Announcing ADB Tours: Come with Me to Iceland!

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For years, people have been asking, “Can I travel with you?”

Sometimes the question is asked jokingly (along with the “do you need an assistant?” one), and sometimes it’s asked seriously. I never had a good answer in the past – but now I do!

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be co-leading a tour to Iceland later this year!

Come to Iceland with me!

I’ve partnered up with Inertia Network to put together a one-of-a-kind tour to South Iceland (probably the best part of Iceland, if you ask me).

Mýrdalsjökull glacier in Iceland

Mýrdalsjökull glacier in Iceland

This won’t be your average tour – it’s unique, specially curated, and centered around the types of things I love to see and do when I travel (which means there will be a mix of incredible landscapes and photography opportunities, as well as some light adventure activities). I can’t WAIT for this tour, and hope that some of you will join me!

Iceland tour info

If you’ve never visited Iceland before, this tour will be a great introduction to the Land of Fire and Ice. (And if you *have* been to Iceland before, we’re still going to visit places you probably haven’t seen!) We’ll be focusing on the South Coast of Iceland, chasing waterfalls, spotting glaciers, and hopefully seeing the Northern Lights.

Behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall in Iceland

When? This tour runs September 23-29.

How much? $2500 USD per person (based on twin sharing)

How many people? This trip is designed for 5-14 participants.

Where? The tour begins and ends in Reykjavik.

What are the highlights? All the best South Shore waterfalls; Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon and Ice Beach (with potential boat trip); Skaftafell National Park; a glacier hike; secret hot springs; and more!

Where will we stay? This tour will have us staying in local Icelandic guest houses.

What’s included:

  • All accommodation
  • Internal travel within Iceland (*NOTE* that we are planning to rent 4×4 vehicles)
  • Activity fees/entries
  • Meals
  • Photography tips and lessons (especially when it comes to photographing the Northern Lights)

What’s not included:

  • Flights to/from Iceland
  • Travel insurance
  • Gear (though I can recommend a place if you need to rent a good camera)
  • Personal spending (i.e. alcoholic drinks, souvenirs, etc.)

Jokulsarlon in Iceland

Iceland itinerary

Here’s a brief look at what we’ll see/do on this tour:

Day 1, Sept. 23: Arrival and some time to explore Reykjavik; we’ll meet in the afternoon and head south, spending the night in the tiny town of Vik.

Day 2, Sept. 24: We’ll spend the day visiting the famous waterfalls and black sand beaches along Iceland’s South Coast.

Day 3-5, Sept. 25-27: The next few days will be spent soaking in the best of South Iceland – quite literally at times! We’ll go hiking on a glacier, take a boat around the ice lagoon at Jokulsarlon, take a hike in Vatnajokull National Park, wander the deep green valleys at Thorsmork, and visit secret hot springs. At night, we’ll hunt the Northern Lights if conditions are right.

Day 6, Sept. 28: We’ll head back to Reykjavik, have a group farewell dinner, and talk about the highlights of the trip. We may even share some of our favorite photos.

Day 7, Sept. 29: Today is departure day – or maybe extend your trip to see more of Iceland on your own! I’m happy to provide suggestions and tips for what else to see in Iceland!

You can find a more detailed itinerary here.

 

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FAQs

Okay, so I know that I’m super duper excited about this tour, but I want you guys to be as informed as possible if you’re considering joining me. So here are a few additional things to know:

Who is this tour designed for?

This tour is designed for travelers like me: curious, intrepid, and a little adventurous. We don’t have any age limits (my dad will be coming!), but a moderate level of fitness is required to fully participate in all the activities. In Iceland we’ll be hiking on a glacier, walking to see waterfalls and beaches, and driving over uneven roads in 4x4s.

We’ve also designed this tour with a sense of community in mind – which is largely why we’ve kept the group so small. We’ll be staying in local guesthouses, preparing meals together, and hopefully walking away with some lasting friendships.

How much are flights?

Getting to Iceland is pretty affordable these days; you can usually find roundtrip flights from the US for anywhere between $300 and $700 per person. Check airlines like Iceland Air and WOW Air for the best deals.

Are there any caveats?

YES. The main caveat is in regards to the trip itinerary. Because of things like unpredictable weather and the fact that we haven’t made bookings yet, the proposed itinerary may vary slightly. But you’ll be alerted to any major changes as we make them!

Iceland lava field

What should I pack?

I have a whole packing list for Iceland in winter, and I will probably be packing similarly for this trip, too.

The weather in Iceland in September can get cold, and it may also be wet at times. I recommend warm boots, waterproof layers, and a hat and mittens just to be safe!

(We’ll send out packing suggestions to everyone who signs up.)

What will the food be like?

In Iceland, you can find everything from seafood to cheeseburgers, though cheap meals like lamb stew and hotdogs (yup, hotdogs!) are also really popular with travelers.

To cut down on food costs, we’ll be self-catering most meals at our guesthouse instead of going out to expensive restaurants.

Why should I book *this* tour?

You certainly can visit Iceland on your own. So why should you book this tour specifically?

Well, first of all, you get to hang out with me!  😉

But, more seriously, this trip isn’t going to be like most other guided tours. There’s more of a focus on unique adventures and photography opportunities, as well as getting to know your fellow tourmates.

Both myself and the other tour co-leader will also be available to give photography tips and tutorials, AND I’m always happy to help you shoot the perfect Instagram shot of yourself.

These tours were designed with some of my own personal interests in mind, and I would love to share them with you!

Columns at Reynisfjara beach

Me in Iceland; we’ll be going to this beach!

How do I book?

Head to this page and click “Register for this trip.”

(Or, if you’re unsure and would like to get more info, you can also join our interest list. But keep in mind that these will be small group tours, so spaces are limited!)

And of course please feel free to send any additional questions you have my way!

May 24 update: We ONLY have 3 spaces left on this tour, and will be closing registration on May 29! So if you want to sign up, do it ASAP!

Sign up now!

 

Who’s ready to come on an adventure with me?

 

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