Iceland: Iceland Fly Drive Holidays from Reykjavík
Experience a journey of a lifetime in Iceland
Self drive tours are for those who long for the freedom of the open road, to go wherever takes your fancy and to stop at interesting places on a whim. Iceland fly drive holidays allow you to do just that, with the added comfort of a suggested route and pre-booked accommodation along the way. The accommodation ranges from budget to superior depending on your chosen package, and breakfast is included.
Summer is the best time of year to enjoy a driving holiday in Iceland as the evenings are long and bright and the sun rises early in the morning. During these long sultry days you will see some spectacular scenery, breathtaking sights and fabulous natural wonders. With the entire country sculpted by the forces of powerful glaciers and volcanic activity over millions of years, it really is a fascinating place to explore.
These Iceland fly drive holidays begin and end with overnight stays in Reykjavík, the country’s vibrant capital, giving you time to see some of the highlights of the city. Driving in a clockwise direction around Iceland, you will see spectacular fjords along both the west and east coasts. Plummeting waterfalls, dramatic volcanoes and colossal glaciers feature greatly throughout your trip, and the famous Golden Circle tour is the perfect way to finish your holiday before returning to Reykjavík. Take a look at the itinerary for suggested places to visit throughout your trip.
Day 1 - Arrive in Reykjavík
Collect your hire car and check into your selected accommodation. Spend your first day of Iceland fly drive holidays exploring the city sights, or head over to the legendary Blue Lagoon to take a dip in its warm, milky waters. Try one of the local restaurants for dinner and sample some of the delicious Icelandic cuisine.
(Driving approx. 30 miles)
Day 2 - West Coast
From Reykjavík, head north along the stunning West Coast, winding your way in and out of spectacular fjords. You might like to spend some time in the enormous bay area of Skagafjörður or stretch your legs with a walk up Grábrók Volcano to see the crater at the top. Spend night two of Iceland fly drive holidays in your chosen accommodation in the Eyjafjörður area.
(Driving approx. 255 miles)Meals included:Breakfast
Day 3 - North Coast
Why not begin this morning with a sightseeing tour in Akureyri, North Iceland’s capital? Journeying eastwards, make a stop at Goðafoss Waterfall, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the country, before arriving at the gorgeous Lake Mývatn. This shallow lake is rich in birdlife and the surrounding volcanic landscape offers many interesting geological features. Overnight in this area.
(Driving approx. 137 miles)Meals included:Breakfast
Day 4 - Round to the East
With the town of Husavík nearby, why not book one of the famous whale watching tours? Continuing east over lava plateaus and highland desert, there are two impressive waterfalls that are worth stopping at during your journey today. Hengifoss is one of Iceland’s highest waterfalls, and Dettifoss is believed to be the most powerful in Europe. Spend tonight in East Iceland.
(Driving approx. 186 miles)Meals included:Breakfast
Day 5 - Vatnajökull National Park
After a pleasant journey past scenic fjords and quaint fishing villages, arrive at Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. Why not make the most of your time here on Iceland fly drive holidays by booking a tour? We recommend glacier hiking or a boat trip on the glacial lagoon. Spend the night in the beautiful Skaftafell National Park.
(Driving approx. 248 miles)Meals included:Breakfast
Day 6 - South Coast
Today on Iceland fly drive holidays you will see yet more impressive coastal scenery. Witness colossal bird cliffs that teem with life, or walk along the black volcanic beaches and watch the powerful waves of the North Atlantic crash onto the shore. Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and the Laki lava field can also be seen along this route. Overnight in Hella or Selfoss.
(Driving approx. 144 miles)Meals included:Breakfast
Day 7 - Golden Circle Tour
Many visitors to Iceland take the Golden Circle tour, but on Iceland fly drive holidays you have the freedom to do it at your own pace. Today you will see the three iconic sights of Iceland; Gullfoss Waterfall, Þingvellir National Park and Geysir Hot Springs. Spend as much time in each place as you like before heading back to Reykjavík for another night in the city.
(Driving approx. 143 miles)Meals included:Breakfast
Day 8 - Departure
Today your tour of Iceland concludes. Return your hire car and take your homeward flight.
(Driving approx. 30 miles)Meals included:Breakfast
- Prices are based on standard accommodation (upgrades available on request) for 2 people sharing, 7 nights on a bed and breakfast basis. The rooms are in simple hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses, with private shower/wc.
- Prices are based on arrival and departure within the identified date bands.
- A detailed travel itinerary.
- A pre-departure meeting with local travel experts.
- Prices are based on a Toyota Aygo with 3 doors, prices for different vehicles are available on request.
- International return flights from Gatwick to Reykjavik.
- Collision Damage Waiver included for the first driver, a second driver can be added, enquire as to price.
- Local ferry prices, tolls and entrance fees to attractions.
- Travel insurance
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