The South & West - 7 Days

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The South & West The South & West

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  • Quality

    Quality

    Rooms with private bathroom (shower and/or bathtub and toilet). This category includes the best hotels available in each area. All hotels provide breakfast which is included in the price.
    • Private facilities
    • Comfort hotels, quality guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation.
    • 4 star hotel in Reykjavik
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  • Comfort

    Comfort

    Rooms with private bathroom (shower and toilet). This category includes hotels, guest houses and farms with high tourist class. Breakfast is included.
    • Private facilities
    • Economy hotels, guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation
    • 3 star hotel in Reykjavik
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  • Budget

    Budget

    Rooms with shared bathroom, which are often in the corridor or on the same floor. This category includes hotels, guest houses and farmhouses. In some rooms there is a sink in the room. Breakfast is included. Outside Reykjavik, in more remote areas, most of the places in this category offer dinner for an additional fee.
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    • Budget hotels, guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation
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Snowmobile tour on the Mýrdalsjökull

For extreme adventurers and adrenaline enthusiasts, riding snowmobiles across Iceland's snow white surfaces and glaciers is a perfect experience, no matter which season you decide to visit. Snowmobile trips provide an excellent opportunity to experience the impressive, breathtaking views that can be seen from the tips of the glaciers without any special physical effort.

Snowmobile

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon (Icelandic: "Bláa lónið") - the world's most famous geothermal spa and one of the most popular attractions in Iceland. Blue Lagoon was selected one of the 10 top spas in the world.

Blue Lagoon

Into The Glacier Tour

This unique and ambitious tour for the first time in the world is presented these days through the glacier Langjökull in central highlands of Iceland. Glacier Langjökull or "the long iceberg" is the second largest glacier in Iceland and its area is 950 square kilometers.

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Itinerary

This ideal winter route covers all the major sites in the south and West Iceland, including the views of the Snæfellsness peninsula, Borgarfjörður district, the largest geothermal spring in Europe, waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss and historical site Reykholt. The tour includes the Golden Circle route: Thingvellir National Park, Geysir, Crater Kerið, Gullfoss waterfall and beautiful areas along the way. You will walk along the spectacular Southern coast of Iceland and visit waterfalls Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss and black basalt beaches of Dyrhólaey.

DAY 1 - Landing at Keflavik Airport - Reykjavik

Reykjavik

Car pick up is at the airport. After check-in at the hotel and quick arrangements, it's recommended to take a walk in the downtown of Reykjavik.

The main site of the day: Reykjavik.

DAY 2 - West Iceland - Saga Valley - Hraunfossar Waterfall

You will pick up the car in the morning and leave Reykjavik behind. You will head west toward the fjord Hvalfjörður also known as Whale Bay. In the inner edge of the fjord is located waterfall Glymur, the highest waterfall in Iceland. From there you will enter the Borgarfjörður district and from there head to the main city in the area - Borgarnes. In Borgarnes you will visit the settlement center that tells the saga of the Norsemen settlement in Iceland. Visitors Center dramatically recreates the birth of the Icelandic nation. After stopping at Borgarnes, you will continue toward the beautiful crater Eldborg, the most perfectly shaped crater in Iceland. On our way to the Snæfellsness peninsula you will have an opportunity to see the magnificent views. Estimated driving distance: 180 km.

Today's main sites: Whale Bay - The town Borgarnes - Crater Eldborg - Stykkishólmur.
Accommodation: Stykkishólmur
Optional Activities: Into The Glacier Tour

DAY 3 - Snæfellsness Peninsula - Snæfellsjökull Park

Stykkishólmur

In the morning of the third day it is recommended to have a cruise in the beautiful Bay Breiðafjörður scattered with small islands. The cruise is available in summer and departs from Stykkishólmur. The islands area is known for its great variety of seabirds, including puffins, ducks, cormorants and even eagles. After the cruise, you will continue to ride west along the northern coast of the peninsula, through fisherman's villages Rif, Ólafsvík, Grundarfjörður and Hellissandur. You will complete the tour around the peninsula with spectacular views of the volcano Snæfellsjökull and many other sights around. You will go for a walk on the beach Djúpalónssandur, you will visit the picturesque villages Hellnar and Arnarstapi and walk along the basalt cliffs on the beautiful beach. You will continue to the eastern part of the southern coast of Snæfellsness. In the farms in this area colonies of seals can be seen often. The next stop will be the Deildartunguhver, Iceland's largest geothermal spring. You will continue to historic site Reykholt, home of the famous poet and researcher Snorri Sturluson. Estimated driving distance: 180 km.

Today's main sites: Fishin village Grundarfjörður - Black Beach Djúpalónssandur - Hellnar and Arnarstapi - Glacier Snæfellsjökull.
Accommodation: Borgarnes area

DAY 4 - Geysir - Gullfoss - Park Thingvellir (Golden Circle)

Gullfoss

You will continue toward the beautiful waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, toward Húsafell, a beautiful resort of bungalows made of wood in a forest of birch trees. You will climb up one of the highest highland roads in Iceland toward the Kaldidalur pass, a dirt road which will take us to the National Park Thingvellir, geologically unique place. Research has made it clear that Þingvellir is a natural wonder on an international scale, the place was recognized by the UNESCO as the World Heritage Site in 2004. Cracks and fissures in the earth's crust can be seen here all over the place. Thingvellir is also one of the most important historical sites in Iceland, it is the establishment site of the world's first parliament Alþingi. After you've seen the beautiful sights of the park You will continue to the other side of the Lake Thingvellir - to the park of geysers and hot springs. You will see the Strokkur - one of the active geysers that erupts every few minutes. You will continue to the Gullfoss waterfall "Golden waterfall" one of the largest and most impressive waterfalls in Iceland. You'll continue south to see the waterfall Faxi and the volcanic crater Kerið where you will climb up to see the view of the lake harbored in the crater of the mountain. Estimated driving distance: 250 km.

Today's major sites: National Park Thingvellir - Kerið - Laugarvatn - Geysir - Gullfoss Waterfall
Accommodation: Selfoss area

DAY 5 - South Iceland - Skógafoss Waterfall - Dyrhólaey Cliff

Skogarfoss

You will continue our way eastward along the southern coast of Iceland. You will stop to admire the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. In the summer you can walk behind the waterfall Seljalandsfoss and see the water wall falls from above, a unique experience. In Skogar there is an interesting museum that shows how Icelanders lived in the past, in small wooden houses with roofs made of grass. The whole area is dominated by glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Myrdalsjokull rising above. On March 20th, 2010 there was a volcanic eruption of Fimmvörðuháls, which is a mountain ridge between two glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull and Myrdalsjokull. Eruption of Fimmvörðuháls lasted for a few weeks. When this eruption came to an end, a new one began, but stronger this time, beneath the ice of glacier Eyjafjallajökull. The eruption ended on May 23rd, 2010. You'll continue driving along the southern coast to the Dyrhólaey nature reserve, the southernmost point in Iceland and nesting place for many birds, including puffins. In Reynishverfi you will be able to walk on the beach with black sand and enjoy the view of the cliffs. At the village Vik you'll make a U-turn and go back to Reykjavik. Estimated driving distance: 250 km.

Today's main sites: Waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss - Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve - Village Vik - Reynishverfi Beach.
Accommodation: Selfoss area
Optional Activities: Snowmobile tour on the Mýrdalsjökull

DAY 6 - Reykjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik

Blue-Lagoon

You will leave Reykjavik and head to the village Hafnarfjörður, famous for its Viking village. You'll cross the Vopnafjörður toward the Reykjanes Peninsula to the Lake Kleifarvatn with the lunar landscape. From here a short drive will take us to Krýsuvík, very geothermal active area with many bubbling mud pools, hot springs and boiling water coming out of cracks in the ground! You will continue on the road that crosses lava fields to fisherman's village Grindavik. Blue Lagoon is located near the village of Grindavík. The Blue Lagoon is known worldwide as one of the top ten spas in the world, an exceptional place. You highly recommend to have a relaxing bath in the unique water of the Blue Lagoon before heading back to Reykjavik. Estimated driving distance: 150 km.

Today's main sites: Hafnarfjörður town - Village Grindavík - Reykjanes Peninsula - Lake Kleifarvatn - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik
Accommodation: Reykjavik
Optional Activities: The Blue Lagoon

DAY 7 - Reykjavik - Keflavik Airport

You'll spend the rest of the day in beautiful Reykjavik. You will return to the airport Keflavík where you will return the vehicle before the flight.

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 Tours are operated by Iceland Travel

This ideal winter route covers all the major sites in the south and West Iceland, including the views ...

Included

This Vacation Package Include

Car pick up at the airport
Do not waste time. Start exploring Iceland from the moment you arrive until your departure. Pick up and drop off car at the airport for maximum flexibility.
Companion app on Tablet
On car pick-up you will get an internet connected tablet with an award winning companion app. In the app you'll find your digital itinerary with built-in GPS road guide with thousands of points of interest!
6 Nights' accommodation in hotels, guest houses and farmhouses
Best available accommodation all around Iceland.
Breakfast
Daily breakfast bouffe.
Car rental with unlimited mileage
New cars only with low mileage from international leading brand.
Two drivers insurance (CDW, theft protection)
Need more drivers? no problem! You can add additional drivers from as low as 32 EUR per drive for the whole period.
GPS built-in in the car
Available in different languages.
Digital trip plan with driving directions on a Tablet
This is your tour guide from A to Z. In our detailed itinerary you'll find all the information you need to explore Iceland like the local, all on a Tablet! Tips and useful information included with daily maps and driving directions.
Useful information booklet for trip preparation
What clothes to bring? How to use your mobile phone? etc. All you need to know before arriving to Iceland.
Digital Map of Iceland 1: 500,000 on a Tablet
All officials roads and more in one map.
Car drop-off at the airport at the same time as pick-up.
Emergency telephone service 24/7
Our experienced stuff is available for you during your travel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Package Does Not Include

Flight tickets
Fuel expenses
Travel Insurance
Optional activities

Accommodation

All of our tours include high quality accommodation! – Accommodation levels are divided into three categories: budget, comfort and quality. Great variety of suppliers who work with us all over Iceland allow us to find for you the best accommodation available in each category.

Quality Rooms

Rooms with private bathroom (shower and/or bathtub and toilet). This category includes the best hotels available in each area. All hotels provide breakfast which is included in the price,

  • Private facilities
  • Comfort hotels, quality guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation.
  • 4 star hotel in Reykjavik,

Examples of Quality hotels:

Isafjordurhotels Hotel
Hótel Ísafjörður / Torg - Quality
Address: Silfurtorgi 2, 400 Ísafjörður
Laxá
Laxá Hotel - Quality
Address: Olnbogaás, 660 Mývatn
Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel - Quality
Address: SIGTÚN 38, 105 REYKJAVÍK
Harmer
Harmer Hotel - Quality
Address: 310 Borgarnes
Hotel Edda Höfn
Hotel Edda Höfn - Quality
Address: Ránarslóð, 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
Akureyri Hotel
Icelandair Hotel Akureyri - Quality
Address: Icelandair Hotel Akureyri, Thingvallastraeti 23, 600 Akureyri
Stykkisholmur
Hotel Stykkisholmur - Quality
Address: Borgarbraut, Stykkishólmur

Comfort Rooms

Rooms with private bathroom (shower and toilet). This category includes hotels, guest houses and farms with high tourist class. Breakfast is included.

  • Private facilities
  • Economy hotels, guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation
  • 3 star hotel in Reykjavik,

Examples of Comfort hotels:

reykjavik lights
REYKJAVIK LIGHTS - Comfort
Address: Sudurlandsbraut 12 108 Reykjavik
Hótel Gullfoss
Hótel Gullfoss - Comfort
Address: Gullfoss, Iceland.
Fosshotel Reykholt
Fosshotel Reykholt- Comfort
Address: 320 Reykholt
fosshotel westfjords
Fosshotel Westfjords - Comfort
Address: Aðalstræti 100, 450 Patreksfjörður
Hotel Laugarbakki
Hotel Laugarbakki - Comfort
Address: 531 Hvammstangi, Iceland
Hotel Edda Egilsstadir
Hotel Edda Egilsstadir - Comfort
Address: Tjarnarbraut 25, 700 Egilsstadir
Hotel Nordurland
Hotel Nordurland - Comfort
Address: Geislagata, 600 Akureyri

Budget Rooms

Rooms with shared bathroom, which are often in the corridor or on the same floor. This category includes hotels, guest houses and farmhouses. In some rooms there is a sink in the room. Breakfast is included. Outside Reykjavik, in more remote areas, most of the places in this category offer dinner for an additional fee.

  • Shared facilities
  • Budget hotels, guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation

Examples of Budget hotels:

Borgarnes Bed & Breakfast
Borgarnes Bed & Breakfast - Budget
Address: Skúlagata 21, 310 Borgarnes - Iceland
Hotel Edda in Saelingsdalur
Hotel Edda in Saelingsdalur - Budget
Address: Laugar in Saelingsdalur, 371 Búðardalur
Guesthouse Sunna
Guesthouse Sunna - Budget
Address: Þórsgata 26, 101 Reykjavík
breidavik
Hotel Breidavik - Budget
Address: Breiðavík / Látrabjarg - 451 Patreksfjörður
Hrifunes Guesthouse
Hrifunes Guesthouse - Budget
Address: Hrífunesvegur
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