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Iceland Ring Road Express – 6 days 5 nights

A self drive holiday in Iceland gives you freedom and flexibility to experience this beautiful country on your terms and to make the most of your limited time here. On a self drive holiday you can visit the most popular attractions but also get off the beaten path to do some hiking, take photos or just to stop for a moment to enjoy an amazing scenery,- it's all up to you.

We'll take care of planning your self drive holiday in Iceland, arrange and book your accommodation and type of car you want to drive and provide you with a detailed travel plan and road maps. The only thing you have to book yourself is your accommodation in Reykjavík city before and after your round trip. Please note that the transfer to and from Keflavik airport is not included in the price of the tour. We recommend our Airport Express transfer service, which can be added to the package.

Available from April -September

Itinerary details

Day 1 - South Iceland – inland and the South coast


Places of interest:

  • Þingvellir National Park – the site of the ancient parliament and lovely area for taking a walk.
  • Geysir hot spring area with its fabulous Strokkur spouting every 10 minutes or so.
  • Gullfoss waterfall is not to be missed. Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which you can walk behind.
  • The outdoor swimming pool at Seljavellir in lovely surroundings.
  • The magnificent waterfall and the folk museum at Skógar.
  • Dyrhólaey – a 120 m high cape with perpendicular cliffs teaming with bird life.

 

Distance travelled 300 km.
Overnight in Vík area.

 

Day 2 - The Southeast and the East coast 
Places of interest:

  • Skaftafell National Park – a beautiful and unique place of natural wonder
  • Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon – cruises on the lagoon amongst towering icebergs on offer. 
  • Vatnajökull glacier – various types of glacier tours are on offer if booked in advance.

 

Distance travelled 273 km.
Overnight in Höfn area.

 

Day 3 - The East coast and fjords
Places of interest:

 

  • Great view of tall and often uniquely formed mountains on route to the East fjords. 
  • The fjords with their dramatic mountains and quaint fishing villages.

 

Distance travelled 247 km.
Overnight in Egilsstaðir area.
 

Day 4 - Lake Mývatn area
Places of interest:

  • Lake Mývatn itself – one of the pearls of Icelandic nature.
  • Höfði, a wooded headland in the lake.
  • Dimmuborgir with its strange rock formations. The hot spring area in Námaskarð Pass. The pseudo craters at Krafla.
  • The beautiful and historical Goðafoss (Waterfall of the Gods).

Distance travelled 240 km.

Overnight in Mývatn area.  

Day 5 - Akureyri and North Iceland
Places of interest: 

  • Akureyri town. 
  • Skagafjörður district is renowned for horse breeding. 
  • The farmhouse museum in Glaumbær. 
  • The old turf church at Víðimýri. 
  • Vatnsdalshólar - the site of the last execution in Iceland. 
  • Kolugljúfur canyon.

 

Distance travelled 210 km.
Overnight in Hrútafjörður / Skagafjörður area.
 
Day 6 - North Iceland into South west
Places of interest: 

  • The lovely Borgarfjörður district.
  • Climbing the old crater 
  • Grábrók is great fun and the view over moss and birch grown lava fields is excellent 
  • Borgarnes – the site of one of the most popular Icelandic sagas Egla - Guided saga tours on offer

 

Distance travelled 197 km.

Overnight in Reykjavík at hotel or guest house of your choice (optional).  

 

 

Prices are per person in a double room, when two people share a vehicle. Contact us for other rates. Prices are subject to availability.

 

 

Budget Package - room with shared facilities and compact vehicle:         

Low Season: 01.September 2016 -30. April 2017: from 82.000 ISK                             

Shoulder Season: 01.05-14.06.2017 & 20.08.-31.09.2017: from 104.000 ISK                      

High season: 15.06.2017 - 19.08.2017 from  118.000 ISK                  

 

Economy Package - room with private facilities and intermediated vehicle or  4WD station wagon:                                                                   

Low Season: 01.September 2016 -30. April 2017: from 108.000 ISK                          

Shoulder Season: 01.05-14.06.2017 & 20.08.-31.09.2017: from 146.000 ISK                      

High season: 15.06.2017 - 19.08.2017 from  166.000 ISK                                                                

 

Comfort Package - deluxe room category and off road 4WD vehicle:                                

Low Season: 01.September 2016 -30. April 2017: from 118.000 ISK                         

Shoulder Season: 01.05-14.06.2017 & 20.08.-31.09.2017: from 173.000 ISK               

High season: 15.06.2017 - 19.08.2017 from  205.000 ISK                                                                    

 

Optional

  • Extra nights in Reykjavik (please enquire about the price)
  • Extra nights at all locations available on request
  • Room upgrades available on request
  • Other packages and day tours available at grayline.is
  • This package can be combined with other Gray Line packages

 

 

Included

  •  Farm house accommodation for 5 nights including breakfast - w/shared OR private facilities
  •  Rental car for 6 days, including unlimited mileage, CDW and VAT
  •  Good road map and a GPS
  •  Detailed itinerary

Excluded

  •  Gasoline
  •  Meals and beverages
  •  Optional tours and activities
  •  Any other service not specifically listed under "included"

Tour highlights:

  • Geysir
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

Comments

Bagrowski 5 stars

8/15/2016 12:52:06 PM

It was really great!!!

Sellars 5 stars

8/15/2016 12:52:31 PM

Everything happened just as it should have. The nice clean bus arrived early, the driver was friendly and very helpful with luggage. The drive to the airport was professional and felt very safe. then we arrived early. Perfect!


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