Gems of the West

Gems of the West

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15% Off - Last Minute Discount

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Offer expires August 19th 2024.

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  • Applies only to tour departing between October 1st 2024 and April 30th 2025
  • Applies to new tour bookings only
  • Does not apply to additional nights or other optional extras you want to add to your tour
  • 15% deposit will be requested at the time of booking
  • The 15% Off Last-minute discount will be deducted from the total price at the time of confirmation
  • Offer expires August 19th 2024

Explore fascinating natural attractions and historic sites on this short break self-drive tour of West Iceland. View the majestic Snæfellsjökull Glacier, beautiful pebbled beaches, basalt rock formations and fishing villages and gain insight into Iceland's history along the way. This tour is ideal for those who prefer a more in-depth experience on the road less travelled. Available from 1 October - 30 April. 

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  • Accommodation for 3 nights in comfort or standard rooms with breakfast in the countryside (same location for all 3 nights)
  • Rental car for 4 days, with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance (pick up & drop off in Reykjavik)
  • Hey Guide app - your personal assistant, mapping and navigating your personalized journey and highlights of surrounding areas. Including a GPS Navigation system, recommendations along the way, Wi-Fi hotspot, helpful information, a messenger system to stay in touch with us, our Hey Guide will instantly become your best travel mate
  • Flybus transfer to and from airport
  • Two authorized drivers
  • E-Itinerary with the tour map, location points, and pictures for you to view before you arrive.
  • Free Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Taxes and service fee 
  • Emergency phone line service


  • Get to know Iceland's interesting Viking history
  • Fall under the spell of Snæfellsjökull Glacier's alleged mystical powers
  • Stroll along beautiful empty beaches
  • Get up and close with wildlife including birds, seals and whales
  • Visit charming harbour villages and breathe in the fresh sea air
  • View the northern lights if you are lucky


Included - Your Personal Assistant

The Hey Guide

Hey Guide was designed to assist you on your journey to Iceland, guiding you through your personalized day-to-day itinerary. The guide 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

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Arrival day | Reykjavík

Explore the attractions of Reykjavík city: Tjörnin Lake, Hallgrímskirkja church, Perlan (the Pearl), the old harbour area and Harpa Concert and Conference Centre. Relax in one of the many outdoor geothermal swimming pools. 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 in Reykjavík (optional, not included in the tour price).

Day 1 | Borgarfjörður area

Head north from Reykjavík towards the Borgarfjorður district. You can choose to either drive the scenic coastal route around Hvalfjörður fjord or take the tunnel to save time. Borgarfjörður is an area steeped in history, the site of one of the most popular Icelandic Sagas, Egil's Saga. The Saga is explained in a lively way together with other aspects of Iceland's Viking past at the Settlement Centre in Borgarnes town. Explore the many attractions of the area including Hraunfossar and Barnafossar falls, the powerful Deildartunguhver hot spring and Reykholt, home to one of the most important people in Icelandic history: Snorri Sturluson.

Accommodation in the Borgarfjörður area.

Day 2 | Snæfellsnes Peninsula - south side

Snæfellsnes is EarthCheck certified for being a sustainable community and the diversity of the landscape and geology is unique. Legend says that Snæfellsjökull Glacier is one of the seven 'energy points' of the Earth and author Jules Verne also famously featured it in his novel 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'. Glacier tours are available. As you travel along the south side of the peninsula view the church at Búðir, Arnarstapi fishing village, the pebbled beach and lava rocks at Djúpalónssandur beach and the adjacent cove at Dritvík, once one of the largest fishing centres in Iceland.

Accommodation in the Borgarfjörður area.

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Day 3 | Snæfellsnes Peninsula - north side

Visit Grundarfjörður village with its stunning view of Mt Kirkjufell. Keep your eyes open for orcas which can often be spotted in the fjord even in winter! It is also possible to go on a boat tour to view these majestic creatures out at sea. Explore the pretty harbour village of Stykkishólmur with its many colourful renovated old timber houses.

Accommodation in the Borgarfjörður area.

Day 4 | Reykjavík

Head back to Reykjavík and enjoy the city's cultural attractions, shops and boutiques, café and restaurant scene.


TripAdvisor reviews

Best introduction to Iceland! I booked this on a whim and it could not have been more perfect. The car was ideal for us to set our own itenary with the comfort of knowing where we were going to sleep each night. Each stay provided a great nights rest and breakfast. I highly recommend and will use them again!
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