Iceland Travel

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty in Iceland

Tired of great ideas only staying in your mind? Follow in Walter Mitty's footsteps and explore Iceland's most unique sights!

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  • Grundarfjordur
  • Snaefellsnes
  • Jokulsarlon

Price from €897


  • Season: All year
  • Duration: 7 Days/6 Nights
  • Departures: All days
  • Type of tour: Self-Drive Tour
  • Overview
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Are you going through a transition? Perhaps searching for the quintessence of life? Or are you maybe a movie buff fascinated by the magical nature in the film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty?

No matter what your reason is, our Walter Mitty tour allows you to drive through all the wonders of South and West Iceland, including geysers and hot spring areas, majestic glaciers and powerful waterfalls, and dormant volcanoes,whilst getting in touch with your adventurous side!

There is no need to "zone out" to make your days more adventurous - Just follow your dreams all the way to Iceland!

What's in it for you?

  • Worry free travel
  • A detailed itinerary full of Walter Mitty secrets, created specially for your travel route!
  • Electronic version of our detailed Iceland Travel Booklet. We make it even more easy by sending you an electronic version of our Iceland Travel Booklet. You can start preparing yourself for your upcoming Iceland trip and be all ready for you Iceland adventure!
  • An included activity: A boat tour on Breidafjordur bay will allow you to follow Mitty's trail all the way out on the bay of Breidafjordur - Just promise us you won't try to relive the shark scene!
  • Safety first! Free sim card worth 100 minutes to phone us in case of any hiccups and in case of emergency. It also gives you the opportunity to phone your friends and family at home and share your Iceland experience through social media.
  • Memories that will last a lifetime!



  • Rental car for 6 days with CDW, unlimited mileage, VAT, GPS system and two authorized drivers. Types of Car recommended: May-September any type of car but for other months car type 4,1 or higher
  • Car pick-up and drop-off at Keflavik Airport*
  • Accommodation for 6 nights including breakfast
  • Detailed Walter Mitty itinerary
  • Detailed road map (1:500 000)
  • Detailed Travel Booklet – 45 page guide on travelling in Iceland
  • Detailed Travel Booklet – Electronic version
  • Emergency phone line available 24/7
  • Service fee and taxes
  • Viking Sushi boat tour on Breidafjordur bay, short version 1 hour and 20 min. Please note: The boat tour is only available from 18th May to 15th September. If the tour is not available we will book for you Whale Watching from Reykjavik.
  • SIM card worth ISK 2000: 50 minutes of local calls + 300 MB of data. StandardMicro and Nano cards available. Please check with your service provider to make sure that your phone is unlocked before arrival in Iceland.


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty in Iceland

Day 1: Take the leap!

You did it! You've arrived in Iceland!

Your first task will be to collect your rental car and head into Reykjavik, the northernmost capital in the World.  After checking in to your hotel we recommend that you do some exploring - Who knows, you might even find that boot glass in one of the many great restaurants in the city.

Overnight in Reykjavik

The approximate distance you'll be traveling today: 46 km / 28 miles


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty in Iceland

Day 2: No, this is not a daydream

Today you'll drive the "I'm on my way to a volcano" route eastwards from Reykjavik. The familiar water pipes will make you want to stop to take some photos but remember that you don't have much time to waste - So snap away and then get on your way to find the remarkable Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot spring area, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, the infamous Eyjafjallajokull glacier (where the volcanic eruption in 2010 took place) and the cape of Dyrholaey - Just remember that this is not a daydream!

Overnight in Vik

The approximate distance you'll be traveling today: 330 km / 200 miles

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty in Iceland

Day 3: The Purpose of Life

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”  

Let's just say that after having seen the shimmering icebergs of Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon and experiencing the presence of Vatnajokull, the largest glacier in Europe, there is a great chance you'll be sharing Eleanor Roosevelt's thoughts above. 

Overnight in Vik

The approximate distance you'll be traveling today: 385 km /240 miles

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty in Iceland

Day 4: A human experience

Today you'll be able to draw your inspiration not only from nature but also from human experience! The historic sights of Thingvellir National Park, site of the ancient Icelandic parliament and a jewel of nature, and Reykholt await. In Borgarfjordur you'll also witness the remarkably beautiful Hraunfoss and Barnafoss waterfalls and Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe.

Before driving to the town of Stykkisholmur we recommend that you stop at the famous Geirabakarí Bakery in Borgarnes town which was featured as pizza restaurant Papa John's in the movie. They even have a special Walter Mitty pastry!

Overnight in Stykkisholmur

The approximate distance you'll be traveling today: 400km/250 miles


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty in Iceland

Day 5: Beautiful things don't ask for attention

Was it Greenland? Was it Iceland? In Stykkisholmur you'll encounter the picturesque setting from which Mitty soared with the drunken helicopter pilot.

A boat tour to admire the rich birdlife and sealife around the isles of Breidafjordur is included in the trip! And seeing as you are really stepping out of your comfort zone already, we recommend you taste the wonderful selection of shellfish and sea life which will be caught fresh from the ocean: scallops, sea urchins, crabs, starfish, sea cucumbers and much more. 

After the boat tour you can either explore the countless natural wonders of the Snaefellsnes peninsula such as Arnarstapi sea cliffs with its varied birdlife and the rocky beach of Djupalonssandur before driving along the north coast through lively fishing villages. Or spend the rest of the day roaming around town and locating some of the houses found in the movie. Don't forget to ask some of the locals for interesting inside information on the filming process in Stykkisholmur!

Overnight in Stykkisholmur

The approximate distance you'll be traveling today: 330 km / 200 miles


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty in Iceland

Day 6: In your mind you can do anything

The moss covered lava fields of the Reykjanes peninsula make for the perfect last day on the road in Iceland. But when you travel past the moon like surroundings of Lake Kleifarvatn, bubbling mud pools of Krysuvik geothermal area and the famous silica and minaral rich waters of the Blue Lagoon it becomes all to real that in your mind you can do anything, but when you do it for real it's just so much better!

Overnight in Reykjavik.

The approximate distance you'll be traveling today: 170 km / 100 miles

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty in Iceland

Day 7: Been here - Done that!

It's time to leave your adventure in Iceland behind and now the task is to continue with your brave new way of living.

*Please note that the package price is based on 6 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 7 an additional supplement will be neccessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 6 day rental is up and use our flybus departure transfer.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty in Iceland

The perfect detour!

To experience the unique culture and picturesque houses of Greenland you have the chance to join our daytour to the village of Kulusuk at the end of your summer self-drive tour. The people of Kulusuk are known for their excellent hunting skills and detailed craftmanship, but their greatest quality is without a doubt their unique ability to face each challenge with a smile.

Example of prices per person valid 1 June - 31 August 2015


Comfort EUR

Car cat.

Indicative type of car 

1 adult in car 

2 adults in car

3 adults in car

4 adults in car

5 adults in car

1.0 Toyota Yaris or similar 1902 1006  1454  897  x
1.1 Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar


1087  1468  908  x
2.0 Toyota Auris or similar 1945 1087 1468 908 1373
2.2 Toyota Auris Hybrid or similar 2087 1158  1515  943  1401
3.0 Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar 2087 1158 1515 943 1401
3.1 Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar 2115  1172 1525 950 1407
4.0 Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar 2143 1186  1534  958  1412
4.1 Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar 2179 1204  1546 966 1419
5.0 Toyota RAV4 4wd or similar 2412 1320  1624  1025  1466
5.1 Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic or similar 2476 1352  1645  1041  1479
6.0 Volkswagen Sharan 7 seater or similar 2702 1466  1721  1097  1524
7.1 Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar 2787 1508  1749  1119  1541


Superior Upgrade

Superior Upgrade per room per night is 84 EUR on prices in Comfort Category. This upgrade to higher quality accommodation is available upon request.



Discounts & Special offers

20% discount for departures in January to April 2015 and October to December 2015
15% discount for departures in May and September

Children rate

Valid when one child shares a double room with 2 adults:

  • Children 2-11 years old: EUR 49 / GBP 44 / USD 69 / CAD 78  per night. Add the total to the rate for 2 adults in car.
  • Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults.
  • Children's accommodation consists of an extra bed/mattress on the floor.

For more information about prices, e.g. for extensions, different car-types or different room solutions, please call us at (+354) 585 4300 or send us a line.


Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.

  • 1 Person = 1 single room
  • 2 Persons = 1 double/twin room
  • 3 Persons = 1 double/twin + 1 single room
  • 4 Persons = 2 double/twin rooms
  • 5 Persons = 2 double/twin + 1 single room
Car Rental

Our selfdrive packages include basic insurance (CDW), unlimited mileage, VAT, a GPS system and two authorized drivers.


Quality is an important factor for Iceland Travel. When organizing our tours we choose accommodation with regards to quality, value for money, location and service provided.

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