Highland Adventure Farm Stay
Venture into the dramatic and mysterious landscapes of Iceland's interior via the ancient highland routes Kjölur and Sprengisandur. Discover hidden treasures and geological wonders, bathing in natural hot spring rivers and lakes along the way. Ideal for those looking for a different experience off the beaten track, this self-drive package is a true adventure! Experience the interior of Iceland staying in a mixture of smaller country hotels, farms and bed and breakfast accommodation.
- See the Icelandic Highlands
- Drive through the stark landscapes of the Kjölur and Sprengisandur highland routes
- Explore the geological wonders of the Northeast including the amazing Askja Caldera
ITINERARY - 9 Nights
Day 1 - Arrival in Iceland
Pick up your rental car from Keflavík International Airport and drive to the capital. Enjoy the city's cultural attractions, geothermal swimming pools, shops and boutiques, café and restaurant scene. Overnight in a 3 star hotel in central Reykjavík.
Accommodation in Reykjavik.
Day 2 - The Golden Circle
Explore Iceland’s famous circle of wonders 'The Golden Circle': Þingvellir National Park UNESCO World heritage Site, the beautiful two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall and the spouting Strokkur at the Geysir hot spring area.
Accommodation in the Gullfoss/Geysir area.
Day 3 – Kjölur highland route
Take the Kjölur route between glaciers Hofsjökull and Langjökull through the stark, uninhabitated interior of Iceland. Stop by the natural hot spring river at Hveravellir for a relaxing dip before continuing south. In the 18th century an outlaw named Fjalla-Eyvindur and his wife Halla lived here for 20 years, the hot springs helping them to stay warm!
Accommodation in the Skagafjörður area.
Days 4 and 5 - The North
Head for Lake Mývatn via Akureyri town and the beautiful Goðafoss Waterfall ('Waterfall of the Gods'). Explore the many geological wonders of the area such as the lava formations at Dimmuborgir and the pseudo-craters at Skútustaðir. On the second day, you can go on a day tour to Askja Caldera. Drive through the vast rugged lava terrains via Herðubreiðalindir, an oasis in the middle of the desert-like landscape. Enjoy the view from the rim of Askja before taking a dip in the geothermal crater lake Víti ('Hell') - an incredible experience!
Accommodation for two nights in the Lake Mývatn area.
Day 6 – Sprengisandur highland route
Drive the desolate black sands of the Sprengisandur highland plateau back south. The route is characterised by rough tracks and unbridged and unpredictable rivers. Stop to view the beautiful Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall with its black basalt column frame. At the hut in Nýidalur it is ideal to have a mid-way lunch break and a walk in the green valley whilst enjoying the view towards Torfajökull Glacier.
Accommodation on the outskirts of Sprengisandur.
Day 7 - Landmannalaugar
Explore Landmannalaugar, an area characterised by colourful rhyolite mountains. Go for a walk/hike in the otherworldly landscape and bathe in the natural hot spring river. Continue your journey via Eldgjá Canyon and Ófærufoss Waterfall and along the Fjallabak highland route to Kirkjubæjarklaustur village.
Accommodation in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.
Day 8 – Lakagígar Craters
Head to Lakagígar, a volcanic fissure which famously erupted in the late 18th century with catastrophic consquences for Iceland and even parts of Europe and North America at the time. The eruption resulted in the extensive lava field Eldhraun ('Fire Lava'), today covered in an incredibly bright green moss. You can walk/hike to the rim of a few of the volcanic craters.
Accommodation in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.
Day 9 - The South Coast
Tour Iceland's beautiful South Coast on your way back to Reykjavík. Walk along the black sand beach near Vík, view the impressive birdlife at Cape Dyrhólaey, visit the Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Centre for information about the famous eruption in 2010, see the waterfall and folk museum at Skógar, view or even walk behind the beautiful Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and stop by the picturesque coastal villages Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki.
Accommodation in Reykjavik.
Day 10 – Departure
Depending on your flight time you may have time to explore Reykjavik of stop over at the famous Blue Lagoon on your way to the airport before carrying on to Keflavik international airport. Return your rental car and depart for home.
Price in £ per person, 2 persons sharing a room and rental car:
|Car Type (or similar)||A: Toyota Yaris||C: Toyota Avensis||F: Toyota Rav 4wd||I: Toyota Landcruiser 4wd|
|June - August||n/a||n/a||£1,495||£1,655|
The price is from £1,495* per adult based on 2 adult sharing a double/twin room and rental car.
*Price is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed until the booking is made and confirmed by All Iceland ltd.
- 9 nights accommodation, 2 nights in Reykjavik and 7 in the countryside, mixture of smaller country hotels, farms and bed and breakfast accommodation with private facilities, including breakfast.
- Hertz rental car, picked up and dropped off at the airport. 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
- A Road Atlas guidebook we will send you before your trip to help you plan better
- Our expertise in planning trips in Iceland for UK customers
- 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
- Optional Excursions
- Travel Insurance
- Anything else not specifically listed under "this includes"
Each of our member properties is unique. Individual lodgings can range from a small farm with only four rooms to a country hotel that can accommodate up to 150 guests. Some have been skilfully converted from traditional farm buildings, former school buildings or community centres while others are more modern.
We have several accommodation categories to cater to different needs, ranging from simple yet comfortable rooms with private/en-suite bathrooms.
More facilities and services and more luxury in comfort. All rooms in cat. IV have private/en-suite bathrooms and are better equipped. On-site bars/restaurants offering buffets and/or á la carte menus.
Bed and breakfast
Bed and breakfasts generally have a more intimate atmosphere. Guests stay in the home of the hosts or in a separate building on the premises. Rooms range from the more simple to the more comfortable with private/en-suite bathrooms. Meals other than breakfast are sometimes available.
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!