Delve Deep: Iceland 2022-23

Delve Deep: Iceland 2022-23

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8 Days
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Delve Deep: Iceland 2022-23

8 Days Starting and ending in Reykjavik

Visiting:

Iceland

Tour operator:

Topdeck

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

TIEJJ2

Group size:

10 - 20

Age range:

18-39

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$2589

$2190 (USD)

Operator discount: $259

tourhub discount: $140

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  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Free Date Changes
  • Balance due 60 days before departure
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Tour Overview

TRIP VIBE = iconic sights and in-depth adventures with a local Trip Leader. Hope you’ve packed your spacesuit – this eight-day orbit is about to transport you to another world. Blast off in Reykjavík and discover Iceland’s star attractions: glowing geothermal pools, gobsmacking glaciers and WOW-worthy waterfalls. Then delve deeper into the fascinating folklore, magical myths and traditional treats this one-of-a-kind country has to offer. Ready to REALLY explore the Land of Fire and Ice? We have lift off!

Highlights

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    Icelandic beer tasting experience

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    Orientation walk of Dalvík with Trip Leader

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    Whale-watching tour in Dalvík

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    Orientation walk of Akureyri with Trip Leader

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    See Goðafoss and Dettifoss waterfalls

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    Visit Námafjall geothermal area

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    Visit Dimmuborgir lava field

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    See Vatnajokull glacier and the Eastfjords

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    Visit Reynisfjara black-sand beach

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    See Svínafellsjokull glacier

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icon Day 1: Reykjavík, Iceland

Meals Included:

  Dinner


Gobsmacking scenery. Richer-than-rich culture. Bucket-list topping activities. Plus all the weird, whacky and wonderful in between – welcome to Iceland. With these out-of-this-world landscapes, you might as well have landed on the moon. Dump your stuff at the hotel and say halló to your fellow explorers. We may be a mixed bunch but we’re in this together – like it was meant to be. Then? We’ll head to a local haunt to kick things off with an included dinner and tasting (of the local Icelandic beer variety). This is gonna be good.

icon Day 2: Reykjavík to Akureyri, via Dalvík

Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Bless (read: bye) Reykjavík – we’ll be back for you later. Ngl, we’ve got a bit of drive today – so snag a window seat and soak up all the screensaver-worthy scenery as we head north. Fun fact: the small fishing village of Dalvík has produced four Eurovision Song Contest entrants. Must be something in the (ice-cold) water here. Hum a tune as your expert Trip Leader points out the village highlights. Then: prepare for a whale of a time (we went there) and take to the seas for an UNforgettable whale-watching experience. If we’re lucky, we’ll hear the thunderous crash and see the saltwater spray as these mighty creatures come up for air. Cue: alll the goosebumps. Last but not least, it’s time to make tracks towards Akureyri for the lowdown on the ‘Capital of the North’.

icon Day 3: Akureyri to Egilsstaðir

Meals Included:

  Breakfast


You want fire, water, earth and air all in one day? Greedy, but luckily Iceland’s got all the elements covered. First, we’ll check out Mother Nature’s mad skills at Goðafoss Waterfall – aka the Waterfall of the Gods. Then we’ll switch to the dark side at Dimmuborgir lava field. This jigsaw of spiky rocks was formed by a volcanic eruption over 2,000 years ago, and it’s said the devil landed here when he was chucked out of heaven. Ouch. Next: hold your nose. Don’t blame your trip mates for that eggy smell – it’s the sulfurous gases rising from Námafjall’s bubbling geothermal pools. This place looks like Mars, and you’ll deffo wish you had a space helmet on. Finally, we’ll treat our peepers to rip-roaring Dettifoss waterfall before rolling into Egilsstaðir for the eve. What. A. Day.

icon Day 4: Egilsstaðir to Höfn, via Vatnajökull glacier

Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Ready to see Iceland live up to its name? Enter: Vatnajökull glacier. This jaw-dropping, GINORMOUS ice cap covers approx 8% of the country in a blanket of kryptonite-style blue ice and thick layers of volcanic ash. Watch out for White Walkers – Game of Thrones’ ‘North of The Wall’ was filmed here. Next, we’ll ooohh and aaahhh our way through the mystical Eastfjords for a slice of real Icelandic life. Think snow-capped mountains, charming AF villages, and maybe even a puffin or two. Finally: the Lobster Capital of Iceland is a must, right? Dinner's on us when we settle into the remote fishing town of Höfn this evening.

icon Day 5: Höfn to Vík, via Jökulsárlón

Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Another day, another mind-blowing frozen landscape. Keen to delve deeper (literally)? Channel all the Indiana Jones vibes and explore Vatnajökull’s eye-popping ice caves. It’s like being dropped into a snow globe. Or opt for a boat trip around Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon to gawp at some enormous icebergs (not in a Titanic way) and maybe spot a resident seal. Next? We’ll seek out the immense Svínafellsjökull glacier before rounding off the day in the picture-perfect seaside village of Vík. All the icy adventuring got you carb-craving? Swing by Smiðjan Brugghús brewpub for chunky burgers, loaded fries and local craft beer. Skál (read: cheers)!

icon Day 6: Vík to Reykjavík, via the Golden Circle

Meals Included:

  Breakfast


If beaches went goth, they’d look like this. This morning we’ll sink our toes into the black sand of Reynisfjara. The dramatic basalt columns here are actually trolls that got turned into stone (allegedly). Next, we’ll lay eyes on super-scenic Seljalandsfoss waterfall before exploring the legendary Golden Circle. 300 kilometres of phenomenal Icelandic landscapes. Natural wonders don’t get any better than this. Trust us. We’ll check out the roaring Gullfoss Falls. ‘Holy sh*t’ our way around the Great Geysir. And soak up all the amazingness at UNESCO World Heritage–listed Thingvellir National Park. SD cards full and tummies rumbling, it’s time to hunt down Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur for the world’s best hot dog (as voted by Bill Clinton). Or go authentic with some street food – traditional sheep soup and fish stew are a must. Then? Download ‘appy hour’, locate Lebowski Bar and hit the d-floor with your trip mates.

icon Day 7: Reykjavík

Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


This is your day to delve deeper into Iceland’s quirky capital. Need some suggestions? Get the blues in the BEST way possible soaking in the magical geothermal pools of the Blue Lagoon. Check out the Saga Museum, National Museum of Iceland or Phallological Museum (for something a bit... different). Head to Álfaskólin elf school for a diploma in magical creatures (no bullsh*t). Or sink your ‘Jaws’ into a traditional local delicacy – fermented shark. Here during winter? Don your thermals and practice those panos – there’s the option to chase the illusive Northern Lights this evening. Visibility can’t be guaranteed (obvs), but if you do catch them, you’ve got bragging rights for life. Tonight: we’ll give this incredible Icelandic adventure the send-off it deserves at our final group feed.

icon Day 8: Reykjavík

Meals Included:

  Breakfast


You tried the food. You met the locals. You said yes to culture. Yes to history. Yes to the new and the unique. You embraced it all. And now, it’s over (no crying). Head down to breakfast and swap those socials – you’re gonna need them for that meet-up on mainland Europe. Where to next?

What's Included

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    Transport

    Air-conditioned coach

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    Guide

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    Accommodation

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    Fully Guided

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    Tipping and Gratuities

What's Not Included

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    Country Entry Visas

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    International Travel

Check out our Q&As

What is the tipping policy?

Tipping is not required

What currencies are required for this tour?

Krona and Euro

Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

This will be provided on all documentation

What is the maximum group size?

20

Are all entrance fees included in the price?

No they aren't

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    All guides are English Speaking

    Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes it is

    Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    We will have our Tour Leader with you every day

    Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No they aren't

    Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Single pricing is available on all tours

    Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes we can

    Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No they aren't

    Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes from all over the world

    Are flights included in this tour?

    No they aren't

    Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Curious? Open-minded? Same. Topdeckers are a mixed bunch, but that’s what makes us special. They come from all over the globe and are aged between 18 and 39. Like you, they’re looking to feel real. To experience more. To embrace the unknown. To grow and connect – without judgement.

    Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    No you would'nt be

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    40years

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    https://www.topdeck.travel/resources/booking-flexibility

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    We operate Single Share across across all touring styles and will match you with someone of the same gender

    What documents will I receive before I travel?

    E-Documentation will be sent

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes, we work dilligenltly with our partners to acheive this

    Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Yes you can on European Tours

Dates & Availability

Instant Booking Available

Saturday

Oct 15, 2022

Saturday

Oct 22, 2022
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tourhub discount: $155

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Saturday

Nov 19, 2022

Saturday

Nov 26, 2022
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  • tourhub discount: $140 (USD)

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$2589
$2190 (USD)
$2589
$2190 (USD)

Operator discount: $259

tourhub discount: $140

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Instant Booking Available

Saturday

Dec 03, 2022

Saturday

Dec 10, 2022
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$2669
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tourhub discount: $160

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Saturday

Jan 07, 2023

Saturday

Jan 14, 2023
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tourhub discount: $155

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Saturday

Jan 21, 2023

Saturday

Jan 28, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $155 (USD)

$2589
$2434 (USD)
$2589
$2434 (USD)

tourhub discount: $155

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Saturday

Feb 11, 2023

Saturday

Feb 18, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $155 (USD)

$2589
$2434 (USD)
$2589
$2434 (USD)

tourhub discount: $155

Instant Booking Available

Saturday

Mar 11, 2023

Saturday

Mar 18, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $155 (USD)

$2589
$2434 (USD)
$2589
$2434 (USD)

tourhub discount: $155

Book with Confidence

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    Free Date Changes

    Topdeck allows you to make 1000 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

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    Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Topdeck allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform topdeck, 60 days before departure.

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    Low Deposit

    Topdeck requires a minimum deposit of 60 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

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    Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your tour, tourhub doesn't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of topdeck charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 29 days before tour starts: 50% of tour cost.

    At 7 days before tour starts: 100% of tour cost.

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    What’s your vax status?

    I’m fully vaccinated (or soon will be): if you’ll be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before your trip begins, you’re good to go! You’ll just need to show proof of this to your Trip Leader on the day your trip departs. Please bring an electronic and/or printed copy of your vaccination status showing your full name (the one on your passport, obvs) and the date your last required dose of the vaccine was given – which must be at least 14 days before departure.
    I’m medically exempt: if you’re unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical reasons, you’ll need to provide us with a few things before your trip begins. This will include a copy of an official government exemption, or a letter from your doctor, emailed to us at least 14 days before your trip departs. You’ll also need to take a PCR test three days before your trip and email us the result. If we do not receive these within the given time – or your PCR test result is positive – you will not be able to travel with us. Please also bring electronic and/or printed copies of your medical exemption and negative PCR test result with you on your trip.
    I’ve not been vaccinated: if you’ve not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and you’re not exempt from having the vaccine for medical reasons, unfortunately you won’t be able to travel with us. We’re super serious about the safety of our Topdeckers and the communities we visit. For that reason, you must be fully vaccinated to join us – unless you are medically exempt.

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Delve Deep: Iceland 2022-23

8 Days Starting and ending in Reykjavik

Visiting:

Iceland

Tour operator:

Topdeck

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

TIEJJ2

Group size:

10 - 20

Age range:

18-39

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$2589

$2190 (USD)

Operator discount: $259

tourhub discount: $140

-259

  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Free Date Changes
  • Balance due 60 days before departure
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