Iceland: 15-day Tour of the Land of Fire and Ice

Bruno, your IFMGA-certified guide will lead you on a riveting and spectacular 15-day journey across the ever-so-popular and truly unique country of Iceland, as you explore the stunning array of landscape and terrain, from volcanoes, mountains and fjords to hot springs, gentle rivers and a kaleidoscope of colours.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

15 days

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • See Vatnajokull, Iceland's largest icecap!

  • A spectacular array of volcanoes featuring lava pits, geysers and sulfur pots!

  • Geothermal sites, lakes, waterfall and canyons of all shapes and colours!

  • Visit quaint and historical fishing villages!

  • Towering fjords and majestic glaciers!

 

I invite you on my mighty 15-day tour of Iceland, a country that has exploded in popularity in the past decade, and with good reason.

The geographical and geological variety is quite extraordinary, as the numerous volcanoes littered around offer lava flows and geysers, as well as hot springs and sulfur pots. You will be amazed at how all this sits naturally alongside towering glaciers and fjords, vast valleys, tranquil rivers and lakes, all in a stupendous assortment of evocative colours.

Iceland, located in the North Atlantic Ocean, is the most sparsely populated country in Europe, and has long been renowned as the land of fire and ice, and for its proud Viking history, which dates back to the late Ninth century.

After meeting in the capital city, Reykjavik, we then head straight to our first volcanic area, Krysuvik, where we will get to see fascinating mud bubbles and mountainous smoke.

From there we head to the Southern plains with its mesmerizing lava caves and waterfalls, and then encountering the Landmannalaugar massif, containing some of the prettiest walks on the tour.

The next few days are spent discovering all the delights the country has to offer, as we cross idyllic rivers beneath towering fjords, admire gorgeous lakes and be awe-struck by the volcanoes, all of these in a wild mix of colours such as green, black and orange.

Subsequent days include a viewing of Vatnajokull, Iceland’s largest icecap, visits to some arresting glaciers and icebergs, the splendid fjords of the East coast, dropping in to some historical and quaint fishing villages and of course many more days of hiking amongst volcanoes and mountains.

We finish the journey after 15 days back in Reykjavik, hopefully with this unique and special country forever having a place in your heart.

Iceland is a veritable natural wonderland that will leave a happy impression on you – book now to visit!

For thrill-seekers, I also offer an awesome ski touring trip in the fjords of Iceland, here!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
4670 EUR

Group of 2
4670 EUR

Group of 3
4670 EUR

Group of 4
4670 EUR

Group of 5
4670 EUR

Group of 6
4670 EUR

Group of 7
4670 EUR

Group of 8
4670 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip
  • Luggage transfer during the trip
 Price is to join a group of 4. Price does not include airfares.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Meet

    International flight . Visit our first volcanic areas in Krysuvik, where there are mud bubbles and mountains smoke.

  • Day 2Southern Plains

    Visit a lava cave, then cross the great southern plains with the discovery of several geological sites such as the site of Gjáin and the great waterfall of Haifoss, as well as the visit of Þjóðveldisbærinn which is a reconstruction of a viking farm. Installation in our hotel at the end of the day.We will stay there 2 nights.

  • Day 3Landmannalaugar Massif

    Discovery of the Landmannalaugar massif with some beautiful walks to discover the beautiful landscapes of the mountains of Blahnukur and Eskihlidharvatn and we will follow several tracks such as the F208 North and the F225.

  • Day 4F208 South and F235

    This day will be a real adventure: we will leave on the tracks F208 South and F235 known for their incredible numbers of river crossings. We will discover the highlands of Iceland between landscapes of volcanoes, rivers and lakes, all in the range of colours of green, black and orange.

  • Day 5Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon

    Visit the Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon, one of the most beautiful in Iceland and then discover the Skaftafell area, with a superb view of Vatnajokull: Iceland’s largest icecap of 8300 km2 and a view of the most high top of the island.

  • Day 6Vatnajokull

    Discover the different glaciers ​​of Vatnajokull including the famous Jokulsarlon lake with its hundreds of icebergs. We will continue our route to the East with more coastal landscapes.

  • Day 7East Coast

    We will ride along the splendid cut fjords of the East coast by the coastal road and we will visit small fishing villages and ‘the lighthouse at the end of the world’.

  • Day 8Husavik

    Drive to the village of Husavik, one of the most beautiful in Iceland with a stop to the Dettifoss waterfall and the possibility of whale watching on request.

  • Day 9Lake Myvatn

    Discover the shores and volcanoes of Lake Myvatn. Incredible palette of colours, strange chaotic formations of lava, pseudo regular craters, bubbling sulfur pots and fumaroles. Also, a unique opportunity to experience volcanic heat as you walk along the still smoking lava flows of the Krafla eruptive rift.End of the day in the city Akurery.

  • Day 10Highlands

    Drive to the Icelandic Highlands with stop at the Godafoss waterfall where mythology catches up with reality. Then we will follow the track F35 to the hveravellir site. Arrival at the end of the day at the Kerlingarfjoll site.

  • Day 11Kerlingarfjoll

    Hiking in the area of ​​Kerlingarfjoll between fumaroles, mountain and hot springs, possibility of natural hot bath.

  • Day 12Langjokull

    Discovery of Langjokull. The track F335 brings us to the foot of this huge icecap, we will discover this environment during a walk that will allow us to observe the ice in all its forms.

  • Day 13Gulfoss, Geysir, Tingvelir

    Discover Iceland’s most iconic landmarks such as Gulfoss, Geysir and Tingvelir. Road towards Reykjavík.

  • Day 14Reykjavik

    Visit Reykjavík and free afternoon.

  • Day 15Finish

    Return flight

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Beginner

Fitness level required

Occasional

Meeting point

Reykjavik, Iceland

Accommodation

We will stay in comfortable hotels, in single or double rooms.

More info

You have to know that cool and wet weather is common in Iceland, so you have to have all the equipment for hiking to face the rain and very good shoes.

The terrain is quite mild and the trails are good, the walking time will be approximately 2 to 3 hours a day.

Supervision by small group allows a great adaptation of the program.

During the whole trip we will move in 1 all terrain vehicle.

 

About the Guide

 
 

IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide and member of la Compagnie des Guides de Saint-Gervais (Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, south-eastern of France)

I will be more than happy to guide you in the Alps for mountaineering or ski touring adventures.

I also organise beautiful trips all around the world.

Get in touch with me and let's discuss about a program answering your needs and dreams!

 
 

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