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Arctic Iceland

Explore Iceland's Ring Road, including the Mysterious Eastern Fjords, Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Melrakkasletta, the northernmost point of Iceland!

Type of tour:Self-Drive Tours
Season:01 May - 30 September
Duration:11 Days/10 Nights
Departure:All days
Language:English
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This 11 day driving holiday is perfect for those wanting to circle around Iceland at a comfortable pace and enjoy the unique and diverse scenery that make Iceland such an amazing destination.

You also get a chance to visit the peaceful Snaefellsnes peninsula with the Snaefellsnes Glacier as the crowning jewel. Also explore Melrakkasletta, the northernmost point of the mainland, abundant with arctic wild foxes and birdlife.

This self-drive tour covers the entire country except the mighty Westfjords. If you'd rather include them in your Icelandic holiday, take a look at our Majestic Fjords Iceland self-drive tour.

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 and hunt for northern lights in the evening.

Highlights

  • Visit all the well-known attractions along the Ring Road.
  • Take in amazing sites on the edges of Iceland not typically visited by travelers.
  • Furthermore, explore the magical Snaefellsnes Peninsula and the less known but incredibly beautiful Northern-East Coast, including Vopnafjordur, Bakkafloi and Thistilfjordur.

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 a car category 2.0 or higher

Included

 

  • Accommodation for 10  nights including breakfast (except arrival day)
  • Rental car for 10 days with CDW, theft protection, unlimited mileage, VAT (Types of Car recommended: 2.0 or higher).
  • FREE GPS system and no charges for an additional driver
  • Car pick up/drop off at Keflavik International Airport
  • 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 10 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 11 an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 10 day rental is up and use our flybus 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. The 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.

Depending on your arrival time in Iceland it is ideal to visit the renowned Blue Lagoon to relax in the geothermal water.

Overnight stay in Hveragerdi.

 

Day 2: Thingvellir - Gullfoss - Skalholt - Tjorsardalur - Hella

Approximate distance: ca300km / 186miles

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

Today's highlights include Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site), a place of great geological and historical interest. Then take in the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot-spring area. Drive along the mighty Thjorsa river to Thjorsardalur valley with Mt. Hekla, Iceland's most famous volcano towering above. Continue to the South Shore area.

Overnight in South Iceland

 

Day 3: Hella - Vik - Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Approximate distance: ca160km / 99miles

Thundering Waterfalls - Puffin Colony - Black Sand Beaches - Lava Fields

Visit Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, each with its own unique character. Continue to Dyrholaey* a rocky headland where thousands of puffins nest in the summer (puffins are in Iceland usually between mid May and early August). Travel across the vast lava field of Eldhraun to the picturesque village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur, former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent.

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

Overnight in South Iceland

 

Day 4: Skaftafell - Jokulsarlon - Hofn - Egilsstadir

Approximate distance: ca450km / 280miles

Glacier-Ringed 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 Skaftafell area, a green oasis nestling below the great Vatnajokull glacier. There are many excellent hiking trails here. Continue to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, where huge icebergs float and grind together in the still, deep waters of the lagoon. Drive along the rugged and varied coastline of the magnificent East Fjords to Egilsstadir the largest town in the east.

 

Day 5: Egilsstadir and Surroundings

Distance is variable

East Fjords - Legendary Lake Monster - Largest Forest in Iceland

Explore Egilsstadir and surrounding area. Visit Hallormsstadur the largest forest plantation in Iceland set along Lake Lagarfljot, which according to legend contains a monster.  A highlight of this area is the new Wilderness Center, which offers exciting hiking and horseback riding day tours visiting mountains, waterfalls and abandoned farmhouses.  An interactive exhibit also shows how Icelanders lived here in the old days.

 

Day 6: Vopnafjordur - Langanes

Approximate distance: ca140km / 87miles

Glacial Rivers - Small Fishing Villages - Northernmost Point in Iceland

Drive to Vopnafjordur village, with its spectacular coastline and natural hot springs. Continue to Thorshofn village  (population: 500), which is situated on Langanes peninsula.

Overnight in Northeast Iceland

 

Highlights:

Vopnafjordur
 

Day 7: Asbyrgi - Husavik - Myvatn

Approximate distance: ca240km / 149miles

Glacier Carved Gorge - Whale Watching - Volcanic Area

Travel across the Oxafjardarheidi plateau. Visit Asbyrgi, a magnificent horseshoe-shaped canyon in Jokulsargljufur National Park. Local legend says this was formed by the hoof prints from Odin‘s magical horse. Drive along Tjornes peninsula at the edge of the Arctic Circle en route to the fishing port of Husavik. Spend some time in this charming town before continuing to Lake Myvatn.

Overnight stay in Northeast Iceland.

 

Day 8: Akureyri and Surroundings

Distance is variable

Volcanic Area - Lava Formations of Lake Mývatn - Botanical Gardens

Explore the Lake Mývatn area´s natural wonders, including the fantastic lava formations of Dimmuborgir the Krafla volcanic area, and the pseudo craters at Skutustadir. Stop at Godafoss waterfall, a legendary cascade said to contain the statues of Norse gods tossed there in 1000 AD. Head onwards to the scenic Eyjafjordur fjord and Akureyri, Iceland's "Capital of the North." Spend some time in this town of beautifully preserved historical buildings. Though small in size, Akureyri has a vibrant cultural scene, including a street dedicated to art galleries. It also boasts one of the best geothermal swimming pools in Iceland.

Overnight stay in Akureyri area

 
 

Day 9: Akureyri - Stykkisholmur

Approximate distance: ca348km / 217miles

Fertile Farmlands - Viking Horses - Quaint Fishing Villages

From Akureyri, continue over the Oxnadalur pass to the historical region of Skagafjordur,  renowned for horse breeding. You might visit the old farmstead at Glaumbaer, a great example of Icelandic architecture from the last few centuries. Continue the journey Snaefellsnes peninsula.

Overnight in West Iceland.

 

Day 10: Snaefellsnes - Borgarnes - Reykjavik

Approximate distance: ca200km / 130miles

Coastal Villages - Sea Cliffs with Birdlife - Volcanic Crater - Picturesque Fjord

Circle around the legendary Snaefellsjokull peninsula, passing the small fishing villages of Hellissandur and Grundarfjordur. Don't miss the striking columnar basalt rock formations at Arnarstapi. Make a stop at the rocky beach of Djupalonssandur. Pass Eldborg crater on route to the agricultural region of Borgarfjordur before returning to Reykjavik.

Overnight in Reykjavik

 

Day 11: Departure

Approximate distance: ca52km / 32miles

Drive back to Keflavik International Airport and even stop at Blue Lagoon as it is on your way to the airport, if you did not have time to do it on you arrival day.*

 **Please note that the package price is based on 10 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 11 an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 10 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 similar4400239023102040x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar4480243023402060x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar44802430234020602090
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar47102540243021202130
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar47702580244021302140
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar48302610246021502160
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar48702630248021602160
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar49402670251021802180
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar54102900266023002270
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar55402960270023302290
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar61503270291024802420
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar64303410299025502480

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 similar4710256024602180x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar4790260024902200x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar47902600249022002220
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar50402720259022702270
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar51002760260022802280
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar51702790262023002300
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar52102810264023102300
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar52902860267023302320
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar57903100283024602420
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar59303170287024902440
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar65803500310026502570
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar68803650318027302640
 

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 similar3810214020701800x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar3890218020901820x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar38902180209018201840
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar41102300218018801890
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar41802330220018901900
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar42402360222019001910
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar42902380223019201920
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar43502420225019301940
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar48302650240020602030
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar49602710245020902050
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar55703020266022402180
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar58303160274023002230

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 similar4080229022001930x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar4160233022201950x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar41602330222019501960
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar44002460232020102010
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar44702490234020202020
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar45402530236020302030
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar45902550237020502040
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar46502590239020702060
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar51702840255022002160
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar53102900261022402180
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar59603230283024002320
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar62403380292024602370
 

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 similar3240187018001530x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar3320191018301550x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar33201910183015501570
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar35402020190016001620
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar36002050192016201630
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar36602080194016301640
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar37002110196016401650
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar37702140198016601660
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar42302370213017701760
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar43502430218018101780
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar49502730237019501900
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar52102860246020201950

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 similar3470200019201640x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar3550204019501660x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar35502040195016601670
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar37902160202017101720
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar38502190204017301730
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar39202230206017401740
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar39602260209017501760
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar40302290211017801770
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar45302540227018901870
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar46502600232019401890
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar53002920252020902020
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar55703060262021602070

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.

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.
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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