Around Iceland in 11 days | Winter

Around Iceland in 11 days | Winter

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Offer expires June 30th 2019.

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  • Applies only to tour departing between October 1st 2019 and April 30th 2020.
  • Applies to new tour bookings only.
  • Does not apply to additional nights or other optional extras you want to add to your tour.
  • The 15% Off early bird discount will be deducted from the tour price at the time of booking.
  • 20% deposit will be requested at the time of booking and full payment upon confirmation.
  • Offer expires.June 30th 2019

Explore the country for 11 days and 10 nights on a classic road trip of the island. Discover Snæfellsnes peninsula and other beautiful sights along Iceland’s Ring Road. Enjoy spectacular waterfalls, mystical glaciers, hot springs, villages in picturesque settings and endless black sand beaches. The self-drive tour is an ideal vacation for independent travellers to experience the best Iceland has to offer. Available 1 October to 30 April.

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  • Accommodation for 10 nights, budget or comfort rooms with breakfast
  • Rental car for 11 days, with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance (pick up & drop off in Reykjavik)
  • Two authorized drivers
  • Flybus transfer to and from airport
  • E-Itinerary with the tour map, location points, and pictures for you to view before you arrive.
  • Driver Guide tablet mapping and navigating your personalized journey and highlights of surrounding areas. Including a GPS Navigation system, recommendations along the way, Wi-Fi, helpful information, a messenger system to stay in touch with us, our Driver Guide will instantly become your best travel mate.
  • Free Wi-Fi Hotspot through tablet
  • 24/7 emergency phone line service
  • Taxes and service fee


  • Explore the beautiful and mystical Snæfellsnes peninsula
  • Walk along the black sands of Djúpalónssandur beach
  • Visit Akureyri town, the capital of the north!
  • Drive through spectacular scenery and volcanic sites by lake Mývatn
  • Marvel at the floating icebergs on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • View the tall mountains and friendly fishing villages of the East Fjords
  • Taste delicious lobster at Höfn
  • Discover the sights of the south shore of the country
  • And if you are lucky, view the northern lights lit up the sky


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The Driver Guide Tablet

Driver Guide was designed to assist you on your journey to Iceland, guiding you through your personalized day-to-day itinerary. The tablet also gives you recommendations along the way, and helpful information regarding driving conditions, weather forecast, and more. How does it all work?

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  • Personal Wifi hotspot

  • Safe Travel Information

  • Digital Vouchers


Arrival day | Reykjavík

Reykjavík is a safe, clean, and vibrant city that has great museums, historic attractions, galleries, shops, open-air geothermal swimming pools and much more – so there is something for all to enjoy! While exploring the city, a taste of delicious Icelandic cuisine can be found in a variety of exciting restaurants located all over the city. The Airport Direct shuttle will transfer you to your accommodation in Reykjavík from Keflavik Airport upon arrival. Optional, and not included in the price, is to pick up the rental car at the airport when you arrive.

Accommodation in Reykjavík (optional and not included in tour price).

Day 1 | Borgarfjörður Area

Explore Borgarfjörður area known for its beauty and as the site of most of the Icelandic Sagas. Take time to enjoy Reykholt, one of Iceland’s important historical sites, and the stunning Hraunfossar Lava Falls, a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming out of Hallmundarhraun Lava. Close by era Barnafoss Waterfalls and Deildartunguhver Hot Spring.

Accommodation in Snæfellsnes area.

Day 2 | Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Explore Snæfellsnes Peninsula known for its stunning nature, glaciers, waterfalls and small villages enriched by history. Take time to take in all the area has to offer with a stop to explore Arnastapi village, Búðir Church, the black sands of Djúpalónssandur Beach and the majestic Snæfellsjökul Glacier, which according to legend is one of earth’s seven energy points. Grundarfjörður village offers a spectacular view of Mt. Kirkjufell, Iceland‘s most photographed mountain, and Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall.

Accommodation in Hvammstangi area.

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Day 3 | Northwest Iceland & Akureyri

Watch seals bask on the beach while enjoying the view of Hvítserkur Cliff off Vatnsnes Peninsula, which legend claim is a petrified troll! The area is one of the largest seal colonies in Iceland and at Hvammstangi, there is a Seal Center (closed on weekends). Explore Skagafjörður area, famous for its horse breeding, and pretty Tröllaskagi Peninsula. In Varmahlíð visit Glaumbær armhouse, a preserved turf house, and Víðimýrarkirkja turf church (exhibition closed in winter), before ending the day in Akureyri town.

Accommodation in Akureyri area.

Day 4 | Lake Mývatn Area

A short drive from Akureyri is Goðafoss Waterfall, or the waterfalls of the Gods, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland. Lake Mývatn is also in the area, which is a microcosm of all the natural wonders of what the country has to offer, including impressive sights such as Dimmuborgir Lava Fields and Námafjall Geothermal Area. At the end of a long day relax in the warm waters of Mývatn Nature Baths and enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding landscape.

Accommodation in Húsavík/Mývatn lake area for 2 nights.

Day 5 | Northeast Iceland

Explore Húsavík town, the island’s whale-watching capital, with its colourful houses, unique museums and snowcapped peaks across the bay. Go whale watching and see whales in their natural habitat (limited in winter). Visit Tjörnes, a peninsula known for its dense population of ptarmigan and rich fossil, as well as Öxarfjörður, a lovely fjord featuring woodlands and tuff mountains before continuing to the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park, which includes some of the most spectacular and diverse sights in Iceland such as Ásbyrgi Canyon, Dettifoss Waterfall and Hljóðaklettar Cliffs.

Day 6 | East Iceland

Head to Egilsstaðir town through the mystical barren landscape of Möðrudalsöræfi. Experience the vastness and serenity of the area.

Accommodation in the Egilsstaðir area.

Day 7 | Fljótsdalur Valley

Egilsstaðir town is the largest town in East Iceland and lies on the banks of Lagarfljót River, home of sea monster Lagarfljótsormur according to the legend! In the area there are many places of interest such as Hengifoss Waterfall, Iceland’s third highest, Hallormsstaður National Forest, the country’s largest birch forest, and Skríðuklaustur Center of Culture and History. Also in the area is Stórurð or the Giant Boulders that lies below the small glacier west of Dyrfjöll mountains.

Accommodation in Egilsstaðir area.

Day 8 | The Eastfjords

The drive along the Eastfjords is very scenic with an endless view of mountains, fjords and beautiful fishing villages. The area offers many interesting stops along the way, including villages such as Djúpivogur, Neskaupstaður, Seyðisfjörður and Fáskrúðsfjörður, which has a great view of Skrúður, a hollow cliff island that rises steeply out of the sea east of the bay. End the day in Höfn town that is famous for its delicious lobster.

Accommodation in Höfn area.

Day 9 | Vatnajökull National Park

Admire the breathtaking scenery of the southeast coast of Iceland and stop to explore the biggest glacial lagoon of its kind, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon. See the towering icebergs of the lagoon before continuing to Skaftafell National Park, which is an ideal destination to enjoy outdoor activities as the area offers both short and easy hiking trails. You also have the opportunity to visit a stunning ice cave in this area (prebooking recommended).

Accommodation in Vík/Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

Day 10 | South Iceland

Explore the tiny village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur and Fjaðrárgljúfur, a beautiful canyon located not far from the village. Visit Vík village and Reynisfjara, a black sand beach with basalt stacks. South of the village is Dyrhólaey Peninsula, from where you have a breathtaking view to all directions. Take the time to enjoy the scenery before driving onwards to Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls from where you should follow the footpath to the hidden waterfall, Gljúfrabúi.

Accommodation in Gullfoss/Geysir area.

Day 11 | Gullfoss & Geysir

Discover the inland by driving through the lush farmlands and settings of historical sagas. The area is rich in history and culture with stunning attractions such as the Golden Circle route which includes the spectacular Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Spring Area and Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Þingvellir is the national shrine of Iceland and a key location in the country’s history.

Accommodation in Reykjavík (optional and not included in tour price).

Accommodation in Reykjavík

Optional and not included in hte tour price.


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