From  £1395
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Stunning coastal scenery
  • Go whale watching by an electric carbon-free boat
  • Visit Iceland's horse capital
  • Visit Arctic Henge
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Iceland Arctic Coast Way Fly-drive

7 Day Tour, from £1395 per person

The Arctic Coast Way veers from the traditional Route 1 ring road and hugs the dramatic coastline, passing through lesser-seen villages in the lands of sagas and mythology.

You can visit historical fishing villages (the herring used to be king here), go whale watching by an electric carbon-free boat and see the dramatic effect that nature has had on this remote part of the country.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO REYKJAVIK
Reykjavík - Iceland

Fly from the UK to Reykjavík and pick-up your hire car from the airport. Drive into the city for the night and check-in to your hotel. Here you can explore the variety of cafes, restaurants and bars and depending on what time you arrive you may be able to go whale-watching, visit the museums or experience the new 'Fly Over Iceland' experience. (50Km)

DAY 2
REYKJAVIK TO HVAMMSTANGI
Snaefellsness peninsula - Iceland

From Reykjavík travel north to Hvammstangi, where en route you could choose to visit the Snaefellsness peninsula with its stunning coastline, volcano and national park as well as the Bjarnhofn shark museum where they make the Icelandic delicacy of "hakarl" - very much an acquired taste. Alternatively head inland to Husafell where you can join an excursion "Into the Glacier" - a man-made ice tunnel on the Langjökull glacier. Head north to the Hvammstangi area and check-in to your accommodation for the night. (B) (200Km)

DAY 3
HVAMMSTANGI TO SKAGAFJORDUR
Skagafjörður - Iceland

In Hvammstangi you can visit the Seal Centre and take a boat trip to try and see the seals themselves. From here travel north around the coastline keeping an eye out for the birdlife and perhaps stop at Skagaströnd, known for its vibrant arts scene. Continue around the coast to Sauðárkrókur for the night, a town with a folk museum and in the heart of Iceland's Skagafjörður "horse country" - a great place to experience riding the unique Icelandic horse. (B) (105Km)

DAY 4
SKAGAFJORDUR TO HUSAVIK
Lake Mývatn area - Iceland

Leaving Skagafjörður you could choose to take an early morning swim at the local swimming pool in Hofsos before continuing north to Iceland's former herring capital, Siglufjörður where you can visit the fascinating Herring Era Museum. From here travel south to Akureyri, the capital of the north, then on to Lake Mývatn and from there to the fishing village of Húsavík - one of the best places in the country to go whale watching. (B) (255Km)

DAY 5
HUSAVIK TO PORSHOFN
Eco-friendly whale watching tour - Iceland

In the morning, embark on a silent and eco-friendly whale watching tour by electric boat 'Andvari' - a great opportunity to go whale watching while reducing your carbon footprint down to zero. Heading out of Húsavík into the remote north-eastern corner of Iceland you can stop at the Asbyrgi national park with its canyon and many walking trails and head to Raufarhofn which is home to the gradually evolving "Arctic Henge" - a new installation paying homage to Stonehenge. Continue around the coast to the small village of Porshofn. (B) (160Km)

DAY 6
PORSHOFN TO REYKJAVIK
East Iceland

Travel down the remote Eastfjords where the road often hugs the coastline stopping at the villages of Bakkafjörður, Vopnafjörður and visit Seyðisfjörður before dropping the hire car at the airport in Egilsstaðir and fly back to Reykjavík. On arrival make your way to your hotel for a final night in Iceland. (B) (200Km)

DAY 7
FLY TO THE UK
Hallgrímskirkja church in Reykjavík - Iceland

Check out of your hotel and take the coach transfer back to the airport for your flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

7 day tour, from £1395 per person

Price Includes

  • Return international flights from the UK to Iceland
  • Internal flights from Egilsstaðir to Reykjavík
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • 6 nights accommodation in various hotels and farmhouses
  • Car hire in P-class (4WD Dacia Duster /Suzuki Vitara or similar), including pick-up at Keflavik International Airport and drop-off at Egilsstaðir 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
  • Excursion: Carbon-free Whale Watching by Electric Boat in Húsavík
  • Meals as specified by BLD (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

* Please call us on 020 7666 1290 for full details and conditions of car hire


Price Excludes

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

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions

Price Notes

  • Price per adult is based on two people sharing on stays in May 2022 in Standard accommodation and there may be supplements for travel in peak season.
  • Please note that distances in Km displayed on the itinerary are purely indicative and may vary.
  • International flights from the UK are based out of London in economy class.
  • Icelandair offers flights to Iceland from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Aberdeen and Glasgow, so please contact us for further information.

 


Tour Route Map


  1. Iceland, Reykjavik
  2. Iceland, Hvammstangi
  3. Iceland, Skagafjordur
  4. Iceland, North Iceland
  5. Iceland, Husavik
  6. Iceland, East Iceland

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