Magical West & the Pearls of South Iceland

8-day self-drive tour South Iceland and Landmannalaugar, Snæfellsnes peninsula and the Westfjords

Magical West & Pearls of the South

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Landmannalaugar

Tour ID: INTSD4

Tour duration:8 days /7 nights

This tour will take you to some of the most exciting parts of Iceland. We start with the gems of South Iceland, such as the geysers, waterfalls and black sandy beaches. Then we turn away from the crowds and to the edge of the southern highlands - the colorful Landmannalaugar geothermal area. Next, we explore the Westfjords where we stop at the westernmost point of Europe at Latrabjarg cliffs. Sailing across Breidafjordur is an adventure in itself. We end the tour traveling around the magical Snaefellsnes peninsula.

 Highlights

  • The South Shore of Iceland
  • Landmannalaugar Highland Area
  • Latrabjarg cliffs in the Westfjords
  • Snaefellsnes peninsula
  • Guaranteed and confirmed pre-booked accommodation

Departures: Saturdays

Available dates:

29.6. - 06.7.2019
06.7. - 13.7.2019
13.7. - 20.7.2019
20.7. - 27.7.2019
27.7. - 03.8.2019
03.8. - 10.8.2019
10.8. - 17.8.2019
17.8. - 24.8.2019
24.8. - 31.8.2019
31.8. - 07.9.2019*
07.9. - 13.9.2019*
14.9. - 21.9.2019*

Included in the package price:

  • 7 nights accommodation in double/twin rooms with private facilities, including breakfast    
  • 7 days car rental: unlimited mileage, tax, CDW, GP, TP, SCDW; pick up/drop off at Keflavik airport.
  • Ferry transport Brjánslækur-Stykkishólmur for passengers and rental car          
  • Detailed itinerary with multiple daily options based on pre-booked accommodation
  • service and VAT

Not included in the package price: optional tours, admission to museums and meals others than specified above.

Price per person in ISK from:

HIGH SEASON / June-Aug.2019

Price per person based on

2 pax sharing car


3 pax sharing car


4 pax sharing car


5 pax sharing car


6 pax sharing car


FG: Toyota RAV4 - auto 4WD

222.400

197.300

184.800

 

 

I: Toyota Landcruiser 4WD

267.300

227.300

207.300

195.300

 

J: VW Caravelle /9-seater 4WD

 

 

254.100

232.300

217.700


Single room supplement:            ISK  116.000

SHOULDER SEASON* /sept.2019

Price per person based on

2 pax sharing car


3 pax sharing car


4 pax sharing car


5 pax sharing car


6 pax sharing car


FG: Toyota RAV4 - auto 4WD

189.100

169.800

160.200

 

 

I: Toyota Landcruiser 4WD

238.400

202.700

184.800

174.100

 

J: VW Caravelle /9-seater 4WD

 

 

206.400

191.400

181.400

 
Single room supplement:            ISK 98.200

Please contact us at nonni(at)nonnitravel.is

Day 1 – Saturday: ARRIVAL IN ICELAND – REYKJAVIK     (ca. 50 km)        
Arrival in Iceland. Pick up rental car at Keflavik international airport and drive to your accommodation in Reykjavik.

Day 2 - Sunday:  REYKJAVIK–SOUTH SHORE-HVOLSVOLLUR       (ca. 300 km)     
Drive east along the south coast of Iceland towards the towns of Hveragerdi and Selfoss. Further along the way stop at the inspiring waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss – two of the most iconic waterfalls in Iceland. The drive continues along the foot of the Eyjafjoll mountains where the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano rests under the glacier of the same name. Drive on to the village of Vik with a chance for a stop at Reynisfjara black sand beach with a view of Reynisdrangar cliffs in the sea and the Dyrholaey promontory. Drive back west, ending the day in Selfoss.

*Optional tours available: Glacier hike, snowmobile tours and more!

Day 3 - Monday: LANDMANNALAUGAR              (ca. 270 km)     
Visit the colorful Landmannalaugar national park area. The drive north will bring you close to Mt Hekla, Iceland's most active volcano, then continue by a narrow highland road through picturesque landscapes to Landmannalaugar. Once there you can hike around the fascinating, multi-colored surroundings or take a dip in the geothermal river. From Landmannalaugar drive towards the Hrauneyjar highland post and continue west along Iceland‘s longest river, Thjorsa. One of the attractions along the way is the Reconstructed farm at the excavated Stong farm from the settlement period. Continue to Gullfoss waterfall. Overnight in the area.

Day 4 – Tuesday: GULLFOSS-GEYSERS-THINGVELLIR-BORGARFJORDUR   (ca. 260 /330 km)        
From Gullfoss waterfall, the road leads to the Geysir geothermal area, where the geyser Strokkur spouts a steaming column of water into the air every 5-10 minutes.  Continuing past Lake Laugarvatn drive to Thingvellir national park, the site of the first parliament, founded in 930 and a place of great geological interest. Thingvellir was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site for its cultural value. From here continue towards Borgarfjordur and end the day either at Bifrost or Saelingsdalur valley in West Iceland.

Day 5 - Wednesday: THE SOUTHERN WESTFJORDS - LATRABJARG CLIFFS  (ca. 350 /410 km)     
The travel continues along the southern coastal road of the Westfjords which winds its way along the fjords and across some of the mountain plateaus. The route offers great views of Breidafjordur bay and its islands as well as slopes with tiny waterfalls and lush vegetation. The drive takes you all the way to the westernmost point of Europe at Latrabjarg where you can take a short hike on top of the bird cliffs with thousands of nesting sea birds, such as puffins and guillemots. Enjoy the serenity of the wild nature high above the ocean before starting to make your way back towards Patreksfjordur and the accommodation in the area.

Day 6 Thursday: BREIÐAFJORDUR – SNAEFELLSNES       (ca. 300 km)     
In the morning we recommend visiting Dynjandi - the largest waterfall of the Westfjords which drops down from the hilltop like a wide curtain. Then drive back to the coastal road and to Brjanslaekur harbor and board the ferry which will take you across the Breidafjordur bay. While sailing to Stykkisholmur enjoy the scenery of the distant mountains of the Westfjords as well as Snaefellsnes peninsula. We pass the island of Flatey where you get a glimpse of the old houses near the harbor. Disembark in Stykkisholmur and continue along the northern coast of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, driving through small fishing towns and villages and around the Snaefellsjokull glacier/volcano. Accommodation in the area of Hellnar.

Day 7 - Friday: SNAEFELLSNES – REYKJAVIK (ca. 200 km)            
Explore the sights along the southern side of Snaefellsnes peninsula. Snaefellsnes is often referred to as "Iceland in miniature" since practically all natural phenomena that can be found around Iceland can be seen there – only on a slightly smaller scale! Snaefellsnes peninsula is also the only area in Iceland where mineral water springs can be found. Drive towards Borgarnes and further to Hvalfjordur, through the submarine tunnel and end the day in Reykjavik for the last night.

Day 8 – Saturday:  Departure day  (ca. 50 km)  
Drive to Keflavik airport in time for check in for your international flight.

If your flight departs late afternoon, then you have the possibility to add an optional whale watching boat tour in the morning, drive around the Reykjanes peninsula or visit the Blue Lagoon before dropping off the rental car at Keflavik airport.      

Possibility for add-on: INTSD2 - Akureyri & Highlights of North Iceland or Greenland.

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