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wildlife & nature • 10 days, 9 nights

Iceland in Summer: Journey Through a Fabled Land

wildlife & nature • 10 days, 9 nights

Iceland in Summer: Journey Through a Fabled Land

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  • Group Size 12 People Maximum
  • Activity Level
  • Travel Style
    Overland Adventure
from $5,770 USD per person
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Trip Overview

Between strange encounters with peculiar elves and supernatural creatures, Icelanders have their fair share of mythical tales. In a land renowned worldwide for its sensational scenery and extraordinary natural wonders, beneath the surface lies a unique history waiting to be discovered. On this tour, we’ll traverse the paths of ancient legends and discover the natural secrets of this astonishing land. Our expert guides will lead us on a circumnavigation of Iceland with a focus on storytelling as they reveal the geologic, human, and mystical history of this land. This is a truly unforgettable experience for the intrepid traveler who is looking for a tour that combines ancient history with breathtaking natural beauty. 

We also offer a trip to Iceland in Winter.

  • Volcanic landscapes and geological wonders
  • Spectacular waterfalls
  • Elves, trolls, and ghosts of Icelandic folklore
  • Glaciers and black sand beaches


Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

Additional Info


The listed price of the trip is per person based on double occupancy.

Traveling Solo?

You’re in good company. Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. We have two options for you: 

Shared Room (subject to the latest Covid-19 guidelines): You'll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender.

Private Room: Have your own room, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost of $1,525 per person . After booking your trip, please request a single room when you fill out your traveler information form and we’ll send a separate invoice for the cost. 

Arrival & Departure

Our trip arrives and departs from Reykjavik, which is served by Keflavík International Airport (KEF). A shared shuttle airport service is included and will transport you from the airport to your Reykjavik hotel. We recommend arriving by 1pm on Day 1.

You may depart at any time on the last day of the tour. A shared shuttle service is included and will transport you from your hotel to Keflavík Airport.

*Shared shuttle airport transfers are only provided if arriving & departing on the trip dates, or if pre/post arrangements have been made through Atlas Obscura.

Activity Level

Travelers should feel comfortable walking two to four miles over the course of each day, remaining on their feet for long periods of time, and sometimes walking on uneven terrain. This overland circumnavigation journey around Iceland requires some long driving days up to 5 hours, which will be broken up with sites and activities. 

Midnight Sun Departure

Exploring Iceland is special year round, but it's a little extra special during Summer Solstice where you can experience the natural wonder known as the Midnight Sun. On June 21st, the sun peaks and produces the longest day of the year with sunrise falling around 3am and sunset at around midnight. For three hours of twilight, the sun sits just below the horizon and delivers golden lingering natural light.  Join us on our June 17th departure to experience this natural phenomenon for yourself!

  • Accommodation throughout the trip 
  • All meals as described in the itinerary
  • Transportation throughout the trip
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers, via shared shuttle 
  • An experienced Trip Leader(s)/Driver to accompany you for the duration of the trip as well as special guests throughout
  • Admission to all proposed activities, locations, and events
  • A curious group of fellow Atlas Obscura travelers!
  • 24/7 emergency assistance during your trip, provided by Global Rescue (terms apply)
  • Special access to unique places and extraordinary experiences
  • Transportation and flights to and from Reykjavik
  • Pre- and Post-trip accommodations
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Atlas Obscura offerings, including most alcoholic beverages
  • Passport and visa fees, if applicable
  • Entry/Exit airport taxes (if applicable)
  • COVID-19 testing requirements (if applicable)
  • Customary gratuities for Trip Leader
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Trip FAQ

Your participation in this trip provides significant financial contributions to the communities we visit, directly supporting small businesses and the local people who run their own small museums, collections, and activities. 

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Upcoming Departures

  • Jun 17–Jun 26, 2023
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  • Jul 15–Jul 24, 2023
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  • Aug 5–Aug 14, 2023
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