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  • Whale Watching
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  • Rental Car
  • 4x4

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12-Day Discovery: The Jewels of Iceland

Golden Circle - Diamond beach - Lake Myvatn - East Fjords
Unique about this tour:
  • Go whale watching off of Iceland's northern coastline
  • Comfortable accommodations in magnificent settings
  • A variety of hikes for all levels
  • A customizable itinerary that you can adapt as you wish

Iceland is without a doubt a jewel of a country. Just small enough to explore on a single 12-day trip, but big enough to keep you in awe every step of the way. Climb behind the wheel of your very own rental car and come discover Iceland at your own pace. This well-planned itinerary brings you around the island's ring road in a counterclockwise fashion. Follow the road through magnificent landscapes, past glacial lagoons to the tiny towns nestled in between the fjords in the east. Discover Iceland's "Golden Circle," go whale watching, and encounter the rich history of this unparalleled place.

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Services

Included
  • 11 nights accommodation guesthouse in double/twin room with mix (50/50) of shared and ensuite facilities, including breakfast
  • Guesthouse with 100% private facilities or 4-star hotel on request
  • 11 days rental car 2x4 or 4x4 including unlimited kms and SCDW insurance with liability 0€, from and to the airport
  • Personal road book, map, hiking maps
  • Local assistance
Excluded
  • International flight
  • Petrol
  • Personal insurance
  • Meals other than breakfast
Optional (Available upon request)
  • 1 entry to the Mývatn Nature Bath (from 30 € per person)
  • 3h Whale watching excursion (80 € per person)
  • 3h walk on the glacier (from 100 € per person)
  • Ice cave (only from November to April) (from 120 € per person)
  • Snorkeling, kayak, horse back riding and more on request

Example Trip to customize

Keflavik - Hveragerdi  

Welcome to Iceland!

Your Iceland adventure begins today when you touch down at Keflavik International Airport. Pick up your rental car and hit the road. Tonight you'll be staying in the town of Hveragerði, about an hour's drive from the airport. You chould choose to go directly there, check in, freshen up, then set out again for an exploration of the Reykjanes peninsula. Alternatively, take it easy on your first day and head out for a stroll around the area.

Day 1
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Thingvellir - Geysir - Gullfoss  

Discover the World-Renowned Golden Circle

Today's journey brings you to one of the most famous regions in Iceland -- the Golden Circle. Here, you will find a trio of breathtaking natural wonders, including the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir, and Thingvellir National Park, which features a variety of extraordinary terrain. Be sure to get out of your car to explore this UNESCO site on foot. Your accommodations tonight will be in this region.

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Skogafoss - Reynisfjara - Kirkjubæjarklaustur  

Drive Along Iceland's Southern Coastline

This 12-day itinerary brings you around the island nation of Iceland in a counterclockwise direction. Today's route brings you along the south coast to Iceland's southernmost point -- the town of Vik. En route, take the opportunity to marvel at two majestic waterfalls -- Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss. Upon arrival in Vik, you will encounter a stunningly beautiful black sand beach. Take in all the splendor of the spectacular scnenery here before continuing on to Kirkjubæjarklaustur where you will check into your accommodation for the night. 

Day 3
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Skaftafell - Jokulsarlon - Höfn  

See Iceland's Most Beautiful Glacial Lagoon

One of the most spectacular things about Iceland is all the ice. Here, you can walk across massive glaciers, watch icebergs break off and fall into the ocean, and simpy be amazed at this extraordinary arctic nature. Today, you will have the chance to hike in Skaftafell National Park, a magnificent landscape surrounded by glaciers and black sand plains. Later, pass by Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest ice cap, on your way to Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon that will take your breath away.

Day 4
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Djupivogur - Fáskrúðsfjörður - Eskifjordur  

Explore the Eastern Fjords

Today's drive brings you up into the spectacular fjords of eastern Iceland. As you follow this awe-inspiring coastline, take the time to stop at the little towns you pass through. Nestled between the steep mountain slopes and tiny protected harbors, Icelands eastern villages offer enchanting moments of exploration. Encounter an ancient history here in towns that once enjoyed a flourishing population during the height of Iceland's fishing industry.

Day 5
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Egilsstadir - Dettifoss - Mývatn  

Make Your Way North through Iceland's "Grand Canyon"

The destination for today is Mývatn, home to the Mývatn Nature Baths, which rival the Blue Lagoon for the title of Iceland's most beautiful hot spring pools. As you make your way there, breaking away from the eastern seaboard on your way up to the northern part of the country, consider stopping in Egilsstaðir the “capital of the eastern fjords." Continuing on the scenic road, stop again in Jökulsárgljúfur, considered the Grand Canyon of Iceland. Here, you'll experience the power of Dettifoss is a pounding cascade.

Day 6
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Mývatn  

Soak in Enriching Waters at Myvatn Nature Baths

Your tour package comes with one entrance to the Mývatn Nature Baths. These exquisite hot spring pools feature alkaline-rich waters that will soothe your body and soul. After a full week of driving and hiking around Iceland, a soak in the Mývatn lagoon is exactly what you need to ease any remaining tension and succumb to utter relaxation. Slip into the warm thermal waters and gaze out at the serene scenery that surrounds you.

Day 7
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Godafoss - Akureyri - Siglufjordur  

Explore an Otherworldly Terrain

The area around Myvatn is one of the most volcanically active regions in Iceland. The landscape here is absolutely stunning. Spend today delving into this otherworldy setting. Embark on a full-day hike that will take you across vast lava fields to dormant craters and bubbling mud pools. Travelers who would like to go back to Myvatn Nature Baths may do so at their own expense.

Day 8
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Hofsos - Glaumbaer - Holar  

Go Whale Watching in Iceland

Akureyri is the capital of the Icelandic North. On your way there today, make a stop at the famous Godafoss waterfall. Spend some time experiencig the powerful beauty of the falls, and wandering around the streets of the city. Today you will also enjoy a whale watching tour off Iceland's norhtern coast. With any luck you will spot some humpback whales. After the tour, continue to Siglufjörður. This charming town is your destination for tonight. 

Day 9
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Kolugljúfur - Hvitserkur - Borgarnes  

Visit One of Iceland's Most Historic Towns

Your Iceland adventure is beginning to wind down as you make your way down the country's western coastline. But there are still plenty of interesting historical sights and fascinating natural treasures to see! Today you will have the chance to take a soak in an extraordinary swimming pool, visit a medieval town with an ancient church, witness traditional turf houses, and get a glimpse at a group of seals sunning themselves on the rocks. Tonight you will check into an accommodation in beautiful Borgarnes.

Day 10
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Reykjavik  

Discover Reykjavik

Today you will pull into the capital city of Reykjavik. Spend the day in this delightful town. Stroll the streets and pop into some of the shops in the old town center, climb to the top of Hallgrímskirkja, the Lutheran parish church for some incredible views of the city and its surroundings. After lunch, take a walk to the harbor, stroll around the lake, or spend some time at one of the city's public swimming complexes. Tonight enjoy dinner at one of the great restaurants in town.

Day 11
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Keflavik Airport  

Goodbye, Iceland!

Today you complete your ring road adventure in Iceland as you arrive back at Keflavik Airport. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to return your rental car before catching your flight back home. We hope you have made some unforgettable memories in Iceland and wish you pleasant travels.

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