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At a glance…

Ultra-scenic 4WD road trips, geological wonders and hot-tub luxury all under the Northern Lights

» 4 day self-drive

Special offer

Stay 3 pay 2. Book by by 31.10.19 for stays 01.10.19 - 31.03.20 excluding 20.12 - 02.01

» Price from: £915 pp incl. flights

Autumn is perhaps Iceland’s best-kept secret. Not only are the Northern Lights at some of their most active, but the milder weather means clearer skies for better views, warmer temperatures and fantastic driving. And, on this curated road trip, you’ll take in the geological wonders of southwest Iceland by 4WD, from the Golden Circle’s explosive geysers and national-park rift valley to the south coast’s mighty waterfalls and glacier-capped volcanoes. Set among it all, your beautifully chic lodge is ideal for both couples and families, with aurora displays taken in from hot-tub soaks. It all ends with the famous Blue Lagoon.

Day by day itinerary

  • Day 1 » Depart UK

    Flying into Keflavík Airport, you’ll pick up your 4WD for the short journey into the wilds of southwest Iceland, travelling past crashing waterfalls, lava fields and cragged mountains on the south-coast road. It’s scenery that surrounds your Scandi-chic hotel, all contemporary-sleek furniture and whitewashed timber walls. Then, in the restaurant, the likes of catch-of-the-day fish and mountain lamb are served up by the fire, while outside, hot tubs and your private deck make the most of any appearances of the aurora borealis. Far from any light pollution, the displays can be magnificent.

    Stay: Hotel Grimsborgir

  • Day 2 » The Golden Circle

    After a fantastic breakfast of just-baked pastries, fresh fruit and hearty cooked favourites, today we recommend taking in the wonders of the Golden Circle. You’ll visit the bubbling mud pools of Geysir, of which all others are named after, along with the five-storey-high eruptions of Strokkur Geyser. Then, mighty Gullfoss is one of Iceland’s most impressive waterfalls, while Thingvellir National Park offers the chance to walk among the ruins of the world’s first parliament, set among a dramatic rift valley. You can even pause at 3,000-year-old Kerið Crater, its bright mineral blue set against cragged exposed rock. 

    Stay: Hotel Grimsborgir

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 3 » The south coast

    Today is given over to the wild scenery of Iceland’s south coast. In between pretty fishing villages, you’ll find the dramatic black-sand beaches at Vík, along with Seljalandsfoss – a mighty waterfall that you can walk behind. There’s also the superb Lava Volcano & Earthquake Centre, the turf farmhouses and Viking artefacts at Skógar, and the lava stacks at Reynisdrangar, which spindle ethereally out to sea. Eyjafjallajökull Volcano is even topped with an 100km² ice cap. Then, for some Icelandic countryside dining, we also highly recommend Fjöruborðið restaurant. The lobster soup is excellent.

    Stay: Hotel Grimsborgir

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 4 » The Blue Lagoon and depart for UK

    To end in style, we’ve included Comfort Entry to the world-famous Blue Lagoon. Along with soaks in its mist-shrouded waters, you’ll be treated to a silica mud mask and a welcome drink. If you’ve time before your flight, perhaps also take the opportunity to explore the Reykjanes Peninsula, home to mud pools, lava fields and a bridge between the European and North American continental plates. At the end of it all, return your car to the airport for your flight home.

    Meals: Breakfast

To book call us on:

020 7664 2236

Make an enquiry

At a glance…

Ultra-scenic 4WD road trips, geological wonders and hot-tub luxury all under the Northern Lights

» 4 day self-drive

Special offer

Stay 3 pay 2. Book by by 31.10.19 for stays 01.10.19 - 31.03.20 excluding 20.12 - 02.01

» Price from: £915 pp incl. flights

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