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

For travel period from 1st May - 30th September.
1st June – 14th June & 22nd August – 31st August are offered with a 10% discount of below prices.
May and September are offered with a 20% discount of below prices. If you would like to book this self drive in April or October, please contact us.

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 similar5720310730032652x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar5824315930422678x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar58243159304226782717
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar61233302315927562769
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar62013354317227692782
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar62793393319827952808
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar63313419322428082808
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar64223471326328342834
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar70333770345829902951
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar72023848351030292977
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar79954251378332243146
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar83594433388733153224

Prices per person (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 similar6123332831982834x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar6227338032372860x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar62273380323728602886
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar65523536336729512951
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar66303588338029642964
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar67213627340629902990
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar67733653343230032990
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar68773718347130293016
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar75274030367931983146
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar77094121373132373172
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar85544550403034453341
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar89444745413435493432
 

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

For travel period from 1st May - 30th September.
1st June – 14th June & 22nd August – 31st August are offered with a 10% discount of below prices.
May and September are offered with a 20% discount of below prices. If you would like to book this self drive in April or October, please contact us.

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 similar4953278226912340x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar5057283427172366x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar50572834271723662392
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar53432990283424442457
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar54343029286024572470
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar55123068288624702483
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar55773094289924962496
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar56553146292525092522
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar62793445312026782639
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar64483523318527172665
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar72413926345829122834
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar75794108356229902899

Prices per person (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 similar5304297728602509x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar5408302928862535x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar54083029288625352548
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar57203198301626132613
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar58113237304226262626
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar59023289306826392639
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar59673315308126652652
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar60453367310726912678
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar67213692331528602808
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar69033770339329122834
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar77484199367931203016
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar81124394379631983081
 

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

For travel period from 1st May - 30th September.
1st June – 14th June & 22nd August – 31st August are offered with a 10% discount of below prices.
May and September are offered with a 20% discount of below prices. If you would like to book this self drive in April or October, please contact us.

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 similar4212243123401989x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar4316248323792015x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar43162483237920152041
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar46022626247020802106
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar46802665249621062119
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar47582704252221192132
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar48102743254821322145
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar49012782257421582158
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar54993081276923012288
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar56553159283423532314
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar64353549308125352470
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar67733718319826262535

Prices per person (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 similar4511260024962132x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar4615265225352158x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar46152652253521582171
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar49272808262622232236
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar50052847265222492249
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar50962899267822622262
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar51482938271722752288
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar52392977274323142301
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar58893302295124572431
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar60453380301625222457
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar68903796327627172626
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar72413978340628082691

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 89 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 20 EUR in Category Comfort and 78 EUR on prices in Economy and Budget.  

Discounts & special offers

 

 

Children rate

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

  • Children 2-11 years old: EUR 64 / GBP 60 / USD 74 / CAD 99  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 25 / USD 31 / CAD 42 per rental.

Child Booster 9-25 kg approx. EUR 11 / GBP 10 / 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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