PER PERSON IN USD:
based on 2 people sharing a car and a room
$ 2,265.00 (Cat.1.1 Economy 2wd Automatic)
$ 2,330.00 (Cat. 2.6 Compact 2wd Automatic)
$ 2,380.00 (Cat.3.1 Intermediate 2wd Automatic)
$ 2,395.00 (Cat.4.0 Intermediate 4wd Station Automatic)
$ 2,655.00 (Cat.5.1 Medium 4wd Automatic)
$ 2,900.00 (Cat.7.1 Large 4wd Automatic)
$ 3,015.00 (Cat.9.9 Full Size 4wd Passenger Van)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Breakfast at your hotel. Drive back to Keflavik International Airport we recommend departing your hotel no later than three hours before your flight departs.
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)