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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, cruise down a beach on an ATV, 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.
Halló! Today you’ll meet your fellow travellers along with your Icelandic guide at 5PM for our Group Meeting. We’ll then head for an included dinner at one of Iceland’s best restaurants, followed by drinks and a potential spot of dancing.
Today we’ll hope on ATVs and cruise along the black sand beach on the south coast. This thrilling adventure will allow you to enjoy the stunning nature of Iceland in a unique way. No experience is required, but you will require your drivers license. Later today 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.
Rise and shine! We’re off to Þjórsárdalur, or the Valley of Þjórsá River. This area was once quite densely populated, but after a volcanic eruption in 1104 most of the settlements were wiped out in the area. Foundations of one of the houses, Stöng, were discovered, rebuilt and opened as a museum in 1974. This lush and green valley is full of rivers with countless waterfalls including Hjálparfoss, where twin falls cascade over a lava field.
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.
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.
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.
After yesterday’s busy itinerary you can take this morning to relax until noon. Then together we’ll join our guide and witness Reykjavík’s official Gay Pride Parade and an outdoor concert. After we will enjoy a farewell dinner at Fiskfélagið Restaurant and it all ends tonight at the official Pride Dance, the festival’s flagship event. Be sure to end it with a bang!
There are no activities planned today, so you are free to depart at your leisure. Safe travels!
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.
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!
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.
Friendly and helpful Out Adventures staff before the trip , a great local guide, very good variety of activities, beautiful country.
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.
Iceland is an amazing place and Out Adventures makes sure you’ll have a gay time!
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In the second of Bryon Williams and Steve Ellingsons’ two-part photo series, the pair feature Iceland’s awe-inspiring countryside. This edition really defines why the country is known as “The Land of Fire and Ice”.Read More
While these trips typically attract gay men, all genders are welcome, and we encourage friends and family to join the fun as well.Learn More
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.Learn More
3.5 – Average/Demanding
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