Day 1. Arrival - Reykjavik City
Following your arrival at the airport, you will take a comfortable bus ride, with Wi-Fi Internet connection on board, to your accommodation in Reykjavik or to a nearby drop off point.
You have the option of upgrading to a private door-to-door airport transfer. You can also receive and return the rental car at the airport if you prefer that.
Enjoy the rest of the day in Reykjavik, which offers a great variety of things to do. Included is a visit to the Northern Lights Center in Reykjavik where you can learn about the Northern lights and how to take good photographs of them, which might come in handy if you get to see them on your tour. See iconic buildings including the Perlan (the Pearl), the Alþingishúsið (where the Icelandic parliament is housed), and Hallgrímskirkja Church. If you don't have time to shop on Laugarvegur Street, don't worry; you can do that when you return from your adventure.
Gamla Höfnin (The Old Harbour)
Harpa Concert Hall
Laugavegur Shoppping Streat
Private Airport Transfers
Reykjavik City Card
Day 2. The South Coast
Pick up the rental car in the morning and head for the eastern outskirts of the city. Cross the plateau Hellisheiði, with a lot of geothermal activity and plumes of steam rising from the ground. Numerous boreholes have been drilled on Hellisheiði in the last years for hot water and steam, some of the cleanest energy available. After crossing the plateau, come to the small town Hveragerði, where hot spring water is used for heating greenhouses for cultivation of decorative flowers and vegetables. Drive further east, to the scenic South shore. See the interesting Saga Centre at Hvolsvöllur. Continue across the lowland plains towards Eyjafjöll district. Stop at the waterfall Seljalandsfoss where in summer it is possible to walk behind the falls. This is a quite an interesting experience. A little further east, stop at Skógafoss, another beautiful waterfall and don’t miss the interesting folk museum at Skógar, close to the waterfall. The glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull are towering above the area.
On March 20th 2010, a volcanic eruption started on Fimmvörðuháls, a mountain ridge between the glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. The eruption on Fimmvörðuháls lasted a couple of weeks. After this eruption came to an end a new and bigger eruption started underneath the nearby icecap of Eyjafjallajökull Glacier. This eruption came to an end on 23. May 2010.
Make a short detour to the tip of the Sólheimajökull glacier tongue. Proceed further east to the headland Dyrhólaey, a nature reserve and a nesting colony of numerous seabirds in summer. Go to Reynishverfi, with spectacular coast and beautiful rock formations and thousands of nesting seabirds in summer. Then continue to Vík, the southernmost town in Iceland. Make Vík a turnaround point and return to Hella area.
Snowmobiling on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
Day 3. The Golden Circle
Head inland and take a look at the volcanic crater Kerið. Drive further to the Great Geysir area with numerous hot springs and erupting geysers. The most active one, Strokkur erupts every few minutes. From here, drive to Gullfoss, one of Icelands most majestic and largest waterfalls. Make Gullfoss a turnaround point.
Geysir Geothermal Area
Golden Circle area
Day 4. Scenery & Sagas
Today, continue to Þingvellir National Park, which is an UNESCO world heritage site and is full of history and natural beauty. This is the place where the Icelandic Parliament was established in 930. The Mid-Atlantic ridge runs through the national park and forms an impressive rift valley. After exploring the numerous places of interest in the area, drive across the plateau Mosfellsheiði and head to Borgarnes town via Hvalfjörður fjord where you will find the Icelandic Settlement Centre, whose main objective is to present the fascinating sagas from the settlement times as well as a special exhibition of the famous Viking poet, Egill Skallagrímsson. Continue traveling through Borgarfjörður district to see the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls, the hot spring area of Deildartunguhver and The historic Reykholt the former home of Snorri Sturluson a great writer, poet and chieftain in Iceland who was assassinated by the order of the Norwegian king in 1241
Þingvellir National Park
The Settlement Center
Ice caves and tunnels on Langjökull glacier
Day 5. The West Coast and Snæfellsnes
Continue to Snæfellsnes Peninsula where you will come upon numerous natural wonders. Cross the plains of Mýrar and head to the South Coast of the peninsula. In the northern part of Mýrar, you will pass a number of spectacular craters. Continue to the charming hamlets of Arnarstapi and Hellnar Continue around the tip of the peninsula at the foot Snæfellsjökull, a graceful glaciated volcano that is a popular destination for glacier hikers, snowmobilers, and skiers. For those not familiar with the glacier, a guide is recommended. Continue to the north side of the peninsula and visit the small fishing villages before visiting a local shark catcher and try the local fermented shark if you have the guts for it (not included).
Lóndrangar Rock Formations
Day 6. Reykjanes Peninsula and the Blue Lagoon
Drive back towards Reykjavik and continue on your journey to the lunar-like landscapes of Reykjanes Peninsula. Visit Lake Kleifarvatn and the Krísuvík geothermal area for a feel of the power of the Earth. Continue to Grindavík, a quaint fishing town before continuing a short distance to the amazing Blue Lagoon. Here you can enjoy a 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 Café . It's a great place to collect your thoughts after your days exploring Iceland (Blue Lagoon entrance not included). Head back to Reykjavík and drop off the car.
Krýsuvík Geothermal Area
The Blue Lagoon
Day 7. Departure
It's your last day in Iceland. Transfer in a comfortable Wi-Fi connected bus to the airport from your accommodation in Reykjavik.
Price from: 100161 ISK/Per Person