Around Iceland in 15 days



Around Iceland in 15 days

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Save money with our 10% discount on self-drive tours! Book your autumn adventure now and enjoy a limited deal for the best possible price.

Offer expires July 2nd 2018.

Terms and conditions for the 10% Offer

  • Applies only to tour departing between September 15th 2018 and October 31st 2018
  • Applies to new tour bookings only
  • Does not apply to additional nights or other optional extras you want to add to your tour
  • 20% deposit will be requested at the time of booking
  • The 10% Off Autumn Adventure discount will be deducted from the total price at the time of confirmation
  • Offer expires July 2nd 2018

Take a slow travel road-trip around Iceland for 15 days and 14 nights. 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 May to 30 September.

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Included

  • Accommodation for 14 nights, budget or comfort rooms with breakfast
  • Rental car for 15 days, with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance (pick up & drop off in Reykjavik)
  • Airport shuttle from airport to Reykjavík (one transfer per tour)
  • A tablet travel guide mapping your journey and highlights of surrounding area
  • Suggested itinerary in English
  • 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 Eastfjords
  • Taste delicious lobster at Höfn
  • Discover the sights of the south shore of the country

Optional

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

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Itinerary

Arrival day | Reykjavík

Reykjavík is a safe, clean, and vibrant city that has great museums, historical 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

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, a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming out of Hallmundarhraun Lava. Close by era Barnafoss Waterfalls and Deildartunguhver hot spring.

Accommodation is in Borganes or Borgarfjörður area for 2 nights.

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.

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Day 3 | Hvammstangi - Skagafjörður - Tröllaskagi

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. Explore Skagafjörður area, famous for its horse breeding, and pretty Tröllaskagi Peninsula. In Varmahlíð visit Glaumbær farmhouse, a preserved turf house, and Víðimýrarkirkja turf church. If you still have time for a small detour, we recommend the swimming pool in Hofsós, right by the Atlantic Ocean, before you check in at your accommodation for the night.

Accommodation is in Eyjafjörður area for 2 nights.

Day 4 | Dalvík - Hrísey - Grímsey

Explore Dalvik and take in the beauty of the area. Take time to go on a boat tour in Eyjafjorður fjord and around Hrísey island, which has rich birdlife. Another option is a boat trip to Grímsey from Dalvík. Grímsey is the northernmost point of Iceland, situated on the Arctic Circle. It is home to less than one hundred people, one million seabirds and one of the biggest puffin colonies in Iceland. It is a great place to enjoy the Midnight Sun in the summer or if you are lucky, the Northern Lights in the winter.

Day 5 | Akureyri

Akureyri often referred to as the Capital of the North, is Iceland’s second largest city. Akureyri is a charming town with Danish-influenced architecture and boasts some of the finest timber buildings in the country that have been beautifully restored. The town is lovely and offers plenty to do for such a small place that is also a gateway to the spectacular beauty of the north you will explore in the next few days

Accommodation in Mývatn area for 2 nights.

Day 6 | Lake Mývatn Area

Head to Mývatn with its unique natural environment, contrasting landscapes and small distances where you can experience the most and the best of Iceland. Stop by Goðafoss Waterfall ('Waterfall of the Gods') and continue to Mývatn Lake area which has many incredible natural wonders such as Dimmuborgir lava fields and the Námafjall geothermal area. End the day by relaxing in the warm waters of Mývatn Nature Baths and enjoy the view of the rugged surrounding landscape.

Day 7 | Húsavík – Tjörnes

Explore Húsavík town, the island’s whale-watching capital, with its colourful houses, unique museums and snow-capped 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 the lovely Öxarfjörður fjord that features woodlands and tuff mountains. Continue 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.

Accommodation is in Egilsstaðir area for 3 nights.

Day 8 | Fljótsdalur Valley

Egilsstaðir town lies on the banks of Lagarfljót River the alleged home of sea wyrm Lagarfljótsormur! In the area are Hengifoss Waterfall, Hallormsstaður National Forest and Skriðuklaustur Centre of Culture and History. Head to Iceland’s largest woodland, Hallormsstaðaskógur, a national forest that has been preserved since 1905. Spend the day exploring the area and its great hiking trails. As an alternative, you can join one of the guided riding or hiking tours offered by the Wilderness Center – this might be of special interest for those that would like to get a small insight to the Icelandic interior

Day 9 | Borgarfjörður Eystri

If you like hiking or have a soft spot for puffins, Borgarfjörður Eystri is the place to be! You can opt for a day hike in the area of the Stórurð Giant Boulders that lie below the small glacier west of Dyrfjöll Mountains, or for a shorter option along Brúnavík Bay, possibly in combination with watching puffins right by the small harbour in Bakkagerði. As an alternative, you can join one of the guided riding or hiking tours offered by the Wilderness Center – this might be of special interest for those that would like to get a small insight to the Icelandic interior.

Day 10 | 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 which is famous for its delicious lobster.


Accommodation is in Höfn area.

Day 11 | Vatnajökull National Park

Admire the breath-taking scenery of the southeast coast of Iceland and stop to explore the biggest glacier lagoon of its kind, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. See the towering icebergs of the lagoon up close on a cruise and wildlife such as seals and birds in their natural habitat. Continue to Skaftafell National Park, which is an ideal destination to enjoy outdoor activities as the area offers both short and easy hiking trails.  Explore the tiny village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur and Fjaðrárgljúfur, a beautiful canyon located not far from the village.

Accommodation is in Vík area for 2 nights.

Day 12 | Vík

Visit Vík village and Reynisfjara, a black sand beach with walls of columnar basalt. South of the village is Dyrhólaey, a stunning rock arch from where you have a breath-taking view in all directions. Optionally, you can use this day for a day trip to Landmannalaugar Highland Resort (buses depart from Hvolsvöllur), or a small detour to the Westman Islands.

Accommodation is in Vík area for two nights.

Day 13 | Skálholt - Flúðir

Today you will explore the south of Iceland on your way to Flúðir. Make time for Sólheimasandur Beach, visit Skógar Museum and the magnificent Skógafoss Waterfall, take a walk behind Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and enjoy the unique drive through the Icelandic countryside. Head to Skálholt, a former Episcopal school for more than 700 years and place of pilgrimage in medieval times. End the day in the lovely warm waters of the Secret Lagoon.

Accommodation is in Gullfoss/Geysir area for two nights.

Day 14 | 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.

Day 15 | Hveragerði Geothermal Park

Depending on the time of your flight you have a few options to explore today. You can visit the Geothermal Park in Hveragerði on your way back to Reykjavík and take time to enjoy the lively capital before your departure. Another option is to explore the geological wonders of Reykjanes Peninsula including the famous Blue Lagoon before heading to the airport.

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

 

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