Ultimate Iceland

Reykjavik & Snaefellsnes Peninsula
7 nights private tour from $7,900 per person

Adventure on the road less travelled with this ultimate itinerary through the awe-inspiring landscape of Iceland. Leap into the charm of Reykjavik and the Blue Lagoon before heading to the beautiful and dramatic landscape of the sublime Snaefellsnes Peninsula, one of the country's hidden gems. Stay at contemporary Icelandic hotels and welcoming guesthouses as you bask in the amazing landscapes in this authentic and wild side of Iceland.

Ultimate Iceland
At a glance
  • Dive into the real Iceland away from the tourist trail and submerge in the wild beauty that surrounds you

  • Combine the buzz of Reykjavik with the beautiful and dramatic landscape of the Snaefellsnes peninsula

  • Stay at unique Icelandic hotels and guesthouses filled with traditional hospitality at its best

  • Soak and rejuvenate in the iconic Blue Lagoon before venturing to the mesmerising Icelandic wilderness for whale watching, glacier and lava tube adventures

Journey highlights
  • Dive into the real Iceland away from the tourist trail and submerge in the wild beauty that surrounds you

  • Combine the buzz of Reykjavik with the beautiful and dramatic landscape of the Snaefellsnes peninsula

  • Stay at unique Icelandic hotels and guesthouses filled with traditional hospitality at its best

  • Soak and rejuvenate in the iconic Blue Lagoon before venturing to the mesmerising Icelandic wilderness for whale watching, glacier and lava tube adventures

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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This itinerary is best in the summer months, when the Snaefellsnes Peninsula is easily explored and many of the activities are possible, including whale watching.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

Departing Price from*
  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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May $8,600 $2,100 plan your trip
June $8,600 $2,100 plan your trip
July $9,300 $2,300 plan your trip
August $9,300 $2,300 plan your trip
September $8,600 $2,100 plan your trip
  • May
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $8,600
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    $2,100
  • June
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $8,600
    Deposit from*
    $2,100
  • July
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $9,300
    Deposit from*
    $2,300
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $9,300
    Deposit from*
    $2,300
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $8,600
    Deposit from*
    $2,100
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Itinerary

Fly to Reykjavik
Day 1-3

Reykjavik

Begin your Icelandic adventure in style – on arrival you'll be picked up from the airport and taken to one of the country's most iconic spots, the Blue Lagoon. Here you can completely unwind after your flight and enjoy the restorative properties of silica mud masks in the bright blue geothermally-heated waters. Bathe in the stunning heated lagoon and absorb your beautiful surroundings, letting the stress of life ebb away.

Feeling completely rejuvenated, continue on to Reykjavik, Iceland’s picturesque capital city. Here you will be staying at the stylish Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of the city centre. Perfect to explore Reykjavik’s colourful streets, home to charming boutiques, lively bars and fine-dining restaurants.

Accommodation: Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel ( 2 nights )
Day 3-4

Snaefellsnes and western Iceland

The following morning, your adventure continues as you are driven west towards the beautiful Hvalfjördur and the remote Snaefellsnes peninsula. Be amazed by the breathtaking scenery on the way, and you'll have the option to stop and admire some of Iceland's famous geological formations. Hike up to Glýmur, Iceland's highest waterfall, peer over the edge of the unique Eldborg crater, or head to the beach to spot seals swimming nearby. Once you've reached Snaefellsnes it's time to jump in the saddle for a riding lesson on Icelandic horses, known for their unique trot.

Your first evening on the Snaefellsnes peninsula is spent at the quaint boutique Hotel Budir, boasting a dramatic setting on a lava field overlooking the sea, the hotel enjoys one of the most beautiful outlooks in this little explored region of Iceland. The cosy rooms and excellent food provide the perfect tonic this evening, and you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery under the Midnight Sun.
Accommodation: Hotel Budir ( 1 night )
Day 4-6

Snaefellsnes and western Iceland

The next day, you’ll continue your exploration of the fascinating Snaefellsnes Peninsula, spending two nights at Hotel Egilsen, an incredibly charming guesthouse with first class hospitality in the small fishing village of Stykkishólmur on the northern coast of the peninsula. With only ten guest rooms the hotel is small and intimate, with a simple yet stylish design, excellent food and a very warm welcome.

With your private guide you'll wonder at the basalt cliffs, canyons and holes on Arnarstapi beach before taking in the wonderful scenery at Djúpalónssandur and Dritvík black sand beaches, where shipwrecks are still scattered along the coast. Pay a visit to picturesque fishing villages and admire the iconic Kirkjufell mountain, then head out onto the water in search of whales. With a professional guide keep your eyes peeled for whales as they breach just metres from your boat. This area is one of the best locations to spot sperm whales and orcas in Iceland, as well as white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. The following day, hop on the ferry to charming Flatey Island, one of Iceland's western islands in Breidafjördur Bay. A very characterful Icelandic village, Flatey is home to just a handful of inhabitants, but an abundance of birdlife, making for a great location to spot Arctic terns. A wonder for hiking and soaking up the fascinating birdlife and culture as you wander through the village and enjoy the scenery before returning to the mainland and devour the homely delicious cuisine back at Hotel Egilsen.
Accommodation: Hotel Egilsen ( 2 nights )
Day 6-7

Snaefellsnes and western Iceland

Return inland, passing through the stunning Borgarfjordur on the way. This picturesque fjord offers some of Iceland's most spectacular waterfalls such as Hraunfossar and Barnafoss and is home to the most powerful geothermal hot spring in Europe, Deildartunguhver. Continue onto the huge Langjokull glacier, where you'll descend through bright blue ice caves in a truly unique adventure to the depths of the glacier, a truly mesmerising experience and one not to be missed.

Spend a night at the contemporary retreat, Hotel Husafell. Surrounded by awe-inspiring natural beauty in the heart of the Icelandic wilderness, this is the perfect base for exploring the breathtaking area and boasts its own geothermal baths - a traditional Icelandic pastime and the ideal way to unwind after a busy day exploring the surrounding area. You will then head south taking time to explore the Vidgelmir lava tube and view its fascinating rock formations. You'll learn about how the cave was formed and its fascinating history dating back over a thousand years.
Accommodation: Hotel Husafell ( 1 night )
Day 7-8

Reykjavik

Returning to the luxury haven of the Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel, your last night is free to continue exploring this charming city. Continue to explore some of Reykjavik’s most beautiful landmarks such as the glittering Harpa concert hall and the impressive Hallgrimskirkja, or sample one of the city’s many excellent restaurants reminiscing about the epic adventure you have just experienced.

Accommodation: Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel ( 1 night )
Fly home from Reykjavik
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Experiences included in this itinerary


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When to visit

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  • F
  • M
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  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D
Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

This itinerary is best in the summer months, when the Snaefellsnes Peninsula is easily explored and many of the activities are possible, including whale watching.

Ultimate Iceland
Ultimate Iceland

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Plan your trip

Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind