Around Iceland in 10 days
From $2535 Per Person
Self Drive, 10 Days/9 nights
Dates: October 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019
Explore the island for 10 days and 9 nights on a classic road trip. Iceland is a unique country of natural attractions from sprawling glaciers, beautiful black beaches and historic sites to lesser known gems along the ring road. The possibilities of what to see are almost endless - stop to enjoy Gullfoss impressive waterfall, Jokularslon Glacier Lagoon and the picturesque drive of the East Fjords. The self-drive tour is a great way to experience some of Earth’s best natural wonders at your leisure.
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Dates: October 1 ,2018 - April 30, 2019. May - September 2019: TBA
Day 1: Arrive Iceland
You are met upon arrival at Keflavik International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Reykjavik. Enjoy the city's excellent shops and restaurants, vibrant cultural scene and energetic nightlife.
Accommodation in Reykjavik
Day 2: Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Pick up your rental vehicle this morning and head northwest. Explore Snaefellsnes peninsula known for its beautiful landscape with spectacular mountains, small villages, sparkling fjords and dramatic volcanic peaks. Stop and take in the stunning sights at Eldborg crater, Budir village, the black sands of Djupalonssandur beach and the massive Snaefellsjokul glacier. Visit Stykkisholmur village with its old and well-preserved colorful timber houses. Sail around Breidafjordur bay's many islands and bird colonies.
Accommodation in Hunafloi/Skagafjordur area.
Day 3: The Northwest and Akureyri
View the majestic Hvitserkur cliff off Vatnsnes peninsula that legend claims is a petrified troll. Seals can be seen basking on the shore and the area is one of the largest seal colonies in Iceland. Tour Skagafjordur, an area known for its horse breeding so keep an eye out for the distinctive Icelandic horse. Visit the old farmhouse museum at Glaumbaer and the old turf Vidimyrarkirkja church. End the day at Akureyri, a charming town that has beautiful landmarks and great restaurants.
Accommodation in Akureyri area.
Day 4: Lake Myvatn
Take in Godafoss waterfall, one of the country’s most impressive waterfalls before continuing to Myvatn lake. The area is exquisite and otherworldly and consists of volcanic craters, lava formations and spluttering mud pots, including Dimmuborgir lava field and Namafjall geothermal area. Take a soothing dip in the natural wonder of Myvatn Nature Baths and stop to explore Husavik town, Iceland’s whale-watching capital, the fossil collection at Tjornes and the lovely Oxarfjordur fjord.
Accommodation in Husavik/Myvatn lake area.
Day 5: The Northeast
Enjoy Vatnajokull National Park, which includes some of the most spectacular and diverse sights in Iceland such as Asbyrgi canyon, Dettifoss waterfall and Hljodaklettar. Take in the mystical barren landscape of Modrudalsoraefi on your way to the town of Egilsstadir. Explore Lagarfljot lake, the alleged home of sea serpent Lagarfljotsormur, the Hallormsstadur National Forest, the country’s largest birch forest, and Skriduklaustur Center of Culture and History.
Accommodation in Egilsstadir area.
Day 6: The East Fjords
The drive along the East Fjords is truly beautiful and breathtaking with dramatic mountains, narrow fjords and quaint fishing villages. Visit Djupivogur from where you can view Papey island, a nature reserve of seabirds and eider ducks, Seydisfjordur, surrounded by sheer mountains, or Faskrudsfjordur, which has a great view of a hollow cliff island, Skrudur. Continue southward to Hofn town set in stunning scenery and famous for its delicious lobster.
Accommodation in Hofn area.
Day 7: Vatnajokull National Park
Enjoy the south-east coast's spectacular scenery. Stop at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, the biggest glacial lagoon of its kind, and sail between the towering icebergs on the lagoon. Continue to Skaftafell, Iceland’s most popular wilderness area. This is an ideal destination to enjoy outdoor activities as there are both short and easy trails that lead to Svartifoss waterfall and Skaftafellsjokull glacier.
Accommodation in Vik/Kirkjuaejarklaustur area.
Day 8: The South Coast
Relish in the marvelous views of the south coast and one of the country’s most beautiful attractions including Vik village and Dyrholaey peninsula. Enjoy the magnificent scenery with its breathtaking view in all directions; Myrdalsjokull glacier to the north, Reynisdrangar rock formation to the east and the west the endless black coastline before continuing to the picturesque waterfalls of Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss.
Accommodation in Gullfoss/Geysir area.
Day 9: The South - Inland
Discover the inland by driving through the fertile farmlands and settings of famous sagas. Spend the day exploring the Golden Circle area which is comprised of the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot spring area and Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take time to visit Skalholt, one of the most important places in Iceland throughout the Middle Ages and Kerid, a volcanic crater lake. This evening, drive into Reykjavik and drop off your rental vehicle.
Accommodation in Reykjavik.
Day 10: Depart Iceland
Transfer from downtown Reykjavik to Keflavik Airport.
Or, extend your trip! Please inquire.
Your Trip Includes the Following:
- Accommodation for 9 nights, comfort rooms with breakfast
- Rental car for 9 days, with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance (pick up & drop off in Reykjavik)
- Round trip transfer Keflavik Airport to downtown Reykjavik
- Use of GPS satellite navigation
- Good road map and suggested itinerary in English
- 24/7 emergency phone line service
- Taxes and service fee
Single Supplement from: $1334
NOTE: It is easy to upgrade to a larger SUV or to add an optional excursion to your trip, please inquire.
This package is priced LAND ONLY. If you need assistance with booking your airfare, let us know and we will be happy to help you.