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Iceland Self Drive Tour
Drive through the most magnificent natural sights that Iceland has to offer.You will drive across picturesque villages, past waterfalls, hot springs, geysers, and ancient Icelandic sights. Explore lava formations, fjords, and icebergs during this unforgettable one week adventure vacation.
Geothermal Lagoon â Flower village â Geothermal Greenhouses
Approximate mileage: ca. 100 km / 62 miles
Pick up the car at the airport and start your Iceland experience.
From KeflavÃk International Airport we recommend driving the southern coast of the Reykjanes peninsula towards your first overnight stay in the charming village of HveragerÃ°i. 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.
optional: Blue Lagoon with entrance & towel
National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) â Exploding Geysers â Puffin Colony - Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore
Approximate mileage: ca. 310 km / 193 miles
Today's highlights include Thingvellir National Park a place of great geological and historical interest, the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot-spring area. Drive along the south shore, viewing SkÃ³gafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, the black sand beaches around VÃk and MÃ½rdalsjÃ¶kull glacier.
Optional: Snowmobiling on Myrdalsjokull Glacier (from Basecamp) |Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths - Entrance fee
Lava Fields - Europe's Largest National Park - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe's Largest Glacier
Approximate mileage: ca. 270 km / 168 miles
Drive through the village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur, site of a medieval convent. Explore Skaftafell, a green oasis nestled below the great Vatnajokull glacier. Skaftafell is part of Vatnajokull National Park, the largest of its type in Western Europe. Continue across black sand plains created by glacial activity. Stop at the incredible Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, a filming location for many Hollywood blockbusters. Then head onwards to the charming harbour town Hofn, also known as the lobster capital of northern Europe.
Overnight in the Hornafjordur area.
Optional: Boat tour on JÃ¶kulsÃ¡rlÃ³n Glacial Lagoon; glacier hike in Skaftafell area.
Narrow Fjords â Steep Mountains â Picturesque Coastline â Mineral Collection
Approximate mileage: ca. 300 km / 186 miles
Drive along the rugged coastline of the East Fjords with their towering mountains and charming fishing villages. On the way you have the option of taking a boat tour to Papey Island where thousands of puffins nest in the summer or visit Petra's famous collection of local stones and minerals at StÃ¶Ã°varfjÃ¶rÃ°ur.( booked locally)
Optional: Dinner with the Locals (from Egilsstadir, East Iceland)
Highland Desert â Europe's Most Powerful Waterfall â Glacier Carved Gorge â Whale Watching
Approximate mileage: ca. 310 km / 193 miles
Travel across MÃ¶Ã°rudalsÃ¶rÃ¦fi highlands renowned for their stark, untouched beauty towards Dettifoss, Europe's mightiest waterfall. Visit the magnificent horseshoe-shaped canyon Ãsbyrgi. Drive onwards to TjÃ¶rnes peninsula and the friendly HÃºsavÃk fishing port.
Optional: Whale watching from HÃºsavÃk
Bizarre Lava Formations â Geothermal & Volcanic Activity â Rich Birdlife â Waterfall "Of the Gods" â Iceland's Second Largest City
Approximate mileage: ca. 130 km / 81 miles
Explore highlights of the Lake MÃ½vatn area, including the mystical volcanic formations at Dimmuborgir, the pseudo craters at SkÃºtustaÃ°ir, the colorful sulfurous slopes of NÃ¡maskarÃ° and Krafla volcanic area. Drive to GoÃ°afoss waterfall, the capital of the north Akureyri or SkagafjÃ¶rÃ°ur area.
Fertile Farmlands - Glacial Rivers - Folk Museum - Scenic Fjord
Approximate mileage: ca. 490 km / 305 miles
Drive through the historical region of Skagafjordur renowned for horse breeding. You have an option of visiting the old farmstead at Glaumbaer a great example of old Icelandic architecture. Continue to the bay of Hunafloi and across Holtavorduheidi plateau, enter Borgarfjordur area. Return to Reykjavik in the evening.
Another option is to travel across the barren wasteland on the Kjolur highland road (4WD needed, track open from mid-June through August), to the geothermal wilderness oasis at Hveravellir before driving to Reykjavik.
Arrangements end after breakfast.
Price in USD per person in double room with private facilities with recommended Compact Car (cat 2) May- September and economy 4WD (cat 1.3) for April. Inquire for rates on other car categories.
LATE ARRIVAL SUPPLEMENT FOR PASSENGERS ARRIVING LATE EVENING/NIGHT. YOU STAY THE FIRST NIGHT AT AIRPORT HOTEL SMARI AT KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INSTEAD OF HOTEL IN HVERAGERDI.
Please note that the package price is based on 7 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 8 an additional supplement will be neccessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 7day rental is up and use our flybus departure transfer.
Prices reflect recommended Category 2 car, April-September
Grp 1.0 Economy 2wd Toyota Yaris or similar
Grp 1.1 Economy 2wd Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar
Grp 2.0 Compact 2wd Toyota Auris or similar
Grp 2.6 Compact 2wd Toyota Auris Automatic or similar
Grp 3.0 Intermediate 2wd Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar
Grp 3.1 Intermediate 2wd Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar
Grp 4.0 Intermediate 4wd Station Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar
Grp 4.1 Intermediate 4wd Station Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar
Grp 5.0 Medium 4wd Toyota RAV4 4wd or similar
Grp 5.1 Medium 4wd Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic or similar
Grp 5.2 Medium 4wd Dacia Duster or similar
Grp 5.6 Medium 4wd Kia Sorento Automatic or similar
Grp 7.1 Large 4wd Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4WD Automatic or similar
Grp 9.9 Full size 4wd passenger van VW Caravelle 9 seater or simila
Price IncludesDaily Breakfast
Hotel Accommodation As in Itinerary
Use of a Tablet With Detailed Itinerary, and Road Maps
Rental Car, Gp 2, Cdw, Unlimited Miles, Tp & 2 Drivers
Price Does Not IncludeOptional Excursions
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