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Landscapes of Wild Iceland

8 days |  10 days with West Iceland & Reykjavik extension
8 days |  10 days with West Iceland & Reykjavik extension
Group size1535 travelers

5 out of 5 stars

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Drama? It’s what Iceland does best.

With its thundering waterfalls, moody, black-sand beaches, and glacial lagoons painted every shade of blue, Iceland could be a made-up place straight from a blockbuster movie. But it’s 100 percent real. And this week, it’s your own personal (and pristine) playground. Begin your Iceland experience in the country’s “green” capital, Reykjavik. Then, venture beyond the city’s borders, to dramatic landscapes of the Golden Circle, south coast, and Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon—known for its rippling rock walls and snaking freshwater river. Craving even more of Iceland’s untamed beauty? Opt to explore the stunning ice tunnels of Langjökull Glacier on the extension to West Iceland.

Your tour package includes

  • 6 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 2 dinners with beer or wine
  • 7 sightseeing tours
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Included highlights

  • Reykjavik
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Gullfoss
  • Skógafoss waterfall
  • Eyjafjallajökull volcano
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board an overnight flight to Reykjavik.

Reykjavik2 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Reykjavik & sightseeing tour
Included meals: Breakfast, Welcome lunch

Welcome to Iceland! Meet your fellow travelers at a welcome lunch. Then, get a feel for Reykjavik, often called the greenest city on Earth, on a walking tour with your Tour Director.

  • View iconic Hallgrim’s Church and admire works by famous Icelandic artists Ásmundur Sveinsson and Einar Jónsson.
  • Walk past the Leif Erikson statue and hear about Iceland’s Viking history.
  • See Tjörnin lake (locals affectionately call it “the pond”), the Parliament House, and modern City Hall.
  • Head to the Old Harbour to marvel at Harpa concert hall, a modern performance venue that opened in 2011 and quickly became one of the city’s most iconic structures.

Enjoy free time for the rest of the day in the city, or add an excursion.

Blue Lagoon Spa Visit

From $159 per person

Day 3: Free day in Reykjavik
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Reykjavik or add an excursion.

A Day on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

From $225 per person

Selfoss1 night
Day 4: Selfoss via the Golden Circle
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Leave the bustle of Reykjavik behind as you travel around the Golden Circle, a driving route that connects some of Iceland’s most magnificent natural wonders.

  • Stop at Thingvellir National Park to see the Althing (or Alþingi in Icelandic), an open-air governmental assembly that was established in 930 and continued to meet until 1798.
  • Visit family-owned Friðheimar Farm, and sip coffee and tea as you tour its horse stables and learn about Icelandic horse breeding.
  • Head inside Friðheimar Farm’s expansive greenhouse, where tomatoes and other produce grow sustainably using geothermal energy.
  • Sample tomatoes and sit down for lunch—including several tomato-based dishes—inside the greenhouse.
  • Explore the Great Geysir geothermal area, located in the Haukadalur Valley.
  • Discover Gullfoss, or the “Golden Waterfall,” a natural wonder and one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe.

Continue to Selfoss and enjoy a free evening.

South Coast Region2 nights
Day 5: Sightseeing tour of the South Coast
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Continue on to the South Coast, a lowland region of lush farmland, striking waterfalls, beaches, glaciers, and picturesque villages.

  • Make a photo stop at Eyjafjallajökull volcano to marvel at breathtaking views (weather permitting).
  • View coastal mountain scenery as you travel to Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
  • Take a short walk behind the falls led by your Tour Director.
  • View Skógafoss waterfall and join your Tour Director for an optional hike up a staircase to a viewpoint at the top of the falls.
  • Marvel at Sólheimajökull glacier and the iconic, black-sand Reynisfjara beach.
  • Try to spot puffins perched on the cliffs along Dyrhólaey Arch.
  • Enjoy free time for lunch in the remote, seaside village of Vik.

This evening, sit down for an included dinner with your group.

Please note: The order of todays events may be changed due to hotel location and weather. Puffins are difficult to view and are seasonal in the area from April–August.

Day 6: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon
Included meal: Breakfast

Travel east today, admiring the stunning landscape and stopping for an amphibious boat ride en route.

  • Set off on a cruise through Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, whose pristine waters lap against a black-sand beach.
  • Try to spot wildlife as you pass between giant icebergs and head toward Breiðamerkurjökull glacier.
  • Listen along as your guide explains to your group how the glacier lagoon was created.

Please note: Warm layers, including a waterproof top layer, gloves, hat, scarves, and sturdy shoes, are recommended.

This afternoon, make your way to the majestic and serpentine Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon.

  • Stop for free time to explore the Skaftafell National Park Visitor Center.
  • Walk to the canyon lookout to view the dramatic canyon and the river that runs through it.
  • Hear about the history of the canyon and how it was created thousands of years ago by glacial river erosion.
Reykjavik1 night
Day 7: Transfer to Reykjavik
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Return to Reykjavik this morning and enjoy free time to explore the city on your own.

Tonight, celebrate your trip with your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a farewell dinner.

Flight Home
Day 8: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Extension to West Iceland & Reykjavik
Just when you think things can’t get any more impressive, you can extend your stay alongside your Tour Director to see the wonder that is West Iceland. With its lava fields, cascading waterfalls, and abundant animal life, the region is an out-of-this-world gem.
West Iceland1 night
Day 8: West Iceland & Langjökull Glacier
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel to West Iceland this morning, stopping en route to admire West Iceland’s dramatically varied landscapes.

  • Marvel at Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring.
  • Admire Hraunfossar, clear falls that stream over a lava field, and see the nearby cascades of Barnafoss.
  • Visit Reykholt, a historic village that was home to medieval writer and chieftain Snorri Sturluson.
  • Drive in a specially modified snow truck on the Langjökull Glacier, Iceland’s second largest, and walk through the glacier’s interior ice tunnels.

This evening, sit down to an included dinner with your group.

Reykjavik1 night
Day 9: Transfer to Reykjavik
Included meal: Breakfast

Travel back to Reykjavik and enjoy free time for the rest of the day or add an excursion.

The Lava Tunnel

From $155 per person

Flight Home
Day 10: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Can't wait to go back
    6/29/24 by 3rd-time traveler Maeve

    This is the perfect tour for people who like the outdoors! It's a great mix of iconic sites and off-the-beaten-path adventures.

    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 7/11/24

    Hi Maeve, Thank you for your review! We're so glad...

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    Amazing Experience!
    6/1/24 by 1st-time traveler Elizabeth

    This was an amazing once in a life time trip that I was able to take with my family and getting to experience all the amazing things we did on this tour was absolutely incredible! Thank you EF!

    5 out of 5 stars

    Tremendous experience
    6/1/24 by 3rd-time traveler Foster

    Landscapes of Wild Iceland allows the travelers to see the extremes of nature. Iceland truly is the country of “fire and ice.” We witnessed an active volcano as well as glaciers. You see the beauty of nature as well as the total devastation nature can bring. Daniele was a great tour director, an...

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.


    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Center Hotels Midgardur Reykjavik
    Center Hotels Midgardur Reykjavik

    This modern hotel is located in the Hlemmur neighborhood. Guests enjoy a spa, bar, and restaurant. Nearby you’ll find the Sun Voyager sculpture, Hallg...

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    Hotel Selfoss & SPA
    Hotel Selfoss & SPA

    This peaceful hotel is located in Selfoss on the banks of the Ölfusá river. Guests enjoy the spa, on-site restaurant, and library. Nearby you’ll find ...

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    Hotel Klaustur
    Hotel Klaustur

    This modern hotel is located in the village of Klaustur on Iceland's South Coast. Guests enjoy the on-site coffee house, live music nights, and L'Occi...

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    Hotel Húsafell
    Hotel Húsafell

    This modern luxury hotel is located in Húsafell in Iceland’s central highlands. Guests enjoy a pool, restaurant, and bar and lounge. Nearby, you’ll fi...

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