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Volcanic View and Northern Lights Self-Drive

5 days
4 nights

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Rates:

PER PERSON IN USD:

$ 765.00 (2 adults in a car (cat 1)
$ 785.00 (2 adults in a car (cat 2)
$ 845.00 (2 adults in a car (cat 3)
$ 880.00 (2 adults in a car (cat 4)
$ 940.00 (2 adults in a car (cat 5)
$ 975.00 (2 adults in a car (cat 6)

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)
  • 2 night in countryside hotels, including breakfast
  • Rental car for 4 days with unlimited mileage, CDW, theft protection and VAT**
  • GPS system with car and additional authorised driver
  • Car pick-up/drop-off at Keflavik international airport
  • Airport Service Charge
  • Emergency phone line open 24 hours
  • One SIM card worth ISK 2000: Unlimited text and talk for local calls + 1 GB 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.
  • 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 4 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 5 an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 4 day rental is up and use Flybus transfer

Highlights & Experience:

  • Volcanic View and Northern Lights is a short winter self-drive tour that focuses on the highlights in South Iceland.

    With the freedom to travel at your own pace by car, explore dramatic landscapes sculpted by ancient glaciers and volcanoes. Hunt for the elusive and unforgettable Northern Lights, and visit waterfalls, black-sand beaches, and glaciers along Iceland’s South Shore.

    Surround yourself with incredible Icelandic nature, including thundering waterfalls, spouting geysers, vast lava fields and black-sand beaches. In the evenings, don’t forget to scout the clear, dark skies looking for the dancing Northern Lights.

    What's in it for you?

    • Worry-free travelling
    • Electronic version of the Iceland Travel Guide. 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 and hunt for northern lights in the evening.

    Highlights

    • Explore all Iceland's main attractions in the Golden Circle and along the South Shore and, with a bit of luck, enjoy the stunning view of the stunning Aurora Borealis
    • See all that Reykjavik city has to offer with two overnights in the 'Capital of Cool'.

    If you like the day-to-day itinerary for our Volcanic View and Northern Lights self-drive tour but are looking for a more inclusive option we recommend that you take a look at our Volcanoes, Glaciers, and Northern Lights self-drive.

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Arrival at Keflavik international airport (62 mi)

Arrival in Iceland - The world’s northernmost capital city

Approximate distance: ca 100 km / 62 miles
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. The rest of the day is yours to rest and use at your own leisure. Overnight in Reykjavík.

Options: Arrival Transfer, Blue Lagoon visit
Day 2  : Golden Circle (118 mi)

National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) - Spouting Geysers

Approximate distance: ca 190 km / 118 miles
Today you‘ll visit the must-see sites in Iceland starting with the UNESCO listed Thingvellir National Park, famous for its history and geological wonders. Continue to Geysir Hot Spring Area, with its collection of bubbling pools and spouting geysers Then drive onwards to the majestic, two-tiered Gullfoss, the Golden Falls. Overnight in Fludir area.

Options: Fontana Baths at Laugarvatn.
Day 3  : Eyjafjallajokull & surroundings

Looming volcanoes - Black Sand Beaches - Thundering Waterfalls - Sea Cliffs & Stone Arches

Approximate distance: ca 290 km / 180 miles
Drive along the scenic South Shore and the area near the infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano. This is the site of the famous 2010 eruption that stopped international air traffic. A stop atThorvaldseyri Visitors Center, a family-run exhibit about the massive 2010 eruption‘s impact on local lives, is highly recommended. Continue onwards, past the beautiful Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and Myrdalsjokull glacier, which covers powerful Katla volcano. Here it‘s possible to go snowmobiling on the glacier and perhaps get a splendid view over South Iceland. Stop by the peaceful seafront village of Vik to explore a dramatic stretch of coastline photogenically poised between glacier topped mountains, rugged sea cliffs and black sand beaches.

We recommend a visit to the Fakasel Icelandic Horse Park, where you can enjoy the Legends of Sleipnir multimedia presentation. This innovative horse show cleverly introduces the Icelandic horse breed and how horses are linked to Iceland‘s history, mythology and folklore. The Park‘s cafe offers delicious country cuisine, including the local favorite, meat soup. Overnight again in the Fludir area.

Options: Thorvaldseyri Visitors Centre, Skógar folk museum near Skogafoss, snowmobiling or glacier hiking on Mýrdalsjökull.
Day 4  : The Blue Lagoon & Reykjavik (112 mi)

Approximate distance: ca 180 km / 112 miles
Drive to the Reykjanes Peninsula and the famous Blue Lagoon for a relaxing dip in the pleasantly warm geothermal waters, rich in silica and minerals that are great for the skin. Explore Reykjanes Peninsula and its fishing villages, lighthouse and the colorful geothermal area of Krysuvik-- or simply head to your hotel, relax at the spa or explore Reykjavik, the northernmost capital in the world. Overnight in Reykjavik.

Options: Horseback riding tour in Hveragerði, bathing in the Blue Lagoon, in-water massage at the Blue Lagoon.
Day 5  : Departure from Iceland

Return to Keflavik International Airport** We recommend leaving your hotel approximately 3 hours prior to the departure of your international flight.

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

**Please note that the package price is based on 4 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 5, an additional supplement will be charged unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 4-day rental is up and use our flybus departure transfer.

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

Notes:

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.

Important:

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