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From Arctic North to Fiery South

Self-Drive tour from Akureyri spending 4 days in and around North of Iceland. Discover the stunning natural wonders at the Lake Myvatn area, then continue south along the ring road, crossing the East fjords and ending the tour in Reykjavik city. Whale Watching from Husavik included.

Type of tour:Self-Drive Tours
Season:01 April - 31 October
Duration:8 Days/7 Nights
Departure:All days
Language:English
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This tour highlights all of the country's well known pearls in the North of Iceland with four days spent in the surrounding of Akureyri, as well as discovering the stunning natural wonders at the Lake Myvatn area.

Then you will continue along the ring road, exploring the scenic coastline of the East fjords and the dramatic landscape of south of Iceland, ending the tour in Reykjavik city.

What's in it for you?

  • Worry free travelling.
  • Electronic version of Iceland Travel Booklet. Prior to your arrival we will send 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!
  • Focus on the North part of Iceland
  • You will visit all the well-known attractions along the Ring Road in the North, South and East.

Important:

Must be 21 years of age to rent a car, 23 years of age to rent car cat. 5.0 or higher. 

Included

  • Rental car for 7 days with CDW, unlimited mileage, VAT, GPS system, theft protection, and two authorized drivers. Types of Car recommended: 2.0 or higher.
  • Car pick-up Akureyri Airport and drop-off at Keflavik Airport*
  • Accommodation for 7 nights including breakfast
  • Iceland Travel Booklet
  • Iceland Travel Booklet - electronic version
  • Detailed road map (1:500 000)
  • Emergency phone line available 24/7
  • Service fee and taxes

* Flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri not included

**Please note that the package price is based on 7 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 8 an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 7 day rental is up and use our flybus departure transfer.

 

Map

 
 

Day 1: Arrival

Approximate distance: ca100km / 62miles

Iceland's "Capital of the North" - Botanical Garden - Museums

Flight to Akureyri, the "Capital of the North", pick up your car at the airport and enjoy your day exploring the town.

 

Highlights:

Akureyri  |Nonni House  |Kjarnaskógur
 

Day 2: Siglufjordur - Olafsfjordur - Skagafjordur

Approximate distance: ca290km / 180miles

Beautiful Coastline - Herring Tradition - Viking Horses

Travel by one of Iceland´s most beautiful coastline at Trollaskagi and enjoy some unique view towards the North Atlantic Ocean. Drive through quaint fishing villages, one of them being Siglufjordur fjord, famous for its herring tradition. Travel towards the towering mountains and horse-breeding valley of Skagafjordur and from there return to Akureyri.

 

 

Day 3: Husavik - Tjornes - Jokulsargljufur

Approximate distance: ca310km / 190miles

Whale Watching - Glacier Carved Gorge

Drive north to the fishing port of Husavik and join a whale watching tour. Continue around Tjornes peninsula. Visit Asbyrgi, a magnificent horseshoe-shaped canyon and Jokulsargljufur National Park.

 

Day 4: Lake Myvatn - Dettifoss - Egilsstadir

Approximate distance: ca290km / 180miles

Bizarre Lava Formations - Geothermal Activity - Rich Birdlife - Europe' Most Powerful Waterfall

Explore the natural wonders of Lake Myvatn and surrounding area, including the mystical lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Visit the volcanic area of Krafla along with the colorful sulfurous slopes of Namaskard pass, Proceed to the mighty Dettifoss waterfall, before heading across the highland plateau to Egilsstadir in the east.

 

Highlights:

Dimmuborgir  |Mývatn  |Krafla  |Dettifoss
 

Day 5: Reyðarfjordur- Stodvarfjordur - Djupivogur - Hofn

Narrow Fjords - Steep Mountains - Picturesque Coastline - Mineral Collection

Approximate mileage: ca. 300 km / 185 miles

Drive through the spectacular East Fjords, where towering mountains plunge vertically into the ocean. The journey continues to the town of Hofn in Hornafjordur, also known as the lobster capital of northern Europe.

 

Day 6: Hofn - Skaftafell - Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Approximate distance: ca200km / 125miles

Europe's Largest Glacier - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe's Largest National Park

Drive to the shimmering icebergs and still, milky waters of Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon before continuing to Skaftafell National Park where a nature hike is recommended. Onwards to the picturesque village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

 

Day 7: Vik - Skogar - Reykjavik

Approximate distance: ca260km / 160miles

Lava Fields - Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore - Puffin Colony - Thundering Waterfalls

Drive along the spectacular south coast, a sweeping landscape of sandy deserts, rocky shores and rolling farmland sandwiched between snow-capped glaciers, mountains and the ocean. Return to Reykjavík.

 

Day 8: Departure

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

 

 

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.

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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Example of prices per person valid 1 June – 31 August 2016 in euros (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 2388 1347  1406 1131  x
1.1 Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar 2437 1372 1422  1143  x
2.0 Toyota Auris or similar 2437 1372 1422  1143  1219
2.6 Toyota Auris Automatic or similar 2570 1438 1466  1176 1246
3.0 Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar 2603 1455 1477  1185 1252 
3.1 Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar 2636 1471 1488  1193 1259
4.0 Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar 2669 1488 1499  1201 1265 
4.1 Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar 2710 1508 1513  1211 1274 
5.0 Toyota RAV4 4wd or similar 2983 1645 1604  1280 1328 
5.1 Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic or similar 3057 1682 1629  1298 1343 
7.1 Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar 3420 1864 1750  1389 1416 

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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Example of prices per person valid 1 June – 31 August 2016 in euros (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 2244 1265   1303 1049 
1.1 Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar 2294 1290 1319 1061 
2.0 Toyota Auris or similar 2294 1290 1319  1061  1124
2.6 Toyota Auris Automatic or similar 2426 1356 1363  1094 1151
3.0 Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar 2459 1372 1374  1102 1158 
3.1 Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar 2492 1389 1385  1111 1164 
4.0 Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar 2525 1405 1397  1119 1171 
4.1 Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar 2567 1426 1410  1129 1179 
5.0 Toyota RAV4 4wd or similar 2923 1612 1501  1255 1234 
5.1 Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic or similar 2997 1649 1526  1274 1248 
7.1 Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar 3277 1781 1647  1307 1321 

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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Example of prices per person valid 1 June – 31 August 2015 in euros (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  1825 1054  1248 838 
1.1 Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar 1875  1079  1264  850
2.0 Toyota Auris or similar 1875   1079 1264   850 1142 
2.6 Toyota Auris Automatic or similar 2007  1145 1308   883 1169 
3.0 Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar 2040  1161  1319   891 1175 
3.1 Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar 2073  1178  1330   900 1182 
4.0 Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar 2106  1195  1341   908 1189 
4.1 Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar 2147  1215  1355   918 1197 
5.0 Toyota RAV4 4wd or similar 2420  1351  1446   986 1251 
5.1 Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic or similar 2494  1389  1471   1005 1266 
7.1 Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar 2858  1570  1592  1096  1339 

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.  

 

Discounts & special offers

20% discount for departures in April and October
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.

 

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.

Show prices

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.

Show prices

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.

Show prices

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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