Iceland Explorer

5 days from $2,370 per person*
  • Private guided tour to explore the picturesque fishing villages, landscapes and glacier of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.
  • Join a tour to the impressive Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir hot springs area.
  • Private guided city tour of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik.
  • Walk on glaciers with experienced mountain guides.
  • Private airport transfers, including a stop to enjoy the Blue Lagoon prior to departure.
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Let Iceland bring out your inner Viking on this adventurous guided tour of “the land of the midnight sun.” Discover this northern hotspot’s legendary history, vibrant culture, diverse natural landscape and all its wonders. Explore a land of steaming hot springs, glaciers, waterfalls, active volcanoes, geysers and unique wildlife. Take a guided city tour of Reykjavík, the world’s most northern capital complete with world class galleries, superb shopping, gourmet cuisine, award winning music and lively nightlife. Unwind in the turquoise healing waters of the Blue Lagoon, one of the most awe-inspiring geothermal spas in the world. Travel to Gullfoss, the queen of Icelandic waterfalls and the Gullfoss Geyser which sends a jet of steaming water 200 feet skyward. Take a scenic cruise through Breiðafjörður Bay and trawl for shellfish. Visit the Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum and discover the history of these magnificent predators within the region. Take a tour of the Icelandic Settlement Centre in Borgarnes and learn the various saga’s of legendary Viking warriors of old. For those on a quest for action, Iceland’s pristine nature offers great potential for outdoor activities such as snowmobiling, horseback riding, cave exploring, hiking, swimming, skiing, river rafting, kayaking, and legendary whale watching. Make the most of your Icelandic experience on this guided tour. With countless photo opportunities, guided tours, private airport transfers and 24/7 Kensington support, this northern adventure is the ideal way to experience the mythical land of the midnight sun! Request a quote or call Kensington to speak to a Destination Expert to learn more about various extensions and all the different ways of customizing your tour. All of our tours are available at 3, 4 and 5 star levels according to your preference. ... Show More »

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Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Reykjavik
    Reykjavik
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (International) - Vehicle/Driver
    • Iceland - Welcome Package
    • Private - 1/2 Day City Tour with National Museum, Sculpture Museum and Hallgrímskirkja Church (2-3hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    Frón (3*)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Reykjavik
    Reykjavik
    • At Leisure
    • Shared - 1/2 Day Gulfoss & Geysir - Vehicle/Guide
    Frón (3*)
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Reykjavik
    Reykjavik
    • Private - Snaefellsnes Peninsula (11-12 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    Frón (3*)
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Reykjavik
    Reykjavik
    • Shared - Walk on the Ice Side (10 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    Frón (3*)
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Reykjavik
    Reykjavik
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - via Blue Lagoon (with entrance fee) - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Reykjavik

Relax on your airport transfer in Reykjavik with a private vehicle and driver. Please note that a surcharge may be post billed to you if you require a transfer after 8pm or before 7am.

A welcome package with a city map, and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Enjoy a half day tour visiting the most important sights of the City. You will see the old town centre, the Parliament, the Cathedral, the harbour, the Pearl and Höfði house, the summit site of 1986. During the tour you will drive past the city's salmon river (which is proof that Reykjavík is a pollution free capital) and the Árbæjarsafn outdoor folk museum, which offers an interesting contrast to the modern buildings of the most recent part of city, and an outdoor swimming pool in Laugardalur which is heated with water from natural hot springs under the city. Visit the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture museum and Hallgrímskirkja Church (whose steeple is a Reykjavík landmark). The tour includes private driver-guide for the tour and entrance fees to the National Museum, Sculpture Museum and Hallgrímskirkja Church.

Accommodation: Frón (3*)

Hotel Frón is a modern and friendly hotel situated in the heart of Reykjavik on the main shopping street, Laugavegur. The hotel is simple in design yet elegant and structured to suit everyone's needs. Only a few steps away are the center’s bustling cafés, restaurants, shopping, galleries and theatres. The hotel encompasses beautifully designed guest rooms on four floors, offering a wide range of accommodation from single and double rooms to studio apartments as well as larger apartments. You are assured of a warm welcome at Hotel Frón in a friendly and a modern hotel right in the heart of Reykjavik’s city center. The hotel servers a hearty breakfast every morning and in the evening enjoy traditional Scandinavian dishes and drinks in the restaurant and bar.

Reykjavik
Reykjavik
Hotel Frón
Hotel Frón

Day 2: Reykjavik

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Spend the afternoon on a shared tour where, after being picked up from your hotel, you will encounter a cross-section of Iceland's most visited natural and geological phenomena. The world-famous Geysir geothermal field is highlighted on this tour as well as Gullfoss, the queen of Icelandic waterfalls. At the end of the tour you will make a quick stop at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where two of the earth's tectonic plates meet.

Accommodation: Frón (3*)
Gullfoss Waterfall
Gullfoss Waterfall

Day 3: Reykjavik

Drive from Reykjavík via Borgarfjörður to Snæfellsnes peninsula with your private driver guide. On to the romantic little fishing villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, both famous for their rock formations in the shapes of arches, caves, stacks, as well as cliffs alive with huge colonies of birds. Continue your journey around Snæfellsnesjökull glacier, through the small fishing villages on the northern shores of the peninsula.

Accommodation: Frón (3*)
Arnarstapi
Arnarstapi

Day 4: Reykjavik

This shared coach tour will take you just a few hours from Reykjavik to Sólheimajökull glacier tongue extending down from its mother glacier, Mýrdalsjökull. Glacier walking is a great way to experience nature and easier then you would think. Your experienced mountain guides will teach you how to use the basic ice equipment before setting of on a safe and easy walk on crampons up on to the ice field where a wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses await your discovery. Enjoy the 3.5 hr glacier walk and on the way back, stop at the picturesque waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. Includes( hotel pick up, guided bus tour, 3-3.5 hrs glacier walk, gear and safety equipment).

Accommodation: Frón (3*)
Walk on the ice
Walk on the ice

Day 5: Reykjavik

Enjoy a private transfer between Reykjavik International Airport and your hotel with private vehicle and English-speaking driver. Your driver will make a stop at the Blue Lagoon for you to enjoy the famous healing properties of the mineral waters (entrance fee and towel rent included).

Accommodation:
Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Frón (3*): Reykjavik

Hotel Frón is a modern and friendly hotel situated in the heart of Reykjavik on the main shopping street, Laugavegur. The hotel is simple in design yet elegant and structured to suit everyone's needs. Only a few steps away are the center’s bustling cafés, restaurants, shopping, galleries and theatres. The hotel encompasses beautifully designed guest rooms on four floors, offering a wide range of accommodation from single and double rooms to studio apartments as well as larger apartments. You are assured of a warm welcome at Hotel Frón in a friendly and a modern hotel right in the heart of Reykjavik’s city center. The hotel servers a hearty breakfast every morning and in the evening enjoy traditional Scandinavian dishes and drinks in the restaurant and bar.

Hotel Frón
Hotel Frón
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  • Vanessa Oquendo — April 21, 2014 — Europe

    Melissa Field was extremely helpful! She was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly! She kept me updated on the status of everything and provided timely correspondence. She took ownership for any problems I had and remedied them. I had the most amazing time of my life in Iceland and Paris! I would not have experienced everything without the help of Kensington Tours.

  • Marilynn Weaver — April 21, 2014 — Europe

    All of our guides were beyond fabulous! Our time in Dublin was much too short, would have loved to stay there at least one more full day. Would recommend extending this package to 15 days for any future visits. The train to Edinburgh was super! Beautiful scenery and great steak pies!

  • Ann Saxon — November 06, 2013 — Europe

    Our trip was fantastic!!! I cannot say enough good things. Lianne worked with our exact dates and time frame beautifully.Our drivers were prompt and friendly. The private guides were so knowledgeable. We left with an appreciation of the history, the culture, and the beauty of Andulasia. We were very pleased and will certainly recommend your company to friends and family.

  • Coby Scherr — November 05, 2013 — Europe

    Everyone involved in our Portugal trip made it terrific. Exactly as advertised. Every event on time and most pleasant. Guides were well-informed, courteous and friendly. Really made for a great journey every time. Each hotel was clean, upgraded and staffed with knowledgeable and friendly folks. Breakfasts were complete -- almost too much to eat. It will always be a wonderful memory thanks to Kensington Tours.

  • Couples Dellinger & Hubbell — November 06, 2013 — Europe

    We've been raving to everyone about the food, the friendliness of the people and the amazing history and sites in Turkey. Yes, we want to go back.

  • John Edstrom — October 22, 2013 — Europe

    Overall, our tour in Spain was very enjoyable, and well planned and executed. Our private tour of the Alhambra was excellent. Virginia, tour guide for royal palace ruins outside of Cordoba, was also excellent. In Seville, we went to the Flamenco Show/dinner, and the Flamenco was outstanding!

  • Kevin Wilshere — October 19, 2013 — Europe

    Great trip to Spain! Thanks again for all your help, Lianne. The destinations, hotels, guides and everything were all top notch.

  • Chery Westlund — November 07, 2013 — Europe

    My husband and I took a 3 week vacation to southern Europe and North Africa and had a great time. All the guides were very knowledgeable and bent over backwards to accommodate us. The arrangements made by Kensington went off without a hitch. This is our second trip with Kensington (we went to Peru in 2009) and we will certainly book with them again.

  • Randy Gramlich — October 07, 2013 — Europe

    Thank you for your follow up, we both loved our time in Croatia. It’s really a beautiful place, especially the coast. Your choice of hotels was great. It was an incredible view from the Bellevue hotel in Dubrovnik and the Vestibule in Split was in the best possible location. We were able to relax in our room listening to the wonderful singers in the courtyard and its central location made it so easy to walk anywhere we wanted to see with ease.

  • Jay Steffan — September 24, 2013 — Europe

    We just returned from a 10 day trip to Paris and Normandy. We spent three nights in Paris and then enjoyed a seven night cruise on the Seine to Normandy with AMA Waterways. The time in Paris was well spent and has piqued our interest to return for a more thorough visit. Guide Wafaa Lankey was superb in our visit to Versailles. The Seine cruise was relaxing and beautiful. So many wonderful little towns and we wished we had more time in each one to explore and enjoy.

    We traveled to Croatia and Slovenia using Kensington earlier this year which was a fantastic trip.


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