Gap Year in Iceland

Iceland, a beautiful Nordic island nation, is known for its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. The highlights of traveling in Iceland are Northern Lights. With the sun shining bright at midnight, the celestial wonder of the night skies changing colors in fluorescent shades of green, violet, and red because of the northern lights, the earth split asunder into gigantic tectonic plates, diamond beaches, where it feels like you are dreaming of a world of high fantasy.

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Golden Circle & Northern Lights in Iceland with GDA2
Golden Circle & Northern Lights in Iceland

Go on a thrilling short trip of 5 days to experience The Golden Circle and Northern Lights of Iceland and explore Reykjavik and Álftröð. This memorable winter trip will show you glaciers, caves, waterfalls and Iceland’s colorfully lit skies!


5 days

Price Starting From $1499

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Iceland Tour in Winter with GDA
Iceland Tour in Winter

Go on an exhilarating short trip of 7 days to Iceland in Winter and explore the towns of Reykjavik and Álftröð. This memorable trip in the winter will take you to the beautiful waterfalls, glaciers, caves, and show you Iceland’s colorfully lit skies!


7 days

Price Starting From $2012

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Experience The Best Of Iceland with GDA
Experience The Best Of Iceland

Go on a fast and full short trip of 7 days to Explore the Best of Iceland in Reykjavik, Akureyri, Bakkagerdi, Hofn, Vik. This memorable winter trip will show you waterfalls, glaciers, caves, and Iceland’s colorful & lit skies!


7 days

Price Starting From $2099

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General Questions

Iceland is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens may enter Iceland for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area. If you are not from the U.S. then visit here.

It's entirely up to you! You can choose to explore this destination solo or bring along your favorite people and wander around with them. If you want to come in a group of more than 5, then we can also provide you with some customized packages plus amazing discounts.

You might arrive here alone at first, but later you'll end up meeting some amazing people. In case you want to get in touch with others who are traveling to Iceland with us now, then you can join our Facebook Group and chat with your fellow travelers!

You need to buy your Medical and Travel Insurance before setting out for your trip. GDA also provides the insurance facilities, at an additional cost.

It's good if you can consult your physician and take the vaccinations as instructed. We would suggest you to take the Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Tetanus vaccines. You must also check with your doctor for any other medicines that you might require.

You will need to carry extra money for personal expenses, add-on tours, or eating out while traveling in Iceland. For basic personal expenses, a budget of 50-60 USD per week is more than sufficient excluding the extra costs of add-on activities. If you’re planning on using credit/debit card in Iceland, it is advised to let your bank know about your travels beforehand so that they don’t get suspicious of your account activity. We also advise all our participants to keep an emergency fund of 200 USD only to be used in case of any emergencies, if one arises. 

Iceland is one of those countries where the weather can change instantly no matter what time of year you visit it. So, it is smart to pack layers so that you can modify your clothing for a range of temperatures while your packing is light.

Most Icelandic people speak English very well, you will be fine. Their native language is called Icelandic and they speak French, German, and Dutch too.

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