From  £3895
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Visit Thingvellir National Park
  • Find boiling mud pools & hot springs
  • Explore awe-inspiring coastal vistas
  • Visit lunar lava fields
  • Admire majestic waterfalls
  • Discover desolate volcanic highlands
  • Find puffins nesting at Dyrholaey
  • Circle the famous Snaefellsjokull glacier
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Across The Wilderness Group Tour

11 Day Tour, from £3895 per person
Itinerary Dates
2019
20 Jun  -  30 Jun
27 Jun  -  07 Jul
04 Jul  -  14 Jul
11 Jul  -  21 Jul
13 Jul  -  23 Jul
18 Jul  -  28 Jul
25 Jul  -  04 Aug
01 Aug  -  11 Aug
03 Aug  -  13 Aug
08 Aug  -  18 Aug
15 Aug  -  25 Aug
17 Aug  -  27 Aug
22 Aug  -  01 Sep
29 Aug  -  08 Sep

Combine Iceland's traditional scenic routes with the uninhabited volcanic highlands on this small group adventure tour. From the lurching icebergs of Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon in the south, embark on a journey in specially modified vehicles through a dramatic wilderness where the deep valleys and sculpted mountains were formed in ice age eruptions.

Maximum group size on this highland adventure is 19 people.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO REYKJAVIK
FLY TO REYKJAVIK
Arrive Reykjavik. Transfer to the hotel and check in for an overnight stay.
DAY 2
GOLDEN CIRCLE
GOLDEN CIRCLE

Visit Thingvellir National Park, the ancient site of the world's first outdoor parliament then travel to the Geysir geothermal area to witness the famous Strokkur geyser as well as numerous other boiling mud pools and hot springs. Reach Haukadalur valley to take part in an Iceland reforestation programme and help to plant a total of five trees. Continue onwards to the spectacular Gullfoss, the 'Golden Falls', one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe. Overnight in Hvolsvollur area. (B,D)

DAY 3
SOUTH ICELAND
SOUTH ICELAND

Visit the picturesque waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, before reaching Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve*, a small headland where in the spring months puffins nest. Stop in Vik before crossing the Myrdalssandur volcanic ash outwash plains, then pass through Eldhraun, the largest mass of lava ever to flow on earth. Overnight in Vik area. (B,D)

 

*Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season, approximately mid-May until June 25th.

 

 

 

 

DAY 4
SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK
SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK

Drive towards the Vatnajokull ice cap, by far the largest in Europe. Circumnavigate the Oraefajokull volcano featuring Iceland's highest point, Hvannadalshnjukur. Visit Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, where huge icebergs loom and lurch on the water (optional boat tour among the icebergs is available). Continue on your way, pass by several outlet glaciers and, en route, enjoy magnificent views of Skaftafell National Park. Overnight in Vik area. (B,D)

 

Optional excursions: Boat tour on Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon | 30-40 mins |

DAY 5
LANDMANNALAUGAR
LANDMANNALAUGAR

Travel to Landmannalaugar, a magnificent area surrounded by colourful rhyolite mountains. This pearl of the interior consists of deep valleys and sculptured, often mossy mountains, many formed in volcanic eruptions under ice-age icecaps, forging a powerfully colourful experience. Overnight in Thjorsardalur area. (B,D)

DAY 6
LANDMANNALAUGAR TO LAKE MYVATN
LANDMANNALAUGAR TO LAKE MYVATN

Discover hidden parts of the Icelandic interior, exploring the vast and desolate wilderness of the Sprengisandur highland route*. With no bridges over the rivers, several river crossings are made on this rough track. Overnight in Laugar/Lake Myvatn area . (B,D)

 

*Please note: in case Sprengisandur is closed, your group will take the Kjolur highland route instead

 

 

DAY 7
LAKE MYVATN
LAKE MYVATN

Travel through Husavik town and around the Tjornes peninsula. Discover the serene horseshoe-shaped canyon of Asbyrgi National park that according to myth, is the hoof print left by Sleipnir, the magical eight-legged horse of the Norse god Odin. Continue to thundering Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe, then reach the nature reserve of Lake Myvatn - a paradise for nature enthusiasts and bird watchers. See the solfataras of the Hverarond geothermal region, peculiar lava formations and the lava fields of Krafla. Overnight in Laugar/Lake Myvatn area. (B,D)

 

 

DAY 8
AKUREYRI TO SKAGAFJORDUR
AKUREYRI TO SKAGAFJORDUR

Visit Godafoss waterfall before continuing to Akureyri, known as the Capital of the North. Free time in Akureyri to explore or relax at your leisure. Continue to the Skagafjordur area, renowned for horse breeding and home to many important sites from the classic Icelandic Sagas. In the evening, a horseback trek on locally bred Iceland horses is optional. Overnight in the Laugarbakki area. (B,D)

 

Optional excursions: Horse riding tour in Gauksmyri | 1.5 hours |

DAY 9
VATNSNES PENINSULA
VATNSNES PENINSULA

Continue around Vatnsnes Peninsula, which contains the extraordinary rock formation of Hvitserkur, a 15 metre (49 feet) tall cliff jutting out straight from the sea. Journey through rolling farmlands and across Laxardalsheidi heath to the Viking Age house at Eiriksstadir, the original home of Erik the Red and birthplace of his son Leifur Eiriksson. Overnight in Budardalur area. (B,D)

 

 

DAY 10
SNAEFELLSJOKULL NATIONAL PARK
SNAEFELLSJOKULL NATIONAL PARK

A day in Snaefellsjokull National Park. Circle around the legendary Snaefellsjokull glacier, where, according to Jules Verne, lies the entrance to the centre of the Earth. Continue to the expansive black sea shore of Djupalonssandur. Stop at the picturesque harbour village of Arnarstapi with its magnificent columnar basalt rock formations. Take a unique walk between the villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar before driving to Reykjavik. Overnight in Reykjavik. (B)

 

 

 
 
DAY 11
FLY TO THE UK
FLY TO THE UK

Transfer to the Blue Lagoon for the chance to enjoy a unique bathing experience. Afterward, transfer to the airport for the flight back to UK. (B)

Pricing Information

11 day tour, from £3895 per person
(Single person supplement + £880)

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Icelandair from London Heathrow
  • Airport taxes
  • Accommodation in three-star/four-star hotels and guesthouses
  • Meals as specified (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
  • All transfers and transportation*
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees on sightseeing tours as specified

*Return airport transfers by Flybus plus shuttle



 


Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions

Price Notes

Please note that these departures (11th July, 18th July, 1st Aug and 15th Aug)  are multi-lingual departures (English & Dutch)



We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice due to road conditions.



Icelandair offers flights to Iceland from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Aberdeen and Glasgow so please contact us for further information.


Itinerary Dates  
20 Jun 2019
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30 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019
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07 Jul 2019
04 Jul 2019
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14 Jul 2019
11 Jul 2019
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21 Jul 2019
13 Jul 2019
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23 Jul 2019
18 Jul 2019
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28 Jul 2019
25 Jul 2019
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04 Aug 2019
01 Aug 2019
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11 Aug 2019
03 Aug 2019
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13 Aug 2019
08 Aug 2019
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18 Aug 2019
15 Aug 2019
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25 Aug 2019
17 Aug 2019
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27 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
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01 Sep 2019
29 Aug 2019
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08 Sep 2019

Tour Route Map


  1. Iceland, Reykjavik
  2. Iceland, Hvolsvollur
  3. Iceland, Kirkjubaejarklaustur
  4. Iceland, Thjorsardalur
  5. Iceland, Lake Myvatn
  6. Iceland, Hvammstangi
  7. Iceland, Snaefellsnes Peninsula
  8. Iceland, Snaefellsjokull National Park
  9. Iceland, Reykjavik
  10. Iceland, Blue Lagoon

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Reviews

We enjoyed a wonderful holiday explore the Wilderness of Iceland. Our driver have us a great introduction to a country he clearly loves and cares about.

Each day for better than the one before. 

Ms Finlay & Mrs Hodgson

We had a wonderful Iceland trip. The itinerary was excellent and we were so fortunate to have an exceptional guide who enriched the whole experience. 

Mr & Mrs Ball
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