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Explore the magical northern island of Iceland known for its volcanoes in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, glaciers and waterfalls in the South Shore and geysers in the Golden Circle. Step into the jaw-dropping landscapes of this snowy and fairytale-like part of the world and take advantage of its relaxing milky-blue waters said to have healing properties.

  • Roundtrip airfare to Reykjavik
  • 6 night hotels in Charm or Superior category
  • Daily breakfast
  • Visits and entrances fees as indicated in the itinerary.
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • English-speaking guide during the whole trip.
  • Airport transfers
  • Premium Care travel protection
  • Book by Sep 30: Reduced rates! (price reflects discount)
Vancouver, Toronto Charm
January 16 – December 9, 2024 from $5739  $2939
Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal: add from $200 per person

Price is per person based on double occupancy. Promotion is subject to change without notice.
Other departure cities are available – please call for more details!

Not Included: Drinks, tips, airport transfers and any other services not mentioned in inclusions.

Day 1: Canada – Night on board
Ready to discover the spectacular cities and landscapes of Iceland? Arrive at your departure airport, ready to catch a flight to Reykjavik.* Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

Day 2: Reykjavik 
Touch down in Reykjavik, the capital and largest city in Iceland. Transfer to the hotel and get settled in before enjoying the remainder of the day exploring at your leisure.
If time allows, get out and explore the cosmopolitan atmosphere and unique Icelandic cuisine of the capital or visit Reykjavik’s fantastic museums on Viking heritage. Overnight stay in Reykjavik.

Day 3: Reykjavik – Borgarfjörður  (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today, embark on an adventure taking you to the West via Mosfellsbær town heading towards Hvalfjörður Fjord (Whale Fjord).
This beautifully scenic drive around the fjord will then continue to Borgarnes, a historic town stretching all the way back to the time of the Vikings that played an important role in Iceland’s settlement. Here, you will visit the Settlement Center— devoted to recreating Iceland’s earliest days and introducing visitors to one of the country’s most iconic heroes, Egil Skalla-Grimson. The center also houses a restaurant, a café and a souvenir shop.
Later, continue inland to Deildartunguhver, Iceland’s largest hot spring. Drive further to the historic Reykholt, home of a 13th-century chieftain, writer, poet and scholar, Snorri Sturluson. Make your way to Hraunfossar and Barnafossar, some of Iceland’s most scenic waterfalls and finally head to Húsafell, a small birch forest at the edge of the highlands. Overnight stay in Borgarnes.

Day 4: Borgarfjörður – Snaefellsnes Peninsula (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Enjoy a full-day excursion to the Snæfellsnes peninsula and explore the natural wonders of this location that divides the west coast of Iceland into two large bays. Start by visiting the northern part of Mýrar, home to an array of volcanic craters, including Eldborg, the largest one.
Next, head west towards the tip of the peninsula, passing the small fishing towns of Grundarfjörður, Ólafsvík, Rif and Hellissandur. You will also be passing by the Snæfellsjökull National Park, full of interesting geological phenomena and historic sites. Among many places of interest are Dritvík, Djúpalónssandur and Öndverðarnes, a former fishing station. Make a short detour to Djúpalónssandur and take a short walk along a marked path to the beach.
From here, you will drive around the tip of the peninsula at the foot of Snæfellsjökull, a glaciated volcano where the famous novel “The Journey to the Centre of the Earth” by Jules Verne is set in. Visit Þúfubjarg, a spectacular cliff and a nesting colony for many seabirds. Continue to Arnarstapi and Hellnar to view the beautiful coast and impressive variety of birdlife. Stop by Búðir, a charming little site located on a natural inlet.
Finally, make your way to the east along the south coast of the peninsula where seals can often be seen on land or in the water at Ytri Tunga farm before returning back to Reykjavik via Hellisheiði and the village of Hveragerði. Overnight stay in Snaefellsnes.

Day 5: Snaefellsnes – South Shore (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today, embark on a full-day excursion to the South Shore. Start by visiting Seljalandsfoss, a gorgeous waterfall that drops 60 m and is part of the Seljalands River.
From here, visit the Skógar Museum and then pass by Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers before stopping by Sólheimajökull glacier where glacier walks are available. Continue on to Dyrhólaey nature reserve home to the nesting colony of numerous seabirds.
Finally, drive to Reynisdrangar, known for its spectacular coast and beautiful rock formations. Continue to Vik, a small town on the black beach. Overnight stay in South Shore.

Day 6: South Shore – Golden Circle – Reykjavík (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Take part in an excursion to Golden Circle where you will visit the numerous hot springs and see the famous Great Geysir and Strokkur, an active geyser that shoots out strong jets every few minutes. Then, you will make your way to Gullfoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s most beautiful natural wonders.
Later, head towards Þingvellir National Park, known for being the site of Iceland’s parliament from the 10th to 18th centuries. On the site are the Þingvellir Church and the ruins of old stone shelters. The park sits in a rift valley caused by the separation of 2 tectonic plates, with rocky cliffs and fissures.
As an added optional, take part in a visit to the Secret Lagoon*. Overnight stay in Reykjavík.

Optional visit to Secret Lagoon (extra cost): Enjoy an authentic Icelandic experience by replenishing your body in warm, clean and sulfur-rich waters of the Secret Lagoon, Iceland’s oldest swimming pool, dating back to 1891. What makes it special are the rich natural resources of warm water coming from hot springs around it. With the pool water flowing continuously, it only takes about 24 hours for it to be completely replenished.
The water source comes straight from the Vaðmálahver, Básahver or Litli geysers and remains at a comfortable temperature of around 40 degree celsius all year round, perfect for a relaxing dip sure to help you decompress.
Please note: The availability of this activity is limited due to its high demand. We recommend booking in advance to guarantee you a spot.

Day 7: Reykjavík – Blue Lagoon – Reykjavík (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today, head to the Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s most iconic sites. You will then have the option to participate in the additional activity where you can bathe in the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon (additional fees)* or stroll along the walking path taking in the spectacular views of this majestic location. Overnight stay in Reykjavík.

Optional Swim in the Blue Lagoon (extra cost): With waters that are milky-blue and mineral rich, enjoy a visit to the Blue Lagoon, located in the middle of a lava field making it one of the most unique wonders of the world. The algae found within the waters is known for having healing properties on the skin.
The Blue Lagoon comes equipped with an in-water bar offering soft and alcoholic drinks (first one free with your entrance ticket) and an in-water Mask Bar to slather on a silica mud mask. There are also saunas and steam rooms.
Please note: The availability of this activity is limited due to its high demand. We recommend booking in advance to guarantee you a spot.

Day 8: Reykjavik – Canada (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
It’s time to bid farewell to the captivating landscapes of Iceland. At the indicated time, self-transfer to the airport for your flight back to the Canada. Arrive in Canada and end your trip.


Charm Category

Day 2-3: Klettur or similar

Day 3-4: Borganes or similar

Day 4-6: Hotel South Coast or similar

Day 6-8: Klettur or similar


Optional activity

Visit to Secret Lagoon (Day 5 – pick up TBA)
Price: from $65 per person
Wind down and relax in this visit to the Secret Lagoon, Iceland’s oldest swimming pool where the water is at the perfect temperature all year round allowing you to relax and replenish.

Visit to Blue Lagoon (Day 6 – pick up TBA)
Price: from $134 per person
Soak up the milky-blue and mineral-packed waters of the Blue Lagoon said to have healing properties and relax while you enjoy a silica mud mask and a complimentary drink.
What’s included: Blue Lagoon entrance, comfort admission.

Entry requirements
Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity required. No visa is required to enter Iceland.
Other information

You will not meet your guide until the day after your arrive in Iceland, when you begin the tour of Reykjavik.
Double beds in Iceland hotels are not always the standard Canadian size and can sometimes be less wide.

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287