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Intensiv 10-dages kør-selv-tur om sommeren på Islands ringvej med vandfald og gletchere—

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Turen starter
Keflavík Airport
Starttid
Fleksibel
Varighed
10 dage
Afslutningssted
Keflavík Airport
Sværhedsgrad
Let
Ledig
Apr. - Aug.
Ending time
Fleksibel
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Enjoy exploring the most beautiful Ring Road attractions in-depth with this ten-day summer self-drive. This tour will allow you to take your time to enjoy the country’s south, east, and north, as well as the city of Reykjavík.

Self-drive tours provide a wonderful opportunity to explore Iceland without stress. Before your arrival, your accommodation, car rental, and excursions will be sorted for you, and you don’t have to worry about other guests or impatient guides. You can explore on your own terms, and on this tour, you’ll have plenty of time to see all that you want to.

After your arrival, you will explore the famous sites of the Golden Circle before crossing the length of the beautiful South Coast. From there, you will wind your way up the gorgeous Eastfjords, then cross the North to Lake Mývatn and the town of Akureyri. After nine days packed with sightseeing, you will drive back to the capital of Reykjavík, allowing you to enjoy the city to the fullest.

You will also have the chance to join plenty of tours on your journey. Excursions such as snorkeling, snowmobiling, glacier hiking, ice carving, and whale watching, to name a few, can all be added during booking.

Explore the sites of Iceland in-depth and experience this country with complete freedom on this ten-day summer self-drive tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Inkluderet

9 nights of accommodation (different levels available; breakfast included for Comfort and Quality levels; more detailed info below)
Vehicle for 10 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
Personal travel agent
Taxes
Travelers who book with Guide to Iceland may have a PCR or rapid antigen COVID-19 test prearranged prior to their departure from Iceland, if needed.

Aktiviteter

Gletsjervandring
Snorkling
Snescooter
Ridning
Hvalsafari
Sightseeing
Bådtur
Bad i varme kilder
Kulturel aktivitet
Fuglekiggeri
Helikopter
Isgrottevandring
Kør selv

Daglig rejseplan

Dag 1
Koncertsalen Harpa ligger i det centrale Reykjavik.

Dag 1 - Arrival

Welcome to Iceland! You will land at Keflavík International Airport, located on the Reykjanes Peninsula. After collecting your luggage, pick up your car, and set out in the direction of Iceland's capital, Reykjavík.

On your way to Iceland's capital city, you could choose to make a stop at the Blue Lagoon. This world-renowned spa is known for its healing waters, vivid azure colors, and luxurious treatments. It is located in the middle of a moss-covered lava field, giving it an otherworldly atmosphere. If you add the Blue Lagoon, it will be arranged according to your flights. If there is no time to visit the lagoon today, it can be added to another day. Your travel consultant will be able to arrange this for you. There is still plenty to see and do in Reykjavik and the Reykjanes Peninsula if you have extra free time.

Once you arrive in Reykjavík, you can drop your bags off at your hotel and set out to see the capital. Stroll down Laugavegur street and check out the street art, boutiques, restaurants, and bars. 

After seeing the city's beautiful architecture, you can head back to your hotel to rest for the night in preparation for your travels tomorrow.

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Dag 2
Gullfoss-vandfaldet er en af Islands største turistrattraktioner

Dag 2 - The Golden Circle

On your second day, you will embark upon the most popular tourist route in Iceland, the Golden Circle.

The first destination on the Golden Circle route is Þingvellir National Park. This beautiful place of ravines, springs, forest, and lava fields is nestled between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. It is also the only UNESCO World Heritage Site on Iceland's mainland, which it earnt due to the fact that it was here where Iceland's parliament, Alþingi, was founded way back in 930 AD.

Next, you will visit the Geysir Geothermal Area. This is home to the geyser Strokkur, which erupts to heights that regularly exceed 66 ft (20 m), every five to ten minutes. While waiting for it to go off, you can admire the surrounding hot springs and fumaroles.

Finally, you will come to Gullfoss waterfall, perhaps the most iconic waterfall in the country. Plunging into an ancient valley, throwing off clouds of spray, it has come to define Iceland's beauty and incredible power.

On this day, you can opt for one of three tours. The first is a riding tour where you can meet the Icelandic horse and ride through beautiful fields. At Þingvellir is a ravine called Silfra that is filled with crystal-clear spring water. You could elect to snorkel there as the water provides over 328 ft (100 m) of visibility. From Gullfoss, you can go on a snowmobiling tour on the magnificent Langjökull glacier.

You will have time today to see other, lesser-known destinations detailed in your itinerary. These could include waterfalls, mountains, geothermal areas, and many villages. Of particular note is Kerið Crater Lake, the vivid contrasts of which must be seen to be believed.

You will spend the night in a hotel in the Golden Circle area.

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Dag 3
Havsøjlerne ved Reynisdrangar er Sydkystens geologiske vidundere.

Dag 3 - South Coast

On Day Three, you will start your journey along the South Coast, a stretch lined with countless attractions.

The first of these you will stop at are three waterfalls. The first two are very unique and located right next to each other. Seljalandsfoss is the more famous of them, 197 ft (60 m) tall and with a cave behind it that will allow you to fully encircle it. Gljúfrabúi, meanwhile, is hidden inside a cleft in a mountainside, falling into a fantastical grotto. The third waterfall you will come to is much more classic, but the most powerful is called Skógafoss.

As you travel between these, you will notice that to your left are mighty glaciers. One of these is Eyjafjallajökull, which erupted in 2010, and the latter is Mýrdalsjökull, which conceals Katla volcano. You opt for a tour today where you hike on one of the tongues of Mýrdalsjökull, with a glacier walk on Sólheimajökull, or you could also choose a tour where you ascend the glacier to explore a magnificent ice cave.

You will then continue onto the black sand beach of Reynisfjara. This is a stunning stretch of coastline with fascinating geology; just offshore are two towering rock stacks called Reynisdrangar that are said to be petrified trolls. 

Your final major destination is Dyrhólaey cliffs and rock arch. This is a magnificent coastal feature, though its greatest draw in summer is that it is the nesting grounds for puffins and one of the best places to watch them from shore.

You will then spend the night in Vík.

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Dag 4
Se de titanicagtige isbjerge flyde fredeligt rundt på en rolig sø ved Jökulsárlón gletcherlagune.

Dag 4 - South-East

On your fourth day, you will see two of Iceland's most incredible natural sites, Skaftafell Nature Reserve and the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.

Skaftafell sits in the shadow of Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull, and is full of diverse landscapes. There are many trails and tracks in Skaftafell, and you can take hikes to go to beautiful waterfalls and magnificent glacial tongues. At one of those, you can take a tour onto the ice cap for unbelievable views of the surrounding area.

Following this, you'll head to the glacier lagoon. Jökulsárlón is a spectacular, vast lake that is filled with enormous icebergs coming from Vatnajökull. It is also home to many seals. Walk around the shores and marvel over the wonders here. If you wish to get a better view of the icebergs, you can elect to take a boat tour to immerse yourself further, either in a slower amphibious vessel or RIB speedboat.

While you are here, don't forget to visit the Diamond Beach, which sits adjacent to the lagoon. This is where the icebergs end their lives after they've washed up on shore here. They melt in the sun and glisten like precious gemstones.

You'll find your accommodations for the night in either the area near Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon or in the nearby town of Höfn.

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Dag 5
Når du kører ved Østfjordene, kan du få øje på sæler, rensdyr og islandske heste.

Dag 5 - The Eastfjords

On Day Five, you will explore the Eastfjords. This is one of Iceland's least traveled regions, so you will avoid most of the crowds and be able to enjoy the area in peace.

The Eastfjords are defined by gigantic mountains, stunning ocean views, coastal towns, and diverse wildlife. In the cliffs, you may see puffins; on the coast, you may see seals; and in the waters, you may even see whales or dolphins. East Iceland is also the only place you may see reindeer as they roam free here.

While there are no activities to book today, there is so much to see and so many hidden gems to explore. You'll be grateful to have the whole day free. You could stop in many sleeping fishing villages that dot the area or hike in Hallormsstaðaskógur, Iceland's largest forest.

You'll spend the night in the Eastfjord's largest town, Egilsstaðir, which sits on the banks of a large lake, said to be the home of a great wyrm monster.

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Dag 6
Når du rejser på det nordlige Island, så sørg for at standse ved Europas kraftigste vandfald, Dettifoss.

Dag 6 - To Lake Myvatn

Your sixth day can be spent in one of two ways. You could either further enjoy the peaceful and beautiful Eastfjords before heading to the Lake Mývatn area in the evening or head straight to Mývatn so that you can explore more of its sites. You will, however, also have tomorrow to enjoy this area.

Regardless, en route to Mývatn, there are some incredible places you should stop at to explore. For example, you can see the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss, which sits in an ancient, beautiful gorge. You can also visit the enormous, verdant canyon Ásbyrgi if you have a 4WD vehicle or the seething, sulfuric geothermal area at Námaskarð Pass.

When you reach your accommodation in Lake Mývatn, you can spend the evening exploring the surroundings or bask in the gorgeous Mývatn Nature Baths.

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Dag 7
En kulørt mudderpøl i et geotermisk område nær Mývatn-søen.

Dag 7 - The Lake Myvatn Region

You will have all of Day Seven to explore the Lake Mývatn region, meaning you can give each site the time it deserves.

There are a huge wealth of things to see. Of course, the lake itself is worth spending time at due to its bountiful birdlife and bizarre geological formations. You can head to the Dimmuborgir lava fortress for even more geology, where the rocks are so great they somewhat resemble a castle. This area was used in the shooting of Game of Thrones, as was the nearby hot-spring-cave Grjótagjá.

At Skútustaðir are rows of pseudocraters that were formed in an eruption some 2,300 years ago. You can walk along the rim of these craters and marvel at this fantastic phenomenon. There are also geothermal areas to explore in the Lake Mývatn region and incredible expanses of lava.

You will spend another night in the Mývatn area, so you will have another opportunity to bask in the Nature Baths if you choose.

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Dag 8
Det smukke Goðafoss-vandfald på det nordlige Island er ikke kun forbløffende, men indskrevet i historien.

Dag 8 - North Iceland

On Day Eight, you will have a chance to better explore north Iceland. Leaving from Mývatn heading west, you will first come to the waterfall Goðafoss. This feature is as historic as it is beautiful; it was here, in 1000 AD, where Iceland’s law-speaker of the time threw away idols of the Old Norse Gods to symbolize the nation’s conversion to Christianity.

You can then head up to the town of Húsavík, which has many cultural sites and picturesque coastal views. This is renowned as the whale-watching capital of Europe, and here, you have the choice of opting for a whale watch to see creatures such as humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, and Atlantic puffins, amongst many other species.

If you do not go out on the seas - or simply want to see more puffins - you can head to the Tjörnes Peninsula, where you can watch them nesting in the cliffs; there are also many places to go fossil hunting here. Otherwise, you can explore the mountainous Tröllaskagi Peninsula or the stunning Eyjafjörður fjord.

Nestled in Eyjafjörður is the capital of the North, Akureyri. This is a bustling cultural capital, with a wealth of places worth visiting, such as the world’s northernmost botanical gardens and some magnificent architectural sites. You can use your evening to explore here before heading to your nearby hotel.

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Dag 9
Se Reykjavík ovenfra på en helikoptertur over byen.

Dag 9 - To Reykjavik

On your ninth day, you will head back to Reykjavík. The drive might be long, but you can break it up with several scenic stops along the way. 

If you haven't had a chance to explore the Tröllaskagi Peninsula, now is your chance. You could visit the herring era museum in Siglufjörður or the beautiful infinity pool at Hofsós. Further south, you'll find the wonderful Borgarfjörður region with its historical Saga museum and the stunning waterfalls Hraunfoss and Barnafossar.

However, if you are eager for one last adventure, you can book a tour back in Reykjavík and head straight to the capital, skipping all sightseeing stops. Once there, you can take an amazing helicopter flight over the city and its surroundings. Otherwise, you can take a once-in-a-lifetime excursion into the magma chamber of a dormant volcano. You'll descend into an enormous, vividly colored cavern via a lift and have the opportunity to walk around its base.

Make the most of the day before arriving at your hotel in the capital, as tomorrow you will be leaving Iceland.

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Dag 10
Se midnatssolen i Reykjavík på en kør-selv-tur om sommeren.

Dag 10 - Departure

Sadly, this is your departure day. For those who have a later flight and choose to visit the Blue Lagoon today, you will finish off your stay unwinding before you head to the airport. This is the perfect place to relax as you bathe in the warm, mineral-rich waters as you look back on the incredible adventure you have just taken in the land of fire and ice. If your flight is later, there are plenty of things to do in Reykjavik. If you have an early flight back home, we wish you a pleasant journey.

Once it is time to leave, you will travel through the lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula and to Keflavík International Airport to catch your departing flight.

Have a great flight, and come back soon!

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Vil du medbringe

Driver's License
Warm and waterproof clothes
Good shoes
Swimsuit and towel
Camera

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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.

Some optional activities might require you to have a valid driver's license, or you might need to send additional information to your travel planner. Please note that you might need to present medical documents should you choose to go snorkeling.

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

Overnatningssteder

Se vores boligniveauer nedenfor og vores foretrukne indkvarteringspartnere under hver dag i den daglige rejseplan. Indkvartering med superbudget niveau arrangeres i vandrehjems senge. For andre niveauer arrangeres bookinger for en person i enkeltværelser, og bookinger til to eller flere personer deler et (e) dobbelt- / dobbeltværelse (r). Teenagere og børn arrangeres i samme rum med forældrene. Hvis der er behov for ekstra værelse (r), påløber der ekstra omkostninger. Guide to Iceland giver dig den bedste tilgængelige bolig på din tid fra din reservation fra vores foretrukne partnere. Husk, at hotelkvaliteten i Island varierer mellem placeringer og tilgængeligheden er meget begrænset. Hvis vores foretrukne partnere er fuldt bookede på tidspunktet for din reservation, vil vi finde en anden passende bolig til dig på lignende niveau. Bemærk, at ikke alle placeringer tilbyder indkvartering på kvalitetsniveau. Overnatning på komfortniveau arrangeres på disse bestemte steder, hvilket afspejles i opgraderingsprisen for kvalitetsniveau. Vi gør altid vores bedste for at imødekomme specielle ønsker, som kan medføre ekstra omkostninger. Tryk på vælg en dato for at finde tilgængelighed.

Super Budget

Sovesenge med fælles badeværelser i pensionater eller vandrerhjem. Beliggende i regionen med de bedste attraktioner. Morgenmad er ikke inkluderet.

Budget

Værelser med fælles badeværelser i bondegårde, pensionater eller vandrerhjem med gode placeringer i nærheden af ​​de bedste attraktioner. Morgenmad er ikke inkluderet.

Comfort

Værelser med eget badeværelse i tre-stjernede hoteller eller kvalitetshytter. Meget tæt på de bedste attraktioner på hvert sted. Morgenmad er inkluderet.

Quality

Værelser med eget badeværelse i et firestjernet hotel eller superior-værelser på et kvalitets-3-stjernet hotel på de bedste steder i Island. Morgenmad er inkluderet.

Bil

Nedenfor kan du se de mulige biludlejningsmuligheder, der er tilgængelige for denne self-drive tour. Alle vores køretøjer er nye eller nuværende modeller på højst 2 år. Superbudgetniveauer leveres med standard CDW-forsikring, mens alle andre niveauer også inkluderer grusbeskyttelse (GP) og Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW) forsikringer. Vær opmærksom på, at kørsel uden for landevej er ulovlig for alle typer biler. Alle niveauer er udstyret med en GPS og gratis trådløs internetadgang. Du kan nyde ubegrænset data med Wi-Fi-enheden, som kan forbindes til op til 10 enheder på én gang. Billeje vil levere døgnåbnet nødhjælpstjeneste. Aldersbehov for hvert niveau kan findes nedenfor. For alle niveauer skal føreren have et gyldigt kørekort i mindst et år før datoen for lejen. Vi anbefaler Budget 4X4 niveau til sommerkørsel og Comfort 4X4 til vinterkørsel.

Super Budget-tohjulstrækker

Et lille 2WD-køretøj som Toyota Aygo eller lignende, der er egnet til grundlæggende kørsel under daglige forhold. Kompakt og behagelig for op til 2 rejsende med meget lidt bagage. Ingen højlandskapaciteter. Føreren skal være 20 år eller derover.

Budget-tohjulstrækker

Et grundlæggende 2WD-køretøj, såsom en Toyota Yaris eller lignende, der er egnet til kørsel under daglige forhold. Behageligt for 3 rejsende med let bagage. Dette køretøj har ikke kapacitet på højlandet. Føreren skal være 20 år eller derover.

Budget-firhjulstrækker

En grundlæggende 4WD (4X4) jeep eller SUV såsom en Dacia Duster eller lignende. Passer komfortabelt op til 3 rejsende med 2 store stykker bagage. Passer til de fleste rejser og anstændigt til sne- og off-asfaltkørsel. Har basale kapaciteter på højlandet. Føreren skal være 20 år eller derover.

Comfort-firhjulstrækker

En mellemstor 4WD (4x4) jeep eller SUV som f.eks. en Toyota Rav4 (automatisk) og Suzuki Vitara (manuel) eller lignende. Passer komfortabelt op til 4 rejsende med 3 store stykker bagage. Passer til de fleste rejser og god til sne- og off-asfaltkørsel. Har basale kapaciteter på højlandet. Føreren skal være 21 år eller derover.

Luxury-firhjulstrækker

En stor 4WD jeep som en Toyota Land Cruiser eller lignende. Komfortabelt for op til 4 rejsende med 4 store stykker bagage. Passer til næsten alle rejser. Har fuld highland-kapacitet til at køre på tilgængelige bjergveje. Føreren skal være 21 år eller derover.

Varevogn

En stor 9-personers varevogn, såsom en Mercedes Benz Vito (4WD manuel, har højlandsfunktioner og bedre egnet til vinterkørsel) eller lignende. Komfortabelt for 5 til 7 rejsende. Hvis du sidder fuldt, er bagagerummet begrænset. Føreren skal være 23 år eller derover.

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