North Iceland Camping on a Shoestring

Iceland can be a difficult place for travellers working with a tight budget, but we didnt think it was right to deny thrifty folks the chance to experience this Nordic treasure. This quick-and-inexpensive tour bundles together the best bits of the island nations northern section while keeping a keen eye on the bottom line by forgoing hotel stays for camping whenever possible. Check out the massive waterfalls, lava formations and volcanic wonders for yourself. Well put Iceland within your reach. All you have to do is reach back.

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 166366
  • Starts: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Finishes: Reykjavik, Iceland
You will Visit
  • Reykjavík



Day 1: Reykjavík

Arrive at any time into Reykjavik.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: Reykjavík/Akureyri

Icelandic people share a very strong belief in Huldufólk - or, the "hidden people". Learn more about this mystical influence as you drive through some of the most magical natural landscapes in Europe.

Included Activities:
Grábrók Crater Visit
Glanni Waterfall Visit
Hvítserkur Cliff Visit
Kolugljúfur Canyon Visit

Private Vehicle (4.50-6.50 hours, 380km)


Day 3: Akureyri

With its laid back cafes, traditional Icelandic restaurants, and easy access to some of the most incredible sights in the world, this small town is the perfect place to spend some free time.


Day 4: Akureyri/Reykjavík

Spend the morning in Akureyri to explore this small town. Take in the sights of the surrounding mountain range, or enjoy a coffee with the locals at a street side cafe. Opt to take a whale watching tour. Return to Reykjavik in the late afternoon.

Make the scenic journey back to Reykjavík.
Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s), 380km)


Day 5: Reykjavík

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

    • Grábrók Crater Visit
    • Hvítserkur Cliff Visit
    • Kolugljúfur Canyon Visit
    • Free time to explore Akureyri
    • Camping equipment, including tent and sleeping mat (sleeping bags not included)
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Multi-share hostel (2 nts), participatory camping (2 nts)
    • No meals included
    • Private van, walking
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Tour Highlights:
  • Visit Grbrk Crater and Glanni Waterfall before continuing north to Hvtserkur Cliff and Kolugljfur Canyon. Explore Iceland's most northern city of Akureyri
  • Visit Mvatn and its lakes
  • Marvel in the lava formations of Dimmuborgir and the geothermal energy of Nmaskar
  • Experience and enjoy the cool atmosphere of Reykjavik.