Trip Overview

Create bold and lasting memories with AdventureWomen as you experience the otherworldly beauty of Iceland together! Ride ATVs and snowmobiles, take a wildlife cruise, ride horseback, and soak in fabulous thermal springs. 

A mother/daughter getaway in Iceland – It’s the perfect way to love, laugh, and be a little bold together! You’ll be met by your resident guide at the Reykjavík airport and gather for introductions with your fellow AdventureWomen mothers and daughters who are joining you on this blissful getaway, then head straight out to see Iceland in all her rugged glory. You are also accompanied by an AdventureWomen Ambassador, committed to helping make your experience a fun and personally rewarding adventure, and cheering you on as you reach beyond your comfort zone to take on new challenges in your own unique way!

Reykjavík & Breiðafjörður Bay

Much of Iceland’s visual drama is due to millennia of erupting volcanoes and shifting continental plates. Stopping in geothermically active Reykjanes Peninsula, you’ll see steam billowing up through cracks in the ancient lava beds and a real split between two continents. Return after breakfast on ATVs for a fun ride over the peninsula’s mossy lava fields, then up to an overlook where many sightings of elves have been made! Back in Reykjavík, enjoy a city sightseeing tour before visiting Mrs. Eirný, Iceland´s Queen of Cheese, who will tell you all there is to know about Icelandic cheese, the lovely skyr, and other local dairy delicacies. Of course, there will be lots of cheese to taste as well!

In Snæfellsjökull National Park, walk the bewitching landscape which includes a glacier-topped volcanic peak before boating around Breiðafjörður Bay, watching for puffins as they nest and swim. Explore the excellent tunnels of Víðgelmir cave then continue to your next natural wonder, the Hraunfossar waterfall.  Beautiful cascades of spring water flow down the huge Hallmundarhraun lava field and trickle in hundreds of tiny waterfalls down the edge of the dark and rugged lava field.

At Gullfoss waterfall, board a big super truck and drive through the rugged, Mars-like highland landscape of Iceland – this is an adventure of its own! Arrive at the glacier hut where you will learn how to operate your snowmobile and go over the safety procedures before you ride off into the wondrous glacier wonderland.

Horseback Riding to Thermal Hot Springs

Saddle up and fall in love with Icelandic horse on a delightful trail ride from Sydra-Langhold farm, then slip into the thermal Secret Lagoon for a steamy soak, knowing that a sumptuous lobster feast awaits your return to Geysir.

Your last full day begins with another opportunity for spending time with Icelandic horses at a lively horse show on Friðheimar Farm and ends with a festive farewell dinner, celebrating each mother and daughter who chose to do something truly amazing. Before flying home, bring your camera in for a few beauty shots and a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon. This outdoor spa is fed by underground thermal springs that produce milky-blue, mineral-rich waters.

The breathtaking sights and experiences on this Iceland journey are guaranteed to make memories you and your daughter will treasure for a very long time.

Main Attractions

  • A week of active fun in Iceland riding horses, ATVs, and snowmobiles – to hot springs, lava fields, and waterfalls
  • Taste Icelandic delicacies from skyr to lobster, chocolate to microbrews
  • Soak in natural hot springs and enjoy a dip in the Secret and the Sky Lagoons
  • Visit Iceland’s largest and most spectacular lava cave, Cave Viogelmir, just shy of 5,250 feet
  • Be wowed on a wildlife cruise in Breiðafjörður Bay

What You'll See and Do

  • ATV Ride
  • Boat Cruise
  • Cave Tour
  • Glacier Exploration
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hot Springs
  • Local Delicacies
  • Natural History
  • Sightseeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spa Element
  • Walking

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Reykjavík
A mother/daughter getaway in Iceland – It’s the perfect way to love, laugh, and be a little bold together! As the Iceland summer sun skims the midnight horizon, sunset melts into sunrise in this country of lush meadows and snow-capped mountains, hot springs and geysers, braided flood plains, frozen lava fields, and glaciers on top of volcanoes.

During your adventure, you’ll get to know your Icelandic guide, who will lead you as you ride ATVs, hike, and ride Icelandic horses. You are also accompanied by an AdventureWomen Ambassador, committed to helping make your experience a fun and personally rewarding adventure, and cheering you on as you reach beyond your comfort zone to take on new challenges in your own unique way!

You’ll be met by your guide at the Reykjavík airport early this morning to start your adventure! Everyone will meet your guide at 8:00am in the lobby of the Skuggi Hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, head out on foot into Reykjavík and explore the city.

Today’s lunch will be in a local bistro.

Your quad bike tour takes you on a route along the lovely Lake Hafravatn, and a variety of terrains to have fun on. Then it’s onwards and upwards as you bike to the top of Hafrafell mountain – the high point of your journey. From there you should be able to see the Hengill mountain range, Iceland’s third most active volcanic system, together with Hellisheiði, the geothermal power plant for the capital area. A spectacular view over Faxaflói bay and the whole capital region, Bláfjöll mountain range and Esja, Reykjavik’s house mountain, is waiting for you.

Check-in at the hotel for a well-deserved rest after a busy day!

Taste Icelandic delicacies and take a short tasting course prepared by a local Icelandic female cheese maker.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Skuggi Hotel

Day 2

Reykjavík to West Iceland

Sailing around Breiðafjörður’s innumerable islands, this popular aquatic voyage offers a glimpse of the fjord’s fairytale-like scenery: variegated rock faces, areas of historical interest, along with the strongest ocean currents anywhere on Iceland’s coasts. During the summer, the area abounds with birdlife: shags, puffins, black-legged kittiwakes, arctic terns, fulmars and eider ducks. Even the king of Icelandic birds, the white-tailed eagle, sometimes makes an appearance. A definite highlight of the tour is the towing of the dredge along the ocean floor, when different kinds of shellfish are scooped up from the bottom of the ocean: scallops, sea urchins, crabs, starfish, sea cucumbers, some of which can be eaten fresh (scallops and sea urchins, for example).

Enjoy lunch on your own today in a local café.

Spend some time exploring in Snæfellsjökull National Park, enjoying stunning views all along the way. Declared a National Park in 2001, the area has an astonishing variety of natural landscapes, including moss-covered lava fields, pebbled beaches, and rugged cliffs. Explore with the other women on your trip on foot for different vantage points in this amazing natural setting.

Leave the park and drive about two hours to your hotel. Enjoy dinner as a group when you arrive!

Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight: B59 Hotel

Day 3

West Iceland
Visit the largest and most spectacular Lava Cave in Iceland this morning, Cave Víðgelmir. Hailed as the mightiest of Iceland’s caves, its diversity and grandeur is unrivaled. Just shy of 5,250 feet, the cave features amazing colors and lava formations that lurk in the depths of the earth.

Stop for a visit at the Icelandic goat farm owned by Johanna Bermann. In the year 2000, Johanna secured the last four hornless goats in Iceland, then on the brink of extinction, and bred them back to a sustainable population. She established the Icelandic Goat Conservation Center, and there are now over 800 Icelandic goats in the country. You may have the chance to come face-to-face with Bambi, the famous goat from Game of Thrones!

Enjoy a tasty lunch with the group today.

Visit the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfall, where cascades of spring water flow down the huge Hallmundarhraun lava field and trickle across the rugged landscape.

End the day by soaking in the Krauma Spa at Deildartunguhver. The hot water originates in Europe’s most powerful hot spring Deildartunguhver, at a temperature of 100°C (212° F). Krauma has a total of six baths, five warm and one cold. No extra chemicals are needed to keep the pools clean, as the water is constantly being replaced because of the rapid natural flow rate of the hot springs. In the changing room has a separate locker for every guest. The room has a spacious dressing table with large mirrors and good lighting.

Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening, and make sure to spend some more time outside searching for the northern lights!

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: B59 Hotel

Day 4

West Iceland to Geysir

Your next destination is historic Thingvellir National Park. You will see the spectacular natural amphitheater, where almost every important moment in Iceland’s history has taken place. Today Thingvellir is still regarded with reverence by Icelanders, its historical weight reinforced by a serene natural beauty. Thingvellir sits right on top of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and you can clearly see the dividing plates and the lake-filled-valley that has developed between the plates.

Continue to the Great Geysir hot spring area and Gullfoss Waterfall (the Golden Waterfall), two of Iceland’s most famous sights. Although the Great Geysir itself has been inactive since the 1960s, its neighbor geyser, Storokkur, fires off a 30-meter high spout every few minutes. 

Enjoy lunch on your own today. Snowmobile Experience We’ll drive up towards Langjökull Glacier in a specialized Super-Jeep.  It is an exciting experience in itself. After arriving at our glacier base camp, you will be provided with a snowmobile suit, gloves, balaclava and helmet for your snowmobile ride.  Langjökull Glacier is home to several enormous ice filled volcanic craters, rimmed in by imposing volcanoes and set in the breathtaking Icelandic interior. The views from the flanks of Langjökull are quite incredible. In the distance rests Eiríksjökull glacier, the highest mountain in west Iceland, the dome-shaped Hofsjökull glacier, and Kerlingafjöll Mountain range.

Enjoy a tasty dinner with the group tonight.

Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight: Hotel Geysir

Day 5


Head to the Syðra Langholt horse farm, where you’ll get to take a brief ride on the famous, gaited Icelandic horse. Take in the wonderful landscape and get to know the friendly Icelandic horses.

From the farm, drive toward the Þjórsárdalur Valley, enjoying a stop at the beautiful Hjálparfoss waterfall along the way. Stretch your legs at the Viking ruins (Stöng) and walk along to the paradise valley Gjáin. Gjáin is a tiny valley with lots of small picturesque waterfalls, clear, tranquil ponds, and amazing delicate volcanic structures. It is a perfect example of the natural beauty that Iceland has to offer. Enjoy a picnic lunch in an Icelandic forest today.

On your way back to the hotel, stop for a soak in the natural hot springs of the Secret Lagoon. The pool’s steam rising into the air gives it a magical feeling, and the temperature of the hot springs water stays at 100-104 degrees Fahrenheit all year round. Changing rooms with showers are on site.

End this wonderful day with an amazing lobster feast at Restaurant Mika, where they specialize in a culinary experience of famous lobster dishes and handmade chocolate.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Hotel Geyser  

Day 6

Geysir to Reykjavík

Drive to Tungufell Farm, where the woman of the house is a farmer, artist, and seamstress. She has designed and sewn beautiful examples of Icelandic National Dress and will explain the clothing to you. 

Head to Friðheimar, a charming farm where tomatoes are grown in geothermally heated greenhouses. The farm also breeds and raises prize-winning Icelandic horses! Here you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the horse stables and learn all about the Icelandic horse, which is known for its diversity of gaits, coat colors, strength, health, and good spirit. Enjoy lunch at the cozy Greenhouse restaurant.

After arriving in Reykjavík, spend some time at the brand-new Sky Lagoon for a soak in the warm, mineral-rich waters of this surreal outdoor spa. Just opened in 2021, this new oceanfront geothermal lagoon is a great way to relax after a busy day.

Enjoy a celebratory farewell dinner with your new friends to celebrate the end of a fantastic adventure!

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Skuggi Hotel

Day 7

Depart Reykjavík

Enjoy your last few hours in Reykjavik this morning before you check out of the hotel.

On your way to the airport, explore the Reykjanes peninsula, with its vast lava fields and geothermal activity, and breathtaking coastline.

Say goodbye to your new AdventureWomen friends as you transfer to the airport for your flights home. Departure Information Depart from Keflavik International Airport (KEF) today after 5:00pm.



Please note: AdventureWomen will attempt to adhere to the itinerary as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, and cultural) may necessitate changes in the itinerary. AdventureWomen reserves the right to alter any itinerary at any time, if necessary. We will attempt to notify participants of changes as far in advance as possible. Costs incurred by such changes will be the responsibility of the participants. 

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

Traveling to Iceland

Arrival and Departure Information

June 25, 2023 Departure

Arrive: Arrive in Reykjavík, Iceland (KEF) on June 25, 2023 before 7:00am.

Depart: Depart Reykjavík, Iceland (KEF) on July 1, 2023 after 5:00pm


We are happy to help you make your flight and travel arrangements. If you’d like to do anything prior to or following the AdventureWomen trip, we’d be delighted to help you arrange any trip extensions you’re interested in.

Note: The recent trend in travel is for travelers to finalize their plans much closer to departure time than was customary in the past. While we try to be as flexible as possible booking last-minute registrants, we must release hotel rooms two to three months prior to departure! Please keep this in mind when making your travel plans.

Preparation and Packing  

Please use the following guides as a reference when preparing for your adventure. We also encourage you to adapt the guides to your travel style as well as the destination’s forecasted weather.  


Gratuities are a personal decision and are at your own discretion based on your level of satisfaction with the service provided. Gratuities are dependent upon the number of guests on your departure, and they vary greatly from trip to trip. As a general reference, AdventureWomen suggests you plan for $75-$125 (or more) worth of gratuities for this adventure. Specific tipping recommendations for your trip will be provided to you closer to your departure date and may fluctuate due to inflation, exchange rates, and the number of travelers on your trip. 

Passports and Visas

Citizens of the United States must have a passport valid for six months beyond your travel dates with at least two blank facing pages. If you do not have a passport, please apply now!

Activity Level

We rate this trip as Active. Our Active adventures get you on your feet. You should be in good physical condition and be prepared to hike for up to five hours, multiple days in a row, on uneven surfaces with some steep ascents and descents. Please note that this is a general description of what you might encounter; for specific details about your trip, please consult the itinerary.

We recommend training before your trip (with your doctor’s permission) to make the most of your adventure. With this itinerary in mind, we have a partnership with Trailblazer Wellness, a woman-owned, women-run company that will design an individualized fitness plan just for you! Best of all, AdventureWomen guests get a 10% discount with the code AVW. Learn more on the Trailblazer Wellness website.

Health Considerations

Make an appointment with a travel clinic, as they may have recommendations for vaccines and medications based on the destination as well as your age, health, and past vaccination history.

For more health information, go to and navigate to the page about Iceland.

How to Register

Call the AdventureWomen office at (800) 804-8686 to determine space availability and register for this trip. We can complete your registration, including taking your credit card deposit over the phone.

If you prefer, you can register online by clicking “Sign Up for this Trip” on the trip page.

Please be sure to read the AdventureWomen policies before registering!

Forms and Final Payment

The deposit for this trip is $800, and is nonrefundable and nontransferable. Once you book, you will need to fill out and return to AdventureWomen:

  • Information Form
  • Booking Conditions Form
  • Copy of Flight Information
  • Copy of Issuing Page of Passport (Photo Page)
  • Supplemental Release for COVID

Final payment is due to AdventureWomen in a cash form (check, money order, or wire transfer). A maximum of $1,500 per person can be put on a credit card, which includes your deposit.

June 25, 2023 Departure Final Payment Due Date: March 27, 2023

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

What's Included


  • Accommodations as per itinerary based on double occupancy
  • All meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • English-speaking guide throughout your trip
  • All ground transportation
  • One group transfer on arrival and departure
  • Drinking water available from taps to refill personal bottles
  • Gratuities for hotel staff and waitstaff

Not Included

  • International airfare to and from Iceland
  • Optional activities
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages (unless otherwise specified)
  • Fees for passport, visas, immunizations, or travel insurance
  • Cost of hospitalization or evacuation
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for main guide and driver

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686


Skuggi Hotel

Skuggi Hotel is in Reykjavík’s city center. All rooms are well- designed and equipped with standard amenities for a comfortable stay. The hotel is perfectly located near one of the oldest streets in Reykjavík, Hverfisgata, and is within walking distance from Iceland’s main shopping street Laugavegur, which is home to a variety of designer shops, cafés, restaurants, gift shops, and exciting nightlife.

Amenities: En suite bathrooms with soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer; electricity (outlet type C or F); Wifi

B59 Hotel

The B59 Hotel is a new, modern accommodation located on the Borgarnes Peninsula. Enjoy the sea and mountain views from your room or enjoy some time in the spa.

Amenities: soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer; electricity; Wifi

Hotel Geysir

The trademark of Iceland, the great Geysir, gave the hotel its name and Geysir is situated right outside the front door of the hotel. Haukadalur is one of Iceland’s most famous historical sites, both ancient and today. The geothermal field surrounding the Great Geyser is the definitive geyser, having given its name to the
geological phenomena. Strokkur, another famous geyser located at the hot spring area, gives a performance every few minutes, shooting a tower of water and steam 30 meters into the air.

Please note that all amenities were current when written and are subject to change at any time.

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686