Geysers, Glaciers & Waterfalls

Self Drive TourIceland

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From $1,434 USD
April 1 - October 31, 2017
7 Days / 6 Nights

Geysers, Glaciers and Waterfalls self-drive tour of South and West Iceland, geysers and hot spring areas, majestic glaciers, waterfalls and Glacial Lagoon

Overview

Experience all the wonders of South and West Iceland, including geysers and hot spring areas, majestic glaciers and powerful waterfalls. Continue along the South shore and reach the popular and breathtaking Glacial Lagoon, where smaller and bigger icebergs are constantly floating and drifting. Worry free travelling, with the comfort of staying at the same hotel for more than one night, you have the flexibility to decide the length of your travel days.

Operation

April 1 - October 31, 2017

Departure

Daily, April 1 - October 31, 2017

Price

  • from $1,692 per person, based on 2 persons in double room
  • from $1,434 per person, based on 4 persons in 2 double rooms
  • Rates are based on Comfort class
  • Car category 2.0, Compact 2wd, Toyota Auris or similar
  • Car group 2.0
  • $1,434
  • Car group 4.1
  • $1,512
  • Car group 5.1
  • $1,620
  • Car group 7.1
  • $1,728
Rates in USD, based on 4 persons in two double rooms. Rental Car for 6 days. May and September are offered at 15% discount.

Included

  • Rental car for 6 days
  • With CDW, unlimited mileage, VAT, GPS system, theft protection
  • Two authorized drivers
  • Car pick-up and drop-off at Keflavik Airport
  • Hotel accommodation for 6 nights, Comfort class
  • Breakfast buffet daily
  • Detailed road map (1:500 000)
  • Detailed Travel Booklet - guide on travelling in Iceland
  • Detailed Travel Booklet – Electronic version
  • Emergency phone line available 24/7
  • One SIM card worth ISK 2000: 50 minutes of local calls + 300 MB of data*
  • Service fee and taxes

Not Included

  • International flights
  • Meals and beverages
  • Gas and/or other personal expenses
  • Optional activities/excursions
  • Any service not mentioned under "included"
  • $25 service fee

Please note

  • Types of Car recommended: Any Type
  • Must be 21 years of age to rent a car, 23 years of age to rent car cat. 5.0 or higher.
  • *Please note that the package price is based on 6 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 7 an additional supplement will be neccessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 6 day rental is up and use our flybus departure transfer.
  • Children 2-11 years old: USD 74 per night. Add the total to the rate for 2 adults in car. Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults.
  • *On our comfort self-drive holidays you'll stay in quality hotels and guesthouses where all rooms have private facilities. Your final night will be in a 4 star hotel in Reykjavik.
  • 20% discount for departures in April and October
  • 15% discount for departures in May and September

Tour Options

  • Additional nights in Reykjavik
  • Optional excursions
  • Higher car category

Day 1 ARRIVAL REYKJAVIK

Geothermal Lagoon - Flower village - Geothermal Greenhouses Approximate mileage: 100 km / 62 miles Pick up the car at the airport and start your Iceland experience. From Keflavik International Airport we recommend driving the southern coast of the Reykjanes peninsula towards your first overnight stay in the charming village of Hveragerdi. 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". Overnight stay in Hveragerdi. Depending on your arrival time in Iceland it is ideal to visit the renowned Blue Lagoon (optional) to relax in the geothermal water. Highlights: Reykjavik | Hallgrimskirkja | Tjornin | Solar Voyager | Reykjavik City Hall | Perlan | National Museum Optional: Blue Lagoon Entrance and Extras | Fakasel Horse Park - Entrance fee or Barn Visit

Day 2 GULLFOSS - GEYSIR - SOUTH COAST(B)

Thundering Waterfalls - Exploding Geysers - Cliffs & Stone Arches - Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore Approximate mileage: 190km / 118miles Visit the majestic Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, the infamous Eyjafjallajokull glacier and the surrounding area affected by the volcanic eruption of 2010. Dyrholaey is a rocky headland characterized by a black lava arch. Every year thousands of sea birds, and puffins nest here during the summer. (Puffins are generally in Iceland between mid-May and early August). Overnight in the Vik area. Important: Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season, from about the middle of May until late June. Highlights: Skogafoss | Seljalandsfoss | Dyrholaey | Eyjafjallajokull | The Saga Center | Stokkseyri | Gullfoss | Geysir

Day 3 SKAFTAFELL - GLACIAL LAGOON - VIK (B)

Europe's Largest National Park - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe's Largest Glacier Approximate mileage: 385 km /240 miles Visit the awe-inspiring Skaftafell National Park, which is set between glaciers and offers many hiking possibilities. Continue to the shimmering icebergs of Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon before returning to the charming village of Vik in the afternoon. Overnight in the Vik area. Highlights: Jokulsarlon | Skaftafell National Park | Vatnajokull | Vik Optional Amphibian Boat Tour on Glacial Lagoon

Day 4 THINGVELLIR - BORGARFJORDUR (B)

National Park of Geological Wonders (UNESCO) - Europe's Most Powerful Hot Spring Approximate mileage: 400 km/250 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 Borgarfjordur fjord and visit the historic site of Reykholt, the remarkably beautiful Hraunfoss and Barnafoss waterfalls and Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. Overnight in West Iceland. Highlights: Thingvellir | Deildartunguhver | Hraunfossar | Barnafoss Optional: The Settlement Center - Entrance Fee | Into the Glacier - Classic Tour (from Husafell Hotel or Klaki Base Camp)

Day 5 SNAEFELLSNES PENINSULA (B)

Sea Cliffs with Birdlife - Rock Formations - Quaint Fishing Villages Approximate mileage: 330 km / 200 miles Explore the countless natural wonders of the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Visit Arnarstapi sea cliffs with its varied birdlife and the rocky beach of Djupalonssandur before driving along the north coast through lively fishing villages. In Stykkisholmur join a boat tour in Breidafjordur Bay (approx. 2 hours) to admire the rich birdlife and sealife of the area. During the boat tour a shellfish plough is lowered into the ocean and a wonderful selection of shellfish and sea life is caught for viewing and tasting: scallops, sea urchins, crabs, starfish, sea cucumbers and much more. Overnight in West Iceland. Highlights: Stykkisholmur | Shark Museum | Arnarstapi Optional: Viking Sushi Boat Tour - Short Version (from Stykkisholmur)

Day 6 REYKJANES PENINSULA - BLUE LAGOON (B)

Volcanic Landscapes - Bubbling Mud Pools - Quaint Fishing Village - Geothermal Spa Approximate mileage: 170 km / 100 miles Drive to Reykjanes peninsula and visit the moon-like surrounding of Lake Kleifarvatn and Krysuvik geothermal area with bubbling mud pools. Visit Grindavik fishing village and the famous Blue Lagoon for a relaxing dip in the pleasantly warm geothermal waters, rich in silica and minerals that are great for the skin. Drive to Reykjavik for your last night in Iceland. Highlights: The Blue Lagoon | Grindavik | Kleifarvatn | Krisuvik Optional: Blue Lagoon Entrance and Extras - must be booked in advance!

Day 7 DEPARTURE REYKJAVIK (B)

Approximate distance: 52km / 32miles Drive back to Keflavik International Airport and even stop at Blue Lagoon, if you did not have time to do it on you arrival day.* Highlights: Reykjavik *Please note that the package price is based on 6 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 7 an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 6 day rental is up and use our Flybus Plus departure transfer.
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