From  £1235
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Stunning coastal scenery
  • Chances to go whale-watching and horse riding
  • Visit Iceland's horse capital
  • Visit Arctic Henge
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Iceland Arctic Coast Way Fly-drive

7 Day Tour, from £1235 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), and see the dramatic effect that nature has had on this remote part of the country.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
DEPART THE UK
DEPART THE UK

Fly from the UK to Reykjavik and pick-up your hire car from the airport. Drive into the city for the night and check-in to your hotel where 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 of experience the new Fly Over Iceland experience.

DAY 2
REYKJAVIK TO HVAMMSTANGI
REYKJAVIK TO HVAMMSTANGI

From Reykjavik 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 Langjokull glacier. Head north to the Hvammstangi area and check-in to your accommodation for the night. (B)

DAY 3
HVAMMSTANGI TO SKAGAFJORDUR
HVAMMSTANGI TO SKAGAFJORDUR

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 Skagastrond, known for its vibrant arts scene. Continue around the coast to Saudarkrokur for the night, a town with a folk museum and in the heart of Iceland's Skagafjordur "horse country" - a great place to experience riding the unique Icelandic horse. (B)

DAY 4
SKAGAGJORDUR TO HUSAVIK
SKAGAGJORDUR TO HUSAVIK

Leaving Skagafjordur 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, Siglufjordur where you can visit the fascinating Herring Era Museum. From here travel south to Akureyri, the capital of the north, and then on to Lake Myvatn and from there to the fishing village of Husavik - one of the best places in the country to go whale watching. (B)

DAY 5
HUSAVIK TO PORSHOFN
HUSAVIK TO PORSHOFN

Heading out of Husavik 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)

DAY 6
PORSHOFN TO REYKJAVIK
PORSHOFN TO REYKJAVIK

Travel down the remote Eastfjords where the road often hugs the coastline stopping at the villages of Bakkafjordur, Vopnafjordur and visit Seydisfjordur before dropping the hire car at the airport in Egilsstadir and fly back to Reykjavik. On arrival make your way to your hotel for a final night in Iceland. (B)

DAY 7
FLY TO THE UK

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 £1235 per person

Price Includes

  • Return International flights as per the itinerary
  • All airport taxes & security charges
  • Accommodation and meals as specified
  • Transfers as specified

Price Excludes

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

Price Notes

The price is based on travel in April or October in standard rooms with an N-class hire car.



Supplements may apply for travel in high season.



Accommodation can be upgraded to "comfort" or "luxury" standard, and the hire car can be be upgraded - please just ask your Regent specialist for a quote.



Please note that the itinerary may change slightly depending on accommodation availability.


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

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