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Winter & Waterfalls | 5 Day Self-Drive

Tour Inclusions:

Transport

5 days car rental with unlimited mileage, CDW, tax; pick up/drop off at Akureyri airport

Accommodation

    • Hotel -  Reykjavik (1)
    • Hotel  - Vik (2)
    • Hotel -  Reykjavik (1)

      Other Inclusions

      • Detailed itinerary
      • Reference guide brochure about Iceland
      • Deluxe travel wallet with comprehensive travel documents, luggage tags and driving map.
      • Expert service from dedicated sales guide before, during and after your trip.

      Optional Extras

      • Visitor Attractions
      • Room Upgrades
      • Car Upgrade
      • Chauffeur Driver
      • City Tours
      • Travel Protection

       

      This winter tour gives you ample opportunity to catch a glimpse of the allusive northern lights. You’ll see three of the most iconic waterfalls in Iceland: Gullfoss, Skogafoss, and Seljalandsfoss, along with two national parks and black sand beaches. Iceland has a countless number of natural wonders you won’t see anywhere else!

      5 Days / 4 Nights
      Starts in Reykjavik/ Ends in Reykjavik

      Highlights

      Hunt for the Northern Lights

      Waterfalls of the south

      Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

      Golden Circle (Thingvellir, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall)

      Skaftafell National Park

      Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon and the Diamond Beach

       

      Day 1: Arrival in Iceland – Reykjavik

      On your first day you arrive in Iceland at the Keflavik international airport. You’ll pick up your rental car and drive to your accommodation in Reykjavik. The capital of Iceland and its largest city, Reykjavik is a major cultural hub which is thriving in history and things to do. You can tour the National and Saga Museums to get a better understanding of Iceland’s viking history. Other highlights here include The Sun Voyager sculpture and Hallgrimskirkja - a modern cathedral standing at 73 meters high. Enjoy getting acquainted with Reykjavik today.

      Day 2: Reykjavik – South Shore – Vik

      Today you will start your drive along the south coast of Iceland toward the towns of Hveragerdi and Selfoss. Continue to the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss – two of the most iconic waterfalls in Iceland. The drive continuesaround Eyjafjöll mountains where the Eyjafjallajokull volcano lies under the Eyjafjallajokull Glacier. Continue on to the village of Vik with a stop at Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. While you’re there, take in the stunning view of the Reynisdrangar cliffs in the sea and the Dyrholaey promontory. After you’ve explored, make your way to your Vik accommodation for the night where you might have the chance to catch the Northern Lights right at your hotel.

      Overnight in Vik

      Day 3: Skaftafell – Jokulsarlon

      Drive across the black sands, glacial rivers and moss-covered lava fields East toward Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Cross Skeidararsandur to reach Skaftafell National Park - the largest national park in all of Europe. One of the park’s main attractions is Svartifoss Waterfall. From here, you also get the best view of Hvannadalshnjukur – Iceland’s highest peak. Continuing at the foot of Vatnajokull, you reach the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. Feast your eyes on its thousands of icebergs of different shapes, sizes and colors slowly moving from the shedding glacier toward the sea. From the river, you will arrive at Diamond Beach - a body of water and coastline with quite the suitable name. You’ll find large pieces of glacial ice glittering on the black sand before they melt or are washed away by the sea.
      Drive back the same way to Vik area for a second night in Vik.

      Day 4: The Golden Circle – Reykjavik

      On day four, you will be leaving the Vik area, driving back to towards Selfoss. Stop and see the geyser Strokkur, which spouts a column of hot water regularly every 5-10 minutes. Take a walk around the other hot springs of this high- temperature geothermal area. Your next destination of the day is the Gullfoss Waterfall. The Golden Falls cascade into the deep canyon of Hvita glacial river. Continue past Lake Laugarvatn toward the Thingvellir National Park by Lake Þingvallavatn – the site of the first parliament as well as a place of great geological interest and natural beauty.

      Continue to Reykjavik for the last overnight.

      Day 5: Reykjavik, Departure day

      Drive to Keflavik airport in time for check in for your international flight. If your flight departs late in the afternoon, then you have the possibility to add an optional morning tour or a stop at the Blue Lagoon before getting to the airport for your flight. Drop your rental car off before boarding your flight and making the journey home.







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