2019 Trip Dates
December 29 - January 4 (New Years/Northern Lights)**
April 8 - 12 (Northern Lights)
April 8 - 17 (Ring Road/Northern Lights)**
May 6 - 10
June 24 - 28
June 30 - July 4
July 16 - 20
September 9 - 13 (Northern Lights)
September 23 - 27 (Northern Lights)
September 30 - October 4 (Northern Lights)
October 21 - 25 (Northern Lights)
**These trips vary in both itinerary and price from our standard Highlights tours; please contact us for more information if interested.
Custom departures available upon request.
April trips: $1,595
May/October trips: $1,695
June/July/September trips: $1,795
Prices are per person in US Dollars, based on double occupancy.
This trip has a maximum of 8 customers- one of the smallest tour group sizes in the industry, allowing us to personalize the trip to best suit your travel needs and style. Larger groups are available as a custom trip.
Includes: Roundtrip private transportation from Reykjavik (pickup/dropoff included from downtown hotels), deluxe accommodations, daily breakfast buffet, geothermal spa admission, guided glacial activity (glacier hike for spring/fall trips, glacier lagoon kayaking for summer trips), guided lava cave tour, Golden Circle tour (Thingvellir, Geysir, Gullfoss, and Kerid), visits to attractions on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and South Coast, guided hikes, "unofficial" Icelandic food tour, online trip photo album, and a Carpe Mundo shirt.
Does Not Include: Airfare (we can help!), airport transfers, meals not listed above, alcoholic beverages, travel insurance, optional additional activities (snowmobiling, horseback riding, snorkeling, etc.), leader gratuities.
Reykjavik airport transfers: $40/person/direction
Single supplement: Contact us for more information.
Accommodations: All of the accommodations we use are highly rated and very comfortable with private bathrooms. Properties are chosen based on their location, great customer feedback, and for the authentic Icelandic experience that they help to provide. On this trip, the first night we stay either at a highly rated seaside country hotel or at cottages with private hot tubs- both on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula with beautiful ocean views. The following two nights we stay at a charming farmhouse/guesthouse close to the Golden Circle. This is a real working farm with comfortable guest accommodations, including an outdoor hot tub and a delicious fresh breakfast. The last night of the trip is at a stunning new hotel set off in the countryside located near the famous Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.
Payment Terms & Conditions: If you are thinking about signing up for a trip but are not yet ready to commit, we offer a 5 day courtesy hold. To secure your space on a trip, a $500 per person deposit is required and can be paid by check or credit card. The remaining trip balance is due no later than 90 days prior to the start of the trip. If you decide to cancel more than 45 days prior to the start of your trip, you will receive a Carpe Mundo credit that is transferable with no expiration for the amount paid, or we will refund your payment less a $250/person cancellation fee. If you decide to cancel less than 45 days prior to the start of your trip, no refunds or credits will be available.
Release of Liability: We require that everyone participating in a Carpe Mundo trip completes and e-signs an Assumption of Risk/Liability Release waiver as well as a Medical Information Form. You will receive links to these online documents after you have registered for a trip, and they must be completed prior to your trip.
Insurance: Due to the nature and locations of our trips, we require that everyone participating in a trip has medical insurance that provides coverage while abroad. Proof of insurance will be needed prior to the start of the trip. If you currently do not have insurance, we can assist in providing some recommendations for short-term insurance. Although not required, we highly recommend purchasing travel insurance or a travel protection plan for your trip. We adhere to our cancellation policy, and these plans will protect your trip purchase in the event you cancel under certain circumstances. If you are interested in purchasing one of these policies, please contact us for additional information.