoy an Icelandic lunch in a hiker’s refuge | Stop by Seljalandsfoss waterfall to snap the perfect Icelandic waterfall photo | Wander around the geothermal mud pots and see the otherworldly Geysir erupt | Extend your vacation in fascinating Reykjavík.

Exterior view of Hotel Geysir
Hotel Geysir
| Premiere Hotel

This sleek, family-run hotel is located near some of the world's most powerful geysirs in the historic Haukadalur valley.

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Activity Level: 1-2

Our Dolce Tempo activities allow you to leisurely explore local hidden gems and to get away from the crowds, experiencing the essence of your location on your own terms and at your own pace. Easier than our other trips, but still wonderfully active, itinerary options typically include 2-4 hours of walking, e-biking or other excursions per day. On e-bike routes, our custom electric-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly. Your trip is fully supported with dedicated Trip Leaders, vans, meticulously selected routes and downloadable GPS files available for use on your own device.

Route notes

The walking and hiking terrain on this trip includes a mix of dirt paths, uneven ground and paved and gravel roads. Most of our hikes take place at elevations between sea level and 1,600 feet. The Backroads support van intersects with routes at strategic points. Weather and wind conditions can have an impact on our hiking options so be sure to dress appropriately.

Daily Activity Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Ingólfshöfdi Peninsula Seabird Expedition & Hike (2 hours)
Zodiac Boat Cruise (45 minutes)
Day 2
Glacier Ice Walk (half day)
Day 3
Level 1 | 4 miles | 100 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles | 400 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 1 | 2 miles | 200 ft. gain
Level 1 | 4 miles | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Super Jeep Expedition (5 hours)
Day 5
Level 1 | 2 miles | 200 ft. gain
Level 1 | 4 miles | 700 ft. gain
Rafting Adventure
Day 6
Level 1 | 2 miles* | 400 ft. gain

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Climate & Itinerary Changes

The combination of Iceland's prolific waterfalls, vast ice fields, vibrant green landscape and warm ocean currents makes this island like no other place in the world. The island's climate can be as surprising as its terrain, with weather patterns and microclimates that can bring sun, wind, fog, sleet, rain and snow all in the same day (or hour!). Please be sure to bring warm layers and waterproof gear for every day of the trip. In addition, the fluctuating weather might result in flight and mid-trip itinerary changes, but your Backroads Leaders are always prepared to make necessary adjustments to ensure a great trip while keeping safety the top priority.

Accommodations & Meals

Luxury Iceland-style usually means modern, simple and nicely appointed buildings that prioritize location and views over plush amenities or landscaping. Please note that, due to the remoteness of our properties, dinners tend toward a local buffet-style affair and limited-choice menus, which is simply a part of the cultural experience of Iceland.

Internal Flight

On this trip we travel by air to reach the exclusive hotels and activities this destination has to offer. We'll be flying on a charter flight with Eagle Air aboard a turboprop plane that seats 19 or 30 passengers.

Shuttle Time

In order to access the most scenic routes and significant points of interest on this trip, multiple shuttles of one to three hours in our support vans and in Super Jeeps are incorporated into our itinerary.

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