Iceland's Glaciers & Coast Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $6,599 - $6,949 /person

+$300   internal air

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-2

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Iceland's Glaciers & Coast Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-2

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: May, Jul 2025: May-Jul

From $6,599 - $6,949 /person

( +$300  internal air )

Dolce Tempo Journey in the Awe-Inspiring Land of Fire & Ice

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.

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Walk/Hike
Zodiac
Ice Walk
Raft

Highlights

  • Explore Iceland's stunning landscapes, where volcanoes and glaciers are a part of daily life, and discover the beautiful Westman Islands
  • Dive into a rich culture where myths of Huldufólk (elves) and trolls abound, and learn about the fascinating history of this remote island
  • Discover an iceberg-filled lagoon at the foot of a glacier, traverse black-sand marshlands on a sheep cart and visit a seabird sanctuary on a secluded cape
  • Enjoy modern comfort and tasteful design at our hotels and sample Icelandic delicacies crafted by chefs who blend the traditional and the contemporary
Iceland Glaciers & Coast Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour map

Iceland

Start/End Reykjavík

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Day 1

Description

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.

Accommodations

Night 1

Fosshótel Glacier Lagoon
Hnappavellir
Premiere Hotel

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

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 2-3

Description

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.

Accommodations
UMI

(2 nights)

Nights 2-3

UMI
Hvolsvöllur
Premiere Hotel

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

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

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.

Accommodations
Hotel Geysir

(2 nights)

Nights 4-5

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.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. 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. Due to the remoteness of our properties, dinners tend to be a local buffet-style affair with limited-choice menus, which is simply a part of the cultural experience.

Internal Flight

We travel by air to reach the exclusive hotels and activities this destination has to offer. We'll be flying on a charter flight aboard a turboprop plane that seats 9 or 19 passengers.

Commercial Flight Schedules

This trip includes travel on a commercial flight so that we can explore the best of your destination. Please note that flight schedules can change with little advance warning, which may require us to adjust our activities on a travel day. Your Trip Leaders will provide more details on any changes should this occur.

Shuttle Time

To access the best routes and most unique hotels in this expansive region, we've incorporated multiple shuttles into your itinerary.

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From $6,599 - $6,949 /person

+$300   internal air

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Night 1

Fosshótel Glacier Lagoon
Hnappavellir

Premiere Hotel

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

Nights 2-3

UMI
Hvolsvöllur

Premiere Hotel

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

Nights 4-5

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.

From $6,599 - $6,949 /person

+$300   internal air

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