West Iceland Self Drive - 7 Nights
On this tour you will have time to visit the innumerable islands of Breiðafjörður, go whale watching or snowmobiling on the snow-capped volcano of Snæfellsnes. The national park of Snæfellsnes offers a large variety of hiking trails, one more beautiful than the other.
The Western part of Iceland is a spectacular area. Snæfellsnes peninsula is famous for its glacier, Snæfellsjökull mentioned by Jules Verne in his novel "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and the countless islands in the Breiðafjörður bay with its colourful bird and sea life. The area has an interesting folklore and tales of adventure as many of the Icelandic sagas took place in the area. Visit the popular Saga Settlement Centre in Borgarfjordur, the Reykjanes peninsula and the famous Blue Lagoon
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: WHALE FJORD AND SAGA VALLEY
Leaving Reykjavik after breakfast, explore the scenic Whale fjord and the valley of Borgarfjörður. Stop at Europe´s most powerful hot spring, Deildartunguhver then head to your hotel where you’ll spend two nights at the Fosshotel Reykholt or similar.
Day 3: HUSAFELL AND HRAUNFOSSAR
Spend the day at Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls, known for their stunning natural beauty. Proceed onwards to Húsafell area and go for a hike in the amazing landscape. Afterwards, relax in the outdoor swimming pool at Húsafell.
Day 4: SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA
Drive along the south coast of Snæfellsnes peninsula to explore the spatter ring crater Eldborg as well as the seal colony in Ytri-Tunga. You’ll spend three nights in the Fosshotel Stykkishólmur or Fosshotel Hellnar.
Day 5: SNÆFELLSNES NATIONAL PARK
Discover the snow-capped volcano Snæfellsnesjökull and maybe book a snowmobile or glacier walk tour. There are plenty of well-marked paths in the area inviting you to undertake an unforgettable hike.
Day 6: SIGHTS OF BREIÐARFJÖRÐUR
Start the day at Stykkisholmur, a pretty fishing village with numerous old houses, and go on a boat tour on Breiðafjörður bay. You should see plenty of puffins and other birds on the uncountable small islands in the fjord. After the boat tour, visit the famous and unique exhibition Library of water.
Day 7: SETTLEMENT CENTER IN BORGARNES
Travel back to Reykjavík. Make a pit stop in Borgarnes and visit the popular Saga Settlement Centre, stay in the capital for the night at 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. 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* West Hotels – Fosshotel Helnar, Fosshotel Reykholt, Fosshotel Stykkisholmur
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.