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Iceland

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Days

8

Grade

3

Distance

50km

TOUR OVERVIEW

Velkominn! Come with us to explore this mystical and magical land! We spend 8-days seeing everything from volcanoes to geysers, glaciers and natural hot springs, black sand beaches and impressive lava fields to thunderous waterfalls and sculptural mountains. This is Iceland! Need we say more!

Travel the famous ring road of Iceland, spend a day exploring the Nordic capital city of Reykjavik and visit the famous Blue Lagoon. See only the best of Iceland on this unique, tailor-made trip in a small group with a friendly and professional local guide. On this tour, you will go further, explore more and stray off the beaten track. Get up close and personal with glistening glaciers, gushing geysers, majestic volcanoes and awesome waterfalls. Relax in the nature baths at Myvatn, watch the whales of the north, meet the locals and create incredible memories on this once in a lifetime adventure.

Why TSA? We are a team of professional and passionate guides and travellers! We organise a virtual info night to help you get organised and feel prepared for your trip. We can provide training tips or programs to get you prepared. We take the hassle out of organising the trip. And most importantly, we’re a community of good people who just want to live their life. Once you’ve been on a trip with us, you’ll be part of the TSA family and we’ll stick with you on your journey. You can do this, so let’s make it happen! Come on, it’s ICELAND!

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • ICELAND!
  • Reykjavik city tour
  • Active Geysers (hot springs, shooting water in the air)
  • Lots of beautiful, thunderous waterfalls (feel the arctic spray on your face)
  • Glacier Hike – hike across the largest glacier in Europe
  • Black sand beach with Basalt columns (feels like you’re on a Game of Thrones set)
  • Diamond beach – glaciers washed up on the black sand beach
  • A trip to the moon – with steamy, sulfur smelling, boiling puddles (moon-like landscape)
  • Eggs of Merry Bay – a good photo op and interesting story
  • And more!

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 7 nights accommodation in hotels and guest houses
  • 8 breakfast and 8 dinners – lunches and snacks not included but can be bought on the day
  • Private mini-bus transportation each day
  • All activities including glacier hike
  • All extra gear hire, i.e crampons for glacier hike
  • All national park fees and permits
  • Free wi-fi on board the bus

ACCOMMODATION

We will be staying in a mix of hotels and guest houses. When visiting small towns, we will be staying in guest house style accommodation which may be basic but with everything we need; a warm, cosy place to rest after a full day exploring plus we might have some great views! We will also have breakfast and dinner in the places we stay.

FOOD

Breakfasts will be at our hotels / guest houses. These will generally be buffet style breakfasts (so you can fill your boots)! These Nordic breakfasts serve bread, cereals, juice, tea, coffee, milk, butter, jam, sliced veggies, fruit, ham etc. We highly recommend you try the famous Icelandic Skyr (a delicious yogurt). Dinner will also be provided at the hotel we will staying at that night, depending on where we stay, we may have a large selection or just the dish of the day. Some the freshest fish in the world and delicious wild mountain lamb feature on Icelandic menus. As lunch is not provided, we will stop along the way so you can buy some on the move :)

WHAT TO BRING

  • We will provide an extensive pack list to help you prepare
  • We also host an info night where you can ask questions to help you get organised
  • Some of the basics you will need to organise: Insurance and flights to Iceland
  • Layers, layers, layers! We will go from not so cold to cold to very cold.
  • Walking poles if you normally carry them
  • And good hiking boots – we can advise
  • Your A-game! This is mandatory for all TSA trips 😉

WHAT OUR ADVENTURERS HAVE SAID

Coming soon! This is our first Iceland adventure so we don't have any feedback just yet.

ITINERARY

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Day 1

Reykjavik City Tour. A walking tour of the city, stopping at the famous landmarks and sharing stories of the city to bring its character to life.

Day 2

Explore the Golden Circle & amazing Icelandic waterfalls. We stop off at a Geological wonder where two tectonic plates meet. We then see the sensational Gullfoss waterfall. Witness erupting geysers every couple of minutes.

Day 3

Start the day with a visit to pitch black volcanic sandy beach of Reynisfara. Amazing to see! You'll see the cool basalt columns. Then we go on our glacier hike, and you'll see magical ice formations along the way. We then head over to the glacier lagoon which leads us to Black Diamond Beach.

Day 4

Our first stop is a charming fishing village in the wild unspoiled East Fjords. We check out the Eggs of Merry Bay and learn the story about this bay. Next, we hike to a beautiful waterfall and to a look out point.

Day 5

Early start to get to another waterfall. Then we head over to the moon, a geothermal paradise! Get ready for some steamy puddles, eggy steam and moon-like landscapes. Next stop - hot baths!

Day 6

Today is a slower paced day exploring small local towns. We'll hopefully catch the whales on our Whale Watching Tour. We'll explore the town of Dalvik, nestled amongst the hills. We then head over to Siglufjörður, with towering mountains over the harbour before we head to our accommodation.

Day 7

Start the day with a small hike up to Grabrok, a volcanic crater. We'll head over to the 'Smokey Hill' - the highest-flow hot spring in Europe. We'll squeeze in another waterfall this afternoon before heading back to Reykjavik. On the way back we will pass through the majestic countryside and farmland of Iceland.

Day 8

A visit to Reykjanes Peninsula including the Blue Lagoon. We'll see more hot springs, lava fields and moss-covered geothermal wonders. It is an awesome way to end the trip.

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Iceland

Start: September 1, 2023 9:00 am
End: September 8, 2023 5:00 pm
Price:
$6,495.00
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FAQS

This is one of our most common questions, and our recommendation is that for most of our day walks you should wear your most comfortable footwear. Don’t wear your old hiking boots from 20 years ago, and don’t wear thongs or sandals. Bottom line is your runners are probably the best choice unless you have some comfortable hiking shoes or trail runners. In some circumstances you may want footwear with better grip than runners, particularly for muddy winter walks. If you are still in doubt, bring along both pairs and get our guides recommendation on the day.

All our trips include our awesome TSA guides, accommodation, all your meals, beverages, access, permits, and all extras such as gear, activites, climbs, rafting, caving or any of the other exciting activities that appears on our tours. There is never any more to pay, unless you want to buy your own things like a coffee, souvenirs etc.

As with all of our events, our trips vary in length and difficulty. We suggest you look at the grading provided and have a browse through the itinerary distances. If you can walk 20km day after day then you’ll be fine for the Larapinta Trek, or you may be more suited to wandering around the Bay of Fires and more leisurely beach walking. Remember that you will have weeks to months to build up your fitness before the trip – which we can help with! If still in doubt, give us a call

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WHY CHOOSE

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FRIENDSHIP

Most of the people that come on our tours come by themselves. Our community is built on friendships that have been made on our trips, experiencing something life changing together, the shared memories and also goals to do more in the future! We encourage people not to be anxious about coming on these trips by yourself as we promise you will leave with some like minded friends and be really glad you made the decision to get out of your comfort zone and join in.

BELONG

Our community is our backbone. We have had so many people start with no hiking experience, basic fitness and not knowing anyone on our trips. These same people have gone on to do some incredible multi day hiking trips with us and their friends they have met in our community. Witnessing the development of their fitness, confidence, experience, friendships and happiness is why we do what we do. Come join us and let us help you get from the couch to the top of the mountain!

ADVENTURE

Experiences, not things. The moments that take your breath away. The feeling of accomplishment and the realisation that you are capable of so much more than what you thought. The views that blow your mind and the ticking off of bucket list items. We take all the hard work out of it for you. We organise the lot so you can just turn up and get the best of your experience without all the headaches of organising/logistics. We make it easy for you to do all the thing you want to do –  you just need to turn up and be ready to jump into life!

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