Polar Regions Arctic Land Tour

Iceland Adventure: Circling the Land of Fire & Ice

Iceland is a small island nation on the edge of the Arctic Circle, but few countries are bigger on natural wonders. Glaciers and geysers, hot springs and waterfalls, basalt pillars and black sand beaches, frigid fjords and fields of lava…Iceland has all these and more, and this 11-day land tour showcases the full array of its arresting contrasts.

Uninhabited until the island was settled by Norse Vikings in the 9th century, Iceland today is one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe. Its shores are teeming with whales, seals and puffins—scout them out on private boat excursions during this Iceland land tour. Inland, walk atop raw terrain born of fiery volcanoes and sculpted by glaciers. Here, where the North American and Eurasian plates collide, geothermal forces create a dynamic and dramatic landscape—an experience of pure nature at its most powerful.

A main highlight of this Iceland land tour is the medley of transportation along the way: circle Iceland by private mini bus, plane, boat and 4×4 Super Jeep. Another feature is exploring less-visited areas including the far-flung Westfjords (with a private boat cruise in search of whales) and a puffin colony on Vigur Island. Finally, explore Iceland’s volcanic features, including Lake Myvatn and its intriguing lava formations, plus a Super Jeep tour into a volcano to experience the Askja caldera and Viti crater. From fishing villages to glaciers and geothermal features, this rare Iceland land tour truly has it all, in a small group setting of up to 11 travelers!

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Arctic tours, or compare this unique Iceland land tour to our Iceland cruises.