Iceland holiday, small group

Geysers, glaciers and black sand beaches – just some of the natural wonders waiting to be discovered on this 8 day circumnavigation of Iceland.
Reykjavik city tour Golden Circle tree planting Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Solheimajokull glacier Skaftafell National Park Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Höfn Area East Fjords Egilsstaðir Möðrudalur Valley Húsavík Lake Mývatn Akureyri Trollaskagi Peninsula Gauksmýri Snæfellsnes National Park Grábrók volcano
Price
£2140To£2355excluding flights
Duration
8 Days
Type
Small group
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Single supplement £375.
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Description of Iceland holiday, small group

Travel to Iceland and delve into the ancient tales of Vikings and volcanoes on this eight-day adventure to its heartlands. Marvel at geothermal hot springs, witness the steamy eruptions of a giant geyser, touch the tongue of Europe's biggest glacier at Vatnajokull and cruise the Jokulsarlong Glacial Lagoon, see lava that's still warm after decades and witness the giant Skogafoss and Detifoss waterfalls in all their splendour. Travel through Iceland's isolated corners and the land of the famous Blue Lagoon – so mysterious and ethereal that they have inspired artists, poets and musicians for centuries. Plus, with a local leader on hand to answer any questions and get you from place to place, you’ll be cruising around this icy isle in no time.

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£2140To£2355excluding flights
Single supplement £375.
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Iceland small group
There are several reasons why the majority of our holidays in Iceland are small group tours. Mainly because one of the most responsible ways to travel...
Iceland
Much of Iceland's landscape could double for a Tolkien fantasy - the very earth is hot beneath your tread, spitting out hot liquids, lava, dark ash an...

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Reviewed on 15 Jun 2019 by

We were fortunate enough to have a daily highlight. Planting trees, icebergs boat tour, walk on glacier, waterfalls, puffins, whale watching, hot springs, BBQ, ... Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2018 by

A wonderful holiday. Such a tour saves time in encircling Iceland compared with public transportation. If you are limited in time and do not want to hire a car, this is the best option. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2018 by

Excellent - thoroughly recommend it. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2017 by

The waterfall which you walk behind! Take some waterproofs! The geology & landscape are amazing. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

In Iceland we only use locally owned and run guesthouses. When travelling the Icelandic countryside, we tend to stay in converted farm houses, some of which are still working farms such as horse farms. Our stay contributes to the local economy and helps the families living in this pretty inhospitable terrain.
Our guesthouse in Hvolsvollur is a leader in responsible tourism and sustainability. It’s a working family farm comprising of around 300 hectares. About 30 cows, 30 horses, 80 sheep, plenty of ducks, rabbits and goats are kept here, as well as landnámshænan, a rare ancient Icelandic chicken. All the animals on the farm are free-range but have access to a house in winter. Berries, turnips and potatoes are also grown here, and all the farm’s produce is used in the hotel restaurant. The guesthouse is committed to their sustainability policy, and the accommodation and restaurant are eco-labelled by the Nordic Swan. Since the arrival of the first settlers in Iceland, deforestation has taken place to make space for pastures and overgrazing has led to soil erosion. The farm owners then had the idea of starting a tree planting project on their land to contribute to lowering CO2 and counteracting soil erosion. Our travellers will have the option to join the effort and head out into the surrounding hills to plant trees themselves.
On this Iceland trip we use a private minibus throughout. However, our local operator has recently purchased a brand-new fleet of vehicles all of which meet the European emission standards.

People

All our Iceland trips are run by our local Destination Management Company (or DMC), which is based out of Reykjavik. They share our values in terms of responsible travel, and relay this onto our leaders who impart their wisdom on our travellers. Our DMC is run by locals and employs mostly local leaders from Iceland.
Many of the areas surrounding Reykjavik receive large numbers of day-trippers, mainly staying on cruise ships. This style of travel doesn’t benefit the local communities living in the countryside, which is why our itinerary takes the road less travelled. Staying in farmhouse accommodation and guesthouses brings benefits and understanding of adventure tourism to the local communities.
We support local businesses and use local suppliers for all our included activities and optional services. This means that our travellers experience local culture and that money stays in the area to benefit the local community.

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