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solfar, iceland, reykjavik

Iceland Full Circle Express

7 Nights Fr. £921

April - October
7 Nights
Fr. £921

01 Apr-14 May   fr. £ 921

15 May-30 Sep  fr. £ 1.067


This road trip takes you around “the ring road” (Riksveg 1), which circles all of Iceland. Experience all the extreme, beautiful and fascinating wonders along the way. Let yourself be seduced by Iceland’s ever changing and contrasting scenery. You will drive over highland plateaus, through barren lave landscapes and lush farmlands, along the coast and into fairytale fjords with mighty mountains towering over you and glaciers sparkling in the horizon. This trip is one of our most popular during summer.

Driving distance: 1860 km

Day 1: Arrival to Iceland - Blue lagoon - Reykjavík.
Day 2: Reykjavík - Golden Circle - Vík.
Day 3: Vík - Höfn.
Day 4: Höfn - Egilsstaðir.
Day 5: Egilsstaðir - Husavík - Mývatn.
Day 6: Myvatn - Varmahlíð.
Day 7: Varmahlíð - Reykjavik.
Day 8: Hometrip.

Departures: April - October; daily. Direct flights from Belfast (BHD), Bristol (BRS), Edinburgh (EDI), London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR), London Luton (LTN), Glasgow (GLA) and Manchester (MAN). Connecting flights from other airports in the UK also available.

package highlights:

Black lava beaches at Reynisfjara!
The glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón!
Mývatn and Husavík!

Package includes

package includes:

Flights to/from Iceland including tax and luggage.
7 nights accommodation (2 nights in Reykjavík, 5 nights outside).
Hire car for 7 days inc. unlimited mileage and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) insurance.
Detailed route description, inc. tips for activities along the way.
Detailed road map of Iceland (1:500 000).
24-hour access to service hotline in Iceland.
Personal service from our knowledgably consultants.
Travel protection equivalent to ATOL, through Kammarkollegiet, the Swedish statutory travel protection.

add ons:

Accommodation - Choose between accommodation with shared shower/WC facilities, and hotel rooms with a private bathroom/WC.
Hire car – The package price is based on a Hyundai I10 (5-doors) or similar. Other car types available.
Entry to the Blue Lagoon.
Cancellation insurance if illness occurs.

Pay on the spot:

Upon collection of the hire car at Keflavik Airport an airport fee of approximately £30, - is payable.
Petrol prices are similar to those in the UK.

Price information:

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double room. We always give you the best available price for flights, hotels and excursions.
Prices vary according to date and season, so it might be a good idea to search several different dates to get the best price.

Day description

Day
Day 1

Arrival and the Blue Lagoon

blue lagoon, iceland

You arrive at Keflavík airport in the morning or afternoon and pick up you hire car from here. Kick off your Iceland Holiday by taking a dip in the world famous Blue Lagoon straight from the airport (must be booked in advance). The Lagoon is like a crystal blue oasis in the midst of barren lava landscapes on the way from the airport to Reykjavík. Enjoy the warm (36-39° Celsius) and mineral rich water in the outdoor pool, or make use of the geothermic indoor pool, sauna and restaurant as well.

Reenergised from bathing in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon, make your way to your hotel in Reykjavík for your first night in Iceland. Explore the capital city of Reykjavík for the rest of the day and into evening.

Day
Day 2

The Golden Circle and Vik

geyser, iceland

Today is the day for visiting some of Iceland’s most famous and interesting attractions. First stop is UNESCO World Heritage site Thingvellir National Park, where both the history and the geology are fascinating.

Continue on to the famous geothermic area of Geysir, where Strokkur, Iceland’s most active geyser, spurts its majestic column of water into the sky every 5-7 minutes. Close to Thingvellir national park is the majestic Gullfoss waterfall, ”The Golden Waterfall”, by many regarded the most beautiful in Iceland.

Travel south and along the Southern coast until you get to the waterfalls Seljalandfoss and Skógarfoss, two stops not to be missed. You can walk behind the curtain of water at Seljalandsfoss, and at Skógar you can also find an interesting museum on the history of Iceland. Drive on towards the town of Vik for your overnight stay in the area of Skogar/Vik.

If there is time in the afternoon you can visit the beautiful cliffs of Dyrhólaey, richly populated by migrating puffin birds from springtime to the middle of August, but Dyrhólaey is well worth a visit outside the puffin season too.

Day
Day 3

Vík - Höfn

jökulsarlon, south coast, iceland

From Vik you drive over the Mýrdalssandur plain and pass the lave field Eldhraun. Continue you journey over the magnificent river delta Skeidarársandur, where you get an excellent view of Europe’s larger glacier Vatnajökull. You can see the results of volcanic outbreaks beneath Vatnajökull, creating glacial rivers that have taken everything in their path with them.

Make a stop at the glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón at the foot of the glacier. Icebergs released from the glacier float in the lagoon, creating an almost magical atmosphere. It is possible to take a short boat trip on the lagoon amongst the icebergs (additional fee). Continue onto to Höfn for your overnight stay.

Day
Day 4

Höfn - Egilsstaðir

hvalnes, island

The journey continues north along the Eastern fjords, passing fishing villages and steep mountainsides along the way. Drive through the Almannaskarð pass to the towns Djúpivogur and Breiðdalsvík.

When you get to Stöðvarfjörður you can visit a well-known and interesting exhibition of rocks assembled by one lady during her lifetime in Iceland. Overnight stay in the Egilsstaðir area.

Day
Day 5

Egilsstaðir - Mývatn

dettifoss, iceland

Drive through the desert-like highlands of Möðrudalur in the morning to reach Iceland’s most powerful waterfall Dettifoss, with a fall height of 44 metres. Continue on to Ásbyrgi, an escarpment shaped as a horseshoe, believed to be the hoof print of Odin’s house Sleipner. From there you drive along the beautiful coastal roads on the Tjörnes peninsula until you reach the charming fishing village of Húsavík, where you stay overnight in the area of Húsavík/Mývatn.

Day
Day 6

Myvatn - Varmahlíð

myvatn, iceland

Spend the day in the nature reserve surrounding Mývatn Lake, one of Iceland’s most fascinating areas. Fantastical volcanic rock formations, geothermic activity and the lake itself with its varying surrounding flora and fauna await you.

Options here include visiting the twisted lava formations of Dimmuborgir, exploring the volcanic craters of Skútustaðir, or visiting the volcano itself, Krafla, which had an outbreak as late as 1984.

There is also an outdoor natural lagoon reminiscent of the famous Blue Lagoon in the area, well worth a visit to relax after the active day. From Mývatn drive north to Varmahlíð, passing the Goðafoss waterfall and Akureyri, Iceland’s second largest city. Overnight stay in the area around Varmahlíð.

Day
Day 7

Varmahlíð - Reykjavik

hraunfoss, iceland

Continue along road no 1 over the Holtavörðurheiði pass towards the south west of Iceland and Reykjavík. In Borgafjörður you pass the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfall, and then drive through Reykholt where the Norse author Snorre Sturlasson lived and worked. Iceland’s largest hot spring Deildartunguhver is also located in Reykholt.

On the last stretch towards Reykjavík you can choose between to routes. Either drive through the tunnel Hvalfjörður, or along the fjord by the same way. In Hvalfjörður (The Whale fjord) there was an important American marine base during the Second World War.

Once settled in Reykjavík you can stroll around and enjoy great restaurants, cafes and shops. For the culturally inclined there are several excellent museums. If you wish to make a night of it, spend the evening in a welcoming bar, pub or strutting your stuff on a dance floor. Overnight stay in Reykjavík.

Day
Day 8

Return home

Return flights either early in the morning or in the afternoon. Drive from Reykjavík to Keflavík airport (approx. 45 mins) and leave the car there in connection with your return flight.

Rental cars

HL
Doors
Persons
Luggage
Transmission
Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10
highland: No
5 doors
4 persons
1 luggage
Manual transmission
Toyota Yaris Sedan
Toyota Yaris Sedan
highland: No
5 doors
4 persons
2 luggage
Automatic/Manual transmission
Skoda Octavia Sedan
Skoda Octavia Sedan
highland: No
5 doors
5 persons
3 luggage
Automatic/Manual transmission
Skoda Octavia Station Wagon
Skoda Octavia Station Wagon
highland: No
5 doors
5 persons
5 luggage
Automatic/Manual transmission
Dacia Duster 4WD
Dacia Duster 4WD
highland: No
5 doors
4 persons
4 luggage
Automatic/Manual transmission
Ford Galaxy
Ford Galaxy
highland: No
5 doors
7 persons
2 luggage
Manual transmission
Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4WD
Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4WD
highland: Yes
5 doors
5 persons
5 luggage
Automatic transmission

Accommodation standards

You can choose between two different types of accommodation on this trip. If you book two or more rooms then they will all need to be of the same type.  

Room with shared shower/bathroom

Without

If you choose this option, you will stay at a guest house, farm-stay or basic hotel. Breakfast will be served at all accommodation types. The guest houses usually have a shared common room and often also offer a small restaurant and bar. The hotels usually have their own restaurants where you can order food à la carte. Most of the hotels and guest houses offer free Wi-Fi.

The rooms do not have their own shower/bathroom, but do have a washbasin with hot and cold water. Shower and bathroom facilities are shared with other guests. Beds are made and the rooms are furnished with a wardrobe, chairs and table.

      

Room with private shower and toilet

With

If you choose this option, you will stay at a three-star hotel or a better guest house. All the forms of accommodation serve breakfast and many have their own restaurant and sometimes also a bar. The hotels usually offer an à la carte option. Most of the hotels and guest houses offer free Wi-Fi.  

The rooms have their own bathroom with a shower or bath. Beds are made and the rooms are furnished with a wardrobe, chairs, table, telephone, radio and TV.  

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