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Iceland | Land of Fire and Ice

In our Iceland expedition, we bring our guests through varying terrains, across lava fields, and even allow the option for a trip to an underground Magma Chamber or Blue Lagoon! Experience the most Iceland has to offer and stay in exceptional accommodations the whole way!

Stay in luxury accommodations on this adventure, and have all the comforts of home while trekking through Iceland. The itinerary for this adventure allows guests to fully enjoy the added luxuries offered at the hotels or in the local villages.

Enjoy delicious local cuisine prepared fresh for you each day. From our welcome reception to our celebration dinner, you will be delighted by the plethora of nutritious culinary options and delicious flavors prepared. We will happily cater to any allergies or food preferences; contact us before travel.

Our team of highly trained professional Guides is here to help you every step of the way. From the first point of contact with the office through the end of your trekking experience with us, World Wide Trekking will work with you to ensure you feel comfortable and prepared to embark on your journey.

We think it’s imperative to offer our guests the ability to hear from one another. This way, guests can get the nitty-gritty details about the trek… like finding out just how challenging that hike really is!

 

“We had a fabulous and challenging tour in Iceland. We went places most tourists never see and experienced Iceland in a way that even some residents never have access to. WWT took care of all the details and went the extra mile when necessary to give us the best experience possible.” – Karen

 

 

Upon booking, you will gain access to a Personal Trip Detail Site. This site contains helpful contact information for your Adventure Specialist and your Guide while also hosting packing lists, flight schedules, and your daily trekking itinerary for easy access. Our World Wide Trekking Representatives are always here to help answer any questions, but we have found these sites to pose very useful to our Guests.

Iceland | Land of Fire and Ice

Join us on this new and unique journey as we weave through the Land of Fire and Ice. From popular tourist destinations, volcanic mountains, geothermal features, hot springs, geysers, lava fields, and snow, you can select the activities you want to do each day. All activities range in cultural significance and physical difficulty. We have made sure to program free time into each day so our guests can take in the local Icelandic cuisine and create the adventure they want for themselves. 

You won’t want to let this Icelandic adventure pass you by!

Summary

TRIP TYPE: Adventure

ACTIVITY RATING: Moderate

TRIP LENGTH: 9 days/8 nights

SPACES AVAILABLE: 6 – 12

DATES 2024

June 10 – 18, 2024

August 13 – 21, 2024

DATES 2025

June 20 – 28, 2025

August 29 – September 6, 2025

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Create the experience you want to have with this Icelandic adventure.
 
  • Visit volcanoes, lava fields, hot springs, and geysers by day and spend your nights soaking in local culture and cuisine. 
 
  • Enjoy the atmosphere of Thorsmörk Nature Reserve, one of Europe’s most impressive locations.
 
  •  Descend (400′)  into the magma chamber of the Thrihnukagigur volcano. Have you ever done this before?!
 
  • Soak in the lively atmosphere in the colorful capital city of Reykjavik.
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Double Occupancy

From

$ 7,400

per person

Single Supplement

Add+

$ 1,690

per person

ITINERARY

Please note that this itinerary is subject to modifications.  

  • Upon arrival we will take a scenic drive from the airport (KEF) along the beautiful southern coast.
  • Your guides will conduct orientation and gear check before taking a hike along the Skógaá river on the famous Fimmvörduhals Trail.
  • When we return to the hotel we will have a private welcome dinner together.
  • Overnight: Stracta Hotel in Hella or comparable
  • Meals included: Lunch and Welcome Dinner
  • Embark on a hike over two new volcanic craters, Magni and Móði, formed during the eruptions of 2010. Take in the magnificent views over Thorsmörk valleys, glaciers and waterfalls.
  • Soaking in the views from the north side of the Fimmvörduhals Trail is a once in a lifetime experience. 
  • Overnight: Stracta Hotel in Hella or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Today, explore the Fjallabak Nature Reserve that will expose you to lava fields, stunning vistas, valleys and waterfalls.
  • You will be transferred to a more primordial and barren area, where you will come upon the impressive volcano, Mount Hekla, famous for its explosive eruptions throughout the centuries.
  •  The lava fields and prehistoric landscape around Hekla offer stunning vistas such as the Valahnúkur Peaks and the nearby Valagjá Rift Valley. The group will also savor views of the stunning Rauðufossar waterfall.
  • Overnight: Stracta Hotel in Hella or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • We’ll start the day by exploring the true Arctic Oasis Gjáin, a picturesque place with cascading stream and beautiful setting in a small canyon full of splendid Arctic flora.
  • After the visit to Gjáin we embark on the hike upstream the Fossá River Valley towards Iceland’s highest waterfall Háifoss.
  • Enjoy free time in the afternoon and the evening to visit the hot springs of Geysir geothermal park.
  • Overnight: Hotel Geysir or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Explore more of The Highlands and towards the trailhead for the Hvítá canyon.
  • Visit Iceland’s most famous waterfall, Gullfoss. 
  • Explore the geothermal greenhouse, Fridheimar, with lunch and a hike in Thingvellir National Park.
  • Overnight: Hotel Basalt or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Visit the Snæfellsnes Peninsula National Park for a hike by the Snæsfellsjokull Glacier.
  • Summit Vatnsborg’s Volcanic Crater and walk among old fishermen’s trails.
  • Overnight: Kast Guesthouse or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • On the north side of the peninsula we find the impressive lava field Berserkjahraun surrounded by mountain ridges.
  • Today’s hike is along the lava field and to the easy-level summit Horn which will give you an impressive view over this part of the peninsula.
  • Overnight: Kast Guesthouse or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Morning drive to the most volcanic active place in Iceland, Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes peninsula.
  • The region has had two eruptions in the last two years which have created new craters and a lava field. Scientists predict continuous volcanic activity in the region for years to come.
  • Chances are there will be a live volcano when you arrive there! If not, the hike certainly has its merits because of the new lava field and the craters.
  • Afternoon arrival in the capital of Iceland, Reykjavík with time to prepare for the farewell dinner in a restaurant and perhaps a short walk downtown.
  • Overnight: Hotel Alda or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • We will arrange a transport to the airport to allow for international departures home. (KEF)
  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Pre-trip planning, customization, and consultation
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • 8 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
  • 8 nights lodging
  • Private transportation throughout
  • World Wide Trekking Lead Guide(s) and local Icelandic guides based on group size
  • Services of local English-speaking guides and staff throughout
  • All services, tours, hikes, entrance, and excursion fees described in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for service personnel during scheduled itinerary
  • Gear List
  • Fitness and Nutrition 6-week plan
  • Baggage handling throughout adventure
  • Flight from Reykjavik to Isafjordur
  • Return flight from Isafjordur to Reykjavik
  • International and domestic airfare other than as described in itinerary
  • Passports and visas
  • Immunization costs
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled tour
  • Meals or bottled beverages other than those specified in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature: laundry, soft drinks, incidentals, etc.
  • Expenses incurred due to circumstances outside of World Wide Trekking’s control
  • Gratuities for guides; group tipping pool
  • Tourism Taxes When Applicable

Trip Add-Ons

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TRAVEL NOTES

Summer (June – August) is the most popular time to visit Iceland to hike due to the warmer temperatures and long days of sun. During the summer the waterfalls are flowing and you can capture photographs under the midnight sun!

This trip begins and ends in Reykjavik, Iceland. You will fly in and out of Keflavík International Airport (KEF).

*Many guests prefer to arrive before, or leave after, the scheduled itinerary. We can help you make arrangements. Additional charges for early arrival, transportation, lodging, meals, and activities will apply.

International airfares are not included in program pricing. When booking international travel, we recommend working with an experienced travel agent. One that World Wide Trekking is proud to coordinate with is Brian Mei from Eastern Travel. You can reach Brian directly by calling 801.792.1721 or by email at brian@easterntravel.com. Additional support is always available by calling the Eastern Travel Office at 801.466.8811 or by emailing Michelle at michelle@easterntravel.com.

The benefit of using a travel agent is in the event of itinerary changes, the travel agent will find the best flight connections, and land arrangements, for you. Though third-party travel websites are convenient, we do not recommend using them, due to instability in the itineraries. We also recommend that you protect your flight with travel insurance and a refundable ticket.

We also recommend that you protect your flight with travel insurance and a refundable ticket. Contact AIG Travel Guard to get more information.

We recommend you safeguard your trip by purchasing travel insurance. World Wide Trekking has partnered with AIG Travel Insurance as our preferred travel insurance provider. For a price quote, or to purchase travel insurance, visit

AIG Travel Guard

Please Note: You must purchase this plan within 14 days of your deposit payment. Please send us a copy of your plan if you choose to purchase one.

American citizens won’t need a tourist visa to visit. If you’re traveling from another country contact us for visa information.

*Note: Please be sure to have at least six months validity on your passport. Most countries won’t allow travelers in their country unless their passport is expected to expire six months after the last day of travel. Make two copies of your passport. Leave one at home and bring the other with you to Iceland along in case of an emergency. Ensure you provide a copy of your passport to WWTrek 90-days prior to your departure date.

Enjoy a variety of accommodations, from modern and elegant hotels to remote historic inns, and cozy huts. All accommodations have been carefully chosen for what they add to our Iceland adventure.

Our stringent commitment to safety means you have access to our medically certified Professional Western Guide(s) before and throughout your trip. Our staff also carries emergency medical equipment such as medical kits and satellite communicators.

In addition, we recommend visiting your local International Travel Clinic one month before your trip. For more information, feel free to contact us directly to answer questions, at 801-943-0264. We can schedule a phone call with our medical advisor, Dr. Levy, to answer any specific questions regarding your personal needs.

Once you sign on with WWTrekking, we are here for you every step of the way! You will be assigned an adventure specialist who will help you prepare for your trip. Whether your questions or needs are regarding flights, packing, early arrivals, departures, accommodations or anything else, your adventure specialist is only a phone call away!

Once your trip begins, World Wide Trekking boasts an extensive support crew. We provide medically certified, Professional guide(s) for all adventures of 10+ passengers as well as local professionals to aid the group. Additionally, you have access to a Local Operations Manager throughout your adventure.

In many parts of the world, gratuities are given in appreciation for a job well done. Our guides will take care of tipping service personnel along the way so that you don’t have to think about it.

For any additional services outside of our itinerary, plan to tip 10% (transport, restaurants, baggage, lodges, etc). We will provide you with detailed tipping recommendations on your ‘Trip Detail’ site once you sign up.

At the trails end you will have the opportunity to contribute to a group tipping pool that will be presented to your WWTrekking guides and trekking staff as we say our goodbyes.

We recommend exchanging money at the airport as soon as you clear customs. We will offer additional exchange opportunities, but typically you will receive the best rates at the airport. Because exchange rates often fluctuate, we recommend looking up the exchange rate to Icelandic króna right before your trip. We always recommend bringing $500 cash with you on your trip for incidentals.

We provide a complimentary 6-week extensive fitness and nutrition program to help our guests prepare for their journey ahead. The program is tailored specifically for our trips and includes virtual 1 on 1 coaching sessions with our Fitness and Nutrition Specialist.

Learn more here!

ADD ONS

Many guests prefer to arrive early or leave late so they can add more adventure into their vacation. We can help you make arrangements. Additional charges for early arrival, transportation, lodging, meals, and activities will apply. Below are some of our favorite and most popular add-on adventures.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Officially a part of Scandinavia, Iceland is also considered to be a Nordic country by some. This volcanically active island boasts geothermal geysers, hot springs, volcanic mountains, lava fields, waterfalls, and glaciers, the natural landscape is exquisite and captivating. This geothermal activity helps Iceland obtain 85% of its energy from renewable sources.

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Reykjavík, the capital city is home to about two-thirds of the population in Iceland.

The official currency in Iceland is the Icelandic Króna (ISK). You will also find that cards are widely accepted across the country.

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