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 Leisure Self Drive - 12 days / 11 nights 2 Mar 2015 -
30 Nov 2015

 

Enjoy Iceland on your own!

We take care of all the planning for you, provide you with a car of your choice, a detailed travel plan and a good road map. We also book your accomodation for you during your tour. The only thing you have to book yourself is your accomodation in Reykjavík before and after your round trip and your flight to and from Iceland. Please note that the transfer to and from Keflavik airport is not included in the price of the tour. We recommend our Airport Express transfer service which can be added to the package.

Type of car recommended: Car group B, Toyota Auris or similiar

Detailed itinerary: 
Day Description Accommodation Ca. distance travelled

1

The Southwest. Ca. 74 km travelled.
 
Places of interest: Borgarfjörður district - Húsafell in Borgarfjörður. Hraunfossar waterfalls – streaming from the edges of the lava fields. Reykholt for historic value and Kleppjárnsreykir for geothermal interest. Borgarnes village – the site of one of the most popular Icelandic sagas, Egla. Guided saga tours on offer.
In Borgarfjörður area

74 km

2

The Snæfellsnes peninsula. Ca. 95 km travelled.
 
Places of interest: Snæfellsjökull glacier – famous for beauty and occult powers. Various glacier tours on offer. Arnarstapi – a fishing village in extraordinary surroundings. Colourful bird life. The crater Eldborg makes an interesting hike. 
In Snæfellsnes area.

95 km

3

The Snæfellsnes peninsula and the West. Ca. 177 km travelled.
 
Places of interest: The Breiðafjörður Bay – boat excursions amongst the many islands in the bay. The fishing villages on the northern coast of Snæfellsnes peninsula. The village of Búðardalur. Drive across Laxárdalsheiði heath (road 59).
In Hrútafjörður area.

177 km

4

Akureyri and the Northwest. Ca. 220 km travelled.
 
Places of interest: Skagafjörður, a district renown for its horse breeding, - farmhouse museum at Glaumbær and old turf church at Víðimýri. Akureyri town – the capital of the North.
In Akureyri area.

220 km

5

The Lake Mývatn area. Ca. 80 km travelled.
 
Places of interest: Goðafoss waterfall – beautiful and historic. Lake Mývatn is one of the pearls of Icelandic nature and rich in both bird and plant life. Höfði – a wooded headland in the lake. Dimmuborgir with its spectacular lava formations. The geothermal area at Námafjall Pass with extraordinary colours produced by the sulphur in the ground.
In Mývatn area.

80 km

6

Whale watching - The Northeast.
 
Places of interest: Whale watching from Húsavík town, a busy and lively town which boasts one of Iceland’s prettiest churches. The fossil collection at Tjörnes. The Öxarfjörður area.
In Mývatn area x

7

The Northeast.
 
Places of interest: The Jökulsárgljúfur National Park. Ásbyrgi, allegedly the hoof mark of Odin’s horse, Sleipnir. Hljóðaklettar (Echo rocks) with their strange echoes and rock formations. The magnificent Dettifoss waterfall, the most powerful waterfall in Iceland. On the way to the East stop by the renovated farm Sænautasel and have a cup of coffee or tea with the very Icelandic baking, lummur.
In Egilsstaðir area.f church at Víðimýri. Akureyri town – the capital of the North.

210 km for both day 6 and 7

8 

The East. Ca. 25 – 30 km travelled.
 
Places of interest: Hallormsstaðar Woods – Iceland’s biggest forest and great outdoor area. The Lagarfljót River where the sea serpent “Lagarfljótsormur” allegedly lives. The East fjords with their dramatic mountains and quaint fishing villages like Borgarfjörður eystri and Seyðisfjörður village.
In Egilsstaðir area.

30 km

9

The East and the Southeast. Ca. 247 km travelled.
 
Places of interest: Egilsstaðir village. A unique stone collection in Stöðvarfjörður village. Great scenery of tall and uniquely formed mountains en route towards the South. 
In Höfn area

247 km

10

The Southeast. Ca. 200 km travelled.
 
Places of interest: Fishing village at Höfn. The Vatnajökull glacier – tours on the glacier on offer if booked in advance. The glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón – cruises amongst the towering icebergs on offer. Interesting tours to Cape Ingólfshöfði on hay wagon. Skaftafell National Park – one of Iceland’s most beautiful and unique places of natural wonder.
In Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

200 kmx

11

The South – along the coast. Ca. 402 km travelled.
 
Places of interest: Kirkjubæjarklaustur – a small but important community centre. Vík in Mýrdalur – boat excursions to Dyrhólaey – a 120 m high cape with perpendicular cliffs teeming with birds - a nature sanctuary. Skógar with its magnificent waterfall and interesting folk museum. The swimming pool at Seljavellir – an outdoor pool in lovely natural surroundings. Seljalandsfoss waterfall – where it is possible to walk behind the waterfall.
In Gullfoss - Geysir area.

402 km

12

The South – inland. Ca. 50 km travelled.
 
Places of interest: The historical Skálholt cathedral. Kerið, a 3000 year explosion crater. The beautiful Gullfoss waterfall. Geysir hot spring area with the energetic Strokkur spouting every 10-15 minutes. Þingvellir National Park – the site of the ancient parliament – a beautiful area with lovely walkways.
At a hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavík by your choice (optional).

50 km

 

BUDGET
Price from: 221,630 
ISK per person

Accommodation: Twin room with shared facilities (Cat I)

Car: Toyota Auris or similar

Upgrade to: Toyota Avensis Sedan21.750 ISK per person 
 Skoda Octavia Stations31.500 ISK per person 
 

ECONOMY
Price from: 342,140 ISK per person

Accommodation: Twin room with private facilities (Cat III)

Car: Toyota RAV4 4WD or similar

Upgrade to:Toyota Landcruiser GC 4WD 68.250 ISK per person  
 

 

Prices are per person in a twin room with shared facilities in Cat I.

 

   

INCLUDED:

       Farm house accommodation

 

       Breakfast every day except arrival day

 

       Rental car

 

       Good road map

 

       Detailed itinerary

 

NOT INCLUDED:

Admission to museums and extra activities

 

Accommodation in a hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik

 

Transfer to/from Keflavik Airport

 

International flights

 

Gasoline

 

Meals other than breakfast

 

 
Upgrade the accommodationCat I to Cat II 10,296 ISK per person 
 Cat I to Cat III47,762 ISK per person 
 Cat I to Cat IV71,643 ISK per person 
 Cat III to Cat IV 23,881 ISK per person

 

 


Farmhouse room categories:

 

Cat I

 

 

These rooms are simple, comfortable and adequate. The beds are made and rooms cleaned daily. Clean towels are supplied. Guests have access to communal sitting room. Breakfast included.

 

Cat II

 

 

In addition to category I, all rooms have hand basins and are generally of a higher standard and better equipped. Breakfast included.

 

Cat III

 

 

In addition to categories I and II, rooms have private bathroom. These rooms can be in farmhouses, guesthouses and cottages. Breakfast included.

 

Cat IV

 

 

Rooms with private facilities in country hotels. Better equipped with TV, radio and sometimes coffee making facilities. Breakfast included.

 
 

SEASONAL DISCOUNT:

February, March, April, October & November: 20% off

May & September: 10% off
 

 

Rates are subject to availability.

Car types are example only and are subject to availability.

Not available in December & January.

 
For bookings and further information please fill in the contact form.

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