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Faroe Islands and Iceland Self Drive

Faroe Islands and Iceland Self Drive

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Price
From £1,595

Duration
8 Nights

Departures
May - Sept

Explore the beautiful Faroe Islands for 5 days, fly over to Iceland and spend 5 days exploring another stunning Island in the North. The Faroe Islands are a great option for those looking for a different break away. Stay amongst the colorful buildings and experience life in a small big city that has retained its unique character and mesmerising charm, refreshing and unique. Head over to Iceland and explore some of the most famous sites including waterfalls, geysers and volcanoes!

Highlights

  • Experience both the Magnificent Faroe Islands and Beautiful Iceland in one go!
  • See quaint villages, go for short hikes and exploration
  • Visit waterfalls, geysers and volcanoes in Iceland

ITINERARY SUGGESTION

Part I - Faroe Islands 4 nights

Day 1 - Arrival
Upon arrival at the airport in the Faroe Islands you will pick up your rental car and drive only 200 meters down the road to 62N airport hotel where you will stay your first night. After check-in we suggest that you go for a sightseeing tour to Bøur and Gásadalur – from which you will have a fantastic view over Tindhólmur and Mykines.

Day 2 - Vestmanna Bird Cliffs
After breakfast and check out of the hotel you will pass through a subsea tunnel that leads to Streymoy. We suggest that you drive to Vestmanna where you have the opportunity to go on a boat tour to see the most popular attraction on the Faroe Islands - the birdcliffs north of the village Vestmanna. The boat trip is approx. 2 hours and needs to be booked in advance.

After the boat tour you will drive a bit more north over Streymoy - crossing "the bridge over the Atlantic" for Eysturoy - further to Eiði where you can see the famous rock formations known as the "giant and the old hag" and also Slættaratindur (882 meters), the highest mountain on the Faroe Islands. Enjoy the next night at the unique Hotel Gjáargarður in Gjógv.

Day 3 - The world's smallest capital Tórshavn
Today the tour goes south to the world's smallest capital Tórshavn, where you will check in at the hotel where you will be staying the next two nights.

Enjoy the city by taking a walk to the old part of town “úti á Reyni” and “Tinganes” – one of the worlds oldest parlament.

Day 4 - Kirkjubøur - Travel decades back in time
We suggest a tour to Kirkjubøur (20 min. drive) – Kirkjubøur is the old cultural centre of the Faroe Islands. Visit the roughly 900-year-old Roykstovan and Ólav's church from AD 1111, named after King Olav the Holy. This church is the oldest church on the Faroe Islands and is still in use. See the ruins of St. Magnus Cathedral, which is regarded as one of the largest cultural attractions on the Faroe Islands.

Also we can recommend a visit to the small islands Nólsoy - just 20 minutes away from Tórshavn - you will discover an island totally different from the 2010 Europe - you will travel several decades back in time. The island has the largest colony of storm petrels - but these birds are only possible to see at night time. Enjoy the beautiful nature by taking a walk out to the light house.

Day 5 - Departure to Iceland
The visit on the Faroe Islands has come to an end and you are heading to Iceland. The rental car will be returned at the airport. Hopefully you will leave these 18 islands in the North Atlantic with many great memories.

Part II - Iceland 4 nights

Day 5 - Arrival in Iceland
Pick up the rental car at the Keflavik Airport. Drive to the Golden Circle Area. Overnight stay in the area.

Day 6 - The Golden Circle Drive

Visit Þingvellir National Park; the original site of the oldest existing parliament in the world. You can explore the world-famous Geysir area, where hot springs are in abundance, geysers erupt and pools of mud bubble. You can also stop by the magnificent Gullfoss waterfalls. You may want to take an optional snowmobile ride from the Langjokull Glacier, or go river rafting or take a riverjet ride along the Hvítá river.

Stay in the Golden Circle Area.

Day 7 - Explore Hveragerði
Drive to the town of Hveragerdi, the most precious gem of Hveragerði is its geothermal area. For safety reasons, the geothermal area is securely fenced off, but may be visited by arrangement with the tourist information centre. Carry on and see the Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss waterfalls, and the magnificent black sand beaches around Vík Village.passing Eyjafjallajokull volcano. Drive back to Reykjavik. Stay two nights in Reykjavik.

Day 8 - Reykjavik
Reykjavik is ideally situated to explore some great countryside and history, all within an easy drive of the city. In the south west visit Hvalfjordur with its sloops, shores, canyons and waterfalls and the lovely town of Borganes, alternatively the geothermal area Krísuvík where you’ll discover an expanse of steaming volcanic vents and boiling hot springs and the unique and beautiful Lake Kleifarvatn.

Day 9 - Departure
If flight times allow, drive to Blue Lagoon geothermal spa for an optional soak. Set in the pure heart of the Icelandic landscape, it is located conveniently between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik. Return car at Keflavik International airport.

Departures: Thursdays and Sundays, May - October 2017

Price is from
£1,595 per person based on 2 persons sharing a room and a small rental car

This includes:
- Flight from Edinbrugh with Atlantic Airways to Faroe Islands including 20kg luggage allowance, taxes and fee
- Flight from Faroe Islands to Iceland including 20kg luggage allowance, taxes and fee
- Flight from Iceland to the UK including 20kg luggage allowance, taxes and fee
- 4 nights' accommodation in Faroe Islands and 4 nights' accommodation in Iceland (3 star standard with private facilities including breakfast)
- Small rental car, pick up and return at Vágar airport in Faroe Islands, including: Unlimited Miles, CDW, TP, airport tax and VAT
- Hertz small rental car, Toyota Yaris or similar, pick up in Reykjavík and return Keflavík airport (Iceland). Including: Free extra driver, Unlimited Miles, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Theft Protection Waiver, Tax, Drop Charge
- A detailed itinerary we will put together for you
- Iceland Road Atlas guidebook we will send you before your trip to help you plan better
- Brochures and Maps of Faroe Islands and Iceland
- Our expertise in planning trips for UK customers

Additional Fees:
- Booking fee £10 per person
- ATOL Protection fee £2.50 per person (only applicable if flights are booked through All Iceland)
- Debit/credit card fees

Not included:
- Optional Excursions
- Travel Insurance
- Anything else not specifically listed under "this includes"


FLIGHT OPTIONS

Why book with All Iceland?

All Iceland is a UK based travel company that specialises in Iceland
Book with the Icelandic experts!

Our office is staffed and run by Icelanders, we promise intimate local knowledge from where to stay to places to eat and the hidden gems that you will not find in tourist guides. We will help you get the holiday you want and we can adapt this package. Book through us and your holiday will also be fully ATOL and ABTA protected. Travel with confidence! 


Contact us and we can help you:

- to stay longer and discover more, this package can be extended -
- to book additional excursions -
- if you have specific accommodation requirements -
- to book this package with or without flights -

Life's a journey!

All Iceland collaborates with Hertz, the world's leading vehicle renting organisation.

Iceland offers the traveller an adventure in a beautiful and rugged landscape. However, experience shows that the forces of Icelandic nature can be harsh and inhospitable, and travellers are well-advised to exercise caution and respect for the country's natural environment. Please note, driving age limit in Iceland is 20 years old for passenger car (23 years for 4wd and minibusses), you must have a valid drivers licence and credit card for authorisation in order to book this holiday. More information and full details.

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Tailor made self drive packages: Should you be looking for something a little more special? We can provide a tailor made itinerary, with small boutique hotels and local Icelandic hosted country accommodation. These inviting and friendly off the beaten track places to stay can offer intimate local knowledge of the surrounding area. Take advantage of the friendly natives, who take great pleasure in sharing with you their passion for the Icelandic landscape. Truly the Icelandic touch! View an example of a Tailor made Self drive package.

All Iceland cooperates with all the airlines that fly to Iceland, Icelandair, Wow air, easyJet and British Airways. We can assist you to find the optimal flight package. The airlines fly to Keflavik International airport.

Icelandair operates flights from London Heathrow and London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Belfast City. Icelandair offers 3 classes, Economy, Economy Comfort and Saga Business Class.
WOW Air operates flights from London Gatwick, Edinburgh, Dublin and Bristol 
EasyJet offers flights from London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, Belfast and Edinburgh.
British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow

We can provide a package with or without flights. When enquiring about a specific holiday package, let us know what airport you prefer to fly from.

Air Iceland
offers Domestic flights between Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Akureyri, Egilsstaðir, Ísafjörður, Vopnafjörður, Grímsey and Þórshöfn.
Fugfélagið Ernir offers Domestic flights to Vestmannaeyjar, Höfn, Húsavík, Bíldudalur and Gjögur.


 

All Iceland offers holiday packages to Greenland and Faroe Islands in addition to Iceland. We work with the following airlines that offer flights to these destinations.

Atlantic Airways offers flights from Edinburgh to Faroe Islands
Air Greenland offers flights from Copenhagen to Greenland
Air Iceland offers flights from Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Faroe Islands and Greenland

Icelandair, British Airways, Wow Air, EasyJet

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At All Iceland we tailor make holidays for our customers.

With this in mind you cannot book this holiday directly on the website but please send us an enquiry or give us a call and we will help you to create your once in a lifetime holiday. Contact our team of Icelandic Experts today and start planning with us!

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