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Iceland Landscapes

8 days
7 nights





based on 2 people sharing a car and a room

$ 2,375.00 (Cat.1.1 Economy 2wd Automatic)
$ 2,445.00 (Cat. 2.6 Compact 2wd Automatic)
$ 2,500.00 (Cat.3.1 Intermediate 2wd Automatic)
$ 2,515.00 (Cat.4.0 Intermediate 4wd Station Automatic)
$ 2,790.00 (Cat.5.1 Medium 4wd Automatic)
$ 3,045.00 (Cat.7.1 Large 4wd Automatic)
$ 3,165.00 (Cat.9.9 Full Size 4wd Passenger Van)


Jul 07, 2018 - Jul 14, 2018 
Jul 14, 2018 - Jul 21, 2018 
Jul 21, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018 
Jul 28, 2018 - Aug 04, 2018 
Aug 04, 2018 - Aug 11, 2018 
Aug 11, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018 
Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018 
Aug 25, 2018 - Sep 01, 2018 


  • Rental car for 7  days with CDW, unlimited mileage, VAT, GPS system, theft protection, and two authorized drivers. Types of Car recommended: any.
  • Car pick-up and drop-off at Keflavik Airport
  • Accommodation with private bathrooms for 7 nights
  • Breakfast daily, except arrival
  • FREE GPS system and no charges for an additional driver
  • Car pick up/drop off at Keflavik International Airport
  • Tablet with our new travel app, the Iceland Travel Companion. The app includes:
    • Thousands of points of interest from nature to shopping
    • Safety guidelines and links to the Icelandic Meteorological Office and The Icelandic Road Administration
    • A detailed description of your journey, including hotel itinerary and a GPS road guide to each hotel
    • A map view of your Iceland road trip
    • Detailed pdf travel book about Iceland in English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and French
  • Detailed Travel Booklet – Electronic version
  • Emergency phone line available 24/7
  • Service fee and taxes

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)
  • Witness the majestic beauty of the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon
  • 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.


This 8 days road trip covers all of Iceland’s main attractions along the Ring Road. Among the highlights are the geothermal area of Geysir, with hot springs and bubbling mud pools, the spectacular Jökulsarlón Glacier lagoon, where icebergs float on the lagoon and the Lonely Planet’s 2015 pick as the best place to visit in Europe: Akureyri. 

Our Road Trips 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!

Day 1  : Arrival in Iceland (16 mi)

Pick up your rental car at Keflavik International airport and explore Reykjanes peninsula or head to the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing soak (the Blue Lagoon must be reserved in advance; we are happy to help you with booking an entrance time).  Recently recognized by UNESCO as an internationally significant Geopark, Reykjanes Peninsula has over 50 interesting geological features that you can explore.  Those who enjoy history might want to visit the Viking World exhibit, which includes the famous Islendingur Viking longboat replica that sailed between Iceland and North America in the year 2000.

Overnight in Grindavik.

Day 2  : Thingvellir - Gullfoss - Geysir - South Shore (208 mi)

National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) - Exploding Geysers - Puffin Colony - Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore

Breakfast at your hotel.  Today's highlights include the geologically and historically significant Thingvellir National Park, the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall, and the completely unique Geysir hot spring area. Drive along the south shore, viewing Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, the black sand beaches around Vik, and Myrdalsjokull glacier.

Important: Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season, from about the middle of May until late June.

Overnight in the Vik area.

Day 3  : Kirkjubaejarklaustur - Skaftafell - Jokulsarlon - Hofn (170 mi)

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

Breakfast at your hotel.  Drive through the village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur, the site of a medieval convent. Explore Skaftafell, a green oasis nestled below the great Vatnajokull glacier. Skaftafell is part of Vatnajokull National Park, the largest of its type in Western Europe. Continue across black sand plains created by glacial activity, Stop at the amazing Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, a filming location for many Hollywood blockbusters. Then head onwards to the charming harbour town, Hofn, also known as the lobster capital of northern Europe.

Overnight in the Hornafjordur area.

Day 4  : Hofn - Djupivogur - Reydarfjordur - Egilsstadir (186 mi)

Narrow Fjords - Steep Mountains - Picturesque Coastline – Intriguing Stone Collection

Breakfast at your hotel.  Drive along the rugged coastline of the East Fjords with their towering mountains and charming fishing villages. On the way you have the option of taking a boat tour to Papey Island where thousands of puffins nest in the summer (May – early August), or visiting Petra's famous collection of local stones and minerals in Stodvarfjordur.

Overnight in East Iceland.

Day 5  : Egilsstadir - Dettifoss - Husavik (193 mi)

Highland Desert - Europe's Most Powerful Waterfall – Magnificent Canyon - Whale Watching Town

Breakfast at your hotel.  Travel across the Modrudalsoraefi highlands renowned for their stark, untouched beauty towards the north-eastern gateway of Vatnajokull National Park.  In the park you will see Dettifoss, Europe's mightiest waterfall. You‘ll also visit the magnificent horseshoe-shaped canyon Asbyrgi. Drive onwards from the park to Tjornes peninsula and the friendly fishing port of Husavik.  This town is known as Iceland‘s whale-watching capital, and you might opt to take a whale watching tour in a beautiful oak boat.

Overnight in Northeast Iceland.

Day 6  : Lake Myvatn – Godafoss – Akureyri – Sauðarkrokur (186 mi)

Bizarre Lava Formations - Geothermal & Volcanic Activity - Waterfall "Of the Gods"- The Capital of North Iceland

Breakfast at your hotel.  Explore the highlights of the Lake Myvatn area, including the mystical volcanic formations at Dimmuborgir, the pseudo craters at Skutustadir, the colourful sulphurous slopes of Namaskard, and the Krafla volcanic area. Drive to Godafoss waterfall en route to Akureyri, the charming “capital “of northern Iceland.  Drive through the historical region of Skagafjordur renowned for horse breeding and Viking Saga history. You have an option of visiting the old farmstead at Glaumbaer a great example of old Icelandic turf manor architecture.

Overnight in Northwest Iceland

Day 7  : Borgarvirki - Hvitserkur - Borgarfjordur - Reykjavik (217 mi)

Viking Fortress – Basalt stack - Scenic Fjord

Breakfast at your hotel.  Continue to the bay of Hunafloi and explore Iceland‘s north-west.  Some interesting sites include Borgarvirki, a columnar basalt fortress used in Viking-age battles, and the remarkably-shaped Hvitserkur crag jutting straight out from the sea near Vatsnes Peninsula. On your way back to Reykjavik, cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau into the Borgarfjordur area.  Here you can see the unique lava falls, Hraunfossar.  Return to Reykjavik in the evening.

If you have a 4WD vehicle, another option is to travel across the barren Kjolur highland road (unpaved mountain track open from mid-June through August), passing through the geothermal wilderness oasis at Hveravellir before entering into South Iceland and driving to Reykjavik.

Day 8  : Departure (32 mi)

Breakfast at your hotel.  Drive back to Keflavik International Airport we recommend departing your hotel no later than three hours before your flight departs. 


  • You must be 21 years of age to rent a car, 23 years of age to rent car cat. 5.0 or higher.
  • Departures daily, except Saturdays !


Cat.1.1 Economy 2wd Automatic:
Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar (4 pax, 2 bags)

Cat. 2.6 Compact 2wd Automatic:
Toyota Auris Automatic or similar (5 pax, 3 bags)

Cat.3.1 Intermediate 2wd Automatic:
Toyota Avensis Automatic or similar (5 pax, 3 bags)

Cat.4.0 Intermediate 4wd Station Automatic:
Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar (5 pax, 4 bags)

Cat.5.1 Medium 4wd Automatic:
Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic or similar (5 pax, 3 bags)

Cat.7.1 Large 4wd Automatic:
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic or similar (5 pax, 5 bags)

Cat.9.9 Full Size 4wd Passenger Van:
VW Caravelle 4WD 9 seater or similar (9 pax, 9 bags)