Country Luxury | Winter



Country Luxury | Winter

Explore the diverse and spectacular wintry scenery of Iceland whilst enjoying the most comfortable country hotel accommodation in the evening. Hop on thrilling adventures, unwind in natural geothermal pools, and get a taste of the Icelandic cuisine at our country hotels, for a complete picture of Iceland! Including 3 nights in Reykjavík with access to a spa, this 8-day tour is ideal for couples on a romantic getaway or newlyweds on their honeymoon. Available from 1 October to 30 April.

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Included

  • Accommodation for 5 nights in the countryside, comfort rooms with breakfast
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in a hotel in Reykjavík, breakfast
  • Access to Laugar Spa, Baðstofan in Reykjavík
  • Rental car for 7 days, with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance (pick up & drop off in Reykjavik)
  • Two authorized drivers
  • Private transfer from airport to and from Reykjavík (one transfer per way)
  • 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
  • 24/7 emergency phone line service
  • Taxes and service fee

Highlights

  • Enjoy a relaxing moment at Laugar Spa
  • Experience Reykjavík’s energetic nightlife and cultural scene
  • Explore the famous ‘Golden Circle’ sights in winter
  • Visit the picturesque Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and neighboring Diamond Beach
  • Get a taste of the Icelandic cuisine at our comfortable country hotels
  • View the northern lights in winter if you are lucky!

Optional

  • Hop on an exhilarating glacier tour
  • Observe whales in their natural habitat in Húsavík harbour
  • Try your hand at horseback riding with the friendly Icelandic horse
  • Take a bath in the scenic Blue Lagoon

Included

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

Itinerary

Day 1 | Reykjavík

Welcome to Iceland! The Airport Direct shuttle will transfer you to your accommodation in Reykjavík from Keflavík Airport upon arrival. Optional, and not included in the price, is to pick up the rental car at the airport when you arrive. Be free to access Laugar Spa as you like, a temple of relaxation consisting of geothermal pools, steam baths and a cosy lounge area, an ideal way to unwind your trip. Refreshed and re-energized, set off to Reykjavík to experience its thriving cultural scene and vibrant nightlife! 

Accommodation in Reykjavík.

Day 2 | The South

Follow the ‘Golden Circle’ loop, gathering three of Iceland’s most renowned natural attractions. Explore Þingvellir National Park, a place of spectacular beauty and rich history, also a unique visible example of the drift of the Eurasian and North-American tectonic plates. Head towards Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir Hot Spring area, with its star attraction, Strokkur Geyser. Hit the South Coast, stopping at Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, two outstanding waterfalls enhanced by the winter lights. Just off the Ring Road, visit the precious cultural heritage collection of Skógar Folk Museum and the Lava Centre in Hvolsvöllur. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Southern shore, and soak in panoramic views from Dyrhólaey Promontory and Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach.

Accommodation in the Vík area.

Day 3 | Vatnajökull National Park

Continue East into Skaftafell Nature Resort and take advantage of the rich outdoor opportunities it boasts, from mind-blowing glacier tours on Vatnajökull Glacier (must be booked in advance) and ice cave experiences (must be booked in advance) in the area, to hiking trails leading to glacier tongues and Svartifoss Waterfall. The basalt columns and icicles hanging from them make for an otherworldly wintry scene. Spend a relaxing evening in the East countryside, far from light pollution, gazing at northern lights, weather permitting!

Accommodation in the Höfn area.

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Day 4 | The Eastfjords

Expect a scenic drive today on your way to the Eastfjords, made of abrupt mountains and downside waterfalls from all sides. Be swept away by the undeniable charm of the picturesque fishing towns of Djúpivogur, Breiðdalsvík and Fáskrúðsfjörður, nestled in fjords steeped in tradition and bustling with activity. Reach Egilsstaðir, overlooking Lagarfljót River, made famous by the alleged sea serpent 'Lagarfljótsormur' that took up residence in it. Time to experience some local traditional cuisine, by sampling delicious Icelandic food at one of our country hotels.

Accommodation in the Egilsstaðir area.

Day 5 | Húsavík or Lake Mývatn

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience of whale watching out at sea from the charming harbour town of Húsavík (limited in winter), and explore the region’s canyons, waterfalls and mystical rock formations created entirely by volcanism and glacial interaction, within the Northern part of Vatnajökull National Park. Alternatively, make the most of Lake Mývatn’s winter wonderland, featuring geothermal areas, craters, lava caves, and end the day under the snowflakes at Mývatn Nature Baths (not included).

Accommodation in the Lake Mývatn area.

Day 6 | Akureyri and the North

On your way to Akureyri, the Capital of the North, visit the breathtaking arena-like waterfall, Goðafoss, literally the Waterfall of the Gods. Enjoy the charm of Akureyri, whose cosy cafés and artsy corners make it a friendly welcoming city. Head towards Skagafjörður, the cradle of the Icelandic horse, your chance for a horseback riding tour in spectacular surroundings, or a simple introduction to horse breeding. Visit the unique and remarkably-preserved turf farmhouses at Glaumbær and the quaint turf church at Víðimýri. Stop at the Vatnsdalshólar cluster of hills, a wonderful sight in winter, or learn all about the seals at Hvammstangi’s Seal Centre.

Accommodation in Húnaflói/Skagafjörður area.

Day 7 | The West, Reykjavík

Today spend time in the beautiful Borgarfjörður district, whose every single corner is tied to a surfeit of sagas, including Egil’s Saga. Make your way up the 3000-year-old Grábrók Crater, before heading to Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, two waterfalls of different set up but equal beauty. Make a stop at Europe’s most powerful hot spring, Deildartunguhver, followed by a visit of the historic Reykholt. Once back in Reykjavík, you might want to take a dip in a geothermal swimming pool and dine out at one of the city’s acclaimed restaurants. Enjoy the street’s ultimate Christmas feeling to the sound of live music!

Accommodation in Reykjavík.

Day 8 | Reykjavík, Blue Lagoon

No trip to Iceland is complete without a visit to Reykjavík’s highlights, from the Sun Voyager and Hallgrímskirkja Church, to its most quirky corners, design shops and art galleries. Push the door of one of the city’s countless cosy cafés, each having a different theme but all special in their own way. End your holiday on a high note with a relaxing soak in the legendary Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa (must be booked in advance), a true haven of peace at the heart of a lava field.

Accommodation in Reykjavík.

 

TripAdvisor reviews

Good Service and great itinerary for Ring Road self- drive. Would highly recommend. They were responsive even when I had a question during the tour. The guest houses in the country side and the guest house in Reykjavik were superior and there were no issues with finding our way using the tablet provided. A plus was getting a great car (maybe this was just luck?) a Suzuki 4WD All Grip which did great on the roads. I have never used an agency before, but would do it again without hesitation. Thank you, Hey Iceland!
David W, Washington DC

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