At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
- Difficulty Level
Level 1: Occasional
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.
Walking – 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) a day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill.
Level 2: Recreational
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over terrain that’s relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.
Walking – 8-12 km (5-7 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
Level 3: Enthusiast
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day in gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.
Level 4: Avid
Biking – Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) a day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
Level 5: Expert
Biking – 50-60 km (30-45 mi.) a day over both level and tougher, hillier terrain with multiple 100 km (62 mi.) options. The routes are designed for avid cyclists and include plenty of chances to push yourself.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Routes are along high meadow paths and/or well-maintained cliffside or alpine trails, with a few steep ascents to make you feel invigorated.
Discover a land of untamed natural beauty and wild abandonment, akin to a scene from The Lord of the Rings. A vast fantasy playground where mystical creatures are still believed to roam the lava fields and the lofty summits of Mt. Hekla, and Snaefellsness offer routes to the centre of the Earth. It’s the adventure of a lifetime with experiences that can only ever occur in Iceland—like snorkelling between tectonic plates. As entrancing as it is welcoming, this is the trip your family will talk about for years to come.
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Day by Day
Arrive in Thingvellir National Park to hike along the paths less travelled. Opt for a once-in-a-lifetime experience to snorkel through Silfra, a rift between North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.
Explore the geothermal landscape of Mt. Hengill on foot, pass by steaming vents and bubbling warm rivers graced with dramatic mountain scenery. Meet your majestic Icelandic horse for a ride this afternoon.
Thorsmork (Thor's Forest) is our fascinating destination today, we'll visit Eyjafjallajokull volcano to observe the stunning aftermath of a 2010 eruption.
With crampons beneath us and ice axes in hand, we'll embark on a walk along Solheimajokull glacier for an exciting and educational experience.
Paddle through tranquil narrow canals before hopping on fat-tire bikes to reach endless coastal views. Tonight we'll celebrate our epic Iceland journey together over dinner.
Our final visit brings us to the gorgeous Reykjanes Peninsula before lunch in a coastal town café. We'll say our goodbyes then you'll depart for your onward travels. Farewell!
Immerse yourself in remote wilderness
UMI Hotel, Hvolsvollur
Backdropped by a mountain chain and with views of the subglacial Eyjafjallajökull volcano, this countryside retreat on the South Coast is Icelandic minimalist elegance at its finest. A collection of 28 sophisticated, light-filled rooms boast either mountain or ocean views, complimentary Wi-Fi and locally sourced and organic toiletries.
Hotel Grimsborgir, Selfoss
With sun-soaked rooms, clean lines, and minimalist palettes, guestrooms at Grimsborgir are serene, fresh and sophisticated. Enjoy the Icelandic air outside on your private porch or terrace, or soak in the hot tub under the stars. If your lucky, maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. A truly intimate setting and unforgettable experience.
ION Adventure Hotel, Selfoss
Beautifully located on the slopes of Mt. Hengill, the Ion features incredible views over Lake Pingvallavatn and the surrounding mountains. Their focus is on simple Icelandic country hospitality; hot springs, steam, the Northern Lights—here, you're surrounded by natural beauty.
Our Iceland trip was both epic and magical. Our guide Kristjan was tremendous—the best guide we've ever had on any of our trips and a truly special person.—Ken
The terrain we cover is incredibly varied. We’ll enjoy some gentle walks along beaches and through rolling countryside Additional activities include sea kayaking, glacier hiking, fat tire biking and horseback riding. Please be aware that hikes and activities may have to be changed last-minute due to climate conditions, which are highly unpredictable in Iceland. Please also note that drives can be long at times; this enables us to take in a huge variety of scenery and experience a multitude of landscapes.
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- Meals as indicated
- Services of a B&R driver/guide 4x4 from Day 1-5 inclusive
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off including departure transfer
- All entrance tickets & events as described in the itinerary
- All baggage transportation
Walking Poles & Backpack
Included with all walking trips are telescoping walking poles and custom-made 13L backpacks to comfortably conceal your essentials within lockable zippers. The walking poles get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller. The backpack, however, is yours to keep at trip’s end and folds up for easy packing. See Equipment Details
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
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