This package designed for you to take in as much as possible of Iceland’s varied countryside and spectacular sights. You will drive the classical circle route along rugged coastline and glacial valleys; visit some of Europe’s biggest waterfalls and cross volcanic landscape.
- 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 - 7 Nights
Day 1 – Arrival in Iceland
Departure from UK. Pick up the rental car at the airport. Depending on your arrival time, you may want to visit the Blue Lagoon on your way from the airport, just 15 minutes driving distance. Drive to Reykjavik and check in at your hotel in the city. Explore Reykjavík at leisure.
Overnight the stay in Reykjavík at Fosshótel Baron, Fosshótel Rauðará, Fosshótel Lind or similar.
Day 2 – Reykjavík – Borgarfjörður
Explore the saga valley Borgarfjörður with its waterfalls, hot springs and historic sites. You will the option to see the Hraunfossar and Barnafossar waterfalls as well as Europe's most powerful hot spring, Deildartunguhver.
Overnigt stay in West Iceland, Fosshótel Hellnar, Fosshótel Stykkishólmur, Fosshótel Reykholt or similar.
Day 3 – Sights of North and West Iceland
On your way up north, stop at the historical site Glaumbær turf farm. Upon arrival at Akureyri, explore the town which is called the capital of North Iceland. Goðafoss, the waterfall of the gods is not far away.
Overnight in North Iceland, Fosshótel Húsavík, Fosshótel Mývatn or similar.
Day 4 – Head to East with visit to Dettifoss
Drive on Tjörnes peninsula and visit Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss. It is 44 m high and at least 200-700 tons of water discharges per second. Take your time to discover the sights at lake Mývatn and the nearby hot spring areas. Whilst proceeding to the east, you shouls pass a vast wasteland.
Overnight stay in the Eastfjords, Fosshótel Eastfjords or similar.
Day 5 – Scenic fjords of East Iceland
Drive along the scenic fjords of east Iceland and enjoy the small town of Höfn with its glacier exhibition. Explore the Vatnajökull glacier, Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and Skaftafell National Park.
Overnight stay in the South East, Fosshótel Núpar, Fosshótel Vatnajökull or similar.
Day 6 – Natural Wonders – South Shore
Drive along the south coast and witness many natural wonders such as black lava beaches, waterfalls and glaciers. The folk museum at Skógar is well worth a visit, it is close to the impressive Skogarfoss waterfall.
Overnight stay at Fosshótel Hekla or similar.
Day 7 – Golden Circle – Reykjavík
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.
Day 8 - Departure
Depending on your flight time you might want to spend the morning exploring Reykjavík or taking a dip in the Blue Lagoon on your way to the airport.
Drive back to Keflavik airport and return the car.
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: 1.655
Kilometers per day: 207
Miles total: 1.028
Miles per day: 129
Price in £ per person, 2 persons sharing a room and rental car:
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I6: Luxury, Benz 4wd and M: Audi Q7 4wd
May & Sep
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Departure Dates: Daily departures from April - September 2017
The price is from £825* 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 Books 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!