Around Iceland in 10 Nights
All Iceland has organised this 10 night self-drive package to take in as much as possible of Iceland’s varied countryside and spectacular sights. You will drive along rugged coastlines and glacial valleys; visit some of Europe’s biggest waterfalls and cross volcanic landscapes.
- Explore all the best of Icelands spectacular nature
- Geysir, Waterfalls, Volcanos, glaciers, hot springs, historic sites, National parks, The Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik and many more fascinating places to see
- Classical circle route of Iceland
ITINERARY SUGGESTION - 10 Nights
Day 1 - Arrival in Iceland
Arrive at Keflavik International Airport. Pick up the rental car at the airport. Depending on your arrival time, drive to the Blue Lagoon Spa and enjoy the lagoon. Continue to Reykjavík and check in at your hotel. Enjoy exploring Reykjavík at leisure.
Overnight stay in Reykjavík, Fosshótel Baron, Fosshótel Rauðará, Fosshótel Lind or similar.
Day 2 - Whale Fjord and Saga Valley Borgarfjörður
Explore the Saga Valley Borgarfjörður with its waterfalls, hot springs and historic sites. You will have the option to see the Hraunfossar and Barnafossar waterfalls. Visit Europes most powerful hot spring Deildartunguhver.
Overnight stay for 2 nights in West Iceland, Fosshótel Reykholt, Fosshótel Hellnar, Fosshótel Stykkishólmur or similar.
Day 3 - Snæfellsnes peninsula
Explore the Snæfellsnes Peninsula with its snow-capped volcano, stunning coastline, lava fields and bird colonies. Visit the cosy town of Stykkishólmur where you can catch a boat tour around the Breiðafjörður Bay.
Day 4 – Head to North
Drive to Skagafjörður, the valley of the horses and home of Glaumbær turf farm. Stop at the former volcano Grábrók, where you can hike up to the top and enjoy a magnificent view over the area.
Overnight at Fosshótel Dalvík or similar.
Day 5 – Explore the North
Explore Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland, and Goðafoss, the waterfall of the gods. Explore the sights of Lake Mývatn.
Optional Excursion: Whale watching cruise from Húsavík (June-August).
Overnight stay in North Iceland, Fosshótel Húsavík, Fosshótel Mývatn or similar.
Day 6 - Head to East and see Dettifoss Waterfall
Drive around Tjörnes Peninsula and visit Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss (mid June to August). As you proceed further east, you should pass through a large wasteland area.
Overnight in the East at Fosshótel Eastfjords or similar.
Day 7 - Scenic fjords of East Iceland
Drive along the scenic fjords of east Iceland and enjoy the small town of Höfn. Explore the Vatnajökull glacier, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon and Skaftafell National Park.
Overnight in the South East, Fosshótel Vatnajökull, Fosshótel Núpar or similar.
Day 8 - Waterfalls and Glaciers
Drive along the south coast and witness many natural wonders such as black lava beaches, waterfalls and glaciers. The folk museum at Skógar is worth a visit which is close to the impressive Skógarfoss waterfall.
Overnight at Fosshótel Hekla or similar.
Day 9 - Explore the famous Golden Circle
Your first stop should be at Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. The park rests in a valley created by the power of the apart drifting tectonic plates. Keep on driving to Haukadalur hot spring area where you will see several hot springs, the most active being the geysir Strokkur, which erupts every 10 minutes. The next stop is the Gullfoss Waterfall (golden waterfall). This waterfall falls in two cascades into a narrow and deep gorge. Further on at your trip will you visit the church and historical site of Skálholt before heading on to the volcanic crater Kerið.
Overnight in Reykjavík, Fosshótel Baron, Fosshótel Rauðará, Fosshótel Lind or similar for the last 2 nights.
Day 10 - Explore Reykjanes Peninsula and Reykjavik
If you´re keen on further exploration before heading home, the Reykjanes Peninsula has plenty to see, such as the Blue Lagoon, Gunnuhver hot spring area in Krýsuvík and Keilir Mountain. The picturesque surroundings around Lake Kleifarvatn are not to be missed. You don´t want to miss the chance to cross between the two continents of Europe and North America on the bridge between continents. If you have not been to the Blue Lagoon you have time to stop today.
Day - 11 Departure day
Depending on your departure flight, explore Reykjavík, visit museums, shops and various attractions the city has to offer. Depart for home, we recommend to be at the airport about 2 hours before departure. Return your rental car at Keflavík International Airport.
NOTE: This is an itinerary suggestion, sometimes it may be necessary to alter the route to fit in with hotel availability. All Iceland reserves the right to confirm a reversed itinerary and the right to change accommodation at short notice, depending on availability as per our terms and conditions.
Kilometers total: 2.329
Kilometers per day: 212
Miles total: 1.447
Miles per day: 132
Price in £ per person, 2 persons sharing a room and rental car:
|Car Type (or similar)||A: Suzuki Swift 4wd (May/Sept) Toyota Yaris (Summer)||C: Toyota Avensis||F: Skoda Octavia station 4wd||O: Toyota Rav 4wd||I: Toyota Landcruiser, Automatic||I6: Luxury, Benz 4wd and M: Audi Q7 4wd|
|May & Sep||1,335||1,455||1,455||1,599||1,795||1,985|
|June, July, August||1,689||1,759||1,799||1,999||2,255||2,496|
Departure dates: Daily departures from May - September 2017
The price is from £1,335* per person depending on the time of year you wish to travel, based on two people sharing a double/twin room and rental car (excluding flights)*
*Price is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed until the booking is made and confirmed by All Iceland ltd.
This holiday includes:
- Hertz rental car (see options above) picked up and dropped off at Keflavík International Airport
- Free extra driver, Unlimited Miles, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Theft Protection Waiver, Tax and Drop Charge
- 3 nights accommodation with private facilities in Reykjavik and 7 nights’ accommodation in the countryside with private facilities and breakfast in 3 star hotels as listed on the itinerary page
- Wireless internet access
- Free parking at the hotels
- All Iceland Road Atlas Guide Book and Maps
- Detailed day by day driving itinerary personalised for you
- Emergency 24 hour service numbers
- Our unique Icelandic expertise in planning trips in Iceland for our customers
- Dedicated All Iceland Travel Specialist to help with any questions you may have leading up to or during your holiday
- Service fee and taxes
- 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
- Return flights, we can book these for you and your holiday will be fully ATOL Protected
- Optional Excursions
- Travel Insurance
- Anything else not specifically listed under "this includes"
Available add ons and upgrades:
- 3 course dinner
- 2 course dinner
- Mobile Phone (incl. 2,000 isk credit)
- Upgrade to superior/deluxe rooms
- Upgrade to 4 star hotels in Reykjavík and South Iceland
- Various day tours such as Blue Lagoon, horse riding, glacier walking, whale watching and many more!
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.
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 and Aberdeen. Icelandair offers 3 classes, Economy, Economy Comfort and Saga Business Class.
WOW Air operates flights from London Gatwick, 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
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!