Iceland: The Complete Tour

May 24, 2024 thru June 4, 2024

Iceland was born through volcanic action. The resulting land of peaks, geysers, glaciers, waterfalls, lakes, and astonishing scenery is breathtaking. Here nature is unspoiled by pollution or development. Iceland is so magnetic that it lures visitors back again and again. This definitive tour circles the island to see all the best sights at the season of maximum daylight.


Roundtrip air transportation from ABQ


Deluxe Motorcoach


12 days, 10 nights

Activity Level Rating

4 - Energetic



Meals Included

19 meals (10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 8 dinners) included

Documents Required


Tour Highlights

  • Reykjavik
  • Whale Watching Cruise
  • Kaldidalur Highland Trail
  • Borgarfjoredur Fjord
  • Hike on Grábrók Volcano Crater
  • Akureyri
  • Eyjafjörður Fjord
  • Goðafoss, the Waterfalls of the Gods
  • Lake Mývatn
  • Lava Formations at Kálfaströnd
  • Geothermal Mývatn Nature Baths
  • Lava Labyrinth at Dimmuborgir, “The Dark Castles”
  • Hot Spring Area of Námaskarð
  • Vatnajökull – Europe’s Biggest Glacier
  • Jökulsárlón, a Glacial Lagoon Filled with Floating Icebergs
  • Diamond Beach
  • Eldhraun Lava Field
  • Icelandic Lava Show
  • Black Lava beach of Reynisfjara
  • Skógafoss Waterfall and Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Varmi Exhibition at Hellisheidi Power Station
  • Strokkur, “The Churn,” Geysir
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Reykjanes Peninsula


  • Roundtrip airfare ABQ to Reykjavik (not including baggage and in-flight charges)
  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • 10 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
  • Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
  • 19 meals (10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 8 dinners)
  • Admission to all listed attractions
  • Your professional Icelandic Tour Director
  • Your SUN TOURS Escort
  • All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)

Day 1 - Albuquerque to Reykjavik

We depart from Albuquerque on our flights, taking us overnight and into Reykjavik, Iceland.

Day 2 - Reykjavik

We arrive in Reykjavik. Today is spent outdoors with our first stop at a wonderful local bakery. We take a whale watching cruise today. Iceland is a bountiful feeding ground that attracts 24 different whale species, from the enormous sperm whale to the diminutive harbor porpoise.

Overnight: Hotel Reykjavík Saga or similar.

Meals included: (D)

Day 3 - Volcanic Craters

Our circle tour of Iceland begins today as we cross the spectacular Kaldidalur Highland Trail to the woods of Husafel, Hraunfossar Falls, and historic Reykholt, home of the medieval chieftain, Snorri Sturluson. We continue along lovely Borgarfjoredur Fjord, past the volcanic craters at Grabrok and across the Holtavoreduheiedi plateau.

Overnight: Fosshotel Reykholt or similar.

Meals included: (B, D)

Day 4 - Lava Fields & Akureyri

Today we start with easy hike on Grábrók volcano crater in the middle of a greenish lava field. Further north, we visit Glaumbaer, one of Iceland’s most beautiful turf house farms and folks museums. Continue along scenic fjord landscape and over several mountain passes until we reach Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. The overnight location at allows you to walk around the beautiful town of Akureyri.

Overnight: Hotel KEA Akureyri or similar.

Meals included: (B, D)

Day 5 - Fire & Ice

In the morning, explore the town of Akureyri, also called the capital of North Iceland, and admire the panoramic view over the Eyjafjörður fjord. In the afternoon, travel to Goðafoss, the waterfalls of the Gods. Then explore Lake Mývatn, known as a geological wonderland and for its abundant birdlife. See the strange lava formations at Kálfaströnd, the pseudo craters at Skútustaðir and the tephra cone Hverfjall. Finally, end the afternoon relaxing in the geothermal Mývatn Nature Baths with a fantastic view over the whole area.

Overnight: Fosshotel Mývatn or similar.

Meals included: (B, D)

Day 6 - The Dark Castles

In the morning, walk in the lava labyrinth at Dimmuborgir, “The Dark Castles”, hoping to get a glimpse of the trolls who are said to live there. In the afternoon, visit the hot spring area of Námaskarð with bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras. Head through the uninhabited highlands and moon-like surroundings to East Iceland. The tour includes a detour to the powerful waterfall Dettifoss.

Overnight: Fosshotel Eastfjords or similar.

Meals included: (B, D)

Day 7 - Europe's Largest Glacier

It’s a day to admire the dramatic fjord landscape and its tiny fishing villages at the end of twisty roads in the East Fjords and, on the route, visit an attractive stone and mineral collection. Then, in the afternoon, see Vatnajökull – Europe’s biggest glacier, visible all over southeast Iceland.

Overnight: Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon or similar.

Meals included: (B, D)

Day 8 - Glacial Lagoon

Start the day with a stop at Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs, and explore the extraordinary site where you might see seals swimming in arctic waters. A boat tour between floating icebergs is included in the program. You can walk on the so-called Diamond Beach across the street, where large icebergs get stranded. Travel along the southern part of the glacier Vatnajökull and get a glimpse at Europe’s second largest national park, which has Iceland’s highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe’s largest glacier. In the afternoon, a beautiful drive with many natural wonders awaits us as we head across the Eldhraun lava field, cross the sandy desert of the south coast, overlooked by mountainous cliffs, glaciers and waterfalls.

Overnight: Hotel Vík or similar.

Meals included: (B, D)

Day 9 - Chasing Waterfalls

Today we experience the unique Icelandic Lava Show where you get to witness and feel the heat from molten lava! Stroll along the black lava beach of Reynisfjara near Vík. In the small village of Skógar, there is Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. Continue to the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which plunges over the mountain. An exciting trail goes behind the fall if you are prepared to get wet! We also visit the Skogar Museum today. 

Overnight: Hotel Örk or similar.

Meals included: (B, D)

Day 10 - Geysir Geothermal Fields

Today we first visit the Varmi exhibition at Hellisheidi power station. After we continue to explore the classic Golden Circle sights. We begin at Friðheimar, where you learn about the Icelandic horse, its unique qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Later on, see steam from the Geysir geothermal fields as we arrive. There is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur, “The Churn,” which erupts at 5-7 minute intervals. Continue to Gullfoss, “The Golden Falls,” a double waterfall that tumbles 32 meters into the Hvítá river and attracts travelers in summer and winter. Travel inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. As we return to Reykjavík, we will take you for a short city tour to show highlights of the world’s northernmost capital city.

Overnight: Hotel Reykjavík Saga or similar.

Meals included: (B, L)

Day 11 - Icelandic Coast

We drive across the vast lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula to the lighthouse at its tip, then along the south coast to the busy fishing village of Grindavik. Fish accounts for 75% of Iceland’s exports. The Blue Lagoon is a pool of mineral-rich geothermal water with an amazing blue color located in a lava field. We can soak or just enjoy the view.

Overnight: Hotel Reykjavík Saga or similar.

Meals included: (B)

Day 12 - Reykjavik to Albuquerque

This morning we head to the airport to catch our flight home.

Meals included: (B)

Itinerary subject to change.


Package Pricing

$7,095 per person

Double Occupancy

Deposit: $250

$8,565 per person

Single Occupancy

Deposit: $250

Final Payment Due:

January 16, 2024

Deposit: n/a

Price Includes

• Roundtrip airfare ABQ to Reykjavik (not including baggage and in-flight charges)
• Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
• 10 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
• Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
• 19 meals (10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 8 dinners)
• Admission to all listed attractions
• Your professional Icelandic Tour Director
• Your SUN TOURS Escort
• All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)

Booking Policy

**Passport Required!**

FINAL PAYMENT DUE: January 16, 2024


  • None – now to January 16, 2024
  • $250 – January 17 – February 20, 2024
  • $4500  – February 21 – March 19, 2024
  • 100% after March 19, 2024



Level 4: Active

Expectations: The tour includes well-paced walking tours with regular breaks. Up to 2-3 hours of walking each day. To fully take advantage of all this tour has to offer, guests need to be able to walk longer distances, climb several flights of stairs and navigate steps and uneven terrain walking for extended periods of time over more difficult terrain (e.g. cobblestones, city hills, stairs without handrails, limited or no access to elevators). Your itinerary can include significant changes in temperature and altitude and may require a higher number of longer travel days with morning and/or evening activities. Most trips will feature long touring days, many full-day excursions and a full and active itinerary with a faster pace and longer distances. Excursions require standing and walking to city centers where coaches are prohibited.

Appropriate for: Travelers who are physically fit, expect a vigorous pace and enjoy participating in two to three hours of physical activity per day.

Visit our Activity Level Ratings page under Plan Your Tour for full information on the ratings system.


For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.


It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.


You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Albuquerque International Sunport. If you have a frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.

If you are joining the tour from locations other than Albuquerque, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.


Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A Driver’s License or Passport is preferred. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away.


We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced security


On our scheduled airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.


All hotel baggage handling fees are included. We also include basic gratuities for the Tour Director, Coach Driver, and local Tour Guides. If someone has truly gone above and beyond additional tipping is permitted, but never required.


If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.


We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.


SUN TOURS acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.


Temperatures are usually around 50°F but can go higher or lower. During the summer months (June-August) there is 24/7 daylight. Most days have a fine, clear sky and there is around 2 inches of precipitation on average. We advise you bring a winter jacket and hat just in case of inclement weather and to wear layers for best insulation. Shoes should be comfortable and sturdy for walking in small towns and along some rugged landscape. Also, consider non-slip shoes as some areas may be wet.

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