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The

 iceland summer 

trip

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2024 DATES

**Trip availabilities change throughout the day and may not be accurately reflected here. To see if space is available for the date you are interested in, please click through to the booking form.

MAY 23 - 27, 2024

Selling quickly - likely to sell out

Inaugural trip – $200 off


JUN 12 - 16, 2024

Selling quickly - likely to sell out


JUL 17 - 21, 2024


AUG 14 - 18, 2024


AUG 21 - 25, 2024


SEP 04 - 08, 2024

5 days/4 nights

starting at $3,399 USD

Payment can be broken down into a $500 deposit + 3 additional installments.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Our trip to Iceland caters to solo travelers in their 20s and 30s looking for one-of-a-kind cuisine in Reykjavik, waterfalls in the Golden Circle, and untamed landscapes in Selfoss.

Get ready for the longest sunny summer days of your life! First stop, Reykjavik, for a taste of local Icelandic delicacies—everything from free-roam Icelandic lamb and fresh fish to the famous Icelandic hot dog. After exploring the capital, we'll head to greener pastures, where sustainable farming and horseback riding are on the agenda. You'll ride through mossy mountains toward geysers and lava fields peeking out behind wildflowers. Twist through lava tunnels beneath the earth and soak up the sights in iconic hot springs. 

 

Safe to say, the Land of Fire and Ice is an action-packed adventure that hits a bit different than your average summer getaway.

For the love of

24-HOURS OF SUN

ROCKY RAVINES

GREENER PASTURES

FUNKY NIGHTLIFE

STEAMY HOT SPRINGS

LAVA LANDSCAPES

VOLCANIC FARMING

GAME OF THRONES

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Included

  • 4 nights of accommodations (2 nights in Reykjavik, 1 night in Reykholt and 1 night in Selfoss)

  • All accommodations in a shared room with one other person with the option to upgrade to a private room (limited availability)

  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

  • Guided Reykjavik food tour Food Lovers Tour

  • Golden Circle geological tour

  • Local greenhouse excursion

  • Selfoss horseback riding experience

  • Waterfalls nature tour

  • Lava tunnel hike and entrance pass

  • Sky Lagoon Entrance

  • All internal transfers

  • FTLO Trip Leader

*All activities are weather dependent; in the unlikely event that we are unable to run an activity, we will have a suitable alternative in place.

not included

  • Flights to and from Reykjavik

  • Mandatory trip insurance

  • Meals not mentioned (Budget around $200)

  • Incidental expenses

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day by day

*Itinerary is subject to change

Day by day
  
Day 1 - Reykjavik
Island in the Sun

Welcome to Iceland! This is an out-of-this-world destination where adventure’s found around every corner. In Reykjavik—the capital city—it all starts with the food.

After dropping your bags and getting to know the crew, you'll head out on our street eats tour to try eight distinctively Icelandic dishes. You’ll be surprised at what’s on the summer menu; even Iceland has its variation of warm weather classics like local hot dogs and homemade ice cream from secret family recipes. 

Grab some drinks with your new friends and stay out a bit too late. In summertime, this place is alive and energetic, and because of the latitude, the sun might not set until midnight or later. 

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Taste

  
Day 2 - Golden Circle/Reykholt
Golden View

After a bit of rest (hopefully); today, we're leaving the capital to check out the world-famous Golden Circle. 

From Thingvellir to Gullfoss and Geysir, it’s hard not to feel tiny compared to these endless landscapes. Kick off the day walking through Viking hillsides where rocky canyons, split by drifting tectonic plates, cut through the country. From there, we'll grab lunch together at a family-owned greenhouse and learn how the locals live off the land.

We’ll continue along the route to marvel at steaming geysers shooting a hundred feet up, tiered waterfalls crashing down, and raw landscapes torn open by thousands of years of earthquakes that'll leave you speechless. End the day at a group dinner, where almost every item on the entire menu is made from scratch.

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Day 3 - Selfoss
Majestic Manes

Get an early bite in before we roll on toward the lava fields and open country of Selfoss.

After learning about Iceland's stocky brand of horse, hop in the saddle and ride out across mossy hillsides before we set out on foot to chase waterfalls. With unreal vast viewpoints all along the way, you'll probably feel like you've been dropped into a scene straight out of Game of Thrones; after all, the show used Iceland for many of its locations! 

We'll stop for lunch at one of the oldest food halls in town, and then the rest of the day is yours to explore freely. Wander around Selfoss or unwind in the town's geothermal pool.

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Day 4 - Reykjavik
Lava & Lagoons

Today, we're heading underground for a whole new view of Iceland as we explore the inner workings of a lava tube.

After leaving Selfoss, we'll hike through an almost mile-long tunnel of basaltic rock, an otherworldly geological wonder sculpted by the lava flow of a 5,000-year-old eruption. We'll need some Icelandic sun after our subterranean journey, so up next, head to Reykjavik's sizzling Sky Lagoon for the most relaxing swim on the island. Rejuvenating springs, spas, and thermal pools are social hubs in Iceland that reflect the harmony between the people and the geothermal resources; this one, with its rocky grottos and deep-blue infinity pool, heats up to over 100 degrees!

The afternoon's free for you to check out some of the capital's cool street art before we all meet up for an Icelandic farewell dinner.

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Explore

  
Day 5 - Reykjavik
End of an Adventure

Summer in Iceland is a treat of epic nature lit up by endless sun. The country is alive with wildlife, wildflowers, and the most mild weather you’ll see all year.

 

After saying your goodbyes, head to the airport and start planning your next adventure. On the other hand, if you've got more time to explore, consider heading out to Iceland's less visited east, try whale watching off the south coast, or hop a flight to mainland Europe for some Croatian beach fun (Pro tip: check out Iceland's stopover program for amazing flight deals).

 

Thanks for coming along to soak up the North Atlantic sun. That's a wrap!

Here, where the wind writes poems on the waves, and the rocks whisper ancient sagas, lies Iceland, a land spun from fire and ice, forever etched in the memory of the world.

- Bárður Snæbjörnsson

Fast facts
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FAST FACTS

Just for fun

Iceland is home to the world’s oldest parliament, Alþingi. It was founded in 930!

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Icelanders traditionally do not have surnames, instead they derive their last names from their father's or mother's first names.

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Icelandic horses have a unique thick double coat that helps them withstand harsh Icelandic weather conditions.

Trip notes

  • While we can't guarantee private rooms when visiting Iceland, you should book your trip earlier if you prefer one, as they usually fill up.

  • Iceland is a small country, but the weather can change fast year round, so be prepared with your wardrobe.

  • On European trips, we stay as close to historic city centers as possible. This means your accommodations will often be on the small side, quirky, and unique (we love this!).

  • Bring a sleep mask when you visit Iceland in the summer months; the sun sets incredibly late (and sometimes not even at all).

  • Ensure your passport is valid for 3 months after your return date.

  • All activities are weather-dependent; in the unlikely event that we are unable to run an activity, we will have a suitable alternative in place.

  • More information regarding visa requirements and Covid restrictions can be found here.

about iceland

Iceland in summer (particularly around the summer solstice) experiences nearly 24-hour daylight due to the midnight sun phenomenon. With average temperatures ranging from 50°F to 59°F (10°-15°C), the season offers extended daylight hours for exploration. The landscape, characterized by lava fields, glaciers, geysers, and waterfalls, provides ample opportunities for outdoor activities like hiking, glacier tours, and sightseeing.

Good to Know

  • Iceland’s official currency is the Icelandic Krona.

  • The country ranks number 1 on the Global Peace Index.

  • The country’s national language is Icelandic.

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Flights

Fly into Keflavik International Airport (KEF)

You'll need to be in Reykjavik by 1:30pm on Day 1; however, we recommend planning to arrive a day early just to be safe. If you take a flight that arrives in the morning, check out the Blue Lagoon on your way to Reykjavik (reservations required).

Fly out of Keflavik International Airport (KEF)

Fly out of Reykjavik at any time on day 5. We recommend a later flight so you can enjoy a bit more exploring before heading back home.

FLIGHTS

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