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 Prices from
Summer
28.06-09.08.2022
14 day trip Tue.-Sat.
(7 - night stay)
€ 1634 p/p
2-berth cabin w/o window
€ 1634 p/p
Summer
28.06-02.08.2022
21 day trip Tue.-Sat.
(14 - night stay)
€ 2488 p/p
2-berth cabin w/o window
€ 2488 p/p
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  • Price includes
    • Price per person when 2 travel together
    • Ferry crossing Denmark – Iceland and return
    • 2-berth cabin without window
    • 1 car < 2,5m H & 5m L
    • Double room with ensuite facilities in hotels, farms or guesthouses in Iceland
    • Breakfast at the hotels, farms or guesthouses
    • Day to day programme
    • Iceland road map
  • Add-ons
    • Book the meals on board in advance and save money. See the restaurants and prices here
    • Minibar in cabins with window: with alcohol € 17 / without alcohol € 12

     

Favourable payment terms: Pay 25% at the time of booking, however a minimum of € 400. The remainder is payable to SML no later than 30 days prior to departure. Take advantage of our attractive payment terms and book the desired cabin type and departure date well in advance.

 

Highland Adventure

  • 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.

Package tours, 2 weeks
  • Nights 14
  • Accommodation typeHotels, guesthouses and farms
  • Available Summer 29.06.21 - 27.07.21
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  • Day 1

    After disembarking from Norröna, you drive from Seyðisfjörður to Egilsstaðir, making short stops at the waterfalls along the way. After a look around in Egilsstaðir, you continue south over Breiddalsheidi pass to the East Fjord area. In Breiddalur you can encounter young children who are selling semi-precious stones such as quarz, obsidian and jasper, which they have found in the mountains. Then you drive over a very steep, winding and primitive road to the long fjord of Berufjörður (where you’ll find a lovely waterfall) and on to Djupivogur village for overnight. (370 km)

  • Day 2

    Continue to Höfn and from there to the famous glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, where you can make a short boat trip among the icebergs, which are floating around in the lake. Then you continue to Skaftafell national park, where we recommend a hike to Svartifoss, a lovely waterfall surrounded by basalt columns. Via Skeiðarársandur outwash plains you finally arrive to the Kirkjubæjarklaustur area where you stay the next 2 nights.

  • Day 3

    Today you make an excursion along a rough mountain track to Laki, a series of craters, which produced an enormous lava flow in 1783, which stopped just outside Kirkjubæjarklaustur village.

  • Day 4

    Another adventurous day, leaving civilisation again for a while to visit Eldgjá gorge, where you can hike to the charming waterfall Ófærufoss. From there you continue over a rough track to Landmannalaugar, with its many hot springs surrounded by very colourful mountains. Continue through Landssveit to Hvolsvöllur village for overnight.

  • Day 5

    Today you can drive to Þórsmörk nature reserve, where you can go on some very interesting hikes, exploring a gorge where you’ll find a hidden waterfall, climbing a small mountain, or walking through a green valley. Late afternoon you drive to Reykjavík, where you stay overnight.

  • Day 6

    Today you can explore the charming city of Reykjavik on your own. We also recommend a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon, not far from Reykjavik. Overnight in Reykjavik.

  • Day 7

    Today you can drive via Þingvellir, a national park, where the ancient parliament was founded in 930, over Kaldidalur highland pass to Borgarfjörður province. Visit Hraunfossar waterfalls, Reykholt village and Deildartunguhver, Iceland’s largest hot spring, before returning to Reykjavík along the charming fjord Hvalfjörður.

  • Day 8

    Drive out of the city towards Þingvellir, After exploring this magnificent spot, you drive over Lyngdalsheiði for another taste of unpaved roads, and visit the highlights Geysir and Gullfoss, before checking in your hotel for the night.

  • Day 9

    Today there is another highland adventure: you drive over Sprengisandur to the north of Iceland. On the way, you will see the large lakes that provide Iceland’s largest hydropower stations with water, and if the weather is favourable you will get magnificent sights on Hofsjökull and Vatnajökull glaciers. In the middle of the highlands you have to cross two large rivers, so some adventure is guaranteed. You will visit the beautiful waterfall Aldeyjarfoss before returning to civilisation. Late in the afternoon you check into a hotel in the Mývatn area for 3 nights.

  • Day 10

    A whole day to explore the marvels of lake Mývatn: the Leirhnjúkur and Námaskarð solfataras, Dimmuborgir lava labyrinth, Hverfjall crater, Skútustaðir pseudo-craters and other spectacular sights. Lots of time for walking and little driving: a wonderfully relaxing day. Today, it is also possible to go on an optional whale watching tour from Húsavík village.

  • Day 11

    Today you drive to the national park Jökulsá Canyon, where you can go on some marvellous hikes, visiting the Echo Rocks Hljóðaklettar and Europe’s most powerful waterfall Dettifoss.

  • Day 12

    A long, but very rewarding day. You head east and after a while south, straight into the wilds, passing the table mountain Mt Herðubreið (1.682 m) on your way to Askja. A hike will bring you to Víti crater, where it is possible to descend on foot and bathe in the lukewarm water. From there you continue east to Egilsstaðir, where you arrive in the early evening. Overnight in the Egilsstaðir for 3 nights.

  • Day 13

    After yesterday’s long drive, this is a rather relaxing day, visiting Borgarfjörður Eystri, a lovely small village along the north-eastern coast, famous for colourful rhyolite mountains, semi-precious stones which are used to make very beautiful souvenirs and the charming puffins (until mid-August).

  • Day 14

    Today you make an excursion into the eastern highlands, driving along lake Lögurinn to the highlands, where you drive past Kárahnúkar, where a new power plant is built. From there you continue to Mt Snæfell (1.833 m) at the north-east corner of Vatnajökull glacier. Return to Egilsstaðir in the late afternoon.

  • Day 15

    In the morning you drive the 30 km back to Seyðisfjörður, to catch the ferry.

     

    Note: driving outside official tracks is prohibited by law in Iceland because of damage to the environment. Driving through rivers is not covered by insurances.

    We reserve the right to reverse the itinerary.​

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