Family Cottage Holiday



Family Cottage Holiday

Explore the best of South and North Iceland at an easy pace with a combination of 3 nights in each area, discovering parts of West Iceland along the way. You will experience a range of stunning natural attractions such as hot springs,  waterfalls and glaciers in addition to interesting wildlife and Iceland's unique geothermal spas, making for a relaxed and flexible holiday. Available all year. 

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Highlights

  • See the famous 'Golden Circle' sights
  • Travel along the South Coast with its vast ocean views, black sands and glacier lagoons
  • Tour West Iceland's natural and historic attractions
  • Visit the charming town of Akureyri
  • Explore the steaming geothermal sites, canyons and waterfalls of the Northeast
  • View the magical northern lights in winter if you are lucky

Optional

  • Relax and recharge in the healing milky-blue waters of the Blue Lagoon
  • See whales in their natural habitat on a whale watching tour from Húsavík
  • Take a dip in the fantastic Nature Baths by Lake Mývatn

Included

  • 6 nights in self-catering cottages (3 in South Iceland, 3 in North Iceland), excl. breakfast, incl. bed linen
  • 1 night in a room with private/en-suite bathroom in West Iceland, incl. breakfast
  • Rental car for 8 days - unlimited mileage and CDW
  • Use of GPS | Global Navigation System
  • No additional fee for 2nd driver for the travel period 1 Oct 2016 – 31 May 2017
  • Pick up fee for the car at Keflavík International Airport
  • Iceland Road Guide, a complete road and reference guide
  • Suggested itinerary

Itinerary

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Days 1 | The South

Pick up the car at Keflavík International Airport. Depending on your arrival time, visit the spectacular Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa on the way from the airport. You can choose to spend some time in Reykjavík city or head straight to the countryside. 
 
Accommodation in a self-catering cottage for 3 nights. 

Days 2 | The South

Explore Iceland’s famous 'Golden Circle': Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and the Geysir hot spring area. Head to the South Coast through the fertile farmlands of the South, the setting of the famous Njal's Saga. View the magnificent waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. 
 
Accommodation in a self-catering cottage for 3 nights. 

Days 3 | The South

Visit the interesting folk museum at Skógar and the Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Centre (advance bookings in winter). Explore Cape Dyrhólaey and the black beach at Reynisfjörur. Continue to Vatnajökull National Park and explore Skaftafell nature resort with its stunning glacier vistas and many walking and hiking paths. Admire the sparkling glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón.

Accommodation in a self-catering cottage for 3 nights.

Day 4 | The West

On your way north visit some of the attractions of the Borgarfjörður area, including Hraunfossar and Barnafossar falls, Deildartunguhver hot spring and historic Reykholt. You can even take a detour to the beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula with its endless beaches, rock formations and charming fishing villages.

Accommodation in the Borgarfjörður/Hrútafjörður area.

Days 5 | The North

Head north towards Akureyri perhaps viewing the seal sanctuary on Vatnsnes Peninsula, the folk museums Glaumbær and Víðimýri and the horse breeding area of Skagafjörður along the way. 
 
Accommodation in a self-catering cottage for 3 nights.

Days 6 | The North

Enjoy Akureyri's art museums, cafés, parks and geothermal swimming pools. See the beautiful Goðafoss ('Waterfall of the Gods'). Relax and unwind in the wonderful Nature Baths by Lake Mývatn. Explore the mystical lava formations at Dimmuborgir and the boiling mud pots of the Krafla area. 
 
Accommodation in a self-catering cottage for 3 nights.

Days 7 | The North

Tour the uniquely horse-shoe shaped Ásbyrgi Canyon and view the powerful Dettifoss Waterfall. Go on a whale watching tour from the pretty harbour town Húsavík (limited in winter).

Accommodation in a self-catering cottage for 3 nights.

Accommodation in Reykjavík

Optional and not included in tour price.

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