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Majestic Fjords Self Drive

Iceland Self Drive Tour

2015 Departures
DailyMay 1st to September 30th
Prices From$3491 per Person Double
$2593 Single Supplement

This tour offers a comprehensive Iceland experience, including the Westfjords with breathtakingly steep mountains and narrow fjords, and the mystical Snfellsnes Peninsula with the legendary Snfellsnes glacier as the crowning jewel.

Key benefits of this tour:

* This tour has it all allowing you to drive along the Ring Road and to explore the Western Fjords, the least visited area of Iceland, as well as the magical Snfellsnes Peninsula including Snfellsnes glacier where, according to Jules Verne, the entrance to the center of the earth can be found.

* Glaciers, geysers and hot springs, majestic waterfalls, National parks and more. All the best sites of the Icelandic nature awaits you in this complete tour.

* Types of Car recommended: 2.0 or higher.

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Keflavik - Hveragerdi
Accommodation: Ork Hotel

Geothermal Lagoon Flower village Geothermal Greenhouses

Approximate mileage: ca. 100 km / 62 miles

Pick up the car at the airport and start your Iceland experience.

From Keflavk International Airport we recommend driving the southern coast of the Reykjanes peninsula towards your first overnight stay in the charming village of Hverageri. The village is one of the few sites in the world located directly on top of a geothermal area and because of its many greenhouses heated by hot water from nearby springs it is often called the flower village.

Depending on your arrival time in Iceland it is ideal to visit the renowned Blue Lagoon to relax in the geothermal water.

 
Day 2     Thingvellir - Gullfoss Waterfall - Vik
Meals: Breakfast

National Park of Geological Wonders (UNESCO) Exploding Geysers Massive Waterfall

Approximate mileage: ca. 140 km / 86 miles

Drive to Thingvellir National Park, site of the ancient Icelandic parliament and a jewel of nature. The park itself is situated in a stunning volcanic landscape of mountains and lava flows, on the border of Iceland's largest lake. Continue to the famous Geysir hot spring area and the mighty waterfall Gullfoss.

Optional: River rafting in the Geysir area; ferry transfer to the Westman Islands.

 
Day 3     Hella - Vik - Kirkjubaejarklaustur
Meals: Breakfast

Hekla Volcano Thundering Waterfalls Puffin Colony Black Sand Beaches Lava Fields

Approximate mileage: ca. 300 km / 186 miles

Drive along the spectacular south coast, viewing highlights such as Skgafoss waterfall, Mrdalsjkull glacier, Dyrhlaey* and the black sand beaches of Vk. Continue across Eldhraun lava field to the village of Kirkjubjarklaustur known for its fabulous trout fishing.

Another option is to drive the beautiful mountain track Fjallabakslei through Landmannalaugar nature reserve (4WD needed, track open from late June).

*Please note that Dyrhlaey is closed during nesting season in spring, from ca. middle May til June 23rd

 
Day 4     Skaftafell National Park - Jokulsarlon - Hofn
Meals: Breakfast

Europe's Largest National Park Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs Europe's Largest Glacier

Approximate mileage: ca. 200 km / 124 miles

Visit the amazing Skaftafell National Park nestled between glaciers offering many hiking possibilities. Continue to the shimmering icebergs of Jkulsrln Glacial Lagoon and the harbor town of Hfn known as the lobster capital of northern Europe.

Optional: Boat tour on Jkulsrln Glacial Lagoon.

 
Day 5     Hofn - Egilsstadir
Meals: Breakfast

Narrow Fjords Steep Mountains Picturesque Coastline Mineral Collection

Approximate mileage: ca. 300 km / 186 miles

Drive through the spectacular East Fjords with towering mountains and charming fishing villages to the fertile Egilsstair area. On the way it is possible to take a boat tour to Papey Island where thousands of puffins nest in the summer or visit Petra's well-known local stone and mineral collection at Stvarfjrur.

Optional: Jeep tour to Vatnajkull glacier; boat tour to Papey Island; visit to Petra's stone collection.

 
Day 6     Dettifoss - Husavik
Meals: Breakfast

Europe's Most Powerful Waterfall Glacier Carved Gorge Whale Watching

Approximate mileage: ca. 310 km / 193 miles

Travel across Mrudalsrfi highlands renowned for their stark beauty to the mighty Dettifoss waterfall. Explore the many wonders of Jkulsrgljfur National Park such as the strange formations of Hljaklettar (Echo Rocks) and the impressive horseshoe-shaped sbyrgi canyon. Continue along Tjrnes peninsula to the fishing village of Hsavk.

Optional: Whale watching tour from Hsavk; bird museum in Mvatn.

 
Day 7     Husavik - Lake Myvatn - Akureyri - Sigulfjordur
Meals: Breakfast

Bizarre Lava Formations Geothermal Activity Rich Birdlife Iceland's Second Largest City

Approximate mileage: ca. 100 km / 62 miles

Spend the day exploring the natural wonders of Lake Mvatn and the surrounding area. Visit highlights such as the lava shapes at Dimmuborgir, the pseudo craters at Sktustair, the colorful sulfurous slopes of Nmaskar and Krafla volcano area. Drive to Akureyri, the capital of the North.

Overnight in Sigulfjorder area.

 
Day 8     Akureyri - Skagafjordur - Varmahlid
Meals: Breakfast

Fertile Farmlands Folk Museum Viking Horses

Approximate mileage: ca. 200 km / 124 miles

Explore the fascinating town of Akureyri. Continue through the fertile valley of Skagafjrur fjord, renowned for horse breeding to Hrtafjrur area.

Optional: Whale watching from Akureyri/Dalvk; whitewater river rafting in Skagafjrur; horse riding in Skagafjrur; Glaumbr museum; seal watching tour from Hvammstangi.

 
Day 9     Holmavik - Isafjordur
Meals: Breakfast

Scenic Coastline Striking Fjords Steep Mountains Seal- and Birdlife

Approximate mileage: ca. 360 Km / 224 miles

Drive to Hlmavk, across Steingrmsfjararheii to the spectacular region of the West Fjords, the oldest part of Iceland. Drive the numerous uninhabited fjords of safjarardjp with a beautiful coastline alive with seals and birds. Continue to safjrur, the largest town in the area.

Optional: Witchcraft museum at Hlmavk.

 
Day 10     Isafjordur
Meals: Breakfast

West Fjords Local Museums Hiking in Hornstrandir Natural Reserve

Approximate mileage: variable

Spend time in safjrur and surrounding area including the neighboring towns of Bolungarvk and Suureyri.

Optional: Boat tour to Vigur island; kayak tour in safjrur; natural history museum of Bolungarvk.

 
Day 11     Isafjordur - Westfjords
Meals: Breakfast

Small Picturesque Villages - Striking Waterfall - Red Sand Beaches - Sea Cliffs with Birdlife

Approximate mileage: ca. 330 km / 205 miles

Drive from safjrur through the beautiful West Fjords. A stop at the stunning Dynjandi waterfall is recommended as well as driving to Ltrabjarg cliffs. In the summer these high sea cliffs are teeming with millions of puffins, gannets, guillemots and razorbills. Onwards to the Flkalundur area.

 
Day 12     Stykkisholmur
Meals: Breakfast

Ferry Across the Bay Picturesque Islands with Birdlife

Approximate mileage: Ferry

Sail with the ferry Baldur across Breiafjrur bay with countless islands and rich birdlife to the charming village of Stykkishlmur for an overnight stay.

 
Day 13     Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Borgarfjordur - Reykjavik
Accommodation: Qaqortoq Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Quaint Fishing Villages - Picturesque Waterfalls - Europe's Most Powerful Hot Spring - Scenic Fjord

Approximate mileage: ca. 360 km / 224 miles

Continue around the Snfellsnes peninsula passing the small fishing villages Hellissandur and Grundarfjrur. Make a stop at the magnificent columnar basalt rock formations at Arnarstapi as well as the rocky beach of Djpalnssandur. Explore Borgarfjrur area and visit the beautiful Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls, Reykholt and the hot spring Deildartunguhver. Continue via Hvalfjrur fjord to Reykjavk. Overnight.

 
Day 14     Reykjavik - Keflavik
Meals: Breakfast

Arrangements ends after breakfast.

 

Notes

May & September offered with 15% discount.

Car Categories Summer

Grp 1.0 Economy 2wd Toyota Yaris or similar

Grp 1.1 Economy 2wd Automatic Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar

Grp 2.0 Compact 2wd Toyota Auris or similar

Grp 3.0 Intermediate 2wd Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar

Grp 3.1 Intermediate 2wd Automatic Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar

Grp 4.0 Intermediate 4wd Station Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar

Grp 4.1 Intermediate 4wd Station Automatic Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar

Grp 5.0 Medium 4wd Toyota RAV4 4wd or similar

Grp 5.1 Medium 4wd Automatic Toyota RAV4 4wd AUTOMATIC or similar

Grp 6.0 Medium Station Volkswagen Sharan 7 seater or similar

Grp 7.1 Large 4wd Automatic Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4WD Automatic or similar

LATE ARRIVAL SUPPLEMENT OF $88/ROOM FOR PASSENGERS ARRIVING LATE EVENING/NIGHT. YOU STAY THE FIRST NIGHT AT AIRPORT HOTEL SMARI AT KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INSTEAD OF HOTEL IN HVERAGERDI.

Price Includes
Ferry Across Breydafjordur for Passengers and Car
Detailed Itinerary, Road Atlas and Maps
Accommodation As Indicated in Itinerary
Daily Breakfast at Hotel
Rental Car for 12 Days
Price Does Not Include
 Air
 Gasoline
 Optional Excursions
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