IN A FEW WORDS
For decades Iceland has sat quietly in the icy waters of the North Atlantic, seemingly out of reach to tourists and reserved only for rugged expeditions. Today, this tiny island nation attracts travelers from all reaches of the world. From hitchhiking backpackers to luxury cruisers, Iceland has experienced a significant influx in popularity over the last few years. Even so, most travelers rarely venture beyond the capital city of Reykjavik or a day trip to the Golden Circle. We've designed the Iceland Roadtrip for the travelers that want to see it all and are itching to venture beyond the everyday tourist trail! Gain a true understanding of the shifting scenery and dramatic landscapes that Iceland has to offer as we travel to the far reaches of the country.
Note: This trip meets the conservation objectives of the Iceland tourism agency to relieve tourism pressure on concentrated locations.
WHY THIS TRIP IS UNFORGETTABLE
Journey through folklore-filled canyons and between basalt columns
Discover the overlooked landscapes in the mysterious East Fjords
Meander alongside bubbling pools of turquoise waters
Venture into the Arctic Circle in search of Humpback and Blue whales
Traverse rugged terrain atop the iconic Icelandic Viking horse
Stroll the streets of Iceland's northernmost cultural city of Akureyri
Hike to hidden waterfalls tucked away between moss-covered mountains
Enjoy a secluded hot spring heated naturally by the earth
Scale towering, turquoise glacier walls while ice-climbing
Marvel at the aurora borealis natural light show
Trek across shifting glacier fields using an ice-ax and crampons
Kayak in a remote glacier lagoon void of other tourists
Feast upon farm to table meals while hearing stories of Viking folklore
Explore the eclectic capital of Reykjavik
All inclusive convenience meets Beyond the Map adventure! We've thought of it all so you don't have to once you leave home!
Local, private transportation. No random drivers, no cattle-herding tour buses!
Rustic & modern options available, depending on your style and budget.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner each day. Hangry-free guaranteed!
All activities outlined in the itinerary are included in your cost before you ever leave!
From start to finish, we're with you! Unlike many companies, our expert guides are there 24/7 to provide unique information, answer questions and even deliver the occasional joke!
Why Travel With Us
This was an epic adventure of all epic adventures!!!!! So much nature you would need to stay for a lifetime to see it all. It was also what I would like to call a multi-sense experience, EVERYTHING was engaged, sight, smell, touch, hearing taste, and the mind.
The amount of knowledge you receive about your location, the folklore, your guides' attitude and personality are all key points on how they run. If you're only interested in the activities, then get ready to push your limits doing some of the most exhilarating activities. Bottom line, there is something for all; and Beyond the Map is the choice to make
Everything was as planned and AMAZING!!! We cannot thank Beyond the Map enough for planning this trip for our family!