6 dages kør-selv-tur med midnatssol til Islands skjulte juveler og sorte sandstrande
Enjoy Iceland with this 6-day summer self-drive tour where you'll find out what's hidden in the lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula, feel the powers of Icelandic nature on the Golden Circle route, visit a wealth of wonders on the South Coast, and encircle a mighty glacier on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.
This tour is perfect for those wanting to set their own pace and follow their own path as they see Iceland's best features like the erupting geyser Strokkur, the serene Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, the sparkling Diamond Beach, and the picturesque Kirkjufell mountain.
Upon booking, you will be provided with a personalized itinerary guiding you to the essential sightseeing locations as well as some off-the-beaten-track spots. But nothing is set in stone, so if you are returning to this land of ice and fire and would like to see something new, you can rearrange the itinerary, skipping the attraction you have seen in favor of new and exciting adventures.
You could also spice up these classic sights with a tour where you'll go snorkeling, snowmobiling, or riding an Icelandic horse. You could also go glacier hiking, ice climbing, ice caving, descend into a volcano or a lava tube, take a super jeep tour to the Highlands, or unwind in the Blue Lagoon Spa.
Each night on this six-day tour will be spent at the same accommodation in Reykjavik, allowing you to travel freely around the country, enjoying the comfort and lively culture of the city and eliminating the need to repack every day.
Book now to secure your place on this family-friendly summer self-drive tour. Combine nature, adventure, and city comfort with this 6-day excursion. Check availability by choosing a date.
Dag 1 - Arriving in Iceland
You'll arrive at Keflavik International Airport, which is nestled in the middle of the dark lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Pick up your car and drive through this black desert on your way to Iceland's capital, Reykjavik.
Once in the city, settle into your accommodation, your home for the next five nights. By staying in the same location, you'll be given the freedom to travel lightly, as you don't have to repack every day, allowing you to have a smooth and relaxing holiday.
You can start your Icelandic adventure by doing a little exploring the city. Take a light stroll down the streets of Reykjavik to discover its many restaurants, bars, and cafés or unwind in the warm, geothermal waters of a hot tub in one of the city's many swimming pools.
Be careful not to stay out too late! The bright midnight sun can make you forget what time it is, and you have a busy few days ahead of you.
Dag 2 - Hidden Treasures on the Reykjanes Peninsula
Dag 3 - Adventures on the Golden Circle Route
After waking up in Reykjavik, start the day by heading out of the city to visit Iceland's most popular sightseeing route, the Golden Circle. Aside from Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall, the three famous sites that make up the Golden Circle, you can also visit some secret spots along the way.
You are invited to add on some exciting tours during the booking process to spice up this day. You could start your journey by visiting a horse farm just outside Reykjavik city if you opt to. There, you will meet the friendly Icelandic horse for a riding tour around the countryside. Icelandic horses are very gentle, so this trip is an excellent choice for children and adults alike.
You will head to Thingvellir National Park, the birthplace of Iceland's parliament. The park is located in a valley between two tectonic plates that are drifting apart. As the continents shift, they create canyons and fissures that are visible in the area.
Some of those fissures are filled with underground meltwater from nearby glaciers, and today, you can go snorkeling in these waters. At Silfra fissure, you'll be suited up in a drysuit and then taken to the crystal-clear waters, where you'll discover the electric blue underworld that lies just below the water's surface.
You'll then move on to the bubbling mud pools, the steaming hot springs, and erupting geysers of the Geysir geothermal area. There, the geyser Strokkur erupts every 5-10 minutes, giving you plenty of chances to capture a great selfie with the 66 ft (20 m) water column in the background.
Next up is the 'Golden Waterfall' Gullfoss. From several viewing platforms, you'll be able to see as the river Hvita dramatically plunges 105 ft (32 m) into an ancient canyon, creating a thundering noise that will shake your core and echo in your ear.
During the booking process, you can opt for a tour that departs from Gullfoss waterfall, where you visit Langjokull glacier, the same ice cap that feeds the river Hvita. There, you'll hop aboard a snowmobile and race across the white expanse, filling your veins with adrenaline and your lungs with cool glacial air.
Before you return to Reykjavik, there are a few secret spots you should check out as well, one aptly called 'The Secret Lagoon.' Located in the village of Fludir, the Secret Lagoon is a beautiful geothermal pool where the surrounding hot springs, fumaroles, and small geyser provide a fantastical air of mystery.
You can check out the Fridheimar farm and learn how Icelanders harness geothermal energy to grow tomatoes and vegetables all year round or see a rainbow of colors at Kerid crater lake. The crater's steep walls, made of dark red volcanic rocks covered with bright green moss, surround the sky-blue water and give it an otherworldly appearance.
Dag 4 - Journeying the South Coast
As this is a self-drive, you decide when you hit the road. However, the South Coast is filled with beautiful attractions and activities, so you might want to think about getting an early start today. You'll be driving past glaciers that cover volcanoes on your way to see cascading waterfalls and black sand beaches.
Head east, making your way through the geothermal town of Hveragerdi and the small village of Hvolsvollur. The first stop of the day is the stunning waterfall Seljalandsfoss. Make sure to pack waterproof clothes as you will be able to follow a footpath that leads you behind the cascading water. From Seljalandsfoss, you can take a short walk to a hidden gem, Gljufrabui waterfall, partly covered by large cliffs.
It is just a short drive to your next destination, Skogafoss, a massive cascade that will show you both Mother Nature's strength and beauty at the same time. The waterfall lies beneath the glaciers Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull, and today on your journey, you can opt for some exciting glacier adventures.
You can stop at Solheimajokull, an outlet glacier of Myrdalsjokull, to take part in a glacier hike or an ice climbing tour. You can also head further east to the village of Vik, where you'll board a super jeep, a large, custom vehicle that will drive you up Myrdalsjokull glacier to an authentic ice cave. The only one of its kind accessible all year round.
The village of Vík is a great place to stop for lunch or snacks before returning to Reykjavík as it sits on the banks of the black sand beach of Reynisfjara. Take in the view of the crashing Atlantic Ocean waves, hitting both the beach and the massive Reynisdrangar sea stacks, which rise out of the ocean like petrified trolls, before making your way back to the city.
However, if you are an enthusiastic sightseer, you can skip the optional tours, delay your returning journey, and continue further east to see the stunning Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. At the lagoon, massive icebergs that have broken off a nearby glacier float peacefully in the water before drifting off to sea.
Those looking to go on a different route today and want to see some hidden treasures can drive to the black sands of Solheimasandur, where they'll find the skeleton of a crashed DC airplane, then visit Seljavallalaug pool which is hidden inside a mountain pass. You could also ditch your car for a few hours, hop aboard a super jeep and drive into the Highlands to see the rhyolitic mountains at Landmannalaugar geothermal area.
Whatever you decide to do today, you'll be filled with great memories of a fantastic day on the South Coast as you return to your accommodation in Reykjavik city.
Dag 5 - The Magical Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Today you'll explore a 56-mile (90 km) stretch of land that is filled with lava fields, beaches, charming fishing villages, a stunning coastline, and an inspiring glacier volcano. This little piece of land is sometimes nicknamed 'Iceland in Miniature' due to its many diverse attractions, but it is mostly called the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.
Start the day by driving past Reykjavik's mighty mountain Esja and into the green fields of western Iceland until you reach your first stop, the cliffs of Gerduberg. The site comprises a long belt of hexagonal basalt columns that resemble a man-made castle wall, but these form naturally in Iceland's volcanic environment.
Icelandic beaches are usually jet-black, but your next stop is at one of few white beaches in the country. Ytri-Tunga is not only a beautiful location, filled with white dunes and small islets just off the coast, but it is a great place to spot seals as they can often be seen swimming in the ocean or lazing on the shore.
You'll be sure to capture some amazing photos in the peninsula's many villages, like the black church in Budir, the rock arch in Arnarstapi, the beautiful rock formations down by the sea at Hellnar, and the charming houses at Stykkisholmur.
Don't forget to stop by the coastline to see the massive Londrangar volcanic plugs that jut out of the ocean and to walk to the black pebble beach of Djupalonssandur, where remains of a ship that wrecked there in 1948 lie scattered around.
Watching over you on your journey is the mighty glacier volcano Snaefellsjokull. The glacier served as an entryway to the subterranean adventure in Jules Verne's 1864's novel 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth.' Today, you can have your own adventure underground with a visit to Vatnshellir lava cave, where you follow a path that was created by flowing lava thousands of years ago.
Before you head back to Reykjavik, be sure to stop near the town of Grundarfjordur to snap a few photos of the pyramid-shaped mountain Kirkjufell and its nearby waterfall. Fans of the HBO series Game of Thrones might recognize this striking feature.
Dag 6 - Leaving Iceland
On your last day in Iceland, you will head, once again, out to the moss-covered lava field of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Make sure you'll be at Keflavik International Airport in good time to return your vehicle and catch your departing flight.
If your flight leaves late, you can use your remaining time to explore the city further. A short drive away from downtown Reykjavik is the recreational area of Laugardalur. If the weather is nice, this is a great place for a short walk or a picnic.
You could visit Laugardalslaug, Reykjavik's largest swimming pool, which comes equipped with lap lanes, geothermal hot tubs, steam rooms, and a water slide. You could also check out the nearby Family Park and Zoo to see Icelandic wildlife animals and meet a few Icelandic horses and sheep before hopping back in your car and driving to the Airport.
Have a nice flight and come back 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.
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.
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.
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 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.