7-Day Self-Drive

Icelandic Express Tour

You're in the driver's seat for this jaunt-literally! Join your spirit guide Lorna Madill for an exciting  7 day 6 night tour of beautiful Iceland.  

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN REYKJAVÍK
On arrival to Keflavik Airport, you will be greeted by a driver who will take you to your accommodation in
Reykjavík. After settling in, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the vibrant city centre with its
abundance of museums, restaurants and bars to suit all tastes. If you're interested in checking out Icelandic
design or experiencing the city's thriving coffee culture, head to the main street, Laugavegur, and enjoy its
various shops and cosy cafes.
Spend the night in central Reykjavik.
HIGHLIGHTS: Reykjavík

DAY 2: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
Collect your rental car in the morning and begin your journey on the classic “Golden Circle” route, home to
some of Iceland’s most popular attractions, including Þingvellir National Park, the hot springs of the
Haukadalur geothermal area, the majestic Gullfoss waterfall and the old implosion crater of Kerið. Then
continue your drive along the south coast and visit the graceful Seljalandsfoss waterfall—where you can walk
behind the cascade—and the equally impressive Skógafoss waterfall.
Spend the night in the Vík area.
Driving distance approx. 340 km/ 211mi.
HIGHLIGHTS: Geysir - Gullfoss - Kerið - Seljalandsfoss - Skógafoss - Vík í Mýrdal - Þingvellir

DAY 3: GLACIERS AND ICEBERGS
Visit the black volcanic beach near Vík and the rock formations of Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar before
heading to Skaftafell, part of the immense Vatnajökull National Park and a place of great natural beauty. Then,
on your way towards Höfn, take a break at the amazing Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can join a boat
ride among the maze of floating icebergs (optional).
Spend the night in the Höfn area.
Driving distance approx. 270 km/ 168mi.
HIGHLIGHTS: Höfn - Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon - Skaftafell - Vík í Mýrdal

DAY 4: EAST FJORDS & LAKE MÝVATN
Your drive along East Iceland today is characterised by spectacular fjords, tranquil fishing villages and
sweeping landscapes. On arrival to the otherworldly Lake Mývatn, you have an abundance of unusual natural
wonders to explore, including the Krafla volcano, the curiously-coloured Námaskarð pass, the fascinating lava
formations at maze of Dimmuborgir and the lunar-like pseudo-craters at Skútustaðir.
Spend the night in the Lake Mývatn area.

Driving distance approx. 415 km/ 258mi.
HIGHLIGHTS: Búlandstindur - Dimmuborgir - Egilsstaðir & Lagarfljót - Lake Mývatn - Námaskarð - Petra's
Stone Collection

 

DAY 5: THE CAPITAL OF THE NORTH
Spend the first half of the day exploring more of the sights around Lake Mývatn before driving towards
Skagafjörður. On the way, you can stop to enjoy the beautiful Goðafoss waterfall, the charming town of
Akureyri—nicknamed “The Capital of North Iceland”—and the Glaumbær turf farm museum.
Spend the night in the Skagafjörður area.
Driving distance approx. 240 km/ 149mi.
HIGHLIGHTS: Akureyri - Glaumbær - Goðafoss - Skagafjörður

 

DAY 6: HISTORY AND HOT SPRINGS
Head back to Reykjavik today. Notable sights along the way include the Grábrók volcanic crater, the Icelandic
Settlement Centre in Borgarnes, Deildartunguhver—the largest hot spring in Europe—and the beautiful
Hraunfossar waterfalls and Barnafoss waterfalls. History or Nordic literature buffs may also find it worthwhile
to stop at the medieval research institution of Snorrastofa at Reykholt, where Snorri Sturluson wrote the Saga
Heimskringla in the 13th century.
Spend the night in central Reykjavík.
On return to Reykjavik, return the rental car before settling in at your accommodation.
Driving distance approx. 240 km/ 149mi.
HIGHLIGHTS: Deildartunguhver - Grábrók - Hraunfossar & Barnafoss - Hvalfjörður - Reykholt

 

DAY 7: DEPARTURE
Transfer by shuttle to Keflavík Airport in time for your departure flight. If your flight is in the afternoon, you
can fit in a relaxing visit to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa or even take a short guided tour of the volcanic
Reykjanes Peninsula (optional; not included).

 

Included:

Private transfer from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik

Accommodation (budget/comfort/quality) for 6 nights, includes breakfast

Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage, CDW and VAT for 5 days

Free in-car unlimited wi-fi, use of GPS & two authorised drivers for the duration of the vehicle rental period

Semi-private transfer from Reykjavik to Keflavik airport on departure

Information meeting with your travel consultant (optional)

Map of Iceland and detailed personal itinerary

Nordic Visitor's Iceland Travel Guide

Driving in Iceland Pamphlet

Temporary use of a mobile phone

24/7 Helpline

Taxes & service fees

Sacred daily ritual and connection for a deeper delve into the purpose of your life and who you are. Pipe ceremonies, Connection to Mother Earth Experiences. 

A welcome champagne on your flight over. 

Not Included:

Flights to/from Iceland

Personal travel insurance

Gasoline/Petrol

Tunnel Fees

Meals and drinks (unless otherwise stated)

Optional activities – can be added on request

Any services not listed above as “Included”

Price: $1989.00

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