Essential Iceland - Winter

AVAILABILITY

1. October - 30. April

DURATION

6 days / 5 nights

TOUR TYPE

Self Drive

AVAILABILITY

1. October - 30. April

DURATION

6 days / 5 nights

TOUR TYPE

Self Drive

Description

Make the most of your time in Iceland on this six day self-drive road trip. Get to experience Icelandic winter and visit Iceland’s most popular places and sights including waterfalls, geysers, glaciers, lagoons, charming villages and much more. If you are visiting Iceland for the first time and want to experience our unique country in under a week then this is the perfect tour for you! This is an ideal package for families with older children or for couples who want to explore at a faster pace.


Itinerary

    When you arrive in Iceland at Keflavik Airport, your private driver and Deluxe Iceland representative will greet you at the arrival hall and take you to Reykjavik to pick-up your rental car and go through your trip itinerary in detail with you at your hotel.  After settling in you will have the rest of the day to explore this northernmost capital city of the world with its abundance of museums, restaurants and bars to suit all tastes.

    On this day you will begin your journey by driving through the beautiful Borgarfjörður area. Start by visiting the twin waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss along the way to Húsafell where you will enjoy a nice lunch before taking the Into the Glacier Tour.

     

    On this day you will drive to the geographically diverse Snæfellsnes peninsula, that is often called Iceland in miniature for its various landscapes. Drive along the scenic coast that offers sights like the  Dritvík Cove, the Lóndrangar cliffs, the Arnarstapi cliffs, Hellnar and other small fishing villages. You might even see the mighty Snæfellsjökull glacier that many believed to be one of Earth’s seven major energy centres. It was also used as the backdrop to Jules Verne’s famous novel “Journey to the Centre of the Earth.”

    On this day you will drive the Golden Circle, which is one of Iceland’s most popular routes. Start the day by visiting Þingvellir National Park, where you will have the chance to walk on a path in the rift valley between the North American and Eurasion tectonic plates. You will then drive to the geothermal area in Haukadalur and see the mighty Geysir and it’s active neighbour, Strokkur which spouts water every few minutes.

    On this day you will start by driving to Seljalandsfoss waterfall before heading to Skógafoss Waterfall. There you can take time to catch the perfect photo with this amazing waterfall and take 527 steps up to the observation platform above Skógafoss. Next you will stop at Reynisfjara black sand beach where you can see the jagged basalt rock formations of Reynisdrangar and Dyrhólaey. Visit the small town of Vík and enjoy the stunning views before heading back to your hotel for the night. 

     

    On your last day in Iceland you will drive the backroad called Sudurstrandarvegur on your way to relax at the Blue Lagoon before your departure. You will have access to the Retreat Spa and soak in geothermal waters. There is a restaurant in the Spa if you want to have a light meal. You can stay up to five hours in the Spa.

     

Included

  • Luxury 4x4 Rental Vehicle with Wifi (6 days)
  • Unlimited mileage & CDW Insurance
  • Premium Ticket to the Blue Lagoon
  • (Join-in) into the Glacier Tour
  • Private arrival transfer
  • One night at Hotel Borg (Deluxe room with breakfast)
  • Two night's at Hotel Húsafell (Deluxe room with breakfast)
  • Two night's at Hotel Rangá (Deluxe room with breakfast)

Not Included

  • Lunches and dinners
  • International Flights

Map

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