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Majestic Fjords

This is the ultimate Iceland experience! A self-drive tour along the highlights of the Ring Road, the Scenic Westfjords, and the mystical Snaefellsnes Peninsula!

Type of tour:Self-Drive Tours
Season:01 May - 30 September
Duration:14 Days/13 Nights
Departure:All days
Language:English
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Offering the ultimate Iceland experience, this  superb self-drive tour covers all the major highlights of the mainland, plus the many wonders of the more secluded West Fjords. These two weeks of travel stitch together a sequence of attractions, from the newly-formed volcanic hot spots such as Krafla, to those ancient landscapes found in the far west, where roads lead to remote fishing villages, weave around coastlines and through narrow fjords.

What's in it for you?

  • Worry free traveling
  • Electronic version of Iceland Travel Booklet. Prior to your arrival we will send you an electronic version of our Iceland Travel Guide booklet. You can start preparing yourself for your upcoming Iceland trip and be prepared for your Iceland adventure!
  • Safety first! Free SIM card worth 2000 ISK to phone us in case of a travel hiccup or an emergency. It also gives you the opportunity to phone your friends and family at home and share your Iceland experience through social media.
  • Flexibility. With comprehensive maps and your own vehicle, drive at your own pace. Choose your preferred stops during the day.

Highlights

  • This tour has it all allowing you to drive along the Ring Road and to explore the Western Fjords, the least visited area of Iceland, as well as the magical Snaefellsnes Peninsula including Snaefellsnes glacier where, according to Jules Verne, the entrance to the center of the earth can be found.
  • Glaciers, geysers and hot springs, majestic waterfalls, National parks and more. All the best sites of the Icelandic nature awaits you in this complete tour.

Important:

  • You must be 21 years of age to rent a car, 23 years of age to rent car category 5.0 or higher.  
  • We recommend car category 2.0 or higher for this itinerary

Included

  • Accommodation for 13  nights including breakfast (except arrival day)
  • Rental car for 13 days with CDW, theft protection, unlimited mileage, VAT (Types of Car recommended: car cat 2.0 or higher)
  • FREE GPS system and no charges for an additional driver
  • Ferry across the Breidafjordur bay
  • Car pick up/drop off at Keflavik International Airport
  • Detailed road map
  • Detailed Travel Booklet
  • Detailed Travel Booklet – Electronic version
  • One 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.
  • Emergency phone line available 24/7
  • Service fee and taxes

 **Please note that the package price is based on 13 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 14, an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 13 day rental is up and use our Flybus Plus departure transfer.

 

Day 1: Arrival

Approximate distance: ca100km / 62miles

Geothermal Lagoon – Flower Village – Geothermal Greenhouses

Pick up the car at the airport and start your Iceland experience.

From Keflavik International Airport,  we recommend driving the southern coast of the Reykjanes peninsula towards your first overnight stay in the charming village of Hveragerdi. This village is one of the few sites in the world located directly on top of a geothermal area and, because of its many greenhouses heated by hot water from nearby springs it is often called the “flower village.“

If your flight arrives early in the day, you might stop at the Blue Lagoon (a short distance from the airport) for a chance to relax in the soothing geothermal mineral waters.

Important:  Please note that admission to the Blue Lagoon must be booked in advance.

Overnight stay in Hveragerdi. 

 

Day 2: Thingvellir - Gullfoss - Fludir/Selfoss

Approximate distance: ca170km / 106miles

National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) - Exploding Geysers - Massive Waterfall

Drive to Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site), site of the ancient Icelandic parliament and a jewel of nature. Continue to the famous Geysir hot-spring area and the mighty Gullfoss waterfall.

Overnight in Fludir area.

 

 

 

Day 3: Thjorsardalur - Hella - Vik - Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Approximate distance: ca300km / 186miles

 

Hekla Volcano - Thundering Waterfalls – Seabird Colony - Black Sand Beaches - Lava Fields

Drive along the spectacular south coast and view highlights along the way such as Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, Myrdalsjokull glacier, the seabird cliff of Dyrholaey* and the black sand beaches of Vik. Continue towards Kirkjubaejarklaustur, a picturesque village known for fabulous trout fishing and is the former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent.

Overnight in Southeast Iceland

*Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season in spring, from around mid May until June 23rd.

 

Day 4: Skaftafell - Jokulsarlon - Hofn

Approximate distance: ca200km / 124miles

Glacier-Rimmed Oasis - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe's Largest Glacier

Today you will be in the area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe‘s largest glacier.  Visit the park‘s amazing Skaftafell area, a green oasis nestled between glaciers that offers many hiking possibilities. Continue to the shimmering icebergs of Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon and the harbor town of Hofn, also known as the lobster capital of northern Europe.

Overnight in Egilsstadir area

 

 

Day 5: Djupivogur - Reydarfjordur - Egilsstadir

Approximate distance: ca300km / 186miles

Narrow Fjords - Steep Mountains - Picturesque Coastline - Mineral Collection

Drive through the spectacular East Fjords with towering mountains and charming fishing villages to the fertile Egilsstaðir area. On the way you might opt to take a boat tour to Papey Island where thousands of puffins nest in the summer (mid May – early August) or visit Petra's famous local stone and mineral collection at Stodvarfjordur.

Overnight in Egilsstadir area

 

 

Day 6: Dettifoss - Asbyrgi - Husavik - Myvatn

Approximate distance: ca310km / 193miles

Europe's Most Powerful Waterfall – Glacier-Carved Gorge - Whale Watching

Travel across the vast Modrudalsoraefi highlands to the mighty Dettifoss waterfall. Explore the impressive horse-shoe-shaped Asbyrgi canyon in Vatnajokull National Park´s northern rim  before continuing to the fishing port of Husavik.

Overnight in Northeast Iceland

 

 

Day 7: Lake Myvatn - Akureyri - Siglufjordur

Approximate distance: ca180km / 112miles

Bizarre Lava Formations – Geothermal Activity – Waterfall of the Gods – Iceland's Second Largest City

Spend the day exploring the natural wonders of Lake Myvatn and the surrounding area. Visit highlights such as the lava citadels at Dimmuborgir, the pseudo craters at Skutustadir, the colorful sulfurous slopes of Namaskard and the  Krafla volcano area. Depart Myvatn and drive westward, visiting beautiful Godafoss, the Waterfall of the Gods.  Drive to Siglufjordur along one of Iceland´s most beautiful coastlines, enjoying a unique view towards the North Atlantic. The town of Siglufjordur itself has many beautifully-restored, colourful buildings and excellent options for outdoor recreation, from golf to hiking to whale watching.

Overnight in North Iceland

 

Highlights:

Dimmuborgir  |Mývatn  |Krafla
 

Day 8: Siglufjordur - Varmahlid/Laugarbakki

Approximate distance: ca200km / 124miles

Fertile Farmlands – Folk Museum – Viking Horses

Explore the fascinating area of Skagafjordur, renowned for horse breeding and Medieval history,  before driving to Hrutafjordur Fjord. A recommended stop along the way is Vatnsdalsholar, a cluster of hills found in Vatnsdalur valley. These hills are considered to be one of the three  things in Iceland too numerous to easily count, along with the lakes in Arnarvatnsheidi and the islands in Breidafjordur Bay. Today you might consider visiting Borgarvirki, a natural fortress used during the Viking age.  Other places of interest include the turf manor Glaumbaer and the cultural center of Holar, both of which reflect centuries of history.

Overnight stay in Varmahlid/Laugarbakki area

 

Day 9: Holmavik - Isafjordur

Approximate distance: ca360km / 224miles

Scenic Coastline - Striking Fjords - Steep Mountains - Seal and Birdlife

Drive to Holmavik, a village renowned for its museum of witchcraft.  Head across Steingrimsfjardarheidi and into the spectacular region of the West Fjords, the oldest part of Iceland. Thread around the numerous uninhabited fjords of Isafjardardjup, a beautiful coastline alive with seals and birds. Continue to Isafjordur, the largest town in the area.

Overnight in the Isafjordur area

 

Day 10: Isafjordur and Surroundings

Distance is variable

West Fjords - Local Museums - Hiking in Hornstrandir Natural Reserve

Spend time in Isafjordur and surrounding area including the neighboring towns of Bolungarvik and Sudureyri. In Sudureyri you might opt to take a pleasant walking tour around the town, getting acquainted with the town‘s unique sustainable fishing industry. Try samples of gourmet and traditional seafood products along the way. Bolungarvik has a renovated fishing camp from the 19th century that shows you how people made their living, fishing from wooden row boats.  A pleasant activity to try in Isafjordur is sea kayaking in the calm, peaceful fjord waters. 

Overnight in Isafjordur area

 

Day 11: Thingeyri - Bildudalur - Latrabjarg - Flokalundur

Approximate distance: ca330km / 205miles

Small Picturesque Villages - Striking Waterfall - Red Sand Beaches - Sea Cliffs with Birdlife

Drive from Isafjordur through the beautiful West Fjords. A stop at the stunning multi-tiered Dynjandi waterfall is recommended,  as well as visiting Latrabjarg cliffs, the westernmost point in Europe. In the summer, these high sea cliffs are teeming with millions of puffins, gannets, guillemots and razorbills. Head onwards to the Southern coast of the West Fjords and the Flokalundur area.

Overnight in the Westfjords

 

Day 12: Ferry Baldur - Breidafjordur - Stykkisholmur

Ferry Across the Bay - Picturesque Islands with Birdlife- Charming Village

Sail with the ferry Baldur across Breiðafjordur bay with its countless islands and rich birdlife to the charming village of Stykkisholmur for an overnight stay.

Please note: After Sept. 1. the ferry Baldur departs once per day and does not sail on Saturdays. 

From Stykkisholmur: 15:45

From Brjanslaekur: 19:00

 

Day 13: Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Borgarfjordur - Reykjavik

Approximate distance: ca360km / 223miles

Quaint Fishing Villages - Picturesque Waterfalls - Europe's Most Powerful Hot Spring - Scenic Fjord

Continue around the Snaefellsnes peninsula,  passing the small fishing villages of Hellissandur and Grundarfjordur. Make a stop at the magnificent columnar basalt rock formations at Arnarstapi, as well as the rocky beach of Djupalonssandur. Explore Borgarfjordur area and visit the beautiful Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls, Reykholt and the hot spring Deildartunguhver. Continue via Hvalfjordur fjord to Reykjavik.

 

Day 14: Departure

Approximate distance: ca52km / 32miles

Drive back to Keflavik International Airport and perhaps stop at Blue Lagoon as it is on your way to the airport.*

 

*Please note that the package price is based on 13 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 14 an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 13 day rental is up and use our Flybus Plus departure transfer

 

Highlights:

Reykjavík  |The Blue Lagoon
 

Iceland Travel offers different types of self-drive categories, where the main difference between each category is the accommodation which allows you to create an Iceland experience fitting your travel style.

Take a look at the accommodation categories here below and let us know your selection during the booking process.

 

Prices (EUR) for confirmed bookings made prior to / including 31st March 2017

For travel period from 1st May - 30th September
May and September are offered with a 15% discount of below prices

Car cat.Indicative type of car1 adult in car2 adults in car3 adults in car4 adults in car5 adults in car
1.0Toyota Yaris, VW Polo 5 doors or similar5720310730162652x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar5824315930682678x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar58243159306826782717
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar61233302317227562769
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar62013354318527692782
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar62793393321127952808
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar63313432323728082808
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar64223471326328212834
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar70463770345829902964
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar72023861353630293003
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar80084264378332243146
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar83594433390033023224

Prices (EUR) for confirmed bookings made from 1st April 2017

For the travel period 1st July - 15th August

Car cat.Indicative type of car1 adult in car2 adults in car3 adults in car4 adults in car5 adults in car
1.0Toyota Yaris, VW Polo 5 doors or similar6123332832242834x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar6227338032892860x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar62273380328928602912
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar65523536339329512964
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar66303588340629642977
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar67213627343229903003
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar67733666345830033003
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar68773718349730163029
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar75404030370531983172
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar77094134378332373211
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar85674563404334453367
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar89444745417335363445
 

Prices (EUR) for confirmed bookings made prior to / including 31st March 2017

Car cat.Indicative type of car1 adult in car2 adults in car3 adults in car4 adults in car5 adults in car
1.0Toyota Yaris, VW Polo 5 doors or similar4927279527172327x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar5031284727432353x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar50312847274323532392
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar53303003284724312470
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar54083042287324702483
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar54863081289924832496
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar55383107291224962509
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar56423146295125222522
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar62533458315926652639
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar64093536321127042678
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar72153939347129122834
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar75664108360130032912

Prices (EUR) for confirmed bookings made from 1st April 2017

Car cat.Indicative type of car1 adult in car2 adults in car3 adults in car4 adults in car5 adults in car
1.0Toyota Yaris, VW Polo 5 doors or similar5278299029122496x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar5382304229382522x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar53823042293825222561
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar57073211304226002639
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar57853250306826392652
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar58763302310726522665
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar59283328312026652691
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar60323367315927042704
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar66953705338028472821
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar68643783343228992860
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar77224212371831203029
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar80994394384832113120
 

Prices (EUR) for confirmed bookings made prior to / including 31st March 2017

Car cat.Indicative type of car1 adult in car2 adults in car3 adults in car4 adults in car5 adults in car
1.0Toyota Yaris, VW Polo 5 doors or similar4212245723922015x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar4303250924312041x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar43032509243120412093
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar461892639250921192145
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar46542678253521452158
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar47322717256121582171
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar47972743258721712184
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar48752782261321972197
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar56423185279523272314
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar58113263284723792353
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar65783640309425482496
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar69293809332826392561

Prices (EUR) for confirmed bookings made from 1st April 2017

Car cat.Indicative type of car1 adult in car2 adults in car3 adults in car4 adults in car5 adults in car
1.0Toyota Yaris, VW Polo 5 doors or similar4511262625612158x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar4602269126002184x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar46022691260021842236
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar494262821269122622301
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar49792860271723012314
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar50572912274323142327
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar51352938276923272340
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar52132977279523532353
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar60323406299024962470
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar62143497304225482522
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar70333900331527302665
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar74104082356228212743

 

Superior Self-Drive Holiday

Upgrade your comfort car rental holiday to the best possible accommodation with premium amenities, either for the full duration of your stay or only selected nights. The upgrade can either be to a superior room in a comfort hotel, or a standard room in an upscale hotel.
The cost for a superior upgrade is 78 EUR per room per night (on prices in comfort category).
This upgrade is only available upon request. Let us know during the booking process just how superior you want your holiday to be, and we'll customize your trip!

 

Late Arrival Supplement

Late Arrival Supplement for passengers arriving late evening/night. Stay at Airport Hotel Smari at Keflavik International Airport for your pre night instead of Hveragerdi Area. Supplement per room per night is 49 EUR in Category Comfort and 70 EUR on prices in Economy and Budget.  

 

Discounts & special offers

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 54 / GBP 41 / USD 62 / CAD 83  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.

 

Child Seat 0-13 kg approx. EUR 27 / GBP 21 / USD 31 / CAD 41 per rental.

Child Booster 9-25 kg approx. EUR 11 / GBP 8 / USD 13 / CAD 17 per rental. Payable on spot.

 


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.

 

Rooms

  • 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.

Accommodation

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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Budget self-drive holiday

By selecting a budget self-drive holiday you'll lower your costs considerably as you'll be staying in accommodation with shared facilities.br /> These are a combination of basic hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. All rooms have made-up beds and some rooms have washbasins. Showers and WC are shared facilities. The first night in all budget self-drives with Iceland Travel include a accommodation with private facilities in the town of Hveragerdi.

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Economy self-drive holiday

Our economy self-drives offer you the chance to travel around Iceland in a worry free spirit, staying in accommodation with private facilities without stretching your budget. Throughout your stay you'll be residing in a combination of standard hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. Your final night will be in a 3 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Comfort self-drive holiday

Our comfort self-drive holidays allow you to spend your days exploring rural Iceland, knowing your nights will be spent in the most comfortable accommodation each area has to offer. Throughout the tour you'll stay in quality hotels and guesthouses where all rooms have private facilities. Your final night will be in a 4 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Superior self-drive holiday

Upgrade your comfort car rental holiday to the best possible accommodation with premium amenities, either for the full duration of your stay or only selected nights. The upgrade can either be to a superior room in a comfort hotel, or a standard room in an upscale hotel.
The cost for a superior upgrade is 84 EUR per room per night (on prices in comfort category).
This upgrade is only available upon request. Let us know during the booking process just how superior you want your holiday to be, and we'll customize your trip!

Late Arrival Supplement

Late Arrival Supplement for passengers arriving late evening/night. Stay at Airport Hotel Smari at Keflavik International Airport for your pre night instead of Hveragerdi Area. Supplement per room per night is 48 EUR in Category Comfort and 63 EUR on prices in Economy and Budget.

 

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