Reykjanes Peninsula - Thermal spas - Volcanic South Shore - Spectacular waterfalls - Capital of the North - Inspiring hikes
Day 1. Arrive Keflavik. Collect hire car and overnight in Reykjavik
Day 2. Explore the Reykjanes Peninsula
Day 3. Discover Thorsmork
Day 4. Spend a day in the uninhabited interior
Day 5. Witness Gullfoss and Geysir en route to Akureyri
Day 6. Myvatn Nature Reserve
Day 7. Dettifoss and Jokulsargljufur National Park
Day 8. Explore Akureyri before heading south
Day 9. Walk in the lava fields and drive the scenic coastline of Hvalfjordur Fjord
Day 10. Return to Keflavik Airport to drop off car and depart Iceland
From £2175 per person
01 July 2016
23 July 2016
05 August 2016
22 August 2016
Travel at your own pace on this relaxed self-drive itinerary as you explore the fiery volcanic zone of the South Shore, geothermal deserts of the uninhabited interior, the lush vegetation of Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve in the north and witness treasured landmarks along the historical West Coast. Along the way enjoy spectacular scenery with short or long day hikes, soak up some rays from the Midnight Sun and relax in the comfort of minimal accommodation changes.
After an evening exploring the delights of Reykjavik, leave the city behind and drive the rugged Reykjanes peninsula where you can relax in the thermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, marvel at Krysuvik's geothermal wonders and witness stunning coastal wildlife as you make your way to Hella, your base for the next 3 nights.
From Hella, daily excursions can be taken to walk the hidden valley of Thorsmork Nature Reserve, hike amongst the untouched nature of Landmannalaugar and take in the impressive sights of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss.
Day 5 takes you north along the famous Golden Circle route. Visit the majestic Gullfoss and Geysir before traversing Iceland's uninhabited interior highlands with time for a unique trek through the vibrant thermal areas that lie between Langjokull and Hofsjokull glaciers. You will arrive in Akureyri, Capital of the North, this evening.
Spend the next few days exploring the north. Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve offers some excellent easy hikes and you can soak any aching muscles in the thermal waters of the Nature Spa. Godafoss, Dettifoss and Jokulsargljufur National Park are all on the agenda before returning to explore Akureyri in a little more depth.
After heading in a south-westerly direction, from Bifrost you can hike in 3000 year old lava fields, around ancient craters and discover beautiful waterfalls before driving the scenic coastline of Hvalfjordur Fjord arriving back in Reykjavik for some final city exploration.
This itinerary is just a suggestion and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
Price is based on 2 persons travelling and sharing a room and is dependent on travel dates and length of stay. Please contact us for more specific pricing. Other departure dates are possible.