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Iceland (Self-Drive)

 7 nights / 8 days

Includes:

 • 07 nights’ Accommodation (Bed & Breakfast)
 • Rental car 7 days from Day 1 – Day 7 (Sedan car)
 • Private transfer Reykjavík Hotel – Keflavik Airport
 • Self-drive: Visit to Godafoss waterfalls and Lake Mývatn
 • Self-drive: Visit to the lava labyrinth at Dimmuborgir and Námaskard hot spring area
• Self-drive: Visit to Vatnajökull glacier in South Iceland
• Boat ride at the Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon
• Self-Drive: Visit to Diamond Beach, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfall tour
• Self-drive: Golden Circle Tour including Geysir Geothermal Fields, Gullfoss waterfalls, Thingvellir National Park
• Visit to the Fridheimar Farm Greenhouse

 

Day 1, Arrival in Reykjavik Welcome to Iceland! Iceland is a land of vivid contrasts of climate, geography, and culture. Widely known as “the land of fire and ice” Iceland is home to some active volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields, fjords and glaciers. Upon arrival at Keflavik International Airport, your driver will meet you for your transfer to the Reykjavik hotel. Unpack your luggage, prepare your backpacks & charge your camera for the exciting week that lies ahead. Check in and spend the rest of day at leisure. You may explore Iceland’s capital city on your own if time allows.

Overnight Reykjavik.

Day 2, Reykjavik - Akureyri Travel west along the scenic Hvalfjordur fjord, often referred to as “the Whale fjord” with varied and beautiful landscape and the further town of Borgarnes. Easy hike on Grabrok volcano crater in the middle of a greenish lava field. It’s a little steep, so steps have been built on part of it to make the hike easier. Further north stop at the turf church of Víoimyri, one of the few preserved turf churches in Iceland and then continue along scenic fjord landscape and over several mountain passes until we reach Akureyri. Akureyri is the little big city of Iceland. It is large enough to offer a rich selection of entertainment, art and culture, yet small enough to be very personal and close to nature. Evening you can walk around the town.

Overnight Akureyri.

Day 3, Akureyri In the morning explore the town of Akureyri, also called the capital of North Iceland, and admire the panoramic view over the Eyjafjordur fjord, the country's longest fjord and an area of outstanding natural beauty. In the afternoon travel to Godafoss – the waterfalls of the Gods. Then explore Lake Myvatn, known as a geological wonderland and for its abundant birdlife. See the strange lava formations at Kalfastrond, the pseudo craters at Skutustadir and the tephra cone Hverfjall. End the afternoon relaxing in the geothermal Myvatn Nature Baths (entrance by self) with a fantastic view over the whole area.

Overnight Akureyri.

Optional Tours: 1) Myvatn Nature Baths Visit geothermal Myvatn Nature Baths, which contains a lot of minerals, is alkaline and well suited for a relaxing and rejuvenating bath. (Towel, Swimsuit & Bathrobe available for rental at additional cost)

 2) Whale Watching Tour (3 hrs) A 3 hours sightseeing tour that takes you into Eyjafjörður where you can experience the amazing sight of bottlenose whales, humpbacks and mink whales whilst viewing the sights of the fjord.

Day 4, Akureyri to Egilsstadir In the morning walk in the lava labyrinth at Dimmuborgir “the dark castles”, hoping to get a glimpse of the trolls who are said to live there. In the afternoon, visit the hot spring area of Namaskard with bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras. Head through the uninhabited highlands and moon-like surrounding to East Iceland. From June to August the tour includes a detour to the powerful waterfall Dettifoss.

Overnight Egilsstadir.

Day 5, Egilsstadir to Hofn It’s a day to admire the dramatic fjord landscape and its tiny fishing villages at the end of twisty roads in the East Fjords and on route visit an interesting stone and mineral collection. In the afternoon see Vatnajokull – Europe’s biggest glacier that is visible all-over Southeast Iceland. The glacier covers more than 8% of the country and is the second largest glacier in Europe by area.

Overnight Hof.

Day 6, Hof to Reykjavik First stop at Jokulsarlon, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs. Then you can walk on the so-called Diamond Beach, a black volcanic sand beach where blue, black, transparent and white icebergs shine like diamonds as you weave your way between them. In the afternoon, a beautiful drive with many natural wonders awaits us as we head across the Eldhraun lava field, cross the sandy desert of the south coast, overlooked by mountainous cliffs, glaciers and waterfalls. Stroll along the black lava beach of Reynisfjara near Vík. In the small village of Skógar, there is Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. Continue to the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges over the mountain. There is an interesting trail that goes behind the fall – if you are prepared to get wet!

Went to the ‘Diamond Beach’ today in South Iceland [OC][4096×2732 ...

Overnight Reykjavik.

Day 7, Reykjavik – Golden Circle Trip Explore classics today as we travel the route of the Golden Circle sights. Start the day at Fridheimar, where you learn about the Icelandic horse, its special qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Later on, see steam from the Geysir geothermal fields as we arrive. There is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur “the Churn” which erupts at 5-10- minute intervals. Continue to Gullfoss, “the golden falls “, which is a double waterfall that tumbles 32 meters into the Hvita river and attracts travellers in summer and winter. Travel inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. As we return to Reykjavík, we take you for a short city tour to show highlights of the world’s northernmost capital. See the Hallgrimskirkja Church, Presidential residence at Bessastaðir, Harpa Concert Hall etc. Return the car in the evening before 6 PM. Make your own way from rental office to hotel.

Things to know about Geysir on the Golden Circle route - Iceland Highlights

Overnight Reykjavik.

Day 8, Departure from Reykjavik After breakfast, checkout and depart to Keflavik Airport by private transfer. (Or you can extend your stay to explore the destination on own.)

Jan - April Double $2319 pp 4 people $1709 pp
May 1 - Oct 31 Double $2389 pp 4 people $1759 pp

 Exclusions:
• Local city taxes collected by the hotels;
• Rental car deposit, Fuel, Parkings, tolls & permits, GPS & any other add-ons.
• Travel insurance;
• Any items not mentioned in the programme.

Sample Hotels: The hotels displayed below reflect the level of quality and location offered. If not available at the time of booking, we will provide a similar hotel.

3 Star & 4 Star Combination

Reykjavik - Hotel Klettur

Akureyri - Icelandair Hotel Akureyri

Egilsstadir - Icelandair Hotel

Herad Hof (Vatnajökull National Park) - Fosshotel Nupar

 

 

 
 
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