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Iceland

Warm hospitality from our Icelandic hosts
Spectacular geysers, waterfalls and glaciers
Exciting options: whale watching & jeep glacier trek

 
 
 

Amazing scenery

Join us this summer to explore the spectacular landscape of this unique country. Our coach from the airport takes us across lunar-like lava fields to our accommodation on the south-west side, one of the most interesting parts of Iceland. 

 

Iceland’s famous geyser

On subsequent days, a local coach that is equipped for the terrain will take us on five excursions, as detailed below, to experience the breath-taking scenery of Iceland.

The country's famous geyser, Strokkur, emits fountains of hot water up to 20 metres in height. Gullfoss, arguably the finest of Iceland’s many waterfalls is nicknamed “the golden falls” because of the rainbows that appear when the sun shines. The falls provide a spectacular sight amidst the barren Thjorsa Valley.


 

Dramatic Landmannalaugar

The unique Landmannalaugar area is one of the most striking locations in Iceland. We have the opportunity to relax in a natural hot pool before taking a walk into the green, orange and pink-coloured valleys that surround the contrasting frozen black lava fields. En-route we view the mighty Hekla Volcano.

Due to the terrain in Iceland, a moderate level of fitness is helpful for exploring the places we visit to the full. 


 
 

A warm Icelandic welcome

Accommodated in a centre that is hosted by a Christian team, we always receive a warm welcome. It is located in the heart of the Icelandic countryside, away from the busyness of town and city life. On one of our free days you might choose to do a walk from the centre which takes you up Three Horn Mountain. Breakfast, packed lunch and a hot evening meal are all included each day while at the centre.

The vibrant city of Reykjavik

We will spend a day exploring the capital city of Reykjavik, built on the shores of the Faxa Bay. There are stunning views over the city and beyond to Mount Esja. We can browse the interesting local shops and take a walk along the quayside. There may also be the option of whale watching to see these amazing animals in their natural habitat.

 

Waterfalls and lava fields

Glaciers, waterfalls and lava fields are all features of the varied landscape of South Iceland. We travel to Skogar to gaze upon a picturesque and unforgettable waterfall as it cascades over 60m of sheer cliffs. Just outside Vik there is an impressive arch that has been cut into the rock by the sea and is now large enough for boats to pass through. It is also sometimes possible to see puffins here.

 
 
 

The fabulous Westmann Islands

We head out by boat to the beautiful Westmann Islands, with their steep cliffs that are home to a large bird population. Here you gain a real sense of rural Icelandic life and the amazing history of this country. There is the option of a separate tour of the islands once we arrive.
 
"A huge variety of fantastic places and activities"
Peter, August 2023
 

Horse riding, jeep safari and more...

In addition to the excursions mentioned above, there are further exciting possibilities, which are payable locally. These include a dip in the thermal pools at the Blue Lagoon, whale watching (while in Reykjavik), horse riding and a jeep safari around the Myrdalsjokull glacier. 

Each day we meet together in the evening to hear a helpful Bible talk.


 

Itinerary

Day #1
Depart UK. Please find below the provisional itinerary. The order of the days may change depending on weather etc.
Day #2
South coast (Skogar, Vik)
Day #3
Landmannalaugar
Day #4
Optional super jeep trip
Day #5
Church and free day (walking to Three Horn Mountain is a popular option)
Day #6
Free day (option of horse riding)
Day #7
Westmann Islands (free time to explore the island or option of coach tour)
Day #8
Reykjavik (with option of whale watching)
Day #9
Gulfoss and Geysir
Day #10
Return to UK

Dates/Prices

The cost includes return flights from London Heathrow to Reykjavik with Icelandair, airport transfers, airport taxes and charges. Our accommodation has bunk bed rooms that can sleep up to four or six, but we use them as rooms for two. Showers and toilets are available along the corridor. Three meals a day are included while at our accommodation, as well as coach transport for the excursions. Please allow for optional activities (e.g. Blue Lagoon or Jeep Trekking), which are payable locally.

The deposit is £150 if booking more than two months in advance.

For flight times, click 'View/Book'.

For information about independent travel, scroll down on this page

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A few places still available
 

Independent Travel

We don't recommend independent travel for the Iceland holiday. There isn't any public transport available as far as we’re aware to reach the accommodation. So, if you were on a separate flight that was delayed and you ended up missing the group, the only option would be a taxi, which would be very expensive in Iceland.

If you would like any further information, do feel free to get in touch.