Classic Iceland

Fly drive

About Classic Iceland

Summary

Take in the exceptional beauty of Iceland’s unique and breathtaking scenery and natural wonders and visit places such as Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Myvatn, Egilsstadir, Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, Skaftafell National Park, Thingvellir National Park and many more. This fly drive includes an incredible variety of places to visit, travelling through lava fields and grassland, with views of volcanoes, including the famous Eyjafjallajökull and visits to glaciers, waterfalls and hot springs.

Duration: 10 days

Take in the exceptional beauty of Iceland’s unique and breathtaking scenery and natural wonders and visit places such as Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Myvatn, Egilsstadir, Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, Skaftafell National Park, Thingvellir National Park and many more. This fly drive includes an incredible variety of places to visit, travelling through lava fields and grassland, with views of volcanoes, including the famous Eyjafjallajökull and visits to glaciers, waterfalls and hot springs.

Includes:

  • Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage, GPS unit, CDW and VAT for 9 days
  • Accommodation (budget/ comfort) for 9 nights with Continental breakfast
  • Map of Iceland and detailed itinerary
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fee

 Not included:

  • Flights to Iceland
  • Meals and drinks at restaurants (unless otherwise stated)
  • Entrance to museums
  • Personal travel insurance

Itinerary

  • Day One - arrival

    Arrive 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

    Highlights

    • Blue Lagoon
    • Reykjavik

     

  • Day Two: Waterfalls and the Golden Circle

    Today you will be visiting some of the most interesting and famous sights of Iceland. Your first stop should be at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, and one of the geological wonders of the world.

    Continue to the famous geothermal area of Geysir where Strokkur is the most active of the geysers, and further on to the “golden” waterfall Gullfoss. On your way along the south coast you will pass two spectacular waterfalls: Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss, two stops you must not miss. You can walk behind Seljalandsfoss and at Skógar you will find a folk museum showing how people lived in the past in Iceland. Your destination for the night Vík/Skógar area. If you have time in the afternoon, you can go to the Dyrhólaey bird cliff where you can usually see puffins. (Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season from May 15 til June 23 and from mid- August the puffins will have gone to sea!)

    Overnight stay in Vík area.

    Driving distance approx. 320 km

    Highlights

    • Thingvellir National Park
    • Geysir
    • Gullfoss
    • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
    • Skógarfoss Waterfall
    • Dyrhólaey

  • Day Three: Jkulsrln glacial lagoon, waterfalls and Icebergs

    Today you will drive across the impressive black sand plain Mýrdalssandur, the beautiful Eldhraun lava field and the immense and remarkable Skeidarársandur outwash plains with lovely views of the outlet glaciers of the great Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. Make a stop to enjoy the breathtaking sights of the Skaftafell National Park, an oasis surrounded by glaciers and black sand with many hiking possibilities and at the spectacular Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon. Enormous icebergs drift on the the lagoon and you can take a 30-40 min boat trip around them.

    Overnight stay in the Höfn area.

    Driving distance approx. 260 km

    Highlights

    • Eldhraun Lava
    • Skaftafell National Park
    • Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon
    • Vatnajokull

  • Day Four: The East Fjords

     Today's journey takes you south through the sheltered East Fjords and their small fishing villages and high mountains. You drive through Almannaskarð tunnel to reach the villages Djúpivogur and Breiðdalsvík. In Stöðvarfjörður you can visit Petra’s Stone Collection, one of the most complete collections of Icelandic minerals.

    Overnight in the Egilsstadir area.

    Driving distance approx. 270 km

    Highlights

    • The East Fjords
    • Petra´s Stone Collection
    • Egilsstadir

  • Day Five: Dettifoss Waterfall and sbyrgi

    In the morning you drive through the lunar landscape of Möðrudalur highlands to the road leads you to the mighty waterfall Dettifoss where you will feel the earth tremble beneath the force of the glacial water. Continuing to Ásbyrgi, this horse shoe shaped gorge with its impressive rock walls and abundant vegetation is the ideal place to take a walk or have a picnic. Drive along the picturesque stretch of coast line of Tjörnes peninsula until you arrive in the charming fishing village of Husavik.

    Overnight in or near the Húsavík/Myvatn area.

    Driving distance approx. 270 km

    Highlights

    • Dettifoss Waterfall
    • Ásbyrgi
    • Tjörnes Peninsula
    • Húsavik

  • Day Six: Waterfall and Lake Mvatn

    Today you will have time to explore the marvels of Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve. Myvatn is undoubtedly one of Iceland’s most renowned areas, due to its volcanic activity and its amazing bird life. One of its main attractions is the Námaskarð, a geothermal area where you will find bubbling mud pools and hissing steam vents. You must not miss the Krafla area situated north of the Krafla power station with the crater Víti and the Leirhnjúkur area. Later on you can 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. On the way to Akureyri you must make a stop at the waterfall Godafoss “The fall of the gods”.

    Overnight stay in the Akureyri Area.

    Driving distance approx. 140 km

    Highlights

    • Lake Mývatn
    • Dimmuborgir
    • Skútustadir
    • Godafoss Waterfall
    • Akureyri

  • Day Seven: Waterfalls and Borgarfjrur

    Today you drive through the Skagafjörður in the Northeast of Iceland, which is known for horse breeding and many Icelandic horses can be seen on the way. Take some time to visit the museum at Glaumbær, a beautifully restored turf farmhouse, one of the few that has been properly preserved in Iceland. Continue driving through the Holtavörðuheiði moors to the southwest of Iceland. Today you will be discovering an interesting area, rich with cultural and historical heritage Borgarfjörður. You pass the splendid waterfalls of Hraunfossar, where the water flows out of the lava into the river below. Continue and make a stop at Deildartunguhver, Iceland’s largest hot spring (in terms of water production per second).

    Overnight stay in the Borgarfjörður area.

    Driving distance approx. 350 km

    Highlights

    • Skagafjörður
    • Glaumbær Museum
    • Hraunfossar Waterfall
    • Reykholt
    • Deildartunguhver

  • Day Eight: Snaefellsnes

    Today you will be exploring the natural wonders of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, which is known for the stunning Snaefellsjökull National Park and the Snaefell Glacier that towers above the region. Drive through the north part of the peninsula passing through Stykkishólmur, a charming fishing village beautifully situated overlooking the Breidafjörður bay. From Stykkishólmur you will have the possibility to sightseeing among the uncountable islands, and explore the unique nature and bird life Breidafjörður has.

    Overnight stay in the Snaefellsnes area.

    Driving distance approx. 120 km

    Highlights

    • Snaefellsnes Peninsula
    • Snaefellsjökull National Park
    • Stykkishólmur
    • Breidafjördur Bay

  • Day Nine: Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Breidafjrdur

    Today’s itinerary takes you through lava fields and fertile farming land. Driving around the unique Snaefellsnes peninsula has many sights you should not miss, such as Snaefellsjökull glacier, Hellnar, Djúpalónssandur, and the crater Eldborg. Explore the charming village of Arnastapi where basalt columns have been eroded by the pounding waves. There are also bird cliffs, home of kittiwakes and arctic terns. Continue to Reykjavik for your overnight stay.

    Overnight stay in Reykjavik.

    Driving distance approx. 280 km

    Highlights

    • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
    • Hellnar
    • Eldborg Crater
    • Arnastapi

  • Day Ten: 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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