Iceland Adventure for Women Eco Tour August 18-26, 2023
August 18, 2023
August 26, 2023
Moderate Physical Activity
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Hey Viking Princess! This is the Iceland trip you have dreamed about. Let us help you explore Iceland’s natural treasures by paddle, saddle, and on foot while you connect with nature in the company of a great group of women.
Discover Iceland and discover yourself on our Iceland adventure for women eco tour. Explore the natural wonders of the magical Snaefellsnes Peninsula and the waterfalls and glaciers of the south coast.
Our Iceland adventure for women eco tour includes fun outdoor adventures led by a local guide to help women discover the wild side of the land of fire and ice. Green Edventures’ Iceland adventure for women eco tour activities include: day hikes tailored to the group’s interest and skill levels, sea kayaking in the North Atlantic, glacier trekking, riding Icelandic Horses, and soaking in hot springs like the Blue Lagoon, and local pools. We stay in countryside guest houses and summer cabins. Throughout our Iceland adventure for women eco tour we eat delicious local food like fresh lamb, cod, and trout. You will be surprised how fresh the vegetables are, too.
The Iceland adventure for women eco tour is open to all women. No previous experience required. Join us as a solo traveler, with a partner, or with a friend. There are no forced single supplements. On our fun and active Iceland adventure for women eco tour, you will have instant travel buddies, lots of belly laughs and future-lifelong friends. The Iceland adventure for women eco tour will be a positive life-changing adventure you will remember forever.
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- See the lesser traveled parts of Iceland including the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, a variety of scenic & off the beaten path hikes throughout the trip, and spend time in small towns and hamlets.
- Get up-close to puffins and shore birds on a North Atlantic Boat Tour.
- Experience Iceland’s treasures: The Golden Circle: Stukkur Geyser, Gollfoss Waterfall.
- Learn about Viking history at Þingvellir National Park.
- Don your crampons and get on ancient ice for a glacier trek.
- Feel blue! Take a thrilling zodiak trip into a glacier Lagoon to photograph towering icebergs.
- Explore the black sands and epic basalt columns of Vik, Rynisfjara, and Dyrholaey Nature Reserve.
- Paddle paradise via a 2- hour adventure kayaking trip through marshes into to the Atlantic Ocean.
- See geothermal energy in action, powering the country, and growing food in green houses.
- Relax in the Blue Lagoon and lesser known Secret Lagoon’s geo-thermally heated water.
- Experience a ride on Icelandic Horses.
Inclusions & Exclusions
- Stops at breath-taking waterfalls, geysers, and black sand beaches.
- A variety of easy -moderate guided hikes with unbelievable beauty.
- 2-hour kayaking adventure.
- Guided glacier hike.
- Zodiac Boat trip into a glacier lagoon.
- Ride Icelandic Horses!
- See puffins and experience Viking Sushi on a North Atlantic Boat trip.
- Entrance to the famous Blue Lagoon.
- All breakfasts, 2 lunches.
- English speaking Icelandic driver and guide for 7 days from day 2 to day 8 plus.
- Green Edventures Trip Leader from day 1 to day 9.
- Return trip group transfer from Reykjavik on day 9 to Keflavik International Airport.
- Lodging in guest houses in double twin rooms ( 5 nights shared facilities, 3 nights private)
- Airfare to Reykjavik
- Airport transfer from Keflavik to Reykjavik day 1
- Most meals except breakfast & 2 lunches
- Optional excursions, visits to museums
- Personal spending money.
- Travel Insurance
Installments: Four equal installments March, April, May, & June
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A passport is required
This Iceland womens adventures is active, informative, and covers a lot of area in 9-days. We start in Reykjavik and then branch out west to the Snaefellsness Peninsual, back south through the Golden Circle, and along the south coast as far East as Jokullsarlon (the glacier lagoon). The itinerary will take you to Iceland’s popular treasures like Gullfoss Waterfall, Strokkur Geyser, and some of it’s off-the-beaten-path trails, guest houses, and thermal pools including the Blue Lagoon. The trip ends with a group drop off at the Keflavik Airport (KEF)
►Where Do We Stay?
- Night 1: Guest house in Reykjavik
- Night 2: Guest house in Snæfellsnes
- Night 3: Guest house in Snæfellsnes
- Night 4: Guest house near Selfoss
- Night 5: Guest house near Kirkjubæjarklaustur
- Night 6:Guest house near Kirkjubæjarklaustur
- Night 7: Guest house near Laugarvatn
- Night 8: Guesthouse, Reykjavik
►Day 1: Arrival at the Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
The Iceland Adventure for Women Eco Tour starts and ends in Reykjavik. On day one, Arrive at Keflavik airport anytime that is most convenient and economical for you. Transfer to Reykjavik is not included but we will help participants arrange transportation. Meet and greet. Introductions and a walking tour of Iceland’s largest city. Dinner in town (not included) and overnight in guesthouse. Overnight at Reykavik.
►Day 2: Reykjavik – Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Breakfast at guest house. Early morning departure from Reykjavík as we set out on our first full day of the Iceland Adventure for Women Eco Tour. We set course to Snæfellsnes, a volcanic peninsula that stretches out from the Icelandic west coast and is divided by a chain of mountains that lies from east to west. The peninsula is dominated by the majestic Volcano Snæfellsjökull. We head straight to the beautiful town of Stykkishólmur where we will take the Viking Sushi Boat Trip on the Breidafjörður Bay at 11:00 am. After the boat trip, we explore the northern coast of the peninsula, visit the village of Grundarfjörður and enter the National Park. Stop and walk to the Djúpalónssandur black beach. Overnight on the south coast of Snæfellsnes for 2 nights. (B)
►Day 3: South Snæfellsnes
Today we will explore the South coast of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Our first activity will be 2-hour horse riding tour from Lýsuhóll. After the riding tour we drive to Hellnar where we have lunch at the tiny beach café (included). Our next stop is at the hamlet of Arnarstapi where we walk among the basaltic rock formations. We stop at Búðir to visit the beautiful little black church, the yellow sand beach and the rock lava formations and If we have time, we will explore the gorge Rauðafellsgjá. before return to Hof for second night. (B.L)
►Day 4: Explore the Golden Circle
We leave the Snaefellnes Peninsula and head south toward the National Park of Thingvellir where we walk along the faults and fissures of the area that make evident the rifting of the earth’s crust and hear about the major historic events that have taken place at this UNESCO world heritage site. From there on the Iceland Adventure for Women Eco Tour, a short drive brings us to the famous greenhouse Friðheimar where we have their renowned tomato soup for lunch (included). After lunch, we visit two of Iceland’s most famous natural treasures the waterfall Gullfoss and the Geysir hot spring area. The famous hot spring is the namesake of all sprouting hot springs, and his neighbor, the reliable Strokkur geyser, spouts hot water up as high as 15 – 30 m, every 5 – 10 min. Overnight in the old school renovated as guesthouse Héraðsskólinn near Geysir. (B.L)
►Day 5: South Coast – Kirkjubæjarklaustur
Our first stop today will be the the beautiful waterfall Seljalandsfoss and we will walk behind it. A little bit further east we stop at the black beach of Reynisfjara and the beautiful village of Vík where we will walk on the black beach, admiring the power and beauty of the Atlantic Ocean. The high cliffs dominate the black beach below and just off the coast pillars of rock rise from the Ocean’s surface. Legend says that these are trolls that turned into stone after staying up past sunrise. After an hour drive across the vast sand desert of the south and the lava field of Eldhraun, one of the biggest lave flow coming from one single eruption, we take a walk at the gorgeous Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon before heading for our accommodation near Kirkjubæjarklaustur. (B)
►Day 6: Skaftafell National Park, Fjallsárlón & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoons
Today we head further east for an adventurous day. We enter the Skaftafell National Park where we will hike up to the Svartifoss waterfall. We continue to Fjallsárlón lagoon where we will go on an exciting boat trip among the floating icebergs. After lunch we head for the famous Jökulsárlón Glacier Lake, filled with icebergs and we will walk along the picturesque Diamond Beach before returning to our accommodations in Kirkjubæjarklaustur for the second night. (B)
►Day 7: Glacier Walk & Skogafoss
Today we have an exciting activity. A short drive brings us to the glacier Sólheimajökull where we will be equipped with crampons and ice ax and a specialist glacier guide takes us on a walk up to the ever changing glacier. After this unique experience we visit the majestic waterfall Skógafoss before heading for our accommodation in the country guesthouse Vatnsholt near Selfoss. (B)
►Day 8: Sea Kayaking – Hot Spring Hike – Reykjavík
We drive to the small village of Stokkseyri where we will have an exciting two-hour sea kayak tour down to the sea. On our way, back to Reykjavik we stop at of the geothermal village of Hveragerði we go for a short hike among the numerous hot springs and boiling mud pools of Grændalur, a magical place. If the weather is nice, we can take a dip in the hot river. Arrival in Reykjavik in the the evening. (B)
►Day 9: Blue Lagoon & Airport Transfer
Group transfer to Keflavik airport for a return flight. On the way we will stop at the Blue Lagoon to have a relaxing 2-hour bath its spa-like milky hot water. Considered one of the 25 wonders of the world, the geothermal water originates 6,000 feet below the surface, where freshwater and seawater combine at extreme temperatures. It is then harnessed via drilling holes at a nearby geothermal power plant, Svartsengi, to create electricity and hot water for nearby communities. On its way to the surface, the water picks up silica and minerals, before emerging at a soothing 38°C (100°F). Perfect for a relaxing and re-energizing bath. (B)
** Please note: The activities, lodging, guides, and schedule may change without notice as practical considerations arise during program development or onsite. **
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Trip Facilitator / CEO Green Edventures Tours
Tara is the Founder & CEO of Green Edventures Tours. She has 20 years of experience curating and facilitating educational adventures in the Americas, the Caribbean, Africa, and Iceland. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in Natural Resource Management with an emphasis in Environmental Education/Interpretation. Tara has worked for notable educational, scientific, and conservation organizations and institutions such as the John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry, USDA Forest Service in the Chugach National Forest in Alaska, and Wild Studies in the Bahamas. Tara is a PADI Open Water Diver, Advanced Diver, Rescue Diver and has specialty certifications as Underwater Naturalist, Deep Diver, Multi-Level diver and Night Diver. She holds current Wilderness First Aid & CPR Certifications.
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