Seeing the Main Places in the Icelandic Nature
We drive along the south coast seeing volcanos, waterfalls, glaciers, lava fields, black volcanic beaches and the glacier lagoon Jokulsarlon.
When heading along the east coast up to the north we'll be driving along the fjords or crossing the interior wilderness on our way to lake Myvatn. Myvatn is worth exploring so we'll take one day to do so. Please remember to take your bathing suits, we might be able to go to the Earth baths.
Finally we cross the interior of Iceland doing national park Thingvellir, geothermal area Geysir and golden waterfall Gullfoss. If winter we'll have to take a different road. This tour covers Iceland with only short breaks on the way.
If you'd like to take 7-10 days to really enjoy the visit then please contact me for a custom tour.
DAY 1 Pick-up at airport. Visiting waterfalls Gljúfrabúi, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, headland Dyrhólaey and black beach Reynisfjara.
Day 2 Visiting Vatnajökull National Park - the biggest national park in Europe driving through Klaustur village to Skaftafell. We'll take quite a steep hike up to waterfall Svartifoss. Driving along Iceland's largest glacier Vatnajökull. Break by glaciers. Optional to join a sailing tour on the glacier lagoon if operated.
Day 3 Driving to lake Myvatn in the north crossing the highlands if conditions permit. Closer to Myvatn visiting Dettifoss waterfall.
Day 4 Exploring the wonders of Myvatn, e. g. Mt Hverfall, geothermal areas Namafjall, pseudocraters Skutustadagigar, Dimmuborgir lava formations etc. Joining Earth Baths in afternoon if you like. Akureyri town in evening.
Day 5 Heading back to Reykjavik across the interior in summer, along ring road 1 in winter.
The itinerary each day might change a bit depending on hotel locations.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick-up at your hotel in centre of Reykjavik.
End location: Your hotel in centre of Reykjavik.
Duration: 5 days
Time of year, traffic, weather and conditions may affect the tour greatly, especially during winter when roads can be closed. In winter we cannot cross the interior on our way back to Reykjavik because the wilderness roads are not kept open in winter. Travels in Iceland should always be taken with adventurous and flexible mind! We might need to reschedule hotels etc because of force malleure.
Ford Econoline van E350, 4x4, luggage trailer if needed.
Vehicle Ford Econoline van E350, 4x4, luggage trailer, fuel, driving, guidance, VAT, wifi in the van. Possible to include a small fridge in the van if booked at the same time as the booking is made. Hotel recommendations.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10000 1USD=ISK103 - Your own food and drinks per person per day.
Accommodation for both group and guide is extra.
Accommodation for the group + guide, your own food and drinks during the trip. Accommodation can be organzied by the guide and paid extra to the guide.
If you need to take your wheelchair or other special equipment with you then I might need to rent a special vehicle. Please let me know about this at the beginning of our communications.