Around Iceland Winter Special

Fly-drive (November - March)

About Around Iceland Winter Special


One of the most popular fly drives in Iceland as it offers an incredible array of places to visit in just a week.

Activity code: SD 14

Duration: 8 days/7 nights

One of the most popular fly drives in Iceland as it offers an incredible array of places to visit in just a week: Icelandic glaciers, waterfalls and hot springs, views of volcanos including the famous Eyjafjallajökull and on a clear night a possible glimpse of the elusive Northern Lights. You'll see unique landscapes from lava fields to woodland, from mountains and moors to bird-cliffs and tranquil bays. Visit unique places such as Lake Myvatn, Egilsstadir, Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, Skaftafell National Park, Geysir hot spring area, Gullfoss waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, the Blue Lagoon, and many more.

Included in the fly-drive:

  • 4WD Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage,GPS unit, CDW, WiFi and VAT for 7 days
  • Accommodation (comfort) for 7 nights with Continental breakfast
  • Map of Iceland and detailed itinerary
  • 24 hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fee

We can also arrange flights from any UK airport, if required.




  • Day One: Arrival

    Arrival at Keflavik Airport. Collect your rented vehicle and drive to Reykjavik for your first night’s stay in Iceland. Depending on your arrival time, we recommend that you make a stop at the famous Blue Lagoon on the way and have a swim in the geothermal warm water.

    Overnight stay in Reykjavik.

    Driving distance approx. 50 km


    • Blue Lagoon
    • Reykjavik



  • Day Two: Akureyri the capital of the north

    Start your round trip of Iceland by heading towards Borgarfjörður, an interesting area rich with cultural and historical heritage. You can visit the Settlement Centre, the first exhibition is about  settlement in Iceland and the second about the Egil Saga. You will be follow the story of this family clan as they settled in Borgarfjördur. Egil was both a great sensitive poet as well as a fierce warrior and Viking. From Borgarnes you will pass the crater Grábrók and continue your journey to the north of Iceland through the Skagafjörður, which is known for horse breeding and many Icelandic horses can be seen on the way.  Continue until you reach Akureyri the major town in the North of Iceland.

    Overnight stay in Akureyri area.

    Driving distance approx. 420 km


    • Borgarnes
    • The Settlement Center
    • Akureyri

  • Day Three: Around Lake Myvatn

    The whole day is dedicated to the marvels of Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve known as one of Iceland’s most fascinating areas of natural beauty. On the way to Myvatn you must make a stop at the impressive Godafoss waterfall “The fall of the gods”. Then continue to the Mývatn area to spend the day exploring the area around the lake, one of Iceland's most interesting regions with fantastic volcanic formations, geothermal activity and the lake itself, teeming with bird life.Later on you might like to venture a walk up to the top of Hverfjall crater or dip into the geothermal water of the natural baths located east of the Lake.

    Overnight stay in Mývatn area.

    Driving distance approx. 250 km


    • Lake Mývatn
    • Godafoss waterfall
    • The Mývatn Nature Baths

  • Day Four: Myvatn - Egilsstadir

    This morning continue your journey to the east of Iceland. You can start your day by taking a walk at the Dimmuborgir lava formations and also have a look at the Skutustadir pseudocraters. Visit the lively boiling mud pools and steam vents of Námaskard, and then the Krafla area, where a series of volcanic eruptions took place from 1975-1984. Then continue your trip through the desert highlands of Mödrudalur to the village of Egilsstadir. If you are lucky you might see reindeer or an artic fox.

    Overnight stay in Egilsstaðir area.

    Driving distance approx. 340 km


    • Dimmuborgir
    • Námaskarð
    • Krafla

  • Day Five: The East Fjords

    Now it's time to discover the East Fjords, starting towards the Reydarfjörður where a small history museum about World War II is situated. In Stöðvarfjörður there is Petra’s stone collection, a private collection which includes most of the Icelandic minerals. As you continue you might want to make a stop in the charming village of Djúpivogur. Now continue along the fjords towards southeast Iceland; at times the road hangs precariously high on the mountain slopes. Finally drive through the tunnel of Almannaskarð to arrive in the Höfn region where you will stay for the night.

    Overnight stay in Höfn area.

    Driving distance approx. 270 km


    • East Fjords
    • Petra´s stone collection
    • Djúpivogur
    • Almannaskarð
    • Höfn

  • Day Six: Skaftafell National Park ,Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and waterfalls

    After passing various outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest ice cap, you will arrive at the Glacier Lagoon, Jokulsarlon. This is an exceptional sight at the foot of Iceland’s highest mountain, Hvannadalshnúkur. You can walk along the banks of the lagoon to admire the fantastically-shaped icebergs. Skaftafell National Park is another area worthy of your attention. Continue through Kirkjubaejarklaustur village, the Eldhraun lava field and the Mýrdalssandur plain before you arrive in the Vík area.

    Overnight stay in Vík/Hvolsvöllur area.

    Driving distance approx. 280 - 365 km


    • Vatnajokull glacier
    • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon 
    • Skaftafell National Park
    • Skaftafell glacier tongue
    • Eldhraun lava field
    • Vík

  • Day Seven: Waterfalls and the Golden Circle

    The black sand beaches of the south coast are famous and your first stop will be the beach in Reynishverfi. Continuing westbound you arrive at Skógar and pass Skógarfoss waterfall, one of the highest in Iceland. As you continue towards Hella you pass Seljalandsfoss waterfall and you can actually walk behind it. Now it is time to visit some of the most interesting and famous areas of Iceland. Drive through the village of Flúðir to reach the famous geothermal area of Geysir where the Strokkur hot spring ejects its water column high into the air every 5 – 10 minutes and where numerous small springs boil and bubble. Close by is Gullfoss, surely the country’s most famous waterfall. Continuing towards Thingvellir (Þingvellir) consider one of the geological wonders of the world where you can see the effects of the tectonic plate movements which have opened various cracks and fissures in the earth’s crust. It was here that the Icelandic Parliament was founded in the 10th century. 

    Overnight stay in Reykjavik.

    Driving distance approx. 300 km


    • Skógarfoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls
    • Geysir hot spring
    • Gullfoss Waterfall 
    • Thingvellir National Park

  • Day Eight: Departure

    Drive back to Keflavik airport for your flight back home. Or book an extra night in Reykjavik, the vibrant capital of Iceland!

    Driving distance approx. 50 km


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