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Begin by walking with a Viking on this exceptional Icelandic summer vacation. Because there is plenty of sunlight, you’ll be able to circle the entire country. You’ll stay oceanside, in the country, and in fabulous Reykjavik. After you tour the capital, prepare to be amazed by the natural wonder of the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, and the Gullfoss Waterfall and geyser. Heading to the Western Region, your lodging is remote and it is luxurious. Explore waterfalls, rapids, and hot springs. Heaven.

From your lakeside hotel in Iceland’s northeast, discover a volcanic crater and geothermal baths before you board the ship for whale watching. Arctic terns and puffins search for food, while dolphins dive and spin. Skjálfandi Bay is a dramatic thrill. Heading southeast, view Skaftafell National Park, a spectacular wilderness area, and black-sand Diamond Beach, sparkling with crystals.

The finale, in southern Iceland, is an amphibian boat trip. Sail among icebergs and taste 1,000 year-old ice! (Watch for playful seals on your excursion.) Learn the geology of this remarkable area from an experienced, local guide. Sea cliffs ring the road to Vik, and toward Hella you’ll view arches cut from stone, a nature preserve, powerful Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, and back to Reykjavik. This vacation is Iceland at its glorious best.

PLAN AND BOOK

Included Unique Activities

  • Reykjavik Viking Walking Tour
  • Blue Lagoon Experience
  • Golden Circle & Friedheimar Greenhouse Visit
  • Visit the Secret Lagoon
  • Whale Watching Tour
  • Amphibian Boat Tour at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Myvatn Nature Baths
  • Visit Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
  • Blue Lagoon Spa 
  • Pebbled Beaches of Djupalonssandur & Dritvik 
  • Active Volcanic Region of Krafla Lava Fields
  • Glaumbær - Iceland's Historic Turf House 
  • Visit Hallormsstadur Forest - Iceland's Largest Forest 
  • Walk Through the Rift Valley Between Two Continents at Thingvellir
  • Godafoss Waterfall - Iceland's 'Waterfall of the Gods' 
  • Diamond Beach
Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Hot Springs Tour

Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Hot Springs Tour

Comfort Blue Lagoon Coach & Experience

Comfort Blue Lagoon Coach & Experience

Amphibian Boat Iceberg Tour

Amphibian Boat Iceberg Tour

Walk with a Viking

Walk with a Viking

Fridheimar Farm Greenhouse Visit

Fridheimar Farm Greenhouse Visit

Husavik Whale Watching

Husavik Whale Watching

Myvatn Nature Baths

Myvatn Nature Baths

Accommodations

3 Nights

Central Waterfront Hotel

1 Night

Back of Beyond Luxury

1 Night

Peaceful New Hotel

2 Nights

4-Star Lakeside Iceland Hotel

1 Night

Historic Coastal Hotel

1 Night

Paradise Found Hotel

1 Night

Extravagant Iceland Comfort

Meals Included

  • Breakfast Served Daily
  • 7 Dinners
  • 5 Lunches

UNESCO World Heritage sites

Thingvellir National Park, Selfoss

Thingvellir National Park, Selfoss

Skaftafell National Park

Skaftafell National Park

Transportation and Guides

  • Luxury Coach Touring
  • Private Airport Transfers
  • Professional & Knowlegeable Guide & Driver Throughout The Tour

All our small guided vacations include:

  • Maximum 18 Passengers
  • Private Local Guide & Driver
  • Luxury Accommodations
  • Distinctive Experiences
  • Luxury Touring
  • Private Airport Transfers
  • Porterage Throughout
  • Guaranteed Departures

Available Dates

26 May - 05 June 2024

Sold Out!

16 - 26 June 2024

From $3,901 per person
Single Supplement $802

30 June - 10 July 2024

Sold Out!

21 - 31 July 2024

From $4,291 per person
Single Supplement $882

11 - 21 August 2024

From $4,291 per person
Single Supplement $882

25 August - 04 September 2024

From $4,291 per person
Single Supplement $882

15 - 25 September 2024

From $3,901 per person
Single Supplement $802

Prices are per person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room. For solo travelers, a Single Supplement will be added to the price per person.

"Amazing Ireland Guided Vacation"

Lindsay S.

topardisewithlove.com

Jorie, I can't thank you enough for all your help, answering all my 50 million questions and also reassuring me that Ireland would be amazing. When switching my group from Egypt to a different destination, I was so flustered and not confident in where to go, but it was so easy to sell into the group. I have to say, Ireland was not necessarily at the top of my list, but oh my gosh, it is now! You and Authentic do an AMAZING job when it comes to Ireland!

My group literally cannot stop talking about our trip and they ALL loved it. The hotels were amazing. Aghadoe and Glenlo literally took the spotlight. Our guide Seamus was phenomenal and our driver Ian was so funny. We all had such a good time! Even with the other 2 couples that were on the trip. I really can't think of one flaw or hiccup.. everything was so seamless and perfect. I think it was some long days driving for some, but ultimately I think everyone knew that it was inevitable to see all of the beauty of Ireland. The bus was so nice and it was nice that it was roomy enough for us all to spread out. Again, I can't really think of one thing that I was 'ehh..'. It was all so amazing!

Again, I can't thank you enough.

"This Guided Vacation far exceeded my wildest dreams"

Lorraine M.

Dear Jen, thank you for all your assistance and patience with our Ireland vacation. This is my lifetime dream. Elegant and fabulous tour. The best guide and bus driver. Small, lovely. This trip far exceeds my wildest dreams. Seamus is witty, well informed and an excellent guide.

"Trip to London and Scotland"

Kathie S.

Agency

My clients LOVED their trip to London and Scotland. They really enjoyed the hotels that Authentic Vacations recommended, especially the Rembrandt. Thank you!

"The entire Ireland trip was a dream"

Jennifer B.

Jackson, NJ

Ellie booked our dream vacation for a total of 15 days to Ireland. We did a self-driving tour with a car rental starting and ending in Dublin. We traveled the entire coastline staying 1 or 2 nights at each hotel. The places arranged for us got better and better each night, ending with our last night in a castle built in 1101. The entire trip was a dream. All the recommendations made to us by Ellie were spot on! I can not wait to work with her again. We plan on returning in a couple years with our adult children. I would definitely use Authentic Vacations again for any trip I plan on taking overseas.

"Great trip in Ireland & Scotland"

Tena

Ireland/Scotland trip was a great trip planned with our group and Jorie. We thoroughly enjoyed each city we visited in both countries. All our hotels were very nice but as older adults, I would advise to pack light which is hard to do if your visit is extended but we had to climb stairs in several places. My favorite thing in both countries are the people. Everyone was so friendly and inviting at hotels, restaurants and local sites. We felt completely safe and comfortable. I would agree with other travelers that driving is stressful for both driver and passengers especially in Ireland where the roads are extremely narrow with rock walls on each side. Next trip will include staying in certain cities with tours out. JerPoint Park in Ireland was a favorite of our group of 4. Authentic Vacations plans, reservations and communications were first rate.

"Wonderful Scottish and Irish adventure"

James

South Carolina

Lauren, thank you for putting together a wonderful Scottish and Irish adventure. In many unexpected ways it indeed was an adventure that we will remember forever. So sincere thanks. Despite a glitch in St Andrews your team's recovery actually made St Andrews the highpoint of our trip. Staying at Rusacks overlooking the first tee and eighteenth green of the old course was awesome. All the Hotels were first rate. Experiences - awesome The Clontarf Castle is an awesome way to the trip. Well done y'all.  Big city stays - We all felt like we could have used an extra day in the larger cities. They all had a story to tell, and we just had enough time to scratch the surface. Self-drive - while less expensive alternative, the person doing the driving misses out on a lot in transit, while the passenger's white knuckle thru the driver's learning process. Also, the roads in Scotland and Ireland are no joke.  Would recommend it is worth it to hire a private chauffer driver or go Small Guided for sure.

"Scotland Birthday Trip"

Michelle

Agency

Adina, I'm following up on my client's train/whiskey tour/ birthday trip to Scotland in October. They had a wonderful time! The whiskey tour day was their favorite, made extra special by their driver Alec who was a superstar. My client's boyfriend is a real train enthusiast. They enjoyed all the train trips, and Nick was like a child on the Jacobite train. Thanks so much for your help with this trip. You clearly know Scotland and planned a very nice route with some unique requirements. I greatly appreciate your expertise and attentive service. I look forward to working with you again in the future. An early Happy Holidays!

"Memorable Trip in Italy"

Loryl

Fort Thomas, KY

Amber, I received this email from my client Mrs. R this morning - I love being able to share these with you all :).

"Loryl, WOW! What a wonderful trip we had in Italy! Thank you for helping make this trip so memorable. We have so many wonderful memories that we will cherish forever. It was a trip of a lifetime. Thank You!  I guess we need to start thinking about our next trip. "

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