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Highlights Of Iceland - Roundtrip In 8 Days

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highlights
  • Þingvellir National Park, Geysir, Gullfoss waterfall
  • Skaftafell National Park
  • Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
  • Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe
This self-drive road trip is for travellers with little time, yet who want to experience the most interesting landscapes in Iceland. With a shorter time frame in mind, the stops on the way are planned to maximize your experience of Iceland´s magnificent natural wonders.

See mighty waterfalls, a glacier lagoon, steep fjords, volcano craters, glaciers and more. We will secure your accommodation and rental car for a hassle-free, enjoyable vacation. Depending on your arrival, you will have time to explore on your first day the Reykjanes peninsula with hot springs, lava fields and the Blue Lagoon.

You will receive a detailed route description and further information upon booking.

The price of this tour will vary depending on the vehicle you choose as well.
The package price is based on booking a car which is suitable for the number of travellers. As the tour goes around the island on mostly concrete roads and no highland parts, a 4x4 vehicle is not needed. But if you like that better then please send us an enquiry via the 'Make an Enquiry' button and we will get back to you with a quote.

1 passenger: Cat A - VW Polo or similar
2 passengers: Cat B - VW Golf or similar
3 passengers: Cat C- Toyota Corolla
4 passengers: Cat N - Skoda Octavia station or similar

Note: If you are a party of more than 4 people then please send us an enquiry via the 'Make an Enquiry' button and we will get back to you with a quote.
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5.0 - Excellent Based on 3 reviews
Wonderful tour of Iceland
Alice Root From USA At
5 - Excellent
“I just wanted to let you know how happy we were with the travel package you and co-workers put together. We had no problems at all with the accommodations, and everything went quite smoothly with the vouchers. The inns were comfortable, and the car arrangements also went well. The extra time near Lake Myvatn allowed me to have a wonderful horseback ride and practice the "tolt" at Hestasport. Thankfully the storms didn't interfere with travel too much. 

It was a bit of a challenge communicating back and forth for the planning aspect, with the time and date differences, but we had a great trip and enjoyed Island a lot, amazing place! Thanks for your help.”
Happy Iceland trip with Erlingsson Nature Travel
Christian, Jennifer, Hannah, Linda And Jakob From USA At
5 - Excellent
“In the meantime, we have returned well and healthy from our trip to Iceland and we are deeply impressed by the nature experiences and various impressions of the journey.

Everything went well, car, nights, whale watching; Only a little more time would have been there and there. But that was also clear given the tight time budget. A nice first impression, we'll be back for sure. Thanks again for the successful compilation of the tour and greetings”
Stress free
Roswitha From Germany At
5 - Excellent
“We are back home and had a wonderful trip through Iceland. It was stress free, everything worked and we had nice weather. The landscapes through which we drove can not be described in words !!! Thanks to your help I was able to plan our tour really well and we could do everything we wanted to do...”
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The rental car will be at Keflaví­k airport upon arrival. On the way into the city, you can take an optional detour to the Blue Lagoon Spa for a relaxing bath.

Spend the night in Reykjavík or the geothermal area Hveragerði.
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Drive to the countryside, either via the geothermal area Nesjavellir or the Mosfellsdalur valley. In the National Park Þingvellir, recently included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, we recommend a walk amidst the lava landscape at the old parliament site.

Drive further over the Lyngdalsheiði area and through the small village by Lake Laugarvatn to the hot spring area at Geysir. A bit further you will find the waterfall Gullfoss.

From Gullfoss, the route is south towards Vík. Make sure to stop at the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss and the bird cliff Dyrhólaey and Reynisfjara beach if time permits.

Night in or near the village of Vík. (ca. 185 miles/300 km)
Meals
  • Breakfast
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Head east along the ring road through the village Kirkjubæjarklaustur until you reach Skaftafell in Europe’s largest national park, Vatnajökull. A hike to the beautiful waterfall Svartifoss is highly recommended.

About an hour’s drive onward you reach the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón. There you can go on an amphibian boat excursion on the lagoon, sailing between the icebergs. Alternatively, you could walk along the coast, where you have a good chance of spotting seals.

Night near village Höfn. (ca. 170 miles/ 280 km)
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  • Breakfast
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A nice beginning of the day is a short detour to the old Danish trading post of Djúpivogur as well as a visit to the country’s largest private mineral collection in Stöðvarfjörður.

Drive further through the fjords Fáskrúðsfjörður and Reyðarfjörður as well as the "beautiful valley“ Fagridalur with its many waterfalls until you eventually reach the capital of the east, Egilsstaðir.

Night in or near village Egilsstaðir or Jökulsárhlíð. (ca. 155 miles / 250 km)
Meals
  • Breakfast
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On your way through the lonesome landscape of Möðrudalsöræfi, you should take the old ring road and visit the secluded café at Möðrudalur farm before reaching Jökulsárgljúfur in Europe‘s largest National Park. In this area are some of the main attractions in Iceland, e.g. the continent’s most powerful waterfall Dettifoss, the horseshoe-shaped lava canyon Ásbyrgi and the “echo cliffs” of Hljóðaklettar.

Continue the journey by driving around the Tjörnes peninsula to the fishing village Húsavík, where there is an opportunity to go on a whale watching tour or visit one of the town’s many museums.

Night near Húsavík or Lake Mývatn (ca. 155 miles / 250 km)
Meals
  • Breakfast
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The area around Lake Mývatn has much to offer! We recommend any of the following walks: along the pseudocraters of Skútustaðir, through the lava labyrinth of Dimmuborgir, by the sulphur springs in Námaskarð or in the new lava from the volcano Krafla.

Take a relaxing dip in Mývatn’s Nature Baths before continuing the journey to the capital of North Iceland, Akureyri, with a stop at the waterfalls of the gods, Goðafoss. Visit the Botanical Garden in Akureyri or just take a stroll through the town centre. Drive over the mountain pass Öxnadalsheiði to Skagafjörður, an area famous for horse breeding.

Night in the Skagafjörður region (ca. 130 miles / 200 km)
Meals
  • Breakfast
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Begin the day with a visit to the folk museum at Glaumbær before continuing to Reykjaví­k along the ring road over the mountain pass Holtavörðuheiði. Perhaps an optional detour to Hvammstangi to visit the Seal Centre might interest you?

In Reykjavík a birdwatching tour on the boat Lundi RE 20 can be a nice option, departing from the old harbour located downtown. In the evening, you can conclude your holiday in Iceland with a relaxing bath in one of Reykjavík‘s many swimming pools.

Night in Reykjavík. (ca. 185 to 220 miles / 300 to 350 km)
Meals
  • Breakfast
Drive to the airport in Keflavík where you return the rental car before catching your flight back (ca. 130 miles / 200 km)
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • 7 nights in three-star hotels or guesthouses, including breakfast
  • 7 days rental car including unlimited mileage, CDW, Icelandic VAT and pick up/drop off at the airport in Keflavík
  • GPS system
  • Detailed itinerary for each day
  • Location description of your accommodation
  • Road map 1:500 000
  • Iceland Road and Travel Guide
  • VAT and accommodation tax
  • Insolvency Insurance
what's excluded
  • Fuel
  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Admissions
  • Tunnel toll (Hvalfjörður)
  • Extra driver fee 30 €
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 8 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Age Requirement 5 +
guiding method Informational booklets
guide language English & German
Starts/Ends Reykjavik, Iceland/ Reykjavik, Iceland
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A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Other Practical InformationTRAVEL SEASON Those who mainly want to experience the vibrant Icelandic bird life and endless summer nights should plan their trip in the early summer (mid-May to end of July). The puffins, popular with many tourists, leave Iceland in August. If you're mainly interested in the aurora borealis, you should choose a later date. You have a good chance of seeing these bizarre light formations from the end of August. The highland routes are normally open from mid-June until the end of September. For further information see the homepage of the Icelandic Road Administration. CLIMATE Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Iceland has a relatively mild climate, though summers can be cooler than you are used to. The weather is very changeable in Iceland, so you should be prepared for everything. Further information, including weather forecasts for the whole country, can be accessed on the homepage of the Icelandic Meteorological Office. CLOTHES AND EQUIPMENT Due to changing weather conditions, we recommend layering, so it's best to come equipped with t-shirts, jumpers, warm trousers and a light, wind- and a waterproof raincoat. Strong and waterproof hiking boots with grip soles are essential. Please note that it is best to break in new shoes well before arrival to avoid blisters. We also recommend packing binoculars, bathing suits and sunglasses. For security reasons, we strongly recommend you take a mobile phone with you when travelling to Iceland. In order to avoid high costs, you can purchase a prepaid card with an Icelandic phone number in any duty-free shop or gas station. FOOD The Icelandic cuisine offers a variety of delicious specialities, e.g. fresh fish, lamb and typical Icelandic products such as skyr (a dairy product). Iceland also suits vegetarians.
Cancellation20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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