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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!

Type of tour:Self-Drive Tours
Season:All year
Duration:7 Days/6 Nights
Departure:All days

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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 easier 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 recreate the shark scene!
  • Safety first! Free sim card worth ISK 2000 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!



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


  • 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.

 **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 necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 6 day rental is up and use our flybus departure transfer.


Day tour included


Day 1: Take the leap!

Approximate distance: ca100km / 62miles

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



Day 2: No, this is not a daydream

Approximate distance: ca330km / 200miles

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


Day 3: The Purpose of Life

Approximate distance: ca385km / 240miles

“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


Day 4: A human experience

Approximate distance: ca400km / 250miles

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 



Þingvellir  |Borgarnes  |Barnafoss

Day 5: Beautiful things don't ask for attention

Approximate distance: ca330km / 200miles

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 sea life 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


*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 on day 1.



Day 6: In your mind you can do anything

Approximate distance: ca170km / 100miles

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 mineral 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.


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 necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 6 day rental is up and use our flybus departure transfer.


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 craftsmanship, but their greatest quality is without a doubt their unique ability to face each challenge with a smile.


Prices per person valid 1 Oct 2016 - 30 April 2017

Prices per person in EUR:

Car cat. Indicative type of car 2 adults in car 3 adults in car 4 adults in car 5 adults in car
4.1 Skoda Octavia Station Wagon Automatic 4WD or similar 923 1161 771 1080
4.3 Suzuki Jimmy 4WD or similar 1121 1293 871 1159
5.0 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4WD or similar 990 1206 805 1107
5.1 Hyundai iX35 4WD Automatic or similar 1008 1218 814 1114
7.1 Toyota Landcruiser 4WD Automatic or similar 1093 1274 856 1148

Example of prices per person valid 1 June - 31 August 2016

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 2388 1347  1406 1131  x
1.1 Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar


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

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.

Children rate

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

  • Summer: 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.
  • Winter: Children 2-11 years old: EUR 39 / GBP 32 / USD 48 / CAD 59  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 22 / USD 33 / CAD 41 per rental. Child Booster 9-25 kg approx. EUR 11 / GBP 9 / USD 14 / 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.



  • 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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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 /> 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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