Iceland Signature

7 days from $8,785 per person*
  • Explore quirky Reykjavík with a private guide.
  • Witness the wonders of the Golden Circle, including Gullfoss, Geysir, and Þingvellir National Park.
  • Soak in the healing waters of the famous Blue Lagoon.
  • Descend 400 feet down into the heart of a dormant volcano.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
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Smaller in size than Pennsylvania, Iceland packs a lot into a little. A dynamic and ever-changing landscape — volcanoes and glaciers reshape the topography a little each day — stippled with geysers, waterfalls, cobalt-blue lagoons, and black-sand beaches, this small country at the top of the world often feels like its own planet. And yet it remains an attractive destination, enchanting visitors with its colorful landscape and equally colorful inhabitants, unique history, funky capital, and bottomless charm.

Your adventure begins in Reykjavík, the world’s most northerly capital, with a privately guided tour that will introduce you to its museums, galleries, historic sites, and unique architecture. Next, get a closer appreciation for the volcanic forces that shape Iceland by descending 400 feet into the heart of Thrihnukagigur, an extinct volcano. En route to Budir, explore the majestic landscapes of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, a land of lava fields, black-sand beaches, and mossy hills shaped by centuries of glaciation. Later, find yourself walking inside a glacier, and enjoy the natural treasures of the fabled Golden Circle — including the stunning Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir, and historic Þingvellir National Park. Encounter Landmannalaugar, a picturesque fantasyland of hot springs and glacial valleys on a full-day Super Jeep tour. Finally, slip into the impossibly blue waters of the soothing Blue Lagoon near Keflavík before bidding Iceland adieu (until next time, that is.) ... Show More »

Please note: Segments of this tour are only available from June to September.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Reykjavik
    Reykjavik
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    • Iceland - Welcome Pack
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour with National & Sculpture Museums, Hallgrímskirkja Church (2.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina (4*) (B) (Superior Room)
  • Day 2 Reykjavik
    Reykjavik
    • Small Group Tour - Descend into the Volcano, Thrihnukagigur (6 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    • At Leisure
    Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina (4*) (B) (Superior Room)
  • Day 3 Reykjavik to Husafell
    Reykjavik to Husafell
    • Private Transfer - Reykjavik - Husafell [with Snaefellsnes Peninsula Tour (12 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 4 Husafell
    Husafell
    • Private Tour - Ice Cave & Borgafjordur (8 hrs) - Super Jeep/Driver-Guide
  • Day 5 Husafell to Selfoss
    Husafell to Selfoss
    • Private Transfer - Husafell - Selfoss [via Golden Circle with Secret Lagoon & Lunch at Tomato Greenhouse (9 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide
    Hotel Grimsborgir (4*) (B) (Superior)
  • Day 6 Selfoss
    Selfoss
    • Private Tour - Super Jeep Landmannalaugar Tour (with Lunch) (10-12 hrs) - Super Jeep/Guide
    Hotel Grimsborgir (4*) (B) (Superior)
  • Day 7 Selfoss
    Selfoss
    • Private Transfer - Selfoss - Keflavík [Airport - via Blue Lagoon] - Vehicle/Guide
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Day 1: Reykjavik

Meet your private driver-guide and vehicle for an airport transfer. For your added comfort, your English-speaking guide will help you with your hotel check-in, and take you through your travel documents.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful, will be provided to you on your first day in destination.

Enjoy a half day tour visiting the most important sights of the City. You will see the old town center, the Parliament, the Cathedral, the harbor, the Pearl and Höfði house, the summit site of 1986. During the tour you will drive through Laugardalur sport and recreational area with its open-air geothermal swimming pool. At Sigtun in Laugardalur you will find the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture museum and park, dedicated to the work of the sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson. The tour continues to the Pearl a glass dome constructed atop huge tanks in which natural hot water is stored for heating the city, The Pearl offers the visitor great views of the capital area and beyond. The next landmark is Hallgrimskirkja Church the largest in Iceland at 74, 5 meters high it’s one of the city’s best-known landmarks In front of the church is a stature of Leif Eriksson which was a gift from the United States commemorating the 1000th anniversary of Iceland’s parliament at Thingvellir in 930 AD. From Hallgrimskirkja you continue on to the National museum. The museum displays objects that provide insight into Icelandic cultural history. The last hour of the tour you will spend in the old city center and at Reykjavik’s spectacular coastline and harbor area. This part of the tour will give you a chance to see the colorful old wooden houses and narrow streets as well as the contrast in the new Harpa Concert Hall and the Hofdi house - venue of THE landmark “end of the cold war” meeting in 1986 between President Reagan and General Secretary Gorbachev. Tour includes private driver-guide for the tour and entrance fees to the Sculpture Museum, Hallgrímskirkja Church and National Museum.

Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina (4*) (B) (Superior Room)

The Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina (4*) is a quirky and stylish four-story hotel in the heart of Reykjavik, located next to a fully-functioning dry dock, providing changes in scenery throughout the day. The hotel’s 147 guestrooms are spacious and uniquely decorated in a way that’s distinctly Icelandic. For an authentic, local experience, the on-site Slippbarinn restaurant will unquestionably impress you with its high-quality local dishes and hand-crafted cocktails. With its colorful surroundings and friendly staff, guests of Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik will feel the warm, Icelandic hospitality the country is celebrated for.

Iceland Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Hallgrímskirkja Church
Hallgrímskirkja Church
Iceland Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Reykjavik
Reykjavik

Day 2: Reykjavik

Join a small group tour of the dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano, a unique natural phenomenon - the only place on earth where a huge volcanic magma chamber is accessible to humans! After a moderate 45-60 minute hike through the lava field, you will descend 400 feet to the bottom of the crater in an open cable lift to a new world. During your tour, enjoy a tasty bowl of traditional Icelandic meat soup, as well as hot coffee/tea/chocolate (included) at the nearby base camp close to the crater's opening.

Please note this activity has a moderate activity level and is not suitable for individuals with limited mobility. The surface is hilly and uneven. It is recommended you bring good hiking shoes and warm clothing. Sneakers and jeans are not recommended.

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

Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina (4*) (B) (Superior Room)
Iceland Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Thrihnukagigur Volcano
Thrihnukagigur Volcano

Day 3: Reykjavik - Husafell

Today, depart with your guide for a private tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, as you travel en route to Husafell. The Peninsula is home to idyllic little fishing villages, National Park with Snæfellsjokull glacier and volcano, famously featured in Jules Verne’s “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”. It is also the setting of the Icelandic saga of Bardur, the half human, half giant who vanished into the icecap of the glacier. Your journey concludes in Husafell.

Accommodation: Hotel Husafell (4*)

Hotel Husafell (4*) is located in an area rich in history and extraordinary natural wonders. The hotel combines the comfort of a luxurious hotel with the spirit of exploration, while being proudly sustainable, using only 100% pure energy produced on-site. The 48 contemporary guestrooms are designed to be in harmony with the surrounding nature, offering breathtaking views, and decorated with paintings from Husafell’s world-renowned artist Páll Guðmundsson. Guests of Hotel Husafell receive free admission to its geothermal baths, for a relaxing float in wonderfully hot, fresh water, providing deep and nourishing relaxation. The hotel’s on-site restaurant offers seasonal menus where Icelandic ingredients are able to flourish in international cuisine.

Iceland Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Iceland Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Hotel Husafell
Hotel Husafell

Day 4: Husafell

Meet your private driver-guide and Super Jeep for a full day tour, beginning with a drive to the Langjokull glacier. High up in a remote area of the ice-capped glacier to explore the vast, man-made ice tunnel known as Ice Cave Iceland. There are no private entries, so you'll enter as a group to explore this intriguing attraction. It's not quite a Jules Verne journey to the center of the earth, but it feels like an exciting and magical journey, deep within the glacier to reach another world, a world of magnificent, stunning blue ice. Afterward, drive privately to Western Iceland's Borgarfjörður for some majestic scenery, with the magical Hraunfossar waterfall pouring through the lava field into the Hvítá River, and the scenic cascades of Barnafoss. The tour continues to the romantic and historic Reykholt, the home of Iceland’s great saga writer, Snorri Sturluson. Return via Deildartunguhver, the most powerful geothermal spring in all of Europe. 

Accommodation: Hotel Husafell (4*)
Iceland Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Ice Cave
Ice Cave

Day 5: Husafell - Selfoss

Enjoy a private transfer from Husafell to Selfoss via a full day tour of the Golden Circle featuring a relaxing dip at the Secret Lagoon and lunch at Fridheimar Greenhouse. Combining natural and historical wonders, you will experience Iceland‘s landmark attractions in one incredible day, the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall, exploring hot springs of Geysir, and Thingvellir National Park, site of the Viking parliament and over 1000 years of history. In the small village of Fludir, you will find relaxation at legendary, natural Secret Lagoon thermal pool. Today you will also enjoy a unique lunch experience at the Fridheimar Farm Greenhouse where lunch is enjoyed among the tomato plants. Try the Fridheimar’s famous Tomato soup served with sour cream and fresh-baked bread, as well as other goodies in a pleasant environment among the plants. This adventure includes private guide/vehicle, Golden Circle tour, Secret Lagoon entrance fee with a towel, and 2-course lunch at Fridheimar.

Accommodation: Hotel Grimsborgir (4*) (B) (Superior)

Hotel Grimsborgir (4*) is located in South Iceland near Selfoss, directly along the famous Golden Circle tourism route. The hotel is surrounded by picturesque landscapes of peace and tranquility, and prides itself on its friendly, first class service. Hotel Grimsborgir consists of several different houses with guestrooms, which are well-appointed and spacious, featuring modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. Soothe your bones in the hot tub at the end of a long day, or perhaps dine at the on-site restaurant, offering a delicious and broad a la carte menu of both Icelandic and international dishes. 

Iceland Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Godafoss Waterfall, Golden Circle
Godafoss Waterfall, Golden Circle
Iceland Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Selfoss
Selfoss

Day 6: Selfoss

Enjoy a full day private Super Jeep tour to the interior geothermal area of Landmannalaugar. Renowned for its rhyolite mountains (in vivid hues of orange, creams, and fawns) and natural hot springs, which have formed by centuries of volcanic activity in the area. Power through unforgettable landscapes with surreal beauty, steaming hot springs, snow and ice covered peaks, glaciers, and explosive craters. While there, enjoy a relaxing bath in a natural hot spring or take a leisurely hike on one of the many mountain paths. The tour continues past Iceland’s infamous volcano Mount Hekla. An included packed lunch will be provided for you during your tour.

Accommodation: Hotel Grimsborgir (4*) (B) (Superior)
Iceland Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Landmannalaugar Rhyolite Mountains
Landmannalaugar Rhyolite Mountains

Day 7: Selfoss

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer. Along the way, your driver will make a stop at the world-famous Blue Lagoon, where you can enjoy the renowned healing properties as you soothe your soul in its mineral waters. A towel rental is included along with your admission. Afterward, you'll proceed to the airport for your onward flight.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

Iceland Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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.

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina (4*) (B) (Superior Room): Reykjavik

The Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina (4*) is a quirky and stylish four-story hotel in the heart of Reykjavik, located next to a fully-functioning dry dock, providing changes in scenery throughout the day. The hotel’s 147 guestrooms are spacious and uniquely decorated in a way that’s distinctly Icelandic. For an authentic, local experience, the on-site Slippbarinn restaurant will unquestionably impress you with its high-quality local dishes and hand-crafted cocktails. With its colorful surroundings and friendly staff, guests of Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik will feel the warm, Icelandic hospitality the country is celebrated for.

Hotel Husafell (4*): Husafell

Hotel Husafell (4*) is located in an area rich in history and extraordinary natural wonders. The hotel combines the comfort of a luxurious hotel with the spirit of exploration, while being proudly sustainable, using only 100% pure energy produced on-site. The 48 contemporary guestrooms are designed to be in harmony with the surrounding nature, offering breathtaking views, and decorated with paintings from Husafell’s world-renowned artist Páll Guðmundsson. Guests of Hotel Husafell receive free admission to its geothermal baths, for a relaxing float in wonderfully hot, fresh water, providing deep and nourishing relaxation. The hotel’s on-site restaurant offers seasonal menus where Icelandic ingredients are able to flourish in international cuisine.

Iceland Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Hotel Husafell
Hotel Husafell
Iceland Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Hotel Husafell Dining
Hotel Husafell Dining

Hotel Grimsborgir (4*) (B) (Superior): Selfoss

Hotel Grimsborgir (4*) is located in South Iceland near Selfoss, directly along the famous Golden Circle tourism route. The hotel is surrounded by picturesque landscapes of peace and tranquility, and prides itself on its friendly, first class service. Hotel Grimsborgir consists of several different houses with guestrooms, which are well-appointed and spacious, featuring modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. Soothe your bones in the hot tub at the end of a long day, or perhaps dine at the on-site restaurant, offering a delicious and broad a la carte menu of both Icelandic and international dishes. 

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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