Explore Iceland- The Viking Challenge

MULTI-ACTIVITY ADVENTURES – minimum age 14

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 Reykjavík, 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.

The Viking Challenge Active Tour is for those 14 and up. This vibrant multi-activity program is based for  7 nights in Reykjavík with a choice of accommodations.

HIGHLIGHTS AND VALUES

  • Selection of guesthouses and hotels
  • Stay at only one accommodation for 7 nights which means less packing
  • Enjoy white river rafting, glacial hike & ice climbing, ATV ride, horseback riding, whale watching and hiking
  • Also included: entrance to Blue Lagoon
  • A lot of action, daily departures and excellent price value

Day 1: ARRIVAL DAY 

Check-in at your accommodation ranging from guesthouse to first class hotel.

Day 2: GOLDEN CIRCLE & WHITE RIVER RAFTING 

You’ll visit Þingvellir National Park, Geysir hot springs and Gullfoss waterfall. Then experience Iceland’s glacial rivers with a 2 hour white river rafting through some exciting rapids and deep gorges. Lunch included. Duration 10 hours.

Day 3: GLACIAL HIKE & ICE CLIMBING 

See the lovely landscape of South Iceland, including the dramatic Skógafoss waterfall. You’ll experience glaciers on a 4 hour guided glacial walk & ice climbing adventure close to Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Packed lunch included. Duration 9 hours.

Day 4: ATV RIDE & 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. Duration 9-10 hours.

Day 5: HORSES & WHALES

In the morning you can explore Reykjavik on your own or visit one of the many geothermal swimming pools. Midday you’ll have a 2 ½ 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 Reykjavík harbor. Duration 9 hours. Light lunch included.

Day 6: LEISURE DAY

Its time to relax, shop, visit museums, discover the city own your own or select an optional bus excursion or activity tour. What about sea angling, caving and snorkeling? Maybe a tour to West Iceland that includes a 8×8 glacier truck adventure?

Day 7: HIKING CHALLENGE 

Today you’ll see Iceland on your own two feet, with a 3-4 hour hike into the mountains and volcanic landscape of Southwest Iceland and the chance to bathe in a natural hot river in the wilderness. Packed lunch included. Hiking distance about 7 km. Duration with transfers is about 6 hours.

Day 8: DEPARTURE DAY

 

YEAR 2014 DEPARTURES:

Daily from 01.06.-31.08.2014 – The sequence of some tours may be altered on some departure dates.
Duration: 8 Days / 7 nights
Tour Code: GJ61-Active

Group Size: Guaranteed departures with a minimum of 2 persons. The sequence of activities may be altered in some cases.
Languages: English
Meals: Daily breakfast and 4 light lunches included
Also included: All tours include hotel transfers. We supply all specialized equipment for river rafting, glacial hike & ice climbing, ATV adventure and horseback riding.
Important: Good hiking boots, warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, hat, gloves and a towel are needed for this trip.

Pre & post nights in Reykjavik: Are not needed, except you wish to extend your stay in Iceland.
Airport Transfers: Are not included in tour price and can be bought through us.

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

Accommodation:

Choice of guesthouse, 3 star and 4 star hotel with the following options:

Guesthouse Borgartún, all rooms with private shower/wc

  • located near to botanical garden, farm animal zoo & family park and Laugardalur swimming pool

Fosshotel Lind, 3 star

  • located in the center of Reykjavik

Hotel Klettur, 3 star

  • located in the center of Reykjavik

Hotel Holt, 4 star

  • located in the center

Grand Hotel Reykjavik, 4 star

  • located near to botanical garden, Laugar Fitness Center and Spa and Laugardalur swimming pool

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, first class

  • located in the center of Reykjavik

2014 Rates:

Guesthouse Borgartún, rooms with private shower/wc
per person in twin room: EUR 1.600

Fosshotel Lind, 3 star

per person in twin room: EUR 1.730

Hotel Klettur, 3 star 

per person in twin room: EUR 1.750

Hotel Holt, 4 star 

per person in twin room: EUR 1.910

Grand Hotel Reykjavik, 4 star

per person in twin room: EUR 2.190

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, first class

per person in twin room: EUR 2.350

CANCELLATIONS

30 % fee for cancellations all bookings / 50 % fee for cancellations 10-19 days prior arrival / full charge for no shows and cancellations 0-9 days prior arrival.