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All of Iceland Self Drive

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15 days / 14 nights From 1400 to 3550 Euros per person

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Title: All of Iceland Self Drive

Length : 15 days / 14 nights
From 1400 to 3550 Euros per person

This is the complete Iceland self-drive tour including all the popular must-see spots as well as many of the island's best kept secrets. Among these "out of the way" spots are the peninsulas of the fjords of the north-west and the Snaefellsnes peninsula that will delight both sea and bird lovers with their refreshing ocean air and breathtaking vistas! The length of the trip will give you the time to really appreciate the diversity of Iceland's landscapes: Oceanic, volcanic, glacial or desert, you'll be amazed to discover that such a small country is home to so many natural marvels.
Trip available from May to September

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Strengths:

- An Iceland self drive tour that includes the Snæfellsness peninsula and the north-western fjords
- 3 days devoted to discovering the fjords of the north-west
- A stopover on the enchanting Flatey Island (possible beginning in the end of May)
- An itinerary that includes stops in every one of Iceland’s National Parks


Summary:

Day 1 : Keflavik - Reykjavík. 50 km. 1h
Day 2 : Reykjavik - Thingvellir - Gulfoss. 160 km about 3h
Day 3 : Vik - Kirkjubæjarklaustur . 230 km about 4h
Day 4 : Skaftafell National Park – Jökulsarlon – Höfn. 260 km about 5h
Day 5 : Höfn – Álftafjördur – Djúpivogur – Egilsstadir. 260 km about 5h
Day 6 : Dettifoss – Jökulsárgljúfur - Mývatn. 300 km about 5h
Day 7 : Région de Myvatn. 60 km.
Day 8 : Godafoss – Akureyri - Skagafjördur. 220 km about 4h
Day 9 : Vatnsnes – Holmavik. 300 km about 5h
Day 10 : Baie d‘Isafjördur. 250 km about 4h30
Day 11 : Isafjördur – Dynjandi - Látrabjarg . 230 km about 4h
Day 12 : Látrabjarg – Flatey – Stykkishólmur. 120 km about 2h
Day 13 : Stykkishólmur – Snæfellsnes – Borgarnes. 200 km about 3h30
Day 14 : Reykholt – Hvalfjordur - Reykjavík . 200 km about 3h30
Day 15 : Reykjavik – Keflavik. 50km about 1 h


Friendly Advice:

- Book a whale watching tour from the picturesque fishing port of Húsavík on the northern coast
- At Holmavik, stop by the Riis café located in the town’s oldest house that is magnificently restored and hosts concerts in the summertime.
- From June to August, from Isafjordur you can visit Vigur island: an ornithological reserve home to large eider (sea duck) and puffin populations
- From June to August, discover Papey Island from the port of Djúpivogur where you’ll find puffins and seals at play
- In summer, with a 4WD vehicle or during a snowmobile excursion, you can approach the glacier volcano of Snæfellsjökull and soak in the view from here of the entire Snæfellsnes peninsula.




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guesthouses, farmhouses, countryside hotels, hostels, chalets and mountain huts. With this itinerary you have many various and very different accommodation choices, as different as accommodation gets in Iceland in any case! The vast majority of Icelandic establishments are modest, but clean and comfortable. Most of the guesthouses, farmhouses and hotels offer catering. Meanwhile, keep in mind that we cannot guarantee specific accommodation before booking; however, your accommodation will fall under whichever category of establishment you choose. We recommend that you book as soon as possible in order to have to the most choice when it comes to the establishment itself and the type of accommodation you stay in.

There is also a camping option. With our voucher system, you’ll be able to camp when and where you want, giving you as much freedom as you want to adapt your itinerary based on the weather as well as your own location choices. This option is easy on your wallet, but cannot be undertaken outside of the summer months (from June to September). Remember that we will provide you with all the necessary equipment (tent, mattress, kitchen kits and coolers).
For people staying in mountain huts or in hostels, we also provide kitchen kits and coolers.
For travellers staying in mountain huts, hostels or camp sites, sleeping bags will be available on location if ordered before your departure.

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What's Included:

- Transfer to and from Keflavik International Airport and your accommodation in Reykjavík.
- 2 nights in Reykjavík in the double room of a guesthouse, with breakfast included.
- 12 nights in the countryside in a double room (private or shared), or in a campsite depending on your choice.
- Breakfasts included if staying in guesthouses, farmhouses or countryside hotels.
- A trip folder including road maps and a road-book describing your detailed day by day itinerary.
- 14 day rental of a category A vehicle, unlimited distance, 24% VAT, CDW insurance and second driver included.
- For the hostel, mountain hut and camping options: a stove for two, kitchen utensils, a cooler, a thermos, and a dishwashing kit.
- For the camping option: one tent for two and one camping mattress per person..
- A ferry crossing of the Breidarfjördur fjord


What's not Included:

- International flights in and out of Iceland, airport taxes and travel insurance
- Meals, drinks and personal expenses.
- Breakfasts in hostels, mountain huts or campsites.
- Fuel for your car.
- Optional visits and activities.
- Admission to sites that charge for visits.
- Super CDW insurance and gravel protection (SCDW) including excess liability charges.
- For the hostel, mountain hut and camping options: a sleeping bag available on site if ordered before your departure.


Price:

PRICE PER PERSON IN 2017, BASED ON 2 PERSONS IN A REGULAR CAR

In guesthouses, farmhouses or countryside hotels, from May to September
- Bedrooms with a private bathroom: from 2800 Euros to 3550 Euros/pers. depending on the season
- Bedrooms without a private bathroom: from 2175 Euros to 2700 Euros/pers. depending on the season

In mountain huts or hostels, from May to September
- In shared or private rooms: from 2000 Euros to 2400 Euros/pers. depending on the season

Camping, from June to August
- With equipment provided: from 1400 Euros to 1850 Euros/pers. depending on the season

Final price depending on the number of persons, the season and the vehicle category




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Day 1: Keflavik - Reykjavík. 50 km. 1h
Arrival at Keflavik international airport. Rental car pick up and drive to Reykjavík. Settle into your accommodation. The rest of your first night is at your leisure in the world’s northernmost capital.
Staying overnight in Reykjavík.

Day 2: Reykjavik - Thingvellir - Gulfoss. 160 km about 3h
Departure towards Iceland’s famous golden circle, a marvellous introduction to the astonishing history and geology of the country. At Thingvellir, seat of Iceland’s first parliament, you’ll be able to observe the effects of the oceanic rift. At Geysir, the spouting of the Strokkur geyser will surprise even the most nonchalant of visitors. A few miles further, you’ll see the Gullfoss waterfall, where the Hvítá river has created an impressive canyon.
Staying overnight in the Flúdir region.

Day 3: Skogar – Vik – Kirkjubæjarklaustur - 280 km about 4h
Discover the marvels lying at the feet of the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers. Black sand beaches and bird cliffs on the ocean-side of the road. On the other side, innumerable waterfalls crash from cliff tops and glacial tongues drift down from the mountains higher up. Stop at the Skogar waterfall and visit its rustic museum and in Vík to admire its puffin colonies.
Staying overnight in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur region.
In summer with the 4WD option only: Add a day to your trip to explore the natural reserve of Fjallabak which houses some of Iceland most spectacular and wildest sites, the Hekla volcano, the volcanic rift of Elgjá, and of course, the hot water river of Landmanalaugar, nestled in the mountains that geothermal activity has stained many colours over the years!


Day 4 : Skaftafell National Park – Jökulsarlon – Höfn. 260 km about 5h
Overnight in the Höfn region.
Cross the expanse of sand created by the eruptions of volcanoes under the Vatnajokull glacier, you'll enter the Skaftafell Nation Park. Hike atop impressive glaciers and more expanses of volcanic sand until you reach the Svartifoss waterfall and its bizarre basalt rock formations. Continue to the glacial lagoon of Jökulsárlón and its arctic atmosphere. Here, seals and arctic terns play hide 'n seek amid the white, black and blue icebergs that are surrounded by snow-capped glaciers.
Day 5 : Höfn – Álftafjördur – Djúpivogur- Egilsstadir. 260 km about 5h
Explore the eastern fjords. You’ll take a magnificent coastal road that leads you from one fjord to the next. Stop wherever you are most tempted; to watch the seals of Lónsvík at play or swans in the bay of Álftafjördur. (depending on the season) Or an exhibit about Iceland’s French fishermen in Fáskrúdsfjördur, the mineral and rock collection of the Petra museum at Stödvarfjördur, or the charming port of Djúpivogur.
Staying overnight in the Egilsstadir region.

Day 6 : Dettifoss – Vatnajökull National Park - Mývatn. 300 km about 5h
Cross the deserted highlands of the northeast until you reach Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe. The waterfall marks one of the entrances to the Vatnajökull National Park, Europe's second biggest national park, covering 11% of Iceland's landmass. After going around the Tjörnes peninsula, you'll arrive in the port of Húsavík where you have the option of going on a whale watching excursion.
Staying overnight in the Mývatn region.
In summer with the 4WD option only: Before driving straight to Mývatn, discover the regions of Snaefell, Kverkfjöll and Askja. You will be in the heart of the desert-like volcanic plateaus, at the edge of the Vatnajökull glacier's icecap.
Day 7 : Mývatn region. 60 km
Take your time to discover the surroundings of Lake Myvatn: Pseudocraters, explosion craters, recent lava flows and cauldrons of boiling mud. Discover some of the most surprising and interesting geological and geothermal manifestations in Iceland. Here, you have the option to relax in an outdoor geothermal pool.
Overnight in the Mývatn region.

Day 8: Godafoss – Akureyri- Skagafjördur. 220 km about 4h
On the road again heading west toward the Godafoss falls and the city of Akureyri, the «capital of the north», before finally arriving in the region of the Skagafjördur fjord by way of an ancient glacial valley. The bay here has a few islands among which, Drangey, was the home of the famous thief Grettir, who hid there for three years. If time permits, visit the Glaumbaer folk museum, situated on a renovated 19th century farm.
Overnight in the Skagafjördur region
In summer with the 4WD option only:
Passing the Aldeyjarfoss waterfall and the Laugafell springs, journey into the Sprengisandur region's central highlands, north of the Hofsjökull glacier.
Day 9: Vatnsnes – Holmavik. 300 km about 5h
Heading south west, you reach the peninsula of the western fjords, a place of folklore, mystery and a region totally off the beaten path. Take a detour in the Vatnsnes region to check out its coastline that is populated by seal colonies. At Hólmavík, visit the museum of Icelandic sorcery and witchcraft before going for a midnight soak in the seaside hot springs of Drangsnes.
Staying overnight in the Hólmavík region.

Day 10: The Bay of Isafjördur. 250 km about 4h30
From fjord to fjord the road winds between jagged coasts and little beaches where seals come to be admired under the gaze of mountains and valleys created by glaciers millions of years ago. Next, your arrival in Ísafjörður, the region's biggest town and a prosperous fishing port.

During the summer, tours to the island Vigur are possible: By boat, cross the Ísafjardarðjúp fjord to get to this little island and its puffin and eider colonies.

Staying overnight in the Ísafjörður region.

Day 11: Isafjördur - Dynjandi - Látrabjarg. 230 km about 4h
Continue to discover these amazing fjords. Stop at the Dynjandi falls and the Látrabjarg cliffs, the highest in Europe, for a distance of 15 km they tower over 400 meter above the sea. This is also the westernmost and most isolated spot in the country.

Staying overnight in the Látrabjarg region.

Day 12: Látrabjarg - Flatey - Stykkishólmur . 120 km about 2h
From the Látrabjarg peninsula, descend onto Rauðisandur's red beach. Not terribly easy to get to, but the expanse of ochre sand populated by seal colonies is well worth seeing before boarding the ferry on which you will cross the Breiðarfjördur fjord. This is a breathtaking crossing with the Snaefellsjökull glacial volcano dominating the horizon.
Staying overnight on Flatey island in the middle of the fjord or in the fishing village of Stykkishólmur, on the Snaefellsnes peninsula.


Day 13: Stykkishólmur – Snæfellsnes - Borgarnes. 200 km about 3h30
Spend a day touring the Snaefellsnes peninsula, a spectacular region of varied vistas. Coves and cliffs alternate along the shore and are the homes of Black-legged Kittiwake gulls and of arctic terns. You can also choose to discover the reefs of Djupalonssandur or the edges of the Snaefellsjökull glacier with its pumice stone expanse. This drive is dominated by the Snaefellsjökull volcano's snowy cone, which is one of the symbols of Iceland, Snaefellsjökull was immortalized by Jules Verne who set the beginning of his 'Journey to the Center of the Earth’ here.
Staying overnight in Borgarnes.
In summer with the 4WD option only: Get up close and personal with the 700,000 year old stratovolcano, Snaefellsjökull, that now has a glacier covering its summits. Here, you can admire panoramic views covering the entire peninsula

Day 14: Reykholt – Hvalfjordur - Reykjavík. 200 km about 4h
Continue south to the valley of Reykholt where you will find the hot water springs of Deildartunguhver, the Fastest flowing hot springs in Europe. Stop at the waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss and drive back to the capital along the impressive Hvalfjörður, Icelandic for « whale fjord ». If time permits, at the apex of the fjord, take the hike to Glymur, Iceland's tallest waterfall.
Return your rental vehicle and enjoy your last night at your accommodation in Reykjavík.

In summer with the 4WD option only: Choose to follow either the Kaldidalur road between the Reykholt and Thingvellir valleys along the bottom of the Langjökull glacier, or the road from Kjölur that passes between the Langjökull and Hofsjökull glaciers to the Hveravellir springs.

Day 15: Reykjavik – Keflavik. 50km about 1 h
Return your rantal car at Keflavik international airport and enjoy your flight home.




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