• Two Topdeck travelers trekking through Iceland's countryside as the sun sets.

Delve Deep: Iceland

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Trip Overview

TRIP VIBE = iconic sights and in-depth adventures with a local Trip Leader. Hope you’ve packed your spacesuit – this eight-day orbit is about to transport you to another world. Blast off in Reykjavík and discover Iceland’s star attractions: glowing geothermal pools, gobsmacking glaciers and WOW-worthy waterfalls. Then delve deeper into the fascinating folklore, magical myths and traditional treats this one-of-a-kind country has to offer. Ready to REALLY explore the Land of Fire and Ice? We have lift off!

Worth noting…
On this trip, you’ll get two in one – your Trip Leader is also your Driver. Fact: Iceland is mind-blowing. But it’s also rain, snow and wind-blowing. Occasionally, the itinerary may change due to weather conditions. DW – your Trip Leader always has a back-up plan.

Tales From Topdeckers

Trip itinerary

  1. Reykjavík (Iceland)


    Gobsmacking scenery. Richer-than-rich culture. Bucket-list topping activities. Plus all the weird, whacky and wonderful in between – welcome to Iceland. With these out-of-this-world landscapes, you might as well have landed on the moon. Dump your stuff at the hotel and say halló to your fellow explorers. We may be a mixed bunch but we’re in this together – like it was meant to be. Then? We’ll head to a local haunt to kick things off with an included dinner and tasting (of the local Icelandic beer variety). This is gonna be good.

    • Included Today
      • Icelandic beer tasting experience
    • Meals
      • Dinner
  2. Reykjavík – Dalvík – Akureyri

  3. Akureyri – The East Fjords

  4. The East Fjords – Vatnajökull Glacier – Jökulsárlón Region

  5. Jökulsárlón Region – South Coast Region

  6. South Coast Region – The Golden Circle – Reykjavík

  7. Reykjavík

  8. Reykjavík


What's included

Included experiences

  • - Icelandic beer tasting experience
  • - Orientation walk of Dalvík with Trip Leader
  • - Whale-watching tour in Dalvík
  • - Orientation walk of Akureyri with Trip Leader
  • - See Goðafoss and Dettifoss waterfalls
  • - Visit Dimmuborgir lava field
  • - Visit Námafjall geothermal area
  • - Drive through the East Fjords
  • - View of Vatnajökull glacier
  • - See Svínafellsjökull glacier
  • - Visit Reynisfjara black-sand beach
  • - Visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • - Golden Circle expedition (including Thingvellir National Park)



-7 nights in hotel-style accommodation (twin or double)


- Air-conditioned minicoach

Optional activities

- FYI: these are optional activities available locally. Things might change – prices are here to give you a rough idea.

- Crystal ice cave tour in Vatnajökull glacier: from 20500 ISK

- Public amphibian boat tour of Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon: from 6300 ISK

- Visit the Blue Lagoon (including transport): from 18980 ISK (booking in advance recommended)

Views & Reviews

Latest Reviews

Average rating based on 4 reviews
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  • Dylan Tu November 2023

    Just WOW!!! Such an amazing trip, couldn’t recommend it more. Our Guide ‘Henry’ was very knowledgeable, kind and debatably funny, just great. Had so much fun with the group doing the plethora of amazing activities and sites around Iceland. Though I will say there were a couple slow days of driving and little sites but even those days were great just because of Iceland being such a beautiful country. Honestly was the perfect way to experience Iceland, and although was very pricey it was completely worth it!!! :)

  • Emma Ho July 2023

    Amazing trip and a lovely group. Got to see everything I wanted to and more with a local guide who was clearly passionate about the country!

  • Anonymous March 2023

    The tour achieved what it was meant to. A quick 8 days around Iceland. The tour guide Thor improvised well as the schedule was changed due to weather conditions. This worked out well, the whale watching company cancelled on us but we went instead to Forest Lagoon which was better than Sky and Blue Lagoons in Reykjavik.

    Everyday of the tour was a travel day as there was little time and so much to see. I feel the tour would have benefited from a 2nd night in the place we visit before Vik as there are so many adventure activities to do like the ice caving, glacier hikes, ice climbing etc that I day could have been filled doing that. Then one less day in Reykjavik.

    What this Top Deck tour lacked was music. We didn't have a top deck song. I have been on other top deck tours such as through Morocco and on long drive days the guides have played games or had everyone select 5 songs and have turns at connecting tot he speaker and playing them. Stuff like that to keep people engaged. I feel bus life could have more engaging. I know there is nice scenery outside but so to on my other tours. Since there is so much back to back busing, this fun Top Deck is known for wasn't there. Thor was a really good guide. He told us stories about the elves and trolls in the areas we went through as well as the history of the local areas. He was funny as well. But the tour lacked a sort of youthfulness that top deck tours are known for.

    We also didn't do the daunting group introduction which I quite like because it puts everyone out of their comfort zone and the group bonds more quickly together. We can't do it while the bus travels though due to the road laws and dangerous conditions.

    Bus was always clean and the driver Brun was nice.

    I quite enjoyed the tour. I am glad we went all the way around the Island in winter where may other tour companies would not due to the unpredictability of road closures due to storms. But it didn't feel 'Top Deck'.

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