Self drive tour Iceland full circle: Eastfjords, Iceland.
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Sky lagoon in Reykjavik.
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Icecave, winter
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Iceland Full Circle with Northern Lights

7-8 Nights from £1,030
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October - March
7-8 Nights
from £1,030

Oct - Dec  from £1,030

Jan - Mar  from £1,030

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Embark on a self-drive trip on Iceland’s Ring Road, which circles all of Iceland (highway 1). Discover Iceland in its winter attire and explore the most popular places of interest while pursuing the spectacular northern lights. Experience all the fascinating wonders along the way. We are sure that Iceland’s ever-changing and contrasting scenery will seduce you. You will drive over highland plateaus, through barren lava landscapes and lush farmlands, along the coast and into fairytale fjords with mighty mountains towering over you and glaciers sparkling on the horizon. This package includes a 4×4 vehicle, ensuring safety and comfort throughout your journey. Benefit from this quieter time of year with fewer tourists and traffic.

Departures 2024-2025: 
October - March; daily

We offer numerous direct and connecting flights. Please contact our sales team for inquiries.


Driving distance: 1860 km (50-340 km/day)

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).
Rental car for 7 days inc. unlimited mileage and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) insurance.
Detailed PDF including tips for activities around all of Iceland.
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:

Rental car – The package price is based on a Suzuki Jimny 4WD. Other car types available.
Entry to Sky Lagoon and the Blue Lagoon.
Cancellation insurance if illness occurs.

Pay on the spot:

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 Sky Lagoon

Sky lagoon in Reykjavik.

After landing at Keflavík Airport and collecting your rental car, head straight for Sky Lagoon for a geothermal soak with breathtaking views. Indulge in their unique 7-step ritual that will leave you relaxed and energised. Swim in the warm, mineral-rich water (38°C) and the 75-meter-long infinity pool and embrace the peaceful atmosphere.

During winter, extend your experience to 5 hours and savour a long meal – with clear skies, you might even witness the northern lights dancing above the lagoon!

Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to visit Sky Lagoon. Bring swimwear and flip-flops. Remember to shower without soap before swimming in the lagoon.

Refreshed and revitalised, head to Reykjavík for your first night's stay. Reykjavik is small but has everything a big city can offer. Visit one of the city's many museums, its cosy cafés or one of its many restaurants where you can try Icelandic cuisine in the evening.

Please note that entrance to Sky Lagoon is not included, but you can easily add it when booking.

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

reykjavik, 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
Dacia Duster 4WD
Dacia Duster 4WD
highland: No
5 doors
4 persons
4 luggage
Automatic/Manual transmission
Hyundai iX35 4WD
Hyundai iX35 4WD
highland: Yes
5 doors
5 persons
3 luggage
Automatic transmission
Kia Sorrento 4WD
Kia Sorrento 4WD
highland: Yes
5 doors
5 persons
5 luggage
Automatic transmission
Land Rover 4WD
Land Rover 4WD
highland: Yes
5 doors
7 persons
luggage
Manual transmission
Nissan Pathfinder 4WD
Nissan Pathfinder 4WD
highland: Yes
5 doors
5 persons
5 luggage
Automatic transmission
Nissan X-trail 4WD
Nissan X-trail 4WD
highland: Yes
5 doors
4 persons
4 luggage
Automatic/Manual transmission
Skoda Octavia Station 4WD
Skoda Octavia Station 4WD
highland: No
5 doors
5 persons
5 luggage
Automatic/Manual transmission
Suzuki Grand Vitara 4WD
Suzuki Grand Vitara 4WD
highland: Yes
5 doors
5 persons
3 luggage
Manual transmission
Suzuki Jimny 4WD
Suzuki Jimny 4WD
highland: Yes
3 doors
4 persons
1 luggage
Manual transmission
Suzuki Swift 4WD
Suzuki Swift 4WD
highland: No
5 doors
4 persons
2 luggage
Automatic/Manual transmission
Toyota Landcruiser 4WD
Toyota Landcruiser 4WD
highland: Yes
5 doors
5 persons
4 luggage
Automatic transmission

Accommodation standards

Accommodation – This package includes hotel rooms/high standard guest houses with a private bathroom/WC.

Room with private shower and toilet

With

You will stay at a three-star hotel or a high standard 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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