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Iceland: Countryside & Reykjavik Pride

A grand gay tour of Iceland concluding with Reykjavík Pride.

From modern Reykjavík to the remote and pristine countryside, this 8-day adventure will immerse you in everything there is to love about the Land of Fire and Ice. You’ll explore the famous Golden Circle, float between tectonic plates, traverse a glacier by super-jeep, and celebrate Reykjavík Gay Pride with an international group of LGBT travellers and all the friendly locals.

Want more Iceland fun? Also check out our Iceland Northern Lights & Essential Sights, departing in March.

Please Note: 2021 and 2022 booking conditions differ, please ensure you have read all booking conditions thoroughly.


Quick Facts

  • Who's it for? Gay men, friends and family
  • Countries visited: Iceland
  • Duration: 7 Nights/8 Days
  • Starts in: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Ends in: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Group size: Min 4; max 16
  • Accomodations: 3-Star+ Hotels
  • Physical Rating: 3/5
  • Theme: Active
  • Activities: Caving, Hiking, Hot Springs, Pride, Snorkeling

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drive the iconic Golden Circle, famous for Gullfoss Waterfall and the Great Geysir
  • Hike an ancient glacier
  • Spend a day cruising glaciers on souped-up “Super Jeeps”
  • Snorkel over the tectonic plates (really – tectonic plates!)
  • Discover some of Iceland’s most stunning waterfalls
  • Soak and soften up in the Blue Lagoon
  • Enjoy the best of Icelandic cuisine
  • Attend Reykjavík Gay Pride and its unforgettable parade

DATES AND PRICES

August 1-8, 2021 (From $5,595.00 USD)
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  • Tour Prices - All tour prices are in USD and based on double/twin occupancy
    • Tour Price: $5,595.00 per person
  • Single Supplement (Optional) - All single supplement prices are in USD and additional to the tour price
    • Single Supplement: $1,600.00 per person
  • Payment Terms: $500 Deposit - Balance Due 60 Days Before Departure
  • Guides and Hosts for this trip: Gudni
Jul. 31 - Aug. 7, 2022 (From $5,595.00 USD)
OPEN
  • Tour Prices - All tour prices are in USD and based on double/twin occupancy
    • Tour Price: $5,595.00 per person
  • Single Supplement (Optional) - All single supplement prices are in USD and additional to the tour price
    • Single Supplement: $1,600.00 per person
  • Payment Terms: $500 Deposit - Balance Due 60 Days Before Departure (2022)
  • Guides and Hosts for this trip: Gudni
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ITINERARY

Day 1 Reykjavik

Halló! Today you’ll meet your fellow travellers, along with your Icelandic guide, before we ramble through big gay Reykjavík by foot. We’ll then head for an included dinner at one of Iceland’s best restaurants, followed by drinks and a potential spot of dancing.

Day 2 Golden Circle & Silfra Snorkeling

Today we’ll snorkel in Silfra. Two tectonic plates meet at this rift, and we may even be able to see the crack below. After we’ve unsuited we’ll continue on the Golden Circle to see the infamous Geysir and his little brother Strokkur before visiting Gullfoss, one of the most majestic waterfalls in Iceland.

Day 3 Southern Coast/Vik

Rise and shine! We’re off to Iceland’s south coast to see the majestic Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, along with the captivating rock formations of Reynisfjara and Reynisdrangar.

Day 4 Mýrdalsjökull Glacier Trek & Super Jeep Tour

After a leisurely breakfast we’ll trek and ride souped-up “Super Jeeps” across Iceland’s 4th-largest glacier. We’ll hit the Mýrdalsjökull Glacier for an ice-walking lesson, then partake in this Icelandic pastime. Please be aware ice-walking is tricky for the best of us—good mobility is required on this activity. Best of all, this tour takes us off the beaten track, away from the standard sites, giving you the full glacier experience.

Day 5 Blue Lagoon/Reykjavík

Today we’ll hit the Blue Lagoon for a dip, and give this geothermal pool some extra sizzle with other gay and lesbian travellers who are also in town for Pride. Grab a drink and chat up your fellow dippers before we head for our hotel in Reykjavík, and base for the next few nights. This evening features an optional dinner, and perhaps some Pride festivities.

Day 6 West Iceland Goats, Spa & Cave Exploration

On today’s west Iceland tour we’ll visit the goat farmer Jóhanna which is lauded for almost single-handedly saving the Icelandic goat species from extinction. We’ll explore Surtshellir, or the cave of Surtr, named after the formidable foe from the End of world event Ragnarök in Nordic Mythology. You’ll be driving past the dwelling of Snorri Sturluson, the scholar, poet and writer we have to thank for almost all we know about Nordic mythology and it’s not unlikely he used the eruptions that formed the many volcanic caves in the area as inspiration for his writings. We’ll take you to Hraunfossar & Barnafossar waterfalls which have a tragic story behind them before soaking in the Krauma Spa.

Day 7 Reykjavík Pride

After yesterday’s busy itinerary you can take this morning to relax until noon. Then together we’ll our guide and witness Reykjavík’s official Gay Pride Parade and a short outdoor concert. After we will enjoy a farewell dinner at a Reykjavik Restaurant and it all ends tonight at the official Pride Dance, the festival’s flagship event. Be sure to end it with a bang!

Day 8 Reykjavík/Departure

There are no activities planned today, so you are free to depart at your leisure. Safe travels!


GUIDES AND HOSTS

ICELAND GROUP LEADER

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Arrival & departure transfers to/from Out Adventures’ joining/finishing point hotel via shared shuttle. For full details, please see ‘A Special Note On Arrival Transfers’ in Important Information.
  • Group leader from beginning to end of tour
  • 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • 3-star or higher accommodation (7 nights)
  • West Iceland Tour & Sightseeing
  • Snorkelling
  • Glacier Hike + Super Jeep Tour
  • Blue Lagoon entrance/towel/drink/algae mask
  • Golden Circle tour
  • Reykjavík city walk
  • Pride Closing Party

WHAT ISN’T INCLUDED?

  • International Airfare
  • Meals & Activities not mentioned in itinerary
  • Travel insurance is mandatory for all travellers. Click here for more details.
  • Gratuities for Tour Leader ($40-80 USD)
  • Gratuities for drivers, hotel staff, porters (approximately $50 USD)

LGBT INFO FOR Iceland

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

What to bring, visa information, required
vaccinations, travel insurance and more.
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Reviews

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Ian Z

This was my second Out Adventures tour and won't be my last.
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We got VIP treatment at a large local gay Reykjavík event, had special unadvertised extras along the way and got to know people we ordinarily would have just been introduced to in passing. This was my second Out Adventures tour and won’t be my last.

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Paul H

It turned out to be a trip of a lifetime!
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THIS was a tour I went on to appease my partner, I truly was nervous about an “active” adventure. Truth is it turned out to be a trip of a lifetime! Spectacular country with beautiful views, great tour guide, the other travelers were super, and a wonderful itinerary that, as an active one, wasn’t so active that it wore me out! Our days were full and wonderful and I would definitely travel with Out Adventures again. We are already planning our next trip!

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Michael H

The guide was excellent and the destination amazing
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The trip far exceeded expectations. Every day’s events were well planned yet flexible enough to accommodate for weather conditions (two excursions were switched to take advantage of this). Though clearly this is not something that can be done on all trips this demonstrates how important the customer experience is to Out Adventures. The guide was excellent and the destination amazing. Our experience was so positive we’re already planning our next trip with Out Adventures.

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Tim J

Very good variety of activities, beautiful country.
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Friendly and helpful Out Adventures staff before the trip , a great local guide, very good variety of activities, beautiful country.

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David D

Traveling with Gudni is like having an old friend show you around their home country.
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Not only does Out Adventures put together an ideal itinerary for visiting Iceland, but traveling with Gudni is like having an old friend show you around their home country with pride and a knowledge of the facts AND the people.

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Brian Y

Iceland is an amazing place!
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Iceland is an amazing place and Out Adventures makes sure you’ll have a gay time!

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EXAMPLES OF ACCOMMODATIONS

Reykjavik
Alda
Standard Room
Reykjavik
Alda
Restaurant
Selfoss
360 Hotel
Standard Room
Selfoss
360 Hotel
Standard Bathroom



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Who's it for?

While these trips typically attract gay men, all genders are welcome, and we encourage friends and family to join the fun as well.

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Accommodations

All accommodations on Out Adventures tours include breakfast and are located in areas central to our activities. All amenities are examples only, and may differ from hotel to hotel.

3-Star+ Hotels: Great Icelandic design, clean and comfortable rooms along with basic amenities such as a simple restaurant/breakfast area, some featuring spas. Customer service is good, but offers no frills.

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Physical Rating: 3 - AVERAGE

3.5 – Average/Demanding

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If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room with another solo traveller, please select Shared/Twin Room when booking this tour.

If you are a solo traveller interested in booking a private room, please select single supplement when booking this tour (based on availability). If you are willing to share a room with another solo traveller, please select Solo Shared.

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