Our tour guide was excellent. He really made the holiday – so informative everywhere we went, telling us history and facts about Iceland.
Miss A Pool
If you enjoy independent travel, a fly-drive holiday will give you the opportunity to discover Iceland’s natural beauty at your own pace. Take the famous Route 1 which circles the country, skirting past mountains, volcanoes and waterfalls, and allow amble time to stop for photographs at every new natural wonder.
Base yourself at one of the fabulous four-star rural retreats an hour or so from Reykjavík and take day trips to the Golden Circle and the volcanic south coast, or choose an itinerary which involves moving on every day or two, discovering a new part of the country with every journey. Regent Iceland maps are provided with every fly-drive holiday, showing where to find the country’s natural highlights.
On a Regent holiday, we like you to know exactly what to expect so that there are no little surprises that get in the way. On fly-drives, the standard of accommodation outside of the capital can vary. In rural Iceland, the hotels, guesthouses, working farmhouses and apartments on offer are limited in number and can be very basic. Without year-round trade, the service doesn’t always match that of Reykjavik. We strive to find our clients the best standard possible but three star properties are not available everywhere - think your hotel looks like a boarding school, then it probably is as to cope with the influx of travellers in the summer, schools often turn into hotels.
Opt for a 4x4 like the Suzuki Vitara to best handle Iceland’s quiet winter roads. An SUV known for its offroad capabilities, the Grand Vitara is well equipped for the rugged Icelandic terrain. Remember to pack sunglasses to avoid being dazzled as the low winter sun drops over the horizon.
The holidays featured below are an indicator of our most popular fly-drive packages, however we can tailor-make an itinerary to suit your time frame, budget and interests.