Farm Holiday Around Iceland in 8 days | Winter



Farm Holiday Around Iceland in 8 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 1 October to 30 April.

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Included

  • Accommodation for 7 nights, budget or comfort rooms with breakfast, in farm or farm-themed lodgings, depending on availability.
  • Rental car for 8 days, with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance (pick up & drop off in Reykjavik)
  • Two authorized drivers
  • Airport shuttle from airport to Reykjavík (one transfer per tour)
  • 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

  • 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 nature baths
  • See whales in their natural environment 

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Itinerary

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 | West Iceland

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, on your way to Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Take time to explore Búðir Church, Arnarstapi village, Djúpalónssandur pebbled beach and admire the mystical Snæfellsjökull Glacier before visiting Grundarfjörður village with its stunning view of Kirkjufell mountain.

Accommodation is in Húnaflói / Skagafjörður area.

Day 2 | 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 area.

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Day 3 | Húsavík - Mývatn Lake area

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 Europe's most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss often nicknamed 'The Beast'.

Accommodation is in Mývatn Lake area.

Day 4 | 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!

Accommodation is in Egilsstaðir area.

Day 5 | 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.

Day 6 | 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.

Day 7 | 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 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.

Day 8 | 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).

 

TripAdvisor reviews

Planned a trip and left within 36 hours Arriving at the airport we went to Europcar and picked up not only thre car but a Garmin and a tablet, both with multiple chargers. Off we went. The tablet was loaded by day with each site in order of the driving sequence. Tap on the site and you were given information about what you would see and then GPS directions on finding that site. It was unbelievably easy. After the first day we did look ahead to see what was suggested. (The last site was always the lodging.) We could delete things we were not interested in and add things using a button that said "Nearby". The GPS adjusted to the changes. There is also a button you can use to contact help.
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