Self-Drive: Iceland Circle with Snæfellsnes (9 days)

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Discover the essence of Iceland on a 9-day self-drive tour, immersing yourself in the finest the country has to offer.

Highlights

  • A week-long tour self-driving around the picturesque island of Iceland
  • Discover the south shore of Iceland and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
  • Explore the one-of-a-kind Lake Mývatn region.
  • Drive along the Golden Circle, visiting Geysir, Gullfoss and Þingvellir
  • Enjoy the diversity of Snæfellsnes Peninsula and the history of Borgarfjörður

Description

Go on a 9-day self-drive adventure through Iceland's diverse landscapes. From the rugged South Shore with its majestic waterfalls to the glaciers of Vatnajökull National Park. Explore the scenic East Fjords and the geothermal marvels of Lake Mývatn. Discover the rich history of Borgarfjörður and the geological diversity of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Experience the iconic sights of the Golden Circle, including Þingvellir National Park and Gullfoss waterfall. Day 1: Arrival Upon landing in Iceland, collect your rental car at the airport. Spend your first night in Reykjavík, the vibrant capital. Day 2: South Shore Drive along Iceland's south coast, starting with a visit to Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk behind the falls. Continue to Skógafoss, known for its powerful cascade. Explore Dyrhólaey for panoramic ocean views, including an arched rock. Visit Reynisfjara beach with its black sands and basalt columns. End the day in Vík í Mýrdal, known for its picturesque church and dramatic cliffs. Day 3: Vatnajökull National Park Head east from Vík to Vatnajökull National Park, home to majestic glaciers and the stunning Svartifoss waterfall. Visit Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach, where icebergs float and wash ashore on a black sand beach. End the day in Höfn, known for its lobster and views of Vatnajökull. Day 4: East Fjords Drive from Höfn to Egilsstaðir through the East Fjords, marked by dramatic landscapes and quaint villages. Pass through Djúpivogur, known for art and birdlife, and Fáskrúðsfjörður, with its French cultural history. Reach Egilsstaðir, the largest town in the East, near Lake Lagarfljót, known for its serpent monster legends. Day 5: Lake Mývatn Travel to Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall. Explore the geothermal wonders of Lake Mývatn, including Námaskarð geothermal area, Hverfjall crater, and Dimmuborgir lava formations. Visit Goðafoss waterfall before arriving in Akureyri, northern Iceland's largest town. Day 6: Borgarfjörður Drive west to Skagafjörður, known for its Viking history and horse breeding. Continue to Borgarfjörður, exploring Reykholt, Deildartunguhver hot spring, and Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. Day 7: Snæfellsnes Peninsula Explore the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, known for its geological diversity. Visit Gerðuberg basalt columns, Ytri Tunga beach, and the fishing villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar. Visit Djúpalónssandur beach and Kirkjufell mountain. Day 8: Golden Circle Drive to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its historical and geological significance. Visit the Geysir geothermal area and Strokkur geyser. Explore Gullfoss waterfall before returning to Reykjavík. Day 9: Departure Make your way to Keflavík International Airport. Accommodation Categories: Standard: 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

  • Standard 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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