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Make the most of a four-day getaway to the magnificent Land of Ice and Fire with this fun-filled self-drive holiday. Travelers who wish to see the most iconic sites of Iceland on their own terms and embark on some thrilling excursions should not hesitate to book this tour.
Iceland is famous across the world for its glaciers, volcanoes, hot springs, and breathtaking landscapes. Despite visiting for just four days, you'll be able to marvel over all of these by booking this adventure. The Blue Lagoon spa, iconic sites of the Golden Circle, and spectacular diversity of the South Coast are all on your agenda.
As this is a self-drive holiday, you are free to spend as much or little time at each site as possible. You don't need to worry about appeasing any other guests or following the strict timetable of a guide. If you find the geysers of Haukadalur valley particularly mesmerizing, or the volcanic landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula beckoning you, you have the freedom to dedicate hours to each.
Furthermore, a self-drive adventure will allow you to get off the beaten track to find attractions most guests overlook entirely. After booking, you'll be sent an itinerary detailing all of the fantastic locations you can visit each day, allowing you to tailor the perfect vacation for you and your group.
By having the freedom to reach these hidden gems, you'll avoid the crowds that tend to gather around the most popular sites and have the opportunity to connect with the silent, untouched wilderness that draws so many to Iceland.
The only limit on your independence is making sure you get to the meeting place of any excursions you have booked on time. On your second day, you can choose between a serene horseback ride, a thrilling snowmobile, and a breathtaking snorkeling tour. On your third, you'll have the choice between glacier hiking, ice caving, or taking a super jeep to the magnificent Highlands.
You will also have the opportunity to visit Iceland's most famous attraction, the Blue Lagoon, either just after your arrival or just before your departure.
All of these excursions and admissions will be sorted for you immediately after you book your trip, taking all the stress out of planning your holiday. Furthermore, you'll be based in a Reykjavik hotel throughout your stay, adding to your convenience and providing you with an opportunity to get to know one of the world's most unique, beautiful, and cultural capitals.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Iceland and enjoy some thrilling adventures over just four days with this fantastic summer getaway. Check availability by choosing a date.
Dag 1 - Arrival
Welcome to Iceland! You will land at Keflavik International Airport, the main port of arrival for most travelers, and after making your way through customs, you will find your rental car waiting.
On your way to Iceland's capital city of Reykjavik, 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.
The Reykjanes Peninsula, in particular, will appeal to those who want to make the most of every moment they have in Iceland's nature. The region boasts cone-shaped volcanoes, barren expanses of moss-coated lava, dramatic coastal geology, and several steaming geothermal areas.
Meanwhile, those who want to get a taste of Icelandic culture will be able to do so in the capital. Boasting museums and galleries, parks and nature reserves, feats of architecture and public art, as well as an array of boutiques, restaurants, and bars, the city truly has something for everyone.
After experiencing the freedom of a self-drive tour and making the very most of your day, you'll retire for the night in Reykjavik.
Dag 2 - Golden Circle Sightseeing
On the second day of your journey, you will get to experience the magnificent, diverse sites of the Golden Circle, Iceland's premier sightseeing route. Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss waterfall are the main attractions on your itinerary. However, you can add to your day by including a thrilling excursion and seeking out hidden gems.
Thingvellir National Park is a geological marvel. It is framed by two sheer cliff faces marking the edges of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, meaning the entire location is nestled between the continents. Filled with birch woodland and lava fields, surrounded by volcanoes and a great lake, and littered with ravines and springs, it is a breathtaking place to explore.
The appeal of the Geysir Geothermal Area should be instantly apparent. Not only is it home to geysers, but it is home to geysers so dramatic that all similar phenomena around the world appropriated their Icelandic name. The most impressive of these exploding hot springs is Strokkur, which erupts at least every ten minutes, often reaching over 66 ft (20 m).
Gullfoss, meanwhile, is a classic Icelandic waterfall: powerful, mesmerizing, and unforgettable. Formed by a glacier river pouring from the nearby ice cap of Langjokull, it surges down two steps into a dramatic, beautiful valley, throwing blooms of spray into the air as it does. In the sun, this spray is renowned for the waterfalls that arch from it.
As you travel between these sites, you have the choice of three tours to break up your sightseeing with. At Thingvellir, you can embark on a snorkeling excursion into the ravine of Silfra. The visibility in this magnificent place often exceeds 328 ft (100 m). The vividness of the underwater blues is astounding, making this consistently ranked as one of the best snorkeling sites in the world.
From Gullfoss, you could alternatively board a super jeep to be whisked up Langjokull glacier for a snowmobiling tour. Few activities are more thrilling than rushing across gleaming plains of pristine snow and few ways to attain such rewarding views of the south, west, and Highlands.
Thirdly, you could embark on a horse-riding tour through the beautiful countryside surrounding the Golden Circle sites. Icelandic horses are famously friendly, and witnessing the landscapes from their backs is a great way to experience the country like an early settler. Whether you have experience riding or not, this tour will be tailored to you.
Though you are welcome to simply see the major attractions and add on an adventure, you can also make the most of having a vehicle and detour to one of the dozens of hidden gems within easy driving distance. The crater lake of Kerið and serene Secret Lagoon are but two enticing examples of what's on offer.
At the end of your day, you will return to your hotel in the capital.
Dag 3 - South Coast Marvels | Waterfalls and Black Sand Beaches
On the third day of your four-day summer holiday to Iceland, you will set out to explore the magnificent sites of the South Coast. Today will truly show you how much freedom you have on a self-drive holiday such as this one, as you can tailor what you see and do entirely to your group's desires.
Setting out from Reykjavik, however, all guests will likely want to spend some time at the first three attractions of the region, all of which are waterfalls. Seljalandsfoss is one of the country's most iconic, clearly visible from the Ring Road and famous for the enormous cavern that opens behind it, allowing it to be fully encircled.
Its neighbor Gljufrabui is lesser-known. Even though it is within easy walking distance, it is hidden in a magical grotto that requires a little wading through a stream to reach.
Skogafoss, meanwhile, is as unmissable as Seljalandsfoss. 197 ft (60 m) tall, at least 33 ft (10 m) wide, and mesmerizingly powerful, this waterfall is a fantastic example of the power of Iceland's nature.
After making the most of these sites, you can leave the Ring Road to get a close-up view of two of the South Coast's most incredible glaciers. Myrdalsjokull is the third-largest in the country and conceals the notorious volcano of Katla. Eyjafjallajokull is smaller but much more famous after its 2010 eruption.
If you elect to do so when booking, you can take one of the three tours offered today onto a tongue of Myrdalsjokull, Solheimajokull. Glacier hiking is a fantastic way to marvel over beautiful ice formations and experience breathtaking views of the south.
The two other tours on offer today leave from the village of Vik, your next destination. The first of these is an ice-caving tour that occurs closer to the summit of Myrdalsjokull. Rather than hiking across the glacier's surface, you will descend into its hidden crevasses to explore it from within.
The second is entirely different: a super jeep tour to Landmannalaugar. Landmannalaugar is a spectacular Highland reserve, best known for its abundant natural hot springs you can bathe in. This area also has dramatic rhyolite mountains in unexpectedly vibrant yellow, green and pink shades and plentiful hiking trails. Many of these lead to magnificent crater lakes, and all provide stunning panoramas of Iceland's interior.
Regardless of which tour you take, you will want to spend some time at the beach beside Vik. Named Reynisfjara, it is defined by its endless stretches of haunting black sands and the giant offshore rock monuments of Reynisdrangar, said to have once been a pair of trolls who were petrified to stone by sunlight.
Very close to this beach is the incredible rock arch of Dyrholaey that all animal lovers should make an effort to reach, as this is one of the best places to marvel over nesting Atlantic Puffins in summer.
After immersing yourself in the stunning South Coast of Iceland, you'll head back to the capital for the evening.
Dag 4 - Departure
On the final day of your four-day immersive summer getaway to Iceland, you'll need to take your car back to the airport in good time for your departure. If you are not in a great rush, you may want to take your time on this journey and check out the incredible volcanic and geothermal sites of the Reykjanes Peninsula.
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. We hope you come back to visit soon!
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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.
Although it is summertime, the Icelandic weather can be very unpredictable. Please bring appropriate clothing.
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.
Sovesenge med fælles badeværelser i pensionater eller vandrerhjem. Beliggende i regionen med de bedste attraktioner. Morgenmad er ikke inkluderet.
Værelser med fælles badeværelser i bondegårde, pensionater eller vandrerhjem med gode placeringer i nærheden af de bedste attraktioner. Morgenmad er ikke inkluderet.
Værelser med eget badeværelse i tre-stjernede hoteller eller kvalitetshytter. Meget tæt på de bedste attraktioner på hvert sted. Morgenmad er inkluderet.
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.
Nedenfor kan du se de mulige biludlejningsmuligheder, der er tilgængelige for denne kør-selv-tur.
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) forsikring. Bemærk venligst, at terrænkørsel er ulovlig for alle biltyper.
Alle niveauer er udstyret med gratis wi-fi. Du kan nyde ubegrænset data med Wi-Fi-enheden, som kan tilsluttes til op til 10 enheder på én gang. Biludlejningen vil give 24-timers nødhjælp på vejen.
Alderskrav for hvert niveau kan findes nedenfor. For alle niveauer gælder det, at chaufføren skal have haft et gyldigt kørekort i mindst et år før lejedatoen.
Vi anbefaler Budget 4X4 niveau til sommerkørsel og Comfort 4X4 til vinterkørsel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
En stor varebil med 9 sæder så som en Mercedes Benz Vito eller lignende (manuel gearkasse). Komfortabel til 5 til 7 rejsende. Hvis alle pladser er fyldt op, er pladsen til bagage begrænset. Føreren skal være 23 år eller derover.