Farm Holiday Around Iceland in 10 days | Winter



Farm Holiday Around Iceland in 10 days | Winter

Explore Iceland on a unique road trip that takes you to the country’s most popular attractions and lesser-known gems along the ring road. Discover the real Iceland by staying in lovely farms or farm-themed accommodations, connect with locals, and take part in activities, hosted by farmers, around the island. Get a deeper insight into the country's culture and heritage while exploring Iceland on an epic road trip at your own leisure. Available October 1 to April 30

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Included

  • Accommodation for 9 nights, budget or comfort rooms with breakfast, in farm or farm-themed lodgings, depending on availability.
  • Rental car for 10 days, with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance (pick up & drop off in Reykjavik)
  • Airport shuttle from airport to Reykjavík (one transfer per tour)
  • Free Wi-Fi in car during your trip
  • Use of GPS satellite navigation
  • Two authorised drivers
  • Good road map and suggested itinerary in English
  • Electronic version of Iceland Guide Book
  • 24/7 emergency phone line service
  • Taxes and service fee

Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful and mystical Snæfellsnes peninsula
  • Walk along the black sands of Djúpalónssandur beach
  • Spot seals basking on the beach at Vatnsnes peninsula
  • 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, marvel at the Northern Lights

Optional

  • Enter one of the world's most remarkable lava caves
  • Go on a thrilling glacier tour
  • Cruise the beautiful Breiðafjörður bay on a boat
  • Take a dip in Mývatn Nature Baths
  • See whales in their natural environment 
  • Go on a boat excursion and sail between the icebergs at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

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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 is in Reykjavík Capital Area (optional not included in the price).

Optional

  • Soak in the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa (please make sure you reserve the admission to the lagoon in advance).

Day 1 | Borgarfjörður area

Leave Reykjavík by driving the beautiful Hvalfjörður fjord and tour Borgarfjörður area, the site of one of the most popular Icelandic sagas, Egil's Saga. Explore Hraunfossar and Barnafossar Waterfalls, the powerful Deildartunguhver Hot Spring and Reykholt, an important historical site and the former home of Snorri Sturluson - one of Iceland's most famous poets and writers from the middle ages.

Accommodation is in the Snæfellsnes area.

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Day 2 | Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Sparkling fjords, dramatic volcanic peaks, sheer sea cliffs, sweeping golden beaches and crunchy lava flows make up the diverse and fascinating area of the 90km long Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Take time to explore Eldborg Crater, Búðir Church, Arnarstapi village, Djúpalónssandur pebbled beach and admire the mystical Snæfellsjökull Glacier. Make sure to visit Grundarfjörður village with its stunning view of Kirkjufell mountain and the pretty village of Stykkishólmur with its old timber houses.

Accommodation is in Húnaflói / Skagafjörður area.

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Day 3 | North Iceland

Explore the majestic Hvítserkur Cliff off Vatnsnes Peninsula - seals can often be seen basking around on the beach. Visit Glaumbær and Víðimýri Folk Museums to learn about Icelandic history before continuing onward touring the coast of Skagafjörður on your way to Tröllaskagi, a peninsula known for spectacular natural beauty. Stop to explore Siglufjörður and Dalvík villages before ending the day in charming Akureyri town – often nicknamed the 'Capital of the North'.

Accommodation is in Akureyri or Mývatn lake area for 2 nights.

Optional

Day 4 | Mývatn Lake area

Head towards the beautiful Goðafoss Waterfall ('Waterfall of the Gods') before continuing to Mývatn Lake area where you will experience a unique scenery with contrasting landscapes. Explore the many incredible sights including Dimmuborgir Lava Fields, Námaskarð and the geothermal area at Námafjall, also known as Hverir. The terrain and the scenery are surreal with the cracked ground boasting shades of red, green, yellow and white. End the day relaxing in the warm waters of the Mývatn Nature Baths and enjoy the impressive view over the rugged surrounding landscape.

Optional

Day 5 | Húsavík - Vatnajökull National Park

Enjoy the beautiful scenery on your way to Húsavík, the whale-watching capital of Iceland. Go whale watching and see whales in their natural habitat before driving onwards to see the spectacular attractions of the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park called Jökulsárgljúfur. In the park is the extraordinary Ásbyrgi Canyon, Hljóðakletar ('Echo Cliffs') and the Europe's most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss often nicknamed 'The Beast'.

Accommodation is in Egilsstaðir area for 2 nights.

Optional

Day 6 | East Iceland

Head East towards Egilsstaðir with a detour to Borgarfjörður Eystri, if road and weather conditions permit. The region is known for its spectacular natural beauty, and the area has plenty to offer! Including one of the most populated elfin settlements in Iceland as well as a variety of hiking trails. Continue to Egilsstaðir town located near Lagarfljót River one of the region’s most renowned features and according to legend the home to a famous lake monster, Lagarfljót Wyrm!

Day 7 | The Eastfjords

Drive along the Eastfjords with their dramatic mountain scenery and quaint fishing villages. Head to Seyðisfjörður town, known for varied birdlife, and take time to visit Skaftfell Visual Art Center for contemporary art, and Tvísöngur, concrete domes installed on a bluff above the town. Drive to Reyðarfjörður and Fáskrúðsfjörður, two small and beautiful villages where you can enjoy the scenery of Skrúður Island before continuing to Höfn town, famous for its delicious lobster.

Accommodation is in Höfn area.

Optional

Day 8 | Vatnajökull National Park

Admire the vast Vatnajökull Glacier as you drive along the Southeast coast, stop to enjoy Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, one of the country’s most popular attractions and take in its immense beauty. We recommend exploring the nearby Breiðamerkusandur Beach, often called 'the Diamond Beach' because huge icebergs from the lagoon wash up on the beach where they sit and sparkle like diamonds. Head to Kirkjubæjarklaustur and explore the beautiful attractions on the way.

Accommodation is in Kirkjubæjarklaustur or Vík area.

Optional

Day 9 | South Iceland

Vík is a picturesque village from where you can see Reynisdrangar Cliffs, the area’s most iconic cluster of sea stacks that rise majestically out of the Atlantic Ocean. In the area, you will also find the Dyrhólaey rock arch and Reynisfjara Beach with its black sand and columnar basalt cliffs. Head to the magnificent Skógafoss waterfall, visit Skógar Folk Museum and continue onwards to Seljalandsfoss Waterfall – don't forget to walk behind it. Continue to Flúðir and end the day with a dip in the Secret Lagoon Hot Spring.

Accommodation is in Gullfoss/Geysir area.

Optional

Day 10 | The Golden Circle

The Golden Circle area is rich in history and culture with stunning attractions such as the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir Hot Spring area and Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of great historical and geological importance. Þingvellir is the national shrine of Iceland and a key location in the country’s history - the Icelandic Parliament, Alþingi, was established there in 930.

Accommodation is in Reykjavík (optional and not included in the price).

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