Around Iceland Self Drive - 7 Nights
This is the ultimate tour with suitable time spent at Iceland´s major nature spots. Explore dramatic landscape and some of the world’s finest waterfalls like Gullfoss, Goðafoss and Skógarfoss. Visit erupting geysers in the great Geysir hot spring area and Thingvellir, a UNESCO world heritage site. Enjoy the Vatnajökull glacier, the stunning glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón and many other unique places like Akureyri, the capital of Northern Iceland, the magical scenery at Lake Mývatn and the fossils of Tjörnes peninsula and the scenic fjords of East Iceland
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN ICELAND
Arrival in Iceland and collect your hire car before heading to the capital Reykjavik. If time allows, go for an exploration walk around Reykjavík. Spend the night in a 3 or 4* hotel in Reykjavik.
Day 2: BORGARFJÖRÐUR AND THE SAGAS
After an early breakfast leave the capital to explore the valley of Borgarfjörður with its waterfalls, hot springs and historic sites. Visit Europe´s most powerful hot spring Deildartunguhver. Spend the night in one of the 3* hotels in West Iceland.
Day 3: SIGHTS OF NORTH WEST ICELAND
Start the day by heading north; stop at the historical Glaumbær turf farm. Upon arrival at Akureyri, explore the town which is called the capital of North Iceland. Goðafoss, the waterfall of the gods is not far away. Spend the night in one of 3*hotels in North Iceland.
Day 4: LAKE MYVATN AND HOT SPRINGS
Take your time to discover the sights at lake Mývatn and the nearby hot spring areas. Then proceeding to the east, you will pass a vast wasteland before overnighting in the Fosshotel Eastfjords.
Day 5: EAST FJORDS OF ICELAND
Drive along the scenic fjords of east Iceland and enjoy the small town of Höfn. Explore the Vatnajökull glacier, Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and Skaftafell National Park. You’ll spend the night in one of the hotels in the Vatnajökull region.
Day 6: NATURAL WONDERS
Drive along the south coast and witness many natural wonders such as black lava beaches, waterfalls and glaciers. The folk museum at Skógar is well worth a visit, it is close to the impressive Skogarfoss waterfall. Spend the night in the Fosshotel Hekla or similar.
Day 7: GULLFOSS WATERFALL AND GEYSIR HOT SPRING AREA
Join the Golden Circle route and your first stop should be at Þingvellir national park, a UNESCO world heritage site. The park rests in a valley created by the power of the drifting tectonic plates. Keep on driving to Haukadalur hot spring area where you will see several hot springs, the most active being the geysir Strokkur, which erupts every 10 minutes. The next stop is the Gullfoss waterfall (golden waterfall). This waterfall falls in two cascades into a narrow and deep gorge. Further on, you can visit the church and historical site of Skálholt before heading on to the volcanic crater Kerið. You’ll end up back in the capital Reykjavik where you’ll spend the last night in a 3 or 4* Hotel.
Day 8: DEPART FOR HOME
If time allows: Enjoy Reykjavík, or explore the Reykjanes Peninsula with a stop at the famous Blue Lagoon for relaxation. Drop off your hire car and catch your flight home.
- Return Flights
- Hand Baggage
- 7 Nights Bed & Breakfast Hotel Accommodations
- Car Hire for the trips duration
Upgrades and add on
- 4* Hotel for your 2 nights in Reykjavik £80 per person
- 7 Nights 2 course dinner £319 per person
- 7 Nights 3 course dinner £344 per person
Price includes a Mini Suitable for 2 people with Insurance, snow tyres and unlimited miles.
Upgrades available subject to availability;
- Economy £25 per person
- Compact £60 per person
- Intermediate £80 per person
- SUV £150 per person
Lead driver must have a clean license and a credit card
Hotels (subject to change)
3* Reykjavik Hotels – Fosshotel Baron, Fosshotel Lind, Fosshotel Raudara
4* Reykjavik Hotels – Fosshotel Reykjavik, Reykjavik Centrum, Grand Hotel
3* West Hotels – Fosshotel Hellnar, Fosshotel Reykholt, Fosshotel Stykkisholmur
3* North Hotels – Fosshotel Husavik, Fosshotel Myvatn
3* South East Hotels – Fosshotel Glacial Lagoon, Fosshotel Vatnajokull
3* East Hotels – Fosshotel Eastfjords
3* South Hotels – Fosshotel Hekla, Fosshotel Nupar
Hotel names are for a guide only and final vouchers will be issued 3 weeks before departure.
Prices are based on 2 sharing and based on the cheapest departure in any given month.