14 Day Budget Self Drive Tour of the Complete Ring Road of Iceland with Myvatn & the Westfjords

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Starts from
Keflavík Airport
Ends in
Keflavík Airport
Duration
14 days & 13 nights
Difficulty
Easy
Available
May - Oct.
Accommodation
13 nights included
Car rental
14 days included

Description

Embark on an unforgettable adventure through Iceland and the captivating Westfjords with this exclusive two-week self-drive package, designed for both seasoned travelers and first-time visitors alike.

Over the 14 days, you will take a breathtaking journey encompassing Iceland's must-visit destinations and much more. Begin with the iconic Golden Circle, where you'll explore Thingvellir National Park, marvel at the powerful Gullfoss waterfall, and witness the geothermal activity at Geysir. 

Continue along the stunning South Coast, where black sand beaches, towering waterfalls, and picturesque landscapes await. Explore the Skaftafell Nature Reserve and the mesmerizing Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon before making your way along the scenic East Coast. Discover the otherworldly beauty of Lake Myvatn and the geothermal wonders of the surrounding area. 

Journey to the remote and rugged Troll Peninsula, followed by an introduction to the enchanting Westfjords. Dive deep into the heart of the Westfjords, where majestic fjords, dramatic cliffs, and untouched nature will leave you in awe.

From the Westfjords, venture towards the picturesque Snaefellsnes Peninsula, known for its diverse landscapes and the mystical Snaefellsjokull volcano.

Finally, explore the captivating region of West Iceland, with its dramatic coastlines, charming towns, and natural wonders. Throughout this extraordinary journey, you'll experience the best of Iceland's natural beauty and create memories to last a lifetime.

Say goodbye to the hassle of planning the perfect itinerary because we've got you covered. Don't spend weeks researching and risk missing out on the best attractions; let us take care of everything while you enjoy the journey.

With our affordable package, you'll receive a detailed itinerary upon booking, ensuring that you won't miss a single highlight. We've carefully crafted an itinerary encompassing all the famous sites and countless hidden gems.

What sets our self-drive tours apart is the personal touch we provide. Alongside your booking, you'll have access to a dedicated travel agent available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. 

Need advice, have questions, or seeking assistance during your journey? Our knowledgeable team is here for you, ensuring a seamless and worry-free experience throughout your Icelandic adventure.

Don't just take our word for it. Our tour receives rave reviews and exceptional ratings from travelers who have already taken out self-drive tours.

Experience the ultimate freedom and flexibility with this self-drive option. Take control of your journey, stop wherever your heart desires, and enjoy the stunning landscapes of Iceland at your own pace. 

Discover treasures off the beaten track and find solace in nature without the crowds. It's your adventure, your way.

During the booking process, you can add many extra activities at a discounted price, so you can make the most of the many adventure opportunities this country has to offer. These include snorkeling in some of the world's most transparent waters, hiking across a magnificent glacier, spotting whales in Iceland's whale-watching capital, and riding an Icelandic horse.

We understand that plans can change, so we offer the freedom to cancel your tour for free and receive a full refund up to 24 hours before departure. Book with confidence, knowing that we prioritize your satisfaction and flexibility.

Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to explore Iceland's wonders with our comprehensive and affordable self-drive package. Check availability now and prepare for an adventure of a lifetime.

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Included

13 nights of accommodation
New rental car for 14 days
Transfer with the ferry Baldur, including 1 car
CDW car rental insurance
Gravel protection car insurance
Unlimited mileage
Unlimited in-car Wi-Fi
Detailed itinerary & travel plan
Personal travel agent
24/7 helpline
VAT & all taxes

Destinations

Reykjavik is the northernmost capital city in the world.Reykjavík / 2 nights
An abandoned house on the Reykjanes Peninsula presents a striking contrast against a lush green landscape.Southwest Iceland / 1 night
Dyrhólaey peninsula from east to westSouth Coast / 1 night
The Vatnajokull glacier in Southeast Iceland.Southeast Iceland / 1 night
East Iceland is a spectacular region.Eastfjords / 1 night
North Iceland is home to many incredible attractions, such as the Hvitserkur rock formation.North Iceland / 1 night
Hvitserkur rock stands tall just off the coast of Northwest Iceland.Northwest Iceland / 1 night
A river runs through the Westfjords.Westfjords / 3 nights
Beautiful coastal geology helps to define the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.Snæfellsnes / 2 nights
Deildartunguhver geothermal hot spring in West IcelandDeildartunguhver
Reykholt was home to Snorri Sturluson, a medieval writer.Reykholt

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Attractions

Þingvellir National Park is Iceland's only UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the major stops along the world famous Golden Circle sightseeing route.Thingvellir
Geysir is a dormant hot spring in the geothermal area, Haukadalur Valley, found in South Iceland.Geysir
Long-exposure photo of Gullfoss waterfall on a cloudy dayGullfoss
Þingvellir National Park, the only UNESCO World Heritage Site on Iceland’s mainland, is birthplace of the country’s parliament.Kerið
Seljalandsfoss on the South Coast of Iceland bathed in the otherworldly light of the midnight sun.Seljalandsfoss
The mighty Skógafoss waterfallSkógafoss
Sólheimajökull is the most popular glacier to hike on for those based in Reykjavík.Sólheimajökull
Dyrhólaey Peninsula is a 120 metre promenade famed for its staggering views of Iceland’s South Coast, as well as its historic lighthouse and wealth of birdlife.Dyrhólaey
Reynisfjara beach and Reynisdrangar cliffs in winterReynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Arial view of Reynisdrangar and Mt. ReynisfjallReynisdrangar
Skaftafell Nature Preserve can be found in Öræfasveit, the western region of Austur-Skaftafellssýsla in Iceland.Skaftafell
Svartifoss in Skaftafell Nature Reserve in summer.Svartifoss
Jökulsárlón is one of Iceland's most popular and unique attractionsJökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
The icy diamonds of Diamond BeachDiamond Beach
Vestrahorn is a spectacular mountain, especially under the Northern Lights.Vestrahorn
Lagarfljot, in east Iceland, has a terrible monster in its depths, according to legend.Lagarfljót
Hallormstadaskogar surrounds lake Lagarfjlot.Hallormsstaðaskógur
Dettifoss waterfall in IcelandDettifoss
Lake Myvatn is surrounded by stunning natural beautyMývatn
Godafoss is a beautiful waterfall with ties to Iceland's religious history.Godafoss Waterfall
Beautiful flowers can be found in the Kjarnaskogur forest in Iceland.Kjarnaskogur
Puffins are residents of Eyjafjordur from May to September.Eyjafjörður
Trollaskagi is well known for its high population of Icelandic horses.Tröllaskagi
Holar is a village in Iceland with a notably pretty church.Hólar in Hjaltadalur
Borgarvirki (Citadel) is both natural and man-made.Borgarvirki
Hvítserkur, aka; “The Troll of North-West Iceland”, is a 15-metre (49ft) high basalt rock stack protruding from Húnaflói Bay.Hvítserkur
Dynjandi (meaning "Thunderous") is a series of waterfalls in the Westfjords and the largest of its kind in the region.Dynjandi
Raudasandur is the longest beach in the Westfjords.Rauðisandur
Mount Kirkjufell on Snaefellsnes peninsula is one of the most iconic mountains in IcelandKirkjufell
Djupalonssandur has beautiful natural featuresDjupalonssandur
Lóndrangar under the midnight sun.Lóndrangar
Snæfellsjökull glacier above the black church at Búðir village.Snæfellsjökull
Búðakirkja Church bathed by the Northern LightsBudir
Seals hauling out at Ytri Tunga.Ytri Tunga Beach
Hraunfossar is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in West Iceland.Hraunfossar
Borg á Mýrum is a church estate in Iceland.Borg á Mýrum
Kleifarvatn is the third largest lake in Iceland.Kleifarvatn
KrýsuvíkKrýsuvík
Gunnuhver is one of the geothermal areas on the Reykjanes Peninsula.Gunnuhver

Activities

Glacier Hiking
Snorkelling
Caving
Snowmobile
Horse Riding
Whale Watching
Sightseeing
Boat Trip
Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity
Bird watching
Ice Caving
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Day 1

Day 1 – Reykjavík

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On the first day of your adventure, you'll touch down at Keflavik International Airport and step into the breathtaking landscapes of Iceland. 

As you begin your journey driving across the Reykjanes Peninsula, you'll have the opportunity to kickstart your Icelandic experience with a visit to the iconic Blue Lagoon, situated en route to the capital city.

This world-renowned geothermal spa boasts healing waters that are renowned for their rejuvenating properties. Immerse yourself in the vivid azure colors of the lagoon, set amidst a mystical moss-covered lava field, creating a truly ethereal ambiance.

If you choose to add the Blue Lagoon to your itinerary, we will ensure it is perfectly timed to coincide with your arrival and departure flights. However, if time doesn't permit a visit on the first day, our travel consultants can easily rearrange it for another day during your trip. 

If you happen to have some extra time on your hands, both Reykjavik and the Reykjanes Peninsula offer an abundance of captivating experiences and sights to explore.

The Reykjanes Peninsula boasts impressive volcanic landscapes, with the recently active Fagradalsfjall volcano stealing the spotlight. You can also visit hot springs like Krysuvik and Gunnhver, breathtaking birdwatching cliffs, and charming historic fishing villages.

Meanwhile, Reykjavik is a vibrant city with plenty of attractions. Treat yourself to delightful dining experiences at restaurants, discover unique and cozy cafés, explore museums, and visit art galleries and diverse shops. 

Don't miss iconic landmarks like the striking Hallgrimskirkja church, the architectural marvel of Harpa Concert Hall, and the symbolic Sun Voyager statue, all of which offer glimpses into Icelandic culture.

Nature enthusiasts can indulge in a leisurely stroll along the picturesque shoreline of Faxafloi Bay, where the majestic Mount Esjan provides a stunning backdrop. Nearby nature reserves such as Heidmork and the city's many parks offer tranquil settings for relaxation and further exploration.

After an enriching day, you can retreat to your comfortable and affordable accommodation in Reykjavik, where you can unwind and recharge, ready for the thrilling adventures that lie ahead on your self-drive package.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Southwest Iceland

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  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Geysir geothermal area
  • Gullfoss waterfall
  • Kerid Crater
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Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey as you delve into the wonders of Iceland's famous Golden Circle trail. Brace yourself for a day filled with awe-inspiring sights and memorable experiences.

Your adventure begins at Thingvellir National Park, a place of historical and geographical significance that has captured the hearts of countless visitors. This unique park is the original site of the world's longest-running parliament, established over a thousand years ago in 930 AD by the early Icelanders.

Learn about Iceland's rich history as you explore the grounds where ancient lawmakers convened. 

But that's not all. Thingvellir National Park also boasts a remarkable geographical feature. It is situated in the rift valley between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, resulting in a dramatic and torn landscape adorned with lava fields and deep crevasses filled with crystal-clear spring water. 

Prepare to be amazed by the combination of natural beauty and historical significance.

Next on your itinerary is the Geysir Geothermal Area, where an extraordinary display of geothermal activity awaits. As the name suggests, this area is home to several geysers, the most famous being Geysir. 

While Geysir may be largely inactive, just a few meters away, the ever-active Strokkur steals the show.

Every ten minutes, it shoots a magnificent column of water and steam into the air, reaching heights of over 66 feet (20 meters). Witnessing the raw power and beauty of these geysers is an experience that will leave you in awe.

The grand finale of the Golden Circle is the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, possibly Iceland's most iconic natural wonder. Standing at an impressive height of 105 feet (32 meters), Gullfoss is a sight to behold. Its majestic two-tiered cascade plunges into a breathtakingly carved valley. 

Take your time to admire and photograph this magnificent waterfall from the various viewing platforms strategically placed around its vicinity.

For those seeking more adventure, there are optional tours available on this day. Thrill-seekers can opt for a snowmobiling excursion from Gullfoss, where you'll venture up the Langjokull glacier. If you prefer a more relaxed experience, horse riding is a fantastic option. 

Otherwise, you could book a snorkeling tour in Thingvellir National Park offer unique perspectives of Iceland's natural wonders. The visibility, colors, and fact you are swimming between the tectonic plates makes this a magical experience. Participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim.

While the Golden Circle is brimming with famous attractions, it's also home to lesser-known gems worth discovering. Consult your detailed itinerary for recommendations, such as the mesmerizing Kerid Crater Lake. Its striking red rocks contrasting against the azure water within make it a true hidden treasure waiting to be explored.

As the day comes to a close, you'll find yourself in southwest Iceland, where you'll retreat to your comfortable accommodation for a well-deserved rest. 

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Day 3

Day 3 – South Coast

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  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Skogafoss waterfall
  • Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Dyrholaey
  • Reynisfjara black sand beach
  • Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks
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Prepare for an exhilarating adventure as you embark on the breathtaking South Coast of Iceland on your third day. This stunning stretch of road is covered in exciting features that will love discovering and exploring.

As you travel along this picturesque route, be prepared to encounter two magnificent waterfalls that have captured the hearts of travelers worldwide. 

Seljalandsfoss, with its graceful cascade, offers a unique opportunity to walk behind the waterfall and witness its beauty from a truly immersive perspective. Skogafoss, on the other hand, impresses with its sheer power as it plummets from great heights. 

These iconic waterfalls are a photographer's paradise but don't forget to seek out the hidden gem of Gljufrabui. Nestled in a ravine, this enchanting waterfall calls you to venture inside and experience its allure firsthand.

Continuing along the road, you'll encounter the glacier tongue known as Solheimajokull. This icy wonderland offers two thrilling tour options. 

Dare to embark on a glacier hike accompanied by an ice climb, where you'll witness the glacier's grandeur up close while gaining insights from your knowledgeable guide. Alternatively, opt for an adrenaline-pumping snowmobiling tour, where you'll race across the glacier's pristine surface, embracing the sheer exhilaration of the moment.

Another remarkable highlight of the day is the opportunity to visit the ice cave within the Myrdalsjokull glacier. Unlike other ice caves that are only accessible in winter, this unique tunnel remains open year-round. Step into a world of shimmering blue hues and complex ice formations.

As the day unfolds, you'll arrive at the charming village of Vik, renowned for its beautiful coastline. Take a stroll along the renowned black sand beach of Reynisfjara, where the dramatic contast between roaring waves and volcanic sands creates a fascinating scene. 

Marvel at the Reynisdrangar sea stacks that rise dramatically from the ocean, adding an air of mystery to the surroundings. Keep an eye out for the Dyrholaey rock arch, which serves as a nesting site for Iceland's puffin colonies and offers panoramic views of the landscape.

Your destination and accommodation for the night can be found a little further down the road in South Iceland.

As the day draws to a close, you'll find yourself in the comfort of your chosen accommodation, reflecting on the memorable experiences that have shaped your Icelandic adventure thus far. Rest well, for there are still many wonders awaiting you in the days ahead.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Southeast Iceland

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  • Skaftafell Nature Reserve
  • Svartifoss
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Diamond Beach
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Day four of your adventure presents two incredible destinations that will leave you in awe. 

First on the itinerary is the remarkable Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Once a standalone national park, this breathtaking area is now part of the larger Vatnajokull National Park. Nestled amidst majestic glaciers and towering mountains, Skaftafell showcases a diverse landscape adorned with lava fields, lush forests, and meandering rivers. 

Be sure to visit Svartifoss waterfall, renowned for its unique geological formations surrounding cascading waters. Seeing the black basalt columns that frame the waterfall is truly mesmerizing.

Those who missed the opportunity for a glacier hike the previous day or crave another adventure can embark on a thrilling hike up Skaftafellsjokull. Trek over the icy terrain, surrounded by the beauty of the glacier, and immerse yourself in an experience that will leave a lasting impression.

However, save your afternoon and evening for an unparalleled encounter with the extraordinary Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. Witness the sheer grandeur as massive icebergs float gracefully across the expansive lake, gradually making their way toward the ocean. 

Standing on the shore, you'll be fascinated by the spectacle before you, but for an even more immersive experience, consider taking a boat tour amidst the icebergs. Two options are available: an affordable amphibious vessel or a more intimate zodiac boat. 

Marvel at the glistening ice formations and keep a keen eye out for seals playing in the lagoon, adding a touch of enchantment to the scene.

Adjacent to the glacier lagoon lies the renowned Diamond Beach, a stretch of coastline named for its glistening icebergs that wash ashore, adorning the black sands like precious gems. Bask in the surreal beauty of this unique landscape, where the interplay of light and ice creates a dazzling spectacle.

As the day draws to a close, you'll find retire in southeast Iceland. Settle into your accommodation for the night, filled with memories of the remarkable sights you've encountered throughout the day. 

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Day 5

Day 5 – Eastfjords

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  • Vestrahorn
  • Lake Lagarfljot
  • Hallormsstadaskogur Forest
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Get ready to be delighted in the rural charm and tranquility of the East as you embark on day five of your journey. This region is renowned for its hidden gems, including breathtaking fjords that offer unparalleled views of the rugged coastline and majestic mountains as you make your way north.

You'll be amazed by the abundance of wildlife that calls this area home. The East boasts a higher concentration of wildlife than anywhere else in Iceland. Keep a keen eye out for adorable puffins and colonies of seals basking on the shorelines. 

If you venture inland, you may even catch a glimpse of elusive Arctic Foxes or graceful reindeer, adding an element of excitement to your exploration.

As you continue your picturesque drive, you will pass by Lagarfljot Lake, which holds a mythical reputation for harboring a terrifying monster. According to local folklore, a mysterious creature known as Lagarfljotsormurinn is said to reside in the depths of the lake, captivating the imaginations of both locals and visitors alike.

While the existence of the creature remains a mystery, the enchanting tales surrounding it add a touch of intrigue to the journey.

Your day's adventure will lead you to the charming town of Egilsstadir, nestled in the heart of the East.

This idyllic settlement offers a welcoming atmosphere and is a perfect base for exploring the surrounding area. Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, savor delicious Icelandic cuisine, and perhaps even interact with friendly locals who are known for their warm hospitality.

There are even more attractions directly around Egilsstadir you can visit if you have time. The Vok Baths are the region's only geothermal spa, while Hallormsstadaskogar is the country's largest forest.

As the day winds down, you'll find comfort in your accommodations in East Iceland, reflecting on the captivating landscapes, diverse wildlife, and enchanting stories that have unfolded throughout your journey.

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Day 6

Day 6 – North Iceland

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  • Dettifoss waterfall
  • Lake Myvatn Area
  • Godafoss Waterfall
  • Kjarnaskogur
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Prepare for an exciting day of exploration as you venture towards the enchanting Lake Myvatn on day six of your tour. 

Along the way, you'll drive past the Jokulsargljufur part of the Vatnajokull National Park. Make sure to stop at Dettifoss waterfall, a true marvel of nature boasting an impressive water flow that surpasses any other waterfall in Europe.

Upon reaching the Myvatn area, a wealth of wonders awaits you. Lake Myvatn itself is a sight to behold, offering not only breathtaking scenery but also serving as a haven for bird-watching enthusiasts. Keep your binoculars handy as you may spot various avian species gracefully soaring through the skies.

Immerse yourself in the dramatic beauty of the Dimmuborgir lava fields, aptly nicknamed "the Dark Fortress" due to their striking and imposing formations. Marvel at the detailed rock formations that create a surreal and otherworldly landscape.

Continue your journey to witness the powerful forces of nature at the Krafla mud pits. These geologically active areas showcase the raw energy and volcanic activity that has shaped the region over time. Take in the bubbling mud and vibrant colors, a testament to the ongoing geological processes at work.

For Game of Thrones enthusiasts, a visit to the hot-spring cave of Grjotagja is a must. This unique underground cave gained fame as the backdrop for a memorable scene in the popular television series.

Step into this enchanting cave and immerse yourself in the ambiance that once captivated viewers around the world.

To enhance your experience, consider heading to Husavik, widely regarded as the whale-watching capital of Europe. Embark on a thrilling whale-watching tour, where you'll have the opportunity to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. For an extended adventure, add a puffin-watching segment and behold the charming and charismatic puffins that inhabit the coastal cliffs.

Alternatively, you can choose to continue exploring the wonders of Myvatn until you are ready to retire for the day in North Iceland. Your accommodations await, providing a comfortable and relaxing retreat after a day filled with incredible sights and unforgettable experiences.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Northwest Iceland

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  • Eyjafjordur fjord
  • Troll Peninsula
  • Holar i Hjaltadal
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Day seven allows you to discover the charms of Akureyri, affectionately known as the 'Capital of the North,' and its surroundings.

This vibrant town offers a delightful blend of cultural attractions, including boutiques, museums, and one of the world's northernmost botanical gardens. Explore Akureyri at your leisure, discovering its unique character and vibrant atmosphere. 

Alternatively, embark on an exhilarating whale-watching excursion, where you can witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Humpback whales are seen on almost every summer trip, and you may also spot puffins, white-beaked dolphins, porpoises, and other great whales.

Once you've savored the delights of Akureyri, your journey continues as you traverse the picturesque fjords of Eyjafjordur and Skagafjordur, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. 

As you go through the scenic Trollskagi peninsula, enjoy the sight of Icelandic horses, known for their unique charm and gentle nature. 

You have the option to visit the historic fishing town of Siglufjordur, renowned for its award-winning Herring Era Museum. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the herring industry that once thrived in this area, and gain insights into the lives of the hardworking fishermen. 

The museum has received international acclaim for its comprehensive exhibits and immersive storytelling.

You can also journey to the serene village of Hofsos, a haven of tranquility amidst Iceland's rugged beauty. Here, you can indulge in a truly unique experience by bathing in a geothermal pool that offers panoramic views of the coastal scenery. 

Let the warm, soothing waters rejuvenate your body and soul as you bask in the serenity of your surroundings.

After your dip, you can walk along the cliff-edge and admire the hexagonal columns by the shore.

As the day draws to a close, you will find your accommodation in North Iceland. 

Allow the quiet ambiance to envelop you as you prepare for the exciting experiences that await you in the days ahead.

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Day 8

Day 8 – Westfjords

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  • Borgarvirki basalt strata and ruins
  • Hvitserkur Rock Stack
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Day eight marks the beginning of your journey to the enchanting Westfjords, a region renowned for its awe-inspiring beauty that remains undiscovered by many travelers. As you make your way, you'll encounter several exciting stops along the route, each offering its own unique charm. 

One of the first remarkable sights you'll encounter is the Borgarvirki fortress, a geological wonder that served as a makeshift castle during Iceland's early history.

This natural formation stands proudly amidst the landscape, inviting you to delve into the country's rich past. Feel the echoes of the old Vikings as you explore the remnants of this ancient fort.

Continuing your journey, you'll come across the majestic Hvitserkur monolith, rising proudly from the ocean's surface. Its distinctive shape, resembling an elephant, adds a unique charm to the rugged coastal scenery. Take a moment to marvel at this natural masterpiece and capture a photograph to preserve the memory.

Soon, you'll head into the Westfjords, a region of incredible natural beauty far from the crowds.

In the charming town of Holmavik, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about Icelandic folklore and history at the Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft Museum and Sorcerer's Cottage. Discover the captivating tales of magic and witchcraft that have shaped the country's cultural fabric throughout the ages. 

To further enhance your journey, a stop at the revitalizing hot springs in Drangsnes awaits. Immerse yourself in the soothing waters, allowing the natural heat to ease your muscles and rejuvenate your spirit. Indulge in the tranquility of this secluded spot, surrounded by scenic landscapes that invite contemplation and relaxation.

As the day draws to a close, you will find yourself in a beautiful corner of the Westfjords. Embrace the serene atmosphere of this remote region as you settle into your accommodation, surrounded by the rugged charm of untouched Iceland. Prepare to embark on a remarkable exploration of this lesser-known gem in the days ahead.

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Day 9

Day 9 – Westfjords

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On day nine, you get to explore the beauty of the Westfjords. Your destination is Isafjordur, but the journey there will take you through some of the world's most breathtaking views.

As you wind through this captivating region, you'll be surrounded by towering peaks that command attention and coastal scenery that leaves you breathless. Thousands of waterfalls trickle from the flat-topped mountains, and the sparkling ocean provides a spectacular backdrop.

Be sure to keep a keen eye on the water, as you might catch sight of playful seals or majestic whales, adding an extra touch of magic to your journey. There are also many seabirds in the area, and the Westfjords are among the best places in Iceland to see Arctic Foxes.

You can even learn about these adorable animals at the Arctic Fox Center.

As you make your way to the town of Isafjordur, consider taking a slight detour to the charming village of Bolungarvik. 

Here, you'll find the Osvor Maritime Museum, a hidden gem that captures the rich history and seafaring traditions of the area. Look into the exhibits that showcase the hardships and triumphs of the local fishermen, gaining a deeper understanding of the region's maritime heritage.

After a day filled with exploration and discovery, you'll find yourself in the picturesque Isafjardardjup area, ready to unwind and soak in the tranquility of your surroundings. Take a moment to appreciate the serenity of being nestled in this remote corner of Iceland, where untouched landscapes and beauty await your admiration.

Isafjordur also has several restaurants, shops, and cafes, providing any amenity a traveler could need.

As the day comes to a close, you can retreat to your comfortable accommodation, allowing the peacefulness of the Westfjords to embrace you. Rest and rejuvenate, knowing that tomorrow holds even more wonders and adventures in store. 

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Day 10

Day 10 – Westfjords

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  • Dynjandi
  • Raudisandur red sand beach
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On day ten, get ready to witness two of the Westfjords' most remarkable natural wonders: the Dynjandi waterfall and the Latrabjarg bird cliffs.

As you make your way to these extraordinary destinations, be sure to take in the beautiful sights along the route, such as the picturesque Dyrafjordur fjord and the vibrant Skrudur botanical gardens. These stops offer a glimpse into the region's diverse landscapes and the enchanting flora that thrives in this remote corner of Iceland.

Prepare to be awe-struck as you approach Dynjandi waterfall, a true spectacle of nature. 

The cascading water plunges down a majestic cliff face, creating a mesmerizing display of power and beauty. As you ascend the trail leading to Dynjandi, you'll be treated to the sight of several other charming waterfalls, each contributing to the ethereal atmosphere of the surroundings. Take your time to savor the serenity and grandeur of this natural masterpiece.

Next, venture to the renowned Latrabjarg bird cliffs, a haven for avian enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. This stretch of coastline spans an impressive 8.7 miles (14 km) and hosts an astounding array of seabirds, including the beloved puffins. 

Prepare to be amazed as you witness hundreds of thousands of these captivating creatures nesting along the sheer cliffs. Their close proximity to humans allows for an up-close and personal encounter, creating a truly unforgettable birdwatching experience.

After immersing yourself in the wonders of Dynjandi and Latrabjarg, make your way to the charming town of Patreksfjordur, where you will spend a peaceful and restful night. 

The Westfjords hold a treasure trove of delightful landscapes and sights, ensuring that your journey through this remote region will be filled with unforgettable moments and breathtaking encounters with nature.

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Day 11

Day 11 – Snæfellsnes

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  • Kirkjufell Mountain
  • Djupalonssandur black pebble beach
  • Londrangar Basalt Cliffs
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On day eleven, bid farewell to the Westfjords as you embark on a journey towards the enchanting Snaefellsnes Peninsula. 

Traverse the waters aboard the Baldur ferry, a scenic voyage that will transport you from the rugged Westfjords to the historic village of Stykkisholmur. As part of your tour package, the ferry ride is included, and you can bring your car at no additional cost, ensuring a seamless transition to your next destination.

Snaefellsnes Peninsula, often referred to as "Iceland in Miniature," awaits you with its diverse and compact wonders. Over the course of two days, you will have ample time to explore the abundant attractions that grace this 56-mile (90-km) stretch of land. 

Immerse yourself in the natural splendor of Snaefellsjokull National Park, home to the majestic Snaefellsjokull glacier-capped volcano, believed to possess mystical energy and inspire the works of literature, such as Jules Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth."

Prepare to be delighted by the iconic Kirkjufell Mountain, a symmetrical peak that has become a symbol of Iceland's natural beauty. Its picturesque form has attracted photographers from around the world, seeking to capture its breathtaking allure. 

Explore the charming coastal towns of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, where you can stroll along the rugged shoreline, marvel at the dramatic sea cliffs, and listen to the crashing waves as they harmonize with the peaceful serenity of the surroundings.

Another highlight of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula is Djupalonssandur, a black sand beach adorned with mystical rock formations and steeped in maritime history. Take a moment to imagine the lives of fishermen who once braved the treacherous waters, and test your own strength by attempting to lift the ancient "lifting stones" that were used to assess the seafaring prowess of sailors of the past.

As you retire for the night in the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, let the tranquil ambiance of the area wash over you, knowing that you have embarked on a remarkable journey through a miniature of Iceland, where nature's wonders and captivating landscapes await at every turn.

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Day 12

Day 12 – Snæfellsnes

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  • Snaefellsjokull
  • Budir hamlet
  • Ytri Tunga Beach
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On day twelve, you have the opportunity to explore the sites that you may have missed during your previous day on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. 

Embark on a quest to discover the hidden gems. Begin your day by visiting Ytri Tunga beach, a haven for seals. Observe these charming creatures as they bask in the sun or playfully swim in the surrounding waters, creating unforgettable moments of wildlife encounters.

Delve into the depths of the Vatnshellir lava tube, a subterranean wonder formed by ancient volcanic activity. Embark on a guided tour to explore the mysterious underground world, marveling at the unique geological formations and witnessing the eerie ambiance of this natural phenomenon.

Venture to the windswept village of Budir, where a picturesque church stands in solitude against the dramatic backdrop of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Take a moment to appreciate the serene beauty of this remote location and capture its essence through your lens or in cherished memories.

Continue your journey to the dramatic basalt plug of Londrangar, towering majestically above the coastal landscape. These rock formations are remnants of ancient volcanic activity, creating a surreal and mystical atmosphere that will leave you in awe of nature's grandeur.

For those seeking a touch of Icelandic folklore, visiting Bardarlaug lake near Hellnar is a must. According to local legends, this serene lake was once the bathing spot of a mythical protector known as a Jotunn. Know more about the enchanting tales of the area while taking in the tranquil beauty surrounding you.

As the day draws to a close, embrace the opportunity to spend a second night on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Reflect on the unique experiences and extraordinary landscapes you have encountered, knowing that you have delved deeper into the heart of this remarkable region, uncovering its hidden treasures along the way.

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Day 13

Day 13 – Reykjavík

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  • Deildartunguhver hot spring
  • Reykholt historical site
  • Hraunfossar & Barnafoss waterfalls
  • Borg a Myrum church and farm
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On your penultimate day, prepare to embark on a journey back to Reykjavik, savoring the attractions that West Iceland has to offer along the way. As you traverse this region of natural wonders, be prepared to be enthralled by its diverse landscapes and cultural treasures.

Discover the fascinating duo of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls, situated side by side but boasting distinctive characteristics. 

Hraunfossar gracefully emerges from the vast expanse of lava fields, its delicate streams cascading down in a picturesque display. In contrast, Barnafoss roars through a narrow canyon, exuding raw power and creating an awe-inspiring spectacle. Witness the contrast of nature's beauty and force in this captivating comparison.

Not far from these enchanting falls lies Deildartunguhver, Europe's highest-flowing hot spring. Experience the remarkable geothermal power as steam rises from this natural wonder, providing warmth and energy to nearby communities. 

For those with an appreciation for history, a visit to the village of Reykholt is a must. Explore the Snorrastofa museum, dedicated to Snorri Sturluson, one of Europe's most influential medieval writers. Immerse yourself in the world of Norse sagas and gain insights into the cultural heritage that has shaped Iceland's literary traditions.

Continue your journey to Borgarnes, where the Settlement Era Museum awaits. Delve into the fascinating history of Iceland's early settlers as this interactive museum brings their stories to life. Gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and triumphs faced by the brave souls who paved the way for the country's development.

As you approach Reykjavik, you have the option to embark on one of these final adventures. 

Dare to explore the hidden world of Vidgelmir on a thrilling lava tubing tour, venturing into ancient underground caves formed by volcanic activity. Alternatively, opt for a walk through the extraordinary Langjokull glacier tunnels, an experience that can be found nowhere else on the planet. 

Upon arriving in Reykjavik, take the opportunity to savor the vibrant energy of Iceland's capital city. Explore its charming streets, visit its renowned landmarks, and indulge in the city's rich cultural offerings. 

Reflect upon the journey you have undertaken, filled with natural wonders, cultural treasures, and unforgettable experiences, before retiring for a well-deserved rest.

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Day 14

Day 14 – Reykjavík

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  • Kleifarvatn
  • Krysuvik
  • Gunnuhver
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Sadly, day fourteen marks the end of your Icelandic adventure. It's time to make your way back to Keflavik airport, ensuring you have ample time to return your car and catch your flight. 

However, for those fortunate enough to have a later flight, you have the option to visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon to conclude your journey on a tranquil note. Indulge in the soothing embrace of the warm, mineral-rich waters, allowing the rejuvenating properties to envelop you as you reflect upon the remarkable experiences you've had in the land of fire and ice.

The Blue Lagoon is a truly unique geothermal spa renowned for its ethereal beauty and therapeutic qualities. The milky-blue waters, surrounded by volcanic landscapes, offer a surreal and captivating setting for relaxation. Take in the stunning views while basking in the serenity of this iconic Icelandic landmark.

Alternatively, if you have an early flight back home, we extend our warm wishes for a pleasant journey. 

For those with a bit more time before departing, the vibrant city of Reykjavik has many attractions and activities. Explore its charming streets, indulge in local cuisine, visit captivating museums, or simply soak up the lively atmosphere of the city before bidding farewell to this remarkable destination.

As your Icelandic adventure comes to an end, we extend our warmest wishes for a pleasant journey home. May the memories of your time spent in this remarkable land stay with you forever, reminding you of the awe-inspiring landscapes and captivating experiences that await in Iceland.
 

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What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothes
Hiking shoes
Driver's license
Swimsuit and towel

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. Gravel protection is not included if you choose a Toyota Aygo or similar. 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.

Wearing cotton or jeans as the outer layer during your trip to the Þríhnjúkagígur volcano tour is not allowed. Please wear suitable waterproof clothes and sturdy hiking shoes for this trip. It's always the same temperature inside the crater – about 5–6°C (42–43°F). The Þríhnjúkagígur volcano tour involves a hike of approximately 3 km (2 miles) each way. The walk usually takes around 45–50 minutes (depending on the condition of people in the group). A guide will be with you at all times during the walk.

Due to limited availability in the remote Westfjords region, accommodation for Super Budget and Budget levels will be arranged with the same preferred partners.

For the snorkeling tour, participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim.

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