Iceland Adventure Tour
Iceland Adventure Tour
· 3- and 4-Star hotels and accommodations
· Road transportation
· All guided activities and technical gear
· Breakfast: 6 in 7 Days
· Lunch: 3 in 7 Days
· Dinner: 4 in 7 Days
· F4A Trip Director
Countless waterfalls, immense glaciers, black sand beaches, active volcanoes, hot rivers and icy lagoons. All the wonders of world in one place. That’s Iceland. You can see it all from a tour bus, or you can choose to make it an adventure. Get wet. Get dirty. Get local.
This is an active multi-sport trip that includes hiking, kayaking, cycling, horseback and more. Ours is a custom itinerary that delivers unique and memorable experiences as we explore the nature, history and culture of this remarkable land. It’s a trip like no other.
TRIP DATES: August 19 - 25, 2023
TRIP PRICE: $3,689 (per person, double occupancy)
Not Included: Airfare; private (single) rooms; beer, wine or cocktails with meals; optional tours or excursions not on itinerary.
· Small group tour with local guides and F4A trip director
· Travel in private dedicated van for comfort and versatility
· 3- and 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 2023 Reykjavik Marathon which happens on Saturday, August 19. You can run the Marathon, Half Marathon or 10K before launching into our 7-day multi-sport trip detailed here.
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 19th (probably departing the U.S. on the 18th). If you are coming early for the Reykjavik Marathon events, plan to arrive on August 18th or earlier (probably departing the U.S. on the 17th).
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, 2023. Final payment will be due June 15, 2023. 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 19
It’s the biggest day of the year in Reykjavík! A day when the annual Reykjavík Marathon coincides with a huge public arts festival called Culture Night. All morning, runners fill the streets and spectators line the sidewalks. By afternoon, the streets are filling again as Icelanders from all over converge on the capital city to gather in parks, squares, museums and performance halls. Culture Night events are locally-created, free and open to everyone. It’s sunrise to sunset excitement that begins with a starting pistol and ends with fireworks over the harbor. You will have a wonderful chance to 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 any and all of the festivities you want to take part in.
Day 2 – Sunday, August 20
Now, the real adventure begins. After a quick trip around the Golden Circle and its popular tour bus attractions (waterfalls, geysirs and fissures) 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: lunch at the Friðheimar family farm where tomato-everything is on the menu. From there, we’ll continue towards Selfoss where we diverge from the Golden Circle and head towards Southeast Iceland, where crowds disperse and nature abounds.
Day 3 – Monday, August 21
The wonders never cease. On this third day of the trip we have close encounters with spectacular waterfalls, dramatic canyons, and remarkable black sand beaches. We’ll start the day at Skógafoss, one of the largest waterfalls in the country. Bring your hiking boots and prepare to get wet and dirty. At each stop, we go deeper than most other visitors.
Day 4 – Tuesday, August 22
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 adventure. We will paddle into places that very few visitors get to see and get so close to the glaciers that we can actually climb onto the ice. There will always be a chance to see plenty of wildlife as Iceland is home to many sheep, reindeer, puffins, seals, whales, and of course the iconic Icelandic horses.
Day 5 – Wednesday, August 23
After a hearty breakfast, we’ll grab picnic supplies for the day. That way, we can hike and explore all day without having to stop for lunch. Our best hiking options will be at Skaftafell National Park, though we also have some less crowded places to explore along the way. Our destination for the day is the small seaside village of Vík which is strategically located at the southernmost point on the island
Day 6 – Thursday, August 24
We’ll start the day with a little souvenir shopping before leaving Vík. Then we meet up with an old friend who leads us on a private hike through a dynamic geothermal landscape. Boiling water runs just beneath the surface of the ground in this area, leading to many hot springs in the nearby hills. In truth, the hike is NOT the highlight of this excursion. It’s the dip in a secret hot river followed by a special earth-baked meal. Bring your swimsuit and your appetite.
Day 7 – Friday, August 25
Before we go home, there is actually one more side of Iceland to see: the inside! Explore a volcano the way few dare to do by entering the The Lava Tunnel. It’s actually a 5,000-year-old lava tube with multiple caverns, and we’ll be supplied lanterns to find our way through. If we can find our way back out, we’ll be heading back to the airport (or Reykjavík) from there.
ABOUT THE ITINERARY
We do our best to plan a complete and satisfying adventure, but the itinerary above and the activities and accommodations described within are subject to change for reasons beyond our control. As your adventure guides, we may have to make alternate plans as conditions dictate.
I am so glad that I decided to go! The hikes, waterfalls, kayaking, walking on glaciers, horseback riding (even with my rogue horse!) and being talked in to a cold plunge at the geothermal pool (which I ended up doing four times as it was so exhilarating) made for a phenomenal trip. Joe, our guide, is a man of great patience, caring and concern. I would highly recommend this adventure!
A wonderful way to experience Iceland and all it has to offer!! All I can say is I want to do it all over again!!!
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.
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.
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