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Travel to Iceland and take in the exceptional beauty of the Icelandic south and the Snaefellsnes peninsula. This vacation package to Iceland takes you through the most popular sights in Iceland; Travel to Iceland and visit unique places such as Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, Skaftafell National Park, the hot spring area Geysir, waterfall Gullfoss, Thingvellir National Park and the famous Blue Lagoon. This vacation package to Iceland includes an amazing variety of places to visit, travelling through lava fields and grassland, with views of volcanos, including the famous Eyjafjallajökull and visits to glaciers, waterfalls and hot springs.
Day 1: Welcome to Iceland
Arrival at Keflavik Airport. Pick-up of rented vehicle and drive to Reykjavik for your first night’s stay in Iceland. Depending on your arrival time, we recommend that you make a stop at the famous Blue Lagoon on the way and have a swim in the geothermal warm water.
Driving distance approx. 50 km
Day 2: Snaefellsnes National Park
Snaefellsjokull National Park
From Reykjavik you head to the Borgarfjörður region on your way to Snaefellsnes Peninsula famous for the majestic Snaefell volcano/glacier. Day spent exploring the numerous places of interest include the basalt pillars of Gerðuberg, Búðir with its small wooden church surrounded by a lava field, Arnarstapi, a small fishing village and Djúpalónssandur, a black sand beach. On the north of the peninsula you will drive along the shore of the Breiðafjörður Bay, passing through charming fishing villages. Overnight in a campsite in Snaefellsnes Peninsula.
Driving distance approx. 280 km
Day 3: Borgarfjörður and Thingvellir
Thingvellir National Park
From Snaefellsnes you head back to the Borgarfjörður Region to explore this region better. You can make a stop at Deildartunguhver hot spring (the biggest in Iceland in terms of water production per second), Reykholt and the Hraunfossar waterfalls where the water flows out from beneath a lava field into the river below. You continue to Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park, considered a geological wonder of the world. This is a highly interesting area both from the geological and the historical point of view. Here you can see the effects of the tectonic plate movements which have opened cracks and fissures in the earth’s crust. Overnight in a campsite in Laugarvatn/Selfoss region.
Driving distance approx. 230 km
Day 4: Waterfalls and hot springs
Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss Waterfalls
Now it is time to visit some of the most interesting and famous areas of Iceland. In the geothermal area of Geysir the hot spring Strokkur ejects its water column high into the air every 5 – 10 minutes or so and here numerous small springs boil and bubble. Afterwards you only have a short drive to Gullfoss, which many regard as Iceland’s most beautiful waterfall. On your way along the south coast you will pass the pass Seljalandsfoss waterfall and you can actually walk behind it. A little further you pass Skógarfoss waterfall, one of the highest in Iceland. Next you can stop at the magnificent Dyrhólaey Cape. You can either take the road up to the top of the cape, and have a look at the bird cliff there or drive to a beautiful black sand beach at the foot of the cape. (Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season from May 15 til June 23 and from mid- August the puffins will have gone to sea!). Overnight in a campsite in Vík/ Klaustur area.
Driving distance approx. 300 km
Day 5: Skaftafell National Park and Jökulsarlón Glacier Lagoon
Skaftafell National Park
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Today you will drive across the impressive black sand plain Mýrdalssandur, the beautiful Eldhraun lava field and the immense and remarkable Skeidarársandur outwash plains with lovely views of the outlet glaciers of the great Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. Make a stop to enjoy the breathtaking sights of the Skaftafell National Park, an oasis surrounded by glaciers and black sand with many hiking possibilities and at the spectacular Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Enormous icebergs drift on the the lagoon and you can take a 30-40 min boat trip around them. Overnight in a campsite in the Vík/ Klaustur area.
Driving distance approx. 380 km
Day 6: The Blue Lagoon and exciting Reykjavik
Drive back to Reykjavik through Selfoss and Hveragerði. Now you can either take some time to relax in Reykjavik or drive to the famous Blue Lagoon, on the Reykjanes Peninsula, where you can enjoy a relaxing swim in geothermal water. Overnight in a campsite in Reykjavik.
Driving distance approx. 250 km
Day 7: Departure
Drive back to Keflavik airport for your flight back home. Or book an extra night in Reykjavik, the vibrant capital of Iceland!
Driving distance approx. 50 km
Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage, GPS unit, CDW and VAT for 6 days
Free in-car unlimited Wi-Fi
Two authorised drivers
Accommodation (budget/comfort) for 1 night with Continental breakfast
Basic camping fee (in official campsites) for 5 nights without breakfast