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Iceland Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive & Explore Reykjavik

We recommend booking pre-trip accommodations if you'd like to fully immerse yourself in Reykjavik's vibrant atmosphere.

Morning
  • Arrive at Reykjavik-Keflavik International Airport (KEF) before 7:00 am
  • Your Trip Leader will pick you up from Reykjavik-Keflavik International Airport and we'll head to downtown Reykjavik in included transportation (45 minute drive).
  • Arrive in Reykjavik, enjoy a delicious breakfast, and spend the morning exploring the capital of Iceland
    Suggestions: Hallgrímskirkja Church, National Museum of Iceland, the Settlement Exhibition.
Afternoon
  • Arrive at your guesthouse in South Iceland and get settled into your new home for the next 5 days (~2 hour drive).
  • Go for a walk around the beautiful property as you begin to take in the magic of Iceland.
Evening
  • Enjoy a delicious Icelandic meal at our opening dinner.
  • Get to know your other like-minded travelers and begin to settle into Iceland together.

Day 2

Vestmannaeyjar Islands or Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

Vestmannaeyjar Islands -- Midnight sun trips (May-August)
Morning
  • Wake up in the Icelandic countryside and enjoy your freshly made breakfast.
  • Start the day by visiting Seljalandfoss Waterfall.
  • Your Trip Leader will also show you the “hidden” waterfall right around the corner.
Afternoon
  • Take a ferry off the coast of Iceland and spend the afternoon exploring the Vestmannaeyjar Islands.
  • Hike Eldfell, a volcano that erupted in 1973, and enjoy breathtaking views of the island and the North Atlantic Ocean.
  • Don't want to hike? We suggest visiting the Volcano Museum of Eldheimar!
Evening
  • Have a delicious homemade dinner at your guesthouse.
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach -- Northern Lights trips (September-November)
Morning
  • Wake up in the Icelandic countryside and enjoy your freshly made breakfast.
  • Visit the Lava Centre: a state of the art, interactive exhibition on volcanoes and earthquakes in Iceland.
  • Check out Seljalandsfoss waterfall, and a “hidden” waterfall nearby.
Afternoon
  • Have lunch at a local Icelandic farm.
  • You will have the option to ride Icelandic horses to a secluded waterfall beneath what used to be sea cliffs. Not your thing? Hike the surreal landscapes instead.
  • Watch the sunset from the famous Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach while you and your new friends check out the basalt columns and lava caves.  
Evening
  • Return to the hotel for another home cooked dinner.
  • Cross your fingers for a clear night and hope to catch a glimpse the magical Northern Lights with your new friends.

Day 3

Thingvellir National Park & Lake Laugarvatn

Morning

  • A traditional Icelandic breakfast will be served at your guesthouse.
  • Hike Thingvellir National Park where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet.
  • Learn about the history of Thingvellir and how it became the place where the first democratic parliament of the world was created.
  • Then, head to the hamlet of Laugarvatn to experience the Icelandic way of baking rye bread in hot springs.
Afternoon
  • Relax in geothermal pools and enjoy a beautiful view of Lake Laugarvatn from the steam baths.
  • Later in the afternoon, stop at Gullfoss Waterfall, and marvel at the beauty of this iconic waterfall.
Evening
  • Enjoy another delicious dinner at your guesthouse with your group.

Day 4

Skógafoss & Glacier Walk

Morning
  • A homemade breakfast will be served at your guesthouse.
  • Visit Skógafoss, a beautiful waterfall connected to the famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier.
  • Climb the steps that will take you to the top of the waterfall and go for an optional hike.
Afternoon
  • Refuel at a local restaurant with your group before your next adventure.
  • Drive over to Sólheimajökull glacier where you'll meet your glacier guides and hike onto the face of the glacier.
  • Learn more about glaciers and how Icelanders care about preserving nature.
Evening
  • Enjoy your last night in Iceland with your new friends and a delicious final dinner at your guesthouse.

Day 5

Departure

Morning
  • Say goodbye to your guesthouse and take included transportation to Reykjavik-Keflavik International Airport (KEF) (~2 hour drive).
  • If you're flying home today please be sure your flight departs after 3:00 pm.
  • If you wish to go to the Blue Lagoon today, please book your ticket online (after 12:00 pm) as soon as possible since pre-booking is required. Under30Experiences will drop you off at the Blue Lagoon on our way to the airport.
  • Under30Experiences can provide transportation back to Reykjavik for travelers extending their stay in the beautiful capital of Iceland.

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