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Iceland: Reykjavík & National Parks

Easy to Moderate Terrain: 4-9 Miles Daily

Iceland: Reykjavík & National Parks

The “Land of Fire and Ice” offers spellbinding landscapes unlike any on earth: plummeting waterfalls ringed with green hills, iceberg-dotted lakes, smoking lava fields, and stark coastlines of black-sand beaches. In this unique country of Viking traditions, you’ll explore deep fjords plied by minke whales and seals, walk silver-green heathland to majestic waterfalls, and relax in natural hot tubs heated by underground magma chambers. Enjoy highlights like the steaming volcano craters and bubbling mudpots of the north, the fishing villages and wild reindeer of the picturesque east, the dramatic glaciers of the south, and the fashionable city of Reykjavík to the west. You’ll explore Europe’s largest migratory- bird sanctuary at Lake Mývatn, a peaceful oasis for red-breasted merganser, Eurasian teal, and eider surrounded by steaming earth. In Þingvellir National Park, stand on the meeting site of Iceland’s 1,000-year-old parliament, a dramatic rift valley where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates pull apart—a testament to both the country’s natural and cultural riches.


Tour Highlights:
  • Near the basalt sea columns of Vík, enjoy a memorable walk along the headlands above Reynisfjall cliffs, spotting puffins and kittiwakes.
  • Discover many of Iceland’s traditions on your visit to a folk museum in Skógar complete with old turf farmhouses and antique fishing boats.
  • Learn about the fascinating and distinctive Icelandic horse when you visit a farming family near Hella, who will take you through their stables to show you the unique gaits of these pony-sized creatures.
Flight + Tour Combo

11 days, 10 nights

FROM $7,998 USD

per person, double occupancy

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8 days, 7 nights

FROM $6,998 USD

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  • Trust our expertise with 36+ years in active travel.
  • Immersive experiences with our local guides.
  • Virtually everything is included, even beer and wine with dinner.
  • Your departure is always guaranteed.
  • We take care of our solo travelers.
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Itinerary & Accommodations

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Day 1

Meet in Reykjavík. Þingvellir National Park

From Reykjavík, head for Þingvellir National Park, home to Iceland’s ancient parliament and an important traditional site for games, feasts, marriages, and trade. After lunch at a local farm, visit the geothermal waters of Geysir and the famous Gullfoss waterfall en route to your hotel in Hella.

Accommodation: Hotel Rangá, Hella

A member of the Special Hotels of the World, Hotel Rangá is beautifully situated on the banks of Iceland’s premier salmon river, the Eystri-Rangá. This four-star, log-cabin-style resort features cozy and comfortable rooms, facing either the river or Iceland’s famous volcano, Mt. Hekla, as well as an acclaimed riverside restaurant and several geothermally heated outdoor hot tubs.

Day 2

Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls; Vík cliff/beach walk

Follow the Ring Road east, admiring the south coast’s dramatic black-sand beaches, soaring mountains, and glacier-fed waterfalls. Visit Skógar’s folk museum and enjoy a spectacular coastal walk under the Reynisfjall cliffs, then cross the moss-covered Eldhraun lava field to your hotel near Vatnajökull Glacier.

Accommodation: Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon, Hnappavellir

Ideally located between Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the breathtaking Vatnajökull National Park, this new property boasts incredible mountain views, a restaurant featuring modern Icelandic cuisine, lounge bar, and simple yet modern rooms.

Day 3

Vatnajökull National Park

Enjoy breathtaking scenery on today’s loop walk through Vatnajökull National Park, including waterfalls, heath, black-sand desert, and Iceland’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull. This afternoon, visit the striking Ingólfshöfði headland, where a local farmer will regale you with tales of shipwrecks and ancient Norse settlers.

Accommodation: Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon, Hnappavellir

Ideally located between Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the breathtaking Vatnajökull National Park, this new property boasts incredible mountain views, a restaurant featuring modern Icelandic cuisine, lounge bar, and simple yet modern rooms.

Day 4

Jökulsárlón lagoon to Seyðisfjörður

Gaze at blue-tinted natural ice sculptures and crystal turquoise waters during this morning’s stop at Jökulsárlón lagoon. After a delicious lunch of langoustines in Höfn, continue to your historic hotel in Seyðisfjörður.

Accommodation: Hótel Aldan, Seyðisfjörður

This lovely in-town Heritage Hotel is comprised of three historical buildings: a former bank, post office, and one of Iceland’s oldest stores, now completely restored more than a century later to their former splendor. Inviting rooms exude old-fashioned charm and are beautifully furnished with handcrafted bedspreads, embroidered rugs, wood floors, and antiques. (Please note: while rooms do not feature telephones, there are phone services available at the reception desk.)

Day 5

Skálanes

Snowcapped mountains, sandy beaches, lush meadows and the deep blue Seyðisfjörður fjord create a magical backdrop for today’s walk in the Skálanes Nature Reserve. Watch for seals, whales, reindeer, and abundant birdlife.

Accommodation: Hótel Aldan, Seyðisfjörður

This lovely in-town Heritage Hotel is comprised of three historical buildings: a former bank, post office, and one of Iceland’s oldest stores, now completely restored more than a century later to their former splendor. Inviting rooms exude old-fashioned charm and are beautifully furnished with handcrafted bedspreads, embroidered rugs, wood floors, and antiques. (Please note: while rooms do not feature telephones, there are phone services available at the reception desk.)

Day 6

Transfer (3 hours) to Lake Mývatn

Cross Iceland’s fascinating interior, stopping to admire the extraordinary canyon scenery of Jökulsárgljúfur National Park. This afternoon, proceed to the geologically active Mývatn/Krafla region, home to volcanic craters, lava fields, bubbling mud flats, and Europe’s largest migratory-bird sanctuary.

Accommodation: Hótel Reynihlíð, Reykjahlíð

The family-run Hotel Reynihlíð is ideally located on the shores of Lake Mývatn. Spacious rooms, with lake or mountain views, are well-equipped with modern amenities. This comfortable hotel also features a welcoming lobby bar, sitting rooms, and restaurant.

Day 7

Lake Mývatn: Hverfjall and Dimmuborgir

Explore the Lake Mývatn region, visiting the awe-inspiring Hverfjall crater, the Dimmuborgir lava pillars, and the unique Mars-like geology of the Skútustaðagígar craters. Tonight, enjoy a celebratory farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Hótel Reynihlíð, Reykjahlíð

The family-run Hotel Reynihlíð is ideally located on the shores of Lake Mývatn. Spacious rooms, with lake or mountain views, are well-equipped with modern amenities. This comfortable hotel also features a welcoming lobby bar, sitting rooms, and restaurant.

Day 8

Flight from Húsavík to Reykjavík. Walk in Öskjuhlíð park

Enjoy a final walk in Öskjuhlíð park followed by lunch upon your return to Reykjavík.

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Flight

Overnight Flight from USA to Reykjavík, Iceland

Please refer to your air itinerary for your specific flight details.

Arrival

Upon arrival at Keflavík International Airport, after retrieving luggage and passing through customs, a Country Walkers representative holding a sign will meet you as you exit the baggage-claim area. Please note that there may be up to a 45-minute wait if there are guests arriving within the same time frame. A small-group transfer is provided to your hotel in Reykjavík. The journey takes approximately 45 minutes. Upon arrival, you may store luggage in the event that your room is not ready. The remainder of the day is at leisure (no meals or activities included).

Accommodation: Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavík

In the heart of downtown Reykjavík—steps from Austurvöllur Square and the National Museum of Iceland—the Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel offers a sophisticated and soothing city escape. Housed in a historic building, its modern Scandinavian-style décor and comfortable rooms balance architectural flourishes with contemporary design. Amenities include free high-speed Wi-Fi, a fitness center, laundry service, and a well-regarded restaurant.

Day 1

Join Your Country Walkers Iceland: Reykjavík & National Parks tour

Breakfast is included at your hotel. Your guide(s) will meet you at the Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavík at 8:30 a.m. in the lobby. Your guide(s) will be wearing a Country Walkers shirt. Please be dressed for walking.
Please refer to the Iceland: Reykjavík & National Parks (8-day/7- night) itinerary for full tour details.

From Reykjavík, head for Þingvellir National Park, home to Iceland’s ancient parliament and an important traditional site for games, feasts, marriages, and trade. After lunch at a local farm, visit the geothermal waters of Geysir and the famous Gullfoss waterfall en route to your hotel in Hella.

Accommodation: Hotel Rangá, Hella

A member of the Special Hotels of the World, Hotel Rangá is beautifully situated on the banks of Iceland’s premier salmon river, the Eystri-Rangá. This four-star, log-cabin-style resort features cozy and comfortable rooms, facing either the river or Iceland’s famous volcano, Mt. Hekla, as well as an acclaimed riverside restaurant and several geothermally heated outdoor hot tubs.

Day 2

Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls; Vík cliff/beach walk

Follow the Ring Road east, admiring the south coast’s dramatic black-sand beaches, soaring mountains, and glacier-fed waterfalls. Visit Skógar’s folk museum and enjoy a spectacular coastal walk under the Reynisfjall cliffs, then cross the moss-covered Eldhraun lava field to your hotel near Vatnajökull Glacier.

Accommodation: Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon, Hnappavellir

Ideally located between Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the breathtaking Vatnajökull National Park, this new property boasts incredible mountain views, a restaurant featuring modern Icelandic cuisine, lounge bar, and simple yet modern rooms.

Day 3

Vatnajökull National Park

Enjoy breathtaking scenery on today’s loop walk through Vatnajökull National Park, including waterfalls, heath, black-sand desert, and Iceland’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull. This afternoon, visit the striking Ingólfshöfði headland, where a local farmer will regale you with tales of shipwrecks and ancient Norse settlers.

Accommodation: Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon, Hnappavellir

Ideally located between Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the breathtaking Vatnajökull National Park, this new property boasts incredible mountain views, a restaurant featuring modern Icelandic cuisine, lounge bar, and simple yet modern rooms.

Day 4

Jökulsárlón lagoon to Seyðisfjörður

Gaze at blue-tinted natural ice sculptures and crystal turquoise waters during this morning’s stop at Jökulsárlón lagoon. After a delicious lunch of langoustines in Höfn, continue to your historic hotel in Seyðisfjörður.

Accommodation: Hótel Aldan, Seyðisfjörður

This lovely in-town Heritage Hotel is comprised of three historical buildings: a former bank, post office, and one of Iceland’s oldest stores, now completely restored more than a century later to their former splendor. Inviting rooms exude old-fashioned charm and are beautifully furnished with handcrafted bedspreads, embroidered rugs, wood floors, and antiques. (Please note: while rooms do not feature telephones, there are phone services available at the reception desk.)

Day 5

Skálanes

Snowcapped mountains, sandy beaches, lush meadows and the deep blue Seyðisfjörður fjord create a magical backdrop for today’s walk in the Skálanes Nature Reserve. Watch for seals, whales, reindeer, and abundant birdlife.

Accommodation: Hótel Aldan, Seyðisfjörður

This lovely in-town Heritage Hotel is comprised of three historical buildings: a former bank, post office, and one of Iceland’s oldest stores, now completely restored more than a century later to their former splendor. Inviting rooms exude old-fashioned charm and are beautifully furnished with handcrafted bedspreads, embroidered rugs, wood floors, and antiques. (Please note: while rooms do not feature telephones, there are phone services available at the reception desk.)

Day 6

Transfer (3 hours) to Lake Mývatn

Cross Iceland’s fascinating interior, stopping to admire the extraordinary canyon scenery of Jökulsárgljúfur National Park. This afternoon, proceed to the geologically active Mývatn/Krafla region, home to volcanic craters, lava fields, bubbling mud flats, and Europe’s largest migratory-bird sanctuary.

Accommodation: Hótel Reynihlíð, Reykjahlíð

The family-run Hotel Reynihlíð is ideally located on the shores of Lake Mývatn. Spacious rooms, with lake or mountain views, are well-equipped with modern amenities. This comfortable hotel also features a welcoming lobby bar, sitting rooms, and restaurant.

Day 7

Lake Mývatn: Hverfjall and Dimmuborgir

Explore the Lake Mývatn region, visiting the awe-inspiring Hverfjall crater, the Dimmuborgir lava pillars, and the unique Mars-like geology of the Skútustaðagígar craters. Tonight, enjoy a celebratory farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Hótel Reynihlíð, Reykjahlíð

The family-run Hotel Reynihlíð is ideally located on the shores of Lake Mývatn. Spacious rooms, with lake or mountain views, are well-equipped with modern amenities. This comfortable hotel also features a welcoming lobby bar, sitting rooms, and restaurant.

Day 8

Flight from Húsavík to Reykjavík. Walk in Öskjuhlíð park

Enjoy a final walk in Öskjuhlíð park followed by lunch upon your return to Reykjavík.

Post-Night

Tour Departure from Reykjavík

After enjoying your tour’s final lunch, you’re provided a small-group transfer to the Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel in Reykjavík for your post-tour night. (Dinner is on your own.)

Accommodation: Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavík

In the heart of downtown Reykjavík—steps from Austurvöllur Square and the National Museum of Iceland—the Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel offers a sophisticated and soothing city escape. Housed in a historic building, its modern Scandinavian-style décor and comfortable rooms balance architectural flourishes with contemporary design. Amenities include free high-speed Wi-Fi, a fitness center, laundry service, and a well-regarded restaurant.

Departure

You will be transferred to the Keflavík International Airport in time for your departure flight via small-group transfer. Please note that your guide(s) will advise you of the time of your transfer while on tour.

Flight + Tour Combo Inclusions:

  • Round-trip international airfare (includes airline fuel charges and taxes)
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • Two nights at the Radisson Blu 1919 in Reykjavík
  • Two breakfasts
  • 8-day/7-night Iceland: Reykjavík & National Parks guided walking tour with on-trip inclusions

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

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Dates & Prices

Due to high demand, this tour has limited availability for 2017.
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2017 Dates Per person, double occupancy Single Supplement
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Jun 10 - Jun 17 $6,998 $748
Jun 17 - Jun 24 $6,998 $748
Jul 1 - Jul 8 $6,998 $748
Jul 15 - Jul 22 $6,998 $748
Jul 22 - Jul 29 $6,998 $748
Aug 5 - Aug 12 $6,998 $748
Aug 12 - Aug 19 $6,998 $748
Aug 19 - Aug 26 $6,998 $748

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Jun 29 - Jul 9 $7,998 $998
Jul 13 - Jul 23 $7,998 $998
Jul 20 - Jul 30 $7,998 $998
Aug 3 - Aug 13 $7,998 $998
Aug 10 - Aug 20 $7,998 $998
Aug 17 - Aug 27 $7,998 $998
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Guides

Guides

Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.

Icelandic Walking Tour guide Arngunner
Arngunnur Yr

Born and raised in Iceland, Arngunnur Yr studied fine arts in San Francisco. She is an accomplished painter who exhibits at galleries and art museums around the world. Her love of nature and the outdoors led her to guiding. She is a certified guide and spends her summers in Iceland sharing her extensive knowledge of Icelandic geology, nature, and culture with visitors.

Sori Heimisson
Sigurthor Heimisson

Sigurthor Heimisson, also known as Sori, hails from the East Coast of Iceland. Certified as a guide but trained as an actor, he has performed professionally in Iceland and the United States. Like most of the men in the village where he grew up, Sori worked as a fisherman in his youth. Today he applies his knowledge of the sea to competitive yacht sailing.

Icelandic Walking Tour Guide - Hrafankell
Hrafnkell (Keli) Sigurdsson

Hrafnkell (Keli) Sigurdsson´s love of nature and the outdoors dates back to his childhood summers spent at his family´s cottage by Thingvellir National Park. He went on to study fine arts in England and Holland and today is an established artist and a certified guide. He loves to share his knowledge of Icelandic nature and geology with guests and is always happy to give photography tips! His art can be found in private and public collections in Europe and The United States and in 2007 he won the Icelandic Visual Art Award.

Ragnheidur (Ragga) Sigurdardottir

Ragnheidur (Ragga) Sigurdardottir grew up the remote valley of Thjorsardalur in South Iceland and worked for many years in the airline industry, living in various countries including Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and India. Recently, Ragga completed her Master’s degree in Environmental and Natural Resources from the University of Iceland. A certified guide and yoga instructor, when Ragga isn’t guiding she loves to hike!

Thorey Sigthorsdottir
Thorey Sigthorsdottir

Growing up in a small fishing village in the Westfjords, Thorey Sigthorsdottir started her professional career in the theater, where she has worked as an actress, director, voice-trainer, and drama teacher. Her love of nature and people led her over a decade ago to become a certified guide. Thorey loves yoga, meditation, dance, and horse riding.

Petur S our Icelandic Walking Tour Guide
Pétur Sturluson

Pétur (Pete) Sturluson grew up in the small town of Hafnarfjordur located near Reykjavik where he inherited his love of nature and the outdoors from his grandfather. Every summer they spent their time together hiking in the Icelandic wilderness and climbing every mountain they encountered! Today, when not working as a certified guide, Pete enjoys photography, with a particular area of interest being birds.

Vigdis is an Icelandic Walking Tour guide
Vigdis (Vigga) Olafsdottir

Vigdis (Vigga) Olafsdottir grew up in Kjosin, a beautiful farming region in the south west of Iceland. Her family still lives in the area and Vigga tries to spend part of every summer on her family farm. Vigdis is a certified guide and has also worked for many years in the travel industry as an instructor and travel planner. Traveling is her passion– and not only in Iceland! Vigdis has visitied more than 40 countries and six continents. When Vigga isnt´guiding she loves to attend to her hobbies which include golfing and salmon fly fishing.

Baldur is an Iceland Walking Tour Guide
Baldur Gylfason

Baldur Gylfason was born and raised in Iceland, but he has strong ties to Canada too, where he spent part of his childhood and later completed his university degrees. In addition to being a certified guide, he is a trained psychologist and a mobility instructor with the blind. He has developed and run adventure-based programs with various groups and organizations in Iceland and, in his varied career, a common theme has been to promote activity and to connect with nature. Through his work and in his free time, Baldur loves to explore his country and capture its beauty in photographs.

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