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Glacial Adventure Self Drive

6 days
5 nights

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Rates:

PER PERSON IN USD:
$ 975.00 (2 adults in a car (cat 1)
$ 1,045.00 (2 adults in a car (cat 2)
$ 1,095.00 (2 adults in a car (cat 3)
$ 1,140.00 (2 adults in a car (cat 4)
$ 1,215.00 (2 adults in a car (cat 5)

Cat 1: Suzuki Swift 4wd or similar
Cat 2: Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar
Cat 3: Skoda Octavia Intermediate 4wd Station Automatic
Cat 4: Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar
Cat 5: Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar
Cat 6: Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar

Dates:

Daily during the following periods:
Oct 01 - Apr 30 

Hotels:

Throughout the tour you'll stay in quality hotels and guesthouses where all rooms have private facilities. Your final night will be in a 4 star hotel in Reykjavik.

Our economy self-drive is $50 per person lower, staying in accommodation with private facilities without stretching your budget. Throughout your stay you'll be residing in a combination of standard hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. Your final night will be in a 3 star hotel in Reykjavik.

Upgrade your comfort car rental holiday to the best possible accommodation with premium amenities, either for the full duration of your stay or only selected nights. The upgrade can either be to a superior room in a comfort hotel, or a standard room in an upscale hotel. The cost for a superior upgrade is $105 per room per night (on prices in comfort category). This upgrade is only available upon request. Let us know during the booking process just how superior you want your holiday to be, and we'll customize your trip!

Included:

    • 2 nights in Reykjavik, including breakfast (except arrival day)
    • 3 nights in countryside hotels, including breakfast
    • Rental car for 5 days with unlimited mileage, CDW, theft protection and VAT
    • GPS system with car and an additional authorised driver
    • Car pick-up/drop-off at Keflavík international airport
    • Airport Service Charge
    • Emergency phone line open 24 hours
    • One Prepaid SIM card including unlimited text and talk for local calls and 1 GB of data (Please note that the included SIM card does not function with locked phones. To find out if your phone is locked, please check with your service provider)
    • Tablet with a new travel app called Iceland Travel Companion 

      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, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and French

    **Please note that the package price is based on 5 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 6, an additional supplement will charged unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 5 day rental is up and use Flybus transfer

Highlights & Experience:

  • The wonders of Iceland’s famous Golden Circlewaterfalls, geysers, and more
  • The photogenic Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, with its blue-tinted glaciers and curious seals
  • Skaftafell National Park, home to two glaciers and great winter hiking opportunities

Itinerary:

This self drive encompasses the major natural wonders that have made Iceland famous, but lets you do it during the cosy and less busy winter period. Follow Iceland’s dramatic coastline through an active volcanic zone  as you pass black-sand beaches, snow-capped mountains, picturesque waterfalls, and spouting geysers. If you’re lucky, you’ll also witness a spectacular showing of the famous northern lights.

Day 1  : Arrival (62 mi)

Arrival in Iceland - The world’s northernmost capital city

Once you have landed at Keflavik Airport in Iceland, please pick up your luggage and head through customs. Collect your rental car at the airport and proceed to your hotel in Reykjavik. The rest of the day is yours to rest and to enjoy at your own leisure. Overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 2  : Thingvellir - Geysir - Gullfoss (125 mi)

National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) - Explosive Geysers - The Famous Golden Falls

Head for the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, where the world's oldest parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland's largest lake. Then drive to the village of Laugarvatn and continue through farmland areas to the geothermal fields of Geysir, with bubbling mud pools and the regularly erupting Strokkur geyser. Then visit the dramatic, two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, a spectacular sight in winter when frozen mid-cascade. Overnight in Hella/Hvolsvollur.


Day 3  : South Shore - Eyjafjallajokull Volcano (225 mi)

Waterfalls - Volcanic Aftermath - Black-Sand Beaches

Approximate distance: ca365km / 225miles
Spend this day exploring the region close to the towering strato-volcano Eyjafjallajokull, which is possibly the most famous volcano in the world today. Driving along the south shore you can also visit the spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Then continue onwards to Reynisfjara beach and its striking black sands, viewing the extraordinary rock formations and thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Overnight in Hofn.

Day 4  : Skaftafell National Park - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon (125 mi)

Europe's Largest National Park - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe's Largest Glacier

Approximate distance: ca200km / 125miles
Skaftafell National Park is one of Iceland's most outstanding areas of natural beauty. It’s dominated by the Vatnajokull glacier, Europe's largest ice cap. Continue to the photogenic Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, where you can enjoy the breathtaking sight of floating, blue-tinted icebergs in this 180 meter deep glacial lagoon. Overnight at Kirkjubaejarklaustur area.

Day 5  : Hveragerdi - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik (155 mi)

Greenhouse Village - Thundering Waves - Geothermal Lagoon

Approximate distance: ca249km / 155miles
Head towards the village of Hveragerdi, which is one of the few communities in the world located directly on top of an active geothermal area. Hveragerdi is often called ‘the flower village’ because of its many greenhouses that are heated by hot water from nearby springs. Continue snaking along the coast, with its breathtaking sea waves.

On to the Reykjanes peninsula where you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the famous Blue Lagoon, a unique wonder of nature with pleasantly warm and mineral-rich geothermal water, located in a middle of a black lava field. Return to Reykjavik for overnight stay.

Day 6  : Departure

Return to Keflavik International Airport.*

We recommend departing the hotel approximately 3 hours prior to the departure of your international flight.

**Please note that the package price is based on 5 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 6, an additional supplement will be charged unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 5-day rental is up and use our FlyBus plus departure transfer.

Please note: The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and therefore sightings can not be guaranteed.

Notes:

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

Children rate

Valid when one child shares a double room with 2 adults:

  • Children 2-11 years old: EUR 54/ GBP 41/ USD 62/ CAD 83 per night. Add the total to the rate for 2 adults in car.
  • Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults.
  • Children's accommodation consists of an extra bed/mattress on the floor.

 

Child Seat 0-13 kg approx. EUR 27 / GBP 22 / USD 33 / CAD 41 per rental. Child Booster 9-25 kg approx. EUR 11 / GBP 9 / USD 14 / CAD 17 per rental. Payable on spot.