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Imponerende 8 dages kør-selv-tur om sommeren til Islands vest- og sydkyst med vandfald og gletchere

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Turen starter
Keflavík Airport
Starttid
Fleksibel
Varighed
8 dage
Afslutningssted
Keflavík Airport
Sværhedsgrad
Let
Ledig
Apr. - Aug.
Ending time
Fleksibel
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Take your time getting to know all that Iceland's south and west coasts have to offer on this slow-paced self-drive tour. This is the perfect hassle-free vacation for those who want to explore Iceland's attractions in depth.

On this 8-day tour, you'll have ample time to explore the Golden Circle and the attractions of Iceland's South Coast, including the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, various waterfalls, black sand beaches, and picturesque little towns. This itinerary also includes some downtime in Reykjavík and time to enjoy the best of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, often named 'Iceland in miniature' due to its diverse natural attractions.

On your route, you'll visit all three National Parks of Iceland, and you'll want to have plenty of time to enjoy each one, so on this holiday you'll never feel rushed, especially as it never gets fully dark. You can use the lingering days to explore long into the nighttime.

As you are behind the wheel, you are in control of how long you stay at each attraction, but by spending two nights in the same accommodation, you can fully explore the area surrounding you. Instead of rushing through each part of Iceland and only skimming the surface of available attractions, you'll have both two nights on the Golden Circle, as well as two nights on the South Coast.

To help you make the most of each location, there are optional add-on tours in each area, as diverse as glacier hiking and exploring ice caves to relaxing in modern spa retreats. Other options include exploring the depths of Iceland's volcanic lava caves, whale and bird watching, snorkeling between continents, or pumping up your adrenaline on a snowmobile drive across a glacier! All of these come at a discounted price if you book them now.

Don't wait any longer, and book this 8-day in-depth tour of west and south Iceland now! Check availability by choosing a date.

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Inkluderet

7 nights of accommodation (different levels available; breakfast included; more detailed info below)
Vehicle for 8 days (Toyota Aygo or similar. Upgrades available)
CDW insurance for super budget level vehicle; other levels also include SCDW and gravel protection insurance
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
Grottevandring
Snescooter
Ridning
Hvalsafari
Sightseeing
Bådtur
Bad i varme kilder
Fuglekiggeri
Isgrottevandring
Kør selv

Daglig rejseplan

Dag 1
Den Blå Lagune er fuld af overraskelser, og det perfekte sted at slappe af.

Dag 1 - Arrival

After arrival at Keflavík international airport, you can pick up your rental car and drive through the moon-like, moss-covered lava landscape of the Reykjanes Peninsula.

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.

You will then continue on your way to Reykjavík, the northernmost capital of the world. Here you can choose to simply relax at your accommodations, dine in one of the modern restaurants the city holds, or spend your time strolling the streets of downtown and checking out the main sights, such as Hallgrímskirkja church, City Hall, and Harpa concert hall.

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Dag 2
Snæfellsnes-halvøen er et sted med kontraster, marker med lilla blomster omkring en gletcher under midnatssolen.

Dag 2 - Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Today you'll head towards Snæfellsnes peninsula, also known as 'Iceland in miniature' due to its diverse natural attractions.

Expect a scenic drive along the west coast, taking in views of mountains, waterfalls, lava fields, fjords, and charming villages on your way to Snæfellsjökull glacier and volcano, and its surrounding National Park.

Today you can opt for a tour where you'll visit Vatnshellir cave, located in the lava field surrounding the volcano. There, you'll descend into the lava cave to learn about the cave and the trolls that are said to live there.

If you'd rather be spending your time exploring the coastline and the wildlife, then you can join a whale watching tour from the town of Ólafsvík for a chance to see the playful whales and puffins that reside in Breiðafjörður Bay.

On the peninsula, you'll find plenty of attractions to fill your days, such as the black pebble beach of Djúpalónssandur and the white sand beach at Ytri-Tunga, the hexagonal cliffs at Gerðuberg and the black church at Búðir.

You can go hiking from the rock arch at Arnarstapi to nearby Hellnar village, where you can enjoy the views with a cup of coffee from their cute beach-side café.

Spend your night at Snæfellsnes peninsula.

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Dag 3
Hraunfossar-vandfaldet på det vestlige Island dukker op under lavaen!

Dag 3 - West Iceland & Golden Circle

From Snæfellsnes peninsula, head south towards the Golden Circle, where you'll find your accommodations for the next two nights. On the way, you can visit the stunning Hraunfossar waterfalls, the historic Reykholt village, and the bubbling Deildartunguhver hot spring.

You can spice up your journey today with a variety of tours, such as an excursion to the largest cave in Iceland, Víðgelmir lava tube, or explore the man-made ice cave tunnels inside Iceland's second-largest glacier, Langjökull. 

If you would rather take it easy and relax, a trip to Krauma Spa is highly recommended. There, hot water from Deildartunguhver hot spring is mixed with cold water from the glacier Ok to create the perfect bathing temperature.

Continue towards Þingvellir National Park, your first stop on the Golden Circle and the birthplace of Iceland's parliament, Alþingi. The park is located between two tectonic plates that are drifting apart, creating a stunning landscape of canyons and fissures.

Stroll around the park to see the consequences of this tectonic shift before retiring at your accommodations in the area.

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Dag 4
Krystalklart vand i Þingvellir Nationalpark i sensommeren.

Dag 4 - Golden Circle In-Depth

Today, you'll explore the rest of the Golden Circle and visit some off-the-beaten-path locations.

Start with a visit to Geysir geothermal area to watch the geyser Strokkur erupt high in the air. Dotted around are numerous colorful mud pools and steaming fumaroles. 

A short drive away is the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, which is fed by the glacier Langjökull. If you opted to during the booking process, you would board a modified Super Jeep at Gullfoss, head into the highlands, and up to Langjökull, where you can drive a snowmobile across the white glacier plains.

You can also visit Þingvellir National Park again to snorkel in Silfra, a crystal clear dive site located in Þingvallavatn Lake. The water here has been filtered through the lava coming from Langjökull and has visibility for more than 328 ft (100 m)! It's also very cold, but you're provided with a dry suit to keep you warm.

Those who'd rather spend the day relaxing can visit the small town of Flúðir for a soak in the geothermal waters of the Secret Lagoon. You can also learn about Iceland's history at the Skálholt Cathedral before grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many greenhouse farms in the area.

Return to your accommodation from the previous night for another good night's sleep after a busy day.

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Dag 5
Man ser ofte søpapegøjer omkring Dyrhólaey-klipperne på det sydlige Island.

Dag 5 - The Glaciers & Waterfalls of the South Coast

There is oh-so-much to see on the South Coast of Iceland, so it's a good thing you've got two days here. 

Start the day driving towards the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. If you wish to get better acquainted with these ice caps, you can choose to go glacier hiking or explore a black, natural ice cave, the only one accessible all year round.

Underneath these ice caps are some of the country's most spectacular waterfalls. Seljalandsfoss is a unique cascade that falls over a concaved cliff, allowing visitors to encircle the falling springwater. Gljúfrabúi waterfall is a little-known gem hidden behind large rocks. And the mighty cascade Skógafoss plunges down from a height of 197 ft (60 m).

Further east lies the cliffs of Dyrhólaey, where you might spot a puffin or two. You can also visit the abandoned place wreck on Sólheimasandur sands and the black sand beach Reynisfjara where you can admire the massive Reynisdrangar rock stacks that rise out of the ocean.

Head to the village of Vik, where you'll find your accommodations for the next two nights. Don't worry if you don't have time to explore all these beautiful sights. You'll get another chance when you head back to Reykjavík in a couple of days.

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Dag 6
Jökulsárlón gletcherlagune ses af mange som Islands bedste turistattraktion!

Dag 6 - Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon & Skaftafell Nature Reserve

From Vik, head east for today's exploration. You're making your way towards your third National Park, the one that surrounds Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull. 

Make a stop in Skaftafell Nature Reserve, located at the roots of Vatnajökull, and see the beautiful but contrasting scenery of black sand, lush flora, and white glacier. The area is renowned for its many hiking trails and tracks, leading to stunning locations such as the 'black waterfall' Svartifoss. If you are feeling adventurous, you can even take a glacier hiking tour from here.

After enjoying the outdoors at Skaftafell, head further east towards Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, which many consider the crown jewel of Iceland's nature. 

Towering icebergs break off the glacier and float in the water before drifting off to sea, and you can sometimes spot seals lazing about on the ice. You can take a highly recommended boat ride on the lagoon to get a better appreciation of its beauty. You can choose between going on a slower Amphibian boat ride or a Zodiac speedboat.

Make sure you don't miss out on the Diamond Beach, located a stone's throw away. There, smaller icebergs wash up on shore and glisten in the sunlight, resembling diamonds on satin fabric. 

After all of this, it is time to head to your accommodation in Kirkjubæjarklaustur. If you have any spare time, you could make your way further east, to the town of Höfn, where you can enjoy some of the best lobster in Iceland for your dinner and admire the stunning mountains of the Eastfjords, such as Vestrahorn mountain. 

On your way back, you can have the chance to see Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon again, this time under the midnight sun.

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Dag 7
Inde i vulkanen Þríhnúkagígur.

Dag 7 - Back to Reykjavik

It's time to head back to Reykjavík, which means you'll be traveling through the South Coast again. You'll be able to make a stop at all the places you didn't manage to visit or those you feel like visiting again.

Maybe you left out some waterfalls or the cliffs at Dyrhólaey, perhaps you still haven't had time to visit Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon that's located right by Kirkjubæjarklaustur, or you want to take a dip in Seljavallalaug pool, nestled in a mountainside. Or maybe you just want to get back to Reykjavík early to do some city sightseeing. 

Once in the city, your adventures in nature don't have to end as you can take another optional excursion. From Reykjavík, you can board a bus that takes you out to a vast lava field. There, you'll get to descend into an empty magma chamber of Þríhnjúkagígur volcano. Don't worry. There is no hot lava to be found there today, only a spectacular and colorful cave.

You'll then spend your last night in Iceland in Reykjavík city.

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Dag 8
Sommerstemning i kulturhuset Iðnó ved Reykjavík rådhus og Reykjavík Pond

Dag 8 - Departure

Today is the last day of your trip. Before heading to the airport, you can use this day to make the most out of your stay in Reykjavík. 

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 a whole day, be sure to grab lunch at one of the many fish restaurants in the city, then walk the streets of central Reykjavík to admire the street art and colorful houses, check out the old harbor and the up and coming area of Grandi.

You can also have a final dip in some warm waters by going to one of Reykjavík's many swimming pools. The most central ones are Sundhöll Reykjavíkur, Vesturbæjarlaug and Laugardalslaug. 

Just make sure you get to the airport in good time to return the vehicle and check in. Have a nice flight and come back soon.

If you have an early flight back home, we wish you a pleasant journey.

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Vil du medbringe

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

Godt at vide

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.

It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is canceled. If your chosen activity is canceled, we will assist you with rearranging or booking other activities when possible, and any potential price difference will be refunded to you.

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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