Travel through the world's most spectacular film set! This is the perfect holiday for movie enthusiasts and avid travelers alike
Duration: 10 days/9 nights
Tired of great ideas only staying in your mind? Follow in Walter Mitty's footsteps and explore Iceland's most unique sights!
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?
Must be 21 years of age to rent a car, 23 years of age to rent car cat. 5.0 or higher.
**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 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
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.
Optional:Kulusuk Classic - Greenland
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Superior Upgrade per room per night is 84 EUR on prices in Comfort Category. This upgrade to higher quality accommodation is available upon request.
Valid when one child shares a double room with 2 adults:
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.
Our selfdrive packages include basic insurance (CDW), unlimited mileage, VAT, a GPS system and two authorized drivers.
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