Introduction
What must the first Vikings have thought of Iceland? They found Geysir (the original geyser) hurtling boiling water 200 feet into the sky. Great streams of lava...glaciers...fjords teeming with whales...a solitude that must have made the fjords of home feel crowded by comparison. We love traveling to Iceland because it’s still a land of chaotic, supremely beautiful nature. Whether you’re marveling at an endless colony of cartoonish puffins or watching the clouds turn shades of sherbet at sunset, you’ll experience this place with remarkable intensity. And today’s Icelanders are a colorful, cordial lot as you’ll discover at every stop, and when you’re invited into a family meal in the remote village of Bogarnes. Travel to Iceland on Classic Journeys' cultural walking tour and you’ll dig into a lobster feast, soak in a geothermal spa and stay in luxury hotels that capture the island’s unique vibe.
Itinerary at a glance
DAYS 1-3 - REYKJAVIK / HELLA​
Our Iceland tours begin in Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital, where we meet for a privately guided walk and lunch in a private home. A short coastal drive takes us to our luxury resort, bounded on one side by a salmon river and on the other by a volcano. Dinner is at a legendary lobster restaurant in a fishing village.

A day in the wilderness includes beautiful walks in the highlands near Mount Hekla. Trails lead through lava fields surrounded by pink, blue, yellow and purple mountains. We’ll stop at the world’s first known geyser...see the tectonic rift valley in Þingvellir National Park...and learn about the world’s first parliament, founded here in the year 930. 

DAYS 4-6 - SNAEFELLSNES / REYKJAVIK​
Out on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, our countryside hotel overlooks a glacier-capped volcano. Our meals here are in several of Iceland’s most renowned gourmet restaurants. And our daily expeditions include whale watching, fine coastal walks, and the chance to meet a shark fisherman. 

On the final day of our Iceland tours, we visit the remote village of Bogarnes where local police chief and his family invite us into their home for a traditional lunch overlooking the sea. We part company back at the Reykjavik airport.
Picture yourself...
  • Witnessing the lava flows of Mount Hekla
  • Spotting pairs of Atlantic Puffins nesting for the summer
  • Exploring Iceland's oldest national park
Iceland
Culture + Walking
6 Days / 5 Nights
Starting Point: Reykjavik - 10:00 am – Alda Hotel lobby

Ending Point: Reykjavik - 5:00 pm – Reykjavik (Keflavik) Airport, and then Alda Hotel in downtown Reykjavik


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Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
TOUR DATES
TOUR PRICES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
June 9-14, 2019$5495.00$895.00
June 23-28, 2019$5595.00$895.00
July 21-26, 2019$5595.00$895.00
August 18-23, 2019$5595.00$895.00
September 15-20, 2019$5595.00$895.00


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What's Included
  • Accommodations for 6 days and 5 nights at our favorite luxury boutique hotels
  • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • Trip literature
  • All land transportation during the trip
• All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 5 dinners
Above & Beyond Benefits
  • Invisible Check-In
    When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.
  • Privileged Access Events
    One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.
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Southwestern Iceland is a beautiful travel destination, but it might be considered cold by tourists coming from warmer locations. Summer months are more moderate, with the average temperature being about fifty degrees. For this reason, the main tourist season in southwestern Iceland is during the summer months, primarily between June and August. There is no particular rainy season in southwestern Iceland, and storms are relatively rare.


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Hotels
Hotel Ranga

Built in log-cabin style, this hotel has an excellent reputation for accommodations and service. Named 'Best Hotel in Iceland' and 'Best Resort Hotel in Europe', it features an acclaimed riverside restaurant and outdoor geothermal hot tubs.

Hotel Budir

This countryside hotel sits in a lava field on the Snaefellsnes peninsula, with views of the glacier and estuary. Hotel Budir’s restaurant has been referred to as 'The Mecca of Icelandic cooking', due to its unique and delightful seasonal menu.

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