Hike in Vatnajökull National Park, shaped over millennia by volcanic eruptions, glacial runoff and rushing river
||Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon||Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
||Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
By Zodiac boat, explore Fjallsárlón lagoon with an iceberg sculpture garden in its silty waters | Trek to Svartifoss (black falls), a stunning cascade pouring from hexagonal lava columns
||Hotel Ranga||Breakfast, Lunch, Snack||
Strap on crampons and trek over a dramatic glacier in Skaftafell National Park, admired for its ice formations, water caldrons and pinnacles
||Hotel Ranga||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
Hop aboard a super jeep for a drive across rocky lava beds, glacial outflows and rivers near Katla Volcano | Discover Thórsmörk, an alpine oasis of lime-hued hillsides, caves, snowy mountains and wildflowers | Hike from bizarre rock formations and canyons to beautiful viewpoints | Explore a vibrant green wonderland featuring caves, icy peaks and glacial streams
||Ion Adventure Hotel||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
Venture into the realm of bubbling mud pools and thermal rivers as you set out on two wheels through the rolling terrain around Lake Thingvallavatn | This beautiful and protected national shrine is the largest natural lake in Iceland | Walk in Thingvellir National Park, a World Heritage site and symbolic heart of the Icelandic nation | Forty percent of all local flora can be found here, though nothing is taller than a dwarf birch!
Set off on a hike across a stunning steaming valley leading to a gradual climb through the Hengill Geothermal area
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Let off steam in the Land of Fire and Ice. In the ancient realm of the Vikings, trek on lava beds to the Forest of Thor. Journey near an active volcano. Gaze at massive mountains, walk on a glacier and warm up in geothermal pools. And that's just the tip of the iceberg! Discover Iceland at its rugged, beautiful best
* Family departures are also available. Please contact our office for more details.
* Some departures may stay at alternate hotels. Please contact our office for more details.
Established in 1979, Backroads is devoted to creating and hosting the finest bicycling, walking, hiking, multisport, family and Insider (cultural exploration) vacations year-round and worldwide. Guests are treated to the region's most distinguished lodgings, unique cultural experiences, unforgettable fun and exceptional service provided by our professional Trip Leaders and local experts. Every aspect of a Backroads vacation, from the custom-designed equipment to gourmet cuisine created by acclaimed chefs, reflects our years of care and expertise in active travel.
Insider TipAt any pace, in any style, traveling with Backroads is not just about the bike or the boots. It’s a rich experience as we peel back the layers that make each destination unique.
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