Iceland's Glaciers & Coast 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 $7,199 - $7,449 /person

+$400 -$800   internal air

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

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 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 2-4

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: Jul-Sep 2025: Jun-Sep

From $7,199 - $7,449 /person

( +$400 -$800  internal air )

The Awe-Inspiring Land of Fire & Ice

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.

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Walk/Hike
Zodiac
Ice Walk

Highlights

  • 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
Iceland Glaciers & Coast Multi-Adventure Tour map

Iceland

Start/End Reykjavík

Airports & Travel details*

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

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

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.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

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 3-4

Description

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.

Accommodations
Hotel Rangá

(2 nights)

Nights 3-4

Hotel Rangá
Hella
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.

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

Days 5-6

Description

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.

Accommodations

Night 5

ION Adventure Hotel
Nesjavellir
*Casual Plus Hotel

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

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.

From $7,199 - $7,449 /person

+$400 -$800   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.

Nights 1-2

Fosshótel Glacier Lagoon
Hnappavellir

Premiere Hotel

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

Nights 3-4

Hotel Rangá
Hella

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.

Night 5

ION Adventure Hotel
Nesjavellir

*Casual Plus Hotel

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

From $7,199 - $7,449 /person

+$400 -$800   internal air

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