THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
After landing, collect your car at the airport in Keflavik and begin a drive through lunar landscape towards Reykjavík. Pass through the capital and go on towards the Nesjavellir Geothermal Plant. From there you see hot steam rise from the ground whilst you are surrounded by picturesque mountain scenery.
The road inland passes by the spectacular crater Kerið, that holds a beautiful lake inside. There you can stop for a short stroll before heading towards Geysir.
The next stop is the geothermal valley of Haukadalur, where you can see the geysers Strokkur and Geysir. Geysir no longer erupts but Strokkur keeps busy, spouting hot water 20-40 meters into the air every few minutes.
A short distance away is Iceland's most popular attraction, the mighty waterfall of Gullfoss. A pathway takes you right to the water's edge, where you can get a real sense of the enormous, natural power of the falls.
The final stop on the Golden Circle tour is the Þingvellir National Park. Here you can walk between the rift valley of the Mid-Atlantic ridge and explore an area which plays a huge role in Iceland's heritage. Drive on to the seaside town of Akranes where you will spend the night.
THE WEST COAST
You have two options on the second day to explore the stunning West part of Iceland. The first option is to drive towards the lava waterfalls of Barnafoss and Hraunfoss, and on to the geothermal area of Deildartunguhver.
From there, you can drive back to the main road and head for the Hvalfjörður fjord. This mountainous fjord was used by the British and American armies during the second world war and arguably has some of the most striking landscapes on the west coast. At the bottom of the fjord you can choose to go on a scenic and fairly undemanding 2 hour hike towards Iceland's highest waterfall, Glymur. The waterfall is surrounded by lush greenery. The path is marked and easily found.
Your other option is to drive along the Snæfellsnes peninsula, towards Snæfellsjökull glacier/volcano. You'd be driving along the seaside past beautiful mountains, and lava fields with a few trickling waterfalls as well, until you reach Snæfellsjökull national park. Go for a short hike along the birdcliffs and admire the nearby and towering glacier! Make a stop at the picturesque villages Arnarstapi or Hellnar before circling the peninsula and stop at Djúpalónssandur black, pebbly beach. Stop for some nice seafood soup at Café Rif before heading back to Reykjavík.
The choice is yours!
Explore and appreciate one of the areas, before driving on to the capital where you will spend the night.
Reykjavik Sightseeing and the Blue Lagoon
Make the most of any time you have in Reykjavík before getting to the airport in time for your flight. Reykjavík is full of quirky cafés, designer shops, restaurants serving delicious delicacies, museums, galleries and a charming old harbour and town centre.
Finally, pay a visit to the world famous Blue Lagoon, where you can recharge your batteries before you go back home. The lagoon is warm all year round and its silica mud does wonders for your skin, making you feel relaxed but rejuvenated at the same time.
Just make sure you get to the airport in time for your return flight!
|Departure Date||PER PERSON||EXTRA NIGHT (PER ROOM)|
|2 PAX||4-8 PAX||CHILD (7-17 YRS)||CHILD (0-6 YRS)|
- All Accommodation
- Buffet Breakfast
- All Transportation / VW Polo or similar
- CDW Insurance
- GPS System
- Travel Plan
- Return flight ticket
- Travel Insurance
- Personal Expenses
- Others not mentioned in the itinerary
- UPGRADE CAR to RAV4 : Add RM690/car per tour