Nice & Easy Around Iceland (Self Drive)
8 Days Self Drive Tour from Reykjavik

Features and Inclusions

  • 7 nights accommodation with private facilities

  • 7 breakfasts

  • Detailed travel itinerary in English

  • Emergency phone number access service

  • Not Included: Rental Car, detailed road maps, entrance fees and activities, detailed road maps and travel guide books

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Departures and Prices 2016

Starting Daily from

May 1 - May 31, 2016

September 1 - September 30, 2016

Per Person in Twin

$ 1636.00

Single 

$ 1310.00

 

Starting Daily from

June 1 - August 31, 2016

Per Person in Twin

$ 2030.00

Single 

$ 1643.00

 

 

 

ITINERARY

 

NICE & EASY Self-Drive Hotel Packages


Advantages:
* Instant availability
* Great value for money for our best selling concept of Nice & Easy self-drive programs
* The name of accommodation is specified in the Nice & Easy self-drive programs
* Possibility to book and pre-pay optional activities in advance
* A very detailed driving itinerary is included in the price and will be sent by email 3-4 weeks prior to arrival, offered in English language only. A 7-day itinerary is about 60 A-4 pages, a 10-day itinerary is about 80 A-4 pages, including many web links, distances in km/miles and small regional maps.
* Vouchers are sent by email about 3 weeks prior to arrival, once invoice is paid
* Emergency phone number access from May to September
* Information meeting with our travel experts during office hours at our travel bureau in street Borgartún 34 where we have a selection of brochures, travel books and maps

Day 1: Reykjavik (49km)
Arrival and 1 night at Guesthouse Borgartun or Grand Hotel Reykjavik for additional charge. Optional activity: Blue Lagoon, depending on time of arrival. (O)

Day 2: Going North (390km)
Explore the saga valley of Borgarfjörđur in West Iceland and climb Grábrók volcano in the Bifröst area. Continue to Skagafjörđur, valley of the horses and sagas. Here you find the Glaumbćr turf farm & folk museum and the Viđimýri church, one of the most beautiful examples of traditional turf church architecture. 1 night at Hotel Norđurland in Akureyri. (B,O)
Optional activities: Seal watching in Northwest Iceland or horseback riding in Akureyri.

Day 3: Akureyri & Lake Myvatn (135km)
Akureyri is the capital of North Iceland and we recommend a visit to the old town, the modern church and botanical garden. Continue to Gođafoss, the waterfall of the Gods. Lake Mývatn offers a wide spectrum of volcanic and geological features, abundant bird life and a wealth of walking trails. 1 night at Hotel Gígur, Lake Mývatn. (B,O)
Optional activity: Early morning whale watching & fjord cruise from Akureyri. 
Optional activity: Nature Baths at Lake Mývatn (“blue lagoon of the North”). 
Optional activity: Guided Bike & Bath Tour at Lake Mývatn incl. entrance to Nature Baths. 

Day 4: Going East (270km)
Travel east over Jökuldalsheiđi moorland plateau, lava and sand desert. We recommend a detour to Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall, subject to season. Egilsstađir is the center of East Iceland, located at Lögurinn Lake and not far from Hallormsstađur woods and Hengifoss, Iceland's 2nd highest waterfall. Continue to the small village of Fáskrúđsfjörđur in the East Fjords and stay at one of Iceland's most charming hotels. 1 night at Fosshotel Eastfjords in Fáskrúđsfjörđur. (B,O)
Optional activity: Whale watching in Húsavík

Day 5: Vatnajokull National Park (410km)

Travel the scenic route along the dramatic fjord landscape and fishing villages of East Iceland before reaching Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier and National Park. We recommend a boat tour between icebergs on Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and a short hike in Skaftafell National Park. 1 night at Laki Cottages in Kirkjubćjarklaustur. (B,O)
Optional activity: Boat trip on glacial lagoon. 

Day 6: South Shore (220km)

A beautiful drive with many natural wonders awaits you today as you head across the Laki lava field, pass the waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. The bird cliffs of Dyrhólaey and Reynisfjara are simply amazing. We recommend also a stroll on the black lava beaches of Vík and a visit to the folk museum and turf houses at Skógar. 1 night at Hotel Örk in Hveragerđi. 
Optional activities: Glacier hike on Sólheimajökull or a snowmobile tour on Mýrdalsjökull glacier.

Day 7: Golden Circle (195km)

Today's program is called Golden Circle with Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs and Thingvellir National Park. Take some time to explore Reykjavik, Iceland's capital. 1 night at Guesthouse Borgartún or Grand Hotel Reykjavík for additional charge. (B,O)
Optional activities: Horseback riding, river rafting or entrance to Fontana geothermal steam baths. 

Day 8: Departure (49km)

Departure. (B)

Optional activity: Blue Lagoon, depending on time of departure.

 

 

B=Breakfast; D=Dinner; O=Overnight                                            gitsjne1

 

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