The Viking Challenge
The Viking Challenge
Independent/Hosted Tour-Land Only
8 Days/ 7 Nights
Daily June 1-August 31
The Viking Challenge tours are filled with awesome adventure activities that are fun, while providing insight into Iceland's culture and daily life. You'll be based in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland - in accommodations ranging from guesthouse to first class hotel. From there the daily activities take you right into the heart of Iceland's nature, with challenging adventures, and fun ways to experience Iceland's unique natural world.
Price per Person:Please Call or Email for prices.
Package Includes:7 nights accommodation at category selected with private facilities
3 light or picnic lunches
Round trip Flybus transfers to your hotel
Sightseeing and activities as per itinerary
Hotel taxes and service charges
Day 1 Reykjavik
Upon arrival to Reykjavik Flybus transfer to your centrally located hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure in Iceland's bustling capital. Overnight in Reykjavik.
Day 2 Reykjavik
After breakfast start the day with a visit to the hot springs of Geysir and then on to Gullfoss waterfall where you get your first view of the Hvata River as it thunders over the Gullfoss waterfall. The rafting starts below the waterfall close to the canyon of Pjaxi and takes around 2 hours through some exciting rapids and deep gorges. Overnight in Reykjavik.
Day 3 Walking Through History
See the lovely landscape of South Iceland, including the dramatic Skogafoss waterfall. You'll experience glaciers on a 4 hour guided glacial walk & ice climbing adventure. Packed lunch included. Overnight in Reykjavik.
Day 4 Iceland's Nature and Blue Lagoon
The moon or Iceland? Decide for yourself during a 3-4 hour ATV-adventure on the volcanic Reykjanes peninsula and the Mid-Atlantic ridge. Then soak it off in the afternoon with a relaxing bath at the famous Blue Lagoon. Overnight in Reykjavik.
Day 5 Viking Horses and the Whales
Test your knowledge of Reykjavik with a Treasure Hunt in the morning. Midday you'll have a 2 to 3 hour ride on Iceland's famous horses (less experienced riders have a shorter option). In the afternoon you'll have a whale & bird watching cruise from Reykjavik harbor. Duration 11-12 hours. Light lunch included. Overnight in Reykjavik.
Day 6 Reykjavik
Its time to relax, shop, visit museums, discover the city own your own or select an optional excursion or activity tour. What about sea fishing, caving and snorkeling? Maybe a tour to West Iceland that includes a 8x8 glacier truck adventure? Overnight in Reykjavik.
Day 7 Wonderful Hiking
Today you'll see Iceland on your own two feet, with a 4-6 hour hike into the mountains and volcanic landscape of Southwest Iceland. Hiking distance about 7 km. Overnight in Reykjavik.
Day 8 Reykjavik-End of Tour
Tour ends after breakfast. Flybus transfer to the airport or you may extend your stay in Reykjavik or add one of our many tours of Greenland or the Faeroe Islands.
Additional nights in Reykjavik are available.
All tours include hotel transfers. We supply all specialized equipment for river rafting, glacial hike & ice climbing, ATV adventure and horseback riding.
There is a possibility that some of the nature attractions around Iceland might charge an entrance fee during the trip. These entrance fees are not included in the tour price and need to be paid by all tour members additionally on the spot, when entering any of these nature sites. Locations, amount of entrance fee, form of payment and other details are not known at the present time and are subject to change.
Good hiking boots, warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, hat, gloves and a towel are needed for this trip.
Minimum ages & activity difficulty level: River Rafting: 12 years (Children 10 + 11 years old can do half of the river rafting program) Glacier hike & ice climbing: 14 years or fitting crampons that is for hiking shoe number European 35/36 ATV-Ride: Valid driving license for driver / minimum age 10 for passenger Horseback riding: included program is for experienced riders but there is a shorter option for less experienced riders or beginners Hiking: For everybody that is fit to hike at least 4 hours, about 7 km