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Highlands and the Southeast Coast

From $2491* Per Person

Self Drive 9 Days/8 nights
Dates: TBA 2019

Venture off the beaten path into the awe-inspiring interior of Iceland and along contrasting coastal landscapes. On this round trip of the island you will discover unique fishing villages, mountains, fjords, bubbling geothermal areas and dramatic highland scenery. Package also includes one night in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital, before and after the round trip.

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Dates: TBA 2019

Day 1: Arrive Iceland

You are met upon arrival at Keflavik International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Reykjavik. Enjoy the city's excellent shops and restaurants, vibrant cultural scene and energetic nightlife.

Accommodation in Reykjavík

Day 2: South Coast

Tour the South Coast, viewing the magnificent waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss along the way. You can also visit the folk museum at Skogar or the Eyjafjallajokull Visitor Center which portrays the famous volcanic eruption in 2010. Admire the vast black sands and Cape Dyrhoaey with its varied bird life on the way to the beautifully located village of Vík.

Accommodation in the Vík area.

Day 3: Vatnajökull National Park

Visit Skaftafell with its contrasting glacier landscapes and many walking and hiking paths. Take a tour out to Cape Ingolfshofdi on a hay wagon or go on an unforgettable boat trip on the picturesque Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Admire Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajokull. Glacier tours can be booked in advance. Continue to the fishing village of Hofn known for its delicious lobster.

Accommodation in the Hofn area.

Day 4: The Eastfjords

Enjoy the scenery of tall and uniquely formed mountains along the Eastfjords. Visit pretty fishing villages along the way such as Djupivogur (a Cittaslow municipality), Stodvarfjordur with Petra's unique stone collection and Faskrudsfjordur, known for its French heritage. Continue to Egilsstadir, located next to the Lagarfljot river where the sea serpent "Lagarfljotsormur" allegedly lives.

Accommodation in the Egilsstadir area.

Day 5: Lake Myvatn area

Visit the many attractions within the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park including Asbyrgi Canyon, Hljodaklettar (also known as the Echo Rocks) and the powerful Dettifoss Waterfall. Go whale watching from the charming harbor town of Husavík. Explore the steaming geothermal area at Namafjall. Stroll along the mystical lava fields of Dimmuborgir. Visit Lake Myvatn with its rich bird and plant life.

Accommodation in the Myvatn/Husavík area.

Day 6: Akureyri and North

Head towards Akureyri town, stopping to admire the beautiful Godafoss Waterfall (Waterfall of the Gods) along the way. Akureyri – nicknamed the Capital of the North - has many cultural attractions, parks and geothermal swimming pools to enjoy. Continue to Skagafjordur, a district renowned for its horse breeding. Visit the folk museums at Glaumbaer and Vídimyri.

Accommodation in the Skagafjordur area.

Day 7: Kjolur highland route

Take the Kjolur route between glaciers Hofsjokull and Langjokull through the stark, uninhabited interior of Iceland. Stop by the natural hot spring river at Hveravellir for a relaxing dip before continuing south. In the 18th century an outlaw named Fjalla-Eyvindur and his wife Halla lived here for 20 years, the hot springs helping them to stay warm!

Accommodation in the Gullfoss/Geysir area.

Day 8: The Golden Circle

Tour the famous 'Golden Circle' including Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir hot spring area with it spouting Strokkur and historic Pingvellir National Park, located on the Icelandic rift zone. You can also visit Skalholt cathedral and Kerid, a 3,000 year explosion crater, en route back to Reykjavik.

Accommodation in Reykjavik .

Day 8: The Golden Circle

Transfer to the Keflavik airport. 

Or, extend your trip! Please inquire. 

Your Trip Includes the Following:

Single Supplement from: $1459 August 20-31, 2017
                                    $1819 June 15 - August 19, 2017

NOTE: It is easy to upgrade to a larger SUV. If interested, please inquire. 

This package is priced LAND ONLY. If you need assistance with booking your airfare, let us know and we will be happy to help you.

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