Iceland Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Velkomin til Ísland!

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


  • Meet at Reykjavik-Keflavik International Airport (KEF) at 8:00 a.m where your Trip Leader will pick you up and drive you to Reykjavik to enjoy breakfast (45-minute drive).
  • Depart for Thingvellir National Park where you will see where the North American tectonic plate and the Eurasian tectonic plate meet. 


  • Head to Laugarvatn to relax in geothermal pools and enjoy a beautiful view of Lake Laugarvatn from the steam baths.
  • Drive to the South Coast and arrive at your guesthouse, your home base for the week. 


  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Take a ferry off the coast of Iceland and spend the afternoon exploring the Vestmannaeyjar Islands.
  • Take a moderate, 1.5-mile hike to 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!
  • Have a delicious homemade dinner at your guesthouse.
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach -- Northern Lights trips (September-January)
  • Wake up in the Icelandic countryside and enjoy your freshly made breakfast.
  • Stop at the beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
  • Stop at the famous black sand beach in Reynisfjara to see basalt columns and lava caves.
  • Have lunch in the town of Vik.
  • You will have the option to ride Icelandic horses in the local area. Not your thing? Hike the surreal landscapes instead.  
  • Return to the hotel for another home cooked dinner.
  • Cross your fingers for a clear night and hope to catch a glimpse the Northern Lights with your new friends.

Day 3

Adventure Day in Thorsmork

  • Enjoy another Icelandic breakfast before starting a full day of adventure. 
  • Hop on a super Jeep with your Trip Leader who will drive you to the Valley of Thor. 
  • The Valley of Thor or "Thorsmork" is one of the most popular hiking places in Iceland. You will experience volcanic terrain, glaciers, icecaps and unbridged rivers! 
  • Hiking terrain depends on the season and the weather. You should expect moderate hiking for about 2 hours total time.
  • After a picnic lunch, spend the afternoon exploring Thorsmork and hiking in this beautiful valley with your Trip Leader.


  • Return to your hotel and enjoy dinner with your group.
  • Enjoy some local Icelandic drinks while looking up at the picture perfect nightsky.

Day 4

Skógafoss & Glacier Walk

  • 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.
  • Refuel at a local restaurant with your group before your next adventure.
  • Drive over to Sólheimajökull glacier where you'll meet your mountain guides and hike onto the face of the glacier. (Approximately 3 hours of hiking)
  • Learn about glaciers and the work that local Icelanders are taking to preserve nature.
  • Take part in a tree planting project led by a local Icelandic farm. The goal of this project is to lower our carbon footprint and reforest Iceland. You will have the unique opportunity to personally plant trees.
    Please note that this project is only available from May-September and will depend on weather conditions.
  • Enjoy your last night in Iceland with your new friends and a delicious final dinner at your guesthouse.

Day 5


  • Say goodbye to your guesthouse and take included transportation to Reykjavik (~1.5-hour drive), where you'll arrive around 11:00 am.
  • You will have time to have lunch and explore the capital for a couple hours.
    Suggestions: Hallgrímskirkja Church, National Museum of Iceland, the Settlement Exhibition...etc.


  • Take included transportation to Reykjavik-Keflavik International Airport (KEF).
  • Arrive back at the airport at 2:00 pm and say your final farewells to your new friends.
  • If you wish to go to the Blue Lagoon, please book your ticket online as soon as possible. Pre-booking is required.
  • If you are arranging your own transportation to the Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik, we suggest booking an entrance ticket for 12:00 pm or later. You can easily get there by taking the Blue Lagoon shuttle from Reykjavik BSI Station.
  • If you would like to be dropped off at the Blue Lagoon by U30X on the way to the airport, we suggest booking an entrance ticket for 2:00 pm or later. Please note that you will be responsible for your own transportation either back to the airport or your accommodations once you are done exploring the Blue Lagoon.

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