From  £1460
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Relax in the Blue Lagoon
  • Search for whales in Husavik
  • Explore Lake Myvatn
  • Visit Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon
  • Discover Skaftafell National Park
  • Travel to Thingvellir National Park
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Iceland Express Fly-Drive

8 Day Tour, from £1460 per person

Travel the full circuit in Iceland and discover a wealth of natural wonders on this exciting fly-drive holiday. From the capital, head north through farmlands and stunning countryside to Iceland’s second capital Akureyri. Drive the intricately carved coastline in the east before venturing south to uncover mountains, glaciers and the spectacular sights of Iceland’s famous Golden Circle.

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

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO REYKJAVIK
FLY TO REYKJAVIK
Arrive at Keflavik airport and collect the hire car. Drive to the famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa (optional) and relax in the mineral-rich waters before continuing to the Icelandic capital. Spend the evening exploring Reykjavik, perhaps take a drive to Perlan (The Pearl) and dine at the restaurant in this remarkable landmark building located on Oskjuhlid hill which offers panoramic views of the city and its surroundings. (80km)
DAY 2
REYKJAVIK TO SKAGAFJORDUR
REYKJAVIK TO SKAGAFJORDUR
Drive through the farmlands of Borgarfjordur and north to Skagafjordur, one of Iceland’s most prosperous agricultural regions and an area famed for its horse breeding and a perfect area to go riding. The area is also deeply connected to Iceland’s Viking time history, you can find a special map showing you locations of importance from the Viking time. Stay one night in the farmland area. (B) (290km)
DAY 3
SKAGAFJORDUR TO AKUREYRI
SKAGAFJORDUR TO AKUREYRI
Before leaving Skagafjordur, why not stop at the swimming pool in Hofsos which offers a beautiful view to the island Drangey. Travel to Akureyri, Iceland’s second largest city known to many as ‘the capital of the north’. Discover museums, cafés and restaurants and visit Brynja – a parlour known across Iceland for serving the best ice cream in the country. Continue to Godafoss waterfall and onwards to Husavik - known as the capital of whale watching. If time allows, enjoy a whale watching excursion and visit the whale museum at the harbour before travelling to the Myvatn area for an overnight stay. (B) (265km)
DAY 4
LAKE MYVATN
LAKE MYVATN
Spend the day exploring the area around beautiful Lake Myvatn, home to many species of rare duck. Discover the volcanic rock formations at Dimmuborgir and Skutustadir, hike to Leirhujukur crater and visit Hverarond geothermal area. Relax in the natural geothermal waters at the Myvatn Nature Batths and in the afternoon cross the highland path, stopping at the mountain cafe Fjalladyrd for homemade waffles. Continue to Egilsstadir making time along the way to visit Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss. (B) (165km)
DAY 5
EGILSSTADIR TO SKAFTAFELL
EGILSSTADIR TO SKAFTAFELL
Drive along the East Fjords through the fishing town of Hofn and onwards to the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, a must see attraction where visitors can sometimes witness large blocks of ice break off the glacier and float in the surrounding waters. (B) (385km)
DAY 6
SKAFTAFELL TO VIK
SKAFTAFELL TO VIK
Explore the rugged landscape, mountains and glaciers at Skaftafell National Park, a perfect base for those who wish to climb Iceland’s highest peak, Hvannadalshnjukur. Discover a network of hiking trails, including the route to Svartifoss waterfall and to Skaftafellsjokull glacier before continuing along the south coast to Vik. (B) (140km)
DAY 7
VIK TO REYKJAVIK
VIK TO REYKJAVIK
Today discover some of the famous sights in the south west. Admire the incredible Gullfoss waterfall and explore the Geysir hot spring area home to Strokkur, Iceland’s most energetic hot spring, which spouts every few minutes. Continue to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the mid Atlantic Ridge. The park is an important and remarkable site both historically and geologically. (B) (290km)
DAY 8
FLY TO THE UK
Return the car at the airport and fly back to the UK. (B) (50km)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £1460 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) including 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 £95pp
Upgrade to P-group Suzuki Vitara 4WD (manual) from £165pp

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

Prices:
15 Jun - 22 Aug from £1970
23 Aug - 31 Aug from £1830
01 Sep - 30 Sep from £1680
01 Oct - 31 Oct from £1460

Tour Route Map


  1. Iceland, Reykjavik
  2. Iceland, Skagafjordur
  3. Iceland, Akureyri
  4. Iceland, Lake Myvatn
  5. Iceland, Egilsstadir Region
  6. Iceland, Skaftafell
  7. Iceland, Vik
  8. Iceland, Reykjavik

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Reviews

The service that we received from Regent was superb. The tours which we were booked onto were fantastic – Extremely well organised and each tour guide we encountered was friendly, knowledgeable and genuinely passionate about Iceland. We had a brilliant holiday, really special, have fallen in love with Iceland and can’t wait to return. Thank you so much Regent!

Mr & Mrs Whiston
March 4, 2013

The Radisson 1919 was great. Very helpful staff and centrally located. Shane was excellent when booking and patient! We had a super time and the operational logistics were seamless. Thank you – would recommend Regent Holidays.

We had a brilliant holiday, really special, have fallen in love with Iceland and can’t wait to return. Thank you so much Regent!

Mr & Mrs Parsons
March 6, 2013

The design of this tour was outstanding. Every day a new high.

Ms. H. Butcher
February 20, 2013

Best Western – good location, friendly staff and comfortable room. We went on a tailor made holiday, staying in Reykjavik and going out on some pre-arranged tours. This was very well organised.

We had a brilliant holiday, really special, have fallen in love with Iceland and can’t wait to return. Thank you so much Regent!

Ms. S Jones
February 19, 2013

All the hotels were very good and the tour guide and driver were excellent. They made a good team and nothing was too much trouble. They made the holiday.

Mr & Mrs Kearsley
March 7, 2013

The Best Western Reykjavik hotel staff were helpful and friendly and the hotel is in a good location. The tour of the Golden Circle was excellent, the driver went out of his way to make it more enjoyable. The Hunt for the Northern Lights excursion was excellent, fun and a real adventure. Questions were answered promptly by Jamie and I found him very helpful when I called to discuss the holiday originally. 

Mr & Mrs Goddard
March 7, 2013

The Hotel Reykjavik Centrum was excellent quality and very helpful staff. The excursion for the Northern Lights was excellent and the Golden Circle is a great day out. 

Mr & Mrs Graham
March 18, 2013

A very enjoyable holiday from beginning to end – very well organised and both the coach driver and guide were excellent. I was very happy with all aspects of the holiday and would consider using Regent Holidays in the future. 

Mrs. Thompson
April 3, 2013

The Best Western Reykjavik is in an excellent situation, excellent assistance from friendly staff and a very good continental breakfast. Excellent feedback from every point of view. We were not disappointed in any way and congratulate you and your team for such efficiency and excellent planning. 

Mrs Norman
May 9, 2013

Shane was a marvellous help with booking – especially the Greenland extension. Everything went so smoothly.

I can highly recommend both parts Iceland and Greenland.

Many thanks Shane. 

Ms. Morley
June 7, 2013

We found the Family Tour itinerary very informative and it took us to places we might otherwise not have known about.  

The Narfeyrarstofa Restaurant in Skykkishólmur is excellent as is the exhibition and restaurant at the Settlement Centre in Borgarnes. The Laundromat Café/Bar and Iceland Fish and Chips in Reykjavik were also very good – take advantage of ‘happy hours’ to get good value for money, and the National Museum was very family-friendly.

We loved Iceland – and will be back! Thanks for your help. 

The Cathrall Family
June 12, 2013

We enjoyed a wonderful holiday explore the Wilderness of Iceland. Our driver have us a great introduction to a country he clearly loves and cares about.

Each day for better than the one before. 

Ms Finlay & Mrs Hodgson
August 12, 2013

An excellent fly drive holiday, everything went to plan. Staff at the accommodation were very helpful. The schedule was capably put together with good advice given and we would no hesitation in recommending Regent Holidays. 

Mr & Mrs Reeves
July 18, 2013

We had a wonderful Iceland trip. The itinerary was excellent and we were so fortunate to have an exceptional guide who enriched the whole experience. 

Mr & Mrs Ball
August 7, 2013

The Hotel Borg is a very comfortable and attractive hotel. There is a good buffet breakfast with excellent coffee and is in an excellent location.

The shuttle bus driver on our last morning was an exceptionally friendly and brilliant ambassador for Iceland and the guide was lovely too.

We will return to this enchanting county and we will be in touch again!

Thank you for all your help.

Mr & Mrs Fox
September 23, 2013

The Hotel Ranga could not be improved. Everything about it – the staff, food, location etc is wonderful! 

Mr & Mrs Salthouse
October 16, 2013

The Icelandic guide was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable and approachable. She ensured that every activity was safe and most of all very enjoyable.

I had such a good time and met some fab people. 

Ms Cornish
November 29, 2013

Our guide and driver were SUPERB. There was rain, snow and gale force winds but my memories are all good ones! Thank you for organising such an experience. 

Mrs Dray
December 9, 2013

Our tour guide was excellent. He really made the holiday – so informative everywhere we went, telling us history and facts about Iceland. We learnt so much through him that was so interesting. He also made sure the activities suited everyone on the trip, which was really nice.  

Thanks for a great holiday and an unforgettable experience, we had a fantastic time!

Miss A Pool
December 16, 2013

The service at the Best Western Hotel Reykjavik was excellent. The staff were always wiling to help in anyway. Thank you – it was a well managed service you gave, and it was very much appreciated. 

Mrs Seymour
December 11, 2013
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