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Active Iceland Road Trip

10 days
9 nights

Rates

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Rates:

PER PESRON IN USD:
*2 people per car

CAR TYPES

$ 2,500.00 (Car Cat. 1.0)
$ 2,545.00 (Car Cat. 2.0)
$ 2,660.00 (Car Cat. 2.6)
$ 2,685.00 (Car Cat. 3.0)
$ 2,715.00 (Car Cat. 3.1)
$ 2,745.00 (Car Cat. 4.0)
$ 2,780.00 (Car Cat. 4.1)
$ 3,020.00 (Car Cat. 5.0)
$ 3,085.00 (Car Cat. 5.1)
$ 3,400.00 (Car Cat. 7.1)
$ 3,540.00 (Car Cat. 9.9)

 

Dates:

Daily during the following periods:
Jul 12 - Jul 21 
Jul 22 - Jul 31 
Aug 01 - Aug 10 
Aug 08 - Aug 17 sold
Aug 16 - Aug 25 

Hotels:

Mix of economy and comfort hotels

Included:

  • Accommodation for 9 nights, including breakfast. Accommodation is a mix of economy and comfort categories
  • Return coach transfer to Thorsmork Nature Reserve
  • 2 lunchboxes (1 lunchbox for car grps 4.1 and lower; cars not suitable for Landmannalaugar)
  • Rental car with unlimited mileage, CDW, theft protection, GPS system with car, additional authorized driver and VAT*
  • Car pick up/drop off at Keflavík International Airport, Airport Service Charge
  • A Tablet with a new travel app called Iceland Travel Companion (for guests arriving from 1. May)
      The app includes:
    • Thousands of points of nature sites, historic places, and road side services
    • Safety guidelines and the apps of the Icelandic Meteorological Office and The Icelandic Road Administration
    • Detailed description of the customer´s journey, including hotel itinerary and GPS road guide to each hotel
    • A map view of the Iceland road trip
    • Detailed pdf travel book about Iceland in English
  • Detailed Travel Guide in selected languages
  • Emergency phone line open 24 hours
  • SIM card worth ISK 2000: 50 minutes of local calls + 300 MB of data. StandardMicro and Nano cards available. Please check with your service provider to make sure that your phone is unlocked before arrival in Iceland.

Highlights & Experience:

  • Visit the must-see attractions of the Golden Circle at your own pace.
  • Travel in the footsteps of the Viking Sagas in Borgarfjordur and surrounding area.
  • View the mystical lava columns on a black sand beach
  • Explore the surreal volcanic beauty of the Reykjanes Peninsula´s Geopark (UNESCO designation)
  • With an easy upgrade of your rental car to a 4wd, you can travel through the highland track of Kaldidalur, a mountain pass between two glaciers in the south.
  • Electronic version of Iceland Travel Booklet. Prior to your arrival we will send you an electronic version of our Iceland Travel Guide booklet. You can start preparing yourself for your upcoming Iceland trip and be prepared for your Iceland adventure!
  • Safety first! Free SIM card worth 2000 ISK to phone us in case of a travel hiccup or an emergency. It also gives you the opportunity to phone your friends and family at home and share your Iceland experience through social media.
  • Flexibility. With comprehensive maps and your own vehicle, drive at your own pace. Choose your preferred stops during the day.

Itinerary:

Our self-drive holidays with fixed dates offer pre-booked accommodations on certain days; all there is left to do is to choose a car and start looking forward to an adventure in Iceland!

These comfortably-paced trips also have the benefit of being confirmed in one business day, along with knowing at the time of booking what hotels you will be using.

This 9 night self-drive highlights the natural wonders, majestic landscapes and rich natural treasures of Iceland by combining the classic sights along the Ring Road with interior pearls such as Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk. Covering major high-lights such as Geysir geothermal area, the stunning Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon with its floating icebergs and the black beaches of the South Coast, this tour also allows you to experience the solitude of open spaces and the excitement of a relaxing bath in the middle of nature.

Day 1  : Arrival in Reykjavik

Pick up your rental car at Keflavik International airport and make your way to Reykjavík. Overnight in Reykjavík.

Day 2  : Thingvellir – Gullfoss – Geysir

National Park with Geological Wonders – Exploding Geysers – Waterfalls

Start with a visit to Thingvellir National Park, the ancient site of the world’s first parliament and a jewel of nature. Afterwards, head to the nearby geothermal area of the great Geysir and witness several boiling mud pools and hot springs. The most active geyser, Strokkur, shoots water high into the air every few minutes. Onwards to the beautiful Gullfoss (Golden waterfall) considered by many to be the most impressive in Iceland. Overnight nearby Mt. Hekla.

Day 3  : Landmannalaugar

Interior Pearl – Deep Valleys – Volcanic scenery

Follow an interior track to Landmannalaugar (only accessible with a 4w4 jeep), a magnificent area surrounded by colourful rhyolite mountains with the option of bathing in a naturally warm geothermal pool. This pearl of the interior consists of deep valleys and mountains, formed in volcanic eruptions under the icecap during the ice-age, molding this uniquely colourful landscape. Overnight nearby Mt. Hekla

Day 4  : Thorsmork - Skogar – Vik

South Shore

Spend today exploring the Thorsmork area, a beautiful nature reserve situated between three glaciers. One of them, the towering strata volcano Eyjafjallajokull, is probably the most famous volcano in the world today. In Þórsmörk there are many hiking trails through valleys with birch trees, glacial rivers, streams and wonderful mountain scenery. As you need to cross the glacial river Krossa to get to Thorsmork, a transfer is provided to Þórsmörk and back. Passing through rough mountain tracks and crossing un-bridged glacial rivers adds to the delight and excitement of this spectacular area. On your way to/from Thorsmork, stop and admire the two beautiful waterfalls, Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, and later enjoy the great views on Dyrholaey headland. Overnight in Vik area.

Day 5  : Skaftafell National Park – Jokulsarlon – Vatnajokull Glacier

Europe’s Largest National Park and Glacier – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs

Start the day by visiting Skaftafell National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty, dominated by Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest ice cap. Continue to Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon where huge icebergs float and grind together in the still, deep waters of the lagoon. Overnight in Hofn area. 

Options: Boat tour on Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
Day 6  : Hofn – East Fjords – Egilsstaðir

Majestic Steep Mountains – Narrow Fjords – Bird Life – Small Fishing Villages

Drive from Hofn through the towering mountains plunging vertically into the sea that form the magnificent East Fjords. The East part of Iceland offers a little bit of everything; majestic and steep mountains and narrow fjords, forests, wide variety of birdlife, bird cliffs, deserts, and vast expanses. Last but not the least; it has a lot of small fishing villages which hold a special charm, developed because of the natural harbours in the area. In East Iceland, the landscape exhibits an extraordinary variety of colours and it´s truly a magical region of natural phenomena. Overnight in Egilsstaðir area. 

Day 7  : Egilsstaðir – Dettifoss – Asbyrgi – Husavik

Highland Desert – Powerful Waterfall – Canyon – National Park – Whale Watching

Travel across Modrudalsoraefi highland desert renowned for its stark beauty to Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe, located in the majestic Jokulsargljufur canyon. Discover the enormous horseshoe-shaped canyon of Asbyrgi National Park that, according to Norse mythology, is the hoof-print left by Sleipnir, the magical eight-legged horse of the pagan god Odinn. Then travel around the stunning Tjornes Peninsula to Husavik village. Overnight in Husavik area.

Options: Evening or late afternoon whale watching tour from Husavik village.
Day 8  : Lake Myvatn – Akureyri

Bizarre Lava Formations – Geographical & Volcanic Activity – Rich Birdlife

Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn area, including the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir, and the pseudo craters at Skutustaðir. A visit to Krafla caldera is highly enjoyable; among it a short walk to Viti (“Hell”), an explosive crater on the slopes of Krafla, and a longer walk to Leirhnjukur lava field. Visit Namaskard pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colours. Afterwards drive towards Godafoss waterfall before continuing to Akureyri, the vibrant “Capital of the North” and the second largest urban area in Iceland. Overnight in Akureyri area.

Day 9  : Akureyri – Borgarfjordur – Reykjavik

Fertile Farmlands – Unique Viking Horse – Protected Salmon River

Majestic mountains and narrow passes lead to Skagafjordur which is known for the breeding of the unique Icelandic horse. Continue towards the village of Blonduos built on both sides of the river Blanda, with Hrutey Island, a protected nature reserve, located in the middle of this popular salmon-river. Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau through the historical Borgarfjordur district to the beautiful town of Borgarnes. Overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 10  : Departure from Reykjavik

Drive back to Keflavik International Airport and drop off rental car. 

Notes:

Please note that the package price is based on 9 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 10 an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 10 day rental is up and use our FlyBus departure transfer.

**If you would like to have dinner at your hotel, please contact the hotel directly to book a table.

You must be 21 years of age to rent a car, 23 years of age to rent car cat. 5.0 or higher.