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Backroads Iceland Multi-Adventure Tour
Backroads Iceland Multi-Adventure Tour
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Iceland's Glaciers & Coast Multi-Adventure Tour

The Awe-Inspiring Land of Fire & Ice

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $6,699 - $7,349 pp dbl occ

Plus $400 internal air

($1,250 for sgl occ)

Let off steam in the Land of Fire and Ice. In the ancient realm of the Vikings, trek on lava beds to the Forest of Thor. Journey near Iceland's active volcanoes, gaze at sharp mountain cliffs dotted with raging waterfalls, walk on a glacier and warm up in geothermal pools. And that's just the tip of the iceberg! Feel the energy of nature as you discover Iceland's rugged, beauty on this Iceland adventure tour.

Ice Walk
Iceland Glaciers & Coast Multi-Adventure Tour map
Iceland Glaciers & Coast Multi-Adventure Tour map


Start/End Reykjavík

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


  • Experience Iceland's remarkable geologic treasures, from glaciers and steam vents to volcanoes and sea stacks
  • Savor crisp coastal air as you trek through Heimaey in the Westman Islands and enjoy plenty of delicious fresh-caught seafood
  • Adventure on an unforgettable guided ice walk through a breathtaking glacial landscape at Skaftafell National Park
  • Hike through ancient and surreal realms that double as dramatic backdrops for many scenes in Game of Thrones


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Hike in Iceland's Vatnajökull National Park, shaped over millennia by volcanic eruptions, glacial runoff and rushing rivers | By Zodiac boat, explore Fjallsárlón, a frigid lagoon with an iceberg sculpture garden in its silty waters | Trek to Svartifoss (Black Falls), a stunning cascade pouring from hexagonal lava columns | Adventure across a remote black-sand marshland on a vintage sheep cart to explore the seabird sanctuary in the secluded Cape of Ingólfshöfdi.

Exterior view of Fosshótel Glacier Lagoon
Fosshótel Glacier Lagoon
| Premiere Hotel

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

Days 3-4

Strap on crampons and trek over a dramatic glacier in Skaftafell National Park, admired for its ice formations, water cauldrons and pinnacles | Voyage by ferry to the Westman Islands, landing on the largest and only populated island, Heimaey | Hike along an Iceland volcano crater's colorful rim, then down to the coast and into town for a glimpse of local island life | Discover colonies of birds such as fulmars, kittiwakes and, from April to August, the iconic Atlantic puffin.

Exterior view of Hotel Rangá
Hotel Rangá
| Premiere Hotel

A countryside log cabin-style resort with three geothermally heated hot tubs and views of mountains, glaciers and the Hekla Volcano. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World member.

Days 5-6

Hop aboard a Super Jeep for a drive across rocky lava beds, glacial outflows and rivers near Katla Volcano | Discover Thórsmörk where lime-hued hillsides, snowy mountains and wildflowers create an alpine oasis at the end of the Laugavegur Trail | Hike from bizarre rock formations and canyons to beautiful viewpoints found above a vibrant green wonderland | Set off on a hike across a stunning steaming valley leading to a gradual climb through the Hengill geothermal area.

Exterior view of the ION Adventure Hotel
ION Adventure Hotel
| *Casual Plus Hotel

This sleek, modern and award-winning hotel sits amid geothermal pools, near the shore of Lake Thingvallavatn. (pool)

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Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

The hiking terrain on this trip includes some maintained trails as well as some rugged mountain paths with rocky, muddy sections and steep ascents and descents. The weather can also be extreme with wind, rain and fog, all of which can make the routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 3 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 6 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 3 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 6 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Day 3
Glacier Ice Walk (half day)
Black Sand Beach Walk (1 Hour)
Day 4
Zodiac Boat Cruise (45 minutes)
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 100 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 200 ft. gain
Level 1 | 4 miles | 700 ft. gain
Level 4 | 4 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Super Jeep Expedition (5 hours)
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
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 with biking, 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 and porterage

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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