Iceland Explorer

Terms & Conditions

Trip Date
Price from
$3699
Single Supplement
$750
Number of Days
9
Highlights & Inclusions

Note that this trip is currently sold out!

  • GWT President, April Merenda, will be accompanying this trip!
  • Traverse the world-famous Golden Circle
  • Ferry out to the Westman Islands
  • Cruise through jagged icebergs in Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • 8 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Hotel Klettur, Reykjavik
  • Hotel Fljotshlid, Hveragerdi
  • Gerdi Guesthouse, Hofn
  • Hotels subject to change.
  • All trips now include roundtrip arrival and departure airport transfers.

 

  • Luxury: Retreat Spa
    Includes a private changing suite and unlimited access to both the Retreat Lagoon and the Blue Lagoon.
    • Access to Retreat spa
    • Private changing room
    • Access to Blue Lagoon Ritual
    • Access to Retreat Lagoon
    • Blue Lagoon skin care amenities
    • Access to the Blue Lagoon
    • Access to the Spa Restaurant

 

Itinerary

Glaciers, geysers and geothermal hot springs

A living example of nature’s true power – thundering waterfalls, mighty glaciers, black sand beaches, and hot springs make this land of fire and ice an unforgettable experience. Discover the stunning landscapes and natural wonders in this land of geological wonder.

Day 1: Reykjavik
Welcome to Iceland! Upon arrival, take your included transfer to the hotel. Your Local Leader will meet you upon arrival at the hotel. Once you are settled in you may want to spend some time exploring this eclectic city. Reykjavik is known for its art scene as well as its nightlife and it also home to many museums. This evening, chat about the days ahead at your welcome meeting before heading out on the town for your first authentic meal as a group! (d)

Day 2: Reykjavik
Relax this morning in the waters of the Blue Lagoon while enjoying a Retreat Spa package!*. Fed by geothermal seawater from deep under the lava, the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon are rich in silica, algae, and minerals that soften and rejuvenate the skin. Enjoy a few hours relaxing and exploring the site's amenities before returning to Reykjavik on your private transfer. Perhaps this evening, join your Local Leader for an evening walking tour of the city. (b)

Day 3: Reykjavik
Today we travel out to Children's Waterfall to learn about the legend behind the name of this enchanting spot. Enjoy the scenery before heading out to the warmest thermal spring where you will have a chance to soak and relax in Krauma Thermal Baths. Afterwards we'll make our way back to Reykjavik. The evening is yours to explore! (b)

Day 4: Golden Circle - Hveragerdi
Today, explore the world-famous Golden Circle. Begin in Thingvellir National Park, home to the oldest active parliament in the world — and the meeting place of two tectonic plates. En route to the famed Geysir, we stop at a geothermal bakery for a unique culinary experience. Take in the stunning Strokkur geyser and Old geyser; our last stop is the iconic Golden Waterfall, Gullfoss. Our home tonight is an eco-farmhouse in the town of Hveragerdi. (b)

Day 5: Westman Islands
The Westman Islands are home to an awe-inspiring landscape of volcanoes, lava and windswept cliffs. We journey there by ferry, getting to know the history and the locals. To complete our experience, we visit the Eldheimar Museum before returning to the mainland. We enjoy dinner at our farmhouse accommodation tonight. (b, d)

Day 6: Hvolsvöllur > Skaftafell > Hofn
Visit the stunning Skogafoss waterfall, where you can journey up a nearby staircase for some breathtaking views. Enjoy the unique landscape of Reynisfjara before we travel onwards to Skaftafell National Park. From here it is not far to our overnight lodge stay, picturesquely located by the edge of Vatnajokull glacier. (b)

Day 7: Þakgil Canyon > Hofn 
Discover one of Iceland's most famous waterfalls on a morning hike up to the elegant Svartifoss. This afternoon, we'll cruise between jagged icebergs in Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Tonight is yours to relax in the countryside. (b)

Day 8: Hofn > Reykjavik
We'll journey back towards the capital today, stopping along the way at a sheep farm and wool tannery to learn about this country's age-old methods. After, we'll view the results at a mill where we witness how the naturally-colored yarn is used to create famous Icelandic textiles. We also visit a horse farm, where you can learn more about the Icelandic horses. Once back in Reykjavik, enjoy the final night of your Icelandic adventure. (b)

Day 9: Reykjavik
Our adventure ends today in Reykjavik. (b)

*Blue Lagoon Spa experience provided by Club Adventures. Featured inclusions are a welcome drink; robe and slippers; two different creams from the Lagoon; private sauna and steam room area; and private changing rooms for 1-2 women per room. A 30-minute hydro massage spa treatment courtesy of Gutsy Women Travel.

Europe
As of September 20th 2021, Gutsy Women Travel moved our toll free number (866) 464-8879 to our former and now new operator Overseas Adventure Travel.
We are in the process of setting up group departures for 2022 and 2023. In the meantime, just mention you are Gutsy Women Travelers and our code #25972 to receive your past travel savings and book into any of their departures. No single supplement!!!
For inquiries on remaining 2021 departures or moveable deposits with Club Adventures AAA due to cancelled 2021 trips please call April Merenda, President of Gutsy Women Travel, at 516-285-5152.