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A land-based Iceland small-group guided vacation.

We’ll make the most of long summer days to show you the best of this great and unique north land.  You will visit an island where volcanic forces, incredible rushing rivers, waterfalls, powerful thermal geysers, blue glaciers and the coastal fjords are part of the incredible forces still forming this beautiful land. You will see the great glaciers and learn how they are changing. You can relax and soak in thermal baths filled with water heated near the earth’s core. You can dip your toe into a lagoon filled with icebergs or walk along a shimmery black beach. As you move around this rugged island be on the lookout for the wild life, seals, puffins, whales, arctic fox, reindeer and the famous Icelandic horses. As you revel in the pristine nature your memories made here will not soon be forgotten.

Read our blog “Indulge in the Nature Baths of Iceland.”

Land Based Iceland Guided Vacation

Geysers & Glaciers: Iceland Map © 2018 Interlude Tours


  • Grábrók Volcano
  • Turf Church of Víðimýri
  • Akureyril,  Capital of North Iceland
  • Goðafoss, Waterfalls of the Gods
  • Lake Mývatn & Geothermal Baths
  • Lava Labyrinth at Dimmuborgir
  • Námaskarð Hot Springs
  • VatnajökullNational Park & Dettifos Waterfall
  • East Fjords & Fishing Villages
  • Vatnajökull Glacier & National Park
  • Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon
  • Skógáfóss Waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Friðheimar, Icelandic Horses
  • Geysir Geothermal Fields
  • Gúllfóss “Golden Falls”
  • Þingvellir National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site
    Double $4,099*
    Single $4,829*
    Deposit $500 per person
    Balance Due  March 5, 2019
    Travel Insurance Call for quote
    Small Group Tour
    Cancellation policy: if travel insurance is not purchased, cancellation charges are:  from time of deposit to 100 days before departure: a $100 administrative fee plus any airfare penalties will be assessed; from 99-14 days: $300 cancellation penalty plus lost airfare deposits and any unrecoverable deposits to ground supplies will be assessed.  Airline tickets once purchased are non-refundable.  Anyone cancelling less than 14 days prior departure:  no refund. A valid passport is required with expiration greater than 6 months from return date.
     * Airfare not included; estimated air from Chicago $1,000.  Call for air from Indianapolis and other departure cities.
    • Home Pick-up & Return Indy Metro Area (airfare not included above)
    • Airport transfers
    • Land Transportation by Deluxe Motorcoach
    • 8 nights accommodations in moderate 4-star hotels
    • 20 meals: 7 full breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners; beverages are not included except with breakfast
    • Admission to all activities indicated in the itinerary except those listed as optional.
    • Does not activities listed as optional
    • All taxes and gratuities for provided services included on land tour
    • End of tour gratuities included for Tour Manager & Driver
    • Local step-on guides for city tours and major attractions
    • Professional Vacation Manager
    • Operated by an Interlude Travel Partner
  • Day 1: Departure
    Our journey begins as we board our international flight bound for Iceland. (IFM)

    Day 2: Reykjavík
    Private transfer from the airport to Reykjavík where you spend the night. There is free time to explore Iceland’s capital on your own. Icelandair Hotel Natural, Reyjkavik or Similar (D)

    Day 3: Volcano Crater, Seals, Fjords & Mountains
    Today we meet our tour guide and depart from your hotel. We travel west, passing the town of Borgarnes and climb the Grábrók volcano crater. In the afternoon, we visit a natural history & seal museum in a small fishing village in Northwest Iceland and stroll around the local harbor. Further north we stop at the turf church of Víðimýri which has been extensively restored to its original form and is widely considered one of the purest and most beautiful examples of traditional Icelandic architecture. We continue along scenic fjord landscape and over several mountain passes until we reach Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. Hotel Akureyri, North Iceland or Similar (B,L,D)

    Day 4: The Capital of North Iceland, Lake Mývatn & Geothermal Baths
    In the morning, we explore Akureyri, a charming town of 17,000 inhabitants, visit the botanical garden and enjoy the panoramic view over Eyjafjörður fjord. In the afternoon, we travel to an important spot in Iceland’s history, Goðafoss, the waterfalls of the Gods. We continue to Lake Mývatn which is known for its geological wonders and active bird life during summer. We stop at the bizarre lava formations at Kálfaströnd followed by a walk around the many pseudo craters and end an exciting day with a relaxing soak at Mývatn Nature Baths that contains a unique blend of minerals, silicates and geothermal micro-organisms. The warm soothing waters benefit both skin and spirit alike. Hotel Reynihlio, Lake Myvatn  or Similar (B,LD)

    Day 5: Lava Labyrinth, Hot Springs & Travel East
    In the morning, we hike in a lava labyrinth at Dimmuborgir “the dark castles”, hoping to get a glimpse of the trolls who are said to live there. This afternoon we visit the hot spring area of Námaskarð with bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras. We head through the uninhabited highlands and moonlike surrounding to East Iceland. With some luck, we might spot an Arctic fox or see reindeer. From June to August the tour includes a detour to Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall in the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park. Icelandair Hotel Herad, East Iceland  or Similar (B,L,D)

    Day 6: Fjords, Glacier & Ice
    It’s a day to admire the dramatic fjord landscape and its tiny fishing villages at the end of twisty roads in the East Fjords and on route we visit an interesting stone and mineral collection. In the afternoon, we see Vatnajökull – Europe’s biggest glacier that is visible all over Southeast Iceland. Past the town of Höfn, we stop at Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs, and we explore the extraordinary site and might see seals swimming in arctic waters. You can walk on the black sandy beach where large icebergs get stranded. Depending on the season optional boat trips are available. We travel along the southern part of the glacier Vatnajökull and spend time at Europe’s largest national park, which has Iceland’s highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe’s largest glacier. Icelandair Hotel Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Vatnajokull or Similar (B,L,D)

    Day 7: South Coast
    A beautiful drive with many natural wonders awaits us today as we head across the Eldhraun lava field, cross the sandy desert of the south coast, overlooked by mountainous cliffs, glaciers and waterfalls. We stroll along the black lava beach of Reynisfjara near Vík. In the small village of Skógar there is Skógáfóss waterfall which is 60 meters high and is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. Further west we stop at the Eyjafjallajökull Information Center and learn about living next to a glacier and an active volcano. We continue to the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges over the mountain. There is an interesting trail that goes behind the fall – if you are prepared to get wet! Icelandair Hotel Fludir, South Iceland  or Similar (B,L,D)

    Day 8: Icelandic Horses & Golden Circle
    We explore classics today as we travel the route of the Golden Circle sights. We start the day at Friðheimar, where you learn about the Icelandic horse, its special qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Later, we see steam from the Geysir geothermal fields as we arrive. There is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original Geysir is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur “the Churn” which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals. We continue to Gúllfóss, “the golden falls”, which is a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvítá river and attracts travelers in summer and winter. We travel inland to the Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. As we return to Reykjavík, we take you for a short city tour to show highlights of the world’s northernmost capital.  Icelandair Hotel Natural, Reyjkavik or Similar (B,L,D)

    Day 9: Departure Home
    Transfer from hotel in Reykjavik to Kelfavik airport. (B)

Call Interlude Tours to book your Iceland Guided Vacation! (317) 913-0387