· All lodging (double occupancy)
· All guided activities and technical gear
· Breakfast on day 2, 4, 6 & 7
· Lunch on day 2 & 5
· Dinner on day 2, 3, 4 & 6.
· Dedicated van & driver
· F4A Trip Director
Countless waterfalls, immense glaciers, black sand beaches, active volcanoes, hot rivers and icy lagoons. All the wonders of the world, all in one place. That’s Iceland. You can see it from afar on some lame tour bus, or you can make it a real adventure and get amongst it. Get wet. Get dirty. Get local.
TRIP DATES: August 20 - 26, 2022
TRIP PRICE: $3,363 (per person, double occupancy)
Not Included: Airfare; private (single) rooms; beer, wine or cocktails with meals; marathon entry fee; optional tours or excursion not on itinerary; F4A guide tips.
This is an active multi-sport trip that includes incredible hiking, kayaking, cycling, horseback riding and more. Ours is a custom itinerary that will bypass some of the better-known (and thus crowded) attractions in favor of more original and memorable experiences. You will see and do every side of Iceland, exploring the natural beauty, history and culture of this remarkable land. It’s a trip like no other!
Book early and get the 2022 Trip at 2019 prices!
· Small tour with local guides and F4A trip director
· Travel in dedicated van for comfort and versatility
· 3 & 4-Star hotel and guesthouse accommodations
· Most activities and meals included in the price
· Flexible itinerary and optional activities
· Dates align with Reykjavík Marathon
We’ve timed this trip around the 2022 Reykjavik Marathon which happens on Saturday, August 20. You can run the Marathon, Half Marathon or 10K before launching into our 7-day multi-sport trip detailed here. Click here for more details about how to add on our custom-designed Race Package.
Guests are responsible for purchasing their own flights. Your destination is Keflavik International Airport (KEF). If you are coming for the 7 day/6 night multi-sport trip only, plan to arrive early on August 20th (probably departing the U.S. on the 19th). If you are coming early for the Reykjavik Marathon events, plan to arrive on August 19th or earlier (probably departing the U.S. on the 18th).
A $500 deposit (per person) is due at the time of booking. This deposit is non-refundable.
The first payment (50% of remaining balance) will be due April 15, 2022. Final payment will be due June 15, 2022. You will receive a reminder email when this payment is due. Once made, all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
By Client: If you need to cancel before the final payment date, the cancellation fee is your initial deposit. Your reservation will automatically cancel if final payment is not received by the due date.
By Fit 4 Adventure: In the event that we must cancel a trip for commercial reasons beyond our control, including if the minimum number of trip participants is not met, you will be able to transfer any amount paid toward any F4A trip in the next 24 months. You may also opt for a full refund.
By Force Majeure: In the event that a trip is cancelled due (but not limited) to natural disasters, pandemics, border restrictions, terrorism, or political instability, F4A will offer you a future trip credit valid for 24 months from the original trip date.
F4A is not responsible for any additional expenses you may incur as result of your booking, including (but not limited to) visas, vaccinations, clothing, equipment, testing, travel insurance, or non-refundable flights.
The cancellation policy will be strictly adhered to. To avoid loss of payments due to unforeseen circumstances, travel insurance is highly recommended. Travel insurance can often be purchased along with your flight or you can book though our partner World Nomads.
*We at Fit 4 Adventure take the health and safety of our guests and guides seriously. We will follow all local protocols and CDC-recommended guidelines while on this trip.
If you have any questions about this trip, please feel free to reach out to Joe@Fit4Adventure.com
Day 1 - Saturday, August 20
It’s the biggest day of the year in Reykjavík! A day when the annual Reykjavík Marathon races coincide with a huge downtown arts festival called Culture Night. It’s the perfect time to arrive and experience good old-fashioned Icelandic vitality, creativity, and hospitality. Whatever time you fly in today, we’ll make sure you get a taste of the action. Our hotel, right in the center of town, will be a perfect home base for all the festivities you want to take part in.
Lodging: A modern 4-star hotel located in the very heart of Reykjavík. Walking distance to the marathon and city center.
Day 2 – Sunday, August 21
Now, the adventure begins. After a quick trip around the Golden Circle and its popular attractions, we will embark on a more unique and private tour experience. We’ll take in the wonders of Iceland on our own schedule, in our own way. First stop, Hveragerði, where we meetup with a local friend for a private guided hike through a dynamic volcanic landscape, followed by an optional dip in a secret hotspring river, and delight in other surprises brought forth from the heated earth.
Lodging: Unique and contemporary mini-cottages at a local family farm.
Day 3 – Monday, August 22
The wonders never cease. On this third day of the trip, we have close encounters with spectacular waterfalls, immense glaciers, black sand beaches, and recently active volcanoes. We’ll start the day at Skógafoss, one of the largest waterfalls in the country, and also visit the National Park Vatnajökull. Bring your hiking boots and prepare to get wet and dirty. At each stop, we go deeper than other visitors.
Lodging: A chic new 4-star hotel located right between two of the most spectacular natural attractions in South Iceland.
Day 4 – Tuesday, August 23
You will think you’ve seen it all, but there’s more. Like an ethereal black lagoon where house-sized chunks of glacier bob and swirl as they float to sea. After a brief stop here, we will meet up with some local guides for a kayak and glacier tour. We will paddle into places that very few visitors get to see. Afterwards, we’ll have lunch at a local family farm before resuming our driving tour of the island. There will always be a chance to see plenty of wildlife as Iceland is home to many sheep, reindeer, puffins, whales, and of course the adorable Icelandic ponies.
Lodging: Beautiful family-operated spa/hotel, established in 1903 on the banks of Lake Lagarfljót at Egilsstaðir.
Day 5 – Wednesday, August 24
After a hearty breakfast, we’ll continue our drive towards the north side of the island. We will stop for a picnic lunch and also at an active geothermal site. We’ll spend the afternoon with bikes and a guide, learning more about how locals harness the power of the steaming underground. Bring your swimsuit and towel because this day includes a luxurious soak in the hot and healthful Myvatn Nature Baths. Our destination for the day is Akureyri, the second largest city in Iceland sitting just 60 km south of the Arctic Circle.
Lodging: Tasteful and comfortable guesthouse, with private bathrooms, and a perfect location in the center of town.
Day 6 – Thursday, August 25
On a full tour of Iceland you discover that each part of the country has its own landscape and distinct character. Today we head towards the western coast. When we get to the Snæfellsness Peninsula we’ll be greeted by a local family who, from their small family farm, lead rides along the coast and sandy beaches on Icelandic horses. A short drive from there will be Arnarstapi, a tiny hamlet filled with legend and lore, where we stay the night.
Lodging: Charming lodge located on a bluff overlooking the sea, with incredible sunset views.
Day 7 – Friday, August 26
Before we go home, there is one more side of Iceland to see: the inside! Explore a volcano the way few dare to do by entering the Vatnshellir Cave. It’s actually an 8,000-year-old lava tube with multiple caverns formed inside Snæfellsjökull, the volcano made famous by the Jules Verne story, Journey to the Centre of the Earth. From the outside, Snæfellsjökull, with its massive ice cap, dominates the western end of the peninsula. It’s often shrouded in fog or clouds, but we will hope for a good view of it before reluctantly driving away and heading back to the airport.
Fit 4 Adventure's Iceland trip makes its way around the entire country, giving us amazing scenery in between the hiking, biking, kayaking, and horseback riding! What a great way to see a beautiful place. If you've never been to Iceland, or if all you've ever seen is Reykjavik and the Blue Lagoon, then you owe it to yourself to take this trip!
We had a great time with the Iceland tour. Everything was taken care of from when we arrived at the airport to getting us back for the departing flight. We saw the highlights of Iceland and got to explore some the nooks and crannies that the big tour busses will never see. Highly recommended.
We just completed a fantastic tour of Iceland! We spent five days exploring Iceland which included hiking, kayaking, horseback riding and cycling. We experienced the thrill of seeing Iceland's beautiful countryside including geo-thermal hot baths, caves, trails, waterfalls and glaciers. The highlight for us was beginning the trip with the Reykjavik Marathon. The guides, Ali and Joe, were super knowledgeable, attentive and lots of fun.
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