Iceland summer small group vacation
A 10 day, circular, small group summer tour of Iceland. Following the coastal Ring Road from Reykjavik, via waterfalls, national parks and rural towns.
Reykjavik Waterfalls Reynisfjara black beach Skaftafell Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon Seal spotting East Fjords Traditional Icelandic dinner Akureyri Siglufjordur Hofsos' infinity pool Working farm stay Golden Circle tour
US $3450US $3110ToUS $3570 excluding flights
Description of Iceland summer small group vacation
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Small group tour:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modelled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, traveling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week vacation, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.
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.
PlanetWe begin this trip by traveling from the airport on Reykjavik's excellent public shuttle bus. Using this service means you can arrive at any time of the day and share transport to reduce the amount of traffic on Iceland's roads, yet still arrive directly at your hotel.
Water in Iceland is excellent quality and we encourage you to carry a re-usable bottle with them and fill up during the day, avoiding the need for single-use plastic bottles.
During the trip we spend one night in the unique Wilderness Centre on the outskirts of Egilsstadir. This 1940's farmhouse has been carefully restored and is now a living museum complete. Staying here gives us an insight in to the traditional life of farmers in rural east Iceland. Food at the Wilderness Centre is all freshly prepared by the family, with all of the ingredients sourced locally - the breads, cakes and cookies are well worth trying!
As a travel company we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key, and so all staff, Tour Leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage.
PeopleWorking with a small local operator we travel with Icelandic guides which allows us to learn all about modern life in Iceland and hear the history as their share local myths and legends that have been passed down through the generations.
During the trip we stay in small family run hotels and guesthouses, getting a chance to meet the owners and understand how their life changes with the seasons, from the near permanent daylight of the Midnight Sun to the short daylight hours in the winter months.
As a company we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of the UK travel industry body AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.