Included
Departure
May 1 - September 30
Travel Style
Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage,GPS unit, CDW and VAT for 10 days
Wi-Fi
Free, in-car, unlimited Wi-Fi
Driver
Two persons from your party can be authorized as drivers of your rental car
Accommodations
Budget / Comfort for 10 nights with Continental breakfast
Navigation
Detailed itinerary and a road map of Iceland
Emergency
24 hour emergency service
Tax & Fee
Taxes and service fee
Special offer
Free Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik
Ferry
Tickets to the Baldur Ferry
Tour ID
SD13
Not included
Travel
Flights to Iceland
Fuel & Parking
Fuel expense and parking fees
Meals & Drinks
at restaurants (unless otherwise stated)
Insurance
Personal travel insurance
Museums & Activities
Entrance to museums and optional activities
Transport
Duration
11 days / 10 nights

Tour Map and Itinerary

Day - 01 - Welcome to Iceland

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Your memorable Icelandic adventure begins at the very moment you arrive at Keflavik Airport! Once you pick up your rental vehicle, you head directly towards Reykjavik where you stay for the night.

If your flight arrives early enough, you might like to stop at the Blue Lagoon before driving to the capital for a relaxing moment in the spa blue, soothing geothermal waters. Be sure to pack your swimsuit!

Driving Distance
Approximately 50 km (30 miles)
Reykjavík

Day - 02 - Borgarfjörður and Snæfellsnes

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You head north-ouest today towards the Snæfellsnes peninsula where sits the famous and majestic Snaefell volcano toured by the Snæfell glacier. You discover several sites along the way such as Eldborg´s volcanic crater, Gerduberg basalt columns, Búdir, Djúpalónssandur and its historical remain ship wrech right on the pebble beach among others before reaching the village of Stykkisholmur where you spend the night.

Driving Distance
300 km (186 miles)
Stykkishólmur area

Day - 03 - Snæfellsnes and Breiðafjörður Bay

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After crossing the Breidafjordur Bay by ferry boat from Stykkishólmur, you reach the West Fjords. The trip takes approximately 3 hours between the two points where countless small islands punctuate the landscape.

 

Driving Distance
Approximately 30 km (18 miles)
South part of the West Fjords

Day - 04 - West Fjords and Látrabjarg Cliffs

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You visit today the most secluded places in Iceland where steep mountains, fjords and bays are predominant. Your destination for today is Látrabjarg, one of the biggest bird cliffs in Iceland and one of the country’s largest puffin colonies. On Your way from Látrabjarg you can make a stop to Raudisandur where stretches of reddish sand beaches can be found giving a surreal feeling of the landscape.

Driving Distance
135 km (81 miles)
South part of the West Fjords

Day - 05 - West Fjords and Dynjandi Waterfall

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Today you continue up north of the West Fjords, one of the most remote regions of Iceland. The landscape is breathtaking as you cross mountains and heaths and drive along the dramatic fjords at the foot of steep cliffs. You will pass Dynjandi a beautiful waterfall that lies in the northern arm of the fjord Arnarfjörður. You will drive along the west fjords until you reach Ísafjörður.

Driving Distance
175 km (108 miles)
Ísafjörður area

Day - 06 - The most remote place in Iceland: The West Fjords

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From Isafjörður you continue your journey of the West fjords driving along the numerous small fjords of Ísafjarðardjúp passing the Vigur Island on the way. You drive pass Drangsnes before reaching Holmavík where you can visit an interesting museum dedicated to the ancient Icelandic magic.

Driving Distance
Approximately 230 km (143 miles)
Hólmavík area

Day - 07 - Laugarhóll and Krossnes

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You explore today the beautiful area of Strandir on the eastern part of the Westfjords. From Holmavik you drive up north to Krossnesfjall. You might like to take an easy hike up the mountain Reykjarneshyrna and experience the magnificent view it offers right from the top! When you have reach Krossnes you might like to stop and enjoy a relaxing moment in the geothermal pool of Krossneslaug. This natural pool offers the unique experience being one with the raw elements of nature around as it is surrounded by stunning mountains behind you and facing the open ocean in front. This is an absolute moment not to miss out on. On the way back to Hólmavík you can make a stop in the small village Djúpavík for reaching your hotel for the night.

Driving Distance
Approximately 250 km (155 miles)
Hólmavík area

Highlights

Day - 08 - Vatnsnes and Hvammstangi: The home of the Icelandic seals

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Your adventure in Iceland continues and today you will be heading towards Hvammstangi on Vatnsnes peninsula. Located in Húnaflói, Vatnsnes is known as one of the largest seal colonies in Iceland and is the perfect location to spot seals at close range. For hiking enthusiasts Vatnsnes is the perfect destination since the area offers a lot of different hiking paths such as the one leading to Borgarvirki. You countinue driving towards Hvammstangi where you will stay for the night.

Driving Distance
Approximately 250 km (155 miles)
Hvammstangi area

Day - 09 - Thingvellir National Park and Grábrók Crater

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Today you drive south towards Thingvellir. You stop at Grábrók Crater and take a walk up to the very top from to admire in breathtaking view over the Borgarfjördur Region on clear days. You continue to Deildartunguhver Hot Spring, Reykholt and the splendid waterfalls of Hraunfossar / Barnafoss. Next is Thingvellir National Park! The latter one is considered to be one of the geological wonders of the world where you can see the effects of the tectonic plate movements which have opened various cracks and fissures in the earth’s crust. It was here that the Icelandic Parliament was founded in the 10th century.

Driving Distance
Approximately 375 km (233 miles)
Laugarvatn area

Day - 10 - Geysir and Gullfoss Waterfall

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You start the day today by visiting the famous geothermal area of Geysir which shoots a hot column of water in the air every 10 minutes. Some 10 km further from the Geysir Area, you reach the “golden” waterfall Gullfoss which falls impressively into a deep ravine and is without no doubt the country´s one most beautiful waterfalls.

Driving Distance
Approximately 170 km (105 miles)
Reykjavík

Day - 11 - Departure

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Drive back to Keflavik airport for your flight back home. Or book an extra night in Reykjavik, the vibrant capital of Iceland!

Driving Distance
Approximately 50 km (30 miles)

Accommodation on this tour

When we design our tours we book the best accommodation available, in order to make the trip as comfortable and enjoyable for you as possible.
We offer a great selection of hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses for our clients. You can be assured of a warm welcome and an enjoyable stay at all the options offered by us.
Below you’ll find examples of the type of accommodation you could be staying in.

Please note

The accommodation options are shown as examples of the types of accommodation we book. Due to high demand during the summer time and limited accommodation capacity in some regions we cannot always guarantee availability. In these circumstances, we will supply an accommodation of an equal standard in the same region before your travel dates. We highly recommend you book as well in advance as possible.

Quality accommodation:

Rooms with private shower (or private bath) and WC. Quality accommodation may be in country hotels (3- or 4-star) or the best accommodation available in each area at the time of booking. Breakfast is included.

Comfort accommodation:

Rooms with private shower (or private bath) and WC. Comfort accommodation may be in country hotels (mostly 3-star range) , farmhouses or guesthouses. Most of the facilities booked by Iceland Tours offer dinner during the summer time. Breakfast is included.

Budget accommodation:

Rooms without private facilities. Budget accommodation may be in country hotels, farmhouses and/ or guesthouses. All rooms have made-up beds; some of these rooms have washbasins with hot and cold water. Showers and WC in shared facilities. Most of the facilities booked by Iceland Tours offer dinner during the summer time. Breakfast is included.

Car Rental

Iceland Tours cooperates with the best and most reliable car rental suppliers in Iceland. You can be sure that the cars you rent through our service will be in excellent condition.

Please note

All rates are based on a rental period of 24 consecutive hours. If a rental exceeds the 24 hour period an extra day will be charged.

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