One or two weeks in Iceland incl. accommodation

It is necessary to drive this program in a 4WD, and not the smallest types. This trip is only available during the summer season.

Driving through the Icelandic highlands is an adventure on nature’s own terms: wild, indomitable and unpredictable. Narrow gravel roads, no bridges, limited modern comforts. You will never find yourself lined up behind other cars, but you will have to ford the rivers or turn back.

In winter the highlands are beyond reach, and only accessible by 4WD during the summer. So, if you have a 4WD that you only use for city driving, maybe it is time to put it through its paces in its right element.

Drive off into the unknown and enjoy the surprises. Cook on a primus under the open skies. Release your inner explorer. We will provide the directions and good advice – and you your sound common sense.

Period Duration of the trip Prices from
Summer
30.06-11.08.2020
12 day trip Tue.-Sat.
(7 - night stay)
€ 2235 p/p
2-berth cabin without window
€ 2235 p/p
2-berth cabin with window
€ 2390 p/p
Double bed cabin with window
€ 2540 p/p
Deluxe cabin
€ 2840 p/p
Summer
30.06-04.08.2020
19 day trip Tue.-Sat.
(14 - night stay)
€ 3115 p/p
2-berth cabin without window
€ 3115 p/p
2-berth cabin with window
€ 3270 p/p
Double bed cabin with window
€ 3420 p/p
Deluxe cabin
€ 3720 p/p
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  • Price includes
    • Price per person when 2 travel together
    • Sailing Denmark-Iceland and return
    • 2-berth cabin without window
    • 1 car 1,9-2,5m H & 5m L
    • Double room with ensuite facilities in hotels, farms or guesthouses in Iceland  
    • Day to day programme
    • Iceland road map
    • Breakfast throughout the journey
  • Add-ons
    • Book the meals on board in advance and save money. See the restaurants and prices here
    • Mini bar in cabins with window: with alcohol € 17 / without alcohol € 12

     

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  • 1 week

    Approx. 2000 km: The route takes you to the most exciting spots in the highlands and also includes the »musts« of Iceland. It is necessary to drive this program in a 4WD, and not the smallest types. Highland Adventures can also be seen on motorcycle. Only for experienced drivers. Only possible during summer.

    See route description
  • 2 weeks

    Approx. 3400 km: The route goes to the most exciting spots in the highlands and also includes the »musts« of Iceland. It is necessary to drive this program in a 4WD, and not the smallest types.
    Highland Adventures can also be seen on motorcycle. Only for experienced drivers. Only possible during summer.

    See route description

Documents

When booking a roundtrip you will get a detailed itinerary of the trip, address of the booked accommodation, directions on how to get there and vouchers for all booked services such as accommodation and excursions.

 

Special needs

If you have special needs, then please inform us upon booking.

 

Driving in Iceland

Driving in Iceland might be quite different from what you are used to. We recommend that you check safetravel.is where you will find descriptions of what you can expect and guidelines about how to handle different situations that might arise.

 

Highland driving with your motorcycle

It is important to have a waterproof and shock-proof luggage system, a good chain and new tires. Particularly in the interior, it is best to use tires with a coarse enduro profile. There are stories about people who finished off a set of tires in 1800 km, because the gravel is sharp and destructive. It is very useful to bring a tool to measure the air pressure in the tires, a repair kit for flat tires and an extra tank for fuel, particularly if you also cook on fuel. Take care with packing: lids can easily be shaken off boxes, if they are not fixed well.

All in all, if you to do some thorough work beforehand and bring a big and tough motorcycle, it can be a wonderful adventure.

It is possible to drive the highland routes such as Sprengisandur, Behind the Mountains and the track to Askja if you have a good 4x4 enduro motorcycle (not tour motorcycle) and if you are very careful. For tour motorcycles, we recommend staying on the main roads and not driving through the highland, with the possible exception of the Kjölur track.

 

Snow chains

We recommend bringing along snow chains during the period outside June, July and August.

 

Fixed routes

The routes in Iceland are fixed. In the event of fully booked accommodation during the high season (June, July and August), travellers may expect slight changes to the itineraries.

  • The original whale safari boat trip from Húsavík ()

    The original whale safari boat trip from Húsavík

    Duration of the trip
    3 hours

    Included
    Boat tour, use of warm coveralls, rain gear, hats, gloves and blankets and English speaking driver / guide.

    Available

    See description
  • Whale safari boat trip from Reykjavík ()

    Whale safari boat trip from Reykjavík

    Duration of the trip
    2½ - 3½ hour

    Included
    The boat tour, use of overalls or rain gear and guide (English speaking, and often other languages as well)

    Available

    See description
  • Blue ice glacier hike on Svinafellsjökull ()

    Blue ice glacier hike on Svinafellsjökull

    Duration of the trip
    2½ hour in total (2 hours of hiking)

    Included
    Use of glacier gear and safety equipment, English speaking guide.

    Available

    See description
  • Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon zodiac trip ()

    Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon zodiac trip

    Duration of the trip
    1 hour

    Included
    Boat trip in a rubber zodiac boat with English speaking guide, use of safety vests and overalls.

    Available

    See description
  • The Blue Lagoon ()

    The Blue Lagoon

    Duration of the trip

    Included
    Entrance fee to the lagoon. You will need to bring your own swimwear and towel, but you can also rent it on site.

    Available

    See description
  • Glacier lagoon amphibian boat trip ()

    Glacier lagoon amphibian boat trip

    Duration of the trip
    30-40 minutes.

    Included
    Boat trip with English speaking guide, use of safety vests.

    Available

    See description
  • Into the Glacier ()

    Into the Glacier

    Duration of the trip
    3 - 3½ hour

    Included
    Bustransfer from Húsavík to the glacier if booked. Monster truck trip from base camp to the entrance of the glacier tunnels. Hike through the glacier tunnels with English speaking guide. Use of crampons.

    Available

    See description
  • Solheimajökull exploration glacier hike ()

    Solheimajökull exploration glacier hike

    Duration of the trip
    3 - 3½ hour in total (2½ - 3 hours on the ice)

    Included
    Use of glacier gear and safety equipment and an English speaking guide.

    Available

    See description
  • Ingólfshöfði nature tour - Hey wagon trip ()

    Ingólfshöfði nature tour - Hey wagon trip

    Duration of the trip
    2 - 2½ hour.

    Included
    Hay wagon ride to Ingólfshöfði. English speaking guide / tractor driver.

    Available

    See description
  • Viking sushi adventure boat trip ()

    Viking sushi adventure boat trip

    Duration of the trip
    2 hours and 15 minutes.

    Included
    Boat trip with English speaking guide.

    Available

    See description
  • Whale watching and sea angling boat trip ()

    Whale watching and sea angling boat trip

    Duration of the trip
    2½ - 3 hours.

    Included
    Boat trip with English speaking guide, coffee and Icelandic cake. Fishing.

    Available

    See description
  • Mountain safari ATV (quad) ()

    Mountain safari ATV (quad)

    Duration of the trip
    2 - 2½ hour in total, including 1 hour on the ATV.

    Included
    A 1 hour trip on an ATV, two persons per vehicle. English speaking guide and the use of an overall, gloves and helmet.

    Available

    See description
  • Seyðisfjörður

    Seyðisfjörður

    Seyðisfjörður will be your first and last point of call in Iceland when you travel with Smyril Line. This is where MS Norröna docks. In summer Seyðisfjörður’s cultural scene blossoms. There are also several cafés and restaurants in the little village, which is home to a traditional fishing society of around 700 inhabitants.

  • Mývatn, Námaskarð & Dettifoss

    Mývatn, Námaskarð & Dettifoss

    Lake Mývatn is one of the highlights of North Iceland. It is rich in bird life and Sigurgeir’s Bird Museum is well worth a visit. Mývatn Nature Bath lies east of the village Reykjahlíð. Here you can enjoy a relaxing dip in the naturally warm water.

    Tip: Mývatn Nature Bath is often called ‘Mini Blue Lagoon’. If you are looking for an authentic bathing experience at a reasonable price, we recommend a visit to Mývatn Nature Bath where you will not have to queue. At Námaskarð you can experience the power of nature first hand. The boiling mud pits and yellow sulphur formations are an unforgettable sight.

    Don’t miss out on the waterfall Dettifoss, which is only half an hour away from Mývatn. With a height of 44 m and span of 110m, Dettifoss has the greatest volume of water of any waterfall in Europe.

  • Húsavik

    Húsavik

    Gain insight into the life of the imposing and majestic whales in the sea around Iceland with a trip to Húsavík. Visit the whale museum and go on a whale safari for an opportunity to experience the whales and many ocean birds up close. It is a chance to experience local wildlife in its natural habitat.

    If you have more time to spend in Husavík, why not try the new GeoSea sea baths? It is a rejuvenating experience for the body and soul while enjoying nature in a unique manner.

    The Goðafoss waterfall is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. The Goðafoss waterfall is situated a 30 minutes drive east of Akureyri and well worth a stop.

  • Akureyri

    Akureyri

    Visit Iceland’s second largest city Akureyri just south of the Polar Circle. In Akureyri you will find the towering Church of Akureyri in pure art-deco style from 1940. It was designed by the Icelandic architect Guðjon Samuelson. With around 17,000 inhabitants the city is, understandably, easy to navigate. It only has one shopping street, but compensates with myriad little side streets with quirky cafés and restaurants.

  • Westfjords

    Westfjords

    Are you ready for an insider tip? The Westfjords Region is one of Iceland’s best-kept secrets. Each fjord is a world in itself and every mountain competes for your attention. Even the least remarkable parts of Westfjords radiatenatural beauty and are almost impossible not to explore. Westfjords Region is home to Látrabjarg, the westernmost point in Europe and one of Europes biggest bird cliffs.

  • Golden Circle

    Golden Circle

    The Golden Circle is Iceland’s most popular tourist route. The 300 km round trip sets off from the capital Reykjavík to southern Iceland and back again. There are three main stops on the way: þingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss waterfall and the geothermal area Haukadalur, which is best known for the geysers Geysir and Strokkur.

    Reykjavík is Iceland’s capital and largest city. It covers 274 km2 and has around 200,000 inhabitants. There is much to see and do in Reykjavík. We would particularly highlight Hallgríms Church, Harpa Concert Hall and Laugardalslaug outdoor pool and spa.

  • Vestmannaeyjar

    Vestmannaeyjar

    Vestmannaeyjar is an archipelago of volcanic origin just south of Iceland. It is made up of 14 islands of which only one, Heimaey, is inhabited. It has around 4,000 residents. The area is, like the rest of Iceland, a land of active volcanoes. In the 20th century the islanders experienced two major eruptions. The first was in 1963 when a 3½-year-long eruption created the island Surtsey. The other was when the volcano Eldfell on Heimaey erupted in 1973. It led to the rapid evacuation of most of the island’s inhabitants. Travel here to experience bird-life and nature unlike anywhere else in Iceland.

  • Vík

    Vík

    The village Vík is the southern most village in Iceland, it is on the Ring Road around 180 km from
    Reykjavík, approximately 2-hour drive. Iceland has several volcanic beaches, but Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach is far the most striking and famous in Iceland. It is easily accessible from the main road, which runs through Vík in Mýrdal and a walk along the Black Sand Beach is a must.

  • Skaftafell National Park

    Skaftafell National Park

    Skaftafell National Park was founded in 1967, but in 2008 it became part of the larger national park Vatnajökull. Combined they cover roughly 14,200 km2 making them Europe’s second largest national park. Skaftafell National Park lies at the foothills of Iceland’s second-largest glacier Vatnajökull, which covers an area of 8,100 km2 and is 1 km deep in places. We recommend the 1-hour walk to the stunning waterfall Svartifoss.

  • Jökulsárlón

    Jökulsárlón

    Jökulsárlón is Iceland’s best-known glacial lagoon. It is located on the south-eastern section of Iceland’s Ring Road, comfortably nestled about half-way between Skaftafell National Park and Höfn. Jökulsárlón is filled with melted ice from the glacier Breiðamerkurjökull, which is part of Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull.

    Here you can go for a walk on the Diamond Beach or why not try the boat trip in the glacier lagoon where you can see the icebergs up close? If you are more adventurous you can try one of the glacier tours.

Iceland road map

When booking a package tour to Iceland we will send you an Iceland road map, when the trip has been fully paid. 

Iceland road map

Excursions in Iceland

Traveling in Iceland is a great experience in itself, however to make the trip in Iceland even more exciting you have the option to go on different excursions during your travel around Iceland.

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Excursions in Iceland

10 highlights of Iceland

Are you looking for an authentic nature experience in Iceland? But perhaps you hesitate because of the growing tourist numbers, particularly around Reykjavík (The Golden Circle). Rest assured, that we are experts in identifying areas in Iceland that are not overrun by tourists. We have a wealth of ideas for authentic Icelandic nature experience in places where hospitable locals would be proud to show you their country.

10 ideas to experiencing Iceland
10 highlights of Iceland

How to drive in Iceland

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