From $1,775 per person
Areas visited: South and West Iceland
Includes: Non-stop flights on Icelandair, nine nights hotel, Flybus airport transfers, car rental, itinerary, map, daily breakfast except arrival
Areas visited: Follows Ring Road circling Iceland
From: September 15 - September 30, 2016
Follow the Ring Road for a journey around the coast of Iceland to explore its rich natural treasures including national parks, beautiful waterfalls, striking glaciers, magnificent volcanoes and hot springs. You will explore and experience all of the well-known attractions in the south, east and north of Iceland, including Reykjavik city, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir, Thingvellir, Skaftafell, Jokulsargljufur National Park, and much more!
1 Thingvellir National Park 2 Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon 3 Iceland's Ring Road
4 Akureyri, North Iceland 5 Godafoss, North Iceland
All starting prices listed below are per person and based on availability from Toronto (YYZ), Montreal (YUL) and Halifax (YHZ). All car types shown below are recommended. Please be aware a four-wheel drive vehicle (4WD) is required for mountain road driving.
Shoulder 1 | May 1 - 31 and September 1 - 30, 2016
Shoulder 2 | June 1 - 15 and August 25 - 31, 2016
Summer | June 16 - August 24, 2016
|PASSENGER TOTAL||SHOULDER 1||SHOULDER 2||SUMMER||EXTRA
Car type 2: Compact 2WD Manual (Toyota Auris or similar)
|1 (single room)||$4,125||$4,769||$4,909||$369||$435|
|2 (double room)||$2,645||$3,095||$3,155||$215||$249|
|3 (double + single room)||$2,629||$3,015||$3,155||$205||$239|
|4 (two double rooms)||$2,295||$2,689||$2,749||$175||$205|
Car type 3.1: Intermediate Automatic 2WD (Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar)
|1 (single room)||$4,465||$5,175||$5,315||$409||$485|
|2 (double room)||$2,809||$3,295||$3,355||$235||$275|
|3 (double + single room)||$2,755||$3,159||$3,295||$219||$259|
|4 (two double rooms)||$2,405||$2,809||$2,869||$185||$219|
Car type 5 : Medium 4 WD Manual (Toyota Rav 4WD or similar)
|1 (single room)||$4,985||$5,795||$5,935||$469||$549|
|2 (double room)||$3,069||$3,599||$3,739||$255||$305|
|3 (double + single room)||$2,945||$3,375||$3,515||$239||$285|
|4 (two double rooms)||$2,529||$2,969||$3,029||$199||$235|
Day 1 - Departure day
Evening departure from North America.
Day 2 - Arrival day
Early morning arrival in Iceland. Use the Flybus airport transfer voucher from your Booking Confirmation to transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik. A welcome pack with information concerning your journey will be provided for you at the hotel at the time of check-in. Please note that breakfast is not included on your arrival day, and early check-in is not guaranteed. If your room is not ready, you can store your luggage at the hotel until such time.
Day 3 - Greenhouses - exploding geysers - National Park with geological wonders
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before an early morning car rental pickup at Hertz Car Rental. Begin your drive across Hellisheidi plateau to the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi, then continue to the waterfall Gullfoss and the hot springs at Geysir. Next, visit Thingvellir National Park, site of the ancient Icelandic parliament, before driving through Hvalfjordur fjord or Kaldidalur highland pass (4WD needed) to Borgarfjordur. Total distance covered approximately 193 miles (310 km).
Day 4 - Fertile farmlands - glacial rivers - Iceland's second largest city - viking horses
Drive north through Borgarfjordur to the shores of Hunafloi bay for the towering mountains and horse-breeding valley of Skagafjordur. Then, continue to Akureyri, the charming and colorful capital of north Iceland near the Arctic Circle. Total distance covered approximately 174 miles (280 km).
Day 5 - Botanical Garden - museums - "Waterfall Of the Gods"
Spend the morning exploring the town of Akureyri which, although small in size, boasts a great number of art galleries, restaurants, museums and parks. The town even has its own Botanical Garden which is considered a real highlight of the area. Once you've finished exploring Akureyri, continue your journey to the unique Lake Myvatn area, stopping en route to view Godafoss Falls. Total distance covered approximately 62 miles (100 km).
Day 6 - Bizarre lava formations - geothermal activity - rich birdlife
Explore the natural wonders of Lake Myvatn and the surrounding area, including the mystical lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Visit the volcanic area of Krafla along with the colorful, primordial slopes of Namaskard pass. Total distance covered will vary depending on your travel plans.
Day 7 - Whale watching - glacier-carved gorge - Europe's most powerful waterfall
Drive north to the fishing port of Husavik and around Tjornes peninsula. Then visit Asbyrgi, a magnificent horseshoe-shaped canyon, followed by Jokulsargljufur National Park. Then make your way to Dettifoss, Europe's mightiest waterfall, before heading across the highland plateau to Egilsstadir. Total distance covered approximately 193 miles (310 km).
Day 8 - Narrow fjords - steep mountains - picturesque coastline - rare minerals collection
Drive south through the spectacular East Fjords, where towering mountains plunge vertically into the ocean. The day's journey continues to the town of Hofn in Hornafjordur, a gateway to the south coast. Total distance covered approximately 186 miles (300 km).
Day 9 - Crowning glacier - Glacial Lagoon with icebergs - Europe's largest national park
Drive to the shimmering icebergs and still, milky waters of Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon before continuing to Skaftafell National Park where a hike is most recommended. Then it's on to Kirkjubaejarklaustur, a picturesque town situated between two glaciers. A possible activity you might arrange in Iceland is a Jeep tour to Vatnajokull glacier (not included in price). Total distance covered approximately 124 miles (200 km).
Day 10 - Lava fields - black sand beaches of the south shore - thundering waterfalls
Drive along the spectacular south coast, a sweeping landscape of black sand deserts, rocky shores and rolling farmland sandwiched between snow-capped glaciers, mountains and the ocean. Return to Reykjavík to return your car rental before your last evening in the lively capital of Iceland. Total distance covered approximately 162 miles (260 km).
Day 11 - Farewell to Iceland
Start the morning with a Scandinavian buffet breakfast which is included as part of your hotel stay, followed by the remainder of your morning which is open for own activities. Then, use the Flybus airport transfer voucher from your booking confirmation to transfer to Keflavik airport for your late afternoon departure to North America.
A list of your accommodations (which range from country hotels, guesthouses, and summer hotels to farm holiday guesthouses) will be sent with your trip confirmation up to a few weeks after you have booked. Properties used, ranging from independently owned properties to chains such as FossHoteland Hotel Edda, may vary based on departure date, but will be of a similar standard, and include private bathrooms. Please note that your room may not be ready for immediate check-in, as guaranteed early check-in is not included in packages. The first and last night of your vacation are in the capital Reykjavik, with all other nights spent along your driving route.
Note: We strongly advise to not book tour add-ons during days 3-10. You will be staying overnight in the countryside on these days, and add-ons are based on pick-ups and drop-offs in Reykjavik. You will receive information from us with suggestions of activities to do on your arrival and departures dates, including contact information for booking them in Iceland. We recommend arranging such activities once you have arrived in Iceland.