Breathtaking waterfalls, stunning glaciers, spectacular volcanoes, and some of the richest wildlife on the planet…it’s no wonder that Iceland is one of the world’s most sought after travel destinations. Spend over a week in Iceland during the magical long days of summer for ample opportunities to explore some of nature’s most incredible wonders, including enormous waterfalls and soaking in natural hot springs like the Blue Lagoon!
Iceland is one of the world’s most unique travel destinations made evident by its nickname “the land of fire and ice.” Discover dormant volcanos, iceberg lagoons, and incredible landscapes stretched out for miles while cruising the famous ring road. In the capital city of Reykjavik, warm-up in cozy cafes, eat at culturally inspired eateries and check out the funky street art that decorates this unique city.
- Centrally located accommodation in all destinations
- Transportation between all locations via private coach bus
- Private walking tour of Reykjavik
- See massive waterfalls along the ring road including Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss
- Walk along the famous black sand beaches of Reynisfjara
- The Golden Circle: Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs, and Þingvellir National Park
- Visits the major attractions in the Golden Circle
- All breakfasts
- One dinner
- Two TFT guides
- Soak in natural hot springs at the famous Blue Lagoon
- Take a boat tour through the Jokulsarlon floating iceberg lagoon
- Snorkeling in the Silfure Fissure- suit up and swim between two continents!
DAYS 1-3: THE SOUTHERN COAST TO VIK
This Aurora Adventure begins on an eastward journey along Iceland’s southern coast. Two of Iceland’s most spectacular waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls, are not to be missed.Travel along the southern coast to beautiful black sand beaches and striking basalt column cliffs — home to massive colonies of puffins in the warmer months.
DAYS 4-5: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE TO LAUGARVATN
From Vik, head back east along the Golden Circle to Thingvellir National Park — home to Gullfoss Waterfall and many other natural landmarks. Gaze in awe at the Strokkur Geyser, which erupts every 10 minutes like clockwork, then go for a soak in the nearby hot springs! While there, check out Silfra fissure, where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates are separating by approximately two centimeters each year. Here you can see almost 300 feet down through some of the clearest water in the world.
DAYS 5-6: Snæfellsnes PENINSULA
Often referred to as the “gem of the west,” Snaefellsnes’s rich geological landscape means that around every corner, is a cave, crater, or mountain just waiting to take your breath away! Stay in the cozy fishing village of Stykkisholmur, explore Breidafjordur Bay, and check out the iconic Kirkjufell!
DAYS 7-8: REYKJAVIK
For the last leg of this Icelandic journey, explore the capital city of Reykjavik. This city boasts amazing street art, beautiful parks, and unique shops where local artisans sell their handmade wares. Take a walking tour led by very entertaining locals allegedly of Viking descent, enjoy traditional and modern cuisine, and shop for souvenirs in the fascinating shops. Top off an incredible trip through this magical island country with a soak in the renowned Blue Lagoon.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can go on this program?This program is open to adults ages 18-22 from around the world!
This program is open to adults ages 18-22 from around the world!
Where do we stay?
Most of our programs involve hotels which are specifically chosen to be in safe areas and well-suited to facilitating group supervision. We stay in centrally located accommodations, usually within walking distance of the main attractions. This means we do not use large, impersonal chain hotels on the outskirts of cities. We prefer to select smaller, family run hotels where we establish personal relationships with the owners. All of the hotels we use are clean, safe, and comfortable.
For safety reasons, we do not publish the names of the accommodations we use. We do not feel it is safe to publish the name of a hotel where a group of teenagers is staying abroad. After registering, participants and parents are given access to our secure parent website where you will be able to see the names of all of the accommodations for a program.
Do most travelers go on their own?
Yes! In fact, over 75% of students who travel with us choose to come independently. This encourages teens to step further outside their comfort zone and make new friends. We believe that one of the most rewarding and exciting elements of travel is the new friendships that form along the way. When we travel by ourselves, we are bound to make new friends from all over the country and even the world. The best part is, you can travel again with your new friends on another TFT program the next summer!
If you are thinking about joining a TFT program by yourself but you are feeling unsure, please let us know! We have plenty of references from solo travelers who had great experiences and would be happy to chat with you about it.
What is included?
Tuition cost includes ground transportation; accommodation; some tours and activities, chaperones and guides; taxes and tips; all breakfasts and some dinners.
Not included in cost (this is not intended to be an exhaustive list): airfare; lunches; visas and visa application fees; personal and medical expenses; activities and admissions unless otherwise specified; beverages other than filtered water at meals; participant expenses that are outside of the program description, such as excess baggage fees and damage to hotels; expenses related to unforeseen circumstances, such as transportation strikes and natural disasters.
What is the average group size?
The maximum group size is 30 participants. Most tours average between 10-30 participants. Please contact us for more information about this specific program.
What are the safety qualifications for our staff?
Our staff members undergo a rigorous hiring process. They receive the same background check as school educators, an extensive training process to go over all safety precautions and protocols, and are required to be certified in CPR and First Aid. We exclusively hire responsible, multi-talented individuals who are safety-minded and are as passionate about teen travel as we are.
Do I need any vaccinations for this program?
We recommend checking with your family doctor regarding vaccinations and medical advice for the destination you are visiting. For more information, please check the World Health Organization’s website. Upon registration, we provide a list of recommended vaccinations that can be discussed further with your doctor.
What kind of visa do you need for this trip?
Any US citizen that enters Europe is automatically granted a free 90-day tourist visa.
When joining a TFT trip from outside of the US, please be sure to check your country’s specific visa requirements.