Iceland Island Adventure

Iceland Island Adventure

6 days in Iceland including all of its greatest adventure tours in our bestselling holiday package to Iceland.

The ultimate adventure holiday to the island of Ice and Fire! The Iceland Island Adventure is built around many of the greatest activity tours and all the must see nature sights that South-Iceland has to offer with spare time to explore and experience Reykjavík city on your own. From sea kayaking on deep Nordic fjords and riding the Viking Horse to bathing in a natural hot spring river to witnessing boiling water erupt from the ground at the Geysir geothermal area… this classic Iceland tour has it all and much, much more!

  • Sunday: Blue Lagoon
  • Monday: Sea Kayaking tour on Hvalfjörður Fjord
  • Tuesday: Snorkeling and Caving tour at Thingvellir national park.
  • Wednesday: Hiking to the hot springs and Horse Riding.
  • Thursday: Guided Golden Circle and Rafting tour on the Hvítá river.
  • Friday: Return home

Activities Included:

  • Blue Lagoon
  • Kayaking,
  • Snorkeling
  • Caving,
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Rafting
  • Golden Circle
Detail Description
Destination Iceland
Holiday Type Multi active
Start/Finish Reykjavik
Duration 6 days. 5 nights. 5 days activities
Grade Easy/Moderate
Season 15th May – 15th September.
What we do We put together the trip for you: reserve the hotels transfer the luggage and organise your transfers to the start of your itineraries. Each tour includes a complete Road book with detailed itineraries information for visits along the way  a detailed map and total peace of mind with our 24-hour local support. We work with local operators through-out each destination that are passionate about their regions. We can tailor make this tour if you want to add an extra rest day or spend a few days relaxing before or after the trip. Just let us know and we will be happy to provide a quotation.

Sunday
Arrive Reykjavik, transfer to hotel (supplement) checkin hotel. Collection from hotel, transfer to Blue Lagoo.

Monday
This is one of our all- time classic day tours from Reykjavík. It offers sea kayaking on the beautiful Hvalfjörður fjord. Sea Kayaking tours are very weather dependent, therefore by using more than one fantastic locations we can minimize cancellations due to wind. Our kayaks are very stable and easy to use. The small groups make it possible to never have more than 6 kayakers for every guide. There is no need for prior kayaking experience due to the certified kayak guides’ excellent instruction.

The Hvalfjörður fjord (literal translation: Whalefjord) is a deep fjord, created by the ice age glaciers, with steep 1000 meter tabletop mountains reaching for the sky. Imagine kayaking in the North Atlantic ocean where the allied troops hid their submarines and battleships during WWII. Depending on weather condition, we might have to select another more suitable location. Although the alternative locations would be different, it’s still an exceptional choice for kayaking.

Tuesday
This caving and snorkeling tour gives you an opportunity to experience Iceland from a new angle.

We pick you up from Reykjavík and start with the black part of the tour by exploring a lava tube cave close to Reykjavík. This adventure gives you a great insight of the volcanic activities that have formed Iceland. Depending on the season we go either to Leiðarendi Cave or Gjábakkahellir, both caves are typical lava tubes that display the characterizing features that are common for this type of caves.

After we finish the caving, we drive to Þingvellir National Park where Silfra fissure is found. Here we get ready to explore the blue by putting on a dry suit and other snorkeling gear needed. Your guide leads you through the marvels of this crystal clear water wonderland that is considered to be one of the best freshwater snorkeling places in the world.

You will have a chance to grab some lunch between the two activities.

Wednesday
This classic hike starts from the outskirts of Hveragerði, the town of hot springs and flowers, into the beautiful geothermal valley of Reykjadalur. In the “Steamvalley” naturally hot water flows down of the slopes of Hellisheiði mountain range, creating the ideal place to bathe in a naturally hot river. The valley also has an amazing abundance of geothermal hot springs. You will witness everything from small gurgling melting pots to vibrant super heated pools of water. After exploring these wonders of nature, we hike back down into the town of Hveragerði. This is a great 7 km half-day trek that is suitable for anyone. It is a unique chance to visit the hot springs for a nice bathing session- just as the locals do.

Horseback Riding:
This trip begins through Iceland’s beautiful meadows and lava fields. Experience the unique gait tölt of the horses during your journey through the stunning and peaceful countryside. This trip includes taking you past several farms intending to give you an idea of how the agriculture and horse breeding have developed in the last few decades. At the end of your horse riding adventure, you are invited to our old farmhouse for coffee and some authentic Icelandic home baked goods!

The hot springs portion of this trip is in the morning and the horseback riding follows in the afternoon.

Thursday
The adventure starts with a transfer to our rafting base camp and then off to a great rafting tour down the Gullfoss Canyon. The river has a perfectly balanced mix of beautiful, steep canyons and adrenaline pumping waves and rapids. On our way, we pass through the magnificent Brúarhlöð (Bruarhlod) canyon where participants have the option of jumping from a cliff into the river. Afterwards, we offer a nice hot shower and sauna before continuing on the road.

Our first stop on the famous Golden Circle is the geothermal area, Geysir, home of the original erupting “geyser” and his little brother Strokkur. Catch the sight of superheated water bursting from the ground up to 25 meters high. Next, we stroll down to Gullfoss, the undisputed queen of Icelandic waterfalls. Gullfoss, “the Golden Waterfall”, is an amazing sight. The water flows 32 meters down three steps of lava rocks with breathtaking power and grandeur. Our last stop of the day is the Þingvellir National Park. Here lies the biggest natural lake in Iceland. Þingvellir is a UNESCO world heritage site and the birthplace of Alþingi, the oldest existing parliament in the world founded by the Vikings more than a thousand years ago. Þingvellir is also a place of many geological wonders as it lies in the tectonic rift valley between America and Europe. It is completely surrounded by beautiful volcanoes created from the ongoing tectonic drift.

This trip is packed to the fullest; stunning natural beauty, deep-rooted Viking history, amazing geological wonders, and a great rafting adventure!

Friday
Return home. Early morning departure

Dates: 15 May to 15 September

Price: From €1139 per person.  Price is subject to change depending on hotel availability at the time of book.

Payment: Due to exchange rate fluctuations we are required to take 100% payment at time of booking for Iceland.

  • Accommodation in 3* hotel
  • All transfers with a pick up from Reykjavík
  • Certified expert guides on every tour
  • All specialised equipment for the the activities
  • Entrance fee for the Blue Lagoon.

 

Your Accommodation

3* hotel. Ask us about other hotel grades.

Where you rest your head after an active day is hugely important to us. We go to great lengths to find properties that are unique expressions of the region you are travelling through. Think of them as the charming and intimate garnish atop your trip. 

Whether nestled in the heart of a village or lost in the countryside and surrounded by nature, all accommodations are chosen using a strict criteria of comforthospitality, and authentic charm. We like to use locally run independent small hotels, guest houses and B&Bs instead of the larger “chain” hotels.  All of them are hand-picked, visited, and re-visited by our local partners. On most of our holidays you will be staying in different hotels and their  uniqueness and individual character only adds to the enjoyment of your holiday. You will also benifit with knowledge that your trip is contributing to local economies, and supporting local family run businesses.

You will be welcomed in a double or twin room (2 beds) – based on double occupancy.
All of our rooms have private bathrooms.
Individual rooms are possible upon request when you book; they are subject to availability and incur a supplemental fee.
For biking trips, all of our inns have a safe place to keep bicycles for the night

Flights are not included in the price. Adventure Holidays do not book flights. We will  advise you on best times, dates and airfares to book.

WOWair.ie operare direct flights from Dublin and Cork to Reykjavik from €160 return.

From Price pp

€1,139

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