June 25 - August 31
Travel Style
Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage, GPS unit, CDW and VAT for 11 days
Free, in-car, unlimited Wi-Fi
Two persons from your party can be authorized as drivers of your rental car
Budget / Comfort for 11 nights with Continental breakfast
Detailed itinerary and a road map of Iceland
24 hour emergency service
Tax & Fee
Taxes and service fee
Special offer
Free Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik or Akureyri
Tour ID
Not included
Flights to Iceland
Fuel & Parking
Fuel expense and parking fees
Meals & Drinks
at restaurants (unless otherwise stated)
Personal travel insurance
Museums & Activities
Entrance to museums and optional activities
12 days / 11 nights

Tour Map and Itinerary

Day - 01 - Welcome to Iceland

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Your memorable Icelandic adventure begins the very moment you arrive at Keflavik Airport. After picking up your rental vehicle, you drive to the capital for your first night in “the land of fire and ice.”

If your flight arrives early enough, you might like to visit the world-famous geothermal spa, the Blue Lagoon for a delicious relaxing moment in its blue and soothing warm waters. Be sure to pack your swimsuit!

Driving Distance
Approximately 50 km (30 miles)

Day - 02 - The Golden Circle

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Now, your real journey to the wonders of Iceland begins. You visit the world’s oldest parliament, Thingvellir and continue to the famous geothermal area of Geysir where Strokkur, the most active of the geysers, ejects a hot water column in the air every 5-10 minutes before venturing yourself to the “golden” waterfall Gullfoss.

Driving Distance
Approximately 150 km (93 miles)
in Laugarvatn area

Day - 03 - Landmannalaugar and the highlands

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From Laugarvatn you drive to Landmannalaugar, a highlight of every trip to Iceland. To reach the colorful rhyolite mountains of Landmannlaugar you be cross rivers and drive mountain passes. Here you can walk between colorful mountains, black obsidian lava and hot springs. Some of the hot springs are located at the bottom of a river creating a wonderful temperature for a relaxing bath! Return to Laugarvatn for a second overnight stay.

Driving Distance
Approximately 295 km (183 miles)
in Laugarvatn area

Day - 04 - The South Coast

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On your way along the south coast you visit the Seljalandsfoss waterfall behing which you can venture and feel connected to power of the waterfall. A little further down the road, you visit yet again another great waterfall and classified among the country´s highest waterfalls, Skógafoss. Next you can stop at the 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!).

Driving Distance
175 km (109 miles)
in Vík area

Day - 05 - Jökulsarlón Glacier Lagoon, waterfalls and icebergs

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Your next stop is Iceland’s scenic southeast. Driving past a splendid panorama of outlet glaciers belonging to Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest ice cap, you arrive at the mesmerizing beauty of the glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón. This exceptional sight sits at the foot of Iceland’s highest mountain, Hvannadalshnúkur. Skaftafell National Park is another “must”visit of the day. This oasis, surrounded by glaciers and black sand plains, offers a huge menu of options for great hiking, from easy-going to challenging.

Driving Distance
Approximately 276 km (171 miles)
in Höfn area

Day - 06 - The East Fjords

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You discover today the East Fjords. Your trip takes you through the Almannaskarð tunnel to the villages of Djúpivogur and Breiðdalsvík among others. Then, you continue along the fjords towards Reydarfjörður where a small but interesting World War II history museum is located. You end your day of sightseeing in Egilsstaðir where you spend another restful night.

Driving Distance
Approximately 255 km (158 miles)

Day - 07 - Dettifoss waterfall and Ásbyrgi

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Today´s journey takes you to Iceland’s north. You start the day by driving through the Möðrudalur highland’s lunar landscape. From there you follow the road leading to the mighty waterfall Dettifoss where you feel the earth tremble beneath the awe-inspiring force of the tumbling, glacial water. You continue your adventure along the coastline of Tjörnes Peninsula until you arrive in the charming fishing village of Húsavík.

Driving Distance
Approximately 300 km (186 miles)
in Mývatn/Húsavík area

Day - 08 - Waterfall and Lake Mývatn

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Your entire day is dedicated to the marvels of the Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve. Among the sites you visit today are the lava formation  labyrinth of Dimmborgir, the 2300 years old pseudo-craters of Skútustaðir and of course the geathermal pool of Jarðböðin where you might like to take a well deserved relaxing moment in the warm waters of Mývatn bath gazing over the lake.

On the way to Akureyri be sure to stop at ”must see,” Godafoss waterfall or “the fall of the gods” which majestically sits right in the middle of an open field.

Driving Distance
Approximately 190 km (118 miles)
in Akureyri area

Day - 09 - Icelandic horses and waterfalls

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Your day starts with a drive through the Skagafjörður in the northeast of Iceland which is known for horse breeding. You might like to take some time to visit the turf-house museum Glaumbær which is one of the few constructions that have been properly preserved in Iceland. Continue driving through the moors at Holtavörðuheiði to the southwest of Iceland.

Driving Distance
Approximately 390 km (242 miles)
in Borgarfjörður area

Day - 10 - Snæfellsnes

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Are you ready for an invigorating exploration of the natural wonders of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula? Drive through its northern portion, passing through Stykkishólmur, a charming fishing village beautifully situated overlooking Breidafjörður Bay. From Stykkishólmur consider sightseeing among the uncountable islands and exploring the unique flora and fauna Breidafjörður has to offer.

Driving Distance
Approximately 190 km (118 miles)
in Snæfellsnes area

Day - 11 - Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Breiðafjörður

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Today’s itinerary takes you through lava fields and fertile farmland driving around Snaefellsnes Peninsula and exploring all the beauty it has to offer. You are certain to enjoy the lush and natural surroundings on your way to Reykjavík for your last night in Iceland.

Driving Distance
Approximately 240 km (149 miles)
in Reykjavík

Day - 12 - Departure

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Now it is time to head back home after an amazing journey through one of the world’s most picturesque landscapes. You drive back to Keflavík Airport for your flight back home. Depending on your flight time, you may be able to enjoy your last day strolling around Reykjavík or book a visit at the Blue Lagoon if you didn´t have the opportunity to do so on your arrival day.

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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