Pride Tour 2021

Iceland Uncovered is born out of our love for Iceland´s untouched and raw nature. Our emphasis is always on the experience and making sure you leave Iceland loving it as much as we do. The Pride Tour is always our favotire as we get to keep it in the queer family.  

The tour starts off in Reykjavik and then we head out to explore some of Iceland’s most impressive sites before coming back to Reykjavik for the pride celebration. 

  • Dates: 31st of July – 8th of August 
  • Duration: 9 days / 8 nights 
  • Guide: Runar Rafn Aegisson

Day 1 - Arrival and Reykjavik

With people arriving at different times this will be an easy free day in Reykjavik before we meet up for a welcome dinner and drinks. There you will meet all the other people on the tour as well as your guide  Rúnar Rafn before heading out to explore Iceland the next day. 

For those of you that arrive early individual activities can be arranged during the day at an extra cost. 

Noteworthy sites and activities:

  • Airport Transfer to Hotel 
  • Welcome Dinner and Drinks 

Day 2 - Reykjanes Peninsula and the new Volcano.

On our first day out of the city we will head to explore the Reykjanes Peninsula and hopefully the new Volcano will still be erupting, regardless we will head out there to check out the newest part of Iceland as well as all the other amazing sites the peninsula has to offer. 

Hike: 10 km elevation gain 750m 

Noteworthy sites

  • Kleifarvatn Lake
  • Krysuvikurbjarg sea cliffs 
  • Gunnuhver hot springs 
  • Unnamed Volcano Hike

Day 3 - Landmannalaugar and Fjallabak Nature Reserve

We will head into the highlands to Landmannalaugar, a world famous site known for its colorful mountains. It is said that you are not a photographer unless you have gone to Landmannalaugar to shoot. . Here we will hike around taking in the breathtaking scenery before relaxing in a geothermal river. 

Hike: 11km elevation gain 500m.

Noteworthy sites and activities 

  • Landmannalaugar Hike
  • Brennisteinsalda Mountain 
  • Dip in a geothermal river 
Landmannalaugar

Day 4 - The Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach

We will start by exploring the Vatnajökull National park home to Europe’s biggest Glacier Vatnajokull. The day includes a  zodiac tour of the glacier lagoon and visit to the diamond beach drawing its name from the beached Icebergs you will find there as well as an easy hike to Svartifoss Waterfall. 

Noteworthy sites and activities 

  • Glacier Lagoon 
  • Diamond Beach 
  • Svartifoss Waterfall Hike

Day 5 - South coast, Glacier hike and Ice climbing

We will spend the day touring between the many impressive sites the south coastline has to offer. After a morning of sightseeing we will arrive at Solheimajökull glacier for a glacier hike and an optional go at ice climbing. 

Noteworthy sites and activities 

  • Dyrholaey sea cliffs 
  • Reynisfjara volcanic beach
  • Fjadrargljufur canyon 
  • Glacier hike and climb

Day 6 Thorsmork glacier valley

A Scenic drive to Thorsmork or the valley of Thor. A group of glacier valleys surrounded by 3 glaciers. This is one of the most popular sites in Iceland for locals for hiking and it is your guide’s favorite place in Iceland. Here you will have a full day of hiking before heading back to Reykjavik. 

Hike: 15 km elevation gain 800m 

Noteworthy sites and activities 

  • Stakkholtsgja canyon 
  • Thorsmork Glacier Valley 

Day 7 Blue Lagoon

Easy half day spent at the Blue lagoon resting up after the tour around the island. At the lagoon you will get to enjoy  a complimentary facemask and drink. 

After the lagoon you will be free to explore Reykjavik on your own and take part in the Friday night pride celebration. 

Noteworthy sites and activities 

  • Blue lagoon 

Day 8 Reykjavik Pride

All of Iceland turns up for pride, Iceland is one of the most accepting countries in the world and extremely progressive. Here you will meet with your guide Runar for a fun day spent at the pride parade before he invites you all over to his place for an Icelandic BBQ and a pre party for the main event that night. This day is all about celebrating an amazing trip with the friends you have made along the way.

Noteworthy sites and activities 

  • Reykjavik Pride Parade 
  • Pride BBQ and Pre Party 
  • Reykjavik Pride Main Party 

Day 9 Departure Day

With people leaving at different times, an airport transfer will be arranged from the hotel to the airport to suit everyone’s needs. Optional activities can be arranged for those that haven’t had their fill and are leaving later. 

Details

Meals 

Breakfast will be included at all hotels and on touring days when there is no option to stop at a restaurant for lunch or dinner it will be provided. 

Accommodation 

Categories of accommodation offered in this package: Standard rooms in good quality and comfortable 3 star hotels in combination with well-appointed country hotels. 

Hiking Level

The hikes will all be either moderately strenuous or strenuous, see definition below. You need to be comfortable with both types of hike in order to ensure that you have an enjoyable time with the group on the tour. 

1. Moderately Strenuous – Moderately Strenuous hikes will generally be challenging for an unconditioned person. The terrain will involve a steady and often steep incline. Generally 5 to 8 miles.
 
2. Strenuous – Strenuous hikes will challenge most hikers. The hike will generally be longer and steeper, but may be deemed “Strenuous” because of the elevation gain. Generally 7 to 10 miles.
 

 

Included in tour 

  • 8 night accommodation 
  • Airport transfer on day 1 and 9 
  • All transportation on days 2-7
  • Private guide days 2-8
  • Welcome dinner and drinks day 1
  • Pride BBQ and pre party day 8 
  • Lunch on days 2,3 and 6
  • Breakfast on days 2-9
  • Entrance to Blue lagoon, Comfort
  • Ticket to main pride party 
  • Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing on Solheimajokull glacier 
  • Sodica tour of the glacier lagoon 
  • All other sites and activities listed in tour plan

Not included in tour 

  • Airfare 
  • Dinners on days not listed.
  • Lunch on days not listed.

Price 

  1.  Price per person 315.000 isk – Double occupancy *
  2.  Price per person 415.000 isk – Single occupancy *

*Upgrade to a 4* hotel for the 4 nights in Reykjavik for additional  55.000 isk