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Classic Highlights Of Iceland

Spend 8 days exploring glaciers, lava fields, national parks, volcanic crater lakes, waterfalls, and more. Plus, see the northern lights!

Destinations Explored

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Reykjavík

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Greater Iceland

Just south of the Arctic Circle and bursting with active volcanoes, Iceland truly is the land of ice and fire. Given its unique position on the globe, Iceland boasts a variety of dramatic geographic features: glaciers, volcanoes, fjords, geysers, black sand beaches, and lava fields. In just over a week, you'll experience the best that this enchanting country has to offer. The itinerary is suitable for families, young couples, and friends alike looking for an adventurous escape. 

Key Highlights

Explore the hidden world of the lava fields on a caving tour of Leidarendi Cave

See the gorgeous northern lights and picturesque light houses by night

Take a glacier hike along Sólheimajökull

Relax in the magic waters of the Blue Lagoon

Best Times to Visit

June - September

Sample Trip Itinerary

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Reykjavik

Arrival at Keflavik International Airport.

Accommodation in Reykjavik

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Golden Circle

1.5 to 2 hours of total driving time.

Accommodation in Golden Circle

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Southern Iceland

2 to 2.5 hours of total driving time.

Accommodation in Southern Iceland

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Eastern Iceland

2 to 2.5 hours of total driving time.

Accommodation in Eastern Iceland

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Blue Lagoon

5 hours of total driving time.

Accommodation in Blue Lagoon

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Essential Iceland

Reykjavík, Greater Iceland

Prices start from $3810 per person.

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