Iceland with 10xTravel Adventure

Reykjavik - Selfoss - Öræfi - Hveragerði

2022: Jan 15 - Jan 21


Come visit Iceland with 10xTravel Readers and Staff! With ice caves and mountain vistas abound, this winter adventure crosses many of Iceland's dramatic landscapes! You'll hike across glaciers, explore lava fields, and eat like a Viking on this 7-day exploration. Pack your camera and your warmest jacket and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

  • 7 days

  • 8 - 14 spots

  • Double occupancy in 3 & 4-star hotels (single rooms available)

  • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 5 dinners included

  • Fly into Keflavík International Airport (KEF). TrovaTrip will provide 3 transfers between 8am and 5pm.

  • Fly out of Keflavík International Airport (KEF). TrovaTrip will provide two transfers on the last day.

Activities Included

  • Visit and Hike through Thingvellir National Park
  • Geysir Visit
  • Gullfoss Waterfall Visit
  • Southern Island Exploration
  • Laki's Lava Field Sightseeing
  • Skaftafell National Park Hike
  • Vatnajökull National Park Visit
  • Glacier Outlets Hiking
  • Skogafoss Waterfall Hike
  • Smoky Valley Hike

Other Inclusions

  • Double Occupancy in 3 & 4-star Hotels
  • Local Guide throughout Trip
  • All City Transfers
  • Arrival Airport Transfer (until 5pm on first day)
  • Departure Airport Transfer (morning of last day)
  • 6 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 5 Dinners

Optional Activities

  • Ice Cave Tour
  • Blue Lagoon

Exclusions

  • International Flights
  • Food & Alcohol (except as noted)
  • Visas & Travel Insurance
  • Airport Transfers Outside of Designated Times

Your Host

10xtravel

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Itinerary

Day 1

Saturday, Jan 15, 2022

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Day 1

Welcome to Iceland! TrovaTrip will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel in Reykjavik. Meet the rest of the travel party, made up entirely of 10xT Readers and Staff, for dinner to celebrate the adventure ahead!

transfer

Airport Transfer

8:00 A.M.: Meet your driver to transfer from the airport to your hotel. (~45 minutes). 3:00 P.M.: Check in at Alda Hotel.

meal

dinner

6:45 P.M.: Meet and greet your guide in the lobby! After, take a quick walk to the welcome dinner together as a group. 7:00 P.M.: Included 3 course welcome dinner at local restaurant. Note: Dinner is a set menu.

accommodation

Alda Hotel

Overnight in Reykjavik

Day 2

Sunday, Jan 16, 2022

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Day 2

It's your first full day in Iceland with your fellow travelers. You'll have tons of time to explore today so don't forget your camera.

meal

breakfast

Included breakfast at hotel.

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Depart Reykjavik

9:00 A.M.: Meet in the hotel lobby at 9:00 A.M. for departure to Þingvellir National Park (~45 minutes).

activity

Visit and Hike through Thingvellir National Park

Your Golden Circle adventure starts at Þingvellir, where you'll see the only place on Earth where tectonic plates split apart (here at the pace of almost 2cm per year!). This area of Iceland is made up of mountains, lakes, and even forests. It will all look like a classic, winter wonderland when it is covered in snow. You can also find the ruins of historic buildings.

transfer

Transfer

Transfer from Þingvellir National Park to Geysir (~1 hour).

activity

Geysir Visit

Continue towards Geysir, where you’ll be able to walk around a geothermic area, and observe and photograph several water sprouts from Strokkur, the most active geyser in Iceland.

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lunch

12:00 P.M.: Included lunch at local restaurant. Note: Lunch is a set menu.

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Gullfoss Waterfall Visit

The last visit of today is where the milky Hvitá river drops into a volcanic fissure, displaying the powerful Gullfoss waterfall.

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Transfer

Transfer from Gullfoss Waterfall to your hotel in Selfoss (~1 hour 15 minutes). 5:00 P.M.: Check in at Land Hotel.

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dinner

7:00 P.M.: Included dinner at hotel. Note: Dinner is a set menu.

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Land Hotel

Overnight in Selfoss

Day 3

Monday, Jan 17, 2022

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Day 3

A lot is to be seen again today; you'll follow the south coast of the country in order to reach the big glacier area in the south-east of Iceland. On the way we'll stop at various places for short hikes, and to see those wonders.

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breakfast

Included breakfast at hotel.

transfer

Depart Selfoss

9:00 A.M.: Meet in the hotel lobby at 9:00 A.M. for departure to Seljalandsfoss (~1 hour) and Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach (~1 hour).

activity

Southern Island Exploration

Among this mornings visits: Seljalandsfoss and Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach.

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lunch

12:00 P.M.: Included lunch at local restaurant. Note: Lunch is a set menu.

activity

Laki's Lava Field Sightseeing

Drive by Laki's enormous lava field (~1 hour).

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Transfer

Transfer from Laki's lava fields to Skaftafell National Park (~1 hour).

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Skaftafell National Park Hike

Fairly simple trail that leads to a great view of this impressive glacier. Distance: 2.3 miles (roundtrip) / Walking time: 1 - 1.5 hours (roundtrip) / Path difficulty: Easy (Weather and time permitting)

transfer

Transfer

Transfer from Skaftafell National Park to your hotel in Öræfi (~30 minutes). Check in at Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon.

meal

dinner

7:00 P.M.: Included dinner at hotel. Note: Dinner is a set menu.

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Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

Overnight in Öræfi

Day 4

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022

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Day 4

Today you'll get to explore the largest glacier in Europe from afar, and even a little up close!

meal

breakfast

Included breakfast at hotel.

transfer

Depart Hotel

9:00 A.M.: Meet in the hotel lobby at 9:00 A.M. for departure to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon (~30 minutes).

activity

Vatnajökull National Park Visit

Today you'll visit Vatnajökull National Park, a protected wilderness area in south Iceland centered around Vatnajökull glacier. Explore Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach.

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Ice Cave Tour (Optional)

10:15 A.M.: Ice Cave Tour

transfer

Transfer

Transfer back to the hotel from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon (~30 minutes).

meal

lunch

1:15 P.M.: Included lunch at hotel. Note: Lunch is a set menu.

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Transfer

Transfer to Skaftafell National Park (~30 minutes).

activity

Skaftafell National Park Hike

Skaftafell National Park - Hike to Svartifoss. Distance: 3.4 miles (roundtrip) / Walking time: 2 hours (Weather permitted)

transfer

Transfer

Transfer back to the hotel from Skaftafell National Park (~30 minutes).

meal

dinner

7:00 P.M.: Included dinner at hotel. Note: Dinner is a set menu.

accommodation

Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

Overnight in Öræfi

Day 5

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022

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Day 5

As you make your way back to the capital, you'll stop for some scenic views and hikes along the way.

meal

breakfast

Included breakfast at hotel.

transfer

Depart Öræfi

Depart your hotel in Öræfi and transfer to your hiking location (~1.5-2 hours) with several stops along the way.

activity

Glacier Outlets Hiking

Hiking at or “Hjörleifshöfði” Cape or Fjardárgljúfur Canyon (Weather permitting).

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lunch

12:00 P.M.: Included lunch at local restaurant. Note: Lunch is a set menu.

transfer

Transfer

Transfer from your lunch location to Skogafoss Waterfall (~30 minutes).

activity

Skogafoss Waterfall Hike

Hike in the snow and ice to this powerful, 197-foot waterfall, which does not freeze.

transfer

Transfer

Transfer from Skogafoss Waterfall to your hotel in Hveragerði (~1.5 hours). Check in at Hotel Ork.

meal

dinner

7:00 P.M.: Included dinner at hotel. Note: Dinner is a set menu.

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Hotel Ork

Overnight in Hveragerði

Day 6

Thursday, Jan 20, 2022

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Day 6

Rise and shine and grab those hiking boots for today's trek!

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COVID-19 Testing at Reykjavik BSÍ

Please book your test for 3:00 P.M. at Reykjavik BSÍ prior to arrival in Iceland. You can book your test here: https://www.testcovid.is/ These tests are currently free but prices are subject to change. Please note: if you require testing outside of this time, you will need to make your own arrangements.

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breakfast

Included breakfast at hotel.

activity

Smoky Valley Hike

9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.: You'll start in the smoky valley of Hveradalur and head towards a geothermal site. Be sure to bring a backpack with a swim suit and towel because if the weather allows it, you'll be able to bath in the heated river fed by this heat source! Enjoy a nice picnic lunch by the river banks.

meal

lunch

Included picnic lunch during your hike (provided by hotel).

transfer

Depart Smoky Valley

2:00 P.M.: Depart Smoky Valley for Reykjavik (~1 hour). After your 3:00 P.M. COVID-19 test, transfer to and check in at Alda Hotel.

transfer

Farewell Dinner Transfer

6:45 P.M.: Meet your guide and the group in the hotel lobby to take a quick walk to the farewell dinner.

meal

dinner

7:00 P.M.: Included farewell dinner at local restaurant. Note: Dinner is a set menu.

accommodation

Alda Hotel

Overnight in Reykjavik

Day 7

Friday, Jan 21, 2022

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Day 7

All good things must come to an end!

meal

breakfast

Included breakfast at hotel.

transfer

SmartBus Transfer

Meet at the bus station at 7:30 A.M. for your shared bus transfer to the Blue Lagoon at 8:00 A.M.

activity

Blue Lagoon (Optional)

9:00 - 11:00 A.M.: Soak and relax after an amazing trip at the legendary Blue Lagoon. Note: For a small fee of 800 ISK, you can store your luggage at the Luggage House in the main Blue Lagoon parking lot.

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Airport Transfer

10:00 A.M.: Airport transfer.

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Airport Transfer

2:00 P.M.: Airport transfer.

Cancellation Policy

25% down payment Additional payments
Spot pending Refundable Refundable
Spot confirmed Non-refundable* Refundable
60 days pre-trip Non-refundable Non-refundable

*If you cancel when your spot is confirmed and outside of 60 days until departure, you can receive a trip credit for your down payment minus the $100 cancellation fee.

For our full cancellation policy, see our Terms & Conditions.

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