With Debbie Clarke

Women's Iceland Trip 2023

October 1st - 9th 2023

Welcome to our women's trip to Iceland!

Location: Reykjavik - Blue Lagoon - Sólheimajökull - Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Reykjavik

Dates: October 1st - 9th 2023

Trip highlights:

  • Discover stunning waterfalls, national parks, geothermal areas and glaciers
  • Explore charming villages along the coast and one of the world's first eco-villages
  • Hike on the Sólheimajökull glacier
  • Relax in the thermal waters of the famous Blue Lagoon and other 'secret' lagoons
  • Experience the natural beauty of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Cruise Breiðafjörður Bay's innumerable islands
  • Hear the stories of Iceland's influential women, both in history and today

Size: Maximum of 12 participants + trip facilitator

GOOD Travel is an inclusive organisation, which celebrates diversity. We welcome trip participants of all sexual orientations, gender identities, backgrounds, cultures, nationalities and ethnicities.

Cost: US$5,495 per person twin share

This includes all accommodations, all breakfasts and dinners, 2 lunches, activities listed in itinerary and transport in Iceland

Explore the magnificent land of fire and ice on a women's trip this October. This trip is packed with included activities. We'll hike on a majestic glacier, wander black sand beaches, stand in awe of thundering waterfalls, experience the thinness of the earth's crust in geothermal areas, soak in multiple thermal lagoons, cruise the islands of Breiðafjörður Bay, and dine on locally sourced and produced cuisine. In addition to staying and working with local hosts, we'll also be spending time with two women storytellers who will share how Iceland's history and culture have been shaped by inspiring and courageous women. This trip takes in the stunning landscapes of Southern Iceland, and also the lesser travelled Snæfellsnes Peninsula, an area that boasts all the wonders of Iceland in one small and friendly region.

Our Commitment is to:

- Respect, protect and appreciate the natural world we will be exploring
- Reduce our environmental footprint by enjoying farm/sea-to-table restaurants
- Include carbon offsetting for this trip
- Support organizations that are locally owned, run and that create employment opportunities for locals
- Choose partners that align with our vision for sustainable tourism
- Support a world-renowned eco-village by donating $100 of each traveler's trip fee directly to one of their projects

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Details & Itinerary

The following itinerary provides an outline of our trip intentions, but some activities may be adjusted a little. You will be provided with a full welcome pack including a detailed itinerary closer to our departure date.

Day 1:

Welcome to Iceland! You'll arrive at Keflavik international airport and transfer to gorgeous Silica Hotel where you'll have the opportunity to soak in the thermal waters of the famous Blue Lagoon and wash away your journey. This immediate immersion into Iceland's geothermal waters is the perfect start to your Iceland adventure.

Our trip officially starts with a special welcome dinner and trip briefing overlooking the Blue Lagoon.

Day 2:

We'll ease into our trip by visiting some geothermal areas and small towns before our lunch at the unique Friðheimar greenhouse. Using geothermal energy to heat the glasshouse, Friðheimar is a tomato extravaganza. We're off to a delicious start!

After lunch we'll continue along the coast and be exhilarated by the impressive Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls along the way!

Tonight we'll enjoy the first of two nights  at Sólheimahjáleiga, a family owned and operated guesthouse in the peaceful Icelandic countryside.

Day 3:

This morning we'll take a short drive to Sólheimajökull for a glacier hike! We'll hike through ice sculptures, crevasses, streams, and rock formations. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to witness an awe-inspiring glacier close up and learn about the impacts our changing climate is having on these fragile landscapes.

In the afternoon we’ll explore the fascinating Reynisfjara black sand beach with its basalt rock formations. We'll visit the remote coastal town of Vik and experience a lava show, getting up close to real molten lava, and learning about Iceland's unique volcanic landscapes.

Day 4:

This morning we'll experience the iconic Gullfoss waterfall and  the Geysir Hot Spring Area with boiling mud pits, exploding geysers and the lively Strokkur which spouts water into the air every few minutes. For lunch, we'll visit Sólheimar Eco Village, the first sustainable community in Iceland. You'll be inspired by the environmental and socially responsible work being done here while enjoying a locally harvested and produced lunch. We're proud to support this community and its work through our traveller donations programme.

After lunch we’ll dip in a secret lagoon before setting  in at Guesthouse Álftröð for the night.

Day 5:

This morning we'll visit Þingvellir national park, a site of historical, cultural, and geological significance. We'll continue on to Hvammsvík baths for, yes, another gorgeous thermal soak, before making our way North to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

Snæfellsnes has been dubbed 'Iceland in a nutshell' due to its diversity of landscapes. With its spectacular mountains, towering waterfalls, gorgeous beaches and friendly locals, Snæfellsnes has it all.

We'll spend two nights relaxing at Langaholt, a family owned and run country hotel with an onsite restaurant dedicated to sourcing all its ingredients locally.

Day 6:

Today we'll explore the northern side of Snæfellsnes. We'll take a unique sailing trip around the Breiðafjörður's islands, witnessing stunning scenery before visiting the town of Grundarfjörður, a fishing village nestled underneath the picturesque Kirkjufell Mountain.

This afternoon we'll be accompanied by Anna, a local storyteller from Snæfellsnes who will share her knowledge of Snæfellsnes from a woman's perspective. We'll hear stories of pioneering women of influence on Iceland's history and culture, whilst visiting sites of historical and cultural significance. Meeting and sharing stories with local hosts is sure to make this a truly special and memorable afternoon.

Day 7:

Today we'll meander around the southern side of Snæfellsnes accompanied by another storyteller, Ragnhildur, who is an environmental scientist passionate about nature. Together, we'll visit a diverse array of volcanic landscapes, waterfalls, and beaches. We'll also visit some small settlements, some dating back to around the 14th century and steeped in Icelandic legend, enjoying Ragnhildur's stories along the way.

Late this afternoon we'll return to Reykjavik to the Grand Hotel.

Day 8:

We'll spend our last full day exploring Iceland's largest and capital city, Reykjavik.

This evening we'll gather together back at the Grand Hotel for our final dinner together, reliving memories with new friends and celebrating our time spent together.

Day 9

You'll be transferred to the airport today to begin your journey home.

Hiking Sólheimajökull glacier

Sólheimahjáleiga guesthouse

Black Sand Beach near Vik - Courtesy Visit South Iceland

Gulfoss - Courtesy Visit South Iceland

Þingvellir National Park - Courtesy Visit South Iceland

Álftröð Guesthouse under Northern Lights

Locally sourced produce at Langaholt

Snæfellsjökull on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Búðir on Snæfellsnes Peninsula

What's GOOD about this trip?

This trip has been carefully designed to ensure that the local community, environment and economy benefit from your visit.

  • We'll be staying in a range of sustainable accommodations, including three family owned and operated lodgings and two hotels that implement sustainability practices.
  • Our tours are organised by companies that share our values for social, environmental and economic GOOD.
  • We have also carefully selected the restaurants where we will eat to ensure we are supporting local farmers as well as enjoying delicious farm-to-table meals.
  • In addition, $100 of your trip fee will go directly towards supporting a project at Solheimar eco-village.
  • You will have the opportunity to visit the village and learn about their work during this trip.

Trip Facilitators

The trip will be led by Debbie Clarke, GOOD Travel's Director of Regenerative Development.

Debbie Clarke

Debbie is deeply committed to using travel as a means of regenerating communities, ecosystems, and visitors and hosts. She has a background in special education and counselling before founding New Zealand Awaits, a tour company founded on conscious travel principles. Debbie’s earlier experiences as a backpacker wandering through different countries and spending time with locals proved to Debbie how impactful travel can be. Debbie believes travel should be filled with joy, challenge, novelty, time in nature, reflection, and deep cross-cultural exchange. She strives to facilitate this for her guests on all trips she leads. Debbie is on a journey to deepen her own understanding of how to live, work, and play in ways that are regenerative and to bring others along on this journey with her.

What's included

The trip cost includes:

  • 8-nights accommodation in twin rooms with ensuite bathrooms, sharing with one other participant
  • Airport transfer on your arrival into Reykjavik and all transport during the trip
  • Blue Lagoon Admission
  • Friðheimar greenhouse visit & lunch
  • Guided hike on Sólheimajökull glacier
  • Icelandic lava show
  • Tour of Sólheimar eco village and lunch
  • Secret lagoon admission
  • Hvammsvík natural hot springs admission
  • Breiðafjörður Bay Viking Sushi boat cruise
  • Women storytellers joining us for two afternoons
  • A $100 USD donation towards a local community project
  • Carbon off-setting for your trip in Iceland
  • All breakfasts and dinners throughout your stay in Iceland
  • Exclusive membership in our Iceland 2022 Facebook group
  • 24/7 support from your trip facilitator throughout your stay in Iceland

Please note that the following are not included and are your responsibility to arrange:

  • International flights to Reykjavik, Iceland
  • International travel insurance, with COVID-19 coverage (required)
  • Visa for Iceland (not required for US citizens)
  • Airport drop-off at the end of the trip
  • Lunches, snacks, drinks, souvenirs
  • COVID-19 vaccination - please note that we require all adults and children over 12 to have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Should you not be able to get a COVID-19 Vaccination, please email us to learn more about our exceptions to this rule


Cost per person: US$5,495 based on twin share

Including all accommodation, all breakfasts and dinners, two lunches, activities, project donation, carbon offsetting and privately guided travel within Iceland as outlined in the Includes tab. Payment plan options are also available.

To secure your spot on this trip, we require a non-refundable deposit of $500 USD per person.

Please click the Book Now button below to book your spot. You will then be directed to pay your deposit of $500. If you would prefer to pay via payment plan, please contact us. Before you make your payment, please make sure you’ve read and understood our terms of service. If there is anything in our terms of service that you’d like us to clarify, please contact us for more information.

Our trip will be confirmed once we have the minimum number of participants needed. Please check with us before purchasing your airline tickets to ensure your trip is confirmed.

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