Iceland Explorer Grand Circle
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 rugged coastline and glacial valleys; visit some of Europe’s biggest waterfalls and cross volcanic landscape. This package allows you to explore the Best of Iceland at a comfortable phase.
- 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 - 14 nights
Day 1 - Arrival
Arrival in Iceland. Collect your rental car from Keflavík Airport and head to Reykjavík. If flight time allows, go for a exploration walk around Reykjavík or a dip in the world famous Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa ideall located on route to Reykjavík from Keflavík International Airport. We will send you plenty of suggestions of the "must see's" in the city.
Overnight in Reykjavík, Fosshótel Baron, Fosshótel Rauðará, Fosshótel Lind or similar.
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 Fosshótel Reykholt 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 Fosshótel Hellnar, Fosshótel Stykkishólmur 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 magnificend 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 same category hotel as Fosshótel.
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 Blönduós / Varmahlíð, spend the night in a same category hotel as Fosshótel.
Day 8 - Historic Sights and Siglufjörður
Drive via Sauðárkrókur to Siglufjörður, the former herring-fishing capital of Iceland, and visit the historic sites of Hólar as well as the stunning sites of Tröllaskagi peninsula.
Overnight at Fosshótel Dalvík.
Day 9 - Akureyri and Whale Watching
Visit Akureyri, the capital of the north, and the waterfall of the gods, Goðafoss. Afterwards, proceed further on to Húsavík and go for an evening whale watching tour from Húsavík (June - August). You can also go whale watching from Akureyri.
Overnight 2 nights at Fosshótel Húsavík, Fosshótel Mývatn or similar.
Day 10 - Lake Mývatn
The unique landscape surrounding the Mývatn area makes it a perfect spot for hiking. What better way to relax after the hike than to enjoy the Mývatn natural baths.
Day 11 - Dettifoss Waterfall
Drive around Tjörnes peninsula and visit Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss (mid June to August). Afterwards, proceed further eastwards.
Stay in Fosshótel Eastfjords or similar.
Day 12 - Explore the Eastfjords
Begin the morning by travelling along the coastline of the Lagarfljót river. Stop in Hallormsstaður, where Iceland’s largest forest is located. Afterwards, proceed further south whilst enjoying your ride along the scenic east fjords. Stop in Höfn before proceeding further along the the glacier. The Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon is there to impress you.
Overnight in South East, Fosshótel Vatnajökull, Fosshótel Núpar or similar.
Day 13 - Head South
Drive along the south coast and witness many natural wonders such a black lava beaches, waterfalls and glaciers.
Stay at Fosshótel Hekla or similar.
Day 14 - The Golden Circle Drive
Visit Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot spring area in Haukadalur and Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Overnight in Reykjavík, Fosshótel Baron, Fosshótel Rauðará, Fosshótel Lind 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.
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: 3.450
Kilometers per day: 230
Miles total: 2.144
Miles per day: 143
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 4wd||I6: Luxury, Benz 4wd and M: Audi Q7 4wd|
|May & Sep||1,799||1,899||1,999||2,195||2,389||2,695|
|June, July, August||2,299||2,399||2,465||2,795||2,999||3,455|
Departure Dates: Daily departures from May - September 2017
The price is from £1,799* 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 12 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:
- Ferry Baldur from Stykkishólmur to Brjánslækur
- 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!