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The Official Contiki & @Iceland.Explore Community Trip

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See Iceland's most epic sites with Contiki and the @Iceland.Explore Instagram community. All travellers receive jaw-dropping photo, video, and drone content of your trip

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  • Duration

    6 days

  • Places

    4 places

  • Meals

    5 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach

  • Group Size

    Maximum 40 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

Reykjavik, Midgard, Skaftafell, Vik

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About this trip

Explore one of the most beautiful and jaw-dropping countries in the world on this epic, 6-day trip with members of the @Iceland.Explore Instagram community. Ice caves, cascading magical waterfalls, black sand beaches, and the mind-boggling warm waters of the local hot springs are just some of the amazing stops on this community explorer trip. These experiences will live long in the memory and to aid the stories you will tell, you’ll have access to all the amazing photos and videos (including drone footage) captured by @Iceland.Explores official content creators to post on your Instagram. Get ready to make lifelong connections with other members of the @Iceland.Explore community and take a trip you’ll never forget.

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DAY 1 - Start Reykjavik

Reykjavik

Welcome to Reykjavik - we're glad you made it. Let's get acquainted amongst the endless quirky and colourful buildings of Iceland's capital. After checking into the hostel and having time to unwind, we'll all unite again for a traditional Icelandic dinner. Be warned...there will be 3 delicious courses included in this local banquet, so leave some room for dessert!

DAY 2 - Reykjavik to Midgard

Reykjavik

After breakfast, we're headed to Midgard Base Camp, one of our most unique stays (and kitted out with outdoor hot tubs and a rooftop sauna!) You'll want a little time to soak in the beautiful views as we make our way around the Golden Circle.

Midgard

Get ready for an action-packed day in Midgard! First stop, the spectacular Thingvellir National Park i.e a filming location on Game of Thrones! We'll head to a local farm in Efstidalur for a Farm to Table presentation, before getting our wiggle on to the jaw-dropping geothermal fields of Geysir. As dusk falls, we'll be all cosy and warm at Midgard Base Camp - but there's an opportunity to get even warmer. Yep, remember those hot tubs? Head up to the rooftop and have a lovely soak in the tubs with new pals under the Icelandic stars. If you're lucky, you might just spot the Northern Lights... 

DAY 3 - Midgard to Skaftafell

Midgard

Rise and shine, it's Skaftafell time! Or at least, that's where we're going next. South Island, here we come. Get your camera ready, folks.

Skaftafell

It's time for spectacular waterfalls, the famous Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. After gawking at their thundering beauty, we're headed past the Mýrdalsjökull Glacier to the land of the black sand - Reynisfjara beach! It's one of the only beaches in the world with  jet-black shores. Keep an eye out for some crazy rock formations, which this beach is also super famous for. Does that one look like George Michael, or is it just me?

DAY 4 - Skaftafell to Vik

Skaftafell

Another day, another included breakfast and another epic National Park to head to.

Vik

Read to explore the biggest National Park in western Europe? Onwards to Vatnajökull we go, which was named after Europe's largest glacier. Cameras at the ready, we'll check out Svinafellsjökull, one of the most beautiful of the glacial outlets emerging from Vatnajökull. After our scenic drive, why not sign up for the optional hike through the ice caves and geothermal areas of Vatnajökull National Park? Forget sandy beaches; turns out ice can be pretty cool, (no pun intended...).

DAY 5 - Vik to Reyjkavik

Vik

After breakfast today, let's head to the Reykjanes peninsula!

Reykjavik

Back to Reykjavik we go, this time to visit geothermal sites, explore dramatic coastlines and charming villages. If you like, catch the views over Lake Kleifarvatn, with its mesmerising rock formations and legends of mythical creatures. Today you'll have a chance to take a dip in the famous hot springs of the Blue Lagoon. Hungry? Opt in for a dinner with your pals at a quaint harbour restaurant, serving Icelandic classics with a modern twist. No pickled herring, we promise.

DAY 6 - End Reykjavik

Reykjavik

Even though we're a bit sad to be packing our bags, pretty Reykjavik has got us on a natural high, surely induced by all the Icelandic wonders we’ve taken in! We’ll say our farewells as the trip wraps up, leaving us with a deep appreciation for this special country. So... what's next: Norway or Sweden?

Top Experiences

9 included & 3 free time add-ons available to add later

  • Soak in the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal mineral wonder

    EUR 78.00

    Reykjavik

  • Get up close to Iceland's wild nature on a glacier hike in Vatnajökull National Park

    EUR 78.00

    Vik

  • Look out for pony-sized horses with teal blue eyes in Skaftafell

    Included

    Skaftafell

The Official Contiki & @Iceland.Explore Community Trip

9 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Enjoy a 3-course Icelandic dinner, Reykjavik
  • See filming locations from the epic Game of Thrones, including Thingvellir National Park
  • See the geothermal fields of Geysir, Midgard
  • Visit an Icelandic Farm (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience)
  • Keep your eyes peeled for the beautiful & utterly unique natural phenomenon, the Northern Lights
  • Gawp at the spectacular Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls in Skaftafell
  • Walk the black sands of Reynisfjara Beach
  • Look out for pony-sized horses with teal blue eyes in Skaftafell
  • Marvel at canyons, volcanoes & glaciers on a drive through Kirkjubaejarklaustur

3 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Get up close to Iceland's wild nature on a glacier hike in Vatnajökull National Park EUR 78.00
  • Soak in the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal mineral wonder EUR 78.00
  • Farewell Dinner EUR 59.00

Where You'll Stay

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  • Kex Hostel Iceland

    Kex Hostel

    Reykjavik, Iceland

    A trendy hostel housed in an old biscuit factory in Reykjavik's city centre

    2 nights

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    Midgard Base Camp Hostel

    Hvolsvollur, Iceland

    There are rooms with views, and then there’s Midgard Base Camp. This stylish hostel is perched in the Icelandic highlands, so head to the rooftop hot tub and try and get a peek at the Northern Lights

    1 night

  • 5 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    5 nights in Quad-share hotels/hostels

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