About this Tour

Topping bucket lists, wowing nature lovers, and attracting explorers from all over the world, Iceland has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and for good reason. Discover the legendary landscapes and natural wonders of this incredible country. We will visit some of the most iconic natural destinations like the Blue Lagoon, Skaftafell National Park and the Great Geysir. Along our journey through Iceland with the best local guides in the country, you’ll see astonishing scenery, beautiful lakes and breathtaking waterfalls! What are you waiting for, join us in exploring one of the most pristine destinations on Planet Earth!

Activity Level

Very little physical activity is involved other than boarding the coach, city walks and short walks to dinners and sites of interest, some of which are large and may have uneven surfaces and steps.

What's Included

  • Complete Circle Tour of Iceland
  • The Blue Lagoon
  • Glaumbær Turff House Museum
  • Whale Watching Boat Tour
  • Godafoss Waterfall
  • Husavik
  • Dettifoss
  • Glacier Lagoon Boat Tour
  • Skaftafell National Park
  • Skogarfoss Waterfall
  • Golden Circle Tour
  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Geysir geothermal area
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Airfare Included

Dates & Pricing

July 11, 2019 – July 21, 2019 Sold Out

Weather Varies

We wish we could control the weather, but on the day this tour begins you can expect temperatures (°C) within this range:

Reykjavik

Highs15
Lows10

Reviews of this tour

Shannon and Arnold Kozak love to travel and over the years, they have methodically fulfilled their travel bucket list. Their destinations have included: Australia, New Zealand, Central America and Hawaii. When they travelled to Ukraine, they connected with Arnold’s family. They’ve also toured historic Israel, witnessed the splendour of Europe, cruised the Panama Canal and camped in Alaska.

In 2017, the Kozak’s next adventure led them to Iceland with WestWorld Tours. Iceland was of interest to Shannon as she wanted to meet with members of her paternal side of the family. Shannon contacted a cousin from Iceland prior to the trip and planned to get together during their travels. “The trip really came to life when we met not just one but 15 family members. It was amazing,” exclaimed Shannon. The Kozak’s visited the places where the family homesteads once stood, and learned how the families lived in this diverse climate and landscape. Shannon’s grandparents immigrated from Iceland to Canada in the summer of 1892.

The WestWorld Tours group journeyed across the picturesque island on the “Ring Road” which is the main highway reaching the iconic landmarks at Reykjanes Peninsula, Northern Iceland, the Eastfjords, Jokulsarlon, and Skaftafell (Vatnajokull National Park). “Iceland has a little bit of everything - volcanoes, sand and lava fields, mountains and glaciers, rivers and waterfalls, coastal views and quaint fishing villages, as well as geysers, mud pools, and geothermal pools and springs,” explained Arnold. He was particularly interested in the geography, fauna and culture of the island. “At the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, we boarded an amphibious vehicle where we toured on land and sea viewing the monstrous chunks of magnificent blue-coloured ice,” said Arnold. “We also saw seals and whales that had migrated into the fjords.”

At Gauksmyri, they attended an Icelandic horse show. Arnold commented that the horse’s famous “tolt” gait (unique to the Icelandic horse) was so smooth that the rider could easily carry a glass of water and not spill it. Speaking of water, the cascading Dettifoss waterfall in northern Iceland is Europe’s most powerful waterfall where up to 1,500 tons of water, mud and sand fall 44 metres into the canyon below. This is just one of the many waterfalls that the Kozak’s saw on their island adventures.

There are approximately 800,000 sheep in Iceland. They graze in the mountains over the summer and in the fall, they are brought back to the lower lands where they are housed during winter and spring months. The approximately 330,000 Icelanders benefit from the sheep’s wool and meat. Another interesting fact that Arnold also shared is that Icelanders use geothermal energy to heat their homes and to generate electricity. This makes it possible to grow fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and potatoes in the green houses all year. Fresh cold water comes from the glaciers. Shannon and Arnold were astonished at how soft their hands were from washing in the water.

A trip to Iceland would not be complete without a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon near Reykjavik. One of the 25 wonders of the world, the geothermal lagoon contains unique water and silica mud which is great for your skin. Shannon commented that the water was “warm and welcoming”. When you arrive at the lagoon, guests are given an electronic wristband which acts as a key for the electronic lockers, and an in-water credit card to buy refreshments while you are at the spa which you pay for when you leave.

“Our vacation to Iceland was fabulous,” said Shannon. “WestWorld Tours did a great job of organizing the tour and the tour guides were wonderful. We will always remember the beautiful scenery, fine food and friendly people.”

To fulfill or start your bucket list destinations, visit westworldtours.com or call 1-800-564-6222 (Press 4).

 

Arnold and Shannon Kozak overlook Reykjavik, Iceland

Viewing glaciers from the amphibious cruiser

 

Fulfilling Their Bucket List - One Destination at a Time!

Itinerary

Topping bucket lists, wowing nature lovers, and attracting explorers from all over the world, Iceland has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and for good reason. Discover the legendary landscapes and natural wonders of this incredible country. We will visit some of the most iconic natural destinations like the Blue Lagoon, Skaftafell National Park and the Great Geysir. Along our journey through Iceland with the best local guides in the country, you’ll see astonishing scenery, beautiful lakes and breathtaking waterfalls! What are you waiting for, join us in exploring one of the most pristine destinations on Planet Earth!

Day 1 – Canada to Reykjavik

Join our fellow travellers in Toronto as we make our way to Reykjavik.

Day 2 – Reykjavik to Laugarbakki

We start our journey of Iceland in the great lava fields of the Reykjanes and then make our way passed Reykjavik to the town of Borgarnes. We travel through the Borgarfjörður area to the amazing Hraunfossar waterfalls and the great hot spring of Deildartunguhver. We then travel across Holtavörðuheiði heading north to our accommodation at Hotel Laugarbakki.

Day 4 – Laugarbakki to Akureyri

Today we travel through the farmland of Húnavatnssýsla to the Skagafjðrður Heritage Museum located at a Traditional Turf Farm. We then travel through the mountains to Eyjafjörður and go whale watching at Akureyri, the capital of the north, where we also stay at the centrally located Hotel Norðurland.

Day 5 – Akureyri to Lake Myvatn

This morning we make our way to Eyjafjörður and then inland to the great Goðafoss (waterfall of the gods). We then head back to the coast, stopping in the old fishing village of Húsavík. Then we travel out to the Tjörnes peninsula just a few miles south of the arctic circle and to the horse-shoe shaped geological formation at Ásbyrgi, said to be where Odin´s eight-legged horse Sleipnir once touched down. We then head to Mývatn where we will spend the night.

Day 6 – Lake Myvatn to Egilsstadir

Today we enjoy the volcanic Mývatn area, visiting the lava field Dimmuborgir and the Námaskarð hot springs. Then we make our way to the magnificent waterfall Dettifoss and the breathtaking wastelands of Fjöllin where we overnight in the Lake Hotel on the banks of Lagarfljót glacial river, said to be the home of the great Wyrm.

Day 7 – Egilsstadir to Höfn

Today we travel through the Eastfjords of Iceland with their rugged coastline and wild mountains passing through Reyðarfjörður, Stöðvarfjörður, Berufjörður and Djúpivogur with a few scenic photo stops along the way and a visit to the fascinating Petra´s mineral collection.

Day 8 – Höfn to Vik

This morning we travel to Europe´s biggest glacier, Vatnajökull, with its long glacier tongues flowing towards the lowlands. We take a cruise on the breathtaking glacier lagoon among the icebergs and drive across the black sand deserts left in the wake of volcanic glacier flooding. We also travel through the otherworldly eldhraun lava flow towards the great basalt columns. Reynisdrangar. Tonight, is spent in Vik.

Day 9 – Vik to Reykjavik

We start today by visiting the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss, located in the foothills of Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Later, we head to the Golden Circle with lunch at the organic tomato greenhouse farm Friðheimar. On the way to Reykjavik, we visit the Great Geysir hot spring area, the massive waterfall Gullfoss and the National Park and Rift Valley of Þingvellir.

Day 10 – Reykajavik

In the morning we enjoy a city tour of Reykjavik. We’ll visit the main landmarks, such as The Pearl and Hallgrímskirkja Church. This afternoon the group visits one of the world’s twenty-five wonders, The Blue Lagoon. You’ll have the night free to enjoy.

Day 11 – Reykajavik Free Day

Our last full day in Iceland is a free day, ours to spend however we’d like! Later join our fellow travellers for the farewell dinner.

Day 12 – Transfer from Hotel to Keflavik airport

This morning we say our goodbyes as we make our way back to Canada.

What you will experience on this tour

Topping bucket lists, wowing nature lovers, and attracting explorers from all over the world, Iceland has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and for good reason. Discover the legendary landscapes and natural wonders of this incredible country. We will visit some of the most iconic natural destinations like the Blue Lagoon, Skaftafell National Park and the Great Geysir. Along our journey through Iceland with the best local guides in the country, you’ll see astonishing scenery, beautiful lakes and breathtaking waterfalls! What are you waiting for, join us in exploring one of the most pristine destinations on Planet Earth!

9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 8 dinners

Don't worry, we take care of most of the food on this tour so you can focus on all the amazing sites.

Round trip airfare

Minimum connection time, schedule changes, and price jumps got you down? Rest easy, we take care of the airfare on this tour.

Akureyri

Akureyri has no shortage of amazing things to see and do, stroll through history, explore culture, or take in your natural surroundings.

Godafoss waterfall

Godafoss waterfall loosely translates to waterfall of the gods. Stand in awe as you watch the waters of river Skjálfandafljót create this majestic waterfall.

Husavik

Husavik is famous for whale watching but its vibrant houses, unique museums and striking snowcapped peaks sitting across the bay make it easily the prettiest fishing town in Iceland.

Dettifoss

Dettifoss is famed as the most powerful waterfall in Europe and one of the most epic locations in Iceland.

Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon (boat trip)

This glacier filled lagoon is one of the most immensely beautiful natural sites in Iceland.

Skaftafell National Park

Now a part of the larger Vatnajokull National Park, Skaftafell will take your breath away as you wander through the park taking in the amazing scenery.

Skogarfoss Waterfall

Skogarfoss isn’t just any another waterfall, it is fed by two glaciers and if you make it to Its peak you will see the most stunning views of southern Iceland’s coastline.

Great Geysir

Up until the 19th century Geysir erupted every 3 hours, then after sporadically until stopping completely.  Still surrounded by hissing steam vents, sulphurous mud pots, and primitive plants, no one knows if its silence is eternal or temporary.

The Pearl & Hallgrímskirkja Church

The Pearl and Hallgrimskirkja Church are the two most iconic buildings in Reykjavik. Perlan (‘The Pearl’) features a rotating glass dome sitting on top of six water tanks housing a museum, restaurant, and 24 million liters of Reykjavik’s hot water. Hallgrimskirkja Church is this immense, architecturally beautiful concrete church that took 40 years to build.

The Blue Lagoon

Located in the lava field of Grindavik, this geothermal spa will leave your skin and soul feeling fantastic.

Dates & Pricing

Topping bucket lists, wowing nature lovers, and attracting explorers from all over the world, Iceland has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and for good reason. Discover the legendary landscapes and natural wonders of this incredible country. We will visit some of the most iconic natural destinations like the Blue Lagoon, Skaftafell National Park and the Great Geysir. Along our journey through Iceland with the best local guides in the country, you’ll see astonishing scenery, beautiful lakes and breathtaking waterfalls! What are you waiting for, join us in exploring one of the most pristine destinations on Planet Earth!

July 11, 2019 – July 21, 2019 Sold Out


Canadian Dollars

$6,699 Double Occupancy

Single $8,399

*All prices are per person and include flights from Regina, Saskatoon & Winnipeg

Deduct $150 for flights from Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton & Calgary

Not included in Price:

  • Taxes and fees of $496.25 per person
  • Airline baggage fees for additional or over sized luggage
  • Airline fuel surcharges if there is a change in fuel prices

*Baggage handling not available for all hotels.

Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the completion of travel and must contain sufficient blank pages for entry and exit endorsements

*If VAT tax changes in Iceland amount of increase will be added to tour pricing.


U.S. Dollars

$5,324 Double Occupancy

Single $6,674

*All prices are per person and include flights from Regina, Saskatoon & Winnipeg

Add $129 for flights from Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton & Calgary

 Not included in Price:

  • Taxes and fees of $395 per person
  • Airline baggage fees for additional or over sized luggage
  • Airline fuel surcharges if there is a change in fuel prices

* Baggage handling not available for all hotels.

Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the completion of travel and must contain sufficient blank pages for entry and exit endorsements

*If VAT tax changes in Iceland amount of increase will be added to tour pricing.

Reviews

Shannon and Arnold Kozak love to travel and over the years, they have methodically fulfilled their travel bucket list. Their destinations have included: Australia, New Zealand, Central America and Hawaii. When they travelled to Ukraine, they connected with Arnold’s family. They’ve also toured historic Israel, witnessed the splendour of Europe, cruised the Panama Canal and camped in Alaska.

In 2017, the Kozak’s next adventure led them to Iceland with WestWorld Tours. Iceland was of interest to Shannon as she wanted to meet with members of her paternal side of the family. Shannon contacted a cousin from Iceland prior to the trip and planned to get together during their travels. “The trip really came to life when we met not just one but 15 family members. It was amazing,” exclaimed Shannon. The Kozak’s visited the places where the family homesteads once stood, and learned how the families lived in this diverse climate and landscape. Shannon’s grandparents immigrated from Iceland to Canada in the summer of 1892.

The WestWorld Tours group journeyed across the picturesque island on the “Ring Road” which is the main highway reaching the iconic landmarks at Reykjanes Peninsula, Northern Iceland, the Eastfjords, Jokulsarlon, and Skaftafell (Vatnajokull National Park). “Iceland has a little bit of everything - volcanoes, sand and lava fields, mountains and glaciers, rivers and waterfalls, coastal views and quaint fishing villages, as well as geysers, mud pools, and geothermal pools and springs,” explained Arnold. He was particularly interested in the geography, fauna and culture of the island. “At the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, we boarded an amphibious vehicle where we toured on land and sea viewing the monstrous chunks of magnificent blue-coloured ice,” said Arnold. “We also saw seals and whales that had migrated into the fjords.”

At Gauksmyri, they attended an Icelandic horse show. Arnold commented that the horse’s famous “tolt” gait (unique to the Icelandic horse) was so smooth that the rider could easily carry a glass of water and not spill it. Speaking of water, the cascading Dettifoss waterfall in northern Iceland is Europe’s most powerful waterfall where up to 1,500 tons of water, mud and sand fall 44 metres into the canyon below. This is just one of the many waterfalls that the Kozak’s saw on their island adventures.

There are approximately 800,000 sheep in Iceland. They graze in the mountains over the summer and in the fall, they are brought back to the lower lands where they are housed during winter and spring months. The approximately 330,000 Icelanders benefit from the sheep’s wool and meat. Another interesting fact that Arnold also shared is that Icelanders use geothermal energy to heat their homes and to generate electricity. This makes it possible to grow fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and potatoes in the green houses all year. Fresh cold water comes from the glaciers. Shannon and Arnold were astonished at how soft their hands were from washing in the water.

A trip to Iceland would not be complete without a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon near Reykjavik. One of the 25 wonders of the world, the geothermal lagoon contains unique water and silica mud which is great for your skin. Shannon commented that the water was “warm and welcoming”. When you arrive at the lagoon, guests are given an electronic wristband which acts as a key for the electronic lockers, and an in-water credit card to buy refreshments while you are at the spa which you pay for when you leave.

“Our vacation to Iceland was fabulous,” said Shannon. “WestWorld Tours did a great job of organizing the tour and the tour guides were wonderful. We will always remember the beautiful scenery, fine food and friendly people.”

To fulfill or start your bucket list destinations, visit westworldtours.com or call 1-800-564-6222 (Press 4).

 

Arnold and Shannon Kozak overlook Reykjavik, Iceland

Viewing glaciers from the amphibious cruiser

 

Fulfilling Their Bucket List - One Destination at a Time!

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