You will be amazed by Iceland's stunning natural beauty. On this tour we visit some of Iceland's most beautiful sites including glaciers, hot springs, waterfalls, black sand beaches, and small fishing villages. Choose to go in the summer and experience the midnight sun, or visit in the fall/spring for a chance of seeing the Northern Lights!
There are a lot of incredible things that we experience on this trip, but here are some of our favorites:
Floating among icebergs on a glacial lagoon by kayak (summer trips) or zodiac (fall/spring trips)
Witnessing the Northern Lights (fall/spring trips) or the Midnight Sun (summer trips)
Visiting a geothermal spa/pool and relaxing in a hot spring river
Admiring some of the world's most majestic waterfalls
Exploring the vibrant capital city of Reykjavik
Additional optional activities available during or before/after the tour
Trip Difficulty: Easy
This is one of our leisure trips, designed for those who want to experience the beauty of Iceland in more comfort than our hiking trip. The activities included are not physically strenuous. You can easily opt out of these if you would like, and there are opportunities to do additional, more adventurous activities such as snowmobiling, paragliding, or whitewater rafting. You will enjoy many of the awe-inspiring sights that Iceland is known for, as well as some lesser known attractions, and you can relax in hot springs and hot tubs at comfortable hotels and guesthouses.
This trip is designed to show you the natural beauty that has made Iceland a must-see destination. We visit the more well known sites such as the Golden Circle, where you will see natural phenomena rarely found anywhere else in the world such as geysers that erupt every 5-10 minutes and the site of tectonic plates slowly separating. We also visit more remote and lesser known areas, letting you experience a side of Iceland that very few visitors know exist. Being able to see Iceland under the Northern Lights in the winter and the Midnight Sun in the summer are experiences that you will never forget!
“This tour was amazing! It was the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. Exploring the lava cave, kayaking on a glacial lagoon and climbing a glacier were unforgettable. Soaking in the natural hot springs or pools was the height of relaxation. The accommodations were outstanding! The guide was incredible! This was an unforgettable trip of a lifetime.” -Linda
“The trip was epic. We were blown away everyday and our expectations were far exceeded. Days were long, but I doubt we missed anything worth seeing on the South of Iceland. Our guide, Mero, did exrtra things to surprise the group and make our daily experiences even that more special.” -Bryan
“Our 5 day “Carpe Mundo” Iceland Highlights tour was an incredible experience and our tour guide Mero was outstanding in his knowledge of Iceland and went above and beyond in all aspects of the tour. The activities that were selected throughout the trip were a perfect combination of adventure and relaxation. From late night drives and sipping hot chocolate while looking at the northern lights (which put on a spectacular display on 4 of the 5 nights) to secret hot springs with rugged scenery- we enjoyed breathtaking moments every step along the way. All the hotels were fantastic, and the restaurants we visited had delicious fresh food. A must do for every traveller who visits Iceland, would thoroughly recommend.” -Kevin
“I had no idea what to expect, but what I experienced was way over what I could even imagine! The landscaping was eye candy for the soul no matter where you looked. It was enjoyable even when driving between sites. Hotels were well appointed, employees accommodating . . . loved the horse park accommodations!!!! Glacier climb, kayaking in glacial bay, hiking along the coast, Diamond Beach, etc. were all exciting and beyond words. Delicious food.” -Rose
“Our trip to Iceland was transformative! I was reminded daily just how big and small the world can be simultaneously. Our travel group was the perfect size and everyone was wonderful! I had to push myself more than I anticipated, but I was encouraged every, literal, step of the way by our fantastic guide, Mero. I have adopted his words, "You are closer than you have ever been!", as my personal motto. When I was the last person to make it to the thermal river after a 45 minute hike (for me, more like an hour or so), Mero was there to high five me for my efforts, being patient, kind and encouraging! He knows what he is doing and does it very well. Trust him to steer you on your next adventure. My daughter and I loved every minute of the Iceland Highlights trip! I am already planning my next journey with Carpe Mundo to the Adriatic.” -Vanessa
“I went on the Iceland Highlights 2016 trip and it was just amazing. Mero was an incredible guide who truly knows his way around the area and even several secret spots. He planned so many fun, outdoor activities as well as loads of sight seeing. I was not bored for one second! I am planning to go on the Germany Biking trip next summer for sure.” -Jordan
“I was extremely satisfied with Carpe Mundo! Mero and his staff were nothing but professional, courteous, knowledgeable and helpful from the very beginning. I booked the Iceland Highlight tour, highly recommended! The accommodations superb, and the adventures amazing! I highly recommend any tour with Mero, he will turn your trip into an unforgettable experience!” -Liz
“An amazing trip! Mero is an exceptional guide! My daughter and I have lifetime memories. It's a well laid out trip with full days and contains many wonderful little local stops. Mero knows how to show you Iceland! We advise to listen to all of his suggestions. You will not be disappointed. The sights you see are breathtaking and leave you in awe of Mother Nature.” -Crystal