Private 4x4 South and North Iceland tour including the highlands - 8 days

Private 4x4 South and North Iceland tour including the highlands - 8 days






On this 4x4 Grand tour you will explore this fascinating, volcanic country of Fire and Ice in ultimate comfort on a private luxury Jeep tour led by a professional driver guide.

PT03 Map

PT03 Map

AVAILABLE:
July 5 to September 15

DURATION:
8 days / 7 nights

DEPARTURES:
Daily

TOUR ID:
PT03

Included

    Meet and Greet at Keflavík international airport
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    7 nights’ accommodation
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    Breakfast buffet daily
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    A private tour by 4x4 vehicle according to itinerary
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    Admission to the Blue Lagoon
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    Whale watching boat tour at Húsavík
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Not Included

    Meals are not included

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival / Reykjavík


Upon arrival at Keflavík airport, you will be met by your private chauffeur who will drive you to Reykjavík.

Overnight: Reykjavík
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Day 2: Beautiful South Shore


You will be picked up at 8:30 for a guided tour of the scenic south shore of Iceland, rich in history as well as natural wonders, waterfalls, glaciers, and black beaches. Visit the beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you will have the chance to walk behind the waterfall, quite a unique experience. Next stop will be Skógafoss, a beautiful 60 meter high waterfall. The glaciers Eyjafjallajokull and Mýrdalsjökull are towering above. We go to Reynisdrangar with spectacular black volcanic beaches and interesting rock formations and thousands of nesting seabirds which nest in almost every crevice in summer. The promontory at Dyrholaey is a massive natural arch carved by the relentless pounding of the winds and surf. Continue to Vík, a picturesque town on the black volcanic sand beach and the southernmost town in Iceland.

Highlights: Seljalandsfoss Waterfall - Skógafoss Waterfall and Skógar - Eyjafjallajökull & Mýrdalsjökull glaciers - Reynisfjara beach - Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve - Vík town

Overnight: Hella area

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Day 3: Colourful Landmannalaugar


Drive through the black volcanic sand of Iceland´s most active volcano, Hekla, and the green valley of Dómadalur. Arrive in Landmannalaugar, a volcanic zone with a mixture of colourful rhyolite rock and black obsidian stones. Landmannalaugar is an extraordinary beautiful oasis in the highlands,- it features colourful mountains and geothermal activity with Mt. Hekla and the lake filled explosion crater Ljótipollur close by. Walking around the Landmannalaugar area is a feast of colour contrasts. Adventurous people may want to end their walk with an outdoor bath in a natural hot water pool – no locker rooms, changing either done outside or in a mountain cabin! On the way back to Hella, drive through a beautiful highland wilderness and pass by an area with several hydroelectric power plants.

Highlights: Dómadalur valley - Landmannalaugar - Hekla Volcanoe

Overnight: Hella area

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Day 4: The Great Golden Circle & Kjölur Highland Trail


This morning we will visit one of Iceland’s most majestic waterfalls, Gullfoss. Gulfoss cascades 32 meters into the canyon of Hvítá that takes its source in Langjökull glacier, the second largest in Iceland. A short distance from the waterfall we find the Geysir area with its numerous hot springs and geysers. In the area we find the very active Strokkur that spouts every 5-10 minutes and the old famous Great Geysir. Continue on the highland road Kjölur, passing the geothermal area Hveravellir between the glaciers Langjökull and Hofsjökull to Akureyri, largest town in north Iceland. Akureyri is the second largest town in Iceland, an industrial, fishing and dairy town on Eyjafjordur Fjord.

Highlights: Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir Hot Springs - Hveravellir Hveravellir Geothermal Area - Akureyri

Overnight: Akureyri area
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Day 5: The Whalewatching Capital & Lunar landscape of Lake Mývatn


Today, head to the picturesque fishing village of Húsavík, the "whale watching capital" of Iceland. Húsavík was the first place in Iceland to offer whale watching cruises and many tourists’ main purpose for visiting the town is to participate. The Whale Museum in Húsavík, is an educational information centre on marine wildlife.
At the harbour we board the excursion boat, and take a course west across the bay. There is a 98% chance of seeing whales on this cruise. Mink whales, fin whales, harbour porpoises and dolphins have all been sighted here. Mink whales are seen on virtually every excursion. After the Whale Watching cruise we continue to lunar like Lake Mývatn with its impressive green inlets and geothermal activity. Spend the day exploring the many natural wonders of Lake Mývatn and the surrounding areas. The lake area is known worldwide for its exceptionally many breeding duck species and the abundance of other birdlife in summer. The lake's surroundings show great variety in landscapes and amazing geological formations. Visit the highlights Dimmuborgir lava formations, Hverfjall crater , the volcano Krafla, Námaskarđ geothermal area, Skútustađagígar craters, the Nature Baths, and numerous other interesting and scenic spots. See the beautiful waterfall Gođafoss and return to Akureyri.

Highlights: Húsavík Town - Lake Mývatn area - Mývatn Nature Baths - Gođafoss waterfall

Overnight: Akureyri area

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Day 6: Skagafjörđur valley


This morning we leave Akureyri and drive through the narrow green valleys and mountains pass and continue to Skagafjörđur valley, renowned for horse breeding. Popular horse riding tours for beginners and experienced riders are available here. In Skagafjörđur you will also be able to join some of the best White Water Rafting in Iceland (optional). Continue south past the crater Grábrók and its 3000-year old moss covered lava field before arriving in Reykjavik.

Overnight: Reykjavík

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Day 7: Reykjavik


The day is yours to explore Reykjavik on your own. A private guide can also be arranged at an additional cost. The world's northernmost capital, Reykjavik sits on the southern coast of Iceland.

Highlights: Reykjavík

Overnight: Reykjavík
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Day 8: The Amazing Blue Lagoon & Departure


Leave Reykjavík at around 10:00 and drive to the Blue Lagoon, located near Keflavik Airport. Enjoy a relaxing bath at the Blue Lagoon in an otherworldly setting where lava and thermal water complement each other. Filled with mineral-rich waters, the Blue Lagoon has become internationally known for providing soothing, medicinal relief for sufferers of skin disorders, as well as for others simply looking for a sensational bathing experience. Stop to soak in the refreshing waters of the Blue Lagoon, and have a wonderful last taste of Iceland, that ensures that you are fully relaxed when you take off from Keflavik airport. Continue to Keflavik International Airport for your departing flight.

Highlights: The Blue Lagoon

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ACCOMMODATION

Cat 1

Cat 1

Rooms in guesthouses with shared facilities but sometimes with washbasins in the rooms. Breakfast is included.
Double rooms at most Icelandic hotels are twin rooms with two single beds. In most cases the two single beds can be put together to make a double bed. However this varies from one hotel / guesthouse to another.
Triple rooms are in most cases double rooms with an extra bed and therefore floor space may be limited when an extra bed has been added.

Cat 2

Cat 2

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

Cat 3

Cat 3

Rooms in the best quality accommodation available with private shower or bath and WC. Breakfast is included.
Double rooms at most Icelandic hotels are twin rooms with two single beds. In most cases the two single beds can be put together to make a double bed. However this varies from one hotel / guesthouse to another.
Triple rooms are in most cases double rooms with an extra bed and therefore floor space may be limited when an extra bed has been added.

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

Private guided jeep tour. Itinerary can be customized - You can create your dream trip. Designed for higher end budgets - hotels can be changed for lower budgets. Leaves any day. The tour can be lengthened or shortened if you prefer. Please contact us if you want to customize this tour. Accommodation information Cat. 1 Rooms in guesthouses with shared facilities but sometimes with washbasins in the rooms. Breakfast is included. Cat. 2 Rooms in guesthouses or hotels with private shower or bath and WC. Breakfast is included. Cat. 3 Rooms in the best quality accommodation available with private shower or bath and WC. Breakfast is included.

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