6 Day Essential Iceland
Air & Land
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|2022 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $500|
Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include departure transfer, but does include the group arrival transfer that departs between 7 and 8:30 AM from Keflavik Airport on Day 2. Please contact a service agent to make arrangements to meet the group if your arrival flight does not arrive on Day 2 of the tour.
Passengers arriving to Reykjavik on Day 2 should select flights that arrive between 6 and 8 AM. The group transfer will depart approximately between 7 and 8:30 AM.
Triples in Icelandair Hotel Fludir will be accommodated in a double and single room.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Is This Trip Right for You?
Escorted Package Includes
- Round trip flights New York-Reykjavik, Reykjavik-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices. For important information click Flights to Iceland
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 4 nights accommodations
- 2 nights Flúðir
- 2 nights Reykjavik
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel porterage
- Arrival transfer
- Departure transfer included only with airfare purchase on package departure dates†
- Breakfast daily
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- City tour of Reykjavik, including the Pearl Vantage Point
- Visit Gullfoss Waterfall and the Geysir Geothermal Area, home of the Strokkur Geysir
- At the remarkable historic site of Þingvellir, visit the site of the world's oldest parliament
†Departure transfer is available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates
Is This Trip Right for You?
This value program provides the comfort of an escorted tour, with the freedom to explore on your own. Minimal inclusions plus a variety of optional excursions allow maximum customization. This moderately active trip covers a lot of ground during tours. Expect to spend two to three hours on your feet where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Some light hiking is required to access some sites. Iceland's weather can be unpredictable even in the summer time. Be prepared for cold, wet and windy weather. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. Please be aware that Iceland is an expensive destination. Meals not included in your package may be expensive as most of Iceland's food is imported. This is a Value program. For more information, click here.
DAY 2, Thursday - Reykjavik City Tour, Village of Flúðir
DAY 3, Friday - Full Day in Flúðir
DAY 4, Saturday - Gullfoss, Geysir, Þingvellir
DAY 5, Sunday - Full Day in Reykjavik
DAY 6, Monday - Depart Iceland
Gate 1 Travel itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
This superior tourist class hotel is located in the town of Hella.Hotel Details
This tourist class hotel is located in the village of Fludir.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Tonight, you'll enjoy a visit to a local Icelandic dairy farm, where you'll meet the family and gain unique insight into farm life in Iceland. Enjoy a presentation about Icelandic dairy farming and taste fresh farm to table products, like Skyr, Feta Cheese, and Ice Cream. Then continue your farm to table experience, by sitting down to share a dinner at the farm's very own restaurant, with drinks included. Finish up with a scoop of their famous organic and home-made ice cream.
Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.
|Day #2||01 Nov 2020 - 31 Oct 2023||$99.00|
The South Shore Adventure tour visits the amazing southern coast of Iceland, famous for its black sand coastline and stunning scenery. The first stop of the day is at the majestic and much-photographed Skógafoss waterfall. The thundering falls plummet nearly 200 feet over a cliff to the valley floor. Next, continue to the the charming village of Vik, with free time for lunch on your own. Continue to Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve where you get a beautiful view of the coastline. Finish your full day excursion at the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss waterfall which you can walk behind if conditions allow (Bring a raincoat!)
Approximate tour duration is 10 hours.
|Day #3||01 Nov 2020 - 31 Oct 2023||$109.00|
This evening, step back to the time of the Vikings, at the Viking Village. Enjoy a traditional three course feast with wine or beer, served in Viking-style trays. But first, start your evening with the traditional Viking snack and Black Death, the famous Icelandic schnapps. Enjoy the jubilant Viking atmosphere and setting as Valkyries and Vikings sing to you as you dine. The feast reaches a climax, when the Fjoru-chieftain crowns one guest as an Honorary Viking.
Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #5||01 Nov 2020 - 31 Oct 2023||$129.00|
The Blue Lagoon, Iceland’s unique natural pool of mineral-rich geothermal water, located in the middle of a lava field in the pure, beautiful Icelandic wilderness, is not to be missed. A combination of fresh and sea water of 100-110°F, surrounded by magnificent mountain ranges, is ideal for wading and soaking in the shallow 3-5 foot waters, (swimming not required), while the air temperature ranges from 25-55°F.
The facility is a modern building with clean changing rooms and showers, skin care facility, and gift shop. Included in your price are entrance to the Blue Lagoon, use of towel, silica mud mask and first drink of your choice. Food is available in snack bars and fine dining restaurants on site; plus a selection of smoothies, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased in the Lagoon Bar, so there’s no need to leave the water!
Upgrades to the Premium Package can be booked upon check in at the Blue Lagoon. The Premium package includes all features of the Comfort Package with the addition of an algae mask and the use of a bathrobe and slippers.
Children under 2 are not permitted in the Blue Lagoon.
The Blue Lagoon optional tour may not be available to book locally. In order to guarantee availability, you must pre-book this tour at least 8 days prior to your departure.
Time will be advised when you receive your documents. Please be ready at your pick-up point 15 minutes prior to your tour’s departure time. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours. Drop off to be advised locally.
|Day #5||01 Nov 2020 - 31 Oct 2023||$129.00|
Hoskuldur or Hersey as we fondly call him is quite professional. He is very knowledgeable. He even explained some history of Iceland which is quite informative. He is warm and compassionate. His performance is IMPECCABLE. Gate 1 needs more Tour Manager like Hersey. PROFESSIONAL, COMPASSIONATE, PERSONABLE. EXCELLENT communication skills. He performed beyond his responsibilities, he ensured we did not encounter any problem with COVID testing and obtaining results promptly. Daniel our driver is quite professional. He navigates our tours smoothly. He exhibits IMPECCABLE skills as a driver. He is very good in maintaining cleanliness of our tour bus constantly sanitizing the bannister, handrails and seats.Ofelia B.
It was a beautiful and interesting trip indeed! Our tour guide Dagny was a fantastic guide full of knowledge and talent with the Northern Lights photography. Our driver Thor was an excellent driver, enabling us to relax while on the road. The history, museums and places we saw really made the trip informative.Helene H. Philadelphia, PA
Our five-day Iceland adventure was spectacular! We cannot say enough great things about Gate 1 Travel, beginning with our initial booking back in August 2019, through every aspect of leading up to and our actual trip. Iceland Air flights from JFK-Iceland-JFK were on-time and comfortable. The Cabin Hotel was clean, modern and the Front Desk Staff were first-class and provided outstanding, professional customer service. The included European Breakfast was plentiful and tasty. The airport/hotel transfer to/from the Hotel was easy, comfortable and seamless. The trip to the Blue Lagoon was fabulous! Gate 1 provided a private taxi for us from the hotel to the Lagoon, and the bus ride back was on-time and safe. The weather was wintry and did not permit the Northern Lights' Bus Trip to operate; however, we visited the Northern Lights' Museum. They provided a spectacular video of the Lights from all over Iceland, and we took pictures. All of our Facebook followers are SO impressed and in awe. Although we experienced winter in Iceland, we walked many miles throughout the Old Town, enjoying many of the local restaurants, bars and the nice Icelanders. In addition, we visited The Perlan Museum, the Maritime Museum and the FlyOver Iceland Museum. Each provided an interesting and educational experience! Thank you SO much for your assistance. We will travel with Gate 1 again.Rebecca & Alan B. New Concord, KY
Our trip was fantastic! Everything went smoothly. Our guide Oli was knowledgeable, experienced and accommodating. Iceland is a breathtaking place! The hotels were clean and comfortable. The welcoming & farewell meals were delicious! Everyone in our group got along well. This is definitely one of my favorite trips!Jennifer W. Pacifica, CA
We had an amazing trip! The airline was great and the hotel was wonderful! The staff were terrific and the bus stop was close. Breakfast was good too. The tour guide for our Northern Lights Tour was especially awesome! He really loved what he was doing and told funny stories and gave us lots of information about the lights: what caused them, why they were different colors, how they got their name, etc. Thank you again! We will definitely use Gate 1 for any future travel abroad!Sandra K. New Milford, CT
It was an amazing trip. The Icelanders have done a great job in preserving the natural beauty of its country. The major sites were accessible with trails and viewing decks… enjoyed the boat ride, came face to face with large icebergs, the waterfalls, geysers, hot springs, glaciers, Blue Lagoon bath... were all great! Our accommodations were all good specially Icelandic Hotel Notura with a free shuttle throughout the day to go downtown. That came in very handy since we did pre-accommodations. I can not ask for a better tour manager, Ingga, she was pleasant and knowledgeable. She was entertaining and had a good sense of humor. I really enjoyed it... I may go back!Rosario V. Dublin, OH
Amazing! Oli is the best guide ever!! Friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. Made our trip even more amazing.William M. Chester, VA
It was a great trip! We saw a lot of snow, and best of all, saw the fantastical northern lights, with all of their colors, flights and shape. Our guide Matt was great. He displaced a nice personality with a sense of humor. Could not have had a better trip!Siu M. San Francisco, CA
My trip to Iceland was awesome. We learned so much history and geology. Iceland is beautiful with its waterfalls, hot springs, geyers, horses and black beaches. The Blue Lagoon was a favorite. Our guide was helpful and informative ... And we did see the Northern Lights which was a thrill. The guide made every possible arrangement for us to see the lights. All is good.Maureen S. Mount Laurel, NJ
Fantastic trip. This Florida girl was not looking forward to Iceland in February, but the cold was overcome by the warmth and friendliness of the Icelanders we encountered on this trip. It is truly a beautiful and magical landscape. Blue Lagoon was certainly a highlight as was the Northern Lights, which we got to see! We came away with an admiration for their conservation and use of their natural resources to enhance their every day lives. A great cultural, educational and enchanting experience. Can't wait to go back!Lesley C. Ocala, FL
Our trip was AMAZING! ... It would be the first trip that my sister and I have ever taken together and I felt, at the time, not knowing about the company- I would be taking a BIG RISK! However...what a pleasant surprise! Our ticket arrangements were accurate and without complications, the hotel accommodations at Hotel Klopp was perfect, location, staff, cleanliness and breakfast was all outstanding! The best part was that whenever I called, and I did so because I was nervous about the reservation being secure, someone personally responded to my call and answered my questions or needs with respect - taking time to ensure I understood the issue. There was never a long wait time, or numerous robot links to get a connection and I felt that the representative was not only patient but wasn't inconvenienced by the call. I now recommend Gate 1 Travel to everyone that asks about my trip to Iceland and I'm looking to book another trip soon! ... I can't imagine why I didn't travel this way earlier. Live and Learn!Rochelle T. Tucson, AZ
The trip to Iceland was fantastic and we will definitely be using Gate 1 in the future for international vacations. Gate 1 takes care of everything and we were extremely impressed with how easy the trip was. Our tour guide Hanna made the trip even better with her vast knowledge and entertaining personality.Derek C. Tyrone, PA
My trip was awesome and I saw the Northern Lights! Our tour manager, Helga was very, very good. She told us the history of every place we visited but not only that, while traveling on the bus, she shared very interesting information about Iceland and its progress over the years. Our tour guide, Stephan who escorted us the second time to see the Northern Lights was also very good. He was entertaining and patient. Thank you Gate 1 for a well organized tour.Norma K. Astoria, NY
Our trip was fantastic! Our guide and driver were excellent!! So knowledgeable, caring, helpful and friendly. Will definitely book another trip with Gate 1. This was our first. Iceland was a beautiful and unique country.Lorraine N. Sharon, MA
We had an absolutely amazing experience! The country itself was gorgeous and we had such a great time! Gate 1 really took the stress and work out of planning the trip so we could just enjoy ourselves. The trip met and exceeded all of our expectations. We've already recommended to several friends and will continue to share the great experience we had! Thank you again Gate 1 for the amazing service!Melonie N. Bayonne, NJ
The trip to Iceland was wonderful! We had only one day that was overcast/rainy. The rest of the trip was clear and sunny. Our Tour Manager, Gouny Margret Emilsdottir was great. She was very informative, knowledgeable and fun. We saw many interesting things, ate some exotic foods, and learned so much about the island and country of Iceland. We had a great time.William P. Cutler Bay, FL
Wonderful! Everything was great & program director was the best!Nancy P. Waynesville, NC.
Iceland was amazing...stunningly beautiful outdoors...glaciers, mountains, waterfalls. Our tour guide, Amara, was the right mix of easy-going for group travel as well as informative about all things Icelandic.Debra Mc. Overland Park, KS.
Great trip! Loved it! Hildur is a fantastic tour director- a great organizer, patient question answerer, and a wealth of information. The small group we traveled with was an unexpected pleasant surprise. Everyone got along great and some solid friendships were formed. Wonderful itinerary - very well planned. Augusta, our driver, was a very competent, safe driver and also very personable. We had a wonderful trip and I will highly recommend this tour to my family and friends.Charles D. Battle Creek, MI
It was wonderful. Our Iceland guide, Godne, was fantastic, hotels were clean/convenient/comfortable, the Icelandic people are very friendly and the scenery was beautiful. Bravo Gate 1!Lana A. Summerfield, FL
Our trip to Iceland was amazing, Helga, our guide, Fred, our driver, and the incredible scenery of Iceland were all wonderfully amazing. Each day was such a pleasure to see how it unfolded, the scenery was constantly breathtaking , the abundance of waterfalls, the immense lava fields, the geothermal areas and of course, the Icelandic horses, all were jaw dropping!Lillian C. Parson, BC, CA
The Iceland trip was outstanding! The tour, the guide (Gugga), the meals (especially at the tomato farm), and the hotels were excellent. Experiencing the Northern Lights, the Blue Lagoon, the Black Beach, and all the other wondrous sights was amazing! Gugga and our new friends, who we met on the tour, made the experience even more fun.Bob H. Lawrenceville, GA
It was wonderful.....great guides; nice people and a beautiful country.......so glad I went!!Susan D. St Petersburg, FL
Our trip to Iceland was absolutely phenomenal. We cannot wait to return to Iceland, and we will definitely book another trip with Gate 1 in the future.Anne R. Greenwood, IN
It was amazing! The hotel, people, sights and food were all two thumbs up! We had a great time!Patricia T. N Brunswick, NJ
Iceland was fantastic! My daughter and I were VERY pleased with the tour. The guides, the drivers, and excursions taken were exceptional. We will definitely be using Gate 1 again. Thank you!Karen M. Edgewater, FL
Trip was excellent, the tour guide was excellent, she left us in no doubt about what to expect, kept us up to date all the way through our trip. The coach driver was exceptional, he drove in some terrible conditions and got us to our destination safely, it was an experience. We have travelled a lot over the years, they were the best partnership I’ve ever encountered. I would travel with your company again, it was very well organised, we were kept up to date the whole way through.Patricia S. Castle Hill, NSW, AU
The trip was amazing! Gate 1 provided us with an outstanding service! We are very happy with the customer service provided by your company. The guides in Iceland were very friendly and full of knowledge about the country to share with us.Luiza C. Miami, FL
It was a great trip. Hanna, the local guide, was interesting and offered lots of interesting information. The airport transfers and optional tours were very nice. We enjoyed the time we had by ourselves to explore Reykjavik and dine at excellent restaurants.Scot M. Abilene, TX
We had an amazing trip. Our tour guide Elin was wonderful. We would like to go back for a longer time. I would recommend Gate 1 in the future.Oni M. New Haven, CT
The trip was fantastic. The guide and driver were excellent. We all enjoyed the hotel in terms of size, cleanliness, service, and overall look. Wish it was closer to city center. No complaints from our groupCatherine S. Yorkstown Hts, NY
The trip was absolutely amazing! Best trip both my boyfriend and I have ever taken. The food was pretty expensive but oh so delicious! I'd recommend Iceland to anyone and Gate 1 really made it easy to explore the best that Iceland has to offer.Lulu L. Cherry Hill, NJ
It was amazing! The guide Günna was wonderful, the itinerary was followed well, and we got lucky enough to see the Aurora Borealis! The hotel has a wonderful breakfast...Overall we all enjoyed the trip, it was conducted as promised, and we would travel with Gate1 again!Carol A. Greensburg, PA
Our trip was excellent. This is my second trip with Gate 1 and I am very happy with it. Our hotel was in the Ideal location. We were right in the center of town and could walk everywhere. It was very clean and the breakfast and service was excellent. Our tour guide Guccu was also great. She was very nice, helpful, and very knowledgeable. Overall it was fantastic and I always rave about Gate 1 to everyone I talk to. I have another trip planned with Gate 1 in April and I’m very much looking forward to it.Wioletta W. Ewing, NJ
Oh my goodness it was AMAZING! Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and helpful, the sights we saw were breathtaking... I cannot wait to book my next trip with Gate1! Thank you guys for being so awesome!Loretta C. Astoria, NY
The trip was wonderful! We really enjoyed exploring Iceland and visiting the Blue Lagoon and Cave Tours, in particular. Thank you for the excellent itinerary!Megan E. Chicago, IL
The trip was terrific. Thanks for asking. We are a family with a wide age span ( 70, 50, 45 and 12). Everyone of us loved the trip. The raw landscape was breathtaking. Our guides were knowledgeable and helpful. The Blue Lagoon, at the end of our trip, was incredible.Carol D. Oceanport, NJ
My trip was great! Our guide Luvisa was excellent. She was so helpful and informative. The town was very easy to visit and the bus system was so punctual. The water was so good and FREE! I would definitely recommend.Barbara B. Jackson, NJ
The trip was excellent, I had limited concern as Iceland says they are a bit behind the curve in that the volume of tourists is increasing and their hotels etc are just now catching up , but I saw no lack of facilities. The hotel was good, the restaurants were great, the citizens of Iceland are very welcoming...Nothing could be improved upon , considering the geographies of the country, the trip, for me, was perfect. My tour director , Goodney and the driver, Augusto added very much to the enjoyment of this most pleasurable travel experience.Suzanne P. Olympia, W
Our Iceland trip was everything we have come to expect from Gate 1. A fun, organized, informative adventure. No other travel company provides a better value with such a high level of service. Our tour guide in Iceland, Hanna, was amazing. She gave us a better understanding of what it is like to be Icelandic with the perfect blend of history, culture, and personal stories. She made her country come alive for us. We would highly recommend this trip to anyone considering travel to Iceland!Stacey S. Baltimore, MD