9 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

9 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula
The map of the itinerary of this 9 Day Self Drive Tour of the Circle of Iceland, including the Snaefellsnes Peninsula
The orange sunset glows on Seljalandsfoss waterfall, as photographed from behind.
For centuries, Icelanders lived in semi-underground homes with grassy roofs, called turf houses.
Blue, boulder-like icebergs litter the black sands of south-east Iceland, in an area known as the Diamond Beach.
One of Iceland's little discussed wonders is the effects of the midnight sun, which here illuminates an iceberg of the Diamond Beach bright yellow.
A sleepy puffin in Iceland's summer pokes an eye out to a photographer.
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Embark on a grand adventure encircling Iceland on this amazing self-drive tour. You'll be sure to see all the most popular sites, such as the world-famous Blue Lagoon,  the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

You will have the opportunity to take your time at each place, choosing when to arrive and when to leave, as there are no tour guides, departure times, or other groups to worry about on this vacation. Your travel will be in full comfort, always lodging with an ensuite bathroom and, naturally, breakfast is included.

Not only will you get to experience these incredible, popular places, but you will receive a custom itinerary after you book that will direct you to the more unique locations. For many travellers to Iceland, being alone in the untouched landscape is a huge part of this country's appeal; and by referencing this guide, you will be able to immerse yourself in the solitary landscape as much as you desire. 

If all this is not enough, you have the option to add a multitude of exciting adventures onto your trip during booking at a discounted price. Ride a snowmobile on Langjökull glacier, hike a glacier on the South Coast, descend into an ice cave, take a boat trip on the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, go whale watching in Húsavík town, or a horseback ride in the North. The opportunities are endless and allow for a perfect balance between sightseeing and activities.

Nine days is a great amount of time in which to explore Iceland, giving you the opportunity to fit in these experiences while still being able to reach your destinations in good time. There is no need to rush - unless, of course, you want to. As has been said, on this tour, it's all up to you. 

Leave no part of Iceland undiscovered on this complete tour package. Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Oct.
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Snorkelling, Caving, Snowmobile, Horse Riding, Whale Watching, Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Hot Spring Bathing, Cultural Activity, Bird watching, Ice Caving, Self drive
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Attractions: Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, North Iceland, West Iceland , Reykjavík, Akureyri, Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Mývatn, Dimmuborgir, Húsavík, Dettifoss, Snæfellsjökull, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, Gullfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Dyrhólaey, Þingvellir, Hraunfossar, Deildartunguhver, Strokkur, Skagafjörður, Snæfellsnes, Reykjanes, Hvannadalshnúkur, Mýrdalsjökull, Skaftafell, Eyjafjörður, Hveragerði, Þingvallavatn, Þríhnúkagígur, Höfn, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Jökulsárgljúfur, Stykkishólmur, Hellnar, Reykholt, Borgarnes, Barnafoss, Langjökull, Öræfajökull, Arnarstapi, Hallgrímskirkja, Grjótagjá, Vík í Mýrdal, Svartifoss, Egilsstaðir, Siglufjörður, Blönduós, Hrísey, Námafjall Geothermal Area, Kerið, Gljufrabui, Hofsós, Keflavik International Airport, Kirkjufell, Búðir, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Reynisdrangar, Öxarárfoss, Haukadalur, Faxi, Mývatn Nature Baths, Námaskarð, Lagarfljót, Lóndrangar, Djúpalónssandur, Hallormsstaðaskógur, Víðgelmir, South Coast, Diamond Beach, Ring Road, East Fjords, Fossatún, Diamond Circle
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : Flexible.

Your car will await you at Keflavík International Airport when you arrive. You will drop it off at Keflavík airport, too, when you depart from Iceland.
Included:
  • 8 nights of accommodation (different levels available; breakfast included. More detailed info below)

  • Vehicle for 9 days (Toyota Aygo or similar. Upgrades available)

  • CDW insurance for super budget level vehicle; other levels also include SCDW and gravel protection insurances

  • GPS system

  • Detailed Itinerary with fun and practical information on the nature, history and culture of Iceland

  • Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary

  • Taxes

  • Blue Lagoon entrance (can be added during booking process)

  • Fuel

  • Dinner

  • Lunch


What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Driver's License

  • swimsuit

  • Camera


Good to know:

Self-drive tours begin either in Reykjavík City or at Keflavik International Airport. A valid driver's license is required, along with a one-year long on-road experience. Please be aware that your itinerary may be rearranged to better fit with your arrival date and time.

Although it is summertime, the Icelandic weather can be very unpredictable. Please bring appropriate clothing.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Iceland & Downtown Reykjavík


Iceland has more churches per capita than any other country.


Pick up your car at the airport in Keflavík before driving to your accommodation in downtown Reykjavík.

If your flight arrives earlier in the day, you may want to go for a long soak in the luxurious blue waters of the Blue Lagoon, the perfect way to relax after travelling. If you are looking forward to getting to the city instead, continue on your journey through the lunar-like landscapes of Reykjanes peninsula.

After making yourself comfortable at your accommodation, use the rest of the day to explore the vibrant city centre. There is an abundance of museums, galleries, restaurants and bars to catch your interest.

Spend the night in quirky Reykjavík.


Preferred accommodation in Reykjavík

Reykjavík Comfort

The Fosshótel chain has four 3-4 star Hotels located in and around the city center of Reykjavík. There is a short walk from all of the hotels to attractions, cafés, restaurants, museums and the nightlife. All offer private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Reykjavík Quality

Alda Hotel is a 4 star hotel situated on Laugavegur, Reykjavík's main shopping street in the city centre. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free access to a fitness room with a sauna and a hot tub. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 2 - The Golden Circle & Wondrous Waterfalls


The iconic Gullfoss waterfall is on the Golden Circle route.


Day two sees you travel to some of the best-known natural phenomena in Iceland on the Golden Circle route. The first stop is Þingvellir National Park. Here, you can walk between the rift valley of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, snorkel in the Silfra fissure, and explore an area which played a huge role in Iceland's heritage; it was, after all, the original site of the world's longest running representative parliament. You can opt for a snorkelling tour here.

Next is the geothermal valley of Haukadalur, where you can see the geysers Strokkur and Geysir. Geysir is largely inactive now, but Strokkur erupts every ten minutes or so to heights of 20 m (66 ft). Finally, a few kilometres away is Iceland's most popular attraction, the mighty waterfall of Gullfoss. A pathway takes you right to the water's edge, where you can get a real sense of the enormous, natural power of the falls. 

After seeing Gullfoss, you could take a snowmobiling tour on the amazing Langjökull glacier. If this isn't for you, you can opt for a horse-riding tour instead.

A sight often missed in this area is the crater of Kerið, which has a beautiful azure pool at its bottom. After taking some photos here, head to the south coast, visiting the majestic Seljalandsfoss waterfall, and the equally breathtaking Skógafoss waterfall.

Along the coast near Vík, take a slight detour to stop and admire the black volcanic beach and the dramatic Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar rock formations. Another sight along the way is the magnificent Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Spend the night in the village of Vík.


Preferred accommodation by Vík

Vík Comfort

Hotel Katla is a 3 star country hotel that's situated 5km to the east of Vík. Comfortable private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free access to a hot tub and a sauna. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Vík Quality

Icelandair Hotel Vík is a 3 star hotel centrally located in Vík. Stylish private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Ocean or cliff views from each room. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 3 - Hiking Day in Skaftafell Nature Reserve


Vatnajökull glacier has many outlets; the most popular for hiking throughout the year is Svínafellsjökull.


Spend the third day taking in the many sights and optional activities available in the beautiful Skaftafell area of the Vatnajökull National Park. You'll find many trails there tailored for all abilities, including one that leads to the beautiful Svartifoss waterfall. Before you head on out to Skaftafell, you can opt for an exciting ice cave tour that departs from Vík, where you'll visit a unique cave in Mýrdalsjökull glacier. 

Doing a glacier hike in Skaftafell area is highly recommended, where you could pace the glacier tongue in the hillsides of the Iceland's tallest mountain: Hvannadalshnjúkur in Öræfajökull glacier.

Once you've hit the road, you will get the chance to see the quint village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. You will then head over to one of Iceland's top attractions, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where icebergs break from a glacier and sail serenely towards the ocean. You can enjoy a cruise right alongside the massive icebergs if you would like, on a zodiac or amphibious boat.

After absorbing the sights here, meander to the nearby Diamond Beach, where pieces of ice wash ashore and lie glittering on black sands. Spend the night in Höfn.


Preferred accommodation by Jökulsárlón and Höfn

Jökulsárlón and Höfn Comfort

Hotel Höfn is a 3-star hotel centrally located in the town Höfn. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Jökulsárlón and Höfn Quality

Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon is a 4-star hotel located right between Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Ocean or mountain views. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 4 - Into the East


A horse silhouetted against the morning mist in summer in Iceland.


Leave the smooth, black sands of the south and head into the mountains and fjords of the east coast. Trailing the roads up and down, you can enjoy idyllic fishing villages and scattered farms, providing you with an authentic taste of old Iceland.

The area is known for both puffins by the seaside and reindeer in the mountains, so regardless of if you're on a mountaintop or in a fjord, there is always something to look for. You'll pass through Iceland's largest forest, Hallormsstaðaskógur, and Lagarfljót lake, where legends say a monster hides, to reach Egilstaðir town. You'll stay there, or in one of the nearby villages, for the night.


Preferred accommodation by Egilsstaðir

Egilsstaðir Comfort

Lake Hotel Egilsstaðir is a 3-star hotel located within a short walking distance from the centre of Egilsstaðir town, by the lake Lagarfljót. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Spa on site for additional price. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Egilsstaðir Quality

Icelandair Hotel Hérað is a 3-star hotel centrally located in Egilsstaðir town. Bright, private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included, with focus on local ingredients.


Day 5 - Lake Mývatn and Akureyri


At Dettifoss waterfall, you will see a mixture of pure power and sheer beauty.


Day five brings you north to the Lake Mývatn area, known for its geothermal landscapes, including the Námaskarð Pass, the Skútustaðagígar pseudo-craters, and Mt. Krafla, one of Iceland’s most visited volcanoes.

The hot spring lava cave of Grjótagjá is one of the remarkable beauties of this area. It is also highly recommended that you visit the dramatic lava formations at Dimmuborgir, otherwise known as 'the Dark Fortress'.

You might want to take a dip in the silica waters of the Mývatn Nature Baths, the perfect modern way to relax after a full day of sightseeing, before heading to Akureyri. As you head onto there, it's highly recommended to take a drive through the Jökulsárgljúfur part of Vatnajökull National Park, visiting Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe.

If you wish to opt into a whale watch, detour to Husavík, the whale watching capital of Europe, to enjoy this incredible treat. You can also add a puffin-watching segment to this.

You'll spend the night in Akureyri, the capital of the north.


Preferred accommodation by Akureyri

Akureyri Comfort

Hotel Norðurland is a 3-star hotel centrally located in Akureyri town. Spacious and bright private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Akureyri Quality

Icelandair Hotel Akureyri (Deluxe room) is a 3-star hotel centrally located in Akureyri town, right next to the swimming pool. Private bedroom with a living room area and a private bathroom. Great views from the 5th floor. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 6 - Explore the Arctic Coast of Iceland


Pictured here beneath the midnight sun, all visitors should stop at Goðafoss waterfall as they follow the ring road through north Iceland.


After enjoying the pleasant town of Akureyri, taking an optional whale watch if you wish, you'll head out to the Tröllaskagi peninsula, noted for its deep valleys and high mountains. Continue your drive towards Skagafjörður, a valley known for its abundance of Icelandic horses. You can opt for an hour long horse ride on this day in the Eyjafjörður area, and ride along the seaside overlooking the fjord and Hrísey island. 

As you travel on, you will pass through the old herring-fishing village of Siglufjörður and Hofsós, where you can enjoy the fantastic scenery while soaking in the town’s thermal pool. You'll then spend the night in the Northwest area, near the village of Blönduós.


Preferred accommodation by Blönduós

Blönduós Comfort

Hótel Mikligarður is a 3-star hotel located in the town of Sauðárkrókur in northern Iceland. The hotel has private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included and served at Hótel Tindastóll.

Blönduós Quality

Hótel Tindastóll is a 3-star hotel located in Sauðárkrókur town; just a short walk from the beach. It has an on-site bar and outdoor geothermal hot tub. Private bedroom with private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 7 - Sightseeing in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula


A road on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula leads to Buðir Church, and, further afield, Snæfellsjökull glacier.


At the start of Day 7, set out for the village of Stykkishólmur on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. 

From there, you can explore the area’s unique sights, including the Snæfellsjökull glacier within Snæfellsjökull National Park, the Dritvík cove and the small, charming hamlets of Arnarstapi, Hellnar, and Búðir. There is a wealth of beautiful locations to see, whether you are fascinated by geology, history, or bird-watching, so set out early to make the most of them.

Spend the night in the Snæfellsnes area.


Preferred accommodation by Snæfellsnes

Snæfellsnes Comfort

Fosshotel Stykkishólmur is a 3 star hotel centrally located within the town Stykkishólmur. Spacious hotel with a view towards the bay. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Snæfellsnes Quality

Hotel Búðir is a 4 star hotel on the southern side of Snæfellsnes peninsula, with a view towards Snæfellsjökull glacier and to the sea. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 8 - Waterfalls and History


Hraunfossar is a waterfall in west Iceland, located near historic sites such as Reykholt and Borgarnes.


Explore West Iceland with its diverse attractions, including the Icelandic Settlement Centre in Borgarnes, and Deildartunguhver, the largest hot spring in Europe. Further along, be sure to visit the captivating Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. 

History buffs may also enjoy a visit to Snorrastofa Cultural and Medieval Centre, the medieval research institute in Reykholt, where the early settler Snorri Sturluson wrote the beloved saga Heimskringla in the 13th century.

On this day, you can take a lava tubing tour in Viðgelmir cave, or else travel down the man-made channels inside the magnificent Langjökull glacier. If neither of these appeal, you can instead take a tour in which you descend into the vast, beautiful magma chamber of a dormant volcano. All three excursions are fascinating and exhilarating.

On the way back to Reykjavík, take a short break at Fossatún, a waterfall said to be guarded by a troll woman named Drífa, before spending the night in the capital.


Preferred accommodation in Reykjavík

Reykjavík Comfort

The Fosshótel chain has four 3-4 star Hotels located in and around the city center of Reykjavík. There is a short walk from all of the hotels to attractions, cafés, restaurants, museums and the nightlife. All offer private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Reykjavík Quality

Alda Hotel is a 4 star hotel situated on Laugavegur, Reykjavík's main shopping street in the city centre. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free access to a fitness room with a sauna and a hot tub. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 9 - Blue Lagoon and Airport


Before a long flight and after a long holiday, the Blue Lagoon is an ideal place to relieve away any stress.


Drop off your car at Keflavík airport in time for your departure flight. If you are taking an afternoon or evening flight, consider fitting in one last authentic Icelandic experience:

A revitalising visit to the world-famous Blue Lagoon spa is a great way to end your Icelandic adventure. The water is rich in silica, and blue-green algae, which gives the lagoon its turquoise tint and reputed healing powers.

You can also use the time to explore the Reykjanes peninsula, or spend some more time in Reykjavík! 

Come back soon!


Accommodation

See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners under each day in the daily itinerary. Comfort levels bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double or triple room(s). For quality level, odd number groups will always be allocated a single room. Teenagers and children will be arranged in the same room with parents. If additional room(s) is needed, additional costs will incur. Guide to Iceland will provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. Please keep in mind that hotel quality in Iceland varies among locations and availability is highly limited. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level. Please note that not all locations offer quality level accommodation. Comfort level accommodation will be arranged at those particular locations, which is reflected in the quality level upgrade price. We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.

Comfort

Rooms with a private bathroom in three star hotels or quality guesthouses. Very close to the best attractions at each location. Breakfast is included.

Quality

Rooms with a private bathroom in a four star hotel or superior rooms in a quality three star hotel at the best locations in Iceland. Breakfast is included.


Car

Below you can see the car rental options available for this self-drive tour.

All our vehicles are new or current models, of maximum 2 years of age. Super Budget levels come with standard CDW insurance, while all other levels also include Gravel Protection (GP), and Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW) insurances. Please note that off-road driving is illegal for all types of cars.

All levels come equipped with a GPS and free Wi-fi. You can enjoy unlimited data with the Wi-Fi device, which can be connected to up to 10 devices at once. The car rental will provide 24-hour roadside emergency services.

Age requirement for each level can be found below. For all levels, the driver must possess a valid driving license for at least one year before the date of the rental.

We recommend Budget 4X4 level for summer driving and Comfort 4X4 for winter driving.

Super Budget 2WD

A small 2WD vehicle such as Toyota Aygo or similar, fit for basic travelling in everyday conditions. Compact and comfortable for up to 2 travellers with very little luggage. No highland capabilities. The driver must be of 20 years of age or above.

Budget 2WD

A basic 2WD vehicle, such as a Toyota Yaris or similar, suitable for travelling in everyday conditions. Comfortable for 3 travellers with light luggage. This vehicle does not have highland capabilities. The driver must be of 20 years of age or above.

Budget 4x4

A basic 4WD (4X4) jeep or SUV such as a Dacia Duster or similar. Comfortably fit up to 3 travellers with 2 large pieces of luggage. Fit for most travel and decent for snow and off-asphalt driving. Has basic highland capabilities. The driver must be of 20 years of age or above.

Comfort 4x4

A medium sized 4WD (4x4) jeep or SUV such as a Toyota Rav4, or similar. Comfortably fit up to 4 travellers with 3 large pieces of luggage. Fit for most travel and good for snow and off-asphalt driving. Has basic highland capabilities. The driver must be of 21 years of age or above.

Luxury 4x4

A large 4WD jeep such as a Toyota Land Cruiser or similar. Comfortable for up to 4 travellers with 4 large pieces of luggage. Fit for nearly all travelling. Has full highland capabilities to drive on accessible mountain roads. The driver must be of 21 years of age or above.

Van 2WD

A large 9-seater van such as a Renault Trafic or similar. Comfortable for groups of 5 to 7 travellers. If seated full, luggage space is limited. Fit for everyday conditions. This vehicle does not have highland capabilities. The driver must be of 23 years of age or above.


Meals

You can now add meals to your booking.
Select to include dinner on every night as an optional extra, and we will provide you with vouchers as part of your booking confirmation. We will choose from top-rated restaurants that fit with your vacation itinerary and make your reservations for you.
At the restaurant, you will be offered a set menu, from which you can choose from meat, fish or vegetarian options. If you would prefer something else, the voucher will act as a credit that you can redeem at the restaurant against menu items that are not part of the set menu.
Please notify the restaurant on arrival about any dietary requirements.
Vouchers are non-refundable.


Cancellation Insurance

This insurance guarantees that you can cancel tour and package bookings and receive a full refund, minus the insurance cost of 5,000 ISK per person.

The cancellation must be made more than 48 hours before the listed starting time on your voucher. To cancel your booking and claim your refund, simply contact info@guidetoiceland.is and declare full cancellation.

Please note that this insurance covers the cancellation of the whole tour or package. Individual services cannot be cancelled and refunded separately, but are all covered and refunded in case of a full cancellation.


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Thank you Guide to Iceland for a wonderful trip! Our self guided trip went off without a hitch. We did the nine day ring road self guided tour and trip. The activities suggested and the hotels you booked were spot on. We had twelve travelers in three cars, the cars were newer Toyota Rav 4x4s. The hotels selected were a big surprise as to how nice they were, we were thoroughly impressed. What a beautiful country and friendly people! To top it all off we all got to see the Northern Lights on our last night. I will highly recommend you company for your professional attention to details and advice. Thank You !
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We booked the 9 day self drive tour with Guide to Iceland, and were very happy with the results. Pick up and drop off of rental car were quick and easy. We were super happy with the vehicle and the Wi-fi in it! I had researched and planned our own itinerary of sites to see and things to do, but didn't want to mess around with the lodging part. The hotels were all beautiful, and check-in was flawless. I had a couple of questions before the trip, and Melkorka was quick and thorough with the responses. It was a great trip!
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We had the best time in our trip. The lodging was amazing and sightseeing suggestions were fantastic.
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We had a fabulous 9-day self-driving vacation. Our agent, Sverrir Ómar, was patient and helpful. Everything was very well organized and seamless: the car, the accommodations, and the optional tours. All of the hotels (except maybe one) were excellent choices. The trip was well paced, though I wish we'd had about two more days to allow a little more exploration and to hedge against the possibility of bad weather. Especially memorable were the whale watch out of Husavik, and the Ice Lagoon zodiac tour.
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We loved our trip and Iceland. The self drive format is a wonderful way to see a country. We chose the comfort hotels and smaller 4 wheel drive. The hotels varied from spartan (1) to quite upscale (2) but all were clean, comfortable, and easy at the end of a busy day. Guide to Iceland is amazing in organizing, communicating, handling the financial end, and delivering on every aspect. This is a great product. Nine days is of course not long enough but we knew that in advance. I should add for any “early boomers” reading this that my husband and I are 73 and 74 and found this trip allowed us to be as active or laid back as we chose. We had only one disappointing experience. A week before we left we asked to change two nights of our trip to go to Westfjords, where we learned Guide to Iceland does not go. We were willing to pay for the two nights since our booked rooms would go unused. The problem was our agent did not get back to us at a critical time (from Thursday to Monday) so there was more confusion than necessary. In the end, GTI pulled through and changed two existing reservations to Westfjords hotels (with 24 hours to spare). Thank you GTI for providing this great way to see Iceland.
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We did the 9 days self drive tour of all iceland which included the sneafellsnes pinnisula and it was the most memorable amazing road trip ice ever done. I love the suggested itinerary that was provided by " guide to iceland". The wealth of information given to us was very well summarized and highly recommended. My 2 children aged 9 and 10 had an incredible time and already miss the activities that they did along the ring road. If there was one suggestion I wish I had to change is the place in sauderkur ..I did not like that city .I preferred if they had us stay the night in bolondous instead. I loved the free cow farm tour that was given to us at kaffi ku. My kids enjoyed it so much and learnt alot. I have already told so many people about guide to iceland and in a heartbeat would do their other sister companies guide to New Zealand and co.
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The help from our booking agent was fantastic. We changed to stay two nights in the Snæfellsbær region and highly recommend it. Iceland is amazing - everything was professional and straightforward with a detailed itinerary including gps coordinates for Easy navigation. Spend a little Time figuring out timelines and linking together stops of what you want to See. I wish I could have spent double the time and I still would only be able To experience a fraction of what Iceland has to offer.
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We have seen perfection & Iceland is it!!! We absolutely loved our experience in Iceland. Guide to Iceland made this experience better than we could have ever imagined. The fact everything, from the rental car to our rooms were booked for us, took all the worries off of our shoulders. The Blue Lagoon was spectacular, what a great introduction to the country. Prior to our trip our service agent was Melkorka & she was prompt upon answering all our questions, which made us feel at ease going into this trip. The people of Iceland, are so welcoming & accommodating, they were more than excited to answer any & every question we had. Our only recommendation is to spend the extra money & rent a 4x4 vehicle. There are some roads that are not paved and would be better traveled with a terrain vehicle. All the recommendations on the itinerary are spectacular. We suggest you stopping at some of the attractions that are not on your itinerary because it will add to your experience. A big thank you for the Guide to Iceland team for making this the best trip we have ever had. They were a great introduction to this beautiful country!
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Our experience was fantastic! The country is beautiful and the Icelandic people are so friendly. I read the review posted by Daniel and agree with all of his comments. The gps issue was frustrating, we were fortunate that google maps worked. The glacier lake tour was amazing. We chose not to go to Sauoarkrokur based on comments from Rick Steves book. Nathan J., our tour guide was very helpful in getting us booked to a new hotel in Akureyri. This is a nice city and we were able to book whale watching tours from here. Overall, very pleased with Guide to Iceland and recommend; the trip would have been difficult to map out on our own unless you have a lot of time.
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Great experience! Everything went like expected.