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Tour Highlights
  • Explore the Snaefellsnes peninsula
  • Stroll along stunning coastline
  • Visit the largest bird cliffs in Iceland
  • Go hiking along the cliffs
  • Admire the majestic waterfall Dynjandi
  • Go horse riding in Skagafjordur
  • Visit Thingvellir National Park
  • Bathe in the famous Blue lagoon
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Iceland Encompassed Fly-Drive Holiday

17 Day Tour, from £2865 per person

From Iceland's western-most tip at Latrabjarg to the fishing villages of the Eastfjords, our all-encompassing Iceland Complete Fly-Drive gives you the opportunity to explore this diverse island in detail. Make use of free time to hike through dramatic scenery, experience life as a rural fisherman or discover the obscure museums in out-of-the-way towns. Following the route suggested below, witness spectacular backdrops of mountain ranges, vast lunar-like landscapes, picturesque villages and unique wildlife as you drive through one of the world's most interesting countries.

Please contact us to pre-book your Blue Lagoon excursion as pre-booking is mandatory.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO REYKJAVIK
Collect hire vehicle on arrival at Keflavik International Airport before proceeding to Reykjavik for an overnight stay. (B)
DAY 2
REYKJAVIK TO SNAEFELLSNES PENINSULA
REYKJAVIK TO SNAEFELLSNES PENINSULA
Head for Snaefellsnes peninsula, either drive through the Hvalfjordur bay tunnel (approx £5) or drive the old scenic road around the fjord. Spend the day exploring the Snaefellsnes peninsula with its diverse geology. There is an interesting walk (1.5 hours return) from Arnarstapi to Hellnar, along the coast line and through the lava fields - take a welcome break at the friendly coffee house Fjoruhusid at Hellnar. Drive around the tip of the peninsula to view Snaefellsjokull glacier in all its majestic glory. Finish the day in the fishing town Stykkisholmur or neighbouring villages for an overnight stay. (B)
DAY 3
SNAEFELLSNES PENINSULA TO WESTFJORDS
SNAEFELLSNES PENINSULA TO WESTFJORDS
In the morning, take the ferry Baldur across Breidafjordur Bay to Flokalundur on the south coast of the Westfjords. The journey takes around 3 hours and travels past Flatey Island. Reach the shore and head towards the western-most tip of Iceland, Latrabjarg, the largest bird cliffs in Iceland where hundreds of thousands of seabirds come to nest, including the Puffin. Evenings and early mornings are a good time for hiking along the cliffs. Overnight in the area. (B)
DAY 4
WESTFJORDS
 WESTFJORDS
The road traverses along the fjords on the way to Isafjordur, the largest town in the area. Take a detour to Selardalur Valley in Arnarfjordur. In the early 1900s, farmer-turned-artist Samuel Jonsson lived here and created sculptures of famous buildings, among them his version of the lion‘s fountain in the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. At the bottom of Arnarfjordur is the majestic waterfall Dynjandi, a perfect spot for a short hike or picnic. Drive to Isafjordur area, and stay for two nights. (B)
DAY 5
WESTFJORDS
 WESTFJORDS
Spend a full day in the Isafjodur area; perhaps visit the Maritime Museum in Osvor and the old blacksmiths workshop. Take time to relax and enjoy cake and coffee at the Arctic Fox Centre or live like a fisherman in Sudureyri. Bird enthusiasts may wish to take an optional boat tour to Vigur Island, where Puffins nest in their thousands. (B)
DAY 6
WESTFJORDS TO HOLMAVIK
 WESTFJORDS TO HOLMAVIK
Drive along the winding road to the end of the long fjord Isafjardardjup and across the mountain pass Steingrimsfjardarheidi to the Westfjords area of Strandir. Here, find a museum dedicated to Icelandic sorcery and witchcraft, as well as Iceland’s only Sheep Farm museum. Overnight in Holmavik. (B)
DAY 7
HOLMAVIK TO SKAGAFJORDUR
HOLMAVIK TO SKAGAFJORDUR
Depart the stunning Westfjords and notice the landscape changing from steep mountains with countless fjords to a more open landscape and smaller mountains. Travel through the farmlands of north west Iceland en route to the Skagafjordur area, which is often referred to as the horse country of Iceland. The farmers of Skagafjordur pride themselves on owning more horses then they can count so this is the perfect place to enjoy some horse-riding. Overnight in the Skagafjordur area. (B)
DAY 8
SKAGAFJORDUR TO AKUREYRI
SKAGAFJORDUR TO AKUREYRI
Drive along the coastline of Trollaskagi peninsula, stopping at the public swimming pool in Hofsos, which has a stunning view of Drangey Island. Visit the town of Siglufjordur, which boomed in the 1950s when herring fishing was the main industry. Continue onwards to Akureyri - the capital of the north - for an overnight stay. (B)
DAY 9
AKUREYRI TO LAKE MYVATN
AKUREYRI TO LAKE MYVATN
In the morning, drive to Godafoss waterfall, the falls of the gods, before continuing to the fishing town of Husavik, capital of whale watching. Located close the Arctic Circle, there are usually hundreds of whales in the fjord during summer. Visit the Whale Museum down by the harbour. In the afternoon drive to Lake Myvatn and stay in the area for two nights. (B)
DAY 10
LAKE MYVATN
LAKE MYVATN
Enjoy a day exploring the Lake Myvatn area - excellent for hiking. Myvatn is known for its spectacular geology, geothermal heat and the large number of ducks nesting by the lake. Take a leisurely hike among the pseudo craters at Skutustadir and at rock formation Dimmuborgir. Leave time for relaxing in the Myvatn Nature Baths, an outdoor bath in natural geothermal blue water. (B)
DAY 11
LAKE MYVATN TO EGILSSTADIR
LAKE MYVATN TO EGILSSTADIR
This morning drive to Dettifoss waterfall, the most powerfull waterfall in Iceland, before continuing across the mountain pass of Modrudalsoraefi to enjoy homemade waffles at the mountain cafe Fjalladyrd. On a good day there are spectacular views into the deep highlands, all the way to Vatnajokull glacier. In the afternoon drive to Egilsstadir for an overnight stay. (B)
DAY 12
EGILSSTDIR TO HOFN
EGILSSTDIR TO HOFN
Start the day with a walk, then visit Hengifoss, just south-east of Egilsstadir. This high and narrow fall is considered the third highest in Iceland and the walk takes around 2-3 hours. Alternatively enjoy a leisurely drive along the Eastfjords, through the fishing towns. In fjord Stodvarfjordur visit the unique Petra‘s Stone Collection Museum, containing local stones collected by one lady, who changed her home into museum. Reach the town of Hofn and enjoy the view of Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest glacier. (B)
DAY 13
HOFN TO SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK
HOFN TO SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK
In the morning, visit Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, where icebergs float on the glacial waters. Take an optional boat tour before continuing to Skaftafell National Park to walk up to the glacier tongue Svinafellsjokull. Overnight in the area. (B)
DAY 14
SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK TO HELLA
SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK TO HELLA
Spend the morning relaxing or for the more adventurous, glacier hiking. Head west, crossing the sand plains of Myrdalsjokull glacier to reach the village of Vik. Continue to the volcanic area of Eyjafjallajokull and visit the excellent small Visitor’s Centre at Thorvaldseyri Farm, which shows an interesting short film about the eruption and its affect on the farm. Leave time for the Skogar folk Museum and Skogarfoss waterfall, as well as Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where a walk behind the falls reveals the full force of nature. Overnight in the area. (B)
DAY 15
HELLA TO REYKJAVIK
HELLA TO REYKJAVIK
Today visit the famous Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring area, where the geyser called Strokkur erupts up every 10-15 minutes. In the afternoon explore Thingvellir National Park, now an UNESCO World Heritage Site, not only remarkable for its geology but also an important location in Iceland’s history, as it was here that the Vikings established their parliament in 930AD. Continue to Reykjavik and check in to the accommodation for two nights. (B)
DAY 16
REYKJAVIK
REYKJAVIK
Spend the day exploring Iceland's capital city. Speak to a Regent Iceland Specialist about an optional excursion to the famous Blue Lagoon. (B)
DAY 17
FLY TO THE UK
Return the hire car at Keflavik International Airport and connect with the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

17 day tour, from £2865 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Icelandair from London Heathrow
  • Airport taxes
  • Accommodation in various hotels and farmhouses
  • Meals as specified (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
  • Car Hire in N-class (VW Polo or similar), pick up/drop off at Keflavik International airport, unlimited mileage, airport service charge, CDW/TP insurance and tax*
  • Personalised travel documents including suggested activities, natural wonders and places to eat complete with GPS coordinates
  • 24 hour emergency support number

 


 


Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any excursions/entrance fees 

Price Notes

Upgrade to M class Skoda Octavia Station (automatic) from £200pp
Upgrade to P-group Suzuki Vitara 4WD (manual) from £350pp

*Please contact us for full details and conditions of car hire

Prices:
15 Jun - 22 Aug from £4000
23 Aug - 31 Aug from £3700
01 Sep - 30 Sep from £3350
01 Oct - 31 Oct from £2865

Tour Route Map


  1. Iceland, Keflavik International Airport
  2. Iceland, Reykjavik
  3. Iceland, Snaefellsnes Peninsula
  4. Iceland, Latrabjarg
  5. Iceland, Isafjordur
  6. Iceland, Holmavik
  7. Iceland, Skagafjordur
  8. Iceland, Akureyri
  9. Iceland, Lake Myvatn
  10. Iceland, Egilsstadir Region
  11. Iceland, Hofn Region
  12. Iceland, Skaftafell
  13. Iceland, Hella
  14. Iceland, Reykjavik
  15. Iceland, Keflavik International Airport

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