European Adventure Tours

Iceland Express Tour

From €942pp excluding flights
Depart From
Add flights from Ireland
Departure Date
Departures summer '24 & '25
Duration
5 days
Destination
Iceland
Price
From €942pp excluding flights
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Your gateway to glaciers, geysers and geothermal hot spots. This speedy 5-day Iceland itinerary brings you to this incredible island's most iconic sights.

Want a big adventure in a short amount of time? Travel to Iceland and explore the ancient land of Vikings and volcanoes on this five-day trip. Traverse the Golden Circle and marvel at the explosive power of the Geysir Geothermal Area and Gulfoss waterfall.

Walk the black sand beaches of the Jokulsarlon lagoon and decide whether take an optional walk on the mighty Myrdalsjokull glacier. This fast-paced adventure focuses on the natural, untamed beauty of Iceland – taking you straight to the heart of the action with a local leader by your side.

  • This five-day tour is perfect for those who are after an express jaunt around to Iceland’s hotspots. See the wonders including the Golden Circle, southern Vik, and Jokulsarlon’s glacial lagoon.
  • Explore Reynisfjara, the famous beach where black sand meets towering basalt columns and rocky cliffs where seabirds rest.
  • Spend time exploring Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, perhaps walking along nearby Diamond Beach where chunks of icebergs wash up on the black sand, or opting for a lagoon cruising experience.
  • Stand at the bottom of Skogafoss – a waterfall with a 60-metre cascade – then hike along a winding wooden staircase to the fall’s crest for views of the coastline.
  • Spend the night in a local guesthouse that is leading the way in sustainable Icelandic tourism, with the chance to give back to the environment by planting trees to combat deforestation and soil erosion.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries.

The destinations visited on this trip can be cold throughout the year, especially between November and April. Please bring appropriate clothing for adverse weather conditions. There may be the rare occasion where your leader has to alter the itinerary and activities due to the weather. In this case an alternative will be offered.

Due to the remote locations we visit, there are a few long drives on this trip. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the scenery and spend some time getting to know the other members of your group. On this trip we are travelling in our own private minibus with complimentary wi-fi.

As accommodation on this trip is twin or multishare, single travellers will share a room with other travellers of the same gender. Twin-share, quad-share and multishare bunk accommodation may be used depending on the season and the make-up of the group. A single supplement is not available on this trip. Please also be aware that many guesthouses in Iceland offer shared bathrooms rather than ensuite facilities. Rooms in Iceland can be small, and at times you may be accommodated a short walk away from the main building.

Day 1: Reykjavik

Day 2: Golden Circle / Hvolsvollur Area

Day 3: Myrdalsjokull / South Coast / Reynivellir

Day 4: Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon / Vik / Reykjavik

Day 5: Reykjavik

Ask about our Comfort Experience Tours, including our Iceland Golden Circle in Depth tour, and our Greenland Adventures.

What makes a Premium Tour different?

  • PREMIUM ACCOMMODATION: Our best accommodation and highest level of service.
  • PREMIUM EXPERIENCES: Unusual, exceptional and authentic on-trip experiences.
  • PREMIUM KNOWLEDGE: Led by our most experienced and highest rated local leaders.

Subject to availability, Premium Tours can also include:

  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support

Ask us for more information: call 021 4277094, email info@shandontravel.ie, or fill out the enquiry form below.

  • Iceland can be an expensive destination, especially in terms of eating out. In remote areas the only option for dinner will be at the guesthouse we are staying at. Stock up on food at a supermarket prior to arrival if you would like to opt out eating at onsite restaurant. Please make sure you read the itinerary carefully in order to know what is and what isn't included in the trip price. Your leader will be able to advise on how to save money.
  • A single supplement is not available on this trip.

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

  • 5 day Iceland ExpressTour
  • Meals: 2 breakfasts
  • Transport: Private minibus with free Wi-Fi
  • Accommodation: Guesthouses & Farm Stays (4 nights)
  • Included activities:
    • Golden Circle - Thingvellir National Park
    • Golden Circle - Strokkur Geysir
    • Golden Circle - Gullfoss Waterfall
    • Skogafoss - Waterfall Visit
    • South Coast - Dyrholaey Viewpoint
    • South Coast - Black Sand Beach
    • South Coast - Reynisfjara Rocks
    • South Coast - Laki Lava Fields
    • Reykjavik - Leader-led walking tour
    • Jokulsarlon - Glacier Lagoon
    • Vik - Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
    • Jokulsarlon - Diamond Beach
Please ask us about:
  • Flights- we'll find the best fare for your chosen departure date
  • Travel Insurance

Add on activities:

  • Reykjavik - National Museum Reykjavik - ISK2500
  • Reykjavik - Laugardalslaug Pool - ISK1330
  • Hvolsvollur Valley - Responsible Travel Tree Planting Activity - ISK3500
  • Fludir - Secret Lagoon - ISK3600
  • South Coast - Skogar Folk Museum - ISK2500
  • South Coast - Solheimajokull Glacier Hike (min. 3 participants) - ISK12000
  • Jokulsarlon - Boat Ride on Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon - ISK6300
  • Reykjavik - Saga Museum - ISK3600
  • Reykjavik - Maritime Museum - ISK2350
  • Reykjavik - Whales of Iceland Museum - ISK4300
  • Reykjavik - Harpa Concert Hall - Free
  • Reykjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon inc return transfer - ISK18980
  • Reykjavik - Whale Watching - ISK12990
  • Nauthólsvík - Thermal Beach - Free
  • Reykjavik - Lava Tunnel Tour - ISK13499
  • Reykjavik - Silfra Fissure Snorkelling Day Trip inc return transfer from Reykjavik - ISK28490
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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