Self-Drive: Complete Iceland Circle (8 days)

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Savour a 6-day self-drive adventure along the south of Iceland, visiting geysers, glaciers and waterfalls.

Highlights

  • A week-long tour self-driving around the picturesque island of Iceland
  • Panoramic views of the ocean and coastline along the south coast of Iceland
  • Explore Jökulsárlón, a glacier lagoon filled with floating icebergs
  • Explore the one-of-a-kind Lake Mývatn region.
  • Drive along the Golden Circle, visiting Geysir, Gullfoss and Þingvellir

Description

Experience the ultimate Icelandic adventure with our eight-day self-drive tour, showcasing the best of Iceland's landscapes and cultural heritage. Travel along the stunning South Coast to explore iconic waterfalls, black sand beaches, Europe's largest glaciers and the spectacular Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Drive through the serene East Fjords and discover the unique geological formations and cultural history of the region. Explore the volcanic wonders around Lake Mývatn and the powerful Dettifoss waterfall. Experience Icelandic saga history in Borgarfjörður and delve into the epic landscapes of the Golden Circle, including Þingvellir National Park, the eruptive Geysir area, and the majestic Gullfoss waterfall. This self-drive tour offers freedom, adventure, and a deep dive into the natural beauty and history of Iceland. Day 1: Arrival Upon landing in Iceland, collect your rental car at the airport. Your first night will be spent in Reykjavík. Day 2: South Shore Driving along Iceland's south coast is an expedition through some of the most breathtaking scenery the island has to offer. Highlights are Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skógafoss waterfall, Dyrhólaey promontory, Reynisfjara black sand beach, and the charming village of Vík. Day 3: Vatnajökull National Park Continue along the south coast and view the ice cap of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier, Skaftafell area within Vatnajökull National Park, Svartifoss waterfall, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the nearby Diamond Beach. Overnight in Höfn. Day 4: East Fjords Travel through the East Fjords, a region famed for its landscapes, quaint fishing villages and hamlets, and roads that hug the coastline. Overnight stay in Egilsstaðir. Day 5: Lake Mývatn After driving through vast black desert of northeast Iceland you approach the Lake Mývatn area. Visit Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall, Námaskarð geothermal area, Mývatn Nature Baths, the volcanic crater of Hverfjall, Dimmuborgir lava formations, and Goðafoss, one of Iceland’s most spectacular waterfalls. Overnight stay in Akureyri. Day 6: Borgarfjörður Drive west to the valley of Skagafjörður, renowned for its horse breeding and significant role in Icelandic sagas. Visit the turf houses at Glaumbær and Reykholt, the home of Snorri Sturluson, a medieval historian, poet, and politician. Continue to Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring, and Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. Day 7: Golden Circle Drive south towards Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Geysir geothermal area. A short drive from Geysir brings you to Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most stunning waterfalls. Day 8: Departure Depart from your lodging in Reykjavík and make your way to the airport. Accommodation Categories: Economy: Guesthouses and 3-star equivalent hotels. Comfort: 4-star hotels in Reykjavík, best hotels available in countryside. All rooms are standard.

Includes

Accommodation with private facilities and breakfast Rental car including unlimited mileage, VAT, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW), Gravel Protection (GP), Theft Protection (TP). Pickup and drop off of rental car at the airport. Detailed suggested itinerary for each day. Available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German. Emergency telephone service

Important Information

  • Economy Accommodation: Guesthouses and 3-star equivalent hotels. Comfort Accommodation: 4-star hotels in Reykjavík, best hotels available in countryside. All rooms are standard.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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