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Iceland’s Natural Wonderment

Iceland’s Natural Wonderment

$1674 / per person
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Explore the variety of landscapes throughout Iceland in your own time

 

Experience the majestic sights of Iceland while learning about the country’s history and culture with this 6-night self-drive vacation!

 

What’s Included

 

  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Reykjavik (KEF)
  • Automatic transmission rental car for 6 nights* with GPS system, complimentary insurance for an additional driver, CDW, theft protection, unlimited mileage and VAT
  • Accommodation in hotels as listed, or similar:
  • 1 night in Hveragerdi at the Hotel Ork
  • 2 nights in Vik at the Vik Icelandair Hotel
  • 2 nights in West Iceland at the Icelandair Hotel Hamar
  • 1 night in Reykjavik at the Grand Hotel
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Detailed 45-page Iceland Travel Guide
  • Detailed Electronic Travel Booklet
  • SIM card worth ISK 2000: 50 minutes of local calls + 300 MB of data. (Standard, Micro 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 fees & taxes

 

*Please note that the package price is based on seven 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 a departure shuttle transfer instead.

 

**Must be 23 years or older to rent a car.

 

Great Ways to Explore

 

  • Treat yourself to a meal from one of the many geothermal greenhouses in Hveragerdi.
  • This trip is the ultimate way to get to know Reykjavik – with its vibrant culture and city life, and stunning natural surroundings!
  • Pay a visit to the Secret Lagoon, natural hot springs located in the small village called Fludir in the Golden Circle area.
  • Destinations like Vik and Hveragerdi offer travelers beautiful scenery and incredible photo opportunities!
  • Take a photo in front of Dyrholaey’s black lava arch!

 

This popular self-drive vacation focuses on Iceland’s number one attraction: its unforgettable nature! Experience all the wonders of South and West Iceland, including geysers and hot spring areas, majestic glaciers, and powerful waterfalls.

 

Experience the iconic and breathtaking Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, where the shimmering smaller and bigger icebergs are constantly floating and drifting. Follow our suggested itinerary, or use your included electronic and printed travel booklet to help map out your own journey!

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    4 Star Accommodation
    6 Night
    Breakfast
    Car
    Hotel
    Lunch
    Tours
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Tour Plan

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Day 1. Welcome to Reykjavik!

Upon arrival in Reykjavik, pick up your rental car and start your Iceland experience! From Keflavik International Airport drive 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.   Approximate driving distance: 62 miles   HVERAGERDI, ICELAND Hotel Ork Hveragerdi 3 OUT OF 5 STARS Family-friendly hotel in a small village often called the Hot Springs Capital of the world Hotel Ork offers friendly accommodations in the midst of beautiful surroundings. It features 76 spacious and well-appointed guestrooms, an outdoor swimming pool with waterslide, 9-hole golf course, geothermal sauna, hot tubs, spa services and more. The restaurant offers healthy and wholesome Icelandic cuisine, sourced from the onsite geothermally heated greenhouses.
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Day 2. South Coast

Today you’ll see such highlights of the South Coast as the majestic Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss Waterfalls, the infamous Eyjafjallajokull Glacier and the surrounding area affected by the volcanic eruption of 2010.   From there, visit Dyrholaey,* a rocky headland characterized by a black lava arch. Every year thousands of sea birds, and puffins nest here during the summer. (Puffins are generally in Iceland between mid-May and early August) *Important: Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season, from about the middle of May until late June.   Approximate driving distance: 118 miles   VIK, ICELAND Icelandair Hotel Vik 3 OUT OF 5 STARS   Charming hotel in the village of Vik Situated in the village of Vik in Myrdalur Valley, Icelandair Hotel Vik is a charming hotel surrounded by magnificent natural beauty. Enjoy stunning views as you look out over the beach, the sea, and the Reynisdrangar Pillars. You'll be a stone's throw away from the spectacular cliffs and puffins of Mt. Reynisfjall, while Myrdalsjokull Glacier offers up plenty of adventure. Each of the 46 elegant rooms in the main building is decorated with Icelandic design and inspired by the natural environment along with 32 small economy rooms in the old wing. Enjoy happy hour from 4 to 6pm and sit down to a delicious meal at Berg Restaurant.

Tourist discovering the ice cave, active traveler man enjoying beauty of a glacial cave, extreme winter vacation, Skaftafell national park, Vatnajokull, Iceland

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Day 3. Vik - Skaftafell - Glacial Lagoon - Vik

Visit the awe-inspiring Skaftafell National Park (Europe’s largest national park), which is set between glaciers and offers many hiking possibilities. Continue to the shimmering icebergs of Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon before returning to the charming village of Vik in the afternoon. Approximate driving distance: 240 miles Aerial view of Reykjavik, capital of Iceland, from the top of the Hallgrimskirkja church

Waterfall in Iceland at sunset

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Day 4. Vik - Thingvellir - Borgarfjordur

After breakfast, drive to Thingvellir National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), site of the ancient Icelandic parliament and a jewel of nature. Known as the National Park of Geological Wonders, it is situated in a stunning volcanic landscape of mountains and lava flows, on the edge of Iceland's largest lake. Continue to Borgarfjordur fjord and visit the historic site of Reykholt, the remarkably beautiful Hraunfoss and Barnafoss Waterfalls and Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe.   Approximate driving distance: 250 miles   BORGARNES, ICELAND Icelandair Hotel Hamar 3 OUT OF 5 STARS   Relaxing retreat-style hotel built on an 18-hole golf course in West Iceland At Icelandair Hotel Hamar you can relax and rejuvenate in peace and tranquility, with every comfort available. Golfers can enjoy the Hamar golf course, considered one of the best outside of Reykjava­k. Those who do not play golf can enjoy an exciting day of sightseeing, whale watching, snowmobiling or hiking. Each of the 44 guestrooms in this single-story hotel have doors that open directly onto the grounds, allowing fantastic access and views as you relax in privacy. Enjoy magnificent views of the Borgarfjordur Fjord while you indulge in delicious, locally-sourced meals at the hotel restaurant, and make the most of the beautiful location with a drink on the veranda at the hotel bar.

Aerial view of Reykjavik, capital of Iceland, from the top of the Hallgrimskirkja church

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Day 5. Borgarfjordur - West Iceland

Today you can explore the countless natural wonders of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Visit Arnarstapi sea cliffs with its varied birdlife and the rocky beach of Djupalonssandur, before driving along the north coast through lively fishing villages.   In Stykkisholmur you could join a boat tour in Breidafjordur Bay (approximately 2 hours, at an extra cost) to admire the area’s rich birdlife and sealife. During the boat tour a shellfish plough is lowered into the ocean and a wonderful selection of shellfish and sea life is caught for viewing and tasting: scallops, sea urchins, crabs, starfish, sea cucumbers and much more.  
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Day 6. Reykjanes Peninsula - Rekjyavik

As you head back towards Reykjavik, drive to the Reykjanes Peninsula and visit the moon-like surroundings of Lake Kleifarvatn and the Krysuvik geothermal area with bubbling mud pools. Visit Grindavik fishing village and perhaps the famous Blue Lagoon, for a relaxing dip in the pleasantly warm geothermal waters, rich in silica and minerals that are great for the skin (visit to the Blue Lagoon is not included, and would be at an additional cost). Upon arrival in Reykjavik, enjoy free time exploring the city. Note: The Blue Lagoon must be booked in advance. Approximate driving distance: 100 miles   REYKJAVIK, ICELAND Grand Hotel Reykjavík 4 OUT OF 5 STARS   Comfortable accommodation overlooking the coast The comfortable Grand Hotel offers accommodation overlooking the Southwest Coast and the Atlantic Ocean. Renovated in 2009, this 4-star hotel combines modern with contemporary architecture. In the morning a free buffet breakfast is served. The lounge restaurant serves light seafood meals. The bar's menu includes burgers and sandwiches and relaxing drinks. Just moments from the center of Reykjavik known for Reykjavik Art Museum, Botanical Garden and Icelandic Phallological Museum.

Strokkur geysir eruption, Golden Circle, Iceland

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Day 7. Depart Iceland

Your exploration of southern and western Iceland comes to an end today. At the appropriate time, return to Keflavik International Airport to return your rental car*; or, if you’ve already returned your car, return to the airport by shuttle transfer. *Please note that the package price is based on six 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 a departure shuttle transfer instead.

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