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Country Comfort and Northern Lights

Hunt for the Northern Lights while staying in charming and authentic accommodation

Type of tour:Self-Drive Tours
Season:01 October - 15 April
Duration:4 Days/3 Nights
Departure:All days
Language:English
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Country Comfort and Northern Lights is the latest addition to our winter self-drive holiday selection.

Just have a few days? This 3 night self-drive tour allows you to experience the authentic Icelandic countryside, while staying in comfortable accommodation away from the bright lights of the city.  

Travel through Iceland's dramatic landscapes during the day, visiting sites such as Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area's spouting hot spring Strokkur, and the powerful Gullfoss Waterfall. To spice things up a bit, we've added an adventurous stop at Gamla Laugin, a natural hot spring lagoon located only a short distance from the popular Golden Circle route.

This is the perfect aurora holiday for active explorers and traditional travelers alike! 

 

What's in it for you?

  • Detailed itinerary created specially for your travel route where you'll find information on must-visit sights along the way, interesting detours and other important tidbits that will help to make your travels easier and more enjoyable.
  • 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!
  • Safety first! Free sim card worth ISK 2000 to phone us in case of any travel 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.

Highlights

  • Pick up your car directly on arrival at the International airport in Keflavik.
  • Explore Iceland's main attractions in the Golden Circle area.
  • Entrance fee at Gamla Laugin, a secret lagoon located a short distance from the Golden Circle.
  • Possibility of visiting the famous Blue Lagoon.

Important:

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

Included

  • 1 nights at Laxnes Hotel, including breakfast*
  • 1 night at Efsti-Dalur, including breakfast*
  • 1 night at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura, including breakfast*
  • Rental car for 3 days, unlimited mileage, CDW, VAT and airport service fee
  • Car pick-up and drop-off at Keflavik airport.**
  • GPS system with car and additional authorized driver
  • Road map (1:500.000)
  • Detailed itinerary
  • Iceland Travel Booklet - electronic version
  • Admission to the Secret Lagoon Fludir 
  • An emergency phone line, available all day and every day of the year
  • 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.

*In case of no availability at Laxnes Hotel, Efsti-Dalur or Icelandair Hotel Natura, we reserve the right to book a equivalent hotel.

**Please note that the package price is based on 3 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 4 an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 3 day rental is up and use our flybus departure transfer.

 

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Day 1: Arrival

Approximate distance: ca100km / 62miles

Brace yourself for the wintery chill before heading out to find your rental car at Keflavik Airport. Drive across the Reykjanes Peninsula to the town of Mosfellsbaer.

Settle in at Hotel Laxnes and consider taking a short nap as this will be your first night watching for the northern lights. In the evening you can join a scheduled aurora tour, or explore the dark skies on your own, or hope for the lights to appear while you relax in the hotel´s hot tub.

 

 

Highlights:

Keflavík  |Reykjavík
 

Day 2: History and Heaths

Approximate distance: ca80km / 50miles

Continue further away from the city, over the scenic Mosfellsheidi heath to Thingvellir National park. Try some gentle hiking, watch for wildlife and explore the local visitor centre. Head onwards over Lyngdalsheidi heath to your country accommodation in Efstidalur.

Get ready for another night of Northern Lights viewing.


 

Highlights:

Þingvellir
 

Day 3: Geothermal Secrets

Approximate distance: ca135km / 85miles

Explore the colourful landscapes at Geysir geothermal area, and experience the power of Gullfoss Waterfall.

Visit the Secret Lagoon close to the town of Fludir, and relax in the geothermal waters.

Find your way to the city of Reykjavik, where we recommend taking in the amazing culture of this wonderful northern city. Browse the shops, and get a taste of the lobster soup at Saegreifinn restaurant located at the old harbour.

Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Natura.

 

Highlights:

Geysir  |Gullfoss  |Reykjavík
 

Day 4: Departure

It's your last day in Iceland, but if your departing flight is in the afternoon there's still time to do a bit of exploring. Many of our travellers use the opportunity to visit the Blue Lagoon, as it is conveniently located enroute to the airport. 

*Please note that the package price is based on 3 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 4 an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 3 day rental is up and use our flybus departure transfer.

 

Highlights:

Keflavík
 

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 405 464 314 416
4.3 Suzuki Jimmy 4WD or similar 509 534 366 458
5.0 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4WD or similar 440 488 332 430
5.1 Hyundai iX35 4WD Automatic or similar 451 495 337 435
7.1 Toyota Landcruiser 4WD Automatic or similar 493 523 358 452

 

 

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 78 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!

Children rate

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

  • Children 2-11 years old: EUR 54/ GBP 41/ USD 62 / CAD 83 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.

 

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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