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This self-drive tour takes in many of Iceland's highlights in just eight action-packed days, staying in locally owned guesthouses, cottages and country hotels. Nearly 140 of Iceland's farmers are licensed to accommodate travellers and there are few better ways to experience Icelandic culture first hand.

With a day either side to soak up the spoils of Reykjavik, this tour is ideal for those who don't have much time but are keen to explore the many natural wonders along Iceland's well-laid ring road.

Day by day itinerary

  • Day 1 » UK/Hveragerdi

    Fly to Iceland's capital Reykjavik, collect your hire car and drive to Hveragerdi where you spend your first night, perhaps stopping at the Blue Lagoon on the way.

    Stay: Local guesthouse (Standard) 

  • Day 2 » South Coast

    Today's highlights include Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir hot-spring area, Skógafoss waterfall and the black-sand beaches around Vík.

    Stay: Local guesthouse (Standard) 

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 3 » Höfn

    Explore the Skaftafell National Park, Vatnajökull glacier and Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon on your way to Höfn, a charming town best known for its freshly caught lobster.

    Stay: Local guesthouse (Standard)

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 4 » Egilsstaðir

    Today's journey takes you along the dramatic coastline of Iceland's Eastern Fjords. Along the way there will be an opportunity to take a boat tour to Papey Island, home to thousands of puffins, or visit Petra's famous collection of local stones and minerals at Stöðvarfjörður.

    Stay: Local guesthouse (Standard)

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 5 » Húsavík

    Cross the Möðrudalsöræfi highlands towards Dettifoss, Europe's mightiest waterfall. Visit the magnificent horseshoe-shaped canyon, Ásbyrgi, before driving to the Tjörnes peninsula and Húsavík, a prime spot for whale watching.

    Stay: Local guesthouse (Standard)

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 6 » Akureyri

    Explore the Lake Mývatn area and the volcanic craters at Skútustaðir before heading to the sulfurous slopes of Námaskarð and Krafla. Visit Goðafoss waterfall on your way to the capital of the north, Akureyri

    Stay: Local guesthouse (Standard) 

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 7 » Reykjavik

    Drive through the historical region of Skagafjörður, famous for Icelandic horse breeding, and across the Holtavörðuheiði plateau to Borgarfjörður on your way to Reykjavik. Spend some time exploring the capital before retuning to the UK on day 8.

    Stay: Local guesthouse (Standard)

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 8 » UK

    Retuning to the UK.

    Meals: Breakfast

To book call us on:

020 7664 2236

Make an enquiry

At a glance…

» 8 day tailor-made self-drive

» Accommodation:
Standard A good standard of clean and comfortable accommodation with a reasonable range of facilities (typically 3 stars) / Deluxe Outstanding accommodation with top-of-the-range facilities and excellent service, usually in a fantastic location (typically 5 stars)

Call for details of price

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