Farm Holiday Around Iceland in 8 days | Winter



Farm Holiday Around Iceland in 8 days | Winter

Immerse yourself into Iceland’s winter wonderland on our 8 days and 7 nights classic road trip. Make the most of your self-drive tour by visiting everything from massive glaciers and scenic waterfalls, to rugged fjords and geothermal springs. Discover the real Iceland by staying in lovely farms or farm-themed accommodations, for a unique opportunity to connect with locals and take part in activities hosted by the farmers. 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

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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

Itinerary

Arrival day | Reykjavík

Exploring Reykjavík in wintertime is a delightful experience, with much to see, including everything from cosy cafés and colourful wooden houses, to art galleries and geothermal pools. To truly soak up the culture, get acquainted with the country’s history at one of the local museums, and sample some Icelandic dishes at the city’s finest restaurants, you will be spoilt for choice. 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

Head towards the unspoilt nature of Snæfellsnes, whose wintry landscapes enhance the peninsula’s natural aura of mystery. Conquer a crater at Eldborg or Saxhóll that offer equally stunning panoramic views over the surroundings. Step back in time at the photogenic Búðir little black church, under the protection of the majestic Snæfellsjökull Glacier, Jules Verne’s alleged entrance to the Center of the Earth. Visit the charming Stykkishólmur town, in Breiðafjörður bay, whose countless islands sprinkled with snow make for the most unique scenery. End the day at the legendary Mount Kirkjufell before heading North.

Accommodation is in Húnaflói / Skagafjörður area.

Day 2 | North Iceland

Explore Vatnsnes Peninsula, Iceland’s best viewing site for seal watching. Spot them all along the coastline, basking in the sun or coming close to you for a little session of human watching. Walk along the beach at Hvítserkur, whose seastack might remind you of a stone dinosaur, a sight to behold both at low tide or high tide. Visit the Folk Museum at the picturesque turf farmhouses Glaumbær, followed with a visit to Víðimýrarkirkja Church. Enjoy the charm of Akureyri, its snowy streets and Christmas decorations, where you will instantly feel “home away from home”.

Accommodation is in Akureyri area.

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Day 3 | Húsavík - Mývatn Lake area

Start the day by getting up close and personal with the humpback whales at Iceland’s capital of whale watching, Húsavik, before embarking on an exciting tour around Lake Mývatn. Walk along petrified trolls at Dimmuborgir vast Lava Field, before visiting Grjótagjá Cave, made famous by the Game of Thrones TV Series. Continue onwards to Hverir Geothermal Area, and its neighbouring Krafla Volcanic Crater. Unwind your trip in the silky blue waters of Mývatn Nature Baths gazing at a soft wintry sunset or northern lights on your lucky day!

Accommodation is in Mývatn Lake area.

Day 4 | East Iceland

Reach one of Iceland’s rockiest parts, also the northern part of your trip, stopping first at the spectacular horseshoe-shaped Ásbyrgi Canyon. Visit the thundering Dettifoss Waterfall, whose power is such that mist from the falls is visible from several miles away. After a stop at the mystical Hljóðaklettar Cliffs, drive through the barren and intriguing scenery of Möðrudalsöræfi in the direction of Egilsstaðir. Keep an eye out as wild reindeers are a common sight in the area. As Christmassy as it gets!

Accommodation is in Egilsstaðir area.

Day 5 | The Eastfjords

Drive along the twisting Eastfjords, at the heart of jaw-dropping abrupt mountains. Take time to visit Seyðisfjörður, a quaint fishing town nestled in between high precipitous mountains, with a lively local culture, including various restaurants, cosy cafés, art galleries and residencies. Reach Djúpivogur, a tiny fishing town on the water’s edge surrounded by peaks. Try the most delicious lobster soup of your life at Höfn, after a must visit to the impressive mountain range at Vestrahorn and Stokksnes Peninsula.

Accommodation is in Höfn area.

Day 6 | Vatnajökull National Park

Today, enjoy the natural beauty of the southern part of Vatnajökull National Park. See with your own eyes the otherworldly Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, and sail among the gigantic icebergs. Walk along the nearby Diamond Beach and its countless stranded icebergs forming a captivating sea of lights. Go on a thrilling icecaving adventure or explore Skaftafell National Park, and its wide range of trails for all the family. Some of the park’s sights include Svartifoss Basalt Column Waterfall and Skaftafellsjökull Glacier.

Accommodation is in Kirkjubæjarklaustur or Vík area.

Day 7 | South Iceland

See the main highlights of the South Coast, everything from black sand beaches and glaciers to volcanoes and waterfalls, all in the span of one day! Stop at the magnificent Dyrhólaey, where we recommend a stop at the lighthouse for 360° views. Admire the breathtaking basalt formations at Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach and drive past Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull glaciers as you head East. Visit two of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, extra magical in winter season.

Accommodation is in Gullfoss/Geysir area.

Day 8 | The Golden Circle

Follow the Golden Circle Route for a day filled to the brim with natural wonders. Walk between two continents at Thingvellir National Park where you can also go snorkeling in the world’s purest waters, at Silfra Fissure. Visit Gullfoss Waterfall, whose beauty is enhanced by the winter contrasts and textures. Witness the only active geyser in Europe, Strokkur, erupting once every 10 minutes on average. Make a stop at Friðheimar greenhouses for the most delicious tomato soup, and Kerið Volcanic Crater Lake, both very near the Golden Circle’s three main attractions.

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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