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Iceland in Summer

July 19, 2024 - July 29, 2024

Jul 18 - 29, 2025

Pricing: Shared Double Room – From $6,595 - $6987 / Add $1,370 For Single

$4824 – $5301

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Day 1
United States – Iceland

Godafoss “Falls of the Gods”


Departures from:

Baltimore, Boston, Newark, New York, Minneapolis,Toronto & Montreal, Washington DC, Denver, Chicago, Portland-Or, Raleigh-Durham, Seattle, for your nonstop/overnight flight to Keflavik Airport via Icelandair or Play Airlines. Both airlines will be adding more departure cities and we will update this list as they come on board.

Day 2
Keflavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja Church in Reykjavik
Icelandic Horses

Arrive at Keflavik Airport in the early morning. Clear customs then take a short drive to Viking World, a museum that features exhibitions about the times of the Vikings – Breakfast is served at the museum. Depart from the museum for the Hotel Berg the perfect place to rest after a long overnight journey. “Wecome to Iceland” dinner tonight in the hotels Fiskbarinn Restaurant. (B,D)

Day 3
Keflavik – Reykjavik – Hroarslaekur

The Adored Puffin

Depart from Hotel Berg and head for Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik, located just 32 miles east from the airport. Once in Reykjavik head directly for Hallgrimskirkja, the tallest and largest church in Iceland. A statue of Leif Eiriksson is aligned directly in front of the church, a gift from the U.S. commemorating the 1,000 anniversary of the Icelandic parliament and a tacit acknowledgement that Leif beat Christopher Columbus to North America by almost 500 years.

Your tour will include the Parliament Building, the National Theater and the main seat of government. Visit the harbor area, where older buildings have been retrofitted as boutiques and restaurants.  Leave Reykjavik and travel along the main route through southern Iceland.  Pass green farmlands where the Icelandic horses will be grazing along the roadside.  Continue on to the hamlet of Hella and check in to the Hotel Laekur your home for the next 3 days. “Welcome to Iceland” dinner this evening and get acquainted with your fellow travelers. (B,D)

Day 4
Thjorsardalur Valley (The Wilds of Iceland)

Beautiful Icelandic Landscapes
Magnificent Gullfoss

Rise and shine-enjoy breakfast at Hotel Laekur.  Depart for Thjorsardalur Valley a good introduction to the “Land of Fire and Ice.” Located at the edge of the Icelandic Highlands where you will find the largest lava field in Iceland and spectacular waterfalls. This valley is within clear sight of the active volcano Hekla. Visit Haifoss, the tallest waterfall in Iceland.

Lunch in Hrauneyjar then return to Hotel Laekur where you can enjoy the outside hot pot or the sauna.

Dinner at Hotel Laekur. (B,L,D)

Day 5
Hella-Waterfall Gullfoss-Hot Springs Geysir-Fridheimar Farm

Heydalur Activities”

Depart Hotel Laekur after breakfast for a full days excursion. Visit Gullfoss a majestic waterfall, the Geothermal Geysir that erupts every 4-8 minutes. Drive on to Fridheimar Farm an amazing horse breeding complex and greenhouse. Enjoy a delicious lunch and afterwards a horse show. The show gives you a insight into the remarkable Icelandic horse and take a ride into the beautiful Icelandic nature. Return home and dinner at the hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 6
Hroarslaekur-Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar)

Icelandic Horses

Breakfast at Hotel Hali then depart for Jokulsarlon. Board a amphibian boat on   Iceland’s deepest glacial lagoon for a 30 minute excursion.  The lagoon is 150 feet deep and has enormous icebergs with huge blocks of ice breaking off  the glacier.  Once back on land continue to a small village for  lunch at elegant Klaustur Restaurant.

Your next stop is Reynisfjara to see the fascinating black sand beaches with their crushing waves, basalt columns and huge cave.

Proceed to Vik for overnight at Hotel Katla. Buffet dinner in hotel restaurant. (B,L,D)

Day 7
Vik - Westman Islands

Geysir Geothermal Eruptions
The Adorable Puffins

Breakfast at hotel Katla then continue to Landeyjahofn and board the Herjolfur ferry to  Heimaey, the largest of the Westman Islands.  Check in at Hotel Vestmannaeyjar your home for the next two nights.

Dinner at Einsi Kaldi (Einar The Cool One). (B,L,D)

You have not been to Iceland if you have not been to the Westman Islands, a archipelago of 15 islands – off the beaten path of most tours.  The islands were formed by submarine volcanic eruptions 11,000 years ago.  The biggest island, Heimaey is the only permanently inhabited one and is the home to approximately 4300 people.  Visit the Volcano Museum and the lava fields.  Lunch is at “Gott Restaurant”. Continue after lunch to the Beluga Whale Sanctuary, the world’s first open water whale sanctuary, located in Klettsvik Bay.This is where two female Beluga Whales – “Little White” and “Little Grey” were moved from a entertainment park in China in June 2019.  Dinner at Einsi Kaldi (Einar The Cool One). (B,L,D) Dinner tonight at “Slippurinn Restaurant”.  (B,L,D)

Day 8
Westman Islands


Today take a exciting excursion by boat around Vestmannaeyjar.  With a excellent view from the ocean you can see the cliffs teeming with puffins and other birds.  Surtsey, a newly formed volcanic island with a rugged lava coastline and colorful caves will also be in your view. Return to dry land and visit the remarkable Sagnheimar Folk Museum. Lunch at Canton Chinese Restaurant.

After lunch you will hike (1.3 mile loop) to Eldfjall Volcano that erupted in 1973.
Dinner tonight at “Slippurinn Restaurant”.  (B,L,D)

Day 9
Hali-JODAYWestman Islands - Reykjavik - Free Day

Renowned Icelandic Quilting Master Gudrun Erla
Reykjavik In Summer

Depart by ferry to the mainland and proceed to Midgard Restaurant located in Hvolsvollur for a great breakfast. Continue to Reykjavik by shortest route. Check in at the Hotel Plaza located in the heart of the city with restaurants, shopping and nightlife on your doorstep.  Remainder of day is free without a program. (B)

Day 10
Vik I Myrdal-Reykjavik

Blue Lagoon Hot Springs

Breakfast at Hotel KATLA then checkout and drive by the shortest route to Reykjavik.
Arrive in downtown Reykjavik and check-in to Hotel Holt. Remainder of the day at your leisure. Lunch and dinner is on your own. (B)

Day 11

Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon

Today is a free day in Reykjavik without regimentation to pursue your own interests. Reykjavik is a lively, colorful city with plenty to do. Optional Whale Watching excursion or for quilters participate in a quilting workshop. Farewell dinner at the “Gallery Restaurant.” (B,D)


July 19, 2024
July 29, 2024
$4824 – $5301
$500 per person