North Iceland Self Drive - 7 Nights
If you are interested in exploring the magical Mývatn area and the historical sites of Tröllaskagi peninsula, this tour is perfect for you. During the tour you can take a relaxing bath at the Mývatn natural geothermal baths, go whale watching from Húsavík harbour or visit the islands of Grimsey and Hrisey. Northern Iceland is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Iceland. The landscape is a fascinating collage of lakes, mountains, plains, rivers and lava deserts. The volcanic zone covers a large part of the area, offering spectacular sights such as volcanoes, craters and high temperature areas, as well as the vastest lava area in Iceland. See Skagafjordur with its horses and old turf farms, explore Akureyri, the capital of Northern Iceland and see waterfalls like Goðafoss and Gullfoss.
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN ICELAND
Arrive in Iceland and pick up your hire car from the airport and head to the capital Reykjavik. If time allows, go for an exploration walk around Reykjavík before spending the night in a 3 or 4* hotel.
Day 2: SKAGAFJORÐUR AND GLAUMBÆR TURF FARM
After breakfast head north and stop at Skagafjörður, the valley of horses and home of Glaumbær turf farm. Make a stop at the innumerable hills at Vatnsdalshólar before heading to the North Iceland hotel where you’ll spend five nights.
Day 3: HISTORICAL SITES OF TRÖLLASKAGI PENINSULA
Explore the wonders of Tröllaskagi peninsula and get in touch with the history of Iceland. Visit the small, beautiful fishing village of Siglufjörður and the historical sites at Hólar and Hofsós.
Day 4: AKUREYRI AND GOÐAFOSS
Drive through Akureyri, the capital of the north, and go see Goðafoss, the waterfall of the gods. Proceed onwards to the magnificent Lake Mývatn area, renowed for its magical scenery.
Day 5: MÝVATN REGION
Spend the day discovering the magical Mývatn area. The unique landscape thats surrounding it, makes it a perfect spot for hiking. What better way to relax after the hike than to enjoy the Mývatn natural baths.
Day 6: TJÖRNES PENINSULA AND DETTIFOSS
Drive over to the Tjörnes peninsula and get ready to be impressed by Europes´ most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss, and Ásbyrgi canyon.
Day 7: SETTLEMENT CENTER IN BORGARNES
Head back to Reykjavík and spend the last night in a 3 or 4* hotel in the capital but first make a pit stop in Borgarnes and visit the popular Saga Settlement Centre.
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. You’ll then drop off your hire car and board your flight back home.
- Return Flights
- Hand Baggage
- 7 Nights Bed & Breakfast Hotel Accommodations
- Free Wi-Fi
- 15% Discount on food & drink in the hotels
- 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 £280 per person
- 7 Nights 3 course dinner £319 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* North Hotels – Fosshotel Myvatn, Fosshotel Husavik
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.