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    • All Iceland has organised this 14 night self-drive package to take in as much as possible of Iceland’s varied countryside and spectacular sights. You will drive along the rugged coastline and glacial valleys; visit some of Europe’s biggest waterfalls and cross volcanic landscapes. This package allows you to explore the best of Iceland at a comfortable pace.

      Highlights

      • Iceland Classical Circle Self Drive Holiday
      • 14 night package including rental car, accommodation and itinerary
      • Explore everything Iceland has to offer
      • Golden Circle, Westfjords, Akureyri, Eastfjords and much more

    • Itinerary Suggestion

      Day 1 - Arrival
      Arrival in Iceland. Collect your rental car from Keflavík Airport and head to Reykjavík. If flight time allows, go for a walk around Reykjavík or for a dip in the world famous Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa ideally located on route to Reykjavík from Keflavík International Airport. We will send you plenty of suggestions of the "must sees" in the city.

      Overnight in Reykjavík, Fosshotels or similar, 3 star hotel

      Day 2 - Explore Whale Fjord and Waterfalls
      Explore the scenic Whale fjord and the valley of Borgarfjörður with its waterfalls, hot springs and historic sites. Visit Europe´s most powerful hot spring Deildartunguhver.

      Overnight stay at Fosshotels or similar

      Day 3 - Snæfellsnes Peninsula
      Explore the Snæfellsnes peninsula with its snowcapped volcano Snæfellsnes, stunning coastline, lava fields and bird colonies. Take your time to explore the magnificent Snæfellsnes National Park. Visit the cozy town of Stykkishólmur from where boat tours around Breiðafjörður bay are available (June-August).

      Overnight stay at Fosshótels or similar

      Day 4 - Head to Westfjords
      Take the morning ride on the ferry Baldur and travel to the west fjords (ferry is optional and not included in the package price). Stop at the small but beautiful island of Flatey. Head to Patreksfjörður when you´re back on dry land.

      Spend two nights at Fosshótel Westfjords or similar.

      Day 5 - Látrabjarg and Puffins
      Drive to Europe’s largest bird cliff Látrabjarg. Enjoy the magnificent view from the high cliff on Europe´s westernmost point. Afterwards, drive to the Red Sand Beach (Rauðisandur) and enjoy a walk in the picturesque landscape.

      Day 6 - Explore the Westfjords
      Be prepared to get impressed by the stunning fjords while travelling north in this beautiful peninsula. Stop at Iceland´s most beautiful waterfall, Dynjandifoss. You will pass a lot of small villages until you reach the capital of the west fjords, Ísafjörður.

      Stay for one night in a 3 star hotel /countryhotel

      Day 7 - Seals and fjords
      Today you will leave the west fjords and drive along the picturesque fjords in the north back to the mainland. Stop in Hvammstangi to visit the Seal exhibition.

      In the area of Hvammstangi / Blönduós / Varmahlíð / 3 star hotel /country hotel

      Day 8 - Visit Akureyri

      Drive to Akureyri, the capital of the North, see the waterfall of the Gods, Goðafoss.

      Spend 2 nights in Akureyri / Húsavík Fosshotel / Foss Mývatn or similar

      Day 9 - Mývatn and Whale Watching
      Go for a hike in the Mývatn area and be amazed by he stunning views over this unique landscape. What better way to relax after the hike than to enjoy the Mývatn nature baths. You can take an optional whale watching tour from Húsavík that runs all through the day and into the evening (June-August).

      Day 10 - Tjörnes Peninsula and Dettifoss Waterfall

      Drive around Tjörnes peninsula and visit Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss (mid June to August). Afterwards, proceed further eastwards.

      Stay in Fosshótels or similar, Eastfjords

      Day 11 - The scenic eastfjords

      Take a relaxing ride along the scenic eastfjords. Stop in Höfn and relax in this cozy fishing village.

      Spend two nights in South East, Fosshótel Vatnajökull, Fosshótel Núpar or similar. Option to upgrade to 4 star Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon.

      Day 12 - Explore the glaciers
      Enjoy Vatnajökull glacier, with the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón and Skaftafell National Park. Take a trip on the cape Ingólfshöfði and and watch the puffins. Stop at the farm Brunhóll for a delicious glacier ice cream.

      Day 13 - Head South
      Drive along the south coast and witness many natural wonders such a black lava beaches, waterfalls and glaciers.

      Stay in Hotel Stracta or similar

      Day 14 - The Golden Circle Drive
      Visit Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir hot spring area in Haukadalur and Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site.

      Overnight in Reykjavík, Fosshótels or similar

      Day 15 - Departure
      If time allows: Enjoy Reykjavík, or explore the Reykjanes Peninsula with a stop at the famous Blue Lagoon for relaxation if you have not visited already. Drive back to Keflavík International Airport and return your rental car. Depart for home.


      DRIVING DISTANCES

      Kilometers total: 3.450
      Kilometers per day: 230

      Miles total: 2.144
      Miles per day: 143


      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.

    • Airfares/ATOL

      Airfares are not included in the package price and thus quoted separately. Return flights to/from Iceland start from £200 without bags. Please note that prices will be higher during peak season. When enquiring, our Iceland Travel Specialists will quote the best price from your preferred airport. If you book your flights with us, your holiday will be fully ATOL financially protected.

      Prices

      Price in £ per person, 2 persons sharing a room and rental car:

      Car Type (or similar)

      A2:
      Suzuki Swift 4wd (May/Sept)


      A:
      Toyota Yaris (Summer)

      C:
      Toyota Avensis



      K:

      Suzuki SX4

      E:
      Skoda Octavia station 4wd

      E2:
      Dacia Duster 4wd

      F:
      Toyota Rav 4wd
      I:
      Toyota Landcruiser, Automatic 4wd
      M:
      Audi Q7 4wd
      May 1,955 2.095 2,150 2,295 2,685 2,785

      June, July, August,
      Sept

      2,595 2,695 2,795 2,895 3,395 3,515

      Package details

      Departure Dates: Daily departures from April - September

      SUMMER 2024 - VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY

      The price is from £975* 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)*

      *Prices are subject to availability

      This holiday includes:

      • Hertz rental car (see options above) picked up and dropped off at Keflavík International Airport. Car rental includes: GPS navigation, free additional driver, unlimited mileage, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Theft Protection Waiver, tax and drop off fees
      • 2 nights accommodation in Reykjavik and 12 nights accommodation in the countryside in 3 star hotels/country hotels with private facilities in the region specified on the itinerary page. Your stay includes daily breakfast, free wifi and free parking (except in Reykjavík) and most hotels have restaurant/bar on site
      • All Iceland information pack including maps, leaflets and more
      • Detailed day by day driving itinerary personalised for you
      • Dedicated All Iceland Travel Specialist to help with any questions you may have leading up to or during your holiday
      • 24/7 emergency assistance
      • Our unique Icelandic expertise in planning trips in Iceland for our customers
      • Service fee and taxes

      Not included:

      • 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"

      Add ons and upgrades:

      • Ferry Baldur from Stykkishólmur to Brjánslækur
      • 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.

      Hertz Logo

      Hertz Car Rental


      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!

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      • All Iceland has organised this 14 night self-drive package to take in as much as possible of Iceland’s varied countryside and spectacular sights. You will drive along the rugged coastline and glacial valleys; visit some of Europe’s biggest waterfalls and cross volcanic landscapes. This package allows you to explore the best of Iceland at a comfortable pace.

        Highlights

        • Iceland Classical Circle Self Drive Holiday
        • 14 night package including rental car, accommodation and itinerary
        • Explore everything Iceland has to offer
        • Golden Circle, Westfjords, Akureyri, Eastfjords and much more

      • Itinerary Suggestion

        Day 1 - Arrival
        Arrival in Iceland. Collect your rental car from Keflavík Airport and head to Reykjavík. If flight time allows, go for a walk around Reykjavík or for a dip in the world famous Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa ideally located on route to Reykjavík from Keflavík International Airport. We will send you plenty of suggestions of the "must sees" in the city.

        Overnight in Reykjavík, Fosshotels or similar, 3 star hotel

        Day 2 - Explore Whale Fjord and Waterfalls
        Explore the scenic Whale fjord and the valley of Borgarfjörður with its waterfalls, hot springs and historic sites. Visit Europe´s most powerful hot spring Deildartunguhver.

        Overnight stay at Fosshotels or similar

        Day 3 - Snæfellsnes Peninsula
        Explore the Snæfellsnes peninsula with its snowcapped volcano Snæfellsnes, stunning coastline, lava fields and bird colonies. Take your time to explore the magnificent Snæfellsnes National Park. Visit the cozy town of Stykkishólmur from where boat tours around Breiðafjörður bay are available (June-August).

        Overnight stay at Fosshótels or similar

        Day 4 - Head to Westfjords
        Take the morning ride on the ferry Baldur and travel to the west fjords (ferry is optional and not included in the package price). Stop at the small but beautiful island of Flatey. Head to Patreksfjörður when you´re back on dry land.

        Spend two nights at Fosshótel Westfjords or similar.

        Day 5 - Látrabjarg and Puffins
        Drive to Europe’s largest bird cliff Látrabjarg. Enjoy the magnificent view from the high cliff on Europe´s westernmost point. Afterwards, drive to the Red Sand Beach (Rauðisandur) and enjoy a walk in the picturesque landscape.

        Day 6 - Explore the Westfjords
        Be prepared to get impressed by the stunning fjords while travelling north in this beautiful peninsula. Stop at Iceland´s most beautiful waterfall, Dynjandifoss. You will pass a lot of small villages until you reach the capital of the west fjords, Ísafjörður.

        Stay for one night in a 3 star hotel /countryhotel

        Day 7 - Seals and fjords
        Today you will leave the west fjords and drive along the picturesque fjords in the north back to the mainland. Stop in Hvammstangi to visit the Seal exhibition.

        In the area of Hvammstangi / Blönduós / Varmahlíð / 3 star hotel /country hotel

        Day 8 - Visit Akureyri

        Drive to Akureyri, the capital of the North, see the waterfall of the Gods, Goðafoss.

        Spend 2 nights in Akureyri / Húsavík Fosshotel / Foss Mývatn or similar

        Day 9 - Mývatn and Whale Watching
        Go for a hike in the Mývatn area and be amazed by he stunning views over this unique landscape. What better way to relax after the hike than to enjoy the Mývatn nature baths. You can take an optional whale watching tour from Húsavík that runs all through the day and into the evening (June-August).

        Day 10 - Tjörnes Peninsula and Dettifoss Waterfall

        Drive around Tjörnes peninsula and visit Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss (mid June to August). Afterwards, proceed further eastwards.

        Stay in Fosshótels or similar, Eastfjords

        Day 11 - The scenic eastfjords

        Take a relaxing ride along the scenic eastfjords. Stop in Höfn and relax in this cozy fishing village.

        Spend two nights in South East, Fosshótel Vatnajökull, Fosshótel Núpar or similar. Option to upgrade to 4 star Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon.

        Day 12 - Explore the glaciers
        Enjoy Vatnajökull glacier, with the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón and Skaftafell National Park. Take a trip on the cape Ingólfshöfði and and watch the puffins. Stop at the farm Brunhóll for a delicious glacier ice cream.

        Day 13 - Head South
        Drive along the south coast and witness many natural wonders such a black lava beaches, waterfalls and glaciers.

        Stay in Hotel Stracta or similar

        Day 14 - The Golden Circle Drive
        Visit Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir hot spring area in Haukadalur and Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site.

        Overnight in Reykjavík, Fosshótels or similar

        Day 15 - Departure
        If time allows: Enjoy Reykjavík, or explore the Reykjanes Peninsula with a stop at the famous Blue Lagoon for relaxation if you have not visited already. Drive back to Keflavík International Airport and return your rental car. Depart for home.


        DRIVING DISTANCES

        Kilometers total: 3.450
        Kilometers per day: 230

        Miles total: 2.144
        Miles per day: 143


        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.

      • Airfares/ATOL

        Airfares are not included in the package price and thus quoted separately. Return flights to/from Iceland start from £200 without bags. Please note that prices will be higher during peak season. When enquiring, our Iceland Travel Specialists will quote the best price from your preferred airport. If you book your flights with us, your holiday will be fully ATOL financially protected.

        Prices

        Price in £ per person, 2 persons sharing a room and rental car:

        Car Type (or similar)

        A2:
        Suzuki Swift 4wd (May/Sept)


        A:
        Toyota Yaris (Summer)

        C:
        Toyota Avensis



        K:

        Suzuki SX4

        E:
        Skoda Octavia station 4wd

        E2:
        Dacia Duster 4wd

        F:
        Toyota Rav 4wd
        I:
        Toyota Landcruiser, Automatic 4wd
        M:
        Audi Q7 4wd
        May 1,955 2.095 2,150 2,295 2,685 2,785

        June, July, August,
        Sept

        2,595 2,695 2,795 2,895 3,395 3,515

        Package details

        Departure Dates: Daily departures from April - September

        SUMMER 2024 - VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY

        The price is from £975* 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)*

        *Prices are subject to availability

        This holiday includes:

        • Hertz rental car (see options above) picked up and dropped off at Keflavík International Airport. Car rental includes: GPS navigation, free additional driver, unlimited mileage, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Theft Protection Waiver, tax and drop off fees
        • 2 nights accommodation in Reykjavik and 12 nights accommodation in the countryside in 3 star hotels/country hotels with private facilities in the region specified on the itinerary page. Your stay includes daily breakfast, free wifi and free parking (except in Reykjavík) and most hotels have restaurant/bar on site
        • All Iceland information pack including maps, leaflets and more
        • Detailed day by day driving itinerary personalised for you
        • Dedicated All Iceland Travel Specialist to help with any questions you may have leading up to or during your holiday
        • 24/7 emergency assistance
        • Our unique Icelandic expertise in planning trips in Iceland for our customers
        • Service fee and taxes

        Not included:

        • 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"

        Add ons and upgrades:

        • Ferry Baldur from Stykkishólmur to Brjánslækur
        • 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.

        Hertz Logo

        Hertz Car Rental


        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!

      Bespoke Holidays

      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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