Take a journey into the Icelandic countryside with this 8-day self-drive tour. North Iceland is also well know for a number of historic coastal towns, each with its own character that builds on the history and culture of the locals. Stay in some of these coastal towns as you explore this unique region.
Your drive brings you to numerous historical sites, intimate fishing villages and natural attractions, including the magical Snæfellsjökull glacier, Kirkjufell Mountain, Hvitserkur stack, Kolugljúfur canyon and secret hotsprings.
Whale watching is the final highlight of the week where you will be surrounded by birds and beautiful scenery, while observing dolphins and minkes, humpbacks or even blue whales.
Day 1: Arrive Reykjavik and transfer into town
Day 2: Reykjavik - optional activities such as 'Inside the Volcano' tour or visit the Blue Lagoon
Day 3: Travel north via the Golden Circle to the heart of Stykkisholmur
Day 4: Explore Snæfellsjökull glacier and it´s surrounding area
Day 5: Head east exploring rock stacks, rivers and historic sights as you go
Day 6: Visit Kolugljúfur gorge and waterfalls on your way to the small Icelandic fishing village, Siglufjörður
Day 7: Whale Watching
Day 8: Departure day
The accommodation in this itinerary comprises some of Iceland’s best countryside boutique properties, which are in short supply during the peak summer season Jun-Aug. Booking early is essential. Should our selected properties not be available for your specific dates, we will look for alternatives, which in most cases will mean a downgraded standard.
In regards to gravel roads; technically you’re not recommended to take a hire car on gravel roads, but in Iceland you may not have a choice. Some guesthouses are located on gravel roads and also on the east coast there’s a bit of the main road (number 1) that’s unsealed. Consider getting extra car insurance with gravel protection if it is something that might worry you.
The hire car cannot be driven in the Highlands area. If you wish to 4WD, please ask us about our Highlands Self-Drive itinerary.