Iceland vacation, small group
Geysers, glaciers and black sand beaches – just some of the natural wonders waiting to be discovered on this 8 day circumnavigation of Iceland.
Reykjavik city tour Golden Circle tree planting Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Solheimajokull glacier Skaftafell National Park Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Höfn Area East Fjords Egilsstađir Möđrudalur Valley Húsavík Lake Mývatn Akureyri Trollaskagi Peninsula Gauksmýri Snćfellsnes National Park Grábrók volcano
US $2935ToUS $3215excluding flights
Single supplement $570.
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4 Reviews of Iceland vacation, small group
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 15 Jun 2019 by Géraldine PoukensWe were fortunate enough to have a daily highlight. Planting trees, icebergs boat tour, walk on glacier, waterfalls, puffins, whale watching, hot springs, BBQ, ... Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Aug 2018 by Shimon RumeltA wonderful vacation. Such a tour saves time in encircling Iceland compared with public transportation. If you are limited in time and do not want to hire a car, this is the best option. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Jun 2018 by Angus GregsonExcellent - thoroughly recommend it. Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Jun 2017 by Steve ShawThe waterfall which you walk behind! Take some waterproofs! The geology & landscape are amazing. Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetIn Iceland we only use locally owned and run guesthouses. When traveling the Icelandic countryside, we tend to stay in converted farm houses, some of which are still working farms such as horse farms. Our stay contributes to the local economy and helps the families living in this pretty inhospitable terrain.
Our guesthouse in Hvolsvollur is a leader in responsible tourism and sustainability. It’s a working family farm comprising of around 300 hectares. About 30 cows, 30 horses, 80 sheep, plenty of ducks, rabbits and goats are kept here, as well as landnámshćnan, a rare ancient Icelandic chicken. All the animals on the farm are free-range but have access to a house in winter. Berries, turnips and potatoes are also grown here, and all the farm’s produce is used in the hotel restaurant. The guesthouse is committed to their sustainability policy, and the accommodation and restaurant are eco-labelled by the Nordic Swan. Since the arrival of the first settlers in Iceland, deforestation has taken place to make space for pastures and overgrazing has led to soil erosion. The farm owners then had the idea of starting a tree planting project on their land to contribute to lowering CO2 and counteracting soil erosion. Our travelers will have the option to join the effort and head out into the surrounding hills to plant trees themselves.
On this Iceland trip we use a private minibus throughout. However, our local operator has recently purchased a brand-new fleet of vehicles all of which meet the European emission standards.
PeopleAll our Iceland trips are run by our local Destination Management Company (or DMC), which is based out of Reykjavik. They share our values in terms of responsible travel, and relay this onto our leaders who impart their wisdom on our travelers. Our DMC is run by locals and employs mostly local leaders from Iceland.
Many of the areas surrounding Reykjavik receive large numbers of day-trippers, mainly staying on cruise ships. This style of travel doesn’t benefit the local communities living in the countryside, which is why our itinerary takes the road less travelled. Staying in farmhouse accommodation and guesthouses brings benefits and understanding of adventure tourism to the local communities.
We support local businesses and use local suppliers for all our included activities and optional services. This means that our travelers experience local culture and that money stays in the area to benefit the local community.