Iceland FAQs

Iceland FAQs

All you need to know about the Iceland trip

Icleand Trip Info

Common questions about the trip

Other Trip Info

Common questions about booking a tour

Policies

Cancellation, vaccination & trip refund information.

Iceland Trip Info

Our TAG trips to Iceland should be considered active. Each explorer should be comfortable walking several miles. Some excursions/hikes can be skipped, however, that is the most fun part of Iceland.

 

The Iceland Adventure Trip is considered very active and all explorers should feel comfortable walking 3-5 miles with elevation gain.

During June, you can expect 21-22 hours of sun with a dusk-like feeling for a couple of hours before sunrise. During July, you have 1-2 fewer hours of sunlight but sunset is still past 11 pm.

The Summer Solstice Trip includes:

  • 7 nights in a hotel
  • Transportation within Iceland including flight to Akureyri
  • Most meals (7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 5 dinners)
  • Entrance to 2 nature baths: Blue Lagoon & Lake Myvatn
  • Midnight ATV ride

The Iceland Adventure Trip includes*:

  • 7 nights in a hotel
  • Limited meals (6 breakfasts & 2 dinners)
  • Transportation in North Iceland
  • Flights from Akureyri to Reykjavik
  • Thermal pool visit
  • Whale watching excursion in Husavik
*Please note that explorers must make their way to Akureyri for this trip.

Alcohol is very expensive in Iceland, more so than most other places in the world. For the reason that a beer can cost up to $8 a pint and wine $12+, a night of drinking could end up 1/2 the cost of the trip. For that reason, we have to exclude alcohol from the all-inclusive nature of the tour. But, that is why duty-free exists and I encourage all wanderers to grab a bottle or 2 of your favorite spirit before we leave the airport. Plus, we have the inside scoop on all the happy hour spots in Reykjavik.

This is because the hot and cold water come from two different sources. It is true that the hot water sometimes smells of sulfur, which is due to the geothermal origins of the hot water, making it excellent for bathing, but not drinking.

Once you run the water on the cold setting for a minute, the smell dissipates.

Temperatures in the summer months are cool, rainy, sunny & windy. Expect weather from the mid 50’s to high 60’s. Bring layers, long sleeves and a light jacket. We also recommend a waterproof shell in case of a rainy day. Tennis shoes and other walking shoes will be fine and flip flops for use at any thermal pools are recommended. We generally have light hiking on our tours and tennis shoes should be enough protection.

Temperatures in the winter months are cold & rainy. Expect weather from the mid 20’s to low 30’s. Bring layers, a long sleeve, long johns, and a heavy, waterproof jacket. A hat that covers your ears & a scarf is also recommended. The ground is generally frozen, so shoes like hiking boots with thick soles are also recommended.  Wearing tennis shoes or other thin-soled shoes will not protect your feet from the cold.

Iceland is famous for its wool products so you can always buy clothing there to meet your needs, just know this is on the pricier side as wool coats can cost anywhere from $125 to $300. They do make great souvenirs.

Yes, Iceland is considered to be a safe country but like any place, please take precautions when going. Keep valuables locked up and have copies of your passport and credit cards in case of theft.

We generally stay in Foss Hotels around Iceland. This is a local hotel chain and offers a good amount of hotels througout the country. In some cases an equivilant hotel is needed.

No, Iceland does not require a visa for American passport holders.

Other Trip Info

YES, all Adventure Gal trips now require travel insurance. Travel is unpredictable! Flights get canceled, pipes in hotels burst and bags get lost or stolen.

Piece of mind is what our tours are all about so insuring your things and sanity is paramount so The Adventure Gals requires travel insurance.

The Adventure Gals partners with World Nomads for its insurance and you can receive an insurance quote – click here. Travel insurance offers travelers coverage for unforeseen problems, from a canceled flight to a serious illness—or in rare cases, the financial default of a travel supplier. If an illness, accident, or other covered unforeseen circumstance forces a traveler to cancel or interrupt their travel plans, they face two potentially major financial losses—money invested in nonrefundable pre-payments and medical expenses that in many instances may not be covered by health insurance.

Deposit Requirement: Deposits are required immediately to secure your spot.

Tour Costs: Each tour must be paid in full no less than 60 days before departure. 50% of the tour must be paid no later than 120 days before departure. If booking within this time frame, the trip must be paid 100% at the time of booking. If tour fees are not paid within these time frames, tour deposits will be forfeited.

Refund Policy: There is a 10% non-refundable fee per person on all received cancellation requests, regardless of the period when the cancellation is submitted. If you cancel your Trip 90 days or more before the start date of the Trip, then you will receive a refund of 100% of the total money paid to The Adventure Gals minus the 10% non-refundable fee. If you cancel your Trip within 90 days before the start date of the Trip, then you will receive a refund of 50% of the total money paid to The Adventure Gals, minus the 10% non-refundable fee. Any cancellations made 59 days or less before the trip’s start date receive no refund. No refunds will be given to no-shows. No refunds will be given to someone who has failed to pay their balance on time and/or decides to withdraw from the Trip after the Trip has started. In the event of a cancellation, the appropriate refund shall be sent out within 4 weeks from the date of cancellation. Please note that payments paid via Stripe or PayPal are entitled to refunds less processing fees.

Tour Cancellations: The Adventure Gals reserves the right to cancel any tour for any reason and will notify each guest as soon as possible. All deposits and monies paid will be refunded 100% in such an event. These policies are strictly enforced due to logistical partners in-country and reservations made with local hotels.

Trip Policies

There is a 10% non-refundable fee per person on all received cancellation requests, regardless of the period when the cancellation is submitted. Cancellation fees are as follows: 150 – 121 days before the start of the trip – 50% refund given plus the 10% cancellation fee 120 days or less before the start of the trip – no refund will be given No refunds will be given to no-shows. No refunds will be given to someone who has failed to pay their balance on time and/or decides to withdraw from the trip after the trip has started. In the event of a cancellation, the appropriate refund shall be sent out within 4 weeks from the date of cancellation. Any cancellation must be submitted in writing to The Adventure Gals (letter or email). Once the cancellation has been received and processed, The Adventure Gals and its representatives have no other obligations to travelers on canceled trips, including any costs or fees related to the issuance and/or cancellation of airline tickets and other additional travel service reservations made by The Adventure Gals for you or made directly by you, including but not limited to, additional hotel nights, airport transfers, guided tours, meals, and so forth. The cancellation is policy is strictly enforced due to logistical endeavors and reservations made with various local entities.

The Adventure Gals reserves the right to cancel any trip for any reason and will notify each traveler as soon as possible. All deposits and monies paid will be refunded 100% in such an event. The Adventure Gals can not reimburse you for any flights booked for this trip. This is 100% the responsibility of the traveler. If a trip is canceled due to acts of nature, it will be rescheduled for new dates and no refunds will be offered. Monies can however be transferred to different trips and a refund could be offered if that trip is less than what was paid. Please note that payments paid via Stripe or PayPal are entitled to refunds less processing fees.

We are not offering refunds for any tour participants who catch Covid-19 before the trip departs. No tour participants who have tested positive for Covid-19 at the time of departure are eligible to go on this trip. Please refer to our cancellation policy for the refund information.

Yes, Iceland is one of the few countries requiring proof of vaccination to board any Iceland-bound planes. Iceland requires those entering the country to take a Covid test. If anyone tests positive for Covid-19, they would need to follow the current quarantining guidelines provided by Iceland and thus could forfeit part of the scheduled tour until they were cleared for travel. The Adventure Gasl is not responsible for anyone who tests positive for the Corona virus during this trip.

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