2024 Iceland Summer Solstice Trip
Trolls, Fairies & 24 Hours of Light...
Explore the land of trolls and fairies, where over 50% of the population still believes in them. This is an 8-day trip designed to give the explorer a great primer on the country. The trip will happen over Summer Solstice and we will take full advantage of 24 hours of light with a ton of excursions at night including visiting an abandoned swimming pool.
This trip will feature the best of Iceland’s urban landscapes as well as its natural ones. From days in Reykjavik exploring its culture & food scene to hiking steaming valleys and waterfalls, this trip will cross off many bucket list items. This trip is for active explorers who want to understand more about this country and who may possibly come back on their own in the future.
Thermal Pools, Vikings & Lots of Sheep Await You in Iceland
This trip is centered around 3 things: eating, swimming & doing. We want to focus on traditional Icelandic cuisine through farm visits and local cooking techniques. We want to swim in Iceland’s unique thermally heated pools & rivers. We want to see all the special nooks & crannies that Iceland offers such as its waterfalls, volcanoes, fjords, and glaciers through hikes and outdoor excursions. Here is a more detailed itinerary.
This trip will concentrate our time in the South and Southeastern areas of Iceland including a couple of days in the capital city of Reykjavik.
Iceland is awash with amazing cuisine if you seek it out. From Michelin-quality restaurants in Reykjavik to specialty farms, you can find all manor of local, traditional fare. This trip will consist of many of those experiences such as lunch in a working greenhouse, a farm-style dinner with lamb prepared in 3 ways. & the world's greatest hotdog (according to the locals). And join us for Reykjavik's best-known secret - the almighty cinnamon roll.
Iceland has no shortage of natural beauty,. From its volcanos to waterfalls to glaciers, fjords & thermal hot spots, this country never fails to dissappoint. On this trip we will visit a working Icelandic farm, hike to a Viking burial site, see a yoda cave, trek to a hot river, see how bread is cooked deep inside the earth see a 'midnight sunset', eat Iceland's best tomato soup inside a working Icelandic greenhouse & more.
A large part of Icelandic culture revolves around its pools. So, we are dedicating time to visiting thermal pools. We are incorporating 3 into this trip with the option to visit more during our stay. We will visit the following: Sky Lagoon, Hvammsvik Hot Springs & Laugarvatn Fontana. We are also doing the Reykjadalur Hot Spring Thermal River hike.
All hotels: Basalt Hotel, Umi Hotel & Eyja Guldsmeden
Bjarteyjarsandur farm tour
Laugarvatn geothermal pool + bread demo
Sky Lagoon thermal pool
Hvammsvik Hot Springs
Several hiking excursions (Viking Burial & Reykjadalur)
Some meals (8 breakfasts + 4 other meals) plus
- Mini food tour of Reykjavik
- Fridheimar greenhouse lunch
Transportation within Iceland
Plus there are other fun food adventures too numerous to list out here but are available in the itinerary.
Flights to/from Iceland
The price of this trip is $4750 for each guest sharing a room. This trip is designed for active explorers. There will be hiking and thermal pool visits.
Deposit Requirement: A deposit is required immediately with each booking request. A booking cannot be guaranteed without a deposit.
Deposits can be paid by check, Venmo or credit card. All credit cards are processed through Stripe.
Trip Costs: This trip must be paid in full prior to 4 month’s start of the trip. If trip fees are not paid within this time frame, trip deposits will be forfeited.
Refund Policy: All reservations will incur a 10% non-refundable fee per person. This trip is only 50% refundable if the request is made within 3 months of departure. If a cancellation request is made after, no refund will be issued. This is due to the strict booking policies for hotels & transportation.
We apologize for any inconvenience of this policy. You can, however, transfer your reservation to another willing participant in the event you need to cancel. Just notify us if this is the case.
Tour Cancellations: We reserve the right to cancel any trip for any reason and will notify each guest as soon as possible. All deposits and monies paid will be refunded 100% in such an event.
These policies are strictly enforced due to logistical partners in-country and reservations made with local hotels and providers
Unlike trips in the past, this trip will not feature too much driving. Expect a 1-3 hours max in the car each day.
Yes, sometimes, we will have free time so you can explore Iceland on your own. This is limited to the larger cities where there is infrastructure to do so.
A lot of this trip, we will be in small remote towns and areas. This is the true part of Iceland.
Yes, if you went on a recent (within the last 12 months of this trip’s departure) NCWG wine tour, We will discount your Iceland trip by the cost of your single booking.
Yes, once you have fully paid for your Iceland trip, a final itinerary will be sent several months before the trip begins.
If you have any questions about what might or might not be on the itinerary, please contact us.
We are omitting the Blue Lagoon in order to go to better and less crowded thermal pools. Personally, we have been to the BL more than 10 times and it’s getting too crowded and overpriced for the experience. There are so so many other cooler thermal pools we would like to share with you.
Of course, anyone who wants to go can still do so. There will be time built into our schedule to allow you to visit.
Yes, we love thermal pools so they are built into the itinerary when convenient.
Yes, our pricing is based on sharing a room. There are options to stay in a private room for a added cost.