RT25 - Adrenaline Iceland Circle 10 days
Self Drive Activity Tour

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Season: (MAY 15 to SEP 12)
Operates: (Daily)
Duration: (10 days / 9 nights)
By Car km/mi: (1770)
Price from: (195654 ISK Price per person based on 4 adults together sharing 2 double rooms in Economy Accommodation accommodation and 01.A - Hyundai I10 or similar - Manual car type. Please use our Price Calculator or Book Now page to calculate your price.)
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A self drive Iceland Circle Tour combined with unique activities, such as snorkelling in arctic waters, ice climbing in Skaftafell National Park and white water rafting in one of Europe┤s best rafting rivers. Make the most of your stay in Iceland ľ see the most popular sites around the island and get some adrenaline pumping action.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival

Day 1. Arrival
Following your arrival at airport, transfer to your ReykjavÝk accommodation. Spend the rest of the day exploring the capital of Iceland. ReykjavÝk offers great variety of shopping, sightseeing and fine dining.

Highlights:
Reykjavik City

Overnight:
Reykjavik City


Day 2. The Golden Circle and Snorkeling in Silfra fissure

Pick up your car in the morning and head out for your Iceland road trip adventure. Your first stop will be Ůingvellir National Park where you will join a snorkelling tour in Silfra fissure. Nestled in the heart of Ůingvellir National Park, Silfra is an otherworldly sight located on top of the tectonic plate rift between Europe and North America. The crystal-clear water in the deep fissure gives you the impression of being weightless as you float down with the lazy current. Silfra is frequently rated as one of the worldĺs top ten dive sites, and visibility reaches up to 100 metres. The water temperature in Slifra is only couple degrees (Celsius), but don┤t worry, you will be provided with a dry suit that will keep you dry and warm. After the snorkelling tour enjoy Ůingvellir National park, which is also an UNESCO World Heritage site. Continue to Geysir geothermal area filled with geysers and hot springs. One of the geysers sprouts boiling hot water 15-20 meters in the air every 8 minutes or so in a majestic display so make sure you stick around for the show. Continue further to Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall but Gullfoss waterfall is one of Icelandĺs most impressive waterfalls and a site not to be missed. On the way to your lodging don┤t miss the picturesque waterfall Faxi and impressive volcano crater Keri­.

Highlights:
Ůingvellir National Park
Geysir Geothermal Area
Gullfoss Waterfall
Keri­ Crater
Selfoss Town
Hella Town

Driving Distance:
200 kilometers

Overnight:
Hella area


Day 3. The Scenic South Coast - Waterfalls - Black Beaches - Volcanoes and Glaciers

Today you will explore the scenic south shore of Iceland. Your first stop will be at the inspiring waterfall Seljalandsfoss where in the summer one can take a scenic walk behind the falls. A little further east, stop at Skˇgafoss, another impressive waterfall with two majestic glaciers towering above it. Continue your journey to the Dyrhˇlaey Headland, a natural reserve where many seabirds nest in the summer. Visit the spectacular black beach at the Reynisdrangar Pinnacles on your way to the charming town of Vik, the southernmost town in the country. The town of KirkjubŠjarklaustur waits across the Mřrdalssandur floodplains and Eldhraun, the most extensive lava field ever to flow on Earth in historical time. Stop by Fja­rßrglj˙fur Canyon located just west from KirkjubŠjarklaustur and the Kirkjugˇlfi­ (the Church Floor), a protected natural monument just east of KirkjubŠjarklaustur. Kirkjugˇlfi­'s basalt columns have been eroded and shaped by wind and water, but they look man-made.

Highlights:
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skˇgafoss Waterfall
Reynisfjara Beach
Dyrhˇlaey Nature Reserve
KirkjubŠjarklaustur Town

Driving Distance:
240 kilometers

Overnight:
KirkjubŠjarklaustur area


Day 4. Ice Climbing at Skaftafell National Park

Continue to Skaftafell National Park, an oasis at the foot of the glacier that is famous for its tranquil, but rugged natural beauty. We recommend an easy hike to Svartifoss, one of Icelandĺs most picturesque waterfalls. Join an ice climbing tour from the national park. The tour is suitable for all levels as level challenge is adaptable to each group and individual. SvÝnafellsj÷kull glacier is perfect playground for glacier hikes and ice climbing. You will be stunned by the spectacular scenery all around. After the glacier adventure, continue to J÷kulsßrlˇn glacial lagoon, which is considered by many to be the greatest natural sight in the country and where huge icebergs float in the crystal clear lagoon. You may want to join an amphibian boat tour among the huge icebergs, you might even spot some seals swimming in the ice cold lagoon.

Highlights:
Skaftafell
Vatnaj÷kull Glacier
J÷kulsßrlˇn Glacier Lagoon
H÷fn Town

Driving Distance:
150 kilometers

Overnight:
H÷fn area


Day 5. Tranquil East Fjords - Hallormssta­arskˇgur Forest - Egilssta­ir Town

From H÷fn continue to the peaceful East Fjords and enjoy the breath taking view of the fjords. After a morning of fjord scenery continue to Egilssta­ir town, located by Lake Lagarfljˇt which is said to be the home of Icelandic Loch Ness. The älake wormô is a huge creature, only seen in rare occasions, so be sure to have your eyes open and camera ready if it decides to show up. The lake is up to 130 meters deep, so there is plenty of space for the worm to hide. Continue along the lakeside to Hallormssta­ur village which is surrounded by the lush Hallormssta­askˇgur Forrest. After you have explored Hallormssta­ur village continue to Lake Mřvatn area.

Highlights:
Dj˙pivogur Town
St÷­varfj÷r­ur Fjord
Egilssta­ir Town

Driving Distance:
420 kilometers

Overnight:
Mřvatn area


Day 6. Lake Mřvatn Area and Akureyri City

Numerous interesting sites are found in the area of Lake Mřvatn, including mud pools at Nßmafjall, volcanoes such as Krafla and mysterious lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Spend the day exploring the breath taking scenery of Mřvatn area and don┤t forget to visit the Nature Baths at Mřvatn, where you can soak in mineral rich waters and relax. Continue to Akureyri city, which is also called the Capital of the North. On the way to Akureyri make sure to stop at Go­afoss waterfall (The waterfall of the Gods). There is a special story about the waterfall ľ a law speaker named Ůorkell threw pagan gods into the waterfall. It took place in the year 1000 when Icelanders converted to Christianity. As you arrive at Akureyri consult the visitorĺs centre for maps and information about this vibrant city which is always full of life and offers variety of things to do and see.

Highlights:
Lake Mřvatn
Go­afoss Waterfall
Akureyri Town

Driving Distance:
145 kilometers

Overnight:
Akureyri area


Day 7. Skagafj÷r­ur Area

This is rather easy day and you have opportunity to relax before tomorrow┤s action. After a visit to Akureyri city, youĺll head out to the countryside for some more experiences. Drive to Skagafj÷r­ur fjord, known for its agricultural prosperity and horse breeding. You may also want to visit the fascinating GlaumbŠr folk museum, which is housed in an old turf farm. In the evening we recommend a visit to a natural hot springs called Grettislaug, soak in the warm waters and enjoy the tranquil scenery around you.

Highlights:
GlaumbŠr Folk Museum

Driving Distance:
120 kilometers

Overnight:
Skagafj÷r­ur area


Day 8. White Water Rafting and North-West Iceland

In the morning head to rafting base where you will be provided with all necessary equipment and soon you will be doing a 3 hour, action filled rafting tour, not for the faint harted in one of Europe┤s best rafting rivers. You don┤t need a previous experience in rafting, however you can┤t be afraid of getting wet if you want to join this rafting tour. This rafting trip is graded 4 out of 5 and the minimum age to join this thrilling river rafting action is 18 years. Along thrilling action and adrenaline pumping you will witness the raw beauty of East Glacial River ľ its spectacular canyon and astonishing scenery. After the river rafting adventure continue south to town of Borgarnes for an overnight stay.

Driving Distance:
255 kilometers

Overnight:
Borgarnes area


Day 9. Hvalfj÷r­ur Fjord - Reykjanes Peninsula and the Blue Lagoon

Head towards ReykjavÝk via the scenic Hvalfj÷r­ur Fjord (The Whale Fjord) .Continue your journey to the lunar-like landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Visit Lake Kleifarvatn and the KrÝsuvÝk geothermal area for a feel of the power of the Earth. Continue to GrindavÝk, a quaint fishing town, and the further to the amazing Blue Lagoon. Here you can enjoy a optional relaxing bath in the mineral rich waters and apply some of the silica mud to rejuvenate and your soften skin. At the Blue Lagoon, you can enjoy a stroll, dine at the Lava Restaurant, get a massage, and visit the Blue Lagoon CafÚ. It's a great place to collect your thoughts after your days exploring Iceland. Head back to ReykjavÝk and drop off the car.

Highlights:
Lake Kleifarvatn
KrřsuvÝk Geothermal Area
GrindavÝk Town
The Blue Lagoon


Driving Distance:
260 kilometers

Overnight:
Reykjavik City


Day 10. Departure

Try to schedule an afternoon flight so you will have time to catch any of the ReykjavÝk sites you might have missed when you arrived or go shopping on Laugavegur Street. Youĺll be transferred from your accommodation to the airport by a comfortable Wi-Fi connected bus.



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Season: MAY 15 to SEP 12
Departures: Daily
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Driving distance: 1770 KM
Price from: 195654 ISK/person - Price per person based on 4 adults together sharing 2 double rooms in Economy Accommodation accommodation and 01.A - Hyundai I10 or similar - Manual car type. Please use our Price Calculator or Book Now page to calculate your price.
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