Solo Travel

Iceland Discovery Tour

From €2,684pp excluding flights
Depart From
Add flights from Ireland
Departure Date
07 Oct 2022 - 14 Oct 2022
Departures throughout summer '24 & '25
Duration
8 days
Destination
Iceland
Price
From €2,684pp excluding flights
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Move on to greener pastures full of geothermal springs, glaciers and geysers with this action-packed eight-day tour of Iceland.

Travel to Iceland and delve into the ancient tales of Vikings and volcanoes on this eight-day adventure to its heartlands. Marvel at geothermal hot springs, witness the steamy eruptions of a giant geyser, touch the tongue of Europe's biggest glacier at Vatnajokull and cruise the Jokulsarlong Glacial Lagoon, see lava that's still warm after decades and witness the giant Skogafoss and Detifoss waterfalls in all their splendour. Travel through Iceland's isolated corners and the land of the famous Blue Lagoon – so mysterious and ethereal that they have inspired artists, poets and musicians for centuries. Plus, with a local leader on hand to answer any questions and get you from place to place, you’ll be cruising around this icy isle in no time.

  • There's a lot more to Iceland than ice (and Bjork). Ford the fjords, glaciers, volcanoes and black sand beaches, and consider adding on a visit to the renowned Blue Lagoon for a soak in the geothermal springs.
  • Spend the evening at the quirky farm town of Modrudalur – an isolated settlement and the highest inhabited place in Iceland and enjoy a home-cooked dinner at our guesthouse at Snaefellsnes.
  • Walk to the mottled blue, grey and black tongue of Vatnajokull glacier – an ice cap so large it covers eight per cent of the country – and discover the incredible Skogafoss Waterfall.
  • Glide past blue-white icebergs on an included boat tour of Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and soak up the silence of the surrounding grey sand desert..
  • Experience the unearthly scenery at Namaskard, where steam rises from the sulphuric terrain and take a walk around the lava stacks and caves of Dimmuborgir.

A remote location and high-performing currency are just two reasons Iceland can be an expensive destination. This affects things like museum entrance fees and outdoor activities, but is especially noticeable when eating out. Your leader will be able to advise on how to save money, but in remote areas the only option for dinner will be at the guesthouse we are staying at. Please stock up on food at a supermarket prior to arrival if you would like to opt out eating at the guesthouse's restaurant.

The extremity of the weather makes for incredible scenery, but it also means Iceland can be very cold, especially at the start and end of the season and at night. Please bring appropriate clothing for adverse weather conditions. On the rare occasions your leader must alter the itinerary due to the weather which can cause roads being blocked, sites closure etc. Your leader will discuss the necessary changes and alternatives where possible.

In order to access what’s off the beaten track, a few long drives are in order. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the scenery and spend some time getting to know the other members of your group.

The facilities will be shared in some of the guest houses that you stay on this trip.

Day 1: Reykjavik

Day 2: Golden Circle / Hvolsvollur Valley

Day 3: South Coast / Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Day 4: East Fjords / Modrudalur Valley

Day 5: Lake Myvatn / Akureyri

Day 6: Akureyri / Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Day 7: Snaefellsnes Peninsula / Reykjavik

Day 8: Reykjavik

A single supplement is available for this trip- please ask for more information.

The beauty of our style of travel is that it caters to travellers who are travelling solo and who want to meet and share experiences with like-minded people.

On our trips, rooming is organised on a twin-share basis. We pair up solo travellers with another traveller of the same gender as per the gender marker on each of their passports.

As a responsible tour operator, we strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. In the case that your gender identity differs from what is indicated on your passport, please contact us so that we can discuss rooming options with you.

We also have an optional single supplement available on most trips for travellers who prefer to have their own room. Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour. Pre-trip and post-trip accommodation booked through us will be on a single-room basis.

On a small selection of itineraries, some accommodations are booked on an open-gender, multi-share basis (for example on a felucca in Egypt or an overnight train in Vietnam). In those instances, it will clearly be stated in our Essential Trip Information available prior to booking and travelling.

Price per person is based on 2 adults sharing and includes:

  • 8-day Iceland Discovery tour
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Transport: Private minibus with free Wi-Fi
  • Accommodation: Hotel (4 nights), Guest house & Farm stay with shared facilities (3 nights)
  • Activities:
  • Golden Circle - Strokkur Geysir
  • Golden Circle - Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Golden Circle - Thingvellir National Park
  • Skogafoss - Waterfall Visit
  • South Coast - Rocks of Reynisfjara
  • Vik - Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall Visit
  • East Fjords - Scenic Drive with Stops at Djupivogur & Egilsstadir
  • Jokulsarlon - Glacier Lagoon Boat Tour
  • Myvatn - Namaskard Boiling Mud Pools, Dimmuborgir & Skutustadir Crater Group
  • Dettifoss - Waterfall Visit
  • Myvatn - Lake Myvatn
  • Godafoss - Waterfall Visit
  • Akureyri - Walking Tour
  • Snaefellsnes - Home-cooked dinner
  • Snaefellsnes National Park

Please ask us about:

  • Flights- we'll find the best fares based on your chosen departure dates
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travelling solo? A single supplement is available for this trip

Add extra activities:

  • Fludir - Secret Lagoon - ISK3600
  • Hvolsvollur - Lava Center - ISK4890
  • Vatnajokull - Glacier Hike - ISK15500
  • Akureyri - Forest Lagoon - ISK6590
  • Lysuholl - Lysuholslaug Thermal Pool (seasonal) - ISK1500
  • Reykjavik - Whale Watching - ISK12990
  • Reykjavik - Maritime Museum - ISK2350
  • Reykjavik - Harpa Concert Hall - Free
  • Nauthólsvík - Thermal Beach - Free
  • Reykjavik - Perlan Museum - ISK5390
  • Reykjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon inc return transfer - ISK18980
  • Reykjavik - Settlement Exhibition - ISK2500
  • Reykjavik - Saga Museum - ISK3600
  • Reykjavik - Whales of Iceland Museum - ISK4300
  • Reykjavik - Silfra Fissure Snorkelling Day Trip inc return transfer from Reykjavik - ISK28490
  • Reykjavik - Fly-Over Iceland - ISK5950
  • Reykjavik - Sky Lagoon - ISK12790
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

For more information please call us on 021 427 7094 or  01 696 5135, email info@shandontravel.ie, request a call back using the red button, or submit an enquiry through the form below.

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