East Iceland Adventure
This tour you will see the most popular places in east Iceland. Starting with a drive along the scenic south coast to the east, you will be able to see the magnificent waterfalls, the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, and you might even spot the legendary aquatic monster- giant worm that is said to live in the Lagarfljót river. You will also have the chance to visit Petra’s Stone collection.This tour is ideal for those wanting to go off the beaten track to less known attractions in Iceland or those re-visiting Iceland.
- Visit some of Iceland's most Magnificant waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss
- Go to Lagarfljót river and the largest forest in Iceland, Hallormsstaðaskógur
- See the puffins at the northernmost fjord of the Eastfjords, Borgarfjörður
- Opportunity to visit more well known sights such as Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, Geysir and Blue Lagoon
ITINERARY SUGGESTION - 7 NIGHTS
Day 1 - Arrival
Arrival in Iceland. Pick up your rental car at the airport. If times allows go for a walk to explore Reykjavík or take a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon located on route to Reykjavík from the airport.
Overnight in Reykjavík in either Fosshótel Baron, Fosshótel Rauðará, Fosshótel Lind or similar.
Day 2 - Explore the South Coast
Travel along the southern coast of Icleand on the main road, road number 1. Make some stops at Seljalandsfoss waterfoss (it is possible to walk behind the waterfall) and visit the edge of the worlds famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier, famous for it´s 2010 volcanic eruption which grounded 10.000 flights all around Europe. Stop in the town of Vík and go for a walk on the black sand beach.
Overnight in the South East, Fosshótel Núpar, Fosshótel Vatnajökull or similar.
Day 3 - The Eastfjords
Drive east along the mighty glacier Vatnajökull. Stop at Jökulsár glacier lagoon and witness one of Iceland´s most magnificent natural wonders, definately worth a visit! You can even take a short boat trip on the lagoon. Visit the the small fishing village of Höfn before proceeding further east where you will drive along the scenic east fjords.
Stay 3 nights at Fosshótel Eastfjords or similar.
Day 4 - Discover East Iceland
Spend the whole day discovering the incredible east Iceland. Travel along the coastline of the Lagarfljót river and stop at Hallormsstaður, where Iceland’s largest forest is located. You will also get a chance to see the magnificent waterfall Hengifoss.
Day 5 - Puffins and Elves
There is a day tour is available to visit the northernmost fjord of the Eastfjords, Borgarfjörður famous for its large puffin population. Before returning to the hotel, you must visit Álfaborg (a uniquely shaped rock castle) where the queen elves is believed to dwell.
Day 6 - Head to Höfn
Today you travel back to the town of Höfn. Take your time to enjoying the stunning east fjords and their unforgettable scenery. On your way to Höfn, it is ideal to stop in Stöðvarfjörður to visit Petra’s Stone collection, a large collection of icelandic stones.
Overnight in Fosshótel Núpar, Fosshótel Vatnajökull or similar.
Day 7 - Jökulsárlón Glacier lagoon and Skaftafell National Park
Today you will drive back to Reykjavík. On the way, stop at Jökulsárlón glacie lagoon and at the Skaftafell national park as well as other attractions you may have not had time for on the way here. The folk museum at Skógar is worth a visit which is close to Skógarfoss waterfall.
Spend your last night in Reykjavík at Fosshótel Baron, Fosshótel Rauðará, Fosshótel Lind or similar.
Day 8 - Departure
If time allows: Enjoy Reykjavík, or explore the Reykjanes Peninsula with a stop at the famous Blue Lagoon for relaxtion. Head to the airport about 3 hours before your flight departs.
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: 1.490
Kilometers per day: 186
Miles total: 826
Miles per day: 116
Price in £ per person, 2 persons sharing a room and rental car:
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Departure Dates: Daily departures from May - September 2017
The price is from £995* 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
- 2 nights accommodation with private facilities in Reykjavik and 5 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, 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
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!