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Around Iceland & Reykjanes Peninsula

9 days
8 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

All rates are per room!

$ 1,510.00 (Single Room May & Sep)
$ 1,990.00 (Twin Room May & Sep)
$ 2,550.00 (Triple Room May & Sep)
$ 1,850.00 (Single Room Jun - Aug)
$ 2,390.00 (Twin Room Jun - Aug)
$ 2,950.00 (Triple Room Jun-Aug)
$ 190.00 (Upgrade To Grand Hotel)

Dates:

Daily during the following periods:
May 01 - Sep 30 

Hotels:

Guesthouse Borgartún or Grand Hotel Reykjavík
Hotel Norðurland in Akureyri
Hotel Laxá, Lake Mývatn
Fosshotel Eastfjords in Fáskrúðsfjörður
Laki Cottages in Kirkjubæjarklaustur
Hotel Örk in Hveragerði

Extra nights:
This self-drive hotel package does not allow change of itinerary or accommodation. Extra nights can be added in Reykjavík only at the beginning or end of the trip.

 

 

 

Included:

Accomodations with private facilities
Daily breakfast
All taxes
60-80 page detailed travel plan for original self-drive tours
Emergency phone access
Information meeting during office hours at travel bureau

Please note that car is not included.

Click here for more CAR RENTAL RATES and CAR RENTAL ADD-ONS 

For all our "Nice & Easy" self-drive hotel packages we offer exclusively to book in advance a large selection of optional activities. See details and prices under  OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES LIST

 

Highlights & Experience:

Instant availability
Great value for money
Possibility to prebook and prepay optional activities

A very detailed driving itinerary is included in the price and will be sent by email 3-4 week prior to arrival, offered in english language only.Itineraries include helpful web links, regional maps and distances.
Emergency phone number acess from May to September

 

Itinerary:

Self-drive tour around Iceland and Reykjanes Peninsula includes car rental and accomodations. Optional activities can be booked in advance.

Day 1  : WELCOME TO ICELAND (30 mi)

Arrival and 1 night at Guesthouse Borgartún or Grand Hotel Reykjavík. 

Options: Blue Lagoon, depending on time of arrival.
Day 2  : GOING NORTH (242 mi)

Explore the saga valley of Borgarfjörður in West Iceland and climb Grábrók volcano in the Bifröst area. Continue to Skagafjörður, valley of the horses and sagas. Here you find the Glaumbær turf farm & folk museum and the Viðimýri church, one of the most beautiful examples of traditional turf church architecture. 1 night at Hotel Norðurland in Akureyri.

Options: Seal watching in Northwest Iceland or horseback riding in Akureyri.
Day 3  : AKUREYRI - LAKE MÝVATN (81 mi)

Akureyri is the capital of North Iceland and we recommend a visit to the old town, the modern church and botanical garden. Continue to Goðafoss, the waterfall of the Gods. Lake Mývatn offers a wide spectrum of volcanic and geological features, abundant bird life and a wealth of walking trails. 1 night at Hotel Laxá, Lake Mývatn

Options: - Early morning whale watching & fjord cruise from Akureyri.
- Nature Baths at Lake Mývatn (“blue lagoon of the North”).
- Guided Bike & Bath Tour at Lake Mývatn incl. entrance to Nature Baths.
Day 4  : GOING EAST (173 mi)

Travel east over Jökuldalsheiði moorland plateau, lava and sand desert. We recommend a detour to Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall, subject to season. Egilsstaðir is the center of East Iceland, located at Lögurinn Lake and not far from Hallormsstaður woods and Hengifoss, Iceland's 2nd highest waterfall. Continue to the small village of Fáskrúðsfjörður in the East Fjords and stay at one of Iceland's most charming hotels. 1 night at Fosshotel Eastfjords in Fáskrúðsfjörður.

Options: Whale watching in Húsavík (requires a detour of about 100km/62 miles)
Day 5  : VATNAJÖKULL NATIONAL PARK (260 mi)

Travel the scenic route along the dramatic fjord landscape and fishing villages of East Iceland before reaching Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier and National Park. We recommend a boat tour between icebergs on Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and a short hike in Skaftafell National Park. 1 night at Laki Cottages in Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

Options: Boat trip on glacial lagoon.
Day 6  : SOUTH SHORE (149 mi)

A beautiful drive with many natural wonders awaits you today as you head across the Laki lava field, pass the waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. The bird cliffs of Dyrhólaey and Reynisfjara are simply amazing. We recommend also a stroll on the black lava beaches of Vík and a visit to the folk museum and turf houses at Skógar. 1 night at Hotel Örk in Hveragerði.

Options: Glacier hike on Sólheimajökull or a snowmobile tour on Mýrdalsjökull glacier.
Day 7  : GOLDEN CIRCLE (121 mi)

Today's program is called Golden Circle with Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs and Thingvellir National Park. Take some time to explore Reykjavik, Iceland's capital. 2 nights at Guesthouse Borgartún or Grand Hotel Reykjavík.

Options: Horseback riding, river rafting or entrance to Fontana geothermal steam baths.
Day 8  : REYKJAVÍK AND REYKJANES (93 mi)

The capital Reykjavík has plenty of recreational areas, sightseeing attractions and activities, for example option for whale watching tours. The Reykjanes peninsula offers diverse geological features, several light houses, hot springs, mountains, bird cliffs and the famous Blue Lagoon. There is also a Viking ship museum and the popular salt fish museum.

Options: Horseback riding, whale watching or the Blue Lagoon.
Day 9  : GOING HOME (30 mi)

Departure.

Options: Blue Lagoon, depending on time of departure.

Notes:

Total minimum mileage for this tour: 
1.903 km / 1.179 miles from/to Keflavík airport 
1.805 km / 1.119 miles from/to Reykjavík which applies to an average driving time of 3 1/2 hours per day.
More mileage will apply for additional detours and certain optional activities.
For each optional activities calculate about 2-4 hours (see more details under "Trip Guide")

Extra nights:
This self-drive hotel package does not allow change of itinerary or accommodation. Extra nights can be added in Reykjavík only at the beginning or end of the trip.

We offer customised itineraries however $250 advance deposit is required for such bookings

Optional activities:
For all our "Nice & Easy" self-drive hotel packages we offer exclusively to book in advance a large selection of optional activities. See details and prices under "OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES LIST"