From  £4065
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 £4065 per person
Itinerary Dates
2018
26 Jul  -  05 Aug
02 Aug  -  12 Aug
04 Aug  -  14 Aug
09 Aug  -  19 Aug
16 Aug  -  26 Aug
18 Aug  -  28 Aug
23 Aug  -  02 Sep
30 Aug  -  09 Sep

Combine Iceland's traditional scenic routes with the uninhabited volcanic highlands on this small group adventure tour. From the lurching iceburgs 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 Kirkjubaejarklaustur 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 Kirkjubaejarklaustur area. (B, D)

 

Optional excursions: Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon boat tour.

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 Lake Myvatn area . (B,D)
 

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 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 Gauksmýri
 

DAY 9
HVAMMSTANGI TO FELLSSTROND
HVAMMSTANGI TO FELLSSTROND

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 West Iceland. (B,D)
 

DAY 10
SNAEFELLSNES NATIONAL PARK
SNAEFELLSNES NATIONAL PARK

A day in Snaefellsnes 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)

 


Optional excursions: Whale watching from Reykjavík
 

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 £4065 per person
(Single person supplement + £945)

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

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions

Price Notes

*Return Grayline Shuttle Bus airport transfers.



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  
26 Jul 2018
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05 Aug 2018
Last few places remain
02 Aug 2018
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12 Aug 2018
04 Aug 2018
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14 Aug 2018
Last few places remain
09 Aug 2018
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19 Aug 2018
Last few places remain
16 Aug 2018
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26 Aug 2018
18 Aug 2018
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28 Aug 2018
23 Aug 2018
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02 Sep 2018
Last few places remain
30 Aug 2018
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09 Sep 2018
Last few places remain

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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