Itinerary

Welcome to Iceland

DAY 1: ARRIVAL & EXPLORING REYKJAVIK

Welcome to Iceland! On arrival to Keflavik Airport, take your time to collect your rental car and familiarise yourself with the laws and customs of the roads in Iceland to ensure a safe trip. Afterwards make your way to your accommodation in Reykjavík. After settling in, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the vibrant city centre with its abundance of museums, restaurants and bars to suit all tastes. Check out Icelandic design or explore the city's thriving coffee or arts culture, head to the main street, Laugavegur, and enjoy its various shops and cosy cafes.


Spend the night in Reykjavik


DAY 2: Driving up north

This morning we visit Borgarnes and drive through the beautiful Borgarfjörður towards Holtavorduheidi. After stopping to enjoy the national culinary pride, the Icelandic Hot dog at Staðarskáli, then we continue towards the village of Blonduos built on both sides of the river Blanda. Afterwards, head along majestic mountains and narrow passes that lead to Skagafjordur, considered to be one of the finest places in Iceland for horse breeding. On your way to Siglufjordur, take a break in the town of Hofsós for a soak in the geothermal pool that offers amazing views over the bay before heading up road 76 to Siglufjörður. The day ends in Siglufjordur, the beautiful northern town that has become internationally known for its museums as well as outdoor winter and summer recreation possibilities.


Spend the night in Siglufjörður

Driving distance approx: 380 km/236 mi.


Siglufjordur


DAY 3: Vatnsnes and Húnaflói

Today you will explore Vatnsnes Peninsula in the Hunavatnssysla district. Driving through Skagafjörður, you head over the Þverárfjall pass on road 744 towards Hvammstangi and Vatnsnes. The Peninsula is home to one of the largest seal colonies in Iceland, among others at Hindisvík and Ósar. Seals have been protected for many years in Hindisvík. This area is very peaceful and sometimes dozens of seals can be spotted here. You can also spot seals at Illugastaðir, halfway along the western coast of Vatnsnes, at Hindisvík, near the tip of the peninsula, and Ósar, on the eastern coast. The seals tend to be quite friendly. Some even follow people at a distance, but please do not disturb or feed them. In the Icelandic Seal Center in Hvammstangi, guests learn more about the seals in Iceland. Other highlights include a Viking-era rock fortress and the magnificent Hvítserkur sea stacks. Alternatively, picnic in Blönduós or try sipping on hot cocoa and nibbling on cinnamon buns from the nearby town of Hvammstangi. Head back to Siglufjörður for the evening.


Spend the night in Siglufjörður

Driving distance approx: 450 km/280 mi.


DAY 4: A day amongst the Trolls

Today we really get to know Siglufjordur, a town with beautifully-preserved historical buildings set in a scenic fjord. After lunch, visit the award-winning Herring-Era Maritime Museum. Many Icelandic historians believe it was Siglufjordur’ s herring “gold rush” of the early 20th century that helped bring modernisation to Iceland. At the museum, you will be introduced to the history of the herring fishing industry and be invited to explore the museum’s three buildings before sampling traditional rye bread, local herring and Icelandic schnapps. Known as the “Icelandic Alps,” Trollaskagi offers some of the highest mountains in Iceland; the views of steep mountains plunging to the black-sand coastline are breathtaking. The surreal rock formations make it easy to see how the peninsula got its name. Around Siglufjörður and the deserted but easily accessible Héðinsfjörður as well as Ólafsfjörður, there are numerous good hiking trails for all levels of experience in the mountains and valleys. We recommend a local hiking guide if you plan to go far off the beaten path. Other activities include Kayaking, Horse riding, Bike rental, Sea angling, Jet Ski Rental and more.


Spend the night in Siglufjörður
Driving distance approx: 50 km


DAY 5: The Big Trollskagi Tour

Visit the historically significant bishopric of Hólar with religious artefacts dating back to the middle ages, or take a dip on Hofsós’s famous infinity pool before heading inland and driving through Skagafjörður that is best known for being the Horse riding capital in Iceland as it’s the only place in Iceland where horses outnumber people. Moving onwards the way you will drive between beautiful mountains such as in the Öxnadalur valley towards Eyjafjordur Fjord. Here it is ideal to take your time to visit Hjalteyri, which is a small village on the western shores, today it is an aquaculture centre where research is conducted into the feasibility of halibut culture. The buildings of the old herring factory are often used as a venue for art exhibitions during the summer months. Hjalteyri boasts some of the most interesting diver areas in the World, as the famous geothermal struts are right offshore. Next stop is Hauganes where you can go whale watching on authentic old Icelandic fishing vessels. Onwards to Árskógsstrandur where you’ll visit Kaldi, Iceland’s first microbrewery. You will see how this craft beer is made and learn about the interesting history of the company. You will also get to taste some of the locally brewed beer, too as well as enjoying Iceland’s first Beer Spa. There is a short drive from here to Dalvík, a quaint little fishing village where we recommend stopping at Gisli, Eirikur Helgi, a small café based on a tale of 3 stupid brothers, famous in Icelandic Culture.


Spend the night in Siglufjörður
Driving distance approx: 275 km/ 170 mi.


Sunset in Skagafjordur

DAY 6: Skagi and Skagafjordur

We head along scenic roads to the calm and serene Fljót, a farming community that offer wonderful vistas as well as place of pure calmness. Driving along Skagafjörður and then onwards over the mountains behind Sauðárkrókur towards the unspoiled area known as Skagi. Skagi is one of the least populated areas in Iceland as most of the farms that were there have been abandoned due to how secluded the area is and open to arctic storms. Visiting the area gives a glimpse into the olden times in the rural areas of Iceland as well as a taste of the rougher roads that are the norm in the Icelandic countryside. Next stop is the small village of Skagaströnd before driving along Langidalur back over to Skagafjörður, a region rich with culture, purebred Icelandic horses and numerous natural sites. Head to Siglufjörður in the evening.


Spend the night in Siglufjörður
Driving distance approx: 372 km/230 mi.


DAY 7: Heading Southwards 

Today we head to Borgarfjörður, an area with very diverse nature and attractions, including the twin waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss along with the Deildartunguhver hot spring. You have the choice of joining several optional activities such as Krauma geothermal baths, the lava tunnel Víðgelmir. For the ones interested in Viking history, a stop at the Icelandic Settlement Center in Borgarnes is highly recommended. Continue to the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, where you will be spending your last night in Iceland.


Spend the night in the Reykjavík.
Driving distance approx: 380 km/236 mi.



DAY 8: DEPARTURE FROM ICELAND

As your amazing holiday comes to an end, drop your rental car off at the airport before heading off for new adventures with lifelong memories of your time in Iceland.



What is included :

What´s included

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    Accommodation (budget/comfort/quality) for 7 nights
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    Rental car of your choice, with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance
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    Pick up/Drop off fee for the rental car at Keflavík International Airport
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    A guide of your journey and highlights of surrounding area
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    Taxes and service fee

What´s NOT included

  • Flights to and from Iceland
  • Meals & drinks (unless otherwise stated)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Extra car insurance, such as S-CDW and gravel protection
  • Gasoline/Petrol
  • Road tax/Tunnel Fees
  • Any services not listed above as “Included”
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