Family Self Catering Cottage Stay self drive 7 days

Family Self Catering Cottage Stay self drive 7 days

This package is ideal for families traveling with children. It offers a relaxing stay in a cottage and you can enjoy the freedom of Icelandic nature. There is limited availability of cottages in the area so contacting us before booking is advised.

BP02 Map

BP02 Map

AVAILABLE:
June 1 to September 30

DURATION:
7 days / 6 nights

CAR RENTAL DAYS:
5 Days

DEPARTURES:
Daily

TOUR ID:
BP02

Included

Not Included

    Fuel expenses
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    Personal insurance
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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival


Upon arrival at Keflavik airport a meet and greet service is provided by a TOURIS representative who will take you to your accommodation in Reykjavik. You will be free for the rest of the day to explore Reykjavik, visit museums, landmarks etc.

Highlights of the day: Reykjavík

Overnight: Reykjavík (Hotel room)

Day 2: South Coast & Waterfalls


Pick up the car in the morning. Explore the South Coast, including the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss and at Skógar you will find the interesting and unique Skógasafn Folk Museum. The glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull are towering above the area. On March 20th 2010, a volcanic eruption started on Fimmvörđuháls, a mountain ridge between the two glaciers. The eruption lasted a couple of weeks. After this eruption came to an end, a new and larger eruption started underneath the nearby icecap of Eyjafjallajökull. This eruption lasted until 23. May 2010 and caused a lot of problems for international flights in the northern hemisphere. Drive to Dyrhólaey headland and to Reynisdrangar with spectacular coast with beautiful rock formations and thousands of nesting seabirds in summer. Seals can frequently be seen in this area.

Highlights of the day: - Seljalandsfoss Waterfall - Skógafoss Waterfall - Vík Town - Reynisfjara beach - Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve

Overnight: Hella area (Cottage)

Recommended optional activity: Glacier Walk

Day 3: The Great Golden Circle & Slakki Zoo


Head for Thingvellir National Park, a unique place from a geological point of view. Research has shown that Thingvellir is a natural wonder on an international scale. The faults and fissures of the area make evident the rifting of the earth's crust. Thingvellir is the most historical place in Iceland and a place of exceptional beauty. Explore the famous Great Geysir hot spring area and see Strokkur, a hot spring that spouts every few minutes. See Gullfoss, one of Icelands most beautiful waterfall and its smaller neighbour, Faxi. Visit the Slakki Zoo at Laugarás and get to know Icelandic wild and domestic animals before heading back to your cottage. A full day of sights and sceneries.

Highlights of the day:
Ţingvellir
Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir Hot Springs
Faxi waterfall

Overnight:
Hella area (Cottage)

Day 4: Thjórsárdalur & Mt. Hekla.


Drive through the Thjórsardalur valley at the foot of Mt. Hekla, Icelands best known volcano and to the medeval reconstructed Viking Chiftain‘s farm at Stöng that was buried under thick layers of volcanic ash by the 1104 eruption of Mt. Hekla. A short hike from here takes you to the beautiful Gjáin gorge. Stop to take a look at the pretty Hjálparfoss waterfall. With a 4 wheel drive vehicle in summer, you can make a detour to visit Landmannalaugar geothermal area, where you can take a bath in a natural hot spring in the beautiful and almost surreal surroundings. This route is NOT passable,- even NOT with a 4 wheel drive vehicle during the winter months. Back to the cottage in the evening.

Highlights of the day:
Mt. Hekla
Gjáin
Hjálparfoss Waterfall

Overnight:
Hella area (Cottage)

Recommended optional activity:
Horse Riding Tour South

Day 5: Skaftafell National Park & Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon


Head to the east and drive across the Mýrdalssandur floodplains and Eldhraun, the largest lavafield ever to flow on Earth in historical times and to the small picturesque village Kirkjubaejarklaustur. At Kirkjubćjarklaustur, often abbreviated as "Klaustur", see Kirkjugólfiđ (the Church Floor), a protected natural monument just east of Klaustur. Kirkjugólfiđ is a columnar basalt, eroded and shaped by wind and water, only a few minutes’ walk from the road. Then continue over Skeiđarársandur, vast tracts of black sandy desert washed down by torrential glacial rivers. Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe is to the north from here. In the afternoon of 21. May 2011, a sub-glacial eruption started in the Grímsvötn volcanic system underneath Vatnajökull Glacier. Later the same day, the eruption broke the ice cover of the glacier and started spewing volcanic ash into the air. The amount of ash fall was the greatest close to the village Kirkjubćjarklaustur. The eruption went on for about a week. It ceased on 28. May 2011. Stop at the Skaftafell National Park an oasis wedged between sand and glacier. Its natural beauty is a result of favourable weather conditions and the interaction of fire and ice. Beneath the Vatnajökull ice cap, towering above Skaftafell is one of Icelands most active volcano, Grímsvötn. See the interesting Visitors Center where you can learn the history of fire and ice in the region and a video of the volcanic eruption and the catastrophic flood in the area in 1996 can also be viewed. An interesting hiking trail takes you to Svartifoss, one of Icelands most picturesque waterfall, framed in by beautiful basalt columns that surround it. In the area are many other interesting hiking trails. Continue to Jökulsárlón, the Glacial Lagoon where huge icebergs have broken off the Breiđamerkurjökull glacier and float to the sea. A boat tour among the icebergs on the Lagoon is available in summer.

Highlights of the day:
Skaftafell National Park
Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

Overnight:
Hella area (Cottage)

Recommended optional activity:
Amphibian boat Tour on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Day 6: Back To Reykjavík & The Blue Lagoon


Return to Reykjavik and continue to the famous Blue Lagoon. Enjoy a relaxing bath at the Blue Lagoon in an otherworldly setting. Filled with mineral-rich waters, the Blue Lagoon has become world famous for providing soothing, medicinal relief for sufferers of skin ailments, as well as for others just looking for a sensational bathing experience. Stop to soak in the refreshing waters of the lagoon, and have a wonderful last unforgettable experience of Iceland, that ensures that you are completely relaxed when you leave Iceland. If you plan to take a bath at the Blue Lagoon, we strongly recommend that you book your ticket in advance. It can be booked at www.bluelagoon.com Return to Reykjavík and drop off the car. Overnight in Reykjavík.

Highlights of the day:
Reykjavík
The Blue Lagoon

Overnight:
Reykjavík (Hotel room)

Day 7: Departure


Transfer from your hotel by FLY BUS to Keflavík airport.

ACCOMMODATION

Cat 2

Cat 2

Rooms in guesthouses or hotels with private shower or bath and WC. Breakfast is included.

CARS

01.A - Hyundai I10 or similar - Manual -

01.A - Hyundai I10 or similar - Manual -

Transmission: Manual
Seats: 4
Suitcases: 1
Doors: 5

02.D - Hyundai I10 or similar - Automatic -

02.D - Hyundai I10 or similar - Automatic -

Transmission: Automatic
Seats: 4
Suitcases: 1
Doors: 5

03.N - Hyundai I20 or similar - Manual -

03.N - Hyundai I20 or similar - Manual -

Transmission: Manual
Seats: 5
Suitcases: 2
Doors: 5

04.O - Hyundai I20 or similar - Automatic -

04.O - Hyundai I20 or similar - Automatic -

Transmission: Automatic
Seats: 5
Suitcases: 2
Doors: 5

05.B - Hyundai I30 or similar - Manual -

05.B - Hyundai I30 or similar - Manual -

Transmission: Manual
Seats: 5
Suitcases: 2
Doors: 5

06.L - Hyundai I30 or similar - Automatic -

06.L - Hyundai I30 or similar - Automatic -

Transmission: Automatic
Seats: 5
Suitcases: 2
Doors: 5

07.E - Hyundai I30 station or similar - Manual -

07.E - Hyundai I30 station or similar - Manual -

Transmission: Manual
Seats: 5
Suitcases: 4
Doors: 5

09.M - Scoda Octavia Station AWD or similar -

09.M - Scoda Octavia Station AWD or similar -

Transmission: Manual/Automatic
Seats: 5
Suitcases: 4
Doors: 5

10.P - Dacia Duster 4WD or similar - Manual -

10.P - Dacia Duster 4WD or similar - Manual -

Transmission: Manual
Seats: 5
Suitcases: 3
Doors: 5

11.H - Suzuki Vitara 4WD or similar - Automatic -

11.H - Suzuki Vitara 4WD or similar - Automatic -

Transmission: Automatic
Seats: 5
Suitcases: 3
Doors: 5

12.J - Kia Sorento 4WD or similar - Automatic -

12.J - Kia Sorento 4WD or similar - Automatic -

Transmission: Automatic
Seats: 5
Suitcases: 3
Doors: 5

13.K - Toyota Landcruiser 4WD or similar - Automatic -

13.K - Toyota Landcruiser 4WD or similar - Automatic -

Transmission: Automatic
Seats: 5
Suitcases: 4
Doors: 5

14.XE - VW Transporter 2WD or similar - Manual -

14.XE - VW Transporter 2WD or similar - Manual -

Transmission: Manual
Seats: 9
Suitcases: 4
Doors: 4

15.XG - VW Transporter 4WD or similar - Manual -

15.XG - VW Transporter 4WD or similar - Manual -

Transmission: Manual
Seats: 9
Suitcases: 4
Doors: 3

Optional Extra: Would you like to do some extra activities? Below activities can be added to this tour.

Useful Information: Here you will find other information for this tour.


Pick up of rental car is the morning of day 2.

Drop off is in Reykjavík the day prior to your departure – day 6.

An extra day will be charged if the car is returned later.

Due to road conditions routes may have to be altered without prior notice.
The highland tracks of Iceland are usually not expected to be open until the middle of June and due to road conditions some routes may temporarily not be passable without prior notice.

Types of car recommended: Any. During winter, usually September through May, snow and ice can be expected. Although the route of this tour is usually passable by any car type all year round, we strongly recommend 4x4 during winter

A credit card imprint will be taken at the start of all rentals for security reasons, even when a voucher covers the cost of the rental. Cash and debit card deposits will not be accepted. This credit card imprint may be used to pay all extra charges, including extra driven kilometres if applicable, extra insurance, parking fines, damages or any costs due to the car rental company as a result of the hire's use of the car.

Self Drive tours can often be modified according to the client’s wishes. If you want to change or extend the tour, add days etc, please contact our office.

Please note that some activities described may only be available during summer.

Cat. 3 accommodation may not be available at all overnight locations. Mixed cat. 2 and 3 may be available.


Early morning arrival: Check in time at hotels is usually between 14:00 - 16:00. If you arrive early morning, you may not be able to check in immediately on arrival.

Travel Insurance: To avoid dispute in case of cancellation, we strongly recommend that our clients purchase a comprehensive travel insurance in their home country, that covers your cost should you have to cancel your tour. This kind of travel insurance is usually not expensive and it frequently covers other risks too.

Price Calculator: There are several factors that determine the price of self drive packages:

1. Time of the year.

2. Number of people traveling together

3. Type of car (we offer more than 15 different types of cars)

4. Type of accommodation (we offer 3 different categories of accommodation)

There is a special Price Calculator button at our website with every self drive tour package where you can enter your choice of type of accommodation and car, number of people and when you want to begin the tour (arrival date) and the Price Calculator will calculate and display the price of different options.

Note: Day(s) can be added before and / or after if your arrival and departure does not fit the itinerary of this tour. Additional day tours can be added for the additional day/s. If you have any questions please don´t hesitate to contact us by email to tour@tour.is and we will be more than happy to advice.

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